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Jose Fernandez public viewing and ballpark farewell scheduled for Wednesday

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:21:00 PDT

Fans will have two opportunities to pay their respects to Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez on Wednesday.

A public viewing for the pitcher, killed early Sunday morning in a boat crash, will take place at Brendan’s Catholic Church (8725 SW 32 Street, Miami, FL, 33165) from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.



Locations of Zika-positive mosquitoes in Miami Beach identified

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:22:00 PDT

Nearly all of the locations in Miami Beach where traps captured mosquitoes carrying Zika virus in August and September are residential areas, though some are located near where lots of people gather, according to information released Wednesday by Miami-Dade officials.

The county identified four...


Police investigate shooting that left 1 dead, 1 injured in Delray Beach

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:31:32 PDT

One person is dead and another is wounded after a double shooting late Tuesday, according to Delray Beach Police.

Officers first heard gunfire at around 9:40 p.m. The first person was found shot at a convenience store at 945 W. Atlantic Ave., police said.

Officers later found a second shooting victim...


José Fernández invited other Marlins to hang out in hours before tragic deaths, friends say

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:12:00 PDT

In the hours before José Fernández and two other men died in a tragic boating accident, the beloved pitcher invited several of his teammates to hang out with him after the team beat the Atlanta Braves late Saturday night.

"He invited everybody," said Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna, one of the...


Tropical Storm Matthew forms, could be a hurricane by Friday

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:27:00 PDT

UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Matthew has formed, and could be a hurricane by Friday. More to come.

It's early yet, and there's still uncertainty, but there is the possibility that the Atlantic weather disturbance expected to soon become Tropical Storm Matthew could...


Staff predictions: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:09:00 PDT

Dolphins still seeking identity under new coach Adam Gase, who is in need of a signature win.(image)

Investigators say Malaysian jet was downed over Ukraine by a Russian missile

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:15:00 PDT

Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down in 2014 by a Buk missile that was moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications...


Health officials confirm case of dengue fever in Miami-Dade

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:59:00 PDT

Amid concerns over the Zika virus, state officials have confirmed a case of locally acquired dengue fever in Miami-Dade County.

Dengue fever, which, like Zika, is a mosquito-borne illness, can cause flu-like symptoms including muscle aches, fever and a rash. Symptoms usually appear within two weeks...


Broward might loosen the booze rules at parks

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:47:37 PDT

Broward is preparing to raise the bar at county parks — the wet bar, that is.

County commissioners Tuesday pushed forward without comment a re-write of the park booze rules. The new alcohol policy still needs a final vote Oct. 25.

The parks won't transform into a drunkfest, or in the wording of the...


Florida men arrested after posting alligator video

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:37:00 PDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two South Florida men illegally captured an alligator and posted a video online as they posed with the reptile.The Palm Beach Post reports that 31-year-old David Jonathan Swick and 28-year-old Brian Patrick Bunting were charged with capturing an alligator...


Consumers aren't as excited as the auto industry about self-driving cars

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT

If Ford, Volvo, GM and Uber are to be believed, self-driving cars will soon dominate our roads and car ownership will be a thing of the past.

If regular consumers are to be believed, automakers need to hold their horses, because people aren’t ready for a self-driving future. Those are the findings...


Home Depot pulls 'peeping Tom' Halloween decoration after Toronto mom's complaint

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:13:00 PDT

With its leering eyes, furrowed brow and hands cupped around a pockmarked face, there is no mistaking what the "Scary Peeper Creeper" is meant to imitate: the head of a "peeping Tom" looking in through a window.

"Perfect for scaring friends and family during Halloween or any other time of the year,"...


Free escape room game in Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:20:00 PDT

You wake up locked in a strange room with no clue how you got there. A note says the police are searching for you. Now, figure out how to escape.

If that sounds like a fun way to spend your birthday, Qquest Escape Rooms in Pompano Beach and Think Escape Games in Fort Lauderdale are offering a free...


Fired Lauderhill cops must pay $6.2 million to victims of on-duty rape, judge rules

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:51:00 PDT

The morning in question has already cost two Lauderhill police officers their jobs. Now the 90 minutes allegedly spent behind a closed tire shop while on duty and coercing two women into performing sex acts will cost the two fired cops $6.2 million, a federal judge has ruled.

A federal judge in...


Shimon Peres, Israeli leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dead at 93

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:29:00 PDT

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93.

His son, Chemi, confirmed his death Wednesday...


First Clinton-Trump matchup breaks presidential debate record with 84 million TV viewers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:50:00 PDT

The contentious first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lived up to its high ratings expectations, delivering the largest-ever TV audience for a presidential debate.

The audience for Monday’s matchup for the ad-supported broadcast and cable networks as well as PBS reached...


Teen caught in stolen Lexus charged with burglarizing homes in Pompano Beach

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:15:00 PDT

A teen driving around in a stolen Lexus Monday was caught with jewelry, credit cards and a tablet that linked him to four home burglaries in Pompano Beach, authorities said.

Ali Dukes, 18, of Deerfield Beach, was arrested Monday afternoon after he was spotted inside a gray Lexus that had been reported...


Move over, princess. This year's most popular Halloween costume is …

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:53:00 PDT

After 11 years at the top, princess costumes have been dethroned as the most popular Halloween costume among children, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation.

This year's most coveted get-up: Superheroes.

"So far it's superheroes across the board: For kids, for adults, for pets,"...


Orlando nightclub shooting: Slain club victims' estates to get $350,000 each

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:38:00 PDT

Each of the estates of the 49 patrons who were killed during the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando will get $350,000 from donations raised for the victims of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

An official with the $29.5 million OneOrlando Fund said Tuesday that at least half of the...


Citizens reduces scope of planned managed repair program

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:33:59 PDT

Officials of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. are backing further away from last year's proposal to require customers to use pre-approved contractors for damage repairs.

Under the newest plan awaiting a Wednesday review by the state-run company's board of governors, a managed repair program would...


Broward Health board creating chaos, not reform | Editorial

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:07:00 PDT

It just keeps getting worse at Broward Health, the public healthcare system that serves the northern two-thirds of Broward County.

Not with the front-line staff, let's be clear about that. Broward Health continues to boast a top-notch staff dedicated to providing quality care. But turbulence in...


Creepy clown sightings are happening in Florida, too

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:14:00 PDT

Next to a dirt road in Marion County, lurking behind a patch of tall grass, stood a clown with stringy orange hair and a pale, white face. "We stopped to record and then he started to move so we took off," Facebook user Caden Parmelee wrote in a video post that has now gone viral. "Not trying to...(image)

With 84 million viewers, Clinton-Trump showdown is the most-watched debate ever

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:45:00 PDT

The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had stood for 36 years. The previous record for presidential debate viewership...


Black voters critical to Hillary Clinton's chances in Florida

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:01:49 PDT

The outcome of the presidential race in Florida could hinge on how many black voters, who turned out heavily for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, are energized by Hillary Clinton.

Black voter turnout is one of the most important pieces of the Florida electoral puzzle for Clinton. Black Democratic...