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Adult Coloring Book Club: A Unique Way to Destress and Unwind While Exercising Your Mind. Call 954-357-8180 to register. 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

– Miramar Branch Library & Education Center Conference Room Adult Coloring Books have intricate designs and patterns compared to children’s coloring books. This program offers a unique way to de-stress and unwind. Join us for this quiet activity that stimulates brain areas related to motor skills and the senses. Adults will enjoy this calming and meditative exercise. Coloring Books and Colored Pencils provided. Registration Required at 954-357-8180 …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Sheriff's hiring of political supporters under fire

By Brittany Wallman Since winning one of the most powerful elected posts in Broward, Sheriff Scott Israel has hired from the ranks of his political supporters, building a community outreach wing his critics say doubles as a re-election team. The supporters receive public funds to go out into the community, including… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Sheriff's hiring of political supporters under fire

By Brittany Wallman Since winning one of the most powerful elected posts in Broward, Sheriff Scott Israel has hired from the ranks of his political supporters, building a community outreach wing his critics say doubles as a re-election team. The supporters receive public funds to go out into the community, including… …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
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More millennials abstaining from sex, FAU prof finds

By Anne Geggis While their parents made Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” a huge hit, more of today’s young adults actually are. That’s the finding of a study co-authored by a Florida Atlantic University psychology professor and published in this month’s Archives of Sexual Behavior. Professor Ryne Sherman and his research… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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'Filter Bandit' robs bank in Coral Springs, FBI says

By Rebeca Piccardo The notorious bank robber the FBI has dubbed the “Filter Bandit” has struck again, the bureau said. According to authorities, the robber, who typically wears a dust filter mask, took money from SunTrust bank, 9501 Wiles Road, Friday afternoon. The armed man went inside the bank at 5:37 p.m. and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man on federal probation accused in series of home burglaries

By Rebeca Piccardo A 64-year-old Hallandale Beach man on federal probation for bank robbery was arrested in connection with a series of home burglaries in South Florida, authorities said. A Crime Stoppers tip helped police identify Rafael Rodriguez Noya as the man seen on surveillance video squeezing through a window… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man accused of violently pushing 72-year-old woman, snatching her necklace

By Rebeca Piccardo A 24-year-old man was identified Friday as the person who violently pushed a 72-year-old woman to the ground outside a Wendy’s restaurant and snatched her gold necklace in July. Malcolm Turner, who was arrested Aug. 24 on charges of violating probation and resisting arrest, is now facing additional… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man charged in crash that killed woman, led to amputation of son's leg

By Rebeca Piccardo A 27-year-old Pompano Beach man is facing numerous charges in connection with a March crash in Oakland Park that killed a 55-year-old woman and led to the amputation of her teenage son’s leg. Joel Ross Hamlar was returning home from a three-day party weekend in South Beach when he drove onto the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Skimmers found at Hallandale Beach banks; police search for scammers

By Erika Pesantes A group of scammers has been using skimmers at bank ATMs in Hallandale Beach to steal customer information, police said. Investigators have released surveillance images of at least four people they think are involved in the fraud. The devices were placed between Aug. 6 and Aug. 13 at Desjardins… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Imprisoned Broward lawyer 'hunted' for child porn and victims online, feds say

By Paula McMahon A Broward lawyer who prosecutors say had an unusual method of procuring extremely violent and disturbing child pornography — and trying to find children he wanted to sexually abuse — was sentenced Friday to 17 ½ years in federal prison. David Rothenberg’s legal problems are not over: He is still… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Hallandale commissioner Bill Julian under investigation after Diplomat vote

By Susannah Bryan The Broward State Attorney’s Office is investigating longtime city commissioner Bill Julian after an audiotape surfaced that implied he may have been offered favors from a developer in exchange for a “yes” vote on a development project at the Diplomat golf course. On the recording, Julian appears… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Parkland refines candidates' qualifying rules for efficiency

By Lisa J. Huriash — Parkland had four rounds of qualifying this election season, and they don’t want a repeat performance. The City Commission has voted to no longer force a new qualifying period if a person drops out of a race, leaving only one candidate left. Now, that remaining person will be automatically elected. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Tri-Rail upgrading shuttle buses with WiFi, dirt resistant seats

By Wayne K. Roustan The Tri-Rail shuttle bus fleet is getting an upgrade. Thirty new “commuter connectors” are being introduced to the free system that shuttles passengers between train stations, airports and downtown areas in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. Starting on Sept. 5th, 10 of Tri-Rail’s 18… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Pembroke Pines commissioners push school district to fix Pasadena Lakes Elementary

By Brian Ballou City Commissioners have chided several Broward School Board officials for not making major renovations at Pasadena Lakes Elementary School before the start of the school year. Some fixes have been on district’s “to-do” list for months, but there is nothing to show for it, the commissioners said… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Orangutan at Zoo Miami dies after miscarriage

By Lisa J. Huriash An orangutan at Zoo Miami died Thursday night after her second unsuccessful attempt to have a baby. Her keepers at the zoo are heartbroken over the loss of Bonnie, a 31-year-old, who had been at the Miami zoo since 2009. “She not only lost her baby but lost her life,” said Ron Magill, the zoo’s communications… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Family hopes renewed interest in 2008 Fort Lauderdale murder sparks fresh leads

By Erika Pesantes Elijah Aguiar was on the cusp of adulthood, then 17, when detectives came to his door at sunrise to tell the teen his mother was dead. Angela Aguiar, 38, was gunned down and killed at about 3:30 am. on June 30, 2008, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Although her killer remains on the loose, court documents… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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