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Beckham’s Miami team to play MLS home opener March 14

Nov. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new MLS team will play its first home match against his former club. Inter Miami officials announced Wednesday that the club's home debut will be March 14 at 2:30 p.m. against the LA Galaxy. That means Inter Miami will begin its inaugural season on the...

Prosecutors want 18-month sentence for Mar-a-Lago trespasser

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want an 18-month prison sentence for a Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia said in a court memo posted this week that he agrees...

Tribute to late singer David Cassidy planned in Florida

Nov. 6, 2019 11:34 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two years after the death of former teen idol David Cassidy, the new owners of his Fort Lauderdale home plan to post a plaque honoring him. Thomas L. White, who co-own the home known as Casa de Mayan, says the tribute is meant to recognize Cassidy's achievements as a singer,...

Deputy arrested for throwing student to the ground

Nov. 5, 2019 5:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy who worked at a school for children with emotional and behavioral problems is facing a felony charge after video shows him slamming a female student to the ground after she tapped his knee with her foot. Broward County Deputy Willard Miller was...

Investigation clears assistant principal over mass shooting

Nov. 5, 2019 7:58 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A school district investigation cleared one of three assistant principals who were reassigned following the 2018 mass shooting at a Florida high school. The South Florida SunSentinel reports Winfred Porter Jr. and two colleagues at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were...

New Florida sheriff to run against ousted predecessor

Nov. 4, 2019 7:19 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff who took office after the previous sheriff was suspended over the Parkland high school massacre will run to keep his job. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced his campaign Monday for the 2020 election. Tony will face former sheriff Scott Israel in the...

Judge: School shooting defendant must attend more hearings

Nov. 1, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After being allowed to skip one hearing, a Florida judge on Friday told school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz he must appear in court when issues central to his death penalty case are discussed. At a morning session, Cruz told Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer he didn't want to...

Florida deputy fired over punching handcuffed suspect

Oct. 30, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff said he has fired a deputy for punching a suspect who was handcuffed to a hospital bed. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony told reporters Wednesday he decided to terminate 25-year-old Jorge Sobrino over the January incident. Authorities say Sobrino responded...

3 accused of killing firefighter during robbery

Oct. 29, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three robbers randomly stopped a 39-year-old South Florida firefighter on a street and fatally shot him when he wouldn't give up the passcode for his smartphone. Christopher Randazzo was killed Oct. 19 and his body was found outside a hotel in...

Airbnb seeks Super Bowl 2020 hosts, but it won't be easy

Oct. 26, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — With Super Bowl 2020 just around the corner, the idea is a tempting proposition: Got a spare room or home to rent? Lease it out to party-minded football fans who need a place to stay for the big game in Miami. And why not? South Florida hotels are filling up fast, prices are...