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A- Herald: There's more to Broward than the beach.
Broward has long marketed itself as an affordable beach destination — and that’s not going to change in the upcoming year.B- South Florida Business Journal: Top South Florida Romney campaign contributors.
But, said Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau president Nicki Grossman, it’s time for that message to expand.
“We believe that we’ve made our point in terms of the beach and the weather,” she said. “I think that what people are looking for now is a travel experience.”
In addition to the message of beach, weather and value, the marketing program will touch on the Florida Everglades, museums, nature and culture.
C- South Florida Business Journal: Still a bargain.
The price of a first-class stamp will increase 1 cent to 46 cents starting Jan. 27. In addition, postcard postage will increase 1 cent to 33 cents, and letters sent to international destinations will cost $1.10.D- TC Palm: Understatement of the year.
PORT ST. LUCIE — A 66-year-old man accused of tapping the crotches of three male Walmart employees was arrested Wednesday, telling police he has a problem, according to affidavits released Thursday.E- NBC Miami: Suspects with alphabet soup for names.
Carl Pecoraro Jr., of Marriottsville, Md., was arrested by Port St. Lucie police on three misdemeanor battery charges following the incidents at a Walmart Supercenter in St. Lucie West.
Police on Wednesday spoke with Pecoraro, who said he's been arrested three times before in connection with inappropriately touching males in New Jersey. Pecoraro has been convicted four times for inappropriately touching males, affidavits state.
Coral Springs Police said they arrested two women who committed a recent carjacking and a robbery at the Coral Square Mall.F- WPLG: Where not to eat at MIA.
Arshantayvia Chinn, 20, of Tamarac was charged with carjacking with a firearm, grand theft, petit theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to online Broward Sheriff’s Office records.
Shantwanice Chisem, 19, of Tamarac was charged with two counts of carjacking with a firearm as well as one count each of armed robbery, grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and a probation violation, according to the BSO.
MIAMI - Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered two restaurants at Miami International Airport shut last week because of roach issues.