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3 hrs ago |

More locally acquired chikungunya in Florida

On July 30, the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County announced the diagnosis of a second locally acquired chikungunya illness in that county.


Related Topix: Florida, Palm Beach County, FL, St Lucie County, FL, Fort Pierce, FL

6 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Nan Rich has a Tough Hill to Climb Against Charlie Crist

Nan Rich has less than four weeks to try to catch Charlie Crist, and the task is looking near impossible.


Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, US Politics, Alcee Hastings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Scott, Alex Sink

10 hrs ago |

Video shows BSO sergeant attacking man at casino



Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Pennsylvanian

Recent grad dies while diving off Florida coast

Joseph Grosso was lobster diving with a large group of people along Pompano beach when he decided to go into the water alone, according to an article written by Broward County's Local10 news.


Related Topix: University of Miami

CBS Local

Group Of Sea Turtle Hatchlings Rescued From Storm Drain

This time of year, it's common for sea turtle hatchlings to get disoriented, and wander in the wrong direction-groups of turtles did just that, ending up in storm drains along the beach.


Related Topix: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mass Transit

TX: DART Names Two New Executives

Fontayne brings to DART more than 14 years of experience in senior positions at the city of Detroit and Broward County, Fla.


Related Topix: Nova Southeastern University, Roosevelt University, Harvard University


Scammers Target "Sexters" in South Fla

The Broward County Sheriff's Office says folks are passing themselves off as law enforcement officers working cases of Internet crimes against children.


Syrians find safe haven in South Florida

Fatin Chikh Omar 14, with her brothers Muaath 6, and Zakaria 5, with their father Mohamad in their Broward County apartment, July 22, 2014.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Florida

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Boca News Now

Oceans24 To Host Benefit For Women In Distress

Oceans 234, one of Deerfield Beach's most popular beachfront restaurants, will be hosting the Fifth Annual "Clothes off our Backs" for Women In Distress on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5-8 p.m. As part of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce's annual Boca Festival Days, proceeds from the clothing drive will benefit Women In Distress of Broward County.


Related Topix: Deerfield Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL

Capital Soup

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Broward County Housing Authority

Michael Long, 52, of Lighthouse Point, is the Chief Development Officer of the Broward Partnership for the Homeless.


Related Topix: Lighthouse Point, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL

The Wichita Eagle

Florida wants federal help to combat climate change

Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs tells a U.S. Senate subcommittee about the impacts of sea level rise on communities in South Florida.


Related Topix: Florida, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

Government Executive

Florida Officials Monitoring New Beach Danger

Florida officials have told beachgoers in the Sunshine State to take heed: There's a surge of flesh-eating bacterium that has killed ten and hospitalized dozens over the course of the past few years.


Broward-Palm Beach

Trader Joe's Announces Pembroke Pines Opening Date

Trader Joe's just announced the opening day of their Pembroke Pines location. On Friday, October 10 at 8 a.m., the doors will open to the shopping paradise.


Related Topix: Pembroke Pines, FL, University of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Miami New Times

Deep Dredge Critics Use Drones, Planes, and Satellites to Show Damage to Biscayne Bay

Two years ago, environmentalists desperately tried to derail the Deep Dredge. They claimed the $2 billion plan to deepen the Port of Miami would kill wildlife in Biscayne Bay, so they sued to stop it.


Related Topix: Miami, FL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

6 injured when Broward County bus collides with Jeep

Six people were taken to a hospital Monday after a Broward County bus collided with a Jeep on Northeast 26th Street in Wilton Manors.


Related Topix: Wilton Manors, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wisconsin Gazette

Civil rights groups ask Florida sheriffs to halt enforcement of ICE detainers

A civil rights coalition is demanding Florida law enforcement agencies in 62 counties stop detaining people for alleged civil immigration violations at the request of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Related Topix: Florida, Prison, ACLU, Miami Dade County, FL

The Miami Herald

AT&T activates 7 more South Florida cell sites

The five new Miami-Dade County cell sites are expanding service in Homestead, Palmetto Bay, the Kendall area, North Bay Village and in Miami west of Miami International Airport.


Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Palmetto Bay, FL, North Bay Village, FL, West Palm Beach, FL

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

Souther Florida already does a ton of business with the LGBT traveler, so it knows what could happen to its weddings business if the same-sex marriage floodgates opened.


Related Topix: Wedding, Florida, Palm Beach County, FL, Marketing, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Miami Herald

Peter Zalewski: South Florida condo prices still 15 percent off peak of last real estate cycle

Despite a run-up in condo and townhouse resale activity in the past three years, the average price for a South Florida unit east of Interstate 95 is selling for about 15 Between January and June of this year, buyers have acquired an average of about 1,911 condos and townhouses a month at an average price of about $298 per square foot in Miami-Dade, ... (more)


Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, Miami-Beach, FL, Miami, FL

The Miami Herald

When treating food allergies, minutes matter

At 7 months, Tristan Knott reacted badly to the piece of egg his babysitter gave him for breakfast one morning.


Related Topix: Breakfast, Life, Food, Hives, Medicine, Health, Family, Kids, Allergy and Immunology, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen