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  • Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida

    Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Davy Jones, a onetime teen heartthrob as a member of the 1960s made-for-television pop band the Monkees, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack near his home in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66....
  • South Florida water conservation tips pushed at peak of dry season

    South Florida water conservation tips pushed at peak of dry season
    Florida declared April “Water Conservation Month,” encouraging residents to take extra steps to cut water use at the peak of the winter-to-spring dry season. South Florida has had a drier-than-usual dry season, averaging about 45 percent of...
  • Seminoles expand Big Cypress; more to come

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida already lays claim to profitable casinos at each end of the state and now it’s creating a gambling (and more) getaway out in the middle of nowhere.  But it’ll take time. On Thursday, tribal officials at their...
  • Expect a hot, stormy start to summer

    Expect a hot, stormy start to summer
    As if South Florida isn’t sweltering enough in summer. But it might be even be hotter yet – and wetter than normal too,  the National Weather Service in Miami said Tuesday. Forecasters said the same weather patterns that made for an...
  • Artist works from the outside in

    Artist works from the outside in
    "Out of Place," Christy Gast's new show at Miami's Gallery Diet, will feature burlap sculptures made in the artist's studio. This is a departure from her two previous Miami shows, which featured video installations in which the artist explores public land...
  • South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March

    South Florida water supply holds up after drier-than-usual March
    Below normal March rainfall is setting South Florida up for a worsened water supply strain at the peak of the region’s winter-to-spring dry season. South Florida averaged 1.77 inches of total rainfall during March, about 56 percent of normal,...
  • Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River

    Lake Okeechobee water sought to help Caloosahatchee River
    Lake Okeechobee water could start flowing again to Florida’s West Coast, despite concerns about dipping into South Florida’s back-up water supply. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday endorsed resuming periodic discharges...
  • Tornado warning for Palm Beach County canceled

    Tornado warning for Palm Beach County canceled
    A tornado warning that was issued for the east-central portion of Palm Beach County Tuesday morning has been canceled, according to the National Weather Service. The warning issued shortly after 8:30 a.m. was supposed to be in effect until 9 a.m. but was...
  • Tornadoes, damaging winds possible in South Florida this afternoon, evening

    Tornadoes, damaging winds possible in South Florida this afternoon, evening
    South Florida faces a significant threat of tornadoes between 5 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, largely the result of the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Weather Service said. The weather service estimates the tornado threat will be greatest...
  • Gray skies are going to clear up

    Gray skies are going to clear up
    The gray - and occasionally stormy - gloom that has blanketed South Florida for the past three days is forecast to be replaced with clear skies and cooler conditions, possibly as soon as Wednesday night. A cold front, currently in the vicinity of Lake...
  • Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies

    Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies
    Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season. Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...
  • South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain

    South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain
    South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon. Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...