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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The bicyclist hit by a car on Saturday evening in Coral Springs has died, police said Sunday. The 54-year-old woman died at Broward Health North after she got into a crash with a car at Coral Ridge Drive and Lakeview Drive shortly before 8:30 pm. Police did not release her name on Sunday. They also didn’t provide any new information on what caused the crash, saying it is under investigation. The death comes as new bike lanes are planned all over Coral Springs, ...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs officials are considering bringing on a former Miami Dolphins player to run football camps for youth and adults. Under a proposal being considered this week, Chris Chambers, a former wide receiver who played 10 seasons in the National Football League including the Dolphins, would run football training and development camps in Coral Springs and split the revenue with the city. A city memo said the first year of the operation would generate $50,000 to $75...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A bicyclist was in critical condition Saturday night after a crash with a car in Coral Springs, police said. The bicyclist was taken to Broward Health North after the crash at Coral Ridge Drive and Lakeview Drive shortly before 8:30 pm. The crash closed the intersection in all directions. The cause of the crash was under investigation. No other information was immediately available. More Coral Springs Local News: COVID-19: Saturday Coronavirus Report: Co...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The rate of Covid-19 infections continues rising in Coral Springs, this week topping 13,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. As of Saturday, the city had 13,272 cases, up from 12,974 cases reported on Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health. Vaccine data Based on the latest health department data, 7,934,016 people have received vaccines in Florida, and 5,012,332 people have been fully vaccinated. In Broward County, 724,968 people have receiv...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs dance instructor is preparing to compete in the Miss Florida pageant in June. If you drive on Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, be prepared for lane closures in the coming months as a new road improvement project got underway this week. And 15 schools serving Coral Springs had 34 new cases of Covid-19 reported among students, teachers, and others between March 28 - April 3. Read these Coral Springs stories and more from this week in the links bel...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last Friday, a Coral Springs man -- who is six-feet-six-inches tall, 250-pounds with a “Love Hurts” tattoo on his face and considered “a violent felony offender of special concern” -- was visibly agitated when police arrived to quell an argument, a police report said. A 911 call had come in that Darrin Garrett, 44, and an unidentified tow truck operator were arguing outside an apartment complex on Sample Road in Coral Springs, the report said. One officer knew Garret...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you drive on Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, be prepared for lane closures in the coming months as a new road improvement project got underway this week. According to the City of Coral Springs, drivers should expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of Coral Ridge Drive between Southgate Boulevard and Wyndham Circle from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the duration of the project. The project will widen the roadway for 6-foot bicycle lanes, ...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As of this week, no appointments are required at 10 Florida Department of Health – Broward County Covid-19 vaccination sites to receive the Pfizer vaccine, the department has announced. -- Vaccination sites are at: - Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd. Coral Springs. (Walk-up) - Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. (Drive-through) - Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. (Drive-through) - Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave., Davi...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Late one night, Brunna Martins was scrolling through Facebook when she came upon a plea from a City of Coral Springs employee who was looking for a kidney donor. Something about the man’s eyes spoke to the Fort Lauderdale pediatric nurse. “He had a kind soul,” she said. And just like that, Martins, 36, decided to offer the 59-year-old father one of her kidneys. The mother of a 5-year-old reached out to Frank Molino and soon found out she was the right match. ...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Fifteen schools serving Coral Springs had 34 new cases of Covid-19 reported among students, teachers, and others between March 28 - April 3, according to the Florida Department of Health. That included two teachers. Here are the schools, according to the data: - Coral Glades High School: a student and a teacher (40 since Sept. 6) - Coral Spring Charter School: four students (54 total since Sept. 6) - Coral Springs High School: two students and a teacher (56 ...Read More
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A dead body found inside a charred car in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday was being investigated as a homicide.
A week after a cop shot and killed Daunte Wright in Minnesota, protesters in Miami gathered Sunday to demand police reform and accountability after the death of yet another Black man at the hands of law enforcement.
The woman was heading west on Southwest 17 Street in Fort Lauderdale when she swerved from the road and hit several trees, police say.
He’s young. He’s Black. He’s progressive. Above all, Omar Hardy isn’t afraid to speak truth to power, even when is smashes violates longstanding customs and violates political rules. A year after a viral video brought Hardy national attention and five months into his first term as a Florida state representatives, Hardy has made some enemies. Others are wondering if he's destined for Congress or higher office.
From $15 million penthouses to million dollar-plus homes and condos yet to be built, luxury South Florida residential sales went off the charts during the first quarter of 2021, with no apparent end in sight.
Fort Lauderdale promises to crack down on reckless Jet Skiers after an outcry on the Intracoastal.
Hundreds of people flow through the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market in Hollywood after a 13-month shutdown caused by the pandemic
The Yellow Green Farmer's Market in Hollywood has been closed since pandemic lockdowns in March 2020, the massive tin-roofed shopping village reopened to the public on Saturday, April 17, with upgrades and fresh COVID rules.
A body was found in Tamarac and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the shooter.
A speeding Lexus lost control after crossing train tracks and hitting a tree killing passenger Olivia Frolka, 21, in Pompano Beach, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Surveillance video caught a South Florida man having a heart attack and collapsing inside a hospital and staff quickly coming to his aide. Igor Molina did not know what was happening when all of a sudden he collapsed and passed out in the lobby of Broward Health Coral Springs. He said things started to go wrong the morning of Jan. 29. “After I ate my breakfast, I started not to feel good,” he said. Molina said that’s when he started to feel pain in his chest and shoulders. “I said, that is not normal,” he recalled. “I said, I’m going to the hospital.” He drove himself to the hospital, which is about four minutes from his home. He didn’t know at the time that he was having a heart attack. Moments after he fell to the ground inside the lobby, nurses surrounded him. “It just so happen that that gentleman made it just in the nick of time into our premises,” said Dr. Gary Lai, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Lai said in those moments, every second counts. “We had him as a matter of minutes go into the cath lab, where he was able to have his occluded artery opened up and from there, it salvaged his heart,” he said. Dr. Lai said the hospital’s cardiac cath lab had just gone live days before and Molina was their first patient. Pointing out that that also played a role in saving Molina’s life. “Thank God for the good job in the hospital, I am feeling better every day,” Molina said. Molina said now he eats healthy food and exercises every day.
After a long hiatus, Laura Wilkinson is hoping for a comeback. The Olympic diver is coming out of a 9-year retirement with her sights set on the Tokyo Olympics. “Maybe it’s just the Olympian in me and I’ve done so many Olympics. I definitely want to be on that Olympic team. I’d love to stand on the podium,” said Wilkinson. “For me, if you’re not going for the biggest goal, it’s just not worth it.” Wilkinson knows what it feels like being at the top. You may remember her name when the 43-year-old made history at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She became the first American woman since 1964 to win a gold medal in platform diving and she won while competing with three broken bones in her foot. “It’s very encouraging to me to look back and say, okay if I did that through that issue anything is possible at this point,” said Wilkinson. The decorated athlete beat that obstacle then, but now she’s faced some new bumps on the road to her current Olympic dream. The pandemic delayed the Olympics and in 2018, she underwent a complicated surgery. “I had to have a two level surgical fusion in my neck so I took a year coming back from that. So it’s been a very up and down road and then I came back and then COVID hit so here we are trying to get back into it,” said Wilkinson. Through it all, she’s managed to find some balance in all the uncertainty. “I thought oh I’m gonna have this whole extra year, it’s gonna be amazing and I’ll be fully recovered and feel great but then we haven’t had access to training facilities like we used to. It’s been an equally hard struggle, but at the same time, physically I do feel better, mentally I do feel better so I think it has been a gift,” said Wilkinson. Despite all those hurdles, Wilkinson says she is diving right in, focused on competing in Japan this summer. “I love chasing after big hard things and sometimes you reach it and sometimes you don’t, but it’s worth the chase, because it makes you into this better person and better athlete,” said Wilkinson. The mother of four even got her kids into the mix when she was struck training at home during COVID lockdowns. “They started becoming part of my workouts and doing everything with me and it was so much fun. Then they got to actually see what I did and see how much work goes into if you have this big goal, you have to put in the effort,” said Wilkinson. And she’s hoping to inspire other moms out there. “You don’t have to hang up your dreams or the big things you want to do. Bring your family along with you. They’re gonna learn so much by following you in that process,” said the athlete. Wilkinson was in South Florida this weekend competing at the Coral Springs Winter Invitational and is a strong contender to make the Olympic team. Next she is hoping to mount the 10 meter platform and the podium again to break Dara Torres’ record as the oldest American to win a gold medal at the Olympics. “I never thought as a 43-year-old mom of four that I would be diving platform again, but I just love it and it just fills me up inside,” said Wilkinson. “To be able to do it again is kind of the reward in and of itself.”
Two Coral Springs schools were evacuated Monday morning following “code black” threats, police said. Students at Coral Park Elementary and Imagine Charter were evacuated “in the interest of safety,” according to the Coral Springs Police Department. Threats were cleared after 10:30 a.m. and all students and faculty were deemed safe. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
An FBI agent who was killed in the line of duty is being remembered as a real-life hero at the South Florida gym where she worked out. At the CrossFit gym in Coral Springs, owner Michelle Brown paid tribute to Laura Schwartzenberger, who lost her life Tuesday in the deadly shooting of two FBI agents outside a Sunrise home. “She’s been a beloved member of ours since the beginning of when we opened. So, to learn it was her, our entire community is just in shock,” Brown said about Schwartzenberger. MORE ON THE FBI SHOOTING FBI Shooting Feb 3 Investigation Continues Into Sunrise Raid That Left 2 FBI Agents Dead, 3 Wounded FBI Shooting Feb 2 Veteran FBI Agent Killed in Sunrise Specialized in Crimes Against Kids Investigations Schwartzenberger, who worked out at the Vice gym with her two boys, was killed while part of the group serving a search warrant at the home. “Laura is someone that always encouraged everyone. Everyone wanted to be Laura’s partner, everyone wanted to be here and work out with her,” Brown said. “She was just a gem.” Brown said the 43-year-old Schwartzenberger was one of several agents who worked out at the gym and was someone others looked up to. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android to get alerts for local breaking news and weather. “She was one in a million,” Brown said. “Her essence as a hero to this community, it’s huge. It will be a huge void.” The gym is helping support her family by hosting a tribute workout February 13th called “Lift Like Laura” in hopes of raising $10,000 for her children. The workout will use some of the routines Schwartzenberger loved. “When you’re working out this hard, you build a bond that’s almost inexplicable because you’re doing really tough stuff with people who have grit and do hard work,” Brown said. “Those are the qualities that Laura applied every single day.”
A mentally ill South Florida man has died a week after an altercation with jail officers as he awaited trail on criminal mischief and marijuana possession charges, officials said. The family of Kevin Lavira Desir, 43, removed him from life-support and he died Wednesday night, Broward County Public Defender Gordon Weekes told the Miami Herald. Desir, who was Black, was arrested by Coral Springs police Jan. 6 after he smashed the taillights and scratched the side of his neighbor’s car with a brick, the newspaper reported. He was released on bail, but nearby Tamarac police arrested him a week later for marijuana possession. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android to get alerts for local breaking news and weather. Weekes said Desir “suffered a mental health crisis” while in custody on Jan. 17, and deputies used a significant level of physical force as well as pepper spray and a stun gun as they restrained him. “Within moments of the deputies’ actions,” Weekes wrote, Desir “lost consciousness and became non-responsive.” In a letter to Jan. 25 letter to Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, Weekes said Desir suffered “a severe and irreversible brain injury and remains in a chronic vegetative state” as a result. The sheriff responded to Weekes via a letter, which was provided to the Herald on Thursday night. The sheriff accused the public defender of making “unsubstantiated allegations.” Kevin Desir Weekes has asked the sheriff to release surveillance camera video “so that the community concerns surrounding the treatment and care of mentally ill inmates within your custody are alleviated.” The sheriff wrote that jail recordings are confidential, exempt under Florida law and can’t be released without jeopardizing the safety of jail security and medical staff, the Herald reported. The sheriff’s communications director Veda Coleman-Wright told the Herald in an email that detention deputies encountered Desir after he had cut himself using an unknown object while in the infirmary. “When deputies removed the inmate from the cell to assess his injuries and render aid, he became extremely violent and bit two deputies, causing injury to one of them,” Coleman-Wright wrote. Deputies placed Desir in a restraint chair, and he allegedly kicked staff and resisted efforts to restrain him, she said. “The inmate continued to move about violently until becoming unresponsive and was removed from the restraint chair,” Coleman-Wright said. “Deputies immediately began CPR and jail medical staff took over resuscitation efforts.” The medical examiner will determine the cause of Desir’s death, which is also under investigation by the agency’s internal affairs unit. The case file will be forwarded to the Broward State Attorney’s Office once completed. “In every instance where concerns are expressed about the care provided, investigations are conducted,” Tony said. “When deficiencies are identified, changes are made to ensure that the highest levels of care are provided.” The sheriff’s office did not identify the detention deputies involved in the incident. Weekes said Desir’s unexplained injuries follow a series of similar cases involving detainees at the jail. “These stories unfortunately continue a tragic pattern of mentally ill inmates needlessly suffering and dying while being held in the jail,” Weekes wrote in his letter.
A Broward County doctor has been arrested after he was accused of sending explicit messages and nude photos of himself to a 13-year-old child, authorities said. Stewart Bitman, 64, was arrested Tuesday morning on three counts of transmission of material harmful to a minor and one count of solicitation of a minor, Broward Sheriff’s Office officials said. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android to get alerts for local breaking news and weather. Authorities said Bitman, a resident of Parkland, sent a number of sexual text messages and nude photos of himself to the teen in April. Detectives believe Bitman knew he was communicating with a minor, and while attempting to solicit victims, he portrayed himself as a teenage boy, authorities said. BSO Internet Crimes Against Children detectives, after a joint investigation with Coral Springs Police, executed a search warrant Tuesday morning at Bitman’s home, where he was taken into custody. Numerous electronic devices were seized for further forensic analysis, officials said. Stewart Bitman Records show Bitman is a gastroenterologist with an office in Coral Springs. Bitman was booked into the Broward County jail. Attorney information wasn’t available. BSO officials said the investigation is ongoing and detectives are working to identify any additional alleged victims Bitman may have communicated with. “It seemed like he cast a wide net, we are still in the preliminary investigation here so we believe there are going to be more victims,” BSO Lt. Andrea Tianga said.
A school resource officer at a Coral Springs elementary school is being accused of soliciting an underage victim for sex. Steven J. Daniello, 63, was arrested Monday on two counts of soliciting a minor to engage in sexual conduct, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Investigators said Daniello offered to pay for nude photos from the 16-year-old victim and talked about the victim performing sexual acts on him. He allegedly started talking to the victim — who told investigators Daniello was a longtime family friend — online in September of 2020 when she was 15. Daniello was arrested after detectives talked to him online posing as the victim. Detectives also obtained a search warrant for Daniello’s electronic devices. He remains booked in Broward County’s main jail on a combined $60,000 bond. Daniello surrendered his passport and was ordered by a judge not to contact the victim or any other child. Daniello has been a law enforcement officer in Broward County for over three decades and was hired in 2017 as a school resource officer at Westchester Elementary School. Broward County Public Schools said in a statement that its special investigative unit is cooperating with law enforcement. NBC 6 hasn’t heard back about the status of his employment. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android to get alerts for local breaking news and weather.
A child drowned Friday evening in Coral Springs, officials reported. The 911 call was received close to 7 p.m. Coral Springs Police Department officers arrived to find a 3-year-old child in the care of family members, who were performing CPR. Paramedics transported the child to Broward Health Coral Springs, where he was pronounced deceased. Download our mobile app for iOS or Android to get alerts for local breaking news and weather. CSPD said they would be “looking into the events that lead to the drowning.” No other details were immediately known. The identity of the victim was not released. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for more updates. LATEST mega millions Jan 16 Winning Numbers for $750M Mega Millions Jackpot Announced Miami Fire Rescue Jan 16 Miami Firefighters Rescue Residents from Fire at Apartment Building
A man was taken into custody after police said he was involved in a reported domestic dispute and car crash before a home break-in and car theft that ended in a bicycle theft and foot chase in Coral Springs Tuesday. Police said the incident began when officers responded to a call of a domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend at a home in the 11600 block of Northwest 39th Street. While officers were arriving to the home, one officer saw a car, the girlfriend’s gray Audi, driving recklessly. A short time later, the Audi was involved in a crash on Sample Road and the man driving fled the scene on foot, police said. Officials said the suspect tried to break into nearby homes and was able to break into one on Northwest 98th Avenue. Three people were inside the home and there was an altercation with the suspect, who managed to get the keys to the homeowner’s Dodge Journey and flee the home, police said. The suspect drove to Northwest 39th Court where he got to a dead-end, and took off on foot, police said. Police said the suspect stole a bicycle from someone before he was finally taken into custody. The suspect’s identity hasn’t been released, and police haven’t said what charges he’ll face.
A police officer from Coral Springs is facing two weeks’ suspension without pay after a citizen complained about two TikTok videos in which the officer appeared to be making offensive suggestions about Mexicans. The incident began when several city officials were emailed regarding two public TikTok videos that Sergeant Gilbert Monzon of the Coral Springs Police Department had posted to his account. In one of the videos, an artificial voice says “scanning for Mexicans,” until the camera stops on a Coral Springs police officer and the voice says “We’ve got a Mexican.” The second video features a voice singing, “Donald Trump, send me home, back to where I belong, back to Mexico, to see my papa.” The person who alerted city officials to the posts wrote in the email that he had been deeply offended by the videos. An internal affairs investigation concluded that Monzon had “engaged in behavior that could be construed as mean spirited, abusive, and unprofessional.” Monzon, who is Cuban, said that the videos had been meant to be satirical and were “to connect with the newer guys at work in team building.” He also said that although he had created the videos, he had not intentionally made them public, and said that his kids must have made them public while playing with his account the following day. “Both videos disparage the plight of Mexicans in the United States,” the internal affairs investigation concluded. “The audio tract in the first video mocks border agents scanning for Mexicans, and in the second video it’s making light of the U.S. President sending Mexicans back to Mexico.” Monzon was one of the officers who was lauded for helping injured victims after the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
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