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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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As the John Goodman DUI manslaughter retrial began winding down its second week, the defense Thursday offered yet more testimony to counter the allegations the Wellington polo club founder drove while...


Barry Greenfield is getting back the class ring he lost 40 years ago, but he's more intrigued by the man who held on to it that entire time with the hope of finding the ring's owner.


As an Ebola scare sweeps the world, Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue officials assured the public that they're ready for it and have been for years. "Fort Lauderdale is prepared,'' Deputy Fire Chief ...


A gunman was left spouting apologies after police said he shot an accomplice during an attempted drug ripoff. He shot his victim as well — and a nearby car.


A man was taken into custody after a standoff during which shots reportedly were fired, police said Thursday.


Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott are blanketing Broward County, in a last-ditch effort to get their supporters to vote early.


A 47-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys in his Davie home.


Two years after activists tried to go around City Hall to keep a building from being knocked down, the city is creating its first preservation board to stop it from happening again.


A Sunrise man pleaded guilty to weapons charges Thursday, admitting he illegally sold guns in South Florida parking lots.


Thinking of heading to the Broward County Fair this year? Don't ask for directions just yet.


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