Port Everglades employees face federal charges in fraud investigation
07/17/19 19:12 from Juice: National politics
One current and three former Port Everglades employees — and the operator of a company that did business at the Broward County-owned facility — ripped off the county through a fraud scheme using county-issued purchasing cards, federal pr...

Teacher accused of improper hugs could get 10-day suspension
07/17/19 19:05 from Juice: National politics
A Broward teacher accused of giving frequent improper hugs to female students now faces a longer suspension. Superintendent Robert Runcie plans to ask the School Board on Tuesday to suspend Karleef Kebreau, a math teacher at Miramar High...

Evaluating a Heat-Chris Paul trade from every angle (it’s mostly about the picks)
07/17/19 18:26 from Juice: National politics
So where do the Miami Heat stand with Chris Paul? As casual spectators, while waiting to see what might come their way. Unlike the team's pursuit of Russell Westbrook, when Pat Riley and his front-office staff negotiated with a proactive...

Federal judge recuses himself from felon voting case — and takes a shot at Broward elections supervisor
07/17/19 18:02 from Juice: National politics
The federal judge overseeing a legal challenge to the new Florida law restricting how felons regain their voting rights recused himself from the case — and said Broward Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci’s conduct in the matter is “...

Watch what you touch, wash your hands, and other things to know about the alarming spread of hepatitis A
07/17/19 17:31 from Juice: National politics
This week, the number of people with confirmed cases of hepatitis A rose to record levels in Florida. Nearly 1,900 people in Florida have become infected with the highly contagious liver disease. While hepatitis A usually goes away on it...

Moody, DeSantis put GOP politics first, Florida last over citizenship census question | Editorial
07/17/19 16:30 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Stymied by time and by judges who saw through the pretext, President Trump was prudent to give up on sabotaging the 2020 Census with a citizenship question that would have frightened millions of immigrants into avoiding the count. But th...

Port Everglades employees face federal charges in fraud investigation
07/17/19 15:55 from Juice: National politics
One current and three former Port Everglades employees — and the operator of a company that did business there — turned a profit for themselves by fraudulently using purchasing cards issued by Broward County to charge the port for goods ...

America’s kids are living through a mental health crisis. Let’s remind them they are not alone. | Opinion
07/17/19 14:42 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Every morning, I play a song from "Dear Evan Hansen" called "You Will Be Found" — and it's become my anthem. “Even when the dark comes crashing through, when you need a friend to carry you, you will be found,” goes the chorus. “So let th...

Watch what you touch, wash your hands, and other things to know about the alarming spread of hepatitis A
07/17/19 14:37 from Juice: National politics
This week, the number of people with confirmed cases of hepatitis A rose to record levels in Florida, leaving the public even more concerned about how they could get the highly contagious liver disease. Nearly 1,900 people in Florida hav...

Florida to require mental health classes in public schools starting in sixth grade
07/17/19 14:31 from Juice: National politics
Public schools will be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in 6th grade, under a mandate approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday and hailed by Florida's top educator as a “life...

Hog lost: Friendly pig found wandering on Broward baseball field
07/17/19 14:23 from Juice: National politics
Is your pig missing? Pembroke Pines police said they found one wandering on the baseball field at West Broward High School (500 NW 209th Ave.) at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. The school’s baseball team had finished practice about 30 minut...

Port Everglades employees face federal charges in fraud investigation
07/17/19 14:13 from Juice: National politics
Four one-time Port Everglades employees were charged in federal court Wednesday with conspiracy to commit fraud with programs receiving federal funds — using purchasing cards issued by Broward County over the course of a decade to obtain...

Answer me this: Where can we play TV trivia in South Florida restaurants and bars?
07/17/19 14:01 from Juice: National politics
All those lazy, Sunday afternoons and “sick days” on the couch with your go-to snack, binging your favorite TV show, can finally pay off. Check out at these South Florida restaurants and bars hosting TV- and movie-themed trivia nights an...

City deploys continuous loop of ‘Baby Shark’ in hopes of deterring homeless from camping out in waterfront park
07/17/19 12:35 from Juice: National politics
Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of the children’s songs “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos" played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping in a waterfront park. West Palm Beach parks and recrea...

Disguised woman flees from bank’s drive-thru and causes fatal crash, cops say
07/17/19 12:34 from Juice: National politics
A wig-wearing woman at a bank’s drive-thru who garnered a teller’s suspicion sped away after police were called, ended up crashing and is now charged with causing the death of her passenger. Lyndsey Elizabeth Free , 27, of Boca Raton , i...

Despite threats from hurricanes and rising seas, populations continue to swell along the coast | Map
07/17/19 12:10 from Juice: National politics
Hurricanes have caused record flooding, killed dozens of people and wiped out entire communities along the coast in recent years. But the devastation — and the growing threats from sea level rise — haven’t seemed to deter people from mov...

Buchanan: Take El Chapo's Money and Build the Wall
07/17/19 10:31 from All Stories
The following piece has been condensed from an oped published Tuesday in the Bradenton Herald:  

Evaluating a Heat-Chris Paul trade from every angle (it’s mostly about the picks)
07/17/19 08:28 from Juice: National politics
So where do the Miami Heat stand with Chris Paul? As casual spectators, while waiting to see what might come their way. Unlike the team's pursuit of Russell Westbrook, when Pat Riley and his front-office staff negotiated with a proactive...

Trump can solve illegal immigration crisis by requiring employers use E-Verify | Opinion
07/17/19 07:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
President Trump could end the illegal immigration crisis with a single phone call — to his sons. Eric and Don Jr., who are running the family business in their father's stead, just discovered the single most effective way to combat illeg...

Readers say Trump reaches new low with racist remarks about four congresswomen of color
07/17/19 07:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
New low for Trump The recent racist attack by President Trump on the Democratic Congresswomen set a new low even for him. His words are spoken like a true white nationalist. Just when I thought he can’t go any lower he manages to do so. ...

Governor DeSantis’ silent way — Roger Stone’s bad day in court — NYT says no to Scott — Latest chapter in Patronis-Rubin saga
07/17/19 07:00 from Florida Playbook

It’s time voting be constitutionally limited to U.S. citizens | Opinion
07/17/19 06:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Next year is the 100th anniversary of womens’ suffrage. My great-grandmother, Esther Kitty McBride, a daughter of Irish famine immigrants, was one of those proud Suffragettes. She would be shocked by the growing efforts to dilute the vot...

Man who beat up hotel manager over parking spot turns himself in, police say
07/17/19 04:59 from Juice: National politics
A 21-year-old man has turned himself in after being seen on video viciously beating up a 69-year-old hotel manager over a parking spot, according to Hollywood police. Deandre Hampton turned himself in at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, said Office...

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies in Fort Lauderdale at 99
07/16/19 21:14 from Juice: National politics
John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. Du...

Man who beat up hotel manager over parking spot turns himself in, police say
07/16/19 19:56 from Juice: National politics
A 21-year-old man has turned himself in after being seen on video viciously beating up a 69-year-old hotel manager over a parking spot, Hollywood police said Tuesday. Deandre Hampton turned himself in at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, said Office...

Judge cuts off Roger Stone from his political lifeblood: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
07/16/19 18:42 from Juice: National politics
A federal judge on Tuesday cut off Roger Stone from his political oxygen — social media sites Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. On the plus side, for Stone — a resident of Fort Lauderdale and longtime confidant of President Donald Trump —...

'Monumental' Marijuana Case: Florida House Wants a Say
07/16/19 18:24 from All Stories
By:  Dara Kam News Service of Florida Date:  July 16, 2019 - 6:15pm Florida House leaders should be able to participate in a lawsuit that could revolutionize the state’s medical marijuana market, a lawyer for the Republican-led...

Union Lawyers Sue FDOE for Taxing Teacher Bonuses
07/16/19 18:08 from All Stories
By:  Ana Ceballos News Service of Florida Date:  July 17, 2019 - 9:00am Lawyers representing teachers are accusing the Florida Department of Education of improperly allowing school districts to deduct employer taxes from teache...

Restaurant sues rival over use of the b-word — and no, it’s not ‘breakfast’
07/16/19 17:41 from Juice: National politics
Owners of a Miami Beach-based eatery called Bacon Bitch are so sure that diners across the country want to be called the b-word by their servers, they’re offering franchise opportunities. A California-based company apparently agrees. It ...

Last Tilted Kilt ‘breastaurant’ in South Florida goes bust in Boca Raton
07/16/19 17:15 from Juice: National politics
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, the national “breastaurant” chain known for serving up objectified women along with shepherd’s pie, has closed its final South Florida location in Boca Raton. The nearly 5-year-old Tilted Kilt outpost at 3320 ...

There’s no way around it: Palm Beach County schools still set to open Aug. 10 in 2020 and 2021
07/16/19 16:58 from Juice: National politics
School officials heard the outcry but decided nothing can be done: The newest calendars show Palm Beach County schools will start Aug. 10 in 2020 and 2021. Many parents resisted these start dates, the earliest allowed by state law, when ...

Military Presence in Florida Responsible for a $75 Billion Economic Boost
07/16/19 16:25 from All Stories
By:  JOHN HAUGHEY THE CENTER SQUARE Date:  July 17, 2019 - 9:00am Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity [DEO] has distributed more than $2.9 million in grants for infrastructure and economic development programs to suppo...

Trump the environmentalist? Now there’s a dirty joke. | Editorial
07/16/19 16:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Who says President Trump doesn’t have a sense of humor? Last week, Trump gave a speech that was a howler even by his standards. The president who surrounds himself with coal miners tried to portray himself as a champion of the environmen...

Florida House leaders want to intervene in lawsuit that shakes up medical marijuana market
07/16/19 15:13 from Juice: National politics
Florida House leaders should be able to participate in a lawsuit that could revolutionize the state’s medical marijuana market, a lawyer for the Republican-led chamber told a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal Tuesday....

Trump’s latest tweet tops my list of presidents making racist remarks | Opinion
07/16/19 14:39 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
President Donald Trump’s vicious verbal assaults on four women of color who are members of Congress have sparked an avalanche of well-earned criticism, including from some of his supporters. As regular readers know, I’m fascinated by his...

Delray Beach dining deals kick off Aug. 1 for annual restaurant week
07/16/19 13:59 from Juice: National politics
The slow season for tourism means a blitz of summer restaurant promotions for food lovers in Delray Beach, hosting its weeklong feast Dine Out Downtown Delray Aug. 1-7. Nearly 40 restaurants along or near Delray’s lively Atlantic Avenue ...

SummerTimeOut: At Jaxson’s Ice Cream, cool things come to those who wait
07/16/19 12:39 from Juice: National politics
We’re all about living our best lives this summer, beating back boredom with cool drinks, splashy playgrounds, good eats , even duckpin bowling . Keep reading for the best ways to summer like a South Florida local. It’s 9 p.m. on a muggy...

Rick Scott's Efforts to Get EU to Sanction Maduro Regime Pay Off
07/16/19 12:37 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  July 17, 2019 - 9:00am This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., cheered the European Union (EU) for sanctioning the Maduro regime and Venezuelan security forces. With the EU announcing plans for ...

Hyde: ‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits on why he can’t slow down at 87 and his plans for an electric night of 200 mph
07/16/19 12:06 from Juice: National politics
Asked why, at 87, long retired and legend secured, he hopes to drag-race an electric car at Palm Beach International Raceway to a record speed of 200 mph, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits pauses and chuckles. “It’s a long story,” he says from his...

Hyde: A ‘long story,’ but a fast one — ‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits and his quest to set speed record at age 87
07/16/19 12:06 from Juice: National politics
Asked why, at 87, long retired and legend secured, he hopes to drag-race an electric car at Palm Beach International Raceway to a record speed of 200 mph, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits pauses and chuckles. “It’s a long story,” he says from his...

Hollywood police ID man killed after suspect fired at driver
07/16/19 12:06 from Juice: National politics
Police Tuesday named Blige Sean Christopher Cypress as the man shot and killed by officers investigating a report about shots fired at a passing driver. Cypress, 22, was fatally shot Sunday after a call was made to 911 about 2:40 p.m. on...

Hollywood police killed man after suspect fired at driver, cops say
07/16/19 11:38 from Juice: National politics
Gunfire disturbed a Hollywood neighborhood Sunday when officers shot and killed a man they say may have fired a gun at another driver, police said. The man was identified, Tuesday, as 22-year-old Blige Sean Christopher Cypress. A call wa...

Rent prices keep rising in South Florida. Check out where you’ll pay more.
07/16/19 11:20 from Juice: National politics
In a growing sign that higher rents are tightening their grip in the suburbs, the average prices to lease an apartment in several outlying Broward County cities have climbed above the $1,700 mark, according to a national survey. In June,...

Prosecutor on Epstein’s trail shames those who backed off | Randy Schultz
07/16/19 11:07 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Alex Acosta and Barry Krischer last week tried to blame each other for the odious Jeffrey Epstein plea deal. In fact, they’re both to blame. Seeking to save his job as Labor Secretary , Acosta dumped on Krischer, the former Palm Beach Co...

House Passes Deutch Resolution Honoring Victims of Hezbollah
07/16/19 11:05 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  July 17, 2019 - 9:00am On Monday, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch’s, D-Fla., resolution honoring the victims of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires and calling...

Hepatitis A has reached record levels in Florida. Here’s what restaurants are doing to keep you safe.
07/16/19 10:27 from Juice: National politics
At Max’s Grille in Boca Raton, and its three sister restaurants in Palm Beach County, more than 60 workers received a hepatitis A vaccine last week in a preventive effort to stop the spread of the contagious liver disease, which has rise...

In the shadows with Florida progressives — Some Republicans speak out over Trump's tweets — Broward, Broward, Broward
07/16/19 07:00 from Florida Playbook

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