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Red paint was splashed across the sign outside President Donald Trump's golf club near his Florida estate. Images posted online by The Palm Beach Post show a worker cleaning red paint Sunday morning from the stone sign at the entrance to the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - It's the news glioblastoma patients in St. Lucie County feared they'd hear: There are more cases than they knew of. This week Scripps station WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida reported on 11 glioblastoma cases in the Fort Pierce-area, discovered through word of mouth from ... cancer Florida
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's push for year-round daylight-saving time might have a difficult time in Congress, as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says federal lawmakers haven't lined up in any typical partisan fashion. Rubio, who is sponsoring the proposal in the Senate, said he's gotten positive and ...

This March 10, 2018 photo shows an early morning view of the main span of the a pedestrian bridge that is being positioned to connect the City of Sweetwater, Fla., to Florida International University near Miami. The 950- ton new bridge collapsed March 15, over several cars causing several fatalities and ... Weather
A Jacksonville City Council special committee on parks continued its inquiry into the system Thursday. Council President Anna Brosche, when she took over the gavel last July, identified parks as a priority; the committee continues to explore ways to restore Jacksonville's massive though unevenly ... Weather
Mayor Gary McCarthy is backing a plan for the city to dispose of its hazardous sewage sludge through a technique not used anywhere else in the state. This month, city lawmakers heard a proposal by a Florida-based company to treat tons of sludge, which are now disposed of in landfills, using a ... Weather
Add Florida Bridge Collapse as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Florida Bridge Collapse news, video, and analysis from ABC News. ... owns a business across the street from the scene, worked on a victim for 15 minutes to keep him or her alive, said Orlando Lopez, mayor of the city of Sweetwater. Weather
Fort Lauderdale beat the rest of the state's major cities to the punch by electing its first openly gay mayor. Attorney and City Commissioner Dean Trantalis beat out Mayor Jack Seiler in Tuesday's race, making history along similar lines as John Fiore, who became Broward County's first openly gay mayor in ... Weather
In New York City, in Chicago, in Atlanta and Santa Monica; at Columbine High School and in Newtown, Conn.; and in many more cities and towns, students ... In Florida, where students from Stoneman Douglas High and other schools had rallied in the state capital, the governor signed a bill last week that ... Weather
NORWICH – Voters in Fort Lauderdale unanimously elected Norwich native Dean Trantalis as their new mayor Tuesday night. The 1971 graduate of Norwich Free Academy will be the city's first openly gay mayor, following mayors who at times clashed with LGBT groups and residents, according to The ... Weather
Runners-up in the poll include Barnstable Town, Massachusetts, in the second position, and Boulder, Colorado, in third, according to Gallup-Sharecare. [The Happiest US Communities: Full List]. The Naples metro area is no stranger to the top spot — the area also had the highest well-being scores in the ... Weather
Election day looms for Okaloosa municipalities .... If he loses Tuesday in a hotly contested race for the city's highest ranking office, Strong will have to leave both jobs. .... The Destin free-for-all has found its polar opposite in the little town of Cinco Bayou, where peace and quiet reign this election season. Weather
Police officers were pulled from New York City public schools after the massacre in Florida, prompting outrage from some parents and teachers. The NYPD officer assignments were eliminated by Mayor Bill de Blasio because he said the new community policing units will go into schools instead, while ... Weather
Meanwhile, in Winter Park, voters will decipher between incumbent Mayor Steve Leary, who owns a property management company, and U.S. Navy veteran and local newcomer Jim Fitch. Winter Park's government is setup so that the mayor is one of five votes on the city commission, though other powers ... Weather

Authorities say a man has been killed after standing on the tracks in the path of a high speed train in Florida. West Palm Beach police Sgt. David Lefont says the man was struck by a southbound Brightline train on Sunday night. Lefont tells the Palm Beach Post that witnesses pleaded with the man to move ... Weather
With roughly a year before voters cast first ballots in the 2019 Jacksonville City Council elections, it's a good time to take a look at fundraising in selected races through February. With $8,400 of new money in February, Matt Carlucci, a former Council Republican running in At Large Group 4, is still the ... Weather
This time, it's a fundamental aspect of Florida's Constitution and operations at state and local government. Consider the following examples reported by various news outlets during just the past three months: • A state appellate court last month ruled the St. Petersburg City Council violated the law by holding ... Weather
... cost of living, crime & safety and housing, the rankings methodology takes in numerous key factors to determine the best cities to raise a family. Unfortunately, South Florida didn't fare very well. At No. 145 out of 166, Fort Lauderdale was the only ranked city from Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe counties. Weather
In this Feb. 21, 2018 file photo, Sen. Bill Nelson speaks during a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla. The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has put guns at the forefront, for now, in the U.S. Senate campaign in Florida. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, is expected to mount a campaign ... Weather
A bill prohibiting domestic abusers and people under restraining orders from owning firearms became America's first new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida high school massacre. "Well done Oregon," Democratic Gov. Kate Brown exclaimed Monday after signing the law on the steps of the state ... Weather
First responders being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder could soon have extended benefits under a bill passed Monday by the Florida Legislature. The state House of Representatives voted unanimously for legislation (SB 376) to extend workers' compensation benefits for those being treated for ... Weather
In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state's Senate narrowly passed a bill that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools. The 20-18 vote came Monday evening after three hours of often emotional debate. Support and opposition ... Weather
A Florida middle-school teacher has been accused of operating a white nationalist podcast. The Citrus County School District said in a statement Sunday that the unidentified teacher was suspended while it investigates the claims, first reported in the Huffington Post. Huffington Post identified the teacher, ... Weather
A tanned and muscular lawman with a New York accent, Israel for years has called for tougher gun laws in Florida. His stance created critics long before the school shooting. The recent backlash began the day after the town hall, when the 61-year-old Democrat revealed that Deputy Scot Peterson, the ... Weather
Police say a naked woman fatally shot a man outside a Florida apartment building and then threatened neighbors. A Daytona Beach police report says 39-year-old Latasha Reaves was arrested Saturday on suspicion of murder after detectives found 47-year-old Patrick Robinson's body outside her ... Weather
KEY LARGO, Fla. - A Florida City man was arrested early Saturday after he led deputies on a brief high-speed chase along the Overseas Highway, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said. Robert Lewis Taylor, 29, faces multiple charges, including reckless driving and fleeing police. Weather
The Florida Strawberry Festival is known for drawing some of the all-time greats to Plant City. Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Kris Kristofferson have all played there in recent years, and Merle Haggard almost did before he died. On Friday, it was another legend's turn: Jerry Lee Lewis. The 82-year-old rock ... Weather
Miami is the most popular spring break city in America. There were more than than 15,300 posts during spring break 2017, according to the research. ▫ Three of the top 10 destination cities were in Florida. After Miami, Orlando was No. 3 and Fort Lauderdale was No. 10. Whether Florida will stay high in the ... Weather
A Florida father and his 19-year-old daughter are behind bars after being accused of committing incest. Justin Bunn, 39, and his daughter, Taylor Bunn, were detained Tuesday after Panama City authorities received a report from a witness who saw them having sex in their backyard. According to the arrest ... Weather
A father and daughter in Panama City, Florida, are facing incest charges after witnesses allegedly reported seeing them having sex in their backyard. PEOPLE obtained copies of the criminal complaints against 39-year-old Justin Bunn and his 19-year-old daughter, Taylor Bunn, who both face a single ... Weather
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city has erased the name of the man accused of killing 17 people at a high school from a playground fence. The Sun Sentinel reports that Nikolas Cruz's mother had gotten her sons involved in the building of the 7-acre (3-hectare) playground at Liberty Park in Parkland. Weather
According to the entertainment website Thrillist, they're among the most underrated cities in the United States. ... And in Florida it's Fort Walton Beach. “It would be hard to call any (beach) 'underrated,' but the beaches in this quaint Panhandle town seem to get forgotten when talking about the state's best,” ... Weather
Two cities in Palm Beach County, along with six other cities in Florida, ranked among the top 100 most dangerous cities in the United States, according to a new report by Neighborhood Scout ... In Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach made the list as the 30th most dangerous city, and Lake Worth as the 31st. Weather
Homestead totaled 802 violent crimes, including 9 murders, and is considered safer than only 5 percent of other U.S. cities. According to the data, residents of Homestead have a 1 in 85 chance of being a victim of a violent crime. Surprisingly, Miami Beach is not considered safer than any other U.S. city, with ... Weather
Like many states, Florida prohibits cities and counties from imposing their own gun control rules. If elected officials ... And he said at the time that if each municipality was allowed to develop its own gun regulations - that - and I'm quoting here - "someone crossing county lines could become a criminal.". Weather
The group said the south Florida city, with a population of 31,507, had only seven reported violent crimes and 186 property crimes the previous year. "This city, tucked alongside the Everglade Wildlife Management Area on the east coast of Florida, is an affluent one that's intentionally designed to mimic a ... Weather
The Justice Department singled out the South Florida city and 22 other jurisdictions in January when it sent letters demanding a review of its practices of information sharing. The city filed a complaint in February challenging the Justice Department's power to impose conditions on grants based ...
Florida's cities-vs.-state fight for gun control, however, is the same story with a twist, and it could hold valuable lessons for other municipalities hoping to challenge their ... The city of Weston plans to sue the state over its preemption law and has invited other cities to join the lawsuit, according to Governing.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - If you want to start a business in Florida, Jacksonville is the place to be. The River City is the top-ranking Florida city for entrepreneurs and start-ups, according to Business.org. Jacksonville is the top city ... Miami rounded out the top four Florida cities taking the 39 slot. San ...
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Whether you're fresh out of college or considering a new opportunity, chances are in Florida you'll find a promising start-up near you. Florida is considered one of the best states for entrepreneurs and start-ups, according to Business.org. Jacksonville was the first to pop up on the list ...
South Florida Developers just launched sales for its planned 144-unit townhome community in Florida City, Forest Park, and is planning to break ground soon. The townhouse project will rise on a nearly 10-acre plot at 1205 Northwest Third Lane, near the U.S.1 entrance into the Florida Keys. Records show ...
Copycat threats around the country following the massacre at a Florida high school led at least one school district to close schools Friday. The district in Nutley, New Jersey, closed public schools Friday and canceled all evening events after officials "became aware of a security threat" late Thursday night, ...
Students attend a candlelight vigil Thursday for victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Brynn ... They were lent to the town by the city of Sunrise, Florida, which first used them to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
It's the state's northernmost region, a landscape of small mountains, dense woods, wild berries, winding trails, icy beaches and hundreds of inches of snowfall each winter spawned by Lake Superior. Here, Free Press columnist John Carlisle visits ghost towns and shares stories from people trying to, as one ...
The last time Michael Connell Jr. saw his younger brother, Aaron Feis, was at Christmastime. The last time he heard about him was to learn he had been shot in the Florida school massacre. Connell, of Leavenworth, got a call Wednesday from another brother, Ray. “He said, 'You know what's going on?'” ...
PARKLAND, Florida (CBS) – The mayor of Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 people in a school shooting this week, is a Boston native. Mayor Christine Hunschofsky was born and raised in Boston but moved to Florida 16 years ago. And since the mass shooting in her city, she has been helping ...
MOORE, Okla. – The shooting massacre at a South Florida high school Wednesday that left 17 people dead has left a number of Oklahoma City metro schools taking extra precautions after receiving a number of threats. Threats have been made to at least three metro school districts, including Oklahoma ...


 

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