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  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • White House allows young immigrants to extend deportation waivers

    More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the...
  • Last-minute hits on Boca mayoral candidates

    Last-minute hits on Boca mayoral candidates
    Forty-eight hours before the polls open, the last-minute barrage is on in Boca Raton's hotly contested mayoral election. A mailer from the Anthony Majhess campaign raises questions about his opponent's business ties which the Palm Beach County Ethics...
  • State to tighten rules for sex-offender screening

     A team of mental health experts examined the cases of four sex predators profiled in a Sun Sentinel investigation last month and concluded the state missed crucial danger signs that could have kept three of them locked up.     One went on to rape an...
  • NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans

    NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into intermittent brake failure in the 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid sedan. Dozens of consumers have complained to the agency about the problem, asking it to force Toyota Motor...
  • Getting busy: Economic development rises to the top of Boca's priorities

    Getting busy: Economic development rises to the top of Boca's priorities
    Cultivating Boca business is now at the top of the city's to-do list. After a three-day marathon of goal-setting meetings that ended Friday, one of the council's chief priorities is getting the Houston's Restaurant built on city-owned property at the...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office to host gun safety class for kids

    Broward Sheriff's Office to host gun safety class for kids
    There are a few spots left for a free gun safety course being offered for kids, ages 11 to 14, by the Broward Sheriff's Office in Cooper City on Wednesday night. "I want to teach responsible gun ownership and that guns are not toys," Capt. Robert...
  • Inspectors cite five South Florida restaurants

    Inspectors cite five South Florida restaurants
    Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at five South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and in some cases, briefly suspend...
  • New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety

    New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety
    Kids will play with anything they can get their hands on, including guns and dildos.  That's the message that a new ad from gun safety advocacy group Evolve is promoting in an effort to reduce gun violence. The ad, titled "Playthings," begins with a...
  • LAX shooting response criticized in report

    LAX shooting response criticized in report
    The emergency response to November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was hampered by poor communications and a lack of coordination between agencies, problems that contributed to a chaotic evacuation and delays reaching victims,...
  • Democratic chairman says sheriff in "learning curve" and will get better

    Democratic chairman says sheriff in "learning curve" and will get better
    Original blog post | 2:32 p.m. Updated with Israel comments | 4:29 p.m. Broward Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar, commenting Tuesday on Sheriff Scott Israel’s first eight months in office, said the sheriff is experiencing a steep learning...