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Restaurants step up prevention efforts as hepatitis A outbreak hits record level in Florida

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:08

At Max’s Grille in Boca Raton, and its three sister restaurants in Palm Beach County, more than 60 workers received a hepatitis A vaccine last week in a preventive effort to stop the spread of the contagious liver disease, which has risen to record levels in Florida.

With nearly 1,900 confirmed...

Atlantic Avenue’s overcrowding crisis has no clear solution

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:42

After months of wrangling, everyone’s finally talking about how to solve the crisis on Atlantic Avenue, where the vibe has sputtered as police and firefighters crack down on rowdy crowds. Trouble is, no one knows what to do about it.

Solutions could include hiring more firefighters and overhauling...

Trump administration says no more children will be sent to Homestead migrant shelter

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:21

Tensions over immigration policy continued to roil American politics on Monday, as supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump sought political advantage, and moral superiority, in advance of the 2020 election.

In Washington, Trump increased tensions over immigration with new restrictions...

Two sentenced to 10 years in killing of MMA fighter Aaron Rajman

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:09

Mixed martial arts fighter Aaron Rajman’s presence in the ring was unmistakable in South Florida. As an Orthodox Jew who wore a yarmulke during his fights, he was nicknamed “The Matzoh Brawler.”

But Rajman, 25, met a violent end in 2017 but not in a MMA cage. He was shot to death in his bedroom...

Plantation shopping center declared unsafe, 9 days after explosion

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:04

Every building in a Plantation shopping center has been declared unsafe after a tremendous explosion there nine days ago.

Whether the buildings will ever reopen is unclear. Mayor Lynn Stoner did not respond to requests for comments by email, text or cellphone to explain whether the buildings at...

Hollywood police killed man after suspect fired at driver, cops say

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:53

Gunfire disturbed a Hollywood neighborhood Sunday when officers shot and killed a man they say may have fired a gun at another driver, police said.

A call was made to 911 at about 2:40 p.m. of a possible shooting in the 7000 block of Liberty Street.

“The victim complainant was driving a white van...

See what it looks like to go through Broward Sheriff’s use-of-force training

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:39

After recent incidents caught on camera involving questionable use of force by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies the agency offered a media training session about the use of force. The training incorporated instruction from officers, as well as scenarios to help people understand why force is needed...

Space out with Apollo 11 50th anniversary events at South Florida museums

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:09

Fifty years ago this coming Saturday, the crew of Apollo 11 – namely Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Neil Armstrong – bounced across the surface of the moon in a low-gravity lunar ballet.

That watershed moment in world history on July 20, 1969, the climax of America’s ambitious quest to win the space race,...

Coral Springs officer pleads no contest to kicking suspect’s head

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:34

A Coral Springs police officer pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor battery charge after he kicked a handcuffed shoplifting suspect in the head.

Officer Sandy Gomez was given 12 months’ probation and ordered to attend a 13-week anger management course. He was also required to pay $645 in...

South Florida man attacked by 6-foot shark is recovering, report says

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:59

With his left leg tightly wrapped in white bandages, a South Florida man who was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas last month was discharged from a Miami hospital.

Salvador Ruiz, 50, was snorkeling at Waderick Wells Cay in the Bahamas on June 17 when a six-foot reef shark attacked him, WTVJ-Ch....

Can you do ‘The Git Up’ challenge? These seniors can - and they filmed it

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:16

Some South Florida seniors are down with ‘The Git Up’ viral dance challenge inspired by Blanco Brown’s twangy tune of the same name.

Residents ages 66 to 82 from two Acts Retirement communities — Edgewater at Boca Pointe in Boca Raton and Indian River Estates in Vero Beach — put on their boots,...

Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of color to ‘go back’ to countries they came from in tweets denounced as racist

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:15

Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S. His attack...

Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ dives into Fort Lauderdale beach

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 01:59

Here’s a different way for fans of “Shark Week” to get their shark on in South Florida.

The Discovery Channel’s annual ode to everything sharks has partnered with The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale to screen new episodes ahead of the July 28 premiere.

From July 27 to Aug. 4, the hotel will debut...

Fear remains high under continued threat of ICE raids

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:49

The federal government appeared to hold back Sunday on a mass enforcement operation targeting undocumented immigrants in South Florida and other communities across the country.

Immigration advocates monitoring the situation had not received any reports of mass arrests in South Florida, but they...

Duncan Robinson now in the bonus round for the Heat

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:57

It was a summer-league game that somehow turned into a game show, ESPN analyst Dan Dakich frequently referencing during the Miami Heat's quarterfinal loss Saturday at the Las Vegas Summer League how forward Duncan Robinson would see his contract guarantee raised from $250,000 to $1 million if still...

Barry downgraded to tropical depression as storm slowly sweeps inland through Gulf Coast states

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:44

Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages.

Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon and...

Man armed with handgun shot and killed by officer, Hollywood police say

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:20

Hollywood police shot and killed a man Sunday who was armed with a handgun, Officer Christian Lata said.

Officers were trying to detain the man near the intersection of North 67th Avenue and Scott Street, Lata said.

Police were looking for him after receiving a 2:40 p.m. call about a van getting...

Amid calls for investigations, Con Ed says it will take some time to determine cause of Manhattan power outage

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 13:26

A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday.

Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40 blocks of...

Boca Raton business owner offers ousted principal all-expenses paid trip to Auschwitz

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 12:28

A Holocaust history experience is being offered to an ousted principal after his controversial comments made national headlines.

A Boca Raton business owner wants to fly the former Spanish River high school principal William Latson out to Auschwitz in Poland.

Jonathan Larkins hopes the all-expenses...

Novak Djokovic bests Roger Federer in a 5th-set tiebreaker at Wimbledon: ‘It’s quite unreal’

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 12:07

For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.

In the end, it was Djokovic who emerged victorious, coming back to edge...

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