Gus Bilirakis Pushes 'Eye-Bonds' to Help Combat Blindness
07/21/18 06:00 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  July 21, 2018 - 6:00am This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., joined U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., in pushing a bill to fund treatments to cure blindness. 

Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat; vigils held for 17 dead
07/21/18 00:46 from Juice: National politics
More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up. Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, Miss...

No Substitute
07/20/18 23:49 from All Stories
By:  Henry Payne Date:  July 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

Vigils held for 17 killed — including 9 from one family — in Missouri boat accident
07/20/18 23:24 from Juice: National politics
A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm. The grief-stricken community hosted...

Florida's Heroic Farming Families Didn't Deserve the Debate Snub
07/20/18 22:54 from All Stories
By:  Nancy Smith Date:  July 21, 2018 - 6:00am One thing I learned since the Wednesday debate: If Democratic candidates for governor did nothing else during the televised event, they turned off the 50,000-or-so folks in Clewist...

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story
07/20/18 21:58 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Fri...

9 of 17 Missouri duck boat accident victims from one family
07/20/18 21:20 from Juice: National politics
The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades. Divers ...

Man traded pornographic photos of infants and little boys, police say
07/20/18 20:30 from Juice: National politics
The Fort Lauderdale man told police he didn’t remember sending any pornographic pictures of children. But officers found incriminating chat histories and photos on the 47-year-old’s computer, an arrest report said. Gene Lumsden, 47, of t...

South Florida duck boat tours put safety first, owners say after Missouri tragedy
07/20/18 19:30 from Juice: National politics
After 17 drowned Thursday when fierce winds capsized a duck boat on a Missouri lake, local heads have turned toward similar South Florida tours. Could it happen here? The sightseeing land-and-sea vessels operate in West Palm Beach and Mi...

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story
07/20/18 19:17 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Fri...

Dad delivers baby at Chick-fil-A, using his 'Trump 2020' shirt as a towel
07/20/18 19:10 from Juice: National politics
Does Chick-fil-A deliver? Sure, but this dad does it even better — in the fast-food restaurant. When Falon Griffin started having contractions on Tuesday, she and husband Robert headed to the hospital in San Antonio, Texas. They stopped ...

State Divvies up Performance Money for Colleges
07/20/18 18:59 from All Stories
By:  Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida Date:  July 21, 2018 - 6:00am Florida’s 28 state colleges will receive $60 million in performance funding during the academic year that started this month.

Our president should speak for America and for American values | South Florida 100
07/20/18 17:55 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Our panel of 100 influential leaders weighs in on President Trump's performance at the Helsinki summit; toxic algae blooms in Florida; and safety concerns as the new school year looms.

Father and son sheriff's deputies now jail inmates in murder and attempted rape cases
07/20/18 17:55 from Juice: National politics
They are a father and son who have served in the U.S. military and spent years in uniform as Palm Beach County Sheriff’s road patrol deputies. Today they are wearing blue jail scrubs as inmates at the Palm Beach County Jail. Dad Carlton ...

Republicans peddle false attack against a Miami doctor who doesn't like Rick Scott
07/20/18 17:50 from Naked Politics
@alextdaugherty On Wednesday, Rick Scott's Senate campaign and the Republican Party responded to an anti-Scott ad by arguing that a Miami doctor who attacks Scott "refuses to accept Medicaid patients" after railing against Scott's health...

9 of 17 Missouri duck boat accident victims from one family
07/20/18 17:28 from Juice: National politics
Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said. A spokeswoman for...

Wilton Manors housing project proposed for low-income gay seniors
07/20/18 17:20 from Juice: National politics
A developer is proposing affordable rental apartments for the aging gay community in Wilton Manors, arguing they often face housing discrimination. Carrfour Supportive Housing is proposing a housing development on the site of The Pride C...

Man dumps his date and steals her car to take another woman to movies
07/20/18 17:20 from Juice: National politics
There’s two-timing — and then there’s this guy. Kelton Griffith was on a date, driving his girlfriend to the movies in her car. He stopped at a gas station and asked her to get him some cigars. While she was gone, he took off in her Volv...

Foreign buyers, tax refugees, retirees drive surge in S. Florida luxury home sales
07/20/18 17:05 from Juice: National politics
A “starter home” for $4 million. Soon-to-be-built Fort Lauderdale condos on the Intracoastal Waterway for $2 million. Or how about those “affordable” luxury condos near Hollywood Beach? They’re all playing a role in what luxury real esta...

Category 6 hurricanes a frightful thought; Iguanas are our friends; patriotism has no color | Letters
07/20/18 17:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Act before climate change impacts spin out of control I recently read the article about how we could soon start to see Category 6 hurricanes , and I have to tell you, this completely frightens me. I still have flashbacks about our stress...

Airport deputy hit in the leg by a stolen car, sheriff's office says
07/20/18 16:50 from Juice: National politics
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has arrested “several” people and are looking for “a few” more after a deputy at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was hit by someone allegedly driving a stolen car, officials said. The depu...

'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis subpoenaed in Mueller probe
07/20/18 16:40 from Juice: National politics
Robert Mueller wants to talk to the “Manhattan Madam.” Kristin Davis, the madam made famous for her role in the 2008 sex scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, has been subpoenaed by the special counsel’s office, a...

This week's Comment Hall of Fame: Planned Parenthood, lionfish and 'alleged' butt grabbing
07/20/18 16:35 from Juice: National politics
Let’s kick off this week’s comment hall of fame with the reason for the headline. When we published a story on the NRA’s grades for Florida politicians — including an outstanding A-plus for Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and F-minu...

Jurors have delivered fewer death penalty verdicts. Did Florida get that law right?
07/20/18 16:25 from Juice: National politics
Two years ago, Florida’s death penalty hit a bit of a snag when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional . The court didn’t rule that the death penalty itself was unconstitutional — it has never done so, though a 1972 ruling abou...

Weekly Roundup: The Heat Is On
07/20/18 16:00 from All Stories
By:  Jim Turner News Service of Florida Date:  July 20, 2018 - 4:00pm Florida continues to heat up, despite daily rains that have renewed discharges from polluted Lake Okeechobee into algae-filled waters on both coasts.

Broward schools need upgraded cameras, intercom systems, safety report says
07/20/18 15:50 from Juice: National politics
Broward County schools will get upgraded surveillance cameras and intercom systems, and buzzers will be added to front offices, as a result of preliminary findings from a security assessment. The Broward school district has hired a Georg...

Airport deputy hit in the leg by a stolen car, sheriff's office says
07/20/18 15:40 from Juice: National politics
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has arrested “several” people and are looking for “a few” more after a deputy at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was hit by someone allegedly driving a stolen car, officials said. The depu...

For many Americans, there's no answer to hardship | Guest editorial
07/20/18 15:30 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Three of the federal government's largest means-tested safety-net programs are Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and housing assistance. To list these is to list the conditions against which Congress has deci...

South Florida killers avoiding death row under new law
07/20/18 15:30 from Juice: National politics
South Florida juries appear to be less likely, so far, to send convicted killers to death row under the state’s newest death penalty law. Two juries in Broward County decided to spare the lives of convicted killers in the past week in ca...

Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to Playboy model: source
07/20/18 15:25 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with an investigation into the attorney told The Assoc...

Ted Deutch demands resignation of Trump’s homeland security secretary
07/20/18 15:10 from Juice: National politics
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch , D-Boca Raton, said Friday that President Donald Trump’s homeland security secretary should resign. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “has repeatedly spread misinformation and lied to the American people,” he said. “By rej...

Ted Deutch calls for resignation of Trump’s homeland security secretary
07/20/18 15:10 from Juice: National politics
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch , D-Boca Raton, said Friday that President Donald Trump’s homeland security secretary should resign. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “has repeatedly spread misinformation and lied to the American people,” he said. “By rej...

Catching pythons in the Everglades with snake hunter Donna Kalil | Video
07/20/18 15:00 from Juice: National politics
The only female python hunter employed by the South Florida Water Management District, Donna Kalil has removed more than 60 of the invasive snakes from the Everglades.

Curbelo says 1,313 kids in Homestead shelter are treated with ‘care and compassion’
07/20/18 14:48 from Naked Politics
@alextdaugherty Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo said one of the country’s largest compounds for immigrant children felt a lot like a high school after touring it for the first time on Friday. Curbelo was able to visit the Homestead ...

17 dead after Missouri duck boat capsizes in high winds
07/20/18 14:37 from Juice: National politics
Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said. Investigators bla...

Hang onto your wallets, Floridians. Gas prices may be about to skyrocket | Opinion
07/20/18 14:30 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
At a time when gasoline prices in the Sunshine State are already up nearly 70 cents a gallon from a year ago, a bill is about to be introduced in Congress that would tack on a nickel per gallon in new taxes now — and then raise them agai...

Project 'Fuchsia': Google is quietly working on a successor to Android
07/20/18 14:26 from Juice: National politics
For more than two years, a small and stealthy group of engineers within Google has been working on software that they hope will eventually replace Android, the world's dominant mobile operating system. As the team grows, it will have to ...

Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to Playboy model: source
07/20/18 14:13 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with an investigation into the attorney told The Assoc...

David Hogg’s Hyped Book Hit the Market with a Thud
07/20/18 14:10 from All Stories
By:  Brad Slager Date:  July 20, 2018 - 2:15pm It was just over one month ago when we were treated to a new rash of David Hogg sightings. The media outlets flung their doors open and ushered the teen activist to their now-famil...

Disabled turn to courts for equal access to websites
07/20/18 14:00 from Juice: National politics
Business owners who think that building a wheelchair ramp and grab bars in the restroom will ward off South Florida’s accessibility testers and their lawsuits need to fire up their computers, go to their websites and ask: “What’s missing...

Rick Scott puts $14 million of his fortune into Senate bid
07/20/18 13:55 from Juice: National politics
Republican Gov. Rick Scott has poured $14 million of his own fortune into a high-stakes race for U.S. Senate that will help determine the balance of power on Capitol Hill, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaig...

Progress report: Making Broward County schools safer | Opinion
07/20/18 13:30 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Across Florida, school districts are working to carry out provisions of new school safety legislation. As the 234 schools in our district prepare for the new school year, we are focused on every parent’s Number One concern — “What are we...

Convenience store clerk pepper-sprayed by shoplifting couple, investigators say
07/20/18 13:30 from Juice: National politics
A married couple, accused of stealing from a convenience store in West Delray , is behind bars with bonds totaling nearly a half-million dollars, court records show. Brandon Seth Froum, 40, and Mirabehn Mahree Froum, 33, walked into the ...

17 dead after Missouri duck boat capsizes in high winds
07/20/18 13:26 from Juice: National politics
Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said. Investigators bla...

State attorney general candidate cancels event with Boca Raton developer — and felon
07/20/18 13:25 from Juice: National politics
Florida attorney general candidate Ashley Moody on Friday canceled an event with Boca Raton real estate developer James Batmasian — a convicted felon who did time for federal tax evasion. The event was canceled about 2-and-a-half hours a...

DirecTV Now, SlingTV increase prices for cord cutters, but there are cheaper services | Doreen's Deals
07/20/18 13:10 from Juice: National politics
Internet pay TV providers are putting the squeeze on cord cutters with price increases, but new and cheaper services have emerged. Citing increased programming costs, DirectTV Now, PlayStation Vue, SlingTV, FubuTV and YouTube TV have or ...

Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to Playboy model: report
07/20/18 12:50 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, The New York Times  reported  Friday. The president's current personal lawyer conf...

Kids ride free on Brightline trains
07/20/18 12:50 from Juice: National politics
Kids ride free on Brightline trains in South Florida thanks to a summer promotion. The deal is good through Aug. 31 on travel between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Two complimentary tickets for kids ages 12 and younger can ...

Try these 10 restaurants for Miami Spice and you'll be fat and happy
07/20/18 12:40 from Juice: National politics
Dining critic Mike Mayo offers 10 picks for the annual movable feast known as Miami Spice, which runs Aug. 1-Sept. 30 at more than 230 restaurants.

Whale sharks are even bigger than we thought — and they can live to 130 years old, study finds
07/20/18 12:30 from Juice: National politics
Whale sharks, the largest of the shark species, can travel the ocean for up to 130 years and can grow as long as 61 feet. That’s according to a recently released study by researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research ...

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