Florida kicks off the week with coldest temperatures of the season

Florida Weather — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Mia2you The coldest weather of this season hit South Florida Monday morning. Throughout the week, temperatures could reach close to freezing or feel that low, and widespread frost can be a threat to sensitive plants and crops if left uncovered. A light northwest wind set the stage for widespread

South Florida has passed the peak of the omicron surge

South Florida Omicron Testing Site — Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — According to experts, the height of the COVID-19 omicron variant surge may be behind us in South Florida.  “In Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, hospitals have already experienced their peak,” Mary Mayhew, president and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, said

Brightline has begun Central Florida test runs before high-speed trains start from Orlando to Miami

Brightline Train — Courtesy: Shutterstock — EQRoy The first Brightline train entered Brevard County for a test run on Tuesday between South Florida and the Orlando airport. The train and crew will conduct dry runs across the 130-mile Florida east coast railway corridor.  There weren’t any passengers just yet, but onlookers looked extremely intrigued by

Miami Dolphins fire coach Brian Flores after three seasons

Former Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores — Getty Images MIAMI, Fl. — In a shocking move, the Miami Dolphins have fired head coach Brian Flores just after three seasons with the franchise, the team announced early Monday morning, barely 12 hours after he helped coach the team to a 33-24 victory against the New England

South Florida produce growers face major obstacles in 2022

Farmer holding produce — Courtesy: Shutterstock — ABO PHOTOGRAPHY Produce growers are facing several challenges as they make their way into the new year. These hurdles include inflation, a labor shortage, supply chain and market disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “There’s just so much unsureness with the future of the market,” said Jeffrey

Dozens of flights canceled in South Florida, leaving plenty of travelers stranded

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Affect Flights — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Dima Berlin Major airlines have canceled hundreds of flights across the country as the omicron variant has jumbled schedules and drew down staffing levels during the busy holiday season. Dozens of flights were canceled on Saturday morning at Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

Spike in COVID-19 cases causes closures, cancellations, and long lines throughout South Florida

COVID-19 Testing — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: zstock As several South Florida counties reach a “high” risk level for COVID-19 transmission, residents are experiencing extremely long testing lines, store closures, and event cancellations. With the holidays & Christmas approaching quickly, testing sites are experiencing exceptionally long lines. Tropical Park, a 24/7 PCR testing and

Miami legend Duke Johnson has a phenomenal breakout performance with Dolphins

Duke Johnson — Courtesy: Image by: USA TODAY Sports There was a familiar sound at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. The crowd of 66,035 repeatedly yelled “DUUUUUUUUUKE” throughout the game. Duke Johnson, playing in just his second game as a Miami Dolphin, got the start, first carry, and ran for 3 yards. And then, the

South Florida sends help to victims of devastating tornado aftermath

Tornado Damage — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Dustie South Floridians are making an effort to help out the victims of the biggest tornado to hit the U.S. in decades. Parts of Kentucky and four other states were flattened over the weekend by a destructive string of tornadoes where dozens of people were killed. “The

New area code coming to South Florida in 2022

Aerial View of Palm Beach County (561 area code) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: pisaphotography WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County will soon get a new area code. The county, which has used the 561 area code for nearly 25 years, will begin using a new code next summer, officials said. The