Baby born premature at 17 ounces heads home after spending 5 months at Broward hospital
After spending five months of his life at Broward Health Medical Center, Alanie Lettsome was released from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is going home to the island of St. Thomas, the hospital said in a news release Saturday.
Spring break in Fort Lauderdale: Shooting injures 1; video shows man hurting woman
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After a shooting left one a man injured and a video showed a man hurting a woman, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is increasing patrol units this weekend. Detectives are still searching for a suspect in an early Thursday morning shooting. Officers found a man who works in the area injured at the 100 block of Southwest Third Avenue. Police officers respond to a shooting on Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale detectives are asking anyone with any information about the Thursday morning shooting, to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
Fort Lauderdale police release photo in pedestrian hit-and-run on Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale police released a photo of a car they believe is responsible for a pedestrian hit and run on Davie Boulevard. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man was struck and is in critical condition after a car hit him. The vehicle then left the scene at Southwest 30th Avenue and Davie Boulevard, according to Fort Lauderdale police. FLPD obtained a photo of the vehicle believed to be involved in the hit-and-run. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Davie Boulevard and immediately following the crash, the suspect vehicle turned southbound on Southwest 29th Terrace.
Investigators say fire in Fort Lauderdale home started in teen girl’s room
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 16-year-old girl was taken to Broward Health Medical Center Friday morning after a fire erupted inside of a home in Fort Lauderdale, authorities confirmed. Investigators said Friday that the fire started in an electrical outlet not far from the girl’s bed. Fort Lauderdale firefighters work to extinguish house fire. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan said the smoke detectors inside the home saved the family’s lives. .they aren’t able to open a window and go out that way because it is blocked by the hurricane shutters,” Gollan said.
2 children injured in dog attack in Lauderhill
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Two children were injured during a dog attack on Thursday evening in Lauderhill, one of who was hospitalized, authorities confirmed. He said Lauderhill Fire Rescue personnel transported the boy to Broward Health Medical Center in serious condition. The attack occurred while the seriously injured victim was visiting family members at a home. Santiago said he and two other children went outside to play video games and the home owner’s dog followed them outside. Santiago said the dog was secured inside the home and has since been surrendered by the owner to police.
Stressed healthcare workers benefit from pet therapy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Pet therapy dogs are a common sight in South Florida hospitals. Now they’re being utilized in a new way at Broward Health Medical Center. In the fall of 2020, hospital officials recognized how stressed employees were under the weight of dealing with COVID-19 amid all their other duties, and decided to start special pet therapy sessions for healthcare workers. “Canine-Assisted Therapy comes to visit day shift, and they also come at night so our night shift can benefit from the dogs and they absolutely love it. So they come once a month to visit our staff,” said Jenny Mackie with Broward Health Medical Center.
Surveillance video released of person sought in fatal Fort Lauderdale shooting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police released surveillance video Thursday that captured a man who they believe was involved in a fatal shooting last month. The shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in front of a business in the 800 block of Northwest 10th Terrace. The video shows a man wearing a black hoodie and black pants exiting a vehicle shortly before the shooting occurred. Police said the shooting occurred off camera and then the man is seen running back toward the vehicle, before fleeing the scene. Detectives have recovered the vehicle seen in the video, but the suspected gunman remains at large.
Broward Health se queda sin citas para vacuna COVID-19 tras ampliar elegibilidad
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 23: Leonida Lipshy, RN in the COVID unit at the Broward Health Medical Center, prepares to inoculate a frontline caregiver with a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 23, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Broward Health Medical Center began vaccinating frontline healthcare workers last week with the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine and are continuing to inoculate frontline caregivers with both of the vaccines after the arrival of the Moderna. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(2020 Getty Images)
Broward Health runs out of COVID-19 vaccine appointments after expanding eligibility
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 23: Leonida Lipshy, RN in the COVID unit at the Broward Health Medical Center, prepares to inoculate a frontline caregiver with a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 23, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Broward Health Medical Center began vaccinating frontline healthcare workers last week with the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine and are continuing to inoculate frontline caregivers with both of the vaccines after the arrival of the Moderna. According to Jennifer Smith, a spokeswoman for Broward Health, patients who belong to one of 18 increased-risk groups will be able to make an appointment for the vaccine soon. AdOnly those who are pregnant, or just gave birth, or have cancer will need a doctor’s note, according to Broward Health. For more information about Broward Health’s vaccination campaign and to get updates on vaccine availability, visit this page.
Man found shot in Fort Lauderdale on State Road 84
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police are reporting that a man has been transported to Broward Health Medical Center after he was found shot on State Road 84. According to FLPD, they were called to 1490 State Road 84 around 10 a.m. where they found the victim, but there were no other details. Police said they are investigating what led to the shooting. Local 10 News and Local 10.com will have more updates as this story develops.
Detectives search for gunman after fatal shooting in Fort Lauderdale
A 39-year-old man died after a shooting on Friday in Fort Lauderdale, and detectives are searching for the gunman. According to Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, said officers responded to 844 NW 10 Terr., and found the man bleeding. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue personnel took the man to Broward Health Medical Center where a doctor pronounced him dead. This is a developing story.
Judge: Mother who shot son must undergo mental health evaluation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 16-year-old boy remained at Broward Health Medical Center on Wednesday after officers accused his mother of shooting him and a man in Fort Lauderdale. Gwendolyn Whitfield-Dorsey appeared in front of Broward Circuit Court Judge Tabitha Blackmon during a virtual hearing to face two counts of attempt premeditated murder. During the hearing, a defense attorney said the 32-year-old mother worked at Publix. Blackmon ordered Whitfield-Dorsey to undergo a mental health evaluation and to avoid all contact with her son and the man who was injured. Officers arrested Whitfield-Dorsey on Tuesday near the intersection of Southwest 29th Avenue and Southwest 13th Court in the River Run neighborhood.
2 FBI agents killed in Sunrise working child porn case
“Every day, FBI Special Agents put themselves in harm’s way to keep the American people safe,” a statement from Wray, the FBI director, read. “Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism today in defense of their country. #BREAKING info from @FBI: Two FBI #Agents are deceased and three are wounded. Ad“The FBI Agents Association mourns the loss of two FBI Special Agents killed in the line of duty today,” FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) President Brian O’Hare said in a statement. “FBI Special Agents risk their lives to protect our country, and the loss of these Agents is devastating to the entire FBI community and to our country.
Strip club parking lot shooting sets off chain of events after woman dropped off at hospital
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A Lauderhill police officer was injured while responding to a shooting that left a woman in serious condition. The crime scene spanned from a strip club to an emergency room. Gunfire broke out in the parking lot of Vegas Cabaret, a strip club on North University Drive in Lauderhill. The fleeing man tried to get away by getting into the passenger seat of another vehicle, police said. The woman injured in the strip club parking lot shooting was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, where she was listed in serious condition.
Man fatally shot while driving in Lauderhill
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Lauderhill police are investigating after a man was fatally shot while driving over the weekend. The shooting was reported just after 10 p.m. Sunday in the area of 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd. According to Lauderhill police Lt. Mike Santiago, officers responded to the scene and found the victim, Ta’Quan Smith, 27, of Lauderhill, unresponsive inside his vehicle with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. According to Santiago, it appears that Smith and another driver were heading west on Oakland Park Boulevard when the other driver shot at Smith for unknown reasons. Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call the Lauderhill Police Department at 954-497-4700.
BSO seeks information about hit-and-run crash that left woman dead
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred last week in Oakland Park and left one woman dead. According to authorities, the incident was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday in the 3800 block of North Andrews Avenue. St. Louis said the driver never stopped to help Vazquez. A witness who heard the impact but didn’t see the crash told detectives that they saw a black four-door sedan heading north on North Andrews Avenue after the crash. Anyone with further information is asked to call BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Sherry Slagle-Grant at 954-321-4843.
Crash, 2 shootings stem from couple’s dispute in Broward, police say
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A dispute between a husband and wife on Tuesday in Broward County resulted in a shooting and a car crash that left both of them injured, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Officers responded on Tuesday night to the area of East Commercial Boulevard and Northeast 24th Terrace and found the woman injured. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue personnel took her to the Broward Health Medical Center. Officers and Fire Rescue personnel responded to the car crash Tuesday night at 220 Hibiscus Ave., in Lauderdale by the Sea. “Detectives have determined the male suffered injuries as a result of the crash as well as a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Adamson wrote in an e-mail on Wednesday.
Ex-Broward Health exec charged with bribery, extortion, money laundering
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A former Broward Health purchasing director was in federal court Friday and stands accused of giving lucrative government contracts to vendors in exchange for bribes, prosecutors say. Brian Bravo, 46, is also accused of directing bribe money to various bank accounts in an attempt to conceal the crimes. Bravo, of Pembroke Pines, worked as the hospital system’s corporate procurement officer and director of materials management for about a decade. From 2008-2015, investigators say Bravo “engaged in a kickback scheme with vendors that provided products and services to Broward Health, including health care products, linens, compression sleeves, and printer repairs. Authorities say the case was investigated by the FBI’s Miami office and it is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey N. Kaplan.
First newborns of 2021 arrive at South Florida hospitals
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A small group of South Florida parents kicked off 2021 by welcoming their new children into the world. Baptist Health welcomed its first baby of 2021 at the stroke of midnight. Broward Health welcomed its first baby of 2021 at 12:04 a.m. on January 1. (WPLG)The first baby to arrive at Broward Health Medical Center was delivered at 7:20 a.m. and his name is Liam Munoz. Liam was the first baby of the new year born at Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.
Broward Health at capacity for COVID-19 vaccine appointments through February
Broward Health has been offering COVID-19 vaccines to members of the community, however, they announced Wednesday that they have reached capacity for vaccinations through February and are not currently taking any more appointments. The health system hopes to resume scheduling new appointments in the coming weeks. Eduardo Heighes, 67, showed up early Wednesday to Broward Health Medical Center for his coronavirus shot. He’s one of 5,000 people who are booked to get the vaccine at Broward Health. Like Broward Health, Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale was slammed with callers and stopped scheduling appointments for people outside its system, leaving folks in limbo.
Driver of BMW dies after car plows into bus stop in Lauderhill
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred Monday morning in Lauderhill. The crash was reported around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Northwest 16th Street and North State Road 7. As the Mercedes was turning left, the two vehicles collided, sending the BMW crashing into a nearby bus stop, Santiago said. Lauderhill Police investigating a traffic fatality NW 16th st & NSR7. @LPDPIO is on scene pic.twitter.com/yE3rrdlv7w — LauderhillPDPIO (@LPDPIO) December 28, 2020Santiago said North State Road 7 and Northwest 16th Street remain closed while investigators process the scene.
Man, 37, killed in shooting near park in Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 37-year-old father died after a shooting on Thursday near a Fort Lauderdale park where friends said he used to play dominoes frequently. Witnesses who said they knew the slain man said his son witnessed the shooting. The man’s black Honda had bullet holes in the windshield and the driver’s side window. Officers found him bleeding in the parked car near the playground at Lincoln Park at 625 NW 18th Ave. Fire Rescue personnel took him to Broward Health Medical Center where doctors pronounced him dead. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
Man was driving 92 mph in 35-mph zone before he killed pregnant woman, cops say
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A North Lauderdale man was speeding nearly 60 mph faster than the limit before a crash that killed a pregnant woman over the Labor Day holiday weekend in Oakland Park, investigators say. Faustin, 27, turned himself in to BSO detectives last month and faces charges of vehicular homicide, four counts of reckless driving, driving while license suspended and violation of probation. Investigators say Faustin was driving a 2019 Toyota Corolla westbound on East Oakland Park Boulevard in the center lane, approaching the intersection of North Dixie Highway. Ybanez, who was six months pregnant, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. BSO also says Faustin was driving while knowing his license had been suspended since May 15, 2017.
Family finds out about loved one’s murder after news report on Local 10
The victim’s sister-in-law said that the family learned about his death while watching a news story about a shooting in Lauderhill on Local 10. Vedner Jacsaint, 32, was shot to death around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lauderhill Point apartment complex off Northwest 19th Street and 31st Avenue. “This is not a way to tell people,” Angel Guillaume, his sister-in-law, said as Jacsaint’s mother cried. Loved ones told Local 10 that Jacsaint nearly died in a car wreck two years ago. There is also a GoFundMe set up to help the family pay for Jacsaint’s funeral.
Investigation ongoing after deadly shooting at Lauderhill apartment complex
LAUDERHILL, Fla. – One person was killed during an overnight shooting in Lauderhill. Police said the fatal shooting took place right in the middle of the Lauderhill Point apartment complex off Northwest 19th Street and 31st Avenue. They said the shooting took place around 6:30 a.m. According to police, a 911 call came in regarding possible shots fired and officers quickly responded. Authorities have not said whether they have anyone in custody or if they are searching for a suspect.
Surveillance video shows duo breaking into car before fatal armed robbery in Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Fort Lauderdale Police Department released new surveillance video Tuesday that shows two men breaking into a vehicle prior to committing an armed robbery that turned fatal. The incidents occurred Oct. 16 and detectives are hoping the newly acquired video helps someone recognize the men involved in the crimes. According to police, the fatal armed robbery occurred shortly before 2 a.m. that Friday in the parking lot of One West Sunrise Boulevard. Surveillance video shows one of the robbers holding a teenager at gunpoint and demanding he hand over his jewelry while a second robber tried to rob the other victim, authorities said. Police said the second thief shot the second victim multiple times and both robbers then ran to a nearby vehicle and fled the area.
Man killed, teen held at gunpoint during armed robbery in Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 23-year-old man was shot to death last week during an armed robbery in Fort Lauderdale, authorities confirmed on Monday. According to Fort Lauderdale police, the incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of One West Sunrise Boulevard. Police said officers responded to the area regarding a ShotSpotter alert when they received a 911 call about the robbery and shooting. Police said the second thief shot the second victim multiple times and both robbers then ran to a nearby vehicle and fled the area. The teen was not injured during the robbery and is not being identified because he is a minor.