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  • Orlando tech companies target Ebola threat

    Orlando tech companies target Ebola threat
    Amid the global battle against Ebola, some Central Florida companies are developing what could become critical parts of the arsenal against the deadly outbreak, industry experts say. Scientists at VaxDesign Corp. are creating "test tube" human lungs for...
  • Mathews residents speak out about flood plan

    Mathews residents speak out about flood plan
    MATHEWS — Mathews County residents expressed their disapproval Tuesday night to the proposed update to the county's Floodplain Management Ordinance. Their comments forced the Board of Supervisors to take the proposal back to the drawing board. A...
  • Floridians save only 5% with higher deductible

    Insurance Florida drivers who raise their car insurance deductible from $500 to $1000 only save 5 percent, according to a new study by insuranceQuotes.com that is owned by North Palm Beach-based Bankrate.com. This is below the national average of a 9...
  • Pembroke Pines to host meeting on new flood-zone guidelines

    Pembroke Pines is hosting a town hall meeting on Sept. 30 for Homeowner's Association Presidents, board members and residents to answer question about changes in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new flood-zone designations. The jist of FEMA's...
  • Rescue dog joins city ranks

    Rescue dog joins city ranks
    Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue may soon have to stock up on biscuits. RIT, a three-year-old Labrador with a perpetually affable expression, recently became the newest member of the city's Firehouse 47. RIT even has a partner and a job description. He's...
  • Residents urged to review digital flood insurance rate maps

    Residents of Palm Beach County and its municipalities are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the county. The new maps were produced through a partnership between Palm Beach County, the South Florida Water...
  • County posts proposed flood zones

    County posts proposed flood zones
    Property owners in Palm Beach County can finally see whether they'll still need flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued proposed flood maps for the county — the first updates in more than 30 years — and county...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • Tolland Public Works Director's Wife Accused Of Stealing $10,400 From Town Of Tolland

    VERNON — Lori Langlois, the wife of Tolland's public works director, submitted phony or inflated invoices to the town of Tolland that netted her $10,400, according to the warrant for her arrest, which was filed Tuesday in Superior Court in...