| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Despite impassioned critics from both parties, the Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to green-light higher speed limits on some interstates.
The controversial bill passed in the House by a one-vote, 58-56 margin, and now...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Get outdoors and explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday and Sunday to celebrate opening day weekend.
The park service is offering free entrances at more than 100 U.S. national parks to commemorate the holiday.
There are lots of fun...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and a Broward County poetry “Super Bowl” by the Jason Taylor Foundation are among the finalists announced Tuesday morning for a Knight Arts Challenge grant in...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is part three of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida.
When it comes to day-trip adventures in Southeast Florida, we wanted to go beyond the obvious – beaches and Walt Disney World – to offer some off-the-beaten-...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November.
"This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s.
Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The defining moment of Mei Len Sanchez-Barr’s life occurred on a moonlit beach in Costa Rica when she was about 8 years old. She and her sisters had been brought to the beach by their uncle, who was a sea turtle egg poacher. “It’s part...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Metropica, one of the largest mega-developments ever planned in Broward County, comes to City Hall on Tuesday for approval.
Sunrise commissioners are expected to vote on a development agreement that would expire in May 2029.
Metropica would rise on...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass was among the most public of United States poet laureates when he took “the very odd job” in the 1990s, saying he wanted “to go where poets don’t go.”
On Saturday evening he will take...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Rare craft beers don't last long in South Florida. Often, when a new beer is released, people run to liquor stores and buy it in bulk.
Julian Siegiel, co-owner of Riverside Market and Cafe, often orders those beers. But he doesn't sell them right away....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86.