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UCF championship specialty license plate bill filed in Legislature

By Gray Rohrer TALLAHASSEE – Some Florida lawmakers are backing a bill to create a specialty license plate for UCF’s claimed 2017 college football national championship. The bill, HB 1359, was filed last week and its design was released Wednesday, featuring “National Champions” emblazoned on the bottom. “I am… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Son of former chief justice running for Florida attorney general

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida State Rep. Sean Shaw, a Tampa Democrat and the son of the first black chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, entered the campaign for attorney general Tuesday and took issue with the performance of outgoing Attorney General Pam Bondi. Shaw announced his candidacy outside the Florida Supreme… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Roy Garret, larger than life maitre d' at Joe's Stone Crab, dies at 92

By Martin Vassolo With the stroke of a pen, Roy Garret could let the whole island city starve. During his heyday, as the maitre d’ for Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, the white-haired gatekeeper had the power to make or break Friday night plans. For 27 years, he was the towering figure behind the lectern, spending… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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A popular school fundraiser is just 'junk-food marketing to kids,' experts say

By Caitlin Dewey For 43 years, schoolkids and their parents have clipped the labels from cookie bags and cracker boxes as part of a popular rewards program called Labels for Education. Through this and similar programs – think Tyson’s Project A+ or General Mills’ Box Tops for Education – schools get cash and supplies… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Things to do in South Florida when it's cold outside

Yes, another cold front cometh. Ugg. (We mean the expression and the fashionable wintery boots.) But that doesn’t mean you can’t go outside and do things despite the chilly temperatures. Here are some hot ideas about what to do and where to go in South Florida during one of the region’s brief cold… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Lottery tickets sold in Dania Beach, Miami can split Fantasy 5 jackpot

By Doug Phillips Two lottery tickets sold in South Florida matched all five numbers in Tuesday night’s Fantasy 5 drawing and can split the jackpot worth $101,878.09. According to the Florida Lottery, one jackpot-winning ticket was sold at the Publix supermarket at 402 E. Dania Beach Boulevard and was a quick pick… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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What to do with the kids this weekend: Curious George, train rides, action show

By Jennifer Jhon Two classic children’s characters star in exhibits opening at the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale this weekend: Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Model train rides and a Family Fun Day at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society are also planned in Broward County…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

By Amy Taxin and Amanda Lee Myers A 17-year-old girl who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window, called 911, and showed the world the strange and secret horror she and her 12 brothers and sisters had been living through. Her parents had made their suburban Southern California home a private school, a prison, and a veritable torture… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Jury deciding fate of 'cocaine cowboys' pilot in fraud case

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press A jury is deliberating an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era. Jurors were scheduled to begin deliberations Wednesday morning for 72-year-old Mickey Munday, who has become well known through his open bragging about… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Deaths in South Florida: 1/17

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. Brian Connelly, 70, of Wilton Manors, died January 11, 2018. Boyd-Panciera University Chapel 954-983-6400 DAVID KAMPF, 1920 – 2018David Kampf passed away at home on January 13, 2008. David was a… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Deadline nears to redeem unclaimed $1M lottery ticket purchased in Chicago suburb

By Associated Press A $1 million Powerball prize purchased in a Chicago suburb could soon be a stone-cold bust. Illinois Lottery this week urged players to check old tickets because the deadline for claiming the bonanza is approaching. The ticket was purchased at Stone Park Drugs and Liquors in Stone Park. It matched… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Trump's cognitive test was created by a Lebanese immigrant to Canada

By Derek Hawkins In 1996, the year President Donald Trump took over the skyscraper at 40 Wall Street and blazed a new trail in the casino business, a young Lebanese-Canadian doctor named Ziad Nasreddine created a pioneering way to screen people for early signs of dementia. Nasreddine’s evaluation was called the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Struck and killed: Panther near Naples is year's 3rd fatality

By The Associated Press An endangered Florida panther has been struck and killed by a vehicle. It’s the third fatal collision this year, out of three total panther deaths. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Tuesday that the remains of the 2-year-old male were collected Saturday near a Naples country… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Woman with Miami Beach python show faces deportation

By The Associated Press A woman whose python posed with tourists strolling through Miami Beach is now fighting deportation after Florida wildlife authorities stopped her for illegal display and called immigration officials to check her status. The Miami Herald reports that Maria Valdez Moreno received a warning from Florida… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

By Associated Press Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor. The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from several other states and Ontario,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Attackers shoot off-duty cop and get away with his gun, reports say

By Doug Phillips An off-duty police officer for the city of Doral was shot in the arm outside his home in the Miami suburb of Palmetto Bay, according to news reports. Lt. Gary King was shot during an apparent armed robbery attempt shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday outside his home on the 8000 block of Southwest 139th… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

By Matt Bonesteel Police in Pullman, Washington, announced Tuesday night that they found Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his off-campus apartment. He had failed to show up to a workout earlier in the day so police went to his apartment to do a welfare… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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North Korean nuclear weapons crisis at a 'tenuous stage,' Tillerson says

By Carol Morello Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday warned that the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons is at a “tenuous stage” and said the time for Pyongyang to show a willingness to talk about denuclearization is now. “The North Koreans know our channels are open, and they know where to find us,”… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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