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Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie’s tenure will end no later than Aug. 10.

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Brady-Prescott kicks off NFL season plus a return to London

The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl.

Heat clinch playoff spot with 129-121 victory over Celtics

Miami moved into a tie with idle Atlanta for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Serena Williams returning after ‘very intense’ training

While Williams has not played since losing to Naomi Osaka in the Melbourne semifinals in February.

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Appeals court: Ex-US Rep Brown should get new trial

She had served just over two years of a five-year sentence for fraud and other crimes.

Once GOP governor of Florida, Crist now runs as Democrat

Christ held an outdoor rally that sought to contrast his record with that of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Gov. DeSantis suspends all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Florida

Some mayors decried Republican-led preemptions as a power grab.

COVID? What COVID? Florida Legislature passes $101.5 B budget

The Senate unanimously approved the budget before the House voted 117-1 in favor.
Florida GOP awaits governor’s signature on new voting rules

Florida GOP awaits governor’s signature on new voting rules

Republicans said the legislation, passed on a party-line vote, was needed to guard against fraud.
Court upholds conviction of officer in slaying of Corey Jones

Court upholds conviction of officer in slaying of Corey Jones

A Florida police officer who gunned down a Black motorist whose car had broken down six years ago could legally be convicted of both...
Center Academy in Miami

Private Miami school won’t employ vaccinated teachers

The Centner Academy in Miami sent a notice to parents informing them of a new policy.
Prosecutors: Broward Superintendent lied about contacting witnesses

Prosecutors: Superintendent lied about contacting witnesses

The state’s response explains why Broward County Schools Superintendent was charged with perjury.
US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

Johnson & Johnson vaccine resumes throughout Florida

Shots using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine resumed Sunday at federally supported mass vaccination sites.
Brand New Guitar Hotel Brings 'Las Vegas' Feeling to South Florida

Florida reaches new gambling agreement with Seminole Tribe

The agreement would greatly expand gambling in the state, adding legalized sports wagering.
SpaceX’s third crew launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX’s third crew launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

The four veteran astronauts will reach the International Space Station for a six-month stay.
DeSantis signs Florida’s anti-riot bill, cites Chauvin trial

Gov. Ron DeSantis sued over new ‘anti-riot’ law that creates tougher penalties

The nonprofit group Legacy Entertainment & Arts Foundation filed the lawsuit in Orlando.
Broward County Schools superintendent charged with perjury

Broward County Schools superintendent charged with perjury

Superintendent Robert Runcie was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Guilty verdicts in Floyd’s death bring joy — and wariness

Guilty verdicts in Floyd’s death bring joy — and wariness

From Florida to Minnesota people cheered, marched, hugged, waved signs and sang jubilantly.
GOP targets ballot drop boxes in Florida and elsewhere

GOP targets ballot drop boxes in Florida and elsewhere

Republicans say they want to ensure the boxes will be a secure way to cast a ballot.
DeSantis signs Florida’s anti-riot bill, cites Chauvin trial

DeSantis signs Florida’s anti-riot bill, cites Chauvin trial

The so-called anti-riot bill was a response to protests around the country.
At Disney World, smiles won’t be hidden for much longer

Judge keeps supervision of union for Disney performers

U.S. District Carlos Mendoza refused last week to end a trusteeship for Orlando-based Local 385.
Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Their friendship was one built on undying support for former President Donald Trump.
Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

DOJ is accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax.
SpaceX, NASA give ‘go’ for astronaut launch, 3rd for Dragon

SpaceX, NASA give ‘go’ for astronaut launch, 3rd for Dragon

SpaceX is gearing up for its third astronaut launch in under a year.
Florida education chief: Masks should be voluntary next year

Florida education chief: Masks should be voluntary next year

Commissioner Corcoran said data shows mask policies don’t impact the spread of the virus.
Florida to close leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir permanently

Florida to close leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir permanently

Florida is moving to permanently close the leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir.
DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video

DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video

DeSantis is accusing the tech giant of censorship for its decision.
Women fighting fires in Florida: Colleagues’ support crucial

Women fighting fires in Florida: Colleagues’ support crucial

The firefighters’ success is notable in a profession that is so heavily male-dominated.
Chinese National Arrested for Illegally Entering Mar-a-Lago

Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

There will be no reckoning at the Republican National Committee.
Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Federal agents have been examining Gaetz’s connections to several other influential Florida political figures.
Gaetz hires prominent New York lawyers amid federal probe

Gaetz hires prominent New York lawyers amid federal probe

Marc Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner will lead the Florida Republican’s legal team.
Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

A political ally of Gaetz’s, Joel Greenberg, is seeking to strike a plea deal with investigators.
Tiger Woods was speeding before crashing SUV

LA County Sheriff: Tiger Woods was speeding before crashing SUV

Woods was driving 84 to 87 mph on a downhill stretch of road outside Los Angeles.
Plane backfired before crash that killed child on the ground

Plane backfired before crash that killed child on the ground

The National Transportation Safety Board report does not say what caused the March 15 crash.
At Disney World, smiles won’t be hidden for much longer

At Disney World, smiles won’t be hidden for much longer

Starting Thursday, visitors will be able to remove their masks temporarily for outdoor photos.
Historic St. Petersburg church now a 4-bedroom $1.3 million home

Historic St. Petersburg church now a 4-bedroom $1.3 million home

The home’s great room features high ceilings with the original exposed scissor trusses.
Evacuation order lifted at Florida leaky phosphate reservoir

Evacuation order lifted at Florida leaky phosphate reservoir

Fears have eased that the reservoir would burst & cause widespread flooding in Manatee County.
Lawmakers plan $200M to clean, close leaky Piney Point reservoir

Lawmakers plan $200M to clean, close leaky Piney Point reservoir

It is not immediately clear how officials plan to tackle the huge engineering challenge.
2nd breach concern in Florida phosphate reservoir

Engineers dismiss 2nd breach risk at Piney Point phosphate reservoir

A drone discovered a possible second breach in the Piney Point reservoir.
Piney Point: Crews working to avoid a 'catastrophic' flood

Piney Point Update: Crews working to avoid a ‘catastrophic’ flood

Officials are trying to prevent and respond to, if need be, a real catastrophic flood situation.
Piney Point: Leak at wastewater pond prompts evacuations

Piney Point: Leak at wastewater pond prompts evacuations

Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency evacuating homes near Bradenton.
Coming out of the cave: As life creeps back, some feel dread

Coming out of the cave: As life creeps back, some feel dread

People are coming together again, in some of the ways they used to. But not everyone is racing back.
Few in GOP rush to defend Gaetz amid sex trafficking probe

Few in GOP rush to defend Gaetz amid sex trafficking probe

The political peril for conservative Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz deepens.
DeSantis knocks critical race theory in civics curricula

Gov. DeSantis issues executive order banning ‘vaccine passports’

His action also barred any government agency in Florida from issuing such documentation.

Supreme Court gives Georgia win in water war with Florida

The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Florida’s water lawsuit against Georgia.
Cause of Tiger Woods crash found, officials won’t reveal it

Cause of Tiger Woods crash found, officials won’t reveal it

The Los Angeles County sheriff is citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star.
GOP Rep. Gaetz investigated over sexual relationship

GOP Rep. Gaetz investigated over sexual relationship

Gaetz is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
DeSantis takes aim at media for Super Bowl virus coverage

Gov. DeSantis signs COVID-19 lawsuit protection bill

Florida businesses, governments and healthcare providers will be protected from coronavirus lawsuits.
DeSantis threatens to sue federal government if cruise ships can't operate

DeSantis threatens to sue federal government if cruise ships can’t operate

The state is the nation’s cruise capital with three of the world’s busiest ports.
Florida House votes to crack down on violent protests

Florida House votes to crack down on violent protests

Republicans said the bill wouldn’t affect freedom of speech protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Deadly spring break: 3 men charged in 2 deaths in Florida

Deadly spring break: 3 men charged in 2 deaths in Florida

Two men have been charged with drugging and raping a woman who later died.
Miami's South Beach confronting disastrous spring break

Miami’s South Beach confronting disastrous spring break

Florida’s famed South Beach is desperately seeking a new image.
Police chief says Miami partying “couldn’t go on any longer”

Police chief says Miami partying “couldn’t go on any longer”

There have been over 1,000 arrests in Miami Beach, one of the nation’s top party spots.
Married 66 years, husband, wife die minutes apart of virus

Married 66 years, husband, wife die minutes apart of virus

They complemented each other — he the bookworm, she outgoing and charismatic.
Miami sets earlier curfew after spring break crowds, fights

Miami sets earlier curfew after spring break crowds, fights

Officials blamed overwhelming and out-of-control spring break crowds for the curfew.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to COVID outbreak

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to COVID outbreak

Some staff members recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
DeSantis knocks critical race theory in civics curricula

Vaccines will be available to age 50 and up in Florida

DeSantis said nearly 70% of Florida’s senior citizens have been vaccinated.
Biden picks former senator who flew in space to lead NASA

Biden picks former US Florida senator Bill Nelson to lead NASA

Former senator Bill Nelson flew on the space shuttle just days before the Challenger launch accident.
DeSantis knocks critical race theory in civics curricula

DeSantis knocks critical race theory in civics curricula

The governor outlined what he thought were acceptable topics to be taught in civics curricula.
Florida’s texting-while-driving law rarely enforced

Data: Florida’s texting-while-driving law rarely enforced

The numbers also showed that police aren’t aggressively enforcing the anti-texting law.
DeSantis plans to send COVID relief money to 1st responders

DeSantis plans to send COVID relief money to 1st responders

DeSantis announced plans Tuesday to shore up his state’s emergency management system.
Prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

Prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

Corrections employees are refusing vaccines at alarming rates.
Vaccine eligibility expanded to Floridians age 60 and up

Vaccine eligibility expanded to Floridians age 60 and up

Florida is opening up vaccinations for the first time to people age 60 and up.
Florida Keys visitors can ride in President Truman limousine

Florida Keys visitors can ride in President Truman limousine

The car has about 32,000 original miles (51,000 kilometers) on its odometer.
Florida sues to stop Biden’s immigration directives

Florida sues to stop Biden’s immigration directives

The complaint seeks to halt new directives issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 18.
Firefighters, faith leaders team up to vaccinate vulnerable

Firefighters, faith leaders team up to vaccinate vulnerable

Getting the coveted vaccine has been tremendously difficult for many older adults.
Spring-break partying falls victim to COVID-19 crisis

Spring-break partying falls victim to COVID-19 crisis

Colleges around the U.S. are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely.
Gov. DeSantis faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism

Gov. DeSantis faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism

He faces scrutiny as seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations.
Gov. DeSantis touts COVID response in State of the State address

DeSantis touts COVID response in State of the State address

DeSantis said Florida is in much better shape than other states because it is open for business.
Florida lawmakers face challenges as 60-day session begins

Florida lawmakers face challenges as 60-day session begins

More than 2,500 bills have been filed ahead of the 2021 session.
Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

Many people involved in the reptile trade and pet owners have weighed in on the issue.
Plans underway to replace bridge that collapsed, killing 6

Plans underway to replace bridge that collapsed, killing 6

The new bridge will span the same highway, connecting the university’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus to the downtown area
Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

Florida surpasses 30K coronavirus deaths as more get vaccine

Meanwhile, nearly 1.4 million people in the state have received both the first and second doses of the vaccine.
In Rush Limbaugh's home state, a flap over lowering flags

In Rush Limbaugh’s home state, a flap over lowering flags

There's a debate over whether to lower the state flag in honor of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
5 Cuban men rescued near Port of Palm Beach coast after 16 days at sea

5 Cuban men rescued near Port of Palm Beach coast after 16 days at...

The men were 2 miles (3 kilometers) southeast of the Lake Worth Inlet.
Ex-Florida officer, Marine latest charged in Capitol breach

Ex-Florida officer, Marine latest charged in Capitol breach

Nicholas Lentz is charged in a criminal complaint with illegally being in a restricted building.
Four federal mass vaccination sites coming to Florida

Four federal mass vaccination sites coming to Florida

Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville will be the locations of the new Community Vaccine Centers.
First shots fired in upcoming race for governor of Florida

First shots fired in upcoming race for governor of Florida?

In a 1-minute video, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried took a shot at Gov. DeSantis.
Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine

Latinos face daunting barriers to getting COVID-19 vaccines, creating risks for public health.
Endangered baby right whale found dead on Florida beach

Endangered baby right whale found dead on Florida beach

Any mortality of the North Atlantic right whale species is a serious setback.
On Parkland anniversary, Biden calls for tougher gun laws

On Parkland anniversary, Biden calls for tougher gun laws

President Joe Biden joined a Florida community in remembering the 17 lives lost three years ago.
3 years later, Parkland school shooting trial still in limbo

Three years later, Parkland school shooting trial still in limbo

This Sunday marks the three-year milestone, the trial of 22-year-old Nikolas Cruz is in limbo.
13th Floridian arrested for role in U.S. Capitol breach

13th Floridian arrested for role in U.S. Capitol breach

Steve Maldonado was arrested at the Orlando airport by FBI agents for the Jan. 6 insurrection.
DeSantis takes aim at media for Super Bowl virus coverage

DeSantis takes aim at media for Super Bowl virus coverage

DeSantis again lashed out at the news media when he suggested a bias in coverage of the pandemic.
Coast Guard rescues 3 Cubans stranded on island for 33 days

Coast Guard rescues 3 Cubans stranded on island for 33 days

The trio was stranded on an uninhabited Bahamian island between Key West and Cuba.
Chinese National Arrested for Illegally Entering Mar-a-Lago

Trump at Mar-a-Lago? Palm Beach has other issues to consider

Town attorney Skip Randolph said there is nothing that prohibits Trump from residing there.
Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

Experts said the attack at the plant 15 miles northwest of Tampa seemed ham-handed.
Florida man charged with trespassing after run on Super Bowl field

Florida man charged with trespassing after run on Super Bowl field

Yuri Andrade, 31, scampered onto the field Sunday night in the fourth quarter.
Florida businessman sentenced in Giuliani-related fraud case

Florida businessman sentenced in Giuliani-related fraud case

David Correia, 45, was sentenced remotely by U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in Manhattan.
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are Super Bowl 55 Champs

⚡Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are Super Bowl 55 Champs

The Buccaneers dethroned the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium.
Super Bowl in Tampa creates ‘craziness’ outside, inside

Super Bowl in Tampa creates ‘craziness’ outside, inside

The NFL’s signature event looked nothing like any of the previous 54.
FBI slayings show risk surveillance cameras pose to police

FBI slayings show risk surveillance cameras pose to police

Police tactics often trail new technology and will need to be adjusted.
Fraud contributed to surge in Florida jobless aid claims

Fraud contributed to surge in Florida jobless aid claims

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says the state is investigating the extent of the problem.
Volunteer army helps Florida elders book coveted COVID shots

Volunteer army helps Florida elders book coveted COVID shots

Jenn Greenberg found the time to help dozens of seniors she has never met.
Smartmatic USA sues Fox, Giuliani over election fraud claims

Smartmatic USA sues Fox, Giuliani over election fraud claims

Fox aired at least 13 reports falsely stating or implying the company had stolen the 2020 vote.
Florida lawmakers challenge Silicon Valley over ‘censorship’

Florida lawmakers challenge Silicon Valley over ‘censorship’

Conservatives have long accused social media companies of bias against them.
2 agents killed, 3 wounded serving warrant, gunman dead

FBI: 2 agents killed, 3 wounded serving warrant, gunman dead

Two FBI agents were fatally shot and three wounded while trying to serve a search warrant in Florida on Tuesday, prompting a SWAT team...
Blue Man Group ending its 14-year run at Universal Orlando

Blue Man Group ending its 14-year run at Universal Orlando

The group plans to reopen safely at some point in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Boston.
Gainesville man charged with trying to join ISIS

Gainesville man charged with trying to join ISIS

Mohamed Fathy Suliman, 33, a U.S. citizen, has been charged upon returning from Turkey.
Gov. Ron DeSantis proposes a $96.6 billion budget, a $4.3B increase

Gov. DeSantis proposes a $96.6 billion budget, a $4.3B increase

Gov. Ron DeSantis proposes a $96.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Kenny Chesney group helps install artificial reef in Delray Beach

Kenny Chesney group helps install artificial reef in Delray Beach

The reef will provide educational opportunities for students in Palm Beach County.
Bongo babies! Endangered antelopes born at Florida zoo

Bongo babies! Endangered antelopes born at Jacksonville Zoo

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has a bongo birth announcement: Two female calves of a critically endangered antelope species are ready for their close-ups. The...
Some Black communities in Florida have no vaccine access

Some Black communities in Florida have no vaccine access

Mayors of Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay sent DeSantis a letter asking to expand distribution.
SunFest Music Festival postponed for April 2022

Not in 2021: SunFest Music Festival postponed to April 2022

The festival is canceled amidst growing uncertainty from artists about putting fans into a large music festival setting.
DeSantis ask for more COVID-19 vaccine doses, Biden admin challenges

DeSantis wants more COVID vaccines, Biden admin challenges

CDC data shows 53% of the doses the state has been supplied has been administered.
Fort Pierce Man faces Capitol riot charges after posting images

Fort Pierce Man faces Capitol riot charges after posting images

Anthony Mariotto of Fort Pierce charging him with knowingly entering a restricted building.
Florida’s 2020 dominated by virus, economy and election 1

Gov. DeSantis walks back claim over 1 millionth shot

The Democrats faulted him and his administration for the delay in establishing a statewide system.
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