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Stories with place: Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida students create app to prevent football concussions 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A group of South Florida middle school students has won a $20,000 grant from Verizon for inventing an app that helps prevent football concussions.

  • Correction: Obit-Hayling story 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:54 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - In a story Dec. 24 about the death of Dr. Robert B. Hayling, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hayling was among a group known as "The St. Augustine Four" who were members of the NAACP Youth Council. Hayling was an adviser to the Youth Council but was not part of "The St. Augustine Four," known for spending six months in a Florida jail and reform school in 1964 after they asked to be served at a Woolworth's lunch counter. The AP also reported erroneously the date Hayling died. He died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, not Sunday, Dec. 20. The story also reported erroneously that a public memorial service was being planned for January; it is scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • Deputy, prisoner injured in Fort Lauderdale crash 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A Broward Sheriff's deputy and the prisoner he was transporting are recovering from injuries received when their cruiser was hit by another car.

  • Attorney for man shot by deputy confident award will be paid 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:27 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The lead attorney for Dontrell Stephens knows it will be years before the 22-year-old black man receives any of the $23 million he won in a verdict against the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office because he was shot and paralyzed by a deputy while unarmed.

  • Jurors award man shot by deputy $23.1 million 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 8:22 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A federal jury awarded $23.1 million on Wednesday to a 22-year-old black man who was unarmed when he was shot and paralyzed by a sheriff's deputy, but Florida lawmakers will have to approve any award above $200,000.

  • Northern Illinois signs class heavy on in-state players 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 6:27 pm

    DEKALB, Illinois - Northern Illinois signed a 22-player class with 10 in-state players Wednesday, including at least a couple that could make a quick impact with the Huskies.

  • The Latest: Attorney asks lawmakers to approve jury's award 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 5:54 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The Latest on the civil trial of a Florida sheriff's deputy who shot and paralyzed an unarmed black man (all times local):

  • Government contractor gets year in prison for tax fraud 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 3:01 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A South Florida-based government contractor has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for filing a false income tax return.

  • Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road story has photos
    Updated: Feb-01-16 10:01 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and basic spa menus to accommodate guests' growing requests to stay healthy while on the road.

  • AutoNation 4Q results miss Street as expenses climb 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 10:54 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - AutoNation's fourth-quarter performance fell short of analysts' estimates as it dealt with an impairment charge and higher expenses.

  • Victim's mental health an issue in Florida police killing 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 9:20 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The lawyer for a Florida sheriff's deputy charged with manslaughter in the 2013 shooting of a man carrying only an air rifle is seeking access to the dead man's mental health records.

  • Tornado tosses vehicle along Florida turnpike story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-27-16 7:38 pm

    MIAMI - A tornado picked up a southbound vehicle on Florida's Turnpike near Fort Lauderdale Wednesday morning and dropped it in the northbound lane as a line of severe storms hit the area, officials said.

  • Court wants Broward judge in DUI case to justify keeping job 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 3:01 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court has given a Broward County judge convicted of driving under the influence until mid-February to justify keeping her position.

  • Deputies: Man charged with stealing woman's purse at church 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 4:48 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Authorities say a man captured on video surveillance stealing a woman's purse while she prayed at a church has been charged.

  • Family of man fatally shot by sheriff's deputy in 2014 sues 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 4:05 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The family of a man fatally shot by a St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy filed a lawsuit Wednesday, saying the deputy used excessive force when he fired through a garage door.

  • Family of man fatally shot by sheriff's deputy in 2014 sues 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 3:35 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The family of a man fatally shot by a St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy filed a lawsuit Wednesday, saying the deputy used excessive force when he fired through a garage door.

  • 3 charged with collecting rent on 80 homes they didn't own 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 3:01 am

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Authorities say three men took over about 80 rental homes in South Florida and fraudulently collected money from prospective tenants.