Top-ranked 2024 LB plans Florida visit, knows what to expect with Napier

Top-ranked 2024 LB plans Florida visit, knows what to expect with Napier

The recruiting staff at Florida is busy putting together the class of 2023 right now, but they are still making time for the rising juniors that are starting their recruiting journey. One of those underclassmen receiving attention from Billy Napier and Co. is five-star Jefferson (Georgia) linebacker Sammy Brown who is set to visit Florida…

South Florida hit with flooding rain as storm moves across state

South Florida hit with flooding rain as storm moves across state

Flooding rain hit parts of South Florida on Saturday as a storm moved across the state, the National Hurricane Center said. A potential tropical cyclone brought “considerable flash and urban flooding,” the center said in a tweet. Flash flooding is also expected across the Florida Keys and the northwestern Bahamas. The storm, located about 45…

Southern Florida pummeled by rain as areas of Miami flood

Southern Florida pummeled by rain as areas of Miami flood

A tropical storm system pounded Southern Florida with rain on Saturday, triggering flash flooding warnings for the Miami area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).The latest: Over 11 inches of rain were measured in gauges in Miami as of Saturday morning. The downpour flooded roads and created dangerous conditions for motorists.Flash flood warnings were…

Ice Cream Hut Inks First Franchise Deal

Ice Cream Hut Inks First Franchise Deal

Mitchell and Courtney Burgess The Florida-based company will open its first franchised location in Palm Bay this summer season. Palm Bay, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ice Cream Hut, a bustling ice cream shop headquartered in Cocoa Beach, FL, has just announced its first franchise deal on the heels of its official sales launch. The newest Ice Cream…

Flop gun — Congressional Hits and Misses

Flop gun — Congressional Hits and Misses

Even though Congress was on recess, this was still a busy week that included Florida Rep. Greg Steube showing off his gun collection on Thursday during a contentious House Judiciary Committee markup on gun safety legislation — which also featured some technical gaffes. Also cued up: Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene uncovered the Bill Gates-fake…

Transgender youth treatment under fire in Florida again

Transgender youth treatment under fire in Florida again

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, front left, gestures as speaks to supporters and members of the media before a bill signing by Gov. Ron DeSantis, front right, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon, Fla. This week, Ladapo asked the state medical board to draft new policies that would likely restrict gender dysphoria treatments for transgender…

DeSantis vetoes funding for Tampa Bay Rays facility after team tweets about gun violence

DeSantis vetoes funding for Tampa Bay Rays facility after team tweets about gun violence

Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis has worked for months to build his reputation as a right-wing totalitarian. The Republican’s proposal to develop a civilian military force that answers to him, his demand that GOP lawmakers redraw a legislative map to harden his political power and his inclination to punish companies that run afoul of his right-wing rhetoric…

DeSantis Being Special Olympics Co-Chair Didn’t Stop Threat of $27.5M Fine

DeSantis Being Special Olympics Co-Chair Didn’t Stop Threat of $27.5M Fine

The Special Olympics scrapped a COVID-19 vaccine requirement after the administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis threatened a $27.5 million fine against the organization this week.The threat came despite DeSantis’ role as an honorary co-chair of this year’s Special Olympics. The Florida governor addressed the vaccine mandate, and the Special Olympics’ decision to drop it…