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Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= All Saints 32, Donahue Academy 6 Archbishop Carroll 36, Marathon 7 Armwood 46, Strawberry Crest 0 Astronaut 21, Space Coast 7 Auburndale 20, Heritage 0 ...

Fábio scores twice, New York Red Bulls beat Inter Miami 4-0

Sep. 17, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fábio scored two second-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat Inter Miami 4-0 on Friday night. The Red Bulls (7-11-5) scored more than two goals for the first time this season while keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. They had...

Florida jury panel dismissed over clerk of courts comment

Sep. 14, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A panel of South Florida jurors was sent home after defense lawyers claimed that they were potentially poisoned by welcoming comments from the clerk of courts. Broward County Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman quipped that those who do the crime...

Higuaín scores, Crew beat Miami in first-ever meeting

Sep. 11, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored in the 16th minute and Inter Miami beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night. Miami (8-9-5) has won six of its last nine matches, including all five of its home games during the run. Columbus (7-11-6) has lost...

2 men sentenced for fatal robbery of Florida plumber

Sep. 10, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to decades in prison for robbing and killing a South Florida plumber. Jamal Lamar Head, 35, was sentenced in Fort Lauderdale federal court Thursday to 60 years in prison, while Keon Travy Glanton, 35, received 33...

Prominent Florida lobbyist pleads to reckless driving

Sep. 09, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida lobbyist who had been charged with driving under the influence after crashing his Lamborghini into another vehicle has pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of reckless driving. Ron Book, 67, entered his plea this week...

Prosecutors: School massacre not mitigated by others' errors

Sep. 08, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a former student accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school should not be allowed to use any failures by his therapists, school officials or campus security guards as mitigating factors during the death penalty phase of his trial if he...

Spinal device company, execs charged with bribing surgeons

Sep. 07, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts spinal device company and two of its top executives have been charged with carrying out a scheme to bribe surgeons to use the company's products, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. SpineFrontier, Inc.'s chief executive officer and chief...

Sheriff: Woman missed flight and falsely said bomb on plane

Sep. 07, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chicago woman falsely claimed a bomb was on a plane at a South Florida airport after missing her flight, authorities said. The 46-year-old woman was arrested Monday night at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and charged with...

Ex-Marine held without bond in shooting of Florida family

Sep. 06, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine sharpshooter accused of invading the home of apparent strangers in Florida and fatally shooting a woman, her 3-month-old baby and two others was ordered held without bail during his first court appearance Monday. Authorities...