Trump leaves South Florida with $7 million for 2020 re-election

President Donald Trump left South Florida after reaping millions of dollars from one of his first major fundraising efforts this year for his 2020 re-election bid. Trump netted $7 million from GOP donors in two events at Mar-a-Lago, the Republican National Committee said Sunday. The fundraisers benefited Trump Victory, a joint fundraising entity between Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee. The president also gave a speech at the Sunday event, which GOP... Read More

Agony on A1A: Delays mean roadwork will continue through summer

Extreme road makeovers take time. And the $9.4 million redesign of State Road A1A is going to take more time than originally planned, state transportation officials say. Orange barricades went up more than a year ago from Sheridan to Johnson streets, bringing agony to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who travel the busy road. The barricades were supposed to be gone by this spring. Now it’s looking more like summer, which extends through Sept. 22. “It’s one of those heartaches we’re... Read More

New ‘Freebee’ electric cars offer you a ride in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Starting Tuesday, downtowners can catch a free ride in an electric vehicle that offers on-demand service. And it’s a Freebee. Users can download the “Ride Freebee” app on a smartphone, then request a ride. The process is similar to ride-hailing apps like Uber, but there is no fee, and the all-electric cars are meant for short trips, like from work to lunch. The Downtown Development Authority announced the unleashing of the small fleet, underwritten by commercial advertisers for a... Read More

Lake Okeechobee proposal steps up South Florida water battle

Who will win this battle for clean water? U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, has proposed lowering the water level of Lake Okeechobee to 10.5 feet above sea level during the early summer rainy season. The proposal seeks to lessen the harmful discharges that have created toxic algae blooms in Martin County to the lake’s east and Lee County to the west. South Florida officials believe this proposal is “horribly dangerous,” as Broward Commissioner Steve Geller put it. The lake serves as... Read More

Woman injured after car crashes into Lauderdale Lakes clothing store

A 60-year-old woman was hospitalized after a chain-reaction collision sent her car crashing into a Lauderdale Lakes storefront. The incident happened Saturday at 3:34 p.m. at Anna’s Fashions, a clothing store in the 3400 block of West Oakland Park Blvd., according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue. Ray Briant/BSFR Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue paramedics took a 60-year-old woman to Florida Medical Center on Saturday, March 9, 2019, after a crash caused her black Nissan Rogue smash into the... Read More

No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines crash en route to Kenya

A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard, authorities said. At least 35 nationalities were among the dead. It was not clear what caused the Ethiopian Airlines plane to go down in clear weather. But the accident was strikingly similar to last year’s crash of a Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea, killing 189 people. Both crashes involved the Boeing 737 Max 8, and both happened minutes after the jets... Read More

Florida attorney general’s filing accuses Sunrise company of nationwide IT phone scam

A Sunrise company runs tech support scam phone calls that target the technologically unsophisticated, especially senior citizens, according to a Broward Circuit Court filing by the Florida Attorney General’s Office. … Click to Continue » ... Read More