A 6-year old boy was attacked by an eight-foot alligator at the edge of the Refuge Lee Road boat ramp on the L-40 canal at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Friday afternoon. The boy, Joey Welch, had slipped and fallen into the shallow water when the alligator lunged at him, grippi ... More >>
Walking home from a long-day's work, you're bound to find a few things lying in the street and/or bushes: old clothes, bus passes, cash, shoes, license plates, babies. A woman walking home from work Thursday afternoon found a days-old baby boy swaddled in a blanket sleeping in some bushes in a park ... More >>
Water mishaps aren't anything new for our special sweat-year-round corner of the country, but it's not every week four people die in the course of five days.The latest victim is 7-year-old Damien Tubbs, who died Sunday in an Oakland Park pool after it appears he wandered into the deep end and sank, ... More >>
It seems inevitable that no matter how brilliant an artist, the specter of an untimely death always hangs heavy over any and all accomplishments. Take Janis, Jimi, and Kurt, for example -- each was an innovator, but any discussion of their careers often veers to the subject of their early tragic ... More >>
pregnancycheck.comIvo Diaz, a former ultrasound technician at Fort Lauderdale's Holy Cross Hospital, pleaded guilty late last week to sexually assaulting a woman while she was undergoing an ultrasound in 2009.Diaz, now 43, will serve five years in prison and 12 years of sex-offender probation ... More >>
The federal government has charged 64-year-old Hollywood bankruptcy trustee Marika Tolz with misappropriating $16 million in court funds -- and ultimately pocketed $2.4 million of it for herself. Miami HeraldFreemanAmong the funds Tolz allegedly misappropriated was $1 million involved in the ... More >>
Casey and her mom at Disney World.In May, paramedics were called to Richard Lippner's Fort Lauderdale condo, where they found a young woman, 20-year-old Casey DiStefano, unconscious on the floor. It was the second time this had happened in four months. She wasn't breathing; her lips were blue. ... More >>
The surveillance video shot of a man thought to have a role in Montney's murder.The Broward Sheriff's Office has just released a photograph of the man suspected of a role in the August 13 murder of Dave Montney in Pompano Beach.I've uploaded the surveillance video. Check it out after the jump. He ... More >>
FlickrJohn DeGroot's eponymous blog has been threatened with legal action over his use of the district's corporate seal. In a letter emailed Wednesday, an attorney for the North Broward Hospital District ordered DeGroot to stop using the nonprofit corporation's logo and remove the image from his ... More >>
Flickr: oz.gauntletHoly Cross needs bling, but it's running out of sugar daddies.Of all the local nonprofit organizations that have been stung by recent investment scandals, Holy Cross Medical Center wins the Triple Crown. Or is it the Grand Slam? Check out the list of medical facilities on the m ... More >>
[REMINDER: PBS Frontline show on Bernie Madoff and his lieutenants, Frank Avellino and Michael Bienes, is on tonight at 9 10 p.m., including an interview with Bienes, the Fort Lauderdale "philanthropist" and backer of the Broward County Library, Holy Cross Hospital, St. Thomas Aquinas, and other loc ... More >>
Judging by the report delivered yesterday to the North Broward Hospital District commissioners by an investigator, Commissioner Joseph Cobo is in deep trouble. Attorney Martin Goldberg, a former assistant U.S. Attorney, found five instances of possible misconduct by Cobo to be credible and that toge ... More >>
Former Fort Lauderdale "philanthropist" and Bernie Madoff money man Michael Bienes gave an interview to the PBS investigative news show Frontline, and it looks to be a doozy. Here's a snippet: In it Bienes, who was a member of the Broward arts board and has his name on plaques all over town (inc ... More >>
The full list of Bernie Madoff fraud victims has been released by the court and among them is St. Thomas Aquinas High, the football powerhouse private Catholic school in Fort Lauderdale. Listed as the representative for the St. Thomas account is Monsignor Vincent Kelly, who als ... More >>
Michael Bienes, the fabulously wealthy Fort Lauderdale benefactor, abruptly resigned from the Performing Arts Center Authority board Wednesday with a one-sentence letter, according to a center spokeswoman. "We received the letter yesterday which said he was resigning, effective immediate ... More >>
Michael Bienes doesn't make a lot of news and hasn't been involved much in local politics, but if you look around you'll see the tall and seemingly kindly Fort Lauderdale multi-millionaire's name all over the place. At Holy Cross Hospital, there's the Michael and Diann ... More >>
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