Florida better prepared on Andrew anniversary

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With Thursday marking the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew pounding Miami-Dade County, the state’s top emergency-management official said the...

B-CU outlasts FAMU in a Florida Classic thriller, 29-24

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) continued its Florida Classic winning streak on Saturday, defeating instate rival Florida A&M University (FAMU) 29-24 in their annual...

Lawmakers take aim at opioid crisis

BY NATHALIE SCZUBLEWSKI THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA LAKE WORTH – Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala held a roundtable discussion Tuesday in Palm Beach County with...

City to rename streets that honor Confederate generals

BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND CARLI TEPROFF MIAMI HERALD/TNS HOLLYWOOD – Acknowledging the painful legacy of slavery and the Civil War, Hollywood commissioners decided last week to rename...

State’s jobless rate falls; now at 4.1 percent

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in June, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous month and representing 419,000...

B-CU and EWC have games in Florida this weekend

Bethune-Cookman University faces Savannah State at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in Daytona Beach. More info: BCUathletics.com Edward Waters College (EWC) will play Ava Maria...

Statues and slavery

Pols argue about next steps COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Amid a national debate about monuments and statues, a South Florida lawmaker renewed his push...

Nursing home tragedy claims lives of couple married 61 years

BY DAVID J. NEAL MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — Cecilia Franco, 90, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, becoming the 14th Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident to...

Miami-Dade complies with Justice Department on ‘sanctuary’ status

BY DOUGLAS HANKS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – For the first time since it began extending the detentions of local inmates sought for deportation, Miami-Dade County received...

HURRICANE IRMA – Thank the meteorologists for lives spared

Forecasting, satellite monitoring and government planning have dramatically improved in recent decades. BY MATT PEARCE, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE AND EVAN HALPER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NAPLES – During a...

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