South Florida Sun-Sentinel It's official: Gay marriage in Florida begins Jan. 6


South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hollywood cops will be on lookout for drunken drivers on New Year's Eve

Police in Hollywood will be on the lookout for drunken drivers on New Year's Eve between 7 p.m.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Couples, clerks stuck in gay marriage limbo

The federal judge who overturned Florida's same-sex marriage ban will now have to answer the question: did you really mean it?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Candidate qualifying coming up for Broward municipal elections

It's almost time for municipal candidates in 10 Broward cities to make their campaigns official.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Forests of rare corals discovered off South Florida

A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Key gay marriage question to be answered today

Gay and lesbian couples should know by the end of the day Monday whether – and where -- they'll be able to get a marriage license on January 6.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Tolls to resume on Sawgrass Expressway by mall ramp

The days of zipping onto the Sawgrass Expressway for free after a trip to the Sawgrass Mills mall or the BB&T Center are coming to an end.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel County clerks to get answers on gay marriage

Gay and lesbian couples should know by Monday whether they'll be able to get a marriage license at their local county clerk's office.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel New child booster-seat law goes into effect Jan. 1

Children ages 4 and 5, previously allowed to ride in cars with just a seatbelt, must use child-safety or booster seats under a new law that takes effect Jan.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel County clerks caught in legal tug-of-war

Florida's county clerks are stuck between a rock and a hard place – or in this case, legal advice and lawsuits.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Identity theft fraud targeted high schoolers and dead people

A Pembroke Pines man has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for a $760,000 identity theft fraud that targeted high school students and dead people, authorities said Monday.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward Judge Imperato's job waits for her — for now

Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato will be back at work after the holidays, and it will be business as usual unless a higher authority intervenes, the county's chief administrative judge said Monday.

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?