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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.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Tri-Rail board's contract stirs controversy

It has not even been awarded yet and already the contract to build a new operations center for the board that operates Tri-Rail is stirring a storm of controversy.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward panel urges penny tax for homeless

A Broward County advisory board had no interest on Wednesday in helping Fort Lauderdale with its homeless feeding predicament, but it did recommend the county pursue a one-cent food and beverage tax to pay for additional homeless programs.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Historic tall ship coming to Fort Lauderdale

You can experience the romance of the age of sail - minus the floggings, seasickness and scurvy – when the Spanish tall ship El Galeón Andalucía sails into Fort Lauderdale this week.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel November in South Florida saw record highs, lows

We experienced a cooler, drier November than usual, as a series of cold front rolled over South Florida.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Thanksgiving served to more than 1,000 in Palm Beach, Broward counties

Armies of volunteers mobilized in South Florida Thursday to make sure as many as possible had a reason to give thanks in memorable style.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hurricanes might be shifting north, sparing Florida

After decades of being battered, it's possible hurricanes are starting to veer away from Florida, experts say.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Holiday shoppers, beware - knockoffs can cost dearly, feds warn

As the annual holiday gift-shopping frenzy begins this week, federal agents are warning consumers to look out for knockoffs and counterfeits they say are a ripoff and may be dangerous.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Weather pattern to keep us cool, but not freezing

South Florida likely won't shiver through many bouts of freezing weather this winter – because a "progressive" pattern is in place, the National Weather Service said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Colleges review security after FSU shooting

Police officers have become as visible on college campuses as students and professors, as schools respond to the early Thursday morning shooting at Florida State University.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Bill would raise stakes on texting while driving

Get your hands on the wheel and put down the cell, because the first bill filed for the next legislative session would allow police to pull over drivers for texting while driving.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Manatees start appearing in Broward

Ten manatees were spotted in Broward County this week in the first aerial survey of the season.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Pay Broward property taxes at drive-through kiosk

Broward County residents can pay their property taxes on Tuesday and Wednesday at a drive-through kiosk in Fort Lauderdale.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel U.S. Mint honors Everglades with new quarter

South Florida coin collectors have something new to be thankful for this holiday season. On Dec. 4, the U.S.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Deep fryers can burn more than turkeys, officials warn

Don't get into deep trouble with a deep fryer this Thanksgiving.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel 'Coldest max' temperature records broken

South Florida should see more sun on Thursday after shivering through Wednesday's record-breaking cold.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward to name new mayor

A former state legislator from a longtime Broward County family is expected to be named county mayor Tuesday afternoon.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward goes after Uber underground taxis

Uber underground taxi service doesn't like Broward County's cab laws, so the technology giant isn't following them.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward County crime down, mid-year report says

Broward County crime dropped 7.5 percent from January to May of this year compared to the same time period last year, according to a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Five apprehended in $1.2 million investment scam

What appeared to be a golden opportunity to invest in precious metals was actually a $1.2 million investment scam run by three South Florida suspects and others to siphon retirement accounts, authorities said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Robinson declares victory in Broward County Judge race

Attorney Claudia Robinson declared victory Friday in her bid to unseat Broward County Judge Ian Richards.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel All Aboard Florida ramping up for 2 years of construction

The demolition under way for a new All Aboard Florida station in West Palm Beach is just the beginning.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Homelessness in Fort Lauderdale: A city's tortured history

They once wanted to round them up and bake them in "paddy wagons," nowadays they just don't want them fed publicly or outdoors.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Former Boca Raton exec accused of $1.6M fraud

A former South Florida resident is facing 76 federal charges accusing him of fraudulently obtaining about $1.6 million by forging government contracts, federal authorities announced Thursday.