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Motorcyclist killed in crash outside of Biltmore Hotel

A motorcyclist died after crashing into the back of a postal truck outside of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Sunday afternoon. According to Coral Gables police, both vehicles were traveling westbound on Anastasia Avenue around 2:15 p.m. When the postal truck slowed to turn into the entrance of the hotel, the rider of the red Kawasaki motorcycle collided with the back of the vehicle. The motorcyclist, who hasn’t been identified, died after being airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The driver of the USPS postal truck stayed on the scene. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Coast Guard crews search for cruise ship passenger near Marathon

Coast Guard crews continue to search for a man who fell from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Marathon. The man, who hasn’t been identified, is believed to have fallen from the Liberty of the Seas on Sunday when the ship was about 20 miles from the Florida Keys. A representative for the Coast Guard told Local 10 News crews from bases in Miami and Marathon had been deployed, along with a helicopter crew. Two Canadian-affiliated boats that were in the area are also aiding in the search. Early Monday, the Coast Guard said the Liberty of the Seas had continued on to its port. The ship arrived to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale just after 7 a.m. Monday, according to MarineTraffic.com. The Liberty of the Seas had been traveling from Cozumel, Mexico when the crew reported the passenger missing. It is unclear how he fell overboard. Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Abraham S. Fischler School of Education hosts Dean’s List Luncheon

By mkiffin Seventeen Abraham S. Fischler School of Education (FSE) undergraduate students were honored last month at the Flight Deck in NSU’s Don Taft University Center for attaining Dean’s List status for the Fall 2014 academic semester. Associate Dean Jamie Manburg offered congratulations to the students, who were treated to lunch and special certificates, while numerous faculty members and staff joined in the celebration. This biannual ceremony honors FSE’s highest achieving students and examples of academic success for the Fall and Winter semesters. Faculty and staff recognized their achievement and encouraged them to maintain that same level of hard work, commitment, and perseverance throughout their academic and professional careers. More than 80 FSE students achieved Dean’s List status, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the semester. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Police: Man stabbed at Shops at Pembroke Gardens

A man was hospitalized after being stabbed during a fight that broke out early Monday morning outside the Cigar Bar at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens. A witness told Local 10 News he had his tooth knocked out when he tried to stop the fight. He added that he is cooperating with police as they investigate what happened. “I could have gone, I could have evaded everything, it just so happens that everyone felt like it was the right thing to do to leave and to just avoid something,” said the witness. This is the second time in recent months police have been called after a fight near the Cigar Bar. Back in December, a person was hurt after a shooting. It’s unclear if anyone is in custody after Monday’s incident. Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Some residents return home after massive fire in Opa-locka

The tenants at Lakeview Apartments are now back in their building, celebrating a new start with a little Sunday funday. “I have hamburger, I have wings, hotdogs, macaroni and cheese, so it’s love in the ‘hood during disaster time,” said Evelyn Carter. You’d never know the charred reminders of a massive blaze still lay just yards away. On Friday, the roof of the complex was covered in smoke and fire. Related: Residents try to salvage what they can after massive fire Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed Sunday that the inferno began on a mattress, then spread to the roof. Management told Local 10 about five or six units are still unlivable, but the majority of residents are now out of the Red Cross shelter and back in their homes. “We liked the shelter, but being home is really where you want to be at the end of the day,” Khalid Shorter said. Despite having their apartments back, many of the residents returned to find their units damaged. “(There was) smoke damage, water damage, people stealing stuff from our house…” Humphrey LaCroix said. But despite their hardships, LaCroix got his family and neighbors to pitch in and make a barbecue dinner for those with nothing to eat. “Nobody here (is) rich,” …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Police investigate drowning of 2-year-old in Pompano Beach

Deputies are at a home on Southeast 11th Street investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old boy. No other details have been released. Stay with Local 10 News and Local10.com for updates on this developing story. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Florida NRA leader launches campaign against campus police for opposing campus gun carry bill

Florida NRA leader Marion Hammer is accusing campus police chiefs from Florida’s public universities of using tax dollars to lobby because they spoke in Tallahassee against a bill allowing guns on campuses. Police chiefs from several Florida campuses appeared in legislative committee meetings in Tallahassee in uniform this week and opposed the bill during public comment periods. In a memo, Hammer asked NRA members to send emails to state officials objecting to what she called tax-funded lobbying. Spokesmen for Florida Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said their offices each got 800 or more emails. But Senate higher education committee member Arthenia Joyner said she invited the chiefs to come and speak. She denied they were lobbying and said the NRA actions could be perceived as intimidation. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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1 killed in helicopter crash in Central Florida, fire officials say

Fire officials confirmed that one person is dead after a helicopter crashed into a home in Orlando Sunday. The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. 2 miles west of the Orlando Executive Airport. Police said the helicopter, a Robinson R44, crashed into the guest house, which is in the back of the main house. They said no one was inside the guest house at the time of the crash but there were people in the main home. The identity of the person killed in the crash has not been released. The Federal Aviation Authority and National Transportation Safety Board are on the scene investigating. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Florida man who faked death, left business millions in debt, arrested in North Carolina

A Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela was arrested in North Carolina on alleged fraud charges Saturday after his life insurance companies filed a lawsuit alleging he was alive and they shouldn’t be making payments. Details of the charges against 62-year-old Jose Lantigua are unclear. But Saturday’s arrest ends two years of speculation about whether the former furniture store owner had faked an illness in 2013 while vacationing in Venezuela, leaving his business millions of dollars in debt. His life insurance companies thought they were being swindled and launched an investigation saying the businessman was not dead after two lenders filed claims. The lawsuits by Hartford Life and Annuity Life Insurance Co. also alleged a worker was bribed to falsify documents stating the businessman’s body was cremated. They also claim Lantigua fraudulently assigned benefits claims to a local creditor before he disappeared. The South Florida Business Journal reports Lantigua’s son accused the insurance company of falsifying its investigation into his father’s death, accusing the company of lying about the Venezuelan government revoking his father’s death certificate. The newspaper reported that the insurance company admitted a Venezuelan lawyer did alter documents to make it seem like the Venezuelan government nullified the death …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Sinkhole causes Weston water main to break

A sinkhole caused headaches in a Weston neighborhood Sunday morning after an 8-inch water main broke at about 1 a.m. Sunday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. An SUV was trapped in the hole on Columbia in the Country Isles neighborhood, but crews were able to pull the car out without severe damage. Several homes were evacuated. Officers said water reached the front doors of up to 15 homes. Water is currently shut off in the neighborhood as crews work to prepare the broken line. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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FBI seeks info on Fort Lauderdale police probe, firings, mayor says

By Erika Pesantes The FBI has made an inquiry into the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s investigation that led to the firing of three police officers over racial slurs used in personal cellphone text messages and a mock movie trailer, the city’s mayor said on Sunday. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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FBI seeks info on Fort Lauderdale police probe, firings, mayor says

By Erika Pesantes The FBI has made an inquiry into the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s investigation that led to the firing of three police officers over racial slurs used in personal cellphone text messages and a mock movie trailer, the city’s mayor said on Sunday. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Christian

‘I Ached Every Day for a Dad': Woman Raised By Lesbians Speaks Out Against Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

By Heather Clark A woman who was raised by a lesbian mother and her partner after her parents divorced is speaking out against same-sex “marriage” and the affect that it can have on children such as herself. Heather Barwick, now 31, wrote an open letter this past week entitled “Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting,” in which she shared her own personal story of growing up without a father. Barwick said that her mother and father divorced when she was just a toddler as her mother sought to enter into a same-sex relationship. But she stated that she often desired to have a father, who was now not there. “I grew up surrounded by women who said they didn’t need or want a man. Yet, as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy,” Barwick explained in The Federalist. As she grew older, Barwick sought sexual relationships with boyfriends in order to fill the void that she felt. “My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad,” she said. “I loved my mom’s partner, but another mom could never have replaced the father I lost.” And while Barwick said that she was a proponent for same-sex “marriage” into her …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Obama Judge Rules Wisconsin Regulation Places ‘Burden’ on Mothers Seeking Abortion

By Heather Clark MADISON, Wisc. – A federal judge appointed to the bench by Barack Obama has struck down a Wisconsin abortion law as unconstitutional, stating that the law places a “burden” on women seeking to end the life of their unborn child. As previously reported, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker approved Senate Bill 206 (SB206) in July 2013, which called for increased health standards at abortion facilities, including the requirement that abortionists obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. The measure was stated to protect women in the event of injury during the abortion procedure. Pro-life advocates praised the legislation, but Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) immediately filed a lawsuit against the state, asserting that the regulation will cause at least Affiliated Medical Services to close its doors since local hospitals have been unwilling to grant its abortionist, Dennis Christensen, admitting privileges. During the trial for the matter, U.S. District Judge William Conley began to spar with Dr. John Thorp, an obstetrician at the University of North Carolina who had been asked by the state to testify in defense of the requirement. Thorp told the court that he believes that complications from abortions are under-reported, and that he does not find any …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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