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Miramar man sentenced to 35 years in FAU student killing

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...


South Florida shelter takes in 10 dogs saved from being eaten

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...


Website launched to help those who fled airport reclaim belongings

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.


Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman is extradited to U.S.

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...


Markeith Loyd's shocking first court appearance: Refuses lawyer, shouts profanities

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,...


'Dogs can fly,' girl told bystanders after tossing dog from bridge, investigators say

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...


Readers share hopes for a Trump presidency | Letters

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.


New trial ordered in 2006 beating death of homeless man by Fort Lauderdale teens

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...


Western Union to pay $586M for turning a blind eye to money laundering criminals

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...


Woman raped by roommate she met in church, police say

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...


Alligator jumps into tour boat, terrifies tourists

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...


Weekend preview: Let's get together and feel all right

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:08:00 PST

25 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.(image)

Senator behind gambling expansion worked for resort owners

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...


Hallandale's London, Lazarow cleared of alleged Sunshine Law violations

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...


Miguel Ferrer, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' actor, dies at 61

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"...


Broward lawmakers want to study merging county's 2 hospital districts

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...


Bernie Shulman, Palm Beach educator and lawyer, dies at 91

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...


Slaying of man outside Lauderhill fish market was not a random act, police say

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...


Thursday marks 40 years since it snowed in South Florida

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,...


Wave streetcar plans will eliminate some left turns along South Andrews Avenue

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...


Nova Southeastern renames arena in honor of auto dealer Rick Case

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...


Veteran Pines police officer sued for snooping

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...


Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean join Kaya Fest in Miami

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:40:00 PST

Stephen Marley-produced concert and cannabis-education event takes place in Miami on April 22.(image)

City approves 'transformative' project at Las Olas Riverfront

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...


High school students pumped up over pig hearts

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...