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Cities across Florida celebrate MLK Day with parades, events

Jan. 17, 2022 13:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Parades and celebrations were held across Florida on Monday to honor the 93rd birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of last year's celebrations were muted because of the coronavirus pandemic. But on Monday, cities and communities held celebrations honoring...

Prominent Democratic fundraiser dies from pancreatic cancer

Jan. 17, 2022 12:22 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Michael Moskowitz, an attorney, prominent Democratic fundraiser and father of Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz, has died following a bout with pancreatic cancer, his family announced. He was 68. Moskowitz died just days after attending the swearing...

Officer shot teen in neck after car chase near Miami

Jan. 17, 2022 11:21 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A police sergeant chased and shot a 15-year-old who was running with a Glock handgun after crashing a car into a fence, police said. The teen remained in critical condition Monday as the shooting is investigated. The 29-year Miami-Dade police veteran who shot the teen...

Florida restaurant owner fighting for his life after COVID

Jan. 17, 2022 03:12 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Everyone thought it odd when Nino Pernetti called the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2020, to say he was skipping the annual New Year’s Eve dinner at his landmark Coral Gables restaurant of more than 30 years, Caffe Abbracci. He injured his ankle while playing...

Most seniors in Sun City Center are vaccinated — and tired

Jan. 17, 2022 03:11 AM EST

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Rediger, 74, is sweeping the court ahead of this afternoon’s shuffleboard tournament. It’s still early in Sun City Center, a census-designated place in Hillsborough County where more than 70% of the population is over the age of 65. ...

Brady throws for 2 TDs, SB champions dominate Eagles 31-15

Jan. 16, 2022 23:11 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — As the game clock expired, Tom Brady raised his arms in triumph along the sideline, whirled and tossed a football into the stands. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their jubilant 44-year-old quarterback took the first step on what they hope will be a journey back to...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...

UCF knocks off No. 24 South Florida women 67-51

Jan. 16, 2022 18:19 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Diamond Battles scored 19 points and Tay Sanders added 18 as UCF knocked off No. 24 South Florida 67-51 on Sunday. Battles finished 8-of-16 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, for the Knights (12-2, 4-0 American Athletic Conference). Sanders made 7...

Jalen Hurts, Eagles outclassed by Tom Brady, Buccaneers

Jan. 16, 2022 17:53 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts left the stadium in a walking boot, carrying the burden of an ineffective offense that didn't show up until it was too late. Hurts threw two interceptions, the NFL’s No. 1 rushing offense was shut down and the Philadelphia Eagles had no chance...

Miami women pull out 46-45 win over No. 15 Georgia Tech

Jan. 16, 2022 16:29 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Kelsey Marshall scored 12 points and Miami's defense clamped down in the fourth quarter for a 46-45 win over No. 15 Georgia Tech on Sunday. Ja'Leah Williams scored the final four points for the Hurricanes, including the game-winner with 1:21 remaining....