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Man shot, killed in front of his Fort Lauderdale home

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 12:30

A 28-year-old man was gunned down and killed in front of his Fort Lauderdale home on Saturday night, police say.

Detectives were hunting for the suspect Sunday and still trying to piece together what happened, Detective Tracy Figone said.

Here’s what they do know: Roy Palarchie was shot several...

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Ex-employee charged with pawning Hallandale Beach police guns and gear, chief says

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 14:15

A 33-year-old Hallandale Beach man, who has been let go from two Broward police departments, is facing charges for pawning police guns and gear, court records show.

Yan Kleyman was arrested Friday and charged with dealing in stolen property. He was released on a $3,500 bond, according to jail records.

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Wrong way collision kills two

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:13

Two people, including a Miccosukee police officer, were killed following a collision on Alligator Alley near U.S. 27 early Feb. 16, 2019, officials say

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Early morning collision kills driver, traps police officer on Alligator Alley

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:20

A motorist was killed and a police officer was extricated from the wreckage and airlifted to the hospital following a collision on Alligator Alley near U.S. 27, officials say.

It happened about 5 a.m. Saturday just east of the Interstate 75 toll plaza.

Debris from the two cars — one an unmarked...

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10 more dismissed from Broward Sheriff's Office under new regime

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:35

Add 10 more names to the list of more than a dozen who have left the Broward Sheriff's Office since Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced Sheriff Scott Israel last month with Gregory Tony.

This week’s dismissals include a captain who got into trouble last year over a homophobic Facebook post and the community...

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Florida Panthers near vote to replace gun show at War Memorial

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:45

The Florida Panthers are serious about plans to replace the gun show at War Memorial Auditorium — a multimillion-dollar investment to provide public ice skating and hockey rinks, and indoor sports fields.

The chilly new sports destination could be part of a larger overhaul for the city’s Holiday...

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Shrinking IRS refunds won't rock the vote, consultants say

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:40

Voters in five South Florida cities are being asked to raise their taxes just as some are feeling the pinch of shrinking IRS refund checks.

Don’t worry about those smaller refunds, election consultants would tell city leaders; voters won’t use them as a reason to reject the local initiatives.


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Casey's Nickelodeon murder sentence will be delayed

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:40

It could be longer before a jury decides whether Pablo Ibar is put to death for the notorious Casey’s Nickelodeon murders almost 25 years ago.

Broward Circuit Judge Dennis Bailey ruled Friday that prosecutors seeking the death penalty can bring up Ibar’s plea deal in a 1994 home invasion robbery...

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The electric scooter rage: Which ones are the best to rent?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:30

You’ve surely heard about the electric scooters you can rent in Fort Lauderdale. Maybe they sound like a fun way to get to your next meeting, join friends at a coffee shop, or see the beach.

Now what?

You have to make some choices, starting with whose scooter you rent. Four businesses rent the...

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Carjacking suspects crash in Plantation after high-speed police chase

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:00

An armed carjacking, a high-speed police chase through two Broward cities and a violent crash Thursday left one man hospitalized and his two friends in jail.

The carjacking and pistol whipping of victims happened outside a Wells Fargo bank on Hillsboro Boulevard at South Military Trail in Deerfield...

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Mom beat kids, forced them to kneel for eight hours, cops say

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:30

A 30-year-old Coral Springs woman beat two of her young children and forced them to kneel for up to eight hours as punishment, police said.

Jessiezaibeth Fuentes-Ruiz surrendered herself Wednesday for an incident that allegedly happened in October, but this was not the first time she has faced...

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A1A Marathon to close some roads in Fort Lauderdale this weekend

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:55

Some roads will be closed and traffic will be detoured in Fort Lauderdale as more than 4,000 runners take part in the 14th annual 2019 A1A Marathon this weekend, police said.

The closures will begin about 11 p.m. Saturday as the course is being set up.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts...

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Snatch, dash and distraction: Purse thefts can be subtle, sudden and swift

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:30

Purse snatchings are not the most serious of crimes, but it’s seriously inconvenient for the victims who typically lose their money, identification and credit cards.

Recent incidents in South Florida and elsewhere show that purses or their contents can be long gone before the crime — either calculated...

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Roll up, roll up for last days of Hollywood's oldest bar, soon to be a pot dispensary

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:00

Last call is coming soon for Stratford’s bar, Hollywood’s oldest watering hole.

A neighborhood institution since 1938, the old-time Hollywood landmark will close its doors later this year.

Next chapter: The bar will be transformed into a medical marijuana treatment center.

The news sent some of...

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Two Broward transit workers fired for alleged timecard fraud

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:10

A Broward bus superintendent made timecard changes for a subordinate, giving him more than three weeks of extra pay over a two-year period, officials said. Both were fired Wednesday.

While a county auditor’s report in December substantiated allegations in an anonymous complaint against the two,...

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Dan Daley is new state representative for northwest Broward

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:45

Dan Daley is about to become a new state representative for northwest Broward.

Daley, well known in the region for his service on the Coral Springs City Commission, had extensive support from other elected officials and in the community. No other candidate came forward to challenge him by the Thursday...

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Birch Willey, Fort Lauderdale civic leader who owned camera store, dies at 88

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:40

Eugene Birch Willey, a former downtown merchant who loved fishing and Fort Lauderdale, died Tuesday at age 88.

Willey, known to everyone as “Birch,” owned the Hobby House camera and photo equipment shop, long before iPhones made cameras ubiquitous. He developed film for customers before the digital...

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Prosecutors seek death penalty for Taco Bell murder suspect

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:35

The man accused of killing Taco Bell waitress Tikkitress Johnson in 2009 had a question for detectives who were interrogating him.

Would God forgive him, Karari Ritchie asked.

Assistant State Attorney Shari Tate opened Ritchie’s murder trial in Broward with that account, and after a week of testimony...

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Rapper YNW Melly accused of slaying two longtime friends on lonely road near Everglades

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:30

Two young men from the Treasure Coast who’d sought their fortunes in the South Florida rap business were murdered by gunfire, most likely in a Jeep on a lonely stretch of road near the Everglades.

The accused trigger man was their close friend, rising rap star YNW Melly, aka Jamell Demons, 19,...

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Solemn moment of silence, day of service to remember 17 lives lost in Parkland shooting

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:15

A tree planted outside City Hall. A moment of silence. An act of kindness.

Throughout South Florida, tens of thousands of people are gathering in schools, parks and workplaces today to take part in special activities to remember and honor the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

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