State says it had no authority to shut down Penn Dutch earlier
09/20/19 20:32 from Juice: National politics
State rules prevented inspectors from taking common-sense steps this week to protect consumers from buying potentially tainted food at Penn Dutch Meat & Seafood Market. Despite 13 positive tests for the listeria bacterium in various part...

Hurricane Jerry track threatens Bermuda, and another tropical system is likely to form next week
09/20/19 19:53 from Juice: National politics
Hurricane Jerry continued to weaken Friday afternoon, but it is expected to remain a hurricane with the possibility of re-gaining strength early next week, according to the National Hurricane Center’s Friday evening advisory. Currently a...

Petty spat between VA and congressman comes at the expense of Florida veterans | The Buzz
09/20/19 17:57 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie hastily announced last week that he was evicting congressional staff from using office space at VA facilities in West Palm and Orlando. It’s a spiteful and short-sighted move on the part of W...

Fight at biker bar leads to murder investigation months later
09/20/19 17:30 from Juice: National politics
It started as a bar fight but ended in death four months later, and now Davie police are searching for the brawlers, who could face murder charges. Michael Lewis Kline Sr., 57, of Davie , died Nov. 14 from injuries suffered in a beating ...

Did you buy food at Penn Dutch this week? Here’s what to do about listeria concerns | Doreen’s Deal
09/20/19 16:55 from Juice: National politics
So, you played a dangerous game of Ribeye Russian Roulette at Penn Dutch this week before it was ordered shut by the state Thursday afternoon for listeria concerns. Now what? Untold hundreds of customers flocked to the Margate store to c...

Fentanyl murder indictment is a first for Broward
09/20/19 16:47 from Juice: National politics
For the first time since Florida passed a law addressing the state’s fentanyl crisis, a Broward County grand jury has indicted someone on a first-degree murder charge for a fentanyl-related death. Bernard Gonzalez, 58, of Miramar, is fac...

Evacuated from the Bahamas, they try to find their way in South Florida
09/20/19 16:23 from Juice: National politics
When the thunder boomed in Boca Raton, Jonna Boodle shuddered aboutHurricane Dorian. It was the day after Boodle had landed in Florida after fleeing her home in the Bahamas. Her nerves and emotions were raw, the thunder all too familiar....

Worldwide Christian ministry based in Fort Lauderdale fights ‘hate group’ label
09/20/19 16:06 from Juice: National politics
D. James Kennedy Ministries, the Christian organization based in Fort Lauderdale and known around the world, will continue to wear an ignominious label: hate group. The late Rev. D. James Kennedy, who founded the ministries and Coral Rid...

Fat Boyz Barbecue to close in Deerfield Beach and open at ex-Hickory Sticks site in Fort Lauderdale
09/20/19 15:29 from Juice: National politics
The local barbecue scene’s game of musical chairs — and smokers and pits — will continue in upcoming months as popular local chain Fat Boyz Barbecue plans to shut its Deerfield Beach flagship and open a new Fort Lauderdale outpost in the...

DeSantis: Florida's Economy Is Still Strong, Growing and Diversifying
09/20/19 15:21 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  September 20, 2019 - 3:15pm Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday Florida’s economy continues to grow -- adding 213,000 private-sector jobs over the year in August, while maintaining a low unemploym...

South Florida 100: Responding to Bill Maher’s ‘fat-shaming’ comments on HBO; state legislators descend on Tallahassee for committee week
09/20/19 15:12 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs

Taxi’s video records cabbie getting shot; gunman was wearing ankle monitor from earlier arrest, cops say
09/20/19 14:38 from Juice: National politics
A 26-year-old Davie man with a long criminal history is facing nearly a dozen more charges after a taxi driver was assaulted and shot, police said. During the attack, Jonathan King Jr. was wearing an electronic ankle monitor because of a...

If you challenge a developer’s dream, be prepared to pay up — or shut up | Editorial
09/20/19 12:50 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
The Big Shots own Florida now. If you stand up to them, they will destroy you. That’s the impact of an appeals court’s wrongheaded ruling on Maggy Hurchalla’s $4.4 million punishment for opposing a billionaire developer’s rock mine in Ma...

Sweeps target gang activity; guns, drugs and cash confiscated
09/20/19 11:50 from Juice: National politics
A month-long investigation of gang activity has resulted in arrests and the confiscations of guns, drugs and money, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. Detectives arrested six people and seized about $5,000 worth of drugs, roughly $2,000 ...

Jerry weakens to a Category 1 hurricane but tropics remain active; the former Imelda turns deadly during Texas deluge
09/20/19 11:10 from Juice: National politics
Hurricane Jerry is about 130 miles northeast of Barbuda, one of Antigua’s two major islands, and continued to weaken Friday but is expected to remain a hurricane for a few days, according to the National Hurricane Center. Meanwhile, the ...

Hurricane Jerry track threatens Bermuda, and tropics remain active with other systems forecast to move west
09/20/19 11:10 from Juice: National politics
Hurricane Jerry continued to weaken Friday, located about 130 miles northeast of Barbuda, but it is expected to remain a hurricane for a few days, according to the National Hurricane Center. Meanwhile, the remnants of former Tropical Dep...

Americans Should Honor POW/MIA Recognition Day
09/20/19 10:19 from All Stories
By:  Joe Sestak Date:  September 20, 2019 - 10:15am Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. While we should honor America's heroes every day, on this day in particular we must take time to remember the service and sacrifice ...

The unconscionable inhumanity in Florida prisons. Top lawmaker calls it a “powder keg.” | Steve Bousquet
09/20/19 09:32 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
To see the real-life consequences of official neglect and incompetence, look no further than the Florida Department of Corrections. For decades, governors and legislators neglected the nation’s third-largest prison system, and conditions...

The unconscionable inhumanity in Florida prisons. Top lawmaker calls it a ‘powder keg.’ | Steve Bousquet
09/20/19 09:32 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
To see the real-life consequences of official neglect and incompetence, look no further than the Florida Department of Corrections. For decades, governors and legislators neglected the nation’s third-largest prison system, and conditions...

Community paramedic programs save money, improve patient care. Sunrise proved it. | Opinion
09/20/19 09:24 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
In Sunrise, data analysis alerted us to a troubling and costly trend for our city: Over a five-year period, we found that one in three telephone calls to our 911 system for medical assistance were repeat calls. More than 15% of the total...

Hurricane Jerry weakens slightly as the former Imelda turns deadly and dumps up to 45 inches of rain on Texas
09/20/19 08:08 from Juice: National politics
Hurricane Jerry is about 155 miles northeast of Barbuda, one of Antigua’s two major islands, and weakened slightly during the last several hours but is expected to remain a hurricane “during the next few days” according to the National H...

The dumping of Trump's Florida 'field general' — Gaetz vs. the 'war lobby' — Do college presidents need a lobbyist? — The father of modern-day Miami has died
09/20/19 07:00 from Florida Playbook

On Strike
09/20/19 06:37 from All Stories
By:  Henry Payne Date:  September 20, 2019 - 6:30am

Revisiting Joe Biden’s record on immigration; why do immigration laws get ignored? | Letters to the Editor
09/20/19 06:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Root of our illegal immigration problem In reading the op-ed by Thomas Kennedy, who expressed his anguish at Joe Biden and the Obama Administration's detention and deportation policies, I was struck by his recounting of his own father's ...

Feds keep pretending Russian meddling in Florida election systems was no big deal | Fred Grimm
09/20/19 06:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
I’m guessing — mind you, I’m just an uninformed nobody from West Virginia — that the Russians already know what they did. The Russian apparatchiks are privy to all the ways their hackers and trolls and social media posers perverted the 2...

Hurricane Jerry strengthens as the former Imelda dumps up to 45 inches of rain on Texas
09/19/19 23:00 from Juice: National politics
Hurricane Jerry is about 385 miles from the Caribbean and getting stronger, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest public advisory, issued at 11 p.m. Thursday. Meanwhile, the remnants of former Tropical Depression Imelda con...

A Year Later, 18,000 Hurricane Michael Insurance Claims Still Unresolved
09/19/19 19:44 from All Stories
By:  JOHN HAUGHEY THE CENTER SQUARE Date:  September 20, 2019 - 6:00am About 12 percent of claims, or 18,211, filed in the wake of Category 5 Hurricane Michael, which hammered the Panhandle last October causing more than $6.5 b...

Approval Sought for $15.5 Million Settlement in 'Best and Brightest' Teacher-Bonus Program
09/19/19 19:05 from All Stories
By:  Jim Saunders News Service of Florida Date:  September 20, 2019 - 6:00am The state Department of Education and the Florida Education Association asked a federal judge Thursday to preliminarily approve a $15.5 million settle...

Judge tosses lawsuit, for now, against family that took in future Parkland shooter
09/19/19 18:52 from Juice: National politics
The Parkland couple who took Nikolas Cruz into their home after the death of his mother in late 2017 will not have to defend themselves against a civil lawsuit related to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a Browa...

New diving reef hits the rocks as barge gets stuck in the sand
09/19/19 17:11 from Juice: National politics
Maybe this should be the new nickname for Deerfield Beach: “The city where artificial reefs have trouble sinking.” A tugboat and a barge that were set to create a reef that would mark Deerfield Beach from the air got stuck in the sand We...

State taking too slow an approach to enforcing texting while driving ban | The Buzz
09/19/19 15:53 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Admit it: You still text while driving, even though it’s now against the law in Florida. Bad habits die hard. Even when it’s dangerous, like texting. It has been nearly three months since Florida joined the rest of the country and made t...

State taking too slow an approach to enforcing texting while driving ban | Editorial
09/19/19 15:53 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Admit it: You still text while driving, even though it’s now against the law in Florida. Bad habits die hard. Even when it’s dangerous, like texting. It has been nearly three months since Florida joined the rest of the country and made t...

Follow every Jeffrey Epstein trail to the end | Editorial
09/19/19 15:43 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Jeffrey Epstein’s death should not end the investigations of Epstein’s life – and death. U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra ruled this week that Epstein’s apparent suicide on Aug. 10 ended the question of whether the terrible 2008 p...

Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre Dies at Age 84
09/19/19 14:32 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  September 19, 2019 - 2:30pm After a battle with spinal cancer, former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, the first Hispanic to serve in that post, died at age 84. “It is with great sadness that we mourn ...

Let Florida snowbirds from Canada stay longer, Rubio and Scott urge
09/19/19 14:16 from Juice: National politics
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott want to allow Canadians to be able to stay longer in the United States. The Florida Republicans announced Thursday they have introduced legislation dubbed the “Canadian Snowbirds Act,” which...

Rubio-Scott Bill Would Extend Canadian Snowbirds' Stay in U.S. Another Two Months
09/19/19 12:28 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  September 20, 2019 - 6:00am Florida’s two U.S. senators have teamed up in the latest effort to allow Canadians to stay longer in the United States.  U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out the “Canadi...

Hurricane Jerry just formed near the Caribbean. It’s one of a half dozen systems in the Atlantic tropics.
09/19/19 12:26 from Juice: National politics
Hurricane Jerry formed in the Atlantic Ocean about 500 miles east of the Caribbean on Thursday morning. So far the early forecast track is encouraging, but that could change. Jerry is moving to the northwest and has put several islands i...

Faith communities to support Friday’s global student strike to change attitudes about climate crisis | Opinion
09/19/19 12:17 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Millions of Christians have sought God’s forgiveness with these words from the Book of Common Prayer: “We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.” Perhaps...

Student accused of school threat as Florida launches ‘It’s No Joke’ campaign targeting social media posts
09/19/19 12:14 from Juice: National politics
As the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice launched the “It’s No Joke” campaign to discourage gun threats made against schools — even in jest — a Palm Beach County student was arrested for doing just that, West Palm Beach police said....

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union create shirt line to support LGBTQ rights
09/19/19 09:04 from Juice: National politics
Miami couple Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union and their family are wearing their support of the LGBTQ community. On social media, the retired Miami Heat star and “America’s Got Talent” judge announced that they’re selling a limited-editio...

Dancing With the Stars
09/19/19 08:46 from All Stories
By:  Jeff Stahler Date:  September 19, 2019 - 8:45am

Tropical Storm Jerry likely to become a hurricane today as it approaches the Caribbean
09/19/19 08:03 from Juice: National politics
Tropical Storm Jerry picked up strength Thursday and is expected to become a hurricane today as it approaches the small Caribbean islands way out to the east, according to the National Hurricane Center. “On the forecast track, the center...

Florida legislators don’t have a monopoly on wisdom | Editorial
09/19/19 07:47 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
The Florida Legislature has never been happy about losing its monopoly on amendments to the Florida Constitution. So again this year, there is legislation to abolish the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years with t...

Sting nabs would-be smugglers in sale of 30 pounds of meth, authorities say
09/19/19 07:00 from Juice: National politics
He smuggled 30 pounds of methamphetamine all the way from Juarez, Mexico, to Broward County, hauling the drugs in a secret compartment built into a Volkswagen Jetta, authorities say. Jose Eduardo Quintero-Lopez, 29, and three associates ...

Balancing gun rights and gun restrictions; Big Sugar and pre-harvest burning; Sanders-style socialiasm | Letters to the Editor
09/19/19 07:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Balancing gun rights, gun restrictions I commend your editorial , “Vaping Is Deadly So Is Gun Violence,” I don’t want guns taken away from hunters, target shooters or persons who desire to protect themselves. But I do want to protect us ...

Florida's recount battles lingers on — Hannity’s embattled sheriff — Warren staffs up in Florida
09/19/19 07:00 from Florida Playbook

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