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Police looking for man who shot college student home on break

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man with a violent past who apparently shot his girlfriend’s adult son Tuesday afternoon. Detectives believe that Ricky Von Welch and Lorenzo Jones, a college student home for the summer, argued outside of Swifty’s Apartments on Northwest 31st Avenue in Central Broward. Von Welch lives in the [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

BSO hosting fireworks demonstration in Davie

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend fast approaching, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Marshal’s Bureau, BSO Bomb Squad and the Florida State Fire Marshal will once again demonstrate the dangers of fireworks and show the destruction they can cause at the Broward Fire Academy. The media demonstration will feature the explosive dangers of illegal [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Events | Read More »

Delrat Beach has new city attorney

The City of Delray Beach now has  Brian Shutt as the new City Attorney.  He replaces Susan Ruby who recently retired from this position after dedicating over twenty years of service to the City. Shutt received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University and has served as Delray Beach’s Assistant City Attorney for the past [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Florida unemployment goes into double digits; info on job searches available

RELATED STORIES Job Forums and Career workshops Career Solutions Expo Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2009 is 10.2 percent. This represents 943,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,232,000. The unemployment rate is 0.5 percentage point higher than the revised April rate of 9.7 percent and is up 4.4 percentage points from [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Employment | Read More »

Robber hits Oakland Park bank; video enclosed

The bank robber thought he had an excellent plan with a foolproof escape. He parked his car in the rear parking lot of a nearby business across the street from his target, walked to the front of the business, went across the street and into the bank, committed the robbery, calmly walked back across the [...]

June 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Video | Read More »

Heat advisory today: 105-110 with humidity

Heat advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM EDT this evening… The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a heat advisory… which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM EDT this evening. A hot dome of high pressure will move south and be overhead Mainland South [...]

June 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Weather | Read More »

Job forum and career workshops June 23

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 5.1 million jobs have been lost, since December 2007 with almost two-thirds (3.3 million) of the decrease occurring in the last 5 months. Consequently, Career Strategies For Success: The Pursuit To Put People To Work (Outreach Initiative), strives to decrease these unemployment figures, by proactively and effectively communicating, [...]

June 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Business,Employment | Read More »

A legislative round-up

This past Florida legislative session brought about a number of important changes that affect residents and business alike. George LiMieux, attorney, former deputy attorney general and former chief of staff for Gov. Charlie Crist, visited Broward County to give an outline of some of the changes that occurred during the 2009 session. From LiMieux’s perspective, [...]

June 21st, 2009 | Posted in Business,Employment,Environmental,Everglades,Families,Health,National politics,Seminole Casinos,Tallahassee,Transportation | Read More »

Coconut Creek hosting forum to discuss Seminole Gaming Compact

Coconut Creek City Manager Dave Rivera, will hold a Community Forum on July 9, 2009, 7:00 PM, to discuss the impact of the proposed Compact agreement between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the effect of Class III gaming as it relates to the Coconut Creek Casino.  The Forum will [...]

June 19th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Upcoming events at Boca Museum

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located at 501 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM:  Saturday and Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM. Museum closed to public Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (65 and older), [...]

June 19th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Culture,Events | Read More »

Heath department urging care to avoid swine flu

With summer activities well underway in the County, Broward County Health Department would like to remind parents, schools, daycare centers, summer camp operators, parks and recreation centers to continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of swine flu and respiratory illnesses.  The swine flu virus continues to be widespread, but generally mild. The symptoms [...]

June 19th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Health | Read More »

Groundbreaking Saturday for SW Dania community center

Dania Beach will be hosting a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Southwest Community Center at 10:00 AM, Saturday June 20, 2009. The 2,500 square foot structure is being constructed on the southeast end of the city’s Public Services Facility (1201 Stirling RD). Walker Design and Construction was awarded a [...]

June 19th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Broward spraying for mosquitoes tonight

In an effort to combat mosquitoes, Broward County’s Mosquito Control Section will spray for mosquitoes in the northwest portion of the County, including areas of Parkland, Coral Springs and Coconut Creek, on Friday, June 19, weather permitting. The aerial spraying will be conducted between 4:30 and 6:30 a.m. Residents with breathing difficulties should remain indoors. [...]

June 19th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Health | Read More »

Broward County Commissioners Honored by Florida Association of Counties

Three Broward County Commissioners will be recognized for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of county government at the 2009 Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference and Educational Exhibition. Commissioners Ilene Lieberman, Kristin Jacobs and Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. will be given the 2009 Presidential Advocacy Award by the statewide association that represents all 67 counties [...]

June 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Traffic checkpoints in Ft. Lauderdale tonight

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be conducting two separate traffic checkpoints on Friday, June 19, 2009.  The locations of the checkpoints are at the 1200 block of Northwest 6 Street and the 1600 block of Northwest 19 Street.  The checkpoints will be conducted from 4:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. Vehicles will be randomly selected [...]

June 19th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Broward schools earn an A

To see each school’s grade, visit: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/. For the second consecutive year and third time in four years, Broward County Public Schools has earned an ‘A’ grade from the Florida Department of Education, as Governor Charlie Crist and Education Commissioner Eric Smith today released the 2008/09 school accountability results under the state’s A++ Plan for [...]

June 18th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

History of Broward County

To read the rest, visit the Broward County Historical Commission A Short History of Broward County by BILL McGOUN for the Broward County Historical Commission In less than a century, a land “unfit for human habitation” has been turned in to the permanent home of over a million people and the winter residence of tens [...]

June 17th, 2009 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

County budget battle continues with vow to keep tax rate same despited proposed tax increase

To see all of Broward County’s currently posted budget documents, visit http://www.broward.org/2010budget/welcome.htm. To see your home’s value for 2009′s tax purposes, visit the Broward Property Appraiser’s and look up your tax bill online. Amid fierce budget discussions, Broward commissioners sent county administrator Bertha Henry back to the table to try to cut 11.5 percent across [...]

June 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Changes in State Recreational Fees Include New License Requirement for Shoreline Anglers

Beginning August 1, 2009, Broward County resident saltwater anglers who fish from shore or a structure affixed to shore are now required to purchase a shoreline fishing license, unless they have a regular resident saltwater fishing license. The new license goes on sale July 15. Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, working in conjunction [...]

June 17th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Everglades,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward Chamber after-hours June 25

The Broward County Chamber of Commerce will be having an Executive Business After-Hours Business Card Exchange Thursday, June 25th, 2009 from 5pm – 8:30pm at Hugh’s Catering Tel: (www.hughscatering.com 4351 NE 12th Terr. Oakland Park, FL 33334. United Way of Broward County will be inviting their partners and supporters to join us at [...]

June 16th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Culture,Events,Taste Broward | Read More »

Dump the Pump Thursday!

On June 18, people across the country will “Dump the Pump” and ride public transportation on the fourth annual National Dump the Pump Day.  This event is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country will be participating nationwide, along with five state transit associations. The 2009 National [...]

June 16th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Events,Transportation | Read More »

Hollywood meeting today to consider city-run charter school

The City of Hollywood will hold a Special City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, to discuss whether the City should move forward with seeking a Charter from the Broward County School Board to operate a city-run charter school. “When [...]

June 16th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Families,Schools | Read More »

First Florida swine flu death

Today the Florida Department of Health confirmed the death of a 9-year-old male in Miami Dade from H1N1 Swine Flu. This is Florida’s first laboratory confirmed H1N1 Swine Flu death. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this child,” said Surgeon General Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros.   ” While most cases [...]

June 16th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental,Families,Health | Read More »

Barbie exhibit in Delray Beach

Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar is partnering with the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture to promote its upcoming exhibition, “BARBIE’s Back and She’s 50!”, It opens June 25 and runs through October 25 at Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach. The Cornell Museum’s exhibition galleries will be transformed to creatively tell [...]

June 16th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Culture,Events,Families,Taste Broward | Read More »

SUV hits and kills pedestrian

Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide investigators are trying to determine how a man was killed in traffic Monday night while walking across State Road 7. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Monday. Though details are scarce at this point, it appears that the man may have been attempting to cross State Road 7 about [...]

June 16th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

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