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The Lower Atlantic Coast encompasses a three-county area of the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. The metropolitan area covers the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. The area is commonly referred to as simply "South Florida" and is roughly synonymous with the term Gold Coast.

Because the population of South Florida is largely confined to a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, the Miami Urbanized Area (that is, the area of contiguous urban development) is about 110 miles long (north to south), but never more than twenty miles wide, and in some areas only five miles wide (east to west). South Florida is longer than any other urbanized area in the United States except for the New York metropolitan area.


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South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

A Pembroke Pines chiropractor says her storefront office has been crashed into by cars twice in the past two years, most recently on Tuesday.


Delray Beach Police are asking for help in finding an NFL championship ring that may have been lost in the city.


After being bought out and banished from Hollywood, homeless kingpin Sean Cononie and his band of followers have landed at a new haven: Just outside Haines City, 24 miles from Disney World.


Like night watchmen who never blink, police surveillance cameras relentlessly stare at more and more streets and parks in South Florida.


When Lauderhill firefighters arrived at a two-story apartment building fire Saturday evening, they acted quickly to help bring a wheelchair-bound man down a flight of stairs and to safety.


Now, from the comfort of home, you can access more than 290,000 award-winning movies, hit TV shows, best-selling novels and smoking-hot tunes 24 hours a day — for free.


As a mother and son bitten by a dog over the weekend were recovering Monday at a Fort Lauderdale hospital, a neighbor was credited with stopping the attack with his bare hands and a belt.


They're not flying rodents, they're not blind and they have never been spotted swarming away from a blood-drained human corpse.


Catching a flight from Fort Lauderdale? Drivers often find themselves winging it when figuring out how to get to the airport.


A man insinuating that he had a gun concealed under his T-shirt robbed a neighborhood market earlier this month and detectives are hoping someone might recognize the robber.


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