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Tropical Storm Karl could bring ‘life-threatening’ flash floods, hurricane center watching eastern Atlantic threat

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 17:52

The National Hurricane Center warned Friday afternoon Mexico residents may face heavy rain fall from Tropical Storm Karl that could result in life-threatening mudslides and flash flooding as the storm crawls closer to making landfall.

New disturbance forms in eastern Atlantic as Tropical Storm Karl nears landfall

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 17:00

As Tropical Storm Karl approaches the southern coast of Mexico, another disturbance is developing in the eastern Atlantic off the coast of Africa.

As the Parkland verdict gets picked apart, here’s what went wrong. Or right.

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 16:34

Prosecutors can put on the perfect case and still lose, legal experts say. It all boils down to picking the right jury. And you just never know what a jury's going to do, they say.

State spent more than $2 million prosecuting the Stoneman Douglas mass shooting case

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 15:28

The state of Florida spent more than $2 million prosecuting, and then trying to obtain a death sentence, for the man who killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Broward taxpayers will foot the bill for the defense, too.

Drug dealer sentenced to 20 years in prison after selling fentanyl that led to overdose death

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 15:17

A drug dealer will spend decades in federal prison after he sold fentanyl to a man who was living in a Lake Worth rehabilitation facility, ultimately leading to his death.

First lady Jill Biden hopes to draw attention to breast cancer during Broward visit

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 14:43

First lady Jill Biden is visiting Broward County on Saturday, where she’ll highlight the government’s “cancer moonshot” efforts with a particular focus on breast cancer

‘A crime may have been committed’ in Parkland trial jury room, prosecutors say

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 14:24

The deliberation room where 12 jurors decided the fate of confessed mass shooter Nikolas Cruz may have been a crime scene itself, prosecutors say. A juror “informed the support staff member that during deliberations she received what she perceived to be a threat from a fellow juror while in the jury room.”

Two arrested in shoplifting case that led to lockdown of five schools and shutdown of Sawgrass Expressway

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 13:09

Two men shoplifting from a Target store, one of them disguised as a woman, stirred chaos during their getaway attempt in Coral Springs, getting into a highway wreck that snarled traffic for miles, and causing lockdowns at nearby Stoneman Douglas High and four other schools, police said Friday.

‘He was my only child.’ Father asks for help in solving Tamarac hit-and-run that killed 22-year-old bicyclist

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 10:42

A 22-year-old man riding his bicycle to his home was hit and killed in Tamarac, and his father is asking for the public to help identify the driver of the car that hit him.

‘Killer clown’ trial delayed while defense seeks access to newly found evidence

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 09:19

South Florida's notorious 'killer clown' escaped three decades ago. A suspect was arrested in 2017 for dressing as a clown, carrying a bouquet of flowers, and shooting a Palm Beach County woman in the face when she opened her door. This week, a judge delayed the start of the trial again because the defense claims it does not have access to key evidence.

Can Democrats unseat LaMarca, the last remaining Republican state lawmaker in Broward?

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 08:36

State Rep. Chip LaMarca, the only Republican lawmaker whose district is entirely within Broward, the most Democratic county in the state, portrays himself as independent-minded and willing to buck his party's leadership and Gov. Ron DeSantis. Democratic challenger Linda Thompson Gonzalez says he supports "an extreme MAGA agenda" in Tallahassee that differs from what his constituents want.

Tropical Storm Karl hangs on to TS status, hurricane center sets eyes on east Atlantic threat

Fri, 10/14/2022 - 07:07

Tropical Storm Karl is crawling toward land after being nearly stationary overnight but remains in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a new threat in the eastern Atlantic.

Parkland shooting trial verdict reaction: What they’re saying on Twitter

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 17:33

Twitter reacts to the life in prison recommendation by a Fort Lauderdale jury in the Parkland shooting trial of Nikolas Cruz.

Jury rejects death sentence for Stoneman Douglas school shooter in all 17 murders

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 16:54

A jury of five women and seven men rejected the death penalty on all counts for confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff members died.

‘They did not receive justice today’: Families stunned, angered, disgusted by jury decision to spare life of Parkland gunman

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 16:20

Shock. Anger. Disgust. The families of 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 reacted after a jury rejects the death penalty for the Parkland gunman.

Sawgrass Expressway lanes reopen after report of hit-and-run crash

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 15:47

An investigation that drew a large police response in the Coral Springs area led to all lanes being closed on a stretch of the Sawgrass Expressway, leaving rush-hour commuters facing long delays Thursday afternoon.

Judge spars with lawyers at ‘Stop WOKE’ lawsuit hearing

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 15:30

Plaintiffs in the cases before Walker on Thursday include professors and students from several state universities.

‘I condemn him.’ Crist delivers blistering takedown of DeSantis’ pre-Hurricane Ian leadership

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 13:15

Charlie Crist denounced Gov. Ron DeSantis for what he said was mishandling the approach of Hurricane Ian, suggesting that better leadership could have meant fewer deaths from the storm. “The lapse in leadership was apparent and obvious. ... It’s before the storm hit where true leadership really comes to bear and it didn’t in this case." He also says DeSantis doesn't deserve special credit for the state's post-storm response.

Watch live: Reactions to verdict of mercy in Parkland school shooting trial

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 08:55

The jury in the sentencing trial of the Parkland school shooter rejected the death penalty for all 17 murder charges, instead sending him to prison for the rest of his life. Court is adjourned, but lawyers and others involved in the case are giving their reactions.

Mayor Adams declares state of emergency over NYC migrant crisis, seeks help from feds, state

Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:29

The emergency declaration will suspend certain land use requirements in order for the city to more rapidly construct tent camps to house migrant, such as the controversial facility set to be constructed on Randalls Island, Adams said in a speech from City Hall.

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