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Kavanaugh accuser won't testify Monday but open to doing so later next week

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:35

An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, said Thursday that her appearing at a hearing on Monday to detail her claims is "not possible" but she could testify later in the week.


Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:07

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category 4...

Rite Aid warehouse employee in Maryland kills 3 before taking her own life, officials say

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:06

A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, authorities and witnesses said.

Workers at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern...

Dog bites 18-month-old boy in head

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:15

A dog, possibly a golden retriever, bit an 18-month-old boy in the head, prompting a helicopter flight to the hospital, fire officials said.

The toddler, whose injuries were not life threatening, was bitten by the dog just after 6 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 3300 block of Southwest First Court...

'Hit went sour' in robbery-turned-murder of Lauderhill man, records show

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:35

The plan was fairly simple: Three women go to a nightclub, scope out a man wearing lots of jewelry or flashing money, preferably a tourist or a married man, go home with him, slip something into his drink to make him “sleepy” and rip him off.

Emerald Sr., a 44-year-old married Virginia man with...

Pollution from Mississippi River ramps up Red Tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, report says

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:40

The Mississippi River is contributing to this year’s historically bad Red Tide off Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.

As the river flows south toward the Gulf of Mexico, the newspaper reported, it picks up pollutants — specifically, fertilizer — from farms and homes along its...

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation, agrees to 28 years prison

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:37

Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison.

The Death Row Records co-founder entered...

Andrew Gillum fundraiser in building county might buy 'looks bad,' commissioner says

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:20

Eight of the nine Broward County commissioners are co-hosting a fundraiser Friday morning for governor candidate Andrew Gillum — at space donated by a property owner who wants the county to buy the same building for $24 million.

The fundraiser is organized by Commissioner Dale Holness, who was...

As anger simmers over Trump, Puerto Ricans turn attention to Florida's midterm elections

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:05

Puerto Ricans upset over their treatment after Hurricane Maria are hoping to send a message in Florida’s upcoming midterm elections.

Activists are registering voters, and about 2,000 Puerto Ricans are expected to rally this weekend near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach to...

That $75 off Publix coupon on Facebook is a scam | Doreen Christensen

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:35

Super-savers on Facebook are stumbling upon coupon crack, an offer so fabulous it’s nearly impossible to resist.

"Publix is giving everyone FREE $75 OFF Gift Coupon to celebrate 100 years of success!" goes the phony post. The coupon says it's valid until Sept. 30, 2018. The website listed on the...

Lawsuit challenges Gov. Rick Scott's Supreme Court appointments (again)

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:15

TALLAHASSEE – In a move that could determine the political balance of the Florida Supreme Court, two advocacy groups sued Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday, contending he doesn’t have the power to appoint three justices to replace three members who must retire on the same day Scott’s term...

Teacher accused of sex acts with 15-year-old student

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:35

A teacher at a charter high school is accused of having sexual encounters with a 15-year-old girl in his classroom, in his car and on a roof.

Roman Jose Fondon, Jr., 28, of Pembroke Pines, was arrested Wednesday. He was a substitute teacher at the Ben Gamla Preparatory Academy, a charter school...

Smelly ‘green gunk’ mucks up million-dollar views

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:30

An unsightly outbreak of green goo is blooming in the “Venice of America,” but city officials said it will clear up soon.

Residents along the Las Olas Isles — the picturesque, pricey “finger islands” jutting off the city’s premier boulevard — complained Thursday that the green algae has reached...

Developer sells 30 acres for hundreds of new apartments near Lake Worth

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:35

Thirty acres of unincorporated Palm Beach County land near Lake Worth have been sold to a company planning to build rental apartments.

Brian Tuttle, head of Tuttle Land Development, on Thursday announced the sale of his land to FCI Residential Corp. for about $16.6 million. FCI is a division of...

Dozens of political candidates could lose bank accounts over medical marijuana industry donations

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:30

More than 80 state legislative or statewide campaigns and campaign committees have accepted some $800,000 from the medical marijuana industry during the 2018 election cycle, according to a review of campaign finance records by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

That could mean the closure of accounts...

JM Family embarks on grand-scale project to add green spaces, dining hall, sports complex to Deerfield HQ

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:10

JM Family Enterprises has employee benefits and amenities that are the envy of many.

It has a Deerfield Beach headquarters that provides day care, a health clinic and more to workers.

And it is consistently featured in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings.

But that’s not good enough...

Mysterious closure of New Mexico solar observatory rooted in FBI child porn investigation

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:50

The sudden closure of a solar observatory in the mountains of New Mexico sparked rumors of a grand extraterrestrial discovery — but newly released court documents reveal the facility was temporarily shuttered to make way for an FBI investigation into a janitor suspected of trading child pornography...

Trump complains about lack of border wall funding in 'ridiculous' spending bill; shutdown possible in 10 days

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:29

President Donald Trump lashed out at congressional Republicans on Thursday, questioning their strategy of pushing off a messy fight over border wall funding until after the midterm elections in November.His outburst could raise fresh questions about whether Trump will force a government shutdown...

Stressed out? Destroy TVs and blenders with a sledgehammer at this Miami ‘rage room’

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:55
Smash the Rage in Miami is South Florida's first 'rage room,' where customers destroy beer bottles, old TVs and kitchen appliances as a form of stress therapy.

Support for banning assault weapons slides in months since Parkland shooting

South Florida Local News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:55

Public support for banning assault weapons — an idea that had sky-high support from Florida voters immediately after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre — has declined.

Banning assault-style weapons, such as the AR-15 used in the Feb. 14 shooting at the Parkland high school, is still...

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