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Broward County

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  • South Florida merger deals total $465 million

    A bank, a cancer treatment practice and an electronic cigarette business were the biggest merger deals in South Florida in the last quarter, a new report shows. First Southern Bancorp in Boca Raton was acquired by CenterState Banks for $119 million;...
  • Electricity: 11% cheaper in South Florida than national average

    Electricity: 11% cheaper in South Florida than national average
    Gasoline prices have been shooting up in South Florida but there's still once energy bargain: Electricity. Households in Broward and Miami-Dade counties paid an average 11 percent less for electricity last month than the national average, the U.S....
  • Miramar man quick to claim $500K win

    Miramar man quick to claim $500K win
     Big lottery winners usually take their time getting their affairs in order before snagging their loot, either celebrating their first few days or lining up their money with some kind of planner.  Not Eric Thomas of Miramar.  Thomas, 61, made it to...
  • Transportation director Walton bought property with two underlings

    Broward Transportation Director Chris Walton went in on a mortgage with two of his underlings in the county workforce, including the spokeswoman for his division, property records in North Carolina show.  Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry looked...
  • Broward school district snuffs out all outdoor smoking

    Smokers may soon have to keep their butts away from Broward County schools. The School Board gave initial approval Tuesday to a policy that prevents tobacco products on any school district property, even outdoors or while parked inside a car. That...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • Power pedalers use B-cycle stations as free exercise bikes

    Power pedalers use B-cycle stations as free exercise bikes
    Broward B-cycles — the rentable blue bikes locked in racks all over town — are attracting pedal pushers who are penny pinchers. It seems some enterprising exercisers are climbing aboard without paying, using the would-be rentals as stationary...
  • Former paramedic from Coral Springs pleads guilty to making child porn

    Former paramedic from Coral Springs pleads guilty to making child porn
    A former paramedic from Coral Springs pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that he lured young girls into having online sexual contact with him and produced child pornography by using his webcam to videotape the encounters. Shane Braslow, 24, was...
  • Tuesday: Is it disrespectful to Jews to hold the FCAT on Passover?

    Tuesday: Is it disrespectful to Jews to hold the FCAT on Passover?
           It’s not like Passover snuck up on the Palm Beach County School District.  It’s been on the calendar a long time. A REAL long time. But the School District saw fit to schedule the always-pressurized FCAT exam on Wednesday, which...
  • Two local college grads doing internships in Israel

    Nicole Krassner channeled her love for Israel into an internship at Yad Vashem and Oren Okhovat fulfilled his passion for academics through an internship at the Joint Distribution Committee. The Broward County residents are the only Floridians among 25...
  • Federation leader Charlotte Padek remembered

    Charlotte L. Padek, a longtime Jewish Federation leader in Broward County, died on April 9 at her home in Weston. She was 87. Mrs. Padek was the first female president and the women's division chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Jewish Federation, which...