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Watch as cabbie struggles with robber while cab is in motion

Watch as cabbie struggles with robber while cab is in motion

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 3, 2015 – BSO detectives need your help in identifying a man who attacked a cab driver by trying to choke him with a seatbelt – all while the cab was in motion. The attack was caught on the taxi’s security camera. Luckily the driver was not injured. Here’s how BSO describes the incident: Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who choked and punched a taxi […]

by · June 3, 2015 · Broward County, Crime, News, Police, Videos
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Auditor rips Ft. Lauderdale CRA as taxpayers face $1 million loss

By William Hladky, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 18, 2015 – A new Fort Lauderdale auditor’s report castigates the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for its poor oversight of a taxpayer-financed office and retail plaza that was to be the centerpiece of the city’s ambitious plans to revitalize the Sistrunk Boulevard corridor. Sixth Street Plaza, a 23,000-square foot building at 900 NW Sixth Street, filed for bankruptcy this month, further jeopardizing the repayment of almost $1 million in taxpayer loans. “The […]

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

Feds charge 42 South Floridians in identity theft fraud scam

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2015 – Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced Thursday the filing of federal charges against 42 defendants – in 25 separate cases – dealing with tens of thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars stolen from victims and government agencies through fraudulent schemes.  Reaffirming a joint federal, state and local commitment in the prosecution of perpetrators who steal, sell and use personal identification information to […]

by · April 10, 2015 · Crime, Events, Featured, Government, News
Stop annoying telemarketing or debt collection calls

Stop annoying telemarketing or debt collection calls

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar. 31, 2015 – Are you receiving annoying or harassing phone calls from telemarketers or debt collectors? In these tough economic times, your telephone seems to ring more often. There are actions you can take to reduce the number of calls you receive. First, you must determine whether the caller is a telemarketer attempting to solicit a product or charity, or a debt collector attempting to collect a past due bill. To stop most telemarketers […]

by · April 1, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Government
Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Debt Collectors

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 30, 2015 – With federal government oversight taking hold in the debt collection industry, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has again warned Americans not to let their guard down when it comes to telephone calls from supposed “debt collectors.” Keeping accurate records and documentation has become a challenge for some consumers as their financial obligations have increased in a recovering economy.  Opportunistic con-artists posing as “fake” debt collectors recognize this as an area of vulnerability and […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Government
Unclaimed Property – the Great Florida Treasure Hunt

Unclaimed Property – the Great Florida Treasure Hunt

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar. 26, 2015 – Floridians are turning to the Internet in search of unclaimed property and you are just a mouse click away from learning if the state has lost treasure in your name.  Seeking to return property to their rightful owners, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater recently announced that his office holds unclaimed property accounts valued at more than $1 billion. With over $36 billion in unclaimed funds nationwide, among the most popular search terms on […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Government, News
Richard McDade

Florida House passes bill allowing rape victims to record attackers

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Mar 19, 2015 – An individual being assaulted or raped would be allowed to secretly record their attacker under a bill passed by the Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday, according to The Ledger on Thursday. Sparked by a Florida Supreme Court decision last year that reversed the life prison sentence of a Lee County man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his teenage stepdaughter, Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs) proposed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as […]

by · March 19, 2015 · Crime, Featured, Government, News
JetBlue launches flights from FLL to Baltimore; discounted fares

JetBlue launches flights from FLL to Baltimore; discounted fares

By Terri Lynn, EyesOnNews.com Reporter, Mar 17, 2015 – JetBlue Airways, the largest airline at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), today announced that tickets for its new, twice-daily service to Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) are now available for sale on jetblue.com. JetBlue is offering an introductory fare of only $49 one way between Baltimore/ Washington and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood between November 12 and December 16, 2015. All introductory fare tickets must be purchased by March 18, 2015. Baltimore/Washington is one of several new destinations JetBlue will launch […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Broward County, Consumer, Events, Travel
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Things to Do near Florida’s top Spring Break destinations

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Mar 11, 2015 – When I first arrived in Fort Lauderdale back in the ’70s, Spring Break was an event to behold. Hundreds of thousands of kids would converge on the beach, spilling over and blocking State Road A1A for a month of steady drinking and assorted debauchery inspired by the iconic ’60s movie “Where the Boys Are.” Alas, Fort Lauderdale would tire of the intemperance and improprieties, seeking a better class of tourist, the once-wild Spring Breaker […]

LinkedIn premium users each to receive $1 in password-leak settlement

LinkedIn premium users each to receive $1 in password-leak settlement

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, Feb 24, 2015 – To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 million – or about $1 each – to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012. The case dates back to June, 2012 when LinkedIn premium user Katie Szpyrka sued LinkedIn after the social network reported that […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, News, Technology
David Cassidy, last month at JAZZIZ in Boca Raton (Photo by Mike Jachles)

DAVID CASSIDY: I Think I Love You, BUT I’M FLAT BROKE!

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, […]

A pensive Christopher Kauffman in Island City Stage’s Octopus / Photo by Robert Figueroa

Island City Stage Challenges With Gripping Octopus

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Feb 4, 2015 – Steve Yockey may be a modern day version of Jean Paul Sartre. Sartre? What does that mean? Yockey’s play Octopus gets quite an imaginative and adventurous staging at Island City Stage — but there’s really no other way to approach Octopus. Yockey dishes out theater of the absurd — some of Sartre’s existentialist leanings have no doubt seeped into the playwright’s psyche. You see, in Sartre’s existentialism, as in […]