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  • 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...
  • Man gets prison term for human smuggling

    Man gets prison term for human smuggling
    For helping to smuggle a Brazilian couple through Mexico and into the United States, a Brazilian man was sentenced Wednesday to a federal prison term of 36 months. Mauricio Ribeiro-Prates, also known as Maurio, will face deportation proceedings after...
  • Brazilian smuggler to be sentenced Wednesday

    Brazilian smuggler to be sentenced Wednesday
    For allegedly helping to smuggle two people from Brazil into the United States, a Brazilian citizen is to be sentenced Wednesday in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. Mauricio Ribeiro-Prates, also known as Maurio, is accused with unnamed co-...
  • Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false

    Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false
    Michelle Lech was stunned when a stranger showed up at her Plainfield doorstep two years ago and confessed to killing her sister in a 2008 hit-and-run. Now she’s outraged that Will County prosecutors dropped their case against the man Thursday...
  • Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub

    Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub
    A day after a deadly gunfight outside an Irish pub, Fort Lauderdale Detective Mark Shotwell was in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds while being lauded as a hero for possibly saving the life of a woman in distress. Shotwell, 56, was wounded...
  • U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo arrested

    Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the U.S. women's soccer team, was arrested early Saturday morning for striking her sister and a teenage nephew during a dispute at her home in a Seattle suburb, police said. Solo, 32, appeared intoxicated and upset, police...
  • Judge removes himself from lawsuit but takes shot at Michael Jordan's lawyer

    Judge removes himself from lawsuit but takes shot at Michael Jordan's lawyer
    In his more than three decades on the federal bench, U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur has developed a reputation as a high-minded expert in the law, often peppering his rulings with somewhat obscure literary references to everything from Shakespeare to...
  • Apollo Nida, 'RHOA' star Phaedra Parks' hubby, gets 8-year sentence

    Apollo Nida, husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks, was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison after pleading guilty in May to identity theft and fraud.  He was also ordered to pay $2.3 million in restitution. In a...
  • Donald Sterling introduces a new snag in sale of the Clippers

    Donald Sterling still hasn't signed off on the official sale of the Clippers because he hopes the NBA will rescind a $2.5-million fine and lifetime ban from all league activities, according to people familiar with the situation. Sterling recently saw...
  • Donald Sterling, hoping to fix his reputation, could return to court

    Donald Sterling remains holed up in his Beverly Hills mansion, ostracized by many, banned by the NBA and yet quietly pleased that his Los Angeles Clippers last week fetched a record sales price of $2 billion. Sterling believes that if he had conducted...
  • Judge won't approve pollster for man accused in witness murder plot

    Judge won't approve pollster for man accused in witness murder plot
    Orange County residents won't be getting cold calls about Bessman Okafor any time soon, after a judge denied the suspected killer's request for funding to poll the public about its knowledge of his high-profile murder case. "After considering all of the...