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Columbia County Observer
Legislature Working Hard to Keep Citizens in the Dark Posted Feb. 10, 2016 06:45 am | Op-Ed OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE – They call us th
Legislature Working Hard to Keep Citizens in the Dark
Columbia County Observer / Posted 40 minutes ago
Posted Feb. 10, 2016 06:45 am | Op-Ed OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE – They call us the Sunshine State, but Florida’s government prefers to operate in the shadows. Like vampire bats, cockroaches and mold... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida Legislature readies gambling billsThe Legislature on Tuesday will finally see some action on the gambling deal re
Florida Legislature readies gambling bills
Orlando Sentinel / Posted an hour ago
The Legislature on Tuesday will finally see some action on the gambling deal reached between the Seminole tribe and the administration of Gov. Rick Scott. But getting it passed through both chambers is a crap shoot. The chairmen of House and Senate... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Gambling deal moves ahead in HouseTALLAHASSEE The gambling deal between the Seminole tribe and the state took one
Gambling deal moves ahead in House
Orlando Sentinel / Posted an hour ago
TALLAHASSEE The gambling deal between the Seminole tribe and the state took one step forward in the Florida Legislature Tuesday, and another step back. The House Regulatory Affairs Committee approved the agreement by a 12-6 vote, with a mix of... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Playoffs would mean everything to thriving PanthersBUFFALO, N.Y. – High above the ice at First Niagara Center, the executive chair
Playoffs would mean everything to thriving Panthers
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 6 hours ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. – High above the ice at First Niagara Center, the executive chairman of the Florida Panthers can start to see the finish line coming into view. Simply making the playoffs may not be the goal for players inside the Panthers dressing... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Local supplement firm featuring Larry King racks up complaintsMIAMI - The program features former CNN talk show host Larry King and is labele
Local supplement firm featuring Larry King racks up complaints
Local 10 Miami / Posted 7 hours ago
MIAMI - The program features former CNN talk show host Larry King and is labeled on-screen as a "Larry King Special Report." But it’s not journalism; it’s an infomercial. "We've all heard about the benefits of a daily dose of fish oil," King said.... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Gambling deal moves ahead in HouseTALLAHASSEE The gambling deal between the Seminole tribe and the state took one
Gambling deal moves ahead in House
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 14 hours ago
TALLAHASSEE The gambling deal between the Seminole tribe and the state took one step forward in the Florida Legislature Tuesday, and another step back. The House Regulatory Affairs Committee approved the agreement by a 12-6 vote, with a mix of... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
UF Health Jax, Tampa General fare better under House budget; Senate plan benefits other safety netsFunding for Florida hospitals that perform the most charity care is being reduc
UF Health Jax, Tampa General fare better under House budget; Senate plan benefits other safety nets
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 14 hours ago
Funding for Florida hospitals that perform the most charity care is being reduced this year, and the House and Senate have come up with different formulas for how to distribute the shrinking pot of money. As a whole, Florida's safety net hospitals... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Five arrested in Florida cargo theft ringTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Five people were arrested in connection to an statewide car
Five arrested in Florida cargo theft ring
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 14 hours ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Five people were arrested in connection to an statewide cargo theft ring that made its way to Duval County. The following Miami-Dade residents now charges related to seven incidents: Attorney General Pam Bondi said these... Read more
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NBC Miami
Plane Makes Hard Landing at N. Perry AirportA small plane made a hard landing at North Perry Airport in Broward County Tues
Plane Makes Hard Landing at N. Perry Airport
NBC Miami / Posted 14 hours ago
A small plane made a hard landing at North Perry Airport in Broward County Tuesday, officials said. Broward aviation officials said the plane was landing around 4 p.m. when it had a hard landing. The pilot and passenger walked away unharmed,... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
S. Fla. woman arrested for robbing ex-boyfriendA South Florida woman was arrested after attempting to rob her ex-boyfriend, po
S. Fla. woman arrested for robbing ex-boyfriend
Local 10 Miami / Posted 14 hours ago
A South Florida woman was arrested after attempting to rob her ex-boyfriend, police said. Lileana Garcia, 18, was arrested Monday and booked on robbery charges. During a meeting with the ex-boyfriend in Tamarac, the victim claims he was approached... Read more
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Vavel
Mat Latos Signs One-Year, $3 Million Major League Deal With Chicago White Sox09-02-2016 ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Chicago White Sox have signed
Mat Latos Signs One-Year, $3 Million Major League Deal With Chicago White Sox
Vavel / Posted 15 hours ago
09-02-2016 ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Chicago White Sox have signed free agent right-hander Mat Latos to a one-year, $3 million deal. Mat Latos #55 of the Los... Read more
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Vavel
Matt Latos Signs One-Year, $3 Million Major League Deal With Chicago White Sox09-02-2016 ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Chicago White Sox have signed
Matt Latos Signs One-Year, $3 Million Major League Deal With Chicago White Sox
Vavel / Posted 16 hours ago
09-02-2016 ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Chicago White Sox have signed free agent right-hander Mat Latos to a one-year, $3 million deal. Mat Latos #55 of the Los... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Best place for a wedding: Which Florida city tops the list?If you’re looking for the perfect wedding destination, there's a city in Centra
Best place for a wedding: Which Florida city tops the list?
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 16 hours ago
If you’re looking for the perfect wedding destination, there's a city in Central Florida that may be the most magical. Orlando topped a list compiled by WalletHub of the best and worst cities to get married in. Other Florida cities on the list are... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
South Florida homes overvalued, report saysHomes in South Florida are overpriced in relation to the region's overall econo
South Florida homes overvalued, report says
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 17 hours ago
Homes in South Florida are overpriced in relation to the region's overall economy, though that doesn't necessarily mean the housing market is headed for another tumble, a new report shows. As of the third quarter of 2015, Broward County homes were... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Swap Shop samurai sword attack: Man, 21, charged with attempted murderThe man taken into custody in connection with an attack on a Swap Shop clerk wi
Swap Shop samurai sword attack: Man, 21, charged with attempted murder
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 18 hours ago
The man taken into custody in connection with an attack on a Swap Shop clerk with a 3-foot samurai sword and the assault of an 81-year-old customer in a gas station has been identified as Jovaughn Walker. The 21-year-old Deerfield Beach resident... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Oakland Park, FL's Water & Sewer Revs at 'AANEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating for the
Fitch Affirms Oakland Park, FL's Water & Sewer Revs at 'AA
Business Wire / Posted 18 hours ago
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' rating for the following Oakland Park, FL's (the city) revenue bonds: --Approximately $30.4 million water revenue bonds series 2010A, 2010B and 2012. SECURITY The bonds are secured by... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man blames 'poltergeists' after attacks with...A South Florida man was arrested Sunday after police said he attacked an elderl
Florida man blames 'poltergeists' after attacks with...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 19 hours ago
A South Florida man was arrested Sunday after police said he attacked an elderly man with a metal pole and slashed a store clerk with a samurai sword, all in the name of defeating “evil poltergeists.” Jovaughn Walker, 22, entered a convenience store... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Champaign library search starts againCHAMPAIGN — After a six-month search for a new director, the Champaign Public L
Champaign library search starts again
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 19 hours ago
CHAMPAIGN — After a six-month search for a new director, the Champaign Public Library board has decided to expand its search to include more candidates. The four finalists who participated in a two-day marathon of interviews and meetings that... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Boyd Anderson High School locked down after bomb threat, reports sayWSVN is reporting that Boyd Anderson High school in Lauderdale Lakes has been p
Boyd Anderson High School locked down after bomb threat, reports say
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 20 hours ago
WSVN is reporting that Boyd Anderson High school in Lauderdale Lakes has been placed on lockdown after a bomb threat was called into the school, Tuesday morning. The Broward Sheriff's Office was notified about the suspicious call just after 10 a.m.... Read more
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ABC News
Zika Updates: Florida Expands State of Emergency to 7th CountyAs the Zika virus outbreak continues, including in wide swaths of Central and S
Zika Updates: Florida Expands State of Emergency to 7th County
ABC News / Posted 20 hours ago
As the Zika virus outbreak continues, including in wide swaths of Central and South America, concerns are growing, especially for pregnant women, because the mosquito-borne virus has been linked with a serious birth defect called microcephaly,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Fletcher Magee named to Class 3A all-state teamFirst Academy shooting guard Fletcher Magee is a first teamer on the Class 3A b
Fletcher Magee named to Class 3A all-state team
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 20 hours ago
First Academy shooting guard Fletcher Magee is a first teamer on the Class 3A boys basketball all-state list selected by SourceHoops and the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches. Magee averaged 19.6 points per game in a 26-5 state runner-up... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Report says South Florida housing market overvaluedA new report from Fitch Ratings says South Florida's housing market is among th
Report says South Florida housing market overvalued
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 21 hours ago
A new report from Fitch Ratings says South Florida's housing market is among the most overvalued in the nation because of local economic conditions, the South Florida Business Journal is reporting. Housing values in Miami-Dade County were 15 to 20... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Teenage girl felt 'sad and disgusted' after being flashed, Plantation police sayA Fort Lauderdale man is accused, again, of exposing himself to a young girl.
Teenage girl felt 'sad and disgusted' after being flashed, Plantation police say
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 21 hours ago
A Fort Lauderdale man is accused, again, of exposing himself to a young girl. Shayne Denarius Davis, 34, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition for flashing a 15-year-old girl on her way home from school in... Read more
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Broward-Palm Beach New Times
SuViche Executive Chef Jaime Pesaque Thinks Scandinavian Food Could Be the Next TrendIn case you've been living under a rock for the past year, we're here to tell y
SuViche Executive Chef Jaime Pesaque Thinks Scandinavian Food Could Be the Next Trend
Broward-Palm Beach New Times / Posted 21 hours ago
In case you've been living under a rock for the past year, we're here to tell you that Peruvian food has made officially arrived in South Florida. Right now, one of the best examples of this new dining trend is SuViche, the Miami-based Peruvian... Read more
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Broward-Palm Beach New Times
12 Most Romantic Restaurants in Broward and Palm BeachWhether it's for your first date or your 50th, you'll always need the perfect p
12 Most Romantic Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach
Broward-Palm Beach New Times / Posted 22 hours ago
Whether it's for your first date or your 50th, you'll always need the perfect place to share a special moment with your loved one and Valentine's Day is the most special of them all. Over the years we've gathered the most romantic restaurants in... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Math RevolutionOn a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Ston
The Math Revolution
The Atlantic / Posted 23 hours ago
On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and obsessively refreshing the... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Garden tour features wildlife-certified yardsNature-friendly landscapes are the theme of this year's Secret Garden Tour, spo
Garden tour features wildlife-certified yards
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Nature-friendly landscapes are the theme of this year's Secret Garden Tour, sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Garden Club. The seventh annual self-guided tour, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20, will feature six homes in neighborhoods in Las Olas... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Possible tornado tosses vehicle along Florida turnpikePOMPANO BEACH, Florida— Officials say a possible tornado picked up a southbound
Possible tornado tosses vehicle along Florida turnpike
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted yesterday
POMPANO BEACH, Florida— Officials say a possible tornado picked up a southbound vehicle on Florida’s Turnpike and dropped it in the northbound lanes. Broward Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says one person was injured Wednesday morning. He says... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Undercover: Gun bought, no questions askedIn seven Florida counties, there are local ordinances that require background c
Undercover: Gun bought, no questions asked
Local 6 Orlando / Posted yesterday
In seven Florida counties, there are local ordinances that require background checks in order for a gun to be purchased—even if the purchase is made from an unlicensed seller. Volusia County is one of those counties—the only one in Central Florida... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Man steals gold necklace from Oakland Park Flea MarketAuthorities are looking for a man who stole a 10-karat gold necklace from a jew
Man steals gold necklace from Oakland Park Flea Market
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Authorities are looking for a man who stole a 10-karat gold necklace from a jeweler at the Oakland Park Flea Market. The man was posing as a customer at Janell’s Jeweler, 3161 W. Oakland Park Blvd., on Dec. 30, when he set his sights on a chunky... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Teen trio arrested, charged in cabbie killing; two suspects are brothers in foster careA cellphone call asking for a Yellow Cab on Jan. 30 in the 7000 block of Bloxha
Teen trio arrested, charged in cabbie killing; two suspects are brothers in foster care
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
A cellphone call asking for a Yellow Cab on Jan. 30 in the 7000 block of Bloxham Avenue played a key role in the arrest of three suspects in the killing of 62-year-old cab driver Melvin Gene Wright, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The homicide... Read more
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NBC Miami
Man Arrested in Sword Attack in LauderhillA man who was caught on video attacking an elderly man with a pole at a gas sta
Man Arrested in Sword Attack in Lauderhill
NBC Miami / Posted yesterday
A man who was caught on video attacking an elderly man with a pole at a gas station and wildly swinging a sword at another man was behind bars in Broward County Monday, authorities said. Jovaughn Walker, 22, is facing charges including attempted... Read more
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NBC Miami
West Broward High Offers Multitude of Electives for StudentsWest Broward High School opened its doors just eight years ago. Everything stil
West Broward High Offers Multitude of Electives for Students
NBC Miami / Posted yesterday
West Broward High School opened its doors just eight years ago. Everything still looks new, but the school has already made a name for itself. "West Broward is definitely on the map," said Principal Teresa Hall, who points out the marching band... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Stolen car found, child appears to be in good healthUpdate: The Fort Lauderdale Police are reporting that the stolen car has been f
Stolen car found, child appears to be in good health
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Update: The Fort Lauderdale Police are reporting that the stolen car has been found with the baby inside. The car was located in the 900 block of W. Mcnab Road in Fort Lauderdale. There is no sign of the suspect. Police are reporting that the baby... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Baby found safe inside stolen carFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A man jumped into a woman's car outside a Fort Lauderda
Baby found safe inside stolen car
Local 10 Miami / Posted yesterday
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A man jumped into a woman's car outside a Fort Lauderdale laundromat Monday, taking off with her baby who was still inside, police said. An employee at LaundroMax said the woman was coming in to pick up or drop off laundry in... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Police searching for man who stole 10 karat gold necklace from marketOAKLAND PARK, Fla. - A man pretending to be in the market for a piece of jewelr
Police searching for man who stole 10 karat gold necklace from market
Local 10 Miami / Posted yesterday
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. - A man pretending to be in the market for a piece of jewelry stole a 10 karat gold necklace and religious pendant from a jeweler at Oakland Park Flea Market, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Police are asking for the... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Man steals car with child inside, police sayFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A man jumped into a woman's car outside a Fort Lauderda
Man steals car with child inside, police say
Local 10 Miami / Posted yesterday
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A man jumped into a woman's car outside a Fort Lauderdale laundromat Monday, taking off with her baby who was still inside, police said. An employee at LaundroMax said the woman was coming in to do her laundry in the shopping... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Two more cases of Zika reported in FloridaTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health announced two more cases o
Two more cases of Zika reported in Florida
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted yesterday
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health announced two more cases of the Zika virus in Florida on Monday, bringing the total to sixteen. The two new cases are in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. All cases are travel-related and there... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
Man steals car with child inside, employee saysA man jumped into a woman's car outside a laundromat in Fort Lauderdale Monday,
Man steals car with child inside, employee says
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted yesterday
A man jumped into a woman's car outside a laundromat in Fort Lauderdale Monday, taking off with her child still inside, an employee said. The employee said the woman was coming in to do her laundry at Laundromax at 201 W. Sunrise Blvd. when she was... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Man steals car with child inside, laundromat employee saysFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A man jumped into a woman's car outside a laundromat in
Man steals car with child inside, laundromat employee says
Local 10 Miami / Posted yesterday
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A man jumped into a woman's car outside a laundromat in Fort Lauderdale Monday, taking off with her child still inside, an employee said. The employee said the woman was coming in to do her laundry at Laundromax at 201 W.... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Two more travel-related Zika cases reported in FloridaTwo more cases of travel-related Zika virus have been confirmed, bringing the s
Two more travel-related Zika cases reported in Florida
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
Two more cases of travel-related Zika virus have been confirmed, bringing the statewide number to 16, according to the Florida Department of Health on Monday. The two new cases were found in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, both of which had cases... Read more
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NBC Miami
Woman Shot Up Car at Pompano Beach ResortAuthorities are searching for a woman who opened fire on an unoccupied car at a
Woman Shot Up Car at Pompano Beach Resort
NBC Miami / Posted yesterday
Authorities are searching for a woman who opened fire on an unoccupied car at a Pompano Beach resort. The incident happened early on the morning on Jan. 9 at the Lighthouse Cove Resort and was caught on the resort's surveillance cameras, Broward... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida has 30 of world record 98 unprovoked shark attacks in 2015Florida had 30 of the record 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2015, acc
Florida has 30 of world record 98 unprovoked shark attacks in 2015
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Florida had 30 of the record 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2015, according to figures announced Monday by the International Shark Attack File. The U.S. had 59 attacks for the year, with Australia and South Africa trailing with 18 and 8... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Officials: Two more cases of Zika in FloridaTwo more cases of travel-related Zika virus have been confirmed, bringing the s
Officials: Two more cases of Zika in Florida
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
Two more cases of travel-related Zika virus have been confirmed, bringing the statewide number to 16, according to the Florida Department of Health on Monday. The two new cases were found in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, both of which had cases... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Woman seen shooting at car in Pompano Beach, investigators sayShots rang out in the night and now detectives are searching for the woman seen
Woman seen shooting at car in Pompano Beach, investigators say
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Shots rang out in the night and now detectives are searching for the woman seen in surveillance videos firing a gun into a parked car in Pompano Beach. The resort's surveillance cameras recorded the woman from several angles. She is seen driving up... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
If you're having trouble getting Yellow Dot decals...After reporting on the launch in Broward County of the Yellow Dot system -- tha
If you're having trouble getting Yellow Dot decals...
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
After reporting on the launch in Broward County of the Yellow Dot system -- that enables drivers who may be unconscious to notify paramedics that medical histories are in a glove box -- I heard from several readers who couldn't find the decals at... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Arrests made in 3 separate Jacksonville homicidesThe Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced arrests in three recent murder
Arrests made in 3 separate Jacksonville homicides
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced arrests in three recent murder cases, including the January 30th murder of a taxi cab driver on Bloxham Avenue. The first arrest was related to the Saturday death of Marvin Levi Smith on East 15th... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Woman opens fire on car parked at Lighthouse Cove ResortPOMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a w
Woman opens fire on car parked at Lighthouse Cove Resort
Local 10 Miami / Posted yesterday
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a woman who was seen on surveillance video opening fire into an unoccupied car last month at a Pompano Beach resort. The shooting was caught on camera early on the morning... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Broward traffic brainstorming session pushes mass transit, penny tax to pay for itThe key to solving traffic gridlock, officials say, is mass transit and a penny
Broward traffic brainstorming session pushes mass transit, penny tax to pay for it
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
The key to solving traffic gridlock, officials say, is mass transit and a penny tax to help pay for it. That was the takeaway from a brainstorming session held Monday by Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper and members of the county's Metropolitan... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Arrests made in 3 Jacksonville murder casesThe Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced arrests in three recent murder
Arrests made in 3 Jacksonville murder cases
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced arrests in three recent murder cases, including the January 30th murder of a taxi cab driver on Bloxham Avenue. The first arrest was related to the Saturday death of Marvin Levi Smith on East 15th... Read more
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