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Classic car stolen from Deerfield Beach car dealership

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video of a group of thieves stealing a 1975 white Chevy Caprice convertible from a car dealership in Deerfield Beach. The theft happened at about 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 8 at Domani Motor Cars Inc. at 70 SW 10 St. The surveillance video shows a white four-door Dodge Ram 1500 enter the lot and pull up near the Caprice. That’s when two men got out of the truck and approached the car. Deputies said they were able to open the Caprice but fled after they were alerted to a passer-by in the area. Surveillance cameras captured the men returning about 15 minutes later, changing the car’s license plate and driving off. Detectives say they are searching for three men, although two were captured on video. One of the thieves captured on camera is described as a black man, who was wearing a long-sleeved gray shirt and a dark hat. The other thief is described as a Hispanic man, who was wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt, shorts and a white hat. Detectives said the third person was driving the truck, but was not captured on surveillance video. Anyone with information about this theft is urged to call the Broward Sheriff’s …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Jurors continue deliberating in Janepsy Carballo murder trial

Jurors resumed deliberations Tuesday in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing the man she believed killed her husband. The 12 men and women deliberated for about six hours Monday, and resumed deliberations at 10 a.m. Tuesday. No one disputes the fact that Janepsy Carballo killed her husband’s business partner in 2008. The question is why? It all started in April 2008. Carballo’s husband, Orlando Mesa, was shot to death outside the couple’s home in North Miami. At the time, he was holding their 20-month old son, who was grazed by one of the bullets. He survived. A month later to the day, Carballo shot Ilan Nissim inside her house. Her attorneys claim he showed up unexpectedly, and threatened Carballo, ripping her blouse and reaching for what she believed was a gun. But it turned out, there was no weapon. At the core of the case is whether Carballo shot and killed Nissim as an act of revenge, which might justify the charges, or whether she shot him out of fear and in self-defense, in which case she would likely have been justified in her actions. Perhaps the most devastating evidence against Carballo were her own words. Though she chose not to testify, she …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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PHOTO GALLERY: Broward Commission change-up

By Brittany Wallman There’s no Broward Commision meeting today, so I’m bringing you a photo gallery of last week’s changing of the guard. The commission welcomed a new member, Beam Furr, swore in two commissioners who survived re-election challenges – Barbara Sharief and Chip LaMarca – and named Tim Ryan the… …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
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Education

The Creation Station "Sneak Peek" 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

– Main Library Creation Station The Creation Station represents the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education for all residents of Broward County.The Main Library Creation Station makerspace is a community center with tools that enable individuals to design, prototype and make 3D items. Makerspaces often include tools and equipment too expensive or specialized for most people to own, as well as provide a gathering place for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Millions of dollars of counterfeit items seized by feds

They may look real, but don’t be fooled. FBI agents in Miami say they’ve already intercepted millions of dollars worth of counterfeit goods before they made it to the shelves, but they say there still could be plenty of fake items on the market. Agents say they have seen everything from counterfeit watches to perfume to jewelry. “There are criminals in our community that will take advantage of consumers this holiday season with deals that are too good to be true,” says deputy special agent Robert Hutchinson. The feds hope to stop counterfeit sales and track down products designed to rip people off, which they say is a threat to holiday shoppers as the market is flooded with counterfeits sold at stores, street corners and online. Agents point out that counterfeits are a $650 billion threat to the world economy, costing 10 million jobs. To top that, they can be dangerous. “Counterfeit perfume that causes skin rashes, toys made with lead and software with malware inside,” says Hutchinson. Agents say the best advice is to buy from trusted stores and websites that offer secure transactions. “Some consumers may pay prices just below for a hot ticket item, only to find out Christmas morning they didn’t get what they …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Teen dies, 1 charged in Miami Carol City High School shooting

Two teens were shot Thursday during a fight at Miami Carol City High School property. One of the boys shot has died, Miami-Dade police reported Tuesday. After a fight at the school, 3301 NW 183 St., witnesses said a teen pulled out a gun and shot Khambell Manning, 16, and Tranard Gray, 17. Rescue airlifted Manning and Gray to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where Manning later died. “Police responded to an altercation that occurred between four black males on school property. As a result two of them were shot,” Miami-Dade Det. Elena Hernandez said in a statement. Miami Gardens police officers arrested Freddrick Parks, 17. He stands accused of being the gunman and was being charged with first degree murder and attempted murder. Police said others involved ran away after the shooting and they were still investigating the incident. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Strategic Forum Group Awards Scholarship

By wlchrist Gerry Weber, Jacqueline Benigni (scholarship awardee), Lisa Peddy, Bob Berkowitz. The Strategic Forum group awarded Huizenga Business School graduate student, Jacqueline Benigni with its scholarship on Nov. 21, 2014. Award selection is made by Forum Board members and is given to a student who is an active member of the Strategic Forum Student Group–student professionals participating in mentoring and leadership development through the Strategic Forum. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and demonstrate leadership involvement among other criteria. The Strategic Forum group was founded in 1999 in New York City and expanded in 2004 to South Florida (Miami-Dade Broward and Palm Beach Counties). The group consists of CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders who build business and personal relationships, support continual learning and intellectual enrichment. In South Florida, the Forum has a formal relationship with the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, providing scholarship and mentoring to graduate students. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Couple steals $90,000 worth of jewelry from Sedano's kiosk, police say

Police are searching for a man and a woman who are believed to have stolen $90,000 worth of jewelry from a kiosk inside a Sedano’s Supermarket in Hialeah. The burglary happened Aug 17. at 3140 W. 76 St. According to police, surveillance video showed a man tampering with an alarm motion detector, causing it to deactivate. Later in the evening, someone who either remained inside the store after closing or broke into the building, and stole about $90,000 worth of jewelry from Crisalys Jewelry kiosk located inside the supermarket. The jewelry kiosk is independently owned and the space is leased from Sedano’s. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Pure Zeppelin Live at Parker Playhouse

Led Zeppelin fans will be packing the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 for a concert by the Pure Zeppelin Experience. The members of this tribute band mimic the appearance and playing styles of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham to recreate the magic and mystery of a Led Zeppelin concert! Proceeds from this show go to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Florida. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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