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Jury spares life of South Florida hit man who killed law professor

A jury took a half hour Tuesday to spare the life of the South Florida hit man they convicted last week in the execution-style slaying of a Florida State University law professor.

Investigation clears Stoneman Douglas security specialist in connection with Parkland shooting

Kelvin Greenleaf was accused of allowing gates to be open too early at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day that 17 students were shot and killed. He also was accused of failing to properly supervise campus security monitors or ensure they received training.

He killed his ex’s boyfriend at a gas station. A jury can’t agree if it was murder.

The first-degree murder trial of Delinord Dumercy ended with a hung jury Tuesday. The 24-year-old Delray Beach man testified last week that he shot James Peoples, 22, nearly three years ago at a gas station in self defense.

Conservative Christian pastor says he ‘asked and begged God’ for Donald Trump’s impeachment

The prayers for impeachment represent another stage in a dramatic turnaround for the Rev. O'Neal Dozier, who praised the Republican Party for years, voted for Trump in 2016, and supported him early in his presidency.

Famous people who got their start as teachers

Many of today's most famous and influential politicians, business leaders, musicians and Hollywood actors got their start in teaching, and the experience shaped them into the people they are today. Teaching allowed them to connect with students, build up their public speaking skills, use their creativity and give back to their communities before they embarked on the next stage of their lives. Here are 21 famous people you might be surprised to learn once worked as teachers. (This story originally appeared on The Active Times.)

Readers support an Election Day holiday, but swapping Columbus Day for it draws sharp disagreement

Readers are largely in support of an Election Day holiday, but replacing Columbus Day was a discussion that fell prey to the culture wars that have consumed American politics, including some comments that were clearly racially charged.

Ticket alert: Billy Joel at Hard Rock Live

Tickets on sale Saturday, Oct. 19, to see Piano Man in new concert hall at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.



Stone crab season arrives — here’s where to get them

It's the most wonderful time of year. Stone crab season is here. The sweet meat from the crustacean found along Florida's coast can be harvested from Oct. 15 through May 15 and as the first traps are pulled up, expect high prices (because of demand) and fretting about limited supplies (the annual catch has been down in recent years, perhaps from red tide or global warming). Dining critic Michael Mayo gives a rundown of places to find stone crab, from fancy restaurants (Joe's in Miami Beach) to dependable seafood stores (Delaware Chicken and Seafood in Hollywood).

Superyacht with seaplane deck making world debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Two of the highlights at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show include the Madsummer, which has the rare ability to carry a seaplane on the top deck, and the Excellence, which is showing for the first time in the U.S.

1-year-old dies after car backs over him in driveway, deputies say

One-year-old Tremain Milian died in the hospital after Antonio Milian, 29, backed over the child in the driveway of a home in Pahokee, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Something’s cooking in Palm Beach County: 3 new restaurants from 3 talented chefs

Three high-profile chefs are opening restaurants in coming months in Palm Beach County, and food lovers should be excited given the chefs' track records. Jeremy Bearman (Oceano Kitchen in Lantana) will open High Dive, a seafood-focused restaurant, in West Palm Beach's Rosemary Square in December. John Thomas, the final chef at the acclaimed, now-closed 32 East in Delray Beach, will open Sassafras, featuring Southern cuisine, in West Palm Beach later this year. And Pushkar Marathe, who ran the kitchen at Ghee Midtown in Miami, will open Stage, an international small-plates restaurant, in Palm Beach Gardens in late fall.

Video shows Dolphins fan ranting at porn star Valentina Jewels at Hard Rock Stadium

Valentina Jewels, a porn star known for her work with the adult site Bang Bros, was on the receiving end of a Miami Dolphins fan's sexist taunts and f-bombs at the Redskins vs. Dolphins game at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.

Nearly 500 rental homes proposed for Sistrunk Boulevard neighborhood

A plan that calls for hundreds of new homes will offer a big boost for the Sistrunk Boulevard neighborhood, Fort Lauderdale city leaders say.

Cops looking for Pembroke Pines gas station robber

A robbery suspect who targeted a Marathon gas station in Pembroke Pines is also suspected of a robbery in Miramar, police said


$5 off at SuperCuts

Use a coupon to get $5 off an adult haircuts on Mondays through Thursdays at participating salons.


Regional desserts everyone should try

All-American desserts like apple pie and ice cream sundaes can be found from sea to shining sea. But other dessert foods take some seeking out. For example, you’ll have to travel to Key West to get your hands on a real key lime pie. And you’ll need recipes straight from a Southern grandma’s cookbook to get some of America’s best desserts right. Many of the most nostalgic desserts from the West Coast are still unheard of in the East. But why not spread the love? From pies to cookies to cakes and so much more, here are some of America’s best regional dessert foods you need to try.

Sexy Halloween costume ideas | Photos

Looking for a fun, hot look for Halloween? You've come to the right place, ladies.

Miami Carnival Parade | Photos

Miami Carnival Parade at the Miami Fair & Expo Center


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