Local News

Motorcyclist, 30, dies after wreck in Coral Springs

By Tonya Alanez A motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet crashed when a Nissan made a left turn in front of him, authorities said. Sebastian Figueroa, 30, of Parkland, died Tuesday, a day after the crash in the 5700 block of University Drive, said Detective Ernesto Bruna, of the Coral Springs Police Department. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

New details, and a South Florida tie, emerge in Russian hacking of Democratic Party

By Anthony Man One more sliver of information about last year’s hacking of the Democrats came into the open Thursday. And it involves a South Florida connection. Aaron Nevins, of Plantation, was the recipient of a trove of information from Guccifer 2.0, a hacker that stole information from the Democratic Congressional… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Broward Sheriff's Office K-9 mistaken for coyote and shot

By Tonya Alanez Pedro the police dog met an untimely off-duty death when he was mistaken for a coyote, shot and killed. Pedro lived with Broward sheriff’s Sgt. Ian Sklar in Parkland. When Pedro startled neighbor Frank Degati shortly before 11 p.m. on May 14, Degati yelled out. “The dog jumped onto Frank with its… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Fatal police shooting in Sunrise goes to grand jury

By Susannah Bryan A grand jury is expected to decide within the next several days whether a Sunrise police officer was justified in fatally shooting a mentally ill man more than two years ago, court records show. A federal lawsuit filed by the family of Marlon Woodstock says he never posed a threat but was hit several… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Trio burglarized pharmacies, pizzerias, pawn shop, police say

By Tonya Alanez For two months they’ve been breaking into pizzerias, pharmacies, a pawn shop and other Boynton Beach businesses, police say. Early Thursday they were watched in the act as they burglarized Liberty Pharmacy, 3469 Boynton Beach Blvd., and then followed to Delray Beach where they were pulled over… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Hollywood Police Department says missing evidence a thing of the past

By Susannah Bryan When Hollywood police failed to keep track of their evidence room — losing $137,609 in cash and 1,096 pills — they got a sharp rebuke from a county watchdog agency for not catching the colossal error. The missing evidence cost the police department its state accreditation two years ago. It also… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Coconut Creek, victim's family settle police Taser case

By Lisa J. Huriash, Paula McMahon The city of Coconut Creek and the family of a man who died after being shocked with police Tasers have reached a undisclosed settlement, records show. The case of Calvon “Andre” Reid, who was unarmed and asking for medical help the night he was stunned 10 times by three police officers, was scheduled… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Burglar beats and cuts homeowner before fleeing, police say

By Tonya Alanez When a Fort Lauderdale homeowner armed himself with a knife and confronted a burglar, he was put in a choke hold, beaten with a broomstick and cut so badly he needed several stitches, authorities said Thursday. The burglar was stabbed in the leg before making his escape, according to police. A… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Beach boot camp in Hollywood still kicking after 20 years

By Susannah Bryan It’s hard to miss Ali Witherspoon. He’s the big guy with the bulging biceps and booming voice who’s known around Hollywood for launching the longest-running beach boot camp in South Florida. That was nearly 20 years ago, and he and his recruits are still going strong — despite the soft sand, the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Man found dead on Hollywood Beach was Assistant U.S. Attorney

By Adam Sacasa, Paula McMahon Hollywood Police have identified the man found dead Wednesday morning near the beach as Beranton Whisenant, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. His death may have been caused by a gunshot wound to his head or another type of trauma, Hollywood Police spokeswoman… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Memorial Day holiday schedule

Here’s what will be open and closed in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties on Monday, May 29, 2017. Broward County Government/Schools • Federal, state, county and municipal offices will be closed. • Public schools, colleges and universities will be closed. Services • Banks, stock markets and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Christian

Trump Calls Meeting With ‘His Holiness Pope Francis’ an ‘Honor of a Lifetime’

By Heather Clark ROME — President Trump tweeted on Wednesday following his meeting with Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” that his audience before “his holiness” was “an honor of a lifetime.” “Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world,” Trump wrote,… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Melania Trump's Palm Beach County visits giving boost to local groups

By Andy Reid Aside from President Donald Trump’s wave when Air Force One lands or takes off in West Palm Beach, it’s been Melania Trump making the biggest public splash during presidential visits. While the president typically stays on Trump properties during White House getaways, the first lady has been making… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

“Greatest Mom in the World” 2017 contest winners.

By Dvon Congratulations to the Westside Gazette Newspaper Salutes the “Greatest Mom in the World” 2017 contest winners. Ms. Judy Ellie(l), first place winner and Ms. Pearlie Nicholas(r), second place winner. Thank you to our sponsors Betty Soul Food Restaurant, Broward Meats, Cal’s for Hair, Children’s Services Council, McWhite Funeral Home, Nicole’s Beauty Salon, Royal Bloom Florist, Tom Jenkins Barbecue and Norman’s Photoland. …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
Continue Reading »
Christian

Identification of Child Porn Site Creator Results in 900 Arrests Worldwide, Over 300 Children Rescued

By Heather Clark CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The identification and arrest of a child pornography site creator has resulted in nearly 900 arrests worldwide and over 300 children rescued, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has announced. Steven Chase, 58, the operator of the now defunct site “Playpen,” was sentenced to 30 years behind bars earlier this month in a Charlotte… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Wasserman Schultz warns Capitol police chief to expect ‘consequences’

By Anthony Man Video of a hearing shows U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston vowing “consequences” over the U.S. Capitol Police chief’s refusal to return equipment evidently belonging to her that his agency is holding as part of a criminal investigation into a staffer. Wasserman Schultz, a former chairwoman… …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
Continue Reading »