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NOAA watching tropical wave near Dominican

Computer models July 20, 8 p.m. of potential Tropical Storm Bonnie

Alerts are being issued for a potential tropical storm that could potentially go anywhere from as far south as the tip of Cuba to the center of Florida. Currently the wave, described as “vigorous” by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), is producing a large number of storms and conditions are such that there is [...]

July 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hurricane season,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Weather | Read More »

Proposed nuclear plants at Turkey Point, NRC accepting public comments til Aug. 16

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

FPL has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proposing to add two more nuclear units 6 and 7 at Turkey Point. These would be in addition to the five units that are already there; units 1, 2, and 5 which run on fossil fuels and units 3 and 4 which are nuclear. [...]

July 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,FPL,Health,Local news,Miami | Read More »

South Floridians ask legislators for vote on offshore drilling

Ray Del Papa drove from Miami to participate in the rally.

Environmentalists around the state are hoping that a special session starting tomorrow, July 20, in Tallahassee will let voters in Florida decide on the offshore drilling issue. In one of many gatherings around Florida, a small group gathered Monday on the steps of Oakland Park City Hall, also home to Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater’s [...]

July 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Oakland Park,Oil,Tallahassee | Read More »

Oil well capped, but may be leaking; BP oil tests continue

Statement by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen: “Yesterday I sent BP a letter stating that there were a number of unanswered questions about the monitoring systems they committed to as a condition of the US government extending the well integrity test. Last night a conference call between the federal science team and BP representatives [...]

July 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oil | Read More »

Swim advisory for Hallandale Beach

Broward County Health Department officials are recommending people not swim at the beach near Hallandale Beach Boulevard at A1A in Hallandale. Samples of beach water collected at this area did not meet recommended state requirements. All other beaches in Broward County tested satisfactory. Certain bacteria could create unhealthy beach water conditions and may cause swimming-related [...]

July 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Hallandale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Unemployment rate drops for third month in a row in Florida


Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2010 is 11.4 percent.  This represents 1,056,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,237,000.  The unemployment rate is down 0.3 percentage point from the May rate of 11.7 percent. This is the third consecutive monthly decline in the state’s unemployment rate and the lowest rate since October [...]

July 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

BP stops oil- for now…

The capping stack being deployed by BP onto the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to a story posted by the Associated Press, around 3:45 p.m., BP reported that oil had, at least for the time being, stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the live feeds here on BP.com. Right now, BP is conducting testing to determine that the cap isn’t causing undue pressure below it. If [...]

July 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Oil | Read More »

BSO arrests man who shot Fort Lauderdale teen

Tumblin, Willie

Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes detectives arrested a 43-year-old man with an extensive criminal background late Wednesday night for shooting a 14-year-old boy in the back the night before. Willie Tumblin is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder. His young victim, Victor Ogiste, is in serious condition and recovering from gunshot wounds at Broward General [...]

July 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Broward County School District Unions Agree To Furloughs

A number of Broward County Public Schools bargaining units have voted in favor of a five to six days furloughs for the 2010/2011 school year to help the District with its budget shortfall. The Federation of Public Employees (FOPE) representing approximately 9,000 employees, including clerical, transportation, security specialists and campus monitors, and maintenance and facility [...]

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

FL Attorney General files brief in support of Arizona Immigration Law


Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that  Florida has joined Michigan, seven other states and the territory of the  Mariana Islands in an amicus brief supporting the Arizona immigration law.

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Three stooges impersonate FBI during Cooper City home invasion

Two of the three thieves who pretended to be FBI while breaking into a Cooper City home.

A homeowner quickly turned the tables on some fake FBI agents when he fired his gun and sent them running for cover early Monday morning. Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are releasing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying the three suspects. The attempted home-invasion robbery, reminiscent of an old The Stooges movie, occurred shortly [...]

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,cooper city | Read More »

Broward Judicial Candidates to Hold Public Forums at Nova July 22 & 29

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Judicial candidates running for Broward courts will take part in two free public forums this month held on Nova Southeastern University’s main campus and sponsored by NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center. The forums will allow judicial candidates to meet the community and engage in a panel discussion.

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Police identify Pembroke Pines teen killed in ATV wreck

Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit detectives have released the names of the two teens involved in Monday’s fatal all-terrain vehicle crash in Southwest Ranches. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews and BSO deputies responded to the 5400 block of SW 172 Avenue just before 5 p.m. Monday, after a 9-1-1 caller advised of an ATV [...]

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Southwest Ranches | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant public hearings this week: Speak your mind

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, July 15, 2010 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct two public scoping meetings regarding the Turkey Point nuclear power plant combined license application for Units 6 and 7. There will be two open house(s): 12:00 – 1:00pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm. at the Homestead YMCA, 1034 Northeast 8th. Street, Homestead, Florida. Staff [...]

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

16-year-old Pembroke Pines killed in SW Ranches ATV wreck

A 16-year-old Pembroke Pines boy was killed after striking a telephone pole while riding on an all-terrain vehicle with another teen. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews and BSO deputies responded to the 5400 block of SW 172 Avenue just before 5 p.m. Monday, after a 9-1-1 caller advised of an ATV crash with serious injuries.

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Southwest Ranches | Read More »

Broward School board candidate Sutton hosting meet and greet

Bob Sutton, Candidate for Broward School Board District 4

One local candidate for the Broward County School Board will be sharing his vision for changes at the sixth largest school district in the country. Coral Springs resident Bob Sutton, who recently filed to run for the Broward School Board District 4 seat against seven other candidates, will be hosting a meet and greet Wednesday [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Elections,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

New moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by Salazar

VENICE, La. - George Ross, a Briggs employee from Aberdeen, Scotland, watches the igniter package he just placed in oil contained by fire boom in the Gulf of Mexico July 10, 2010. Ross is conducting In-Situ Burns near the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site. The controlled burns are 95 percent effective at removing oil from water. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Hackley.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today directed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) to issue new suspensions of deepwater drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), saying a pause is needed to ensure that oil and gas companies first implement adequate safety measures to reduce the risks associated with deepwater [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Oil | Read More »

Hard Rock, Majic 102.7 team up to raise money for Josie Ratley


The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Majic 102.7 FM’s Majic Children’s Fund will partner with the “Happy Together” 25th anniversary tour to benefit a local Deerfield Beach teenager in need. A portion of the ticket sales from the July 29 Hard Rock Live show that stars The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie, The [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Important Hallandale meetings for residents to give input

From Hallandale commissioner Keith London: The following are a list of very important and high priority meetings concerning “OUR” City for the month of July: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Hurricane Preparedness Forum – Cultural Center Wednesday, July 14, 2010 – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Parks Master [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hallandale,Local news | Read More »


broward schools logo

Broward County Public Schools along with four of Florida’s largest school districts including, Miami-Dade, Duval, Hillsborough and Leon Counties, today held simultaneous news conferences to discuss a joint appeal to Florida Department of Education Commissioner Eric Smith noting significant anomalies in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward derby team heading to flugtag reality TV show

Gold Coast Derby Girls

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No. It’s a giant roller skate with wings flying off the back of a ramp. Sounds like a cartoon, but this giant roller skate was only one of 34 teams that created a flying craft for the Red Bull Flugtag Miami 2010 in Bayfront Park Saturday. Over 80,000 people [...]

July 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Sports | Read More »

Red light cameras go live in August at 9 Fort Lauderdale lights


The City of Fort Lauderdale’s red-light photo-enforcement program will begin issuing Notices of Violation to red-light runners at designated intersections beginning August 8, 2010.   The cameras are being installed as part of the City’s effort to use technology to deter red light runners.

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Free immunizations from Broward Health Department


The Broward County Health Department will offer free immunizations for children of all ages (birth to 18 years of age) during the months of July and August at various locations throughout Broward County.    In addition, a “Back To School Immunization and Community Resource Fair” will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 9am to [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Free foreclosure workshop in Sunrise July 17

On Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the City will present a Foreclosure Intervention & Homeowners’ Assistance Clinic at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). This free workshop for residents, brought to you by the Sunrise City Commission and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, will include educational sessions [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Sunrise | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale man charged with 100 counts of child porn

Frank Richardson was arrested for child pornography.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a member of the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce has arrested Frank A. Richardson, 36, and charged him with 100 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and 1 count of Distribution of Child Pornography. The ICAC task force members involved in this operation were from the Fort [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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