FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who testified against three former friends who murdered rising rap star XXXTentacion during a robbery five years ago will spend the next two years in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Random shooting leaves 12-year-old Florida boy dead at storeMay 5, 2023 GMT
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a 12-year-old boy and wounded a man before turning the gun on himself inside a South Florida convenience store in an apparently random attack, sheriff's officials said Friday.
Walmart employee fatally shoots customer, investigators sayMay 3, 2023 GMT
An off-duty Walmart employee fatally shot a customer who tried to help a female employee who had gotten into a fight with the off-duty employee, Florida law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Tironie Sterling, 22, is charged with first-degree murder for Tuesday afternoon's shooting at a suburban Fort Lauderdale Walmart, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.
Biden declares Fort Lauderdale disaster area after floodingApril 28, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Florida's Broward County a disaster area Friday, two weeks after record-breaking rain left parts of Fort Lauderdale and its suburbs flooded.
DeSantis seeks federal aid for Fort Lauderdale flood victimsApril 22, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday that he will ask the Biden administration to declare Broward County a disaster area due to flooding earlier this month after record rainfall.
Panic buying after Florida floods leads to long gas linesApril 19, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Historic flooding a week ago in South Florida has led to long lines at the region’s gas stations, as drivers fearful of a fuel shortage have been unnecessarily topping off their tanks.
Florida floods: Businesses, residents begin cleaning up messApril 15, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Workers at one of Fort Lauderdale’s landmark restaurants spent Friday tearing out carpeting and original hardwood floors, both ruined when 8 inches (0.25 meters) of water poured inside two days earlier.
South Floridians mop up, recall fear after historic delugeApril 14, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The water was rising around her car, and Amanda Valentine thought she was going to die. She had just gotten a warning on her phone about flash flooding, and now it was all around her.
Def Leppard drummer recovering from attack outside hotelMarch 22, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen says he is recovering from an attack earlier this month outside a Florida hotel.
Allen, who was in South Florida to perform a show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, was attacked while taking a smoke break outside the the Four Seasons hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Jury deliberations to resume Monday in XXXTentacion killingMarch 16, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury deliberations for the trial of three men accused of murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion during a 2018 robbery will resume Monday after the panel finished a seventh day of deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict.
Jury for men accused in XXXTentacion killing moving slowlyMarch 15, 2023 GMT
The jury in the trial of three men accused of murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion during a 2018 robbery finished a sixth day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict, asking the judge questions that indicate they are methodically going through the evidence.
Jury still undecided in trial XXXTentacion’s accused killersMarch 14, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men accused of murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion outside a Florida motorcycle dealership nearly five years ago again failed to reach a verdict Tuesday, their fifth day of deliberations.
Jurors see cellphone data of XXXTentacion’s accused killersMarch 13, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men accused of murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion concluded their fourth day of deliberations Monday by reviewing almost 1,200 text messages and several videos and photos seized from two of their cellphones.
No verdict yet in trial of XXXTentacion’s accused killersMarch 10, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men accused of murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion outside a motorcycle dealership nearly five years ago failed to reach a verdict Friday, meaning they will resume next week.
No verdict yet in trial of XXXTentacion’s accused killersMarch 9, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three men accused of murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion outside a motorcycle dealership nearly five years ago failed to reach a verdict Thursday, meaning deliberations will enter a third day.
Jury deliberations begin for XXXTentacion’s accused killersMarch 8, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the trial of three men accused of murdering rising rap star XXXTentacion during a 2018 robbery outside a Florida motorcycle shop after the alleged gunman's attorney argued that DNA evidence proves his client and another man are innocent.
Police: Officers fatally shoot homicide suspect after chaseMarch 8, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida police officers shot and killed a homicide suspect following a chase that left a pedestrian injured on Tuesday, authorities said.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Patrick Lynn said during a news conference that his officers spotted a silver pickup truck Tuesday morning that had been connected to a fatal shooting in Port St.
Prosecutor calls XXXTentacion’s alleged killers ‘predators’March 7, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments Tuesday that three men on trial for the 2018 slaying of rapper XXXTentacion were “predators” who waited outside a motorcycle shop to rob and shoot the rising star, escaping with $50,000.
Man gets 6 years for $4.2M COVID relief fraud schemeMarch 1, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man was sentenced Wednesday to six years and two months in federal prison for trying to obtain more than $4.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds by filing false loan applications.
AutoNation: Q4 Earnings SnapshotFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — AutoNation Inc. (AN) on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $286.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company said it had profit of $5.72.
XXXTentacion’s friend describes rapper’s fatal shootingFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A family friend of the rapper XXXTentacion broke down Tuesday as he told jurors how he and the rapper were ambushed by armed robbers as they drove away from a motorcycle shop, how he fled in fear and then heard the gunshots that killed the rising star.
NHL continues diversity efforts during All-Star celebrationsFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Kim Davis sees a change in hockey from when she was a girl growing up in Chicago. Back then, she said, the sport didn’t seem like a place for Black girls like her.
“There were no intentional messages that said the sport was for me, or for us,” said Davis, the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact, growth and legislative affairs.
Devils associate coach Andrew Brunette charged with DUIFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey Devils associate coach and former Florida Panthers head coach Andrew Brunette was arrested early Wednesday morning in South Florida while driving home from a bar in his golf cart, authorities said.
Public memorial planned for Parkland school school victimsJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A foundation dedicated to the 17 people killed in the Parkland school shooting has begun raising money and seeking designs for a public memorial to the victims on a nature preserve near Florida’s Everglades.
Jury selection begins for 3 in rapper XXXTentacion’s slayingJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The short life of emerging rap star XXXTentacion ended when two masked gunmen emerged from an SUV that had blocked his BMW as he left a motorcycle shop and demanded his money before one shot him.
Suspects in rapper XXXTentacion’s death about to face trialJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — More than four years after gunmen killed emerging rap star XXXTentacion during a robbery outside a South Florida motorcycle shop, three suspects are now scheduled to go on trial.
White Florida officer acquitted of shoving of Black womanDecember 13, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida jury sided Monday with a white Florida police officer accused of shoving a kneeling Black woman to the ground during a protest more than two years ago.
Broward County jurors acquitted Fort Lauderdale officer Steven Pohorence, 31, of a battery charge, the Sun Sentinel reported.
3 teens arrested for racist, antisemitic graffiti in FloridaDecember 1, 2022 GMT
WESTON, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of spraying-painting racist and antisemitic messages multiple times over several weeks in South Florida have been arrested on felony charges.
The Broward Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday of three 16-year-old boys connected to vandalism in Weston, which is west of Fort Lauderdale near the edge of the Florida Everglades.
Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocratsNovember 29, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of having to prove their cases in court.
Judge accepts insanity plea deal for man in face-biting caseNovember 28, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge accepted a plea deal Monday for a man who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face that will send him to a mental hospital for treatment.
Judge to decide on Florida face-biter insanity pleaNovember 26, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face finally goes on trial Monday, with a judge deciding whether he goes to prison for life or to a mental hospital.
Board fires schools chief after Parkland massacre reportNovember 16, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The superintendent of Florida's second-largest school district was fired after a late-night motion from a board member appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis following a grand jury report into the Parkland school massacre.
Pugh scores game-winner in 2-1 US victory over GermanyNovember 14, 2022 GMT
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Mallory Pugh scored the go-ahead goal in the 56th minute and the U.S. women avoided a fourth straight loss with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Germany on Sunday.
Sophia Smith also scored for the top-ranked United States, which went into the match at Red Bull Stadium with its first three-game losing streak since 1993.
US women fall to Germany, 1st 3-game losing streak since ’93November 11, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The United States women lost again, falling 2-1 to Germany on Thursday night for their first three-game skid since 1993 and first home defeat in more than five years.
Paula Krumbiegel scored the decisive goal in the 89th minute for third-ranked Germany in the exhibition at DRV PNK Stadium.
Sargeant to run practice in Brazil in pursuit of F1 licenseNovember 10, 2022 GMT
Williams will give Logan Sargeant an additional practice session at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in an effort to move the American closer to earning the Super License he needs to compete on the Formula One grid next season.
TSA: Handgun found inside raw chicken in luggage at airportNovember 9, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Security officers at a South Florida airport have reported finding a handgun hidden inside a raw chicken packed in a traveler's luggage.
The Transportation Security Administration posted photos of the gun and poultry Monday on its official Instagram account.
Hurricane watch: Subtropical storm eyes Florida, BahamasNovember 8, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Subtropical Storm Nicole is now expected to become a hurricane over the Bahamas before hitting Florida’s east coast on Wednesday, just well enough after polls close to avoid disrupting voting on Election Day, forecasters said.
Neville gets contract extension with Beckham’s Inter MiamiNovember 7, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Phil Neville was given a contract extension Monday as coach of David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
Miami finished sixth among 14 teams in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference with 14 wins, 14 losses and six draws.
Parkland school killer formally sentenced to life in prisonNovember 3, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz formally received a sentence of life without parole Wednesday after families of his 17 slain victims spent two days berating him as evil, a coward, a monster and a subhuman who deserves a painful death.
Families unleash grief and anger on Parkland school shooterNovember 1, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Families of the 17 children and staff members Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered cursed him to hell, wished him a painful death and called him a coward Tuesday as they got their one chance to address him directly before he is sentenced to life in prison.
US women’s coach names roster for 2 games against GermanyOctober 31, 2022 GMT
Alex Morgan has been included on the United States women's roster for a pair of exhibition matches against Germany after missing the team's recent games in Europe with a knee injury.
Mallory Pugh and Taylor Kornieck, who also missed the Americans' losses earlier this month to England and Spain, were also named to the 24-player roster.
Families get final say before Parkland shooter is sentencedOctober 30, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will be sentenced to life in prison this week — but not before the families of the 17 people he murdered get the chance to tell him what they think.
Parkland shooter’s life sentence could bring changes to lawOctober 15, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't long ago that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz would have been looking at a near-certain death sentence for murdering 17 people in Parkland, even if his jury could not unanimously agree on his fate.
Parkland shooter prosecutors call for probe of juror threatOctober 14, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz called for an investigation Friday after a juror said another panelist threatened her during the deliberations that ended with a life sentence for Cruz's murder of 17 people four years ago at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Parkland school shooter spared from execution for killing 17October 13, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A divided jury spared Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz the death penalty Thursday for killing 17 people at a Parkland high school in 2018, sending him to prison for the rest of his life in a decision that left many families of the victims angered, baffled and in tears.
EXPLAINER: What’s next in the Parkland school shooter trial?October 12, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The jurors who will decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is sentenced to death or life without parole concluded their first day of deliberations Wednesday as the three-month trial nears its conclusion.
Attorneys argue over school shooter’s fate: death or prisonOctober 11, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecutor and defense attorney for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz agreed Tuesday that his 2018 attack that killed 17 people was horrible, but disagreed in their closing arguments on whether it was an act of evil worthy of execution or one of a broken person who should be imprisoned for life.
Quick start sends Montreal to 3-1 victory over Inter MiamiOctober 9, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Djordje Mihailovic and Lassi Lappalainen scored goals in the first eight minutes and CF Montreal breezed to a 3-1 victory over Inter Miami in a regular-season finale on Sunday.
Florida school shooter may have been his own worst witnessOctober 9, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It's possible Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz talked himself into a death sentence.
Prosecutors played video last week at Cruz's penalty trial of jailhouse interviews he did this year with two of their mental health experts.
Hurricane Ian drowning victim was “the best big brother”October 7, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Craig Steven Markgraff Jr., a construction worker and the “best big brother ever,” was last seen clinging to a tree as rising waters from Hurricane Ian lashed areas dozens of miles inland from Florida's Gulf Coast.
School shooter chose Valentine’s Day to ruin it foreverOctober 6, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz calmly told a psychologist why he picked Valentine’s Day to massacre 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School four years ago: Because no one loved him, he wanted to ruin the holiday forever for anyone associated with the school.
Florida grateful for help, but sent Indiana Guard homeOctober 6, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Hurricane Ian struck Florida's southwest coast, officials in the state realized they had enough National Guard units available and sent the crews that had come from Indiana home.
Higuaín scores 2 goals to help Miami clinch playoff spotOctober 6, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored two goals in his first match since announcing he will retire after the season, and Inter Miami clinched a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night.
Pilot sues Southwest after colleague exposes himselfOctober 5, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines pilot is suing the company, her union and a former colleague who pleaded guilty last year to dead-bolting the cockpit door during a flight and stripping naked in front of her.
Expert: School shooter faked fetal alcohol symptomsOctober 4, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors spent several hours Tuesday trying to prove Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz purposely did poorly on tests administered to see if he suffers from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, the primary reason his attorneys say he murdered 17 people four years ago.
Florida school shooter contemplated massacre for yearsOctober 3, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a prosecution psychiatrist he began contemplating a mass murder during middle school, doing extensive research on earlier killers to learn their methods and mistakes to shape his own plans, video played at his penalty trial showed Monday.
Gonzalo Higuaín to retire at end of MLS season at age 34October 3, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín says he will retire from soccer after Inter Miami's Major League Soccer season ends.
The 34-year-old striker joined Miami in September 2020. He has 14 league goals this season, including 12 in his last 15 matches, and 27 goals in 65 games with Miami, which is in contention for a playoff spot with one game left in the regular season.
Expert questions whether school shooter’s mom drank heavilySeptember 27, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz began their rebuttal of the defense case Tuesday by questioning whether his birth mother drank as heavily during pregnancy as some witnesses portrayed.
Prosecutors to begin Florida school shooter trial rebuttalSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will begin their rebuttal case Tuesday, challenging his attorneys' contention that he murdered 17 people because his birth mother abused alcohol during pregnancy, a condition they say went untreated.
Family: Man killed in crash never got air bag recall noticeSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrived at a crash scene in the Panhandle this summer, they found a 23-year-old Navy officer dead at the wheel with neck wounds that initially looked like a possible shooting.