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Teen confessed to killing classmate. Jury in retrial won’t hear it.

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 18:21

Frank Quarles was 15 when he shot and killed a 16-year-old high school classmate after an argument over a bicycle eight years ago.

Quarles confessed to a detective that he grabbed a gun “just to prove a point … all I was doing was just flashing it” at Michael Coogle-Robertson, but the .38-caliber...

A driver fell unconscious — then the sheriff came to his rescue

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 18:13

Believing that the man at the intersection was texting or distracted by something else, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony tooted his horn Tuesday night after the traffic signal changed green.

Other motorists stuck behind the Cadillac CTS did the same.

When the cacophony did not advance the Cadillac...

Paralyzed in a deputy shooting, Dontrell Stephens now faces lobbyists to get millions

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:53

A man shot and paralyzed by a Palm Beach County deputy is now in a legislative fight for his life, his attorney says.

Dontrell Stephens, 26, won a $22.4 million judgement from a federal jury, which determined that Deputy Adams Lin used excessive force when he shot Stephens four times while stopping...

Horrific wreck splits car in half and kills rollerblader on recreation path

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:13

A rollerblader coasting along a popular recreation path in Pompano Beach was killed Wednesday in a horrific car wreck, authorities said.

The impact was so fierce that she was left unrecognizable, and authorities couldn’t guess her age.

The wreck split a car in half and ejected two people, said...

Alleged drunken driver who killed deputy is back in jail — again accused of drinking

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:31

The drunken driver who killed a Broward sheriff’s deputy last summer is now back in jail after he just couldn’t resist the lure of alcohol, prosecutors say.

Darran Johnson, 33, was free from jail on a bond of more than $100,000 on DUI charges ranging from manslaughter to reckless driving.

Prosecutors...

FAT Village facelift: Big changes coming to Fort Lauderdale’s art hub, Maguire’s Hill 16 Irish pub

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 15:12

A dramatic transformation may be coming to Fort Lauderdale’s arty warehouse row, FAT Village Arts District.

At nearly seven acres, the project, simply dubbed “FAT Village,” would add a 303-unit apartment high-rise, a flat-iron office building, affordable housing, a parking garage, a 145-room FAT...

Review: This Fort Lauderdale Italian restaurant lost its chef and a half-star -- but it’s still one of the best

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:58

★★★½

Chef Joel Ehrlich moved from San Francisco back to his hometown of Fort Lauderdale last summer to take over the kitchen at One Door East, the global small plates restaurant next to Valentino Cucina Italiana. Giovanni Rocchio, the founding chef and partner of both restaurants, had spent years...

Teen, never licensed to drive, charged with crash that killed child

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:58

Almost a year after a hit-and-run crash along Alligator Alley killed a 9-year-old-girl, a teen driver has been arrested.

Carlos Jeovany Gutierrez, now 19, of Miami, was arrested Tuesday on 10 charges including failing to remain at the scene of an accident involving a death and driving without a...

Here’s a city that’s trying to stave off Fort Lauderdale’s sewer mess

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:55

As pipes burst seemingly every day in Fort Lauderdale, other cities are looking into their own sewer and water main systems to determine if they need upgrades. Boca Raton is trying to ease residents’ and business owners’ concerns by kicking off several projects aimed at upgrading these systems.

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Dwyane Wade teams up with Rick Ross on new rap single ‘for Miami’

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:03

During his 16-year NBA career, Dwyane Wade frequently showcased his stupefying talent throughout his star-studded run with the Miami Heat.

In life after basketball, the three-time NBA champion has continued to demonstrate his versatility — and now he’s making his next move into the rap game.

Over...

E-scooters reined in at Fort Lauderdale beach and Las Olas

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:28

Fort Lauderdale, one of the many cities worldwide to embrace electric scooters, wants riders to steer clear of the most popular gathering spots: the beach, Riverwalk and the busiest blocks along Las Olas Boulevard.

City commissioners gave final approval to the ban Tuesday night, hoping to alleviate...

A killer shot a mom and her little girl. Now suspect could face death for ‘cruel’ murders.

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:08

The 11-year-old girl rushed out the front door of her home on a late December evening, fleeing from a gunman. She didn’t escape: Bullets struck the fifth-grader’s head and right arm.

Police officers found Kyra Inglett’s body on the walkway leading to 822 Third St. in West Palm Beach.

Inside the...

Chalk artist specializes in temporary images where the painting process is half the fun

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:47

A chalk art festival in South Florida more than 25 years ago changed the life of Cuban-American artist Héctor Díaz. In a few days, his own chalk art will be revealed as he performs live before thousands of spectators at South Florida street painting festival.

Díaz, one of the members of the popular...

SunFest 2020 lineup has Juanes, Cage the Elephant, Adam Lambert in West Palm Beach

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 08:09

Latin rock superstar Juanes, Grammy-winning rockers Cage the Elephant, Darius Rucker, Adam Lambert and Melissa Etheridge are among the acts leading the lineup announced Wednesday for SunFest 2020, the annual four-day music festival on the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach April 30-May 3.

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Want to celebrate a championship? Nationals holding World Series parade in West Palm Beach

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:48

Fresh off their World Series championship, the Washington Nationals are back in West Palm Beach for the next five weeks with spring training officially underway.

But before the games begin at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Nationals will look back and celebrate October’s championship...

Judge: Teacher’s use of nude art video was inappropriate

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:30

A teacher who showed a video with nude, sexually explicit images to her photography class likely will be suspended for three days.

The 13-minute video shown in Brenda Fischer’s creative photography class at Western High in Davie contained 11 photos of nude men and women that some students deemed...

Lawmakers to Florida Department of Health: Keep public updated about coronavirus

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:00

At two forums this week on the state’s preparedness for the new coronavirus, political leaders expressed discontent about the Florida Department of Health’s stance on withholding public information about pending virus cases in the state or exact measures being taken to prepare for a potential outbreak.

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Mel Kiper has Dolphins picking a QB — but not Tua — in major mock draft shakeup

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:43

The consensus of most mock drafts for months had the Miami Dolphins taking Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the 5th pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

However, according to Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft released Tuesday on ESPN, he has the Detroit Lions taking Tagovailoa with the No. 3 pick and...

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