DeSantis' Top Priority: Security Review for All 67 Florida Elections Offices
05/22/19 15:24 from All Stories
By:  Jim Saunders News Service of Florida Date:  May 22, 2019 - 4:00pm Describing it as a “top priority,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday directed Secretary of State Laurel Lee to immediately start a review of the security of st...

Great American Beach Party 2019 guide: All the music, parking and patriotism
05/22/19 10:11 from Juice: National politics
Rainstorms washed out the 2018 edition of the Great American Beach Party, but the skies look clear ahead of this weekend’s patriotic bash on Fort Lauderdale’s shores. That’s good news for the eighth annual jamboree, returning Saturday, M...

Laurie Jennings leaves WPLG this week; Nicole Perez to take her place (for now)
05/22/19 08:24 from Juice: National politics
After 15 years of delivering the biggest stories at WPLG Channel 10 and 21 years in South Florida, Laurie Jennings is leaving the ABC affiliate this week. Her last broadcast is Wednesday. “After a year and a half of real soul searching, ...

Bert Harris, Florida's Private Property Rights Icon, Has Died
05/22/19 07:28 from All Stories
By:  Nancy Smith Date:  May 22, 2019 - 9:15am Florida has lost the iconic lawmaker whose name is synonymous with private property rights and with the legislation that, for the last 27 years, has served as a model for other stat...

All’s quiet in Washington County — Bipartisan Ballard — Biden’s Florida cash haul — D’Alemberte remembered
05/22/19 06:58 from Florida Playbook

Fort Lauderdale gives $3 million subsidy to hotel developer on fringe of downtown
05/21/19 21:11 from Juice: National politics
Hoping to spark more development in northwest Fort Lauderdale, the city will give a developer $3 million in public funds to help build a Comfort Suites hotel. The forgivable loan will allow developer Minesh Patel to build his proposed Ho...

Broward Schools makes it easier to be an armed guard
05/21/19 20:31 from Juice: National politics
Broward Schools is making it easier and more lucrative to become a gun-carrying employee. The School Board approved changes Tuesday to the job description for its armed guardians, who are supposed to protect schools in the event of an ac...

Cops swarm Hollywood high school as fight and report of gun leads to lockdown
05/21/19 19:32 from Juice: National politics
A high school was under siege Tuesday after a fight broke out, a bystander reported a gun on one of the kids — and armed police swarmed the South Broward campus. A code red was called and the Hollywood school was placed on lockdown short...

Virgin Trains kicks off work on rail line to link Orlando to Miami
05/21/19 18:58 from Juice: National politics
Virgin Trains USA started work Tuesday on its long-awaited rail line to Orlando, a project that will take five contractors, an army of 10,000 workers and $2.7 billion before the line starts whisking passengers at speeds of up to 110 mph ...

Family man killed in road rage encounter was keen motorcyclist, friends say
05/21/19 18:40 from Juice: National politics
Mourners can expect a lot of bikers to join Wednesday night’s funeral service for Cerrone Alonso, who police say was shot and killed Thursday in a case of road rage. Alonso, 40, of Pembroke Pines, was president of the Fort Lauderdale cha...

Details Remain Scarce on Israel Trip
05/21/19 17:59 from All Stories
By:  Jim Turner and Ana Ceballos, News Service of Florida Date:  May 22, 2019 - 9:00am The Florida Channel, the state-funded public affairs network, intends to have a crew in Israel as Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Cabinet member...

D'Alemberte Remembered as 'Definition of a Statesman'
05/21/19 17:21 from All Stories
By:  Dara Kam News Service of Florida Date:  May 22, 2019 - 9:00am With a shock of white hair, a trademark bow tie and a soft, Southern drawl, Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte was a legal icon who influenced decades of Florida govern...

Israel Cabinet meeting won’t be ceremonial, DeSantis’ office says. So will it violate open-meeting laws?
05/21/19 17:20 from Juice: National politics
TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel next week will be more than ceremonial, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said Tuesday, raising questions about whether it can comply with Florida’s open-government laws. “If it’s not going to b...

Top Memorial Day 2019 events: Hyundai Air and Sea Show, Twerkfest, Great American Beach Party
05/21/19 16:36 from Juice: National politics
Your Memorial Day weekend, in a nutshell, involves equal parts family-friendly fun and Caribbean jerk, Flo Rida and twerking, somber appreciations of U.S. veterans and high-flying aerial stunts. How best to spend the three-day weekend? H...

Ted Deutch, Kamala Harris Team Up on EQUAL Defense Act
05/21/19 16:31 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  May 22, 2019 - 9:00am A South Florida Democrat is joining one of his party's most prominent senators to offer a bill which they say will help support public defenders.  On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, ...

South Florida’s Wayne Messam appears in presidential poll. But almost nobody knows who he is.
05/21/19 16:19 from Juice: National politics
The good news for presidential candidate Wayne Messam is that he was included in a nationwide Quinnipiac University Poll . The bad news is that the overwhelming majority of people polled haven’t heard anything about the Miramar mayor, at...

Nova Southeastern gives bonuses to employees weeks after laying off 101 staffers
05/21/19 15:49 from Juice: National politics
Three weeks after Nova Southeastern University laid off part of its workforce , its president has announced bonuses for remaining staffers. George L. Hanbury II, the private university’s president and chief executive officer, told employ...

Q-Poll: Trump Re-Election Campaign Starts 'on Shaky Ground'
05/21/19 14:46 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  May 21, 2019 - 3:00pm Good feelings on the economy apparently aren't helping President Donald Trump. According to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Tuesday, former Vice President Joe...

Trump sends South Florida into panic on migrants. How about sending a solution? | Randy Schultz
05/21/19 14:44 from Juice: National politics
A competent president could handle the migrant crunch at the southern border. A competent president would call congressional leaders of both parties to the White House. He would ask for an emergency spending bill. That legislation would ...

What Do We Do?
05/21/19 12:10 from All Stories
By:  Jeff Stahler Date:  May 22, 2019 - 7:00am

Then & Now
05/21/19 09:16 from All Stories
By:  Jeff Stahler Date:  May 21, 2019 - 9:15am

Sandy D'Alemberte, legal legend, dies — Gillum v. Morgan heats up — Biden, Buttigieg do SoFla — Rubin’s no good, very bad day
05/21/19 07:00 from Florida Playbook

Fort Lauderdale and Miramar are Florida’s most expensive rental markets, survey says
05/21/19 06:00 from Juice: National politics
Plagued by a continued tight supply of apartment units, the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Miramar lead Florida in the price of monthly rents, according to a national survey released Monday. The average Fort Lauderdale rent $1,933; in Mir...

An America First drug pricing plan | Sen. Rick Scott
05/21/19 06:00 from Juice: National politics
Let’s think about this for a second. Pharmaceutical companies charge low prices for prescription drugs in Canada, Europe, and Japan. At the same time, they charge American consumers significantly more. Why? Because politicians have let t...

Recording device on 5-year-old’s backpack catches teachers swearing at autistic kindergartners, parents say
05/20/19 18:26 from Juice: National politics
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie intends to meet with parents to discuss a teacher and a teacher’s aide who were allegedly recorded swearing at autistic kindergartners at a Pembroke Pines elementary school. When a student in ...

And the Ballot Initiative Beat Goes On: Keep Your Eye on These Seven
05/20/19 18:17 from All Stories
By:  Jim Saunders News Service of Florida Date:  May 21, 2019 - 8:30am Florida lawmakers this month approved a controversial bill that is expected to make it harder to put citizens’ initiatives on the ballot. The bill (HB 5) wo...

West Palm Beach restaurant worker may have exposed customers to Hepatitis A
05/20/19 18:15 from Juice: National politics
A worker at a West Palm Beach restaurant may have exposed customers to Hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease that is spreading throughout Florida. The Florida Department of Health Palm Beach warned customers of the Butcher Shop Beer Ga...

Waltz, Rutherford Huddle with VP Pence to Advance USMCA Trade Agreement
05/20/19 17:53 from All Stories
By:  Hans von Spakovsky Date:  May 21, 2019 - 8:30am Vice President Mike Pence met with a pair of Florida congressman and a businessman in Jacksonville Monday to discuss the significance and urgency of the United States-Mexico-...

Recording device on 5-year-old’s backpack catches teachers swearing at autistic kindergartners, parents say
05/20/19 16:40 from Juice: National politics
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie intends to meet with some parents to discuss a teacher and a teacher’s aide who were allegedly recorded swearing at autistic kindergartners at a Pembroke Pines elementary school. When a studen...

Great American Beach Party 2019 guide: All the music, parking and patriotism
05/20/19 16:19 from Juice: National politics
Rainstorms washed out the 2018 edition of the Great American Beach Party, but the skies look clear ahead of this weekend’s patriotic bash on Fort Lauderdale’s shores. Stormy weather near Bermuda is expected to dissipate by midweek , and ...

Florida Congressmen Want Congressional Offices Inside VA Facilities to Help Veterans
05/20/19 15:49 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  May 21, 2019 - 8:30am On Monday, two congressmen from Florida -- Republican Brian Mast and Democrat Darren Soto -- paired up to proposal a bill making it easier to have congressional offices inside U.S. ...

West Palm Beach restaurant worker may have exposed customers to Hepatitis A
05/20/19 14:41 from Juice: National politics
A restaurant worker at a West Palm Beach restaurant may have exposed customers to Hepatitis A, a contagious liver disease that is spreading throughout Florida. The Florida Department of Health Palm Beach warned customers of the Butcher S...

Conservative Court Eyes Key Death Penalty Issue
05/20/19 14:38 from All Stories
By:  Dara Kam News Service of Florida Date:  May 21, 2019 - 8:45am More than 100 inmates condemned to death could face a major upheaval, as a revamped Florida Supreme Court ponders whether to undo a 2016 ruling that allowed nea...

Tropical cyclone chance increases Monday, although storm expected to fall apart
05/20/19 14:26 from Juice: National politics
A patch of stormy weather north of the Bahamas now has a 70 percent chance of organizing into a tropical or subtropical cyclone, the National Hurricane Center said Monday afternoon. But even if the system becomes the first tropical storm...

With smoke cleared from Temple of Time, now what? | Rosemary O’Hara
05/20/19 14:21 from Juice: National politics
Before it went up in flames on Sunday , I visited the Temple of Time in Coral Springs seeking something — I don’t know what — perhaps some peace, some comfort, some communal expression of the grief that grips my heart whenever I think ab...

Teenager’s knife attack led to victim needing dozens of pints of blood, officials say
05/20/19 14:00 from Juice: National politics
A Pompano Beach teenager claims self-defense after being accused of stabbing a friend multiple times, prosecutors said Monday. The injured boy was stabbed in his chest and his femoral artery was severed. He required 55 pints of blood and...

Door collapses and kills African painted dog at Zoo Miami
05/20/19 13:42 from Juice: National politics
A young African painted dog died at Zoo Miami after a piece of equipment failed — causing a metal door to fall on the animal, killing it instantly. The female pup, one of five born Jan. 23 at the southwest Miami-Dade attraction , died Mo...

Dismissed FSU quarterback Deondre Francois plans to transfer to FAU
05/20/19 13:33 from Juice: National politics
A difficult quarterback situation at Florida Atlantic may have found a potential solution: former Florida State Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois. Francois plans to transfer to FAU, a source told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Mo...

By the numbers: Broward’s transportation tax plan revs up
05/20/19 12:24 from Juice: National politics
Broward residents and shoppers have been paying higher sales taxes since Jan. 1 to support county transportation projects — and the pennies are starting to add up. Voters approved the 17 percent sales tax jump in November, raising the ta...

ESPN analyst predicts Miami Dolphins will lose every game in 2019
05/20/19 12:09 from Juice: National politics
The Miami Dolphins have made some early, significant strides during their extensive rebuild under general manager Chris Grier and new coach Brian Flores. Despite the moves, national expectations for the Dolphins remain bleak. ESPN analys...

Laurie Jennings leaves WPLG this week; Nicole Perez to take her place (for now)
05/20/19 11:16 from Juice: National politics
After 15 years of delivering the biggest stories at WPLG Channel 10 and 21 years in South Florida, Laurie Jennings is leaving the ABC affiliate this week. Her last broadcast is Wednesday. “After a year and a half of real soul searching, ...

Mario Diaz-Balart Honored for Work on Ports
05/20/19 09:57 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  May 20, 2019 - 10:15am U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., the top Republican on the U.S. House Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, was honored last week...

Driver killed in fiery crash on Powerline Road
05/20/19 09:23 from Juice: National politics
A driver was killed in a crash that fully burned a car Monday morning in Boca Raton. The single-car crash happened before dawn on Powerline Road at El Paseo Road, a short distance south of Glades Road. According to Boca Raton police, the...

Robocalls
05/20/19 07:12 from All Stories
By:  Jeff Stahler Date:  May 20, 2019 - 7:15am

Immigrant proposal nixed after messy rollout — Democrats launch ‘election protection’ effort ahead of 2020 — Deflategate the Florida version — Burning down the Temple of Time
05/20/19 06:52 from Florida Playbook

Tropical storm likely to form tonight and fall apart later this week
05/20/19 06:40 from Juice: National politics
That system of low pressure that has been on the radar at the National Hurricane Center since Friday is likely to become a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone by tonight or Tuesday, forecasters said Monday. The system is several ...

Temple of Time burn turns darkness into light for Parkland community
05/19/19 23:07 from Juice: National politics
A baby blue bunny and one red rose. White candles and a pink teddy bear. A tiny red car and a yellow butterfly note. Dozens of cherished treasures and trinkets went up in flames Sunday night when the Temple of Time was set ablaze in a dr...

Temple of Time burn turns darkness into light for Parkland community
05/19/19 21:31 from Juice: National politics
A baby blue bunny and one red rose. White candles and a pink teddy bear. A tiny red car and a yellow butterfly note. Dozens of cherished treasures and trinkets went up in flames Sunday night when the Temple of Time was set ablaze in a dr...

Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united even as he distances himself from Alabama law
05/19/19 21:15 from Juice: National politics
With Alabama's restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump implored anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election even as he laid out where his personal views differ from t...

West Palm Beach’s Brooks Koepka holds on to win second straight PGA Championship; joins elite company with victory
05/19/19 20:03 from Juice: National politics
Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a wire-to-wire victory, minus the style points. In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka, a West Palm Beach native, lost all but one shot of his record...

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