U.S. District Judge James Moody has sentenced Mary Kathryn Marr (42, Miami) to 14 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering. The Court also ordered Marr to forfeit various assets, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense and, as part of her sentence, entered a moneyContinue Reading

A South Florida tax preparer was sentenced today to two years in prison for perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain over 100 COVID-19 relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According to court documents, Leonel Rivero, 35, of Miami, owned a tax-preparation business and submitted approximately 118 fraudulent PPPContinue Reading

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that, on behalf of the agency, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted a mass seizure of FDA-regulated spices and food additive products held for sale under unsanitary conditions. Specifically, these food products were exposed to widespread rodent infestation as well as other pests,Continue Reading

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital today announced a $5 million gift from VoLo Foundation – a private family foundation – to support advancements in pediatric surgical care and treatment. In recognition of this generous gift, made possible by VoLo Foundation co-founders David S. Vogel and Thais Lopez Vogel, the hospital will soonContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health sent out a presser to rebuke the continued and new attacks from the media, particularly the Miami Herald. The full press release: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADDRESSES FALSE MIAMI HERALD CLAIMS Tallahassee, Fla. —  On Monday, the Miami Herald published an inaccurate article statingContinue Reading

At least 70 percent of Medicare-eligible seniors say they want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 “at the earliest opportunity” or soon after seeing others “safely benefiting”, according to an eight-city survey announced today by ChenMed, one of the nation’s leading primary care providers. More than 1,500 at-risk elderly in Cincinnati,Continue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported four additional locally acquired dengue fever cases this past week in Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties, bringing the state total to 70 in 2020. The Monroe County cases were identified through retrospective case finding efforts to better characterize activity early in the outbreak. TwoContinue Reading

Sally, formerly Tropical Depression 19, strengthened to a tropical storm at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday afternoon. As of 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, the storm was centered 115 miles west of Port Charlotte, Florida, and moving west-northwestward at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 50 mph. AccuWeather meteorologists continue toContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported COVID-19 test results for more than 116,300 individuals on Wednesday, of which 13,965 were positive (~13 percent). This brings the state total to 315,775 cases. By county, Miami-Dade has seen 75,425 cases, followed by Broward (35,566), Palm Beach (23,711), Hillsborough (21,577) and OrangeContinue Reading

One Florida politician is saying the quiet part outloud: coronavirus cases have soared in Florida and across the nation in large part because of the protets and rallies. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told CBS News on Sunday that the recent series of protests in the area “had a lot toContinue Reading

Faour Glass Technologies will open its newest SLIMPACT® showroom in Downtown Naples, FL at The Collective this fall.  The Collective is a one-of-a-kind design hub and catalyst for inspiration, showcasing a variety of interior and exterior luxury products and services. The Collective embodies the complete home design cycle – from architectureContinue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis approved $800,000 in funding for the Bitner Plante ALS Initiative of Florida in the 2020-2021 budget released yesterday. The Initiative provides support for ALS patients seeking treatment at the multidisciplinary clinics located at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville; University of South Florida, Tampa; University of Miami, Miami; and UFContinue Reading

Officials with the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County have issued a mosquito-borne illness alert after reporting 10 human locally-transmitted West Nile virus (WNV) cases Thursday. This brings the total to 14 WNV cases in Miami-Dade County year-to-date. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne diseaseContinue Reading

Eights years ago this week, Darren Rainey died after a horrific scene inside a shower room. Ahead of the 2020 election, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is facing new sharp attacks for never charging any of the corrections officers with a crime. WARNING: HORRIFIC AND SHOCKING PHOTOS AT THEContinue Reading

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill into law, which would allow college athletes in the state to earn money from endorsement deals. Effective in 2021, the restrictions on college athletes will be lifted to allow these student athletes to be paid for the use of their names, imagesContinue Reading

Health Care Voter hosted the latest in its extended town hall series “Our Lives on the Line: The Hardest Hit” featuring four mayors from across the country. The discussion focused on some of the cities left behind by the Trump administration’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic. Led by formerContinue Reading