Racial rift emerges over Parkland shooting and Superintendent Robert Runcie

They grieved with Parkland and the county and the nation. They mourned the senseless loss of 17 souls at school, supported tougher security measures and cheered on teens pushing for gun reform. But now that the movement for accountability after the 2018 massacre has focused on ousting the highly educated, hard-working, Jamaican-born schools chief, many in Broward County’s African-American community are saying no. Stop. Enough. Word spread in black churches, across neighborhoods and through... Read More

Man says he had sex with victim, but jury finds he robbed and killed him

An Oklahoma man was sentenced to life in prison Friday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 suffocation death of Coconut Creek resident Ralph Apuzzo. Appuzo’s bound body was found by relatives at his home in late December 2008. Prosecutors Antonya Johnson and Molly McGuire said he was killed by two men he had met hours earlier at a Wilton Manors nightspot. One of those men, James Gentry, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced Friday to life in prison... Read More

Village attorney accused of waging ‘campaign of aggressive self interest.’ He’s fired.

In North Bay Village, the third time was the charm. On Thursday night, the village commission voted unanimously to terminate Village Attorney Norman Powell’s contract, after two previous attempts, involving … Click to Continue » ... Read More

‘It was flying real low’: Pilot dies as small plane crashes into condo tower on Fort Lauderdale beach

A pilot died Friday when a yellow plane towing a banner crashed into a Fort Lauderdale high-rise condominium and fell onto a pool deck several floors below. The accident happened at the Berkley South condominium that is across the street from the beach on the west side of A1A, just south of East Oakland Park Boulevard. It was about 11:42 a.m. when many callers reported to 911 that a small plane had crashed into an 18-story condominium building at 3015 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Fire... Read More

Baby boomers are retiring in droves. Here are three big reasons for concern.

The youngest baby boomers are around 55 years old. The oldest are in their 70s. Most Americans don’t remember a workforce without the largest generation. And yet, as boomers enter their final years in the workforce, their retirements are taking companies by surprise. In the next five years, almost three-quarters of the companies surveyed in 2018 by Willis Towers Watson, a risk-management and insurance brokerage company, expect to face significant or moderate challenges from late... Read More

‘It was flying real low’: Pilot dead after small plane crashes into condo tower on Fort Lauderdale beach

A pilot died Friday when a yellow plane towing a banner crashed into a Fort Lauderdale high-rise condominium and fell onto a pool deck several floors below. The accident happened at the Berkley South condominium that is across the street from the beach on the west side of A1A, just south of East Oakland Park Boulevard. It was about 11:42 a.m. when many callers reported to 911 that a small plane had crashed into an 18-story condominium building at 3015 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Fire... Read More

Could Brightline trains one day ride through a tunnel under the New River?

Brightline train passengers may one day be whisked through the heart of Fort Lauderdale — over a high span or even through a tunnel — in a big change in how trains get past the New River. These days, they must cross a monstrous drawbridge in the downtown, a sore point for the city’s marine industry, which for years has seen boat traffic delayed by Florida East Coast Railway freight trains that rumble over the span. And boaters assert things only worsened last year when Brightline,... Read More

Two ships sank and one ran aground, possibly damaging the coral reefs in the Florida Keys

Two ships recently sank and one ran aground in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the federally protected waters that surround the island chain, possibly damaging the fragile coral reef … Click to Continue » ... Read More