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Remodeling and relaxation on display at Lauderdale home show

By Mike Clary The hundreds of goods and services being offered at the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and prices, ranging from a door handle that looks like a sea horse to a new tile roof, a kitchen knife or a $9,000 massage chair. But the inspiration is free. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Hazy skies could be smoke from Everglades fire, forecasters say

By Mike Clary Smoke from wildfires in northwestern Broward County cast Sunday morning skies with a high haze, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. The smoke was not expected to cause any health hazards, forecasters said. The fire, burning in the Everglades in the northwest corner of Broward… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Car plunges into Deerfield Beach canal, two feared dead

By Mike Clary Two people are feared dead after a car struck a tree and plunged into a canal late Saturday in the 600 block of Siesta Key Circle in Deerfield Beach. Two other occupants of the car may have survived, according to one report. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were on the scene early Sunday as the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Great American Beach Party brings antique cars, alligators — and crowds

By Brooke Baitinger The laughter and chatter of the crowds at Saturday’s Great American Beach Party in Fort Lauderdale were frequently interrupted by an eclectic chorus of sounds, from the squawk of a parrot to the rev of an engine. Music swelled from two stages at both ends of the street where the event was held… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Biker gangs still cruising, committing crimes, claiming South Florida, authorities say

By Tonya Alanez, Paula McMahon Hoodlum biker gangs leaving trails of exhaust, murder and mayhem in their wake are not a thing of yesteryear, as demonstrated by a recent killing pinned on the notorious Outlaws Motorcycle Club near Orlando. The Outlaws, whose motto is “God forgives, Outlaws don’t,” have been actively challenging… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Hollywood city attorney agrees to resign after DUI arrest

By Susannah Bryan Hollywood City Attorney Jeff Sheffel said he planned to keep his $210,000-a-year job after his DUI arrest two months ago. He had a change of heart after Commissioner Dick Blattner asked for his resignation during a recent public meeting. “Clients get to choose their lawyers. Lawyers don’t choose… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Woman stole $21,000 in vacation home scam, deputies say

By Adam Sacasa A Minnesota couple wanted to trade frigid winter weather for Florida sunshine — but walked right into a scam, investigators say. Karen and Ken Hoime booked a vacation rental home on FlipKey, a rental company owned by TripAdvisor. They booked their flight to spend February in Florida and sent two… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Raw sewage repeatedly fouls Fort Lauderdale waters

By Brittany Wallman, John Maines It was a hot Thursday in June, and under the Himmarshee Canal in Fort Lauderdale, an underwater sewer pipe burst. The fetid liquid was flowing under pressure, and over the next 25 hours, 10.6 million gallons of waste gushed directly into the waterway that intersects Las Olas Boulevard. Miles away… …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
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Nancy Pelosi in South Florida, talks up Democratic hopes, tamps down impeachment talk

By Anthony Man Nancy Pelosi, who will return to her former role as U.S. House speaker if Democrats win control next year, declined Friday to offer what so many energized activists in her party want to hear: a promise to impeach President Donald Trump. “I don’t subscribe to making any statements about impeachment,”… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Alert worker foils audacious attempt to rip off forklift

By Brian Ballou Their audacity was outweighed only by the item they tried to steal from a Deerfield Beach industrial firm on May 19 — a forklift. The three thieves dressed for the part, wearing reflective vests and hard hats, and they arrived at the Crawford-Tracey Corporation in an 18-wheeler and a tow truck,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Citrix's chief people officer Donna Kimmel encourages risk-taking to spur innovation

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Citrix Systems’ chief people officer Donna Kimmel is accustomed to taking risks. She took the job just six weeks before Kirill Tatarinov came aboard as the new company CEO in January 2016. “We both knew we were stepping into a transformational opportunity,” said Kimmel, who oversees global human… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Cocaine comes roaring back to South Florida — and then some

By Ryan Van Velzer Cocaine is making a comeback in South Florida. Colombian cocaine production is at a record high, and traffickers are hauling more of the drug into the southern half of the Sunshine State, Drug Enforcement Administration officials say. While Americans turned their attention to confront an opioid… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward lawyer owes child pornography victims $142,600, judge rules in growing national trend

By Paula McMahon When a Broward lawyer was convicted of possessing more than 1,000 child pornography photos and videos, which he viewed at home and at his law firm, he was sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison. But earlier this month, in a growing trend, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale also ordered David… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Another reason to curse South Florida humidity — fleas

By Lisa J. Huriash Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend: an onslaught of fleas. Veterinarians say this is the perfect season for the bloodsuckers that lay claim on house pets, making dogs and cats — and their owners — absolutely miserable. “South Florida is never really good, but right now is extraordinarily… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Coral Springs woman charged with DUI manslaughter in Tamarac crash

By Linda Trischitta A Coral Springs woman who was convicted eight years ago of driving under the influence is charged with DUI manslaughter after a crash in April in Tamarac, authorities say. It was about 8 p.m. on April 8 when Stephanie Alexandra Pantuliano, 29, drove a Cadillac sedan along Northwest 79th Avenue… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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'Baywatch' moviegoers cheer scenes showcasing South Florida

By Anne Geggis The opening scenes for the “Baywatch” movie drew cheers from a sold-out crowd Thursday night at Deerfield Beach’s own red-carpet event as the summer comedy blockbuster opened. The locations, for this crowd, were instantly the stars Thursday night: Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward property values soar to highest level

By Larry Barszewski Broward County’s property values continued their robust growth this year and are now at their highest level ever, topping the previous record set 10 years ago before the Great Recession collapsed the real estate market. The county’s taxable value dropped 29 percent between 2007 and 2011, but has… …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
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NAACP President Cornell Brooks voted out

By Carma Henry NAACP President Cornell Brooks voted out NAACP national board makes dramatic move to regain relevance By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news. Brooks, 56, has served in the position since May 2014. Some NAACP insiders said that there was a lack of communication between the NAACP’s large board of directors and Brooks. Others say that a lack of fundraising prowess was the reason. On the day the board voted to end Brooks’ tenure as president (his current contract expires on June 30), NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell announced that the 108-year-old organization is “retooling” and embarking on “an organization-wide refresh” in response to the “audacious challenges” in “today’s volatile political, media and social climates.” During an interview with American Urban Radio Networks, Brooks was asked why he was being let go. He responded: “I can’t point to any substantive reason. What I can point to is this: the NAACP over the course of less than three years, is more visible, more vocal, growing in members, donors, presence in the …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Rescue me PLEASE!

By Carma Henry Rescue me PLEASE! Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. Psalm 35:17 By Bobby R. Henry, Sr. How difficult it must be to tread water weight down in an armored suit made of iron. Struggling sometimes just to survive from our own self-imprisonments, let alone; the woes of this economy and under the current president can feel just as suffocating and the fight just as futile. Being a minority business owner in general and a Black newspaper business owner in particular, we know firsthand the severity of wondering “which way to go.” I feel for those who would succumb and throw in the towel after reading many of the newspaper articles and news programs following the antics of 45, seeing our world unravel on television reporting adversity after adversity. How devastating it must be to lose your job, then your home and stumble into the emergency room to find out what you thought was a stomach ache in actually is a cancerous tumor the size of a baseball, coupled with ‘no insurance’. It is believed and stated that desperate times bring about desperate measures. I need help to understand what kind …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Congratulations to the Westside Gazette Newspaper Salutes “The Greatest Mom in the World 2017” contest winners

By Carma Henry Congratulations to the Westside Gazette Newspaper Salutes “The Greatest Mom in the World 2017” contest winners: Mrs. Judy Ellie, First Place Winner (l) and Mrs. Pearlie Nichols, Second Place Winner. Thank you to our sponsors: Betty’s Soul Food Restaurant, Broward Meats, Cal’s For Hair, Children’s Services Council, McWhites’ Funeral Home, Nicole’s Beauty Salon, Royal Bloom Florist, Tom Jenkins Bar-B-Q and Norman’s Photoland. …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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