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Broward County

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  • Aquinas' Bruce, Scarlett to decide college futures Tuesday night

    Quite a few eyes and ears will be on the St. Thomas Aquinas football program with running back Jordan Scarlett and receiver Sam Bruce set to commit Tuesday evening. Scarlett, the Sun Sentinel's No. 1 recruit in Broward County, will commit tonight...
  • Broward philanthropy awards for Mary Riedel, others

    Mary Riedel, chief executive of Women in Distress active for more than 30 years in community service in Broward, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, after a nomination from the Signature Grand and judging by a panel of select members of the local...
  • McGinnis family selling Broward ski school property

    McGinnis family selling Broward ski school property
    The McGinnis family has announced plans to sell its 44-acre Broward County lake property where it has operated a popular ski school for much of the past three-plus decades. The land at the northeast corner of Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 595 in...
  • Family fighting homeowner's association to keep pet pig

    Family fighting homeowner's association to keep pet pig
    He wags his tail when his name is called, rolls over when his belly is scratched and stands calmly when a crowd of people pet him. Eric and Rori Halpern say their pet Wilbur, a 65-pound potbellied pig with a sweet disposition, is a therapy animal who...
  • DNC hires Fort Lauderdale lawyer to lead vote expansion

     While accusing Republicans of trying to restrict voting in Florida, the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday announced the hiring of Zach Learner to be state director of a Voter Expansion Project.  The project “enables the DNC to help more...
  • Boynton man's all night cocaine binge ends in standoff, deputies say

    An all night binge of cocaine, Xanax and other drugs led to a four-hour standoff between a Boynton Beach man and authorities on Monday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Deputies and Palm Springs police responded to the 4100 block...
  • Miami Beach angler captures World Cup

    A Miami Beach angler caught a 656-pound blue marlin late in the day Friday out of Kona, Hawaii, to win the 30th annual World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. The unique winner-take-all tournament has teams around the world fishing for eight hours for a blue...
  • Three credit unions growing rapidly

    Three credit unions growing rapidly
    Three of the state's fastest growing credit unions are based in Broward County: City County, BrightStar and Sun credit unions, according to a statewide study. The three grew assets by more than 10 percent last year as a time when nationally the...
  • Report finds flaws in Broward special ed services

    Many special needs students in Broward County must endure long bus rides to schools with large classes and poorly trained teachers, according to a School District-commissioned report. The 456-page review details numerous weaknesses with the district's...
  • Grand jury to decide if fatal police shooting at bar was justified

    In the bloody aftermath of the fatal shooting 10 days ago in the parking lot of a popular Fort Lauderdale bar, veteran homicide detective Mark Shotwell has been lauded as a hero. Despite being critically wounded, the off-duty officer was able to pull...
  • Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect

    Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect
    During his 155 days in jail, Raleigh Priester withered to half his body weight. When the 6-foot-2-inch father of two was found dead on his jail cell floor, he weighed 120 pounds. On the day of his arrest five months earlier, he had weighed in at 240...