Oscars 2019: In an upset, ‘Green Book’ wins best picture

The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the Academy Awards, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback to some but ridiculed as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy” by others. In a year where Hollywood could have made history by bestowing best-picture on Netflix (“Roma”) or Marvel (“Black Panther”) for the first time, the motion picture academy instead threw its... Read More

Motorcyclist killed after crashing into party bus near Versailles in Little Havana, cops say

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night when he crashed into the back of a party bus in front of Miami’s Versailles restaurant, police say. According to police, the man was … Click to Continue » ... Read More

7 people injured in 5-car accident in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Seven people were injured in a five-car accident that crippled one of Fort Lauderdale’s busiest intersections Sunday night. The crash near Federal Highway and Southeast 17th Street prompted Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue to urge drivers to avoid the area. The seven people’s injuries are not life-threatening, fire rescue said on social media. This is a developing story. Check back for details. achokey@sun-sentinel.com, 561-243-6531, Twitter: @aric_chokey ... Read More

Oscars 2019: ‘Black Panther’ takes 2 awards early, Regina King wins

“Black Panther,” which is aiming to become the first superhero film to win best picture, won two awards early at 91st Academy Awards for the lush, big-budget craft of Ryan Coogler‘s Marvel epic. “Black Panther” won for Ruth Carter’s costume design and Hannah Beachler’s production design at Sunday’s Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Beachler had been the first African-American to ever be nominated in the category. In a teary acceptance... Read More

2 people stabbed at Pride Fort Lauderdale festival

This year’s Pride festival in Fort Lauderdale turned violent Sunday after two people were stabbed at the beach bash. Fort Lauderdale police say the two are expected to survive their injuries, but it is still unclear what caused the altercation. Two people are in custody so far, said the department’s spokeswoman Casey Liening. Neither have been identified by police. Pride Fort Lauderdale weekend got into high gear on Saturday with a Carnaval-style parade along A1A featuring... Read More

Driver killed as Tesla bursts into flames after hitting tree

A Tesla swerved through three lanes of traffic, hit a median and some trees and burst into flames, killing the driver, Davie Police said Sunday night. The male driver likely lost control of the Tesla, said Davie Police spokeswoman Vivian Gallinal. The car caught fire immediately, she said. Part of Flamingo Road south of Interstate 595 is closed as Davie police investigate the crash in the 1200 block of Flamingo Road. The family has not been notified, police said. Teslas do not use... Read More