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10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRUMP IS WEIGHING FOR CHIEF OF STAFF After favorite Nick Ayers dropped out of the running, Mick Mulvaney and Republican congressman Mark Meadows are two of at least four candidates in the mix. 2. CHINESE PAPER CALLS HUAWEI DETENTION ‘INHUMANE’ A bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive is set to resume […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US SAYS RUSSIA HACKED ENERGY GRID The Trump administration accuses Moscow of a concerted hacking operation targeting the U.S. energy grid, aviation systems and other infrastructure. 2. BRIDGE COLLAPSES ONTO TRAFFIC A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane highway at a Miami-area college fails, crushing eight vehicles under massive slabs and killing “multiple” […]

Irma evacuees now home from Santa Rosa

Irma evacuees now home from Santa Rosa

A day after Irma had cleared south Florida, Teresa Focaracci, her son, his girlfriend and their friends headed back home from the Springhill Suites on Navarre Beach. They were six people, five large dogs and a cat crammed into two cars, and rode out the storm in the hotel. For roughly 14 hours they made […]

Faces of Hurricane Irma evacuees

Faces of Hurricane Irma evacuees

Navarre Press had the opportunity to interview a few people who evacuated from Hurricane Irma to our area. Some came here because they knew something about us and others just happened by and decided to stay. They will be leaving soon to find out whether or not their home survived the storm. We will follow […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 9

SPECIAL ELECTION SET FOR SEAT RESIGNED BY FLORIDA SENATOR Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Monday to set a July 25 primary election for the seat formerly held by Republican Sen. Frank Artiles. The special election will take place Sept. 26. Artiles resigned April 21, four days after he used the slur and vulgarities […]

Visit Florida scrutinized for clandestine contracts

Visit Florida scrutinized for clandestine contracts

Florida’s contracted tourism agency Visit Florida came under fire just months before the legislature would meet to decide whether to approve a $76 million budget for the organization. The criticism has resulted in the resignation of the company’s President and CEO Will Seccombe. The drama centered on a supposedly privileged $1 million contract between Visit […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 21

FAMILIES OF PULSE SHOOTING VICTIMS SUE SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS Families of three patrons killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming the gunman who killed their loved ones was radicalized through propaganda found through social media. The families of Tevin Crosby, Juan Ramon Guerrero Jr. and Javier Jorge-Reyes filed the lawsuit […]

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Following reports of 16 non-travel-related transmissions of the Zika virus in the last two weeks in Miami-Dade County Fla., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women and their partners not to travel to Miami. This is the first time in history the CDC has advised against […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 11

MAN WITH GUN ARRESTED WHILE TRYING TO ENTER DISNEY WORLD The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Kevin Webb was charged with falsely impersonating an officer and carrying a concealed firearm. An arrest affidavit says Webb was selected to go through a metal detector Monday when he tried to enter the Magic Kingdom park. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 10

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 10

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES 4 NEW ZIKA CASES IN MIAMI Florida now has 21 people who contracted the virus locally. According to a statement Tuesday from Gov. Rick Scott’s office, the Florida Department of Health still believes active transmissions are only happening within a 1-square-mile area in Miami’s Wynwood arts district. Hillary Clinton, who visited Miami on […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 20

SECURITY GUARD SHOOTS AT MIAMI COMMUTER TRAIN STATION Local media outlets are reporting the incident happened early Thursday morning in downtown Miami, next to the Miami-Dade County School Board building and Fischer Medical Center. The injured man was taken to a hospital. KILLER NILE CROCODILES IN FLORIDA? EXPERTS SAY IT’S POSSIBLE Researchers have confirmed that […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 21

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 21

UNION PRESIDENT SAYS MIAMI OFFICER STABBED IN FACE The incident occurred early Thursday at the Magic City Casino. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. There was no word on what led to the stabbing. ARRESTS MADE IN 2 COLD CASE HOMICIDES IN LAKELAND Two years ago, Lakeland police had 38 unsolved homicides […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Jury could get case against 3 charged in FAMU hazing death Prosecutors are close to wrapping their case against three former band members charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major. State […]