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Feds: Florida lawyer got almost $1M by filing fake lawsuits

Nov. 19, 2019 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida lawyer collected nearly $1 million in fees by filing over 300 unauthorized lawsuits alleging violations of laws protecting disabled Americans in New York and Florida, federal authorities said Tuesday. Stuart Finkelstein, 65, of Davie, Florida, was arrested Tuesday and released on...

Dolphins release Walton after arrest for hitting girlfriend

Nov. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released suspended running back Mark Walton on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested on charges of punching his pregnant girlfriend in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said in a report that officers went to a home at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday,...

The Latest: Dolphins release Walton after battering arrest

Nov. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Miami Dolphins released troubled running back Mark Walton after police say he punched his pregnant girlfriend several times in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb...

2 large yachts destroyed in predawn fire at Florida marina

Nov. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a huge fire has destroyed two large yachts in South Florida, sending flames skyward and leaving millions of dollars in losses. No injuries were reported in Saturday’s pre-dawn fire. Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan told news outlets the fire...

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...