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Pleasant Monday … But Rain Will Return

Pleasant Monday … But Rain Will Return

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist, Sept 30,2013 – South Florida starts the work week with a pleasant and mostly dry Monday, but tropical rains are on the way. In the meantime, enjoy the lower humidity and seasonable afternoon highs in the upper 80s on Monday, interrupted only by a passing shower or two. Our rain chances increase on Tuesday, but there will still be periods of sun and highs in the upper 80s. Wednesday and Thursday will be wetter and stormy […]

by · September 30, 2013 · Weather
Mostly Nice With a Few Showers

Mostly Nice With a Few Showers

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist, Sept 29, 2013 – South Florida’s Sunday will see something for everyone … sun and clouds, lower humidity levels, a few passing showers on the ocean breeze, and highs in the upper 80s.  More of the same is on tap for Monday, but the work week takes a decidedly rainy turn by Tuesday.  We’ll see shower and storm chances increase, along with summerlike stickiness, thanks to a tropical wave that will pass near us.  Clouds will […]

by · September 29, 2013 · Weather
Pleasant … With Clouds and Showers Around

Pleasant … With Clouds and Showers Around

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist,Sept 28, 2013 – South Florida is enjoying a few days of lower humidity, but rain will return. Saturday started out on the dry side, with lows in the comfortable low to mid 70s. Look for nice early fall highs in the upper 80s, but also more clouds and some passing showers on the ocean breeze, thanks to a low to our east. Sunday will be sunnier and drier, with enjoyable breezes and highs in the upper […]

by · September 28, 2013 · Weather
Broward Schools receive $11.9 Million grant to expand magnet schools

Broward Schools receive $11.9 Million grant to expand magnet schools

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is being awarded an $11.9 million federal grant to create and expand six elementary magnet schools that will specialize in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The three-year Magnet Schools Assistance Grant, awarded from the U.S. Department of Education, will be used to expand choice options for students, increase student achievement, and prepare students for jobs and careers in these fields. The grant will support BCPS in creating four new magnet programs at elementary […]

West Broward High teacher named “master teacher”

West Broward High teacher named “master teacher”

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Broward County, Sept. 27, 2013 – West Broward High School Math teacher Horace Buddoo is receiving a special honor.  He is being named a Master Teacher as part of the Better Lessons Master Teacher project. Buddoo, who has taught a wide range of courses from Algebra to AP Calculus, is one of two West Broward High School teachers chosen to participate in this project; English teacher Dr. Elizabeth Watts was also recently announced. The Master Teacher project aims […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Broward County, Education, News, Non profit
Margate City Commissioner Convicted of Federal Bribery Charges

Margate City Commissioner Convicted of Federal Bribery Charges

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael B. Steinbach, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that David McLean, 50, a suspended City Commissioner for the city of Margate and board member on the Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MCRA) Board was convicted by a Ft. Lauderdale federal jury on September 24, 2013, of federal bribery charges. McLean was convicted on counts two and three of a three-count indictment […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Broward County, Crime, Government, News
Lottery scam suspects sought by Hallandale cops

Lottery scam suspects sought by Hallandale cops

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Hallandale Beach, Sept 27, 2013 – Hallandale Beach police are releasing surveillance video of a man & woman suspected of using a fake lottery ticket to scam an elderly woman out of almost $12,000.  Here’s the police information: The Hallandale Beach Police Department is currently investigating a fraud case in which an elderly Hispanic female victim was approached at the location by the two suspects depicted on the video on 8/7/13, claiming they had a winning lottery ticket […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Broward County, Crime, Featured, News, Police, Videos
National Zoo’s baby panda continues to grow

National Zoo’s baby panda continues to grow

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Washington DC, Sept 27, 2013 – The panda team was able to perform another full veterinary exam on the cub Thursday. Mei Xiang is routinely coming out of her den in the mornings to eat bamboo and drink. Thursday morning when she left her den, the panda team closed the door that connects the den to her adjacent enclosure and retrieved the cub. See photos from the exams The exam went very well and the cub has grown […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Animals, Environmental, News, Videos
Wanted: Canine actors

Wanted: Canine actors

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for EyesOnNews.com, Sept 27, 2013 – We normally don’t publish audition notices, but this is an exception. Polish up your pooch’s resume. Palm Beach Dramaworks is scouting for a well-behaved local dog to be featured in its production “Of Mice And Men.” The West Palm Beach theater is holding auditions for a dog who is easy-going on a leash and around groups of people. The role of “Candy’s dog,” an aging mutt cared for by an old broken […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Animals, Entertainment, Featured, Lifestyle, Theater
Drier for the Weekend

Drier for the Weekend

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com, Meteorologist,Sept 27, 2013 – After a rainy week, South Florida is seeing a drying trend with just a hint of fall.  Friday started out with showers blowing through the Keys, but we’ll mostly stay on the dry side, with highs in the upper 80s and lower humidity levels.  Saturday could see a few quick showers and more clouds on the ocean breeze, but rain chances drop again on Sunday.  We’ll be in a pleasant pattern from Sunday […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Weather
Continued rains raising water levels

Continued rains raising water levels

District-Wide Conditions for September 25, 2013 The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is issuing the following briefing: Water levels across South Florida are once again rising after heavy rainfall during the past seven days left areas on the east and southwest coasts with local maximums of 4 to 8 inches of rain. Water Conservation Areas 2 and 3 and Lake Okeechobee, as well as key groundwater and surface water levels, remain high following an above-average start to the wet […]

by · September 26, 2013 · Environmental, Government, News, Weather
Salvation Army holding two job fairs for bell ringer candidates

Salvation Army holding two job fairs for bell ringer candidates

With the holiday season quickly approaching, The Salvation Army of Broward County plans to hire 125 energetic and outgoing, seasonal employees to help with fundraising efforts through its beloved, annual bell ringing campaign. The Salvation Army will be hosting two job fairs for full-time seasonal Bell Ringers. They are seeking high energy, friendly and outgoing sales-minded individuals. The bell ringers will be working round the clock, ringing their shiny bells with the hopes of catching the attention and generosity of […]

by · September 26, 2013 · Broward County, Jobs, News, Non profit