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Florida House panel backs law that would lower rifle-buying age to 18

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 14:42

The minimum age of a person to buy a rifle and other long guns in Florida could be lowered from age 21 to age 18, reversing legislation enacted after Parkland’s school shooting.

Verdict remains elusive for three men accused of robbing, killing rapper XXXTentacion

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 14:40

A Broward jury ended its third full day of deliberations Monday in the case of three men charged with ambushing, robbing and murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion in Deerfield Beach nearly five years ago.

DeSantis sets execution for ‘ninja killer’ in 1989 murders

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 14:31

A man convicted of a 1989 double slaying in Florida for which he was dubbed the “ninja killer” is set for execution next month under a death warrant signed Monday by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Controversial First Baptist Fort Lauderdale pastor resigns. Search starts for a replacement

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 13:32

Pastor James Welch, whose four years at the helm of the sprawling First Baptist Church in downtown Fort Lauderdale was marked by controversy, has resigned and the congregation has launched a search for a replacement, church officials said.

6 more arrested in Broward crackdown on reckless driving

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 13:13

Six Broward men were arrested and six vehicles were seized Friday night by the Broward Sheriff’s Office in a continuation of its crackdown on stunt driving and intersection takeovers.

Dillard High students detained after threat led to lockdown, cops say

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 11:03

Fort Lauderdale police said Monday they detained students after a potential shooting threat that led to a lockdown at Dillard High School.

Boca Raton man charged with civil disorder in connection to Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 10:35

A Boca Raton man was charged with civil disorder for his actions on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washingdont, D.C., during the breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Two women hospitalized after Tri-Rail stabbing in Hollywood, cops say

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 09:51

A reported stabbing at Hollywood’s Tri-Rail station led to two women being taken to the hospital Monday, police said.

Broward Democratic leader steps down after 10 years. He says party can make Florida comeback.

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 07:05

Ken Evans has stepped down as one of the top leaders of the Broward Democratic Party, after serving as the party’s state committeeman since 2012. Democrats in Florida are at a low point – behind Republicans in voter registration, shut out of statewide elected offices by voters, and vastly outnumbered in the state’s congressional delegation and in the state Legislature after the disastrous 2022 midterm elections. But Evans says the party can once can start on an upward trajectory.

‘Contained’ brush fire near Broward-Palm Beach County line, FHP says

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 06:21

The Florida Highway Patrol said early Monday that the fire on US27, between Interstate 75 and the Palm Beach County line, was “contained” and that no road closures were in effect, despite the smoke and fog.

Listen to the new season of the Felonious Florida podcast: Innocence Sold

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:46

A new season of the Felonious Florida podcast brings listeners back to the dark side of the Sunshine State with a crime that has more victims than can ever be known.

Can Florida survive climate change? Here’s what the Aspen Ideas: Climate conference had to say

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 04:00

The four-day conference in South Florida brought in experts with ideas on what Florida must do to withstand climate change.

‘Enora is dead’: Parents sue Airbnb after fentanyl killed a 19-month-old girl at a South Florida vacation rental

Sun, 03/12/2023 - 03:59

A day after Lydie and Boris Lavenir arrived at their Airbnb rental in Wellington, their 19-month-old daughter, Enora, died with a lethal amount of fentanyl in her blood, according to a wrongful death complaint. The family is suing Airbnb, along with the owner, the rental agent for the property, and the renter who previously stayed in the home.

SpaceX Crew-5 back on Earth with Florida splashdown

Sat, 03/11/2023 - 19:57

Another four humans are back on Earth after spending more than five months in space with the SpaceX Crew-5 mission that departed the International Space Station in the wee hours of Saturday before a 19-hour trip home to splash down off the coast of Florida.

Another day with no launch for Relativity Space 3D-printed rocket

Sat, 03/11/2023 - 15:01

First came upper-level winds, then a boat crept onto the range, and the engines even ignited at one point for a few seconds, but ultimately Saturday proved to be another scrub for Relativity Space’s 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Confidence in cruising: Travel picking up despite lingering COVID concerns

Sat, 03/11/2023 - 05:30

Cruise travel is picking up again, but COVID-19 can still be an issue on ships, with some vessels and some cruise lines worse than others.

LGBTQ Floridians heading to state Capitol, where they face increasingly hostile political climate

Sat, 03/11/2023 - 05:00

When LGBTQ Floridians, their families and their supporters arrive in the state capital to start two days of what organizers are calling pride, passion and resistance, they’re more likely to encounter a brick wall of opposition than a welcome mat and an open door.

South Florida doctor known for addiction treatment accused of human trafficking, providing cocaine to minor

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 19:07

A South Florida doctor faces charges of human trafficking and sex with a minor after police found two underage girls in his condo in Miami Beach.

Driver uninjured after bullet hits door in Interstate 95 road-rage shooting

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 17:42

Authorities are looking for the driver of a black or purple Dodge Challenger who shot at another driver on Interstate 95 near Hollywood Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Man arrested in connection with shooting at Broward County bus stop that killed one, injured another

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 17:23

A man accused of shooting two men, one of them fatally, while the victims sat at a bus stop northwest of Fort Lauderdale has been arrested.

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