Mayor Emanuel blasts prosecutors' decision to drop charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett: 'This is not on the level'
03/26/19 13:55 from Juice: National politics
In a stunning reversal, Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime . Calling it “a whitewash of justic...

‘The Love Boat’ actress and film industry leader Denise DuBarry Hay dies after battle with rare fungus
03/26/19 13:33 from Juice: National politics
“The Love Boat” actress Denise DuBarry Hay died over the weekend following a battle with a deadly fungus. She was 63. DuBarry Hay, who kicked off her career as a television actress in shows like “Black Sheep Squadron” and “CHiPS,”also ap...

House Memorial Urges Congress to Make Florida Home to U.S. Space Force
03/26/19 13:18 from All Stories
By:  Sunshine State News Date:  March 26, 2019 - 2:45pm House Memorial 1281 by Rep. Tyler Sirois, R-Cocoa, passed the first of its two committees of reference with unanimous support today. The memorial requests Congress to appr...

Watch spring breakers foil gas station gunman who wanted to rob them
03/26/19 13:10 from Juice: National politics
They were celebrating spring break South Florida style and ended up in a life or death struggle with a gunman at a gas station in Oakland Park . When it was all over, the four young men were shaken up but unhurt; the man with the gun got...

Spring breakers, all relatives, fight gas station gunman: 'We'd die for each other'
03/26/19 13:10 from Juice: National politics
They were celebrating spring break South Florida style and ended up in a life or death struggle with a gunman at a gas station in Oakland Park . When it was all over, the four young men were shaken up but unhurt; the man with the gun got...

Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos says FBI wanted him to wear a wire
03/26/19 13:08 from Juice: National politics
A former Trump campaign aide central to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation said the FBI wanted him to wear a wire. The former aide, George Papadopoulos, said he was asked to record conversations with a professor who had tol...

After charges dropped, 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett says he has 'been truthful and consistent from day one'
03/26/19 13:00 from Juice: National politics
In a stunning reversal, Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime . Why the state’s attorney’s office...

Broadway hit 'School of Rock' rolls in West Palm Beach and Miami
03/26/19 13:00 from Juice: National politics
Based on the hit 2003 movie starring Jack Black, Joan Cusack and Sarah Silverman, the musical-comedy version of “School of Rock” comes to South Florida twice. The Broadway national tour will play West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center for the P...

House bill bans 2 of 3 forms of oil, gas fracking in Florida
03/26/19 12:55 from Juice: National politics
Two forms of fracking for oil and natural gas exploration would be banned in Florida under a bill that cleared a state House panel Tuesday, leaving in place a third technique opponents say would still threaten water supplies and the stat...

March for Our Lives marks anniversary in Washington, D.C., with call for continued efforts to curb gun violence
03/26/19 12:45 from Juice: National politics
A year after the March for Our Lives attracted 200,000 people to Washington, D.C., activists are back in the Capitol continuing to push for efforts to restrict access to firearms. Tuesday’s effort from the movement, which resulted from t...

Scientists once thought tropical cyclones were impossible in the South Atlantic. Another one just formed.
03/26/19 12:42 from Juice: National politics
Did you know there's a tropical storm right now in the Atlantic? It's true. But it's a bit farther south than you're probably accustomed to. A rare tropical depression formed off the South American coast Saturday, according to the Brazil...

Dolphins' Brian Flores offended by idea of tanking, says it's disrespectful to NFL
03/26/19 12:40 from Juice: National politics
Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores is offended by the idea of tanking and the thought his new team has been associated with the term. Flores, who has been generally lighthearted during his time with media since becoming the new Dolphins c...

Riverwalk Burger Battle X in Fort Lauderdale: Searching for 'burger nirvana'
03/26/19 12:25 from Juice: National politics
To win this weekend’s Riverwalk Burger Battle X in downtown Fort Lauderdale, burger-slinging joints have one job to do: knock you flat with one bite. "That's the key to winning," says Genia Duncan Ellis, president and CEO of Riverwalk Fo...

Woman dies in crash involving officer pursuing stolen car, cops say
03/26/19 12:25 from Juice: National politics
A woman died late Monday after she was involved in a crash with a Miami Beach police officer who was trying to stop a BMW that had been reported stolen earlier, officials said. According to police, the fatal crash happened shortly before...

Your guide to the Palm Beach International Boat Show
03/26/19 12:05 from Juice: National politics
Did you miss the big boat shows in Fort Lauderdale in November and Miami in February? You’ve got one last chance this season to see boats big and small, plus the latest gear and accessories as the 34th annual Palm Beach International Boa...

Cook County prosecutors drop all charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett
03/26/19 11:55 from Juice: National politics
In a stunning move, Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime . “After reviewing all of the facts and...

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are Florida-bound this week
03/26/19 11:30 from Juice: National politics
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are spending time in Florida later this week. Advisories from the Federal Aviation Administration provide some information. The FAA issues air restrictions warning pilots to stay away ...

Palm Beach Pride 2019 weekend is for LGBTQ+ people and their families
03/26/19 11:10 from Juice: National politics
Palm Beach County is gearing up to celebrate its LGBTQ+ communities with Palm Beach Pride 2019, which will take place March 30-31 in downtown Lake Worth, mostly in Bryant Park. The festival and parade, which usually draws around 20,000 p...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gets Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act Through the House
03/26/19 10:57 from All Stories
By:  Kevin Derby Date:  March 26, 2019 - 1:00pm This week, the U.S. House passed on a voice vote a proposal from U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., to have the U.S. State Department provide a threat assessment and prop...

MidiCi restaurant in downtown Fort Lauderdale closes
03/26/19 10:40 from Juice: National politics
MidiCi in downtown Fort Lauderdale has closed, serving its last Neapolitan pizza on Sunday after a two-year run on Federal Highway. The news may come as a surprise to locals who flocked to the spot located on the edge of Victoria Park. I...

MidiCi restaurant closes in downtown Fort Lauderdale
03/26/19 10:40 from Juice: National politics
MidiCi in downtown Fort Lauderdale has closed, serving its last Neapolitan pizza on Sunday after a two-year run on Federal Highway. The news may come as a surprise to locals who flocked to the spot located on the edge of Victoria Park. I...

Miami's Wynwood to host LGBTQ Pride festival this summer
03/26/19 10:25 from Juice: National politics
Like a giant peacock, South Florida loves to show off its LGBTQ pride. Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors have long been known for their annual pride parades. Last October, Hialeah launched its own event. Now, Miami’s colorfu...

NASA's first all-female spacewalk didn't happen as planned. Blame a wardrobe malfunction.
03/26/19 10:23 from Juice: National politics
NASA has aborted its mission for a first-ever all-female spacewalk around the International Space Station because there are not enough spacesuits to fit the female astronauts, the agency said. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch h...

Watch spring breakers foil gas station gunman who wanted to rob them
03/26/19 10:05 from Juice: National politics
Four young men came to South Florida from Indiana for spring break and ended up in a life or death struggle with a gunman at a gas station in Oakland Park. When it was all over, they were shaken up but unhurt, the man with the gun got aw...

Smash and grab car burglars take only paperwork from 'numerous' vehicles, cops say
03/26/19 08:45 from Juice: National politics
Electronic devices, designer sunglasses and other valuables were left behind, but one or more car burglars made off with a bunch of owners’ manuals after shattering the passenger side windows of several vehicles during a car burglary spr...

MidiCi restaurant in downtown Fort Lauderdale closes
03/26/19 08:40 from Juice: National politics
MidiCi in downtown Fort Lauderdale has closed, serving its last Neapolitan pizza on Sunday after a two-year run on Federal Highway. The news may come as a surprise to locals who flocked to the spot located on the edge of Victoria Park. I...

Do we really rank this low for porch pirates?
03/26/19 07:50 from Juice: National politics
Whether it’s the holidays or just another day in the tropics, South Florida has a reputation as fertile ground for so-called “porch pirates” — people who steal shipped packages. Home security devices such as Ring doorbell cameras regular...

Pentagon announces $1 billion transfer for border barriers, angering Democrats
03/26/19 07:28 from Juice: National politics
The Pentagon announced Monday night that it has authorized the transfer of up to $1 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to build additional barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that drew sharp objections from Democratic lawma...

Ultimate Software top executives to reap millions from buyout
03/26/19 07:00 from Juice: National politics
Top executive officers of Ultimate Software would be collectively $102 million richer as result of a planned buyout of the company by a private equity firm, according to the Weston-based company’s recent securities filing. Founder and CE...

Bill advancing through Legislature puts more teeth in texting-while-driving ban
03/26/19 07:00 from Juice: National politics
An effort to put more teeth into Florida’s ban on texting while driving continued its Senate journey Monday, after lawmakers stripped out proposals that could have allowed police to pull over motorists for potential distractions such as ...

Dying bills — Sanctuary cities fast-track — $50m for springs unspent — Targeting Maduro
03/26/19 06:56 from Florida Playbook

Woman dies in crash involving officer pursuing stolen car, cops say
03/26/19 06:55 from Juice: National politics
A woman was killed late Monday when she was involved in a crash with a Miami Beach police officer who was trying to stop a BMW that had been reported earlier, officials said. According to police, the fatal crash happened shortly before m...

Recently arrested in South Florida, MMA fighter Conor McGregor tweets, 'I've decided to retire'
03/26/19 06:05 from Juice: National politics
Arrested in Miami Beach earlier this month after allegedly snatching and stomping on the cellphone of a fan who tried to take his picture, MMA fighter and boxer Conor McGregor suddenly announced his retirement early Tuesday. In a Twitter...

'We want to be a leader in hemp.' lawmaker says of bill that makes hemp a Florida crop
03/26/19 05:25 from Juice: National politics
A measure that could give Florida farmers the option of growing hemp as a crop for industrial uses won unanimous approval Monday in a state Senate committee. The bill backed by the Senate Agriculture Committee would authorize creation of...

Here's where the next Brightline stations may one day open in South Florida
03/26/19 05:00 from Juice: National politics
Brightline, the South Florida commuter train line being rebranded as Virgin Trains USA, may add a pair of stations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and PortMiami. Launched last year as Brightline, the line’s trains now ...

Man on a scooter dragged cat, blood trail, security video show, cops say
03/26/19 05:00 from Juice: National politics
At first, the doorbell video security system seemed to show a prowler who was scared away from a home in the Florida Keys when the motion-triggered lights came on. But the surveillance video showing the possible prowler leaving on a moto...

How did 3 Sons Brewing in Dania Beach become South Florida’s hottest new brewery?
03/26/19 05:00 from Juice: National politics
In January, 3 Sons Brewing Co. in Dania Beach received an award as best new brewer in the world . Corey Artanis, 3 Sons’ owner and head brewer, assumed it was a mistake. But it was true: Two months before 3 Sons opened its taproom to the...

Get to know the 2019 Miami Marlins
03/26/19 00:00 from Juice: National politics
Here's a look at the players projected make the Miami Marlins' Opening Day roster. The Marlins open their season at home on Thursday with a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies.

Organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market to open first South Florida store on Wednesday
03/26/19 00:00 from Juice: National politics
Organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market will open the first of three new South Florida stores on Wednesday. The new store will open March 27 in the Shoppes at Isla Verde at 820 South State Road 7 in Wellington, the company announced. A gra...

Free year of MLB.TV valued at $119 for T-Mobile customers on Tuesday
03/26/19 00:00 from Juice: National politics
Opening Day is March 28, the earliest in history. Play ball! T-Mobile customers can get a free one-year subscription to MLB.TV  valued at $118.99. Baseball fans can use the MLB app to stream 2019 regular season games live or on demand on...

Widow of tow truck driver sues over deadly fall onto I-95
03/25/19 21:40 from Juice: National politics
Tow-truck driver Richard Randolph fell to his death on Interstate 95 trying to remove an overturned tractor-trailer from the Congress Avenue overpass in Boca Raton. Now his widow is suing the owner of the semitrailer and its driver. Judi...

School district appeals to parents after suicides: 'Take time to speak to your children every day'
03/25/19 21:10 from Juice: National politics
Recovering from the heartbreak and trauma of a school shooting is a marathon, not a sprint. Those sage words come from Frank DeAngelis, who was principal of Columbine when 12 students and a teacher died in a mass shooting at the Colorado...

Plane from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashes near Clewiston airfield
03/25/19 20:20 from Juice: National politics
A twin-engine plane reported mechanical problems after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and diverted to Clewiston, where it crashed before reaching the airport there Monday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration ...

Michael Avenatti arrested, accused of trying to extort millions from Nike
03/25/19 20:18 from Juice: National politics
Michael Avenatti, the high-profile attorney and critic of President Donald Trump, was arrested in New York on Monday and charged in what prosecutors called a brazen bid to extort millions of dollars from Nike by threatening to damage the...

Apple highlights user privacy as it launches new subscription services
03/25/19 20:14 from Juice: National politics
Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it. The company took several opportunities Monday to emphasize user privacy — and indirectly take a jab at rivals — at its splashy, celebrity-laden event ...

Final Report
03/25/19 20:07 from All Stories
By:  Henry Payne Date:  March 26, 2019 - 7:00am

As Democrats call for release of full Mueller report, Trump says it 'wouldn't bother me at all'
03/25/19 19:29 from Juice: National politics
Democrats grappled Monday with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, holding strategy sessions as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on." President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller's Russia pr...

Criminal charges dismissed against Broward Health leaders
03/25/19 19:25 from Juice: National politics
A Broward County judge on Monday dismissed criminal charges against five current or former leaders of Broward Health who were accused of violating Florida’s open-meetings law. The charges stemmed from a series of one-on-one meetings at a...

Scammer sent phony bills to Facebook and Google companies and they paid out $122 million
03/25/19 19:06 from Juice: National politics
A Lithuanian man pleaded guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money-laundering charges last week after admitting to bilking $99 million from Facebook and $23 million from Google by sending the companies bogus invoices that...

Israel strikes targets across Gaza Strip after rocket attack; 'Israel will not tolerate this,' Netanyahu says
03/25/19 18:30 from Juice: National politics
Israeli forces on Monday struck targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory, as the military bolstered its troops and rocket-defens...

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