Alligator found in Everglades (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Florida Believe it or Not: Offficer accused of having sex with an inmate; Woman smears bananas on cars; Gator invades tourists’ space

While some cities are getting snow, the Sunshine State is getting rainy days, unexpected tornados and lots of wind. Temperatures have dropped to the low 60s, and department stores are putting up their Valentine’s Day decorations. But you won’t feel too love-struck after reading some of these loveless stories. A Volusia County Correctional Facility corrections officer is accused of having a sexual ...

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Erica Abraham is suspected of being part of robbery crew who targeted women outside Publix stores in South Florida (Photo via Broward County Sheriff's office)

The SoFlo Scoop: Pepper spray robbers; MLK Day suspects arrested; Cargo from Cuba

Good morning South Florida! Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25. Miami is expected to have a sunny morning and a cloudy afternoon with a high of 77 and low of 66. Key West is expected to be sunny all day with a high of 78 and a low of 73. Fort Lauderdale will also have a sunny day with a high ...

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (Photo via Flickr user Michael Vadon)

The SoFlo Scoop: Tornado damage; Rubio backs secretary of state pick; Florida best place to retire

Good morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24. Miami is expected to be cool and sunny with a high of 79 and low of 56. Key West is also expected to be cool and sunny with a high of 75 and a low of 67. Fort Lauderdale will have a high of 79 and a low of 56. Those in Naples ...

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Downtown businesses weather protests following inauguration

Owners and employees in downtown Miami gave mixed reviews to the protests in the area following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, some saying it has hurt while others saying it has helped their businesses. Brian Roth, an employee for Frozen Mango, said Friday was slower than usual due to the demonstrations. “I don’t think the helicopters helped,” he said. By Alexandra ...

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[Video] Women’s March in Miami

[Veronica Bayona] The women’s march in Washington D.C has sprung a domino affect across the nation. And today the South Florida community comes together as they stand against oppression and discrimination. Right here, at the women’s rally in Bayfront Park [Miravida Lorzano] “Not one particular rally is ever going to make one difference, but I think a combination and a ...

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Over 10,000 attended a women's rights rally in Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday. (Photo by Nyamekye Daniel, SFNS)

The SoFlo Scoop: Tornado watch; Women’s rally in Miami; Marijuana pills

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Jan. 23. Miami is expected to have a high of 76 and low of 66 with severe thunderstorms in the morning and winds of about 25 to 35 mph. Key West is also expected to be windy with a chance of rain, and a high of 76 and a low of 69. Fort Lauderdale will also have ...

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A protestor at the Women's Rally of South Florida holding a sign saying, “All Lives Matter.  No Human is Illegal. Love is Love. 
Human rights-R-Human Rights. Climate Change is Real.”
(Photo by Nyamekye Daniel, SFNS)

Thousands attend South Florida women’s rights rally

More than 10,000 people attended an equal-rights gathering at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami Saturday, coinciding with the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of others across the nation and world. Many, if not most, of the attendees of the Women’s Rally of South Florida said they were protesting the inauguration of President Trump, whose history of sexist and discriminatory comments ...

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The 2017 Inauguration logo. (Image via Wikicommons)

Storify: Locals weigh in about President Trump’s inauguration

While most of the world is focused on Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of Donald Trump, the staff of the South Florida News Service decided to do something different: How is our region and our communities reacting to the day? Follow along in real time as we provide links to stories, updates and Tweets across the political spectrum. Notice something ...

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Miami Beach Asst. City Manager Eric Carpenter (image courtesy city of Miami Beach)

Local governments approve paid parental leave for employees

Miami Beach recently introduced paid parental leave for all city employees, following the lead of other municipalities in the area, including Doral and Miami-Dade County. The initiative passed in Miami Beach at the end of October and went into effect on Nov. 2, according to Comissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who brought it before the City Commission. “It allows you to have ...

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Death of a dictator: Miami reacts to Castro’s passing [Audio]

LIZANDRA PORTAL: On November 25th, 2016, the Cuban government announced the death of their former President, Fidel Castro. For many Cuban exiles living in Miami, Friday was a day to rejoice after more than 50 years of oppression on the island. Hundreds of Cuban exiles marched down the famous Calle Ocho in Miami waving Cuban flags and chanting in celebration ...

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