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Motorcycle, bus collide in Miramar

A motorcyclist was hurt after colliding with a bus in Miramar according to the Miramar Fire Rescue Department. The crash happened on the 17100 block of SW 48th Court on Wednesday night. The motorcycle rider suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to the hospital for further examination. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Burglar ransacked home, forced homeowner to withdraw money at bank, police say

By Emily Miller When a burglar ransacking a Wilton Manors home was interrupted by the homeowner, his crime quickly turned violent, then escalated into false imprisonment and grand theft auto, according to police. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Burglar ransacked home, forced homeowner to withdraw money at bank, police say

By Emily Miller When a burglar ransacking a Wilton Manors home was interrupted by the homeowner, his crime quickly turned violent, then escalated into false imprisonment and grand theft auto, according to police. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Lauderdale website gets greener on Earth Day

By Larry Barszewski Doing its part to promote environmental awareness this Earth Day, the city has launched a Green Your Routine website where visitors can learn about everything from the impact of rising sea levels and where to dispose of hazardous materials to how to trim trees properly. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Lauderdale website gets greener on Earth Day

By Larry Barszewski Doing its part to promote environmental awareness this Earth Day, the city has launched a Green Your Routine website where visitors can learn about everything from the impact of rising sea levels and where to dispose of hazardous materials to how to trim trees properly. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Suspects shoot at officers in northwest Miami-Dade, police say

Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in northwest Miami-Dade County. Sky 10 was above the scene just before 6:30 p.m. as multiple police cars were outside a shopping plaza at Northwest 95th Street and 24th Avenue. Police said suspects were taken into custody after shooting at police officers. At least one suspect was seen being handcuffed, but police did not immediately confirm the number of suspects involved in the incident. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Call Christina: Elderly woman says she was ripped off by car dealer

An elderly woman claims she was taken advantage of by a Miami car dealer. The 77-year-old woman said even after the dealer returned her trade-in, took back the car she bought, and resold it, they never returned her cash deposit. After weeks with trying to work with the dealership turned into months, Esther Verdecia’s daughter, Nancy Flores, reached out to “Call Christina” for help. She also wanted to warn the community about the importance of understanding what you are agreeing to before signing on the dotted line. While Verdecia only communicated with dealership employees in Spanish, she had to sign the paperwork for the car in English. Flores worried her mom could not understand the documents she was signing. “Everything that was done there was in Spanish, which is her native language,” Flores said. “But everything was signed in English, so she could have been signing her life away and she didn’t know.” “She has no clue. That’s what I don’t understand, why she even went there,” Flores said. “I ask her for documents –she has no clue.” When Verdecia came home from the dealership, Flores noticed some irregularities in the paperwork. The loan application form lists the retiree’s monthly income at $4,400. Flores said this figure is …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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15 years later, Elian Gonzalez raid remains powerful image of U.S.-Cuba relations

Wednesday marked 15 years since armed federal agents seized Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of an international custody dispute, from his great-uncle’s home in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. In the early-morning hours of April 22, 2000, U.S. immigration agents burst into his room, guns drawn, and took the 6-year-old boy away. Elian was the focus of a battle between the United States and Cuba over where the boy should live. In November 1999, Elian, his mother and 12 others left Cuba in an overcrowded boat seeking asylum in the U.S. Elian’s mother and 10 others died trying to make it to Florida, but Elian was found floating on an inner-tube by himself. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued him and brought him to Florida, where his relatives fought to keep him in the country, but after months of protests in Cuba and his father’s demands that he be reunited with his son, Attorney General Janet Reno ordered that Elian be returned to the island country by April 13. Elian’s Miami relatives defied the order, leading to the pre-dawn raid on the day before Easter. Hours later, Elian was reunited with his father at Andrews Air Force Base. The next day, the White House released …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Thieves target wealthy in Bay Harbor Islands, police say

Police are searching for a group of thieves believed to be responsible for as many as nine burglaries in Bay Harbor Islands. Police believe the three men are also the culprits who were captured on surveillance video trying to gain access to a condo building in Hillsborough Beach. The men were seen dialing a call box at the entrance and were ultimately successful. Police said they ransacked a unit and stole some valuables from the home last month. A similar crime was reported in Fort Lauderdale last week and was also captured on surveillance video. Detectives believe the men are part of a bigger burglary ring that is working together and responsible for two more recent break-ins at condos in Bay Harbor Islands. One victim is putting up a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, while another is offering a $20,000 reward. “The reward money is a way for these victims to get their lives back and some peace and tranquility,” said Bay Harbor Islands Police Chief Sean Hemingway. “Most of the jewelry was bequeathed to her by her mother and grandmother, and we were also holding jewelry that belongs to our daughter –so these are memories of three generations,” a victim who wished to …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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