Monday's low chance of rain makes it a good day to see eclipse
08/20/17 11:20 from Juice: National politics
If you had to schedule a solar eclipse of the sun in South Florida on a summer afternoon in August, a time when it often rains, Monday looks like a pretty good day. “Monday is the only day this week with decent weather for seeing the ecl...

Tropical Storm Harvey tries to regroup, but no Florida threat
08/20/17 08:10 from Juice: National politics
Tropical Storm Harvey, which brought heavy rains to islands in the eastern Caribbean before losing its identity and its name over the weekend, could be reborn as a storm as the system moves toward Central America, forecasters said Sunday...

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politica
08/20/17 06:55 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
Winner of the week Tom Scarritt .  The Tampa lawyer University of the South grad thought his community would step up to pay to move a divisive monumental from the shadow of the courthouse, and he was was right . Loser of the week St...

Massive counterprotest against white nationalism upstages 'free speech rally' in Boston
08/20/17 01:08 from Juice: National politics
Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the...

No Powerball jackpot winners; prize jumps to $650 million for Wednesday drawing
08/20/17 00:53 from Juice: National politics
No luck of the draw this weekend. There was no Powerball jackpot winner for the drawing estimated at $535 million on Saturday, with winning numbers of 17-19-39-43-68, a Powerball of 13 and Power Play of 4. The jackpot has now rolled over...

Dick Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and activist who ran for Chicago mayor, dies at 84
08/19/17 23:52 from Juice: National politics
Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to c...

Dolphin Mall on lockdown after reports of active shooter
08/19/17 23:50 from Juice: National politics
Dolphin Mall was on lockdown late Saturday after unconfirmed reports of shots being fired. According to reports, the mall was being evacuated just before 10 p.m. as police searched for a shooter. Miami Dade police had not identified any ...

Massive counterprotest against white nationalism ends 'Free Speech Rally' in Boston
08/19/17 22:19 from Juice: National politics
Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week ...

Dolphin Mall on lockdown after reports of active shooter
08/19/17 22:05 from Juice: National politics
Dolphin Mall is on lockdown after unconfirmed reports of shots being fired. According to reports, the mall was being evacuated as police search for a shooter. There is a heavy police presence at the mall, but so far there have been no of...

Second Kissimmee Police Officer dies after Friday night shooting
08/19/17 21:40 from Juice: National politics
A Kissimmee Police officer spent his Saturday afternoon scrubbing the blood of his fallen colleagues off the pavement of Palmway Street. “I just don’t want to see this every time I drive by,” Sgt. Matt Koski said as he splashed soapy wat...

A 40-cent bet rakes in $259,573.34 at Gulfstream Park
08/19/17 21:20 from Juice: National politics
A small bet was a big winner Saturday at Gulfstream Park, when 40 cents turned into a $259,573.34 bonanza. The way the wager works is this: A racegoer buys a Rainbow 6 ticket for pocket change. Each ticket has six numbers — one for each ...

Gov. Scott takes accused Kissimmee police shooter's case away from State Attorney Ayala
08/19/17 19:40 from Juice: National politics
Less than 24 hours after the arrest of a man accused of shooting and killing two Kissimmee police officers, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order transferring the criminal case from Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala to Ocala...

Researchers find wreckage of lost WWII warship USS Indianapolis on Pacific floor
08/19/17 19:26 from Juice: National politics
Naval researchers announced Saturday that they have found the wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after the vessel sank in minutes after it was torpedoed by a Japanese su...

Jeffrey Loria has ‘no sad feelings whatsoever’ about selling the Marlins
08/19/17 19:15 from Juice: National politics
Jeffrey Loria’s life will change forever in the coming weeks, and he doesn’t seem to be having any hesitations. Loria, the Miami Marlins’ owner, suggested in a brief interview Saturday night at Citi Field that he has no reservations abou...

Massive counterprotest against white nationalism ends 'Free Speech Rally' in Boston
08/19/17 18:41 from Juice: National politics
Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week ...

Second Kissimmee Police Officer dies after Friday night shooting
08/19/17 18:10 from Juice: National politics
A Kissimmee Police officer spent his Saturday afternoon scrubbing the blood of his fallen colleagues off the pavement of Palmway Street. "I just don't want to see this every time I drive by," Sgt. Matt Koski said as he splashed soapy wat...

Massive counterprotest against white nationalism ends 'Free Speech Rally' in Boston
08/19/17 17:36 from Juice: National politics
Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week ...

'Unite the Right' organizer tweets insult of slain protester, backtracks, then cites drug combination, deletes account
08/19/17 17:00 from Juice: National politics
A tweet from the account of the far-right activist who organized the Charlottesville, Va., “Unite the Right” rally insulted the protester who was killed at the event, saying late Friday night that her death was “payback time.” “Heather H...

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors; organizers are 'grateful'
08/19/17 16:59 from Juice: National politics
Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the ...

Dolphins sign MLB Rey Maualuga; WR Isaiah Ford placed on injured reserve
08/19/17 16:40 from Juice: National politics
The Miami Dolphins have signed former Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, addressing perhaps their biggest defensive need as they head toward their practices and game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Maualuga, 30, will pre...

South Florida forecasters keeping an eye on two disturbances in Atlantic
08/19/17 16:20 from Juice: National politics
Forecasters are watching two disturbances behind what is now Tropical Depression Harvey — but the chances of the first one forming into a storm dropped considerably Saturday morning. Harvey has weakened from a tropical storm, and looks t...

That sinking feeling is a good thing at Shipwreck Park's new dive bar
08/19/17 16:05 from Juice: National politics
Getting wrecked was the mission and Pompano Beach’s newest dive bar was the scene of the spectacle. It all went down Saturday morning, about a mile east of the city’s pier aboard the Okinawa, a 107-foot tugboat. About a hundred boats enc...

Candidates for governor get emotional talking about their gay siblings
08/19/17 16:02 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
Occasionally in today's hyper-rehearsed and contrived world of political campaigns one witnesses moments that are so honest and real, we can't help but understand we're not just listening to another politician give his or her stump speec...

Hyde: Dolphins' Davon Godchaux overcomes bullets, threats, Mulberry Street | Commentary
08/19/17 15:35 from Juice: National politics
One bullet through the sofa. Another into the refrigerator. Windows broken. Walls torn. More than a dozen bullets hit the small house that day on Mulberry Street, the work of a drive-by shooter sending a message for Davon Godchaux’s twin...

Ladies and Gentlemen, your next American Idol (maybe)
08/19/17 14:40 from Juice: National politics
Tyler Gordon of Coral Springs has always been into heavy metal, and he chose “Defender” by Manowar to showcase his singing before an “American Idol” judge Saturday morning. The judge liked his voice, called it unique, and gave him an ora...

Thousands march through Boston a week after Charlottesville bloodshed
08/19/17 13:36 from Juice: National politics
Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism as conservative activists appeared to cut short a rally one week after a Virgini...

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Kissimmee officer; 'not much hope' for 2nd shot cop
08/19/17 13:20 from Juice: National politics
A Marine veteran has been arrested in Friday’s shooting death of a Kissimmee Police officer, and there is “not much hope” a second officer he’s accused of shooting will survive, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said this morning. Polic...

Is competition good for GOP? Tom Lee's says he's in for CFO race, crossing Rick Scott and his hand-picked choice Jimmy Patronis
08/19/17 13:15 from Naked Politics
@WilliamEMarch State Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, appears to have stirred a hornet’s nest by announcing publicly that he intends to run for state chief financial officer in 2018. It’s long been known that Lee wanted to run for the offic...

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors; organizers are 'grateful'
08/19/17 12:53 from Juice: National politics
In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to "allow the honorees to celebrate without any political...

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Kissimmee officer; 'not much hope' for 2nd shot cop
08/19/17 11:05 from Juice: National politics
A Marine veteran has been arrested in the shooting death on Friday of a Kissimmee Police officer, and there is “not much hope” a second officer he’s accused of shooting will survive, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said this morning. ...

'Unite the Right' organizer says tweet insulting slain protester Heyer was result of hack
08/19/17 09:56 from Juice: National politics
A tweet from the account of the far-right activist who organized the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally insulted the protester who was killed at the event, saying late Friday night that her death was “payback time.” "Heather Heyer w...

Suspect charged in shooting death of Kissimmee officer; 'not much hope' for 2nd shot cop
08/19/17 09:50 from Juice: National politics
A Marine veteran has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death on Friday of a Kissimmee Police officer, and there is “not much hope” a second officer he’s accused of shooting will survive, Kissimmee Police ...

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors; organizers are 'grateful'
08/19/17 09:44 from Juice: National politics
The White House has announced that President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards. The statement says the decision to break with tr...

South Florida forecasters keeping an eye on two disturbances in Atlantic
08/19/17 09:20 from Juice: National politics
Forecasters are watching two disturbances behind Tropical Storm Harvey — but the chances of the first one forming into a storm dropped considerably Saturday morning. Tropical Storm Harvey looks to be taking a path south of the state. The...

Should Capitol's Confederate monument be removed? Scott won't say.
08/19/17 09:15 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
Florida’s Republican governor won’t take a position on what should be done with a monument that honors slain Confederate soldiers on the state Capitol grounds, even as a growing number of elected leaders around the country ta...

Should Capitol's Confederate monument be removed? Scott won't say.
08/19/17 09:00 from Naked Politics
@ByKristenMClark Florida’s Republican governor won’t take a position on what should be done with a monument that honors slain Confederate soldiers on the state Capitol grounds, even as a growing number of elected leaders around the count...

2 Kissimmee Police officers shot: 1 dead, another gravely injured
08/19/17 08:35 from Juice: National politics
One officer was killed and another was gravely injured Friday night in a shooting that the Kissimmee Police chief said might have been an ambush in McLaren Circle. Police Chief Jeff O’Dell reported Officer Matthew Baxter was killed and S...

What the 2018 congressional campaign looks like in 2017
08/19/17 08:00 from Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei The exasperated man answered the door of his West Kendall home, annoyed at being interrupted from work and hollering at his furry little dog, Sacha, who had rushed to sniff out the unexpected visitors: a pair of high scho...

Tweet from 'Unite the Right' organizer insults slain protester Heather Heyer: 'Fat, disgusting Communist'
08/19/17 07:45 from Juice: National politics
A tweet from the account of the far-right activist who organized the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally insulted the protester who was killed at the event, saying late Friday night that her death was “payback time.” "Heather Heyer w...

2 Kissimmee Police officers shot: 1 dead, another gravely injured
08/19/17 07:40 from Juice: National politics
One officer was killed and another was gravely injured Friday night in a shooting that the Kissimmee Police chief said might have been an ambush in McLaren Circle. Police Chief Jeff O’Dell reported Officer Matthew Baxter was killed and S...

Boston braces for far-right demonstrators and large counter-protest
08/19/17 06:00 from Juice: National politics
A week after violent protests rocked Charlottesville, Va., Boston police are implementing a tight security plan on Saturday as a “free speech” rally with right-wing speakers is expected to converge with a large counter-protest on the cit...

President Trump offers prayers for Kissimmee police
08/19/17 01:06 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
President Donald Trump reacted to the police shooting in Kissimmee :

What Once Was
08/19/17 00:04 from All Stories
By:  Jeff Stahler Date:  August 19, 2017 - 6:00am

Monuments and Statues Aren't the Urgent Conversations on Race We Need
08/18/17 23:46 from All Stories
By:  Nancy Smith Date:  August 19, 2017 - 6:00am Back in the '60s, I missed a chance to cover a story that haunts me to this day.

Florida on alert for disturbances behind Tropical Storm Harvey
08/18/17 22:45 from Juice: National politics
Forecasters are watching two disturbances behind Tropical Storm Harvey — but the chances of the first one forming into a storm dropped slightly Friday afternoon. Tropical Storm Harvey looks to be taking a path south of the state. The fir...

Man shot in Sunrise roadway, police say
08/18/17 22:20 from Juice: National politics
A man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds was found in a Sunrise roadway Friday night, authorities said. Paramedics were called to the 2100 block of Northwest 64th Avenue at 9:15 p.m., said Officer Michelle Eddy, a police spokeswoman....

Medical marijuana shops won voters' approval. Some cities still ban them.
08/18/17 22:15 from Juice: National politics
Relief from pain may not be around the corner for those seeking pain relief with marijuana. Never mind that nearly three-fourths of Florida’s voters agreed pot should be legal for medical use. At least six South Florida cities have banne...

Fatal crash ties up traffic on 14th Street Causeway in Pompano Beach
08/18/17 22:10 from Juice: National politics
Motorists are advised to avoid the Northeast 14th Street Causeway in Pompano Beach because of a fatal two-vehicle crash, authorities said. The crash happened about 7 p.m. in the 2700 block, said Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward...

Millions in taxpayer dollars used to settle shootings by deputies
08/18/17 21:45 from Juice: National politics
Shootings by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies are costing taxpayers more money, with the tally reaching $6 million since the start of 2016, according to a Sun Sentinel review. In the past 18 months, five cases have been settled for m...

Trump ousts chief strategist Steve Bannon, who returns to helm at Breitbart News
08/18/17 21:36 from Juice: National politics
Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much...

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