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  • 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...
  • Plantation American All-Stars advance in Little League tournament

    The Plantation American Little League All-Star team got a lesson on Saturday in what it takes to be successful in the annual international tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds. Competing in the District 21 finals at Floyd Hull Stadium in Fort Lauderdale,...
  • Youth competitors showcase boxing skills at benefit card

    Deerfield Beach's Jordon Murphy was looking to fine-tune his skills before defending his 85-pound division title at the Ringside World Boxing Championships in Independence, Mo., July 28-Aug. 2. So Murphy recently joined other area boxers at the Boxing at...
  • Capital punishment provides no simple answers

    Kimberly Lucas of Jupiter is accused of murdering a 2-year-old girl on May 26 and trying to kill the girl's 10-year-old brother. The brother, after recovering from a sedative Lucas fed him, found his dead sister in the bathtub. Lucas had been like a...
  • Snipes changes course - primaries will be treated as closed

    Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has changed course and is treating two contested local races as if they will be closed primaries for Democrats only. Lawyers are seeking to have the August primaries open to voters of all parties in two...
  • Enhancements continually being made to traffic signals

    In response to the June 29 article, "Broward working to sync signals": I would like to further expand on the progress being made on Broward County's traffic light synchronization. Over the past three years, the Traffic Engineering Division completed an...
  • Top Democrat, on fundraising swing, says no election disaster looming for his party

    Top Democrat, on fundraising swing, says no election disaster looming for his party
    U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in Congress, expects his party will avoid electoral disaster in November. During a brief interview on the sidelines of a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser Sunday, Hoyer acknowledged that the climate doesn&...
  • Public defenders fired for anti-Arab postings

    Two Broward County assistant public defenders were fired Tuesday for Facebook comments calling Palestinians "cockroaches" and "filthy swine." Bruce Raticoff and Gary Sheres both lost their jobs, as outrage built after the Sun Sentinel published an...
  • Woman steals police cruiser, breaks into man's house, cops say

    Woman steals police cruiser, breaks into man's house, cops say
    After you've been accused of stealing a $1,300 laptop from Best Buy, why not steal a cop car too? Police in Boynton Beach said Candice Kelly, 33, did just that. While being questioned for shoplifting, a handcuffed Kelly managed to get behind the wheel...
  • Sick Dania commissioner could be out of office if she misses another meeting

    Sick Dania commissioner could be out of office if she misses another meeting
    In other cities, a commissioner's unexcused absence might not be a big deal. But this is Dania Beach, the little city that made big news when its leaders failed to find a fifth commissioner after one of their own stepped down last year. Now, the...