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Police search for spa sex attacker who exposed himself and threw woman to the ground

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 17:47

Police are searching for a man seen on video exposing himself to a female spa worker in Fort Lauderdale before shoving the woman to the ground and attempting to sexually batter her.

President Trump to campaign in South Florida on Tuesday

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 16:52

The White House says Trump will stop in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday to remind voters there of his conservation and environmental protection efforts in the Everglades region.

Black gun groups thrive across South Florida in times of civil unrest

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 12:53

Black gun owners are finding camaraderie in groups forming across South Florida — one-stop destinations that let them address gun issues, learn self-defense and plan ways to volunteer in the community.

Florida’s COVID-19 deaths top 12,000; new cases continue trending downward

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 12:28

As of Sunday, Florida has logged a total of 646,431 coronavirus cases and 12,001 deaths since the pandemic began.

Thousands of pit bulls run the streets, and many end up as pets

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 09:00

Pit bull enthusiasts say they are not inherently dangerous, but two recent attacks in South Florida have stoked a debate about how to handle them.

As racial tensions stew over police shootings, Florida pushes to keep ex-cop Nouman Raja in prison for Corey Jones killing

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 08:00

Former police officer Nouman Raja, 43, is locked up at a state prison in Ocala. The first Florida cop in three decades to be convicted for an on-duty shooting is seeking a new trial.

COVID-19 makes it hard to inspect nursing homes

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 07:00

As COVID-19 has spread, the organizations and regulators responsible for ensuring the safety of Florida health-care facilities and providers have run into a conundrum when travel and face-to-face encounters have been prohibited.

Several protestors arrested in clashes with Tallahassee police

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 16:51

The protest came a day after a Leon County grand jury chose to exonerate Tallahassee Police Department officers involved in the three lethal force shootings of Mychael Johnson, Tony McDade and Wilbon Woodard.

Florida’s COVID-19 infection rate stays low as holiday weekend starts

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 14:12

With Saturday’s tallies, Florida has logged a total of 643,867 COVID-19 cases and 11,963 deaths linked to the disease since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Deadly hit-and-run driver abandons damaged car in driveway near Fort Lauderdale

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 11:04

A hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian and then abandoned the damaged car in driveway near Fort Lauderdale is still on the run, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Want to watch a private show on the big screen? Coconut Creek movie theater can help

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 09:01

If you'd love to see one of your favorite streaming shows on the big screen, a new program at Silverspot Cinema in Coconut Creek is for you. You can rent an entire theater for private use.

Florida is privatizing state-run COVID testing sites, starting with Broward County

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 07:05

Less than two months after state-run COVID testing sites were overwhelmed with demand amid a surge in new infections, Florida officials are turning to a single private vendor to reduce operating costs for the sites, beginning with a Broward County site at the busiest intersection in Pembroke Pines.

Burglars arrested after targeting cars in public parking lots, stealing guns in Fort Lauderdale

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 07:03

Fort Lauderdale police arrested Lametriss Lemon, 41, and Clinton Walker, 34, for allegedly stealing two guns and other items in a series of car burglaries in public parking lots.

Gov. Ron DeSantis builds up comeback message as COVID-19 ticks down in Florida

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 06:00

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been touring Florida with a message: "We will never do any of these lockdowns again." The story DeSantis wants to tell: Florida has coronavirus under control, and the state’s quarantine-weary everyday Joes and Janes think it’s time to get back to normal.

Motorcyclist cleared in I-95 death, after woman fell off on first date, lawyer says

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 16:53

A motorcyclist invoked his rights, so he was never interviewed by investigators and did not submit to blood alcohol tests after a woman died on Interstate 95, his lawyer says.

New panel would review police conduct in Broward County, but its power is up for debate

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 16:02

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and most recently Miami-Dade County have all instituted municipal boards that let regular people weigh in on matters of police misconduct. But the current proposal for local police oversight in Broward County is a little different.

DeSantis tells counties to send him their coronavirus regulations but won’t say why

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 15:23

Gov. Ron DeSantis sent letters to leaders of all 67 counties on Friday, asking for information on any coronavirus orders they’ve issued, and the penalties placed on residents. But the letter does not explain why he’s seeking the information or what he plans to do with it. A DeSantis spokesman did not return a phone call and an email seeking comment Friday.

Key player in Florida’s COVID-19 response departing to run hospital group

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 11:47

Mary Mayhew, secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is stepping down to become CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, which lobbies on behalf of hospitals.

Florida tallies pandemic total of 640,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 11:39

Florida’s official coronavirus numbers for Friday continued on a general downward trend, as the state reported the deaths of another 103 people and 3,198 newly infected people with COVID-19.

Police officers in suffocation death of Daniel Prude followed training, union says: ‘If there’s a problem with that, let’s change it’

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 11:35

"To me, it looks like they were watching the training in front of them and doing step by step what the training says to do."

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