Coral Springs Top Stories

May 11, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Another free Covid-19 testing site in Coral Springs will close on Sunday, city officials said Tuesday. The public testing site in the parking lot of Florida Panthers IceDen at 3299 Sportsplex Drive will shut down because of declining demand for testing, officials said on ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – More than 15 people were arrested by Coral Springs Police Department during the week of April 28 – May 4 – including an alleged carjacker, child molester, and car thieves. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Here are the people arrested, according to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Shane Carter was a U.S. Army officer working at the Pentagon when he married his wife, Dulce, 27 years ago. He was an American, his wife, born in Mexico.  When traveling through her native homeland, he fell in love with her rich culture and the unique form of ice cream store, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The theft of a black BMW X3 from Coral Springs last week revealed an alleged underground network of men assigned to smuggle the SUV from South Florida to Central Florida, a police report said. After the theft of the BMW on May 3, at least four men were involved in the planned ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – That house down your street in Coral Springs – is it now a “vacation rental” with lots of people coming and going, cars parked all over the street, and trash cans sitting out for days? Coral Springs officials are looking to regulate vacation rentals where visitors stay for ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Starting Monday, construction will begin on a traffic light upgrade at a major intersection in Coral Springs. The light at Wiles Road and Coral Springs Drive will be converted from an existing span wire to a mast arm, according to the City of Coral Springs. What impact the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – My son Chansen is starting his third fight against cancer. He’s just 20 years old and has battled cancer for much of his life.  Last month, during a routine check of Chansen’s abdomen, the doctors discovered a tumor. Last week, they informed my family that it was most likely ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In a world like ours today, where life can flip upside down in a matter of days, our family underwent an unspeakable loss. Almost nine months ago, August 20, 2020, we lost our Dad, an integral part of our family. Our party of four quickly became a party of three and this ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you drive on West Atlantic Boulevard near Cypress Run Marketplace in Coral Springs, be prepared for traffic lane closures for months to come. Construction is expected to begin Monday on the twin bridges on West Atlantic Boulevard just east of Coral Springs Drive – an ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I was listening to a show on NPR the other day. A professional architect was discussing her design to put back together her civil war-ravaged hometown, Homs in Syria. One could look at it two ways. One is that everything has been destroyed. The other is the long, impressive ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  There is no longer a mask mandate in Broward County. Coral Springs vice mayor urged the city this week to find a new home for the Coral Springs Charter School. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford flew in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet over her ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When the Barnes & Noble store returns to The Walk of Coral Springs, it will be a smaller version of the former 27,000-square-foot store that had been there for more than 20 years. The new roughly 10,000-square-foot store will have books, toys, games, puzzles, and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A total of 53 homes were sold in Coral Springs between May 1-7 --including a $706,000 home in the Coral Creek neighborhood. Here is another highlight of the sales, according to multiple listing service (MLS), a database established by cooperating real estate brokers: - ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Update: the girl has been safely located, as of 4 p.m. on Friday. Coral Springs police asked the public’s help on Friday in finding a teenager who ran away from home. Isabella Elena Gallo, 15, was last seen Thursday at 9:20 pm, police said in a social media post. She is ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There was a proclamation for a Coral Springs employee who retired after 44 years of service. Another proclamation went to the city’s Neighborhood and Environmental Committee members for their support of Earth Day, Arbor Day, and other events. And a different proclamation ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As she whizzed above her school in a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet this week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford pulled out her cell phone and recorded the moment. “There it is, there it is,” she said smiling, sitting in the back of an F/A-18 Super ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With the building upkeep costs going up, the Coral Springs vice mayor urged the city to find a new home for the Coral Springs Charter School. Joshua Simmons made the request just before city commissioners unanimously approved an additional $498,690 for roof repairs at city ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There is no longer a mask mandate in Broward County, Coral Springs officials said Thursday. Also, all businesses of any type in Coral Springs and Broward County may open to 100 percent capacity, officials said in a news release. The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions follows ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs Humane Unit is looking for help in finding the owner of this dog. The dog was found in the area of West Sample Road and Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, according to the unit, part of the city’s police department. Here is the dog’s information: - Animal ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – You’ll soon have another place to get a Big Gulp drink in Coral Springs. The City Commission approved Wednesday a new 7-Eleven store on the southwest corner of University Drive and Wiles Road. It will be the sixth 7-Eleven store in the city. Despite objection from a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – They allegedly worked as a team: one guy distracted an employee of TJ Maxx in Coral Springs, while the other guy walked out the store with a suitcase packed with more than $1,400 in stolen merchandise, a police report said. Police arrested the men, both from Miami-Dade ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Michelle Kefford was expected to fly over the school on Wednesday afternoon with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the school announced. Kefford was selected to be a “Key Influencer” flier in advance of the 2021 Fort Lauderdale ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Seventeen schools serving Coral Springs had 42 new cases of Covid-19 reported among students, teachers, and other staff between April 18-24, according to the Florida Department of Health. That included four teachers. Here are the schools, according to the data: - Coral ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In the early months of the pandemic, Coral Springs healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, and other frontline employees were celebrated with cheers, signs, and balloons.  On Tuesday, it was the teachers’ turn to bask in the spotlight in Coral Springs. As part ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are in need of food during the pandemic, here are places giving out free food in Coral Springs and Broward County between May 5-12. According to Feeding South Florida, these “drive-thru” style locations are providing a variety of food: - May 5, 10-12 p.m., Sunrise ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Starting May 14, there will be one less free Covid-19 testing site in Coral Springs. The site at Mullins Hall at Mullins Park will shut down after a year of operating during which nearly 90,000 tests were conducted, Coral Springs officials said in a news release. The site ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – More than 11 people were arrested by Coral Springs Police Department during the week of April 21-27. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Here are the people arrested, according to police: - Jefferey Madrinan, 33, arrested on a charge of obstructing ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he is suspending local emergency orders related to the pandemic, effective immediately. At a news conference at a St. Petersburg restaurant, he signed an executive order to suspend Covid-19 emergency orders in Florida that were put into place by ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you drive on Coral Springs Drive through the center part of Coral Springs, be prepared for slowdowns. Starting Monday, southbound Coral Springs Drive from Wiles Road to Sample Road will be reduced to one lane due to improvements to Lift Station 17-B, according to the City ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last week, Lisette Caro and her family paid a visit to Broward Health Coral Springs to reunite with doctors and nurses who saved her life a year ago. The 50-year-old Parkland resident was brought to the hospital’s emergency department in full cardiac arrest. Her 14-year-old ...

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