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Armed felon arrested in Pompano Beach after high-speed chase on Florida’s Turnpike

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 10:14

Broward Sheriff's detectives arrested an armed man who led them on a high-speed chase on Florida's Turnpike before bailing out and being caught in Pompano Beach.

Gas station clerk with baseball bat fights off robber with gun in Dania Beach

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 10:04

Gas station clerk Jose Arrastia used a baseball bat to fight off Anthony Leroy Edwards, 37, of Dania Beach, who is facing charges that include attempted murder and armed robbery, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

‘Tell Robert’ attorney remembered for opening his heart to many in community

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 08:00

Both personally and professionally as one of South Florida’s most prominent personal injury attorneys, Robert Fenstersheib loved a good challenge. He's being warmly remembered in the community.

Armed robber fires shot, wounds person during holdup at Publix in Lighthouse Point

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 06:06

A man fired a gun in a Publix during a robbery attempt and Lighthouse Point police and the Broward Sheriff's Office spent much of the night searching for him.

Tropical storm watch issued as Tropical Depression 19 passes over South Florida

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 04:34

Tropical Depression 19 formed 80 miles east-southeast of Miami by 5 p.m. Friday. South Florida is under a Tropical Storm Watch, and heavy rains could affect South Florida for the next couple days.

Family members, politicians gather at dual 9/11 memorial services for 19th anniversary of World Trade Center terrorist attack

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:47

The grim annual remembrance of the terrorist carnage on a sun-splashed September morning began at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, where family members and guests were asked to socially distance across its eight acres.

Florida Supreme Court rejects Francis appointment, orders DeSantis to pick new justice by Monday

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:46

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Renatha Francis is constitutionally unqualified to be a Florida Supreme Court justice, the court ruled Friday, and Gov. Ron DeSantis must pick an eligible justice by noon on Monday.

Federal court rules felons cannot vote in Florida if they owe fines or fees

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:43

In a 6-4 decision, an appeal court ruled that the fines and fees placed on felons are not a “tax” as described by federal Judge Robert Hinkle in his May 26 decision.

Feds offer $10,000 reward in COVID-19 ventilator theft case

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:16

Yoelvis Denis Hernandez, 42, of Miami-Dade County, is wanted by the FBI for allegedly stealing $3 million worth of ventilators that were intended to treat COVID-19 patients in El Salvador.

Renatha Francis withdraws, hours after Supreme Court invalidates her appointment and orders DeSantis to pick a new justice

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 12:00

Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge Renatha Francis withdraws as Florida Supreme Court candidate, only hours after the court invalidates her appointment to the board. In a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who nominated her, she said: “Thank you for your support, and for standing by me throughout this process, for which I am incredibly humbled.”

Award-winning South Florida Sun Sentinel looking for 2021 interns

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:51

The South Florida Sun Sentinel is taking applications for paid summer internships for 2021 in news, entertainment and sports reporting, multimedia/interactives or data reporting, and photo/video.

Florida health system ranked among worst in the nation

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:20

A new Commonwealth Fund analysis ranks Florida’s health system among the worst in the nation (#41), finding, among other things, that the state spends $19 a person on public health, or about 51% of the national average, and has more children without a “medical home” than any other state.

Florida universities are pushed to drop ACT/SAT scores in admission decisions

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:19

Across Florida, counselors, parents and students continue to push the state to change its rules for the current admissions cycle. Admissions directors at Florida’s public universities want state action soon, as applications are open and high school seniors have begun applying.

Medical marijuana patients prefer smoking to oral forms of taking the therapy, report says

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 08:28

Smoking is gaining popularity among Florida’s medical marijuana patients. Physicians wrote nearly 1.4 million orders certifying medical marijuana for 232,586 people in a six-month period, a new report released by the state shows.

AJ Freund saga: The family’s interactions with DCFS and how the tragedy unfolded

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 07:04

How AJ Freund case unfolded.

Broward says it’s ready for bigger-than-ever turnout. But elections chief adds projections are a ‘bit of voodoo science’

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:08

Broward Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci said Thursday he’s planning for higher-than-ever voter turnout in this year’s presidential election.He’s projecting 75% turnout in Broward County. At the same time more people are voting, Antonacci said, masses of people will switch from in-person voting to voting-by-mail – something that creates a host of potential problems because of the much higher volume and so many voters who don’t know the ins and outs because they’ve never done it before. Antonacci said there’s no way to know for certain what’s coming. “A lot of this is purely speculative. It’s a little bit of voodoo science and so who knows.”

Bidens to attend 9/11 ceremony in NYC with Pence

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 16:38

Biden will take part in the ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum with his wife, Jill Biden, his campaign announced late Thursday.

Joshua Bellamy, ex-Jets receiver, and several South Floridians accused in $24 million coronavirus relief fraud

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 16:23

Joshua Bellamy, a wide receiver who was cut from the New York Jets on Tuesday, is alleged to have fraudulently obtained about $1.25 million dollars of Paycheck Protection Program money.

Kamala Harris makes first pitch to key South Florida voting blocs

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 16:10

As Joe Biden’s presidential campaign begins to ramp up its presence in Florida, vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff spent the day in Miami-Dade County, touching key Democratic constituencies and holding fundraising events.

Florida tourism will take up to three years to recover from COVID-19, state economist predicts

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 15:27

Florida's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be faster than during the Great Recession but the tourism industry will take at least three years to rebound, and the state won't return to 6% unemployment until 2023, the state's top economist told lawmakers on Thursday.

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