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After the shooting, a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood goes quiet

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:00

People around Tony’s Market in Fort Lauderdale were reluctant Tuesday to discuss a shooting that left two children hospitalized. Police, too, released little new information.

Democrats — and Republicans — remember Alcee Hastings for his ‘brilliance, perseverance and charisma’

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 15:54

Colleagues and friends of Alcee Hastings, from South Florida to Washington, D.C., offer remembrances. "I’m heartbroken," said Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley said he was "a one of a kind human being.”

High-tech and high-flying deputies nab two for shooting and drugs, Broward sheriff says

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:40

New technology is beating 911 callers to the punch when tracking down gunfire in Broward County and the latest incident resulted in the arrests of two men accused of firing a weapon and attempting to hide two duffel bags of drugs, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

DeSantis’ Big Tech crackdown bill is ready for vote in full House

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:37

Despite concerns about its constitutionality, a bill to punish Big Tech companies that “deplatform” candidates remove or censor users’ speech without reason is ready for a vote in the House after passing through a committee in that chamber Tuesday.

Evacuation order lifted near leaky Piney Point reservoir

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:22

A mandatory evacuation order near a leaking Florida wastewater reservoir near Tampa Bay that affected more than 300 homes and additional businesses was lifted Tuesday.

Rickards middle school students move to Broward College after roof collapse

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:49

About 250 of the school’s 942 are expected to attend at the college location starting Wednesday.

DeSantis threatens CBS with ‘consequences’ over ‘pay-for-play’ vaccine story on ’60 Minutes’

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:51

Gov. Ron DeSantis threatened CBS with unspecified “consequences” over Sunday’s “60 Minutes” story about coronavirus vaccine favoritism, saying he was “going to bite back and hold [CBS] accountable.”

Special election will fill Alcee Hastings seat; timing is up to DeSantis

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 06:14

The vacancy created by the death of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings will be filled by the voters. Florida law gives Gov. Ron DeSantis broad authority to decide on the timing of the special primary and general elections.

Woman goes missing from Bayside Marketplace. Police need help finding her.

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 05:12

Miami police are looking Angela Morrisey, 23, after she went missing from Biscayne Boulevard.

Former lawmaker says Gaetz fought ‘revenge porn’ law: ‘He thought that any picture was his to use as he wanted’

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 16:01

While serving in the Florida Legislature, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz opposed a bill meant to stop people from sharing sexually explicit images of their ex-lovers because Gaetz believed that recipients of those images had a right to share them, according to the sponsor of the legislation.

Missing Florida woman with dementia rescued from swampy area after sheriff’s helicopter spots her

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 15:09

An elderly Florida woman with Alzheimer's disease and dementia strayed from her hotel room before being located in a river by a sheriff's helicopter.

Gaetz says he will not leave congress and denied that he ‘slept with’ an underage girl

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 14:53

Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting that accusations against him by political foes stem from anger that he “loathes the swamp.”

Super Bowl bounty: Tom Brady goes to Disney World, gets his ‘Star Wars’ on

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 14:44

Tom Brady, Super Bowl MVP / Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB, made good on his “I’m going to Disney World” promise Monday.

Matt Gaetz showed off images of nude women from parties with Joel Greenberg: report

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 12:35

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz “repeatedly” boasted to people in Florida politics about women he met through former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, and showed off videos of nude women from parties the two men attended together, according to a report by the Washington Post.

As supply increases, are South Florida jail inmates getting COVID-19 vaccines?

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 12:11

South Florida jail inmates have started to receive COVID-19 shots, but access varies widely throughout Florida's jails.

Florida reports 3,480 new COVID cases, 36 more deaths

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 11:48

The Florida death toll reached 34,364 Monday, with more than 2 million cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic.

‘Hunger Games’ or ‘malarkey’? Social media reacts after ’60 Minutes’ criticizes Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ vaccine rollout

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 09:43

60 Minutes airs a segment criticizing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' COVID vaccine rollout, and social media has a lot to say about it.

Supreme Court dismisses case over Trump blocking Twitter critics because he’s banned from the site

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:53

The court said there was nothing left to the case after Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter and ended his presidential term in January.

MAP: Search for COVID vaccine sites in Florida and find out how to make an appointment

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 05:53

Find coronavirus vaccination sites across Florida using our interactive map, plus a step-by-step guide for making an appointment.

Ocoee Democrat, GOP House Speaker join together to extend Medicaid coverage for new moms

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 05:00

Women who get Medicaid coverage during their pregnancy in Florida lose it two months after delivery if they don’t otherwise qualify for Medicaid. Ocoee Democrat Rep. Kamia Brown has sought to change that since taking office in 2016, and this year she’s gained a powerful ally: House Speaker Chris Sprowls.

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