Category: South Florida

US Coast Guard Stops a Total of 84 Cuban Migrants at Sea Over a 3-Day Span

By David Goodhue From Miami Herald MIAMI—The U.S. Coast Guard stopped a total of 84 people from Cuba migrating by sea off the Bahamas and the Florida Keys last week. A Coast Guard cutter, the Paul Clark, returned the people to Cuba on Wednesday, the agency said. They were stopped on the ocean between Sunday,…


Only in South Florida: These 7 Destinations Are Iconic With a Kitschy Twist

by Lois K. Solomon South Florida Sun-Sentinel Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Surprise! There’s more to South Florida than eating out and going to the pool. Visitors are often astonished by the history, stunning natural settings and cultural diversity of Broward and Palm Beach counties, home to more than 3 million people from all over the…


Six West Point Cadets Overdose During South Florida Spring Break Visit

PUNTA GORDA, Florida–Six West Point Military Academy cadets were hospitalized after overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine on March 10 in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale while on spring break. Two are listed in critical condition on ventilators, three are stable, and one has been released, according to police reports. West Point issued a statement the afternoon…


National Weather Service Issues ‘Falling Iguana Alert’ in Florida

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–This weekend is expected to be one of the coldest in four years for South Floridians, prompting the National Weather Service in Miami to issue a Falling Iguana Alert via Twitter. Jan. 30 is predicted to be the coldest day locally since 2018. South Florida occasionally sees temperatures dip into the 30s and…