Protesters denounce Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
05/28/17 14:25 from Broward Politics
This year’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Fort Lauderdale was built around the theme “Together.” But the annual prayer gathering proved to be the most divisive in years. As Mayor Jack Seiler and a lineup of national personalities spoke Fri...

Mayor Seiler's prayer breakfast speech
05/28/17 13:56 from Broward Politics
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler delivered a speech at the 55th annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast this morning. We asked for a copy, and he obliged. The full speech is below. In his remarks, he only obliquely references the controversy th...

South Florida renders verdict on Donald Trump’s first 100 days
05/28/17 13:35 from Broward Politics
As President Donald Trump hits 100 days in office on Saturday, opinion in South Florida appears to be every bit as polarized as it was on Election Day almost six months ago. Ruben Kagan, who lives west of Boynton Beach, thinks Trump "is ...

Palm Beach sheriff's civilian employee accused of being a pimp
05/22/17 20:55 from Juice: National politics
A civilian employee at the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office landed behind bars after he was accused of pimping a woman out of his Lake Worth home. Joseph Thomas Maira, 58, was in the home when an undercover investigator arrived to ostensibly ...

At least 19 people are confirmed dead, 50 injured at Ariana Grande UK concert
05/22/17 20:35 from Juice: National politics
At least 19 people have died and about 50 others injured following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative. UK police said the blas...

Former Dwyer and UF football star Matt Elam charged with larceny grand theft and battery
05/22/17 20:30 from Juice: National politics
Matt Elam, a former Dwyer High and University of Florida football star who went on to be a first-round pick in the NFL, was arrested Monday for the second time in less than three months. According to jail and police records, the 25-year-...

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia investigation subpoena; Democrats say he lied on background check
05/22/17 20:16 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House ...

3 white men, 2 white woman picked for Bill Cosby jury so far
05/22/17 20:13 from Juice: National politics
The panel that will decide Bill Cosby's fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of five jurors, three white men and two white women.The search for 12 jurors and six alternates got off to a brisk star, ...

Boca Raton native Ariana Grande unhurt as explosions kill several at UK concert
05/22/17 20:10 from Juice: National politics
Several people have died following an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police and witnesses said. The singer was not injured, according to a representative. There were no immediate details of what h...

UK police confirm 'a number of fatalities' after reports of explosion at Ariana Grande concert
05/22/17 19:19 from Juice: National politics
Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured. There were no immediate details of what happened duri...

Man tussles with 8-foot python inside his Pembroke Pines home
05/22/17 19:15 from Juice: National politics
Joseph Liscinsky had just let his dog out for his morning walk when he spotted the deadly guest that had slithered its way into his garage: An 8-foot python. “I didn’t have a heart attack,” he said. “But my adrenaline kicked in and my he...

Florida Bar revokes former state representative’s law license
05/22/17 19:13 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
The Florida Bar revoked former state representative Larry Crow’s license in light of allegations that he misappropriated client funds and mishandled an estate case, according to court records. A petition filed in the Florida Bar ca...

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia investigation subpoena; Democrats say he lied on background check
05/22/17 19:08 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House ...

Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill joins PETA in asking Texas A&M to end research practices involving dogs
05/22/17 18:25 from Juice: National politics
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has joined PETA to speak out against research practices involving dogs at his alma mater, Texas A&M. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) accuses the school of breeding dogs to have...

Temporary Protections Extended for Haitians
05/22/17 18:12 from All Stories
By:  Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida Date:  May 22, 2017 - 7:15pm Temporary “protected status” has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was r...

Florida murder defendant acquitted after oral-sex defense
05/22/17 18:05 from Juice: National politics
Richard Henry Patterson, the Margate man who initially claimed his girlfriend choked to death during oral sex, was found not guilty Monday of second-degree murder. The verdict was announced just under five hours after the jury began its ...

Broward official acquitted of keying car in homeowner association dispute
05/22/17 18:05 from Juice: National politics
A well-known top official in the Broward Property Appraiser’s Office has been acquitted of a charge that he keyed a car as revenge against the president of a Weston homeowners association where his stepdaughter lives. The long-running sq...

Broward official acquitted of keying car in homeowner association dispute
05/22/17 18:05 from Broward Politics
A well-known top official in the Broward Property Appraiser’s Office has been acquitted of a charge that he keyed a car as revenge against the president of a Weston homeowners association where his stepdaughter lives. The long-running sq...

Sinkhole opens near Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, and the internet tries to explain why
05/22/17 18:00 from Juice: National politics
A sinkhole opened up near Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago oceanfront estate Monday, and it didn’t take long for the internet to try to explain why. The 4-foot-by-4-foot hole is on Southern Boulevard near a recently installed water pipe, accord...

Haitians in U.S. get slight reprieve but worry about future
05/22/17 17:45 from Juice: National politics
A humanitarian program that has allowed Haitians to legally live and work in the U.S. after a series of calamities befell their country was extended Monday until January — a move that fell far short of the hopes of Haitian-American commu...

Accused teen 'doctor' sentenced to year on Va. fraud charges
05/22/17 17:45 from Juice: National politics
A judge in Virginia on Monday handed a 10-year prison sentence to the former teenager accused of illegally posing as a doctor in South Florida. But Malachi Love-Robinson caught a big break as nine years of the term on two fraud charges w...

Robbery suspect surrenders after standoff on Boca Raton roof
05/22/17 17:30 from Juice: National politics
A man wanted on robbery and burglary charges took refuge on a Boca Raton roof for about three hours Monday before giving up, authorities said. “He peacefully gave up,” said Boca Raton Police spokesperson Sandra Boonenberg. “We took him i...

Special counsel investigation could reach into Trump’s business empire
05/22/17 17:24 from Naked Politics
via @KevinGHall @NickNehamas WASHINGTON -- The appointment of a special counsel empowered to probe ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign now brings the developer’s business empire into investigators’ cross hairs. I...

Gov. Rick Scott must join fight to stop drilling | Editorial
05/22/17 17:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
  The timing was ironic this month when Florida legislators approved a plan to distribute $300 million to eight Panhandle counties as compensation for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Legislators a...

Gov. Rick Scott must join fight to stop drilling | Editorial
05/22/17 17:00 from Juice: National politics
  The timing was ironic this month when Florida legislators approved a plan to distribute $300 million to eight Panhandle counties as compensation for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Legislators a...

Hundreds turn out for police union leader's memorial
05/22/17 16:50 from Broward Politics
In a ceremony much larger than he’d have asked for, Fort Lauderdale police Sgt. Jack Lokeinsky was remembered Monday as a smart, compassionate public servant, and a mischievous prankster who brightened lives around him with laughter. Lok...

Robbery suspect hid on Boca Raton roof, peacefully gave up, police say
05/22/17 16:50 from Juice: National politics
A man wanted on robbery and burglary charges took refuge on a Boca Raton roof for about three hours Monday before giving up, authorities said. “He peacefully gave up,” said Boca Raton Police spokesperson Sandra Boonenberg. “We took him i...

Hundreds turn out for police union leader's memorial
05/22/17 16:50 from Juice: National politics
In a ceremony much larger than he’d have asked for, Fort Lauderdale police Sgt. Jack Lokeinsky was remembered Monday as a smart, compassionate public servant, and a mischievous prankster who brightened lives around him with laughter. Lok...

Florida concealed weapons permit holders exposed in computer hack
05/22/17 16:49 from Naked Politics
@JeremySWallace More than 16,000 concealed weapons permit holders in Florida may have had their names accidently made public because of a data breach at the The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Agency officials re...

Florida concealed weapons permit holders exposed in computer hack
05/22/17 16:49 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
More than 16,000 concealed weapons permit holders in Florida may have had their names accidently made public because of a data breach at the The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Not guilty verdict reached in Margate choking murder trial
05/22/17 16:40 from Juice: National politics
Richard Henry Patterson, the Margate man accused of choking his girlfriend to death and leaving her body to decompose for two days before reaching out for help from a defense lawyer, was found not guilty Monday. The verdict was read at 4...

Margate man who used oral-sex defense found not guilty in girlfriend's murder
05/22/17 16:40 from Juice: National politics
Richard Henry Patterson, the Margate man who initially claimed his girlfriend choked to death during oral sex, was found not guilty of her murder Monday. The verdict was read at 4:45 p.m., less than five hours after deliberations began. ...

SCOTUS won't hear Bondi appeal on death penalty
05/22/17 16:30 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
From Dara Kam at News Service of Florida :

Broward teachers to Gov. Scott: veto the education bill
05/22/17 16:30 from Juice: National politics
Broward teachers added their voices to those calling on Gov. Rick Scott to veto an education bill they say favors charter schools. Several teachers in the Broward Teachers Union criticized the bill during a job fair Monday designed to at...

Kriseman to open campaign office
05/22/17 16:29 from Bay Buzz
Mayor Rick Kriseman will open his campaign office Friday with Congresman Charlie Crist in attendance.

Buckhorn apologizes amid uproar over joke about pointing machine gun at journalists
05/22/17 16:15 from Naked Politics
From Richard Danielson and Howard Altman of the Tampa Bay Times: The office of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn issued a statement Monday afternoon saying Buckhorn is apologizing to combat journalists for a joke he made last week about pointing ...

Robbery suspect hides on roof in Boca Raton, police say
05/22/17 15:45 from Juice: National politics
A man wanted on robbery and burglary charges has taken refuge on a roof in Boca Raton on Monday. Police now are trying to get him down. “Right now we are working with [Broward Sheriff’s Office] to get him into custody safely,” said Boca ...

Will Confederate monuments keep coming down in the South? | Opinion
05/22/17 15:30 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
In the space of just a few weeks, New Orleans has taken a major step toward de-glorifying a past that deserves very little glory. Acting on the vote of its city council, and with cover from state and federal courts that rebuffed specious...

Flynn invokes 5th Amendment, declines to hand over documents to Senate panel
05/22/17 15:10 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Rus...

Flynn invokes Fifth Amendment, declines to hand over documents to Senate panel
05/22/17 15:10 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Rus...

Flynn rejects Trump-Russia investigation subpoena; Democrats say he lied
05/22/17 15:10 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House ...

Burglary suspect hides on roof in Boca Raton, police say
05/22/17 14:55 from Juice: National politics
A suspect in a Broward burglary has taken refuge on a roof in Boca Raton, authorities say. The suspect is at a condo complex near the intersection of Royal Palm Way and South Dixie Highway. Boca police are “working on getting him down,” ...

Bob Buckhorn apologizes amid online uproar over his joke about pointing machine gun at journalists
05/22/17 14:53 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
The office of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn issued a statement Monday afternoon saying Buckhorn is apologizing to combat journalists for a joke he made last week about pointing twin .50-caliber machine …

Bob Buckhorn apologizes amid uproar over his joke about pointing machine gun at journalists
05/22/17 14:53 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he’s told the joke many times, but it’s never blown up in his face until now.

Mississippi state rep apologizes for lynching comment aimed at Louisiana leaders
05/22/17 14:38 from Juice: National politics
A Mississippi state lawmaker is under fire after calling for the lynching of leaders who supported the recent removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana. In a Facebook post published Saturday night, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver ...

Trump administration to extend protections for Haitians 6 months
05/22/17 14:30 from Juice: National politics
A humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States will be extended until January, the Trump administration said Monday, a move that fell far short of the hopes of Haitian-American community lead...

Rick Scott adds Miami House district to special summer election
05/22/17 14:20 from The Buzz: Florida Politics | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times
There will now be two races on the ballot for a special Miami legislative election this summer. 

Gov. Scott adds Miami House district to special summer election
05/22/17 14:06 from Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei There will now be two races on the ballot for a special Miami legislative election this summer. Gov. Rick Scott decided Monday to schedule the contest to replace state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz at the same time as the...

Potential jurors in Bill Cosby case say they have already formed opinions on case
05/22/17 13:56 from Juice: National politics
One-third of the potential jurors questioned in Bill Cosby's sex assault case Monday said they've formed opinions about his guilt or innocence while the majority said it would be difficult to spend several weeks sequestered across the st...

Flynn will invoke 5th Amendment, decline to hand over documents to Senate panel, source says
05/22/17 13:50 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and decline to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating ...

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