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  • How to tell FEMA agents from con artists

    As South Floridians start recovering after Hurricane Irma, how do they tell who works for FEMA and who is a con artist?

    For starters, Federal Emergency Management Agency workers will carry a government photo ID and wear agency-marked clothing.

    And they will not ask for money.

    If you’re still uncertain,...



  • Bicyclist dies after veering into path of pickup, deputies say

    Authorities have not yet identied a male bicyclist who was hit and fatally injured on State Road 7 earlier this week.

    The bicyclist rode off the median into the path of a Chevy pickup about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of State Road 7 in unincorporated Broward County, said Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman...



  • Police department worker embezzled $5,000 from agency, prosecutors say

    A former employee of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department has been accused in federal court of embezzling at least $5,000 from the agency.

    Gerard Anthony Brady, 34, of Palm Beach County, was fired from the department in March.

    He worked as the police forfeiture coordinator and was in charge of...



  • It's lifeguards to the rescue after Irma slams Dania's beach

    After Hurricane Irma hit, Dania’s lifeguards saved a different kind of victim: The beach.

    They used chainsaws to cut back fallen palm trees and a rented Bobcat to level out sand dune after sand dune and clear pathways leading to the beach.

    “We have a reputation for being a small but mighty beach,”...



  • Pedestrian dies two days after he was hit by car on Broward Boulevard

    A Sunrise man who stepped into traffic and was hit by a car died Monday, two days after he was struck on West Broward Boulevard, authorities said.

    Jimmy Harrold, 44, stepped out from between two vehicles in the 2800 block of Broward Boulevard, an area without crosswalks, when he was hit by a Lexus,...



  • Awash in water woes, Pembroke Pines OKs an upgrade — and rate hike

    Pembroke Pines residents will see an almost 25 percent jump in their water/sewer bills come January, to pay for $12 million in upgrades to the city’s beleaguered water system.

    Residents using 3,000 gallons a month will see water bills rise from $14.10 to $17.58, if commissioners in October give...



  • Broward School Board members rate Runcie highly effective

    Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie aced his annual evaluation, with six out of the nine board members giving him the top rating.

    He was praised for the district’s strong academic performance — more than a quarter of district-run schools received A’s — and for improving his own...



  • Broward Boulevard reopens after gas leak is repaired

    A gas line cut by construction workers led to a four-hour traffic detour along four blocks on West Broward Boulevard Thursday, a city official said.

    Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and hazmat crews were working in a rain storm and then in hot sun to repair the line that was damaged at 1300 W. Broward...



  • Boil water advisory lifted for Dania Beach

    A precautionary boil-water notice that had been issued for residential and commercial water customers in a portion of Dania Beach has been lifted, officials said Thursday.

    Bacteriological tests have confirmed that the water is safe to drink, said Philip W. Skidmore, treatment manger for Dania Beach.

    ...


  • Hollywood police ID 2 officers and reckless driver they shot dead

    Hollywood police on Wednesday identified the two officers and the reckless driver they shot and killed last week.

    Police say Matthew Michael McTague, 48, of Boca Raton, rammed other motorists with his Jeep Grand Cherokee and tried to hit officers when they tried to stop and arrest him.

    The cops...



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