Ex-Army recruiter admits sexual misconduct with underage girls
A former U.S. Army recruiter pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges he involved in sexual misconduct with two underage high school students he met doing his job in Broward County.
Jose Nieves Jr., 30, of Sunrise, was arrested in May after investigators received reports he was having illegal sexual...
Retail Notebook: Tijuana Flats to open in Plantation
Tijuana Flats, the Tex-Mex restaurant serving burritos, tacos and quesadillas, is set to open Monday at 1371 S. University Drive in Plantation.
The 2,150-square-foot location will employ about 45 people and offer indoor and outdoor seating for up to 90. The restaurant will feature 15 sauces at...
Police seeking suspects involved in shooting at car business
When Broward Sheriff's deputies arrived at a used car business on a call about a shooting, they found the victim face-down on the lot, still breathing.
"I'm dying, I'm dying," he said repeatedly, according to the police incident report.
Orlando Samuels, 32, was shot multiple times inside the business...
Sunrise making name for itself in wide world of chess
Chess is a big deal in this town on the edge of the Everglades, right up there with Panthers games and shopping at the Sawgrass Mills Mall.
You heard right.
Sunrise, a suburban enclave that happens to be home to the mega shopping mall and Florida hockey team, was recently named "Chess City of the...
Two Broward men facing $10M fraud charge in New York
Two Broward County men accused of running a $10 million investment fraud conspiracy were arrested Wednesday on federal charges filed in upstate New York.
Bruce Kane, 60, of Fort Lauderdale, and Burton Greenberg, 75, of Plantation, were indicted late last month on wire fraud conspiracy charges in...
Report: Loans to 2 Lauderhill officials violated ethics laws
Two Lauderhill city officials violated state ethics laws when they received home loans from a city program they ran – without separating themselves from the process, Broward Inspector General John Scott has determined.
The Inspector General's Office said Assistant City Manager Kennie Hobbs and city...
Tijuana Flats opening in Plantation
Tijuana Flats, the Tex-Mex restaurant serving burritos, tacos and quesadillas, is set to open Oct. 12 at 1371 S. University Drive.
The 2,150-square-foot location will employ about 45 people and offer indoor and outdoor seating for up to 90. The restaurant will feature 15 different sauces at its...
Plantation martial arts academy producing young talent
Bryan Picallo is a national sensation in the mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu circuit. The 8-year-old won a gold medal in the Pan Kids International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation's Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2015 in California and also won his division this past summer at the American National...
One in custody, another at large after burglary suspects, cops meet by accident
A couple of burglary suspects ran into trouble when they crashed into a Plantation police car while trying to flee.
Plantation Detective Philip Toman said one of the suspects is in custody, but the second one ran away after the Tuesday afternoon crash at Cleary Boulevard and North Pine Island Road....
Library in Plantation draws, spurs creativity in community
The 20th century met the 21st on neutral ground, as creators working in wood — and some in algorithms —gathered at a "Maker's" festival at the West Regional Library in Plantation.
The event, which was the Broward County library system's second celebration, culminated a month of celebrating the...
T-Mobile offer draws customers into Plantation stores
Anyone driving by the T-Mobile store in Plantation on Sept. 26 might have wondered if the company's CEO was giving away free iPhones. It would not be out of character; past promotions by CEO John Legere have included everything from reimbursed cancellation penalties to plans without limits to unprecedently...
Down In Front Theater Company puts community first
Down In Front Theater Company does what many theaters often overlook. This Plantation-based theater company is dedicated to including all people from the community.
"Our cast members come to us from as far away as Jupiter to South Miami," said Gilbert Harris Lenchus, the artistic director for Down...
American Heritage junior varsity football off to a good start
The American Heritage School Junior Varsity football program in the city of Plantation is looking to be among the elite teams in Broward County this season. The team is well on their way after a statement in the season opener against sister campus, American Heritage-Delray.
The Patriots traveled...
Lauderhill Lions youth football league continues to grow and expand
The Lauderhill Lions youth football program has been a part of three different leagues in the last three years and League President Sam Goodman listed a couple of valid reasons for the latest move to the Florida Youth Football League.
"Many of the leagues have a weight limit that restricts a lot...
Sunrise tax rate, fire fee going up
Homeowners will see a hike in their property tax rate and fire fee under the $120 million budget city commissioners approved Tuesday.
The residential fire fee in Sunrise will increase by $30, from $169.50 to $199.50, for the fiscal year beginning Thursday.
Residents will continue paying a base property...