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Get all the latest blog entries about the University of Miami Hurricanes from Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:33:41 -0500

Copyright: ©2017 Sun Sentinel

Heat, Waiters snap Celtics' 16-game winning streak with 104-98 decision

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:25:00 PST

None of this, of course, makes any sense. The horrendous 25-point Sunday loss to the Indiana Pacers and then this snapping of the Boston Celtics' 16-game winning streak.

Ladies and gentlemen, there you have it, all the wonder of your maddeningly inconsistent 2017-18 Miami Heat, who at least will...


Murder suspect, 18, detained while trying to board flight in Fort Lauderdale

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:55:00 PST

An 18-year-old man wanted by police in a recent killing at a Boynton Beach park was arrested Wednesday night while trying to board a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Ohio, police said.

The U.S. Marshals South Florida Regional Task Force took Sinceer Priest, 18, of West Palm Beach, into custody at...


Hollywood man arrested in mutilation death of Ollie the pit bull

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:10:00 PST

A 31-year-old Hollywood man is being held in the mutilation killing of Ollie the pit bull after police found knives, dried blood and animal fur throughout his apartment.

Brendan Evans was charged Wednesday with aggravated animal cruelty, a third-degree felony in Florida. If convicted, he faces...


12 nursing home deaths in Hollywood ruled as homicides

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:45:00 PST

The deaths of 12 people in a sweltering Hollywood nursing home after Hurricane Irma have been ruled to be homicides, officials said Wednesday.

Police say it’s possible someone could be charged with killing them.

“Who gets charged is part of the continuing investigation,” said Miranda Grossman,...


Florida death toll from Hurricane Irma keeps rising

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:00:00 PST

While Hurricane Irma wasn’t the strongest storm to make landfall in Florida, it turned out to be one of the deadliest for the state in recent history.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management, relying on information from county medical examiners, has now put the total at 72 people who died...


President Trump spends most of day at West Palm golf club, calls UCLA player's dad an 'ungrateful fool'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:10:00 PST

President Donald Trump spent most of the first day of his Thanksgiving holiday at his West Palm Beach golf course, where the White House said he had a full day of meetings and phone calls planned.

What specifically he was doing remains a mystery, as the White House didn’t release any details about...


Florida boy, 10, part of climate change lawsuit filed by kids against federal government

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:10:00 PST

A 10-year-old Florida boy is one of 21 children across the country who have filed a lawsuit against the federal government alleging that Washington is failing to do anything about climate change, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Levi Draheim, of Indialantic, a beach town in Brevard County on the state’s...


What's open and closed on Thanksgiving in South Florida?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:43:00 PST

Broward County


• Federal, state, county and municipal offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

• Public schools, colleges and universities will be closed Thursday and Friday.


• Banks and post offices will be closed Thursday. The New York Stock Exchange will be closed...


Death of man found in burning car leads to second murder arrest

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:55:00 PST

A man who had a baby daughter and washed dishes for a living was found dead in a sedan engulfed by flames at a North Lauderdale park. Now, a week later, his murder has led to two arrests, deputies say.

Firefighters on Nov. 14 found Darren Butler, 27, inside his burning car at Bicentennial Park,...


Baltimore cop killed with his own gun was scheduled to testify in indicted officers case

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:35:00 PST

Slain Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in the case against a squad of indicted officers on the day after he was shot, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening.

The revelation brings together two cases that have...


Resurgence bringing homes, restaurants and arts to Sistrunk Boulevard

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:30:00 PST

Years of stagnation on Sistrunk Boulevard have given way to a flurry of investment along the black community’s Main Street in Fort Lauderdale.

The future for Sistrunk Boulevard/Northwest Sixth Street includes a microbrewery, a blues club, YMCA, a chicken wings restaurant, apartment tower, senior...


73 years after GIs saved him, French survivor gives vets $1 million

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:25:00 PST

He remembers the young soldiers, who seemed like giants atop their slow-moving tanks, and the candy.

American Army troops, liberating the little French city of Savigny-sur-Orge, where 10-year-old Bernard Darty was hiding during World War II, tossed sugary confections at the joyful residents. The...


University bans white supremacist student from campus

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:05:00 PST

A Florida university says a 37-year-old, self-proclaimed Nazi will be allowed to stay in school, but remains banned from campus at least for the time being.

The Florida Times-Union reports that the University of North Florida student was suspended recently after he posted on social media an image...


Cross-dressing crew now charged with four jewelry store heists

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:15:00 PST

These guys disguised themselves as women, smeared their faces with makeup and covered their heads with long dark wigs to commit armed robberies at jewelry stores, according to the FBI.

But they didn’t do such a good job of covering their tracks, authorities say.

Seven months after the first suspect...


Deputy injured, suspect on the run after crashing stolen car

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:30:00 PST

A Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy was injured Wednesday evening when the driver of a stolen car rammed through a gate in West Boynton, authorities said.

The deputy fired his gun but did not strike anyone and the driver of the stolen car took off, crashed nearby and made a run for it, said Teri Barbera,...


Deputy disciplined after prisoner gets out of handcuffs, gets out of patrol car

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:30:00 PST

A Palm Beach Sheriff’s deputy has been reprimanded after prisoner in the back of a patrol car somehow managed to slip one hand out of a pair of handcuffs, reach out the vehicle’s window and let himself out.

But instead of dashing off, the man yelled at the deputies to take him to jail, which they...


Nick Bjugstad lifts Panthers to 2-1 shootout win over Maple Leafs

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:50:00 PST

The puck took an unlikely path to the back of the net. In the second period of the Florida Panthers’ 2-1 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, Nick Bjugstad performed an act of sorcery in scoring his fifth goal of the season.

After Bjugstad and Vincent Trocheck won a battle...


Parking meters are coming to Delray's Atlantic Avenue

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:55:00 PST

The days of free parking along parts of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach — one of the most popular entertainment stretches in Palm Beach County — could soon come to an end.

After wrestling with options for years, city officials are expected to vote in the coming months on a parking management...


Boynton to start construction on Town Square in coming months

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:15:00 PST

Boynton Beach residents should prepare to see some major construction south of Ocean Avenue as the city starts building Town Square in the coming months.

The city is poised to begin building public portions of the project, such as the new police station, city hall and library, in March and April.


Palm Beach County hopes to sink 'Grey Ghost of Florida Coast' by summer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:50:00 PST

The USS Clamagore — a historic submarine that patrolled the seas during the Cold War — isn’t quite ready to be transformed into an artificial reef off South Florida’s coast.

Palm Beach County commissioners approved in January spending $1 million to sink the boat near Juno Beach. But to make it...


South Florida's Wayne Cochran, who went from soul rocker to soul-saving minister, dies at 78

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:45:00 PST

Wayne Cochran, the soul singer known for his outlandish outfits and platinum pompadour who came to be called The White Knight of Soul and who chucked it all to become a Miami minister, died Tuesday, his grandson Christopher Cochran said.

Cochran was 78.

Wayne Cochran’s towering yellow-white pompadour...


Floridians to decide on state constitution changes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:05:00 PST

Making it harder to increase taxes, easier for ex-felons to vote, cheaper for kids to attend college — all of these are among the ideas a state commission is considering that could result in profound changes for Floridians.

Voters will have the final say on next year’s ballot. The Constitution...


Publix now delivering alcohol to doorsteps

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:40:00 PST

Just in time for holiday parties, Publix is delivering booze to doorsteps through Instacart for same-day delivery.

The Lakeland-based grocery chain will now bring beer, wine, liquor and mixers, in addition to fresh groceries for a fee. Deliveries vary by ZIP code.

The first order is free. After...


Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights — and that's not a good thing

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:24:00 PST

Earth is losing its darkness. A new study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading and growing brighter, producing more light pollution at night.

The findings, described in the journal Science Advances, track what researchers called a worrisome trend...