Episode 10 of 57weeks.COM pOdcast. Apple Dumpling Episode

Tom Truex, is the featured host in the podcast, 57Weeks. In Episode 10 he gives you some details on the life and death of “Wild Bill Hickok.” Also his take on the importance of an old school recipe for apple dumplings. Episode available on 57Weeks.Com or Spotify. ... Read More

US Supreme Court ruling could affect challenge to Florida law restricting gun-buying age

TALLAHASSEE — A U.S. Supreme Court decision Friday upholding a ban on gun possession by people under domestic-violence restraining orders will refuel a legal battle about a Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying rifles and shotguns. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year put on hold a National Rifle Association challenge to the Florida law, which passed after the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Atlanta-based appeals... Read More

Former Riviera Beach sergeant accused of striking a man across the face with gun

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A former Riviera Beach Police sergeant was arrested and accused of hitting a man in the face with a gun in October. Russell Byrd, 55, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 10:58 p.m. on Thursday and is facing a count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, Palm Beach County Jail records show. Riviera Beach police say in light of the allegations against him, Byrd resigned from his position. “We want to ensure the community that we are committed... Read More

Panthers make power-play change and center returns before Game 6 in hopes of sorting out problems

EDMONTON, Alberta — Here’s a low-bar of expectation for the Florida Panthers’ power play: Score more than the other team. Entering Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday night, Edmonton has outscored the Panthers, 2-1, when the Panthers have the power play. The Oilers have scored the first goal when short-handed the previous two games. That adds to their league-leading five short-handed goals allowed these playoffs in 22 games entering Friday night. Dallas is second in allowing two... Read More

Which South Florida arts, culture organizations had funding cut by DeSantis? Here’s the list and how much each lost

More than 200 art and cultural organizations in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties — including prominent and little-known museums, choruses, theaters — are losing more than $12 million in state money. Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed cultural and museum grants and money from the cultural facilities program from the state budget. The Florida Cultural Alliance, which includes many state art and cultural organizations, provided the name and the amount of money that was cut for each entity.... Read More

Too close for comfort? Tower where crane fell was controversial before it even broke ground

FORT LAUDERDALE — The 43-story tower going up at 333 N. New River Drive sparked controversy long before a construction crane toppled to the ground, plunging downtown Fort Lauderdale into chaos. One man whose car was crushed miraculously walked away with his life. But construction worker Jorge De La Torre was killed when a platform failed, sending him plummeting to the bridge below along with a large steel blue section of the crane. Three people on the ground were injured and a van and Tesla... Read More

Rodent droppings in kitchen, dead roaches behind ice machine: 2 South Florida restaurants shut

The state temporarily shut two Palm Beach County restaurants last week after inspections found rodent droppings, flies and live and dead roaches, among other issues. The South Florida Sun Sentinel typically highlights restaurant and food truck inspections conducted by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Broward and Palm Beach counties. We cull through inspections that happen weekly and spotlight places ordered shut for “high-priority violations,” such as... Read More

‘Going for the Jugular’ Does Not Wash Away Sin

Why the life and death of disgraced culture warrior Paul Pressler should serve as a warning to all of us. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Subscribe here. A man named Paul Pressler warned us that a wrong view of authority would lead to debauchery and downgrade. He was right. What he didn’t tell us was that his vision for American Christianity would be one of the ways we would get there. News did not break about the death of the retired Houston judge, the... Read More