With the big ticket items in the state budget resolved or in the hands of the top leaders in the House and Senate, the rest of the Florida Legislature hunkered down into marathon negotiations over the weekend to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars for local projects back home.
Mitchel Chockla, 96, has lived in his South Miami home since 1951. Over the years, he delivered mail to many of his neighbors, including Ted Williams, Robert Frost and even former Vice President Spiro Agnew.
BSO deputies charged the mother’s roommate, 27-year-old Juan Santos, with killing 6-month-old baby Mackenzie Nevarez by swinging her head against a wooden bedpost. She spent four days on a ventilator before she died.
Miami Beach artist Conni Gordon created her four-step “masterpiece in five minutes” painting method in the 1940s while serving in World War II and landed a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as “the world’s most prolific art teacher.” Her students included David Letterman, Johnny Carson, President Carter and Oprah Winfrey.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler’s battle with the LGBTQ community over the upcoming Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast where a leading national opponent of same-sex marriage will speak could affect Seiler’s statewide political ambitions.
Martha Lima, 82, must surrender in early November after pleading guilty to a conspiracy to pay kickbacks to doctors for referrals to her Miami home healthcare agency in a plea agreement that limited her potential prison time.
Fyre Festival was supposed to be a luxury music festival in the Bahamas, but attendees are stuck in the airport or on the island after shoddy and chaotic conditions led the festival to cancel everything.
University of Florida researchers tracking the invasive tegu say improved trapping appears to be working where efforts are concentrated, but worry the lizards are increasing elsewhere and want the public to get in on the search.
Despite promises of transparency, lawmakers deciding funding for K-12 public schools are closely guarded about what compromises or language they’re privately considering for substantial policy reforms linked to the budget. They have only a few days left to finish their work — and still vow that Floridians will have a chance to weigh in.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran offered a curious statement shortly after midnight Saturday: It’s not lawmakers who have a “problem with recess” — it’s Gov. Rick Scott. Corcoran made the remark in a tweet with no additional explanation, and he wouldn’t explain himself on Saturday.
Valencia Gunder, lead organizer for New Florida Majority, talks about the climate change march that began at Jose Marti Park in Miami. The march was one of hundreds around the world and coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office.
Hundreds calling for action to fight climate change march in Miami
Former homeless student flourishes at MDC
Burglar uses a newspaper to evade security camera and steal $11,000 of jewlery