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Pot possession akin to speeding under Broward pot-ticket proposal

Pot possessors will be treated more like drivers caught speeding and less like drug criminals, under a proposal pushed forward by Broward County commissioners Tuesday.

Commissioners voted unanimously to set a Nov. 10 final hearing to allow law enforcement officers to issue civil fines to people...

Palm Beach County supports creating marijuana arrest alternative

Getting caught with a little marijuana in Palm Beach County could result in a $100 ticket instead of a trip to jail, under a new law initially approved Tuesday.

The proposal would allow law enforcement officers to issue civil citations — similar to traffic tickets — instead of arresting adults found...

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Kelly: Dolphins coach Dan Campbell showed his bark, now we need to see team bite

It was like someone offering a drink of water right as your thirst begins to overwhelm you in the desert.

Dan Campbell was asked for a blueprint of the football team he would build as the Dolphins' new interim head coach, and his response was an emotion-oozing rant that sent chills down the spine.

Accuser cries "No!" after ex-Boynton cop acquitted of rape

The judge asked everyone in the courtroom not to show any emotion with the announcement of the verdicts in the trial of Stephen Maiorino, a former Boynton Beach Police officer accused of raping a young woman at gunpoint on the hood of his patrol car.

But the silence was shattered when the 21-year-old...

Coast Guard continues search, finds more El Faro debris

A day after discovering a large debris field and a body, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for the crew of the El Faro, the container ship lost in Hurricane Joaquin.

"Flight crews depart at first light as search for El Faro survivors continues," according to a post on the Coast Guard's Twitter...

Jury acquits Broward man accused of torching his restaurant

Jurors deliberated 5-1/2 hours Tuesday before acquitting a Broward man of federal arson and mail fraud charges after his Lighthouse Point restaurant was destroyed by fire.

Richard Kielan, 66, of Pompano Beach, was indicted in April nearly five years after the European Eden Buffet was severely burned...

Fraudster's $4.4M debt to victim banks wiped out, then reinstated

Convicted mortgage fraudster Angel Puentes thought he'd hit the motherlode when a judge cut more than half off the federal prison sentence he was serving and then unexpectedly ruled that Puentes no longer had to pay more than $4.4 million in restitution to his victims.

But Puentes is back on the...

Al Golden plans personnel, play-calling changes ahead of FSU

After last week’s loss at Cincinnati, Miami coach Al Golden vowed to make changes.

As the Hurricanes began practice Tuesday ahead of their annual rivalry showdown with Florida State, Golden said some of those moves – particularly on the personnel front – were already made.

Though the coach declined...

Water service restored to Fort Lauderdale neighborhood; boil-water notice still in effect

Emergency repairs to a water main at Bayview Drive and Northeast 11th Street were completed Tuesday evening and service to the area was restored, but a precautionary boil-water notice remains in effect, officials said.

The precautionary boil-water advisory means all tap water used for drinking,...

FBI arrests Coral Springs serial bank robbery suspect

The man authorities say robbed two Coral Springs banks in two days while wearing a University of Miami baseball cap as a disguise is in federal custody.

The FBI arrested Daniel Michael, 41, for his alleged involvement in bank robberies Oct. 1 and Oct. 2.

According to the FBI, Michael held up the...

Schlitterbahn water park plan faces new roadblock

FORT LAUDERDALE – The city's five-year effort to bring a Schlitterbahn water park to its uptown area was supposed to get the go-ahead Tuesday night -- but now another water park company is challenging the plan.

Premier Parks, LLC, accused the city in a letter sent Monday of failing to follow the...

Shoplifter brawls with Walgreens employee over electric-toothbrush heads

Deputies on Tuesday released surveillance video that captured a shoplifter's shoving match with a Walgreens employee and they're asking for help identifying the thief.

It was six packets of Oral B replacement heads for an electric toothbrush that sparked the Sept. 14 confrontation at 601 E. Commercial...

Davie scrambles to repair rodeo arena before pro finals

When town officials considered tearing down the local rodeo arena in the mid-1970's to make room for development, dozens of residents rode horseback to Davie Town Hall in protest.

The popularity of that cowboy culture continues in Davie today. And it can be seen most prominently at the Bergeron...

Date for Jerry Correll execution set for later this month

Jerry Correll, the man convicted of killing his ex-wife, young daughter and two other family members in a Conway-area home three decades ago, has been sentenced to die later this month.

Gov. Rick Scott said Correll will die Oct. 29 at Florida State Prison.

He was previously scheduled to die in February,...

West Palm Beach man mourns loss of half-sister killed in Oregon campus shooting

Matt Kinney said he is grieving the loss of his older half-sister, who was killed when a gunman opened fire on an Oregon campus where she was taking classes on Thursday.

Kinney, 49, of West Palm Beach, said he was on a business trip in New York when he received a message from his brother-in-law...

One in custody, another at large after burglary suspects, cops meet by accident

A couple of burglary suspects ran into trouble when they crashed into a Plantation police car while trying to flee.

Plantation Detective Philip Toman said one of the suspects is in custody, but the second one ran away after the Tuesday afternoon crash at Cleary Boulevard and North Pine Island Road.

Marlins' Samson regrets having GM as manager

With the Marlins' search already underway for a traditional manager, a top team official conceded Tuesday that the unorthodox move of installing general manager Dan Jennings as manager was a mistake.

The choice of Jennings, who is highly respected as a talent evaluator but had never managed above...

Yacht exports growing at Port Everglades

Add this to the reasons why Fort Lauderdale claims the title "Yachting Capital of the World": Port Everglades ranks as the No. 1 seaport nationwide for exports of yachts.

The Fort Lauderdale seaport shipped out nearly $247 million worth of yachts on cargo vessels to seaports overseas last year....

Panthers' Jaromir Jagr bringing back his famous mullet

Nearly as important as their final roster decisions, the Florida Panthers received hair-raising news when future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr announced that he was bringing his legendary mullet back.

Jagr, 43, was egged on by goalie Roberto Luongo’s (@strombone1) pre-training camp tweet:

“I will...

Two brothers suspected of burglaries in 'tri-county crime spree'

A pair of Miami-Dade brothers each face dozens of burglary and grand theft charges following their arrests for what a Broward judge called "an ongoing tri-county crime spree."

Christapher Jamarr Brown and Bradley Steven Brown, both 22 but not twins, are suspected of breaking into cars and homes...

Boca pioneer, WWII vet David C. Ashe, 90

Reminders of David C. Ashe's contributions to Boca Raton can be found throughout the city from the beachfront parks to the eagle statute outside the police station to the Historical Society.

A true Boca pioneer, Mr. Ashe died Monday. He was 90.

His legacy lives on in what have become city staples...

Sun Sentinel staff predictions for 2015-16 Florida Panthers
There is some buzz in Panthers land with some excellent young talent in front of a stalwart, veteran goalie in Roberto Luongo.
ESPN cuts sponsored DraftKings content from shows

ESPN is cutting sponsored DraftKings elements from within its shows but not commercials from the daily fantasy sports site. That's according to ESPN Outside the Lines host Bob Ley, who revealed the shift during his show Tuesday.

The change comes as daily fantasy sports behemoths DraftKings and...

World Cup hero Carli Lloyd to kick off Broward College Speaker Series
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US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cell phones from China.

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