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Young girl killed when a hole she dug in the sand collapsed on a Florida beach, authorities said

Feb. 21, 2024 07:40 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young girl was buried in sand and died Tuesday when a deep hole she was digging with a little boy collapsed on them both at a south Florida beach, authorities said. Emergency crews responding around 3 p.m. to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea found the boy, who...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 21, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Miami Herald. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Florida anti-free speech bill targets ‘liberal media’ but guess who’s really mad at it? There are no lessons learned in the Florida Legislature. Last year, lawmakers, prodded by their hostility toward...

No. 24 Florida faces No. 13 Alabama following Clayton's 21-point game

Feb. 21, 2024 04:09 AM EST

Florida Gators (18-7, 8-4 SEC) at Alabama Crimson Tide (18-7, 10-2 SEC) Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Crimson Tide -8.5; over/under is 174 BOTTOM LINE: No. 24 Florida visits the No. 13 Alabama Crimson Tide after...

FGCU hosts Robinson and Kennesaw State

Feb. 21, 2024 03:56 AM EST

Kennesaw State Owls (14-13, 5-8 ASUN) at Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (11-16, 5-7 ASUN) Fort Myers, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Kennesaw State visits the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles after Demond Robinson scored 22 points in Kennesaw State's 82-81 loss to the...

Cleveland and the Liberty Flames visit conference foe Florida International

Feb. 21, 2024 03:52 AM EST

Liberty Flames (16-10, 5-6 CUSA) at Florida International Panthers (8-18, 3-8 CUSA) Miami; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: CUSA foes Florida International and Liberty will play on Thursday. The Panthers have gone 7-5 in home games. Florida...

SMU visits Florida Atlantic after Goldin's 23-point game

Feb. 21, 2024 03:51 AM EST

SMU Mustangs (19-7, 10-3 AAC) at Florida Atlantic Owls (20-6, 10-3 AAC) Boca Raton, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Florida Atlantic hosts the SMU Mustangs after Vladislav Goldin scored 23 points in Florida Atlantic's 90-86 loss to the South Florida Bulls. ...

South Florida visits UTSA after Ivy-Curry's 22-point outing

Feb. 21, 2024 03:48 AM EST

South Florida Bulls (19-5, 12-1 AAC) at UTSA Roadrunners (8-18, 2-11 AAC) San Antonio; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bulls -5.5; over/under is 156 BOTTOM LINE: UTSA hosts the South Florida Bulls after Jordan Ivy-Curry scored 22 points...

Charges dropped against Florida family accused of attacking gay man in relationship with adult son

Feb. 20, 2024 19:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — South Florida prosecutors dropped criminal charges on Tuesday against a couple and their adult son who had been accused of severely beating a man who had been in a relationship with the son. Yevhen Makarenko, his wife, Inna, and their son Oleh had each...

Attorney: Husband denies any involvement in disappearance of American woman in Spain

Feb. 20, 2024 18:02 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The husband of an American missing in Spain under suspicious circumstances played no part in her disappearance and disputes her family's contention that their impending divorce was “nasty,” his attorney said Tuesday. David Knezevich was in his...

Column: Golf has a fractured landscape. Not even the majors can put it back together

Feb. 20, 2024 17:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grill room at a California municipal golf course had one TV showing LIV Golf in Las Vegas, another showing the PGA Tour in Phoenix. A half-dozen people shifted eyes watching both, the former with fewer commercials on a network known more for “Young Sheldon” reruns. ...