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Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Chinese woman who trespassed at Mar-a-Lago in ICE custody

Dec. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal agents has been handed over to immigration officials. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records showed Wednesday that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was...

Florida Shih Tzu killed by neighborhood dog during walk

Dec. 4, 2019 10:30 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager walking his family's 9-year-old Shih Tzu was attacked by a loose neighborhood dog, and the smaller animal was killed. The 16-year-old boy was walking Monroe the Shih Tzu and the family's other dog at 1 a.m. Sunday when another dog approached them and...

PETA asks Florida for iguana killing intel, gets $75k bill

Nov. 28, 2019 12:43 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials have come under scrutiny since telling residents earlier this year they could kill iguanas without a permit. The non-native reptiles are such a nuisance that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says residents should exterminate them on...

Reward increases in Florida hit-and-run crash death

Nov. 27, 2019 9:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The reward has increased for information to help solve the case of a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and the victim’s celebrity cousin has spoken out about his death. Broward Crime Stoppers said Tuesday the reward is now $6,000. The Sun...

Chinese woman sentenced to 8 months for Mar-a-Lago trespass

Nov. 25, 2019 7:43 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. U.S. District Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over...

Chinese businesswoman gets eight-month prison sentence for trespassing at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying

Nov. 25, 2019 5:45 PM EST
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Chinese businesswoman gets eight-month prison sentence for trespassing at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying.

Dog, cat and bunny arrive in South Florida from the Bahamas

Nov. 24, 2019 1:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — She’s emaciated, dehydrated and probably sad. A street dog nicknamed “Bahama Momma” was one of three animals to arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Sunday (Nov. 17) night on a rescue flight from the hurricane-battered Abaco Islands in...

Ex-Florida sheriff in school shooting sues over ouster

Nov. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida sheriff ousted following the Parkland high school massacre is suing over his removal from office. Attorneys for ex-Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel say a federal lawsuit contends Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Senate deprived him of due process and failed...

Chinese woman facing prison over Mar-a-Lago trespass

Nov. 24, 2019 10:06 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal agents will learn Monday if she will have to spend additional time behind bars. Prosecutors want U.S. District Judge Roy Altman to sentence Yujing Zhang to...