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Skip Campbell dies at 69

By David Hayes Coral Springs Mayor Walter G. “Skip” Campbell has died, it was reported late Tuesday. He was 69. Campbell was a state senator from 1996 to 2006. He became mayor of Coral Springs in November 2014, and was re-elected in November 2016. Campbell lived in the city for 36 years. According to coralsprings.org,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dave Hyde, Twan Russell among seven inducted into Broward Sports Hall of Fame

By Wells Dusenbury South Florida Sun Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde and former Miami Dolphin Twan Russell were two of seven people inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. Held at the Broward County Convention Center, the award-winning writer joined Claire Sua Amundson, Rocky Gillis,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Lives in limbo: Panhandle family among thousands scattered by Hurricane Michael

By Anne Geggis Thirteen days after Hurricane Michael upended their lives, the Wallaces are grateful for South Florida relatives who took them in. But the family can’t stop wondering when — or even if — they’ll return to the place that’s been their home for six generations. They are among the tens of thousands… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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60 homeless people can rest easier as beds reopen in Broward

By Larry Barszewski Homeless people in Broward County had a better chance of sleeping indoors Tuesday night after an operator of two shelters agreed to re-open 60 overnight spots that had been suspended for financial reasons a week earlier. The beds are at the Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Homeless beds reopen in Broward

By Larry Barszewski Homeless people in Broward County had a better chance of sleeping indoors Tuesday night after an operator of two shelters agreed to re-open 60 overnight spots that had been suspended for financial reasons a week earlier. The beds are at the Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Lives in limbo: Panhandle family among thousands scattered by Hurricane Michael

By Anne Geggis Thirteen days after Hurricane Michael upended their lives, the Wallaces are grateful for South Florida relatives who took them in. But the family can’t stop wondering when — or even if — they’ll return to the place that’s been their home for six generations. They are among the tens of thousands… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Well done! Couple serve up hundreds of hamburgers to hungry hurricane victims

By Larry Barszewski A couple drove 545 miles across Florida to deliver the happiest meal of all: A whopping 460 burgers to people left devastated by Hurricane Michael. Marilyn and Isaac Levy, of Hollywood, felt they needed to do something more than just send a donation after the storm struck the Florida Panhandle…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Well done! Couple serve up hundreds of hamburgers to hungry hurricane victims

By Larry Barszewski A couple drove 545 miles across Florida to deliver the happiest meal of all: A whopping 460 burgers to people left devastated by Hurricane Michael. Marilyn and Isaac Levy, of Hollywood, felt they needed to do something more than just send a donation after the storm struck the Florida Panhandle…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Wednesday Bulletin Board Oct. 24

By Diana Mellion Events are subject to change. Please check with venue for details. Today Powerful Tools for Caregivers, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs. 754-800-7213. “Witch’s Brew” Annual Halloween Tea, 2-4 p.m., Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Stuart will pursue Brightline station and begins considering locations

By Lisa Broadt Stuart city commissioners have unanimously agreed to apply for a Brightline station. The commission made its decision Monday after soliciting community input through a public workshop and survey and engaging in more than a month of discussion. Commissioners reiterated concerns about the passenger… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dolphins lose leading receiver Albert Wilson for season to hip injury

By Safid Deen It’s official: The Miami Dolphins will be without their most explosive offensive weapon for the rest of the 2018 season. Dolphins receiver Albert Wilson will be placed on injured reserve prior to Thursday’s game, according to a league source, effectively ending his first season with the team. Wilson… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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FBI was the source of Andrew Gillum's 'Hamilton' ticket, new records show

By Skyler Swisher Democratic nominee for governor Andrew Gillum accepted a ticket to the musical “Hamilton” that came from an undercover FBI agent, according to records made public Tuesday. The documents filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics raise new questions about the FBI cloud that has dogged Gillum’s… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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What will keep Dolphins from kneeling during anthem? Injuries to Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson

By Safid Deen Angry fans have cancelled season tickets, the NFL has threatened punishment and President Donald Trump has demanded an end to it. But what does it take to keep the Miami Dolphins from kneeling during the national anthem? Injuries. For the first times since NFL players began kneeling in 2016, the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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New Fort Lauderdale police station would cost taxpayers

By Brittany Wallman A new Fort Lauderdale police headquarters would cost property owners for the next 30 years, but the decision likely will be up to voters. A majority of Fort Lauderdale commissioners said Tuesday that they favor asking voters to support a $100 million new police station, to be built at the current… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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New Fort Lauderdale police station would cost taxpayers

By Brittany Wallman A new Fort Lauderdale police headquarters would cost property owners for the next 30 years, but the decision likely will be up to voters. A majority of Fort Lauderdale commissioners said Tuesday that they favor asking voters to support a $100 million new police station, to be built at the current… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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South Florida sees big jumps in first-day early voting numbers

By Skyler Swisher More South Florida voters turned out on the first day early voting than in the last midterm election, with all three counties seeing big jumps. Turnout in Palm Beach County doubled from 5,315 to 10,696 for the first day, even with polling hours remaining the same and one fewer site being offered… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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South Florida sees big jumps in first-day early voting numbers

By Skyler Swisher More South Florida voters turned out on the first day early voting than in the last midterm election, with all three counties seeing big jumps. Turnout in Palm Beach County doubled from 5,315 to 10,696 for the first day, even with polling hours remaining the same and one fewer site being offered… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward County Charter questions, the great disappointments | Editorial

By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board What a disappointment the Broward Charter Review Commission turned out to be. This politically charged group had the chance to serve the public in two big ways. First, by letting Broward County voters decide whether they want to elect the county mayor, who’s now appointed. And second, by letting… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Despite Khashoggi case, U.S. firms attend event with Saudi prince

By Kevin Sullivan Gathered under grand domes and crystal chandeliers for a glitzy investment forum nicknamed “Davos in the Desert,” business leaders on Tuesday called the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi terrible and sad, but said that it shouldn’t derail their dealmaking or U.S.-Saudi relations. They knew… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Heat-Knicks takes new twist with Spoelstra vs. Fizdale

By Ira Winderman There was a time when Heat-Knicks were Defcon whatever Defcon that NBA basketball can be. It was during that time, in the late ’90s, that Erik Spoelstra and David Fizdale found themselves working in the bunker that is the Miami Heat video room. It was as intense a playoff rivalry as anything the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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