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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC

    Hands-free devices as distracting as cellphones: NSC
    Safety advocates want motorists to pay attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As April is designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the century-old Itasca, Ill.-based National Safety Council has released a new poll showing that 80 percent of...
  • GM expands recall, suspends two engineers, takes $1.3-billion charge

    General Motors announced Thursday it will take a $1.3-billion write-down to cover the cost of repairs related to faulty ignition switch recalls, and placed two engineers at the center of the recall scandal on paid leave. The company also said it will...
  • Motorcyclist in Deerfield Beach crash dies

    A Boca Raton man who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Deerfield Beach has died, an official said Wednesday. On April 22, Randall "Randy" Patrick Adamson's motorcycle crashed with a Toyota Scion at West Hillsboro Boulevard and Southwest...
  • 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...
  • Poignant video shows students on sinking South Korean ferry

    As a ferry started to tilt dangerously off the South Korean coast, a group of teenage passengers made jokes and talked of posting about the experience on Facebook. One started to hum the theme song from the movie "Titanic." But as the listing got...
  • 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-...
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart steers way back from broken leg

    One moment NASCAR's Tony Stewart was doing what he loves, racing a high-powered sprint car at a small dirt track on a summer night, and the next moment his right leg was shattered. Stewart crashed at full speed into a stalled car in Oskaloosa, Iowa,...
  • Former UM football player JoJo Nicolas dies after crash

    For a day, former UM football player JoJo Nicolas fought for his life after being critically injured in an early-morning car accident in Miami Beach. Wednesday night, flanked by emotionally shaken family members, his brother Abner Davis announced that...