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  • Fort Lauderdale commissioners say flooding issues are their top priority

    The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water. The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
  • Dania Beach man dies after attempt to rescue pets from fire

    Dania Beach man dies after attempt to rescue pets from fire
    A 43-year-old man who went back into the flames of his burning trailer home to save his beloved pet dachshunds has died of injuries sustained in the futile rescue effort, his family said Sunday. Marvin Jerry Chapman, called Jerry, suffered critical...
  • Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road

    Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road
    The Orange County Fire Authority said a 50-year-old woman was found seriously burned on an Aliso Viejo toll road Tuesday night outside of her smoldering car. The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road near the Glenwood...
  • Hollywood apartment blaze 'suspicious,' fire chief says

    Hollywood apartment blaze 'suspicious,' fire chief says
    A suspicious fire gutted a Hollywood apartment and displaced a family early Monday morning. "We label it suspicious because we have questions that are unanswered," said Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Joel Medina said Monday afternoon. The fire...
  • Fire spreads through Hollywood home

    A fire that started in the bedroom of a Hollywood house spread through the home on Sunday night, an official said. "There were no reports of anyone injured," Hollywood Fire Rescue Division Chief Joel Medina said about the blaze that happened at 1120 N....
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • Police identify victim in Delray crash and shooting

    – A 23-year-old man is dead after a wild shooting and car crash in downtown Delray Beach. The investigation shut down Atlantic Avenue Thursday night and police were still working the scene Friday. It happened at Atlantic and Eighth Avenue West...
  • Clint Moore Road reopened after fatal crash in Boca

    Clint Moore Road reopened after fatal crash in Boca
    — All lanes of Clint Moore Road near the site of a crash have reopened, according to Boca Raton police. Police spokeswoman Sandra Boonenberg said officers responded to the crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car just after 6 a.m. Monday....
  • Hillsboro Canal repairs sacrifice trees, docks

    Hillsboro Canal repairs sacrifice trees, docks
    More trees are getting chopped down and docks dismantled along the Hillsboro Canal as flood-control efforts clash with residents treating the waterway as an extension of their backyards. Erosion concerns are prompting canal bank repairs along a 10 1/2-...
  • Train hits car stuck on tracks in Oakland Park

    For the second time in as many days a car crash has stopped a train in its tracks, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The collision happened around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at Northeast 38th Street and N. Dixie Highway, investigators said. The...
  • Water main break in Pembroke Pines floods part of intersection

    Water main break in Pembroke Pines floods part of intersection
    PEMBROKE PINES Crews were cleaning up a water main break on Taft Street that flooded and closed a portion of the intersection with North Hiatus Road on Sunday morning. Steven Stanton, a supervisor with the city's utilities department, said a 12-inch...