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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – At 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, student chefs at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs were busy preparing breakfast for guests at their school’s new hospitality lounge. They made chorizo quesadillas, French toast, and onion and goat cheese tarts for two dozen members of Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce’s ambassadors committee. “This was our trial run,” said Scott Goodman, the school’s chef instructor, referring to the lounge that is slowly ope...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A group looking to build a memorial for the 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has proposed a location for the memorial: the former Heron Bay golf course that is set to be redeveloped into a preserve and commercial plaza. A letter from the Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation requesting the memorial at the former golf course straddling Coral Springs and Parkland was sent Nov. 30 to the North Springs Improvement District, which owns the land...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Hazardous materials crews worked Monday to burn off a propane gas leak at a house in the Eagle Trace community in Coral Springs. Police closed off Eagle Trace Boulevard North between Classic Drive and Eagle Trace Boulevard following the leak just before 3:30 p.m. One house was impacted by the leak, said Mike Moser, deputy chief and spokesman for Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department. Coral Springs-Parkland firefighters worked with hazardous materials crews from S...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A pool store in Coral Springs was burglarized last month allegedly by three people who broke through the front window and stole $750 worth of items, a police report said. Coral Springs police arrested at least one person connected to the break-in at the Pinch-A-Penny store at 11700 Wiles Road on Nov. 24, the report said. At the time of the arrest, Franklin Watson, 41, of Deerfield Beach, had in his possession baggies of cocaine and the drug “flakka,” the report said....Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – TAPinto Coral Springs has already hit more than a million pageviews in 2021 – a major milestone for the 1-year-old website business and an indication of the demand for objective and independent journalism in Coral Springs, according to TAPinto's founder. The news website and its accompanying daily e-newsletter were launched in 2020 because there was a void in quality news coverage related to local government, public safety, businesses, education, healthcare, and many ot...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs police made the following arrests between Nov. 24 - 30. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. - Franklin Watson, 41, arrested on a charge of burglary. - Mahaindra Ramsaran, 47, arrested on a charge of burglary. - Derrick Thurston, 42, arrested on a charge of shoplifting. - Adam Alchin, 44, arrested on a charge of retail theft. - John Thomas, 21, arrested on a charge of burglary with assault. - Lisa Kantlehner, 59, arreste...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is expanding street cleaning services to improve the appearance and safety of roads and reduce environment damage from street debris, the city’s public works director said. Last week, city commissioners approved spending $281,044 to buy a new street sweeper. As part of the purchase, the city will spend $91,000 in additional funds each year to take over the cleaning of streets from a vendor. “The primary reason for the city taking over street sweeping...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A longtime Coral Springs resident who can no longer afford to live in her apartment got a financial gift from a stranger on Saturday. Mindy Liberman – a 65-year-old former medical secretary whose story was featured last month in TAPinto Coral Springs – received $500 in cash from Sam Gray who read her story and was inspired to raise money to help her. “This may not make a big dent in helping Mindy, but hopefully it will cover some expenses,” said Gray, 57, after takin...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After at least one resident complained about speeding in a neighborhood in southern part of Coral Springs, city police officers drilled this week two “traffic analyzers” into the pavement on NW 121 Terrace to track how fast cars are driving there. These devices will read data for four days in the West Glen neighborhood near Church By The Glades, telling police exactly how many cars were going above the 25 mile-an-hour speed limit. “Once we have this, we’ll know if th...Read More
CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the darkest moments after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Rev. Ronald Perkins was at the scene comforting paramedics, police officers, and others who needed kind words, prayers, or just hugs. He also consoled firefighters and staff of the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department in 2016 when a 12-year veteran of the department, Paul Pietrafesa, died after a long battle with cancer. As a chaplain for the city’s fire and police depar...Read More
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One of Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers offered some of the most explicit descriptions so far at the New York trial of Maxwell’s alleged grooming of underage victims, who prosecutors say were lured into “a pyramid scheme of abuse.”
A Broward jury will return to court Wednesday after a confusing day in the case of Dayonte Resiles, who was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 death of Jill Halliburton Su only to have the verdict rescinded because a juror recanted her vote.
Commissioner Ben Sorensen wiped away tears as supporters rushed to his defense. Sorensen said he took the audit seriously and promised to learn from it.
The move to add a new area code to Palm Beach County helps reflect Florida’s growing population, and cellphones and other technology requiring new numbers.
The family of Carrie P. Meek was joined Tuesday in Miami Gardens by elected officials, ministers and hundreds of others touched by her work.
After 46 years, Davie police have put a name to a woman whose body was discovered floating in a canal on Dec. 23, 1975. The Jane Doe in the cold case was confirmed to be Carolyn Dunn Moudy, of Mississippi, in November.
Former President Donald Trump and former Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly are beginning a four-city series of conversations on Dec. 11 at the hockey arena in Sunrise. Trump is expected to draw thousands of fans, but no one should expect hardball questions aimed at stumping Trump.
Florida has its first confirmed case of the new COVID-19 omicron variant. A Tampa Bay hospital reported Tuesday the first confirmed case of omicron in the state in a patient experiencing mild symptoms who recently returned from international travel.
Lulu’s Delray Beach, a cafe and lounge, has opened three blocks off Atlantic Avenue on the edge of Pineapple Grove.
A British woman testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell pressured her into giving Jeffrey Epstein sexual massages when she was still a teenager, assuring her she would have “fun” with him.
An armed suspect who opened fire before he barricaded himself in a Coral Springs home Friday surrendered hours later, officials said. Coral Springs Police said the incident began around 8 a.m. when the 25-year-old suspect showed up at his mother’s home in the area of Wiles Road and Creekside Drive. The suspect was upset about a car accident he’d been involved in and got into an argument with his mother, police said. At one point, the man pulled out a gun and put it on a counter, and his mother felt threatened so she left and called police, officials said. When officers arrived, the man made threats that he wanted to kill someone or wanted to be killed himself, police said. The officers heard the man fire several gunshots inside the house, and he came outside and fired more rounds before he barricaded himself in the home, officials said. No injuries were reported, and officials said the man was alone in the home. Late Friday afternoon, the man surrendered without incident, officials said. Charges are pending. No other information was immediately known. Check back with NBC 6 for updates. Sign up for our Breaking newsletter to get the most urgent news stories in your inbox. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Cities across South Florida are changing how they deal with recycling. It’s a big business, but recycling has not been paying off for some communities. China, once American’s top buyer of recyclables, stopped taking most of our country’s recycling in 2018. This change drove down the value on the global market, and drove up the price taxpayers were paying for the service. “It made it economically not feasible to recycle,” said John Norris, the Director of Public Works for the City of Coral Springs. Last year, the city stopped its traditional recycling program and started sending its recyclables to a waste-to-energy facility. Norris says the cost to recycle in Coral Springs skyrocketed from $46 per ton to $76 per ton. The change to send recyclables to a waste-to-energy facility saved taxpayers nearly $300,000 in overages due to high levels of contamination. Margate and the Town of Davie also started sending their recyclables to a waste-to-energy facility. A spokesperson with the Town of Davie attributed this change to difficulty finding a reasonable price to accept recyclables and the contamination rates of recycling. As cities try to adapt, the market for recyclables continues to shift. “China used to take about 30% to 40% of the world’s recyclables, they closed their doors, but the good news is all of the capacity came domestically,” said Dawn McCormick, the Director of Communications for Waste Management. Waste Management runs the largest recycling center in our area. She says the company is now able to find buyers for 100% of the plastics and 75% of the cardboard and paper. Recycling is more affordable, but contamination is still an issue. “When you put garbage into your recycling bin, it adds to the costs,” McCormick said. Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr helps lead the Solid Waste Working Group – a group looking to create a county-wide recycling program. “Tell us how much waste is coming from everywhere and what is in that waste,” Commissioner Furr said. “The private companies have to make a profit, government doesn’t have to make a profit.” They are trying to find out if a county-owned regional facility would help cut down the cost to recycle. “We are much better together than we are by ourselves,” Commissioner Furr said. But that’s years away – with cities having to make more immediate decisions. Coral Springs brought their recycling program back this month. Norris says the City of Coral Springs is getting the word out on how to recycle right. He is hoping this will help cut down on the extra costs that come when people put things in recycling that shouldn’t be there.
A South Florida woman wasn’t happy with the way things turned out with a man she met on a dating app, so she faked threatening text messages to numerous people to get a restraining order against him, prosecutors said. Vanessa Restrepo, 25, faces a number of charges, including writing and sending threats to kill or injure, perjury, and aggravated stalking. In bond court Tuesday, prosecutors detailed how Restrepo allegedly crafted text messages to make it seem like she was being harassed and threatened after going on several dates with this man. The texts included messages such as, “We followed your sister to work,” “Even when I get to jail I’ll have people get to you,” and “Not afraid of jail.” Restrepo also allegedly sent her friend — who Restrepo was living with at a Coral Springs apartment — the ominous text messages. They both reported the messages to police and obtained a restraining order against the man from the dating app, prosecutors said. The text messages continued, and police arrested the man for violating the order only to learn he wasn’t the person sending the texts. When investigators dug into the cellphone numbers and IP addresses, it turned out the texts were coming from the address where Restrepo was living and Restrepo’s mom’s house, police said. Restrepo was also accused of threatening the judge that handled the restraining order as well as an attorney representing the man from the dating app. She’s being held on just under a $100,000 bond and will have to undergo a mental health evaluation. Restrepo has an ongoing history of similar behavior against men she has been with in any type of relationship, prosecutors told the judge in bond court. According to an arrest warrant filed from Broward County, Restrepo has accused multiple men throughout the years of stalking her and sending her threatening text messages.
A South Florida ice cream shop owner is facing multiple charges including video voyeurism after authorities said he put a camera in the store’s bathroom to film a 17-year-old employee. Sergio Khorosh, 55, was arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated stalking, video voyeurism and impersonating a law enforcement officer, Broward County jail records showed. Khorosh, the owner of “Moo Moo Scoops” in Coral Springs inside the Coral Square Mall, appeared in bond court Friday where Judge Tabitha Blackmon detailed the charges against him. Sergio Khorosh According to the judge, Khorosh filmed a 17-year-old employee in the shop’s bathroom and then stalked her at her new job and at home. An arrest report said the teen had found a black USB cellphone charger plugged into the wall and facing a toilet in the employee bathroom that had a camera in it. According to the arrest report, Khorosh had hired the teen in July and would tell her how beautiful she was and at one point, kissed her forehead and told her he loved her. After the teen told Khorosh she didn’t want to work for him anymore, he sent her multiple text messages in which he professed his love for her, threatened her and showed photos of gifts he wanted to give her, the report said. Khorosh also allegedly harassed the teen and her family, and at one point told her he was a deputy chief with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and would lock her and her family up in jail, the report said. He also claimed to have a K-9 that he would let “shred” her and her family, the report said. Khorosh, who lives in Lighthouse Point, was given a $76,000 bond and ordered to stay away from the alleged victim. Blackmon appointed a public defender for him. Sign up for our Breaking newsletter to get the most urgent news stories in your inbox.
Police investigated a reported bomb threat called into a middle school in Coral Springs on Friday. Coral Springs Police posted a message on social media saying the call was made toward Forest Glenn Middle School, located at 6501 Turtle Run Boulevard, before 1 p.m. All student and staff were reported safe, according to police, and returned to the building just after 2 p.m.
Residents of a Coral Springs condominium were ordered to evacuate Thursday after the building was deemed unsafe and failed to complete its 40-year inspection. Tenants of the Villa Bianca Condominium, located at 3990 Woodside Drive, were told to evacuate by Aug. 5. The city is working with the Coral Springs Community Chest to provide temporary housing assistance, officials said. Currently, 15 of the 16 units are occupied, and one unit has remained uninhabitable since a fire in 2014. The Villa Bianca Condominium failed to meet the 40-year inspection, which was required in 2016, officials said in a news release. Photos that were shown to a code enforcement board showed deterioration to the roof. Villa Bianca currently has no established condominium association, as required by state law. Click here to view the notice of violation. Sign up for our Breaking newsletter to get the most urgent news stories in your inbox.
A Coral Springs teen is facing serious charges after police say he shot his girlfriend and killed her cousin. Rashawn Hinds, 18, is facing murder and attempted murder charges in the Thursday evening double shooting, Coral Springs Police officials said. Rashawn Hinds The shooting happened around 5 p.m. in the area of Northwest 95th Avenue and Royal Palm Boulevard. Police said the incident began when Hinds girlfriend and her cousin went to Hinds’ home to retrieve personal items. The girlfriend said they had gone there after she recently found out Hinds had been unfaithful to her, police said. According to an arrest report, Hinds approached the two teens and pulled out a gun then opened fire nine times, hitting his girlfriend in the arm and fatally shooting the other girl in the chest. The names of the girlfriend and her friend were redacted in the report. Hinds fled the scene but was taken into custody a short time later. Police booked Hinds into jail, where he remained held without bond Friday, records showed. Attorney information wasn’t available. Witnesses said they were shocked to hear gunfire in their neighborhood. “As soon as I put the garbage out I heard ‘pop, pop, pop, pop,’ and I thought, well that didn’t sound right,” one man said.
One 18-year-old died and another was injured Thursday in a shooting in a Coral Springs neighborhood, police said. Officers responded at around 5:11 p.m. to the 2300 block of 95th Avenue, where they found two female victims, according to the Coral Springs Police Department. One of the women died, and the other was taken to the hospital. Her condition was unknown. Police said both of the victims were 18 years old. It’s unclear what led up to the shooting. A suspect is in custody, but police have not released additional details. This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for details.
An alleged drug dealer is facing a first-degree murder charge after police say a woman he sold drugs to in Coral Springs died of an overdose. Salomon Jules Theoc, 26, was arrested earlier this month in the September 2020 death of Callie Harper, Coral Springs Police officials said. Police said Theoc sold Harper heroin outside the WalMart on Turtle Creek Drive on Sept. 16. Salomon Jules Theoc Shortly after the sale, Harper overdosed and was rushed to Northwest Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The Broward County Medical Examiner determined Harper’s death had been caused by Fentanyl, officials said. Officials said investigators used surveillance footage, a witness and digital forensic evidence to obtain an indictment to arrest Theoc. Theoc, of Pompano Beach, remained behind bars without bond Tuesday, jail records showed. Attorney information wasn’t available. “This investigation sends a message to all drug dealers that overdose investigations in the City of Coral Springs will not be viewed simply as the death of a person but handled as a criminal investigation,” police said in a statement. “In the event Coral Springs detectives can identify dealers and link the distribution of the narcotics to the death of a person, we will work the with State Attorney’s Office with the intent of filing criminal charges.” Records showed Theoc was arrested the day after Harper’s death on multiple drug possession and drug selling charges, after allegedly selling crack cocaine and heroin to an undercover officer.
Police body cameras show the late-night arrest of 37-year-old Nichiren Rugeles Ogando after detectives responded to “a suspicious incident.” In custody, a Coral Springs Police detective asked Rugeles Ogando about a call the department received the day before, accusing him of secretly recording his girlfriend and her two children. According to the police report, his girlfriend told investigators she “discovered a smoke detector in her children’s bathroom,” which contained an SD card. She told them she did not install the device and did not give permission to any person to install it. The police report states the camera was placed over the toilet and shower. NBC 6 Investigators exclusively obtained video of the police interrogation of Rugeles Ogando. In the video, a detective asked him if “mom” knew anything about the camera, referring to his girlfriend. He responded no. “She don’t know,” he said, then told the detective he put the camera up for security reasons, to make sure the children did not talk to strangers through her tablet online. Then, the detective questioned him about the videos. Detective: “You can watch the videos on your phone right?” Rugeles Ogando: “Yes.” Detective: “Ok. And what did you see on the videos?” Rugeles Ogando: “I didn’t check it.” Detective: “You haven’t watched it?” Rugeles Ogando: No. But the detective wasn’t buying it. She brought a laptop with videos she claimed came from his phone. “You know what I see them doing? Going to the bathroom and taking a shower,” she told Rugeles Ogando. According to the police report, they found 12 videos of his girlfriend, 32 videos of a seven year old, and 65 videos of a 16 year old, undressing or using the bathroom. Rugeles Ogando was charged with three counts of voyeurism. He pleaded not guilty and remains in custody. His attorney, Marlyse Mercado, declined to comment on the charges and the videos obtained by NBC 6 Investigators. “Respectfully, no comment,” Mercado wrote in an email. After speaking with the detective for more than 40 minutes, Rugeles Ogando apologized. “Sorry for what?” the detective asked him. “For recording them,” he responded. “What do you think they’re thinking about you right now?” she later asked. “They are really mad right now. I’m pretty sure they are really, really mad for me,” he said.“ You violated their privacy,” the detective told him. Hidden Cameras: Smaller and Harder to Spot Evan Tannenbaum from Spy Spot Investigations told NBC 6 smoke detector cameras are among the most popular hidden camera products along with clocks and wall plug chargers. “Cameras are so small nowadays. They’re in anything,” Tannenbaum said. He said most cameras today send video to your phone using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi so a detector is able to spot them. Tannenbaum said hidden cameras and products to find them have become more common with the rise of short-term rentals because people want to know what’s going on in their property and visitors want to know if they’re being watched. The legal line, Tannenbaum said, is when someone would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. So cameras in a bathroom? “Yeah, that would be illegal at that point,” he said. “If they are unaware that there’s cameras in the home, and it’s in the bathroom – that would be an invasion of privacy,” he said. Florida law does allow you to record video on your property or in a public place where there is no expectation of privacy.As for audio, Florida is a two-party consent state, which means most times both parties have to agree to be recorded.
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