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Controversy, open races bring numerous candidates to Broward School Board races

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 16:22

There are 22 candidates vying for six available seats — three of which are guaranteed to go to a newcomer. Issues such as school closures and mask mandates energized many parents during the pandemic and hot button issues such as critical race theory and restrictions on LGBTQ content have motivated many conservative parents statewide to run for school board.

Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 21

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 15:08

Here’s what you need to know from Day 21 of the Parkland school shooter’s trial.

Mexico scientist gets 4 years for spying for Russia in Miami

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 14:11

A prominent Mexican scientist who led a double life with two families on separate continents and was co-opted by Russian agents into surveilling a U.S. government informant residing in Miami has been sentenced to four years and one day in federal prison.

Man arrested for battery on senior citizen had been facing previous hate crime charge

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:28

A man was arrested in Pembroke Pines last week for battery on a senior citizen. The suspect was arrested April in Fort Lauderdale for a battery considered to be a hate crime.

Broward sheriff makes first public comments about the prospect of no longer being a certified cop

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:26

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony made his first public comments regarding the possibility he’ll lose his law enforcement license; “On my driver’s license applications I’ve said ‘yes’ a few times, I’ve omitted and missed one or two here and there. ... I’m actually happy this is coming to an end.”

Suspect in Pompano Beach triple shooting dies in separate shooting before he could be arrested in murder

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:00

A man suspected of killing a 20-year-old woman in Pompano Beach in a triple shooting at a gas station last year died before he could be arrested, so the case was closed by the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to committee hearings

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:41

A federal judge agreed on Wednesday to postpone a trial for the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the extremist group charged with attacking the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

Two 18-year-olds arrested, accused of shooting water pellets at people in TikTok-inspired challenge

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:59

Two 18-year-olds were arrested Tuesday and charged with a felony, accused of shooting water beads at roughly 25 people — including a person over 65 — in Pembroke Pines and Miramar in the TikTok-inspired "Orbeez Challenge."

Jury selection in Parkland mass shooting case enters final phase

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:40

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting trial entered the final phase of jury selection Wednesday, and Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she is planning to have the job finished within a week.

‘I have to find a home and a job,’ says resident of ‘The Florida Project’ hotel

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:32

The motel was featured as the setting for the movie The Florida Project and came to be known as the quintessential pay-by-the-week motel utilized by low-wage residents who can’t afford market-rate apartments.

Incumbents, new challengers vying for Palm Beach County Commission seats; $200 million affordable housing bond on tap

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:58

Races are beginning to heat up for the three Palm Beach County Commission seats up for grabs during this election cycle, with a pair of incumbents seeking re-election and a host of newcomers vying for the lone open seat.

DeSantis not asking Trump for endorsement: report

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 06:39

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not asking former President Donald Trump for an endorsement for the 2022 gubernatorial race, according to a report in Politico.

Dania Beach monkeys get new landlord as Park ‘N Fly exits

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 03:36

The longtime colony of monkeys who live in a Dania Beach mangrove are getting a new landlord: a real estate developer who intends to build an industrial warehouse on the site of the longtime Park 'N Fly concession near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The new owner reportedly will work with a conservator who oversees the primates.

Congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz tops 100 endorsements with his latest round of supporters

South Florida Local News - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 03:00

A new round of announcements from major public sector unions — including those representing police and firefighters — and South Florida elected officials has just put congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz over the 100-endorsement mark.

Woman charged in murder of man found beaten and burned in motel room, police say

South Florida Local News - Tue, 06/21/2022 - 17:57

Four months after police found a man dead, burned and beaten in a Hollywood motel room, a 48-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of the killing, police said.

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