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Get the latest on hurricane season 2008 from Ken Kaye and the Sun-Sentinel's weather experts.



Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:20:16 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:20:16 GMT

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Second motorcyclist dies from crash with car in Delray Beach, police say

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:11:00 GMT

A second person has died as a result of crash involving a motorcycle and a car, Delray Beach police said Friday.

Michel Vachon, 66, of Adstock, Canada died Thursday night from injuries he sustained after the crash on April 6. His wife, Suzanne Labbe Vachon, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Small plane from Lauderdale crashes off Miami-Dade

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:07:46 GMT

Passing boaters aboard a yacht safely rescued three people who went down in a small plane about five miles east of Haulover Inlet in South Miami-Dade County, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Cessna 206 crashed about 10:15 a.m. after leaving Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport bound for Bimini,...




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South Florida cities among worst for affordable housing, study finds

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:44:00 GMT

People in six South Florida cities face some of the toughest housing burdens in the country, a new report shows.

Miami ranks fourth nationwide on a list of the most cost-burdened communities, with 19.34 percent of residents spending at least half of their monthly incomes on rent or mortgage payments,...




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Judge: No bond for Coconut Creek officer

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:36:00 GMT

A Coconut Creek police officer was ordered held in jail without bond Friday on charges he molested two young boys.

Daniel Rashad Rush, 26, was arrested Thursday, days after allegations surfaced he fondled two boys last year, who were ages 12 and 13 at the time. He was charged on one count of custodial...




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South Florida's unemployment falls to lowest level since recession

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:23:00 GMT

Unemployment in South Florida has fallen to the lowest level since before the recession.

Broward County's rate in March was 4.4 percent compared with 5.1 percent a year ago, the state announced Friday. Palm Beach County's rate was 4.5 percent compared with 4.8 percent in March 2015, and Miami-Dade's...




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Report: Small plane from Lauderdale crashes off Miami-Dade

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:04:00 GMT

A small plane that took off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashed several miles offshore of Miami-Dade County while on a flight to Bimini, WTVJ-Ch. 6 is reporting.

The people on the plane were rescued by boaters and were being taken to a Coast Guard station, according to WTVJ.

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Tim Tebow for Congress? Pundits push former QB to run, reports say

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:54:00 GMT

Republican strategists seem eager about the prospect of Tim Tebow running for Congress, multiple reports say, even though the former NFL player hasn't explicitly stated he will run. Speculation about Tebow entering the political arena arose when GOP Rep. Ander Crenshaw, of District FL-4, announced...


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Dania Beach man arrested in fatal hit-and-run crash at Everglades Holiday Park

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:54:00 GMT

A driver accused of fleeing a crash in a Broward County park and leaving behind an 81-year-old man who later died was taken into custody, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Arrested on suspicion of murder was Kyle Christopher Hannover, 26, Broward Sheriff's spokeswoman Gina Carter said.

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Learning takes flight in South Plantation High drone class

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:52:00 GMT

In one classroom at South Plantation High, students fly through the last period of the day. Literally.

Gripping controllers, they send drones careening around poles, gliding through hoops and hovering over boxes. "It's just like driving a car," one student called out. "Kind of."

Some schools use...




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Staff predictions: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:50:00 GMT

Erik Spoelstra has yet to win a playoff series without LeBron James on his roster, but that should change against the Charlotte Hornets.


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Coconut Creek cop charged with inappropriately touching two boys

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:19:00 GMT

A Coconut Creek police officer involved in the firestorm surrounding the stun gun-related death of an unarmed man last year was charged by the Broward Sheriff's Office on Thursday with inappropriately touching a juvenile.

During a first-appearance court hearing on Friday, Daniel Rush was ordered...




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Car driver flees crash that flipped truck on I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, highway patrol says

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:15:14 GMT

A pre-dawn crash on Interstate 95 sent a truck driver to the hospital, and a Honda driver to jail after he and a passenger ran from the scene of the crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The flatbed Waste Pro truck and the Honda collided on northbound I-95 north of the Broward Boulevard exit...




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Dozens of dogs rescued from Dania Beach house fire

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:08:00 GMT

At least 34 dogs were rescued from a Dania Beach house fire Thursday night, fire officials said.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said the dogs were found in all areas of the home in the 200 block of Southeast Park Street. Crews responded to a report of a home in flames shortly...




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Sunbathing gator caught on Florida beach

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:04:00 GMT

A Thursday morning beach trip quickly took a turn for the worse when a 150-pound alligator decided to sun itself with the rest of Fort Myers Beach sunbathers. 

The 7.5-foot gator was first sighted around 10 a.m., according to a report from the Fort Myers News-Press. First believed to be some sort...




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Man opens fire while being robbed, Pembroke Pines police say

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:39:23 GMT

Two men, one of them possibly with a gunshot wound, are on the loose after robbing a man in Pembroke Pines before dawn Friday, police said.

According to police, the incident happened about 6 a.m. in the community at 400 Palm Circle Way, a neighborhood just south of Pines Boulevard west of Palm...




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Three big airlines just trashed your cheap fares

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:34:00 GMT

Airline executives hate few things more than super-cheap ticket prices, which they often dub "junk fares" and "trash fares."

Yet the industry has been awash in these deals for more than a year, as Spirit Airlines Inc. and Frontier Airlines Inc. expanded aggressively, and Southwest Airlines Co....




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Board recommends parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:20:00 GMT

A California review board recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted along with other members of the cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

Van Houten, 66, had been denied parole 19 times by the state parole board...




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Average hurricane season, with total of 13 named storms, predicted for Florida, U.S.

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:03:00 GMT

The year's hurricane season will be near-average, with the formation of 13 named storms, including six hurricanes that could threaten the U.S. coastline or the Caribbean, according to a prediction released Thursday.

The chances of one major storm, with sustained winds of 111 mph or higher, striking...




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Weekend weather in a word: Moist

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT

It's a good idea to keep an umbrella in reach throughout the weekend.  Friday will start off on the dry side throughout much of South Florida, but a look at the sky will indicate that rain is on the horizon.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers ---mainly in the afternoon---...




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