Social justice group to focus on senior abuse in nursing homes

They work behind the scenes trying to fix what’s wrong in the community. They are BOLD Justice, or Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice, an interfaith organization comprised of 23 congregations throughout Broward County. The group is hosting a free event April 8 expected to draw more than 1,200 people, including Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony. You’re invited too. The event, dubbed the Nehemiah Assembly, begins at 7:30 p.m. at St. David Catholic Church, 3900 S. University Drive,... Read More

Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator gets more dispensaries after reaching deal with state

State health officials have dropped an appeal of a Tallahassee judge’s ruling and agreed to allow Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator to open more dispensaries than a state law allowed. Quincy-based Trulieve challenged a limit on the number of storefronts that was included in a 2017 law aimed at carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. The cap, initially set at 25 dispensaries for each operator, gradually increases as the number of... Read More

EPA Administrator Wheeler to visit Miami to tout new wastewater project

Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will visit Miami on Friday to highlight funding for a wastewater treatment plant and tout President Donald Trump’s commitment to flood prevention … Click to Continue » ... Read More

Amazon slashing prices at Whole Foods Market again, adding more Prime member deals, $10-off coupon

Amazon is lowering prices at Whole Foods Market and will offer even more savings for Prime members starting Wednesday. Shoppers will save at least 20 percent on hundreds of items with an emphasis on organic produce, the company said in a news release. For instance, a 12-ounce package of mixed-medley cherry tomatoes will be $3.49; organic rainbow chard will be $1.99 a bunch, among other deals. And, to entice shoppers to become Prime members, customers can get a special $10 off a $20 purchase... Read More

Broward Schools tries to limit questioning of its employees in shooting lawsuit

The Broward School district has moved to clamp down on having its employees questioned in a civil suit filed by a Parkland father related to the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. On Monday, an attorney for the school system asked a Broward Circuit Court judge to cancel the depositions of seven school officials, including three assistant principals who worked at the school. “This lawsuit should not be a fishing expedition allowing the plaintiffs and their... Read More

Texting 911: Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

There’s a great new technology available to people needing emergency help in Broward County — they just shouldn’t use it if at all possible. Starting Tuesday, people in the county trying to reach 911 can text their emergencies to dispatchers. But officials promoting the new service are also pushing the mantra: Don’t text if you can call. So what’s up? Here’s what you need to know about texting 911: Where can I text 911? In South Florida, people can text emergencies to 911 in... Read More

Teen athlete dies in I-595 crash

Kendell Williams, a Coral Glades High School athlete, died on March 27 after sustaining multiple injuries in a highway collision as she and her friends headed to the beach over spring break. Williams, 16, was a passenger in a Dodge Journey traveling east on Interstate 595 on March 22 when a Toyota Corolla veered into its path, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. After the two cars collided, the Dodge began rotating clockwise, overturned several times and launched over a concrete... Read More

Man’s body pulled from Lauderdale Lakes canal

After a car crashed into a canal Saturday in Lauderdale Lakes, Broward Sheriff’s divers and firefighters didn’t find any bodies or survivors of the accident that happened about 4 a.m. But on Monday morning, a caller to 911 reported a body was floating in a waterway near 3900 NW 31st Terrace, Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said. Broward Sheriff’s Office personnel and Oakland Park Fire Rescue were at the scene where a man’s body was pulled from the canal about 8:50... Read More