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Third person in a week hit by Brightline train

By Tonya Alanez A Brightline train hit a man as he tried to beat the train across the tracks in Fort Lauderdale Friday night, marking the third time in a week the higher-speed line hit somebody, police said. The man was taken to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert. His injuries were not life threatening,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Third person in a week hit by Brightline train

By Tonya Alanez A Brightline train hit a man as he tried to beat the train across the tracks in Fort Lauderdale Friday night, marking the third time in a week the higher-speed line hit somebody, police said. The man was taken to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert. His injuries were not life threatening,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Police ID man they say killed woman in front of her 5 grandkids

By Tonya Alanez Fort Lauderdale police on Friday identified the man they say shot and killed a woman in front of her daughter and five grandchildren earlier this week. Bernice Jefferson’s killer was Dytadious Mobley, 31, the father of three of Jefferson’s grandchildren, police said. Mobley fled the scene in the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Police ID man they say killed woman in front of her 5 grandkids

By Tonya Alanez Fort Lauderdale police on Friday identified the man they say shot and killed a woman in front of her daughter and five grandchildren earlier this week. Bernice Jefferson’s killer was Dytadious Mobley, 31, the father of three of Jefferson’s grandchildren, police said. Mobley fled the scene in the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

By Associated Press Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner’s office earlier in the day that the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Juror says they were bullied into convicting Boynton Beach cop of lying to FBI

By Tonya Alanez, Paula McMahon Weeks before a Boynton Beach police sergeant is set to be sentenced for lying to the FBI about a controversial police chase, a juror from his case wrote a letter saying jurors bullied others into convicting the cop. Philip Antico, 37, may face federal prison time when he is sentenced on Feb. 5. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Driver dies 10 days after crash

By Tonya Alanez Ten days after a car crash sent a Hollywood couple to the hospital, the 80-year-old husband has died as a result of his injuries, police said Friday. The crash happened Jan. 9 when Nehemiah Ferguson rear-ended another car and then coasted into a concrete pole at the intersection of Pines Boulevard… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Driver dies 10 days after crash

By Tonya Alanez Ten days after a car crash sent a Hollywood couple to the hospital, the 80-year-old husband has died as a result of his injuries, police said Friday. The crash happened Jan. 9 when Nehemiah Ferguson rear-ended another car and then coasted into a concrete pole at the intersection of Pines Boulevard… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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White supremacist in murder-for-hire FBI sting sentenced to 40 years in prison

By Paula McMahon When a self-described white supremacist turned up in South Florida and confided that he had murdered several people – including a man known as “Machete Bob” – it wasn’t long before one of his new pals ratted him out. Adrian Apodaca was living in a trailer behind the clubhouse of the Dirty White… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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White supremacist in murder-for-hire FBI sting sentenced to 40 years in prison

By Paula McMahon When a self-described white supremacist turned up in South Florida and confided that he had murdered several people – including a man known as “Machete Bob” – it wasn’t long before one of his new pals ratted him out. Adrian Apodaca was living in a trailer behind the clubhouse of the Dirty White… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Homeowners could face new rules to prevent hurricane power outages

By Larry Barszewski Hurricane Irma might result in more restrictions on where you can grow trees in your yard. To reduce the chance of power outages after hurricanes, Broward County may limit where homeowners can plant and may require that existing trees near power lines be removed. Irma knocked out power to 90 percent… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Homeowners could face new rules to prevent hurricane power outages

By Larry Barszewski Hurricane Irma might result in more restrictions on where you can grow trees in your yard. To reduce the chance of power outages after hurricanes, Broward County may limit where homeowners can plant and may require that existing trees near power lines be removed. Irma knocked out power to 90 percent… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Jury learns escort ad murder victim was MMA fighter from Brazil

By Marc Freeman Gustavo Cabral recently moved to South Florida from Brazil to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. But the 31-year-old Coconut Creek man’s decision to respond to an online ad for an escort wound up getting him killed, prosecutors said Friday. After Cabral showed up for sex in a room at a Pompano… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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A1A isn't safe to cross during construction, Hollywood tells state

By Susannah Bryan The $9.4 million redesign of A1A in Hollywood is supposed to make the road safer for pedestrians, but for now it’s making things more dangerous, city officials say. State officials removed turn lanes and medians between Sheridan and Johnson streets two months ago to begin work on the project. When… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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A1A isn't safe to cross during construction, Hollywood tells state

By Susannah Bryan The $9.4 million redesign of A1A in Hollywood is supposed to make the road safer for pedestrians, but for now it’s making things more dangerous, city officials say. State officials removed turn lanes and medians between Sheridan and Johnson streets two months ago to begin work on the project. When… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Driver charged in street-racing crash that killed man, police say

By Tonya Alanez The red Mercedes and gray Infiniti hit speeds of at least 100 mph as they played a game of cat and mouse and raced along Davie Road before a head-on collision that killed another driver, witnesses told police. The Mercedes plowed into a minivan as it tried to enter the roadway, throwing its 22-year-old… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Driver charged in street-racing crash that killed man, police say

By Tonya Alanez The red Mercedes and gray Infiniti hit speeds of at least 100 mph as they played a game of cat and mouse and raced along Davie Road before a head-on collision that killed another driver, witnesses told police. The Mercedes plowed into a minivan as it tried to enter the roadway, throwing its 22-year-old… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Scripps Florida making headway with new companies and potential drugs

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Scripps Florida, the research institute that began operating in Jupiter about a decade ago, is finally making headway in spinning off or internally growing companies that are developing new drugs. That should help finance continued research at Scripps, whose 2017 revenues bounced up again after… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Where are South Florida's 8 Amazon headquarter sites? Real estate experts identify potential candidates

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, David Lyons With South Florida as a finalist to be the home of a second Amazon headquarters, real estate experts have identified potential candidates for a site, which would bring 50,000 new jobs and a $5 billion investment. The sites are all conjecture, however, as the eight locations proposed to Amazon —… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Where are South Florida's 8 Amazon headquarter sites? Real estate experts identify potential candidates

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, David Lyons With South Florida as a finalist to be the home of a second Amazon headquarters, real estate experts have identified potential candidates for a site, which would bring 50,000 new jobs and a $5 billion investment. The sites are all conjecture, however, as the eight locations proposed to Amazon —… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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