Keys woman accused of choking her pet Chihuahua to death
06/28/17 10:58 from Juice: National politics
A Florida woman told sheriff's deputies she killed her 12-year-old Chihuahua because she was tired of the dog biting her. A Monroe County Sheriff's statement says 61-year-old Alice Evans told deputies on Saturday that the dog named Big J...

Milestone: Facebook reaches 2 billion users
06/28/17 10:47 from Juice: National politics
Facebook has hit 2 billion active monthly users, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday. The social media giant has doubled its user base in less than five years — it reached 1 billion in October 2012. Growth has held largely ...

Irie Weekend 2017: Kevin Hart for art's sake
06/28/17 10:40 from Juice: National politics
Miami Heat's DJ Irie hosts the charity-minded Irie Weekend 2017 June 29-July 2 with Kevin Hart, Future, T.I., Lil Yachty and others.

Rick Scott appoints Jonathan Zachem to lead business regulatory agency
06/28/17 10:31 from Naked Politics
From the News Service of Florida: Gov. Rick Scott appointed Jonathan Zachem as Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Tuesday. The department has been without a full-time leader since Ken Lawson le...

In face of new state law, Miami-Dade toll board decides to cut costs
06/28/17 10:23 from Naked Politics
via @doug_hanks Miami-Dade’s toll board is cutting costs and shedding staff as it faces a new state law demanding both lower fees for motorists and that some toll revenue be spent on county transit projects. The leader of the Miami-Dade...

Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in Ayala-Scott case
06/28/17 10:20 from Juice: National politics
The Florida Supreme Court Wednesday morning heard arguments regarding whether Gov. Rick Scott had the authority to take 24 death penalty cases from Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala. “What [Scott] has decided here is that he can...

South Florida bike lanes — designed to kill? | Opinion
06/28/17 10:15 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Having investigated bike paths in Chicago under the heading “Designed to Kill,” I was shocked and appalled to see the laying out of bicycle lanes in Florida. They are often too narrow and too close to high speed traffic — some times over...

Rick Scott Taps Jonathan Zachem to Lead DPBR
06/28/17 10:01 from All Stories
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott named Jonathan Zachem as secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). 

Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation over editorial on mass shooting
06/28/17 09:59 from Juice: National politics
Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely linked her to the 2011 mass shooting in Arizona that wounded then-congresswo...

Statewide condo law reforms sought by Miami-Dade lawmakers signed into law
06/28/17 09:38 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
From Brenda Medina of El Nuevo Herald:

Condo law reforms sought by Miami-Dade lawmakers signed into law
06/28/17 09:37 from Naked Politics
via @BrendaMedinar of El Nuevo Herald Florida Gov. Rick Scott has approved state condominium law reforms that seek to punish voter fraud and theft in condo associations, clarify the definition of conflicts of interest and promote transpa...

Rick Scott appoints Jonathan Zachem to lead business regulatory agency
06/28/17 09:18 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
From the News Service of Florida:

Carlos Curbelo, Grace Napolitano Want to Help Mental Health Research With Special Postage Stamp
06/28/17 09:15 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  June 28, 2017 - 9:15am U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., on Tuesday to unveil a proposal creating a special postage stamp to help mental health resear...

Poll: Republicans poised to unseat Democratic mayor in St. Pete
06/28/17 09:06 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
Charles Frago reports: A newly released robo poll by St. Pete Polls shows Republican former Mayor Rick Baker beating Kriseman by  a 43.5 to 38.8 percentage point margin.

Kellyanne Conway warns of health care spin, but then delivers her own in Miami
06/28/17 08:54 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
On the same day that Senate Republicans were forced to delay a vote on their healthcare legislation because not enough of them wanted to vote for it, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway defended the bill in Miami.

Crash near Copans Road blocks 2 northbound I-95 lanes
06/28/17 08:50 from Juice: National politics
Crashes and other incidents being reported on South Florida's major roadways by the Florida Highway Patrol and other public safety agencies include: I-95 8:45 a.m.:  Northbound I-95 crash near the exit to Copans Road (Exit 38) was blocki...

New poll shows tight St. Pete mayor's race
06/28/17 08:39 from Bay Buzz
A few hours after Rick Baker bested Mayor Rick Kriseman in a post-debate straw poll, a local pollster released a survey conducted the same day showing a considerably closer race.

Facebook reaches 2 billion users
06/28/17 08:28 from Juice: National politics
Facebook has hit 2 billion active monthly users, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday. The social media giant has doubled its user base in less than five years — it reached 1 billion in October 2012. Growth has held largely ...

Conway’s Miami Medicaid malarkey — Graham bashes Rubio over Trumpcare — Scott's political fingerprints on CFO appointment — Walking while black in Jacksonville
06/28/17 07:50 from Florida Playbook
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Amazon expands one-hour delivery with new Prime Now hub in Wynwood in Miami
06/28/17 07:20 from Juice: National politics
Miami can expect grocery deliveries in a jiffy as Amazon Prime Now opens a new processing hub in the Wynwood Arts District on Wednesday. The new 50,000-square-foot facility will allow Amazon to expand one- and two-hour delivery of cold a...

Baby on board: Woman gives birth after flight leaves Fort Lauderdale
06/28/17 06:50 from Juice: National politics
A Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas-Fort Worth gained one more passenger when a woman gave birth mid-flight. Flight 971 was in the air for just a short time Saturday after leaving Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Internation...

Battle between Rick Scott and Aramis Ayala heads to Supreme Court
06/28/17 06:00 from Naked Politics
Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando prosecutor Aramis Ayala square off Wednesday before the Florida Supreme Court in a high-profile case being watched nationally that could have implications for the 2018 elections. Ayala demands that Scott show ...

Fight between Rick Scott and Aramis Ayala heads to high court
06/28/17 06:00 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando prosecutor Aramis Ayala square off Wednesday before the Florida Supreme Court in a high-profile case being watched nationally that could have implications for the 2018 elections. Ayala demands that Scott show ...

Venezuelan president says helicopter fired grenades at Supreme Court
06/28/17 05:44 from Juice: National politics
President Nicolas Maduro said a stolen police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court Tuesday in what he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. The confusing exchange, which is bound to ratchet up ten...

Sentencing day for teacher who tipped off drug dealers to get back at cheating husband
06/28/17 05:15 from Juice: National politics
A Broward County elementary school teacher, who sought revenge against her “philandering” police officer husband by tipping off drug dealers that they were under investigation, is facing federal prison when she is sentenced today. Porsha...

Scattered showers and storms today
06/28/17 04:36 from Juice: National politics
What is likely the wettest day of the week is here, but it's not expected to be a washout by any means. According to the National Weather Service, there's a 40 to 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday, depending on you...

Editorial cartoons from around the country
06/28/17 00:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Take a look at what cartoonists from around the country are saying about current issues and events.

Gators knock off LSU, win first baseball national title
06/27/17 23:45 from Juice: National politics
A controversial call, a throw home, a sliding catch, an unexpected star and a championship. It was quite a Tuesday night for the Florida Gators, who earned their first baseball national title with a 6-1 win against Louisiana State. The G...

Turtlecare
06/27/17 22:43 from All Stories
By:  Jeff Stahler Date:  June 28, 2017 - 2:00am

Beware healthcare 'spin,' Kellyanne Conway says in Miami, doing her own spinning
06/27/17 21:41 from Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei On the same day that Senate Republicans were forced to delay a vote on their healthcare legislation because not enough of them wanted to vote for it, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway defended the bill in Miam...

State Colleges Facing Year of 'Stagnation' and 'Lost Opportunity'
06/27/17 20:58 from All Stories
By:  Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida Date:  June 27, 2017 - 9:45pm While state universities are starting the new academic year in July with a major financial boost, Florida's 28 state colleges will face a budget cut.

Diverse Wilton Manors wants unity in its ZIP code
06/27/17 20:55 from Broward Politics
It might seem insignificant, but your ZIP code says a lot about you and your neighbors: income levels, crime, home values and insurance rates. But Wilton Manors, a city of just two square miles, is separated into four ZIP codes, includin...

Diverse Wilton Manors wants unity in its ZIP code
06/27/17 20:55 from Juice: National politics
It might seem insignificant, but your ZIP code says a lot about you and your neighbors: income levels, crime, home values and insurance rates. But Wilton Manors, a city of just two square miles, is separated into four ZIP codes, includin...

Why Shouldn't Corcoran and Oliva Huddle with the Kochs?
06/27/17 20:49 from All Stories
By:  Nancy Smith Date:  June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm With all its money, couldn't the shadowy, liberal activist group Florida Strong produce a more truthful, higher class Internet ad about the Koch brothers and Florida's House leader...

FBI informant accused of running fraud while undercover for feds
06/27/17 20:15 from Juice: National politics
The last time Mohammed Agbareia was accused of fraud, he pleaded guilty, got a break on his punishment, moved to Palm Beach County and worked as an informant for the FBI providing information on “national security investigations.” But fe...

Hyde: The Tebow Effect — no hit, all sales — hits Port St. Lucie | Commentary
06/27/17 20:05 from Juice: National politics
They opened the ice cream stand for the first time on a Tuesday this season, hoping to sell all 245 mini-helmets of ice cream on hand, and put extra cases of beer on portable hand-carts, ready to fortify the first stand in trouble. But t...

Boys, ages 14 to 16, accused of stealing Porsche, guns and $200K have long rap sheets
06/27/17 19:50 from Juice: National politics
The six boys charged this week with breaking into a home and stealing a Porsche , a safe stuffed with more than $200,000 in cash and two loaded handguns were so young that only one was old enough to drive. But the Fort Lauderdale teens —...

Boca boat dock collapses plunging 13 posing for photo into water
06/27/17 19:45 from Juice: National politics
Thirteen people gathered for a family picture plunged into the water when the boat dock they were posing on collapsed Tuesday evening. It happened at Boca Bayou condominium complex between U.S. 1 and Dixie Highway south of Royal Palm Way...

Ex-Aquinas DB Frank Coppet stable after Vandy players shot
06/27/17 19:45 from Juice: National politics
Former St. Thomas Aquinas defensive back Frank Coppet was one of two Vanderbilt football players shot in an attempt to recover a teammate's stolen mobile phone. Coppet, a redshirt freshman this fall, received noncritical birdshot wounds ...

Florida boat dock collapses, plunging 13 posing for family photo into water
06/27/17 19:45 from Juice: National politics
Thirteen people gathered for a family picture plunged into the water when the boat dock they were posing on collapsed Tuesday evening. It happened at Boca Bayou condominium complex between U.S. 1 and Dixie Highway south of Royal Palm Way...

Pit-bull restrictions go up for repeal in Tamarac
06/27/17 19:35 from Juice: National politics
Tamarac is bowing out of the fiery debate over whether pit bulls are more likely to attack than other dogs. The city is one of only three local governments in South Florida that deem pit bulls dangerous to justify breed-specific rules ov...

Police ID body found floating in Pompano Beach lake
06/27/17 19:30 from Juice: National politics
Authorities on Tuesday identified a body found floating in a Pompano Beach lake earlier this month. Detectives are investigating how and when Hepburn Williams, 60, of Lauderdale Lakes, ended up in the body of water with his 2009 blue BMW...

Train kills man on railroad tracks in Lake Worth
06/27/17 19:20 from Juice: National politics
A man was hit and killed on the railroad tracks south of the Lake Worth Tri-Rail station a little before 5 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. “It didn’t happen at a crossing,” said Bonnie Arnold, a Tri-Rail spokeswoman. The man was hit by a...

All stories lead to Florida: A fake Trump Time magazine cover hangs in Doral resort
06/27/17 18:54 from Naked Politics
From the Washington Post: The framed copy of Time Magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’...

Wilton Manors wants more zip in its ZIP code
06/27/17 18:40 from Broward Politics
It might seem insignificant, but your ZIP code says a lot about you and your neighbors: income levels, crime, joblessness and insurance rates. But Wilton Manors, a city of just two square miles, is separated into four ZIP codes. That’s e...

New state law bans sober homes from falsely advertising services and locations
06/27/17 18:25 from Juice: National politics
New regulations on sober homes are coming with Gov. Rick Scott’s signature on a bill that could lower the number of addicts traveling from out of state to stay in the homes in South Florida. Sober homes, a sort of halfway house for peopl...

Rubio, Scott talk health care as vote put off for now
06/27/17 18:09 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
By Alex Daughtery of the Miami Herald WASHINGTON - Minutes after he delayed a vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare when a number of Republican senators said they could not support it as written, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell retre...

Rubio and Scott crisscross the Capitol as Obamacare repeal bill stalls in Senate
06/27/17 18:06 from Naked Politics
@alextdaugherty Minutes after he delayed a vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare when a number of Republican senators said they could not support it as written, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell retreated to his office. Rick Scott and ...

Greenacres councilwoman accused of theft as treasurer of Boca High
06/27/17 18:05 from Juice: National politics
A Greenacres City Council member has been arrested on charges she stole thousands of dollars from Boca Raton High, when she years ago was entrusted as school treasurer, authorities say. Lisa Rivera, 47, was taken into custody Monday on c...

Sen. Rubio, stalled health care bill should 'First, do no harm' | Editorial
06/27/17 17:55 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
It is a wicked piece of work that majority leader Mitch McConnell has been trying to ram through the Senate to strip 22 million Americans of health insurance and inflict inferior coverage and higher out-of-pocket expenses on millions mor...

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