Category: Florida

Florida Man Arrested After Allegedly Dangling & Dropping 4-Year-Old From Resort Balcony

A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly dangling and dropping a four-year-old boy from a balcony at a resort. RELATED: Say WHAT?! Florida McDonald’s Employee Is Arrested & Charged After Allegedly Shooting At Customers More Details On The Florida Man & His Charges According to WESH, a 31-year-old man named Brandon Gilmore was arrested on Saturday, July 6. Gilmore is now reportedly facing a charge…

Gaetz rejects outsider status: ‘I’m trying to reshape the House in my image’

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) made clear Sunday that he sees himself as the future of the House GOP. The firebrand congressman told The Wall Street Journal that he has no plans to leave Congress, and intends to exert his will over the caucus from within. “I’m trying to reshape the House in my image,” he told the Journal, describing himself as a Republican who can…

Back-to-back shark attacks in Florida, 2 critically injured. Why the Sunshine Sate tops the rankings of shark bites globally.

Walton County, Florida, on Friday. Walton County Sheriff’s Office Two shark bite incidents in Florida on Friday occurred within 90 minutes of each other. The attacks left two people in a severe condition and a third in a stable condition. Florida has consistently topped global rankings for the number of shark bites.   Two shark bite incidents just 90 minutes apart at two separate beaches on…

Say Sike! Woman Tracks Her Missing Luggage To Florida Airport Worker’s House

A woman in Florida wasn’t playing any games about her missing luggage! Paola Garcia tracked her bags all the way to an airport worker’s home, and now that employee is facing a felony charge. RELATED: Say WHAT?! Mother-Daughter Duo Fights Spirit Airlines Employees Over Luggage Fees (WATCH) How A Woman Recovered Her Missing Luggage According to Florida’s Local 10, Garcia had flown on Spirit Airlines. Though…

Whew! Recent Study Reveals The Top 20 Dirtiest Cities In America

Whew, chile! Roomies, you might just be living in one of America’s dirtiest cities! A recent study left the internet in shambles after it revealed a list of the top 20 dirtiest cities in the United States. Top 20 Dirtiest Cities In America According to The Hill, LawnStarter, a lawn care provider, assessed over 150 major United States cities. Their study centered on pollution, living…

UPDATE: Sean Kingston Has Been Extradited To Florida Jail & Booked On $1M Fraud & Grand Theft Charges

Sean Kingston has been extradited and booked into a Florida jail after being charged with a $1 million fraud and grand theft scheme. RELATED: Uh-Oh! Sean Kingston Reacts After His Florida Home Is Reportedly Raided By Authorities Here’s What’s Recently Happened With Sean Kingston According to the New York Post, Kingston, whose real name is Kisean Anderson, was booked into Broward County jail on Sunday, June…

Black girls in Florida do not feel safe in schools: Study

A new study has found that Black girls in Florida often feel unsafe in their schools due to policing policies and cultures of criminalization in the Sunshine State. The report, published by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), includes a group of Black girls and young women, ages 14 to 24, who shared their experiences within Miami-Dade County Public Schools…

DeSantis: Florida ‘will not comply’ with new Biden Title IX rules

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Thursday his state “will not comply” with recently unveiled changes to Title IX by the Biden administration. “Florida rejects [President Biden’s] attempt to rewrite Title IX,” DeSantis said in a video posted to the social platform X. “We will not comply, and we will fight back.” “We are not gonna let Joe Biden try to inject men into women’s…

I’m a tax lawyer who helps wealthy people move to lower their taxes — and prepare for residency audits

Hodgson Russ LLP; Alexander Spatari/Getty Images As a tax lawyer, Mark Klein, has seen wealthy individuals continue to relocate to tax-free states. While savings are the main reason, cultural fit also plays a role in relocation. For movers, it isn’t as simple as picking up a driver license — you must prove that you live there. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with…

I’m a Democrat who moved to Florida to be closer to my boyfriend. I was nervous about the politics and...

David Maughan (first picture) moved from Richmond, Virginia, to Oakland Park, Florida, in August 2023 to be closer to his boyfriend, Brandon (left in second picture). Courtesy of David Maughan David Maughan, 32, moved from Richmond, Virginia, to Oakland Park, Florida, last year. As a progressive, Maughan said he was nervous about Florida’s culture war politics. But he’s found Floridians to be accepting and welcoming,…

Miami shows how a new kind of gentrification is coming to US cities

Traditionally lower-income neighborhoods in Miami that are further inland and more elevated are seeing “climate gentrification” as higher-income people move in. Jeff Greenberg/Getty Images Miami’s real estate market is feeling the effects of the climate crisis and a growing population. Wealthier residents are moving to higher ground, putting pressure on lower-income communities. A general lack of affordable housing is also hurting Miami’s growing low-income and…

Florida abortion ban leaves women with few options 

Click in for more news from The Hill {beacon} Health Care Health Care   The Big Story  Florida abortion ban leaves women with few options  The potential fallout from Florida’s looming six-week abortion ban is likely to reverberate across the entire country.  © AP The state Supreme Court’s Monday ruling to uphold the current 15-week ban and allow a six-week ban to take effect May…

Democrats introduce bill to name Miami prison after Trump

A trio of House Democrats introduced legislation to rename a Miami prison after former President Trump.  Congressmen Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), and John Garamendi (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Friday to change the name of the Miami Federal Correctional Institution in Florida to “Donald J. Trump Federal Correctional Institution.”  “Donald J. Trump is the first former president in U.S. history to be criminally indicted, with…

BREAKING: Rod Wave Arrested In Florida

Rod Wave has been arrested in Florida. RELATED: Drop The Bag! Boosie Makes $200K Request Of Rod Wave To Settle Sampling Dispute (Video) Here’s What Happened With Rod Wave In Florida On Wednesday, April 3, The Shade Room obtained Florida booking records, which show that Rod Wave is in police custody. To note, the rapper’s government name, Rodarius Green, is listed on the booking record. Additionally,…

Abortion and marijuana will be on the ballot this year in a key swing state

A Florida poll worker preparing a voting booth ahead of the state’s March 2024 primary. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida voters will have the chance to vote on abortion and recreational marijuana this November. The measures would enshrine abortion access and recreational marijuana use into the state constitution. The court also allowed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 6-week abortion ban to go into effect. Florida voters will now…

A boomer who moved from California to Florida started a Facebook group to help friends make similar moves. 300,000 members...

Terry Gilliam leads a Facebook group called Leaving California. Terry Gilliam After moving from California to Florida, Terry Gilliam set up Facebook groups to help others move. Gilliam’s Facebook groups, Leaving California and Life After California, have nearly 300,000 members. Many are moving to Florida, Texas, and Tennessee for cheaper living costs and political freedom. A few years ago, Terry Gilliam, 64, packed his bags,…

People priced out of Austin and Orlando are moving to these cheaper cities

The average sale price of a home in Austin has jumped nearly $100,000 over the past four years. Evan Semones – cosmophotography/Getty Images Americans squeezed out of pricier cities are moving to more affordable spots nearby, a study found. Austinites are heading an hour away, to Killeen, according to real-estate consultancy John Burns. Orlando residents are decamping to Lakeland, Florida, trading nightlife for space, John…

UPDATE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Social Media From Kids Under THIS Age

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that could enact “the country’s most restrictive social media bans for minors,” according to AP News.  RELATED: House Committee Unanimously Passes Bill That Could Ban TikTok In The U.S. Or Force Its Sale More Details Regarding The Social Media Bill Gov. Ron DeSantis Signed According to the outlet, Governor DeSantis signed the bill on Monday, March 25. If…

Ron DeSantis just signed a bill barring Florida kids under 14 from using TikTok, SnapChat, and Instagram

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attends the drivers meeting prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2024 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has barred kids under 14 from using social media platforms. He signed a bill on Monday that also blocks 14- and 15-year-olds from owning accounts unless their parents consent….

New Yorkers who make six figures won’t save as much moving to Texas and Florida anymore

The savings that come from moving to some lower-tax states are dwindling as the cost of living there increases. Sylvain Sonnet/Getty Images New Yorkers have historically moved to Florida and Texas to save money on taxes and other expenses. But the cost of living in parts of Florida and Texas has jumped significantly since 2019. High earners are especially impacted. Movers will still save money,…

DeSantis signs bill banning social media accounts for kids under 14

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill Monday that bans children under 14 years old from holding social media accounts in the Sunshine State. The legislation also requires 14- and 15-year-olds to obtain parental approval in order to hold accounts on social media platforms that employ algorithms and have “certain addictive features.” “The internet has become a dark alley for our children where predators…

Boomers fed up with Florida are moving to southern Appalachia, fueling a population spike in longtime rural communities

A scenic view at the Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia. LCBallard Boomers who once flocked to Florida are increasingly ditching the state for southern Appalachia. A recent Wall Street Journal report highlighted the so-called “halfbacks” who have settled in the region. Many of the new arrivals sought an escape from the continual threat of extreme weather in Florida. For decades, Florida has remained a…

A month’s pay in one week: South Florida Uber and Lyft drivers explain how they capitalize on the spring break...

Trent T. pulled in $8,200 in one week this spring break, mostly doing private rides. Noah Sheidlower Spring break in South Florida has been profitable but less chaotic for some rideshare drivers this year. Miami Beach’s ad campaign breaking up with spring break may have contributed to fewer visitors. Some drivers told BI they target certain areas and avoid congestion to maximize earnings. Trent T.,…

DeSantis signs ban on homeless people camping in Florida public spaces

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill Wednesday that bans homeless people from camping in the state’s public spaces. “Florida will not allow homeless encampments to intrude on its citizens or undermine their quality of life like we see in states like New York and California,” DeSantis said in a statement. “The legislation I signed today upholds our commitment to law and order while…