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During Florida Superson July 3-6 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Richard Horvitz (right) took a photo of an excited friend (left) with Bill Farmer (middle) who is the voice of Goofy and Pluto.

    Celebs enjoy Florida Supercon as much as fans

    The ninth annual Florida Supercon was definitely the place to be, if interested in reminiscing, people watching or embracing ‘your’ inner geekness.

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Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue’s hazardous materials team responds to a gas leak at Croissant Park, 245 West Park Drive, Thursday morning.

    Underground gas leak temporarily closes Croissant Park early Thursday

    An underground gas leak led to the temporary closure of a Fort Lauderdale pool and park Thursday morning.

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    Livestream: Opposition leaders discuss Venezuela’s crisis, future

    Beset by growing popular discontent and an economy in ruins, Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution faces one of the toughest times in its 15-year history, raising doubts about whether its socialist leader, President Nicolás Maduro, will be able to complete the remaining five years of his six-year term. That uncertainty, whose outcome could have a dramatic impact on the rest of Latin America, will be the focus of a forum on Friday co-hosted by el Nuevo Herald and the Association of Venezuelan Journalists Abroad (APEVEX).

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Tori Taylor, Claire Braverman and Paulo Catopodis, all 14, check the audio during an outdoor shot while filming a television pilot called, "Imbalanced." Taylor and Braverman, who own a film company in Davie called Points of View Film, have scripted and cast the television pilot that revolves around a youth residential facility for the mentally ill. They began shooting the series Monday morning at Western High School in Davie.

    Teen directors

    Teen directors hope to make it big

    Claire Braverman and Tori Taylor may only be 14 — they haven’t even started high school yet — but they have scripted, cast, shot and edited a television pilot.

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It's mosquito season again. On Friday, the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Office received 248 calls, or one every other minute, prompting the office to send up a plane to spray the Redlands, Homestead, Florida City and West Kendall.

    Environment

    Stepped outside lately? Mosquito season is here

    The first locally-acquired case of dengue fever was announced Wednesday, coinciding with a weekend shift in winds that carried clouds of harmless black marsh mosquitoes across South Florida.

  • South Floridians look to crowdfunding to finance causes close to their hearts

    When Amor Sierra, the “Tattoo Mama” of Miami Beach, wanted to give back to the community, she turned to what she knew best: tattoos.

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All Aboard Broward station rendering

    Transportation

    All Aboard unveils station Fort Lauderdale station plans

    All Aboard Florida’s cross-state passenger rail line took one step forward and one step back Tuesday as the company unveiled its plans for a gleaming 30,000-square-foot station in Fort Lauderdale, but also confirmed that service to Orlando will be delayed.

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