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Cops: Man Murders Seniors After Offering To Paint Their Condo For Free

Posted 11.08.2013 | Miami

A one-time family member of a South Florida elderly couple offered to paint their condo for free, then returned days later to bind them with painter's...

How Sunrise Police Make Millions Selling Cocaine

South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Megan O'Matz and John Maines | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

SUNRISE -- Police in this suburban town best known for its sprawling outlet mall have hit upon a surefire way to make millions. They sell cocaine....

Local Cop Busted Selling Pot With Stripper Girlfriend

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 11.30.2013 | Miami

A Sunrise police officer resigned his position after he and his live-in girlfriend were accused of selling marijuana from their home. The officer, Jo...

Burglars Leave Behind Proof Of Stupidity

Sun Sentinel | Tonya Alanez | Posted 11.28.2013 | Miami

Burglary tip: Don't leave behind a backpack containing your getaway driver's high school report card. That is precisely how three Pompano Beach burgl...

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...

Texts Reveal Dance Teacher's Affair With Underage Boy

Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

A Florida dance instructor has been arrested for a four-month-long sexual relationship with a minor. Jennifer Efre Deberry, 30, of Coral Springs, w...

Mobile Meth Lab Found In Florida Hotel Room

Posted 11.03.2013 | Miami

Things you shouldn't unpack in a hotel room: a mobile meth lab. Police in Fort Lauderdale discovered a man cooking up the drug at the Relax Inn on...

Alleged Hate Crime Attack: 'You Stupid Cubans, I Hate Cubans'

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 10.27.2013 | Miami

A Pembroke Pines man is facing hate-crime charges for allegedly punching two men and kicking their dog while shouting obscenities about their Cuban na...

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 ...

Sexual Battery Conviction Tossed Over Clothes Worn In Court

Sun Sentinel | Marc Freeman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

It's routine in criminal court for jailed male defendants to show up for trial in shirts and ties, lest jurors see jail duds and think of them as guil...

BSO Settles Lawsuit Over Horrifying Incident Of Framing

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Miami

Frank Lee Smith died of cancer on death row, just months before DNA exonerated him of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Fort Lauderdale. Now,...

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...

Cops: Trayvon Martin Case Sparks GIANT Teen Fight At Mall

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Miami

LAUDERHILL -- The Lauderhill Mall was on partial lockdown -- barring unescorted teenagers -- for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon after more than...

Accused Shoplifter Lived With 'Cat Family,' Addicted To Toys'R'Us

Sun Sentinel | Jon Burstein | Posted 08.24.2013 | Miami

The investigation began when nearly $900 of Lego sets vanished midday from the Toys R Us store in Boynton Beach. Before it was over, authorities would...

Chick-Fil-A Vandalized With Gay Slurs

Posted 06.18.2013 | Miami

DAVIE, FL -- A South Florida Chick-Fil-A was vandalized earlier this month when gay slurs were spray-painted on the exterior on the fast food chain. ...

Condo President Does The Unthinkable

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan and Erika Pesantes | Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

Luck finally ran out for a Pembroke Pines condo association president accused of gambling away the community's maintenance money at a casino. Nancy M...

Man Pocket Dials 911; Reveals Heinous Plot

Posted 05.22.2013 | Miami

Police arrested a Florida man on first-degree murder charges Tuesday after he reportedly pocket dialed 911 and revealed his murder plot on a recorded ...

Man Shot Dead While Driving On I-95

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 07.06.2013 | Miami

OAKLAND PARK -- Southbound traffic on Interstate 95 came to a standstill for about four hours Sunday morning as police investigated a fatal shooting o...

Udonis Haslem Robbed, Too!

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Miami

Broward Sheriff's detectives are searching for at least two suspects after a break-in at the Southwest Ranches home of Miami Heat center Udonis Haslem...

New Details On Rick Ross Shooting

Sun Sentinel | LINDA TRISCHITTA | Posted 06.04.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The predawn gunfire on East Las Olas Boulevard aimed at rap star Rick Ross came from a BMW that pulled up alongside his silver Roll...

Bizarre Murder Involved Zodiac Sign, Dragon, And An Xbox

The Sun Sentinel | Linda Trischitta | Posted 06.02.2013 | Miami

A Lauderhill man told a bizarre tale of needing to find a victim who had a Taurus zodiac sign when he described the fatal Easter Sunday stabbing of hi...

Horrible Allegations Against Hollywood Mom

Sun Sentinel | Ihosvani Rodriguez | Posted 05.19.2013 | Miami

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA -- A Hollywood mother burned her teenage daughter with a hot knife to punish her for talking to a boy she met online, an act that d...

Cops: Man Had Sex With Teen 50 Times

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Miami

A 47-year-old Southwest Ranches man was arrested Wednesday and accused of having up to 50 sexual encounters with a 17-year-old girl during a three-mon...

Thief Left His Wallet Behind -- Then Did Something Strange

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 04.14.2013 | Miami

A 47-year-old wallet-theft suspect is in Broward County jail because he forgot his own wallet at the scene of the crime, say police in Lauderdale-by-t...