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Steven Sotloff's father says son's passing 'will change the world'

A memorial service was held Friday for the South Florida journalist who was beheaded by the Islamic State group ISIS. The public service for Steven Sotloff began at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Am on Southwest 88th Street. Local 10 News reporter, Glenna Milberg, attended the service and said Sotloff’s father, Arthur Sotloff spoke briefly, breaking the collective silence in the congregation. “I have lost my son and my best friend, but I know his passing will change the world,” said Art Sotloff. Steven’s sister, Lauren, also spoke. “To this day, music reminds me of you and our special bond,” said Lauren before her boyfriend held up his cellphone to the microphone and played Pink Floyd’s “Wish you were here”. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syria in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq. In the video entitled “A Second Message to America,” Sotloff appears in a similar …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Florida Supreme Court sends back gay divorce case

The Florida Supreme Court won’t consider the constitutionality of the state’s gay marriage ban in order to settle a same-sex divorce case. The high court said Friday the Second District Court of Appeal first should rule on the case, in which a lesbian couple married in Massachusetts and is now seeking a divorce in Florida. A lower court judge ruled that the couple couldn’t get divorced in Florida because the state’s constitution doesn’t recognize gay marriage. Before considering the case, the appeals court in a 10-3 decision asked the Supreme Court to settle the question about the gay marriage ban. The Supreme Court, however, agreed with three dissenting judges who said the issue wasn’t of such high importance that it had to go straight to the state’s top court. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Fishing boat damaged in Fort Lauderdale fire

A small fishing boat was severely damaged after it caught fire while it was suspended on a lift in Fort Lauderdale Friday morning. The fire happened off the water at Southeast 15th Avenue and 13th Court. Fire officials said heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the center console of the 25-foot SeaVee center console fishing boat. The fire was quickly extinguished and no other boats or nearby buildings suffered any damage. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Shooter in gold chain robbery of corrections officer in Miami arrested, police say

Authorities have arrested the alleged shooter wanted in an armed robbery of an off-duty corrections officer, Miami-Dade police said Friday evening. At 4 p.m. Friday, investigators identified Patrick Sullivan as the shooter in the case. Police said he was later found and placed under arrest without incident. Sullivan was taken to the Robbery Bureau where was interviewed Friday night, police said. On Thursday, Miami-Dade police arrested 23-year-old Roderick Everett, who admitted to driving the getaway car after Sullivan allegedly shot 51-year-old Juan Guellmes outside his home in Miami on Aug. 29. Police said at least one man armed with a handgun ripped Gullemes’ gold chain from his neck and shot him as Guellemes tried to fight him off. According to the arrest report, Everett dropped off the gunmen and then drove around the block before picking him up. Guellmes remains at Kendall Regional Medical Center in stable condition. Sullivan is charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. Juan Guellmes …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Crews rescue woman trapped inside car after 3-vehicle crash

Multiple people were hurt and one woman was trapped inside of her car after a three-vehicle crash, according to Miami Fire Rescue. The crash happened after 8 p.m. Friday at the intersection of NW 54th Street and 6th Avenue in Miami. Crews arrived to find a woman trapped inside of her car and three people who suffered minor injuries Authorities said a firefighter and paramedics safely extricated the female driver and took her to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Ryder Trauma Center with serious injuries. Officials said two adults and two children from the third vehicle were treated at the scene. Miami police are investigating the crash. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Former President Bill Clinton tells Democrats to back Crist with big turnout

Former President Bill Clinton’s concern about Democratic turnout in the governor’s race cropped up time and again in his 25-minute speech designed to vouch for the Democratic bonafides of Charlie Crist. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Former President Bill Clinton to speak at Charlie Crist rally in Miami

Former President Bill Clinton is campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist in South Florida. Related: Clinton criticizes Gov. Rick Scott at dinner Clinton is expected to speak at a campaign rally for the former Republican governor-turned-Democrat Friday at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. Crist won the Democratic nomination last week to challenge Gov. Rick Scott in November’s general election. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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18-year-old man shot, 6-year-old boy grazed by bullet in Miami

An 18-year-old man was shot and a 6-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet at a Miami apartment complex Thursday night. The shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. at 6850 NW Eighth Ave. Witnesses described hearing several gunshots and seeing someone inside a gray Ford F-150 pickup truck open fire, although police have not yet confirmed any of these details. Both victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The boy is expected to be OK. No condition on the other victim was immediately available. Follow Liane Morejon on Twitter @LianeMorejonTV Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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