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'Zero Empty Spaces' Fills Up with Artist Studios

‘Zero Empty Spaces’ Fills Up with Artist Studios

Choose 954 and Art Ft. Lauderdale have an initiative that allows artists to rent spaces at affordable price.
Chalk & Brush Brings Artistry to the Craft

Here’s Your Sign: Chalk & Brush Brings Artistry to the Craft

The tradition of hand-made signs has mostly been lost. Chalk & Brush in Miami aims to change that.
Lake Park's The Brewhouse Gallery Has Art and Performance on Tap

Lake Park’s The Brewhouse Gallery, Art and Performance on Tap

The Brewhouse Gallery is where “brew” really means cooking up art, music, poetry and more.
Miami Art Week: an Art Party for Grownups

Miami Art Week: an Art Party for Grownups

Miami Art Week was filled with shows, events and a grown-up vibe.

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Miami’s Bahamian Ties Inspire Relief Effort After Dorian

Miami’s Bahamian Ties Inspire Relief Effort After Dorian

Floridians are showing up in droves to give cans of food, bottles of water and boxes of diapers.
Dorian Weakens to a Category 2 Storm, but is 'Growing in Size'

Dorian Weakens to a Category 2 Storm, but is ‘Growing in Size’

Dorian is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour.
Shooting Survivors on Potential Collision Course with Trump

Parents, County Clash in Court over Parkland Shootings

Parents asked to rule that each pull of the trigger was a separate occurrence.
Star Wars Hotel at Disney World Like a Cruise into Space

Star Wars Hotel at Disney World Like a Cruise into Space

Disney officials offered new details on its recently announced Star Wars-themed resort in Florida.
Four Employees of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Charged

Employees of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Charged

Four employees of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat after a hurricane cut power were charged Monday, at least three of...
Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

Six jurors deliberated for six hours before convicting Michael Drejka for the death of Markeis McGlockton.
Florida’s Iconic Palm Trees Threatened by Invasive Disease

Florida’s Iconic Palm Trees Threatened by Invasive Disease

Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months.
Florida Bar finds no violation in Gaetz tweet about Cohen

Florida Bar Finds no Violation in Gaetz Tweet about Cohen

The probe stemmed from a Gaetz tweet on Feb. 27 before Cohen’s testimony at a House committee.
Government Suggests Taking Key Deer off Endangered List

Government Suggests Taking Key Deer off Endangered List

Environmentalists say there are continuing threats to the animal due to development in the Florida Keys.
Survivors Oppose Museum for Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Group Opposes Museum for Pulse Nightclub Massacre

A group of survivors and family members have formed an organization to oppose of a private museum.
New Surveillance Center in Broward for Rapid Crime Response

New Surveillance Center in Broward for Rapid Crime Response

New 2,600-square-foot (240-square-meter) strategic command and intelligence center.
Doubling Resources to Remove the Invasive Pythons in the Everglades

Doubling Resources to Remove the Invasive Pythons from the Everglades

The state has been paying select hunters to catch and kill the invasive snakes on state lands.
Homestead Migrant Child Detention Camp Emptying Out

Homestead Migrant Child Detention Camp Emptying Out

The Homestead facility has been a frequent subject of protests and visits by members of Congress.
Florida Latest Place to Declare Emergency over Hepatitis A

Florida Latest Place to Declare Emergency over Hepatitis A

Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared an emergency to allow the state to spend more on testing and treatment.

Scott Says he Wasn’t Told About Russian Hacking in 2016

Scott said he was never contacted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2016.
Florida’s ‘Pill Mills’ Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

Florida’s ‘Pill Mills’ Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

The flow of prescription opioids throughout the U.S. has again put the spotlight on Florida’s pill mill industry.
Palm Beach County Sheriff to Investigate Epstein's Work Release

PBC Sheriff to Investigate Epstein’s Work Release

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will focus on whether deputies violated any rules or regulations.
Lights for Liberty Vigil at Homestead Temporary Shelter

Lights for Liberty Vigil at Homestead Temporary Shelter

Lights for Liberty vigil calling for an end to the incarceration of children.
Mobile Home Residents Hit with Soaring Rent after Hurricanes

Mobile Home Residents Hit with Soaring Rent after Hurricanes

For many, mobile homes may be the only affordable option after the county was devastated by hurricanes.
Jeffrey Epstein Charged with Molesting Dozens of Girls

Jeffrey Epstein Charged with Molesting Dozens of Girls

The 66-year-old hedge fund manager was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy.
Investigators Recover Helicopter that Crashed in Bahamas

Investigators Recover Helicopter that Crashed in Bahamas

Investigators have recovered the helicopter that crashed that killed coal billionaire Chris Cline and six other Americans.
More than 20 People Injured at Plantation Shopping Plazavideo

21 hurt in Shopping Plaza Blast: Gas Lines Found Ruptured

A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar, injuring more than 20 people.
Woman Dies from Flesh-eating Disease on Coquina Beach

Woman Dies from Flesh-eating Disease on Coquina Beach

A 77-year-old woman was infected by flesh-eating bacteria and died nearly two weeks after.
New Florida law authorizes statewide needle exchanges

New Florida Law Authorizes Statewide Needle Exchanges

University of Miami pilot program protects drug users allowing users to exchange used syringes.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Signed Bill Banning Sanctuary Policies

Gov. Ron DeSantis Signed Bill Banning Sanctuary Policies

The bill prohibits local governments from enacting “sanctuary” polices that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

Street Should Have Closed Before Miami Bridge Collapse

Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order the street closed.
Ex-deputy in Parkland Shooting out of Jail on Reduced Bail

Ex-deputy in Parkland Shooting out of Jail on Reduced Bail

Scot Peterson walked out of the Broward County Jail bond set at $39,500.
Storm season brings new dread while forgotten towns rebuild

Storm Season Brings New Dread While Forgotten Towns Rebuild

For some communities, the devastation remains an open wound, as in Panama City.
Florida Cabinet Meets in Israel Under Media Objection

Florida Cabinet Meets in Israel Under Media Objection

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel waving away complaints.
Theme Park Attendance Crosses Half-billion Mark for 1st Time

Theme Park Attendance Crosses Half-billion Mark for 1st Time

Magic Kingdom in Florida was the best-attended park in the world with 20.8 million in 2018.
Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders.
Texting While Driving Now a Primary Traffic Offense in Florida

Texting While Driving Now a Primary Traffic Offense in Florida

Texting while driving now a primary traffic offense in Florida under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
South Florida Prepares for Influx of Immigrants from Mexico Border

South Florida Prepares for Influx of Immigrants from the Border

No shelters have been designated and no federal funding allotted to house, feed or guard them.
DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases

DeSantis: Russians Accessed 2 Florida Voting Databases in 2016

Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
Kodak Black Arrested; Lil Wayne Bows out of Rolling Loud

Kodak Black Arrested; Lil Wayne Bows out of Rolling Loud

The Rolling Loud Music Festival did not go so well for Kodak Black and Lil Wayne.
Exiled Guatemalan who started Florida refugee nonprofit dies

Exiled Guatemalan who Started Florida Refugee Nonprofit Dies

Gaspar gained a prominent role in helping many Guatemalan families adapt to a new life in Florida.
Picture of Education in Fear as Classes Resumed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Allowing More Armed Teachers

More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom.
Cracks in Miami bridge grew ‘daily’ before collapse

Records: Cracks in Miami Bridge Grew ‘Daily’ Before Collapse

Cracks found in the span were discussed at length.
Pilots Made Runway Change Before Jet Hit St. Johns river

Pilots Made Runway Change Before Jet Hit St. Johns river

The Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
Ripped From The Headlines Art Show at FAT Village

Ripped From The Headlines: Breaking Art News in FAT Village

The art show features 19 South Florida artists working from deeply personal points of view.
Ex-officer Sentenced to 25 Years in Corey Jones’ Killing

Ex-officer Sentenced to 25 Years in Corey Jones’ Killing

First Florida law enforcement agent in nearly 30 years to be convicted and sentenced for an on-duty killing.
Ethics Commission Drops Additional Counts, Gillum Fined $5,000

Gillum Fined, Ethics Commission Drops Additional Counts

Gillum fined $5,000 to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting a gift from a lobbyist.
Openly Gay Woman Elected Tampa’s New Mayor

Ex-police Chief, Openly Gay Woman Elected Tampa’s New Mayor

Castor held a lead of about 24,500 votes — 73.31% to 26.69%, defeating 76-year-old David Straz.
Florida Senate passes bill expanding armed teachers program

Florida Senate Passes Bill Expanding Armed Teachers Program

The bill seeks changes to a law enacted last year after the rampage at Parkland high school.
Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Parkland Sheriff

Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Parkland Sheriff

Florida’s highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Scott Israel.
Central Florida Cities among Fastest Growing in America

Central Florida Cities among Fastest Growing in America

When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums.
Judge Bars Release of Kraft Massage Videos before Hearing

Judge Bars Release of Kraft Massage Videos before Hearing

Circuit Judge Joseph Marx barred the release of any video from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.
Pulitzers Honor Coverage of Three US Mass Shootings in 2018

Pulitzers Honor Coverage of Three US Mass Shootings in 2018

The South Florida Sun Sentinel won Pulitzer Prizes and was recognized for their coverage.
A Cassowary Kills its Owner on his Property near Gainesville

A Cassowary Kills its Owner on his Property near Gainesville

The bird native to Australia and New Guinea killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell.
Report: Miami is 7th Least Affordable City in World

Report: Miami is 7th Least Affordable City in World

A new report says Miami is the seventh least-affordable large metro area in the world.
Florida Abortion Bill Would Require Minors to Obtain Consent

Florida Abortion Bill Would Require Minors to Obtain Consent

Florida requires a parent or guardian to be informed 48 hours before the procedure.
Pastry Chef Suing President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Chinese Woman Carrying Malware Allegedly Got into Mar-a-Lago

The woman lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to the club over the weekend.
500-acre Wildfire in the Panhandle Fueled by Hurricane Michael Debris

Wildfire in the Panhandle Fueled by Hurricane Michael Debris

Nearly two dozen Florida homes have been evacuated because of a 500-acre wildfire.
South Florida Sees a Boom in 'Birth Tourism'

Mother Russia: South Florida Sees a Boom in ‘Birth Tourism’

Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth.
Florida Senate Passes Vegetable Garden Bill

Home Grown: Florida Senate Passes Vegetable Garden Bill

Floridians would be able to grow fruit and vegetables in their front yards without fear of government fines.
Gillum's Goal: Register 1 Million Florida Voters for 2020

Gillum’s Goal: Register 1 Million Florida Voters for 2020

More than 3 million registered voters in the state have no party affiliation.
Misbehaving Owners Hardly Unheard of in Pro Sports

Patriots Owner Kraft Offered Plea Deal in Prostitution Case

Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants Ban on Smokable Medical Pot Ended

Smoking Medical Pot Legal: Governor Signs Bill into Law

The bill repeals a Florida’s ban on use of smokable medical marijuana.
Jury Clears Officer Aledda on 1 Count, Deadlocks on Others

Jury Clears Officer Aledda on 1 Count, Deadlocks on Others

The six-person jury found Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda not guilty of culpable negligence.
Fired Police Officer Found Guilty of Slaying Corey Jones

Fired Police Officer Found Guilty of Slaying Corey Jones

Nouman Raja is the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years.

Senate Panel OKs Bill on Student Vouchers, Teacher Bonuses

The Senate Education Committee voted 5-3 for the measure that would create the new Family Empowerment Scholarship.
Distracted Driving Could Soon Be Outlawed in Florida

Distracted Driving Could Soon Be Outlawed in Florida

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in Florida, and not just involving cars hitting other cars.
School Board Voted to Retain Superintendent Robert Runcie

Stoneman Douglas Superintendent Robert Runcie Keeps his Job

Broward school board voted 6-3, rejecting a motion introduced by member Lori Alhadeff.
Vet Shoots, Wounds Doctor Before Mental Health Check

Vet Shoots, Wounds Doctor Before Mental Health Check

A double-amputee Army veteran shot and wounded a doctor near West Palm Beach.
Sides Clash in Officer’s Trial for Killing Corey Jones in October 2015

Sides Clash in Officer’s Trial for Killing Corey Jones in 2015

The fatal shooting of the stranded black motorist by the officer was a tragedy.
Prosecutors Violated Victim Rights in Epstein Sex Abuse Case

Prosecutors Violated Victim Rights in Epstein Sex Abuse Case

Federal prosecutors in Florida violated the rights of victims by secretly reaching a non-prosecution agreement with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens...
Record 126.1 Million Tourists for Florida in 2018

Record 126.1 Million Tourists for Florida in 2018

That’s the eighth consecutive record year for Florida tourism, exceeding the 118.8 million visitors in 2017.
Lawmakers Tour Florida Migrant Teen Camp, Want Policy Shift

Lawmakers Tour Florida Migrant Teen Camp, Want Policy Shift

They said children are being held for too long in a place that has a “prison-like” feeling.
Trump Sees ‘New Day’ for Latin America at Miami Rally

Trump to Venezuela: “We Seek a Peaceful Transition of Power”

Trump sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Schools fall silent to mark anniversary of Parkland massacre

Schools Fall Silent to Mark Anniversary of Parkland Massacre

Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across Florida and beyond bowed their heads in a moment of silence.
Dick’s Cuts off Sales of Assault-Style Rifles in Stores

Parkland 1 Year Later: A time to Remember the Victims

Remembering 14 students and three staff members who died in the third high-profile mass shooting in Florida.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants Grand Jury to Investigate Schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants Grand Jury to Investigate Schools

DeSantis to investigate whether school districts are following laws enacted in the wake of the attack that left 17 dead.
Rare Goeldi’s Monkey Stolen from The Palm Beach Zoo

Police Recover Rare Goeldi’s Monkey Stolen from Palm Beach zoo

The tiny primate has a health condition and receives daily treatments.
Judge won’t end decades-old Everglades cleanup oversight

Judge Won’t End Decades-old Everglades Cleanup Oversight

Miami U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno rejected a motion to end a decree signed in 1992.
Parkland Attack Fueled Big Shift in America’s Gun Politics

Yes, Parkland Attack Fueled Big Shift in America’s Gun Politics

It sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and inspired hashtags such as #NeverAgain and #Enough.
Feds to Investigate Billionaire Epstein’s Sex Plea Deal

Feds to Investigate Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Plea Deal

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into federal prosecutors’ handling the plea deal.
A medical pot idea tough for Florida to swallow

Smoke it? A Medical Pot Idea Tough for Florida to Swallow

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the Legislature to repeal a ban on smokable medical marijuana.
Dozens of Animals Die in Fire at Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary

Dozens of Animals Die in Fire at Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary

Officials say dogs, snakes and tortoises died in the fire. An investigation into what caused the fire continues.
Mystery Tunnel Found Pointing toward Florida Bank Branch

Mystery Tunnel Found Pointing toward Pembroke Pines Bank

Who dug a narrow tunnel that burrowed beneath a road and pointed toward a quiet suburban bank branch office?
Pastry Chef Suing President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Pastry Chef Suing President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Chef Graham Randall alleges he was laid off in retaliation for trying to stop managers from sexually harassing women.
Gillum May Have Broken Law, Florida’s Ethics Commission Says

Gillum May Have Broken Law, Florida’s Ethics Commission Says

The state’s ethics commission voted in a closed-door meeting that there is enough evidence.
Florida Elections Chief Resigns when Blackface Photos Emerge

Florida Elections Chief Resigns when Blackface Photos Emerge

The revelation is a blow to new Gov. DeSantis, who has been trying to bridge racial divides.
Suspect in SunTrust Bank Attack in Sebring Fascinated with Killing

Attacker of SunTrust Bank in Sebring Fascinated with Killing

Zephen Xaver is accused of fatally shooting five women at a small-town bank in Florida.
Florida’s 2018 Youth Vote Swells over Previous Midterm

Florida’s 2018 Youth Vote Swells over Previous Midterm

A significantly higher rate, 15 percentage points more compared with the previous midterm election.
Measure Pushing Florida’s Minimum Wage to $15

Measure Pushing Florida’s Minimum Wage to $15 May Hit Ballot

John Morgan is submitting 120,000 signatures to get his initiative on the state’s 2020 ballot.
Syria Attack Victims Includes Army Chief from Boynton Beach

Syria Attack Victims Includes Army Chief from Boynton Beach

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach.
Gov. DeSantis Suspends Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor

Gov. DeSantis Suspends Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor

Florida Gov. DeSantis said Palm Beach elections supervisor Susan Bucher violated state law.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants Ban on Smokable Medical Pot Ended

Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants Ban on Smokable Medical Pot Ended

DeSantis wants a new law by mid-March that will end a ban on smokable medical marijuana.
Florida Airports Helping Federal Workers During Shutdown

Florida Airports Helping Federal Workers During Shutdown

Florida airports helping by offering free food, holding a food drive and opening a food bank.
Groveland 4 Earnest Thomas, Charles Greenlee, Samuel Shepherd and Walter Irvin

DeSantis Granted Posthumous Pardons to the Groveland Four

The case has been documented in a book and is considered a blight on Florida’s history.
Gov. DeSantis Signs Order to Fight Algae, Red Tide

Gov. DeSantis Signs Order to Fight Algae, Red Tide

DeSantis began following up on a campaign promise to make the environment a priority.
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Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

Passengers were forced to stay onboard after docking in Falmouth, Jamaica, for what was supposed to be a day of excursions.
Florida Felons Rejoice after Regaining their Right to Vote

Florida Felons Rejoice after Regaining their Right to Vote

Overturning the ban potentially increases the pool of eligible voters by as many as 1.4 million people.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appoints Judge Barbara Lagoa of Miami to the Florida Supreme Court

DeSantis Picks Female Cuban-American for State’s High Court

DeSantis said 50-year-old Lagoa has an impeccable judicial background.
New Florida Governor Pushed to Remove Sheriff over Massacre

New Florida Governor Pushed to Remove Sheriff over Massacre

Some parents of students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff.
7 Killed after Fiery Crash on Interstate 75 near Gainesville

7 Killed after Fiery Crash on Interstate 75 near Gainesville

7 killed, several others were taken to the hospital, some with critical injuries.
US Sen. Marco Rubio Seeks Pardon for Groveland 4

US Sen. Marco Rubio Seeks Pardon for Groveland 4

The four young African-American men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.
Picture of Education in Fear as Classes Resumed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

MSD High School Commission Recommends Arming Teachers

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission voted 13-1 to recommend the Legislature.
FBI Probe Leads to Charges Against Florida City Commissioner

FBI Probe Leads to Charges Against Florida City Commissioner

The investigation led to a 44-count federal indictment.