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Teen driver who ran from fatal Alligator Alley crash didn't have valid license, records show

1 hour 12 min ago

An 18-year-old driver who ran away from a fatal crash on Alligator Alley does not have a valid license and was caught swapping seats with a passenger when he was pulled over last year, records show.

No one has yet been charged in relation to Wednesday’s early morning crash that flipped an SUV carrying...

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Broward Sheriff's Office investigates after video shows deputies pepper-spraying and punching teens

2 hours 52 min ago

Broward sheriff’s deputies pepper-sprayed, tackled and punched teens while responding to an after-school call near J.P. Taravella High School on Thursday afternoon, video shot by a student shows.

The footage shows at least two deputies take a boy down, bang his forehead into the pavement and repeatedly...

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Mueller report describes Russian's meeting with Roger Stone, many details redacted

8 hours 27 min ago

The long-awaited, redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday refers to several Florida links to Russia’s attempt to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.

New information is sparse in relevant sections of the report, which blacks out some material — including...

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Lauderhill man gunned down in his driveway, cops say

8 hours 42 min ago

He was standing in the driveway of his home just before midnight when the shots were fired and now Lauderhill police are searching for the killer.

Officers were responding to reports of a shooting on Friday when they found Jaquan Bush with a gunshot wound lying in front of his home in the 1800...

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Mueller report: Russians hacked Florida county election system. Many Roger Stone references redacted.

9 hours 57 min ago

The long-awaited, redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday refers to several Florida links to Russia’s attempt to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.

New information is sparse in relevant sections of the report, which isn’t in a searchable form and...

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Salvadoran murder suspect arrested in Tamarac, cops say

12 hours 22 min ago

A routine traffic stop in Tamarac has resulted in the arrest of a North Lauderdale man who is wanted for murder in El Salvador, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Carlos Ernesto Lozano Rodríguez, 26, who is a reputed gang member in the U.S. illegally, was stopped just before noon Monday near Northwest...

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Rapper Kodak Black arrested at U.S.-Canada border, report says

12 hours 47 min ago

Broward County Hip Hop artist Kodak Black has been arrested at the U.S./Canada border on gun and drug possession charges, according to the gossip website TMZ.

U.S. Customs agents arrested Black and three others in his entourage on Wednesday as they tried to enter Lewiston, N.Y., from Queenston,...

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Back in the day, this city reached for the sky. It's bringing the boom time back.

16 hours 22 min ago

It was built in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere back in the mid-’70s, hailed as the tallest building west of Interstate 95. People wondered why anyone would build such a large thing so far out of town — all the way out in farm country.

The completion of the 10-story Coral Springs Financial...

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More than $62 million worth of cocaine, marijuana sails into Port Everglades

16 hours 22 min ago

Several tons of cocaine and marijuana that have been snatched from the international drug pipeline arrive at Port Everglades today in the latest show of enforcement by the Coast Guard.

The agency will be offloading about $14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine from the Portsmith,...

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Four Seasons hotel and condos to open on Fort Lauderdale beach next year

16 hours 52 min ago

Fort Lauderdale is getting a new 22-story hotel and condo project on the beach. The luxury Four Seasons is on track to open by late next year, its developer said Wednesday.

The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will rise at 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., with more than 50 percent of...

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Is it you? Lottery ticket worth $6 million bought in South Florida

18 hours 12 min ago

There have been some big lottery winners in South Florida recently, but someone who purchased a ticket here for Wednesday night’s Florida Lotto drawing hit the jackpot — literally.

Only one ticket matched all six number drawn Wednesday night and it’s worth $6 million. According to the Florida Lottery,...

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Suspended Sheriff Scott Israel’s attorneys accuse Gov. Ron DeSantis of unconstitutional  ‘power grab’

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:20

Attorneys for suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel accused Gov. Ron DeSantis of an unconstitutional “power grab” aimed at their client, and heaped scorn on the legal arguments the governor used to justify his action.

“Aided by hyperbole, ad hominem attacks, and political scapegoating, the Governor...

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Police ID teen drivers who ran away from Alligator Alley crash that killed 9-year-old girl

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:15

Two drivers who may have been racing tried to run away through the middle of the Everglades after causing a crash early Wednesday that flipped a Chevrolet Blazer carrying seven people, including a 9-year-old girl who was killed, officials said.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 75...

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Friday could see severe storms, possible tornado as cold front moves across South Florida

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:10

A cold front is expected to arrive in South Florida Friday evening, bringing with it the potential for severe storms and the possibility of a tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

“An isolated tornado is not out of the question,” said a weather briefing issued Wednesday by the Miami-South...

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Man, 84, dies as his pickup truck hits tree in Sunrise

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:15

A man died Wednesday after his pickup truck crashed into a tree, Sunrise police said.

The 84-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram slammed into a tree just before noon near Flamingo Road and Northwest Eighth Street, north of West Broward Boulevard, said Officer Justin Yarborough, a spokesman for the Sunrise...

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Many nursing homes, assisted living facilities still can't meet Florida's mandate for backup power

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:50

Just weeks before another hurricane season, large numbers of Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the storm-battered state continue to struggle to meet requirements that they have backup power generator to keep facilities cool.

State records show that 89 long-term care facilities...

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Writer recognized for story about Marine who drew portraits of Parkland victims

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:15

A local journalist is being honored for telling the story of a Marine veteran who last year drew lifelike portraits of the Parkland shooting victims — to give the artwork to their families.

James LaPorta’s article, “The Marine Vet Who Draws Presidents, Fallen Heroes — and Parkland’s Kids,” was...

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Hollywood has to go on hiring spree in face of $5 million shortfall

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:30

To stay out of the red, Hollywood has a $4.9 million budget hole to plug next fiscal year.

That’s after Hollywood officials take $13.5 million from emergency reserves to help run day-to-day operations, commissioners were told Wednesday.

The coming year’s anticipated shortfall is partly a consequence...

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Palm Beach and Broward parents resist early school calendar start dates

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:20

Parents in Palm Beach and Broward counties have been sending a message to their school boards: They want officials to reverse the trend of school start dates slipping earlier and earlier into August.

Palm Beach County school board members were set to approve on Wednesday new calendars for 2020...

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Sunrise couple found dead in murder-suicide

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:10

Gunfire has taken the lives of a Sunrise couple, deaths the police are calling a murder-suicide.

A teenage girl told police that about 3 a.m. March 24, screaming and three loud bangs roused her and other children who were sleeping in a house near Sunset Strip and Northwest 64th Avenue.

The teenager’s...

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