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Weston doctor arrested on domestic violence charges

A doctor from Weston was arrested on domestic violence charges after police said he beat his live-in girlfriend and held her against her will at their home. According to the arrest report, the victim’s mother called 911 on Aug. 31 to say that her daughter called her claiming to be “in trouble” and said she was being held against her will. When deputies arrived at Dr. Rafael Azulay’s home at 3204 Islewood Ave., they found both Azulay and his girlfriend sitting on their back patio. Deputies said the woman had visible physical injuries to her face and bruising on her neck, arms, back and legs. After separating the victim from Azulay, deputies said she confirmed that he had hit her but said she suffered her injuries from an accident that occurred two to three weeks prior. The arrest report states the victim suffered an orbital fracture to the left side of her face, a small laceration under her right eye, and bruising on her neck, arms, back, thighs and legs. Deputies said the bruising on her neck appeared to be from strangulation. Azulay is also accused of locking his girlfriend inside the home, not allowing her to leave without him, forcing her to change her …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Rollover crash closes southbound lanes of I-95

At least one person was injured in a rollover crash that shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Miami-Dade and Broward County line. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes between Ives Dairy Road and Miami Gardens Drive. Southbound traffic was backed up all the way to Hollywood. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Pembroke Pines doctor accused of beating girlfriend for second time

A practicing internist in Pembroke Pines was arrested for the second time on domestic violence charges. Dr. Rafael Azulay appeared in bond court Monday morning where a judge ordered that he be held in jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. In the latest case, Azulay is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face on Sunday, and kicking her in the face and stomach once she had fallen to the floor. He is charged with battery. Azulay was also arrested Aug. 31 at his home in Weston, after deputies said he beat his live-in girlfriend and held her against her will inside his home. According to the arrest report, Angela Glaskin’s mother called 911 to say that her daughter called her claiming to be “in trouble” and said she was being held against her will. When deputies arrived at Azulay’s home at 3204 Islewood Ave., they found both Azulay and Glaskin sitting on their back patio. Deputies said Glaskin had visible physical injuries to her face and bruising on her neck, arms, back and legs. Deputies said besides beating his girlfriend, Azulay also forbid her from speaking to anyone except her mother on an occasional basis and did not allow her to leave their home without him. Follow Local …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Investigators search for clues in plane crash that killed 4

By Ken Kaye Federal investigators Monday began sifting through the charred wreckage of a twin-engine plane, trying to determine why it crashed while attempting to land at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Sunday, killing all four on board. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Investigators search for clues in plane crash that killed 4

By Ken Kaye Federal investigators Monday began sifting through the charred wreckage of a twin-engine plane, trying to determine why it crashed while attempting to land at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Sunday, killing all four on board. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Estefan musical finds its Broadway stars

A Cuban-American actress who attended the same Miami high school as Gloria Estefan and an actor who stars on USA’s “Sirens” have been chosen to star on Broadway as Gloria and Emilio Estefan in a musical based on the groundbreaking entertainers’ lives. Producers said Monday that Ana Villafane, who appeared in the film “Magic City Memoirs” and who initially auditioned via video to play Gloria Estefan, will make her Broadway debut opposite Josh Segarra in “On Your Feet!” Segarra has been seen off-Broadway in “Dogfight” and on Broadway in “Lysistrata Jones.” He has a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago PD” and a guest appearance on Showtime’s “Homeland.” The musical will begin performances Oct. 5 at the Marquis Theatre after a stop this summer at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 through July 5. Jerry Mitchell, who directed “Kinky Boots,” will helm the show, with Sergio Trujillo choreographing. The story will be written by Alexander Dinelaris. The Estefans were born in Cuba and together became musical luminaries in Spanish and English, winning Grammy Awards and fans across the U.S. with crossover hits like “The Rhythm is Going To Get You,” ”Conga” and “Words Get in the Way” They also helped the careers of …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Missing boater planned disappearance in attempt to escape legal issues, deputies say

A man who was reported missing after heading out on his boat off the coast of southern Palm Beach County on March 31, planned his own disappearance in an attempt to escape legal issues, deputies said. According to WPBF, Richard Ohrn, 44, of Boca Raton, is a former broker for JP Morgan Chase. He had recently been accused of stealing $15,250 from two elderly customers. Ohrn also allegedly forged records and changed clients’ address information so that they did not receive account statements or trade confirmations. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said a 19-foot Sea Ray boat that was rented in Broward County was found adrift about two miles from shore the same day he was reported missing. Authorities found Ohrn at his home on Sunday and said he admitted planning his disappearance. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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7 people poisoned by carbon monoxide in Wilton Manors town homes

Broward Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating after a person was found dead at a home in Wilton Manors Monday morning. Deputies said they arrived to a town house at 2259 NW Ninth Ave. and found three people unconscious, one of whom is a child, as well as two dead dogs. Deputies said based on preliminary information, it appears the victims were poisoned by carbon monoxide. A car that was still running was found in the garage. According to deputies, one of the adults was pronounced dead at the scene. The other adult and the child were taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Deputies said two good Samaritans went inside to help the family before authorities arrived. One was taken to the hospital and the other was treated at the scene. Authorities searched neighboring town homes as a precaution and found two others who had also been poisoned at the home next door. They were also transported to the hospital. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Pizzeria Forced to Close Following Threats Over Biblical Marriage Beliefs Re-Opens to Full House

By Heather Clark WALKERTON, Ind. – A pizzeria in Indiana that was forced to close after it faced arson and death threats by homosexual activists and advocates for expressing their biblical beliefs on marriage re-opened last week to a full house. As previously reported, the matter began when reporter Alyssa Marino of ABC 57 News in South Bend set out to interview area business owners about their reaction to the controversy over the recently signed Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Among the businesses that she visited was Memories Pizza in Walkerton, a place that is decorated with crosses and quotes from Scripture, and begins each morning with prayer. The establishment had never turned anyone away, nor were there any complaints about the pizzeria, and owner Crystal O’Connor explained to Marino that if a homosexual couple or someone of another religion came to eat there, Memories Pizza would never deny them service. “I just walked into their shop and asked how they feel,” Marino explained on Twitter. “They’ve never been asked to cater a same-sex wedding.” However, one sentence in O’Connor’s response was highlighted in Marino’s report, as she stated that because of her Christian beliefs, she would have to draw the line at same-sex …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Former North Miami mayor appeals conviction

The former mayor of North Miami is appealing her conviction and prison sentence in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme. An attorney for Lucie Tondreau recently filed a notice of appeal, which will be considered by the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Tondreau was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy and wire fraud charges in December. Prosecutors said Tondreau and another defendant conspired before she became mayor to defraud lenders using straw buyers, who obtained inflated loans for 20 properties. The scheme involved recruiting buyers through a radio program catering to Haitian-American listeners. Tondreau’s business partner, Karl Oreste, previously pleaded guilty. Tondreau became North Miami’s first female Haitian-American mayor, but she was suspended from office by Gov. Rick Scott after her arrest. A new mayor, Smith Joseph, has since been elected. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Miami International Airport installing more self-service passport control kiosks

Miami International Airport will be installing 44 more self-service passport control kiosks to help speed up the customs and immigration process. About half of all passengers coming through Miami’s airport are traveling internationally. Miami International Airport first installed automated passport control kiosks in 2013. The kiosks use biometric technology to match passengers’ passports with face and fingerprint data. Officials said the machines have reduced the wait for U.S. citizens by as much as 40 percent. The company SITA is providing the kiosks. SITA executive Paul Houghton said the machines process passengers in less than two minutes and help airlines and federal authorities maintain high security during peak travel periods. Similar kiosks are in use at airports in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Tampa. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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