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Sunrise News - Sun Sentinel
See the latest news and local events happening in Sunrise from the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

  • Fireworks being emptied from Lauderhill warehouse

    Lauderhill Fire-Rescue workers and city public works employees Friday were unloading boxes of fireworks from a warehouse where officials said an auto repair shop owner had been conducting illegal sales.

    The estimated 2, 500 to 3,000 pounds of fireworks will be trucked to an undisclosed location...



  • Hillary Clinton campaign in Florida says it's on same page as Bernie Sanders backers

    Attempting to overcome lingering tension with supporters of defeated presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the Hillary Clinton campaign in Florida sought Tuesday to depict Democrats as one big, happy, unified group.

    As proof, the Clinton camp arranged for Cynthia Busch, chairwoman of the Broward...



  • Bystanders save driver from burning car along Florida's Turnpike

    Tow truck driver Isaiah Hapersham was on his way to a call when he came across a driver trapped in a burning car along the highway.

    With a small axe in hand, Hapersham and another bystander smashed the windows and pulled out the unconscious driver from the flames.

    "It was the first thing in my...



  • Updated: Four of five Broward County Commission races to be contested

    A last-minute challenge to Broward County Commission candidate and state Sen. Chris Smith's petition to run for District 9 brought uncertainty to the race as qualifying ended Friday.

    Sean Phillippi, who is working as a consultant for Commissioner Dale Holness' re-election campaign, emailed a complaint...



  • Two teens in custody after pursuit, crash involving stolen car, police say

    Two teenagers were taken into custody after a police pursuit ended in a fiery crash in Plantation on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

    The incident began around 3:30 p.m., when Fort Lauderdale officers driving around Northwest 31st Avenue and Broward Boulevard spotted a black Mercedes S550 that...



  • Plantation cop, Fort Lauderdale firefighter arrested in Tennessee after target practice goes awry

    A Fort Lauderdale firefighter and a Plantation police officer were arrested in Tennessee after deputies accused them of striking three occupied homes with bullets while taking late-night target practice.

    Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue firefighter/paramedic Stefanie Silk, 31, of Margate; Plantation...



  • Three incumbents draw challengers in Lauderhill

    There will be three Lauderhill commission elections on the ballot in November, with an incumbent running in each race.

    If Commissioners Howard Berger and Margaret Bates are successful, they will get a final term before term limits kick in, though each has been on the commission longer than the...



  • Woman made fake bomb threat at Sunrise mosque, police say

    Members of a Sunrise mosque watched as a woman slowly took out a brown paper bag and a cellphone with the battery exposed and two small wires sticking out.

    Then she said they were all going to die, according to a police report.

    Irina Bihary, 40, of Lighthouse Point, was taken into custody Sunday...



  • Muslim Democrats step up political activity in South Florida

    The organizers were Muslim. One speaker was Jewish; another was a gay activist. An award went to an African-American state lawmaker.

    Democrats came together Thursday evening, as one of their party's newest constituency groups — the American Muslim Democratic Caucus — sought to increase visibility...



  • Broward's 911 call system suffers 'scary' four-hour disruption

    Arthur Buckley was startled awake by screaming and yelling inside the Coral Ridge home he was visiting in Fort Lauderdale.

    He scrambled through the house to find a gory scene: his friend on the floor next to his bed, blood from a head gash streaming across the marble floor.

    For eight to 10 minutes,...



  • Food programs help families, homeless, seniors

    Three Broward County food distribution programs that are administered by not for profit Jewish organizations are available not only on Jewish holidays, but throughout the year as well, serving families, the homeless and seniors.

    The Walmart Foundation awarded last month more than $1.1 million in...



  • Lauderhill Lions roar in Knock Out soccer play

    The one thing missing from the list of accomplishments for the Lauderhill Lions adult soccer club was a championship in the annual Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA)/Unifest Knock Out Tournament.

    But not anymore. The Lions recently celebrated a 2-1 victory over the FC Steelers at the...



  • Nonprofit envisions casino resort complex dubbed 'Downtown West' for Broward

    Fast forward two dozen years. On the edge of the Everglades, where once stood a hockey arena surrounded by parking lots is a place so bustling with people, housing, stores and offices it can only be called "Downtown West.''

    It's a hockey arena site right now. But in the future, the arena might be...



  • Man, 24, faces homicide, DUI charges in January crash that killed 3 in Lauderhill

    The driver of a car in which three passengers died when it crashed into a golf course pond has been charged with three counts each of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter.

    DeShawn Akeem Prince, 24, of North Lauderdale was arrested Thursday afternoon when he surrendered at the Lauderhill police...



  • Duo takes thousands in jewelry from Plantation boutique

    When two robbers couldn't get into a jewelry store in Plantation over the weekend, they walked over to a boutique a few doors down.

    The two men were captured on surveillance video around 2 p.m. Saturday, when they walked to Footprints Boutique, 240 S. University Drive, after having rung the doorbell...



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