Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast, it washed out the bottom level of David Muench’s home on the barrier island of Sanibel along with several cars, a Harley-Davidson and a boat. His parents’ house was among those destroyed by the storm that killed at least two people there, and … Read more

Florida budget language that created migrant relocation program would not permit DeSantis’ Massachusetts flights stunt

Florida budget language that created migrant relocation program would not permit DeSantis' Massachusetts flights stunt

CNN — It appears the budget language which appropriated the money for Florida’s migrant relocation program would not permit this week’s two flights, for which Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed credit, or the relocation of some of the migrants recruited for them. Two planes carrying about 50 migrants arrived at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts earlier this … Read more

Migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard have been voluntarily taken to military base for support, officials say

Migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard have been voluntarily taken to military base for support, officials say

CNN — The roughly 50 migrants who were sent by plane to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts by Florida’s governor this week were transported to a military base Friday to receive shelter and humanitarian support, officials said. The migrants, after two days of uncertainty on the small island and a large local effort to provide for … Read more

DeSantis ratchets up his play for Trump’s MAGA loyalists

DeSantis ratchets up his play for Trump's MAGA loyalists

CNN — Disgust, shock and condemnation are not an unfortunate by-product of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decisions – like the one to fly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. They are the desired outcome of the hard-driving Republican’s approach to politics as he seeks re-election and eyes a possible presidential campaign designed to appeal to a … Read more

Martha’s Vineyard: What to know about island

Martha's Vineyard: What to know about island

Martha’s Vineyard is in the news — and this time it has nothing to do with a celebrity vacationing on the island. A group of migrants were flown to the island Wednesday. Despite conflicting reports on where the flights came from, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has confirmed it sent the migrants there. Here’s a … Read more

Safety tips for Labor Day travel

Safety tips for Labor Day travel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding drivers to exercise caution as they travel during Labor Day weekend. “As Labor Day approaches, please keep safety at the forefront of your travel plans. While many of us will take this long weekend to celebrate … Read more

Avelo Airlines Adds Second Florida Route From Michigan Airports

Avelo Airlines Adds Second Florida Route From Michigan Airports

Avelo Airlines today announced that it will expand its existing service from Lansing and Kalamazoo to Florida through the addition of a second nonstop destination: Fort Myers. Avelo is currently the only carrier to offer convenient and affordable nonstop service to the Sunshine State from Michigan’s central and southwestern regions. Avelo’s new seasonal service from … Read more

Spirit Airlines Relaunches Nonstop Flights To Managua, Nicaragua

Spirit Airlines Relaunches Nonstop Flights To Managua, Nicaragua

Spirit Airlines today announced the relaunch of its daily, nonstop service between Florida’s coastal destination of Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua (MGA). Spirit’s reintroduction to this major Central American market is vital for providing its customers with affordable and convenient means of reconnecting with family and friends across borders. The … Read more

Top PGA Tour Players To Commit To 20-Event Big Money Slate

Top PGA Tour Players To Commit To 20-Event Big Money Slate

he PGA Tour made its boldest response yet to the rival Saudi-funded league Wednesday with a plan for the best players to commit to a 20-tournament schedule in which they will compete against one another up to 17 times for average purses of $20 million. The tour also is doubling the bonus pool of its … Read more

Livid over flight cancellations and travel delays? Blame Florida

Livid over flight cancellations and travel delays?  Blame Florida

The Sunshine State has cast a gloom over air travel. The rash of flight cancellations and delays nationwide have been exacerbated by the difficulties of flying to and from Florida, according to a report. About a third of all flights from every major airline cross Florida airspace but pilots are at the mercy of elements … Read more