| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:59 PM
A new daycare law puts Broward County kids on a TV diet and sends them out to play.
County commissioners Tuesday passed into law an aggressive set of daycare regulations aimed at improving the health and fitness of Broward's kids. It's designed to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:19 AM
Almost daily thunderstorms soaked Broward in July, a pattern that should continue for the rest of this week. But it was also abnormally steamy – with record heat in Fort Lauderdale.
The average temperature for July, recorded at Fort Lauderdale-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:48 PM
In an effort to train toddlers to value outdoor play over TV time, and skim milk over chocolate, Broward County is poised to pass a sweeping new child-care law.
Day care operators will be forced to pull the plug on electronic media and offer healthier...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:39 AM
After two and half years of construction, the new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opens on Thursday. The first ceremonial landing will be made by a JetBlue Airbus A320 in the morning, then a regular flow of air traffic will...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:23 AM
The first set of tracks hasn't been laid yet for the city's planned $142.6 million Wave electric streetcar project, but officials are already considering a $7.2 million upgrade.
Proponents say creating a loop at the project's northern end along...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Spirit Airlines is expanding service between Florida and Cleveland, just in time for winter.
Daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will begin Feb. 5, the low-cost...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:55 AM
When the new south runway opens on Sept. 18, it will virtually eliminate air traffic delays and provide enormous room for air traffic — and tourism dollars — to grow for decades into the future.
It will also bring unprecedented noise....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Broward County commissioners are considering a stricter tow truck law, the second crackdown on an industry accused of consumer abuses.
The new set of regulations will be debated and voted on Oct. 14.
Commissioner Lois Wexler, clearly perturbed by...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In the 1920s, it was a nice little golf course, enjoyed by the locals and played by a president — until it was trashed by a hurricane.
On Thursday, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will open its state-of-the art, 8,000-foot south...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Michael Fischer was fooling around with a laser pointer in a friend's backyard late one night when he heard the roar of a plane overhead.
Not thinking anything of it, he turned the $5 device upward. He aimed at the light coming from the aircraft and held...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:23 PM
UberX, the controversial ride-share service, has launched in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
The company previously launched in Miami where officials ticketed drivers and impounded vehicles associated with the app. Miami-Dade County requires that...