Rose becomes tropical storm; Tropical Storm Peter holds steady.
09/19/21 17:48 from Juice: National politics
Rose was upgraded to a tropical storm Sunday evening. 2021 is only the third hurricane season since 1966 to have had at least 17 named storms by Sept. 19. The other years are 2020 and 2005, according to Colorado State University hurrican...

Body found in Wyoming national forest amid search for Gabby Petito
09/19/21 17:09 from Juice: National politics
A missing report for Petito was filed on Sept. 11.

MAP: Here’s the latest forecast track of Tropical Storm Peter
09/19/21 14:41 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Tropical Storm Peter formed east of the eastern Caribbean Sea early Sunday, and its forecast track anticipates a move to the north. Also active is Tropical Depression 17, which is likely to become Tropical Storm Rose.

Tropical Storm Peter holds steady; Tropical Storm Rose expected to form by Monday
09/19/21 14:33 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Forecasters are also watching Tropical Depression 17, located farther east than Tropical Storm Peter, which they expect will form into Tropical Storm Rose.

Gabby Petito disappearance: Florida police searching for Petito’s fiance, Brian Laundrie, at Sarasota nature preserve
09/19/21 11:58 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Authorities consider Brian Laundrie, 23, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who went missing while on a cross-country trek with Laundrie.

One Stop Shop has real potential as gathering place | Letters to the editor
09/19/21 07:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Readers offer new insights about the proposal for a concert venue and food hall in Fort Lauderdale.

12,000 students leave Broward schools as pandemic continues
09/19/21 07:00 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
That drop was the second-highest in the past 15 years, surpassed only by last year. Students moved to other districts, private schools, home-schooling — or just disappeared without explanation.

Tropical depression forms east of Caribbean Sea, expected to become Tropical Storm Peter on Sunday
09/18/21 23:05 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The National Hurricane Center expects the tropical depression 670 miles east of the Caribbean Sea to develop into Tropical Storm Peter on Sunday.

Police looking for Brian Laundrie at Sarasota-area wildlife reserve; Gabby Petito still not found
09/18/21 22:22 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Dozens of police officers, FBI agents and members of other law enforcement agencies searched the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota area Saturday for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his g...

4 civilians home safe after SpaceX mission Inspiration4 splashes down off Florida coast
09/18/21 19:10 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A few dozen sunrises were enough for the crew of Inspiration4, which returned to Earth nearly three days after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center becoming the first all-civilian crew to launch into orbit.

COVID-19 in Florida: 9,806 new cases, hospitalizations continue decline
09/18/21 15:55 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and hospital capacity. Florida reported 9,806 new cases Saturday, bringing the daily average to 10,971, and increase...

Police looking for Brian Laundrie at wildlife reserve; Gabby Petito still not found
09/18/21 14:10 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Dozens of police officers, FBI agents and members of other law enforcement agencies searched the 24,000-acre Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota area Saturday for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his g...

Tropical Storm Peter could develop in Atlantic Saturday as Tropical Storm Odette moves away from US
09/18/21 13:50 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A disturbance in the eastern Atlantic could develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the weekend or early next week, forecasters said.

A failure to protect Dreamers is a failure to protect our future | Opinion
09/18/21 08:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
The president of St. Leo University writes that Congress should include a permanent solution for Dreamers in the budget reconciliation bill now being discussed.

No to packing the Supreme Court, yes to 18-year term limits | Editorial
09/18/21 07:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
A 36-member panel put together by President Biden is looking at ways to reform the Supreme Court. The worst proposal on their list is adding more members. But applying term limits to those on the court, even lengthy ones, could help defu...

Too many women rely on abortion as birth control | Letters to the editor
09/18/21 07:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Texas' new abortion law is restrictive, but too many women use abortion as a form of birth control, a reader writes.

Tropical Storm Odette moves away from U.S. as two other systems churn in Atlantic
09/17/21 22:47 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Tropical Storm Odette is poorly organized and is not expected to develop into a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is moving away from the U.S. East Coast.

Attorney: FBI searching for boyfriend of missing Florida woman
09/17/21 21:59 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The FBI is searching for Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of missing Florida woman Gabby Petito, his attorney said.

Police: Missing Florida woman and slain couple unrelated
09/17/21 19:06 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Law enforcement in Utah and Florida are not ruling out a possible connection between Gabby Petito’s disappearance, and two other women found dead in Utah.

MAP: Here’s the latest forecast track of Tropical Storm Odette
09/17/21 18:13 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Tropical Storm Odette formed off the East Coast on Friday.

Publicist and Broward promoter Jack Drury dies
09/17/21 18:10 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Jack Drury, a colorful publicist whose connections to the rich and famous helped turn Fort Lauderdale into what he called a “playground of the stars,” died at age 90.

SpaceX aims to send up to 6 civilian flights a year after Inspiration4 success
09/17/21 17:50 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
With the successful launch and expected safe return of the first all-civilian flight on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon, the company is looking to ramp up similar flights in the near future.

No-show Palm Beach County judge agrees to $37,500 fine for skipping work
09/17/21 17:48 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Judge Marni Bryson, a judge in Palm Beach County, came to an agreement for a $37,500 fine, a reprimand and a suspension on misconduct charges for not devoting enough time to her work, a deal that awaits approval by the Florida Supreme Co...

Florida reports 75,906 COVID cases for the week, and record new deaths — 2,468
09/17/21 17:48 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
For the fourth week in a row, teenagers represent the highest positivity rate of any age group for COVID cases in Florida, and children younger than 12 represent the age group with the most new cases.

Where to get monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 in Florida
09/17/21 16:28 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Florida is providing monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 at clinics throughout the state. COVID patients, or people directly exposed to COVID, are eligible to receive the free Regeneron treatment.

A test case for early voting gets testy in Palm Beach | Steve Bousquet
09/17/21 15:34 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Expanding the use of a touchscreen voting machine in Palm Beach County draws the ire of several candidates in the upcoming special election, writes Opinion Editor Steve Bousquet.

Hip-hop artist SpotemGottem shot multiple times in Miami
09/17/21 14:46 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A Florida hip-hop artist was shot multiple times and is hospitalized, and the car he was riding in had 22 bullet holes, after a drive-by shooting in Miami early Friday, authorities said.

COVID-19 in Florida: State reports 11,275 new cases as daily average drops to lowest in nearly two months
09/17/21 13:59 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and hospital capacity. Florida reported 11,275 new cases Friday, bringing the daily average to 10,877, and increased...

DeSantis’ political account soars to $53 million, including big bucks from out-of-state donors
09/17/21 13:52 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee is almost $50 million ahead of his major Democratic rivals, and August only brought more big checks from around the country.

Masked jurors are a risk some lawyers don’t want to take
09/17/21 13:41 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A growing number of lawyers in South Florida are balking at the idea of picking juries without being able to see their faces while they wear masks as a required shield from COVID, and while experts can’t agree on the effect of masks, few...

Venezuelans lash out at Rubio, Scott over permanent U.S. citizenship
09/17/21 13:13 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The fight for a path to permanent citizenship for thousands of Venezuelans in the United States is an “uphill battle” that needs the support our political leaders, advocates say.

Key Florida lawmaker questions part of Texas law outlawing abortion after 6 weeks
09/17/21 11:53 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Florida’s Republican leaders, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson, have all said they’re open to passing a Texas-style bill banning abortions after 6 weeks. But another key GOP law...

Laura Loomer, anti-vax conspiracy theorist and GOP congressional candidate, says she has COVID
09/17/21 11:14 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Despite feeling “like I got hit by a bus” and she was “in so much pain,” Loomer wrote she will still not get vaccinated.

Answers to your vaccine questions: Can I get three shots -- COVID booster, flu, shingles -- at once?
09/17/21 10:27 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Here are the answers to some of your biggest questions about COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Today's question: Can I get three vaccinations at the same time?

Milley: Calls to China were ‘perfectly’ within scope of job
09/17/21 08:08 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Gen. Mark Milley says calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump’s presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job.

Another Biden-DeSantis feud
09/17/21 06:58 from Florida Playbook

Tropical Storms Peter and Odette likely to form from trio of systems in the tropics
09/16/21 19:49 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Forecasters are monitoring three areas for potential storm development, two of which could potentially form into Tropical Storm Odette and Tropical Storm Peter.

COVID-19 in Florida: State passes 50,000 total coronavirus deaths
09/16/21 19:08 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and hospital capacity. Florida's pandemic death toll passed 50,000 after the state reported a significant increase i...

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