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Coral Springs Woman and Baby Died from “Blunt Force Trauma” After Man Attacked Them in Their Apartment

May 24, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Elizabeth Carmona was caring for a baby boy in her Coral Springs apartment on Friday afternoon when a 35-year-old man allegedly came in and killed them, investigators said this week.

Coral Springs police didn’t say what they suspect prompted Dale Spidle to use “blunt force” to kill Carmona, 61, and the baby, who was about 10 months old, at Ramblewood ...

Coral Springs Man Charged in Friday’s Crime Spree Across Broward County Including Fatal Shooting

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 35-year-old Coral Springs man is charged with going on a crime spree on Friday including allegedly being part of three car crash incidents and the fatal shooting of a man in Pompano Beach, investigators said Monday.

But, as of Monday afternoon, investigators haven’t said if the suspect, Dale Spidle, was also connected to the killing of a woman and a baby at ...

8-Month Pregnant Woman Charged with Possessing Fentanyl During Alleged Drug Deal in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs police charged this week a woman -- who is eight-months pregnant -- with possession of fentanyl, which is causing the nation’s drug overdose crisis to worsen.

Police arrested Katelyn Schroeder, 29, of Southwest Ranches, in the 8700 block of West Sample Road on Monday after investigators suspected she was taking part in a drug deal, according to a ...

How a Drug Deal Turned into Robbery on Sample Road and Riverside Drive in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The drug deal was supposed to happen just before midnight on Sunday at a gas station in Coral Springs, a police report said.  

Brandon Walters -- an unemployed 28-year-old man from Coral Springs -- was going to bring a man to the gas station so a drug dealer could sell him cocaine, the report.

But the deal didn’t go down.

Instead, according to the ...

Coral Springs Macy’s Employees Feared Getting Hit by Stun Gun During Shoplifting Incident

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Earlier this year, three people allegedly shoplifted clothing from the Macy’s store in Coral Springs – and, as they left, one of them took out a possible stun gun and “sparked” it at approaching Macy’s employees, a police report said.

Last week, one of the alleged thieves was charged with robbery with a weapon in the Feb. 27 incident ...

Coral Springs Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography Including Image of Baby Girl in Onesie

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 19-year-old Coral Springs man was arrested last week for allegedly possessing pornography of children – including a 6-month-old baby girl in a onesie,  a police report said.

Nathanael Valle faces 12 charges including possession of photo/film of children performing sexual act and transmitting child pornography, the report said.

Valle, who worked at ...

Squatters Living in Coral Springs House Arrested for Breaking into Cars and “Car-Hopping”

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two people known to be squatters of a house in Coral Springs were arrested this week after breaking into cars about six blocks away, according to police report and neighbors.

Police arrested Gage Smith, 21, and Felicia Gomez, 19 shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday as they were running from the area of the 2300 block of NW 89 Drive, where Smith admitted to ...

Coral Springs Man Charged with Drunken Driving and Cocaine Possession After Allegedly Causing Car Crash

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 37-year-old Coral Springs man was arrested this week for cocaine possession and drunken driving after he allegedly caused a three-car crash involving injuries, according to police report.

Thomas Cifelli was charged on Sunday following the crash at Wiles Road and University Drive, the report said.

According to the report, Cifelli’s Honda Accord hit a Jeep, ...

Coral Springs Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Strangling Woman After Using Crack Cocaine

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 43-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly choking the mother of his son after using crack cocaine, a police report said.

Sylvester Wright was charged with domestic violence strangulation after police found bruising and scratch marks on the woman’s neck, the report said.

She told officers Wright put her in a choke hold and left her gasping for ...

Coral Springs Woman on House Arrest Faces New Charges for Driving Off From Car Crash in Which Two People Were Injured

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 29-year-old Coral Springs woman who was supposed to be on house arrest allegedly got into a car crash this week and then drove off, leaving behind two people injured in the crash, a police report said.

Police arrested Danielle Kenyon shortly after she was involved in the crash at Royal Palm Boulevard and Coral Springs Drive on Monday, the report said.

Officers ...


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2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards Named for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two Coral Spring paramedics were named recipients of 2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department during the Broward Health Annual EMS Week Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
The two first responders honored are Lieutenant Mike Farmer, named Broward Health North ...

Eaton Financial Group in Coral Springs: Quick Financial Tips for Women to Build Financial Success

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Eaton Financial Group is proud to celebrate International Women’s Month in support of women across the world. Our financial planning team specializes in providing financial solutions based on the needs of our female clients and customized to match their specific goals, whatever they may be.

We are proud to be a part of the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Chamber of ...

What Investors Need to Know About Renting in Coral Springs and South Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As an investor, you have been eyeing real estate investments in South Florida. You are considering a single-family property or maybe a four-plex to maximize your profits. 

However, as housing prices continue to climb, is a rental property in the Sunshine State still worth the high price tag?

At Royal Empire Realty, we believe the short answer is “yes!” ...

Office Evolution Coral Springs Member: Ben Groenevelt, Mortgage Loan Originator With Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Ben Groenevelt became a member of Office Evolution last year. He’s been working in the mortgage and real estate fields for more than 11 years and is currently a loan officer with Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

Groenevelt (NMLS ID: 2107972) has served as VP of the Wisconsin Association of Mortgage Brokers and is a member of the National Association of Mortgage ...

Ben Groenevelt, Absolute Home Mortgage Corp., in Coral Springs: How to Figure Out Current Value of Your Home

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s something many homeowners are asking: How do I figure out the current value of my home? It’s assessed at $350,000. Would this be the current value?

Answer: The short answer is the assessment is the value the assessor's office places on your home for property tax purposes, and an appraisal is a snapshot of current market value based on comparable ...

New Orthopedics and Spine Care Center Opening Soon in West Boca Raton

PARKLAND, FL- West Boca Medical Center will soon be opening a state-of-the-art Ortho and Spine Care Unit that will provide a seamless transition for surgery patients to move right into community care.

They are offering a sneak peek at the new facility that is expected to open around the end of May.

"We've created a section of the West Boca campus that is dedicated to ...

Retirement Council In Coral Springs: Food Inflation -- What's Behind It and How to Cope

May 23, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As measured by the Consumer Price Index for food at home, grocery prices increased 3.4% in 2020, a faster rate than the 20-year historical average of 2.4%.1 

More recently, food inflation accelerated by 6.5% during the 12 months ending in December 2021, while prices for the category that includes meat, poultry, fish, and eggs spiked 12.5%.2

Food prices have long ...

Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team Receives Donation From Coral Springs Charter School

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently received a generous donation of more than $500 from the Coral Springs Charter School Health Occupations Students of America Club, (HOSA).

Charter School student and CERT member Scott Smith suggested the fundraiser. Students routinely raise money for various worthy organizations. 

CERT ...

Opinion: Coral Springs is Considering Ways to Tackle Plastics. Let’s Goose City to Speed This Up.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Back home when you wanted someone to move faster on something you said, “I better goose them.” I have no idea why or where the expression comes from, but I’m reviving it.

What follows is to goose the Commission on this issue:

“Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic pours into the world’s oceans—that’s garbage truck of ...

I Suffered From Postpartum Depression. Here’s How I Got Through It.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Let me start with this fact: one in seven moms and one in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression, according to Postpartum Support International.

I was one of them.

I struggled with my mental health issues after my son was born in 2017. I was filled with separation anxiety, and overwhelmed with the world around me.

At times, I was afraid to leave my house ...