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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 daunting barriers to getting COVID-19 vaccines, creating risks for public health.

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

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.
Florida restricts COVID vaccine to state residents only

Florida restricts COVID vaccine to state residents only

Uncertainty over the vaccine supply has prompted concern over medical tourism.
Florida eye doctor that bilked Medicare got clemency from Trump

Florida eye doctor that bilked Medicare got clemency from Trump

Dr. Salomon Melgen bilked Medicare out of at least $73 million.
Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Joseph Biggs faces charges of obstructing an official proceeding before Congress.
4 Florida cases on Trump clemency list as he ends presidency

4 Florida cases on Trump clemency list as he ends presidency

Two rappers, a once-prominent eye doctor and a real estate investor convicted in a Ponzi scheme.
Elon Musk: Dig tunnels as solution for Miami’s traffic jams

Elon Musk: Dig tunnels as solution for Miami’s traffic jams

Experts say the idea would be costly and is fraught with engineering obstacles but not crazy.
DeSantis downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

Concern grows over more contagious COVID strain in Florida

California had been the U.S. epicenter of the new strain, but Florida has since eclipsed that.
Florida agents raid home of ousted COVID-19 data curator

Whistleblower Rebekah Jones in jail after arrest warrant issued

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the arrest of Rebekah Jones, 31, on Monday morning.
DeSantis downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

DeSantis downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

DeSantis said stories of people flying to Florida, getting vaccinated, and returning home are overblown.
Florida COVID cases at record high as deaths also rise

Florida COVID cases at record high as deaths also rise

The state has reported approximately 140 coronavirus deaths per day over the last week.
Florida Democrats elect ex-Miami Mayor Diaz as state leader

Florida Democrats elect ex-Miami Mayor Diaz as state leader

Diaz, 66, defeated Hillsborough County party chair Ione Townsend and Cynthia Moore Chestnut.
Florida Man identified in photo carrying Pelosi’s lectern arrested

Florida Man identified in photo carrying Pelosi’s lectern arrested

The man in viral photo is a dad of five with a history of cocaine and marijuana arrests.
Florida has nearly half of known US cases of COVID variant

Florida has nearly half of known US cases of COVID variant

A CDC map shows that Florida had 22 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that emerged in Britain.
At least 3 from Florida charged in US Capitol breach

At least 3 from Florida charged in US Capitol breach

One from St. Augustine, one from Summerfield, and another from Riverview are facing unlawful entry charges.
Florida company accused of steering vaccines to rich donors

Florida company accused of steering vaccines to rich donors

MorseLife Health System has given vaccinations to donors and members of the Palm Beach Country Club.
Orlando high school closes for 2 weeks due to virus cases

South Florida teachers ordered back to classrooms next week

The teachers taught both students remotely learning and those who had returned to school.
Theft leads to community giving in Miami

One Good Thing: Theft leads to community giving in Miami

The response to a toy drive in December allowed Jones to give away dozens of bicycles, dolls and other presents.
Gov. DeSantis warned hospitals against stockpiling vaccinations

Gov. DeSantis to hospitals: Use the COVID shots or lose them

DeSantis urged hospitals to work more quickly to administer vaccines to Floridians who are 65 and older.
Race to vaccinate millions off to slow, messy start

Race to vaccinate millions off to slow, messy start

The race to vaccinate millions of Americans is off to a slower, messier start than expected.
Trump cuts short his Florida vacation, no reason given

Trump cuts short his Florida vacation, no reason given

President Donald Trump is cutting short his Florida vacation and returning to Washington on Thursday.
Seniors begin swarming COVID-19 vaccination sites across Florida

Seniors begin swarming COVID-19 vaccination sites across Florida

In southwest Florida, hundreds of seniors formed long lines outside testing sites.
Principal Joe Clark who inspired film ‘Lean on Me’ has died

Principal Joe Clark who inspired film ‘Lean on Me’ has died

The 1989 film “Lean on Me” was loosely based on Clark’s tenure at Eastside.
Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight

Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight

American flight 718 carried 151 passengers on the 172-seat plane from Miami to LaGuardia Airport.
Florida’s 2020 dominated by virus, economy and election

Florida’s 2020 dominated by virus, economy and election

What is known is like the rest of the planet, the pandemic dominated Florida headlines in 2020.
Trump golfs in Florida as COVID relief hangs in the balance

Trump golfs in Florida as COVID relief hangs in the balance

Failure to agree on the bill could deny checks to millions of Americans on the brink.
Christmas in Florida: Chilly forecast, falling iguanas

Christmas in Florida: Chilly forecast, falling iguanas

South Florida could experience the coldest Christmas Day in 21 years.
Virus-killing robots move from hospitals to public spaces

Virus-killing robots move from hospitals to public spaces

Key West International Airport is getting its own robot designed to kill COVID-19.
Florida facing delay in delivery of Pfizer vaccine

Gov. DeSantis makes seniors a priority for COVID-19 vaccine

DeSantis’s decision bucks CDC suggestion to place a priority on people 75 and essential workers.
Lowell Correctional Institution failed to protect women inmates from staff

Report: Prison failed to protect women inmates from staff

Lowell Correctional Institution in north Florida violated the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.
Florida agents raid home of ousted COVID-19 data curator

Whistleblower Rebekah Jones sues Florida over search warrant

Former state employee sues Florida over search warrant. She contends that she was fired for not falsifying data.
COVID-19 vaccination rolls out in Florida nursing homes

Walgreens rolls out COVID-19 shot at Florida nursing homes

The plan is for the pharmacy to eventually vaccinate 3 million residents.
Florida’s new python-sniffing dogs have 1st success

Florida’s new python-sniffing dogs have 1st success

The first success was last week when Truman found an 8-foot Burmese python in the Rocky Glades.
Federal government grants Florida authority over wetland development

Federal government grants Florida authority over wetland development

The move came under immediate fire by environmentalists.
Trump’s move to his Florida estate challenged by neighbor

Trump’s move to his Florida estate challenged by neighbor

A neighbor doesn’t want the president to take up residence at the 17-acre property.
COVID-19 vaccination rolls out in Florida nursing homes

COVID-19 vaccination rolls out in Florida nursing homes

Nursing homes around Florida began inoculating patients and staff.
Florida shuts down bay known nationally for its oysters

Florida shuts down bay known nationally for its oysters

Because of a dwindling oyster population, a Florida agency voted unanimously Wednesday to shut down oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of...
Florida facing delay in delivery of Pfizer vaccine

Florida facing delay in delivery of Pfizer vaccine

DeSantis said production issues could prevent them from being delivered.
Company targeted by vote fraud claims strikes back at Trump

Company targeted by vote fraud claims strikes back at Trump

He fears many Americans are being too complacent in the face of a similar disinformation campaign.
‘Historic’ moment in Florida as first COVID vaccines given

‘Historic’ moment in Florida as first COVID vaccines given

The vaccination was held during a news conference at the hospital, with Gov. Ron DeSantis looking on.
Task force recommends stricter virus measures for Florida

Task force recommends stricter virus measures for Florida

Measures for stopping the virus including mask wearing at all times in public.
Loss of ‘snowbirds’ amid pandemic another hit to Florida tourism

Loss of ‘snowbirds’ amid pandemic another hit to Florida tourism

Many “Snowbirds” escaping cold weather, won’t be flocking south this winter.
Gov. Ron DeSantis defends search of ex-state worker’s home

Gov. Ron DeSantis defends search of ex-state worker’s home

DeSantis vigorously defended law enforcement officers on how they served a search warrant.
Man who was serving 90-year sentence for marijuana released

Man who was serving 90-year sentence for marijuana released

71-year-old DeLisi walked out of a Florida prison Tuesday morning grateful and unresentful.
First woman, next man on moon will come from these NASA 18

First woman, next man on moon will come from these NASA 18

The space agency is aiming for a moon landing by 2024, although the chances are growing increasingly dim.
DeSantis appointee quits over raid on ex-state worker’s home

DeSantis appointee quits over raid on ex-state worker’s home

Ron Filipowski said a raid at the home of Rebekah Jones was unconscionable.
Florida agents raid home of ousted COVID-19 data curator

Florida agents raid home of ousted COVID-19 data curator

Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that Rebekah Jones has been under investigation since early November.
Florida coronavirus cases again spiking with no end apparent

Florida coronavirus cases again spiking with no end apparent

After a dramatic three-month decline that began in July, Florida’s confirmed cases began rising again in October.
Women plead guilty in sex sting involving Patriots owner

Women plead guilty in sex sting involving Patriots owner

Lei Wang, 41, and Shen Mingbi, 60, each pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County circuit court.
Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

Gas bubble disease is common in aquariums. Seahorses are particularly vulnerable to the illness.
Miami-Dade’s new mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Miami-Dade’s new mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Levine Cava has not been in contact with county employees since Wednesday.
Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service

Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service

The deceased teen’s mother was wounded by an unknown gunman that fired into a crowd.
Florida quickly approaching 1 million COVID-19 cases

Florida quickly approaching 1 million COVID-19 cases

The state also confirmed 81 new deaths on Saturday, bring the total during the pandemic to 18,442.
Democrats extend control of House for two more years

Congressman-elect Gimenez tests positive for coronavirus

The former Miami-Dade County mayor and his wife, Lourdes, tested positive Thursday for COVID-19.
Disney to lay off 4,000 more employees amid pandemic

Disney to lay off 4,000 more employees amid pandemic

The company did not say how many of the additional 4,000 employees work at the Florida theme parks.
Black Lives Matter flag becomes issue in Florida community

Black Lives Matter flag becomes issue in Florida community

The country’s racial divisions aren’t just flaring up in city streets, they are also outside our front doors.
Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Tampa postponed due to pandemic

Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Tampa postponed due to pandemic

The popular waterfront festival has been postponed amid a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases.
Court puts halt on local conversion therapy bans in Florida

Court puts halt on local conversion therapy bans in Florida

The U.S. 11th District Court of Appeals in Atlanta overturned a lower court decision.
Sen. Scott has coronavirus, ‘very mild symptoms’

Sen. Scott has coronavirus, ‘very mild symptoms’

Scott has been quarantining at home after coming into contact in Florida with someone who tested positive.
Florida mayors plead with governor to take action on virus

Florida mayors plead with governor to take action on virus

Florida has seen a mid-autumn climb in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Rapper Lil Wayne charged with federal gun offense in Miami

Rapper Lil Wayne charged with federal gun offense in Miami

Documents filed in Miami federal court say he had a gun and ammunition on Dec. 23 of last year.
SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

The Falcon rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center with three Americans and one Japanese.
Tropical Storm Eta dumps blustery rain on Florida west coast people photos

Tropical Storm Eta leaves beach erosion in Florida

The late season storm caused considerable beach erosion on the state’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Some coronavirus restrictions ease up in South Florida

10,000 new coronavirus cases in Florida added in one day

According to Florida Department of Health, 885,201 people in the state have contracted the virus.
The Weeknd to perform at Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show

The Weeknd to perform at Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show

The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Grief, anger, disbelief: Trump voters face Biden’s victory

Grief, anger, disbelief: Trump voters face Biden’s victory

People who voted for Trump are working through turbulent emotions in the wake of his loss.
Protesters in West Palm Beach push for racial justice on Juneteenth

DeSantis pushes “anti-mob” proposal in response to protests

The proposal would expand the list of “forcible felonies” under Florida’s self-defense law.
Diana Peguero Tiny baby born during pandemic now thriving at home

Tiny baby born in Orlando during pandemic now thriving at home

Diana is the tiniest baby born at Orlando Health medical center to survive.
Final weeks of historic hurricane season bring new storms

Final weeks of historic hurricane season bring new storms

New tropical storm Theta is chugging east toward Europe on the cusp of hurricane status.
Astronauts arrive at launch site for 2nd SpaceX crew flight

Astronauts arrive at launch site for 2nd SpaceX crew flight

For NASA, it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station.
Tropical Storm Eta dumps blustery rain on Florida west coast

Tropical Storm Eta dumps blustery rain on Florida west coast

Tropical Storm Eta dumped torrents of blustery rain on Florida’s west coast as it moved over Florida.
Officials name new road in Florida after Trayvon Martin

Officials name new road in Florida after Trayvon Martin

The road became Trayvon Martin Avenue during a brief ceremony near Dr. Michael K. Krop Senior High.
With another Florida loss, Democrats begin second guessing

With another Florida loss, Democrats begin second guessing

The size of former Vice President Joe Biden’s loss to President Trump was humiliating for Democrats.
VoteCast: Florida voters sour on state of nation

VoteCast: Florida voters sour on state of nation

AP VoteCast found that 57% of Florida voters said the United States is headed in the wrong direction.
Yes, it is true -- Florida ran a smooth election

Yes, it is true — Florida ran a smooth election

Amazing fact given Florida’s elections history: It isn’t part of the chaos.