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Gunshots Fly Towards Parkland From Everglades; Four Arrested

May 24, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Bay residents were startled on Friday evening by stray gunshots fired into their community from the Everglades Wildlife Management area to the west of Parkland. Local resident Craig Levine discovered trees with human stick-figure outlines painted on them riddled with bullet holes, as shells and packaging were left behind on the ground. The shots were fired from the ...

Coral Springs Firefighters Helped Battle Brush Fires in Collier County

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Firefighters from Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department have helped battle brush fires in Collier County in recent days.

Four Coral Springs firefighters joined dozens of others from Broward, Miami Dade and Palm Beach counties in extinguishing massive fires along the edge of the Florida Everglades, including the north and south sides of I-75, known as Alligator ...

Cop Fired After Stoneman Douglas Tragedy to Be Reinstated

PARKLAND, FL- The BSO sergeant that came under extreme scrutiny for spending time at his car while the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting occurred will get his job back. Brian Miller was terminated from his position by BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony, but an arbitrator found that the BSO violated Miller's due process rights and dismissed the case against him. Miller will also receive full back pay ...

Update on Attempted Abduction in Watercrest

PARKLAND, FL- Broward Sheriff’s Office special victim’s unit detectives are investigating the report of an attempted kidnapping of a minor that occurred in Parkland on May 1.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. that Friday, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding an attempted abduction near the 8700 block of Watercrest Circle in Parkland. BSO deputies responded and were ...

Stoneman Douglas Student Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Coral Springs Shooting

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – An eleventh-grade student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School faces an attempted premeditated murder charges for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old after the two exchanged gunfire in Coral Springs in a dispute over a child on Tuesday afternoon, police records said.

Police said the student allegedly shot Daquan Griffin of Lauderhill in the stomach and face after ...

Driver Sent to Hospital in Motorcycle-Car Accident on Lox

PARKLAND, FL- BSO Parkland is working on a serious accident between a motorcycle and car at the intersection of Loxahatchee Road and Parkside Drive. According to Capt. Chris Mulligan, the driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital. Loxahatchee Road will be closed between University Drive and Parkside while the Traffic Unit conducts the ...

BSO Loses 911 Dispatcher to Coronavirus

PARKLAND, FL – Parkland BSO, Coral Springs PD, and other public safety departments mourned Tuesday the death of a member of Broward Sheriff’s Office emergency 911 dispatch team after she lost her battle to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

BSO said Nikima Thompson, 41, is believed to be the first communications operator to die in the line of duty in Florida. The mother of four had ...

BSO Continues Investigating Attempted Kidnapping in Watercrest

PARKLAND, FL – Broward Sheriff’s Office said Sunday detectives are continuing to investigate the attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl in Watercrest on Friday.

According to a social media post by the girl’s father, a man got out of a white van, came up from behind her, and tried to abduct her as she rode her bicycle alone in the late morning hours in the community off ...

Man Attempted To Kidnap 10-Year-Old Girl From Gated Parkland Neighborhood

PARKLAND, FL – A man attempted Friday to kidnap a 10-year-old girl as she was riding her bicycle alone in one of the newest gated neighborhoods in Parkland, according to investigators and the girl’s father.

According to a social media post from the girl’s father, the man got out of a white van, came up from behind her, and tried to abduct her in the Watercrest community off ...

Attempted Abduction in Watercrest

PARKLAND, FL- There was an attempted abduction in the Watercrest neighborhood of Parkland on Friday afternoon. A white van was spotted attempting to lure a child into the vehicle.

"This is an early ongoing investigation," shared BSO Parkland Captain Chris Mulligan. "Every lead we have is being worked on right now."

Additional information will be shared as it becomes ...

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Near the Beach This Afternoon? Watch a Rocket Launch Into Space

May 27, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- As Parkland and Broward County residents adjust to their newly opened beaches, they are in for a treat this afternoon. NASA and SpaceX will be sending its first manned rocket in nine years on a flight to the International Space Station. 

Two astronauts, Drew Hurley and Bob Behnken, will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy ...

Broward Beaches, Hotels, Gyms Now Open

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland residents can now head to the beach in our own county, albeit with a number of restrictions. Broward County has now officially opened its beaches, gyms, and hotels as of today with occupancy and social distancing restrictions.

A number of gyms within the county had begun to open already, depending on the posture of the city they are located. As of today, they ...

Memorial Day Weekend: Goodyear Blimp and More Flying Overhead

PARKLAND, FL- What's that in the sky, you may ask this Memorial Day weekend? Why, it's the Goodyear Blimp, flying overhead in South Florida. The legendary Goodyear Blimp, known for its presence over major events everywhere, is making its way to South Florida to honor healthcare workers battling COVID-19 and cover a golf tournament on Sunday. In addition, South Florida will see ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

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TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...