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Fans and foes gather in South Florida to mark one-year anniversary of Trump presidency

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:45:00 PST

They came equipped with signs, slogans, banners, T-shirts and caps.

The passions ignited by Donald Trump were on full display in South Florida on Saturday, as supporters and opponents marked the one-year anniversary of his inauguration as president with dueling demonstrations.

Across the country...


Here's the impact the government shutdown is having in Florida's national parks

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:55:00 PST

The federal government shutdown is impacting national parks around Florida.

Staffing and services at Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Big Cypress National Preserve are limited as a result.

The National Park Service is not closing the parks but some...


Heat storm back in Dragic absence to 106-105 victory in Charlotte

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:40:00 PST

How in the . . .?

It doesn't really matter.

Because even when you go to the videotape, you still probably wouldn't be able to figure it out.

The only thing that mattered Saturday night was Kelly Olynyk hit a foul shot with two-tenths of a second to play at the Spectrum Center and the Miami Heat...


Panthers turn 25, honor founder Huizenga

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:00:00 PST

No Florida Panthers hockey player will ever don the number 37 again— that jersey was retired on Friday, Jan. 19, in honor of the team's founder and first owner, H. Wayne Huizenga. The number represents the year he was born.

The Panthers recognized Huizenga and celebrated 25 years since the team's...


Brightline CEO on deaths: 'Never try to beat a train'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:40:00 PST

Even two deaths in a week haven’t convinced many people that Brightline trains move way faster than you think.

Davie Vice Mayor Bryan Caletka was on his way to Boca Raton on Friday when he watched one car go under a railroad crossing gate as it was coming down. Then he saw another car stop abruptly...


Third person in a week hit by Brightline train

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:40:00 PST

A Brightline train hit a man as he tried to beat the train across the tracks in Fort Lauderdale Friday night, marking the third time in a week the higher-speed line hit somebody, police said.

The man was taken to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert. His injuries were not life threatening,...


Self-driving cars will alter South Florida's roads. Here's how.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:40:00 PST

In the next decade or so, your commute is going to look a lot different as self-driving cars hit South Florida’s roads.

Among the changes you can expect: narrower lanes, flyover ramps at intersections, fewer public parking lots and more shortcuts through neighborhoods, say local traffic managers,...


Juror says they were bullied into convicting Boynton Beach cop of lying to FBI

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:15:00 PST

Weeks before a Boynton Beach police sergeant is set to be sentenced for lying to the FBI about a controversial police chase, a juror from his case wrote a letter saying jurors bullied others into convicting the cop.

Philip Antico, 37, may face federal prison time when he is sentenced on Feb. 5.


Boy, 12, hit by stray bullets in Boynton shooting

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:15:00 PST

A 12-year-old boy was injured by stray bullets Saturday afternoon during a confrontation at a Boynton Beach convenience store.

The shooting happened at about 2:45 p.m., at the Cherry Hill Mini Market on the 1000 block of Northwest Fourth Street when a gold or tan SUV pulled up in front of the store...


Pedestrian dies, another injured in Hollywood crash

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:05:00 PST

A woman died and a man was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after a car accident.

The accident happened shortly after 8 p.m., at the 2400 block in Hollywood, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and Hollywood Fire/Rescue.

Both pedestrians were in their 20s, said Hollywood Fire...


New York Jet Robby Anderson threatened to sexually assault cop's wife, Sunrise police say

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:25:00 PST

Robby Anderson, 24, a wide receiver for the New York Jets who lives in Sunrise, was arrested early Friday morning after police say he was speeding, driving recklessly and made threats against an officer.

The 2011 graduate of South Plantation High School is accused of threatening to find the wife...


Four left homeless, dog dies in Lauderdale Lakes house fire

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

State fire marshals are working to find out what sparked an early morning blaze that destroyed a Lauderdale Lakes home, left a family without a place to live, and killed their dog.

It happened before 7 a.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of Northwest 36th Terrace, where firefighters found thick smoke...


Where are South Florida's 8 Amazon headquarter sites? Real estate experts identify potential candidates

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:55:00 PST

With South Florida as a finalist to be the home of a second Amazon headquarters, real estate experts have identified potential candidates for a site, which would bring 50,000 new jobs and a $5 billion investment.

The sites are all conjecture, however, as the eight locations proposed to Amazon —...


Instagram video of pot party sends rapper Kodak Black back to jail, police say

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:30:00 PST

Instagram video of an alleged pot party at Kodak Black’s home led to the performer’s return to jail Thursday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

A guest at the Pembroke Pines party held a handgun while an infant was present, authorities say. And Black, 20, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, did...


Demolition begins at sites of condo project, luxury hotel in downtown Boca Raton

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:25:00 PST

They’re two redevelopment projects that’ll change the face of downtown Boca Raton. And now, workers are making way for each of them by starting demolition.

Monarch Boca Raton, originally known as Mizner 200, will bring three nine-story condo buildings that’ll be situated from 210 to 398 SE Mizner...


Jury learns escort ad murder victim was MMA fighter from Brazil

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:25:00 PST

Gustavo Cabral recently moved to South Florida from Brazil to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. But the 31-year-old Coconut Creek man’s decision to respond to an online ad for an escort wound up getting him killed, prosecutors said Friday.

After Cabral showed up for sex in a room at a Pompano...


Family mourns Coral Springs man killed in I-95 crash on MLK Day

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 PST

Funeral services are scheduled Monday for a Coral Springs father of three who died while driving to work during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Armando Lopez, 38, worked for a vending company filling machines, mostly in schools, and was on his way to a job site on Jan. 15, Lopez’s family...


Homeowners could face new rules to prevent hurricane power outages

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:55:00 PST

Hurricane Irma might result in more restrictions on where you can grow trees in your yard.

To reduce the chance of power outages after hurricanes, Broward County may limit where homeowners can plant and may require that existing trees near power lines be removed.

Irma knocked out power to 90 percent...


White supremacist in murder-for-hire FBI sting sentenced to 40 years in prison

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 PST

When a self-described white supremacist turned up in South Florida and confided that he had murdered several people – including a man known as “Machete Bob” – it wasn’t long before one of his new pals ratted him out.

Adrian Apodaca was living in a trailer behind the clubhouse of the Dirty White...


More women running for office in reaction to Trump

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

More women are wading into the world of politics this year, fueled partly by what political observers call a desire to resist President Donald Trump.

“There has been this massive influx of women standing up and saying, ‘If he can get elected, so can I,’” said Takeata King Pang of Palm Beach Gardens,...


This new blood test can detect early signs of 8 kinds of cancer

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:15:00 PST

Scientists have developed a noninvasive blood test that can detect signs of eight types of cancer long before any symptoms of the disease arise.

The test, which can also help doctors determine where in a person’s body the cancer is located, is called CancerSEEK. Its genesis is described in a paper...


Police ID man they say killed woman in front of her 5 grandkids

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:15:00 PST

Fort Lauderdale police on Friday identified the man they say shot and killed a woman in front of her daughter and five grandchildren earlier this week.

Bernice Jefferson’s killer was Dytadious Mobley, 31, the father of three of Jefferson’s grandchildren, police said.

Mobley fled the scene in the...


Judge admits running unethical race. Is she fit to keep job?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:30:00 PST

She is a judge who argues that her ethical lapses while running for office don’t mean she’s unfit for the job.

But the state’s judicial watchdog disagrees and now the Florida Supreme Court will decide Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino’s fate.

Unlike other races for public office, campaigns for...


Driver charged in street-racing crash that killed man, police say

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:55:00 PST

The red Mercedes and gray Infiniti hit speeds of at least 100 mph as they played a game of cat and mouse and raced along Davie Road before a head-on collision that killed another driver, witnesses told police.

The Mercedes plowed into a minivan as it tried to enter the roadway, throwing its 54-year-old...


A weekend of finger-pointing as Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:06:00 PST

Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it.

The finger-pointing played out in rare weekend proceedings...