Many South Florida cities are setting their own schedules for when to reopen their outdoor destinations, including parks and golf courses.
Updated: 12:48 PM, April 11, 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Health officials confirmed Thursday that an outbreak of Hepatitis A is spreading across Broward County.
Heptatitis A is a contagious liver infection that causes inflammation and can last a few weeks, but up to several months. The virus is spread through contaminated food or drinks that have been exposed to the fecal matter of someone who has the virus.
The virus can also be picked up by eating raw shellfish from water that has been polluted by sewage.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A include:
- Stomach Pain
Doctors recommend thoroughly washing hands after using the bathroom or changing diapers.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former Republican presidential nominee and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday. He was 81.
McCain, who had a history of skin cancer, was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017 after a routine physical revealed a blood clot over his left eye.
Broward County teachers will receive raises this year ranging from 2.6 percent to to 3.51 percent, under a tentative contract between the school district and the teachersâ€™ union.
Broward County landlords can no longer refuse to rent to someone simply because that person is a military veteran or domestic violence victim.
Broward commissioners unanimously voted to expand the countyâ€™s housing anti-discrimination regulations Tuesday to ensure military personnel and returning veterans have access to housing and that victims of domestic assault arenâ€™t victimized again.
Mazie Ford is Broward Countyâ€™s only verified supercentenarian. Thatâ€™s someone whoâ€™s over 110 years old, and Ford is almost 111.5.
She was born on June 28, 1906. That makes her the oldest verified living person in Broward County, and the second oldest in all of Florida.
Sorry, kids. If you attend Broward County public schools, summer vacation will end early.
The School Board on Tuesday approved its calendar for the 2018-19 school year, which will start Wednesday, Aug. 15 â€” six days earlier than last year. Itâ€™s also the first midweek start in recent years.
The start of the school year has been a contentious issue over the years. District officials say an earlier start is better for academic purposes. But a number of parents say later starts help avoid conflicts with out-of-state camps, family trips and academic summer programs.
It’s safe to say that lobsters aren’t a budding new demographic for soda companies.
So why did a lobster recently caught in the waters off Grand Manan, New Brunswick, have part of a Pepsi logo tattooed on its claw?
That’s a question that baffled Karissa Lindstrand, the fisherman who spotted the uncanny image during a lobster haul, according to the Guardian. Lindstrand happens to drink up to a dozen Pepsi sodas a day, but she was struck by the image’s unusual dimensions.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – With temperatures expected to drop this weekend, Broward County has declared a Cold Weather Emergency for Saturday and Sunday.
The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures to hit the mid-40’s in Broward metro areas when including wind chill.
Hard on the heels of the successful war against the designer drug flakka, an opioid epidemic is gripping Broward County.
Last year, opioids killed 582 people, almost two a day, in Broward. Craig Mallack, the countyâ€™s chief medical examiner, says that figure will likely exceed 1,000 in 2017.
Time is running out for the mold-plagued building that served as Broward Countyâ€™s main courthouse for the past 55 years.
The former main entrance to the countyâ€™s judicial complex closed at the beginning of May. The remaining judges and courts still holding session in the 10-story structure will relocate to the new courthouse building at Southeast Sixth Street and First Avenue on May 15.
Broward Schools hold opportunity event for small business vendors
Small, minority and women-owned businesses offered help in securing contracts
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL â€“ The Broward County Public Schoolâ€™s (BCPS) Procurement Warehousing Services Department Supplier Diversity Outreach Program (SDOP) will host a Business Outreach Event on May 8, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Urban League of Broward County, 560 N.W. 27thÂ Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The event will provide an overview of the new Supplier Diversity Outreach Program Policy 3330 and a 2017 Procurement Opportunities Forecast. It is designed for all businesses in the tri-county area interested in doing business with BCPS and is free to attend. Refreshments will be provided for attendees.