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Officials detain 14 migrants who came ashore in Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities detained 14 migrants who were traveling in a boat that came ashore hitting a sea wall in South Florida on Thursday. WPLG-TV reports the migrants were coming from Jamaica and had first traveled to The Bahamas. One of the migrant men told the TV station as he was being handcuffed in Pompano Beach, Florida, that he was fleeing from violence in his country.
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Criminals Are Taking Homes In Florida

Aerial view of a neighborhoodPhoto by Blake Wheeler on Unsplash. In 2020, a ring of thieves illegally took ownership of more than 40 homes across South Florida in a multimillion-dollar plan. They were even stealing properties that belonged to the dead, authorities say.
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Sinkhole in Florida lake attracts the curious

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the past Native Americans camped at a lake just north of what is now the State Capitol in Tallahassee, but now hundreds are flocking there because the lake is being swallowed by a sinkhole. The dry down happens every decade or two. People walking along the...
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‘Exodus of the rich’ to Florida threatens disaster for NYC

Even post-COVID, the exodus of wealthy New Yorkers will continue until the plague of city mismanagement also ends. Goldman Sachs is relocating 100-plus key employees from the city to Palm Beach, Fla., to save money and grow its operations strategy beyond Wall Street. That includes partners who earn a million a year before typically far-larger bonuses.
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Florida Man Accused of Murdering His Daughter and Girlfriend Acts as His Own Attorney in Trial

A Florida man who is accused of murdering his girlfriend and daughter has decided to act as his own lawyer in his trial. “By the time it’s all said and done, you will see who is the mass murderers,” 32-year-old Ronnie Oneal III yelled at jurors during his opening statement on Monday. WTSP reports that Oneal allegedly shot his girlfriend, 33-year-old Kenyatta Barron, and then beat her to death with the gun when he ran out of ammo. He is also accused of using a hatchet to kill his disabled 9-year-old daughter, Ron’Niveya Oneal.
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Florida's new voting law has elections supervisors stumped

State Republicans' stab at election reform has confused the hell out of the 67 county elections supervisors from around Florida.What's new: The supervisors vented at a summer conference Wednesday with Florida Division of Elections director Maria Matthews at Tampa's Water Street Marriott."We’re all still struggling with how vague some of the new things put into law are," Okaloosa County election supervisor Paul Lux told the Tampa Bay Times. "We need answers."The state of play: If supervisors are confused about SB 90, which is already facing four separate lawsuits, voters likely will be too. "Some of this is unworkable. Some of it just doesn’t make much sense. Some of it seems to disenfranchise voters," Leon County supervisor Mark Earley told the Times.The big picture: Since the state's 2020 election was a resounding success, some elections supervisors are calling the law, originally 400 pages, a solution looking for a problem.Go deeper: Read the bill for yourself
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Thanks to a sinkhole, this is Florida's largest waterfall

The hidden gems of the Florida panhandle include the state’s highest waterfall at Falling Waters State Park, the meandering cave system at Florida Caverns State Park, and the secluded Cypress Springs that you can only reach by personal boat or with tour groups like Coldwater Excursions.
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Florida leads nation in number of new HIV cases

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – New data just released from the Centers for Disease Control show Florida now leads the nation in the number of new HIV cases. The CDC says that number for 2019 stood at nearly 4,400. The same report shows the Sunshine state has 23.7 cases overall per 100,000...