Tag: Fort Lauderdale

Violence and Overdoses Result in Spring Break Curfews in Two Florida Hotspots

Two Florida cities have enacted curfews in the wake of recent trouble and overdoses among spring break visitors. The latest curfew was ordered by Miami Beach officials who said “after seeing a rise in violence” the city declared a state of emergency. It will begin a curfew on March 24 at 12:01 a.m. and remain…


One-Time Escapee Found Guilty in Stabbing Murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—A South Florida defendant who once made national news when he escaped by dashing out of a courtroom during a pretrial hearing on murder charges has been convicted of that killing. Dayonte Resiles, 27, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the 2014 stabbing death Jill Halliburton Su at her suburban Fort Lauderdale…


Florida Bus Driver Hailed as Hero When Gunman Opens Fire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—A bus driver is being called a hero for barreling into the parking lot of the Fort Lauderdale police headquarters after a gunman opened fire on the bus, killing two passengers. The shooting broke out just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday as the Broward County Transit bus was traveling down a busy road near…


The American Freedom Tour: Fight Like Hell and Take Back America

I attended the American Freedom Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in which a bevy of speakers encourage and uplift attendees based on the pillars of faith, family, finances, and freedom. This one-day event is designed to empower everyday leaders and give them the tools to create actual change to take back the country from its…


Tale of Rescue After Falling Several Floors in Florida Collapse

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—When 16-year-old rising volleyball star Deven Gonzalez was pulled from the rubble of her Miami condo building, her initial reaction amid the shock was to tell firefighters that she had to compete in a major tournament in a few days. The teen’s world revolved around volleyball. She played beach volleyball, on her high…


All Aboard: First Post-Pandemic Cruise Ship Readies to Sail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—The first cruise ship to leave a U.S. port since the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a 15-month standstill sailed away on Saturday with nearly all vaccinated passengers on board. Celebrity Edge departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6 p.m. Saturday with the number of passengers limited to about 40 percent capacity, and…


First Post-Pandemic Cruise Ship From US Sails Away

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—The first cruise ship to leave a U.S. port since the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a 15-month standstill sailed away on Saturday with nearly all vaccinated passengers on board. Celebrity Edge departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6 p.m. with the number of passengers limited to about 40 percent capacity, and with…


Slain FBI Agents Worked to Protect Children From Abusers

FORT LAUDERDALE—FBI Agent Daniel Alfin gained international attention when he led a team that shutdown a major worldwide child pornography website. Agent Laura Schwartzenberger worked more anonymously, teaching children and adults how to avoid online sexual exploitation. Alfin and Schwartzenberger, gunned down on Tuesday while serving a search warrant at a child pornography suspect’s South…