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Obsession with guns. Dysfunctional families. Many parallels exist between Parkland and Uvalde shooters.

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 06:00

The profile of the 18-year-old Texas murderer is eerily similar to that of a 19-year-old who entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018.

Caretaker pleads guilty to stealing nearly $300,000 from Broward couple

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 17:06

A caretaker for an elderly couple in Plantation has pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from them to pay off her credit cards, put a down payment on a home and pay for her daughter’s wedding reception, court records say.

DeSantis appoints Corcoran to Board of Governors

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 16:34

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday tapped former state education commissioner Richard Corcoran to serve on the state university system’s Board of Governors.

Banksy, Basquiat and Warhol pieces brought millions to Worth Avenue gallery owner. They were all fake, feds say.

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 16:33

Daniel Elie Bouaziz sold fake Banksy, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Henri Matisse and Roy Lichtenstein pieces for hundreds of thousands of dollars, complete with forged signatures and documents falsely stating the pieces ownership histories, court records say. He is also accused of laundering some of the profits.

South Florida church leaders named in newly released Southern Baptist sex offender list

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 15:55

Five South Florida religious leaders were named in a list of hundreds of Southern Baptist pastors and church personnel accused of sexual abuse.

State investigators dismiss Rebekah Jones’ claims of Florida fudging COVID-19 data

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 14:47

Rebekah Jones was thrust into the national spotlight when she accused the DeSantis administration of directing her to falsify COVID-19 positivity rates to support the push to reopen Florida after months of quarantine. In the investigative report, released Thursday, investigators said there was "insufficient evidence" to prove or disprove Jones’ claims.

Woman accused of leaving 4 dogs to die in hot car in Florida while she had lunch

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:34

A 25-year-old Missouri woman is accused of leaving four dogs locked in a hot car while she had lunch in a Florida restaurant

Crist says he’ll only debate Democratic primary rivals once

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:29

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is signaling he will only agree to one debate before voters select a Democratic candidate for governor.

After Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings, Democrats and gun-control groups plan Broward vigil, call for action

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 08:33

Moms Demand Action, a national organization that works to prevent gun violence, is holding a vigil in Sunrise on Saturday to mourn the victims of the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas.

It’s been 32 years since a clown shot Marlene Warren to death. Her accused killer still hasn’t gone to trial.

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 06:19

Marlene Warren was shot in the face by a clown wearing a white-painted face, an eerie smile, a red clown nose and an orange wig. Now, 32 years later, the trial of Sheila Keen-Warren — her accused killer — has once again been delayed, setting back the long-awaited closure to one of Palm Beach County’s most notorious murders.

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas crashes into Jamaica dock

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 04:47

It was a not a good Thursday for cruise ships. On the same day Carnival Cruise Line grabbed headlines with one of its ships’ funnels engulfed in flames, Royal Caribbean crashed into a dock in Jamaica with one of the world’s largest ships.

Should you mask up again? As COVID cases rise, Florida and the CDC offer different advice. Here’s what to know.

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 04:00

The CDC recommends masks in high-risk areas for COVID-19 as we head into Memorial Day weekend, but the state of Florida says masks have little to no value.

Broward’s newest School Board member describes where he may next run for office

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 03:30

Daniel Foganholi, Broward County’s newest School Board member, is weighing which public office he may pursue next.

After Surfside collapse, Broward is making condo safety records easier to find

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 22:19

Broward County will consider requiring condos to submit building reports, with the goal of making them public so potential buyers have a better idea of whether the building is in OK condition.

Girl, 11, survived Texas shooting by playing dead, smearing blood on herself, family says

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 16:23

A little girl's quick thinking kept her from being another fatality in the Texas school shooting.

State orders Orange schools to reveal who bought ‘Gender Queer’ book for libraries

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 15:47

A state investigator demanded to know who in Orange schools authorized the purchase of the book “Gender Queer."

More March for Our Lives events are planned in Florida. More than 100 are scheduled across US.

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:59

Organizers for March for Our Lives on Thursday announced additional demonstrations across Florida, bringing the number of planned events up to six in the state so far.

Florida lawmakers leave lots of unfinished business on property insurance reforms

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:11

Florida legislators leave without lowering property insurance rates

Marco Rubio slams Miami Heat’s call for fans to demand ‘common sense’ gun reforms after Texas school shooting

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 14:04

The elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas is becoming an issue in the 2022 race for U.S. Senate in Florida. The Miami Heat basketball team urged fans to contact U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, “demanding their support for common sense gun laws” – and telling them they can “make change at the ballot box.” Rubio didn’t like it.

Secrets hidden in water: Police dive teams recover vehicles submerged in Deerfield lake

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 12:04

Guardians for the Missing helped dive teams from the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Pembroke Pines Police recover submerged vehicles from Sailboat Lake in Deerfield Beach. At least three of the vehicles had been reported as stolen.

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