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New Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach transportation project public meeting

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the New River CSX Railroad Bascule Bridge Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study on Tuesday, Jan. 25, starting at 6 p.m.  The hearing will be held in the Events Hall at the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame [...]

January 24th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Body parts found on the banks of a Dania canal

A used auto parts employee discovered human body parts Sunday morning while cleaning the bank of the Dania Cut-Off Canal. Shortly after 11 a.m. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 800 block of Old Griffin Rd. after an employee from Millions of Parts said he found what appeared to be a human head. The [...]

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

1st Annual eight day Halloween Fest at Snyder Park in Ft Lauderdale

Click here to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. Post your best pics of Halloweens past to win a four-pack of to the Halloween Festival at Snyder Park. During a Severe Tropical Storm, a top secret cargo plane laden with barrels of experimental toxic chemicals overshot the Fort Lauderdale runway and disintegrated into the nearby woods [...]

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Music | Read More »

Broward Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers

Broward Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to make deliveries to its clients who reside in Davie and Dania,  two areas most in need of help currently .  Requirements:  must own car, proof of drivers’ license and insurance; 2 hour time commitment, background check will be conducted, volunteers will attend Orientation before starting delivery service.  To apply, please [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward 2010

Snyder Park Halloween Poster Family

This is a work in progress, so check back regularly as events are added to this list! Email Halloween/Fall festival events to . Click here to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. Post your best pics of Halloweens past to win a four-pack of to the Halloween Festival at Snyder Park. Coconut Creek Halloween Business Expo [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Southwest Ranches,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,West Park,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Broward gets $27 Million for neighborhoods Hard-hit by Foreclosure

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, left, and Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl.

Broward County received more than $27 million today to assist communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Ron Sims announced the award at a news conference last Wednesday in Dania Beach. He said that Broward County would individually receive $5,457,535 and 13 Broward County [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Featured,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Real Estate,margate | Read More »

Dania Beach bank robber caught by FBI


Kelvin Gibson, age 30, was arrested on Friday, June 25, 2010 in Dania Beach, Florida by the FBI. Gibson has been charged with robbing Wachovia Bank in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The FBI is now seeking information regarding his accomplice who has not yet been apprehended.

June 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale | Read More »

Crooks bust through wall to steal car electronics

BSO detectives are on the trail of a group of burglars who broke into a business and busted through a wall to get into the neighboring unit to steal car electronics. The intended target of the crime, Worldwide Car Accessories, had been targeted by burglars about a month ago, so their newly installed cameras were [...]

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news | Read More »

Crist signs Seminole Gaming Compact into law


On Wednesday afternoon, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed the Seminole Gaming Compact after several years of negotiation. The Florida House passed the gaming compact last week with the Seminole Tribe that limits gaming and its expansion in Florida and guarantees the state a minimum of $1 billion over five years.  The House passed Senate Bill [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Parkland,Seminole Casinos,Tallahassee,margate | Read More »

County delays Seminole Compact revenue-sharing agreement


Broward County commissioners delayed a decision on approving a formula that would allow them to lock in a percentage of revenue from the Seminole Gaming Compact (click here to see most recent version) currently winding its way through the Florida Legislature for the third time.

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Parkland,Seminole Casinos,Tallahassee,margate | Read More »

BSO divers find cars, human remains in a West Broward canal

Broward Sheriff’s Office divers training in a Western Broward canal discovered human remains in a submerged minivan late Wednesday morning. Around 8 a.m., BSO divers entered the canal at the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area along Interstate 75 to conduct routing dive training.

April 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Weston | Read More »

Second arrest made in burglary of dead Dania Beach man’s home

Steven Strauss

A Crime Stoppers tip helped Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives locate the second suspect involved in the burglary of a home in Dania Beach while the homeowner’s body was decaying inside. He was arrested early this morning and is sitting in a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office jail.

March 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news | Read More »

Broward Property Tax Exemption Filing Dates Announced For March 2010, help meetings scheduled


The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. We are also accepting applications for Portability. The outreach program is designed to [...]

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Money,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Real Estate,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »


Speights, Robert

You may recognize Robert Speights from the America’s Most Wanted web page, where he is listed as a high-risk sex offender and fugitive. Or maybe you’ve seen his mug shot on the Florida Department of Corrections website, where he is on drug offender probation.

February 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

Dania Beach man killed in paragliding accident

A Dania Beach man paragliding with his wife on Christmas morning died after losing control of the motorized flying device and falling into the Atlantic Ocean. Around 9:20 a.m., Roberto Fernandez and his wife, Catya Fernandez, were flying in a tandem paraglider near the Dania Pier when he somehow lost control

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

January events in Broward County Parks


December 9th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Recreation,Sports,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Help clean up Broward parks during EcoAction Days

You can help the environment by volunteering to clean natural areas of garbage and invasive plants.  Broward County Parks has scheduled EcoAction Days running through May 2010. The workdays are held on the first Saturday of the month at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek, the second Saturday of the month at Long Key [...]

November 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Dania,Davie,Environmental,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward

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CLICK HERE FOR 2010 Coconut Creek GHOSTS AND GOBLINS FAMILY FUN NIGHT Fern Forest Nature Center For ages 2 to 11 accompanied by an adult 6 to 8 p.m. , Oct. 30 Free (nominal fee for crafts and photographs). Activities include a costume contest, games and prizes, arts and crafts (nominal fee), photos in the [...]

October 9th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Culture,Dania,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Miramar,Music,Oakland Park,Plantation,Seminole Casinos,Sunrise | Read More »

FBI releases sketch of Dania Beach Brinks’ robber; second robbery committed


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) are releasing a sketch of a suspect believed to be the driver in the Brinks armored car robbery from last Tuesday. On September 22, 2009, as Brinks’ guards were making a delivery at 3400 SW 26th Terrace, Dania Beach, Florida, they were confronted by [...]

September 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Dania Beach – Westside Master Plan Community Meeting


The Mellgren Planning Group, on behalf of the City of Dania Beach, will be conducting a community meeting on September 29, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 100 W Dania Beach BLVD to discuss concepts  relating to the Westside Master Plan.  Your participation at this meeting will help shape the future of Dania Beach.  The [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Events,Local news | Read More »

Brinks’ employee shot in Dania Beach

This blue van was found shot and on fire nearby and is supected to have been used in the Brinks' shooting.

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are working together to catch three people involved in the shooting of a Brink’s employee during an apparent attempted armed robbery. BSO deputies responded to the report of a shooting Tuesday morning in the Merrill Industrial Center in Dania Beach. They found one Brink’s employee [...]

September 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news | Read More »

Rape suspect nabbed by observent BSO bike cop

A Broward Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit detective canvassing a Dania Beach neighborhood for a rapist spotted the suspect and took him into custody this past Thursday night. On the evening of September 7th, an 18-year-old woman was pulled from the sidewalk in the 600 block of SE 2 Ave. and sexually assaulted by an [...]

September 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

Dania Beach offering 75 percent off in amnesty program for code fines and liens

INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM FACT SHEET The Code Fine & Lien Amnesty Program will be in effect in 2 stages from September 1st through November 30th, 2009, and December 1st through December 31st, 2009. Owners of properties that are in compliance with their code cases may settle their debt to the city by paying ONLY 25% of [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Real Estate | Read More »

Dania Beach man charged with DUI manslaughter

Marsicano, Robert

A Dania Beach man was speeding and driving drunk in the early-morning hours of July 9 when he drove his black Ford Excursion through a stop sign and hit another SUV, BSO traffic homicide detectives determined. The driver of the other vehicle, 54-year-old David Rose of Hollywood, was injured in the crash and died six [...]

September 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Dania | Read More »

Night out against crime events on Aug. 4

Join Sheriff Al Lamberti and the BSO family to observe the 26th annual “National Night Out Against Crime,” an annual event designed to strengthen neighborhoods through police and community partnerships. National Night Out aims to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and, most importantly, send a [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

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