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Central Florida ‘ghost’ candidate, other figures tied to scandal charged

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 16:18

Jestine Iannotti, Eric Foglesong and Benjamin Paris face charges for alleged roles in a 2020 Florida Senate race “ghost” candidates scheme.

Senator amends insurance bills hoping to speed up savings to homeowners

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 15:51

The Legislature also decided to include a proposal addressing condominium reform after the Surfside collapse.

‘We’ve hit a wall’: After five years, Fort Lauderdale teen Sophie Reeder is still missing

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 15:19

Sophie Reeder has been missing for five years. Fort Lauderdale Police have “hit a wall” in their investigation and are offering up to $25,000 for legitimate tips that lead to finding Sophie.

NOAA predicts above-average 2022 hurricane season, with up to 21 named storms

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 14:27

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-average 2022 hurricane season, according to its annual outlook that was released Tuesday. NOAA is forecasting up to 21 named storms, with 6-10 hurricanes.

Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 15

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 13:34

Here's what you need to know from Day 15 of the Parkland school shooter's trial.

Hospital: 2 dead after shooting at Uvalde, Texas, school

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 13:23

A Texas hospital says two people have died, and at least 14 injured, after a shooting at a Texas elementary school

New Florida secretary of state Byrd won’t say if Biden won election

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 13:16

Florida’s new Secretary of State Cord Byrd refused to say whether President Joe Biden won the election in 2020.

Biden commits $265 million for South Florida reservoir, key component of Everglades restoration

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 11:28

President Joe Biden has committed $265 million of federal funding toward construction of a long-awaited reservoir that is a critical component to restoration of the Everglades, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose district borders the Everglades in Broward County, has announced. The enormous planned reservoir — 10,500 acres south of Lake Okeechobee in Palm Beach County — is designed to reduce discharges of polluted water into the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean and send clean water south through the Everglades.

Broward agrees to give millions more to sheriff for salaries and raises to ‘right this ship’ of troubled 911 call centers

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 10:46

The Broward County Commission authorized an extra $4,033,156 to hike salaries of existing 911 call center workers and raise salaries as a hiring incentive. A Sun Sentinel investigation exposed that the call centers are dealing with a large number of unfilled positions, increasing overtime, and many calls that go unanswered.

Florida student gives graduation speech using ‘curly hair’ to discuss ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill: report

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 09:48

A Florida student used his graduation speech to comment on the “Don’t Say Gay” bill without mentioning his orientation directly.

Surfside collapse property owner settlement bumped up to $96M, judge rules

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 09:25

People who owned condominiums in the Florida building that collapsed almost a year ago but did not suffer a loss of life will together collect at least $96 million from a court settlement

Miami-Dade County pays $4 million for girl with spine severed in crash

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 07:44

Miami-Dade County has agreed to pay a record $4 million for the care of a girl whose spinal cord was severed in a crash with a police cruiser

Carbon monoxide poisoning killed 3 U.S. tourists at Sandals Bahamas resort, reports say

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 06:53

Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, of Florida, Michael Phillips, 68 and his wife Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, were found dead in the villas on May 6 at the adults-only Sandals Emerald Bay Resort on Great Exuma.

Appeals court blocks key parts of DeSantis’ Big Tech censorship law

South Florida Local News - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 06:24

A federal appeals court said it is unconstitutional for Florida to prohibit social media companies from banning politicians.

NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins drank ‘heavily’ before dying on South Florida interstate

South Florida Local News - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:48

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins' death was caused by blunt-force trauma and was an accident, records from the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office released Monday say.

Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 14

South Florida Local News - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:27

Updates from Day 14 of the Parkland shooter trial.

Homeowners won’t see insurance rate cuts for 18 months, or maybe never, senator says

South Florida Local News - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:13

Florida’s 7 million homeowners can forget about any immediate relief from rising property insurance rates.

Florida’s second presumptive monkeypox case reported in Broward

South Florida Local News - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:12

Florida’s second presumptive case of monkeypox is being monitored in Broward County, health officials said Monday, as they raised public awareness of the “extremely rare” viral disease.

Man identified after he was accused of gunning down motorist, causing multiple crashes

South Florida Local News - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 13:30

A man accused of gunning down a driver and multiple accidents across Broward County on Friday has been identified.

New Florida program helps ‘hometown heroes’ buy their first homes, DeSantis says

South Florida Local News - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 12:28

To help people buy homes in the communities they serve, a new program will assist “vital” workers among 50 professions with down payment and closing costs, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday.

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