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South Florida Sun-Sentinel Same-sex marriage supporters react to Supreme Court ruling

It was music to their ears as news spread that gay marriages could proceed in Florida — with cheers erupting at the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida concert in Fort Lauderdale.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Cocaine worth $4.5M seized at Executive Airport

One of the biggest problems the drug smugglers faced was that only about half the cocaine they wanted to move would fit inside the specially-adapted corporate jet bound for Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, according to the FBI.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Lauderdale seeks to upgrade small business districts

Redevelopment has produced dramatic changes in the downtown skyline in recent decades and now the city is trying to bring new life to its smaller business corridors.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jury convicts Broward Judge Imperato of DUI, reckless driving

Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato stood in a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday and heard the jury's verdict come back against her: Guilty of DUI and reckless driving charges.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Religious leaders start planning as gay marriage nears

The likely end of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will be the beginning of new challenges for South Florida's spiritual leaders.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Nursing home executive accused of stealing $12K from patient, 79

A nursing home executive was arrested on suspicion of stealing $12,466 from a dementia patient in a Fort Lauderdale facility, the Florida attorney general's office said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Most Broward, Palm Beach high schools earn top grades

Palm Beach County's high schools received a record number of A's, while Broward couldn't maintain a banner performance from last year, according to school grades released by the state Thursday.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Rothstein's right-hand woman to be released from prison

Scott Rothstein's former right hand woman, who has been behind bars for the last three and a half years for her role in a money-laundering conspiracy, "will be home for Christmas," her lawyer said Thursday.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Boca Raton officer tells jury Broward Judge Imperato 'slurred her words'

Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato's DUI and reckless driving trial continued early Thursday with testimony from a 911 caller and the Boca Raton police officer who pulled her over.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Supreme Court justice to weigh in on Florida same-sex marriage

The anticipated start of same-sex marriage in Florida on January 6th is now uncertain after U.S.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Coral Springs to decide if new City Hall should be scaled down

It's now down to the wire to decide whether to scale down plans for a $28 million City Hall in Coral Springs.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jury selection expected for Broward Judge Imperato's DUI case

A Palm Beach County jury is to be selected today for Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato's trial on DUI and reckless driving charges.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward lawmakers mull Citizens improvements

The spiraling costs of wind and flood insurance are largely due to marketplace forces, but even around the edges where they can affect change, state lawmakers' hands are tied.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Review of police use of force urged by chief, backed by elected officials

Police in this 4-square-mile city have fired on citizens eight times in the past five years — sometimes with deadly consequences.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say

Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman Debra Villegas should get her federal prison term cut in half — to five years — as a reward for her extensive cooperation with investigators, prosecutors are recommending.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Ambassadors aim to keep peace, welcome visitors in downtown Hollywood

A woman walking downtown takes a nasty spill.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel High waves leave moderate beach erosion

The high waves that crashed on South Florida's beaches over the past few days caused only moderate beach erosion, with no loss of sand comparable to major storms like Hurricane Sandy, officials said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Manatee viewing center to open in Riviera Beach

Where can we go to see manatees in South Florida?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says

Florida's youth are less likely to smoke than kids in every other state but Utah, according to a new report.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hurricane center to offer new storm surge graphic

Beginning next year, the National Hurricane Center will offer an experimental graphic that will show which coastal areas could be inundated by dangerous flooding and subject to a storm surge watch or warning.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Lauderhill wants more control over charter schools

If charter schools want to locate here, they first have to convince city officials they're more than fly-by-night operations.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Community gardens take root in South Florida

Art Friedrich has always been into locally grown food. He got involved in community gardens in St. Louis, where there were 105 of them, and in Boston where "there were too many to count. Hundreds." Then he moved to Miami six years ago and searched for community gardens.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Pompano buys $2.5 million parcel for commerce park

The city gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to buying a $2.5-million parcel on Atlantic Boulevard that would become a commerce park with residential and commercial units, high-end office space and at least one luxury hotel.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Lauderdale-by-Sea commissioners hike own pay by 5%

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea commissioners gave themselves a 5 percent raise on Tuesday.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Ringleader of $7M home loan fraud gets prison

The South Florida ringleader of a $7 million home loan modification fraud was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison this week for bilking thousands of victims, prosecutors said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Waves spill over wall on A1A

A combination of the almost full moon, seasonal high tide and strong winds brought waves over a temporary barrier that was supposed to protect a storm-battered stretch of A1A under construction.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Concert promoter extradited to face $300M Ponzi charges

Jack Utsick, the former major international concert promoter, was extradited back to South Florida from Brazil this weekend to face federal charges he ran a $300 million Ponzi scheme.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Springs mayor: Downsize City Hall plan

— The vision was of a new City Hall rising in a proposed "downtown" where residents could shop, dine and dwell in towering condos.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward Republicans need new leader to tackle many challenges

The job comes with a daunting list of challenges, requires constant fundraising and is a lightning rod for criticism.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward grandma's $70M fraud sends her to prison

The worst day of Mae Rabuffo's life, her family says, was when she let her con man ex-husband woo her back after he got out of prison and dropped out of the federal witness protection system.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward cracks down on Uber, Lyft

Making good on a promise made last month, Broward County officials have issued an ultimatum against ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft: Get off the road or we'll arrest your drivers and impound your cars.