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

  • After terrifying rampage, shaken victims say sword-wielding attacker needs help

    During a violent two-hour rampage that included a samurai sword attack and the vicious battery of an 81-year-old visitor from Canada that terrorized dozens of witnesses, at least two of those injured in the mayhem thought they might die.

    "When he is attacking me, I'm thinking, I'm finished," said...

  • Boca Raton-based jewelry and watch repair chain plans expansion across North America

    A 30-year-old Boca Raton-based jewelry and watch repair company plans to expand into Canada this year and grow the brand's international presence.

    More than 150 Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair stores are open across the U.S., England and Ireland. But with a new chief executive aboard, the South...

  • Sawgrass Grand hotel getting $5 million makeover

    The Sawgrass Grand Hotel & Suites is getting a makeover.

    The Sunrise hotel recently unveiled a new contemporary lobby design, revamped pool deck area and a new grab-and-go coffee and snack bar as part of the initial phase of $5 million renovation.

    Coming next will be the conversion of its main...

  • Sprawling Metropica development announces two more planned eateries

    A Brazilian steakhouse and American grill are among the latest businesses announced for the sprawling Metropica mixed-use development, set to open in 2017 in Sunrise.

    Metropica is being developed on 65 acres in western Broward County. Plans call for more than 4 million square feet of residential,...

  • Annual all-star classic delights young gridders

    It has become one of the most anticipated post-season events for youth football players in Broward County. The annual Chris Smith All-Star Football Classic pitted North Broward against South Broward in five age appropriate division matchups during the recent showcase at the Lauderhill Sports Complex.


  • Swap Shop samurai sword attack: Man, 21, charged with attempted murder

    The man taken into custody in connection with an attack on a Swap Shop clerk with a 3-foot samurai sword and the assault of an 81-year-old customer in a gas station has been identified as Jovaughn Walker.

    The 21-year-old Deerfield Beach resident faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery,...

  • Leafs squad rallies to capture division title

    Looking at Oakland Park's Bryson Sylvester, one would never think he is a goaltender on a championship youth hockey team.

    Standing barely 4 feet tall, the 9-year-old on the Leafs team in the Squirt Division of the Panthers Amateur Hockey Association (PAHA) is used to defying the odds.

    Born with...

  • Lauderhill mayhem as man attacks with metal pole, Swap Shop sword

    A man was in police custody Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a car at a gas station, battered a man with a metal pole and then turned up a few minutes later at the Swap Shop, where he attacked a shopkeeper with a sword.

    "It was a real eye-opener for a Sunday morning," said Lauderhill...

  • Don Gatewood, former coach at Plantation High, dies at 77

    Don Gatewood, a former teacher, athletic director and football coach who spent more than five decades with the Broward County School District, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 77.

    Gatewood started working at Plantation High School when it opened in the early 1960s and stayed there...

  • Man stashed cash, gun in bushes after car crash, police say

    A man ended up in jail after he ran from the scene of a crash to hide cash and a gun in some nearby bushes, authorities said.

    Ryan Cohee, 33, of Davie, is facing several charges, including possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of burglary tools with intent to use, according...

  • Water rate increase hits small businesses

    Vinny Carfora, owner of Greenlight Car Wash in Lauderhill, was shocked when he saw his November water bill, which he says jumped 75 percent.

    "My bill went up from about $2,700 a month to $4,400," he said.

    Carfora is among many Lauderhill business owners who took up the issue with city officials...

  • Temples plan anniversary celebrations

    Both Temple Beth Israel in Sunrise and Temple B'nai Aviv of Weston have planned gala dinners on Feb. 6 in honor of anniversaries that commemorate milestones. Both temples are affiliated with Conservative Judaism.

    Temple Beth Israel is celebrating its gala for its 50th anniversary. TBI was originally...

  • Manilow, Koz team for concert

    Saxophone player Dave Koz and singer/songwriter Barry Manilow team together for the "One Last Time" concert Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Center in Sunrise.

    "One Last Time" refers to Manilow performing in South Florida, perhaps for the final time in his 40-plus year career. Manilow will be singing...

  • Father arrested amid search for missing teen

    The father of a missing teen was arrested at Miami International Airport after buying a one-way ticket to New Zealand, police said.

    Bruce Jorgensen, 58, was charged with unlawful desertion of a child Tuesday, about a month after his 16-year-old son, Aage Jorgensen, went missing.

    Aage, a student...

  • Two people critical after Lauderhill shooting

    When police responded to a report of a shooting at a Lauderhill residence, they found two people lying in the front yard.

    Tajay Douglas, 20, and Andre Wallace, 21, were taken to Broward Health Medical Center around 8:30 p.m. Monday after the shootings in the 1100 block of Northwest 47th Avenue.


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