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Longtime Florida official Peter Antonacci dies at 74

Sep. 23, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Longtime Florida official Peter Antonacci, who was most recently tapped to run the state's new elections crime unit, died Friday. He was 74. The governor's office confirmed Antonacci's death in a statement but didn't mention a cause. “He...

Prosecutors drop some charges in Florida nursing home deaths

Sep. 22, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges Thursday against three nurses who were present when 12 nursing home patients suffered fatal overheating five years ago after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to their facility's air conditioning. The Broward...

Today in History: September 11, U.S. comes under attack

Sep. 11, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2022. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seized control of four jetliners,...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 07, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 31, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis’s road show of voter intimidation When Gov. Ron DeSantis brought his campaign of voter intimidation to Fort Lauderdale to hype the arrests of 20 people on voter fraud charges, he called it an...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 01, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 25, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis and Cabinet badly botched FDLE appointment It’s one of the most important hiring decisions a Florida governor can make, and it happened this week. But nobody noticed (until now), and maybe that was the...

Crist leaving US House to focus on Florida governor race

Aug. 31, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist submitted his resignation from Congress on Wednesday to focus on his gubernatorial campaign against Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Crist said in a phone interview Wednesday that his resignation would be effective at...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 25, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 23, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s judicial nominating commissions were a great idea. They could be again As he intended all along, Gov. Ron DeSantis once again appointed Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court, which refused to...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 17, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Board of Ed must make vague ‘parental rights’ law clear With Florida having opened the school year facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, the Board of Education meets today for the purpose of driving...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 10, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 7, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis’ tyrannical suspension of state attorney, over words Gov. Ron DeSantis’s abrupt sacking of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren was the deed of a tyrant drunk with power, inflamed with...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 03, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 28, 2022. Editorial: Public campaign financing: A good idea corrupted by big money Gov. Ron DeSantis has nearly $130 million in the bank from private contributors and the Republican Party to help him run for re-election this fall and...