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Jail deputy falsified inmate counts, arrest report says

By Rebeca Piccardo A Broward sheriff’s jail deputy was arrested Tuesday after an internal investigation revealed he spent his work shift using his cellphone instead of conducting security checks and inmate head counts, according to an arrest affidavit. Oreth Smith, 35, is facing charges of official misconduct and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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No skyscrapers in new Bahia Mar redevelopment plans

A new vision for the Bahia Mar resort and marina includes 651 residential units in seven buildings and a 250-room hotel — but none of the skyscrapers that drew the ire of Fort Lauderdale residents and city commissioners last year. Developer Jimmy Tate’s revised plans, submitted to city officials… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Judge stops plans for 'biggest and baddest' Fort Lauderdale water park

By Larry Barszewski Plans for a major water park attraction looked like they were slip-sliding away Wednesday when a federal judge invalidated Fort Lauderdale’s agreement with the developer, Schlitterbahn. The city did not follow its own charter when it awarded the lease of city-owned property without seeking competitive… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Small plane makes emergency landing on Alligator Alley

By Rebeca Piccardo A small plane made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon on Alligator Alley, in western Broward. The Cessna 152 landed along the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, a few miles west of U.S. highway 27 at mile marker 33, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen. There were… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Fraudster who snitched on Palm Beach sheriff's deputy sentenced to prison

By Paula McMahon A man who admitted he ran two elaborate frauds — but also helped the feds to catch a Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy who was his accomplice — was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on Wednesday. Kesner Joaseus, 47, of Wellington, pleaded guilty last year to charges he ran an identity theft fraud… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward prosecutors drop case against convicted killer after illegal arrest

By Rafael Olmeda Lorenzo Sanchez was arrested in 2008, charged with the murder of grocery store clerk Borhawn Dawla during a robbery at a Pompano Beach convenience store. He was tried and convicted in 2012, sentenced to life in prison. Last week, Sanchez, 30, became a free man after prosecutors decided they could… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Tennessee Couple Arrested After Allegedly Seeking to Sell Baby on Craigslist

By Heather Clark GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee couple has been arrested after allegedly seeking to sell their infant son for $3,000 on Craigslist. John David Cain, 26 and Deanna Greer, 37, were arraigned on Monday at the Greene County General Sessions Court on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect after they handed off the baby to an undercover investigator on… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Holds Community Roundtable; Need Stressed for Voice for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

By Yakira Cohen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FT. LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, FLA. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law held its first Shepard Broad College of Law AIDD Clinic roundtable annual community roundtable “Fitting the Pieces Together for our Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities,” on Thursday 23rd of March 2017. Natalie Chin, Director of Brooklyn Law’s Disability and Civil Rights Clinic advised the audience of over 70 attendees, “We don’t dictate the agenda. The community dictates the agenda for us. It is our role to give the intellectually developmentally disabled community a voice.” The Shepard Broad College of Law Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Law Clinic, which coordinated the roundtable, was made possible by a generous donation from The Taft Foundation. Howard Rothman, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of The Taft Foundation in opening remarks said “one of the things you need is a strong advocate.” During a roundtable discussion, Jayme Cassidy, Director of the AIDD Law Clinic, encouraged the community partners attending to “brainstorm, so that we all can work together to assist this under represented community.” “Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a generally underserved population that have many legal issues that impede independence and infringe on their individual rights,” Cassidy said. “This …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Former NFL star Michael Irvin named in rape investigation, Lauderdale police say

By Linda Trischitta Fort Lauderdale police are investigating an alleged sexual battery case at a beachside hotel that involves former NFL star Michael Irvin, an agency spokeswoman said. “He has been named as someone who is being investigated in the case, but he has not been charged with any offense and has not been… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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California AG Charges Man Behind Planned Parenthood Expose’ Videos With 15 Felonies

By Heather Clark SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California state prosecutors have charged the pro-life investigator behind the 2014-2015 undercover Planned Parenthood videos with 15 felonies less than a year after Texas officials dropped all charges. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra alleges that David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress, along with his co-worker Sandra… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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The Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal is Based on False Premise–Guest Editorial

By Yakira Cohen Fort Lauderdale/Davie, FL – The most drastic cut in President Donald Trump’s recently released budget outline is to the Law Professor Joel A. Mintz, J.S.D. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency tasked by law with setting and enforcing national standards to limit water, air, and land pollution; conducting scientific research to protect our health and the environment; and assisting state and local governments in reducing pollution. Even as the tasks assigned to it by Congress have multiplied over the years, the EPA’s budget has been cut sharply in the past two decades. From a high point of 18,110 employees in 1999, the agency’s work force responsible for enforcing the nation’s environmental laws now numbers fewer than 15,000 people. Despite this, the Trump budget proposes the elimination of 3,200 more employees in 2018 and to cut the agency’s overall budget by 31 percent. A look at the details of the president’s budget blueprint reveals the truly radical nature of the proposal. It calls for the elimination of all funding for EPA work that relates to climate change—zero dollars to combat the greatest environmental threat facing the planet, and nothing even to gather data that would let us learn more about it. The proposal …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Rally at New York Capitol Calls for Raise in Age When Teens Criminally Charged as Adults

By Heather Clark ALBANY, N.Y. — Hundreds of New Yorkers rallied at the state capitol on Tuesday to call for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised from 16 to 18. New York and North Carolina are reportedly the only two states in the nation that allow for 16-year-olds to be charged as adults, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is currently proposing that youth who have committed… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Muslim Extremists Increase Pressure on Indonesian Christians

By Editor Photo Credit: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Evangelical Focus) — Intolerance against Christians has increased considerably in Indonesia, specially since Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama “Ahok” stepped into the role from the deputy post without election in 2014, when his predecessor, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo became president of the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Guilty plea, sentencing expected today for woman charged with threatening Sandy Hook parent

By Paula McMahon A woman accused of sending death threats to a Palm Beach County man whose 6-year-old son died in the Sandy Hook school shooting is expected to plead guilty Wednesday morning, court records show. Lucy Richards, 57, of Brandon, near Tampa, is due in federal court in Fort Lauderdale for a change-of-plea… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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