Dominicanos: Otra comunidad en ascenso

Dominicanos: Otra comunidad en ascenso

El Sentinel | News

Mientras los cubanos y salvadoreños se disputan el tercer lugar entre las comunidades hispanas más grandes en Estados Unidos, los dominicanos, quienes ocupan la posición número cinco, no se quedan muy atrás.

Dominicanos: Otra comunidad en ascenso

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Protestas de Brasil resuenan en Florida

Protestas de Brasil resuenan en Florida

El Sentinel | News

Aunque cientos de miles de manifestantes en las calles de Brasil no llaman tanto la atención en los medios estadounidenses como las protestas masivas de Egipto, para los 65,000 brasileños que viven aquí es el tema del momento.

Protestas de Brasil resuenan en Florida

Unsuspecting locksmith helps burglar into home

Unsuspecting locksmith helps burglar into home

Sun Sentinel | News 

A Hollywood man was arrested Wednesday evening after attempting to gain access to a home that wasn’t his own, with the help of an unsuspecting locksmith, police said.

Suspected burglar hires locksmith to get into home

Learning, memories bloom at Apollo Middle School garden

Sun Sentinel | News 

Behind the classrooms of Apollo Middle School, students dig in the dirt to grow crops, hop around an oversized chessboard and talk about hydroponics.

What was once a small patch with some flowers is now an outdoor learning center honoring two deceased members of the school’s community.

Learning, memories bloom at Apollo Middle School garden

Deerfield woman sentenced in ID theft, tax fraud case

Deerfield woman sentenced in ID theft, tax fraud case

Sun Sentinel | News 

A former patient scheduler at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been sentenced to a year and half in prison after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of patients and benefiting from fraudulent tax returns.

Deerfield woman sentenced in ID theft, tax fraud case

Two women play slots while children left in running car outside casino, police say

Two women play slots while children left in running car outside casino, police say

Sun Sentinel | News 

While two South Florida women played the slots late Sunday evening, their children waited in a running car parked outside the casino, authorities say.

Mardi Gras Casino_ Sisters play slots with children waiting in running car parked outside casino

More ATM skimming suspects appear in court

More ATM skimming suspects appear in court

Sun Sentinel | News 

Neamtu Vaduva walked out of an Oakland Park bank as he had done oftentimes before, a small skimming device tucked under his jacket. This time, though, law enforcement officials were waiting and watching.

More ATM skimming suspects appear in court 

Broward courthouse ‘going up fast’

Broward courthouse ‘going up fast’

Sun Sentinel | News 

As construction workers top off the fifth floor, the new Broward County Courthouse rises. The county’s hope: better conditions for the public and employees.

At the northeast corner of Southeast Sixth Street and First Avenue, the 20-story tower will contain more than 70 new courtrooms, and is being built to energy-efficient and environmentally responsible standards.

Broward County courthouse construction on schedule, officials say

Presidential debate begins with candidate walk-out

Presidential debate begins with candidate walk-out

FIU Student Media | News

A presidential debate of three turned into a discussion of one, as two out of the three presidential tickets for the 2012 Student Government Council at the Modesto Maidique campus walked out of the debate session on April 2.

The two campaigns signaled a violation of the Elections Code as the reason for their departure.

Presidential debate begins with candidate walk-out

Day of clean up also meant to provide education

Day of clean up also meant to provide education

FIU Student Media | News Feature 

Equipped with shovels, hatches and wheelbarrows, students and staff members came out to the Nature Preserve and joined the ecological restoration project, clearing out trails and removing unwanted plants as part of the Nature Preserve Day.

“Daily downpours during the summer excite plant growth and when we come back to the fall semester, there is plenty of new plant growth that crowds over trails,” said Ryan Vogel, manager of the Nature Preserve and coordinator of the event. “We are doing this to clear trails so students, faculty and staff can utilize the trail and to facilitate transportation inside the preserve.”

Day of clean up also meant to provide education

Elections do-over: Court rules “voter fraud took place”

Elections do-over: Court rules “voter fraud took place”

FIU Student Media | News 

In a rare occurrence, the Student Government Supreme Court ruled “voter fraud took place” during the 2012 presidential elections, mandating a Special Election.

In the opinion released by the court, the panel states that the fraud was so widespread that it “tainted the results of the election.”

Elections do-over: Court rules “voter fraud took place”

Allegations filed contesting 2012 elections

Allegations filed contesting 2012 elections

FIU Student Media | News 

Following the announcement of the winning Student Government presidential ticket as Laura Farinas and Alex Castro, four grievances were filed to the Student Government Supreme Court questioning the legitimacy of the 2012 SGA presidential election.

Allegations filed contesting 2012 elections

Tequesta Trace middleschoolers create artwork for Sheriff’s Office

Tequesta Trace middle-schoolers create artwork for Sheriff’s Office 

Sun Sentinel | News 

Acrylic on 18 canvases form a colorful scene of alligators, owls and a panther roaming the Florida Everglades — artwork commissioned by the Broward Sheriff’s Office from the hands of seventh- and eighth-graders.

The 7-by-4 mosaic mural, created by Tequesta Trace Middle School students in Weston, was unveiled Wednesday, and hangs from the lobby of BSO’s headquarters on Broward Boulevard.

Tequesta Trace middle-schoolers create art for BSO

Animal first aid the focus of Coral Springs training session

Animal first aid the focus of Coral Springs training session

Sun Sentinel | News 

“Mouth to mouth” resuscitation became “mouth to snout” Wednesday night during a training seminar meant to help first responders treat four-legged patients.

During the presentation at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, staffers demonstrated a number of techniques to treat animals in distress, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cats and dogs.

First responders learn how to handle pet medical emergencies

Lifesaving heroes lauded at sheriff’s awards ceremony

Lifesaving heroes lauded at sheriff’s awards ceremony

Sun Sentinel | News

Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Biro and Sgt. Adam Rubin were off duty when they responded to an accident site and found a truck ablaze, the driver barely breathing and a woman trapped inside.

Lifesaving heroes lauded at sheriff’s awards ceremony 

Family of fallen Hollywood police officer receives memorial tribute

Family of fallen Hollywood police officer receives memorial tribute

Sun Sentinel | News 

When Hollywood Officer Frankie Shivers ran to rescue a woman from a burning vehicle, few expected the same woman to take Shivers’ life.

Thirty years after Shivers was killed in the line of duty, the fallen officer’s family was presented with a memorial tribute video from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at an event held at the Hollywood Police Department on Friday. Shivers is one of 25 officers nationwide to receive the video tribute, which highlights the officer’s character and family life.

Family of fallen Hollywood police officer receives memorial tribute

South Florida’s Black Churches Respond To Trayvon Martin Verdict, Work For Change

South Florida’s Black Churches Respond To Trayvon Martin Verdict, Work For Change

Huffington Post via Sun Sentinel | News | Contributing Writer 

In South Florida’s African-American communities, reactions ran strong and deep on Sunday to an acquittal in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.

But their anger and disappointment was expressed not in street demonstrations or noisy protests but in the pews and pulpits of churches, where many called for changes in the justice system.

South Florida’s Black Churches Respond To Trayvon Martin Verdict, Work For Change

 

Officials advise on water safety as Lauderhill boy fights for his life

Sun Sentinel | News Feature

A 1-year-old Lauderhill boy has been placed in a medically induced coma after he fell in the family pool this week, and public safety officials are reminding people to be vigilant around pools, lakes and canals.

The boy was listed in critical condition at Plantation General Hospital on Tuesday, a day after his 8-year-old sister found him face down in the pool, Lauderhill police said.

Officials advice on water safety as Lauderhill boy fights for his life

Fort Lauderdale brothers take on kitchen and disability 

Sun Sentinel | Feature 

Behind the countertop, one brother pulls out knives, the other quickly grabs the cutting boards. As one minces green onions, the other shells fava beans. In this kitchen, for brothers Luke and Dean Bergman, food is a family affair.

But this isn’t the family kitchen. The Bergman brothers work at Valentino Cucina Italiana, an upscale restaurant at 620 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, and Dean, the younger of the two, has Down syndrome.

Fort Lauderdale brothers take on kitchen and disability – Sun Sentinel

At nursing home, a quinceñera celebrates a few decades late

At nursing home, a quinceñera celebrates a few decades late

Miami Herald | News 

Nilda Lopez beamed when she stepped into the reception hall for her quince – the traditional Hispanic coming-of-age party for 15-year-olds – 75 years overdue.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/13/4114794/at-nursing-home-a-quincenera-celebrates.html