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Mom angry after cop punches daughter, 14. Cops says video doesn't tell whole story.

By Tonya Alanez Two Coral Springs cops hold a 14-year-old girl face down, her arms pinned beneath her. One of the officers puts a knee into her back and pummels her twice in the ribs with a closed fist. A bystander shrieks: “Why are you hitting her?” And that’s all the blurred nine-second video clip captured of… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Mom angry after cop punches daughter, 14. Cops says video doesn't tell whole story.

By Tonya Alanez Two Coral Springs cops hold a 14-year-old girl face down, her arms pinned beneath her. One of the officers puts a knee into her back and pummels her twice in the ribs with a closed fist. A bystander shrieks: “Why are you hitting her?” And that’s all the blurred nine-second video clip captured of… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Alabama Supreme Court Justice Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Stephen Pouliot MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld the capital punishment of a man who killed his pregnant wife in 2009, noting that under state law, “the value of the life of an unborn child is no less than the value of the lives of other persons.” In a separate concurring opinion, one of the justices used the ruling as an… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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School shooter tormented his mother yet she escorted him to buy an AK-47

By Megan O’Matz Nikolas’ Cruz’s mom thought he was too disturbed to ever live on his own, but she took him to buy an AK-47 anyway, according to documents released Friday by prosecutors in the Parkland school shootings. An employee from Gun World of South Florida told detectives that an older woman who he thought… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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School shooter tormented his mother yet she escorted him to buy an AK-47

By Megan O’Matz Nikolas’ Cruz’s mom thought he was too disturbed to ever live on his own, but she took him to buy an AK-47 anyway, according to documents released Friday by prosecutors in the Parkland school shootings. An employee from Gun World of South Florida told detectives that an older woman who he thought… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Amendment 1 property tax break: Why some love it, others fear it

By Larry Barszewski if you’re a Florida homeowner, there’s a good chance the amount of money you pay in property taxes will be lower next year. That’s because voters in November will decide if an extra homestead exemption should be given to homes assessed at more than $100,000. Many city and county leaders fear passage… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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'Official pizza of Miami Dolphins' to begin home delivery via Uber Eats

By Ron Hurtibise The pizza that replaced Papa John’s this year as “the Official Pizza of the Miami Dolphins” is launching a delivery service through Uber Eats this Sunday. But like the Dolphins, this operation is a work in progress. Currently, the only place you can get &pizza (you can also call it andpizza) is… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Mom arrested after her two young daughters died in fire

By Juan Ortega Authorities on Friday arrested the mom of two young girls killed in a fire last weekend, saying her negligence led to the children’s deaths. The fire victims, Sofia Melendez, 5, and Abigail Espinoza, 5 months, died on Oct. 13 when their third-floor apartment caught fire in Pompano Beach. Jeny Yosselin… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward schools billed for $10,000 in toll violations

By Scott Travis Broward County schools have been charged nearly $10,000 for toll violations from school buses that used the Florida Turnpike as far back as 2009. The state sent 34 school district toll violations to private collections agencies in November 2017, and the cases still remain open nearly a year later. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward schools billed for $10,000 in toll violations

By Scott Travis Broward County schools have been charged nearly $10,000 for toll violations from school buses that used the Florida Turnpike as far back as 2009. The state sent 34 school district toll violations to private collections agencies in November 2017, and the cases still remain open nearly a year later. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hurricane Michael could wreck Republican voter turnout

By Dan Sweeney Hurricane Michael left thousands of voters in the most Republican part of Florida without homes or power, and that could have far-reaching, statewide consequences if they don’t vote. With almost two weeks until Election Day — and the start of early voting on Monday — getting the Panhandle votes… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Pot products: What South Florida's medical marijuana dispensaries sell

By Marcia Heroux Pounds While medical marijuana has been legal in Florida since 2016, perhaps you’ve never been inside a dispensary. Curious? Well, here’s an inside look, with a sampling of products available now throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The South Florida Sun Sentinel recently visited Trulieve,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Mom arrested after her two young daughters died in a fire

By Juan Ortega Authorities on Friday arrested the mom of two young girls killed in a fire last weekend, saying her negligence led to the children’s deaths. The fire victims, Sofia Melendez, 5, and Abigail Espinoza, 5 months, died on Oct. 13 when their apartment caught fire in Pompano Beach. Jeny Melendez-Ramirez,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Judicial candidates accused of unethical campaigning

By Rafael Olmeda A partisan flier encouraging voters to elect Democrats in Broward County races is causing a stir in judicial races, which are supposed to be non-partisan. Four candidates for judge are endorsed in the flier distributed in parts of Broward County last week. Their names appear alongside Sen. Bill… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Apartment blaze sends woman and firefighter to hospital

By Wayne K. Roustan A firefighter broke his hand and a woman was overcome by smoke during an apartment fire in Hollywood, fire officials said. Both needed hospital treatment after the blaze, which started about 10:30 a.m. Friday in an apartment building at 1449 North 14th Way, investigators said. Alexandra Gaybort… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Apartment blaze sends woman and firefighter to hospital

By Wayne K. Roustan A firefighter broke his hand and a woman was overcome by smoke during an apartment fire in Hollywood, fire officials said. Both needed hospital treatment after the blaze, which started about 10:30 a.m. Friday in an apartment building at 1449 North 14th Way, investigators said. Alexandra Gaybort… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Judicial candidates accused of unethical campaigning

By Rafael Olmeda A partisan flier encouraging voters to elect Democrats in Broward County races is causing a stir in judicial races, which are supposed to be non-partisan. Four candidates for judge are endorsed in the flier distributed in parts of Broward County last week. Their names appear alongside Sen. Bill… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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It's OK to get naked during a peep show — the law has you covered

By Linda Trischitta What you do in a private booth at an adult store is your own business. It’s not a public place, a judge says. Broward County judge Ginger Lerner-Wren dismissed charges Thursday against two men accused of exposing their sex organs at the Pleasure Emporium, an adult store in Hollywood. Police arrested… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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It's OK to get naked during a peep show — the law has you covered

By Linda Trischitta What you do in a private booth at an adult store is your own business. It’s not a public place, a judge says. Broward County judge Ginger Lerner-Wren dismissed charges Thursday against two men accused of exposing their sex organs at the Pleasure Emporium, an adult store in Hollywood. Police arrested… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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