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Cops look to put brakes on South Florida drag racers

By Brian Ballou, Brooke Baitinger Authorities say they’ve seen hundreds of cases of drag racing in recent years across darkened stretches of roads in South Florida. But they say they’ve risen to the challenge to quell some of the illegal racing: — Pembroke Pines police, who patrol part of the popular drag strip U.S. Highway 27,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Spain demands Catalonia elect new leaders weeks after region voted for independence

By Pamela Rolfe, William Booth and James Mcauley In the latest escalation to a conflict that has galvanized Europe for weeks, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed Saturday to sack Catalonia’s leaders and to hold a fresh round of elections “within the next six months.” Madrid’s announcement came after an emergency cabinet meeting, where… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Trump plans to release of JFK assassination documents despite concerns from agencies

By Ian Shapira President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that he planned to release the tens of thousands of never-before-seen documents left in the files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination held by the National Archives and Records Administration. “Subject to the receipt of further information,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Google parent company turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

By Ryan Nakashima Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant’s “Project Loon” balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Georgia lawmaker, the wife of ex-HHS Secretary, asks about quarantining HIV patients

By Mary Hui A Georgia state lawmaker, who is married to former U.S. health and human services secretary Tom Price, has drawn criticism for suggesting that people with HIV be quarantined to stop the spread of the virus, recalling language used in an earlier era when AIDS was little understood. “What are we… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Panthers lose to champion Penguins as Roberto Luongo leaves game injured

By Matthew DeFranks In the third period of the Florida Panthers’ 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, Roberto Luongo removed the blocker that shields his right hand to examine his fingers. At times, he held his hand straight out. Other times, he reeled it towards his body. As Luongo and Panthers trainers… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Deputy accused of burglarizing home of man who was dying at hospital

By Adam Sacasa It had been just 90 minutes after paramedics took a dying 85-year-old man from his West Boynton home to the hospital. With no one home, in came an intruder of the unusual kind: A sheriff’s deputy who knew exactly how to carry out a burglary, authorities say. He had gotten the home-garage code from… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Miramar's generosity to private business stirs outrage

By Brian Ballou Miramar has been good to Roy A. Maynard. City commissioners gave the Hollywood businessman $150,000 in 2014 to make improvements to his shopping center on Miramar Parkway. Last month, they threw $350,000 more his way. The commission’s generosity has angered many residents, who believe the city… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Miramar's generosity to private business stirs outrage

By Brian Ballou Miramar has been good to Roy A. Maynard. City commissioners gave the Hollywood businessman $150,000 in 2014 to make improvements to his shopping center on Miramar Parkway. Last month, they threw $350,000 more his way. The commission’s generosity has angered many residents, who believe the city… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Teen who killed two men, then went shopping, gets 60 years

By Marc Freeman A West Boynton teen who killed two men — shooting them each in the head and then going shopping at malls — was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison. Anthony Clark, now 17, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two cousins, Ricky Miner, 23, of Boynton Beach, and… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Tiger trouble? Man accused of illegally buying Bengal cub for rapper Tyga

By Paula McMahon The way the feds tell the story, when celebrity rapper Tyga wanted his very own tiger, he turned to a man known as “Nick the Wrangler” to illegally procure the big cat. The wrangler, whose legal name is Nicholas Lee Bishop, is now sitting in the Broward County main jail on federal charges he was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Tiger trouble? Man accused of illegally buying Bengal cub for rapper Tyga

By Paula McMahon The way the feds tell the story, when celebrity rapper Tyga wanted his very own tiger, he turned to a man known as “Nick the Wrangler” to illegally procure the big cat. The wrangler, whose legal name is Nicholas Lee Bishop, is now sitting in the Broward County main jail on federal charges he was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Could hurricane food assistance have been handled over the phone? Some say yes.

By Skyler Swisher They lined up by the thousands and wilted for hours in the scorching South Florida sun in hopes of getting Hurricane Irma food assistance. Traffic snarled roads. People fainted in the heat. Tempers flared. Scuffles broke out. Police abruptly shut down jammed-packed relief sites citing safety concerns,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Gun law ignored. Juveniles abused. Do you care? | Editorial

By Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Florida’s law is clear. Guns can’t be sold to people under long-term psychiatric treatment. Yet an investigation by The Sun Sentinel discovered the law is routinely flouted, ignored or carelessly administered. Also, Florida’s juvenile justice system is supposed to safely shelter youthful offenders… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hurricane Irma slowed South Florida real estate deals, but median prices rose, Realtors say

By Jennifer Boehm The South Florida housing market got its first glimpse of what Hurricane Irma did to residential sales volume in September and the results can hardly be a surprise: closings for existing, single-family homes in the tri-county area fell by 31 percent, according to figures released by local Realtor… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Hit-and-run victim dies after being found unconscious in Pompano roadway

By Tonya Alanez An unconscious man with head injuries, the victim of a hit and run, was found in a Pompano Beach roadway early Thursday, authorities said. He was taken to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been disclosed, pending notification of his family. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Hit-and-run victim dies after being found unconscious in Pompano roadway

By Tonya Alanez An unconscious man with head injuries, the victim of a hit and run, was found in a Pompano Beach roadway early Thursday, authorities said. He was taken to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been disclosed, pending notification of his family. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dogs left bloodied by kennel grates at Broward's new pet shelter

By Susannah Bryan Kennel drain grates at Broward County’s new $16.5 million pet shelter have ripped off the nails of some dogs awaiting homes, leaving them bleeding and in pain. The dogs’ nails got stuck in the grates as they walked around their kennels. No one can say how many were hurt because shelter workers were… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Dogs left bloodied by kennel grates at Broward's new pet shelter

By Susannah Bryan Kennel drain grates at Broward County’s new $16.5 million pet shelter have ripped off the nails of some dogs awaiting homes, leaving them bleeding and in pain. The dogs’ nails got stuck in the grates as they walked around their kennels. No one can say how many were hurt because shelter workers were… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Puerto Rico shelter pets now up for adoption at Humane Society in Dania Beach

By Susannah Bryan Special cargo from Puerto Rico was flown into South Florida this week: 104 cats and canines. The pets, 25 cats and 79 dogs from the Save-A-Sato rescue group, are now awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Broward County. It was the second batch of homeless pets from Puerto Rico rescued by the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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