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NHL continues diversity efforts during All-Star celebrations

Feb. 02, 2023 20:51 PM EST

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,”...

Devils associate coach Andrew Brunette charged with DUI

Feb. 01, 2023 18:11 PM EST

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. Brunette, 49, was pulled over just blocks...

Public memorial planned for Parkland school school victims

Jan. 19, 2023 14:16 PM EST

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. The Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation said...

Jury selection begins for 3 in rapper XXXTentacion's slaying

Jan. 18, 2023 16:03 PM EST

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. They fled with $50,000 in cash. Now, almost five years...

Coyotes master fitting into South Florida’s urban sprawl

Jan. 15, 2023 03:19 AM EST

John Ciccarelli and his buddy Ernest Slavis were out for an innocent Christmas Eve of Catholic Mass followed by some gambling. After worship at St. Maurice at Resurrection Catholic Church, they headed across the street to the Casino @ Dania Beach, where they expected an adrenaline...

Suspects in rapper XXXTentacion's death about to face trial

Jan. 11, 2023 07:25 AM EST

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. Shooting suspect Michael Boatwright, 28, and his accused accomplices,...

White Florida officer acquitted of shoving of Black woman

Dec. 12, 2022 20:30 PM EST

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...

Maye, Kancey, Elko, Verse highlight AP All-ACC selections

Dec. 06, 2022 14:04 PM EST

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is the unanimous choice as The Associated Press offensive player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Pittsburgh tackle Calijah Kancey was named the league’s top defensive player. Duke’s Mike Elko, whose Blue Devils improved five...

3 teens arrested for racist, antisemitic graffiti in Florida

Dec. 01, 2022 07:51 AM EST

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...

Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

Nov. 29, 2022 16:58 PM EST

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...