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Gardening Series Part 1: Florida Friendly Vegetable Gardening presented by Julio Perez of UF-IFAS/Broward County Extension Ed Section 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

– Southwest Regional Library Conference room 225 …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Power to the people

By Dan Sweeney The most noticeable effects of Hurricane Irma — debris — are still all around us, with downed trees chopped into pieces still awaiting pick up. But for South Florida, the power outages have mostly been resolved. The Sun Sentinel’s Marcia Heroux Pounds reports that Florida Power and Light has… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Governor ordered 'freeze on any and all' insurance rate hikes. But it's not that simple

By Ron Hurtibise Gov. Rick Scott’s Sept. 12 directive to Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier after Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida could not have been more clear. “Freeze any and all efforts to increase rates on policyholders for 90 days. Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, Floridians should be focused… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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25 bodies pulled from collapsed school as rescuers search for survivors of Mexico earthquake

By Christopher Sherman, Peter Orsi and Mark Stevenson Rescuers said Wednesday they have found a surviving child in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to save people trapped in under schools, homes and businesses toppled by a quake that killed at least 225 people. Helmeted… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Boy, 17, found fatally shot in alley

By Linda Trischitta A 17-year-old Miramar boy was shot multiple times and died in an alley in the city just after midnight Wednesday, police said. Police withheld the child’s name until his relatives are contacted, spokeswoman Tania Rues said. “The motive is unknown. It’s still too early in the investigation,” Rues… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Boy, 17, found fatally shot in alley

By Linda Trischitta A 17-year-old Miramar boy was shot multiple times and died in an alley in the city just after midnight Wednesday, police said. Police withheld the child’s name until his relatives are contacted, spokeswoman Tania Rues said. “The motive is unknown. It’s still too early in the investigation,” Rues… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Airlines pocketed $44.6 billion in passenger fees, frequent flier revenues and commissions in 2016

By Hugo Martin The world’s biggest airlines collected an estimated $44.6 billion in passenger fees and commissions last year, with some low-cost airlines generating nearly half of their total revenue from charges for bags, food entertainment and other extras. Airlines around the world are making more and more… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Nursing home challenges moratorium, Medicaid cutoff

By News Service of Florida A Broward County nursing home has filed a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. Rick Scott’s administration from cutting off Medicaid payments and carrying out a moratorium on patient admissions after the deaths of nine of the facility’s residents following Hurricane Irma. The Rehabilitation Center at… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Nursing home challenges moratorium, Medicaid cutoff

By News Service of Florida A Broward County nursing home has filed a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. Rick Scott’s administration from cutting off Medicaid payments and carrying out a moratorium on patient admissions after the deaths of nine of the facility’s residents following Hurricane Irma. The Rehabilitation Center at… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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State waives two school days after Irma; South Florida eyes how to make up rest

By Lois K. Solomon Florida schools have been granted a two-day hurricane reprieve from the state education commissioner. But schools in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties were canceled for seven days, leaving open the question of how many days still will need to be made up. South Florida students returned… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Why isn't there a mosquito emoji? Public health workers have an itch to make it happen

By Meredith Cohn Dogs and cats have emojis, so do horses, eagles and rats. There are emojis for bats, spiders, snakes and even pink-maned unicorns, which don’t even exist. A pair of public health workers think it bites that there isn’t one for a far more common and threatening member of the real animal kingdom:… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Business owner found dead at home; police investigating as a homicide

By Mike Clary Police are saying little about the investigation into the killing of a Lauderhill business owner. A custom cabinet maker for more than four decades, Mycal Miccio called his Lauderhill business Dynamic Design and Wood. “Through the years past, he has developed unique and innovative concepts in the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Jake LaMotta, boxer profiled in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

By Mike Kupper Jake LaMotta, a brawling middleweight champion whose epic battles with Sugar Ray Robinson defined non-heavyweight boxing in the 1940s and early ’50s, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta, known to many only as the conflicted hero-antihero in “Raging Bull,” the movie based on… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Business owner found dead at home; police investigating as a homicide

By Mike Clary Police are saying little about the investigation into the killing of a Lauderhill business owner. A custom cabinet maker for more than four decades, Mycal Miccio called his Lauderhill business Dynamic Design and Wood. “Through the years past, he has developed unique and innovative concepts in the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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'Hot single female' paints sultry yard sign to lure linemen post-Irma

By Tiffini Theisen A Florida woman sweltering in her powerless post-Hurricane Irma home used sexual innuendo to try to get her electric back — and it worked. Using leftover pink spray paint and a neighbor’s spare plank of plywood, Kynse Leigh, 37, created a storm-style want ad for her yard that read: “Hot single… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Focus on Broward Month - Join us as we host a “Library Scavenger Hunt” for all ages in the Southwest Regional Library during library hours. Visit the Information Desk on the second floor for more information. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

– Southwest Regional Library Lobby 002 …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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