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4 dead after US jewelry heist leads to carjacking, chase, shootout

Miami - Two armed jewelry thieves trying to escape the scene of their heist on Thursday hijacked a delivery truck, took its driver hostage, then led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly shootout, authorities in the US state of Florida said.

Afrojack to headline 2020 Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida

Miami - Fans of world-renowned electronic music superstar Afrojack are in for a treat. He will be headlining the 2020 Ultra Music Festival.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta headed to Florida

Fans of the classic film "Grease" are in for a treat. Lead actors Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta will be coming to Florida this December for three events.

Florida's timber farmers still face uncertainty after Michael

On October 10, 2018, Category 5 Hurricane Michael, with winds exceeding 160 mph (255 kph), came ashore on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast. The storm killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes - while destroying the region's timber industry.

Drone Racing League is headed to Orlando, Florida, this October

Orlando - On October 8, 2019, the Drone Racing League will be holding an event in Orlando, Florida, at the Addition Financial Arena .

Tropical system over Bahamas could be Tropical Storm by weekend

The National Hurricane Center's 11:00 a.m. advisory forecasts the tropical system developing near the Bahamas is expected to become a named tropical storm Saturday.

Odds just got better for tropical depression or storm by Friday

A tropical disturbance is likely to become a tropical depression or storm by Friday and could pose a threat to the Bahamas, Florida and other parts of the Southeast Coast or Gulf Coast, including areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Some storm-savvy Floridians shrug, others flee or bunker down

Port Saint Lucie - Michael James was boarding over the last two windows of his house on Florida's east coast. The first gusty blasts of wind were announcing Hurricane Dorian's imminent arrival, and most residents had fled.

Florida starts evacuations as Category 4 Hurricane Dorian grows

Hurricane Dorian has grown into a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 131 mph. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center has the track east of where it had been for much of the day Thursday.

Dorian becomes a potentially catastrophic Category 3 storm

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 3 storm and is still gathering strength as it moves toward Florida, where it could make landfall as soon as late Monday as a Category 4 hurricane.

In latest update — Dorian could hit Florida as Category 4

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a Category 4 hurricane when it makes landfall in Florida over Labor Day weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory.

Op-Ed: Siberian melt double global warming rate, worse to come

Sydney - After all these years of drivel, millions of square miles of Siberia are turning into a bog. Warming is at twice the 2C “meltdown” rate at an average of 4C. Winter snow is adding water to the region with spring melts.

Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria in Florida's ocean waters

In early June, a 12-year-old girl, vacationing with her family at Destin Beach, Florida contracted a flesh-eating bacteria that nearly killed her. On June 14, a Florida woman contracted the same disease off Santa Maria Island and was dead two weeks later.

Florida sued over law barring ex-cons from right to vote

Miami - Human rights groups on Friday sued Florida over a law that in effect denies more than a million ex-convicts the right to vote in the 2020 presidential election in the key swing state.

Miami Beach calls time as Spring Break party gets out of control

Miami Beach - Spring Break is a US holiday known for excessive partying, but in Miami Beach, one of the centers of festivities, residents have had enough.

A year after US school massacre, gun control remains elusive

Miami - On Valentine's Day of last year, a 19-year-old armed with a military-style assault rifle walked into his old high school in Parkland, Florida and slaughtered 17 people.

Democrat concedes to Republican in Florida governor race

Miami - Democrat Andrew Gillum announced Saturday he was conceding his hard-fought race for Florida governor to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, vowing to keep fighting until he wins an election.

Florida headed for recounts as Republican challenger sues

Washington - Key results in this week's US elections hung in the balance Thursday, two days after polling, with accusations flying of voter fraud and corruption, as several races appeared headed for recounts.

Review: Duane Betts takes fans on a musical ride in 'Downtown Runaround' Special

On November 1, rising singer-songwriter Duane Betts released his new music video for his song "Downtown Runaround." He premiered the video on Billboard.

Hurricane Michael is now a very dangerous Category 3 storm

"Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades," Gov. Rick Scott said. "It will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous. You cannot hide from this storm."

Tropical system in Gulf of Mexico may be Hurricane by mid-week

An area of disturbed weather in the western Caribbean developed into Tropical Depression 14 early Sunday morning. It will strengthen further as Tropical Storm Michael and move into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Monday.

Country star donates $30,000 to Parkland High School's MSD Fund

On September 21, country star Justin Moore donated $30,000 to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School Fund in Parkland, Florida.

Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend

It seems that the Atlantic hurricane season has awakened from its August nap, not wanting to miss the Labor Day weekend. Forecasters are watching a system in the Caribbean, which could make for a rainy holiday weekend in Florida or the Gulf Coast.

State of emergency declared in Florida due to toxic red tide

Tallahassee - Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency in response to this year’s excessive red tide. The toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the state is leaving beaches covered with thousands of pounds of dead marine wildlife.

Florida's toxic algae bloom is worst in recent memory

Red tides have broken out in Florida for centuries. But scientists believe they may be getting worse after generations of unchecked development, water mismanagement and the new scourge of climate change.

Property crisis looms for coastal communities as sea levels rise

Sea level rise in the lower 48 states, primarily driven by climate change, is projected to worsen tidal flooding, putting as many as 311,000 coastal homes at risk of chronic flooding within the next 30 years.

Oh no, here we go again: Atlantic hurricane season

Marathon - Listen closely and you'll hear the groan of collective dread in Florida and the Caribbean: yes, it's already hurricane season again.

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

Washington - Nikolas Cruz, the now infamous shooter behind February's Parkland school massacre, filmed his disturbing plans to attack his former school in footage released by Florida prosecutors Wednesday. "It's going to be a big event.

Florida police shoot gunman at Trump-owned golf resort

Washington - Florida police shot and wounded a gunman who had opened fire in the lobby of a Trump Organization-owned golf resort near Miami and yelled rhetoric against US President Donald Trump, authorities said Friday.

Florida school shooting survivor rejects 'hero' label

Miami - A survivor of the Florida school shooting nicknamed "Iron Man" for his efforts to save classmates said he did not want to be labeled a "hero," as his family announced a lawsuit against authorities.
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