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Guard wanted sex, female inmate wanted drugs - now he's beind bars, too

By The Associated Press Authorities say a trainee guard at a Florida prison had sex with an inmate in exchange for drugs. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 26-year-old Nicholas Seaborn Jefferson was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of sexual misconduct. An arrest report says Jefferson acknowledged having… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ask a real estate pro: Mortgage loan is just in my name. What happens if I die before my partner?

By Gary M. Singer Q: I own my home with my life partner with “right of survivorship” and understand that if one of us were to pass, the other would solely own the home. However, the mortgage loan is just in my name. What happens if I die before him? — Rochelle A: There are many different types of mortgage loans,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Commissioner and two newcomers seek open Tamarac mayor's job

By Lisa J. Huriash The Tamarac mayoral race comes down to experience vs. a call for change. Two political novices say they are a better choice for the city’s top elected job than an incumbent commissioner who has been in office for almost a decade. Seeking to replace retiring Mayor Harry Dressler are Commissioner… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Beat the streets: New program could be key to helping homeless

By Larry Barszewski A new push to move homeless people out of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Stranahan Park won’t rely on cactus plants, fencing, police ticketing or heavy equipment — all methods tried unsuccessfully in the past. Instead, the focus will be to help people there get to a better place — geographically, mentally… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Beat the streets: New program could be key to helping homeless

By Larry Barszewski A new push to move homeless people out of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Stranahan Park won’t rely on cactus plants, fencing, police ticketing or heavy equipment — all methods tried unsuccessfully in the past. Instead, the focus will be to help people there get to a better place — geographically, mentally… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Wanted man killed in wild police shootout near Miami's airport

By Doug Phillips The pounding sound of repeated gunfire, blasting sirens and darkness painted by the blue and red lights of numerous police cars played out in northwest Miami-Dade late Thursday night. When it was over, a man wanted by the FBI was dead and “a high-powered rifle was recovered at the scene,” according… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dog bites 18-month-old boy in head

By Tonya Alanez A dog, possibly a golden retriever, bit an 18-month-old boy in the head, prompting a helicopter flight to the hospital, fire officials said. The toddler, whose injuries were not life threatening, was bitten by the dog just after 6 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 3300 block of Southwest First Court… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dog bites 18-month-old boy in head

By Tonya Alanez A dog, possibly a golden retriever, bit an 18-month-old boy in the head, prompting a helicopter flight to the hospital, fire officials said. The toddler, whose injuries were not life threatening, was bitten by the dog just after 6 p.m. at a home in the 3300 block of Southwest First Court in Deerfield… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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'Hit went sour' in robbery-turned-murder of Lauderhill man, records show

By Tonya Alanez The plan was fairly simple: Three women go to a nightclub, scope out a man wearing lots of jewelry or flashing money, preferably a tourist or a married man, go home with him, slip something into his drink to make him “sleepy” and rip him off. Emerald Sr., a 44-year-old married Virginia man with… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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'Hit went sour' in robbery-turned-murder of Lauderhill man, records show

By Tonya Alanez The plan was fairly simple: Three women go to a nightclub, scope out a man wearing lots of jewelry or flashing money, preferably a tourist or a married man, go home with him, slip something into his drink to make him “sleepy” and rip him off. Emerald Sr., a 44-year-old married Virginia man with… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Pollution from Mississippi River ramps up Red Tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, report says

By Brett Clarkson The Mississippi River is contributing to this year’s historically bad Red Tide off Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting. As the river flows south toward the Gulf of Mexico, the newspaper reported, it picks up pollutants — specifically, fertilizer — from farms and homes along its… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation, agrees to 28 years prison

By Andrew Dalton Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records co-founder entered… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Lawsuit challenges Gov. Rick Scott's Supreme Court appointments (again)

By Gray Rohrer TALLAHASSEE – In a move that could determine the political balance of the Florida Supreme Court, two advocacy groups sued Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday, contending he doesn’t have the power to appoint three justices to replace three members who must retire on the same day Scott’s term… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Teacher accused of sex acts with 15-year-old student

By Linda Trischitta A teacher at a charter high school is accused of having sexual encounters with a 15-year-old girl in his classroom, in his car and on a roof. Roman Jose Fondon, Jr., 28, of Pembroke Pines, was arrested Wednesday. He was a substitute teacher at the Ben Gamla Preparatory Academy, a charter school… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Teacher accused of sex acts with 15-year-old student

By Linda Trischitta A teacher at a charter high school is accused of having sexual encounters with a 15-year-old girl in his classroom, in his car and on a roof. Roman Jose Fondon, Jr., 28, of Pembroke Pines, was arrested Wednesday. He was a substitute teacher at the Ben Gamla Preparatory Academy, a charter school… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Commissioners defend Andrew Gillum fundraiser in building county might buy

By Anthony Man Eight of the nine Broward County commissioners are co-hosting a fundraiser Friday morning for governor candidate Andrew Gillum — at space donated by a property owner who wants the county to buy the same building for $24 million. The fundraiser is organized by Commissioner Dale Holness, who was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Commissioners defend Andrew Gillum fundraiser in building county might buy

By Anthony Man Eight of the nine Broward County commissioners are co-hosting a fundraiser Friday morning for governor candidate Andrew Gillum — at space donated by a property owner who wants the county to buy the same building for $24 million. The fundraiser is organized by Commissioner Dale Holness, who was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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