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FIU: Worker dispute at BBC leads to gunfire; suspects in custody

An altercation between two Aramark grounds workers at BBC this afternoon resulted in a firearm being discharged near the motor pool, reports FIU's department of external relations. A spokesperson told Local 10 TV news that no one was injured. At

  • A Burmese python (image courtesy National Park Service)

Burmese python elimination program hits milestone

Last month, snake hunters for the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission hit a major milestone: the 1,000 captured Burmese python, a 15-foot, 3-inch male snake.     According to the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, the snake population exploded in South Florida because of Hurricane Andrew.

Lifestyle & Sports

  • Kimberly “Milan” Lucien promo cover for her single “No Pressure” (Jose Valle/SFNS)

Singer and actress making thing happen

When Kimberly Lucien was young girl, she would walk across the street to her father’s friend house in Boston and watch her father and his Haitian-band rehearse in the basement. This, she said, was the beginning of her love

  • Lilikoi organic living, one of the restaurants that joined the plastic free pledge. (Daniela Lara/SFNS)

Miami Beach businesses joining plastic free pledge

Miami Beach officials are pushing to get more businesses on board with the city’s plastic-free pledge which they say will protect the environment. According to a press release sent by city officials, nearly eight million metric tons of plastic

  • Archie, the “talking” tree, at the NightGarden exhibit at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. (Jessica Barrios/SFNS)

The NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden debuts in Miami

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has transformed itself into an immersive and illuminating experience after the sun goes down with the debut of the NightGarden, which runs through Jan. 6. The garden features a 23-acre exhibit with light displays,

Videos & Podcasts

Haulover Skate Park and Pump Track opens [Video]

The Haulover Skate Park and Pump Track, which opened earlier this year, was a passion project spearheaded by Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch. Surfside officials collaborated with Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Bay Harbor Islands, and Sunny

SFNS at the Movies: Detective Pikachu, Harry Potter, and remembering Stan Lee

Welcome to SFNS At the Movies! On this show, we will break down all the newest movie news coming from Hollywood as well happenings here in South Florida. At the end of the show, we

Off the Newsroom: Floridian mayhem and Netflix

Welcome to episode 14 of "Off The Newsroom," a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service, recapping the most important national news, what the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

GOP keeps eye on ballots in Broward [Video]

Supporters of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, respectively, came to the Broward County election office on Nov. 12 to make sure ballots were counted fairly. Many also

Off the Newsroom: Elections abound!

Welcome to episode 13 of "Off The Newsroom," a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service, recapping the most important national news, what the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

Leap for Ladies: Voting on Amendment 4 [Video]

In the fourth episode of The South Florida Access, host Amanda Bazil speaks with Mahlia Lindquist, executive director of LEAP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping incarcerated women transcend their past. She is also urging

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Sports

Opinion: eSports is destroying traditional sports

About a month ago, I was slouched on my living room couch flipping through channels on my TV, desperate to find something

Opinion: The NBAs “one-and-done” rule needs to be destroyed

Watching college basketball has been one of America's favorite past times. March Madness, where the NCAA’s top schools compete in a tournament

Opinion: Sorry Miami, but you’re a Bandwagon city

I’m grateful for and proud of growing up in Miami. Being a fan of all the sports teams Miami has to offer

Politics

Tourists, locals need to watch pollution in Biscayne Bay

Winter in South Florida means one thing, tourists. But visitors trying to escape the cold and catch some sun may

Lake Okeechobee spraying remains controversial

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, in collaboration with several counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee, has been spraying the lake

The SoFlo Scoop: Ron DeSantis Florida’s next governor; Broward misses recount deadline; 18.5 tons of cocaine seized

Hello South Florida. Today is Friday Nov. 16. We are going to experience chilly weather. Miami will encounter a high

Noticias

Salmonela: cuidado con lo que comes

Pilar Rodríguez es una residente de North Miami, consumidora de carne, e indica que “vivimos en un momento donde es

Art Basel: la expresión hispanoamericana

Hoy inicia la feria de arte contemporáneo más importante de América y una de las más codiciadas en el mundo. Art

VIH Miami-Dade: se reduce la tendencia pero crece el número de casos

El 1 de diciembre se celebró el día Mundial del Sida, para reconocer los esfuerzos que se hacen por la

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Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends. I chose not to participate in the league this year because it involved having to pay a wager.

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Florida Believe it Or Not

  • An alligator floating in Florida's wild waters by Maine Coast and posted on Pixabay.

Florida Believe It or Not: Naked man arrested for punching a North Port Police K-9; Man is reunited with his $150,000 prosthetic arm; Man beats an alligator with a shovel

As Floridians prepare for the upcoming election, the Sunshine State can’t escape the weird news that happens each and every day. This week is no different. North Port Police arrested a man on Saturday when

Florida Believe it or Not: Mako sharks predict Florida’s election results, Two middle school girls plan a stabbing attack; America’s best restroom is in Florida

Floridian news somehow manage to always take a turn for the bizarre and unexpected. Things are never as they seem down here in the Sunshine State where we have a combination of allegedly murderous middle school girls, must-visit bathrooms

  • Brown Squirrel (Photo by Pixabay.com)

Florida Believe it or Not: Man cuts off penis of ex’s new boyfriend; Ocala woman sets underwear rack on fire; Woman removed from plane for bringing “emotional support squirrel”

Although Floridians don't experience the eerie bare trees and the crunch of dead leaves at this time of year, we continue to have weird news that takes a dark turn. A Tallahassee man was charged

Arts & Culture

  • Christmas gifts (Image via Pixabay)

Staying on budget during the holidays [Opinion]

It’s the season filled with red bows, tissue paper, giftwrap and cash.  An average of $855 will be spent during the holidays,

  • Kimberly “Milan” Lucien promo cover for her single “No Pressure” (Jose Valle/SFNS)

Singer and actress making thing happen

When Kimberly Lucien was young girl, she would walk across the street to her father’s friend house in Boston and watch her

  • Lilikoi organic living, one of the restaurants that joined the plastic free pledge. (Daniela Lara/SFNS)

Miami Beach businesses joining plastic free pledge

Miami Beach officials are pushing to get more businesses on board with the city’s plastic-free pledge which they say will protect the

Music

Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in Fort Lauderdale

The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in downtown Fort Lauderdale is happening today, Nov.

  • Musical married duo, Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador, film a documentary exploring their roots in Cuba (photo creds by Jayme Gershen)

Afrobeta, Miami-based duo, competes in filmmaking competition

Afrobeta, an electro-funk duo based in Miami, is exploring their Cuban heritage via a documentary its makers are attempting get

  • Royal Caribbean singers and dancers on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship. (Image via Fickr)

Royal Caribbean performers sweat it out at BBC

Aerial studios. Vocal rooms. A 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility. Royal Caribbean performers can be found training behind the doors of a

Food & Dining

  • Margie Pikarsky, founder of Bee Haven and the main organizer of the event, talks to attendees. (SFNS/Steven Guilen)

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused

  • A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can

  • Cameron Baird in his Gaiji Taiyaki Stand (Photo provided by Gaijin Taiyaki)

A couple sells Japanese treat with American twist – people can’t get enough

In an ordinary kitchen in Deerfield Beach, a husband-wife duo bakes a traditional Japanese snack with a delicious American twist. They