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YouFit Gyms Launches Free Self-Defense Classes

YouFit Gyms is supporting women everywhere with the launch of Free Self-Defense classes to teach women life-saving self-defense skills.

$1.6M in Scholarships Offered for Florida Students in Annual Hospitality Competitions

340 Florida high school students from 46 schools competed in the statewide annual hospitality and ProStart Culinary Competition Events.

Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparers and a Business

A federal court in Miami, Florida, barred three from preparing federal tax returns for others and owning or operating a tax preparation business.

HeadCount Registers Fans to Vote at Okeechobee Music Festival

HeadCount registered fans to vote and taking action with Florida nonprofits at Okeechobee Music Festival this year.

Duke Energy Begins Construction on Two New Solar Sites in North Florida

Duke Energy Florida recently announced two new solar projects will begin construction in Bay and Madison counties.

Two Affordable Housing Developments Break Ground on West Coast of Florida

Lincoln Avenue Capital recently broke ground on affordable housing units on Florida's west coast at the 301 Flats and The Savoy at 301.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Splash Down Near Florida Coast, Safe on Earth

After splashing down off of Tampa, NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 completed the fifth commercial crew rotation mission to International Space Station.

Nearly 11,000 Migrants Repatriated after Entering Florida Illegally

Governor Ron DeSantis announced since August 21, 2022, nearly 11,000 migrants have been repatriated after attempting to enter Florida illegally.

$50 Million Available for Local Governments Impacted by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole

$50 million is available for communities impacted by hurricanes Ian and Nicole through the Local Government Emergency Bridge Loan Program.

Florida Hospital Named Among ‘World’s Best’

A Florida hospital was recognized among the world's best hospitals in Newsweek and Statista Inc.'s fifth annual global ranking of hospitals.

New Private Suites added to Beachway’s West Palm Beach Campus

Beachway Treatment Center specializes in helping patients who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders regain their independence.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Kicks Off with Electrifying Sets

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2023 kicked off day one of its four-day festival with electrifying sets and an exhilarating late-night headline.

Eleven Appointed to the Florida Building Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis recently appointed 11 to the Florida Building Commission.

Four Florida Men Arrested in Plot to Kill Haitian President

Four Florida men arrested in plot to kill Haitian President, as grand jury returns indictment against 11.

Two Appointed to Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority

Governor Ron DeSantis recently appointed two new members to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority.

Three Reappointed to Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of three members to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board.

Postal Service Issues New Florida Everglades Stamp for Priority Mail

USPS issued two new stamps to be used as postage for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express flat-rate envelopes, including a Florida Everglades stamp.

Eight Florida Communities First to Achieve Blue Zones Community Certification in Southeast US

Eight communities achieved Blue Zones Community certification, marking the first places to earn the designation in Florida as well as the Southeast U.S.

Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Consolidated in Florida

A significant number of pressure cooker lawsuits against Sunbeam Products have been consolidated in the Circuit Court in Palm Beach County.

Two Florida Doctors Convicted in $31 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury convicted two Florida doctors for their roles in a Medicare fraud scheme where they submitted over $31 million in claims.

Kroger Delivery Expands to South Florida

Kroger announced the opening of a new spoke facility in South Florida, which will allow the company to expand delivery.

Purchase of 9.6 Acres in Estero, Florida Finalized

Konover South LLC, a Deerfield Beach company, completed the purchase of 9.6 acres located in Estero, Florida.

Husband-Wife Duo Bring First Capriotti’s to Jacksonville

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop - known for hand-crafted cheese steaks, turkey subs and more - debuted its first location in Jacksonville.

PoWoW! All-Star Lineup Revealed for Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival announced who will take part in the festival’s 6th PoWoW! all-star jam session.

Florida Invests Over $17.7 Million to Conserve 3,500 Acres

Florida is investing more than $17.7 million to conserve more than 3,500 acres across the state and will complete two Florida Forever projects.

Florida’s Unemployment Rate Dropped in December 2022

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.5 percent in December 2022, a historic low last reached in 2006.

Death Penalty Recommended for Florida Keys Man Guilty of Gruesome Murder

A Florida Keys man who committed a gruesome sexual battery and murder has been found guilty.

Adjutant General of Florida Appointed by Governor DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Adjutant General of Florida and Director of the Florida State Guard.

South Florida Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Unlawfully Dispensing Narcotics

A South Florida doctor was sentenced recently to five years in prison for unlawfully dispensing narcotics, specifically oxycodone and morphine.

Florida 2023 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests

Florida launched 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contests with the theme of “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians.”