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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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NSU Faculty and Staff Receive Certification from the National Society of Experiential Education

By wlchrist NSU Faculty and Staff Receive Certification from the National Society of Experiential Education. In response to President Hanbury’s initiative to embed experiential education in the undergraduate experience, Provost Ralph Rogers sponsored an experiential education academy for faculty and professional staff. NSU hosted a total of six National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) workshops between December 2016 and May 2017, including “Fundamentals of Experiential Learning”, “Assessment in Experiential Learning”, “Reflection: Making the Experiences Educational”, and more. On Tuesday, May 9, Dr. Rogers and the NSEE awarded 17 faculty and 4 professional staff members with national certification in Experiential Education. Fischler College of Education Two faculty from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education received certificates from NSEE: Charlene Desir, Ed.D., faculty in the Department of Higher Education Leadership & Instructional Technology, and Rashid Moore, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Drs. Moore and Desir will continue to serve their college and provide support to the broader NSU faculty as Experiential Learning Fellows. College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Three faculty from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) received certificates from NSEE: David Kilroy, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science, Kelly Concannon, Ph.D., and Molly …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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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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Following Vatican Visit, Melania Trump Spokeswoman Confirms First Lady Is Catholic

By Editor Photo Credit: Melania Trump/Twitter (Washington Post) — After she met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump confirmed a little-known fact about her faith: She is Catholic. And she described the visit with the leader of the Catholic Church as “one I’ll never forget.” While President Trump referenced his Presbyterian… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Moral Outrage in America Is Now for Everybody

By Kate Shellnutt Gallup finds record-high liberalism on 10 of 19 issues. Yet moderates and liberals are growing more concerned. Ask Americans about their personal views on moral issues, and they are more likely than ever to hold a liberal position. Ask them about the country’s moral values, and they’re becoming more and more pessimistic. The church today finds itself in a precarious position, as an ethical shift pushes public opinion in favor of stances that Christians have traditionally sided against. Meanwhile, Americans from all political and theological stripes have their own reasons to be concerned over moral decline. In a recent poll, Gallup found a widening embrace for more than a dozen moral issues, including record-high acceptance for gay relationships, divorce, pornography, polygamy, and physician-assisted suicide. Of the 19 issues queried about, Americans have become more liberal on 13 of them (with 10 hitting record highs) and stayed consistent on 6—most notably abortion, which 43 percent of Americans and 34 percent of Protestants deem morally acceptable. Americans have not shifted more conservative on any of the 19 moral issues measured. “There was a time that basic Christian morality was at least something people were afraid to violate—at least in an answer on a public survey,” said Dan …read more Source:: Christianity Today       ...
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New Undercover Video Captures Crowd Chuckling as Abortionist Tells of Eyeball That ‘Fell Down Into My Lap’

By Heather Clark A new undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) features clips of various Planned Parenthood officials and other abortion advocates making nonchalant statements about the abortion process, including that the baby’s eyeballs fell into their lap or that they had to tear off a leg to avoid technically performing a partial-birth abortion. The… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Terrorists Kill 26 Christians on Church Bus Trip to Popular Monastery

By Jayson Casper in Cairo On eve of Ramadan, attack stuns Egypt’s Copts. Terrorists ambushed a Coptic church bus trip on Friday near Minya in Upper Egypt, killing at least 26 and injuring 25, including many children. Egypt’s interior ministry reported that three 4×4 vehicles of 8 to 10 gunmen dressed in military uniforms opened fire on the vehicle, which was on its way to St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery in Samalout, 140 miles south of Cairo. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack—which occurred on the eve of Ramadan—follows church bombings claimed by the Islamic State on Palm Sunday and in advance of Christmas. Last week, Egyptian authorities arrested 48 individuals, securing confessions of belonging to a terrorist cell linked to the Islamic State. “I am grieving. It is sad and shocking,” said Bishop Thomas of the Coptic Orthodox diocese of Qusia, 75 miles from the monastery. “But at the same time, I know this is not new. I was expecting things like this to happen. And it will not be the last.” Thomas described St. Samuel’s as a favorite location for Copts to visit in central Egypt. A desert monastery, it has a simplicity that attracts both spiritual pilgrimage and social outings. The …read more Source:: Christianity Today       ...
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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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