Ex-Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s conviction overturned
05/06/21 20:38 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 7-4 decision, ordered a new trial for Brown, who was convicted in 2017 on 18 felony counts related to an alleged charity scam.

Storms rolling in Thursday, one day after heat record is tied
05/06/21 19:02 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Thunderstorms started rolling into steamy South Florida by 6 p.m. Thursday. The heat index climbed nearly to 100 degrees earlier in the day.

Here’s where to find a COVID vaccine in South Florida
05/06/21 18:38 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Here is where to find coronavirus vaccines throughout South Florida.

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine going unused in Florida
05/06/21 18:13 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
After a temporary pause, the fallout is clear: About 62% of Florida’s inventory of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains unused as of Wednesday, twice the percentage of unused inventory of the other two COVID vaccines.

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine going unused in Florida
05/06/21 18:04 from Juice: National politics
After a temporary pause, the fallout is clear: About 62% of Florida’s inventory of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains unused as of Wednesday, twice the percentage of unused inventory of the other two COVID vaccines.

Ex-employee sold Comcast cable boxes and premium channels using dead people’s identities
05/06/21 17:43 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
An elaborate scheme to rip-off Comcast and its customers by allegedly rigging cable boxes and selling them on the black market has resulted in nearly 50 charges against Patrick George Forbes, the FDLE said.

DeSantis signs controversial new election law making it harder for some Floridians to vote
05/06/21 17:33 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Republicans cheered as Gov. Ron DeSantis signed controversial new election law at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach. Democrats say it amounts as voter suppression. Opponents, including the NAACP, immediately filed federal lawsuits to o...

Matt Gaetz helped set off Florida’s marijuana ‘green rush.’ Some of his friends, allies scored big
05/06/21 15:53 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Just before the Florida Legislature passed the state’s first medical marijuana law in May 2014, Matt Gaetz and others rewrote the bill to limit who would be able to get in on the ground floor of what's now a billion-dollar business. Seve...

On way out, attorney Myrick blasts School Board as dysfunctional
05/06/21 15:06 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Barbara Myrick, general counsel for the Broward school district, warned the School Board that it is already losing two “highly dedicated committed individuals” — herself and Superintendent Robert Runcie — and said more problems could com...

Florida reports 4,504 new COVID cases, 71 more deaths
05/06/21 14:22 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Florida reported 4,504 new COVID cases Thursday and 71 more deaths.

South Florida’s population growth slowed sharply last year as deaths surged and people moved away, Census data shows
05/06/21 14:00 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
U.S. Census data shows that South Florida's population trends were impacted dramatically by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to resident deaths exceeding births and more people leaving the area than moving in. Miami-Dade County saw its p...

DeSantis the divider? Conservative agenda designed for future campaign and comes with lots of opposition
05/06/21 13:30 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
An elections integrity law that opponents say just makes it harder to vote. A big-tech crackdown to fine social media companies who remove questionable content or voices. Removal of local authorities’ right to manage communities through ...

DeSantis the divider? His conservative agenda is designed for campaigns and comes with lots of opposition
05/06/21 13:30 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
An elections integrity law that opponents say just makes it harder to vote. A big-tech crackdown to fine social media companies who remove questionable content or voices. Removal of local authorities’ right to manage communities through ...

Secretive DeSantis signs flawed voting law that courts should reject | Editorial
05/06/21 13:16 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Florida joins the growing trend of states cracking down on voting, and Gov. Ron DeSantis does it behind closed doors.

A new mutation of the Brazilian coronavirus variant surfaces in Broward
05/06/21 12:45 from Juice: National politics
A mutation of the highly contagious Brazil COVID variant has surfaced in Florida. No one knows whether or how fast it will spread.

A new mutation of the Brazilian COVID variant surfaces in Broward
05/06/21 12:45 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A mutation of the highly contagious Brazil COVID variant has surfaced in Florida. No one knows whether or how fast it will spread.

Storms brewing Thursday, one day after heat record is tied
05/06/21 12:43 from Juice: National politics
South Florida could get severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. But regardless of whether they develop it'll be hot with a heat index ranging from 100 degrees to 105 degrees.

Alcee Hastings II endorses Charlie Crist for governor
05/06/21 12:26 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Alcee Hastings II, the late congressman's son, endorses Charlie Crist for Florida governor, which he says reflects his father's wishes. Hastings made the endorsement before other candidates have even entered the race.

Alcee Hastings II endorses Charlie Crist for governor
05/06/21 12:26 from Juice: National politics
Alcee Hastings II, the late congressman's son, endorses Charlie Crist for Florida governor, which he says reflects his father's wishes. Hastings made the endorsement before other candidates have even entered the race.

With eye on 2024 presidential race, DeSantis delivers for Fox News, Trump supporters — and his own political future
05/06/21 12:21 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
In signing the controversial elections law Thursday at an exclusive rally of cheering supporters, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to cement his forceful, top-down but divisive style modeled after former President Trump but that’s inc...

Photo of tiger shark in Florida river lands two men in legal trouble
05/06/21 12:12 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
An FWC investigation was launched after a photo of a man holding a distressed tiger shark in a river was widely circulated on social media.

Defending Gov. DeSantis, and criticizing him too | Letters to the editor
05/06/21 12:00 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
Sun Sentinel readers offer strong support and criticism of Gov. Ron DeSantis

COVID-19 impacts the mental health of young adults | Opinion
05/06/21 11:25 from The Slant | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
The executive director of the Broward County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness writes that, as we emerge from the pandemic, it's crucial to address the mental strains it has left on young people who lost structured in-pe...

DeSantis signs controversial elections overhaul law in made-for-Fox-only ceremony
05/06/21 11:24 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Hundreds of Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump supporters are gathering in West Palm Beach to celebrate a law the governor signed that will make it harder for Floridians to vote.

Answers to your vaccine questions: Why do we have to wear masks at restaurants?
05/06/21 10:19 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: Is it the vaccines or the masks that will keep us safe?

‘Want to arm wrestle?’ Commissioner’s remark to transgender woman ignites firestorm
05/06/21 07:30 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The off-the-cuff remark from Fort Lauderdale's vice mayor, Heather Moraitis, has sent waves of outrage through the LGBTQ community, advocates say. Moraitis isn't backing off.

FDLE probe clears Bloomberg in fund-raising efforts for felon voting rights
05/06/21 07:14 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has closed a criminal investigation into fund-raising efforts by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pay off the outstanding fines of thousands of the state’s felons seeking to reclai...

DeSantis and he who must not be named — GOP-pushed probe into voter fraud comes up empty — Eskamani passes on statewide run — Arrested for recording a cop?
05/06/21 06:58 from Florida Playbook

Think twice before you whip out your phone and record a cop. You could be arrested.
05/05/21 19:18 from Mayo on the Side / South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A decision in a Boynton Beach case comes amid the nation’s racial justice awakening, after deadly police encounters with Black citizens were caught on camera. It leaves open the question of whether a person recording George Floyd’s murde...

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