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  • Shootings in Lauderhill leave one dead, one hospitalized

    A reckless driver on a neighborhood street in Lauderhill prompted a shooting that left one man dead, a second man hospitalized and a third person under arrest, police said Friday.

    The shooting brought police to the 3100 block of Northwest Second St., north of Broward Boulevard and west of Interstate...



  • Trump strategist Steve Bannon steps back from Roy Moore during Broward talk

    Steve Bannon, the strategist who guided Donald Trump during the final phase of his campaign and early months of his presidency, told a South Florida audience Friday that critics won’t be satisfied unless they can drive Trump from office, ridiculed the idea of election-season collusion with the...



  • Millions spent to jail small-time offenders

    Taxpayers in South Florida are spending millions of dollars every year to jail people accused of crimes as petty as panhandling and public drinking.

    A homeless man arrested for sleeping on Fort Lauderdale’s public beach spent 42 days in the Broward County Jail — at a cost of about $5,880 to the...



  • Homeless homicides in Broward spark calls for vigilance

    The killings of at least four homeless men in Broward County in the past month underscore a message well understood by both advocates and those who sleep on the streets: it can be dangerous out there.

    “I try to keep my antenna up,” said longtime Broward resident Randy Richterkessing, 59, just out...



  • Wilton Manors double murder trial opens

    Peter Avsenew told his mother on Christmas Day 2010 that he had done something terrible, the worst thing he had ever done. Prosecutors and defense lawyers agree, that’s what he said.

    But a Broward jury heard conflicting accounts of what Avsenew meant.

    Defense lawyer Gabe Ermine said the statement...



  • Governor asked to remove mayor who slurred words at meeting

    Mayor Joy Cooper’s political rivals sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott Friday, asking him to remove her from office two days after she slurred her words at a commission meeting and appeared to be under the influence of “some behavior-altering substance.”

    Cooper said she was not drunk or on meds but...



  • Three households burglarized by distraction thieves, Broward Sheriff's Office says

    Two men targeted four Pompano Beach residents — ages 77 to 97 — by pretending to work for the Florida Power & Light Company and entering homes to steal cash and jewelry worth $25,475, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

    Kurt Kuhn, 37, of North Lauderdale, who is also known as James Lewis,...



  • The Fashion Mall is no more: Workers wrap up demolition

    The Fashion Mall — the Plantation shopping destination that closed a decade ago — has been demolished.

    Crews have completed removing more than 28,000 tons of concrete, leaving only office space and a 2,600-space parking garage.

    Meanwhile, the groundwork has begun for its replacement: Plantation...



  • Federal Judge Kenneth Ryskamp dies at 85

    In his 30 years as a federal judge ruling on some of South Florida’s most contentious civil rights cases — including desegregation suits against the Broward School Board — U.S. District Judge Kenneth Ryskamp was dogged by the perception that he was insensitive to matters of race discrimination.

    ...


  • Ex-student arrested with loaded gun at Flanagan High

    A former student arrested Thursday at Charles W. Flanagan High had a loaded gun in his pocket, Pembroke Pines police said.

    Major Charneil Byrd, 18, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and having a firearm on a school campus, records show.

    He is being held in the Broward Main Jail.

    “It...



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