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

  • Lauderhill mayhem as man attacks with metal pole, Swap Shop sword

    A man was in police custody Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a car at a gas station, battered a man with a metal pole and then turned up a few minutes later at the Swap Shop, where he attacked a shopkeeper with a sword.

    "It was a real eye-opener for a Sunday morning," said Lauderhill...

  • Don Gatewood, former coach at Plantation High, dies at 77

    Don Gatewood, a former teacher, athletic director and football coach who spent more than five decades with the Broward County School District, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 77.

    Gatewood started working at Plantation High School when it opened in the early 1960s and stayed there...

  • Man stashed cash, gun in bushes after car crash, police say

    A man ended up in jail after he ran from the scene of a crash to hide cash and a gun in some nearby bushes, authorities said.

    Ryan Cohee, 33, of Davie, is facing several charges, including possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of burglary tools with intent to use, according...

  • Water rate increase hits small businesses

    Vinny Carfora, owner of Greenlight Car Wash in Lauderhill, was shocked when he saw his November water bill, which he says jumped 75 percent.

    "My bill went up from about $2,700 a month to $4,400," he said.

    Carfora is among many Lauderhill business owners who took up the issue with city officials...

  • Temples plan anniversary celebrations

    Both Temple Beth Israel in Sunrise and Temple B'nai Aviv of Weston have planned gala dinners on Feb. 6 in honor of anniversaries that commemorate milestones. Both temples are affiliated with Conservative Judaism.

    Temple Beth Israel is celebrating its gala for its 50th anniversary. TBI was originally...

  • Manilow, Koz team for concert

    Saxophone player Dave Koz and singer/songwriter Barry Manilow team together for the "One Last Time" concert Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Center in Sunrise.

    "One Last Time" refers to Manilow performing in South Florida, perhaps for the final time in his 40-plus year career. Manilow will be singing...

  • Father arrested amid search for missing teen

    The father of a missing teen was arrested at Miami International Airport after buying a one-way ticket to New Zealand, police said.

    Bruce Jorgensen, 58, was charged with unlawful desertion of a child Tuesday, about a month after his 16-year-old son, Aage Jorgensen, went missing.

    Aage, a student...

  • Two people critical after Lauderhill shooting

    When police responded to a report of a shooting at a Lauderhill residence, they found two people lying in the front yard.

    Tajay Douglas, 20, and Andre Wallace, 21, were taken to Broward Health Medical Center around 8:30 p.m. Monday after the shootings in the 1100 block of Northwest 47th Avenue.


  • Sunrise Thunder team rumbles to win in Santa Slugfest tournament

    The rumble of thunder could be felt at the Sunrise Athletic Complex when tournament host Sunrise Thunder 13-Under Division girls' fast-pitch softball squad captured the recent Santa Slugfest championship in dramatic fashion with a 2-1 victory over the Pembroke Pines Bandits in a tiebreaker.


  • Local softball tournament gives players the chance to showcase skills

    Even though Cooper City's Grace Gonzalez knows where she will be playing collegiate softball next season, she still strives to be a top competitor every time she takes the field.

    Gonzalez's talents were on full display during the recent Triple Crown Rising Stars Softball Showcase, at which an estimated...

  • JCC presents 'Getting Sara Married'

    Jewish actors Wendi Librach and Michael Marine star in the comedy "Getting Sara Married," running through Jan. 30 at the Down In Front Theater at the Soref Jewish Community Center in Plantation.

    Written by Jewish playwright Sam Bobrick, the play is a 90-minute one-act romantic comedy centering...

  • Tesla electric cars growing in popularity

    Don't be surprised to see a $70,000 electric car in your rearview mirror.

    Tesla's luxury electric vehicle is growing in popularity, and the recent opening of a charging station in Plantation is an indication.

    The eight-vehicle Supercharger station at the Fountains shopping center is only the third...

  • 911 call-taker orders pizza while ignoring emergency call

    When a young man passed out at a Fort Lauderdale optometrist office in September, an employee dialed 911 for help. But instead of answering, the call-taker at the 911 dispatch center was busy — ordering pizza.

    For 15 seconds, the phone rang at the dispatch center run by the Broward Sheriff's Office.


  • New Lauderhill arts center takes center stage

    LAUDERHILL — A long-awaited cultural landmark, the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, opens its doors Wednesday and in the coming months will welcome shows by Boyz II Men, En Vogue, the Berenstain Bears and comedian Bob Saget.

    City voters a decade ago approved a bond issue for the project, which...

  • Funeral set for two brothers who died in Lauderhill golf course crash

    Funeral services will be held Jan. 23 for two brothers who were among three young men who died Sunday when the car they were in crashed through a chain-link fence and into a pond on a golf course in Lauderhill.

    Shaquille Barrow-Legrand, 22, and his 14-year-old brother Tyrese Legrand, were passengers...

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