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Man who escaped from Jackson Memorial Hospital apprehended

A man who escaped from the crisis center at Jackson Memorial Hospital has been taken into custody. Miami police said the man, who was taken to the hospital as a Baker Act patient, escaped early Monday morning, stealing a bicycle. Police said that when officers approached him, he ran off and was struck by a car. But that didn’t stop him. Eventually, officers had to use a Taser to subdue him. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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2 die in zombie movie plane crash in Fla.

Two people are dead after their small plane crashed while they were filming a zombie movie in Florida. Marion County sheriff’s officials say the plane went down about 8 p.m. Sunday in Summerfield, near Ocala. The sheriff’s office has not released the names of the victims. They say the passenger was filming a scene involving an airplane in a low-budget zombie movie being shot in Summerfield. Witnesses told deputies the plane banked a turn over the filming site before it stalled. The plane went down nose first. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Christian

The Eighth Chapter: The Intimate Friendship of Jesus

By TomTruex The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisBOOK TWO: THE INTERIOR LIFEThe Eighth Chapter: The Intimate Friendship of Jesus WHEN Jesus is near, all is well and nothing seems difficult. When He is absent, all is hard. When Jesus does not speak within, all other comfort is empty, but if He says only a word, it brings great consolation. Did not Mary Magdalen rise at once from her weeping when Martha said to her: “The Master is come, and calleth for thee”? Happy is the hour when Jesus calls one from tears to joy of spirit. How dry and hard you are without Jesus! How foolish and vain if you desire anything but Him! Is it not a greater loss than losing the whole world? For what, without Jesus, can the world give you? Life without Him is a relentless hell, but living with Him is a sweet paradise. If Jesus be with you, no enemy can harm you. He who finds Jesus …read more Source: Imitate Christ     ...
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Advertising VP Alexandra Villoch named new publisher of Miami Herald Media Co.

Alexandra Villoch, senior vice president of advertising and marketing for the Miami Herald Media Company, has been named president of the company and publisher of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Religion

Elane Photography * RIP Mickey Rooney * Rwanda Reconciliation: Monday’s news roundup

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey The Supreme Court won’t hear the Elane Photography case. Actor Mickey Rooney has died. And Rwanda marks 20 years since a genocide that killed hundreds of thousands. The post Elane Photography * RIP Mickey Rooney * Rwanda Reconciliation: Monday’s news roundup appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Fire breaks out at abandoned house in Miami

A fire broke out at an abandoned house in Miami early Monday morning. The home is located at Northeast FirstAvenue and Northeast 57th Street. Firefighters were able to put out the flames. The house was damaged, but no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Michel Escoto murder trial continues

The trial continues Monday for a man accused of killing his wife less than a week after they were married. Michel Escoto is accused of killing his wife, Wendy Trapaga, in 2002 to collect her $1 million life insurance policy. He has been acting as his own attorney throughout the trial. Assistant state attorney Gail Levine will likely call one more witness to the stand before the state rests its case. Escoto is expected to call four witnesses of his own Monday. Last week, Escoto was held in contempt of court after he threatened a witness. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Calvary Chapel senior pastor resigns, effective immediately

The senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale resigned after confessing to cheating on his wife, which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church. Bob Coy reportedly confessed to key leaders Wednesday. A board meeting was called the next day, when he resigned. Coy, who has led the church since its founding in 1985, said he will now focus his full attention on his personal relationship with God and his family. The radio, television and digital media that distributes Coy’s teachings have also been suspended for the time being. “The governing board of the church is providing counselors and ministers who will help guide him through the process of full repentance, cleansing and restoration,” a statement reads. “Trusting in God’s providence, protection, provision and direction, the staff of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale will continue our mission to ‘make disciples’ through regular services at all campuses and through myriad other ministries the church has established over the years.” At an open service at the church Sunday, a letter was read to the congregation from Coy and the board. Assistant pastors who are on staff will continue their usual rotating schedule as teaching pastors for all services, the statement added. Coy’s resignation is effective immediately. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Christian

‘Created on the Sixth Day’: Proposed South Carolina Bill Recognizes Creation of Woolly Mammoth

By Garrett Haley COLUMBIA, S.C. – Despite criticism from evolutionists, a proposed bill in South Carolina has been amended to include a reference to the biblical creation account. House Bill 4482 (HB4482) is a short bill which would officially designate the Columbian Mammoth as South Carolina’s state fossil. Lawmakers say the remains of hundreds of mammoths have been unearthed across South Carolina, so they want to commemorate the animal’s heritage in their state. Kevin Bryant, a state senator from Anderson, initially proposed to insert three verses from the King James Bible—Genesis 1:24-25 and Genesis 1:31—into HB4482, saying he wanted “to recognize the creator” in the bill. “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so,” the Genesis 1:24-25 passage states. “And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good,” says Genesis 1:31. “And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” However, Bryant’s proposed …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Idaho School Board Votes to Pull Profane Novel Mocking Christianity from Curriculum

By Heather Clark MERIDIAN, Idaho – A school board in Idaho has voted to pull a controversial novel from its 10th grade curriculum after parents complained about its profane and vulgar language and anti-Christian sentiments. The Meridian School Board voted 2-1 this past week to remove The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the supplemental reading list. The novel, written by Sherman Alexie, centers on the life of a young American Indian boy who leaves his school on an Indian reservation and begins attending an all-white school. It won the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. However, in addition to using racial epithets and profanity, the book also reportedly contains a reference to masturbation, a depiction of Jesus Christ passing gas, and uses language that degrades women and the disabled. Therefore, while The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is an award-winning book, it is also one of the most controversial across the nation. Prior to the vote last week, numerous area residents spoke during the public comment period about their concerns regarding the novel. Two hours of testimony passed with most parents asking the board to boot the book from the curriculum, while others defended the publication as being reflective …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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