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Video shows Broward County Deputy slamming High School student’s head to the ground

WARNING - The video is raw and contains violence and obscenities. The video posted on twitter by WPLG news, shows deputies who appear to be white amid a crowd of mostly African American students.


Broward County Judge Faces Reprimand For Political Activity

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A Broward County circuit judge will face a public reprimand from the Florida Supreme Court because of violating a ban on partisan political activity during his 2018 election campaign.


Mass flight cancellations at Miami, Fort Lauderdale airports due to severe weather

Severe weather in the East Coast sparked several flight cancellations and delays at South Florida airports Friday, no doubt frustrating travelers leaving town for the busy holiday weekend.


Florida cops snuck cameras into massage parlors years before Robert Kraft's prostitution sting

Billionaire Robert Kraft’s lawyers claim police clearly violated the law when they secretly planted cameras inside a massage parlor. But it wasn’t the first time cops have used the controversial tactic.


Wilder side of brunch: Fort Lauderdale's Boulevard Kitchen + Juice Bar opening April 29

701 E. Broward Boulevard, Suite F, Fort Lauderdale, 954-530-1793, Blvd-Kitchen.com. The owners of The Wilder cocktail bar are debuting a breakfast and lunch spot next door, which will transform into the kitchen for the Wilder by night. The restaurant will open to the public on April 29.


Florida middle school girls arrested after teacher discovered their plans to kill nine people, police say

Two female students at a Florida middle school were arrested this week after a teacher discovered their plans to kill at least nine people, police say. The teacher reportedly became suspicious when she noticed the two 14-year-old girls acting "hysterical" while looking for a folder at Avon Park Midd


Sheriff vows accountability after deputies are seen pepper-spraying and punching teens

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said Friday he would launch a “thorough investigation” into deputies who are shown on video pepper-spraying, tackling and punching teens near J.P. Taravella High.


Florida man charged with threatening to kill three Democratic lawmakers

A Florida man was charged Friday with threatening to kill three Democratic members of Congress, federal prosecutors said. John Kless, 49, called the Washington offices of Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Reps. Eric Swalwell of California and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Tuesday and left a series o


Post-mortem upgrade: Hurricane Michael now Category 5 storm

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday.The upgraded


Woman sexually attacked on city street

A woman who was walking along a Fort Lauderdale street was attacked and sexually assaulted Thursday night, police have confirmed. The incident happened along the 2200 block of Northwest 22nd Street. The area is south of Oakland Park Boulevard and just west of Interstate 95 — about two blocks west of


Storms in South kill girl in North Florida, bring tornado threat

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.


Miramar Mayor's Bid For Presidency Off to Bumpy Start

By any measure, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam's quest for the presidency of the United States is a long shot. Earlier this month, he reported raising just over $80,000 through March -- the lowest number of any of the candidates garnering even mildly serious national attention.


Strong storms eyeing South Florida this evening

MIAMI - South Florida should prepare for possible severe weather heading into the holiday weekend. What we call a "squall line," a solid line of heavy rain and thunderstorms, will march across the Gulf of Mexico today and eventually arrive in South Florida tonight. It will bring with it the risk for


Man accused of shooting woman in head surrenders to police

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - A 25-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a woman in the head over a dog dispute surrendered to police Friday, Miami Gardens police confirmed. According to authorities, Lerio Minnis was taken into custody at a family member's home and brought to the Miami Gardens Police Dep


Party held for slain grandmother in Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Friends and family of 63-year-old Danette Johnson Simmons met Friday to celebrate her life. The celebration included a DJ because Johnson Simmons was always the life of the party. Attendees wore T-shirts with her picture. Loved ones described her as a caring woman with a big he


Study Underestimated Traffic Counts for Wilton Drive Lane Reduction

A Fort Lauderdale engineer could lose her professional license for significantly under-estimating traffic counts for a much-publicized road narrowing project in Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale.


Woman caught on camera taking man’s wallet at Home Depot in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman was caught on camera inside a Fort Lauderdale Home Depot taking off with a man’s wallet. According to police, the theft occurred just after 4:30 p.m. on April 2 at a Home Depot located near Northeast 11th Street and Fifth Terrace.


Suspect arrested in Miami Gardens woman’s fatal shooting

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a man in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman at her Miami Gardens home. Twenty-five-year-old Lerio Minnis is facing several charges, including second-degree murder with a weapon.


Tamarac Man John Kless Accused Of Threatening Members Of Congress

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Tamarac man accused of threatening three Washington lawmakers was arrested and appeared in federal court Friday. John Kless, 49, was given a $25,000 bond and fitted with an ankle monitor.


'He could have killed me,' driver says after motorcyclist shoots at him during I-95 road rage incident

A road rage incident involving a car and a motorcycle accelerated to the point of gunfire and now the Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the armed biker who sped away. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. on April 8 where winding lanes merge through the Golden Glades Interchange and link to northbo