| May 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the phone rang, the beating in the Lawndale motel stopped.
Howard Bloomgarden, a 26-year-old college grad and self-styled mobster, was calling from Miami. He was checking on a cross-country manhunt that was reaching its climax on this night in 1994...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry.
"It is clear," he said back then, "that...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Mardi Gras Casino will give away 8,000 flags beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, which is Flag Day.
Military men and women have been invited to participate in the day-long activities which will include a barbecue and live music.“This is our way to...
| Jan 20, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel's first Floridian of the Year for 1983 was a strong-willed woman who slugged it out with this state's power brokers.
Coincidentally, so is our 30th honoree, Deirdre Macnab.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas wasn't afraid to fight for their...
| May 29, 2012
If your idea of a perfect beach involves a waiter to fetch your drinks and the amenities of a high-rise hotel, then the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park may not be for you.
Because all you can see from this 1 1/4-mile-long pristine beach at...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:00 AM
So now I have to worry about earthquakes too?
Aside from winter's car-covering blizzards, the mid-Atlantic area has seemed a pretty mundane place to live, weather-wise. But during Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake our entire house outside Baltimore...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:22 PM
It helps to know what you do best, especially in disaster relief.
As Hurricane Irene targets the United States, members of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster know which outfit specializes in what.
Southern Baptists and Assemblies...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Jeff and Jim Adinolfe are feeling pretty good about the little company they started 20 years ago in Lake Worth.
They can look back on their work — including on opening day at the Miami Marlins ballpark — to see they've come a long way.
| May 24, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Government forecasters are calling for an average or slightly below average storm season, with 9 to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes. They project that one to three of the hurricanes will be major, with winds greater than 110 mph.The...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Forecasters are expecting the fewest Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms since 2009, particularly if the weather phenomenon El Niño develops by the heart of the hurricane season.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting...