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Florida faces a big summer of travel and tourism. The ‘people had to come,’ DeSantis says

South Florida Local News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 12:34

Florida is experiencing yet another boom in tourism well into May this year — with the slow days of summer long gone, industry experts say. Despite a rising number of COVID cases, including a projected surge this summer, travelers have been eager to enjoy time with their friends and family.

COVID-19 update: Here are the key statistics to watch in Florida

South Florida Local News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 11:41

Here are the key COVID-19 statistics to watch in Florida, including community transmission levels, cases, deaths, hospitalizations and more.

Florida now warns publishers against ‘critical race theory’ in social studies books

South Florida Local News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:37

Florida is seeking social studies textbooks, again warning publishers about "critical race theory."

Florida’s projected summer surge: How protected are you if you had COVID in 2022?

South Florida Local News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 07:14

A summer wave in Florida could be driven by new forms of omicron emerging in South Africa, BA.4 and BA.5. Here's what to know about whether having already had COVID will protect you.

Officers aweigh: Law enforcers learn tricks of their trade from the deck of a boat

South Florida Local News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 05:16

Law enforcement officers from across Broward County received boat safety training this week, which they'll use to keep local boaters safe.

DeSantis approves millions for nurse education: Will that make a difference in your future care?

South Florida Local News - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 04:00

Understaffing of nurses in Florida’s hospitals has become painfully obvious to patients, and new projections show it will worsen over the next decade.

Boeing’s Starliner launches from Cape Canaveral on mission to play catchup to SpaceX

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 16:49

With a successful liftoff and after nearly 2 1/2 years, NASA and Boeing want to hit the target this time with their new and improved CST-100 Starliner on a redo of its uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station.

Florida woman threw fake snake at cop while trying to dodge arrest, police say

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:49

She couldn’t slither out of this one.

Florida’s version of ‘Tinder Swindler’ pleads guilty in US court. He stands accused of impersonating surgeon, scamming 21 women in 8 states

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:26

An Alabama man swindled a Florida woman out of thousands of dollars in 2017, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors believe the man, who is known by at least 13 aliases, scammed at least 21 women across eight states and amassed over $750,000 through years of schemes.

Concert by Cuban band Los Van Van at Pembroke Pines City Center draws demands for cancellation. City says show will go on.

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:13

Cuban-American activists have demanded cancellation of a Friday night concert by the acclaimed Cuban salsa band Los Van Van. Pembroke Pines, which owns the venue where the band will perform, said the show will go on. The city has also approved a protest permit for those opposed to the concert at the City Center.

‘Gay Is Ok’ soap aims to scrub out Florida’s so-called ‘don’t say gay’ law

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:04

Bars of soap engraved with the wording "Gay Is OK" are being sold for a limited time by Lush Cosmetics in support of LGBTQ rights in Florida in the wake of the state’s so-called "don’t say gay" law.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged to longtime boyfriend Riley Roberts

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 13:04

The congresswoman said she got engaged last month during a trip to Puerto Rico

Controversial UCF professor fired amid racism controversy wins job back

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:24

Charles Negy, an associate professor in the University of Central Florida's psychology department, will get his job back with back pay and benefits.

Memorial Day 2022: Your roundup of events across South Florida

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 07:38

Memorial Day nears celebrations and ceremonies planned. Here’s a look at all the upcoming events across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Corrine Brown pleads guilty to tax charges, avoid more prison time

South Florida Local News - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 06:08

Ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown pleaded guilty to a tax charge and avoided more prison time.

Tampa lawmaker in line to become state House Democratic leader

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

As of Wednesday, Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, was the only candidate for the leadership post.

Imposters are selling homes they don’t own in this hot housing market, cops say

South Florida Local News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 15:23

Imagine the heartbreak of thinking you finally bought a home — only to realize imposters just vanished with your money in this hot housing market.

Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 13

South Florida Local News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 15:19

Here are updates from Day 13 in the sentencing trial of the confessed Parkland shooter .

Floridians won’t get home insurance relief soon, experts say

South Florida Local News - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:40

Florida lawmakers continue to blame trial lawyers and roofing fraud for rising insurance rates, but consumer advocates say the problem is state regulators have gone soft on carriers.

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