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Florida Jobless Claims Rise as Does Anger Among Unemployed

The number of people in Florida filing for unemployment benefits last week tripled from the previous week.

Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-at-home Order

The state’s confirmed cases are approaching 7,000, with 87 deaths and almost 900 people hospitalized.

Pastor Arrested for Violating Florida Rules amid Virus Outbreak

The pastor of a megachurch held two Sunday services with hundreds of people.

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More than 74,000 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week.
Florida’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Jumps Sharply

Florida’s Number of Coronavirus Cases Jumps Sharply

More than 2,350 people had tested positive for the new virus, a 35% increase from Wednesday’s total.
Coronavirus Halts Brightline Service in South Florida

Coronavirus Halts Brightline Service in South Florida

The high-speed train runs between Miami and West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale.
Florida Governor’s Coronavirus Dilemma: Health vs. Economy

Florida Governor’s Coronavirus Dilemma: Health vs. Economy

His dilemma is a clear example of the conundrum facing the president of the United States.
Gov. DeSantis Refuses to Shut Down, Shifts Focus to Outside Travelers

Gov. DeSantis Refuses to Shut Down, Shifts Focus to Outside Travelers

Ttesting remains limited and has yet to show any cases of the virus in a third of Florida’s 67 counties.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders New York Travelers to Quarantine

Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders New York Travelers to Quarantine

More than 100 such flights arrive daily to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach in particular.
At Least 1,000 Test Positive for Coronavirus in Florida

Update: At Least 1,000 Test Positive for Coronavirus in Florida

Nearly half of the state’s positive cases are in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Navy Sailor Assigned to CENTCOM Found with Virus

Navy Sailor Assigned to CENTCOM Found with Virus

The sailor returned to the U.S. from overseas travel on March 15, and was into precautionary quarantine.
COVID-19: Broward and Palm Beach County Close Gathering Spots

COVID-19: Broward, Palm Beach County Close Gathering Spots

Beaches, movie theaters, concert halls, gymnasiums and similar businesses are closing in Broward and Palm Beach county.
Florida’s Largest County Closes Beaches, Most Businesses

Florida’s Largest County Closes Beaches, Most Businesses

Miami-Dade County is inching closer to economic shutdown because of the new coronavirus pandemic.
US Census Bureau Suspends Field Operations on Virus Concerns

US Census Bureau Suspends Field Operations on Virus Concerns

Most census workers won’t head into the field until May, when they’ll knock on the doors of new homes.
Florida Deploys 3 Field Hospitals, Requests Medical Supplies

3 Field Hospitals Deployed in Florida to Help Combat Coronavirus

One field hospital is currently staged in Orlando, one in Broward County, another in Ocala.
Floridians Brave Outbreak Fears to Vote for Biden or Sanders

Floridians Brave Outbreak Fears to Vote for Biden or Sanders

At least five polling stations couldn’t open in Palm Beach County because workers didn’t show up.
Gov. DeSantis Ordered all Florida Bars and Nightclubs to Close

Gov. DeSantis Ordered all Florida Bars and Nightclubs to Close

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all Florida bars and nightclubs to close for 30 days starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Theme Park Attendance Crosses Half-billion Mark for 1st Time

Disney to Close Hotels, all Retail Stores Due to COVID-19

Walt Disney World will close all of its hotels in Florida AT 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20.
Florida to Activate National Guard to Help with Virus Tests

Florida to Activate National Guard to Help with Virus Tests

The National Guard will help with a massive ramp-up in testing for the illness.
Andrew Gillum Named in Room where Crystal Meth was Found

Police: Andrew Gillum Named in Room where Crystal Meth was Found

Gillum said he was in Miami Beach for a wedding and did not use illegal drugs.
Health officials announce 8 new coronavirus cases in Florida

Florida Coronavirus Cases Continue to Spread; 8 New Cases

Health authorities in Florida have diagnosed eight new cases of coronavirus who traveled abroad.
DeSantis declared the state of emergency At a news conference at the state Capitol

Virus Threat: Gov. DeSantis Declares State of Emergency

Gov. DeSantis declares a state of emergency due to swift-moving developments over the new coronavirus in Florida.
A Third Princess Cruise Ship Kept at Sea Pending Virus Tests

A Third Princess Cruise Ship Kept at Sea Pending Virus Tests

Passengers are being kept on board while crew members get tested for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Prompts Florida Officials to Ask Travelers to Self-quarantine

COVID-19 Prompts Florida Officials to Ask Travelers to Self-quarantine

The Florida Health Department advised all individuals traveling internationally to self-isolate for 14 days.
2 Dead in Florida who Tested Positive for New Virus

2 Dead in Florida who Tested Positive for New Virus

The first deaths on the East Coast attributed to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
The New Coronavirus Affects Public Events in South Florida

The New Coronavirus Affects Public Events in South Florida

Major events like Ultra Music Festival and Calle Ocho being canceled; others to go as scheduled.
Gov. DeSantis Suspends Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor

DeSantis: New Coronavirus Case Brings State’s Total to 4

The latest patient is a Santa Rosa County man in his 70s with underlying health issues.
Third Case of COVID-19 Infection Reported in Florida

Third Case of COVID-19 Infection Reported in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the third patient was the sister of a 29-year-old Hillsborough County.

Allegra Miles from West Palm Beach, Secured a Spot on Team Nick

Singer Allegra Miles from West Palm Beach, secured a spot on team Nick singing Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody."
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2 in Florida Test Presumptively Positive for COVID-19

The cases arose in the counties of Manatee and Hillsborough.
Riverside's Air Boatyard Garden a Much Needed Open Space

Riverside’s Air Boatyard Garden a Much Needed Open Space

Open space to breathe, with good food and drink selection, live music, and some grounding views.
Final Keys Resort Damaged by Hurricane Irma Set to Reopen

Final Keys Resort Damaged by Hurricane Irma Set to Reopen

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is the final Keys lodging to reopen after Irma.
Pence in Florida to Speak at Club for Growth amidst Virus Scare

Pence in Florida to Speak at Club for Growth amidst Virus Scare

The Vice President says states will receive help if coronavirus spreads.

Tent City: an Aggravating Issue Reflecting a Problem in Palm Beach County

There are probably about 150 people living in Tent City plus in other places in the park.
DEA Agent Accused of Conspiring with the Colombian Drug Cartel

DEA Agent Accused of Conspiring with the Colombian Drug Cartel

Jose Irizarry and his wife were arrested at their home near San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Gunman Killed Florida Trooper Without Warning

Detectives: Gunman Killed Florida Trooper Without Warning

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder called Bullock’s slaying “an unprovoked, premeditated murder.”
Abortion Measure Clears Another Key Hurdle in Florida

Florida Legislature Passes Abortion Parental Consent Bill

Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion.
Florida Woman Recipient of Trump Clemency Links Case to Kardashian

Florida Woman Recipient of Trump Clemency Links Case to Kim Kardashian West

Judith Negron was eight years into one of the longest sentences ever imposed in a Medicare Fraud Strike Force.
Florida Can’t Bar Felons from Vote over Fines, Fees

Court: Florida Can’t Bar Felons from Vote over Fines, Fees

Court said the financial requirement “punishes those who cannot pay more harshly than those who can.
Fort Lauderdale Gets Fined $1.8 Million for Sewage Spills

Fort Lauderdale Gets Fined $1.8 Million for Sewage Spills

212 million gallons of sewage has flowed into waterways and neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, killing fish and leaving foul smells.

Sandra, the Orangutan Granted Legal ‘Personhood’ Turns 34

Sandra has adjusted beautifully to her life at the sanctuary at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula.
Bloomberg Opens New Campaign Offices Throughout Florida

Bloomberg Opens New Campaign Offices Throughout Florida

The former New York mayor already had offices in St. Pete, Orlando, and the Little Havana area of Miami.
Florida Lawmakers Pass Gun-School Safety Bill, 67-50

In 2 Years, Florida ‘Red Flag’ Law Removes Hundreds of Gun

The law, supported by legislators of both parties, has been applied more than 3,500 times.
Farmers Worry Florida Bill will Worsen Labor Scarcity Woes

Farmers Worry Florida Bill will Worsen Labor Scarcity Woes

Gov. Ron DeSantis has made the issue a priority, saying it would remove an incentive for people to come illegally.
Abortion Measure Clears Another Key Hurdle in Florida

Abortion Measure Clears Another Key Hurdle in Florida

Florida is joining 26 other states requiring written permission authorizing a doctor to terminate the pregnancy of a minor.
Parkland Dad Apologizes for State of the Union Outburst

Parkland Dad Apologizes for State of the Union Outburst

Fred Guttenberg had shouted to President Trump on Tuesday night about his slain daughter Jaime.
Miami Sees a Return to Cold War Cultural Hard Line on Cuba

Miami Sees a Return to Cold War Cultural Hard Line on Cuba

Some members of the US largest Cuban-American community are taking a hard line on performers from Cuba.
Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Limbaugh said will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment.
2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting after Funeral in Riviera Beach

2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting after Funeral in Riviera Beach

Listening devices in the area that detect the sound of gunshots counted 13 rounds fired.
Lopez, Shakira in Joyful, Exuberant Halftime Show

Lopez, Shakira in Joyful, Exuberant Halftime Show (Photos)

Their breathless athleticism matched that of the football players waiting in the locker room.
Police Open Fire at ‘Impaired’ Driver in Mar-a-Lago Breach

Police Open Fire at ‘Impaired’ Driver in Mar-a-Lago Breach

The driver, Hannah Roemhild, 30, of Connecticut, was later arrested at a nearby motel.
49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro 1-week-old Andrew Caballeiro

Father of Newborn Andrew Caballeiro Found Dead, No Sign of the Baby

49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro is thought to have killed 3 women in Miami.
80 Reptiles Caught in Miami Super Bowl Burmese Python Hunt

80 Reptiles Caught in Miami Super Bowl Burmese Python Hunt

The game’s organizing committee worked with Florida to promote the Python Bowl.
DNA Match Leads to Florida ‘Pillowcase Rapist’

Prosecutor: DNA Match Leads to Florida ‘Pillowcase Rapist’

Robert Koehler, 60, was arrested over the weekend and was being held without bond.
Florida, Four Other States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote Census

Florida Supreme Court on the Death Penalty: We Got it Wrong

The Court said it erred in the ruling that involved a 2005 conviction for a slaying in Polk County.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Palm Beach Going Strong in an Upswing

Very good results in the year 2019 according to the State of the Chamber speech delivered on January 22, 2020.
Anquan Boldin shares poignant inspiration for social justice

Anquan Boldin Shares Poignant Inspiration for Social Justice

In the spot that will run through Super Bowl Sunday, highlights the 2015 shooting death of Boldin's cousin Corey Jones.
News Flash from Florida Legislators: Telegraph Era is Over

News Flash from Florida Legislators: Telegraph Era is Over

Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Gov. Ron DeSantis Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

DeSantis' State of the State speech marked the opening of the Legislature’s annual 60-day session.
Democrats unveil billboard of Trump tossing paper towels

Florida Democratic Party’s Billboard: “Never Forget”

Florida Democratic Party unveiled the billboard in the large Puerto Rican population of Kissimmee.
'Unifying' art replaces mural that featured Confederate flag

‘Unifying’ Art Replaces Mural that Featured Confederate Flag

The new artwork represents the latest effort by lawmakers to strip away the divisive symbol.
Will Puerto Ricans New to Florida Swing State to Democrats

Will Puerto Ricans New to Florida Swing State to Democrats?

The Hispanic registered voter population in Polk County has boomed with Puerto Ricans.
Miami Super Bowl Organizers Bring Death to Burmese Pythons

Miami Super Bowl Organizers Bring Death to Burmese Pythons

The game’s organizing committee is working with Florida to promote the Python Bowl.
Florida Chamber’s Economist Predicts More Jobs, Population

Florida Chamber’s Economist Predicts More Jobs, Population

Florida’s population will continue rising in 2020, perhaps by as many as 900 new residents a day.
Worker Help Sought to Combat Super Bowl Human Trafficking

Worker Help Sought to Combat Super Bowl Human Trafficking

These are the people most likely to encounter the victims and perpetrators of trafficking.
FBI Asks Apple for Phone Data from Saudi Shooting Suspect

FBI Asks Apple for Phone Data from Saudi Shooting Suspect

Investigators have been trying to access the two devices — an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 5 that belonged to Mohammed Alshamrani
Trump Settled on Iran Strike from his Mar-a-Lago Resort

From Resort amid Palm Trees, Trump Settled on Iran Strike

Trump’s advisers presented him with an array of options at his Florida club.
Fake Frogs in School Dissections Eliminate Gross-out Factor

Fake Frogs in School Dissections Eliminate Gross-out Factor

One Florida high school recently tried to eliminate the gross-out factor by using fake, yet highly realistic, frogs.
Drag Queen, Lime among New Year’s ‘Drops’ in Florida Keys

Drag Queen, Lime among New Year’s ‘Drops’ in Florida Keys

There were plenty of things dropping for New Year’s Eve in Key West, Florida.
Miami Ballet School a Haven for Venezuelan Dancing Diaspora

Miami Ballet School a Haven for Venezuelan Dancing Diaspora

Lusian Hernandez’s eyes watered when she recalled receiving a free pair of pointe shoes after arriving in Miami on a dance scholarship as her...
Amazon Opening Fifth Fulfillment Center in Florida

Amazon Opening Fifth Fulfillment Center in Florida

The center will need 500 workers, who will earn $15 an hour or more, Amazon said in a statement.
Slave Cemetery Poses Questions for Country Club in Tallahassee

Slave Cemetery Poses Questions for Country Club in Tallahassee

The discovery of 40 graves has spawned discussion about how to honor those who lie in rest at the golf course.
Trump Calls Troops Ahead of Christmas Holiday

Trump Calls Troops Ahead of Christmas Holiday

President Donald Trump called members of all five branches of the military stationed across the world.
Semitrailer Inflicts Major Damage on Closed Florida Landmark

Semitrailer Inflicts Major Damage on Closed Florida Landmark

A semitrailer plowed into a historic inn south of Orlando, no apparent injuries.
Blue Origin Launches, Lands Same Rocket Record 6 Times

Blue Origin Launches, Lands Same Rocket Record 6 Times

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company, has scored another successful spaceflight.
Federal Officials Want $100M for Reef Restoration in Florida Keys

Federal Officials Want $100M for Reef Restoration in Florida Keys

The funds will help restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns

Pensacola Naval Base Gunman Got Around a Ban on Foreigners Buying Guns

Loophole may explain how a Saudi flight student who shot three in Pensacola was able to purchase a weapon.
FBI Presumes Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Was Act of Terrorism

Cyberattack Downs City Computers in Pensacola

Federal authorities are investigating a cyberattack on the city of Pensacola hours after the shooting.
Banana, Duct Tape Add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

Banana, Duct Tape Add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

“Comedian” — a spotty banana duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan. sold for $120,000.
FBI Presumes Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Was Act of Terrorism

FBI Presumes Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Was Act of Terrorism

FBI investigators are trying to establish whether the Saudi gunman acted alone or as part of a larger plot.
The District Flats Breaks Ground in West Palm Beach

New Rental Community Coming to West Palm Beach’s Warehouse District

The District Flats will feature a modern-industrial designed in a neighborhood that's a favorite destination for millennials.
Pensacola Shooter Was Saudi Aviation Student

Pensacola Shooter Was Saudi Aviation Student

The assault, which left eight others injured, was the second at a U.S. Navy base this week.
Chase with Stolen UPS Truck Ends with Shootout, 4 Dead

Chase with Stolen UPS Truck Ends with Shootout, 4 Dead

Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase.
Miami Beach Unveils Traffic Sculpture Made of Sand

Miami Beach Unveils Traffic Sculpture Made of Sand

Artist Leandro Erlich used 330 tons (299 metric tons) of sand to create his largest work of art to date.
Court to consider bathroom use by transgender student

Court to Consider Bathroom Use by Transgender Student in Florida

The ruling would cover schools in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, and could carry the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Miami Beach Scene Inspires Dior’s First US Runway Show

Miami Beach Scene Inspires Dior’s First US Runway Show

The show was the first foray on US soil for the iconic Parisian fashion house.
Trump Rule May Mean 1 Million Kids Lose Automatic Free Lunch

Trump Food Stamp Change Could Affect 200K Florida Students

Impacted Florida households would still be eligible for free- and reduced-price meals.
Florida, Four Other States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote Census

Florida GOP, Democrats Unite Against Open Primary Proposal

Lawyers argued the language summarizing the proposed constitutional amendment is confusing and misleading.
18 Democrat Candidates Submitted for Florida's March 17 Presidential Primary

18 Democrat Candidates Submitted for Florida’s March 17 Presidential Primary

The crowded field submitted to state elections officials includes the most recent entries.
In Florida and Elsewhere, GOP Pressured over Climate Change

In Florida, GOP Pressured over Climate Change

Republicans sounding the alarm about the harm that rising oceans pose to coastal communities.
Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over to immigration officials.
Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Gov. Ron DeSantis Ties E-Verify to Public Safety

DeSantis is pushing lawmakers to require all employers to use a federally operated electronic database.
Florida, Four Other States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote Census

Florida States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote Census

Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas have not set up complete count committees.
Florida Panhandle Devastated by Hurricane Michael

Florida Officials Bilked FEMA out of Hurricane Money

Two former Lynn Haven officials approved false invoices for the two companies for work never performed.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes Budget Plan: Teacher Pay, Fewer Pythons

The proposal is about $400 million over the current Florida spending plan.
Ethics Outcry as Trump Touts ‘Magnificent’ Doral for Next G7

Email Shows Trump’s Doral Property not Among Original G-7 Sites

Trump had claimed in August that his Trump National Doral had emerged as a top contender.
Governor Ron DeSantis Appeals Court Rulings on Voting

Governor Ron DeSantis Appeals Court Rulings on Voting

Republicans and Democrats battle over the order of names on ballots and who is eligible to cast those ballots.
Ethics Reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over Staff Relationship

Ethics Reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over Staff Relationship

The 14-term Democrat has a personal relationship with a member of his staff.
Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Plan Would Protect 21 Coral Hot Spots in Gulf of Mexico

The plan has attracted the attention of fishing groups, who want the government to take a cautious approach.
Mother of Missing Florida Girl Charged; Human Remains Found

Mother of Missing Florida Girl Charged; Human Remains Found

Taylor Rose Williams’ mother charged with child neglect and giving false information.
Shakira Plans a Latin Tribute at Upcoming Super Bowl in Miami

Shakira Plans a Latin Tribute at Upcoming Super Bowl in Miami

She will celebrate latin culture and showcase it in a country where Latinos have also struggled a lot.
Highlights of the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

‘Cuba’ Highlights the 2019 Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival

Cuba by Director Peter Chang is a film that transcends economics and politics.
After tax law, Florida sees movers but not from New York

After Tax Law, Florida Sees Movers But Not From New York

Whether the tax law got people to move to Florida is still open to debate.