Sep 22

FPL spent billions to protect system, but why did Irma kill power anyway?

The feared direct hit to South Florida from Hurricane Irma never happened. But most people lost power anyway, enduring days of dark houses, cold meals and sweltering heat.

When Hurricane Irma arrived Sept. 10, it struck a system that Florida Power & Light Co. had spent nearly $3 billion to reinforce....

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Sep 22

Strengthened grid, weaker than expected Irma creates storm of questions for FPL over power losses

The feared direct hit to South Florida from Hurricane Irma never happened. But most people lost power anyway, enduring days of dark houses, cold meals and sweltering heat.

When Hurricane Irma arrived Sept. 10, it struck a system that Florida Power & Light Co. had spent nearly $3 billion to strengthen...

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-bz-fpl-irma-performance-20170915-story.html

Sep 22

When Duke starts basketball practice Sept. 29, Coach K will be there

Duke opens basketball practice in one week and things are coming together nicely for the young but talented Blue Devils. Associate head coach Jeff Capel said Friday that, though head … Click to Continue »

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Sep 22

Welcome home, Hurricanes. After 3 weeks without football, UM to resume season

No doubt that hurricane season, in all its fury, has released its wrath on South Florida and beyond. But Hurricane season? That baby is about to begin again. On Saturday, … Click to Continue »

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Sep 22

Husband of woman lost at sea indicted for allegedly transporting stolen coins

The husband of a Delray Beach woman who went missing at sea has been indicted for knowingly transporting stolen gold and silver coins, many of which were found in his life raft when he was rescued from it by the Coast Guard in May.

The federal indictment filed in court Wednesday says Lewis Bennett...

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Sep 22

New Palm Beach teacher recruiting strategy: poach from Broward

School districts have been looking in new places to find teachers, and in Palm Beach County, that includes poaching from Broward County schools.

Broward teachers received postcards in the mail this year telling them “Palm Beach County provides the HIGHEST teacher salary in South Florida,” as well...

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Sep 22

Despite driver frustration, Florida to keep new hurricane evacuation plan

It was Florida’s largest evacuation ever.

And it came as the state was trying out a new evacuation plan that allowed drivers to ride on highway shoulders instead of reversing all lanes to one direction. The idea was to minimize driver confusion and risk, while allowing supply trucks to go into...

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Sep 22

John McCain says no to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program.

"I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,"...

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Sep 22

CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

In a bid to fight against an increasing number of opioid overdoses, a national drugstore is putting new limits on prescriptions and looking to educate patients.

According to a release on the CVS Health website, opioid overdose deaths quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. In an attempt to curb this number,...

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Sep 22

And the top wedding song in Florida is…

Spotify recently released its list of top wedding songs in the United States. And, naturally, Florida’s song has a catchy tropical dance beat.

It’s “La Gozadera" by Gente de Zona, the Cuban reggaeton duo made up of Randy Malcom Martinez and Alexander Delgado.

The 2016 song, which also features...

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