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Boys chose house at random in heist of Porsche, cash and guns, cops say

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:55:00 PDT

Drug abuse, mental illness and a history of failure at school plagued some of the six Fort Lauderdale teens — ages 14 to 16 — who are charged in the burglary that netted a trove of riches.

One of the six, 14-year-old Joshua Sargeant, had been hospitalized under the Baker Act for trying to harm...

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Teacher imprisoned for tipping off drug dealers; prosecutors suspect she was protecting cheating husband

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:55:00 PDT

Broward schoolteacher Porsha Session is either a vengeful wife hell-bent on getting payback against her philandering husband or she is a loyal pawn trying to protect him, depending on whether you believe the defense or the prosecution.

Regardless of her motive, the 31-year-old Boynton Beach woman...

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South Florida schools see big gains in letter grades this year

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:50:00 PDT

South Florida has a growing number of A-rated schools and fewer schools rated F, mirroring a statewide trend and potentially bringing more money per student, data released by the state on Wednesday shows.

Search our database to find out how your school fared.

Local charters and district schools...

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Mob chases officer trying to make arrest, 911 caller says

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:55:00 PDT

It was a cop who needed help when a woman called 911 Monday night to report a mob of 30 young people yelling, screaming and chasing a deputy in Deerfield Beach.

“A police officer needs help right now in Deerfield Beach,” the woman told the dispatcher. “He needs help. He’s being chased by a group...

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Weston doctor convicted of sexual battery during house call

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:55:00 PDT

A Weston doctor who made a house call for a 19-year-old Davie woman in 2014 was convicted Wednesday of trying to perform a sex act on her.

Jerry Ciocon, 62, faces up to 15 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexual battery. The victim told the jury on Tuesday that she called the doctor...

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Tim Tebow homers in his first game with St. Lucie Mets

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:10:00 PDT

Tim Tebow has a habit of making a big splash in his debuts, and the newest St. Lucie Met delivered again Wednesday.

Playing in his first game for Advanced-A St. Lucie after being promoted Sunday from Columbia, Tebow homered in the second game of the Mets' doubleheader and collected three hits overall...

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Dog killed by swarm of bees in backyard of Boca home, report says

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:00:00 PDT

WPLG-Ch. 10 is reporting that a 45-pound dog was attacked and killed by a swarm of bees in her Boca Raton backyard.

Delilah was rushed to an animal hospital, but the toxins from the many stings killed her within hours.

"There's no dog like her,” Rebecca Merwin said. “She had this energy.”

Merwin...

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Miami Heat reportedly first up with Gordon Hayward in three-team race

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:00:00 PDT

The Miami Heat have improved their position in the batting order from a year ago, apparently first up to the plate when it comes to the free agency of Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Pat Riley and his staff will meet with Hayward on Saturday, with the Jazz...

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Brightline launch running behind schedule

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:40:00 PDT

The Brightline high-speed passenger service in South Florida is running behind schedule, with a new grand opening date expected sometime in the fall.

Brightline officials on Wednesday gave no reason why the Fort Lauderdale-to-West Palm Beach introductory service would no longer begin in late July...

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Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion to Sycamore Partners

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:41:00 PDT

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion.

The companies said Wednesday that shareholders of Framingham, Massachusetts-based Staples will get $10.25 per share.

Staples' stock closed Wednesday up 77 cents, or 8.4 percent, to $9.93, fueled by a...

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Minnesota woman charged after fatally shooting her boyfriend in YouTube stunt gone wrong

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:38:00 PDT

A Minnesota woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told authorities it was a video stunt gone wrong.

Monalisa Perez, of Halstad, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III.

According to a criminal complaint, the 19-year-old Perez told authorities...

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Gov. Scott suspends Greenacres councilwoman accused of felonies

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:10:00 PDT

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday afternoon suspended a Greenacres councilwoman accused of several felonies.

Lisa Marie Rivera was arrested Monday morning on charges of larceny and fraud.

She allegedly stole thousands of dollars in cash from Boca Raton High School.

To read the full report click here

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Coral Gables mansion featuring 'floating' master bedroom lists for $14M

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:30:00 PDT

Driving through the streets of Coral Gables, one cannot help but notice the city’s distinct Mediterranean style of architecture -- clay barrel tile roofs, arched windows and wrought iron-lined balconies.

Condores Capital, a Chilean luxury homes developer with an office in Miami, is breaking with...

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Five critically hurt in 'horrific' Lauderhill crash

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:55:00 PDT

A crash in Lauderhill early Wednesday sent five people to the hospital with critical injuries, rescuers said.

Firefighters were dispatched around 3:20 a.m. for the two-vehicle crash on State Road 7 at Northwest 26 Street, according to Lauderhill Fire-Rescue spokesman Captain Jerry Gonzalez.

The...

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'Cash me ousside' girl pleads guilty to juvenile charges

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:35:00 PDT

The Boynton Beach teen who shot to Internet fame by challenging a studio audience to a fight when she uttered “cash me ousside, how bat dah” during an appearance on the Dr. Phil show was in juvenile court in Delray Beach on Wednesday.

Danielle Bregoli, 14, pleaded guilty to grand theft, grand theft...

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Man dies in wrong-way crash in Boynton Beach

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:05:00 PDT

A man died Wednesday afternoon when he "suffered a medical issue" while behind the wheel of a Toyota Corolla in Boynton Beach, authorities said.

The man was traveling east in the 3900 block of Hypoluxo Road when his car jumped the curb and traveled the wrong way in the westbound lanes, said Stephanie...

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Get ready Broward County! Wawa set to open two stores in July

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:00:00 PDT

Broward County Wawa fans will soon be munching on Philly Cheesesteak hoagies when stores open in Davie and Pompano Beach in late July.

The fast-growing convenience store chain with a cultlike following will open the stores simultaneously on July 27 at 10 a.m. at 6350 Stirling Road and 1 p.m. at...

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Girlfriend of man accused of murdering Broward deputy testifies at trial

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:30:00 PDT

The former girlfriend of one of the men accused of murdering Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Tephford in 2006 testified on Wednesday that she tried to help them get away with it.

Sonia Watts, 37, is the mother of Eloyn Ingraham’s two children, and Ingraham is one of the defendants charged with murder...

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Baby on board: Woman gives birth after flight leaves Fort Lauderdale

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:20:00 PDT

A Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas-Fort Worth gained one more passenger when a woman gave birth mid-flight.

Flight 971 was in the air for just a short time Saturday after leaving Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when Cristina Penton, who was in her 36th week...

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St. Thomas Aquinas to open the season on national television

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:40:00 PDT

St. Thomas Aquinas will kick off its season on national television.

The three-time defending football state champion’s week one match-up with St. John Bosco will be broadcast on ESPNU as part of the GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff. The Raiders will host the California powerhouse on Friday,...

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Jamie Foxx, Jason Taylor headline newest additions to MLB All-Star celebrity softball game

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:00:00 PDT

Ever seen a Hall-of-Fame football player and a movie star play softball?

On July 9 at Marlins Park, you’ll have the chance.

Former Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor and Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx are among the four newest additions to the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball...

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Delray Beach board rejects developer's plans to restore historic homes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:25:00 PDT

A developer says his plan to save historic homes while adding shops and apartments could be a win for downtown Delray Beach.

But a city board rejected the proposal Tuesday, saying it won’t do enough to preserve the city’s history.

“It results in the ‘Disney-fication’ of Delray, allowing an artificial,...

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No new laptop bans, but travelers to the U.S. will face tighter screening all over the globe

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Homeland Security officials said Wednesday they will order stricter passenger screening and other new security measures for all flights entering the United States but will not bar laptop computers in carry-on luggage as airlines and passenger groups had feared. The new order will cover about 2,000...(image)



Celebrity Edge to feature modern-day Garden of Eden venue with theatrical twists

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:00 PDT

A modern-day interpretation of the Garden of Eden is set to debut aboard Celebrity Cruises’ newest cruise ship — Celebrity Edge --arriving at Port Everglades late next year.

The new three-deck venue dubbed Eden, is a blend of “iconic design, culinary and entertainment” that’s expected to be “chillful,...

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A guide to Fourth of July celebrations in South Florida

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:05:00 PDT

Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Boca Raton, Weston, Delray Beach and elsewhere in South Florida.(image)