Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:09:07 -0500Copyright: ©2017 Sun Sentinel
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:10:00 PST
Maximino Acosta testified he'll never see his murdered son again.
"With the court's permission, I would like to ask Nicholas Acosta to please stand up," Acosta said Thursday. "Nick, can you please stand up?"
He glanced around the full courtroom. Everyone was seated silently. "No, he cannot stand...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:56:00 PST
Two hundred dogs bred to be eaten in South Korea are instead in shelters across the United States.
Ten of those dogs arrived Thursday at the Humane Society of Broward County, where they may be ready for adoption as soon as next week.
"Some of these dogs may not have been socialized," said Humane...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:58:54 PST
When gunfire broke out at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, travelers dropped their belongings and ran.
Among the 23,000 pieces of property, most have been returned to passengers, but 900 goods that lacked owners' names or addresses were listed on a website Wednesday to be claimed....
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:45:00 PST
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.
Mexico's Foreign Relations Department announced...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:48:37 PST
In an unusual first court appearance, Markeith Loyd, the man accused of killing an Orlando police officer, said he plans to represent himself and yelled "f--- you!" to the judge as he left the room.
Most defendants appear with an attorney and remain silent the first time they go before a judge,...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:00:52 PST
A girl seen throwing her family dog off the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge in Riviera Beach said she did so "cause dogs can fly," witnesses told Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies.
BJ, an 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix, is in a lot of pain but stable after a 40- to 50-foot fall off the bridge...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:00 PST
Inauguration Day has arrived. We asked Sun Sentinel readers to share their hopes and expectations as Donald Trump takes the helm as commander in chief and 45th president of the United States. See what South Florida residents had to say in our video report and letters.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:36:35 PST
Thomas Daugherty, who was convicted of beating a homeless man to death in Fort Lauderdale with a baseball bat 11 years ago, is entitled to a new trial because of a fundamental flaw in the jury instructions at his 2008 trial, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Daugherty, now 28, was originally...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:15:00 PST
Western Union, one of the world's largest money transfer companies, has agreed to pay $586 million to the U.S. government after admitting it allowed criminals to use its service to commit money laundering and fraud, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
To resolve the case, the Colorado-based...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:10:00 PST
A woman who had just moved in with a friend from church saw a horrifying side of him when he slapped her, forced her into the apartment they shared and raped her for almost six hours, according to police.
The attack began after the woman and the man, 59-year-old Elijah Bankston, got into an argument...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:15:00 PST
A Missouri couple vacationing in Daytona Beach got a little closer to Florida’s wildlife than they had planned Tuesday when a gator jumped into their tour boat.
Emerald Hindery said she and her husband, Tylor, were on an airboat ride when they happened upon the alligator sitting on a muddy river...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 PST25 harmonious things to do in South Florida this weekend and beyond, from Kaya Fest and the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival to Bacon Bash, Trench Day and a 10th anniversary party at the Dubliner in Boca Raton.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:14:48 PST
TALLAHASSEE — The powerful state senator trying to push through a dramatic expansion of gambling in Florida recently was working for the company that owns an iconic Miami Beach hotel interested in adding slot machines.
State Sen. Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican and attorney, has acknowledged...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:21:34 PST
Commissioners Keith London and Michele Lazarow were cleared by the Broward State Attorney's Office Thursday of allegations they violated the state's open-government law.
Prosecutors opened an investigation in September after getting a complaint from Mayor Joy Cooper accusing her political rivals...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:12:00 PST
Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit drama "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to "Crossing Jordan," has died.
CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61.
He had played assistant director Owen Granger on "NCIS: Los Angeles"...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:23:00 PST
Broward's legislators are ready to file a controversial local bill this session that eventually could lead to the combination of the county's two hospital districts.
The lawmakers held their final delegation meeting before the March legislative session Thursday and decided to take five local bills...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:01:00 PST
Bernard "Bernie" Shulman loved law and education, two passions he put to good use during his career with the Palm Beach County School District.
Shulman, of Boca Raton, served as a teacher, lawyer, community liaison and even superintendent during a 22-year tenure with the school district that lasted...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:37:00 PST
Gary Wallock had just walked out of a Lauderhill fish market with his girlfriend when an armed assailant ran up to him from behind and began shooting at him.
The execution-style murder of the 34-year-old Lauderdale Lakes man outside the Lobster and Seafood Warehouse on Monday afternoon was captured...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:44:00 PST
It was a day that no one could have imagined. And even when it happened, some people had a hard time believing it.
On Jan. 19, 1977 — 40 years ago Thursday — it snowed in South Florida.
Glenn E. Schwartz, a forecaster at the National Hurricane Center in 1977 and now chief metereologist at NBC Philadelphia,...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:35:00 PST
Streetcar stops for the Wave will be built down the middle of South Andrews Avenue when construction begins on the light rail transit system later this year.
The platforms and extended medians will eliminate left turns into or out of some side streets, project managers said during a public forum...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:33:45 PST
Longtime Broward County auto dealer Rick Case considers Nova Southeastern University a "best kept secret not only in the country, but in South Florida."
And he aims to help change that, by funding an endowment to pay for scholarships for undergraduates, and by lending the university his brand name...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:15:13 PST
For three years, Claude Letourneau was bombarded by harassing anonymous emails, text messages and letters that contained information about his personal life.
When he started digging, he discovered the culprit was Pembroke Pines police officer Melodie Carpio, who had tapped into confidential databases...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:40:00 PSTStephen Marley-produced concert and cannabis-education event takes place in Miami on April 22.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:13:00 PST
A developer is moving forward with plans to turn the failed Las Olas Riverfront into what Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler calls a "transformative project" for the downtown.
Property Markets Group intends to build 1,200 apartments and 40,000 square feet of shops and restaurants on nearly 2.5 acres...
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:26:00 PST
They thought they were visiting Florida Medical Center to hear another boring lecture. So when 30 high school students entered the hospital auditorium and eyed a collection of thick, slimy pig hearts, ready for them to touch, probe and cut up, their own hearts began to flutter.
The students, from...