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Pastor killed in shooting at Village Flea Market & Mall

Gregory Boyd was walking by a shoe store and was shot as an argument heated up and gunfire erupted.

Florida bars allowed to reopen next week at 50% capacity

Florida bars will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity starting Monday.

DeSantis vetoes bill to raise age to buy tobacco products

It was vetoed because it would have also banned the sale of flavored liquid nicotine products used in vaping.

Orlando high school closes for 2 weeks due to virus cases

More than a third of Olympia’s 3,300 students were taking classes on campus.
Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

In Miami-Dade County, software glitches and cyberattacks disrupted the first week.
Trumps campaigns in Jupiter, expands ban on new offshore drilling

Trumps campaigns in Jupiter, expands ban on new offshore drilling

This was an election-year reversal likely to appeal to voters in Florida and other coastal states.
Florida faces pressure, sees record high virus deaths

Florida death toll from COVID-19 passes 12,000

The average number of deaths over the past week was 105 per day.
As COVID-19 deaths slide, vigilance urged over long holiday

As COVID-19 deaths slide, vigilance urged over long holiday

Florida officials continued urging vigilance over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
3 fatal shootings, no indictments for Tallahassee officers

3 fatal shootings, no indictments for Tallahassee officers

Jurors in Leon County concluded that the police officers were justified in using lethal force.
Palm Beach County to reopen movie theaters, bowling alleys

Palm Beach County to reopen movie theaters, bowling alleys

DeSantis said Palm Beach County will take the step on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day weekend.
Teenager arrested in cyberattacks on Miami-Dade schools

Teenager arrested in cyberattacks on Miami-Dade schools

A 16-year-old student has been arrested for orchestrating a series of network outages.

Art Basel Miami 2020 officially canceled due to COVID-19

Due to the pandemic's impact, Art Basel announces the cancellation of its Miami Beach fair.
Confusion over eviction ban led to selective enforcement

Confusion over eviction ban led to selective enforcement

What a two-month investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism found out.
Florida faces pressure, sees record high virus deaths

Florida cuts ties with Quest over delay of 75K COVID tests

Gov. Ron DeSantis called the company’s failure “egregious” and raised further questions.
DeSantis will lift the state’s ban on visiting nursing homes

DeSantis will lift the state’s ban on visiting nursing homes

DeSantis said he would lift the ban on visitations in an executive order.
Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

Some coronavirus restrictions started easing up Monday in parts of South Florida.
Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

More than 800 lose jobs at Universal Orlando hotels

The employees were indefinitely furloughed or permanently terminated.
Gov. DeSantis encourages tourists to come to Florida on planes

Gov. DeSantis encourages tourists to come to Florida on planes

DeSantis made the case that tourists could safely take commercial flights to visit Florida.
Florida continues downward trend in virus cases since July

Florida continues downward trend in virus cases since July

The positivity rate in testing in Florida has averaged below 10% over the past week.
Innocent Florida inmate released after 37 years

Innocent Florida inmate released after 37 years

Robert DuBoise was set free hours after officials revealed dramatic new evidence that proved his innocence.
Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida

Florida seeks to boost unemployment benefits $300 a week

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is applying to participate in the federal unemployment assistance program.
Florida’s coronavirus spread appears to be waning

Florida judge temporarily blocks mandate to reopen schools

The ruling blocks officials from forcing public schools to reopen brick-and-mortar classrooms.
Florida’s coronavirus spread appears to be waning

Florida’s coronavirus spread appears to be waning

COVID-like illnesses have declined about 75 percent since a statewide peak on July 7.
How starving public health fueled a COVID fire in Florida

How starving public health fueled a COVID fire in Florida

As the nation starved its public health system, staffing and funding fell faster and unprepared.
Mutual Admiration as Parkland Students Celebrate Milestones

Parkland shooting survivors hit the road, target youth vote

Each stop will feature public art exhibits to raise awareness on issues that intersect with their mission.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Florida breaks 600k COVID cases, but infections again fall

The daily total peaked July 15 when more than 15,000 cases were reported, but has been declining since.
Miami ICU nurse: I have never in my life seen so many deaths

Miami ICU nurse: I have never in my life seen so many deaths

Rublas Ruiz is a nurse in Miami’s Kendall Regional Medical Center
A million more Floridians voted by mail in Tuesday primaries

A million more Floridians voted by mail in Tuesday primaries

Tuesday’s contests were shaped by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2.3 million people casting mail-in ballots.
Florida virus deaths surpass 10,000 as teachers, state argue

Florida virus deaths surpass 10,000 as teachers, state argue

Florida’s daily average reported deaths over the past week was 167 deaths.
Laura Loomer wins GOP primary to challenge Rep. Lois Frankel

Laura Loomer wins GOP primary to challenge Rep. Lois Frankel

Frankel has been a political fixture for decades in the Palm Beach County district.
More than 200 Martin County students quarantined due to COVID-19

More than 200 Martin County students quarantined due to COVID-19

South Fork High School in Stuart and Jensen Beach High School switch to remote learning.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Lowest number of reported virus cases in Florida since June

The number of people being treated in Florida hospitals for COVID-19 has been declining.
Florida bomb suspect found dead in his jail cell

Florida bomb suspect found dead in his jail cell

Gregory Haasze was found unconscious Saturday night and could not be revived.
Lawsuit aims to make it easier for Floridians to mail-vote

Vote by mail in Florida primary already far exceeds 2016

Florida has no statewide races on the 2020 ballot and voters are voting by mail in larger numbers.
Virus, fees hinder drive to register Florida felons to vote

Virus, fees hinder drive to register Florida felons to vote

Money and restrictions to control coronavirus are hampering the registration drive.
Florida’s death count spikes to a new height with 191 fatalities

Florida records another 200 deaths from the coronavirus

On Saturday, state health officials announced more than 6,300 new cases of COVID-19.
Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Palm Beach

Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Palm Beach

Ballots were mailed to both the president and First lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort.
Federal prosecutor in Miami targeting Venezuela graft is leaving

Federal prosecutor in Miami targeting Venezuela graft is leaving

Michael Nadler, an assistant U.S. attorney, is leaving to enter private practice.
Florida's new jobless claims drop the most of any state

Florida’s new jobless claims drop the most of any state

Some 55,106 Floridians filed for unemployment benefits last week, a decline of 23,180 claims.
Marion County Sheriff bans face masks for deputies, with exceptions

Marion County Sheriff bans face masks for deputies, with exceptions

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods his deputies won’t be allowed to wear face masks.
Florida adds 276 deaths, a new daily record, to virus toll

Florida adds 276 deaths, a new daily record, to virus toll

The highest previous single-day addition to Florida’s death count was 257, on July 31.
Police tried to cuff young boy at a school in Key West

Police tried to cuff young boy at a school in Key West

Civil rights lawyers sued the police and school district in Key West over their treatment of an 8-year-old boy.
Brightline train company drops Virgin as partner

Brightline train company drops Virgin as partner

Brightline ended its affiliation with the Virgin Group and will halt its rebranding to Virgin Trains USA.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Florida’s coronvirus stats dip: 77 deaths, 6,229 new cases

Florida saw a decline in coronavirus deaths and new cases on Sunday.
2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

The two rehabilitated sea turtles were rescued at different times & locations by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Gov. Ron DeSantis pushes to reschedule UF-FSU football game

Gov. Ron DeSantis pushes to reschedule UF-FSU football game

He made his effort known during a discussion on high school sports.
Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinds quarantine mandate for New York travelers

New York’s statewide daily infection-rate has plummeted since late April.
VP contender Karen Bass’ Cuba baggage a burden in Florida

VP contender Karen Bass’ Cuba baggage a burden in Florida

Bass has walked back her remarks made after Castro’s death in 2016.
With fewer layoffs, Florida jobless claims dropped last week

With fewer layoffs, Florida jobless claims dropped last week

73,955 new claims for unemployment benefits filed last week in Florida.
Manatee deaths are up, but pandemic put limits on necropsies

Manatee deaths are up, but pandemic put limits on necropsies

State data showed 99 manatee deaths were documented during those two months.
Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm

Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm

The number of people treated in hospitals statewide for the coronavirus continued a two-week decline.
Five high schoolers named National Student Poets

Lake Worth among 5 high schoolers named National Student Poets

The five high school juniors reside everywhere from Lake Worth, Florida, to Saratoga, California.
Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts to scam people around the world.
Trump encourages mail voting in key battleground Florida

Trump encourages mail voting in key battleground Florida

His encouragement follows a surge in Democratic requests to vote for mail in Florida.
Florida coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

Florida coronavirus hospitalizations down, deaths up

For the 10th day in a row, there were fewer than 10,000 newly recorded cases.
4 new Dengue fever cases in Florida Keys

Health officials: 4 new Dengue fever cases in Florida Keys

Indications are the mosquito-borne infections were acquired locally.
Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

The theme park resort is reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs.”
Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick fill-in

Navy investigates video of dogs attacking Kaepernick fill-in

The Navy posted a statement on Twitter that officials became aware of the video on Sunday.
SpaceX capsule returns to Earth, makes 1st splashdown in 45 years

SpaceX returns to Earth, makes 1st splashdown in 45 years

It was the first splashdown by U.S. astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft.
Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm

Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm

Isaias snapped trees, knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas, moves north along the coast.
Florida hospitals seek more virus medication as cases rise

Florida reports 179 new coronavirus deaths, 9600+ cases

Florida health authorities reported 179 new deaths Saturday from the coronavirus.
Florida man among 3 charged in massive Twitter hack, Bitcoin scam

Florida man among 3 charged in massive Twitter hack, Bitcoin scam

A British man, a Florida man, and a Florida teen were charged in hacking Twitter accounts.
Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas, virus-hit Florida braces

Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas, virus-hit Florida braces

Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hours) at 11 a.m. Saturday morning
Florida faces pressure, sees record high virus deaths

Florida faces pressure, sees record high virus deaths

253 more deaths were reported, bringing its average reported deaths per day to 154 for the past week.
NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

NASA’s Perseverance rode a mighty Atlas V rocket into a clear morning sky.
Gov. Ron DeSantis continues his push to reopen schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues his push to reopen schools

His push comes when the state’s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at more than 6,330.
Key West couple jailed for refusing to quarantine

Key West couple jailed for refusing to quarantine

Jose Interian, 24, and Yohana Gonzalez, 26, are facing charges of violating isolation.
Disney World workers take aim at Florida's jobless system

GOP’s jobless benefit plan could mean delays in Florida

Older computer systems would need to be reprogrammed again twice under the GOP plan.
Florida’s death count spikes to a new height with 191 fatalities

Florida’s death count spikes to a new height with 191 fatalities

The highest previous number of reported daily coronavirus deaths in Florida was 173.
Circuit Judge judge upholds coronavirus ordinance requiring masks

Circuit Judge judge upholds coronavirus ordinance requiring masks

Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes rejected the challengers’ claim that ordinance violates their rights.
Reality shows shortfalls of Trump's claim to 'best testing'

Florida passes 6,000 coronavirus deaths, more than a third of those in a month

The number of people in Florida who have died of coronavirus is 6,048.
As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

Workers praise Disney virus safety, but will visitors come?

Hotel rooms in the Orlando area are down more than 60% from the previous year.
Florida overtakes NY State in coronavirus cases

Florida overtakes NY State in coronavirus cases

Florida surpassed New York, is now the state with the second-most coronavirus cases in the U.S.
With the economy tanking, more people seeking unclaimed cash

Florida economy tanking, more people seeking unclaimed cash

Florida is setting records for the amount of money being returned to people since the pandemic began.
Mounting virus cases spark concern in Florida nursing homes

Mounting virus cases spark concern in Florida nursing homes

The numbers are already showing the grim reality and the impact on the most vulnerable.
Again, more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Florida hits new milestone with 173 coronavirus deaths

The previous high death toll reported in a single day was 156 on July 16.
2 brothers, girlfriend arrested in triple homicide

2 brothers, girlfriend arrested in triple homicide

They were arrested in connection with the “massacre” of three best friends who set out on a fishing trip.
Gov. DeSantis wants schools to reopen, offers flexibility

Gov. DeSantis wants schools to reopen, offers flexibility

Gov. Ron DeSantis strongly emphasized the need to reopen schools in a rare address.
The Florida Education Association sue to block reopening of public schools

Florida’s average daily coronavirus death toll is nation’s worst

Gov. Ron DeSantis believes Florida will soon contain virus outbreak.
The Florida Education Association sue to block reopening of public schools

The Florida Education Association sue to block reopening of public schools

The lawsuit argues that reopening this fall would put students and school employees at risk.
Again, more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Again, more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Newly reported deaths bring Florida’s seven-day average to about 114 per day.
Florida hospitals seek more virus medication as cases rise

Florida hospitals seek more virus medication as cases rise

Florida’s hospitals are currently caring for more than 9,000 COVID-19 patient.
Pandemic becomes politically fraught for Gov. Ron DeSantis

Pandemic becomes politically fraught for Gov. Ron DeSantis

The governor’s leadership has come under question by members of both parties.
Florida Can’t Bar Felons from Vote over Fines, Fees

Supreme Court deals setback to Florida felon voting rights

The high court’s order came just four days before deadline to register for the August primary.
Trump’s grand Jacksonville convention plans shrink as virus surges

Trump’s Jacksonville convention plans shrink as virus surges

The Republican National Committee is sharply restricting attendance on three of the four nights of its convention.
Florida hits new coronavirus death mark with 156 in one day

Florida hits new coronavirus death mark with 156 in one day

Miami-Dade County is the state’s most populous and the current epicenter of the outbreak.
As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

Disney World’s last two theme parks reopen to visitors

The Florida theme park resort reopened Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Florida sets new state virus death record with 132

Florida breaks 300K mark for coronavirus; another 112 die

Florida’s rolling seven-day average for deaths is now 92 per day, triple the 31 posted a month ago.
Florida sets new state virus death record with 132

Florida sets new state virus death record with 132

132 coronavirus deaths Tuesday, a one-day record for the state that has a possible caveat.
Miami becoming ‘epicenter’ of coronavirus outbreak

Miami becoming ‘epicenter’ of coronavirus outbreak

DeSantis acknowledged Monday that the disease is spreading and urged people to take precautions.
As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

As US grapples with virus, Florida hits record case increase

Florida hit a grim milestone, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases.
Ex-Mexico governor arrested in Miami on extradition request

Ex-Mexico governor arrested in Miami on extradition request

Mexican prosecutors said the government had sought ex-Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte’s extradition.
Florida State Rep. Shevrin Jones recovering from virus

State Rep. Shevrin Jones recovering from virus, cases rising

The Broward County Democrat is feeling better but is fearful for his 71- and 74-year-old parents.
Miami-Dade County limits restaurants as virus spikes

Miami-Dade County limits restaurants as virus spikes

Restaurants will be limited to outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery service.
Curfews, closures as COVID-19 burdens Florida hospitals

Curfews, closures as COVID-19 burdens Florida hospitals

The state’s number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations soared, threatening a further spread.
Unwanted milestone: 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Unwanted milestone: 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Since March 1, the state has seen more than 169,000 confirmed cases and 3,718 deaths.
Largest hospital in Miami scales back elective surgeries

Largest hospital in Miami scales back elective surgeries

Jackson Health System will begin limiting non-emergency admissions, Monday, July 6.
Florida doctor: Infections will rise for weeks to come

Florida doctor: Infections will rise for weeks to come

Many of the new cases are among younger adults and attributed to relaxed socializing in parties and bars.
6,000 new cases of coronavirus infection in Florida

6,000 new cases of coronavirus infection in Florida

The state reported more than 6,000 new cases, ages 15 to 34 now make up 31% of all cases.
Florida site of GOP convention orders wearing of masks

Florida site of GOP convention orders wearing of masks

Mayor Lenny Curry said that there would be no mask requirement
‘White power’ flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

‘White power’ flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

The flare-up at the Trump parade doesn’t represent the vast majority of residents of The Village.
Planning for summer beach days? Docs share virus safety tips

More Florida beaches announce closures as virus cases rise

Beaches will be closing again in Florida to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus.
Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will attempt to save their case.