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Sunrise News - Sun Sentinel
See the latest news and local events happening in Sunrise from the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

  • Sunrise area events: Nov. 21-Dec. 1

    This calendar includes events taking place in Sunrise, Plantation, Lauderhill, Tamarac and surrounding areas. Events subject to change without notice; please contact venue to verify details.

    THURSDAY 22

    Annual Turkey Trot 5K

    Make it a holiday tradition, 7:30 a.m. $50. Tamarac City Hall, 7525 NW...



  • Man accused of trying to lure school girl may be linked to earlier abduction attempt

    A man arrested by Sunrise police after the attempted abduction of a young girl may be linked to a similar case, when a man tried to lure three children into a car, police say.

    On Wednesday morning, a 12-year-old middle school student was walking to class north along a sidewalk on Nob Hill Road...



  • A tale of two counties: Broward and Palm Beach recount volunteers discuss their experiences

    More than a week has passed since the 2018 midterm elections and Florida still does not know who will serve as the state’s governor, agriculture commissioner or U.S. senator.

    Florida, and especially Broward and Palm Beach counties, has become a meme, making national headlines and becoming the target...



  • Kids of Character: Discovery Elementary School student helps classmate stay on track

    This is one in a series of profiles this school year of students who are nominated by teachers and chosen by editors as best exemplifying Broward County Public School's character pillars: responsibility, citizenship, kindness, respect, honesty, self-control, tolerance and cooperation.

    Nayeli Firmin

    ...

  • Longtime Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan bidding farewell after 21 years

    Unlike politicians both local and national, Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan does not relish political combat.

    And yet he has survived 30 years in public office, including 21 as mayor, earning a reputation as the consummate diplomat of Broward County politics.

    Far from bombastic or brash, his admirers...



  • Man tried to coax school girls into his car, cops say

    Three young girls were a couple of blocks away from their school when a man tried to lure them into his car, according to Sunrise police.

    The incident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday as the girls — two fifth-graders and a second-grader — were walking along 6600 NW 21st Court toward...



  • Repeat bank robbery suspect arrested after failed carjacking, FBI says

    Aviator sunglasses, a ball cap and a few days of facial stubble did little to conceal the identity of a man who has been arrested for two bank robberies in Broward County.

    The FBI identified David Lakin Brasher, 37, of Weston, as the man who robbed $2,815 from a Bank of America branch at 6100 N....



  • Sunrise area events: Nov. 14-24

    This calendar includes events taking place in Sunrise, Plantation, Lauderhill, Tamarac and surrounding areas. Events subject to change without notice; please contact venue to verify details.

    THURSDAY 15

    Thanksgiving Food Drive

    Through Nov. 19, nonperishable food items are being collected daily,...



  • Sunrise area events: Nov. 7-17

    This calendar includes events taking place in Sunrise, Plantation, Lauderhill, Tamarac and surrounding areas. Events subject to change without notice; please contact venue to verify details.

    WEDNESDAY 7

    Legal Planning

    Elder care attorney answers questions and addresses living wills, advanced directives...



  • Now's the time to fill in the blanks on hurricane evacuation | Opinion

    "Shelter in place."

    We heard it over and over again during this hurricane season.

    The question for many people is often: "What place?"

    During television coverage of the aftermath of hurricanes Florence and Michael, we heard about the rescues by first responders - and watched the tut-tutting of...



  • Some cities had temporary bans on marijuana dispensaries. Now they're keeping them out permanently.

    Nearly two years after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana, some cities’ temporary stops to pot businesses have turned into outright bans.

    Temporary bans in Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Margate, Tamarac and Pembroke Pines have become permanent, effectively keeping pot shops out...



  • Sunrise area events: Oct. 31-Nov. 10

    This calendar includes events taking place in Sunrise, Plantation, Lauderhill, Tamarac and surrounding areas. Events subject to change without notice; please contact venue to verify details.

    WEDNESDAY 31

    Early Voting Continues

    Find an early voting location near you at browardsoe.org by clicking...



  • US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz at center of attacks with suspect packages

    South Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democratic Party icon, became a central figure Wednesday after a string of suspected explosive devices were sent to politicians across the country.

    Suspicious packages were found at Wasserman Schultz’s offices in Sunrise and Aventura, among...



  • Cop reprimanded for calling the Parkland massacre a hoax

    A conspiracy-theorist cop has been reprimanded for calling the Parkland school massacre a hoax — and the students “paid actors” instead of survivors.

    Ericson Harrell, a North Miami Beach officer who lives in Sunrise, also has been ordered to forfeit 40 hours of pay for unbecoming conduct, which...



  • Man avoids prison time after leaving badly injured passenger at accident scene

    Broward Circuit Judge Tim Bailey showed mercy on Friday to a young man convicted of leaving the scene of a car accident that left his new friend fighting for his life in 2014.

    Tyler Kersting faced a maximum of 15 years in prison after his conviction in August. But Bailey decided not to put Kersting,...



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