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Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

FIRST LEGAL CUBAN CARGO IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS ARRIVES IN US Two containers of artisanal charcoal arrived Tuesday morning at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale aboard a Crowley Maritime ship called the K-Storm. The special charcoal is made from Cuban marabu by private, worker-owned cooperatives. Marabu is an invasive woody species from Africa that […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 10

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 10

AIRPORT SHOOTING SUSPECT GETS PUBLIC DEFENDER IN COURT The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport was appointed a federal public defender on Monday after telling a judge that he has no job and only $5 or $10 in the bank. Esteban Santiago spoke clearly during a […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 15

DONALD TRUMP DROPS LAWSUIT ABOUT FLIGHTS ABOVE FLORIDA CLUB County Attorney Denise Nieman emailed commissioners about the lawsuit Monday afternoon. Nieman says Trump’s attorneys contacted her to say they are dropping the lawsuit, which claimed the historic Mar-A-Lago was being irreparably harmed by air traffic from Palm Beach International Airport. MORE PULSE 911 CALLS RELEASED […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 25

REPORT: TENNESSEE MAN DIED AFTER RIDING DISNEY’S STAR TOURS The September death of the Memphis, Tennessee, man was recorded in a list of serious ride-related injuries and illnesses that the major theme parks provide the state of Florida on a quarterly basis. The man had a pre-existing heart condition, and that the cause of death […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 30

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 30

FLORIDA’S GULF COAST WARILY EYES BREWING STORM Authorities at some locations in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of Florida are hauling out sandbags to offer residents amid predictions of heavy rains from a storm system heading to the southeast Gulf of Mexico. INTRUDER SMASHES THROUGH WINDOW, ATTACKS RESIDENTS A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 4

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 4

TAMPA LOOKS AT CIVIL FINES FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION The city council voted 6-1 in favor of the move Thursday. The ordinance will have to make it through a second hearing March 17 before it goes to Mayor Bob Buckhorn for his signature. NEW ABORTION RESTRICTIONS CLOSER TO BECOMING LAW IN FLORIDA The state House passed […]