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A- Sun-Sentinel: Wanna buy a hotel?
It's a sign of the times for South Florida real estate: The unfinished condo-hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach once linked to titan Donald Trump is scheduled to be sold March 14 at a foreclosure auction.B- Sun-Sentinel: Tweet seats.
Gustman had a "tweet seat" for the Palm Beach Opera, one of several performing arts companies around the country providing in-house zones where patrons can use their cellphones to share thoughts during a show, using Twitter, the popular social networking service that allows people to send and read posts that are 140 characters or less.C- Palm Beach Post: Is driving another victim of social media?
Across South Florida, arts venues are exploring how to draw a younger audience that may not traditionally attend live theater performances. And it serves as a promotional tool, allowing theater-goers to broadcast instant reviews in real time to people who follow their Twitter accounts.
For many kids, driving takes a back seat to electronic communication. The cruel mathematics of owning and insuring a car also keeps many kids grounded.D- WSVN: Life in South Florida.
"Between 2006 and 2012 there was a 10 percent decrease for teen drivers," said Courtney Heidelberg, spokeswoman for the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Tallahassee.
"We've noticed this for a few years now," said Kyle Dailey, the curriculum specialist who oversees the driver's education program for Broward schools. "I think technology plays a big factor in this. I can contact you 10 different ways, I don't have to drive in a car to go see you."
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A man is in the hospital after he was shot multiple times while holding his young daughter. Police continue to investigate.E- WPTV: Your Most Disgusting Story Of The Day.
The shooting occurred Monday afternoon in a parking lot near Northwest 62nd Street and 15th Avenue in Miami.
The family of the victim, identified as 23-year-old Jerry Baptiste, said Baptiste was getting ready to get into a blue vehicle when he was targeted by at least three people and shot.
According to the victim's sister, Nicky Baptiste, her brother was able to return one shot to the gunmen. "He said he was going to get something to eat, and they shot him up," she said.
Baptiste was reportedly holding his 2-year-old daughter at the time of the shooting.
WELLINGTON, Fla. - Wellington's wastewater treatment facility sits right next to Village Park and sometimes delivers a terrible odor to those using the field.
That's because the smell is an offspring of what is coming from everyone's toilet in the village.
Unlike before, where the sludge was moved on a conveyor belt and into a truck to be transported, in the upcoming month the sludge will pipe to a big dryer.
The dryer will turn the wet sludge into little grains or a type of fertilizer, according to Riebe.
The village will soon truck out the fertilizer to a company for $30 per ton.