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Hollywood Police Discover Untested Rape Kits Stored For Years

Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

Police in Hollywood, Florida have discovered nearly 100 rape kits that have sat untested for years, as first reported by WSVN. Some of the kits d...

Man Falls To His Death Through Glass Ceiling Of Florida Resort

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary and Heather Carney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

HOLLYWOOD -- The death of a man who plunged through the glass ceiling of a luxury hotel remained shrouded in mystery Sunday as workers swept up debris...

Broward Schools To Change Sex Ed Program

Sun Sentinel | Karen Yi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Hoping to slash the staggeringly high numbers of HIV/AIDS cases in Broward County, the school district plans to require schools to offer a more inclus...

Trader Joe's Is Coming To Broward!

Sun Sentinel | Miriam Valverde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

For Broward County, the wait is finally over. Yes, you will get your very own Trader Joe's, in Pembroke Pines no less, come 2014. It seems like the h...

Why Everyone Should Learn From One Florida School District

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- MIAMI (AP) — One of the nation's largest school districts has reached an agreement with law enforcement agencies and the NAACP to reduce th...

3-Year-Old Spends 30 Hours Alone With Murdered Dad's Body

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

For nearly 30 hours, a 3-year-old Hollywood, Florida girl visiting her father in Philadelphia huddled alone in his bed and in a closet after finding h...

Cops: Model Knifed Boyfriend After His Dog Ate Her Pot

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

A South Florida model allegedly slashed her boyfriend with a pink pocket knife after his dog wolfed down her marijuana stash, according to an arrest r...

LOOK: Out-Of-Control Car Hits Sunbather

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 12.12.2013 | Miami

PLANTATION, FL -- A woman who lost control of her car while driving through her neighborhood ended up crashing through three backyards and hitting a s...

Miramar Mom Arrested For Burning Son With A Hot Iron

Posted 10.02.2013 | Miami

"I'm the best mom ever," said Glendese Williams. But the Miramar youth counselor was arrested and charged with child abuse Monday, accused of burn...

WATCH: Mysterious Pot-Filled Boat Washes Ashore

Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

Another day, another weird drugs discovery in South Florida. Fort Lauderdale police are investigating a seemingly abandoned boat full of marijuana...

Children Give Heartbreaking Testimony From The Day Boy Died In Hot Van

Sun Sentinel | Erika Pesantes | Posted 11.30.2013 | Miami

SUNRISE -- There were things that Jordan Coleman's day care playmates remembered about the day he died -- the day the 4-year-old was left in a swelter...

Cat Rescue Attempt Leads To Horrifying Fatal Crash

Posted 11.24.2013 | Miami

A man trying to rescue a cat on Florida's Turnpike Monday was hit by a car that crashed, killing the other driver and leaving rush hour traffic in gri...

Mystery Illness Prompts School Closure, Sanitization, Investigation

Sun Sentinel | ADAM SACASA | Posted 11.22.2013 | Miami

Keep your children home if they are too sick for school. That's what the Broward School District is reminding parents to do after more than 300 Manat...

Cops: Mom Was Driving Drunk When Picking Up Kids From School

Sun Sentinel | Erika Pesantes | Posted 11.18.2013 | Miami

Authorities have arrested a woman who they say was driving impaired and nearly hit another vehicle while in a student pickup line at a Miramar element...

Saved!

Sun Sentinel | Brittany Wallman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Miami

The ambulance dedicated to Alligator Alley won't be taken out of service after all. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced Tuesday a reversal of his ...

Witness: I-75 Accident Looked Like 'Bomb Exploded'

Posted 09.16.2013 | Miami

A weekend trip to a Haitian religious convention in Tampa turned tragic for one Broward church when its van flipped on I-75 Saturday. One passenger...

South Florida Engineers Turn To 'Magic' To Slow Down Drivers

Sun Sentinel | Michael Turnbell | Posted 11.13.2013 | Miami

The latest way to stop speeders in South Florida? Trick them with an optical illusion. The "magic" involves marking a road with hash marks, similar t...

CUT: The Only Ambulance Serving Alligator Alley's East End

Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Miami

Tens of thousands of vehicles travel across the Florida Everglades on I-75 between Weston and Naples every day. Known as Alligator Alley, the desolate...

Teacher Charged Over Emails Sent To Student

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 11.07.2013 | Miami

A charter school teacher surrendered to Coral Springs Police on Friday following accusations that he sent sexually explicit emails to a former student...

Cops: Man Threw Explosive, Killing 'White Boy'

Sun Sentinel | Erika Pesantes | Posted 10.25.2013 | Miami

A Fort Lauderdale man is accused of animal cruelty for allegedly throwing an explosive at a pit bull that he says was drawn to his backyard by his pet...

Florida Teacher Arrested Over Facebook Messages

Posted 08.23.2013 | Miami

Four days into the new school year and a South Florida teacher has already been arrested for inappropriate behavior. Stevie Glasspool, 31, of Boca ...

LOOK: Why Downtown Hollywood Is Now Totally Cool

Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

There's another South Florida neighborhood ending in "wood" that's being beautified with incredible street art. Just north of Miami, contemporary...

At-Home Cemeteries Now A Thing

Sun Sentinel | DIANE C. LADE | Posted 09.20.2013 | Miami

For those struggling to let go, a South Florida funeral home is offering a new way to keep your loved ones close. Very close. Palm Beach Memorial Pa...

'Outbursts, Not Riots'

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary and Adam Sacasa | Posted 09.11.2013 | Miami

With a verdict looming in the nationally televised trial over the killing of South Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, local community leaders are bracin...

Celebratory Gunfire Strikes Woman, Misses Baby

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 09.07.2013 | Miami

A bullet buried somewhere inside her left thigh, April Johnson now has a painful souvenir of this year's Fourth of July. The 26-year-old woman was st...