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Sheriff‘s captain resigns and sergeant removed from streets after Parkland shooting failures

Sheriff‘s captain resigns and sergeant removed from streets after Parkland shooting failures

A Broward sheriff’s captain resigned and a sergeant was placed on administrative duty Tuesday for their roles in responding to the Parkland school shooting. resigned several days after she was widely criticized by a state commission for her role leading the response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. She cited “personal reasons” in her separation form. A news release states […]

Woman, 85, pulled from submerged car in West Delray

Woman, 85, pulled from submerged car in West Delray

A driver tried to kick out one of her car’s windows as it sank in a pond in West Delray Beach, witnesses told a 911 dispatcher. The driver, an 85-year-old woman, activated her emergency alert pendant. Her alarm company then called firefighters and police to the crash site Monday night in the Las Verdes development, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman […]

Christian group continues showers for homeless in Fort Lauderdale

Christian group continues showers for homeless in Fort Lauderdale

A Christian group will continue offering outdoor showers to homeless people, after commissioners resolved a code enforcement issue. The city had ordered a stop to the mobile showering in August. The nonprofit HOPE South Florida put the showers on hold briefly until it could obtain a special event permit. The 90-day permit was renewed Tuesday night. The city is attempting […]

Fort Lauderdale might demolish old One Stop Shop

Fort Lauderdale might demolish old One Stop Shop

The vacant One Stop Shop in downtown could be demolished after more than a decade sitting empty. The property off Andrews Avenue, between Northwest Second and Fourth streets, is an eyesore and wasted opportunity, some commissioners and members of the public said Tuesday. Commissioners said they’d like the building, the city’s former development permitting office, torn down. Even if nothing […]

Margaritaville developer sues over city‘s claims it got stiffed on resort’s sale

Margaritaville developer sues over city‘s claims it got stiffed on resort’s sale

The developer of Margaritaville has filed a lawsuit claiming is “grasping for straws” in demanding more than $1.7 million in proceeds from the sale of the resort earlier this year. Lon Tabatchnick and a spokesman for his partner Starwood Capital declined to comment Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed in Broward Circuit Court on Nov. 14, claims the city’s argument is “desperately […]