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Paramedics brave hurricane to save 1-year-old Delray boy

By Ryan Van Velzer Without power and stuck in the middle of a hurricane, Stacy Alcenard-Macer’s 1-year-old son had no way to take the medicine he needed to breathe clearly — until the Delray Beach Fire Department came to his rescue. Alcenard-Macer lost power the morning of Sept. 10 as the outer bands of Hurricane… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Man shot dead while trying to stop verbal assault, police say

By Tonya Alanez A 57-year-old Hollywood man was shot dead Friday morning in West Park after he intervened when a homeless man was being verbally assaulted by another man, police said. Philip Antonino was shot multiple times and died at the hospital, said Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Man shot dead while trying to stop verbal assault, police say

By Tonya Alanez A 57-year-old Hollywood man was shot dead Friday morning in West Park after he intervened when a homeless man was being verbally assaulted by another man, police said. Philip Antonino was shot multiple times and died at the hospital, said Gina Carter, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. … …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Thief uses SUV to steal generator from family's front porch, deputies say

By Tonya Alanez Five days after Hurricane Irma, a brazen thief pulled up to an Oakland Park home and stole a generator from the front porch, deputies said. The suspect, Juan Rodriguez Fajardo, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary and grand theft, said Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Thief uses SUV to steal generator from family's front porch, deputies say

By Tonya Alanez Five days after Hurricane Irma, a brazen thief pulled up to an Oakland Park home and stole a generator from the front porch, deputies said. The suspect, Juan Rodriguez Fajardo, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary and grand theft, said Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Strengthened grid, weaker than expected Irma creates storm of questions for FPL over power losses

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, David Fleshler The feared direct hit to South Florida from Hurricane Irma never happened. But most people lost power anyway, enduring days of dark houses, cold meals and sweltering heat. When Hurricane Irma arrived Sept. 10, it struck a system that Florida Power & Light Co. had spent nearly $3 billion to strengthen… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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FEMA: Flood insurance claims for Irma near 17,000 in Florida

By Ron Hurtibise If your home or business was damaged by storm surge or flooding during Hurricane Irma, National Flood Insurance Program director Roy Wright wants you to know how to get as much money as you can as quickly as possible. Once you get back into your home, “take pictures of everything,” Wright said by… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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11th person dies in Hollywood nursing home saga

By Susannah Bryan An 11th person has died as a result of stifling heat at a Hollywood nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. Constance Alice Thomas, 94, died Thursday at 8:58 a.m., more than a week after eight people succumbed to stifling heat at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Among those… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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11th person dies in Hollywood nursing home saga

By Susannah Bryan An 11th person has died as a result of stifling heat at a Hollywood nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. Constance Alice Thomas, 94, died Thursday at 8:58 a.m., more than a week after eight people succumbed to stifling heat at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. Among those… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward College a frequent flyer in NASA space program

By Caitlin R. McGlade Broward College regularly cooks up experiments that are out of this world — literally. Students will spend this semester preparing equipment for rocket mission sponsored by NASA, continuing what has become two decades of tradition for the college. “Twenty years ago they told us there was no way… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Broward College a frequent flyer in NASA space program

By Caitlin R. McGlade Broward College regularly cooks up experiments that are out of this world — literally. Students will spend this semester preparing equipment for rocket mission sponsored by NASA, continuing what has become two decades of tradition for the college. “Twenty years ago they told us there was no way… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Flaming pumpkins jam traffic on Florida highway

By Associated Press In an early Halloween highway horror, a truckload of burning pumpkins blocked traffic on a Florida interstate. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that a tractor-trailer hauling pumpkins struck a guard rail on southbound Interstate 75 near Tampa early Friday, sparking… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Downtown Hollywood to welcome first new hotel in decades when the CIRC opens in February

By Arlene Satchell Downtown Hollywood is on the cusp of a hotel renaissance as it is poised to welcome its first newly built hotel in several decades — the CIRC. The 111-room boutique hotel, which is scheduled to open in early 2018, is nearing completion on the northeastern side of the Young Circle arts and entertainment… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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New Palm Beach teacher recruiting strategy: poach from Broward

By Scott Travis School districts have been looking in new places to find teachers, and in Palm Beach County, that includes poaching from Broward County schools. Broward teachers received postcards in the mail this year telling them “Palm Beach County provides the HIGHEST teacher salary in South Florida,” as well… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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New Palm Beach teacher recruiting strategy: poach from Broward

By Scott Travis School districts have been looking in new places to find teachers, and in Palm Beach County, that includes poaching from Broward County schools. Broward teachers received postcards in the mail this year telling them “Palm Beach County provides the HIGHEST teacher salary in South Florida,” as well… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Despite driver frustration, Florida to keep new hurricane evacuation plan

By Wayne K. Roustan It was Florida’s largest evacuation ever. And it came as the state was trying out a new evacuation plan that allowed drivers to ride on highway shoulders instead of reversing all lanes to one direction. The idea was to minimize driver confusion and risk, while allowing supply trucks to go into… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Despite driver frustration, Florida to keep new hurricane evacuation plan

By Wayne K. Roustan It was Florida’s largest evacuation ever. And it came as the state was trying out a new evacuation plan that allowed drivers to ride on highway shoulders instead of reversing all lanes to one direction. The idea was to minimize driver confusion and risk, while allowing supply trucks to go into areas… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

By Noel Harris In a bid to fight against an increasing number of opioid overdoses, a national drugstore is putting new limits on prescriptions and looking to educate patients. According to a release on the CVS Health website, opioid overdose deaths quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. In an attempt to curb this number,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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John McCain says no to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders

By Associated Press Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,”… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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