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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs

    White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs
    The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change. Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue. And the administration...
  • Flight 19: Has mystery of Lost Patrol been solved?

    Flight 19: Has mystery of Lost Patrol been solved?
    When five Navy torpedo bombers took off from Fort Lauderdale in December 1945 and failed to return, they created one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time and popularized the myth of the Bermuda Triangle. Now two aviation sleuths, who have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Snow, snow, go away: Huge winter storm stretches across the U.S.

    Snow, snow, go away: Huge winter storm stretches across the U.S.
    February gave way to March, but harsh, snowy weather was still going strong across much of the central U.S. over the weekend. More than 1,700 flights inside the U.S. were canceled and thousands more delayed Sunday as winter storm alerts stretched from...
  • El Niño may return late this year, experts say

    El Niño, nature's most powerful influence on weather around the globe, has been in a lull for two years. But indications suggest that could change as early as fall. Since spring 2012, the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has not warmed enough to create an...