FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of participating in a scheme in Florida to steal more than $1.8 million in veteran and Social Security benefits has been sentenced to six years and six months in prison.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Connecticut opera singer who drew fire from law enforcement when she sped through a checkpoint outside then-President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida two years ago was found not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defender Ryan Shawcross is retiring after a 16-year career that ended last season with David Beckham's Inter Miami in Major League Soccer.
The 34-year-old central defender and the team said Tuesday they have mutually terminated the contract agreed to last February.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sex trafficking at the 2020 Super Bowl in South Florida.
Edward Walker, 48, of New Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced Thursday in Fort Lauderdale federal court, according to court records.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday, the fifth death involving the railroad since it recently resumed operations after being shutdown because of the pandemic.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida hospital has temporarily closed its maternity ward due to staff-shortages related to recent outbreaks of COVID-19.
Mothers-to-be who had planned on giving birth at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale will have to find another option.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man tried to obtain more than $4.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds by filing false loan applications, federal prosecutors said.
Valesky Barosy, 27, made his first appearance last week in Fort Lauderdale federal court, according to court records.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Broward Health hospital system on Saturday said it suffered a data breach in October where a hacker accessed personal and medical information of patients and staff.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Vendors and all adult visitors will be required to wear face masks when visting Broward County public school campuses, the school board decided Friday during an emergency hearing.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban had a message for his players ahead of their week in Texas preparing for the College Football Playoff.
“You’re not going to remember what you did on Tuesday night in Dallas three months from now, three weeks from now or three years from now," Saban said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just about everything about this season has been a joyride for No. 2 Michigan, the first team to start unranked in the AP Top 25 and reach the College Football Playoff.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that defensive back Dax Hill was not yet in Miami and was questionable to play in the Orange Bowl against No. 3 Georgia.
Harbaugh did not provide details of what kept Hill from traveling with the team nor what could keep him out of the College Football Playoff semifinal on Friday night.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — If there was any doubt left about who will be starting at quarterback for No. 3 Georgia against No. 2 Michigan in the College Football Playoff, Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart tried to put an end to it Wednesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday postponed the penalty trial for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz until February.
Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer stated in a court order that both parties requested more time to prepare experts for trial, saying they would not be ready to start on the scheduled date, Jan.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Too big to be covered by the fast guys and too fast to be covered by the big guys.
Great pass catching tight ends have always been a part of football, but the position and players who play it have evolved to the point where they are often the most difficult matchup on the field.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 27-year-old man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children and injured four others caused a disturbance during his first court appearance Wednesday, hours after sheriff's deputies arrested him.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia wide receiver George Pickens still has a chance to be a major contributor for the Bulldogs this season.
The junior who was expected to be third-ranked Georgia's go-to receiver before he tore the ACL in his right knee during spring practice will be available Friday for the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl against No.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Working for Jim Harbaugh, sometimes it is hard to know when the conversation is over.
Florida Atlantic coach Willie Taggart was an assistant under Harbaugh at Stanford for three seasons and recalls occasionally approaching his boss for a chat in the hallway or office.
WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have found the car that plowed into a group of children, killing two and injuring four, but detectives are still searching for the man who was driving.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said two girls who were 5 and 6 died at the scene outside an apartment building in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Monday.
WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — Two children were killed and another four children were hospitalized with injuries when a car plowed into them and fled the scene in South Florida on Monday, authorities said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning is leading a double life.
Early in the day, he is still locked into his current job, helping the third-ranked Bulldogs prepare for a College Football Playoff semifinal against No.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia's defense was nearly invincible for three months, allowing less than a touchdown per game.
Then came the Southeastern Conference championship game against Alabama, where the Crimson Tide seemingly cracked the code on the Bulldogs' stingy D in a 41-24 victory.
FORT LAUDEDALE, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in South Florida exchanged gunfire with a suspect who they witnessed firing a gun.
The shooter in Fort Lauderdale escaped in a car Saturday night, but a passenger in the car was dropped off at a hospital with a gunshot wound, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
More than 50 Haitian migrants landed in the Florida Keys on Friday, according to federal agents.
The 52 migrants were part of a maritime smuggling operation and they were taken into federal custody in Key Largo, U.S.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three conservation groups filed a formal notice on Monday of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency if it doesn't take steps to protect manatees from water pollution in Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old at a South Florida high school was arrested Friday morning after authorities found a loaded firearm in a small bag, police said.
The arrest came as multiple schools across South Florida remained on lockdown following viral TikTok posts alluding to unconfirmed threats of violence that raised anxiety levels at schools nationwide.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Costa Rican forward Ariel Lassiter was acquired by Miami's Major League Soccer team from Houston on Thursday for $100,000 in general allocation money.
Miami will pay $50,000 each in 2022 and 2023, and additional money conditioned to performance.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Broward County, Florida, school district will pay more than $26 million to the families of 17 people killed and some of those injured in the 2018 Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A teacher in South Florida has been fired for repeatedly refusing to wear a mask.
The school board in Broward County on Tuesday unanimously voted to fire John C. Alvarez, a science teacher at Piper High for gross insubordination.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury found a private contractor responsible for leaving nearly a quarter-million people across seven Florida cities without water for days in 2019.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge rejected an attempt Monday by Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's attorneys to bar the parents and other relatives of his 17 victims from testifying before the jury about the trauma the murders have brought to their lives.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Right back Julián Araujo made his Mexican national team debut in Wednesday night's 2-2 exhibition draw against Chile, almost exactly one year after playing his only match for the United States.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida judge declared a mistrial in a murder case on Wednesday after the jury delivered a verdict of manslaughter, only to have its decision collapse when a juror told the court she didn't agree.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A train belonging to Florida's higher-speed passenger rail service struck and killed a man walking on the tracks just weeks after the company reopened from the pandemic.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A training session designed to teach city employees how best to survive an active shooter situation is on hold in Fort Lauderdale after a worker was injured.
Burning discharge from the blank of a gun landed on the worker’s pant leg Friday at the city's training center, the South Florida SunSentinel reported.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A homeless man with a history of random violence fatally stabbed a 14-year-old boy riding his bike during a chance encounter and without apparent motive, a Florida police chief said Thursday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic Florida congressional candidate who lost a special election primary by five votes has filed two lawsuits asking that the result be thrown out, alleging his opponent's support of a universal income plan amounted to bribing voters.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Nashville allegedly punched a flight attendant and pulled another attendant’s hair before being subdued, police said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Carrie Meek, the grandchild of a slave and a sharecropper’s daughter who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction, died Sunday. She was 95.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Editor’s note: AP is replacing the story about the sale of a Miami mansion once owned by Madonna with this piece, which looks at how the tale of a German shepherd and a trust has long been used as a publicity stunt to dupe reporters.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of most of those killed and wounded in the 2018 Florida high school massacre announced Monday have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the federal government over the FBI's failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Monday officially exonerated four young African American men of the false accusation that they raped a white woman seven decades ago, making partial and belated amends for one of the greatest miscarriages of justice of Florida's Jim Crow era.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Five men have been convicted in South Florida of running a scheme to steal more than $1.8 million in veteran and Social Security benefits.
A federal jury in Fort Lauderdale found Omar Shaquille Bailey and Ronaldo Garfield Green guilty last week of conspiracy to commit fraud following an eight-day trial, according to court documents.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A health care executive won the Democratic nomination to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida, carrying the race by five votes over a Broward County commissioner in a victory the state certified Tuesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a judge Monday that detectives made false statements to get the search warrants allowing them to seize evidence from his cellphone and bedroom, including an argument over whether burgundy and maroon are the same color.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida city has hired an outside investigator to look into allegations of racial, gender and sexual-orientation discrimination in its police department.
The city of Fort Lauderdale hired former prosecutor Gregg Rossman to look into discrimination complaints by four officers that the police department discriminates when it comes to internal promotions.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When the shooter in the 2018 Parkland school massacre finally pleaded guilty last month, it briefly revived attention and donations for the anti-gun violence March For Our Lives student movement birthed by the tragedy.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Health care executive Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick maintained a five-vote margin after a recount Friday for the Democratic nomination in a Florida congressional race.
Final but unofficial results showed Cherfilus-McCormick ahead of Dale Holness, a Broward County commissioner, for the party's nomination in U.S.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery September crash near Miami accelerated to 90 mph (145 kph) in the seconds before he lost control and smashed into trees, federal investigators said Wednesday — a conclusion disputed by the attorney representing the driver's family.