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Hispanic Miami police captain sparks community backlash after claiming he is black

A controversial Miami police captain was under fire this week for claiming he is a black man because of the “one-drop rule” while speaking at a public meeting.

As Super Bowls heads to Miami, feds on high alert for human traffickers

The time of year has arrived where American football celebrates its legacy with a final play off, attracting celebrities, super fans and hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. But with the massive numbers of travelers pouring into Miami this year for the event, the Feds are stepping in, training airport employees on security measures to combat trafficking at one of Florida’s busiest airports. As a record 90,000 travelers pour in and out of the party city, over 600 airport employees are getting on board with the training at what they call the gateway to the Americas. They hope their efforts will help stop criminal activity on the frontlines of entry.

Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations.

Florida man attempts to hide underwater from cops, gets arrested after coming up for air, police say

A Florida man attempted a “not so great escape” last week when he tried hiding from deputies underwater in a pond – an “action movie” stunt that officials easily foiled when he came up for air, authorities said.

‘Pillowcase Rapist’ who terrorized women decades ago arrested in Florida, police say

One of Florida’s most hunted criminals—a notorious sex fiend known as the “Pillowcase Rapist” who terrorized more than four dozen women in the 1980s–has been caught, according to reports.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid gets another shot at NFL title: Why fans believe he’s perfect for Miami

Andy Reid gets another shot at an NFL title as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans to win the AFC Championship on Sunday.

Singer David Olney, 71, dead after after suffering heart attack while performing

Folk singer-songwriter David Olney has died after he suffered an apparent heart attack Saturday while performing at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., a fellow performer said.

Anthony Todt, dad accused of killing family in Florida, witnessed own father’s plot to kill mother: reports

Anthony Todt, the man charged last week with killing his wife, their three children and family dog in a Florida home near Disney World, had 40 years ago witnessed his own father’s attempt to have his mother murdered, according to reports.

Man facing execution for Florida girl’s murder is innocent, accomplice claims: report

Two men were convicted of stabbing to death a 14-year-old girl in Florida 35 years ago but now one says the other– who faces execution–is innocent, according to a report Sunday.

Pam Bondi calls Democrats’ impeachment case ‘basic trash,’ says Adam Schiff could be called as witness

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has joined President Trump’s defense team, said Saturday that although House manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., could be called as a witness, they’re ready to move on from a “basic trash” impeachment.

Former Florida mayor gets prison after buying BMW, beach condo with $650G in United Way funds

A former Florida mayor was reportedly sentenced to 51 months in prison and required to pay full restitution Friday for embezzling more than $650,000 from United Way — after a Navy veteran’s testimony played a key role in his conviction.

Eric Trump: Reports that Joe’s brother ‘leveraged’ family name show ‘the Bidens are a business’

Reports that Joe Biden’s brother “leveraged” the family name for personal gain, coming months after similar allegations against the former vice president’s son Hunter, are proof the famous Delaware family is “a business,” Eric Trump said Friday.

Florida girl severely burned on arms, chest denies attempting ‘fire challenge,’ mom says

The girl’s mother told a local news station that she’s not sure if her daughter was attempting the challenge, but that she knows she brought tea light candles into the room before the fire started.

Florida police department invites public to homeless veteran’s funeral

A Florida police department is making sure that a homeless veteran who served during the Vietnam War and was described as “a unique soul” will be buried Friday with the honors he deserved.

Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida’s Supreme Court has sided with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by ruling that some convicted felons should be required to pay off any fines or fees before they can regain their right to vote.

Anthony Todt, Florida man charged with killing his wife and 3 kids, steps before judge as new details on fraud probe emerge

The Florida physical therapist charged with killing his wife, three children and dog in a home on the outskirts of Walt Disney World and leaving their bodies there for days appeared for the first time before a judge Thursday as new details emerged in his alleged health care fraud scheme in Connecticut.

GOP Rep. Gaetz denies creating sex ‘game’ while in state legislature, amid nasty feud with local pol

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said he did not create a game that rewarded legislators for sleeping with lobbyists, staffers and married lawmakers after he was accused of doing so by a Florida state representative as part of an ever-escalating and increasingly nasty Twitter fight. 

US Virgin Islands sue Epstein’s estate, claim he used island to abuse girls as young as 11 and 12 years old

In an extraordinary move, the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday sued the estate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, claiming that the disgraced financier raped and abused girls as young as 11 and 12 years old at his private islands in the Caribbean.