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Registration Deadline Closes Today

Brevard County residents have until the end of the day today to register to vote or change their party affiliation ahead of the August 20 primary elections. Florida’s closed-primary system means only registered Republicans or Democrats can vote in their respective party primaries, though all voters can participate in nonpartisan races. Voter registration can be […]

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UF President Stepping Down

University of Florida President Ben Sasse announced he will resign effective July 31st, citing family health issues as the primary reason. Sasse, who has led UF for nearly two years since November 2022, said that his wife Melissa’s recent epilepsy diagnosis and his own memory issues have made it necessary to step back to focus […]

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Tropics Too Dusty To Be Stormy

The tropics are remarkably quiet for mid July, and we can thank dust for that. That’s right… dust! A plume of Saharan dust is approaching Florida, expected to arrive by Saturday morning in South Florida and reaching the Space Coast by Sunday. The dust, traveling from Africa across the Atlantic, will bring vibrant sunrises and […]

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DeSantis Stands Up For Trump At RNC

THEY WERE RIVALS IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY, BUT NOW FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS IS JOINING THE SUPPORT TRAIN BEHIND FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. HE SPOKE DURING NIGHT TWO OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION….  

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Police Now Targeting Speeders

Operation Southern Slow Down is underway, with Florida joining seven other southern states in a crackdown on speeding. It launched on Monday, and it runs through this Saturday, with the aim of reducing traffic fatalities. At yesterday’s kickoff event at Daytona International Speedway, Highway Patrol officers and other state officials highlighted the difference between controlled […]

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Storm Offshore Deemed No Tropical Threat

The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on a broad low-pressure system that now is churning off Florida’s southeastern coast. Currently, the system is generating disorganized showers and storms, and forecasters say significant development is unlikely. They say environmental conditions are not favorable for further strengthening, and the system is expected to remain over […]

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New Florida Highway Signs Going Up

If your travels take you over the state border, you will see some new Florida welcome signs with a new slogan. The Florida Department of Transportation has unveiled the new signs at the state’s borders, celebrating Florida’s status as a top tourist destination. The updated signs read “Hurry Back to the Free State of Florida.” […]

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New Rail Crossing Law Gets Strict

In a move that many say is long overdue, police here in Florida have begun cracking down and targeting on dangerous behavior at railroad crossings. A new law increases fines to $500 for driving around lowered crossing arms. It went into effect immediately, and it also includes 25 hours of community service and six points […]

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AAA Makes Offer To Keep Impaired Drivers Off The Road

AAA is gearing up for a crucial safety initiative this holiday weekend with its Tow to Go program, aimed at keeping impaired drivers off the roads. Starting at 6 p.m. today and running through 6 a.m. on Monday, the service will offer free rides for both AAA members and non-members. The service operates on a […]

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New Spaceports Planned For Florida

Florida is solidifying its position as the world’s leader in rocket launches with the addition of two new spaceports. Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday establishing spaceports at South Florida’s Homestead Air Reserve Base and the Panhandle’s Tyndall Air Force Base. The new spaceports will further cement Florida as the global hub for aerospace […]

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