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  • State seeks to stay same-sex marriage rulings

    State seeks to stay same-sex marriage rulings
    Florida's attorney general wants a freeze on appellate court rulings involving the legality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the question should be resolved by the nation's highest justices. Should State Attorney General Pam Bondi win a...
  • Cellphone records part of missing woman's case, prosecutor says

    Cellphone records part of missing woman's case, prosecutor says
    Cellphone records suggest that a missing Fort Lauderdale woman and her ex-boyfriend were in the same vicinity in the hours before she was last seen more than six weeks ago, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Trukita Scott, 24, was declared a missing...
  • Snipes changes course - primaries will be treated as closed

    Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has changed course and is treating two contested local races as if they will be closed primaries for Democrats only. Lawyers are seeking to have the August primaries open to voters of all parties in two...
  • Judge opens county race to all voters

    Judge opens county race to all voters
    Thousands of voters in northern Broward will be able to help select their next county commissioner, after a Broward circuit judge Friday ordered the election primary open to all voters. Broward Circuit Court Judge Sandra Perlman threw out write-in...
  • 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,...
  • Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it

    Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it
    TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...
  • 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...