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

  • Railroad, drawbridge, street and highway construction impacting motorists in Broward this week

    Work on a railroad crossing and several streets in Deerfield Beach, a drawbridge in Dania Beach, and lane closures on highways in west Broward could slow the flow of some traffic the week of July 25, according to state transportation officials.

    The Florida East Coast railroad crossing at Southeast...



  • South Florida celebrating return of 'Harry Potter' magic

    Attention, Potterheads! J.K. Rowling’s newest tome, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II,” releases July 31, and fans throughout South Florida are celebrating.

    “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the eighth book in the series and takes place 19 years later. Potter is now a father...



  • New Broward County Fire Chief sworn in

    Broward's new top fire official took the oath of office Tuesday.

    Fire Chief Joseph Fernandez, will oversee the department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. was emotional as he gave his remarks, thanking his friends, family and co-workers for their support.

    "I'm humbled and honored for the...



  • Men follow woman, 79, to her Plantation home, rob her after bingo, police say

    A 79-year-old woman returning home from a night of bingo didn't have luck on her side when she was grabbed from behind, had her gold chain ripped off her neck and her purse snatched.

    Police think the woman was likely followed to her Plantation home — targeted after playing bingo at the Seminole...



  • Men follow woman, 79, to her Plantation home, rob her after bingo, police say

    A 79-year-old woman returning home from a night of bingo didn't have luck on her side when she was grabbed from behind, had her gold chain ripped off her neck and her purse snatched.

    Police think the woman was likely followed to her Plantation home — targeted after playing bingo at the Seminole...



  • Ninth-seeded Canete advances to National Clay Court semifinals

    It won't be an all-sister final, but Inah Canete held up her end of the bargain by pulling out a grueling, high-quality three-set victory to move into the semifinals of the USTA Girls' 14s National Clay Court Championships.

    On a humid, breezy Thursday afternoon, the ninth-seeded Canete, featuring...



  • Weekend fun for families: free museum admission, train rides and Safari Nights

    There is some great family fun this weekend throughout South Florida.

    Weekend deals

    The third weekend of every month brings several special deals, including the Target Free Third Friday at the Miami Children's Museum, which means admission is free from 3-9 p.m. Because the event can get crowded,...



  • Man charged with fatally shooting fiancee during argument

    A Plantation man is facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting his fiancee at point-blank range with an assault rifle, police said.

    Royce A. Teets, 46, was arrested Monday and accused of shooting Terri Lynn Coolidge in the chest with an AK-47 during an argument over his perceived infidelity,...



  • Sunrise man used friends to fill fake prescriptions he sold in park, police say

    Nearly 400 painkillers were sold in a Sunrise park after a health clinic employee stole a prescription pad, forged a doctor's signature and had his friends pick up the pills, police said.

    Carlos Alfredo Rivero-Delgado told detectives he stole Dr. Timothy Alexander's pad in late April or early May...



  • Coloring clubs

    There are regular gatherings, events and impromptu meet-up groups for people looking to color with others. Here's a sampling:

    The Adult Coloring Club meets 2 p.m. every other Friday at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd.

    Cool Colors Adult Coloring Group meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays...



  • At these book clubs, it's BYOC: Bring your own colors

    One by one, the grownups sat down at the round tables. And like the kids they once were, each grabbed a handful of color pencils, crayons and markers, and began carefully shading in images of castles, elephants and butterflies.

    "It's a good way to destress," Linda Jackson said to another member...



  • Sunrise-based Pet Supermarket merges with Pet Valu of Ontario

    Sunrise-based Pet Supermarket has merged with Pet Valu of Ontario, Canada, the companies announced Monday.

    Pet Supermarket, which has 165 stores in the southeastern U.S. and 43 in South Florida, will continue to be based in Sunrise, the companies said. Pet Supermarket employs 2,257 people, including...



  • Mednax acquires cardiology practice in Virginia

    Sunrise-based Mednax has acquired a pediatric cardiac practice in Fairfax, Va., the company said Monday.

    This marks the eighth physician practice acquired in 2016 by Mednax, a national network of physicians' practices. In June, Mednax also announced the acquisition of a billing company, Cardon...



  • In wake of racially-charged killings, South Floridians turn to prayer, reconciliation

    After a week of racially-charged killings that rocked the nation, many South Floridians sought solace and community in Sunday church services, seeking to replace grief and despair with reason to hope.

    "Many people are wondering what's gone wrong with our world," Bishop Henry Fernandez told thousands...



  • Plantation fire started by Molotov cocktail tossed at vehicle, officials say

    An arson investigation is underway after a stolen car parked in Plantation was set ablaze by a Molotov cocktail thrown through a smashed window, police said.

    The burning car was discovered shortly after 2 a.m., when firefighters responded to an apartment complex at 4771 NW 10th Court. According...



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