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It's been more than two years since Randy W. Tundidor was convicted of the murder of his landlord, Nova Southeastern University professor Joseph Morrissey.
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Suspended Broward Sheriff's Deputy Lazaro Mesa has pleaded no contest to official misconduct and two counts of petit theft for trying to get out of two SunPass violations in 2012.
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A former Lauderhill police officer who emptied his Glock pistol into his ex-girlfriend's car and later begged fellow officers for one more bullet so he could kill himself in 2011 has pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges, his lawyer said Tuesday.
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A six-week-old boy was taken to the hospital by helicopter after falling through a wooden dock behind a house in Deerfield Beach , according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.
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  • South Florida Sun Sentinel
    Reporter, 1999 - present
  • New York Daily News
    Reporter, 1993 - 1999
  • Florida International University
    Adjunct, 2004 - 2011
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Rafael Olmeda is a veteran reporter for the Sun Sentinel, one of South Florida's most influential news organizations. Since 1999, his beats have included breaking news, minority affairs, education, crime and courts. He occasionally writes about parenting two stepdaughters and two biological sons, one of whom was diagnosed in 2012 with autism. In his spare time, he has been known to belt out a tune or two on karaoke night. 
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Former president of UNITY: Journalists of Color (now Journalists for Diversity) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
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Late last month, news spread of a Maryland father who was upset because his daughter, who attends a public school, was given homework and sc

Ex-Lauderhill cop gets 20 years for shooting at girlfriend
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A former Lauderhill police officer who emptied his Glock pistol into his ex-girlfriend's car and later begged fellow officers for one more b

Suspended deputy pleads out SunPass violation case
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Suspended Broward Sheriff's Deputy Lazaro Mesa has pleaded no contest to official misconduct and two counts of petit theft for trying to get

Mother, baby fall through broken dock in Deerfield Beach
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A six-week-old boy was taken to the hospital by helicopter after falling through a wooden dock behind a house in Deerfield Beach , according

Mom accused of shooting son with gun she used to kill ex-husband
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A woman who was acquitted of murder after killing her ex-husband more than 20 years ago in South Florida is now facing charges of trying to

Wicked Witch acquitted in mock trial at Lauderdale school
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Ding, dong, the witch is not guilty. Because because because because becaaaaause … she's insane.

Jury finds deputy guilty of lying in videotaped takedown at Tamarac 7-El...
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Note to crooks: Most convenience stores have working video cameras.

Killer faces life in prison after guilty plea in Broward
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He said he wanted to apologize to the family of the teenage girl he stabbed to death, but when the time came, Alfredo Oliveira couldn't even

Not-guilty plea in cruise ship rape case
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A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on the last day of a holiday cruise formally pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lewd and l

Broward judge sentences acquitted man to 15 years behind bars
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Corey Hipscher, who was acquitted in two separate trials of fondling pre-teen girls at Quiet Waters Park in the summer of 2009, was sentence

Prosecutor says killer 'aborted' baby with a bullet
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After he put two bullets into the teenage girl who was carrying his unborn son, Edward Jermaine Babbs sent four text messages to her cell p