Teacher reports finding ballot box left behind at Broward polling place

Teacher Lakeisha Sorey says she discovered a locked ballot box at Sunshine Elementary School in Miramar. Sorey said she found the box about 3 p.m. Thursday, in the same area where voting had been held, and knew not to meddle with it. “I didn’t want to touch it,” Sorey said. Her discovery came as several …

Toddler in medically induced coma after road-rage shooting; mom pleads for

As children in South Florida went trick-or-treating on Halloween night, a Port St. Lucie toddler remained hospitalized in a medically induced coma after a weekend shooting that police are calling a case of road rage. Preslie, 3, was shot about 2 a.m. Sunday while in the pickup her father was driving along Floresta Drive in …

'The Voice' finalist Beverly McClellan from South Florida dies at 49

South Florida rocker Beverly McClellan, who was a finalist on the first season of “The Voice” has died of cancer. She was 49. “She was surrounded by so much love and we shared some beautiful last days,’’ her wife Monique Garcia McClellan shared on Facebook Tuesday. “Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive …

Booooo! Porch prowlers pilfer pumpkins, reports say

The pumpkins were fake, but the cape-clad thieves seen on a home’s doorbell camera while swiping Halloween decorations were very real. In the southwest Miami-Dade’s Crossing’s community, Teresa Prol told WPLG-Ch. 10 that two people concealing their identities in what looked like dark plastic ponchos grabbed eight metallic pumpkins from her front porch Monday night. …

Vote NO on Amendment 3, which would make our schools less safe | Opinion

As the president of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association, we are committed to protecting the rights of our men and women in blue and ensuring that our communities are safe. When Floridians vote in this November’s general election, they should vote NO on Amendment 3, which would risk school security funding and make it …

Another suspicious package investigated in New York, reports say

Police in New York City were investigating reports of another suspicious package before dawn Thursday, according to news reports. The New York Police Department told CNN that a bomb squad was at 375 Greewich Street in Lower Manhattan because of a report that came in shortly after 4 a.m. The businesses at that address are …

Suspicious package sent to Sunrise office of US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Like a virus, reports of terrorist threats in the form of suspicious packages sent to Democratic politicians, a prominent investor and a media company grew Wednesday to eight. And that was just by 2 p.m. Those who received packages that the FBI and local law enforcement were investigating included U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose …

3 Miami police officers face drug charges in FBI sting

Three Miami police officers are facing federal drug trafficking charges after they were snared in an FBI undercover operation. Authorities say the three received thousands of dollars in payments to protect purported shipments of illegal drugs and drug proceeds. The FBI says the officers at times transported purported cocaine and other drugs themselves. Investigators identified …

Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins before Dolphins game: 'Who's Xavien Howard?'

Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a simple response for Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard’s claim Hopkins pushes off on opposing defenders. “Who’s Xavien Howard?” Hopkins said bluntly to reporters in Houston on Tuesday. Hopkins and Howard will face off on when the Dolphins visit the Texans, adding to the anticipation for the Thursday …

Truth in advertising laws don't seem to cover political ads; retaining a piece

Those lyin’ political ads Like all of you, I am being subjected to a barrage of factually inaccurate, often outright lies, masquerading as political ads. The ads are just tabloid trash and not informative but, unfortunately, all that matters to our politicians is winning; facts and truth be damned! Almost every state, including Florida, has …