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Dog sitter kills animal during home improvised surgery in Oakland Park

An Oakland Park man is facing two counts of felony animal abuse after he tried to perform a surgical procedure on a dog, causing her death. Two-year-old Zoe, a hound/retriever mix, had been staying with William Jones Jr. because her owner, Danielle

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Teen killed in Oakland Park crash with Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy

A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy driving on Dixie Highway late Saturday in Oakland Park collided with another car in the intersection of Northeast 56th Street. A teenage girl was killed in the crash, and two other young people were injured.

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Oakland Park, Lauderdale Lakes and Davie set up sites to donate supplies to Haiti relief

The City of Oakland Park has drop boxes inside the following City buildings for employees, residents and other concerned citizens to drop of Earthquake Relief supplies for Haiti:

January 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Oakland Park | Read More »

Wilton Manors man killed in motorcycle wreck

A Wilton Manors man died Tuesday night after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed in Oakland Park. Shortly after 10 p.m. January 19, William Lewis was operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound

January 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park,wilton manors | Read More »

Christmas tree safety tips from Oakland Park Fire Department

Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people with a cost of over $990 million in damage. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), there are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, [...]

December 13th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Holiday,Local news,Oakland Park | 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 »

H1N1 update from Broward Health Department

Broward County Health Department is proud to report the progress of the H1N1 In-School Vaccination Campaign.  The campaign started on October 19, 2009 in Broward County Public Schools; the 6th largest school district in the United States.  This effort is a

December 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Health,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Volunteers give up Thanksgiving Day to help others


While many of us slept in, cooked or just relaxed on Thanksgiving Day, a small group of Broward volunteers gave up their Thanksgiving morning to help others. On Thanksgiving, staff and many volunteers with Broward Meals on Wheels assembled Thanksgiving dinners for 600 seniors in Broward County, many who are shut-ins who can’t leave home, [...]

November 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Taste Broward,Volunteers | Read More »

Neighborhood planning meeting Dec. 9 in Oakland Park

Following a presentation on Neighborhood Planning at the November 18th City Commission meeting, the City’s Planning & Zoning staff has scheduled a “Neighborhood Planning Community Meeting” on December 9th at 7 p.m. in the Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center. The meeting is open to all residents, property and business owners to gain input regarding the [...]

November 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Events,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

First Broward general public H1N1 vaccine clinic opens Nov. 30


Officials at the Broward County Health Department announced Broward County’s first H1N1 Vaccination Clinic which shall be open to all members of the public starting Monday, November 30, 2009 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs, 33065.   Free H1N1 vaccinations will be offered on this [...]

November 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Dribble, Dish & Swish in Oakland Park

The City of Oakland Park invites residents to participate in a national skills program provided for boys & girls 7-12 years of age. Here is an opportunity to showcase your fitness through a dribbling, passing and shooting skills competition in the sport of basketball. When: November 7, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Where: [...]

October 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park,Recreation,Sports | Read More »

Sexual predator notification meeting in Oakland Park

On behalf of Sheriff Al Lamberti, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Career Criminal Unit would like to invite you to attend a Sexual Predator Community Notification Meeting on October 21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at Lloyd Estates Elementary School, 750 NW 41 Street, Oakland Park, FL, 33309. The meeting will be [...]

October 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Chocolate extravaganza


The kitchen at Hugh’s Culinary in Oakland Park was hopping Friday night as guests joined Chef Hugh in the kitchen. Part of a unique, annual fundraiser for Broward Meals on Wheels, guests not only participated in auctions to help raise funds for the local non-profit, but also had fun creating meals in Hugh’s large kitchen [...]

October 10th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Oakland Park,Taste Broward | 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 »

Oktoberfest brings thousands to drink beer, have fun and listen to music

Several thousand people showed up to celebrate Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest. A signature event, the all day festival brought plenty of beer, music, fun, games, auctions, all for a good cause–raising money for Northeast High School’s music Program.

October 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Train kills pedestrian in Oakland Park, caused Tri-Rail delays

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have located the next of kin of a Ft. Lauderdale woman who was killed after being struck by a commuter train in Oakland Park Thursday afternoon. BSO deputies responded to the rail crossing at NW 9 Avenue (Powerline Rd.) and Prospect Road after a southbound Tri-Rail train with approximately 150 passengers [...]

October 1st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Oakland Park lowers trash pick up fees

The City Commission recently approved a reduction in residential and commercial Solid Waste Cart fees. City utility bills will reflect the new Solid Waste rates effective October 1, 2009.  The new rate structure will be: Old Rates                                                                                                                                            New Rates Residential Cart & Recycling Service $32.95 per month                                                                                         $25.00 per month 2nd Cart  -  $16.43 [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Silent robber strikes Oakland Park Bank; with video


A bank teller’s morning got off to a bad start when, just minutes after opening for business, her very first customer robbed her without saying a word. At around 9:05 a.m. September 25, a well-dressed man walked into the American National Bank, 4301 North Federal Highway, Oakland Park and approached a teller. The man didn’t [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Video | Read More »

Oakland Park Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3

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For the past several years on the first Saturday of October, the City of Oakland Park has demonstrated you don’t have to travel to the Alps to enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest event is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of the most popular [...]

September 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Families,Local news,Music,Oakland Park,Taste Broward | Read More »

State Rep. Clarke-Reed now has office hours in Oakland Park

As a courtesy and convenience for constituents in District 92 residing in Oakland Park, Delores Sallette, Community Outreach Coordinator from State Representative Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed’s office, will be available to offer assistance to anyone with state issues.  The City of Oakland Park has provided an office located in City Hall, to meet with constituents on the [...]

September 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Oakland Park,Tallahassee | Read More »

Police looking for man who attempted to kidnap 7-year-old

The search is on for a man who broke into an Oakland Park apartment and attempted to abduct a young girl Sunday morning. The suspect broke into the Oakland Park apartment at around 2 a.m. on September 13. The 7-year-old victim was sleeping in a bedroom with her 8 and 5-year-old brothers when the intruder [...]

September 15th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Families,Oakland Park | Read More »

Upcoming events in Oakland Park

October – Oktoberfest Oakland Park Main Street and the City of Oakland Park invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest held on October 3 at Jaco Pastorius Park. Come sample traditional German food, beverages and fun. Good Spirits, Good Times, Laughter and Goodwill. For more information, please visit www.oaklandparkmainstreet.com or [...]

August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Second Taco Bell murderer caught; with video


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLCuEe32j4 Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Crime Scene detectives have arrested a second suspect in the murder of a 39-year-old wife and mother, savagely killed at her Oakland Park workplace Monday morning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQLCuEe32j4 Tesfaye (Tes-fie-ee)”Tes” Ritchie, 22, is the older brother of Karari Ritchie, 20, who was arrested Tuesday. Tes went with Karari to [...]

August 14th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Video | Read More »

Police looking for witnesses to Oakland Park wreck

Firefighters work to free the trapped driver of a passenger car Wednesday afternoon at North Andrews Avenue and NE/NW 56 Street. A second vehicle, a 2006 Toyota pickup truck driven by Oscar Montalvan, 37, was northbound on Andrews Avenue when it entered the intersection and struck the driver’s side of the westbound Saturn driven by [...]

August 14th, 2009 | Posted in Fire/police | Read More »

One-month-old thrown from car in wreck

An Oakland Park grandmother died from her injuries Wednesday evening from an afternoon crash that critically injured several other family members and a couple in a pickup truck. At 4:20 p.m. on August 12th, a 2006 Toyota pickup truck driven by Oscar Montalvan, 38, was northbound on Andrews Avenue when it entered the intersection of [...]

August 13th, 2009 | Posted in Fire/police,Health | Read More »

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