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One-wheeled skateboard inventors hope it will improve mobility

Pioneers at Urban.Us believe that OneWheel, a one-wheeled skateboard invented by Kyle Doerksen, will be a key in improving future mobility through big cities. “It uses technology very similar to a cellphones,” said Stonly Baptiste, entrepreneur and investor in OneWheel through his company, Urban.Us. “The technology inside essentially tells it where to go through minimum weight distribution, and it just takes you there.” Baptiste’s company focuses on investing in startups that it thinks will positively impact the future. OneWheel is just one of 100 other startups that will gather at the Smart City Startups event taking place April 23-24 in Wynwood. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Graffiti writer severely injured after Miami cop runs him over

Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez, a graffiti writer who goes by the name “Demz,” was in critical condition with a severe brain injury after being struck by an unmarked Miami police car during a chase in Wynwood early Friday morning. Gutierrez, 21, was spotted by the department’s gang unit while “tagging” a privately owned building near Northwest Fifth Avenue and 24th Street around 2 a.m. Friday, police said. When police began chasing, Gutierrez fled. He turned a street corner, then ducked between two cars to try and get rid of his spray paint can, according to police. As Miami Police Detective Michael Cadavid turned the corner, police said, Gutierrez jumped out from between the cars and was struck by the officer’s vehicle. The timing and the location of the incident couldn’t be more critical to Miami police: Gutierrez was struck at the height of Art Basel week, as thousands of visitors descend on Miami Beach and Miami for one of the biggest art fairs in the world. Also, a handful of local activist groups calling themselves the Miami Committee on State Violence were scheduled to hold a protest in the center of Midtown early Friday evening. The gathering was not only in honor of two unarmed …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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South Beach building fire causes Meridian Avenue closure

A building fire was causing traffic delays in the already crowded Miami Beach Friday afternoon. Police closed 13th to 15th Street on Meridian Avenue and reported a “large” building fire on Twitter. Aboout 5:40 p.m. firefighters extinguished flames at 1400 Meridian Ave., in South Beach. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane

By Michael Turnbell Q: What is happening at the Sawgrass Expressway interchange at Florida’s Turnpike? Construction has been going on forever. Delays on the southbound turnpike exit to the Sawgrass seem to sometimes stretch all the way to the Broward/Palm Beach county line. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane

By Michael Turnbell Q: What is happening at the Sawgrass Expressway interchange at Florida’s Turnpike? Construction has been going on forever. Delays on the southbound turnpike exit to the Sawgrass seem to sometimes stretch all the way to the Broward/Palm Beach county line. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Only one lane open on I-75 Southbound in Hollywood

A motorcycle was under the front of a tractor trailer on Interstate 75 in Hollywood Friday afternoon. The motorcycle was on the southbound lanes of I-75. It was in a crash involving several vehicles near the Miramar Parkway exit about 4 p.m. Authorities shut down I-75 until 4:50 p.m. — when they opened one lane. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Fight among acquaintances turns into shooting in Hollywood

The hospitalized victim of a shooting claims he had known the gunman since he was 4 years old. They were acquaintances, he told Hollywood Detective Ryan Rillo on Wednesday. Edward Walden, once an innocent boy, is now 24. Hollywood police arrested him after they said he tried to kill a man. About 1 p.m., Nov. 23, Walden and the older man got in a fight at MLK Community Center, 2400 Charleston St., in Hollywood. That was when Walden first pulled out a gun, the victim said. Walden would later pull out that gun again at 7:43 p.m., outside of Pops Old Time BBQ, 2602 N. 22 Ave. He pointed the revolver at the man, who was standing outside the restaurant, Rillo said in the arrest report. The victim said Walden shouted, “This is a robbery. Give me everything.” The victim said he ran and tripped on toy gun that was on the floor. Police said Walden shot at him three times — once in the upper chest and twice in the buttocks. Police said there weren’t any witnesses. Walden was charged with attempted first-degree premeditated murder and robbery with a firearm. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Fatal shooting outside apartment complex may be retaliatory

A man was shot in the head and killed Friday afternoon at a northwest Miami-Dade County apartment complex, witnesses told Local 10 News. Carol City student tweet Carol City tweet Miami Carol City High School, 3301 Miami Gardens Dr., was on lockdown as the crime scene unfolded nearby at a peach-colored apartment complex. A yellow tarp covered the body and blood could be seen splattered on the wall nearby. Miami-Dade police believe the shooting may be retaliatory. Police at the scene told Local 10 News the shooting may be related to a shooting at Carol City High School a few weeks ago that claimed the life of Khambell Manning, 16, and injured Tranard Gray, 17. On social media, Carol City High School students said about 1:50 p.m. that the school was in “code red,”meaning the school is on lock-down. About 2 p.m., a Twitter user said there was “another shooting in Carol City” and he heard it. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Fatal shooting outside apartment complex may be retaliatory

A man was shot in the head and killed Friday afternoon at a northwest Miami-Dade County apartment complex, witnesses told Local 10 News. Carol City student tweet Carol City tweet Miami Carol City High School, 3301 Miami Gardens Dr., was on lockdown as the crime scene unfolded nearby at a peach-colored apartment complex. A yellow tarp covered the body and blood could be seen splattered on the wall nearby. Miami-Dade police believe the shooting may be retaliatory. Police at the scene told Local 10 News the shooting may be related to a shooting at Carol City High School a few weeks ago that claimed the life of Khambell Manning, 16, and injured Tranard Gray, 17. On social media, Carol City High School students said about 1:50 p.m. that the school was in “code red,”meaning the school is on lock-down. About 2 p.m., a Twitter user said there was “another shooting in Carol City” and he heard it. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Recent history doesn't look good for Fort Lauderdale feeding restrictions

By Larry Barszewski According to a report released Thursday by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, recent history doesn’t bode well for Fort Lauderdale’s chances of prevailing in court concerning its homeless feeding ordinance. …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
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