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Florida wants to ban kid-friendly drag shows. But the shows will go on, LGBTQ+ groups say

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 16:55

A Florida lawmaker, with the apparent support of Gov. Ron DeSantis, proposed banning drag shows aimed at children, charging parents who bring their child to drag shows and taking away their parental rights.

Disturbance over Caribbean has 40% chance of development, National Hurricane Center says

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 16:30

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center are monitoring an area of low pressure for potential development over the southwestern Caribbean Sea. It has been given a 40% chance of developing over the next five days.

Despite 2 failed launches, NASA intends to stick with using Astra Space

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 15:08

NASA officials say that all is not lost for the overall TROPICS project.

Fort Lauderdale restaurateur John Amodeo dies at 63

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 14:49

John Amodeo died Saturday morning at the age of 63. He was a beach advocate and prolific Fort Lauderdale restaurateur who made the city's Walk of Fame in 2014.

This bridge in Hollywood is closing for three months. It’ll mean big detours for beachgoers.

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 13:19

South Floridians heading to one of the region’s most popular beaches — the city of Hollywood’s — will need to find a new route this summer now that a bridge is closed for three months.

SpaceX pitches shift of human launches to Canaveral amid Starship explosion concerns at KSC: report

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 12:05

With the chance that SpaceX’s development of its new Starship rocket will pivot to Kennedy Space Center, NASA has reportedly been working with the company to consider contingencies for migrating astronaut launches to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Attorneys in Florida condo collapse seek about $100M in fees

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 09:18

Attorneys who worked to secure settlements topping $1 billion in the collapse of a beachfront Surfside condominium building in which 98 people died are requesting about $100 million in fees and costs

Taddeo endorses Crist for Florida governor a week after leaving race

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 08:43

Annette Taddeo urged other Florida Democrats to rally around Charlie Crist for governor. Crist, a Democratic congressman from St. Petersburg, served one term as governor when he was in the Republican Party in the late 2000s.

Miami Cubans oppose Democrats’ Spanish-language radio deal

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 08:17

Democratic Party fundraisers are backing a $60 million purchase of Spanish-language radio stations in 10 U.S. cities

7th member of Special Olympics Haitian delegation is missing

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 07:17

Louis Jacques Wilguens, 25, was last seen getting off a bus at a Walt Disney World resort a day before he was supposed to fly back to Haiti on Sunday, authorities said.

Off-duty Miami-Dade Police officer arrested, charged with DUI in the Florida Keys

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 16:24

Donovan William Rojas, 26, was arrested around 4 a.m. Sunday and charged with DUI and fleeing/eluding, with the latter a felony. He drove at speeds up to 110 MPH, according to arresting deputies.

Pompano Beach man charged with murdering his missing wife

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 13:23

A Pompano Beach woman, missing for almost two weeks, is thought to have been killed by her husband after Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators searched the couple’s home.

Astra Space fails to deliver NASA’s hurricane-tracking satellites to orbit

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 11:14

Astra Space suffered another failure in its attempt to perform a successful launch from the Space Coast on Sunday when its second stage could not put two NASA satellites into proper orbit.

Astra Space fails to deliver NASA’s hurricane-tracking satellites to orbit

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 11:14

Astra Space suffered another failure in its attempt to perform a successful launch from the Space Coast on Sunday when its second stage could not put two NASA satellites into proper orbit.

US senators agree on bipartisan plan for modest gun curbs

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 09:15

The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats.

Pulse nightclub shooting: Remembering the victims of June 12, 2016

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 07:57

Today, family and friends and our community remember the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre – the 49 lives lost on June 12, 2016.

Robert Runcie now leads national superintendent group and school safety initiative

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 04:00

Robert Runcie's organization, Chiefs for Change, has created a “School Safety Cohort” where six school districts receive security services from a company formed last year by two Broward school administrators.

March for Our Lives takes on gun violence: ‘It happens everywhere and all the time. ... Because you, Congress, have done nothing to prevent it!’

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 15:46

Tears flowed and anger erupted in Parkland, Washington, D.C., and hundreds of communities across the country March for Our Lives took on the continued carnage from mass shootings and pleaded with elected officials to act. “We are the survivors of gun violence — from Columbine, Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde, Oxford, Michigan, Parkland, Florida, D.C., Chicago, and everywhere across this country."

Shock, anger, guilt: What Parkland can teach Uvalde about mental health struggles ahead

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 06:10

In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings that took the lives of 17, Parkland found itself in the same mental health crisis as Uvalde today. The community's response offers lessons in mental health interventions.

Visibility, acceptance, influence have soared in 40 years since Broward activists founded Dolphin Democrats LGBTQ political club

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 05:00

In the 40 years since local activists founded the Dolphin Democrats, the LGBTQ political club has became an influential political organization in Broward County whose support is now coveted by straight politicians. While lauding the advances and crediting their predecessors, today’s Dolphin Democratic leaders said the club is just as essential in 2022 as it was in 1982.

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