Linda Trischitta, Sun Sentinel

Linda Trischitta

Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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Past articles by Linda:

Disabled woman left locked in stuffy van for more than four hours, police say

Oscar Dorador, 38, of Deerfield Beach, is accused of leaving disabled Carol Roberson, 57, locked in a medical transport van for over four hours, investigators said → Read More

Landscaper shocked while trimming trees in Fort Lauderdale

A landscaper survived an electric shock Thursday while trimming trees in Fort Lauderdale, a city official said. → Read More

Homeless man killed in street argument, Fort Lauderdale police say

An argument in the streets of Fort Lauderdale led to a violent confrontation, when one man struck another man who fell, injured his head and died, authorities said Wednesday. → Read More

Two men killed in Fort Lauderdale, police say

Two men died in separate killings Monday in Fort Lauderdale. One of those lives was taken by gunfire, a police spokeswoman said. → Read More

Great grandmother, 93, dies after crashing car into a pond

Lucille Georgette Schwartz was an avid card player and 93-year-old great grandmother before she died Thursday after crashing into a pond in Boynton Beach. → Read More

Three flyers on way to Miami survive plane crash in Bahamas

The pilot of a Piper PA-34 aircraft and two passengers traveling to Miami Executive Airport survived a crash in the ocean off the Bahamas Thursday morning. → Read More

Fort Lauderdale police call woman’s death suspicious

A woman's body was found Thursday morning in a yard at a condominium complex, and so far, Fort Lauderdale police are calling the death suspicious. → Read More

Broward Sheriff’s Office stays tight-lipped about deputy’s death in crash

More than two weeks after a deputy was killed in a two-car crash, the Broward Sheriff’s Office still hasn’t publicly answered basic questions about the collision. → Read More

Child kidnapped and held as ‘sex slave,’ prosecutor says

A man known as “Menace” is accused of kidnapping and battering a 13-year-old girl in Hollywood and recording pornographic videos of himself having sex with her, according to court documents. → Read More

Man who died during lobster miniseason was experienced 23-year diver

As day two of lobster miniseason continued Thursday, officials said the man who died Wednesday was a diver with 23 years of experience. → Read More

Solemn ritual held for Broward deputy killed in crash

Flanked by saluting deputies, Emelie Nimtz watched Wednesday as a Broward Sheriff’s honor guard accompanied a flag draped case that held the body of her husband, Deputy Benjamin Nimtz. → Read More

Dillard High teacher accused of engaging in sex act with teen

A science teacher at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale will not be working with students in the new school year after he was accused of engaging in sex acts with a minor, officials said. → Read More

Man wanted in armed rape and robbery cases at hotels, cops say

Investigators are seeking a man suspected of raping a woman at a Miami Beach hotel, then robbing another victim at a Dania Beach hotel, authorities said Friday. → Read More

Mall, courthouse and businesses close as water slows to a trickle in Fort Lauderdale

The multi-block Galleria mall was among the many retail centers to close their doors or modify services Thursday after the city of Fort Lauderdale announced a citywide cessation in water service, raising the possibility of considerable financial losses in one of the local economy’s most important sectors. → Read More

Spear impales woman and kills her. Now her boyfriend is accused of murder.

A woman arguing with her boyfriend was killed when a spear she was holding onto snapped, impaling her chest, police say. Now police accuse Silvia Galva’s boyfriend of murdering her. → Read More

Hollywood police killed man after suspect fired at driver, cops say

A man driving a white van was fired upon by a suspect who was later shot and killed by Hollywood police on Sunday afternoon, a spokesman said Monday. → Read More

Deputy fired for punching handcuffed man at Broward County jail, sheriff says

A deputy was fired Thursday after video showed him punching a handcuffed man who was in line to be booked into jail, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said. → Read More

Man killed at Fort Lauderdale beach after he stepped into road, authorities say

A Plantation man died July 4th after being struck by a car on East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said. → Read More

Driver charged in DUI crash that killed his passenger, cops say

A Davie man impaired by alcohol was driving through Hollywood late one night, failed to negotiate the curve at Young Circle and crashed into a building, causing the death of one of his friends and seriously injuring another, the Broward State Attorney's Office said. → Read More

Man shot by deputies had mental health treatment before violent clash

A Sunrise man accused of shooting his girlfriend and waving a gun at deputies, who shot him, made his first court appearance Tuesday, after nearly seven weeks in a hospital. An arrest report describes the night of May 23, when the girlfriend told police Kimani Pearce had been released the day before from a mental health facility in Palm Beach County. → Read More