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  • Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia

    Passenger of US Airways flight takes video, selfie of crash in Philadelphia
    Amid the chaos of the US Airways jet that crashed in Philadelphia Thursday evening -- one passenger saw an opportune time to take an epic selfie, along with some compelling video.  "So my plane just crashed...," @han_horan tweeted at 6:35 p.m....
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
  • Nissan recalls 1 million cars to fix air bags that may not trigger

    Nissan is recalling about 1 million late model cars — including its popular Altima and Sentra sedans — because a software glitch can prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in an accident. The recall includes the Nissan Altima,...
  • 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-...
  • 14 South Florida restaurants cited by inspectors

    14 South Florida restaurants cited by inspectors
    Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at 14 South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations, reports show....
  • Suspect in deadly wrong-way Sawgrass crash makes court appearance

    Suspect in deadly wrong-way Sawgrass crash makes court appearance
    A woman accused of driving while drunk and without a license and killing two women in a wrong-way crash watched from jail Tuesday as the victims' siblings talked about their losses. Kayla Maria Mendoza, 21, was given a $600,000 bond during her first...
  • Las Olas goes flashy for traffic safety

    Las Olas goes flashy for traffic safety
    Leave it to trendy Las Olas Boulevard to be the site of a traffic-safety innovation that promises to save lives of pedestrians and alter the way South Florida's motorists drive on downtown streets. Fort Lauderdale officials announced its new LED...
  • 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...