Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis’ approach. Others don’t.
Miami | Florida

Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis’ approach. Others don’t.

CLOSE Spring breakers, ignoring health guidelines, are forcing more and more cities to close beaches around Florida. AccuweatherJUPITER, Fla. ― Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has refused to issue a statewide “stay-at-home” order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus because the disease has not hit many areas of the state, he said.At least 30… [Read more]

‘Tiger King’ Don Lewis’ cold case revisited, Florida sheriff seeks new tips from public
Miami | Florida

‘Tiger King’ Don Lewis’ cold case revisited, Florida sheriff seeks new tips from public

“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has quickly become the biggest diversion from the coronavirus pandemic. Now, a Florida sheriff is revisiting one of the series’ lingering mysteries: What happened to Carole Baskins’ husband?For those who aren’t up to speed, Carole Baskin is the owner of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla. Netflix’s “Tiger King”… [Read more]

Florida megachurch pastor arrested for holding crowded services Sunday
Miami | Florida

Florida megachurch pastor arrested for holding crowded services Sunday

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here.The Florida megachurch pastor who made national headlines for holding crowded services Sunday has been arrested Monday afternoon for defying government orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has confirmed.Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of The River at Tampa Bay Church,… [Read more]

Florida church jammed for Sunday service despite pandemic
Miami | Florida

Florida church jammed for Sunday service despite pandemic

What goes into a week of social distancing? A Florida church was packed with worshippers Sunday despite a local “safer-at-home” order designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, reports CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV. A live-stream of the service at The River at Tampa Bay Church showed its crowded main sanctuary. WTSP says the sheriff told church leaders… [Read more]

Florida coronavirus cases pass 4000: state border checkpoints begin, vacation rentals halted
Miami | Florida

Florida coronavirus cases pass 4000: state border checkpoints begin, vacation rentals halted

James Call, USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida Capital Bureau Published 7:11 p.m. ET March 28, 2020 | Updated 7:42 p.m. ET March 28, 2020CLOSE An epidemiologist answers the biggest questions she’s getting about coronavirus. WochitFlorida governor plans checkpoints to screen Louisianians, suspend vacation rentals as cases pass 4,000When the number of coronavirus deaths reached 54 in Florida… [Read more]

Florida Derby predictions, odds, horses 2020: Ete Indien, Independence Hall picks by top handicapping champion
Miami | Florida

Florida Derby predictions, odds, horses 2020: Ete Indien, Independence Hall picks by top handicapping champion

A key prep race for the Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday when an accomplished field leaves the starting gate in the 2020 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Since its inaugural running in 1952, the Florida Derby has produced two-dozen Kentucky Derby winners, 19 Preakness Stakes winners and 16 Belmont Stakes champions. Saturday’s victor will… [Read more]