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Baby Boy Born Aboard JetBlue Plane Named 'Born to Be Blue' En Route to Fort Lauderdale

A baby was born aboard a JetBlue airplane named "Born to be Blue" in a flight to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. In a statement, JetBlue said Flight 1954 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale was met by medical personnel "following the onboard delivery of our youngest customer to date."


South Florida cop accused of selling police-issued weapons, laser sights to pawn shop

A South Florida officer has been arrested after department brass accused him of selling two police-issued weapons and other police equipment to a pawn shop. Hallandale Beach cop Yan Kleyman, 33, was arrested Friday on a charge of dealing stolen property, according to reports.


10 more dismissed from Broward Sheriff's Office under new regime

Add 10 more names to the list of more than a dozen who have left the Broward Sheriff's Office since Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced Sheriff Scott Israel last month with Gregory Tony.


Celebrate Pride at a Half Dozen Free Events

The centerpieces of any Pride celebration are the traditional parade and festival. This year, Pride Fort Lauderdale will be hosting Fort Lauderdale’s first Pride parade—the first parade of any kind in city history on SR A1A along Fort Lauderdale Beach as a lead in to the third annual festival at For


Florida man who left country after 2017 DUI crash that killed passenger has been arrested, authorities say

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Friday night at the Miami airport for a DUI manslaughter charge from 2017, according to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office.


Intoxicated passenger who didn’t want to sit next to toddler removed from flight

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An intoxicated woman was removed from a flight after becoming disruptive and upset for having to sit next to a toddler. Valerie Gonzalez, 32, was removed Thursday from a JetBlue flight to Las Vegas before takeoff, WCJB reported.


Lori Alhadeff, the unassuming change agent on Broward’s broken School Board | Editorial

To understand how broken the Broward County School Board is — and why the appointment of a statewide grand jury is badly needed — look no further than Tuesday’s special board meeting, which was called to hire a new district security chief a year after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Sc


Florida Italian restaurant employee infected with Hepatitis A

A worker at an Italian restaurant in a Miami hotel has tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to Florida's Department of Health. The employee worked at Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree Grand Hotel in Biscayne Bay, sometime between Jan. 26 to Feb. 7. and officials warn


Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 found in Florida high school

(WBBH) - Enough fentanyl to kill more than 1,000 people, along with cocaine and marijuana, were found in a student's book bag at Florida's Lehigh Senior High School on Tuesday.


Florida runner attacked by 80-pound dog near half-marathon's end

Julie Stackhouse, 40, was in third place and a mile away from finishing the Donna Half-Marathon race in Atlantic Beach, Florida, when a bull-terrier mix aggressively attacked and latched on before she got away. Still dripping with blood and adrenaline,


Woman arrested after video shows her spitting, yelling at passengers on flight

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An unruly passenger was removed from a JetBlue plane Thursday and arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, an airline spokesperson confirmed in an email.


These 5 Florida Companies Are Nation's Best To Work For: Fortune

WESTON, FL — Hilton is America's best company to work for in 2019, according to Fortune's annual list released on Thursday. The Virginia-based company jumped to the No. 1 spot in 2019 after placing No.33 on the list in 2018. Fortune writes that the company's ascent is thanks to several employee-focu


Florida motorcyclist dies after falling 100 feet off interstate in hit-and-run

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving on an interstate highway clipped a motorcycle in front of him, sending him over a concrete barrier and 100 feet to his death, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.



PIO Number: 19-2-8 BSO Case Number: 90-1902-000608. Place of Occurrence: near the 3000 block of N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point. Pedestrian: Patricia A. Garrihy, 55, female, 9/4/63, 4907 N.W. 2nd Ave., Pompano Beach (DECEASED)


Democracy works, Mr. Runcie, but it's harder than you think | Opinion

The conversation and controversy surrounding a recent meeting between Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie and Marjory Stoneman Douglas parents underscores how tricky it can be to find the best ways for the public to participate in its democracy.


Woman becomes first openly autistic person to ever practice law in Florida

Haley Moss, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler is the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar, The Associated Press reported Saturday. When she was younger, Moss told the publication that her doctors thought she would possibly never be able to live independently or wor


Man charged, guns seized in shooting death near Fort Lauderdale

An arrest has been made and guns have been seized following the death of a 29-year-old man who was found shot in the front yard of a home near Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.


Family discovers tourist reported missing in Sunrise was hit by car

SUNRISE, Fla. - A tourist from Israel who was reported missing Wednesday after failing to return from a visit to the Sawgrass Mills mall had been struck by a car, his family learned Friday.


Rapper YNW Melly accused of slaying two longtime friends on lonely road near Everglades

Two young men from the Treasure Coast who’d sought their fortunes in the South Florida rap business were murdered by gunfire, most likely in a Jeep on a lonely stretch of road near the Everglades.


Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Locking your keys in the car, we've all done it. But, for one Florida father, the urgency to get back in his SUV was all the more dire because his one-year-old daughter was locked inside.