Crime & Safety

Jury Selection Begins for Atkins-Grad Trial

Jury Selection Begins for Atkins-Grad Trial

The final day of jury selection in the case of Florida vs Patricia Atkins-Grad was delayed by more than 30 minutes today as the morning court schedule ran late. The remaining 25 jurors were not brought into the courtroom until after 2:00 PM.

Defendant Atkins-Grad had more support today. In addition to her husband David, her brother in-law and sister-in-law, Norman and Sharon Grad, also attended. Once again, I was the only member of the public in attendance. Substituting for Sun Sentinel reporter Paula McMahon was another Sun Sentinel reporter, Lisa Huriash. Huriash regularly covers the City of Tamarac.

Former Tamarac Commissioner Rejects Plea Deal

Former Tamarac Commissioner Rejects Plea Deal

This begins the first in a series of reports from Patti Lynn who is covering the trial of Patte Atkins Grad, the suspended Tamarac City Commissioner who is charged with eight felony charges for allegedly taking cash or gifts from father and son developers Bruce and Shawn Chait.

Atkins-Grad was arrested as a Commissioner back in 2010 because she failed to disclose payments for a $2,300 BMW lease and $4,000 for her victory party back in 2006 for her election as state law requires.

Congressional Candidate’s Domestic Violence Issues May Hamper His Campaign

Congressional Candidate’s Domestic Violence Issues May Hamper His Campaign

The race to unseat Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Congress is a fight between five Republican hopefuls, however, one of them may raise doubts as to his qualifications judging not only by his lack of integrity by putting a dog collar around the neck of Wasserman Schultz in his ads, but by the details of his violent past has been brought to light recently by a conservative reporter.

Alert Neighbor in Tamarac Foils a Band of Brazen Burglars

Alert Neighbor in Tamarac Foils a Band of Brazen Burglars

An alert resident in Tamarac’s Mainlands 8 community foiled a team of burglars by remembering what a BSO Commander had taught him weeks prior.

Yesterday, a group of five men burglarized a home in nearby Mainlands 6 community, then came over to the 8 community and tried an old trick: knocking on the door first to see if someone was home before robbing them. ….

Church Youth Pastor Arrested for Child Molestation

Church Youth Pastor Arrested for Child Molestation

Jeffery London, 48, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Lauderdale Lakes after returning from conducting bible study at the Bible Church of God in Fort Lauderdale. Earlier this month, the victim, who is now 18 years old, confided in a friend from church that he was abused repeatedly over the decade he lived with London. The victim’s mother had left him in London’s care when he was 8 years old after facing hard financial times.

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