Florida art museum sues former director over forged Basquiat paintings scheme
A central Florida art museum that was raided last year by the FBI over an exhibit of what turned out to be forged Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings has sued its former executive director and others, claiming they were part of a scheme to profit from the sale of the fake artwork.
Historically Black fraternity drops Florida for convention because of DeSantis policies
The oldest historically Black collegiate fraternity in the U.S. says it is relocating a planned convention in two years from Florida because of what it described as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration’s “harmful, racist and insensitive” policies towards African Americans.
Pulse nightclub victims remembered on 7th anniversary of massacre
Across central Florida, the 49 victims killed and dozens more survivors of the massacre at a gay-friendly nightclub were remembered with the unveiling of a 44-foot (13.4-meter) -wide mural and an overnight vigil at the site of the Pulse club on the seventh anniversary of the tragedy.
Video shows woman being arrested after allegedly speeding 50 mph down beach, nearly hitting child
Helicopter cameras and police body camera video captured by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office shows a car in tire-deep water at a Florida beach shortly before the driver was taken into custody over the weekend.
Helpers High: The benefits of gift-giving
Shoppers are expected to spend more than $1,000 on gift-giving this holiday season. Although things may be a little pricier because of inflation this holiday, the payoff may not actually be in the gifts you receive, but in the health benefits of giving those gifts.
Is heating your house burning a hole in your wallet? 5 ways to lower your utility bill
It’s cold outside, but inflation is burning up utility bills. Heating bills this winter might reach a 10-year high. Experts from the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association say your utility bill may increase by as much as 17%.