Deadly opioid epidemic grips Broward, crisis meeting told

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 county’s chief medical examiner, says that figure will likely exceed 1,000 in 2017.

Read more… http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-opioid-crisis-town-hall-20170513-story.html

Broward’s old main courthouse almost empty as moves near end

Time is running out for the mold-plagued building that served as Broward County’s main courthouse for the past 55 years.

The former main entrance to the county’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.

Read more… http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-broward-courthouse-update-20170503-story.html

Broward Schools hold opportunity event for small business vendors

Broward Schools hold opportunity event for small business vendors

Small, minority and women-owned businesses offered help in securing contracts

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Broward County Public School’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. 27th 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.

For more info: http://thewestsidegazette.com/broward-schools-hold-opportunity-event-for-small-business-vendors/

Broward takes first steps toward ‘Downtown West’

This week, Broward County embraced a development vision for the land, a potential playbook created by the Urban Land Institute. The nonprofit real estate consultancy visited the site, studied it and issued the report this month. To carry it out, the County Commission agreed Tuesday to hire two real estate employees, including a director of real estate.

Read more .. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/broward-politics-blog/fl-sb-broward-arena-redevelopment-20170206-story.html

Tour Broward’s natural areas for free each week

Looking for outdoor activities for the last two weeks of summer vacation?

Weekly Naturalist-led Tours of northern Broward County’s natural areas.

The free tours last about one hour each and are organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Participants should bring bottled water and wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen.

The following locations offer tours at least once each month:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/sfl-tour-broward-s-natural-areas-for-free-each-week-20160810-story.html

 

Authorities find 2 they contend stole engine parts, rigging from 3 Dania businesses

Authorities are acid for a twin of thieves who strike 3 Dania Beach businesses in a row, holding thousands of dollars value of generators, engine collection and other tools.

According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office, a span initial struck a Jersey Dawg food lorry during about 11 a.m. Mar 20. The food truck, that serves prohibited dogs, burgers and fries, was parked in a 1900 retard of Tigertail Boulevard.

They reportedly arrived in a newer-model white Ford F-150 lorry and swiped a generator with a red frame, valued during $2,200, a group said. The generator had been cumulative to a food lorry with padlocks that were cut, according to an occurrence report.

After that theft, a dual group changed on to Sirocco Marine, also in a 1900 retard of Tigertail Boulevard, where they pried open a front doorway and ransacked a storage area before using off with dual Honda engine collection that were still in a box, a news said.

Law coercion agencies take to streets to inspire pedestrian, bicycle safety

When his phone rings in a center of a night, Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective Michael Kelliher knows something terrible has happened.

Kelliher, a member of a Traffic Homicide Investigations unit, usually gets called out when someone is severely harmed or passed on a road. Increasingly, he ends adult operative deadly accidents involving a walking or bicyclist who did not follow trade laws.

“There is an emanate with a pedestrians and a bicyclists,” he said. “Currently, a pedestrians [are a bigger problem than motorists]. Sometimes they are channel vital roadways where they have to go opposite 10 to 12 lanes of travel.”

Law coercion agencies via Broward County are rallying to assistance revoke trade crashes and fatalities involving pedestrians and bicyclists by a “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” debate in partnership with a Florida Department of Transportation and a University of South Florida Center for Urban and Transportation Research.

Time runs out for lady indicted of hidden pricey watches from group in 3 S. Florida cities

A lady behind bars for allegedly hidden oppulance watches in Hollywood has also been related to cases in Hallandale Beach and Miami.

Kelsey Hough, 23, faces mixed grand burglary charges and is being hold on $106,000 bond. She surrendered to authorities Thursday during a Hollywood Police Department.

According to Hallandale Beach Police Maj. Pedro Abut, Hough met a male during a Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Dec. 13 and returned to his home in a 2000 retard of Atlantic Shores Boulevard.

While during a man’s chateau during about 5 a.m., Hough asked for a potion of vodka and swayed a male to splash from a glass. The male told military he felt unperceiving and did not remember anything after celebration a vodka.