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  • Two die as car slams into tree on Federal Highway median

    Two people died after crashing into a tree on the median of Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, according to city police.

    A Mercedes-Benz sedan hit the tree at about 12:15 p.m. at the 900 block of the road, according to Casey Liening, a Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman.

    The two people...



  • Margate man, 36, dies in turnpike crash

    A Margate man died when the dump truck he was driving left the roadway on Florida’s Turnpike on Saturday morning, for reasons that were not immediately known.

    Alberto Sanchez Leon, 36, was headed north and was west of Vero Beach at 8:55 a.m. when his truck failed to negotiate a left curve, left...



  • Pride and joy as Wilton Manors celebrates with big party

    Wilton Drive became a river of humanity, standing shoulder to shoulder Saturday as the city celebrated the 19th annual Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Festival awash in rainbow flags, over-the-top floats and eye-popping spectacles at every turn.

    First, the politicians rolled by, including U.S. Rep....



  • Man, 29, downloaded child porn for years, police said

    He admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography pictures and videos for several years and knew what he was doing was wrong, said Hallandale Beach police.

    So, Alexander Todd Turin, 29, of Hallandale Beach, was arrested Thursday and charged with a dozen child pornography-related counts....



  • No child is too young to learn swimming safety, instructors say

    Tatiana Hernandez introduced her son to swimming when he was just three months old because she didn’t want him to become another drowning statistic.

    “In South Florida it should be mandatory that all children should learn how to swim,” she said.

    Florida routinely leads the nation with the number...



  • Cyclist recovering after collision with car

    A 41-year-old Hollywood woman is recovering after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle in Weston.

    Her family told WPLG-Ch.10 that Mayte Velasquez was riding in a bicycle lane along South Post Road Thursday when hit.

    Her bicycle was ripped in two and she suffered several serious injuries.

    ...


  • Parkland survivors on Road To Change tour join peace rally in Chicago

    Survivors of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland joined hundreds of people in Chicago on Friday to march against violence, demand changes to gun laws and to remember friends and loved ones.

    At a rally before the march, many wore shirts saying “Enough is enough,” a message echoed by some of...



  • Driver left scene of fatal wreck 6 hours before arrest for DUI, cops say

    Six hours before the Boca Raton man was arrested for DUI in Tamarac, he left the scene of a deadly crash in Deerfield Beach, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

    David Posta, 42, has been in jail in Broward since his May 5 arrest for misdemeanor DUI.

    On Friday, it was announced that he is now accused...



  • Vice mayor to stand down after 25 years of service to Pompano

    Pompano Beach Vice Mayor Charlotte Burrie’s 25 years of service to the city is drawing to a close, she announced Tuesday night.

    Even though she filed to run for mayor, Burrie, 73, said she’s withdrawing her bid and will not seek re-election to her District 2 seat she’s occupied since 2007. Qualifying...



  • Scot Peterson had no duty to stop school shooting, his attorneys say

    Many have called him a coward, but former sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson had no legal duty to stop the slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, his attorneys say.

    Peterson took shelter rather than confront the killer, but he did not act with malice or bad faith, according to his attorneys,...



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