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Parkland district chief ‘removed from his assignment,’ Broward Sheriff’s Office says

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 19:26

The chief of the Parkland district of the Broward Sheriff’s Office was “removed from his assignment" Friday.

Florida lawmakers reject special session on gun issues

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 18:07

Florida lawmakers rejected a special session on gun issues. Only 19 Republican lawmakers responded to a formal poll on holding the session, with all of them voting against the idea. Meanwhile, 57 Democrats supported a special session.

Disturbance in east Pacific not expected to threaten South Florida, but rain is still coming

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 15:57

A disturbance in the east Pacific, close to the area where Hurricane Agatha traveled and eventually crossed over to the Atlantic to become Tropical Storm Alex, isn’t regarded as a threat to South Florida. But South Florida is still under a flood watch until at least midnight Friday, the National Weather Service Miami said.

COVID hospitalizations rise in Florida as contagious omicron subvariants spread

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 15:48

COVID hospitalizations are rising to levels last experienced during Florida’s winter surge as overlapping waves of omicron subvariants sweep through the state.

Broward pediatrician who admitted to possessing child porn sentenced to 8 years

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 14:17

A pediatrician who practiced in Broward County was sentenced to 8 years in prison Thursday for possession of child pornography, according to federal court records.

South Florida tourism will keep rising as U.S. drops COVID tests for international fliers

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:53

South Florida’s tourism industry got a major lift on Friday after the U.S. government pledged to lift COVID testing requirements for international travelers flying from foreign cities.

Candidate for Florida governor denounces ‘traitors’ who rioted at Capitol on Jan. 6

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:37

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried forcefully denounced the participants in the violent Jan. 6, 2021, protests at the U.S. Capitol, calling them “seditious traitors” who surrendered the right to be called “fellow countryman.”

Listen | 911 calls about false active shooter at Broward College show loved ones in distress

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:16

A mother worried her daughter stuck in the school’s hallway could be shot. A concerned resident who lives states away. A hardly audible voice: “It’s a Code Red in my school.” Several people called 911 Wednesday as a false report of an active shooter on the Broward College campus in Davie circulated, depicting the fear that spread across several campuses that were locked down because of the threat.

Feds withhold $1.2M as Florida refuses to enforce COVID vaccine rule for health care workers

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 11:15

The federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate is at odds with a Florida law requiring vaccine mandates to offer broad exemptions, including for natural immunity.

Former death row inmate Peter Avsenew convicted after murder retrial

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 07:53

Former death row inmate Peter Avsenew was found guilty, again, for the murders of Kevin Powell, 52, and Stephen Adams, 47, a Wilton Manors couple who took him into their home during the 2010 holiday season only to have him beat and shoot them to death as Christmas approached.

Found! There’s still a $10,000 reward for information on who stole U.S. Postal Service mail truck

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 06:48

The U.S. Postal Service announced Friday morning it found the mail truck stolen from a Hollywood post office. And it said the $10,000 reward for information on the theft is still available.

Keepers of Pulse history offer help to other communities reeling from mass shootings

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 02:30

The Orange County Regional History Center offers to share its Pulse experience with museums in other U.S. cities scarred by mass shootings.

Watch live: Jan. 6 Capitol attack committee hearing

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 16:00

Watch as the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol holds a prime-time hearing Thursday.

International travel still lags amid COVID, inflation and gun worries

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 15:33

Some international travelers aren’t booking vacations because of COVID testing, inflation and gun violence.

South Florida officials want a state gun law overturned. The Supreme Court is skeptical of the challenge.

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 15:00

Florida Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism about a challenge by led by South Florida cities and counties to a 2011 state law that threatens stiff penalties if local officials pass gun-related regulations. The potential penalties are so harsh they prevent, for all practical purposes, even discussing actions that could improve public safety by dealing with guns, local officials say.

Boca’s Brightline station slated to open in the fall. But first, some traffic detours.

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 14:55

The Brightline station in Boca Raton is expected to open in the fall. But starting this weekend, drivers will need to take a detour around the construction site as Palmetto Park Road closes for several days.

U.S. accelerates expulsions of Haitian migrants in May

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 14:19

The Biden administration expelled nearly 4,000 Haitians on 36 deportation flights in May — a significant increase over the previous three months — after renegotiating agreements with the island nation.

More kids die from gun violence than anything else. The rate is only going up.

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:52

It’s gun violence in general that kills the most children, and the rate is steadily rising each year, as more kids are involved in gun-related accidents, suicides, and homicides. Firearms were the leading cause of death in kids age 1 and older for the first time in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available.

Florida man who sold monkey to LA celebrity is sentenced to probation

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:19

The owner of a Florida pet breeding business got five years' probation and must pay a $90,000 fine for illegally selling a monkey to a celebrity in Los Angeles

Florida justices skeptical of challenge to statewide gun-law restrictions

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 08:45

The justices were skeptical about a challenge to a 2011 law that threatens penalties if local officials pass gun regulations.

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