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    All Times EST Tuesday 6.Villanova at Syracuse, 9 p.m. 8.Kansas vs. UTEP, 8 p.m. 10.Kentucky vs. Southern, 7 p.m. 12.Arkansas vs. Charlotte, 9 p.m. 13.Tennessee vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. 16.Southern Cal vs. E. Kentucky, 10 p.m. Wednesday 11.Arizona vs. Wyoming, 10 p.m. 15.UConn at West Virginia, 7 p.m. 19.Michigan St. at Minnesota, 9 p.m. 20.Florida vs. North Florida, 7 p.m. 21.Ohio St. vs. Towson, 9 p.m. 22.Wisconsin vs. Indiana, 7 p.m. 24.BYU vs. Utah St., 9 p.m. Thursday 1.Purdue at Rutgers, 7 p.m. 5.Gonzaga vs. Merrimack, 9 p.m. 7.Texas at No. 23 Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. 17.Iowa St. vs. Iowa, 9 p.m. Friday No Games Scheduled Saturday 4.UCLA at Marquette, 2:30 p.m. 8.Kansas vs. Missouri, 3:15 p.m. 9.Alabama vs. No. 14 Houston, 10 p.m. 10.Kentucky at Notre Dame, 5:15 p.m. 11.Arizona at Illinois, 5 p.m. 12.Arkansas at Oklahoma, 1:30 p.m. 13.Tennessee vs. UNC-Greensboro, 4:30 p.m. 15.Connecticut vs. St. Bonaventure, 3:30 p.m. 18.Auburn vs. Nebraska, 11:30 a.m. 19.Michigan St. vs. Penn St. 2 p.m. 21.Ohio St....
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A proposal filed Monday by Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Ocoee, aims to make Juneteenth Day a paid holiday for all state government employees. The Florida Legislature in 1991 designated June 19 as “Juneteenth Day” to commemorate the freeing of slaves but did not mark the date as a legal holiday. READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Worker Injured During Active Shooter Training SessionBracy’s measure (SB 1164) was filed for consideration during the 2022 legislative session, which will begin Jan. 11. While emancipation from slavery in Florida was proclaimed on May 20, 1865, Juneteenth marks the announcement of the end of slavery reaching all Confederate states. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Unseasonably Warm Weather Continues This WeekRecognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday would “further commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery and to recognize the significant contributions of African Americans to this state” and the nation, an introductory part of the bill said. President Joe Biden this year signed legislation designating Juneteenth as a national holiday. MORE NEWS: Homegoing Celebration, Funeral Tuesday For Congresswoman Carrie Meek(©2021 CBS Local Media. All rights...
    Palm Beach Atlantic vs. Florida Atlantic (5-4) FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Atlantic Owls are set to battle the Sailfish of Division III Palm Beach Atlantic. Florida Atlantic is coming off a 76-41 home win over North Florida in its most recent game. BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Michael Forrest has averaged 15.7 points for the Owls, while Alijah Martin has accounted for 13 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.FEATHERY FORREST: Through nine games, Florida Atlantic’s Michael Forrest has connected on 38.9 percent of the 72 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also shooting 82.1 percent from the free throw line this season. DID YOU KNOW: Florida Atlantic went 1-4 overall when facing out-of-conference opponents last year. The Owls put up 66.8 points per matchup in those five contests. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Police in Florida have arrested the boyfriend of a woman who was last seen more than a week ago in an area northwest of Tampa.Collin Scott Knapp, 30, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of 34-year-old Kathleen Moore, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a news conference. Evidence recovered in the case indicates Moore is dead, but investigators haven't found her body, officials said."Our hearts and prayers pour out to the family and friends of Kathleen Moore. I know you were all searching for a better resolution, and we all were, but unfortunately, this is what we have," Nocco said.Detectives are asking Knapp to tell them where to find Moore, but he's not answering questions about her whereabouts, Nocco said. Pasco County, Florida, investigators are searching for Kathleen Moore after arresting her boyfriend in connection with her disappearance.Read MoreKnapp, who is being held at the Pasco County Detention Center, has requested an attorney and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon, according to Pasco County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Michael Rosa.Based on their investigation, authorities...
              more   A communications consultant for one of Florida’s Democrat candidates for Governor suggested Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation should investigate right wingers who criticized her on Twitter. “In the last days, after posting the above,I am also getting followed by retired police who follow Breitbart, people who work for the alt-right publication in Spanish The American, and other alt-right people,” Evelyn Perez-Verdia said on Twitter. In her post, she tagged FBI Miami, FBI as a whole, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and a counterterrorism researcher, suggesting that right-wingers who disagree with her should be investigated by federal authorities. She was referring to an earlier post wherein she compared Media Research Center’s new Latino website to One America News, which the political left often calls a “far right” outlet. In the last days, after posting the above,I am also getting followed by retired police who follow Breitbart, people who work for the alt-right publication in Spanish The American, and other alt-right people. @FBIMiamiFL @FBI @DOJPH @TAPSTRIMEDIA — Evelyn Pérez-Verdía #Pro-Democracia (@EvelynPR) December 6, 2021 “It is ironic...
              more   After The Florida Capital Star discovered the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) removed links that promoted LGBTQ advocacy groups, gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried said the move was “unacceptable”, “dangerous”, and “cruel for cruelty’s sake.” However, Governor DeSantis, through a spokesperson, told The Florida Capital Star that “the classroom is not the place for political advocacy. Anti-bullying resources should be supportive and educational, not partisan or ideologically driven. No one deserves to be bullied in school, regardless of orientation, gender, race, or any other characteristic.” The Governor’s Office added, “We recently became aware that some links on the webpage were directing visitors to advocacy groups pushing progressive agenda that subordinates parents’ rights to radical left-wing ideology. Governor DeSantis will always stand up for parents’ rights to make decisions for their own kids — especially when it comes to their child’s education. As a dad, Governor DeSantis believes that parents, not activists or politicians, know what’s best for their own kids. “This is unacceptable, period,” Fried said. “LGBTQ+ youth face elevated risks of suicide and homelessness, with 29% of 13-24...
              more   A motion by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody to block a rule by the Biden Administration that would require health-care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine was denied Sunday by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The three-judge panel voted two to one to deny Moody’s proposed injunction. The two judges who voted against it – Judges Robin Rosenbaum and Jill Pryor – expressed that the state “failed to make the requisite showing for an injunction pending appeal.” Judge Barbara Lagoa supported the state’s appeal. Moody’s motion for an injunction was first denied in the U.S. District Court by Judge M. Casey Rodgers in November. In Rodgers’ ruling, she argued against the state’s concern that health-care providers could possibly lose federal funds provided via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In addition, Rodgers was not swayed by the state’s argument that the mandate could result in health-care staff shortages. In the judges’ 94-page opinion released by the 11th Circuit on Monday, it cites Rodgers, “‘The safety of Medicare and Medicaid patients and staff administering the program...
    All Times EST First Round At higher seed Friday, Nov. 12 Alabama 1, Clemson 0 Tennessee 3, Lipscomb 0 Florida St. 3, South Alabama 0 Virginia 6, High Point 0 Michigan 3, Bowling Green 0 Penn St. 3, Monmouth 1 Virginia Tech 3, Ohio St. 1 Princeton 2, Vermont 0 Duke 1, Old Dominion 0 Samford 2, Auburn 0 Wisconsin 2, Butler 1 Arkansas 5, Northwestern St. 1 TCU 8, Prairie View 0 Saint Louis 2, Mississippi 1 UC Irvine 1, UCLA 0 Saturday, Nov. 13 Georgetown 6, Central Conn. 0 St. John’s 1, Brown 0, OT Hofstra 3, Providence 0 South Carolina 1, North Carolina 0 Pepperdine 7, South Dakota St. 1 Milwaukee 1, Xavier 0 Southern Cal 6, Grand Canyon 0 Santa Clara 1, Stanford 0 Purdue 1, Loyola Chicago 0 BYU 6, New Mexico 0 Washington St. 3, Montana 0 Sunday, Nov. 14 Rutgers 2, Bucknell 0 Wake Forest 3, Harvard 0 NC State 2, South Florida 0 Notre Dame 4, SIU-Edwardsville 0...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Yujie Zhao rocketed home the game-winning penalty kick and Florida State edged BYU 4-3 in PKs on Monday to win its third women’s national championship in program history and second in the last four years. Sophomore goalkeeper Cristina Roque made two saves during penalty kicks for the Seminoles, who, ironically, they lost last year’s national championship game in PKs. In the first-ever meeting between the schools, No. 13 BYU and top-ranked Florida State traded chances through 90 minutes of regulation time, but neither team could break through. The Cougars created a dangerous opportunity off a corner kick early in the first overtime, but Roque came up with one of her four saves. Florida State had the best chance of the second overtime when Jenna Nighswonger bent a shot from just outside the box, but BYU goalkeeper Cassidy Smith smothered it for one of her two saves. BYU, playing in its first-ever College Cup, outshot Florida State 10-8 through regulation and the two overtime periods. The Seminoles were playing in their 12th College Cup and sixth...
    A mother adjusts the face mask of her child as she enters the St. Lawrence Catholic School, north of Miami, on the first day of school after summer vacation on Aug. 18, 2021. by Alexandra Martinez This article was originally published at Prism The World Health Organization has designated the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, as a variant of concern, with cases already being reported in California and Minnesota, adding another risk for educators in nine states where wearing a mask in the classroom is optional. In states like Oklahoma and Utah, students or their parents can opt out of school mask mandates if they choose, and local school districts can still determine whether or not they need a mask mandate. But in Florida, Gov. Ron Desantis signed a bill that explicitly forbids school districts in the state from requiring masks in the classroom. Parents are even allowed to sue the school district, ensuring they have sole discretion over whether their children wear a mask and placing their classmates’ and educators’ well-being in their hands. In Texas, a federal appeals court just...
    Previously winless Texas Southern stunned No. 20 Florida 69-54 on Monday night behind PJ Henry’s 16 points and Joirdon Karl Nicholas’ perfect shooting performance. Texas Southern became the first Southwestern Athletic Conference team to beat a ranked SEC program in The Associated Press poll era dating to 1936, ESPN Stats & Info said. Ranked SEC teams had been 51-0 against SWAC opponents. It was the Gators’ first loss in 27 games against teams from the SWAC. Nicholas finished with 14 points on 7-for-7 shooting. John Walker chipped in 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Tigers, an NCAA Tournament team last season that opened this campaign with seven straight losses during a cross-country road trip that included stops at Oregon, Washington and North Carolina State. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Tigers were coming off a 27-point loss at Louisiana Tech and catching a Florida team trying to rebound from its first loss. But the Gators (6-2) had no answer for Texas Southern's talent and athleticism. The Tigers, 23 1/2-point underdogs, continuously beat Florida’s press...
    Hoisting paper dolls representing children in detention, Rev. Allen Harris (R) joins fellow protesters as they demand the release of immigrants in ICE detention due to the dangers posed by the coronavirus pandemic outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters July 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. A number of people were hospitalized after falling ill from carbon monoxide poisoning at a Florida detention facility that was criticized just weeks ago for its routine use of toxic chemicals. Miami New Times reports that four immigrants and a kitchen worker at the Glades County Detention Center (GCDC) required medical attention after fainting on Nov. 23. Two of the men had to be airlifted for further care. But a report released just weeks before the November incident shows that this is far from the only harmful exposure experienced by people at GCDC. Scientific American reported in mid-September that a civil rights complaint said immigrants detained at GCDC have been consistently exposed to a “highly toxic chemical disinfectant,” which Scientific American notes echoes allegations “made by dozens of people held in other ICE detention centers, notably facilities in Adelanto, California, and Tacoma, Washington.”  “Internal emails reveal...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — NASA has chosen 10 new astronaut candidates from a field of more than 12,000 applicants to represent the United States and work for humanity’s benefit in space and one of them is a Florida native. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson introduced the members of the 2021 astronaut class, the first new class in four years, during an event at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where the candidates will spend the majority of the next two years training beginning in January 2022. READ MORE: Survey Shows Some Of The Most Vulnerable To Severe Flu Illness Aren’t Getting Vaccinated Against It Latest trainee astronauts pose with family and friends at the NASA’s 2021 Astronaut Candidate announcement event on December 6, 2021 at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images) “Today we welcome 10 new explorers, 10 members of the Artemis generation, NASA’s 2021 astronaut candidate class,” Nelson said. “Alone, each candidate has ‘the right stuff,’ but together they represent the creed of our country: E pluribus unum – out of...
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier had heard the expression countless times before, mostly while playing poker in his youth. “Scared money don’t make money.” Napier never expected it to become his catchphrase, one that would follow him from Lafayette, Louisiana, to Gainesville. “I’m never going to live that down,” Napier said Monday. It all started just before halftime of Louisiana-Lafayette’s home game against Ohio in mid-September. Napier’s Ragin’ Cajuns were at the Ohio 1-yard line with just a few seconds to go in the second quarter. Leading 14-3 lead, Napier easily could have settled for a chip-shot field goal and a two-touchdown lead. Instead, he made the decision to keep his offense on the field and told his assistants over the headset that “scared money don’t make money,” repeating an old investment phrase that gained popularity in gambling circles and reached a broader audience when rapper Young Jeezy included it his “Scared Money” song in 2009. Louisiana scored, barely. Napier was then asked about his aggressive approach during a halftime interview and repeated the phrase on...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In the past few months, at least half a dozen South Florida students have been arrested and charged with serious crimes after making threats against schools. As recently as Monday, a 15-year-old boy was arrested for posting a threat against Miami Senior High. READ MORE: 'He Understood Sacrifice': Former Florida Rep. Donna Shalala Remembers Bob Dole As Selfless War HeroAmong the recent school threat arrests made since October across Miami-Dade and Broward, all suspects were teenagers and all are facing felony charges. “A primary focus of my job is simply this: to punish children who break the law when necessary,” said Judge Elijah H. Williams. Williams is a circuit court judge assigned to the Juvenile Delinquency Division in Broward County. In a video from Broward County Public Schools, he discussed the potential consequences of threats, including time locked up, but that’s not all. READ MORE: Biden Administration Implementing New Travel Rules To Help Combat Spread Of Omicron Variant“If you’re at home the cops will handcuff you and embarrass both you and your entire family in front of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Flags at all local and state buildings, installations and grounds are being flown at half-staff across Florida to honor former Senator Bob Dole’s life and legacy as a war hero and statesman. Dole, who had stage 4 lung cancer, died Sunday at the age of 98. He served the U.S. for almost 80 years, as a soldier, public prosecutor, state legislator, and U.S. Senator. READ MORE: Biden Administration Implementing New Travel Rules To Help Combat Spread Of Omicron VariantHis body will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Dole, who received two Purple Hearts for his valor in World War II, helped shape tax and foreign policy and worked vigorously to help the disabled, enshrining protections against discrimination in employment, education, and public services in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Part of his service included serving as co-chair of a commission created by President Bush to help wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) READ MORE: Survey Shows Some Of The Most Vulnerable To...
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier’s staff is starting to take shape. Napier named Patrick Toney the team’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Monday and Mark Hocke the team’s associate head coach and director of strength and conditioning. Toney and Hocke were Napier’s first — and probably most obvious — hires. They spent the last four years alongside Napier at Louisiana-Lafayette, where the Ragin’ Cajuns went 40-12 and won the 2021 Sun Belt Conference title. Napier negotiated a $7.5 million salary pool to hire 10 full-time assistants. He is expected to part ways with most or all of former Florida coach Dan Mullen’s staff, which is preparing the team to play UCF in the Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa on Dec. 23. Toney served as ULL’s defensive coordinator the last two seasons. He also coached safeties and outside linebackers during his four-year tenure there. The Ragin’ Cajuns tied for ninth nationally in scoring defense (18.3) in 2021. Hocke has significant Southeastern Conference experience, having worked at Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M. He began his coaching career at...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The number of patients in Florida hospitals with COVID-19 remained relatively flat during the past week. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data released Monday showed that 1,298 inpatients had COVID-19. That was up from 1,228 a week earlier but down from 1,319 in a Thursday report. READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Tops Florida Cities In Number Of Fentanyl-Related DeathsAll of those numbers are far below hospitalization numbers that surged during the summer as the highly transmissible delta variant spread across the state. The data released Monday also showed that 265 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, compared to 239 a week earlier. READ MORE: Justices Deny Fired FAU Professor James Tracy Who Questioned Sandy HookMeanwhile, the Florida Department of Health on Friday released a report showing that 61,701 residents had died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020. Also, it showed that nearly 3.7 million residents had tested positive for the virus. MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?(©2021 CBS Local Media. All rights reserved. This...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has released a report that showed drug-related deaths increased by 17 percent in 2020 and the Fort Lauderdale area topped the list of fentanyl related deaths. Here are regional numbers of deaths in which the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl was found in the bodies of the people who died. In some cases fentanyl was the only drug found; in many, fentanyl was found in combination with other drugs. The report presents the numbers by the state’s medical-examiner districts: READ MORE: Justices Deny Fired FAU Professor James Tracy Who Questioned Sandy Hook— District 17 (Fort Lauderdale area): 642 — District 15 (West Palm Beach area): 634 —District 6 (St. Petersburg area): 591 — District 4 (Jacksonville area): 588 — District 9 (Orlando area): 405 — District 13 (Tampa area): 339 — District 11 (Miami area): 334 — District 7 (Daytona Beach area): 301 — District 21 (Fort Myers area): 288 — District 18 (Melbourne area): 279 — District 12 (Sarasota area): 224 — District 5 (Leesburg area): 213 — District 1 (Pensacola...
    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking Record Pts Prv 1. South Carolina (30) 9-0 750 1 2. NC State 8-1 708 2 3. UConn 5-1 700 2 4. Stanford 5-2 624 4 5. Baylor 8-1 600 5 6. Arizona 7-0 587 7 7. Louisville 7-1 551 10 8. Maryland 8-2 541 8 9. Tennessee 8-0 529 11 10. Indiana 5-2 526 6 11. Texas 6-1 450 15 12. Iowa 5-1 380 9 13. Michigan 8-1 377 12 14. Kentucky 6-1 350 16 15. Iowa St. 8-1 309 14 16. BYU 8-0 275 21 17. South Florida 5-3 230 13 18. Texas A&M 8-1 229 17 ...
    Rules, Requirements and Locations of COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida Click here to see our updated list of Coronavirus testing sites near you. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: All Florida residents 5 and older. Those under 17 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian with consent form. Children and teens can receive only the Pfizer vaccine. Persons 18 years of age and older can receive Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine Where to register for vaccine: State: myvaccine.fl.gov. Miami-Dade COVID-19 Vaccine Location Finder Broward: https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/Vaccination-Sites.aspx MIAMI-DADE: Miami Gardens 2775 NW 183 Street, Miami Gardens Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Walk-Up Johnson & Johnson | Age 18+ Pfizer and Moderna | Age 12+ Dose: 1st & 2nd Dose No Appointment Required 305-622-8000 for more information Home Depot (DEERWOOD) 11905 SW 152nd Street Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-Up Dose: 1st & 2nd Dose Johnson & Johnson | Age 18+ Pfizer | Age 12+ No Appointment Required West Dade Clinic 11865 SW 26...
    TAMPA (CBSMiami) —  Florida gas prices are slowly adjusting to the recent crude oil price plunge. Sunday’s state average has slipped to $3.30 per gallon, after declining 4 cents during the past week. That downward trend is likely to continue this week, unless oil prices suddenly rebound. Crude oil prices plummeted after Thanksgiving, on concerns about how the omicron variant could impact global fuel demand. The price of US crude dropped 13% after Thanksgiving and remained down all last week. Friday’s closing price of $66.26 per barrel is 15% below the price on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It’s also 21% below the 2021 high of $84.15/b – which was recorded nearly four weeks ago. READ MORE: Spread Holiday Cheer With New Florida Lottery Scratch-Off Games“An oil price drop of that magnitude, if sustained, could potentially drive the state average back below $3 a gallon,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “But it won’t happen overnight. Florida pump prices are falling at a rate of 1-cent a day. Unless that rate accelerates, it could take a few more weeks before pump prices fully...
    A group of 17 Democratic state attorneys general have thrown their weight behind court challenges aimed at Florida’s restrictive, GOP-crafted voting law, saying the measure threatens to suppress the vote of minorities. Led by the District of Columbia and New York, the group filed friend-of-court briefs in a trio of federal lawsuits that claim Florida’s SB 90 illegally restricts access to the ballot box.  “Florida’s discriminatory law is another attempt to make it harder for some in the state to vote, especially voters of color,” DC attorney general Karl Racine said in a statement. “The myth of voter fraud has been debunked countless times, yet we continue to see states creating laws based on false claims to uphold this lie for political reasons. In reality, these election laws that supposedly prevent and eliminate voter fraud instead simply encourage voter suppression.”  Florida’s controversial SB 90 drew immediate lawsuits upon being signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Memo: Media obsess over Trump's past as he eyes comeback DeSantis proposes civilian Florida State Guard military force he would control Haley hits the...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Just in time for the holidays, the Florida Lottery is launching four new Scratch-Off games offering more than $190 million in cash prizes. The four new games, PERFECT 10S, LOTERIA, 2022 TAXES PAID, and WIN IT ALL, range in price from $1 to $5 and feature top prizes of $5,000 to $500,000. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Schools Police, Broward Sheriff's Office Investigating School Threats, 15-Year-Old Student ArrestedFor $5, players can win up to $500,000 instantly with the new WIN IT ALL Scratch-Off game. This ticket is also stuffed with more than 100,000 prizes of $100 to 1,000. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.07. The $2 game, 2022 TAXES PAID is loaded with more than $24 million in prizes. This new Scratch-Off features 12 top prizes of $50,000, all taxes paid, and is packed with more than 3.8 million winning tickets. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.65. READ MORE: University Of Miami Fires Manny Diaz, Oregon's Mario Cristobal Expected To Replace HimThe $2 LOTERIA game has more than $90 million in cash prizes, including 20...
    MIAMI (AP) — A wake and funeral services are being held in Florida for former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek, who died last week at 95. Meek, the grandchild of a slave and a sharecropper’s daughter who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction, will be honored by a wake Monday evening at Miami Dade College’s William and Joan Lehman Theater, followed by a funeral service and celebration at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens, her family said. Prior to the funeral service, her family will take part in a motorcade procession, “the Carrie Meek Final Farewell Journey,” that will pass by key landmarks associated with her life, family spokesman Adam Sharon said in a news release. Meek began her congressional career at an age when many people retire. She was 66 when she easily won the 1992 Democratic congressional primary in her Miami-Dade County district, as one of the first African-Americans from Florida to win a seat in Congress. In 2003, due in part to health issues, Meek left...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Authorities said Thursday that a South Florida teenager tried to get $5,000 from a Florida Senator Lauren Book after threatening to release what he said were sexually explicit photos of her. Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, of Plantation, was arrested last month and charged with extortion and cyberstalking, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report. READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida Jeremy Kamperveen (Source: Broward Sherrif’s Office) The arrest report didn’t name the victim, but Book, whose district includes part of Broward County, released a statement Thursday saying the threatening messages had been sent to her. “Three weeks ago, I became the victim of ongoing sexual harassment and extortion,” Book said. “I immediately notified law enforcement and began working closely with them to track those responsible for sending threatening and disturbing images and messages to my phone, including distorted, fake and stolen images created in an effort to intimidate, threaten, and extort me.” Book is chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and a longtime advocate for victims of child abuse and sexual abuse. She...
              moreby Cole Lauterbach   Only a state with the motto “Live Free or Die” is freer than the Sunshine State. That’s according to the nonprofit CATO Institute’s annual Freedom in the 50 States report, which compares states based on different aspects of autonomy and choice in key policy areas. The report uses hundreds of variables to gauge states on fiscal, regulatory and personal terms. Overall, Florida came in second to New Hampshire in the 2021 ranking that used 2019 data to compare states. The CATO Institute bills itself as a libertarian public policy think tank that promotes limited government, free markets and peace. It highlighted the state’s lack of a personal income tax and warm weather as the pied-pipers of not just well-heeled retirees but also business professionals looking to make the most of their labor. “Florida does especially well on economic freedom, and even more so on fiscal policy. Indeed, it is our top state on both,” the report said. “Regulatory policy is improved but mediocre compared with the fiscal side.” Florida’s freedom metrics lagged due to heavy incarceration rates, onerous occupational...
              more   The Seminole Tribe of Florida has temporarily shut down their sports betting app as an appellate court in the District of Columbia denied the tribe’s request to continue sports betting while they are appealing a federal ruling shutting down the Seminole Gaming Compact. “Due to yesterday’s appellate court decision, the Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app will temporarily suspend accepting new bets and deposits. Player information and account funds are safe and secure, and the app will remain online for easy withdrawals via all payment methods,” a tweet from the Hard Rock Sportsbook app reads. Due to yesterday’s appellate court decision, the Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app will temporarily suspend accepting new bets and deposits. Player information and account funds are safe and secure, and the app will remain online for easy withdrawals via all payment methods. pic.twitter.com/8XhDcXzRKa — Hard Rock Sportsbook (@HardRockSB) December 4, 2021 Gary Bitner, a spokesman for the tribe, said the tribe is looking forward to defending the “validity” of the compact. “Despite the decision, the Seminole Tribe looks forward to working with the...
              more   One of Florida’s largest healthcare providers, AdventHealth, has ended their COVID vaccine mandate for employees. The healthcare network cited the recent federal court ruling to block the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate. “Due to the recent decisions by the federal courts to block the CMS vaccine mandate, we are suspending all vaccination requirements of our COVID-19 vaccination policy,” said Neil J. Finkler, Chief Clinical Officer at AdventHealth Central Florida Division, in a letter addressed to colleagues. “All workforce members who are employed, performing tasks or providing services for AdventHealth are not required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to have received an approved exemption.” BREAKING: One of Florida’s biggest hospital systems has ended all vaccine mandates Advent Health will no longer require its 83,000 employees to be vaccinated against Covid. pic.twitter.com/GXKnEwteaZ — Andrea Jackson FOX 35 ???????????? (@AJacksonTV) December 5, 2021 However, according to the same letter, employees will still be required to disclose their vaccination status to their “medical staff office.” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) office released a statement offering...
    (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) Click here to see where you can get a COVID vaccine near you. Here is a running list of COVID-19 testing centers throughout South Florida. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Miami Gardens 2775 NW 183 Street, Miami Gardens Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Walk-Up No Appointment Required 305-622-8000 for more information Home Depot (DEERWOOD) 11905 SW 152nd Street Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mobile Testing PCR Nasal Swab Test & Antigen Rapid Test Haulover Park 13731 Collins Ave Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mobile Testing PCR Nasal Swab Test & Antigen Rapid Test Sunny Isles Beach Government Center 18070 Collins Ave. Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mobile Testing PCR Nasal Swab Test & Antigen Rapid Test Home Depot (Hialeah) 1590 West 49th Street Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mobile Testing PCR Nasal Swab Test & Antigen Rapid Test Dolphin Mall 11401 NW 12 Street, Lot 3, Area E (Entry 3) Monday through Sunday 11 a.m....
    A Florida teen was charged with extortion and cyber stalking after he threatened to leak photos and videos of a state senator's breasts. Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, of Plantation, had obtained the photos of Florida Senator Lauren Book and initially requested that she pay $5,000 to have them removed. Kamperveen had communicated with Book through text which included sending photos of the official with her breasts exposed and even threatened to end her career by sending them out.  It is unclear how he obtained the snaps, which Book has since branded 'distorted, fake and stolen.'  Federal agents had taken over for Book during the course of the investigation and had negotiated the payout amount with Kamperveen.  Using the lawmaker's identity, they agreed to meet Kamperveen for a payout of $4,000 at a local Starbucks in exchange of having the content deleted.  He was then found and arrested at the coffee shop on November 17 by deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.   Florida teen Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, has been charged with extortion and cyber stalking after he threatened to leak a female state...
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier plans to hire an “unprecedented” support staff, he said Sunday. Napier had close to 40 analysts at Louisiana-Lafayette and could end up with even more in Gainesville. His vision for Florida – and athletic director Scott Stricklin’s willingness to make it a reality — stood out during Napier’s formal introduction. Napier and his family arrived to a sea of orange-and-blue clad fans at the airport, and more waited for him to step out of a van outside Florida Field. It was all a bit surreal for the 42-year-old coach, who has been one of college football’s rising stars in recent years. “I’m drinking water through a firehose right now,” Napier said. “These jobs will chew you up and spit you out if you let them, right?” he added later. “I think we’ve got to keep perspective. We got to have balance. I think that’s one of the reasons that I believe in the infrastructure that we’re going to create. … It’ll be the most difficult early, but once...
    No. 1 South Carolina (9-0) beat NC A&T 79-42; beat Kansas St. 65-44. No. 2 UConn (5-1) beat Seton Hall 74-49; beat No. 24 Notre Dame 73-54. No. 2 NC State (8-1) beat No. 6 Indiana 66-58; beat Elon 78-46. No. 4 Stanford (5-2) did not play. No. 5 Baylor (8-1) beat Morehead St. 73-28; beat Missouri 70-68. No. 6 Indiana (5-2) lost to No. 2 NC State 66-58. No. 7 Arizona (7-0) at UC Riverside, canceled. No. 8 Maryland (8-2) beat Miami 82-74; beat Rutgers 73-59. No. 9 Iowa (5-1) lost to Duke 79-64; beat Michigan St. 88-61. No. 10 Louisville (7-1) beat No. 12 Michigan 70-48; beat Belmont 80-66. No. 11 Tennessee (8-0) beat Tennessee Tech 76-48; beat Virginia Tech 64-58. No. 12 Michigan (8-1) lost to No. 10 Louisville 70-48; beat Akron 93-54. No. 13 South Florida (5-3) lost to UT Arlington 61-56. No. 14 Iowa St. (8-1) lost to LSU 69-60; beat Longwood 94-56. No. 15 Texas (6-1) beat Jackson St. 78-64; beat No. 17 Texas A&M 76-60. No. 16 Kentucky (6-1) beat West Virginia 83-60;...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has proposed restoring a World War II-era force to protect his own state, the Western Journal reported Sunday. DeSantis called for bringing back the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force whose role will be to assist the National Guard, a press release on the governor’s website read. “Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $100 million in funding proposals to support Florida’s National Guard and establish the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard in state-specific emergencies,” the release said. The proposal included $3.5 million to establish the guard. The news release continued: The establishment of the Florida State Guard will further support those emergency response efforts in the event of a hurricane, natural disasters and other state emergencies. The $3.5 million to establish the Florida State Guard will enable civilians to be trained in the best emergency response techniques. By establishing the Florida State Guard, Florida will become the 23rd state with a state guard recognized by the federal government. “We also want to make sure that we...
    UCF (8-4, American Athletic) vs. Florida (6-6, SEC), Dec. 23, 7 p.m. ET LOCATION: Tampa, Florida. TOP PLAYERS UCF: DE Big Kat Bryant, all-AAC first-team selection, team leader with six sacks, 14 tackles for loss and eight quarterback hurries. Florida: QB Emory Jones, led Florida in passing and rushing, 2,563 yards passing, 19 touchdowns; 696 yards rushing, four touchdowns. NOTABLE UCF: Knights first-year coach Gus Malzahn has qualified for a bowl game all 10 of his seasons as a college head coach. Florida: The Gators were a top-10 team in early October before losing five of seven that led to the dismissal of coach Dan Mullen. It took a 24-21 rivalry win over Florida State on the season’s final weekend to secure a bowl game. LAST TIME Florida 42, UCF 0. (Sept. 9, 2006). BOWL HISTORY UCF: Fifth appearance in the Gasparilla Bowl and ninth postseason trip in the past 10 years. Florida: First appearance in the Gasparilla Bowl, 48th postseason game in program history. ___ More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/ap_top25...
    All Times EST First Round Thursday, Dec. 2 Dayton def. Marquette, 25-20, 25-21, 24-26, 25-23 Miami def. South Alabama, 23-25, 25-20, 29-27, 25-19 Rice def. San Diego, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 Washington St. def. N. Colorado, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 Kansas def. Oregon, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22 Florida def. Florida A&M, 25-11, 25-14, 25-8 Purdue def. Illinois, 25-21, 25-17, 25-11 Baylor def. Texas A&M-CC 25-22, 25-12, 26-24 Creighton def. Mississippi, 25-21, 25-15, 25-13 Texas def. Sacred Heart, 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 Friday, Dec. 3 Ball St. def. Michigan, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-27, 15-8 Penn St. def. Towson, 25-11, 25-27, 25-20, 25-21 W. Kentucky def. South Carolina, 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 Tennessee def. North Carolina, 25-20, 25-19, 24-26, 25-15 Illinois def. West Virginia, 23-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 Florida St. def. Kansas St., 25-20, 25-16, 25-17 Stanford def. Iowa St., 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, 25-17 Florida Gulf Coast def. Texas Tech, 14-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-15, 15-7 Utah def. Utah Valley, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-11 Louisville def. Illinois College, 25-11. 25-20. 25-11 Ohio St. def, Howard, 25-12, 25-7, 25-10...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Morgan Jones scored 16 points with eight rebounds and all 13 players scored as 25th-ranked Florida State defeated Charleston Southern 83-32 on Sunday. Jones has scored in double figures in seven straight games for the Seminoles (6-2), who are 5-0 at home this season. Valencia Myers added 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting and River Baldwin scored 13, making 6-of-8. Izabela Niciletti scored a layup with 43 seconds left to make sure the entire Florida State roster showed up in the scoring column. Myers, Kourtney Weber and Makayla Timpson each had two of Florida State’s eight blocked shots. Florida State leads ACC teams with an average of 6.1 blocks per game. Florida State held winless Charleston Southern (0-7) to five points in the second quarter and six in the third on a combined 3-for-20 shooting. The Seminoles forced 23 turnovers for 25 points. Skylar Baltezegar scored eight to lead the Buccaneers, who are seeking their first win for new head coach Clarisse Garcia. After a week off for final exams, the Seminoles visit in-state rival Florida on...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A divided federal appeals court Sunday rejected Florida’s request to at least temporarily block a Biden administration rule that would require health-care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, turned down a motion by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody for an injunction against the Biden administration rule while the Atlanta-based court considers the vaccination requirement. READ MORE: Experts Believe Other States Could Switch To Electric Mowers Like CaliforniaThe decision said the state “failed to make the requisite showing for an injunction pending appeal.” Judges Robin Rosenbaum and Jill Pryor made up the majority, while Judge Barbara Lagoa dissented. The one-page decision said full opinions would be issued later. Sunday’s decision, however, did not mean the Biden administration can move forward with the health-care worker vaccination requirement Monday, as originally planned. That is because a Louisiana federal judge last week issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Biden administration rule. Nevertheless, lawyers in Moody’s office requested the 11th Circuit also issue an injunction because the...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gambling on sports is off the table in Florida, at least for now, after the Seminole Tribe suspended its online sports-betting operations Saturday morning. The tribe stopped accepting wagers on its Hard Rock SportsBook mobile app after an appeals court on Friday refused to put on hold a judge’s ruling that said a deal giving the tribe control over sports betting throughout the state violates federal law. READ MORE: Bob Dole, World War II Veteran, Senator & Presidential Nominee, Has Died At 98The Seminoles “will temporarily suspend operations of its mobile app in Florida” due to Friday’s decision by a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, tribal spokesman Gary Bitner said in an email Saturday. “Account balances for all current players will be refunded as requested,” Bitner said. Bettors trying to use the Hard Rock app Saturday morning received a message saying the online sportsbook was discontinued until further notice. “Although we are temporarily suspending the acceptance of new bets and account deposits, we remain committed to building...
    FSU Athletics Florida State look for their third national championship on Sunday against BYU The Florida State Seminoles will face the BYU Cougars on Sunday for a chance to win their third national championship against a team that got to the big game for the first time in their history. The match (8 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ESPNU. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Florida State vs BYU online:Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageFuboTVYou can watch a live stream of ESPNU and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need the Sports Plus add-on, but you can include the main channel package and any add-ons with your free seven-day trial: FuboTV Free Trial Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Florida State vs BYU live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One...
    Police fatally shot an 18-year-old man wielding an "edged weapon" and threatening students. A Florida Tech student who had attacked three other students and injured an officer was shot dead Friday night, according to police at the scene. "Florida Tech Security and the Melbourne Police Department responded to a security threat that began at Roberts Hall," The college tweeted Saturday morning. "The isolated incident resulted in an officer-related shooting where the suspect was killed. No one else was seriously injured, with no further threat to campus." No one else was seriously injured, with no further threat to campus. As the incident is under active investigation by law enforcement, no additional information is available at this time. (2 of 2)— Florida Tech (@FloridaTech) December 4, 2021 ALUMNI GROUPS LEVERAGE DONATIONS AGAINST UNIVERSITIES CRIMPING FREE SPEECH Melbourne police said that 18-year-old Alhaji Sow was assaulting students around 11 p.m. Friday and had entered a residential building wielding a weapon. Florida Tech told students to shelter in place during the encounter, asking that they avoid the...
    Jim DeFede devoted the entire half-hour to the life and legacy of former Congresswoman Carrie Meek. He spoke with those who knew her best, and visited her home for a conversation with her son, former Congressman Kendrick Meek. READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court RulingsThis special edition of “Facing South Florida” comes as South Florida prepares to pay tribute to the trailblazing representative. GUESTS: Former U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek Former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart Rev. Al Sharpton READ MORE: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South AfricaFormer Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padron Immigration Rights Advocate Cheryl Little Watch Part 1 in the video player above. Watch Part 2 in the video player below: MORE NEWS: Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Suspect At Florida Institute of Technology
    New Florida football coach Billy Napier is reportedly making a ton of money. According to Mark Long, Napier’s seven-year contract with the Gators is worth a staggering $51.8 million over the duration of the deal. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) He’ll make $7.1 million during the 2022 season and he’s the fifth highest-paid coach in the conference. AP source: New Gators coach Billy Napier got a 7-year, $51.8M contract that makes him the 5th- highest-paid coach in the SEC. Napier will make $7.1M in his first season and will get a $100K raise annually before each of the remaining six years — Mark Long (@APMarkLong) December 5, 2021 That is a hell of a lot of money for a coach who has never coached a P5 team in his life. That’s a whole lot of money! There is a ton of hype surrounding Napier, and fans are very excited about the fact he’s coaching in Gainesville.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Florida Gators Football (@gatorsfb) ...
    Texas Southern (0-7) vs. No. 14 Florida (6-1) Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Monday, 6 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 14 Florida looks to give Texas Southern its sixth straight loss against ranked opponents. Texas Southern’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 18 Oregon Ducks 89-84 on Nov. 26, 2018. Florida lost 74-67 to Oklahoma in its most recent game. LEADING THE CHARGE: The versatile Colin Castleton is putting up a double-double with 14.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and three blocks to lead the way for the Gators. Phlandrous Fleming Jr. has paired with Castleton and is putting up 11.9 points per game. The Tigers have been led by John Walker III, who is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JOHN: Walker has connected on 35.7 percent of the 14 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converted 75.6 percent of his free throws this season. STREAK STATS: Texas Southern has scored 61 points per game and allowed 73.7 over its seven-game road losing streak. Florida has won its last four home games, scoring an average of...
    At 33 years old, freshman Florida Rep. Kat Cammack may be the youngest Republican woman in Congress, but she has her eye on being a ”superbroker of sorts” in her party to ensure that Republicans move swiftly and decisively on legislation should they win back the House after 2022. “My goal is one team, one mission,” Cammack told the Washington Examiner in an interview. “It's not going to be moderate. It's not going to be ultraconservative. It's going to be a hodgepodge of conservative agenda items, but we have to get it across the finish line. And we can't do that if we're divided.” What Cammack does not want is a repeat of what happened when Republicans had control of the House, Senate, and White House under former President Donald Trump. “The competing agenda items fractured the Republican Conference into a paralyzed state,” Cammack said. “My goal is to become a superbroker of sorts. I want to make sure that every single Republican voice is heard and that they have a seat at the table in some...