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  • Judge won't free 551-pound man from house arrest

    Judge won't free 551-pound man from house arrest
    A 551-pound former pharmacist, confined to 30 months of house arrest for his role in a massive South Florida pill mill ring, now wants his sentence reduced. His argument: He's too heavy to leave home anyway, so house arrest is unnecessary. The federal...
  • Lawsuit moves primary election for Broward County seat to November

    The primary election for one Broward County Commission seat will likely be moved to November, so that voters from all parties can have a say in choosing their next commissioner. Elections supervisor Dr. Brenda Snipes revealed the plan Wednesday in court,...
  • Motions filed to consolidate gay marriage suits

    Motions filed to consolidate gay marriage suits
    Two same-sex marriage lawsuits currently winding their way through the Third District Court of Appeals may soon be combined into one. Circuit court judges in both Miami-Dade and Monroe counties have struck down Florida's same-sex marriage ban, but...
  • Broward man formally cleared of leaving scene of I-595 fatal

    Broward man formally cleared of leaving scene of I-595 fatal
    With a broad smile on his face and huge relief in his heart, Joseph McGowan was formally cleared Friday of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a woman pedestrian on Interstate 595. An appeals court threw out his 2012 conviction earlier this...
  • Rothstein Ponzi 'feeder' charged with fraud

    Rothstein Ponzi 'feeder' charged with fraud
    Federal prosecutors filed a wire fraud conspiracy charge Monday against a Broward County man who they say fed more than $20 million from investors and lenders to Scott Rothstein's massive Ponzi scheme in the four months before it collapsed. Frank Preve,...
  • Fired Broward deputy was hero before Rothstein scandal, supporters say

    Fired Broward deputy was hero before Rothstein scandal, supporters say
    On his best days as a Broward Sheriff's deputy, Jeff Poole performed so superbly that he was once named Deputy of the Year, and he won two lifesaver awards — one for saving a jogger's life after her legs were severed by a train and the other for...
  • Fired BSO detective imprisoned for a year and a day for Rothstein scandal

    Fired BSO detective imprisoned for a year and a day for Rothstein scandal
    As he tearfully apologized in court Thursday to the woman he illegally arrested, fired Broward Sheriff's Detective Jeff Poole said his crime has changed his life, cost him his job, and damaged him and his family forever. Just moments before he was...
  • Broward judge suspected of DUI pleads no contest to reckless driving

     Broward judge suspected of DUI pleads no contest to reckless driving
    Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal entered a no contest plea to a reckless driving charge Wednesday, ending the legal consequences of her arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence two months ago. Rosenthal, 56, was not present in the...
  • Justin Bieber pleads guilty to careless driving, resisting arrest

    Pop star Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest in connection with a January arrest in Florida on suspicion of DUI, driving without a valid license and resisting arrest, according to court filings. Bieber will serve no...
  • 3 Davie firefighters file lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination

    3 Davie firefighters file lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination
    Three firefighters — including one whose complaints led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice — have filed separate federal lawsuits against the town alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Firefighter Lori Davis...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...