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Then: Condo arson, dead cats, displaced residents. Now: Prison and $3 million restitution

By Doug Phillips A Coral Springs man who started the fire that caused millions of dollars in damage to a condo complex, killed three cats and displaced dozens of residents will be spending five years in federal prison. Nathan Counts, 40, has also been ordered to pay $3 million in restitution for starting the Feb…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Alexan tower back for final decision in Fort Lauderdale

By Brittany Wallman A controversial 21-story tower next to the tunnel in downtown Fort Lauderdale is expected to meet its fate Tuesday night. The Alexan-Tarpon River residential tower, proposed at 501 SE Sixth Ave., would rise just west of the U.S. 1 tunnel. The 181-unit project met fierce opposition earlier this… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Cooper City man bags nearly 12-foot alligator on Lake Okeechobee, report says

By Doug Phillips He caught a big gator in a small boat. A Cooper City man’s latest trek to Lake Okeechobee to hunt alligators — as permitted by the state — netted him a nearly 12-foot gator weighing an estimated 1,000 pounds, WPLG-Ch. 10 is reporting. Airline pilot and gator-hunting enthusiast Jim Howard and some… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Cooper City man bags nearly 12-foot alligator on Lake Okeechobee, report says

By Doug Phillips He caught a big gator in a small boat. A Cooper City man’s latest trek to Lake Okeechobee to hunt alligators — as permitted by the state — netted him a nearly 12-foot gator weighing an estimated 1,000 pounds, WPLG-Ch. 10 is reporting. Airline pilot and gator-hunting enthusiast Jim Howard and some… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Confederate statue on North Carolina campus toppled by protesters

By Jonathan Drew A Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina’s flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as “Silent Sam” as a symbol of racist heritage. The crowd gathered across the street from the University of North Carolina Chapel… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Troubled Teen Who Flashed Money, Gang Signs on Facebook Tragically Killed on Birthday After Posting ‘I Made it to See 17’

By Heather Clark ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A troubled teenager in Missouri who posted photos of himself on social media holding stacks of money and making gang signs, and who had just posted on Saturday that he was glad he had made it to 17, was tragically killed about an hour later in broad daylight. “Thru all the I den been thru I’m just glad I can say I made it to see 17 #MYDAY… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Gen Z is set to outnumber millennials within a year

By Lee Miller, Wei Lu Millennials are about to be surpassed by Generation Z. Gen Z will comprise 32 percent of the global population of 7.7 billion in 2019, nudging ahead of millennials, who will account for a 31.5 percent share, based on Bloomberg analysis of United Nations data, and using 2000/2001 as the generational… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Ex-deputy in attempted rape gets $100,000 bond while appealing

By Marc Freeman A judge Monday set a $100,000 bond for a former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy who last month was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison for an attempted rape. Jason Nebergall will be placed on house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor while his appeal is pending, Circuit Judge Cheryl… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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SEC sues 5 Florida agents over sales of unregistered securities in alleged Ponzi scheme

By David Lyons The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced civil charges Monday against five Florida individuals and four companies for allegedly selling unregistered securities to investors who lost millions in the $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme involving the Woodbridge Group of Cos. Woodbridge filed for… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Former Marlins MVP Giancarlo Stanton to make Miami return — on verge of career milestone

By Wells Dusenbury It was June 15, 2010 when Giancarlo Stanton stepped to the plate for the first time as a big leaguer in South Florida. Then a 20-year-old slugger, he went by ‘Mike’ Stanton, batted seventh in the lineup and played for the ‘Florida’ Marlins in a spacious football stadium. While he struck out in… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids

By James Anderson and Kathleen Foody Prosecutors charged a Colorado man with murder Monday in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters, a crime that left loved ones searching for answers. The charges against Christopher Watts, 33, come a week after a friend reported Shanann Watts, 34, and the girls missing from… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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More manatees have died so far this year than in all of 2017

By Tamara Lush This year hasn’t been a good one for the Florida manatee. According to state wildlife statistics, there have been more manatee deaths so far this year than all of last year. A total of 540 manatees have died through Aug. 12, compared to 538 in 2017. Experts blame a cold snap at the beginning of… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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City-county campus could be a potential 'gateway' for downtown Fort Lauderdale

By David Lyons A combined government campus that would serve both Broward County and the city of Fort Lauderdale is slowly gaining traction as a potential gateway for the burgeoning downtown area, officials say. Since early last year, county and city officials have discussed the development of a single complex… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint water

By Ed White A judge on Monday ordered Michigan’s state health director to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of two men linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area, the highest ranking official to stand trial as a result of the scandal. Nick Lyon is accused of… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Kenyan Atheists Push for National Holiday Dedicated to ‘Lack of Faith in God’

By Editor (Standard Digital) — “We want a day to clearly illustrate to you that there is no God, or any Supreme Being worth honouring and worshipping.” That is a plea that has been made by Atheists In Kenya to the government as they seek to have a national holiday that will be devoted to them. Atheists In Kenya was registered as a society in February 17, 2016 under… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Trial may be canceled for former Ocean Ridge vice mayor in shooting incident

By Marc Freeman A former town vice mayor charged in an alleged violent encounter with cops didn’t stand trial Monday as expected. Attorneys say they’re seeking a peaceful resolution of the nearly 2-year-old case. Former Ocean Ridge official Richard Lucibella, 64, is facing counts of battery on a police officer,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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After shooting, another change to football-game start times

By Lois K. Solomon The start times of two Palm Beach County high school football games this Saturday — which were changed after a shooting outside a stadium Friday night — again have been adjusted. The school district realized the new times created a conflict for students taking the SAT. The district altered the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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