| May 24, 2014
| 10:18 AM
People driving through Hollywood may start seeing less of those pesky panhandlers.
A new law would allow Hollywood cops to crack down on aggressive panhandlers and anyone soliciting money on the city's busiest streets, including Federal Highway, State...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
UPDATE: The Lauderhill event at John Mullins Park was canceled Tuesday morning because heavy weather is expected. A new date will be set, Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky said in a release.
Folks will be out in the streets Tuesday night to...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:55 AM
First it was Chad Wagner, the former police chief of Hollywood, who quit and joined Broward Sheriff's Office's ranks, under Sheriff Scott Israel. He's a major in charge of human resources, making $125,043.
Then, during Israel's first year as sheriff, he...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Jones is being placed on paid leave Wednesday so the department can investigate allegations of misconduct detailed in an eight-page letter sent to City Hall last week, a union official said.
The letter, written by retired...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:27 PM
For years, 94 untested rape kits were left sitting in an evidence room refrigerator at the Hollywood Police Department.
The kits, some dating back to 2005, are now in the spotlight as the department's top brass reviews what went wrong and why.
| Mar 10, 2011
If you like your true crime populated by clever killers, tenacious detectives and intriguing, eccentric suspects, and if you demand a whodunit mystery with a satisfying measure of redemption, "Bringing Adam Home" is not the book for you.
This is a tale...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:55 AM
'Tis the season to shop until you drop. Or is it?
You don't want to waste your money, bust your budget or even carelessly let down your guard for thieves to steal your credit cards -- and even your identity -- while you're shopping for door-busters....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:33 PM
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A mailer that hit homes in Wilton Manors, the unofficial capital of South Florida’s gay community, attempts to portray Sheriff Al Lamberti as anti-gay. Like many other attacks (from both sides) that come in the final weeks...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Three armed robbers hit a Hollywood 7-Eleven convenience store early Monday, severely beat the clerk and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register, police said.
The three males all wore black clothing with hoods over their heads and bandanas...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 2:49 PM
A standoff between a federal agent and a Hollywood police officer has spawned a civil rights lawsuit against the city, alleging that officers arrested the agent to cover up their own misconduct. The lawsuit lists a litany of allegations against the city...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Hollywood's police chief retired in January with a yearly pension of $104,426 and $707,880.52 in his deferred retirement account, says a pension official.
Chad Wagner, 52, didn't stay retired for long.
He started his new job as a captain with the...