Derelict, sunken boats are clogging this South Florida cove and stinking the waters. A fix is in the works.
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Broward County has plans to contend with homeless boats, whose owners have left them to drown, tossed into a cove in the Intracoastal as a junkyard.
Publix decides not to vaccinate kids under 5 ‘at this time’
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Florida's major grocery chain said that it will not be supplying vaccines to young children days after Florida became the only state not to preorder vaccines for the age group.
Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 22
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Here’s what you need to know from Day 22 of the Parkland school shooter’s trial.
Son charged in stabbing death of father
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A Plantation man is charged in the stabbing death of his father at the home where they both lived, police say.
Most of Broward’s cities have local elections this year. Here’s who wants your vote.
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Residents in most of Broward cities will head to the polls in November to chose their local leaders who are the final say on issues ranging from property tax rates, pothole repairs and how your money gets spent.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill expanding Alzheimer’s funding and research
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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 806 Thursday, which establishes the Ramping up Education of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia for You (READY) Act
Broward firefighter-paramedic accused of defrauding county aviation department through car parking vouchers
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A Broward firefighter-paramedic was arrested on grand theft and fraud charges related to parking vouchers used for a personal car-sharing service.
DeSantis praises Supreme Court decision striking down New York’s gun law
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Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he applauds the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that essentially struck down New York's handgun-licensing law.
Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 21
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Here’s what you need to know from Day 21 of the Parkland school shooter’s trial.
Broward sheriff makes first public comments about the prospect of no longer being a certified cop
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Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony made his first public comments regarding the possibility he’ll lose his law enforcement license; “On my driver’s license applications I’ve said ‘yes’ a few times, I’ve omitted and missed one or two here and there. ... I’m actually happy this is coming to an end.”
Suspect in Pompano Beach triple shooting dies in separate shooting before he could be arrested in murder
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A man suspected of killing a 20-year-old woman in Pompano Beach in a triple shooting at a gas station last year died before he could be arrested, so the case was closed by the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Two 18-year-olds arrested, accused of shooting water pellets at people in TikTok-inspired challenge
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Two 18-year-olds were arrested Tuesday and charged with a felony, accused of shooting water beads at roughly 25 people — including a person over 65 — in Pembroke Pines and Miramar in the TikTok-inspired "Orbeez Challenge."
Jury selection in Parkland mass shooting case enters final phase
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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting trial entered the final phase of jury selection Wednesday, and Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she is planning to have the job finished within a week.
Woman charged in murder of man found beaten and burned in motel room, police say
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Four months after police found a man dead, burned and beaten in a Hollywood motel room, a 48-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of the killing, police said.
Sentencing the Parkland killer | Day 20
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Here’s what you need to know from Day 20 of the Parkland school shooter’s trial.
You might never encounter a Florida black bear, but just in case, here’s what you need to know
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A black bear ambles into a neighborhood and frightened residents call the cops — who come out and shoot the bear. Normal practice? Probably not. But what are residents to do when seeing such an animal in their backyard? Here's what you should know about bears in South Florida.
Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony could lose his police certification after Florida panel says there’s probable cause
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Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony could lose his police certification, officials said Tuesday. A panel determined there is probable cause to revoke the license, and the decision will be made by the full criminal justice committee in August.
Fights are on for Broward County Commission including football star’s mom, veteran politicians and a Boca resident
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Four seats are open and the candidates include political newcomers and familiar faces, the mom of a former National Football League player and one contender who doesn’t live in his district — yet.
‘This can save lives.’ Purple Alert, for adults with disabilities, added to Florida system for finding the missing
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The Purple Alert Action Plan will be active July 1, sending notifications about missing adults who have mental, cognitive, intellectual or developmental disabilities. "There are times when that is the only way someone is going to be returning safely, with law enforcement activating one of these alerts," a disability advocate said.
Congresswoman tells of her ‘proudest moment’ as COVID-aid contracts draw new attention
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As Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick began self-funding her successful 2021 congressional campaign, the company where she was CEO at the time started receiving a new source of income: providing COVID vaccines in underserved communities. "We risked our lives to serve the community,” Cherfilus-McCormick says. Now, those COVID-aid contracts are drawing new...
Arrest made in 2021 hit-and-run crash that killed 22-year-old mother
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A 19-year-old Lauderhill man is facing charges in a February 2021 hit-and-run crash that killed a 22-year-old mother after he hit her while speeding over 70 mph and didn’t request paramedics to help, court records say.
Investigation: School administrators kept ransomware details secret — then used them for private business
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Former Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie co-authored a report with a private company about dealing with crises. One author also was working for the school district at the time.
Broward Sheriff’s sergeant no longer faces criminal charges in 2019 arrest of teen in Tamarac; ex-deputy still faces...
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Prosecutors on Thursday dropped all criminal charges against Broward Sheriff’s Sgt. Gregory LaCerra who had previously been cleared under the Stand Your Ground law of using excessive force in the aggressive 2019 arrest of teenager Delucca Rolle in Tamarac.
Boca Raton police renewing facial recognition program
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The city of Boca Raton is letting its police force renew its participation in a statewide facial recognition program, joining hundreds of communities in Florida employing the controversial crime-fighting technology.
Grand jury report to recommend removal of Broward School Board members, filing says
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The names of the school board members recommended for removal are not given, nor are the alleged violations, by in a ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeals over which parts of the grand jury report should be redacted.
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