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Florida school board member filed police report over Black and LGBTQ memoir, igniting debate

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 12:59

The book "All Boys Aren't Blue" is sparking controversy in one Florida school district.

Florida couple wages legal battle over Trump banner fines

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 12:50

A Florida couple is waging a legal battle with Panhandle county over prohibited banners showing support for former President Donald Trump.

Florida’s infamous ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic moved to inmate medical facility amid cancer diagnosis: attorney

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 12:44

Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison after being convicted of trying to hire two different men to kill Florida animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

UCF students gather to remember Miya Marcano, raise awareness of Miya’s Law

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 12:41

UCF’s student government and the Caribbean student association want to raise awareness about Miya’s Law in honor of Miya Marcano in Florida.

Here’s how Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick won the primary — and her plans to be Florida’s newest congresswoman

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 13:48

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick started 2021 little known to voters or political insiders. Now, she’s about to become Florida’s newest member of Congress. But there’s a deeper story. She's a lawyer and CEO of a home health care company, and strongly progressive. She defeated six current or former Broward and Palm Beach county elected officials, who had collectively been elected 26 times, in the Democratic primary. She will be the first Haitian American Democrat ever elected to Congress.

Army Corps completes reservoir for Everglades restoration

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 10:37

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on a $339 million Everglades restoration project aimed at cleansing water runoff before it flows into a troubled Florida river.

Pride Fort Lauderdale will honor transgender people murdered in deadliest year on record

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 06:00

This year, LGBTQ+ South Floridians and their allies will be able to honor their murdered peers in person rather than virtually. For this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, the country’s largest Trans Pride flag will parade up and down A1A at Pride Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.

‘An absolute nightmare come true’: Man went missing while fishing on lake. His body was found by a drone, police say

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 19:54

Daniel Potter, 60, died doing what he loved, his wife said. He often paddled his canoe out on the lake near his home, where his body was found days after he didn't return home.

School Board member who stayed at vendor’s beach house supports him in contract

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 17:20

School Board member Donna Korn adamantly opposed a proposal on Nov. 9 to reject an exclusive three-year deal for a longtime vendor, who is also a close friend.

Jury finds Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts in fatal shootings during Kenosha protests

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 17:18

A Kenosha County jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, finding the teenage gunman acted in self-defense when he fatally shot two men and wounded a third.

Florida sees slight uptick in new COVID-19 cases; testing positivity rate remains low

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 16:30

New COVID cases in Florida picked up slightly from last week, as did the number of additional deaths from the virus. About 6% of children 5 to 11 have received a first dose of the COVID vaccine.

Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy arrested at Orlando International Airport after video of abuse goes viral

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 15:55

Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy appeared in court after being arrested at Orlando International Airport on charges he beat his infant son's mother.

Here’s where to get COVID boosters in Florida as U.S. expands them to all adults

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 15:20

As the federal government widens the rules for who's eligible, there are now many places to get your COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in South Florida.

New Florida laws thwart vaccine mandates. Here’s how they affect you.

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 12:56

Here's how you'll be affected by Florida's new laws, which include curbing mask and vaccine mandates.

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared of all charges in Kenosha shootings

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 11:20

Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.

Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy arrested at Orlando International Airport after video of abuse goes viral

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:15

Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy appeared before a judge Thursday Friday morning after he was arrested Thursday at the Orlando International Airport on charges that he beat the mother of his infant son at her home in Oakland last weekend.

Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy arrested at Orlando International Airport after domestic abuse video goes viral

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:11

Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy appeared in court after being arrested at Orlando International Airport on charges he beat his infant son's mother.

4 prominent names among candidates in South Florida special legislative elections. Winners may never get to cast a vote in Tallahassee.

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:36

Three prominent names will be on the ballot in special elections to fill South Florida legislative vacancies. There's one hitch: There’s little chance whoever wins the elections will get to cast a vote in Tallahassee before the November 2022 election, leaving voters unrepresented during the next annual session.

White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Florida

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:24

Some Florida prison guards openly tout associations with white supremacist groups to intimidate inmates and Black colleagues, a persistent practice that often goes unpunished, according to allegations in public documents and interviews with a dozen inmates and current and former employees in the nation’s third-largest prison system.

Stray bullet fired in fight over woman at Broward County Fairground strikes 91-year-old at assisted living facility

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 16:41

A stray bullet fired from the grounds of the Broward County Fair in Margate traveled more than 200 yards — the length of two football fields — into an assisted living facility where it struck the foot of a 91-year-old woman.

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