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  • Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub

    Detective praised as 'American hero' day after fatal shooting outside pub
    A day after a deadly gunfight outside an Irish pub, Fort Lauderdale Detective Mark Shotwell was in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds while being lauded as a hero for possibly saving the life of a woman in distress. Shotwell, 56, was wounded...
  • Cop wounded in fatal shooting: 'Anyone else hurt?'

    Right after being removed from a hospital ventilator Monday, the Fort Lauderdale homicide detective wounded last week in a parking lot shootout turned to his wife and asked, "Was anybody else hurt?" Mark Shotwell, 56, remained in critical but stable...
  • Burglars hit homes in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, police say

    Burglars hit homes in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, police say
    Detectives are looking for burglary suspects who struck in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday and in Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday, authorities said. The burglars abandoned a white 2014 Cadillac rental car in Palm Beach Gardens and stole a blue 2006 Toyota...
  • Missing Fort Lauderdale woman considered 'endangered'

    Missing Fort Lauderdale woman considered 'endangered'
    A Fort Lauderdale woman who vanished last week is considered endangered. And police are now examining her vehicle — which was found Tuesday in Miami-Dade — for clues in her disappearance. Trukita Jaquita Scott, 24, was reported missing...
  • Fort Lauderale detective reprimanded for shoving referee

    A Fort Lauderdale police detective is being suspended a week without pay for shoving a referee at his child's flag football game. Tsz Lau was off-duty but was armed and in uniform at the time of the incident. The game at Mullins Park in Coral Springs...
  • Critical Mass or critical mess?

    Critical Mass or critical mess?
    On the evening of Friday, May 30, Daniel Littell reportedly did what cyclists across South Florida do every day: He flipped off a motorist. Problem: The motorist was Fort Lauderdale Police officer Jason Wilson, who jumped from his cruiser, knocked...
  • Police become first responders in mental-health crisis

    The question was simple: What are some names we call people with mental illness? The cops in the classroom laughed nervously before answering: nut job, bananas, schizo, psycho, cuckoo, wacko, whackadoodle, Signal 20, crazy, loco, insane, batty,...
  • Kathy Koch, president, Ambit Advertising and Public Relations

    Kathy Koch, president, Ambit Advertising and Public Relations
    Last week: Our economy is in a delicate balance. The FIU report that Florida wages are dropping for most of our households while costs are rising was offset by an idea for a countywide sales tax increase. A penny increase has merit as Broward County...
  • About Scott Israel

    About Scott Israel
    For the past 30 years, Scott J. Israel has continually advanced into positions of increased responsibility as a law enforcement leader.  He spent the first 25 years of his career with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a Florida State Accredited and...
  • Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'

    Fort Lauderdale trains for 'active shooter'
    City of Fort Lauderdale employees are being trained this week by two police detectives in how to handle an active shooter. It's a first for the city, city spokesman Chaz Adams said. "With the rise in active shooter incidents across the country,'' said...
  • Scott signs Internet cafe ban

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Wednesday that bans Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas in Florida. “The Legislature did the right thing to crack down on illegal gaming operators,” Scott said in a statement....
  • Fort Lauderdale union chiefs support Israel for sheriff

    Fort Lauderdale union chiefs support Israel for sheriff
       A union chief from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is throwing a fundraiser for Broward sheriff's candidate Scott Israel.  Reminds me of a few years back, when Fort Lauderdale considered getting rid of its own department and going with BSO,...