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11th person dies in Hollywood nursing home saga

By Susannah Bryan An 11th person has died as a result of stifling heat at a Hollywood nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. Constance Alice Thomas, 94, died Thursday at 8:58 a.m., more than a week after eight people succumbed to stifling heat at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Among those… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward College a frequent flyer in NASA space program

By Caitlin R. McGlade Broward College regularly cooks up experiments that are out of this world — literally. Students will spend this semester preparing equipment for rocket mission sponsored by NASA, continuing what has become two decades of tradition for the college. “Twenty years ago they told us there was no way… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward College a frequent flyer in NASA space program

By Caitlin R. McGlade Broward College regularly cooks up experiments that are out of this world — literally. Students will spend this semester preparing equipment for rocket mission sponsored by NASA, continuing what has become two decades of tradition for the college. “Twenty years ago they told us there was no way… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Flaming pumpkins jam traffic on Florida highway

By Associated Press In an early Halloween highway horror, a truckload of burning pumpkins blocked traffic on a Florida interstate. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that a tractor-trailer hauling pumpkins struck a guard rail on southbound Interstate 75 near Tampa early Friday, sparking… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Downtown Hollywood to welcome first new hotel in decades when the CIRC opens in February

By Arlene Satchell Downtown Hollywood is on the cusp of a hotel renaissance as it is poised to welcome its first newly built hotel in several decades — the CIRC. The 111-room boutique hotel, which is scheduled to open in early 2018, is nearing completion on the northeastern side of the Young Circle arts and entertainment… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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New Palm Beach teacher recruiting strategy: poach from Broward

By Scott Travis School districts have been looking in new places to find teachers, and in Palm Beach County, that includes poaching from Broward County schools. Broward teachers received postcards in the mail this year telling them “Palm Beach County provides the HIGHEST teacher salary in South Florida,” as well… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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New Palm Beach teacher recruiting strategy: poach from Broward

By Scott Travis School districts have been looking in new places to find teachers, and in Palm Beach County, that includes poaching from Broward County schools. Broward teachers received postcards in the mail this year telling them “Palm Beach County provides the HIGHEST teacher salary in South Florida,” as well… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Despite driver frustration, Florida to keep new hurricane evacuation plan

By Wayne K. Roustan It was Florida’s largest evacuation ever. And it came as the state was trying out a new evacuation plan that allowed drivers to ride on highway shoulders instead of reversing all lanes to one direction. The idea was to minimize driver confusion and risk, while allowing supply trucks to go into… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Despite driver frustration, Florida to keep new hurricane evacuation plan

By Wayne K. Roustan It was Florida’s largest evacuation ever. And it came as the state was trying out a new evacuation plan that allowed drivers to ride on highway shoulders instead of reversing all lanes to one direction. The idea was to minimize driver confusion and risk, while allowing supply trucks to go into areas… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

By Noel Harris In a bid to fight against an increasing number of opioid overdoses, a national drugstore is putting new limits on prescriptions and looking to educate patients. According to a release on the CVS Health website, opioid overdose deaths quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. In an attempt to curb this number,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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John McCain says no to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders

By Associated Press Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,”… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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UK Judge Rules Starving Minimally Conscious Patients to Death Does Not Always Need Court Approval

By Heather Clark LONDON — A judge in the United Kingdom has ruled that permission from the courts is not necessary when doctors and family members agree that food and water should be withdrawn from a person in a minimally conscious or persistent vegetative state in order to end their life. The case, decided by Justice Peter Jackson of the Court of Protection, centered on a… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Hills QB Holly Neher cashes in on historic start with 51-27 win over Pompano Beach

By Gary Curreri, Correspondent Hollywood Hills junior quarterback Holly Neher made history Friday night as she became the first female quarterback to start a varsity football game in Broward County. Neher started the team’s 51-27 win over Pompano Beach High School at Cooper City High School in style as she found Shelton in the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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And the top wedding song in Florida is...

By Johnny Diaz Spotify recently released its list of top wedding songs in the United States. And, naturally, Florida’s song has a catchy tropical dance beat. It’s “La Gozadera” by Gente de Zona, the Cuban reggaeton duo made up of Randy Malcom Martinez and Alexander Delgado. The 2016 song, which also features… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Donald Trump supporters are already normal | Opinion

By Gary Abernathy | Special to The Washington Post HILLSBORO, Ohio — Across southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and other parts of the Cincinnati media market, actor George Clooney’s father was a celebrity long before his now-famous son. In the 1960s and ’70s, Nick Clooney hosted variety shows out of Cincinnati — in the days when the city was a hotbed… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Prosecutors seek more charges against cops accused of falsifying reports

By Brooke Baitinger Two Boynton Beach police officers may face additional charges of falsifying records to cover up a beating caught on camera, according to documents filed in court this week. Sgt. Philip Antico, a Boynton police supervisor, arranged for three officers to rewrite their police reports to justify the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Husband of woman lost at sea indicted for allegedly transporting stolen coins

By Larry Barszewski The husband of a Delray Beach woman who went missing at sea has been indicted for knowingly transporting stolen gold and silver coins, many of which were found in his life raft when he was rescued from it by the Coast Guard in May. The federal indictment filed in court Wednesday says Lewis Bennett… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Building codes, nursing homes: State officials figuring out where to go next after Hurricane Irma

By Dan Sweeney As Puerto Rico looks at weeks or even months without power due to Hurricane Maria, in Florida we’re in hindsight mode post-Irma. A criminal investigation into ten deaths at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills is unlikely to result in criminal charges sticking to the owner or anyone employed… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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