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Coyotes master fitting into South Florida’s urban sprawl. But what’s on their menu?

Sat, 01/07/2023 - 04:30

He was out for an innocent evening of church and gambling, but ended up with a late-night coyote encounter — how these wild canines are adapting to make suburban and urban Florida home.

Drug treatment facility’s CEO accused of submitting fraudulent insurance claims totaling nearly $560,000

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 19:21

Xiomara Colon, CEO of Rise to Recovery, a drug treatment facility in West Palm Beach that also ran a sober home in Lake Worth Beach, fraudulently billed three insurance companies for services totaling nearly $560,000.

Woman’s body found in Everglades identified as sex trafficking victim

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:51

A body found along Interstate 75 in western Broward County was identified as Ivy Marie Bedell, 20, who was a victim of sex trafficking since she was 14. Bedell's story was featured in a Sun Sentinel investigation and podcast released late last year.

‘A way of life’: Longtime Hollywood lifeguard retires

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 16:21

Tommy Dollinger has been a lifeguard since high school. His summer lifeguard stints were squeezed in between winter work — fishing, working as a bartender, substitute teaching — but he longed to do lifeguarding year-round. Enter a career with Hollywood, Florida.

DeSantis activates National Guard, citing ‘alarming influx’ of migrant landings in Florida

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 15:49

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order to activate the Florida National Guard in response to what he called an “alarming influx” of migrants.

DeSantis wants state to take control of Disney World’s Reedy Creek district

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 15:13

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants Florida lawmakers to put the state in control of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Man found dead inside of vehicle in Fort Lauderdale; police suspect foul play

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 12:52

A man was found shot to death inside a vehicle in Fort Lauderdale early Friday in what police are saying is a murder.

Broward Sheriff’s deputy accused of using handcuffs as brass knuckles to punch man during arrest

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 08:10

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which a deputy allegedly used his own handcuffs to punch a suspect who was already restrained, according to the public defender's office.

Family of officer who died after Jan. 6 Capitol attack sues Donald Trump for wrongful death

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 19:53

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was attacked during the Jan. 6, 2021 siege of the U.S. Capitol, dying the following day.

DeSantis picks Palm Beach County commissioner Dave Kerner for statewide job and appoints replacement

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 19:37

Gov. Ron DeSantis has nominated Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner to a statewide position and appointed county Republican Party Chairman Michael Barnett to replace him, the governor’s office announced Thursday.

South Florida attorney sentenced to prison for spending COVID relief money on jewelry, private jet, and Trump golf club membership

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 14:01

A Palm Beach County attorney has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in asset forfeiture and $1.26 million in restitution after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors said he spent COVID-relief loan money on a lavish lifestyle, including a Trump National Golf Club membership.

Broward Judge Linda Alley dies from pneumonia during lung cancer fight

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 10:09

Broward Circuit Judge Linda Alley, who took office two years ago after a 22-year career as a malpractice lawyer for some of Broward County’s most prominent firms, died Wednesday at a Fort Lauderdale hospital. She was 71.

Florida emergency chief wants changes for disaster response after damage from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 09:07

Florida’s emergency-management director wants lawmakers to make changes to help with disaster preparation and response, pointing to issues that have arisen as the state recovers from Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole.

Dry January: Are there really any health benefits?

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 06:00

As Floridians lay by the pool or hit the beach, many will refrain this month from downing a cold beer or sipping on a salt-rimmed margarita. But as many participate in Dry January, are the health benefits real?

Suspect accused of shooting two men outside Taco Bell; victim who died was caught in ‘line of fire’

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 17:22

A 22-year-old man is facing murder and attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting two men outside of a Taco Bell in North Lauderdale on Christmas Eve, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

Families of slain Capital employees, survivors of newsroom shooting settle suit with Baltimore Sun, Tribune Publishing

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 15:52

The families of Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, along with some Capital employees who survived the deadly June 28, 2018, attack on the Annapolis newsroom, dismissed civil charges against The Baltimore Sun and Tribune Publishing this week after settling the case.

Broward calls last-minute meeting to talk about taking 911 services out of control of Sheriff’s Office

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 13:09

Broward commissioners will take the first step next week to break away from the Sheriff’s Office when it comes to operating the 911 regional call system.

Electric vehicle makers bank on plugging into South Florida’s love affair with flashy cars

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 13:00

Luxury EVs have become status symbols, which means South Florida is a major market. There's hope that high-end sales will drive technology that will open up the entry-level market, as well as elevate the need for more changing stations on Florida highways.

Woman arrested on sex trafficking charge involving 13-year-old foster girl

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 12:49

A South Florida woman was arrested Monday on charges of sex trafficking of a minor, lewd or lascivious battery and promoting a sexual performance by a child.

Man shot and killed outside North Lauderdale house

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 12:04

A man was shot and killed early Wednesday in front of a North Lauderdale house.

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