Fleet Week ship tours filling fast

Time’s running out for people who’d like to tour a naval ship during Fort Lauderdale’s Fleet Week celebration April 29 to May 6. The visiting submarine is completely booked and all the weekend ship tours have been filled since registration opened on Thursday. But there’s still weekday tour space available on the visiting ships: — USS New York, an amphibious transport dock and lead ship for this year’s event. — USS Farragut, a destroyer. — USS Hue City, a... Read More

20 Truths from Brave Souls by Belinda Bauman

“The incarnation is the fullest expression of the empathy of God.” 1. “What impacted me most was their capacity to love. They regularly overcame their wounds—physical, emotional, and psychological— choosing to forgive the perpetrators, reconcile with their enemies, and serve their communities” (Page 6). 2. “Empathy became an engine to bring change to their communities. It was real, muscular, disciplined” (Page 7). 3. “Empathy is also a radical... Read More

Thief tests stolen card before getting cold feet, cops say

He was able to buy a $1.44 candy bar using a stolen debit card, but it didn’t work when he tried to get a $205 gift card minutes later, so he took off. Now the Broward Sheriff’s Office says its deputies are looking for the car burglary suspect. The Wells Fargo debit card that he used was stolen about 5 a.m. March 22 during a car burglary in the 1400 block of Avon Lane in North Lauderdale, investigators said. The driver’s side window of a 2013 Nissan Sentra had been shattered and the... Read More

The debate on arming teachers can get emotional. Here’s what you need to know

It’s an emotional debate that could change how school security is handled in Florida. Just over a year after the deadliest school shooting in Florida’s history, state lawmakers are considering allowing teachers to carry guns on campus. The measure has drawn student protesters to the state Capitol with the wounds still fresh from the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. They say the idea of their teacher having a weapon makes them feel scared —... Read More

Gunman suspected in slaying kills himself during SWAT negotiations, cops say

After nearly three hours of negotiations Friday night, a man barricaded inside a West Palm Beach home killed himself, authorities said. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office went to the scene of a reported shooting at about 7:40 p.m., a spokeswoman said. Once there, they found a man with a gunshot wound in the front yard of a home in the 900 block of Summit Lake Drive, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said. With the armed suspect inside the home,... Read More

Monroe County sues drug makers and sellers over opioid crisis in the Keys

Monroe County filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against several pharmaceutical companies, including Purdue Pharma, and national drug stores, including CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, over the manufacturing, marketing … Click to Continue » ... Read More