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

  • Hundreds attend rally for Affordable Care Act in Sunrise

    About 300 South Floridians joined people across the country to show their support for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

    At the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, speakers recounted how the health insurance program helped them.

    "Everything just kinda collapsed," said Suzanne Boyd,...

  • SUV crashes through front of Plantation cake shop

    The large picture window of Signature Chayah Cakes in Plantation was destroyed early Friday after an SUV crashed into the front of the bakery, 4070 W. Broward Blvd., a city official said.

    "It was fortunate that no one was injured, given the amount of damage," said Joel Gordon, battalion chief...

  • Broward rabbis discuss Judaism's future

    The future of the four major movements (Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform) in Judaism was discussed Jan. 11 in a panel discussion with four Broward County rabbis that took place at Ramat Shalom Synagogue in Plantation.

    The four rabbis on the panel were: Rabbi Andrew Jacobs (Reconstructionist...

  • Annual 5K Run/Walk with the Rabbi to take place

    More than 1,000 participants are expected at the fourth annual "5K Run/Walk With The Rabbi" with Rabbi Howard Needleman of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, taking place on Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. at Plantation Central Park, 9191 NW Second St. in Plantation.

    Needleman, an active jogger, has averaged 1,000...

  • Robbers hit banks in Hollywood, Sunrise, FBI says

    The FBI is trying to find the people who robbed banks in Hollywood and Sunrise in apparently unrelated incidents less than 24 hours apart.

    According to the FBI, the Chase Bank branch at 1701 E. Young Circle in Hollywood was robbed shortly before 11:45 a.m. Friday. And about 4:45 p.m. Thursday,...

  • Labor Day slaying victims were 'executed,' Lauderhill police say

    A woman, her boyfriend and his son were fatally shot in Lauderhill on Labor Day, and a week after the homicides, police are frustrated that a friend has not come forward with information about who did it.

    "Based on the uniqueness of the crime scene, we know someone in the neighborhood or community...

  • Wal-Mart employee shoots would-be robber dead, police say

    A Wal-Mart employee shot and killed a man who apparently attempted to rob him early Wednesday in the parking lot outside the store near University Drive and Oakland Park Boulevard, police said.

    "Investigators believe this was an attempted robbery and the employee fired in self-defense," said Sunrise...

  • Hyundai targets South Florida as 'top priority' for launch of new Genesis brand

    South Korean car maker Hyundai has come a long way since Rick Case opened one of the nation's first two dealerships in the Fort Lauderdale market in 1986. When it first emerged, Hyundai positioned itself as an economical alternative to Japanese brands Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

    "We started advertising...

  • Strikers look to capitalize against road-weary Indy Eleven

    Riding a five-game unbeaten streak, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers conclude their longest home stretch of the season Saturday — and they do so against a team that hasn't won in the Sunshine State this NASL season.

    Indy Eleven is has a loss and four draws in five visits to Florida this NASL season...

  • Man fired shot in the air during robbery outside Plantation apartment complex

    An armed robber fired a warning shot into the air before taking items from two people outside an apartment complex in Plantation, authorities said.

    Police on Wednesday released surveillance video of the Sept. 3 armed robbery at the Hamlet Apartments, 4561 NW 10th Court.

    The robber parked next to...

  • Woman beaten, raped and robbed while out for morning walk in Sunrise

    A man accosted a 60-year-old woman, putting her into a chokehold before beating and raping her behind bushes in a Sunrise neighborhood, authorities said.

    The woman was attacked while she was out for a walk around 6:30 a.m. Monday on the 3600 block of Northwest 90th Terrace, adjacent to Cypress...

  • FBI: Prolific 'Filter Bandit' strikes again at Sunrise bank

    The notorious bank robber the FBI has dubbed the "Filter Bandit" robbed a bank in Sunrise on Friday, just a week after holding up a bank in Coral Springs, the bureau said.

    The armed robber, who typically wears a dust filter mask, took money from an AmTrust Bank at 9100 Oakland Park Blvd. around...

  • ID's of 3 found dead in Lauderhill home disclosed, death investigation underway

    Investigators Tuesday remained in a Lauderhill neighborhood where three bodies were found inside a home a day earlier.

    Their identities, according to the Broward Medical Examiner's Office, are Dwight O. Brown, 42, his son Denzel Brown, 21, and Lisa L. Foreman, 50, a popular employee at the Broward...

  • Holocaust survivor among centenarian celebrants

    Within the past few weeks, three local Jewish residents celebrated their 100th and 101st birthdays with special celebrations.

    Centenarians Steven Berkowicz, a Holocaust survivor living in Pembroke Pines, Alice Borisoff of Pembroke Park and Mollie Gross of Pembroke Pines each marked their milestones...

  • Fort Lauderdale fires lifeguard arrested in FBI child sex sting

    A lifeguard was fired from his job at the City of Fort Lauderdale's Aquatic Center Friday days after he was arrested on allegations he tried to meet what he thought was a 9-year-old girl for sex.

    Joshua Asseraf, 22, of Sunrise, showed up — with two stuffed animal toys he said were a gift for the...

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