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Hollywood eyes new street names: Freedom, Hope, Liberty would replace Forrest, Hood and Lee

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:50:00 PDT

Lee, Hood and Forrest streets – three Hollywood streets named for Confederate war leaders – may soon be christened Liberty, Hope and Freedom.

After years of debate, Hollywood plans to say farewell to the controversial street names honoring Robert E. Lee, John Bell Hood and Nathan Bedford Forrest,...

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Mom of fallen soldier says President Trump showed 'disrespect' to family

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:50:00 PDT

The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show...

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Sixt car rental to create 300 jobs in new Fort Lauderdale-based headquarters

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:50:00 PDT

Sixt, a car rental company that made its name in Europe, will establish its North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and create 300 jobs, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday.

The company was leasing space in Fort Lauderdale but recently bought a building at 1501 NW 49th St., Suite 100, in...

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No charges coming after detectives solve mystery of South Florida fisherman's death

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:45:00 PDT

The mystery of the fisherman who died in a hail of bullets on the edge of the Everglades has been solved, with detectives declining to file charges for a bizarre reason that could have come from a TV crime drama.

Lawrence Ramdass, 46, of Plantation, was fishing from a boat in the Holey Land Wildlife...

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Stolen car flies over Turnpike toll booth in crash that kills three

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:55:00 PDT

A stolen car careened over a 10-foot-tall tollbooth on Florida’s Turnpike on Tuesday, scattering the bodies of three men who died and a fourth who was critically hurt.

One man’s body landed on the roof of the toll plaza’s single-story administrative building and fell to a sidewalk. Another flew...

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Miami is the focus of the hip-hop dance world this weekend

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:25:00 PDT

Break dancers from all over the world will converge at Miami’s Knight Concert Hall this weekend for “Breakin’ Convention Miami 2017,” which is being billed by promoters as the world’s largest festival of hip-hop dance.

“Hip-hop dance left America and went around the world,” explains the event’s...

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Best of South Florida: Vote now on top eating, drinking and entertainment spots

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:40:00 PDT

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Custodian accused of molesting boy at Coral Springs school

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:45:00 PDT

A school custodian took a teen boy to the gym at Coral Springs Middle where he sexually assaulted him after an algebra lesson, police said.

The alleged molestation occurred Saturday evening at the school where Robert Quincey Grant, 27, brought the 15-year-old boy, who he had met while coaching flag...

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Nearly 600 homes planned across 25 acres in Plantation

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:05:00 PDT

A developer plans to build 575 homes in Plantation, as well as retail and restaurant space, on a 25-acre spot just north of West Broward Boulevard.

Plantation Midtown Square will be built on the former site of an American Express building at the southeast corner of North Pine Island Road and Cleary...

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'Shaky Bandit' bank robber: This is how police say they made an arrest

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:30:00 PDT

Who is the man accused of being the so-called “Shaky Bandit,” the serial bank robber who struck 11 banks across at least three counties in the past three weeks?

Brandon Venditti, 22, was arrested Tuesday on I-75 in Collier County.

It was a fingerprint on a note used in one of the robberies that...

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Clown jumps out from bushes, boy whacks him with selfie stick, authorities say

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:15:00 PDT

An 11-year-old told Volusia County deputies he hit a clown with a selfie-stick multiple times after the blue-haired character jumped out from bushes on Friday the 13th.

The victim was biking back from Pine Ridge High School shortly before 6:30 p.m. when a clown with a rainbow painted face, red...

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Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of 'Ellen'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:40:00 PDT

The mystery is over: Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found.

On the set of “Ellen.”

On Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard, who was the first shooting...

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Hiatus Road 'missing link' finally opens in Sunrise

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:20:00 PDT

Hiatus Road in Sunrise is finally open to traffic after about 20 years of planning.

The mile-long “missing link” opened Wednesday morning, allowing drivers along Hiatus Road to go from McNab Road in Tamarac to Orange Drive in Davie.

The $14 million project is expected to relieve congestion on Flamingo...

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Magic Leap raises another $502 million in financing

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:40:00 PDT

Magic Leap, the secretive Plantation-based technology company, has raised another $502 million in advance of launching its first product.

The company previously raised $1.4 billion in investment rounds led by Google and Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which brings its total financing to more...

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Florida moves to permanently shut down nursing home where 14 died without air conditioning

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:25:00 PDT

Florida regulators moved Wednesday to permanently revoke the operating license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after 14 people died when it lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma.

The state Agency for Health Care Administration also wants the owners to pay a fine: of about...

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NFL doesn't enact anthem policy, but Roger Goodell says 'We believe everyone should stand'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:32:00 PDT

NFL owners ended a two-day meeting Wednesday without enacting a measure that would require players to stand for the national anthem prior to games. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated following the meeting that the league believes its players should stand for the anthem, but the owners did...

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Puerto Rico governor and Trump to meet at White House

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:31:00 PDT

The White House says President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello will meet Thursday to discuss the recovery and rebuilding effort on the island after it was ravaged by back-to-back hurricanes.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Rosello will visit the White House.

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:12:00 PDT

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.

Maroney posted a lengthy statement on Twitter early Wednesday that described the allegations...

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Forecast calls for more turbulence thanks to climate change

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:40:00 PDT

Airplane passengers around the world could be in for a bumpier ride because of climate change, new research suggests.

By mid-century, the likelihood of severe air turbulence along popular international flight routes will probably multiply, British scientists say.

"Air turbulence is increasing across...

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Matthew McConaughey's new movie, to be shot in Miami, is having a casting call

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 PDT

An open casting call is underway for a new Matthew McConaughey movie that starts filming in Miami next month, according to WPLG.com.

Producers of “The Beach Bum,” which will also star rapper Snoop Dogg, are looking for extras and some featured roles.

These include: upscale Palm Beach types and...

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World watching University of Florida’s response to Richard Spencer’s hate speech | Editorial

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:45:00 PDT

The University of Florida on Thursday will host a racist speaker who dreams of an all-white homeland, who quotes Nazi propaganda and whose supporters respond to his calls for ethnic cleansing by clicking their heels and extending their arms in a Nazi salute.

UF had no choice but to provide a public...

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5 shot, 3 dead in Maryland office park shooting, gunman on the run, Harford sheriff says

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:20:00 PDT

A multi-state manhunt was continuing Wednesday for a man suspected in a workplace shooting in Harford County that killed three people and critically injured two others, and who is believed to have later shot another person in Delaware.

State and federal authorities are searching for Radee L. Prince,...

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Sheriff's cadet uses dad's patrol car to mess with ex and rob her new beau, cops say

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:20:00 PDT

If you’re looking to build a career in law enforcement, it’s probably not a good idea to use dad’s unmarked sheriff’s car to mess with your ex and her new beau.

But that’s exactly what Palm Beach Sheriff’s cadet Christopher Combs — the son of a Palm Beach Sheriff’s lieutenant — did, investigators...

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State offering businesses hurricane recovery roundtables in Davie, Miami

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:20:00 PDT

Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity has scheduled a pair of hurricane recovery roundtables Thursday in Davie and Miami.

The sessions, in partnership with local business leaders, will highlight deadline extensions, programs and resources available to communities, businesses and individuals...

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South Florida home to 27 of richest Americans, Forbes says

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:30:00 PDT

South Florida is home to 27 of the nation’s 400 richest people, according to an annual list compiled by Forbes magazine.

How did they make their money? Online trading and investments, offering cruises around the world, and selling frozen foods, flavored water and sports drinks.

Thomas Peterffy,...

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