Frustration builds in Carolinas as residents wait to go home; Trump visits disaster zone
09/19/18 23:13 from Juice: National politics
Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's ...

Schools, sheriff accused of concealing information in Parkland shooting
09/19/18 21:15 from Juice: National politics
The parents of two children killed in February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say public agencies are subverting democracy by stonewalling them in their search for public records related to the case. The agencies, inc...

Police kill gunman after he shoots 4 in Pennsylvania court lobby
09/19/18 20:56 from Juice: National politics
A gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him, killing him. Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower said Wednesday ev...

Texas man at center of 3D-printed gun debate accused of paying for underage sex
09/19/18 18:39 from Juice: National politics
The owner of a Texas company that is being sued by several states over its plan to disseminate blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns is wanted on an arrest warrant over an allegation that he had sex with an underage girl and ...

How best to curb the planet’s rising temperature? A carbon fee and dividend plan | Opinion
09/19/18 17:25 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Barely a day goes by when we don’t see a news article or an opinion piece relating to climate change. From heat waves that ground airplanes in Arizona, to wildfires that cause loss of life and property in California; from melting icecaps...

Algae turns another Fort Lauderdale canal green
09/19/18 17:15 from Juice: National politics
A downtown canal bloomed bright green this week with algae, prompting Fort Lauderdale officials to alert the state. The Himmarshee Canal, which runs east/southeast starting south of Broward Boulevard and just east of U.S. 1, was marbled ...

Early voting to be offered at FIU, Nova Southeastern
09/19/18 17:15 from Juice: National politics
More South Florida universities are being added to the list of early-voting sites after a court struck down a state ban on campus voting. Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said arrangements were finalized Wednesday to off...

Appeals Court Ready to Consider Pre-Game Prayer
09/19/18 16:50 from All Stories
By:  Jim Saunders News Service of Florida Date:  September 19, 2018 - 5:00pm Nearly three years after Christian schools from Tampa and Jacksonville squared off in a high-school football championship, a federal appeals court is ...

Burt Reynolds remembered in private funeral in West Palm Beach, reports say
09/19/18 16:50 from Juice: National politics
Screen legend and longtime South Florida resident Burt Reynolds was remembered Wednesday in a private funeral service in West Palm Beach, according to media reports. The small service for family and close friends took place at Family Chu...

Florida Realtors® PAC Stays Conservative, Embraces Its Slate of 2018 Candidates for State Office
09/19/18 16:40 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  September 19, 2018 - 4:45pm The Florida Realtors® PAC today released its endorsements for the 2018 general election, leaning conservative almost throughout the slate of state candidates.

Three wounded in shooting at Wisconsin software company; suspect killed by police
09/19/18 16:28 from Juice: National politics
A shooter opened fire inside a Wisconsin software company on Wednesday, wounding three people before responding officers fatally shot the assailant as workers ran from the office building or hid inside, according to police and witnesses....

Florida hurricane victims' identities stolen: Man accused of $8M FEMA scam
09/19/18 16:25 from Juice: National politics
A Maryland man is accused of stealing hurricane victim's identities as part what the Secret Service describes as an $8 million effort to scam a Federal Emergency Management Agency program. News outlets reported Tuesday that 30-year-old T...

One poll shows Andrew Gillum 6 points ahead of Ron DeSantis; second survey shows tighter governor's race
09/19/18 16:00 from Juice: National politics
Andrew Gillum is leading Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor’s race, two polls released Wednesday found. Democrat Gillum has a 6 percentage point lead over Republican DeSantis in the Reuters/Ipsos/University of Virginia Center for Polit...

Donald Trump approval rating dips in Florida
09/19/18 16:00 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump’s approval rating has declined in Florida. A Florida Atlantic University poll released Wednesday found 39 percent of the state’s voters approve and 47 percent disapprove of Trump’s performance, a net negative of 8 ...

'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler tapped to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam' sequel
09/19/18 16:00 from Juice: National politics
The long-awaited “Space Jam” sequel is finally reality. LeBron James has teamed up with “Black Panther” directer Ryan Coogler for a follow-up flick to the iconic 1996 Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny project. “The ‘Space Jam collaboration’ is s...

Brett Kavanaugh controversy takes us back to high school | Opinion
09/19/18 15:45 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
It must feel ironic for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be judged now by the standards that he once tried to apply in the toughest way possible to another alleged offender, then-President Bill Clinton. Now it is Kavanaugh who faces allegations ...

What could a loss of Trump support mean for the DeSantis campaign?
09/19/18 15:30 from Juice: National politics
This was not supposed to be “Trump’s still my bud” week in the RonDeSantis campaign. But, DeSantis had to take time at an Orlando campaign stop Wednesday to declare, “I don’t think anything’s changed. I think we’re good,” when asked abou...

Wrong turn lands woman in path of Brightline train
09/19/18 15:30 from Juice: National politics
An early morning drive put a woman on a perilous path with a fast-moving train. She was able to escape to safety. But the car she was driving? Not so much. The Brightline higher-speed passenger train crushed the woman’s car at a railroad...

Parkland dad rips Gillum for taking support from Broward sheriff Israel
09/19/18 15:29 from Naked Politics
Andrew Pollack, the father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Meadow Pollack, is ripping gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for accepting financial support from Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Following a Sun-Sentinel...

Four wounded in shooting at Wisconsin software company; suspect killed by police
09/19/18 15:04 from Juice: National politics
Four people were shot and wounded during a shooting Wednesday at a software company in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, according to a city administrator. The suspected shooter has died after being shot by police, said Middleton Police Ch...

Florida Senate candidate touts honors from Trayvon Martin Foundation -- but misspells name
09/19/18 14:58 from Naked Politics
@Colleen_Wright Mariana "Marili" Cancio has long been a supporter of local anti-violence groups, financially funding hotel rooms and T-shirts while successfully advocating for a witness protection law last year. The Republican candidate ...

Texas man at center of 3D-printed gun debate accused of paying for underage sex
09/19/18 14:29 from Juice: National politics
An affidavit accuses the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns of paying $500 cash to have sex with a female under 17. The affidavit filed Wednesday in state district court in Austin accuses 30-year-old Cody Wil...

Florida voter sign-ups dip in August with time running out to register
09/19/18 14:26 from Juice: National politics
With time running out to sign up to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, new registrations by Floridians dipped slightly in August compared to July. The South Florida Sun Sentinel is tracking the trends in voter registration amid a conte...

Man killed in crash identified by Broward Sheriff's Office
09/19/18 14:10 from Juice: National politics
A Ford Mustang convertible was nearly split in half Wednesday after a crash with a pole that left the passenger dead and the driver hospitalized. Ejected from the Ford was Daniel Alcocer, 21, who died at the scene after the collision tha...

Delta joins airlines in era of $30 bag fee
09/19/18 14:10 from Juice: National politics
Delta Air Lines raised its fee for a first checked bag to $30, following in competitors' footsteps as U.S. carriers expand efforts to offset stubbornly higher fuel prices. The $5 increase at the No. 2 airline means most U.S. travelers wi...

Kids fun this weekend: Free museums and parks, Riverwalk Fall Festival
09/19/18 14:10 from Juice: National politics
The Smithsonian Free Museum Day highlights this weekend, along with the Fee-Free Day at national parks . The events give families in South Florida the chance to enjoy Everglades National Park for free, along with museums and zoos such as...

Florida gets federal money for opioid fight
09/19/18 14:05 from Juice: National politics
Florida has been awarded $61.7 million to help fight opioid addiction, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. The federal agency said the majority of the funding, $50.1 million, will be targeted to medicati...

Store video shows prosecutor's alleged shoplifting | See it
09/19/18 14:00 from Juice: National politics
Surveillance footage from a Publix supermarket shows a senior Broward prosecutor putting cosmetics into her purse and walking out without paying for them . Assistant State Attorney Stacey Honowitz was suspended from her $108,000-a-year j...

Need a plastic straw? Soon, you won't get them in these cities.
09/19/18 13:50 from Juice: National politics
One of the most common pieces of litter found on the area’s beaches — plastic straws — soon will be contraband in two South Florida cities. Hallandale Beach and Deerfield Beach commissions banned the sale and distribution of plastic stra...

Papa John's continues to move away from founder John Schnatter with new commercial
09/19/18 13:40 from Juice: National politics
Any way you slice it, Papa John’s appears to be done with founder John Schnatter. The pizza chain unveiled a new commercial Tuesday featuring a diverse group of Papa John’s personnel – a far cry from the company’s longstanding campaign o...

Four wounded in shooting at Wisconsin software company; suspect critically injured
09/19/18 13:31 from Juice: National politics
Four people were shot and wounded during a shooting Wednesday at a software company in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, according to a city administrator. The suspected shooter was also critically injured during the late-morning shooting ...

Trump visits storm-ravaged North Carolina
09/19/18 13:12 from Juice: National politics
The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two mental health patients who drowned when a sheriff's van was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to r...

Active shooter reported at business in suburb of Madison, Wisconsin
09/19/18 12:42 from Juice: National politics
Police are responding to a report of an active shooter at a commercial building in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. The State Journal reports that the Dane County dispatch center said shots were fired Wednesday morning at a building that ...

Marco Rubio Helps Shape Senate's Efforts to Fight Opioids
09/19/18 12:33 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  September 19, 2018 - 12:45pm This week, the U.S. Senate agreed to send another $3.8 billion to help deal with the opioid crisis and backed the “Opioid Crisis Response Act" which was introduced by U.S. Se...

Gotta go? Miami opens permanent public bathroom in downtown
09/19/18 12:10 from Juice: National politics
Need some relief in Miami? The city Wednesday unveiled what it’s calling “the first permanent public restroom” in the downtown area. The boxy stall will be open 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily at 101 W. Flagler St. or underneath the Metrora...

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Wanda Barzee released from Utah prison after 15 years behind bars
09/19/18 11:20 from Juice: National politics
She's out. One of two people who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 was released from prison on Wednesday. Wanda Barzee had been expected to serve several more years, but Utah officials said earlier this month...

Poll shows Andrew Gillum 6 points ahead of Ron DeSantis in governor’s race
09/19/18 11:20 from Juice: National politics
Andrew Gillum is leading Ron DeSantis in the governor’s race, a poll released Wednesday found. Democrat Gillum has a 6 percentage point lead over Republican DeSantis in the Reuters/Ipsos/University of Virginia Center for Politics Poll. T...

Red, white and brew: This Fort Lauderdale brewery salutes American icons
09/19/18 11:20 from Juice: National politics
American Icon Brewery Kitchen and Taproom expects to open in January on Northeast Third Avenue.

Learn how to seal your arrest record Thursday in Deerfield Beach
09/19/18 11:20 from Juice: National politics
The  Broward state attorney's office is hosting another of its arrest expungement workshops Thursday in Deerfield Beach. If you've been arrested and that record is keeping you from getting an apartment or a job or making progress in your...

Poll shows Bill Nelson-Rick Scott in Senate race tie
09/19/18 11:10 from Juice: National politics
A poll released Wednesday shows the Bill Nelson-Rick Scott race for U.S. Senate is tied. Republican Scott has a 1 percentage point lead over Nelson in the Reuters/Ipsos/University of Virginia Center for Politics Poll released Wednesday. ...

Disney World's Toy Story Land: Best bets and tips for families
09/19/18 10:55 from Juice: National politics
Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando has always been a little light on kids entertainment. It has some great elements for younger Disney fans, such as the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, the “Star Wars” Star Tours and the “Frozen”...

Raccoon makes surprise visit in Florida woman's home
09/19/18 10:55 from Juice: National politics
It seems this raccoon has gone from raiding trash cans to breaking into homes. The “masked bandit” surprised a woman when it made its way into her Florida home Wednesday morning. Photos shared by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office show...

Rick Scott, Andrew Gillum Lead in New Poll
09/19/18 10:53 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  September 19, 2018 - 11:15am A new poll shows a slight edge for Gov. Rick Scott over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in one of the most important Senate races in the nation while Tallahassee Mayor...

One dead, one hurt in violent crash that closed busy road overnight
09/19/18 10:40 from Juice: National politics
A convertible car was nearly split in half during an overnight crash that left one person dead and sent another to a hospital. The white car struck a pole at State Road 7 and Davie Boulevard at about 1 a.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office ...

Curbelo campaign says Mucarsel-Powell should return Hispanic Caucus money
09/19/18 10:33 from Naked Politics
@alextdaugherty Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo's congressional campaign is calling on Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to return a $5,000 contribution from a political action committee headed by a lawmaker who is accused of m...

Why Bert and Ernie should be gay on 'Sesame Street'
09/19/18 10:10 from Juice: National politics
“Sesame Street” began in 1969 and quickly became a cultural institution. That was about the time I started becoming a homophobe. I grew up thinking gays were weird and ticketed for Hell. That’s what the Bible and society taught. Attitude...

President Trump rips Jeff Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'
09/19/18 09:54 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general." Trump says in a Hill.TV interview released Wednesday he's "so sad over Jeff Sessions," whom he has repeatedly denounced for recu...

Beaches getting sand to replace what Irma washed away
09/19/18 09:50 from Juice: National politics
More sand is on the way for south Broward County beaches that took a hit from Hurricane Irma last year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend $9.7 million in January to truck in and replenish about 123,000 cubic yards of sand —...

Ticket alert: Bob Woodward to talk Trump book in Coral Springs
09/19/18 09:35 from Juice: National politics
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will discuss "Fear: Trump in the White House" on Oct. 15 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts.

Poll: Andrew Gillum leading Ron DeSantis, Scott and Nelson neck-and-neck
09/19/18 09:16 from Naked Politics
A new poll released Wednesday shows Andrew Gillum ahead of Ron DeSantis by seven percentage points in the race for governor, while the U.S. Senate race is still in a dead heat. The poll was conducted by Thompson Reuters, Ipsos...

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