How is Hurricane Florence affecting Florida? Canceled flights, high surf and more

From The Sun-Sentinel: ‘As the massive storm closed in on North Carolina on Thursday, it also was disrupting life in Florida. Here are some ways: canceled flights, East Coast evacuees arriving in Florida, beaches and pier closures, surf and riptides, wind and rain, and animal rescues … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post to be sold to GateHouse in $49M deal; sale to be completed by May

From The Sun-Sentinel: “GateHouse Media has bought The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News for $49.3 million. The sale is expected to be completed by May … Click here to read more

‘A top lieutenant’ of Senate Prez Negron (R-Stuart) in extramarital affair with Senate Minority Leader

From The Sun-Sentinel: “Braynon is the Senate Minority Leader, and Flores is a top lieutenant of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. She is chairwoman of both the Banking and Insurance Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Negron did not address the statement … Click here to read more

Drugs wash ashore on Jupiter Island

From The Sun-Sentinel: “At least eight bales of marijuana washed ashore Thursday near the Martin and Palm Beach county line, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. About 50 pounds of marijuana were found about 9 a.m. Two bales were found in Jupiter Island in Martin County … Click here to read more

Martin’s frightful water pollution: How Big Sugar’s shadow fell across a Miami-Dade County resolution

From The Sun-Sentinel: “…the future president of the Florida Senate, likely to be Joe Negron [R-Stuart], supports the allocation of $500 million for land acquisition (he hasn’t said where) to use lands to clean up frightful water pollution in Martin and Palm Beach counties… … Click here to read more

Cabining is cool and bug-free at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

From The Sun-Sentinel: “A good way to get your nature fix is to stay in a cabin, and one of the best places to do that is in Jonathan Dickinson State Park. This big state park in Hobe Sound is full of adventures: great hiking and biking, an interesting boat tour, and kayak and canoe rentals. The cabins rent for $80 a night May to October and $95 … Click here to read more