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1 day, 10 overdose deaths: Drug epidemic strains morgues

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:55:00 PDT

The number of people dying from opioid drug overdoses in South Florida is rising to levels not seen since the prescription drug epidemic of 2010.

On one day this month, 10 people died of overdoses in Palm Beach County, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Broward saw 10 deaths in one day...


Boca's long-awaited Sugar Sand Park playground is now open

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:30:00 PDT

Children romped around the playground in Sugar Sand Park for the first time in more than a year Saturday morning, just after the revamped Science Explorium officially opened at 10 a.m.

The Science Playground, which closed for renovations more than a year ago, long has been a popular destination...


Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:00:00 PDT

Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday after a protester opposed to President Trump allegedly doused a female organizer of the event with pepper spray, sparking a brawl that ended with several arrests.

A group of flag-waving Trump supporters tackled...


Woman found dead in suburban West Palm, sparking PBSO investigation

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:35:00 PDT

Detectives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a woman who was found Saturday morning in suburban West Palm Beach.

According to spokeswoman Teri Barbera, a man called 911 about 9 a.m. and said he was “aware of someone deceased.” Deputies met the man, who told...


Fewer Americans fuel South Florida population growth

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:00:00 PDT

For decades, Americans looking to retire or to get a fresh start have fueled massive population growth in South Florida. But that long-standing trend might be coming to an end, according to new Census estimates analyzed by university researchers in Miami.

And sky-high housing costs are likely to...


Couple killed in Beeline Highway accident

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:00:00 PDT

A man and a woman were killed in a collision on the Beeline Highway late Saturday afternoon, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said.


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Man who taped barking dog's muzzle gets 5 years

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:30:00 PDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison, the Associated Press reports.

William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty.

Dodson, 43, was sentenced a day earlier...


Deputies arrest 11 men in prostitution sting

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:55:00 PDT

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested 11 men Friday night during a prostitution sting in Greenacres.

Deputies say the operation on South Military Trail was meant to combat the prostitution and drug problem in the area.

All the men were charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution.


Plastic bag ban: Let's not get carried away | Editorial

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:35:00 PDT

Plastic bags are everywhere in our lives. We grab one in the morning to pack our lunch. We slip our hands in them to pick up dog doo. We use them to line garbage cans, separate dirty laundry in the luggage and carry things from here to there.

If you doubt the convenience of grocery store plastic...


Double Down superyacht offers luxurious perks and style |Video

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

As one of the showcase yachts on display at the 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, Double Down will likely command plenty of attention for its allure and size — all 213 feet of it.

The yacht, built by Codecasa Shipyards, an Italian builder whose history dates back to 1825, includes...


Hyde: Spoelstra for Coach of Year? Sure, but his good work no different - just more obvious | Commentary

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:45:00 PDT

Reggie Miller chimed in this week. The Hall of Fame forward and TNT announcer tweeted Erik Spoelstra deserves to be named NBA Coach of the Year, “especially if the Heat end up making the playoffs. Miami had to reinvent themselves.”

That echoes a thought moving like the morning tide through the...


Wawa hoagies: All that and a bag of chips? | Video

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:05:00 PDT

I have heard so much about these Wawa hoagies. Finally, it was time to eat one. Or four, to be precise: cheesesteak, Italian cold cut, grilled chicken and meatball Parmesan. Oh, and since it was 10 a.m., I figured I might as well throw in a breakfast burrito, too. And mac and cheese. And a milkshake.


Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrenders in fatal shooting

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:32:00 PDT

A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered.

The standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday on the bus when it was...


Fort Lauderdale lifeguard in child sex sting arrest says he was 'catfished'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:05:00 PDT

When a young Fort Lauderdale lifeguard was arrested in an FBI sting after showing up for sex with someone he thought was a 9-year-old girl last year, his family and friends were devastated.

But nobody could have imagined the scenario that former competitive swimmer Joshua Asseraf explained to a...


Flight paths change dramatically when Donald Trump is in Palm Beach | Graphic

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:32:00 PDT

The blue skies over Palm Beach County are crowded with busy lanes of air travel in and out of the region's airports. But when Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago estate, the lanes clear dramatically to skirt restrictions imposed to protect the airspace over the president. A Sun Sentinel analysis...(image)

Broward deputy not guilty of accepting sex in exchange for not arresting woman

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

It took most of a week for a jury to listen to the case against a suspended Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy accused of letting a stripper off the hook for a probation violation in exchange for oral sex in 2013.

And it took those jurors less than 10 minutes Friday afternoon to find the deputy not...


U.S. military says it may be responsible for airstrike that allegedly killed 200 Iraqi civilians

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:04:00 PDT

The U.S.-led military coalition fighting to dislodge the Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul said Saturday it may have been responsible for an airstrike that killed more than 200 civilians in the western part of the city.

The U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the...


Republican donors, activists gather at Trump's Mar-a-Lago | Video

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

President Donald Trump wasn’t physically there, but his presence was felt from beginning to end by Republican activist and party donors who gathered for an evening of celebration at the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago Club.

VIP ticket-holders got a surprise visit from First Lady Melania Trump. The Friday...


Driver, 77, killed in collision with Amtrak train in Oakland Park

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:15:00 PDT

A 77-year-old driver was killed in a collision with an Amtrak train in Oakland Park.

The crash happened about 1:10 p.m. Friday at the railroad crossing on Oakland Park Boulevard just west of Interstate 95, according to Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold.

No other injuries were reported, she said.


Men dressed as ninjas rob Pompano Beach restaurant, video shows

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:40:00 PDT

Newly released surveillance video shows two robbers dressed as ninjas burst through the door of a Pompano Beach restaurant and threaten the owner with a gun.

The robbery happened just before 10 p.m. on Feb 17 at Tortilleria Mexicana, on Sample Road just west of North Federal Highway. Broward Sheriff’s...


Ex-Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan joins New York police department

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:21:00 PDT

The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old...


Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones apologizes for role in fake 'Pizzagate' story

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:11:00 PDT

Alex Jones, the conspiracy-loving media personality, apologized Friday for his role in promoting "Pizzagate," the baseless viral story that a Washington pizza restaurant was the locale of a child sex-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman, John Podesta.

In a surprising and...


Tony Zardon, last surviving Washington Senator, dies in Tamarac | Video

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:05:00 PDT

Jose Antonio “Tony” Zardon, a Bay of Pigs survivor who started out playing baseball on the streets in Havana, achieved the American Dream when he was signed to play as an outfielder for the Washington Senators in the mid-1940s.

Zardon, of Tamarac, who was the oldest remaining member of the Major...


Gators hit last-second 3-pointer in OT, advance to Elite Eight

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:00:00 PDT

NEW YORK – Oh the irony. They call him Cheese, but the people in Wisconsin won’t appreciate the connection.

Florida Gators speedy, back-up point guard Chris Chiozza’s floating 3-pointer with time running out Friday night sealed an 84-83 overtime victory over Wisconsin and sent UF into Sunday’s...


Buildup of sand near Boca Inlet stirs trouble for boaters

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:20:00 PDT

More often these days, Capt. Chandler Beck is swooping in with Apache, his 30-foot rigid inflatable boat, to help boaters in distress at the Boca Inlet.

Among the more significant accidents to draw him there in recent months: A man in his 70s ran his boat aground on a sandbar, leaving him bloodied...