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We've had so many great #tbt photos today, and we want to see more! There are so...

By Florida Atlantic University We’ve had so many great #tbt photos today, and we want to see more! There are some throwback #FAU shirts still left for our True Blue supporters with the most likes/shares/comments. Please be sure to post your best FAU memories with #OneWaveFAU (REMEMBER: you need to use the hashtag to qualify!) And then show your #TrueBlue support at: …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Ever wanted your name on an #FAU building? Right now is your chance! Participate...

By Florida Atlantic University Ever wanted your name on an #FAU building? Right now is your chance! Participate in One Day, One Wave in the next hour, and one lucky Owl will get the opportunity to name the #FAU Student Union for a day! Just a few more hours to go, so don’t wait! …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Woman slain after dialing 911 was 'beautiful soul,' dreamed of owning bakery

By By Mike Clary , Sun Sentinel 19-year-old was pastry chef in Boca Raton In the hours before she was killed, Nicole Franco played video games with her boyfriend in Plantation, drove home in her brand new Ford Fiesta and then signed off for the night. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Woman slain after dialing 911 was 'beautiful soul,' dreamed of owning bakery | Video

By By Mike Clary , Sun Sentinel 19-year-old was pastry chef in Boca Raton In the hours before she was killed, Nicole Franco played video games with her boyfriend in Plantation, drove home in her brand new Ford Fiesta and then signed off for the night. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Detectives investigate deaths of 2 teens in Oakland Park

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives continue to investigate after two teenagers were found dead blocks apart from each other in Oakland Park in a span of two days. Nicole Franco, 19, and Amaya Cruz, 17, were identified Wednesday as the victims. Franco was found dead in her apartment early Tuesday morning after deputies were called to a burglary at the Bridgewater Place complex, 2800 NW 44th St. BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella said Franco called 911 to report a burglary at her apartment, but she didn’t give a precise address. Deputies arrived at the complex and went door-to-door looking for evidence of a crime. Eventually they stumbled upon an open sliding-glass door at Franco’s first-floor apartment and called out to her, but there was no response. Once inside, deputies found Franco’s body. The next morning, deputies were called to a medical emergency at 580 NW 41st St., BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said. When deputies arrived, they found Cruz dead at the scene. Authorities haven’t said how either teen died. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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What could happen in the next few hours? Think about the power of a single wave...

By Florida Atlantic University What could happen in the next few hours? Think about the power of a single wave of FAU giving … 300 alumni giving $10 = $3,000 300 alumni giving $25 = $7,500 300 alumni giving $50 = $15,000 As we grow stronger, so does the value of EVERY #FAU degree! Ride the #TrueBlue wave now: …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Former Broward County judge disbarred for lying about relationship with prosecutor

A former Broward County judge has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for texting with a prosecutor during a murder trial. “I’ve given everything up, including one of the things I love the most — my job,” former chief criminal Judge Ana Gardiner tearfully testified at her Florida Bar trial. Gardiner was accused of lying under oath about her relationship with a prosecutor. “Nothing has ever interfered with my job because that has been my life,” Gardiner testified. Gardiner was found guilty of lying and Thursday the state Supreme Court handed down its punishment — disbarment. Prosecutor Sheila Alu first came forward about Gardiner’s improper relationship with homicide prosecutor Howard Scheinberg during a murder trial in her courtroom, alleging they discussed the trial while partying together. A judicial investigation began in which Gardiner and Scheinberg denied discussing the trial or having a close, personal relationship. Then came the revelation they had secretly shared more than 1,400 phone calls and text messages during that death penalty trial. Gardiner has since married her defense attorney in the Bar investigation, David Bogenschutz. Scheinberg is serving a two-year suspension of his law license. The court mentioned the cost of Gardiner’s wrongdoing to the public, including the cost of a new trial for …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Suspect accused of raping woman behind Davie coin laundromat

Police arrested a man they say attacked and raped a woman as she walked from work in Davie. A judge granted no bail to Fabian Powell in court Thursday. Powell is accused of punching and sexually assaulting a woman in 2012. The alleged attack happened after the victim was dropped off near Stirling Road at the David Road exit. The victim says she was walking home when she was jumped and dragged behind a coin laundromat, where she was raped. Police say Powell may also be responsible for a similar attack in Fort Lauderdale last year. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Florida Supreme Court disbars former Broward Judge Ana Gardiner

By By Tonya Alanez , Sun Sentinel Ana Gardiner was a judge, so she should have known better than to begin a “personal and emotional relationship” with a prosecutor who was trying a death penalty case in front of her in 2007, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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