Possible implications for Biden and Trump as Broward lags and Palm Beach County far ahead in mail and early voting

Poll workers were wearing personal protective equipment at the early voting site at Spanish River Library in Boca Raton on Aug. 3, 2020. Voters are embracing mail ballots for the Aug. 18 primary and nonpartisan elections, but there hasn’t been a great demand for in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic. (Joe Cavaretta / South Florida Sun Sentinel) ... Read More

Your guide to voting by mail in Florida — and making sure your ballot gets counted

A worker logs information from a voter’s request for a mail-in-ballot at the Broward County Voter Equipment Center in Lauderhill on July 9. South Florida voters are breaking records for mail voting, as many are reluctant to use early voting and election day voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even people who have voted by mail need to know about the latest rules for Florida mail voting, contained in this guide, which also explains absentee voting. (Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun... Read More

Hours after argument, hotel guest was found stomped and stabbed to death

Charles Morgan, of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., was on his way to visit family in West Palm Beach when he had made a brief stop at the Rodeway Inn & Suites in Dania Beach because of the nasty weather, his family said. His larynx was crushed so severely that it would have had to be caused by “stomping on a person’s throat,” according to an arrest report. ... Read More

Man accused of sex trafficking threatened teen victims and their relatives, police say

According to the arrest report, Edgar let her hold a gun during one of their meetings. He made videos in which he posed with guns, and he sent them to the teen when she tried to stop seeing him. Edgar also sent sexually explicit texts to her father and sister and threatened to put “a hit” on her family, police said. ... Read More

Florida reports another 277 people died from COVID-19 — the highest mark during pandemic

Healthcare workers at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Florida watch as Coast Guard Aircraft fly over the hospital on Saturday, May 23, 2020. The National Salute to America’s Heroes flew over 34 South Florida hospitals to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel on Memorial Day weekend. (Mike Stocker / South Florida Sun Sentinel) ... Read More

Sheriff Gregory Tony accuses Scott Israel’s campaign of racism and drops N-word in live TV interview

“To accuse me, a decorated officer, of murder when he understands the law, for his campaign to reference me as a n—–, these things are driven by politics, and that’s disgusting,” said Tony, who is Broward County’s first Black sheriff. “I don’t think this county appreciates any of those type of commentary.” ... Read More