02:41am EST, 11/24/14
A   A   A

South Florida Morning News, Weekdays at 6am

From West Palm Beach to Miami Beach, Karen Curtis and Derek Hayward bring you all the news, traffic, weather, and community information you need to start your day. Our network news partners at NBC News Radio will bring you the world and Karen and Derek will bring you South Florida every weekday morning starting at 6am. Wake up and head out the door with us!
facebook.com/850WFTL @850WFTL
Meet the WFTL News Team
Email Us

Archbishop Thomas Wenski on Obama's immigration order

Speaking with WFTL's Derek Hayward and Karen Curtis this morning, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami believes the president's executive order on immigration reform should lead to further relief for the undocumented. "It's not enough because it basically is putting people in a holding pattern," he said of the order. "What Obama can't do is give them residency or a pathway to citizenship and that's what congress has to do."

Big Mama Essie Reed begins her annual Food Drive

Fort Lauderdale's Big Mama from Team of Life is seeking food donations for South Florida's poor and needy this Thanksgiving. She talks with Derek and Karen about her latest effort. If you want to help Big Mama go to www.bigmamahelp.com


Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler

En route to a speaking engagement at the Salvation Army on the issue of homelessness in Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Seier comments on the latest in the Arnold Abbott case and the arrest of a man at a recent commission meeting.

Abbott rejects city's offer of alternative feeding site

Broward activist Arnold Abbott returned to Fort Lauderdale Beach where he continued his effort to feed they city's homeless in defiance of a controversial ordinance. "I took 200 of my closest friends and invited them to have dinner with me on the beach," he told Karen and Derek Thursday morning.

Lauderdale chief discusses the Arnold Abbott controversy

Frank AdderelyAs the controversy over Arnold Abbott feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale's parks continues Karen and Derek talk with Fort Lauderdale police chief Frank Adderley about the ordinance and how it is enforced. When asked if Abbott will be cited should he continue to defy the law Adderley said "we'll just have to wait and see what happens if that gets to that point."

850's Ebola Townhall Special on Ebola

Karen Curtis with FIU's Dr. Aileen Marty850 WFTL's Karen Curtis sat down for an exclusive interview with world renowned Ebola expert Dr. Aileen Marty from Florida International University about the growing outbreak of the deadly virus and what it means for South Florida and the nation. Listen as they field questions from students and callers live at the FIU Graham Center in Miami.
Vet who turned to crime gets help from veterans group
(WEST PALM BEACH) The veteran, who faked robbing a bank so he could go to jail and not end up on the street, talked about why he was driven to desperate measures. 56 year old Stephen Bynes said Social Security cut his check from almost $800 a week...
Read More
Boy injured after being struck by a car in central Broward
(LAUDERHILL) A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was struck by a car here Thursday morning. 850 WFTL's Frank White has more on this story
Suspect sought after shooting at northeast Dade high school
(MIAMI) One suspect is in custody but police are searching for the second suspect responsible for shooting two young people at Carol City High School yesterday in Miami Gardens. A spokesperson for Miami-Dade Public Schools says the victims were found,...
Read More
Lauderdale cops recover 'perfect season' Super Bowl ring
(FORT LAUDERDALE) Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg can raise his perfect season Super Bowl ring skyward again after police recovered them on Tuesday. Fort Lauderdale Police say they recovered Kuechenberg's Super Bowl ring...
Read More
Embattled Opa-Locka cop sentenced
(MIAMI) A former Opa-locka Police officer convicted of false imprisonment and tampering with a witness was sentenced yesterday to 364 days in jail. 850 WFTL's Frank White has the details
Appeals court orders retrial for men convicted of homeless beatings
(FORT LAUDERDALE) A new trial has been ordered for two of the three teens convicted in the 2006 beatings of homeless men in Fort Lauderdale. The two teenagers, who nearly killed two homeless men with a baseball bat, were allowed a re-trial. A...
Read More
Changes made to Marine Stadium plans due to cost
(MIAMI) Plans for the Miami Marine Stadium upgrades were revised after some budget confusion. 850 WFTL's Anthony Fazio has more on this story.
GMA to broadcast live from Delray celebrity tennis match
(DELRAY BEACH) The national spotlight shines on Delray this Sunday morning as Good Morning America broadcasts live on location. 850 WFTL's Anthony Fazio has the details.
South Floridians among those caught up in FSU shooting
(TALLAHASSEE) A South Florida father received a call from his daughter who was in a library at Florida State University when a man started shooting early yesterday morning. Sarah Evans was one of hundreds of students studying for finals when she heard...
Read More
Out and about: Delray beach chief connects with citizens
(DELRAY BEACH) Most people probably wouldn't recognize the chief of police in their cities, but Delray Beach's new chief is changing that. Police Chief Jeff Goldman wants to be as accessible as possible. His theory is building relationships...
Read More

Community Calendar

Morning News 6a-10a
Joyce Kaufman 10a-1p
Rich Stevens 5p-7p
A Personal Note From Paul Barsky