DCF announces modernized MyACCESS Portal: Same name, new portal

The new MyACCESS portal will be available in English, Spanish, Creole and introduces...

Gov. DeSantis recognized October as Safe Sleep Month

The ABCs of Safe Sleep is a simple way to remind parents of the best practices to use....

Food safety: Remember the 2-hour rule

Food safety matters to us all. Engaging in safe food handling procedures can prevent...
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Human Interest

Two and a half centuries of legends from Boston to Fort Basinger

I was recently asked to tell the story of the Pearce-Lockett Liberty Tree at Pearce Homestead in Fort Basinger...

Trot for Toys raises money for Shop With a Cop

OKEECHOBEE – Trot for Toys, an annual fundraiser for Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Shop With A Cop program ...
As AAA prepares to rescue more than 360,000 drivers with car trouble this holiday weekend...
AAA expects to rescue over 360,000 stranded motorists nationwide over Thanksgiving weekend...
When you think of decorative holiday plants, you might buy traditional poinsettias. But have you ever considered a caladium at Christmas?
Help support Florida families in need this holiday season by donating non-perishable foods.
DESOTO COUNTY -- A Lake Placid driver was killed and a passenger seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on SR 70 ...
On Oct. 26, the U.S Postal Service (USPS) and U.S. Postal Inspection Service (Inspection Service) provided an update...
After an exhaustive criminal investigation into a June 28, 2023, single vehicle crash on State Road 70 …
Congress designates SS/Medicare as non-discretionary spending, which allows...
Military service entails countless risks, from permanent hearing loss to...
The haze over Central Florida on Tuesday was the result of wildfires more than 1,000 miles away, according to the National Weather Service.
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A CTF tournament is a computer security competition, like a hackathon.
Florida roads are about to get more crowded - and hazardous - as 2.8 million students prepare to return to school.
South Florida State College (SFSC) honored 22 Associate in Science degree in Nursing (ADN) students in a traditional pinning ceremony...

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Standard time returns at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Common Cause Florida to take the stand in case challenging the silencing of black voters

Trial over Gov. DeSantis’ voting map set to begins Sept. 26

Common Cause Florida went to court in the trial over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional voting map...

Scott asks officials, public to speak out against hate

Florida Senator Rick Scott says everyone should speak out against hate speech.

Yoga for Life: Yoga healing of the body and mind

Yoga is a “mobile” practice that you take with you and apply in daily functions such as cleaning...

Yoga for Life: Half Moon - a challenging yoga posture

Individuals grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually at different stages.

State leaders call for safety awareness on hot cars

Leaving a child in a hot car may seem inconceivable by a parent, but it happens, and the results are often deadly.
Better Business Bureau® is the trusted source for all things online shopping this holiday season.
The BBB Scam Prevention Guide provides a wide range of resources such as motion...
CareerSource Heartland (CSH) is seeking nominations to fill a private business member seat...
UF/IFAS is the second-largest contributor to UF’s record-breaking $1.25 billion...
Older adults are at increased risk of loneliness and social isolation...
In a speech following 9/11, President Bush assured us that in spite of this terrorist...
Was it Jay Leno who said “if God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates”?
Traffic & Road Work
AAA projects more than 3 million Floridians will travel 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving.,..
Florida gas prices are moving lower again after rising unexpectedly last week.
The following column is the Road Watch report for Highlands County for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 12...

Planning for your animals during the holidays

The holiday season is a cherished time for families to gather, unwind, and create lasting memories.

Enjoy Florida-grown foods at Thanksgiving and through the holidays

When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, consider that much of your food grew in the Sunshine State...
Wildlife & Environment

New pest management hub will address Florida’s buggiest problems

The Hub will have two objectives: to develop the workforce in the urban pest management industry...

Conservation Florida partnership unite to permanently protect working lands

Florida’s working lands are a critical piece of the greater conservation puzzle...
State News
Florida's Republican chair has denied a woman's rape allegation in a case roiling state politics

The chair of Florida's Republican Party is denying a woman's allegation that he raped her in October. According to police search warrant affidavits, Christian Ziegler said in recorded phone calls, …

Former Colombian military officer accused in base bombing extradited to Florida

US expels an ex-Chilean army officer accused of a folk singer's torture and murder

National and World
An Israeli raced to confront Palestinian attackers. He was then killed by an Israeli soldier

The shooting death of an Israeli man who raced to confront Palestinian attackers has raised questions about the use of excessive force among Israeli security forces and the public. The man's …

The Pentagon says a US warship and multiple commercial ships have come under attack in the Red Sea

Israel widens evacuation orders as it shifts its offensive to southern Gaza amid heavy bombardments