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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:07:41 EDT

He thought the moans meant she was cheating. But there was a surprise behind the door
A Port St. Lucie woman was enjoying a session of self-love with such fervor her estranged hubby wound up shellshocked — and she ended up in jail. According to a … Click to Continue »
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:53:49 EDT

Loan collecting mother punched a man’s face after leaving baby in the car, cops say
Among the problems for a 19-year-old South Florida woman, who acted as a loan collector for a friend: ? Walking up to someone sitting and punching that person in the face … Click to Continue »
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:53:10 EDT

Disney worker leaves a toddler in hot car to ask for the day off, cops say
Disney World was the most miserable place on earth for one small child on Monday. A 2 year-old girl was left in a sweltering car by her caretaker who left … Click to Continue »
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:55:54 EDT

This baby’s breathing problem wasn’t illness. It was heroin.
The same week West Palm Beach’s Charlie Hagan nearly died from a heroin overdose, a baby girl in her care nearly died from a heroin overdose. That’s according to the … Click to Continue »
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:02:31 EDT

A divorce court judge is front runner for U.S. attorney in Miami
It may dismay some in Miami's elite legal circles, but a divorce court judge with zero federal law enforcement experience is emerging as the front runner for the U.S. attorney’s … Click to Continue »
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:37:21 EDT

Think you know how Florida can fix its problems? Ideas accepted.
If you have any ideas about the future of Florida after the storm, you now have until Oct. 6 to prepare your pitch to the Constitution Revision Commission. The powerful … Click to Continue »
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:58:56 EDT

How a manatee saved a woman from suicide. And why others mourned its death
A 10-minute tribute video shown in the South Florida Museum’s Bishop Planetarium proves how much Snooty the manatee made a deep connection with humans, especially folks from Manatee County. Many … Click to Continue »
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:17:34 EDT

This happened to a 120-year-old farmhouse when Irma hit. And the owner laughed.
When Leland and Annette Baumgard returned to their quaint 120-year-old home in the historic Ware’s Creek neighborhood after Hurricane Irma, they found the back half of their home split from … Click to Continue »
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:20:01 EDT

No cell service in Puerto Rico? Drive to a highway in San Juan and pull over
SAN JUAN The cars lining the shoulders of highways along Puerto Rico’s capital might look like they’ve stalled because of Hurricane Maria’s engine-killing floodwaters, mechanical victims of a natural disaster. … Click to Continue »
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:37:32 EDT

How a man used Santeria to coerce a teen girl into having sex
A Bradenton man who used the Santeria religion to coerce a teenage girl into having sex with him is now facing prison time. Sergio Carmona-Martinez, 56, was found guilty by … Click to Continue »
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:14:58 EDT

Puerto Ricans struggle with Hurricane Maria aftermath, but dam threat eases
A crack that could burst a western Puerto Rico dam will not require the emergency evacuation of about 70,000 people, the island’s government said Saturday, backtracking on an alarming estimate … Click to Continue »
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EDT

FPL spent $3 billion preparing for a storm. So why did Irma knock out the lights?
When Hurricane Irma side-swiped South Florida, almost every home fell into darkness and tropical heat. Tens of thousands of customers suffered a week or more without power. Overall, nearly 4.5 … Click to Continue »
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:47:27 EDT

Nursing-home industry agrees to install generators, but wants more time
After resisting a mandate for more than a decade to install backup generators to keep frail elders cool during a power outage, Florida’s nursing home industry all but agreed Friday … Click to Continue »
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:45 EDT

Black farmer sues to block Florida from issuing set-aside medical marijuana license
An African American farmer out of Panama City is suing the state to block the issuance of a medical marijuana license set aside for minorities on the grounds that a … Click to Continue »
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:34:23 EDT

Semi truck full of pumpkins explodes on the first day of fall
You know it's the first day of autumn when there are pumpkins everywhere. But who would have thought all over the highway after a semi-truck filled with a load of … Click to Continue »
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:30:10 EDT

Most of Hurricane Irma’s billions in damage will be paid by homeowners, study says
It will be years before the true cost of Hurricane Irma is clear, but a team of Florida International University researchers estimates that the storm’s winds alone will set the … Click to Continue »
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:44:49 EDT

State reverses decision to shield information from nursing home inspection reports
Florida regulators decided Friday they will abandon the use of software that allowed them to heavily redact key words from nursing home inspection reports posted online, choosing instead to link … Click to Continue »
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:51:14 EDT

Florida reverses decision to shield information from nursing home inspection reports
Florida regulators decided Friday they will abandon the use of software that allowed them to heavily redact key words from nursing home inspection reports posted online, choosing instead to link … Click to Continue »
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:49:08 EDT

When elders are in peril, whom do you call — 911 or Rick Scott’s cell?
Twelve hours after Irma blasted through South Florida, conditions at Larkin Community Hospital in Hollywood were miserable. The Broward psychiatric hospital was at full capacity with adults and adolescents who … Click to Continue »
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:15:12 EDT

Hurricane Maria gets more dangerous as 175 mph winds extend further nearing St. Croix
With sustained winds of 175 mph that were growing exponentially from the core, Hurricane Maria thrashed closer to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands late Tuesday night on a … Click to Continue »
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:36:59 EDT

Nursing homes used to Florida regulators’ soft touch scramble to meet a hard deadline
Florida’s nursing homes and assisted-living facilities find themselves in an unfamiliar place this week — pushing back against Gov. Rick Scott’s administration over new rules that require them to purchase … Click to Continue »
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:48:21 EDT

Reload your SunPass account. Highway tolls are returning
Florida residents will no longer get a free pass traversing most stretches of Florida’s Turnpike or certain local expressways across the state. The Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that … Click to Continue »
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:10:29 EDT

Some were poisoned. Others drowned. How 42 people in Florida died from Hurricane Irma
Deadly carbon monoxide fumes have killed 11 people in Florida as Hurricane Irma’s death toll rose to 42 on Tuesday, state officials reported. The numbers are also preliminary, as there … Click to Continue »
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:23:25 EDT

FPL says claim that senator used lobbyist to get power restored is ‘absurd’
State Sen. Daphne Campbell wants her constituents to know that she had something to do with them getting power back on in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Florida Power & … Click to Continue »
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:23:10 EDT

When will drivers have to pay tolls again? Stay tuned, the governor says
UPDATE: Scott’s office announced Tuesday that toll collection would resume on the vast majority of Florida roadways beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. More details here. ORIGINAL STORY: Florida … Click to Continue »
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:16:32 EDT

Gas prices hit a three-year high in Florida
Two weeks after Hurricane Irma spiked demand for gasoline in Florida, gas prices have hit a three-year high in Florida, according to AAA. The average price of regular unleaded statewide … Click to Continue »
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:29:24 EDT

The nation’s smallest post office took on the winds of Irma, and gave a big answer
Hurricane Irma destroyed several buildings as she ripped through Florida almost a week ago, but a rather unique building in Collier County was able to survive the storm’s wrath: the … Click to Continue »
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:05:05 EDT

After Hollywood nursing home horror, legislators want new laws
After a week in which the aftermath of Hurricane Irma was more deadly for Florida elders than the storm, a handful of South Florida legislators drafted bills that would require … Click to Continue »
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT

Built for bottleneck: Is Florida growing too fast to evacuate before monster storms?
Hurricane Irma mercifully weakened before it swept much of Florida with hurricane-force gusts. But the gridlocked madhouse caused by the largest evacuation in Florida’s history shows just how vulnerable runaway … Click to Continue »
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:57:10 EDT

SeaWorld takes in refugees from Hurricane Irma
Perhaps you thought only human beings were evacuated from the Florida Keys to be spared Hurricane Irma? Not so. SeaWorld said Friday evening that five Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins aged 13 … Click to Continue »