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  • West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute

    West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute
    A water main break on a 36-inch pipe in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon sent torrents of muddy water down Sunset Strip, prompting a series of street closures as crews respond to the mess. At its peak, the break was spewing 9,600 gallons of water...
  • Irvine man drowns in community pool; 28th drowning in O.C. this year

    A man drowned in a pool at his Irvine town home complex Friday, authorities said. It was the second drowning in Irvine this year and the 28th in Orange County, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. The year's total could overtake last...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Driver dies after truck crashes into building at North Perry Airport

    A man was killed when his pickup truck ran off the road and crashed into a building at North Perry Airport on Wednesday, Pembroke Pines Police said. The crash happened about 3 p.m. at 7491 Pembroke Road. The man was driving west in his red Ford truck...
  • South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder

    South Korea president: Conduct of ferry crew tantamount to murder
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of the captain and crew of a ferry that sank last week were tantamount to murder, as authorities arrested four more officers of the vessel. Sixty-four people are known to have died and...
  • Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' in Light of Deadly Avalanche

    After Mt. Everest suffered its deadliest avalanche early Friday which killed 13 people, Discovery Channel has cancelled "Everest Jump Live," scheduled for May 11. "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the...
  • Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Laurel road

    Pedestrian struck on shoulder of Laurel road
    A 50-year-old Silver Spring woman was in serious but stable condition Sunday after being struck by a car on the shoulder of a road in Laurel Saturday night, Howard County police said. At about 9:48 p.m. Saturday, a 2007 Volvo XC90 driven by a 58-year-...
  • Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers

    Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers
    SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol. As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity. There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...