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Shots fired plague city in New Year, Boynton Beach police say

By Tonya Alanez Since the beginning of the New Year, the city of Boynton Beach has been plagued by numerous incidents of shots fired, police said. No one has been struck by the gunfire, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday, but the Boynton Beach Police Department has investigated at least nine incidents in the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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West Virginia Senators Introduce Bill That Would Require Schools to Offer an Elective Course on the Bible

By Heather Clark CHARLESTON, W.V. — Two West Virginia senators have introduced a bill that would require all public and private schools in the state to offer an elective course on the Bible. Senator Mike Azinger, R-Wood, and Senator Sue Cline, R-Wyoming, presented Senate Bill 252 on Thursday, which is patterned after a bill that was signed into law in Kentucky last… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Gunmen show up at man's front door and shoot him, police say

By Tonya Alanez Two hoodie-wearing gunmen exchanged gunfire with a Lauderhill man in the doorway of his home, leaving him with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The shooting happened at 6:09 a.m. Sunday, said Lt. Michael Santiago, a spokesman for the Lauderhill Police Department. When police arrived at the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Gunmen show up at man's front door and shoot him, police say

By Tonya Alanez Two hoodie-wearing gunmen exchanged gunfire with a Lauderhill man in the doorway of his home, leaving him with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The shooting happened at 6:09 a.m. Sunday, said Lt. Michael Santiago, a spokesman for the Lauderhill Police Department. When police arrived at the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Cop guilty of threatening to release nude photos of ex-girlfriend

By Rafael Olmeda A Davie police officer who threatened to send nude pictures and a sex video of his ex-girlfriend to their colleagues on the force in 2015 was found guilty Wednesday of extortion. Officer James Krey, 40, faces a maximum prison sentence of 15 years when he’s sentenced next month. The jury of three… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Cop guilty of threatening to release nude photos of ex-girlfriend

By Rafael Olmeda A Davie police officer who threatened to send nude pictures and a sex video of his ex-girlfriend to their colleagues on the force in 2015 was found guilty Wednesday of extortion. Officer James Krey, 40, faces a maximum prison sentence of 15 years when he’s sentenced next month. The jury of three… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Robber snatched wedding ring right off mail carrier's finger, deputies say

By Tonya Alanez The mail carrier heard a car door shut behind her and someone approaching. Next thing she knew, a man had hold of her and was forcing her wedding band off of her finger, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Detectives on Wednesday released a composite sketch of that wedding-ring robber in… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Robber snatched wedding ring right off mail carrier's finger, deputies say

By Tonya Alanez The mail carrier heard a car door shut behind her and someone approaching. Next thing she knew, a man had hold of her and was forcing her wedding band off of her finger, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Detectives on Wednesday released a composite sketch of that wedding-ring robber in… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Ronald McDonald House closing in Fort Lauderdale

By Brian Ballou The Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale will close after 13 years at the end of January; its last guests an energetic 6-year-old girl and her mother. The nonprofit 16-room house, located near the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, is a temporary home where children who are ill and their… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Ronald McDonald House closing in Fort Lauderdale

By Brian Ballou The Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale will close after 13 years at the end of January; its last guests an energetic 6-year-old girl and her mother. The nonprofit 16-room house, located near the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, is a temporary home where children who are ill and their… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Former CEO blames auditor, hedge funds for failures of Guarantee, Patriot National

By Ron Hurtibise Two lawsuits filed by Steven Mariano, former CEO and majority owner of insurance services provider Patriot National and worker’s compensation firm Guarantee Insurance Co., blame an auditor and hedge fund investors for destroying the two Fort Lauderdale-based companies. Guarantee Insurance Co. agreed… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Congress must repudiate Trump's racist remark | Editorial

By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board There is a reservoir of racism in our country that Donald Trump is not the first president to exploit. But that doesn’t make us a racist nation. Or does it? Much of the world is asking that question in response to the president’s reported contempt for “shithole countries” whose people are black… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Fort Lauderdale police ID woman they say was killed by a relative

By Linda Trischitta Police on Wednesday identified a Fort Lauderdale woman they say was fatally shot by a relative. The victim was 55-year-old Bernice Jefferson, police said. Officers were called to the 1200 block of Northwest Eleventh Place about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, where the wounded Jefferson was found, Detective… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Fort Lauderdale police ID woman they say was killed by a relative

By Linda Trischitta Police on Wednesday identified a Fort Lauderdale woman they say was fatally shot by a relative. The victim was 55-year-old Bernice Jefferson, police said. Officers were called to the 1200 block of Northwest Eleventh Place about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, where the wounded Jefferson was found, Detective… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Brightline train hits, kills man on bicycle in Boynton Beach

By Tonya Alanez A Brightline train struck and killed a bicyclist Wednesday in Boynton Beach — the higher-speed line’s fourth fatality since the summer. The man riding the bicycle was struck at 4:26 p.m. in the 100 block of the Florida Eastcoast Railway tracks on Ocean Avenue, said Stephanie Slater, a spokeswoman… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Regulators weigh approval for new FPL plant

By News Service of Florida staff Regulators began hearing arguments Wednesday about whether Florida Power & Light should be allowed to move forward with plans for a new power plant in Broward County, amid objections from a state consumer advocate and the Sierra Club. The Florida Public Service Commission will decide whether to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Senate panel moves to end greyhound racing

By Dan Sweeney Major gambling legislation approved by a Senate committee Wednesday would slash taxes on slot machine revenue, protect fantasy sports from gambling regulation, clear up the legality of some types of card games and possibly end greyhound racing in the state. It could represent the Legislature’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Shelters for homeless to open in Broward, Palm Beach counties as cold weather arrives

By Linda Trischitta With temperatures predicted to fall to the low 40s overnight in South Florida, authorities in Broward and Palm Beach counties will open shelters Wednesday for homeless people to take refuge from the cold. Low temperatures Wednesday night and early Thursday morning may range between 43 and 47 degrees… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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