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Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Florida’s new elections chief won’t bury The Big Lie Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new chief elections official, Cord Byrd, could have saved himself a whole lot of justifiable criticism Tuesday if he had simply...

Surgeon: Pilot had remarkable recovery after passing out

May. 20, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 64-year-old pilot of a small plane who became incapacitated, leaving his passenger with no flying experience to land the Cessna in Florida earlier this month, suffered a tear in his aorta, his surgeon said. Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic...

Florida killer clown trial delayed again -- for a sixth time

May. 18, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has reluctantly delayed the trial of a woman accused of dressing like a clown and fatally shooting her lover's wife more than 30 years ago after defense attorneys said they're having a hard time contacting witnesses. The trial for Sheila...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...

Daughter recalls murdered mom was obsessed with hitchhiking

May. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lena Teinila was an introvert who liked to write poetry and wanted to be a good mother, says her daughter. “I remember her telling me stories about when I was a baby in Finland. She wanted to have a good, happy home for us,” said Patricia O’Neal,...

Police: Man killed while fighting with officer at school

May. 13, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

A police officer shot and killed a man who crashed a van outside a South Florida school Friday and then ran into the school's auditorium, officials said. Students were on campus but not in the theater when the shooting occurred at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach,...

Hugo Chavez's ex-nurse-turned treasurer extradited to US

May. 13, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Venezuelan woman who rose from being the late President Hugo Chávez's nurse to the nation's treasurer has been extradited from Spain to the U.S. to face money-laundering charges. Federal prosecutors in South Florida are accusing Claudia Díaz, 48, of...

Pilot down, passenger takes over with 'no idea how to fly'

May. 11, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A passenger with no flying experience radioed an urgent plea for help when the pilot of a small plane suddenly fell ill off Florida’s Atlantic coast, and was able to land the plane safely with the help of air traffic controllers. “I’ve got a...

Officials: Scooter rider dies when she hits Brightline train

May. 09, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A scooter driver died when she went around lowered crossing gates and struck a passing Brightline train, the latest in a long string of deaths involving the higher-speed passenger service, officials said Monday. The Broward Sheriff's Office said the...

Small businesses still struggle to find enough workers

May. 05, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small businesses are still struggling to hire qualified workers, even as Americans return to the U.S. job market in droves. Hiring and retaining employees remains the top challenge for small businesses, according to a survey of 1,100 businesses by Goldman...