Lauderdale-by-the-Sea pier partially collapses as wind, waves from Nicole impact area
While the impact from now Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to cause much more issues for areas further north, one South Florida area saw some destruction from the storm that strengthened into a hurricane before being downgraded Thursday morning.
Hotel damaged during fire in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Fort Lauderdale firefighter who suffered from heat exhaustion required medical attention on Tuesday during a hotel fire in Lauderdale-by-the Sea. According to Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan, the firefighter was part of the six units that responded to the two-story building at 4617 El Mar Dr. The building is home to the Dee Jay Beach Resort, which is steps away from the beach. Gollan said no one else was injured in the fire, which remained under investigation Tuesday afternoon.
Woman dies after being pulled from water off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. – A woman who authorities believe was around 60 years old died Monday after being pulled from the water off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. According to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Fire Rescue spokesman Steve D’Oliveira, a group of snorkelers were in the water around 11 a.m. when the woman became separated from the group. D’Oliveira said the group headed to shore and realized the woman was no longer with them. The Austins then pulled the woman to shore where bystanders performed CPR before first responders arrived. It’s unclear whether the woman suffered a medical episode at the time she became separated from her group, D’Oliveira said.
Baby it’s cold outside: Temperatures dip into 40s in parts of South Florida
Published: December 3, 2019, 6:53 am Updated: December 3, 2019, 9:32 amPEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Some South Florida residents woke up Tuesday with temperatures in the 40s. The coolest spot was Kendall, where temperatures dipped to 48 degrees Tuesday morning. “It’s a nice change.”The 24-hour temperature change ranged from 12 degrees in Key West to 22 degrees in Boca Raton. This graphic illustrates the 24-hour temperature change throughout South Florida. The cooler temperatures meant South Florida residents had to dust off those boots and jackets before stepping outside.
Arrests, confession made in murder of Coral Springs firefighter
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said Thursday that arrests have been made in connection with the killing of a Coral Springs firefighter. Funeral services for firefighter Christopher Randazzo were just getting underway in Coral Springs when Tony made the announcement to those in attendance that four suspects had been identified, two were in custody and one had confessed to the killing. "I'm here to tell you that we have identified all four suspects; two are in custody," Tony said before the crowd erupted into applause. Randazzo was a firefighter and paramedic with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department. "It's such a relief for us that we're able to lay him to rest knowing that people will be brought to justice," Coral Springs spokeswoman Lynne Martzall said.
Coral Springs firefighter honored as body leaves medical examiner's office
The body of Christopher Randazzo was escorted from the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office to a funeral home in North Lauderdale. Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said the 39-year-old Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department firefighter and paramedic was killed sometime between 1 and 6 a.m. Saturday. A viewing for Randazzo will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home in North Lauderdale. His funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs. He'll be laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale immediately following the service.
Death of Coral Springs firefighter ruled homicide
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. - Broward Sheriff's Office deputies are calling the death of a Coral Springs firefighter a homicide. Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department confirmed over the weekend that a body found in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was firefighter and paramedic Christopher Randazzo. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, deputies found Randazzo's body early Saturday morning. Randazzo had been with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department since March. According to Coral Springs-Parkland Fire, Randazzo attained his firefighter certification and his paramedic certification in 2018.
Boil-water advisory affects Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The water system crisis continued Saturday with a boil-water advisory that remains in effect in areas of Broward County. The boil-water advisory is affecting about tens of thousands in the city of Fort Lauderdale, about 1,000 in then town of Davie and thousands in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, a beach town with dozens of hotels. F eeding babies and using f ormula: B r east f eeding is bes t . I f b r east f eeding is not an option:U se r ead y - t o -use baby f o r mula, if possibl e . B r ushing t eethBrush t eeth with boiled or bottled wat e r .