| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Political leaders in Margate had a range of reactions Wednesday to the indictment of City Commissioner David McLean.
Some were surprised. Others said they’d been hearing rumors that McLean was under investigation by the FBI.
Jack Shifrel, the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Margate City Commissioner David McLean, who is facing federal bribery charges.
In an executive order, Scott wrote that it "is in the best interests of the residents of the city of Margate, and the citizens of the...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Broward's reputation took a hit this week with Margate Commissioner David McLean's appearance in a federal courtroom.
Counting the three-count bribery indictment of McLean, 17 elected officials, former officials and spouses have been charged with...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Nobody feels the feedback from constituents as acutely as do municipal officials, and sometimes in their zeal to show how allergic they are to raising property or ad valorem taxes, they miss the main point.
That point is that while taxpayers...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:35 AM
The Rev. Neil Doherty, currently in Broward County jail awaiting trial on a range of abuse-related charges, was named Thursday in a new $5 million lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami.
The suit says Doherty, 69, formerly a pastor at St. Vincent...
| Mar 21, 2013
Fusion Latin Cuisine in Margate invites the public to a Latin food sampling tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., as the new restaurant celebrates its grand opening.
Five live bands are slated to entertain guests as the restaurant offers Latin specialities such...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The Broward Sheriff's Office is now trying to determine how a four-story-high scissor lift fell onto a concrete dock at Port Everglades on Friday, killing two Broward County public works employees and critically injuring a third.
The two employees who...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Tax increases work. Controversial projects help. Scandal is best.
Without drama to get people riled up, it's hard to attract voters to March elections such as the Tuesday contests in 23 cities, towns and villages in Broward and Palm Beach counties....
| May 14, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Federal law enforcement agents arrested three South Florida residents early Saturday on charges that they helped funnel money to Taliban terrorists in Pakistan.
The money they collected, prosecutors said, was intended to be used to buy guns, support...
| Dec 31, 2011
Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, 79, who performed with the Rat Pack and frequently appeared on Johnny Carson's late-night talk show, died Wednesday at Villages Hospital north of Orlando, Fla. She had breast cancer and blood clots, said her friend Gerry...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:08 PM
In the most sweeping crackdown on police speeding yet, Miami's top cop announced on Monday that he is taking action against 36 of his officers for driving off duty at speeds sometimes exceeding 100 mph.
The first wave of disciplinary action includes...