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  • SunRail service resumes after body discovery: Freight train hit person

    SunRail service resumes after body discovery: Freight train hit person
    DEBARY — SunRail service resumed this morning after delays caused by the discovery of a man's body on train tracks in Sanford. Sanford police are investigating, saying the man was struck by a train late last night. "A conductor spotted the body...
  • Pompano approves Barefoot Mailman statue for bridge

    Pompano Beach is looking to honor its history with a sculpture that pays homage to its original mail carriers. A bronze Barefoot Mailman statue is in the works for the city's newly renovated Hillsboro Inlet bridge. The bridge has received a series of...
  • Pine Island Road to be widened

    Work is slated to begin next summer to widen a stretch of Pine Island Road from Nova Drive to State Road 84 in Davie. The $9.4 million project, which will widen the road from four to six lanes, is scheduled to be done in six phases and take 22 months...
  • Boil-water order in effect for Lauderdale neighborhood

    Boil-water order in effect for Lauderdale neighborhood
    Residents along Fiesta Way (Northeast 20th Avenue) from Las Olas Boulevard to the Rio Barcelona Canal have been issued a boil-water notice after contractors accidentally broke a water line Thursday morning, according to the city's Public Works Department....
  • SunRail train uses emergency brakes to avoid crash

    SunRail train uses emergency brakes to avoid crash
    A SunRail train had to use its emergency brakes this morning to avoid striking a vehicle on the tracks, Florida Department of Transportation officials say. The "near miss" happened near Highland Avenue and North Orange Avenue just before 7:30 a.m.,...
  • Artist shares her passion for the great yellow blooming trees of Winter Park

    Artist shares her passion for the great yellow blooming trees of Winter Park
    Taking a walk through downtown Winter Park several years ago, Diane Gillett Boswell first noticed them: the magnificent tabebuia trees that blossom in Central Park every spring. “On a beautiful spring day in Winter Park at the golf course, I saw...
  • Winter Park unveils its "Art in Transit" sculpture at the SunRail station

    Winter Park unveils its "Art in Transit" sculpture at the SunRail station
    When the Florida Department of Transportation was gearing up to launch the SunRail commuter rail line, Dori Stone noted, the state agency contacted the city of Winter Park and wanted to know something. “They asked us, ‘Hey, would you like to...
  • HOV hours unlikely to be extended

    Q: Can you help explain why the HOV lane hours on Interstate 95 are only from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. With longer work hours and longer commutes in South Florida, it makes sense to extend the hours. In other metro areas around the country, the...
  • Upgrades slow for traffic signal mast arms

    Upgrades slow for traffic signal mast arms
    Almost a decade after Broward County's traffic signals were battered and broken by Hurricane Wilma, about half are still held up by wires. And it won't change any time soon. The county is upgrading about seven to 10 intersections a year with the sturdier...
  • Tractor trailer jackknifes, causes major delays on I-95 in Broward

    Tractor trailer jackknifes, causes major delays on I-95 in Broward
    A Coca-Cola tractor trailer jackknifed Friday afternoon, causing major delays in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Broward. The accident happened at 3:15 p.m. just north of Sheridan Street, according to the Florida Department of Transportation...
  • New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue

    New study shows the potential along West Fairbanks Avenue
    The first opportunity that motorists traveling east on Interstate 4 have to enter Winter Park, Amy Bradbury noted, is from he exit at Fairbanks Avenue. That means this commercial corridor is often the first impression that people have of the city when...