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

  • Lauderhill voters will decide on $44.5 million bond proposal

    When Lauderhill voters go to the polls for the state's Aug. 30 primary election, they'll also be deciding if the city should borrow $44.5 million for local park, public safety and road projects.

    The money will be divided into three separate ballot questions: $20 million for parks, $13 million for...



  • Most of 6 injured in Sunrise crash remain hospitalized, police say

    Two of the six people injured in a crash between a Kia minivan and a AAA service truck in Sunrise have been released from hospitals, police said Monday.

    The collision happened at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at West Oakland Park Boulevard and Josh Lee Boulevard, Officer Chris Piper said then.

    The minivan held...



  • Six people, including three children, seriously hurt in Sunrise crash

    Six people suffered serious injuries Sunday when a minivan and a AAA service truck collided at about 8:45 a.m. in the intersection of West Oakland Park Boulevard and Josh Lee Boulevard in Sunrise, police said.

    Five people, including three children under 10, were in the minivan, according to Sunrise...



  • Police search for masked men, white SUV in fatal shooting

    Lauderhill police are looking for at least two men in ski masks as well as a white sports utility vehicle after the fatal shooting of a North Lauderdale man at a shopping plaza Thursday.

    Willie Laster, 40, was shot at least once Thursday and pronounced dead at the scene after police responded at...



  • Driver injured in rollover crash in Lauderhill

    A woman was trapped and seriously injured after her car flipped in Lauderhill, fire officials said.

    The rollover crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Rock Island Road before the intersection at Oakland Park Boulevard, said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Capt. Jerry Gonzalez.

    ...

  • Woman seriously hurt in Lauderhill crash involving two cars, school bus

    A woman was seriously injured and others suffered minor injuries in a crash involving two cars and a school bus in Lauderhill.

    The crash occurred around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday when the driver of a silver Honda lost control and rear-ended a school bus that was stopped at a red light at the intersection...



  • Armed robber bloodies clerk's face at Sunrise beauty supply store

    The confrontation recorded on video between a silver-haired clerk and a masked gunman is stressful to watch: While a firearm is pointed at his chest, the employee seems to hesitate.

    The armed man then strikes the clerk's forehead with a gun, drawing blood.

    "I push him and he stayed right there,"...



  • Pit bull stuck in canal pulled to safety by Lauderhill firefighters

    The pit bull, fresh on the heels of being rescued, couldn't have looked cozier bundled up in a towel and cradled in the arms of a Lauderhill firefighter.

    The dog spent a rough night stuck in a canal somewhere near the main Lauderhill fire station, at 1980 NW 56th Ave., when someone called to report...



  • Celebrate International Astronomy Day at Markham Park

     If you want to see stars on Saturday, join the South Florida Amateur Astronomer Association for an International Astronomy Day celebration.

    "There's nothing better than having someone put their eyeball on the eyepiece of a telescope and hear that 'wow,' that's the best" said Steve Luxenberg, the...



  • Marriott opens Caribbean and Latin America office in Plantation

    Marriott International has moved its Caribbean and Latin America operations from Weston into bigger offices in Plantation to meet the demands of its growing regional hotel portfolio.

    The new 18,780-square-foot Plantation office at 1200 S. Pine Island Road handles operations, sales, marketing, public...



  • Broward explores developing land around BB&T Center

    For years, the BB&T Center hockey arena and concert venue has sat surrounded by a sea of parking asphalt in Sunrise.

    Now Broward County is considering transforming the dormant acreage into an "iconic and dynamic mixed-use destination.''

    Commissioners voted Tuesday 6-0 to hire the nonprofit Urban...



  • Former Piper High student gets probation in stabbing of classmate

    A former Piper High School student accused of stabbing a schoolmate two years ago has been sentenced to five years of probation after pleading no contest to charges of felony battery and displaying a weapon on school grounds.

    Kimanie King, 20, received a withhold of adjudication from Broward Circuit...



  • Marc Buoniconti to kick off Wings For Life World Run in Sunrise

    Sunday's Wings For Life World Run will have a fitting starter for an event benefitting spinal-cord injury research.

    Marc Buoniconti, president of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, will start the event at BB&T Center in Sunrise at 7 a.m. Participants compete simultaneously in 34 locations spanning...



  • Joy riding kids in big trucks sought by Sunrise police

    It looks like every kid's sandbox fantasy: Drive big trucks and crash them into other trucks, and even against the side of a building.

    But Sunrise police say what happened at Atlantic Southern Paving wasn't child's play. And on Tuesday, the agency released videos to show some of the destruction...



  • Burglars armed with spear gun target deputy's car, Plantation police say

    Two men accused of carrying a spear gun and breaking into a Broward Sheriff Office's unmarked police car were discovered by the detective who uses it, Plantation police said.

    Deputy Taji Parrish arrived home in Plantation late Saturday night to find two men inside his car, he told police. Parrish...



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