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BY PATRICK DOYLE, Rolling Stone, May 15, 2015 – B.B. King, the larger-than-life guitarist and singer who helped popularize electric blues and brought it to audiences for more than six decades, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. King, who was diagnosed with diabetes nearly 30 years ago, was hospitalized last month due to dehydration. Last October, he was forced to cancel eight tour dates for dehydration and exhaustion. His attorney, Brent Bryson, confirmed his death to the Associated Press. Into his […]
By Linda Trischitta and Tonya Alanez, Sun Sentinel.com, Feb 24, 2015 – Police are investigating the discovery of a prominent Fort Lauderdale jeweler’s body whose death was ruled a suicide by the Broward Medical Examiner. Police found the remains of Mark Levinson, 60, of Fort Lauderdale at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in the yard of a vacant home near the city’s downtown. In the early morning hours, Levinson’s wife Robin Levinson found a suicide note that was sent in a text message, […]
By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Feb 13, 2015 – FORT LAUDERDALE — Aging heartthrob David Cassidy filed for bankruptcy yesterday in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale, according to records. The star of the long ago sitcom The Partridge Family and singer of the 1970s anthem I Think I Love You reported in his Chapter 11 filing he has nearly $500,000 worth of debts that he’s not able to pay back. — Click here to view the filing Cassidy, 64, […]
By EyesOnNews.com, West Palm Beach, FL, Dec 3, 2014 – Late this afternoon the FBI said that the suspect wanted in Tuesday’s fatal carjacking spree, Gregory B. Moore, had been arrested. According to the FBI, Moore was apprehended about 3:15pm today at the Magnolia Park Tri-Rail station. Moore was taken into custody without incident. The FBI says Moore is in Federal Custody and expected to make his first appearance in Federal Court Thursday morning. No other details have yet been released […]
John Pacenti, Daily Business Review, Dec 2, 2014 – A judge on Tuesday stayed enforcement of Fort Lauderdale’s controversial ordinance restricting public feeding of homeless people. Broward Circuit Judge Thomas Lynch issued a 30-day stay and ordered 90-year-old homeless advocate Arnold Abbott and the city to mediate the issue. Assistant City Attorney Alain E. Boileau immediately objected, saying the city was entitled to police its ordinances. “For a judge to come in here and say you can’t do that,” he […]
TALLAHASSEE, July 17, 2014 – The Florida Department of Health today confirmed the first cases of locally acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, one in Miami Dade County and the other in Palm Beach County. Chikungunya is a disease spread by bites from infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. If a person is infected and bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may later spread the infection by biting another person. Chikungunya is not contagious from person-to-person, is typically not life threatening […]
June 23, 2014, Davie, FL: The Town of Davie is committed to providing safe, clean water to its residents. Florida Administrative Code mandates the issuance of a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory under certain operating conditions. Due to construction work east of the Florida Turnpike on Old Griffin Road a watermain break occurred. Businesses and residents between State Road 7 west to the Florida Turnpike and from the New River Canal south to Stirling Road are under a precautionary boil water notice. Based […]
USA TODAY – WASHINGTON — Drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will no longer sell tobacco products at its 7,600 pharmacies by Oct. 1. CVS sells $1.5 billion in tobacco a year, but CVS officials said selling cigarettes while promoting wellness doesn’t make sense. “Selling tobacco is very inconsistent with being in that business,” said Helena Foulkes, CVS’s president. “We really thought about this decision as it relates to the future as a health company — it’s good for […]
10AM UPDATE: DAVIE – The highways have been re-opened. Traffic will take some time to resume at normal highway speeds. Watch LIVE traffic cameras HERE – The Florida’s Turnpike in Broward County is closed in both directions SB from exit 58 Sunrise Blvd and NB from exit 53 Griffin Road. Please avoid the area and expect major delays.
June 15, 2013–Consecutive day bacteriological sampling, following a detection of E. coli bacteria in one well in the South Regional wellfield, has resulted in a determination that potable water is safe for drinking. The June 12, 2013 precautionary boil water notice for affected areas of Broward County has been lifted. Please refer to the attached Rescission of Precautionary Boil Water Notice for details. Customers affected by the boil water order are being notified. If you have any questions, contact Water and Wastewater Services customer […]
Dania Beach (May 2, 2013) – Several dozen flights into and out of FLL are being impacted by the severe weather we are currently experiencing. There is a “Traffic Management Program” in place. Additionally we are under a tornado warning until 5:15 this evening. The US 1 northbound entrance to the airport is currently closed due to flooding.