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Shawcross retires due to back injury after 16-year career

Jan. 11, 2022 11:20 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defender Ryan Shawcross is retiring after a 16-year career that ended last season with David Beckham's Inter Miami in Major League Soccer. The 34-year-old central defender and the team said Tuesday they have mutually terminated the contract agreed to...

As South Florida condos age, more owners are willing to sell

Jan. 08, 2022 03:11 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For some South Florida condo dwellers, that tap on the shoulder could lead to the deal of a lifetime. The tri-county’s white hot real estate market is prompting developers to take stock of the region’s older beach front high-rises as potential...

Man gets 25 years for sex trafficking at 2020 Super Bowl

Jan. 07, 2022 15:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sex trafficking at the 2020 Super Bowl in South Florida. Edward Walker, 48, of New Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced Thursday in Fort Lauderdale federal court, according to court records. A...

Florida passenger train line kills 5th person in a month

Jan. 04, 2022 13:20 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday, the fifth death involving the railroad since it recently resumed operations after being shutdown because of the pandemic. Boynton Beach police said the...

Staffing issues force temporary shutdown at Florida hospital

Jan. 04, 2022 08:50 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida hospital has temporarily closed its maternity ward due to staff-shortages related to recent outbreaks of COVID-19. Mothers-to-be who had planned on giving birth at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale will have to find another option. ...

Man accused of orchestrating $4.2M COVID relief fraud scheme

Jan. 03, 2022 18:10 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man tried to obtain more than $4.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds by filing false loan applications, federal prosecutors said. Valesky Barosy, 27, made his first appearance last week in Fort Lauderdale federal court, according to court...

Broward Health hit with data breach on patients, staff

Jan. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Broward Health hospital system on Saturday said it suffered a data breach in October where a hacker accessed personal and medical information of patients and staff. A statement from the hospital said the intruder accessed names, birthdays,...

Vendors, adult visitors must wear masks in Broward schools

Dec. 31, 2021 18:45 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Vendors and all adult visitors will be required to wear face masks when visting Broward County public school campuses, the school board decided Friday during an emergency hearing. The also agreed that masks should continue to be optional for students,...

Avoiding coronavirus part of quieter bowl week for CFP teams

Dec. 31, 2021 02:36 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban had a message for his players ahead of their week in Texas preparing for the College Football Playoff. “You’re not going to remember what you did on Tuesday night in Dallas three months from now, three weeks from now or...

Surprising Michigan takes run at Georgia's dominant D in CFP

Dec. 30, 2021 22:15 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just about everything about this season has been a joyride for No. 2 Michigan, the first team to start unranked in the AP Top 25 and reach the College Football Playoff. “We’re happy to be here, but not just happy to be here,” Michigan coach Jim...