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Interest-free down payment loans available to low-income first-time home buyers - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:55
Interest-free down payment loans available to low-income first-time home buyers  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Interest-free down payment loans are available through the city to qualifying first-time home purchasers who are in low- and moderate income brackets.

Driver killed in crash likely speeding and impaired, says Broward Sheriff's Office

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:30

A BMW driver was likely speeding when he failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a commercial building in Pompano Beach, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Erving Colon, 42, of Fort Lauderdale, died Saturday after crashing his 1998 BMW 328i sedan, said Joy Oglesby, a spokewoman for...

Fort Lauderdale embraces David Beckham for Lockhart deal

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:10

The city of Fort Lauderdale embraced soccer legend David Beckham’s vision for Lockhart Stadium, taking the first step Tuesday toward a soccer revival for the storied property.

“It’s a great day for Fort Lauderdale,” Commissioner Ben Sorensen said, citing the multimillion-dollar private investment...

Man dies when car skids into back of stopped flatbed truck

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:45

A 38-year-old man suffered fatal injuries when his Mercedes-Benz hydroplaned into the back of a stopped truck at a Boynton Beach intersection Tuesday morning, police said.

Arshia Poursartip, of Boynton Beach, was rushed to Delray Medical Center, where he died, said Stephanie Slater, spokeswoman...

Shooter kills man, 23, in Pembroke Pines

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:10

Pembroke Pines police are looking for the shooter who killed a young man at an apartment complex early Tuesday morning.

Police found a man suffering multiple gunshot wounds when they got to the Bella Grande community in the 10300 block of Northwest Eighth Street around 1 a.m., said Amanda Conwell,...

Australian police raid homes in New South Wales linked to Christchurch gunman - Along the Boards

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:33
Australian police raid homes in New South Wales linked to Christchurch gunman  Along the Boards

"Before we were alerted to the video, a user on 8chan posted a link to a copy of the video on a file-sharing site". "He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an ...

Four cross-dressing bandits convicted for jewelry store heists

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:25

Four Broward County men who pulled off jewelry store heists while poorly disguised as women have been convicted by a federal jury after a monthlong trial.

The three Fort Lauderdale men and one Coral Springs man face possible life sentences for their convictions on four armed robberies committed...

Appeals court rejects state's request, refuses to block Everglades oil drilling plan

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:40

A plan to drill for oil in the Everglades again won a major legal victory Tuesday, one day after a false alarm in which an appeals court issued an ordering affirming the proposal and then withdrew it as “issued in error.”

The First District Court of Appeal announced that its decision in favor of...

Forman vs. Forman: First they divorced, now they’re running against each other for top county position

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:20

A prize fight election is brewing at the Broward County Courthouse between two high-profile exes who previously battled through a sordid divorce and allegations of mental incompetence in county courtrooms last year.

It’s Forman vs. Forman in the title bout, with control of courthouse operations...

Happening April 18th - Homebuyers Education Class - WLOX

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:18
Happening April 18th - Homebuyers Education Class  WLOX

If you're ready to buy a home, but you need a little help getting started, there's a class just for you. Offered by the Hancock County Resource Center, the class will ...

Worker awarded nearly $1.9 million after being injured at FPL power plant

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:00

A Palm Beach County jury has awarded an injured worker nearly $1.88 million after a 70-pound piece of equipment fell and hit him at an FPL power plant.

Florida Power & Light Co. was found negligent by the court for causing injuries to Kenya Harvey, an employee of a subcontractor on the job for...

6 Septic System Horror Stories That'll Scare the Crap Out of You—and How to Prevent Them - SF Gate

Home Inspection - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:45
6 Septic System Horror Stories That'll Scare the Crap Out of You—and How to Prevent Them  SF Gate

A lot can go wrong if your septic system isn't properly maintained. In case you need convincing, check out these real-life scary stories from septic pros.

Flanagan High's Michelle Kefford named 2019 Principal of the Year

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:40

And the state honor of Principal of the Year for 2019 goes to … Charles W. Flanagan High School’s Michelle Kefford, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday.

The guiding force at the Pembroke Pines school since 2011, Kefford, 44, beat out four other principals for the title and a cash...

Drug pricing is a deadly national scandal | Editorial

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:35

“Your money or your life!” was a laugh line in a radio skit by the comedian Jack Benny, who pretended to be a skinflint. To the robber’s demand, Benny replied, after a long pause, “I’m thinking. I’m thinking.”

Today, your money or your life is a deadly serious dilemma that confronts Americans not...

Fraudster's delay tactics cost victims $14.6 million in premiums for junk insurance, FTC says

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:15

Tens of thousands of victims are still paying millions of dollars a month for “worthless” health insurance policies because the founder of the company accused of bilking them keeps delaying a key hearing, the Federal Trade Commission charged on Monday in a filing in U.S. District Court in Fort...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft gets plea-deal offer in prostitution case

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:35

New England Patriots football team owner Robert Kraft and other men are being offered a chance to have their solicitation-of-prostitution charges dropped as part of plea deal, the Palm Beach County prosecutor’s office confirmed Tuesday.

The offer was extended not just to the billionaire, but to...

UM quarterback Tate Martell eligible to play next season, NCAA decides

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:35

It’s official – quarterback Tate Martell will be able to play this season for the Hurricanes.

Martell, a transfer from Ohio State, has been granted a waiver from the NCAA that will make him eligible to play immediately, instead of forcing him to sit out the typical year required of most transfer...

Bufarella battle brewing? Name confusion and a $250 'luxury pizza' arrive with new Fort Lauderdale restaurant

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:15

New York had its Ray’s Pizza wars. Broward now has a Bufarella brouhaha. Bufarella Genuine Italian Gourmet is a small cheese and sandwich shop that opened in August 2018 in Oakland Park. Bufarella La Pizza Di Napoli is an 86-seat pizzeria restaurant that opened this week in Fort Lauderdale.

The...

Florida House panel passes controversial felon voting rights restoration bill

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:15

A bill that sets conditions on restoring felon voting rights won approval Tuesday from a Florida House committee over the objection of advocates who helped get rights restoration placed in the state constitution.

Advocates said the language goes too far, in part by requiring civil fines and court...

Republicans want to turbocharge privatization of Florida public schools | Randy Schultz

South Florida Local News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:40

Broward County business leaders missed a big chance last Friday.

Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed the Broward Workshop, recapping his first active weeks and promising more. Someone should have asked, “Do you intend to privatize public education in Florida?”

Nothing matters more to business owners and...

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