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Panthers, for second time in nine days, win after being down 4-0

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:16

The Florida Panthers are showing a capacity for comebacks the NHL hasn’t seen since Wayne Gretzky’s prime.

Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday night.

Brett Connolly sparked...

Is the government keeping documents that could free a convicted Wall Street broker? He wants to know.

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:45

“Just show us the records and we’ll be done here,” said plaintiff’s attorney Matthew Topic to the Assistant United States Attorney Carlos Javier Raurel as they shook hands at the end of a long hearing.

Topic’s client, Ross Mandell, is halfway through a dozen-year federal prison term. The former...

Informant Alan Koslow tells how FBI made him an offer he couldn’t refuse

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:38

Disbarred attorney Alan Koslow, usually so cocksure and proud, was neither on the night he was flipped by the FBI.

Koslow, the lobbyist-turned-confidential informant, shared the terrifying tale Thursday from the stand as a key witness in the corruption trial of Joy Cooper, former mayor of Hallandale...

Man eating takeout in his backyard was shot dead by deputies. Now his family gets $125,000.

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:00

Deborah Frazier called 911 because her brother was drunk and threatening her with a knife.

By the time deputies arrived, everything was calm. Frazier’s brother was sitting on a chaise lounge by himself under a tree in the family’s Pompano Beach backyard, eating a takeout chicken dinner, according...

Stretches of I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike designated to honor murdered state troopers

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:53

A portion of Interstate 95 has been renamed to honor a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and a Canadian police officer who were fatally shot over 40 years ago while investigating a suspicious vehicle stopped on the highway near Deerfield Beach.

A measure allowing such designations statewide was approved...

Sajna Indian Cuisine, now open, is Hollywood’s only Indian restaurant. Why did it take so long?

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:48

In September while strolling Hollywood Boulevard for dinner, Sanjida Sharmin and her husband realized they’d spotted no Indian restaurants downtown.

So they Googled “Indian restaurants in Hollywood.” Nada. Not one within the city’s boundaries.

“We were like, ‘What the…?’ ” Sharmin says with a laugh....

Who pays the electric bill for street lights and traffic signals? | You asked, we answer

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:42

They come on like clockwork all along your street, from dusk till dawn, lighting your way home. And yet ... who’s paying to leave all those lights on?

As part of the Sun Sentinel’s Sound Off South Florida project, we answer readers’ questions about South Florida life, culture, history, government...

Cops had to search classrooms. Teachers were trained to never open doors. And nobody could find the keys.

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:42

As Coral Springs High teachers hid with students in their classrooms, terrified of a reported intruder, they received a text instructing them to open their doors — a violation of emergency procedures.

The reason: There were no keys available immediately for police to check classrooms. Teachers...

Wild driver plows into mailbox, and Ring doorbell camera catches the whole thing

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:12

The quiet of a dark street in a residential South Florida neighborhood is broken by the ear-piercing sound of screeching tires as the headlights of a spinning car come into view.

Ring doorbell video of the car doing the donuts was posted this week to the Neighbors community app.

The car finally...

South Florida trans teen Jazz Jennings stars in new anti-bullying film

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 06:57

Now we know why trans teen Jazz Jennings is delaying her studies at Harvard: She appears to be launching a film career.

Jennings, a South Florida teen who has been open about her transition from male to female, announced on Twitter and Instagram this week that she has released her first film, “Denim,”...

ONLY in DADE: Where Miami gets weird on Instagram

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 04:00

A cop ordering a cafecito downtown while riding a horse. A golf cart holding up traffic in the I-95 express lane. Green flip-flops that read “Publix” when placed next to each other.

Just a few of things you’ll find only in Miami-Dade County, according to the popular Instagram account ONLY in DADE...

Democratic presidential debate: Candidates agree Trump should be impeached, revive clashes over ‘Medicare for All’

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 21:31

The top Democratic presidential candidates spent large chunks of prime-time television clashing over “Medicare for All” — again.

Like a string of previous debates, Wednesday’s prominently featured squabbles over a program that could alienate general-election swing voters who may be wary of fully...

Ex-Dolphin Mark Walton denies hitting woman who is heard crying on 911 call

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:59

Former Miami Dolphin Mark Walton was freed on bond as of 8 p.m. Wednesday from a Broward County jail, records show.

At his first appearance hearing earlier in the morning, a judge set his bond at $10,000.

Broward Judge Jackie Powell also ordered Walton to get a substance abuse evaluation after...

Strengthening Tropical Storm Sebastien to meet a cold front later in the week

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:16

It is extremely late in the season for a tropical storm, but Sebastien has formed and is expected to continue strengthening over the next 48 hours, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said in a Wednesday night advisory.

The storm’s highest winds are hitting 50 mph and the storm is moving...

Forklift operator in fatal crash fined for no license 3 times since 2011, court records show

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:10

A forklift operator involved in a fatal crash over the weekend had been fined three times for driving without a license since 2011, Palm Beach court records show.

Thirty-year-old Ulises Mondragon was driving a forklift near Fort Lauderdale beach when he pulled out too far into an intersection....

Star witness called ‘Rooster’ by FBI testifies against ex-mayor in corruption trial

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:47

Alan Koslow, the flashy lobbyist turned FBI informant, strolled to the stand Wednesday in a red tie and gold-framed glasses ready to take on his next role: Star witness in the public corruption trial of Joy Cooper.

Koslow, dubbed “Rooster” by the FBI for his brash and arrogant ways, played a key...

Broward’s smallest village could vanish after being chastised for improper elections

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:35

Broward’s smallest municipality could cease to exist after the county’s corruption czar criticized it for not having a proper election in years.

Lazy Lake only has just one small street. It doesn’t have a stop sign or a traffic light. Only 22 people live in its 13 houses on a patch of land not...

Dolphins appear unclear whether Josh Rosen will start again this season, but Ryan Fitzpatrick ready to finish strong

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:42

The Miami Dolphins are 2-8 with six games remaining, and coach Brian Flores would prefer 15-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick remain as the starting quarterback over second-year back Josh Rosen the rest of the season.

Flores said Wednesday that Fitzpatrick will start Miami’s Week 12 matchup on the...

Profiting from protecting kids is wrong. Halt active shooter drills in schools. | Opinion

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:40

In October, a Florida commission investigating the Parkland school shooting recommended the state’s schools reduce the frequency of active-shooter drills (currently mandated to be held once a month) because they might be traumatizing students.

Many child trauma experts, criminologists, and school...

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