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Broward County has a new mayor. He’ll be the public face of the community.

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 12:02

Broward County has a new mayor who’ll be front and center as the public face of the community during hurricanes, emergencies and important events.

Car gets stuck in sinkhole that opened on Pompano Beach street

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:20

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the sinkhole was “apparently caused by a water main break.”

FWC saves bear with head trapped in container for nearly a month

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 10:28

Florida Fish and Wildlife conducted a rescue mission for a bear whose head was trapped in a plastic container for 28 days.

One of three women shot by roadway killer has died. She was a tourist visiting South Florida.

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 09:54

A gunman opened fire on three cars that had left a late-night lounge, sending bullets flying from Miramar to Davie. One of the three women who was shot has died.

FSU finds three professors committed sexual misconduct with students

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 08:59

Florida State University quietly fired one professor, suspended another who resigned a few months later, and allowed a third to remain on the job after it determined they committed sexual misconduct in separate incidents with students, according to disciplinary records.

Visit Florida says the tourists are back, as third-quarter count of 32.5 million tops 2019

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 08:16

U.S. travelers to Florida in the third quarter topped the total from the same time period in 2019, well before the coronavirus pandemic started, a new report has found.

Florida certifies Cherfilus-McCormick’s win in the congressional Democratic primary

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 07:55

State officials, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, met Tuesday to certify the official returns from the Nov. 2 primary election.

Haiti: Another suspect in Jovenel Moïse assassination has been arrested

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 04:54

Samir Handel had left for Turkey from Miami, where he had been living since after the July 7 assassination of Haiti's President Moïse.

More professors join lawsuit against UF over giving testimony

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 04:04

Three more University of Florida professors have joined a lawsuit challenging a policy that gives the school discretion in blocking faculty members from testifying against the state in legal cases.

Cuban government’s crackdown frustrates plans for an islandwide protest march

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 18:40

The Cuban government unleashed a wave of arrests and intimidation to frustrate a march called for Monday to protest against state violence and advocate for the release of political prisoners.

Suspect barricaded in Fort Lauderdale home is arrested after keeping SWAT teams at bay for hours

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 18:36

For hours on Monday, authorities attempted to negotiate with a suspect who was barricaded inside a Fort Lauderdale home. The suspect eventually surrendered and was arrested after police said they released chemical munitions.

Three women shot in targeted attacks after leaving lounge in Pembroke Pines

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 17:58

Three women were shot in targeted attacks about 2:15 a.m. Monday in Miramar and Davie after leaving a lounge in Pembroke Pines. The suspect remains at large.

Republicans start pushing through limits on COVID-19 vaccine mandates as Democrats object

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 16:55

Florida businesses are a step closer to facing new restrictions on imposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements on their workers, after the state Legislature convened a special session Monday and quickly passed through committee a series of measures pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

2 Joel Greenberg associates indicted on federal charges in alleged real-estate fraud scheme

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 16:00

Federal prosecutors indicted Joel Greenberg associates Keith Ingersoll and James Adamczyk of a multimillion-dollar real-estate fraud scheme.

Students and teachers evacuated, school dismissed early after bomb threat at Coconut Creek high school

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 15:29

After an electronic threat was posted about a bomb at Coconut Creek High School, students and teachers were evacuated and then dismissed early while the site was searched.

How do you move an entire hospital in a day? Very, very carefully.

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 14:58

In a massive relocation effort, ambulances began transporting premature babies one by one in incubators as the sun rose on Monday from Plantation General Hospital to the new HCA Florida Hospital in Davie about seven miles away.

DeSantis says he’ll seek $25 million to restore Freedom Tower in Miami

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 12:32

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will request $25 million in next year’s state budget to restore the Freedom Tower in Miami.

DeSantis proposes $25 million to repair Miami’s Freedom Tower, a symbol of the Cuban refugee

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 12:30

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will request $25 million in next year’s state budget to restore the Freedom Tower in Miami.

As DeSantis’ COVID-19 special session begins, here are the top things to know

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 10:14

A weeklong special session convened by Gov. Ron DeSantis begins Monday. Here are key points you should know about the vaccine mandate-related legislation being considered.

Jeffrey Epstein faces sex-abuse trial by proxy. His former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, is accused of grooming his underage victims.

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 08:18

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail two years ago, and his accusers vented their anger in court at a man they called a coward for taking his own life to escape accountability for sexually abusing them. The coming weeks will still see, in a way, Epstein prosecuted by proxy: his former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, will stand trial in Manhattan federal court; she has pleaded not guilty to charges she groomed underage victims to have unwanted sex with Epstein.

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