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Hurricane Nicole unearths Native American burial site on Florida coast

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 15:14

Hurricane Nicole unearthed what is likely an ancient Native American burial ground along Florida's Treasure Coast.

Florida Democrats flounder as GOP spends more, out-hustles them

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 14:28

The Republican Party outspent, out-registered and out-messaged Democrats.

How South Florida schools will make up days lost from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 12:23

Hurricanes Ian and Nicole closed South Florida schools for many days, and now comes the question of how students will need to make up the time they missed.

Artemis I endures 100 mph gust on launch pad during Nicole landfall

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 12:11

NASA left its $4.1 billion Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission to the moon on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center to ride out Hurricane Nicole, noting that it could withstand sustained winds of 85 mph at 60 feet high when vertical at Launch Complex 39-B. Hurricane Nicole ended up testing those safety limits.

Insured losses from Hurricane Ian hit $8.7 billion in Florida

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 11:41

With more than 622,000 claims reported, estimated insured losses from Hurricane Ian have increased to $8.7 billion

Court clears the way for prosecutors to seek death penalty against YNW Melly

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 11:27

An appeals court has cleared the way for prosecutors to seek the death penalty against Jamell Demons, the rapper professionally known as YNW Melly, putting the 2018 murder case back on track to be presented to a jury.

Large piece of shuttle Challenger found on Atlantic floor

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 10:46

NASA said it’s one of the biggest pieces of Challenger ever found in the decades since the accident.

With runaway win, DeSantis’ political career becomes supercharged

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 09:36

Gov. Ron DeSantis steadfastly focused his reelection campaign on President Joe Biden rather than on his Democratic opponent in Florida. But DeSantis’ runaway victory Tuesday, while crushing to Democrats, felt more like a win over a different rival: former President Donald Trump.

Map: Power outages across Florida as Hurricane Nicole closes in

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 06:49

This interactive map shows customers without electrical service throughout Florida due to Tropical Storm Nicole's impact.

MAP: Here’s the updated forecast path of Tropical Storm Nicole

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 06:43

Hurricane Nicole weakened to a tropical storm after landfall. It's now on a diagonal course across the Florida peninsula that should bring it to the Gulf of Mexico by evening.. Here's the latest forecast track including the so-called "spaghetti models."

Tropical Storm Nicole live webcams: See the conditions on Florida’s east coast

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 05:51

View these webcams to see what live conditions are like on Florida's east coast, where Hurricane Nicole made landfall early Thursday.

DeSantis-led red wave penetrates even once-blue Palm Beach County

Thu, 11/10/2022 - 04:00

The red tsunami generated by Gov. Ron DeSantis, felt everywhere in Florida, was so big that it produced major Republican gains and ended Democratic dominance in once-blue Palm Beach County. The shift was wide and deep. The state’s most populous county, Miami-Dade, also went Republican red. Of the three big South Florida counties, only Broward remained Democratic, but it’s less blue than it’s been in a generation.

Map: Power outages across Florida as Hurricane Nicole closes in

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 17:30

This interactive map shows customers without electrical service throughout Florida due to Tropical Storm Nicole's impact.

Political trailblazer Sylvia Poitier, Broward’s first Black commissioner, dies at 87

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 17:12

She was a generous person from humble beginnings who worked her way into the political world of Broward County. In 1985, she made history as the first Black person to serve on the county commission. Friends say she served her community with a full heart, never turning away anyone in need.

MAP: Here’s the updated forecast track of Tropical Storm Nicole

Wed, 11/09/2022 - 06:45

The former Hurricane Nicole has weakened to a tropical storm that is expected to take a diagonal path across the Florida peninsula Thursday. Here's the latest forecast track including the so-called "spaghetti models."

Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez wins re-election

Tue, 11/08/2022 - 20:24

Voters kept Tamarac’s incumbent mayor in office Tuesday.

Fort Lauderdale elects 3 new commissioners, but one race still too close to call

Tue, 11/08/2022 - 19:47

The victors will be sworn in on Nov. 15. Two weeks later, their annual commission salary will jump from $73,400 to $82,100, with another $9,000 a year to cover expenses.

Chicago’s Christmas tree in Millennium Park: Where it comes from and when the lighting ceremony takes place

Fri, 11/04/2022 - 12:16

The city's official Christmas tree was actually made up of many smaller trees before 2009. Since then, these families have donated their tall trees to the city.

Tropical depression likely to form soon in the Caribbean, forecasters say

Sat, 10/29/2022 - 12:10

Hurricane forecasters are monitoring a system near the Caribbean that is increasingly likely to become the next tropical depression.

Political leader, lottery owner fatally shot in Haiti

Sat, 10/29/2022 - 06:57

A former presidential candidate who led a political party in Haiti has been shot to death in the capital. The slaying of Eric Jean Baptiste has stunned many in a country already facing a profound crisis.

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