Broward synagogue hosting special events
Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation is hosting a few events this month that could be of interest to South Floridians.
This Reform synagogue, located at 8200 Peters Road, will host Love Shabbat services on Feb. 17 starting at 7:30 p.m, an evening with Lior Raz – a retired Israeli special forces...
Manchester adds Hanukkah song to her repertoire
Jewish singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester felt inspired in releasing her new Hanukkah song and music video "Let There Be More Light" last November on youtube.com with the backing of the pro-Israel "Stand With Us" organization.
Manchester is elated that (according to her) over 250,000 people have...
Child, 3, found abandoned at Chuck E. Cheese in Sunrise being reunited with family
Police found the family of a 3-year-old child who was abandoned Saturday inside Chuck E. Cheese in Sunrise.
No negligence was found when police investigated, Sunrise Police spokeswoman Michelle Eddy said. "Our investigation is complete," she said in an email.
The family had no prior incidents,...
Hiatus Road's missing link 'finally getting done'
Jeff Cohen calls it the longest mile, in time —not distance.
"It's been about 20 years from the time they proposed it and they actually started working," said the 35-year Sunrise resident. "They made progress in the last year but now it's slowing down."
Construction on the mile-long stretch of Hiatus...
Robbery suspect drowned with thousands of dollars stuffed in pockets
With his pockets stuffed with stolen cash, Samuel Howell ran from the robbery scene and, along with his accomplice, jumped into a Sunrise canal to escape.
And it was only then, authorities said, that the 27-year-old Howell remembered something vitally important.
"I can't swim!" he shouted to accomplice...
Cops close in on bank robbery suspect while paramedics treat him for chest pains, FBI says
Maybe it was the stress.
Paramedics were treating a Plantation man for chest pains as federal agents tracked him to his home because they believed he had committed a bank robbery just hours before, the FBI said Friday.
Stephen Michael Gordon, 26, is accused of using a knife while threatening and...
Girl punched, slapped and dragged across floor by relative, police say
A man accused of locking himself in a room with a relative and repeatedly punching her in the face was charged with child abuse.
Jhims Donner, 33, of Lauderhill, surrendered to police Tuesday, a day after the alleged attack inside a Plantation home.
A woman who was taking care of the girl and her...
Man found stabbed to death near Lauderhill golf course
Authorities on Wednesday identified the 43-year-old man found stabbed to death near the Inverrary Country Club golf course in Lauderhill.
Ryan Corroon's body was found Sunday morning along the edge of the golf course, behind an apartment complex at 3650 Environ Blvd., police said.
Broward church volunteer admits he tried to recruit 14-year-old parishioner for sex
A 71-year-old Broward County church volunteer who promised a 14-year-old parishioner his BMW and inheritance if she would have sex with him pleaded guilty Monday to a federal sex charge.
Timothy Taffe, of Fort Lauderdale, admitted he aggressively pursued the minor after meeting her at game night...
Third teen arrested in Plantation shopping center assaults
A 15-year-old ninth-grade boy is the third teen accused in an investigation of assaults and robberies of five women in Plantation shopping centers or at their homes, police said Friday.
The women were punched or pepper-sprayed in parking lots outside supermarkets, a restaurant and, in one case,...
Hundreds of men and women tell their stories in annual census of Broward homeless
On day two of the annual three-day census of Broward's homeless population, volunteers fanned out early Wednesday to collect the stories, survey the needs and — when possible —offer hope to those living on the county's streets.
Among the enumerators helping to conduct the Point-in-Time Count, organized...
Teen hit by car near Lauderhill school was jaywalking, police say
A teen ended up in the hospital with a broken arm Wednesday after he stepped into a car's path near Royal Palm Elementary School in Lauderhill, police said.
The crash happened in front of the school, 1951 NW 56th Ave., fire rescue officials said.
The 15-year-old boy was taken to Broward Health Medical...
New charges for two teens accused of attacking shoppers in parking lots
Some of the women were pepper-sprayed and robbed as they loaded groceries into their cars. Two were followed home and their cars stolen. Two were punched in the head.
Ten times in a week, beginning Jan. 15, people were preyed on in shopping center parking lots in Broward and Palm Beach counties....
Sunrise man accused of stabbing his dog for barking too much
Frustrated with his dog's barking, a man in Sunrise stabbed the animal with a kitchen knife while it was held in a cage, police said.
Michael O'Brien took the heavily bleeding Husky to an animal hospital in Cooper City after a witness insisted, but he told the veterinarian that the dog had run into...
Man dies after fight with bouncer at Sunrise strip club, police say
A Broward County man fought with a bouncer at Goldfinger Gentlemen's Club in Sunrise and died early Sunday after the confrontation, police said.
"A male showed up at Goldfinger's, caused a disturbance, started a physical altercation with a bouncer in the club and went unconscious during the altercation,"...