A sex scandal involving rape allegations and a possible cover-up at a Broward Islamic private school has taken another turn. As we reported back in October, Tariq Ahmed (also spelled in some places as Ahmad) is currently wanted by police for alleged sexual activities with students at the Nur-Ul-Isla ... More >>
New details are shaking out over the alleged off-limits activities of one Broward private school teacher and his students. Last week, Pembroke Pines Police announced they were looking for Tariq Ahmad, a teacher and head of school at the Nur-Ul-Islam Academy in Cooper City. The 35-year-old is facing ... More >>
Just like fashion, food comes and goes in trends. What was once your risque, '90s, cheek-baring cut-off shorts is now your cultural norm. Just a couple of decades ago, the idea of consuming raw fish was a big no-no for most Americans; only the most adventurous eaters would consider stuffing a big ... More >>
Few countries have culinary traditions as rigorous as the French. While the cuisine was influenced by the Italians during the Renaissance, during the 17th century chefs like François Pierre La Varenne and Marie-Antoine Carême took the basics and pioneered movements that would create a unique nati ... More >>
Zombies might want to eat your brain and take over the world. But at Zombie Ice Food Truck the only cerebral damage you'll experience is in the form of a brain freeze. And that's only if you eat it too fast --which will probably happen because it's ginormous, sweet, and dripping in trippy colors. ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's Deputy Gerald Wengert, a cop who was a dog handler on the Learning Channel's now-canceled Unleashed: K-9 Broward County, is being sued for beating up a Hollywood man and then inventing a reason to arrest the man to justify it. Just this past April, Wengert was acquitted of beati ... More >>
Here we go again: back to the workweek. Hopefully, you took advantage of one of the amazing food-related events this weekend. If not, you have yet another chance to fill your boredom and your appetite. From Belgian beer to half-price lasagna to summer wines, there's something for every palate in B ... More >>
There are many beer holidays scattered throughout the year that give us reason to drink heartily but today is unlike any other because today we celebrate Saint Arnold, the patron saint of brewers, the guy who gave people a legit excuse to drink beer. Saint Arnold is not one person. There are at le ... More >>
In an age when most people read electronically, Best Chefs America is a bit of a throwback. For now, it's available only in a hardbound edition ($75, available online at bestchefsamerica.com), but the recently published book is both beautiful and useful. The book lists nearly 4,700 of the best chefs ... More >>
Cooper City Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi didn't agree with someone at the commission meeting telling her something she disagreed with, so she gave a terse rebuttal to the person's remarks. And by "terse rebuttal," we mean she told this person to blow her. See also: John Sims, Cooper City Commissione ... More >>
As we prepare to close the books on 2012, it's time to look back over the roll call sheets for the year to see who came to Broward and Palm Beach counties in the last 12 months. The burger glut of 2011 has cooled a bit, but there were still an easy half a dozen additions to the gourmet burger scene. ... More >>
Hope you've got a generous appetite, cause October saw the opening of numerous restaurants and bars throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties, including a few re-openings and re-boots of past and popular favorites. After the jump, find a list of recent comings and goings in the local restaurant com ... More >>
Looks like Cooper City mayoral candidate Gary Ross can start planning that victory party early. His opponent, Gary Laufenberg, tearfully announced he is dropping out of the race. The reason: Laufenberg is basically taking the bullet for campaign aide and family friend, Ryan Shrouder, after he was c ... More >>
Pro tip: if you're hosting a party, avoid chucking oranges at the neighbors after they complain about how much noise you're making. You might end up with BSO deputies screaming and throwing you into the ficus hedge.That's what Eric Spalding of Cooper City says happened, in a lawsuit filed in federal ... More >>
Investigators say BSO Deputy Gerald Wengert beat up a 17-year-old and had a police dog chew on him because Wengert's girlfriend told him to.The incident in question happened December 1, 2010: 17-year-old Mark Visconti was driving on Stirling Road in Cooper City after school when he and a passenger s ... More >>
The Charter School of Boynton Beach was locked down this morning after a 12-year-old student was arrested on weapons charges for allegedly bringing a gun to school. He said he found a gun and "brought it to school to scare another student who he was having a disagreement with," according to ... More >>
The end of the year means lists of all sorts, including Zagat's, the dinosaur of reader generated rankings. Nice weather and a range of affordable dining options encourage South Floridians to eat out 3.4 times a week says the dinosaur, compared to Boston, where residents eat out 2.5 times a ... More >>
Cooking ChannelRoger Mooking is giving out free ice cream to celebrate Cooking Channel's first birthday.It's hard to believe the Cooking Channel is turning one! Roger Mooking, star of Everyday Exotic, is celebrating by giving away free ice cream with the Cooking Channel's Frozen Treat Truck ... More >>
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, left, with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and Ron Book, second from right. To the left of Book is his daughter Lauren, and that's apparently Jimmy Buffett in the middle. I think it's safe to say that the Miami Dolphins' plan to soak Broward taxpaye ... More >>
FlickrNoon was the filing deadline, and Good missed it by a hair.It seems former Hallandale Beach City Manager Mike Good can't even file for office without triggering at least a mini-scandal. A city activist claims that Good missed Wednesday's noon deadline by a few minutes but that the Cooper Ci ... More >>
Flickr: jajohnson19Eric HosmerEric Hosmer and Deven Marrero starred at first base and shortstop, respectively, for a 2008 American Heritage School team that won a state and national title. They were separated by a year, but both players were heavily recruited by the nation's elite baseball progra ... More >>
davie-fl.govStarkeyA Davie street sign commemorating a donation by a Muslim group has triggered controversy for Susan Starkey, a longtime member of the Davie Town Council who allegedly hurled an accusation at Jews while arguing that the sign should stay.The Council on American-Islamic Relations i ... More >>
Hang on tightly to those Picassos at Basel. Art crime is on the rise.
It's a victory just to have an election pass without a local embarrassment
In Broward County, trash haulers and politicians care about only one kind of green
Will Lauderdale Lakes commish Haynes' career crash on the reefs of fatherhood?
Debra Lombard and the kids of the ETC can tell you a thing or two about motivation
She's got three kids, 650,000 constituents, and millions of watching eyes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz can't keep them all happy.
Reckless accusations have testy Broward Folk Club balladeers sashaying
How a slick-talking drifter took America's Venice for a ride
Anybody but Wayne Huizenga's Maroone, says one unhappy buyer
What makes fast-car enthusiasts furious? Cops, speed limits, and punk kids with loud mufflers and no brains.
Filthy bathrooms, dirty pictures, teachers fleeing in droves -- sounds like Apollo Middle School is adrift
Letters for November 2, 2000
In the ultimate Channel 7 report, the news team discovers a Cuban double agent in our midst.
Grant-writer Maurice Connell has become a well-paid institution in Hollywood. How? The politics of power and money.
Complaints from the mobility-challenged against the AAA Wheelchair Wagon Service are numerous. The company's stance? What's the problem?
A year ago Wayne and Danny Dagenais stole guns from a family friend. In an effort to keep then-16-year-old Wayne out of jail, their parents tried to retrieve the weapons. But the plan didn't work.
Getting rid of those folks with buckets equals getting rid of one of the county's better homeless-assistance programs.
Battling cancer and investigating a botched federal investigation, mobster Vinnie Ciraolo is fighting to clear his name
With crime on the wane, Lake Ridge residents love their new roadblocks. But business owners beg to differ.
When the City of Hollywood told an accountant he'd have to take a drug test, he told the city: See you in court.