Broward County

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT IN 50 YEARS TO CUBA DEPARTS FROM FORT LAUDERDALE The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Wednesday morning. The flight restored regular air service severed at the height of […]

Governor to Obama: Fund Zika fight now

Governor to Obama:  Fund Zika fight now

In late January, the first concerns about the Zika virus began to surface in the state of Florida.  By February, the first alert was issued and Santa Rosa County had reported its first and, to date, only case of the mosquito-borne illness which was travel-related.  On Feb. 2, the Florida Department of Health in Santa […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 1

PROSECUTORS: REVOKE RELEASE OF MOM WHO DROVE KIDS INTO OCEAN Ebony Wilkerson was found not guilty of child abuse by reason of insanity, and has been receiving mental health treatment at a facility in Lake Wales. The motion filed Tuesday by the State’s Attorney’s office says the request for jail was triggered by an episode […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 27

FORT MYERS POLICE STILL LOOKING INTO ZOMBICON SHOOTING TIPS The tipster who called between Nov. 11 and Nov. 13 has crucial information that may help find the person that shot and killed Expavious Tyrell Taylor and injured several others amid 20,000 attending the zombie-themed charity block party in the heart of downtown Fort Myers on […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 13

IMPRISONED EX-DEFENSE CONTRACTOR FACING SEX ABUSE CHARGES Miami federal prosecutors said Tuesday an indictment charges 36-year-old Christopher Rennie Glenn with sex trafficking conspiracy, sexual assault of minors and similar offenses. Prosecutors say the crimes were committed while Glenn worked at a Honduras air base as a contract network systems administrator. WIDOW DISCOVERS FORMER LEGISLATOR STRUCK, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 26

GRAND JURY QUESTIONS ARISE IN FLORIDA DEPUTY SHOOTING CASE Defense attorney Eric Schwartzreich said at a hearing Thursday that one grand juror might have been biased against Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Peter Peraza because his daughter was facing drunken-driving charges. A judge, however, agreed with prosecutors that the juror should not have to testify about […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 5

FLORIDA, VULNERABLE TO ZIKA VIRUS, GETS READY FOR FIGHT Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state has three new cases of Zika and he’s adding a fifth county to his health emergency declaration. Scott said Thursday at a news conference in Tampa that the 12 cases in Florida are all from people who became infected […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

TRIAL SET TO OPEN IN LAWSUIT FILED BY MAN SHOT BY DEPUTY Opening statements are expected in the federal lawsuit filed by a young black man who was unarmed when he was shot and left paralyzed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy. DEPUTY CRASHES INTO CAR ON INTERSTATE 95 The Broward Sheriff’s deputy was […]