Prosecutor: Eye doctor profited by fraud, false hopes

WEST PALM BEACH | A prominent Florida eye doctor built much of his fortune by defrauding Medicare and instilling false hopes in some patients, a federal prosecutor told a jury Thursday.

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Deputy says unarmed man tried to choke him before shooting

WEST PALM BEACH | A Florida sheriff’s sergeant told a federal jury Wednesday that he shot an unarmed nurseryman because he feared he was about to be killed when the man during a brawl appeared to be grabbing a weapon and spun toward him while yelling an obscenity.

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Attorney: Deputy lied about why he fatally shot unarmed man

WEST PALM BEACH | An attorney representing the parents of an unarmed man killed by a sheriff’s sergeant told a federal jury Tuesday that the blood, ballistic and photographic evidence will show the sergeant lied about what caused the shooting.

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Florida sheriff’s office on trial again over fatal shooting

LOXAHATCHEE | The parents of Seth Adams are sure Sgt. Michael Custer is lying about why he fatally shot their unarmed son in the parking lot of the family’s nursery business nearly five years ago, even though the sheriff’s deputy was cleared by investigators.

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Broward homeowners demand state pay for felled citrus trees

FORT LAUDERDALE | Attorneys representing Broward County homeowners are demanding the state pay a $20 million judgment for tearing down healthy citrus trees in a failed attempt to eradicate citrus canker.

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Face-biting attacker to be charged with murder

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Florida sheriff’s office said Friday that a college student caught biting a victim’s face after stabbing the man and... Read more

Sheriff: Escaped murder suspect armed, has help

FORT LAUDERDALE — The search for a Florida murder suspect who escaped by bolting from a courtroom became nationwide Saturday as a... Read more

Florida's algae-fighting plan criticized by feds over endangered bird impact


FORT LAUDERDALE — Florida’s decision to fight a massive algae bloom by temporarily holding more water north of Lake Okeechobee... Read more

Florida Muslims: Threats, intimidation follow club shooting

SUNRISE — Some Florida mosques and Muslims have been subjected to threats and acts of intimidation since a gunman killed 49 people at an... Read more

Dad of missing Florida teen fisherman will share phone data

FORT LAUDERDALE — The father of a Florida teen who went missing at sea while on a fishing trip with a friend said Monday he will share... Read more

Sheriff asks judge to dismiss $23M verdict in man's shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE — Attorneys for a Florida sheriff asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss a $23 million jury award to a black man who... Read more

Court: Artist can sue UPS in state court over lost paintings

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that an artist can sue UPS in state court over two paintings... Read more

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