Hold the horses: Gambling change could end harness racing at Pompano Park

“The entire industry would be left with nowhere to go in the state, and it would ultimately cost these families the only livelihood most of them have ever known,” she told state senators on Monday. “These families have been through a roller-coaster of emotions on whether their way of life will continue and whether their industry will survive.” ... Read More

After YouTube pulls DeSantis video for mask fallacies, governor holds another COVID-19 talk with same docs

Another two panelists, Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, and Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, were two of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, which openly called for herd immunity through natural infection. The third author, Sunetra Gupta, was a panelist in March but did not participate in Monday’s panel. ... Read More

Florida reports lowest COVID case count in six months

Palm Beach County: Test results for residents were reported , leading to a daily positivity rate of %. That’s from % the previous day. Broward County: Test results for residents were reported , leading to a daily positivity rate of %. That’s from % the previous day. Miami-Dade County: Test results for residents were reported , leading to a daily positivity rate of %. That’s from % the previous day. ... Read More

Inside the case of a Florida tax collector that ensnared US Rep. Matt Gaetz

Their inquiry culminated in 33 federal charges against Greenberg, 36, including sex trafficking of a minor, bribery, fraud and stalking — and led to a mushrooming political scandal that burst into national news in recent days and ensnared Gaetz, who is a close ally of former President Donald Trump, and other influential Florida Republicans, with the investigation continuing. ... Read More

Teenager dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

In Panama City Beach, a home and convenience store were leveled by a possible tornado, city officials said in a Facebook post. A resident’s photo posted by The Panama City News Herald shows the store’s roof and walls ripped away, but its counters, shelves and the merchandise they held appear untouched. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ... Read More