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updated Thu. May 25, 2017

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A man accused of using hidden cameras to record women and girls in three public bathrooms in the Florida Keys last year was arrested Thursday in Washington state.
Homestead, FL - Three children and an older teenager suffered serious burns on Sunday morning when vapor fumes burst into a cloud of fire on a 20-f00t cuddy cabin boat in the channel of Black Point Marina.
... for weight loss for men by losing 115 pounds. Barbara Van Kessel of Homestead, who lost 129.75 pounds, was named Queen.
On a Friday this month, Sandigo pulled up to a house in Homestead, her minivan packed with enough food to stock the shelves of the 15 waiting families.
grass fire in Miami-Dade Park Threatened Homes, businesses. HOMESTEAD - A grass fire burned through about 70 acres of the Goulds Pineland Preserve and adjoining land on Thursday afternoon.
While a pregnant Veronica Phillips' husband is overseas, she stays connected to him through a series of beautiful photographs.
This Saturday is National Kids to Parks Day, and events throughout southern Florida aim to make that a reality. Some would require additional travel, ... Meet at the Royal Palm benches at 40001 State Road 9336 in Homestead. email 9.
Sandoval, filling bags with Japanese peanuts from a Homestead grower, told the Keynoter Monday about how he took over the produce stand, formerly called Fresh from the farm, seven months ago.
The feud is over legislators' support of a broader homestead exemption, which will give Florida voters the opportunity to increase the exemption from $50,000 to $75,000.
The Florida legislators also did not act on last November's voter mandate on medical marijuana. There will be two homestead exemption tax related questions on the 2018 ballot about capping non-homesteaded properties, and raising the exemption from ...
One of the top players locally in South Florida, Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna 4-star Xavier Williams is the only presently-committed player on this list.
Loren Dean Isaacson was born 20 July 1930 on the homestead in Union Township, the only child of Henry Noble and Mabel Cecelia (Wallin) Isaacson.
STEPHANIE SY: Last year, Curbelo and Florida Democrat Ted Deutch co-founded the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. It now has 38 members in the House of Representatives.
Voters will get a chance to give themselves a property tax break next year, and local governments are bracing for the financial hit.
Homestead, FL (WWSB) -- Dusty "Wildman" Crum, of Sarasota, captured what he called the "Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan" of all snakes.
For example, Oder said he wants to help the city find a way to offset decreases in revenue that could occur if voters statewide approve an increase to Florida's homestead exemption. His first meeting as a councilman will be June 5. In March, the ...
DEATH PENALTY (SIGNED INTO LAW): Requires juries to vote unanimously to sentence someone to death and allows death-row cases to move forward once again in Florida. (SB 280). DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (FAILED): Requires first-time DUI ...
Homestead, FL - To say that Dusty "Wildman" Crum loves his job is something of an understatement. He works outdoors, sets his own hours and wrestles giant, bone-crushing Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades for a living without any sort of weapon ...
Mark Sexton, spokesman for the county, said the county, like other counties in Florida, is concerned about a proposed constitutional amendment that, if passed by voters next year, would increase the non-school homestead exemption by $25,000 and ...
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Down in Homestead the next day, Lissa Kobak, a stay-at-home mom, said she thinks Republicans are rushing to undo the law for the wrong reasons and that it will affect her vote next year.
Lauren Book asks a question during the Senate's Committee on Rules Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (Photo by ... But Cruz wasn't afraid to cross the aisle either: She joined forces with Corcoran on the Enterprise Florida ...
Barbara Van Kessel of Homestead and George Paugh of Orange Park were crowned queen and king of TOPS Florida; Van Kessel for losing 129 pounds and Paugh for losing 115 pounds through the program based on lifestyle changes and support.
Last week, the Florida Legislature moved forward a proposed state constitutional amendment that would expand the homestead exemption by $25,000. State Sen. Keith Perry, a Gainesville Republican whose office had indicated to the county he would ...
Homestead, Fla. (AP) -- school officials say two students have been arrested for bringing a gun to a Miami-Dade County high school.
Florida lawmakers failed to agree on gambling, gun rights and medical marijuana in a session where only 211 bills were passed - the fewest in at least 20 years.
In Alachua County, stores pay high electric rates and, assuming the proposed amendment enlarging the Florida homestead exemption passes, confront a further shift of the tax burden onto commerce.
Representative Colleen Burton, R-Lakeland, said she hasn't heard a good argument against increasing the homestead exemption.
Florida lawmakers want to put a couple hundred dollars back in the pockets of homeowners. The money will be tempting to take.
(Story updated at 4:10 p.m. Thursday) Homestead, FL - A 40-year-old inmate who escaped from a community work program on Wednesday was recaptured early Thursday.
A downsized "southern reservoir" that could store fresh water to sustain the Everglades and Florida Bay seemed to get final approval from the Florida Legislature on Tuesday but the fate of other Florida Keys budget priorities remained unsettled ...
Since the shooting involved a Miami-Dade police officer, the incident is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
The Department immediately notified Miami-Dade Sheriff's Office, Homestead police Department and Florida City police Department and a search is underway for the inmate.
FL (WWSB) -- Homeowners in Florida could soon see a huge property tax break, but that same tax cut could mean a loss in county services or higher taxes in other areas.
Miami-Dade police Department is investigating after a man was found shot to death near a Richmond Heights Park early Tuesday morning.
The House and Senate approved a resolution enabling voters to decide to add another $25,000 homestead exemption to the state Constitution.
The Legislature is considering doubling the state's $25,000 homestead exemption for Florida residents, allowing a $50,000 deduction from the taxable values of more homes across the state.
In explaining his opposition to putting a proposal for an increase in the homestead exemption to Florida's property tax on the ballot in 2018, state Sen. Perry Thurston compared Florida voters to "animals" and "babies," and implied they could not to be ...
Treasure Coast government officials met Monday in Fort Pierce to voice their concern over a proposal in the Florida Legislature to increase the homestead exemption from $50,000 to $75,000. "We'll be impacting our parks, our beaches," said Martin County ...
Restaurants, juice bars and money transfer businesses have closed in immigrant-rich communities, such as Florida City and Homestead, where about 200 farmworkers and their families marched, some with buckets of tomatoes and zucchinis. Most of the ...
Florida Senator Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, was one of six Senate Democrats to vote for a ballot measure that would increase Florida's homestead exemption to $75,000. If passed, the the Republican-backed measure would cost local governments ...
MIAMI - On May Day, hundreds of South Floridians will participate in a National Day of Action and Resistance to support the rights of immigrants and workers against Trump's divisive agenda.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen TO RETIRE FROM CONGRESS via Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald - Ros-Lehtinen, the dean of the Florida legislative delegation and the first Cuban American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it ...
We will not buy anything," said Francisca Santiago, a farmworker from Homestead, Florida. Immigrant advocates said they hope their message will reach Trump, congressional lawmakers and the public, as well as provide a sense of unity and strength to ...
Charter school proponents and communities plagued by polluted water coming out of Lake Okeechobee are among the big winners as the Florida Legislature enters the final week of its two-month regular session. Gov. Rick Scott, gun rights supporters ...
Jeer: Members of the Florida House, for voting 81-35 in favor of a proposed state constitutional amendment that would increase the homestead exemption by $25,000. HJR 7107 would cause city and county governments to lose more than $750 million in ...
The decision could have statewide ramifications because Florida law presumes most courtroom proceedings are open to the public and, by extension, to the press.
TALLAHASSEE - State lawmakers moved closer Friday to letting voters decide if middle-class homeowners should receive a bigger property-tax break.





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