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Wellington polo club founder John Goodman loses appeal of DUI manslaughter conviction

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:40:00 PDT

It was the news Scott Wilson’s parents have been waiting to hear: Wellington polo club founder John Goodman has struck out on a bid for a third trial in his 2010 DUI manslaughter case.

The state’s Fourth District Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected Goodman’s appeal of his 2014 conviction in the...

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Alligator outside home caught, relocated by Boynton Beach officer

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:05:00 PDT

An alligator hanging out on a home’s front porch might have been too much to handle for some people, but not for Boynton Beach Police Officer Alfredo Vargas.

Vargas, it turns out, had taken an alligator handling course at the Native Village in Hollywood about 13 years ago, before becoming a police...

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Driver killed, three others injured in Parkland crash

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:55:00 PDT

One person is dead and three others hurt after a crash between a roofing truck and pickup Thursday in Parkland, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office.

It happened at about 9 a.m. near the 11000 block of Loxahatchee Road.

Three people who were in the roofing truck were taken to Broward Health North...

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Bank robber strips naked and runs down Las Olas Boulevard tossing money, FBI says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:55:00 PDT

A naked man running around downtown Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday afternoon was enough on its own to turn heads.

But there was more. According to the FBI, he had robbed a bank and was throwing stolen money to people, making an even bigger spectacle.

Alexander Hayden Sperber, 25, of Fort Lauderdale...

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1 dead, 7 hurt as spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:10:00 PDT

One person was killed and seven injured Wednesday after an amusement ride malfunctioned on opening day of the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country.

Battalion Chief Steve Martin, a spokesman for the Columbus Fire Division, said the victims were hurled from the Fire Ball...

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Practice report: Live updates from Miami Dolphins training camp

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:00:00 PDT

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94-year-old's tricycle stolen while he went shopping

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:47:00 PDT

Authorities are searching for a 94-year-old man's motorized tricycle that was stolen while he went shopping in a store in St. Petersburg.

News outlets report Richard Griffin's tricycle was taken as he went shopping at a CVS on July 18.

St. Petersburg police released surveillance video of the theft...

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Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:28:00 PDT

A surge in Amazon.com shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer's earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world's richest person.

Shares of the online retailer rose 1.8 percent to $1,071.31 as of 9:30 a.m. in New York. If the gains hold through the...

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Angelina Jolie talks life after Brad Pitt, reveals Bell's palsy diagnosis in Vanity Fair interview

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:40:00 PDT

Angelina Jolie is opening up about her life after filing for divorce from Brad Pitt last year. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress and film director talks about focusing on her children in the wake of their highly-publicized split.

It's decidedly less revealing than the interview Pitt...

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Broward Health credit rating downgraded, as report slams marketing contract

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:35:00 PDT

Broward Health’s credit rating has dropped, with a leading bond rating firm citing weak finances and continued turmoil at the top of the county’s largest hospital system.

S&P Global Ratings lowered its rating of Broward Health’s bonds by one level, a decision that could make it more expensive for...

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Man, 25, had sex with boy, 14, in Coral Springs library, cops say

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:05:00 PDT

After meeting the 14-year-old boy for a sexual tryst in a Coral Springs library last spring, the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea man was eager to do it again, police said.

A follow-up rendezvous was planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Detective Ernesto Bruna, a spokesman for the Coral Springs Police Department.

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Mom, 2 children displaced after Lauderhill fire

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A mother and her two children were displaced from their Lauderhill apartment Thursday after a fire that broke out before dawn, a city official said.

Lauderhill Fire-Rescue crews were called to the fire at 2768 NW 58 Terrace at 4:44 a.m.

“There were no injuries,” Assistant Chief Jeff Levy said....

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Plantation to seek auditor for legal bills from Hyatt holiday display fight

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:30:00 PDT

Plantation spent nearly a half-million dollars in a legal fight over a big Christmas display, and now it’s going to look closer at where all that taxpayer money went.

City Council members early Thursday agreed to begin the process of finding an auditor to review the bills presented by City Attorney...

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Man kills teen at hotel and buries her in backyard, cops say

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:25:00 PDT

The 19-year-old went to a Tamarac hotel for a paid sexual encounter. When she left, her body was crammed into a blue plastic storage container that was later buried in a Fort Lauderdale backyard.

Arrested in Brittney Taylor’s death was Tyquan Pearson, 25.

Pearson was transferred Tuesday from a...

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Miami Dolphins announce Hard Rock Stadium scrimmage

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:57:00 PDT

The Miami Dolphins announced Thursday that the team will have a public scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at Hard Rock Stadium.

Admission is free but fans must acquire the tickets at www.Dolphins.com/scrimmage. Parking is also free.

The Dolphins didn’t have a public scrimmage last season....

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I'm glad my son wasn't at Trump's Boy Scout speech | Opinion

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 PDT

President Trump opened his speech before the National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia on Monday with what turned out to be a rhetorical question. "Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts, right?"

Trump wasn't the first president to address...

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Wildlife officials ID men behind viral shark-dragging video, reports say

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:55:00 PDT

The smiling men seen in a viral video dragging a tethered shark behind a high-speed boat have been identified by Florida wildlife officials, reports say.

Officials said it wasn’t clear if the shark was alive when it was dragged or if the men broke any laws, according to the Associated Press.

But...

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Wasserman Schultz hit with criticism over aide arrested while trying to leave U.S.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:55:00 PDT

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is once again at the vortex of controversy, this time over a suddenly fired staffer who was arrested while at an airport preparing to leave the country.

The latest imbroglio is unfolding exactly a year after the biggest crisis of Wasserman Schultz’s political...

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Better drinking water on tap for five Palm Beach County cities, utility says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:10:00 PDT

If people in southern Palm Beach County have yearned for a better-tasting glass of water, now they have it.

Higher-quality H2O is on tap for five communities, thanks to an upgrade by their utility.

Those benefiting are 113,000 water customers in Boynton Beach, Ocean Ridge, Briny Breezes and parts...

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Army Corps needs more time on Everglades reservoir plan

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Federal assistance may be on the way for the state's latest Everglades restoration effort.

But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will need another month to figure out how to join in Senate President Joe Negron's plan for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee.

Col. Jason Kirk, the Florida...

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Lauderdale Marine Center adds giant boat lifts to its arsenal: The Beast and Brutus

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:00 PDT

The Beast and Brutus, a pair of hulking green boat lifts, have arrived at their new home, the Lauderdale Marine Center.

The giant lifts were added this summer at the sprawling Fort Lauderdale boatyard, marina and repair facility as part of its growing arsenal of tools to expand its capacity to...

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Freebies, cheap gas and fun at Wawa openings in Davie, Pompano Beach on Thursday | Doreen's Deals

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:37:00 PDT

The wa-wa wait is over!

Unicorns were dancing as Wawa simultaneously opened its first convenience stores in Broward County in Davie and Pompano Beach at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 27. 

Curious customers and fanatical fans, who revere the chain as a magical place, will be pumping cheap gas, drinking...

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It's so hot that you shouldn't even go outside. Seriously.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:20:00 PDT

All of South Florida was under a heat advisory Wednesday but temperatures — although still brutally hot — didn’t end up soaring as high as expected.

While the heat index, or “feels like” temperature, was expected to near 110 degrees, it mostly stayed in the 100 to 105 range, said the National Weather...

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Dunkin' Donuts launches deliveries via DoorDash in Broward and Miami-Dade

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:25:00 PDT

Dunkin’ Donuts lovers are sure to enjoy this bit of freshly ground news.

Beginning Wednesday, the popular restaurant chain is partnering with national delivery service DoorDash to deliver on-demand coffee, donut and sandwich orders to customers across Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

More than...

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Justin Bieber accidentally strikes photographer with his pickup, police say

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:28:00 PDT

Justin Bieber accidentally struck a photographer with his pick-up Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, police said.

The 57-year-old photographer was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Beverly Hills police Sgt. Matthew Stout.

Bieber stayed at the scene and...

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