Delray considers banning retail sale of dogs, cats in pet stores – Sun Sentinel

Local cities such as Palm Beach Gardens and Sunrise passed rule changes, which were challenged in court by local pet stores. In both lawsuits, the court sided with the city and ruled the ordinances were constitutional. The idea to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats in the city was first proposed in April 2014. Commissioners began the process to implement a rule change in June 2014, but postponed adopting the rule in July. The delay came after the city's legal team asked to review the proposed law to make sure if it was constitutional. Pet stores in the city currently selling non-rescue dogs and cats will have six months to comply with the new rule. The stores selling animals must post a certificate that provides a description of the cat or dog proving it is from a shelter or rescue operation. The rule is aimed at curbing the practice of pet stores selling animals that come from so-called puppy and #kitten mills, where animals are bred in substandard conditions. It is also …
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Lawyer banned from Broward jail after inmate-sex allegation – Sun Sentinel

It appears Mishali will not face criminal charges for the alleged tryst, but by Thursday afternoon the incident had triggered an emergency hearing before a Broward judge, an investigation by the Florida Bar and Mishali’s banishment from all five Broward jails.   Granda is jailed on four felony charges including two counts of attempted murder, records show. He was released from a Florida prison in March 2012 after serving the majority of a four-year sentence for a conviction on two counts of attempted murder in Miami-Dade County.   A jail deputy walked in on #Jessica Mishali, 35, and her client, convicted felon #Ysreal Granda, 26, about 3 p.m. Wednesday and saw the pair “engaged in what appeared to be sexual intercourse,” a police report said.   A defense lawyer has been banished from all five Broward jails after a deputy saw her bent over a table apparently having sex with an inmate in an interview room at the Main Jail, authorities said.   Defense l…
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Tornado flips vehicles, minor injuries reported in northern Broward County – Sun Sentinel

Florida Power & Light Co. said 333 customers in #Broward #County were without power, but it was not immediately clear if those outages were all caused by the storm, a spokesman said.   Perhaps the most dramatic wind event: A passenger vehicle traveling south on Florida's Turnpike was carried to the northbound lanes of the highway, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said.   A new warning for severe thunder storms and potentially more tornadoes was issued at 10:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. for south/central Palm Beach County and northwest Broward County.   An apparent #tornado that touched down in northern Broward County Wednesday morning overturned trucks, crashed cars and was blamed for the loss of electric power. Injuries were minor, according to initial reports by authorities.   First reports of the storm came at about 9:30 a.m. in the Broward College area and in the area of Florida's Turnpike a few minutes after that, said Arlena Moses, a me…
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13 people saved from sinking yacht off Broward; what caused sinking unknown – Sun Sentinel

"The vessel was already listing about 15 degrees to the port side and every subsequent roll it would settle deeper and deeper into the water," Morgan said. "The stern of the vessel was under and we just observed it getting worse. The condition kept deteriorating and in such a rapid fashion."   Using an infrared camera, the U.S. #Coast Guard captured dramatic video of the vessel listing before it slipped below the dark, choppy surface in a puff of smoke.   The 4-year-old custom-built yacht sank in about 1,200 feet of "deep, unrecoverable water," where it will remain, said Sea Tow Capt. Tim Morgan. He estimated the vessel's value at $10 million to $15 million.   Six passengers — including registered owner Richard Paul Matheson of Brazil — six crew members and the captain were rescued without injury by the U.S. Coast Guard and taken to its Miami Beach base aboard a cutter. The yacht's port of call was listed as Rio de Janeiro.   On a moonless night amid…
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Miami doctor seen in wild Uber confrontation to appear on national television – Sun Sentinel

Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident with Jackson Health System,  was suspended from her position following the incident which happened earlier this month in Miami's Brickell area. During a live interview with host George Stephanopoulous, Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon said "I had a bad night. I made a huge mistake," according to the segment broadcast on WPLG-Ch. 10. A #Miami doctor whose intense altercation with an Uber driver went viral after being caught on cellphone video told the ABC program "#Good Morning America" Wednesday that she is ashamed of what happened.

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