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Reaching the 40s? As arctic blast arrives, what to expect this weekend in South Florida

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 12:28

Starting Friday, a cold front of arctic air will roll over South Florida, causing temperatures to drop sharply over the weekend, giving South Floridians the opportunity to break out those sweaters, boots and ski jackets they’ve been eager to don.

Before election, Jared Moskowitz says new IRS agents would be ‘turned on the middle class.’ Now in Congress, he votes against defunding them.

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 12:16

As a candidate, Jared Moskowitz was clear weeks before Election Day: A big boost in IRS funding to add more money was so bad that it amounted to the “worst thing” about the Biden presidency and new IRS agents would end up being turned on the middle class. This week, as a new member of Congress, the Broward-Palm Beach County Democrat voted against legislation to eliminate the enhanced IRS funding that he had criticized.

6-year-old girl found dead behind home in West Palm Beach

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 09:19

A 6-year old girl, who had autism disorder and was nonverbal, was found dead in a body of water behind her West Palm Beach home.

Migrants from Haiti, Brazil and Bahamas in Border Patrol custody after landing on Fort Lauderdale beach

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 08:20

A group of migrants from Haiti, Brazil and the Bahamas came ashore on Fort Lauderdale beach on Tuesday and are being detained.

New COVID variant XBB.1.5 is fueling cases in Florida. Here’s why you’re at risk, and what to do about it

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 04:30

A new COVID variant has made its way to Florida, pushing case numbers higher and leading health experts to say the most transmissible version yet is certain to infect even those who have had the virus.

Parents charged in 1-year-old son’s death from fentanyl and other drugs

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 16:26

The parents of a 1-year-old boy were arrested Monday on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child after the baby died from a “lethal intoxication of drugs, including fentanyl,” in September, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Boca Raton won’t have any council seats up for grabs in March. The city may still hold an election.

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 16:00

When Boca Raton voters hit the polls for the upcoming city election in March, they won’t face too many decisions on the ballot — just one in fact. That’s if Boca Raton decides to carry on with its election.

Uber driver dies from injuries in fiery fuel tanker crash on I-95 in Delray Beach; legal battles ongoing

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 15:52

An Uber driver has died from injuries he received three months ago in a fiery crash involving five vehicles, including an overturned tanker, on Interstate 95 in Delray Beach.

Rapper Flo Rida sues Boca Raton energy drink maker in endorsement squabble

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 14:40

Miami rapper Flo Rida was in a Broward courtroom on Tuesday, helping his lawyer pick a jury to decide his lawsuit against a Boca Raton energy drink distributor accused of shortchanging the rapper on an endorsement deal.

Rare manatee twins are wintering at Blue Spring

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 14:33

Lucky visitors at Blue Spring in Volusia County may catch sight of rare manatee twins being monitored by Save the Manatee Club.

Appeals judges turn to Florida Supreme Court to help define ‘riot’

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 14:06

A federal appeals court Tuesday turned to the Florida Supreme Court for help as it considers the constitutionality of a 2021 state law that enhanced penalties and created new crimes in protests that turn violent.

Spirit Airlines pilots back contract with 34% average pay hike, union says

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 13:54

Unionized pilots at Spirit Airlines approved a new two-year contact that will produce $463 million in economic gains, the Air Line Pilots Association announced. The deal will be in force as long as the Miramar-based discount carrier, which is destined to be acquired by JetBlue, remains an independent company.

Broward sticks with Sheriff’s Office for 911 services

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 13:30

After what was described as a “turbulent” few weeks, Broward county commissioners agreed Tuesday to stick with the Sheriff’s Office to provide its 911 services.

Hollywood man sentenced to 25 years for trafficking teenage girl

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 13:01

A Broward County man was sentenced last month to 25 years in federal prison and five years of federal probation after he was found guilty of sex trafficking a teenager.

Appeals court to weigh Biden challenge to ruling that blocked mask mandate for public transportation

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 10:32

Nine months after a Florida federal judge blocked a requirement that airplane passengers and other travelers wear masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an appeals court next week will take up a Biden administration challenge to the ruling.

WATCH: ‘Monster’ python crossing the road wows Everglades parkgoers. Some say it should have been run over.

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 10:10

These vacationers hopped out of their car for photos when they saw a huge invasive Burmese python at Everglades National Park. Some on social media say they should have run the snake over — but would that have been legal?

Busy day for SpaceX topped with launch from Cape Canaveral

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 07:13

SpaceX sent up its second Space Coast launch of the year on a mission to deliver more internet satellites for competitor OneWeb.

Virgin Orbit reports ‘anomaly’ in satellite launch from UK

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 22:56

A mission to launch the first satellites into orbit from Western Europe suffered an “anomaly” Tuesday, Virgin Orbit said.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro out of Central Florida hospital as calls mount for his expulsion

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 17:52

Former Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was treated for “severe” abdominal pain at an Orlando-area hospital, a day after supporters of the right-wing leader stormed government buildings in his home country.

Rod Velez sues in bid to get Broward School Board seat he won

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 16:59

In a suit filed Monday in Broward County Circuit Court, Rod Velez is challenging both Gov. Ron DeSantis and Daniel Foganholi, who the governor appointed on Dec. 22, shortly after declaring the seat vacant.

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