Not to be outdone by Gov. Rick Scott's State of Emergency declaration, a Gainesville brewery is doing its part to diffuse a potentially explosive atmosphere Thursday when Richard Spencer, America’s most noteworthy white supremacist, speaks on the campus of the University of Florida.
The legal complications concerning Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her staff continue to evolve, and as has been the norm, the unexpected continues to take place. The trouble surrounding her former IT aide -- Imran Awan, who is in custody -- has deepened as federal prosecutors brought his wife, Hina Alvi, back to the United States from her native Pakistan.
The humanitarian crisis and relief efforts are in full swing in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. As the scope of the damage and the rebuilding of the island's infrastructure becomes more evident, one result of the disaster is the influx of residents from the island territory expected on the United States mainland, and in Florida in particular.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s march through Florida, one of the most tragic and incendiary events was a nursing home in Hollywood where some 11 patients died from heat exposure. Following the loss of its power residents inside The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills suffered from rising temperatures, and the actions of the facility administrators are under scrutiny.
By the end of September federal prosecutors expect to have in their custody Hina Alvi, the wife of a controversial aide to Democratic Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Alvi has agreed to a plea deal in connection to an investigation growing since the start of the year.