Attorneys for college taken over by DeSantis allies threaten to sue ‘alternate’ school
Attorneys for New College of Florida, the traditionally progressive public liberal arts college that was taken over by allies of Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his “war on woke,” last week threatened to sue a group of former faculty members and students who have formed an alternative online institute named “Alt New College” after departing the school following the takeover.
Fatal Florida train crash highlights dangers of private, unguarded crossings that exist across US
The weekend crash between a train and an SUV that killed six people in Florida happened at a private road crossing where little more than a sign or two is required. There were no crossing gates, no flashing lights and no sound.
Weston school pushes back on claims of Chinese influence after state pulls scholarships
A Weston private school, among four whose school choice scholarships were suspended by the Florida Department of Education over alleged “direct ties to the Chinese communist party,” is pushing back on claims of foreign influence.
Florida train strikes an SUV, killing 3 adults, 2 teens and a child
Three adults, two teens and a child from an extended family died after their SUV was struck by a freight train at an unguarded crossing in central Florida, authorities said. Another adult remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Brightline begins service between Miami, Orlando after series of delays
The first big test of whether privately owned high-speed passenger train service can prosper in the United States launched Friday morning when Brightline began running trains between Miami and Orlando, reaching speeds of 125 mph.
Former head of Florida domestic abuse agency charged with fraud, grand theft
The former head of a nonprofit domestic violence agency is charged with fraud and grand theft two years after she and the agency agreed to pay Florida $5 million to settle a civil lawsuit, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Thursday.
Miami man pleads guilty in 2020 boating crash deaths of young couple in the Bahamas
A Miami man who drove a powerboat at high speed into a rocky area off the coast of Bimini pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter charges following the death of two passengers three years ago, according to the Department of Justice.
Florida agriculture losses between $78M and $371M from Hurricane Idalia, preliminary estimate says
Florida agriculture losses from Hurricane Idalia are estimated at between $78 million and $371 million, with producers also suffering widespread damage to such infrastructure as irrigation rigs and fences.
2 accused of hanging antisemitic banner on Florida overpass surrender to face charges
Two people accused of hanging banners with swastikas and antisemitic messages on a Florida highway overpass have surrendered to face charges of violating a new state law that makes it a crime to display images on a structure without permission.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 17, 2023
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Glenna Milberg welcomes Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd, Miami city commission candidate Marvin Tapia and Miguel Gabela, Pinecrest Vice Mayor Anna Hochkammer and Doral Mayor Christi Fraga.
A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters. They're still waiting for new maps
The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activist a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections to have congressional maps redrawn in a handful of states.
Florida man arrested in neo-Nazi banner display
A man arrested this week in Brevard County is accused of hanging swastikas and other antisemitic banners above Interstate 4 near Orlando, what the Florida Department of Law Enforcement described was in violation of a state law signed this year by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Trump, legal team must use secure facility to review classified evidence in documents case
A federal judge in the case charging Donald Trump with illegally hoarding top secret documents at his Florida estate has directed the former president to use a secure facility to review classified evidence and has sharply restricted his ability to discuss that information with others.
Suspect indicted on multiple charges in connection with killing of South Florida Lyft driver
A 36-year-old man was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on charges of first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm, robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the January killing of a Lyft driver from South Florida.