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Woman Made Bomb Threat After Missing FLL Flight, Her Luggage Was Aboard, Passengers Evacuated [VIDEO]

From the Broward County Sheriff’s Office: A Chicago woman was arrested after making a false bomb threat at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). According to Broward Sheriff’s Office Threat Management Unit detectives at around 8:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 6, BSO deputies responded to a bomb threat in Terminal 3 at FLL located at 200 Terminal Drive in Fort Lauderdale. On …

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Anti-Mask FL Parent Charged With Assaulting Student

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Fort Lauderdale father was arrested in front of Ft Lauderdale High School on Wednesday. For the fifth time since Broward Schools resumed in-person learning, Dan Bauman, 50, walked his daughter, Isabel, to school. Isabel is a 10th grader in her first year at Ft Lauderdale High. She has refused to wear a mask and …

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Five Men Arrested In FL Airport Mask Melee [VIDEO]

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Five people were told to leave a Spirit Airlines flight out of Fort Lauderdale Friday night after they refused to wear masks inside the plane, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. After they left the plane, the disruption continued to spill over inside Terminal 4 when BSO deputies arrived. That’s when two of the men …

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Chaos At Florida Airports After Spirit Cancellations

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: Hundreds of travelers in Broward County and beyond were stranded after Spirit Airlines cancelled over 250 flights nationwide. The Air Line Pilots Association said Monday morning, in an email to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, that reports of a strike are false. And Spirit spokesman Erik Hofmeyer echoed that, blaming cancellations on weather and …

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FLL Terminals Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat [VIDEO]

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: A bomb threat prompted the evacuation Saturday of terminals 2 and 3 and shut down entry to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on its Twitter account that deputies at the airport are investigating a bomb threat reported at around 8:49 a.m. At around 11:30 a.m., the airport posted an update …

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Fort Lauderdale Accepts Elon Musk’s Bid For Tunnel

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: The out-of-the-box prospect of building a tunnel to the beach jumped one more hurdle this week. Late Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale commissioners formally accepted a bid from Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to build an underground tunnel from downtown to State Road A1A. Other companies that want to submit a competing bid can do so within 45 …

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Musk Pitches Underground “Loop” For Fort Lauderdale

The Verge reports: The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling venture, pitched an underground transit system to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the town’s mayor said in a tweet. It’s the latest city to become transfixed by Musk’s quixotic “Tesla in a tunnel” concept. It’s not a done deal, but Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis called it “an innovative and unprecedented approach to …

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Officials Call Wilton Manors Pride Crash Accidental

The Associated Press reports: The driver who slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, did so accidentally, local officials said Sunday. Saturday’s crash at the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade initially drew speculation, including from the mayor of nearby Fort Lauderdale, that it was a hate crime …

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Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Mayor: Trump Cultists Called Me “Faggot And Pedophile” At My Voting Location [VIDEO]

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: With all the vitriol that has surrounded this election season, there’s another claim of harassment – this time from the mayor of Fort Lauderdale.  He recalled how homophobic slurs were hurled at him while he was at an early vote location at Coral Ridge Mall. Trantalis is the city’s first openly gay mayor. “I encountered …

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Covidiots Disrupt Florida Early Voting Station [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: Police responded to an early voting site in Fort Lauderdale on Monday after a poll worker told four voters they couldn’t vote without masks. But after police consulted with Broward County Elections Supervisor Peter Antonacci, the voters were allowed back into the polling place to cast their ballots, still without masks on. At around 12:45 p.m. …

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Covidiot Florida Gym Owner Arrested For Third Time

Miami’s ABC News reports: Early Friday, Plantation police were parked outside of 1440 Fitness, letting members know the gym is closed and for now they’ll have to work out somewhere else. The gym’s owner Mike Carnevale’s spent Thursday night in Broward County jail over his refusal to enforce the use of face masks inside his business. This is the third …

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Four Dead, 100+ Sick On Cruise Ship Seeking Port

USA Today reports: Four elderly passengers on board Holland America’s MS Zaandam have died on the cruise ship that is stuck in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic. The ship is currently carrying 138 people who have complained of flu-like symptoms, which are similar to coronavirus symptoms. Two people have tested positive for coronavirus. The ship did not have coronavirus tests …

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Florida Newspaper Wins Pulitzer For Parkland Coverage

The New York Times reports: The Sun Sentinel of South Florida won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for its coverage of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a tragedy that unfolded just miles from the paper’s newsroom. Reporters spent months documenting the shooting and its aftermath in their community and its …

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Joe Biden Says His 2020 Decision Is Coming “Soon”

NBC News reports: Joe Biden said Monday he’s closing in on a final decision about the 2020 presidential race, making preparations for a campaign but stopping short of a definitive signal he’ll run. “I’m running the traps on this. I don’t want to make this a fool’s errand,” the former vice president told the audience at a ticketed event in …

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FLORIDA: Office Of House Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package [VIDEO]

CBS Miami reports: The building that houses Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office in Sunrise was evacuated after a suspicious package arrived in the mail, according to Sunrise police. A Broward Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called in to determine what exactly was delivered to the congresswoman’s office at 777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway. The evacuation came as authorities intercepted suspicious devices …

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FLORIDA: Fort Lauderdale Elects Openly Gay Mayor

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Get used to the name Mayor Trantalis. Fort Lauderdale voters on Tuesday gave a clear victory to attorney Dean Trantalis, 64, to take over where Mayor Jack Seiler leaves off. Bruce Roberts, the city’s former police chief, trailed far behind Trantalis, with about 35 percent of the vote. Trantalis will be the city’s first openly …

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Mandatory Evacuations Begin For Fort Lauderdale

Broward County Mayor Mayor Barbara Sharief last night ordered the mandatory evacuation of areas east of US 1, which runs parallel to the coast about two miles inland. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: The evacuation order for areas east of Federal Highway, barrier islands, low-lying areas and mobile homes goes into effect at noon Thursday. She said the implementation is …

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FLORIDA: Not Guilty Verdict For Man Who Claimed His Girlfriend Choked To Death On His Large Penis

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Richard Henry Patterson, the Margate man who initially claimed his girlfriend choked to death during oral sex, was found not guilty today of second-degree murder. The verdict was announced just under five hours after the jury began its deliberations. Patterson, 65, faced a maximum of life in prison if convicted of the murder of Francisca …

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Medical Examiner Testifies In Murder Trial That He’s Never Heard Of Choking To Death On A Large Penis

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: An associate medical examiner testified Thursday in the murder trial of a South Florida man accused of killing his girlfriend that he’s never before seen an example of someone choking to death from oral sex. But that’s what defense attorney Ken Padowitz intends to present to the jury in the murder trial of Richard Patterson …

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FLORIDA: Man Claims Girlfriend Accidentally Choked To Death On His Large Penis, Demands That Jury Sees It

Oh, Florida. Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: Attorneys argued in court Monday over whether the penis of a South Florida man accused of killing his girlfriend should be shown to the jury in his murder trial. Richard Patterson, 65, of Margate, is charged with second-degree murder in the choking death of his girlfriend, Francisca Marquinez, 60, in 2015. Jury selection …

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