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`Everglades quarter' highlights Florida ecology

By By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau New coin expected to be popular Coin collectors, nature lovers and anyone with change in their pockets soon will discover a new quarter featuring a long-necked anhinga spreading its wings in semitropical splendor in the heart of the Everglades. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Rideshare companies and county fight over fares

A simmering feud between the agency that regulates cab and limousine services in Hillsborough County and a handful of upstart ride-sharing companies has escalated after a Lyft driver refused to take a plea on a misdemeanor of driving a taxi without a license and demanded a jury trial. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Fatal crash closes all lanes on SB I-95 in Pembroke Park

One person is dead and another was hurt after a crash Saturday evening on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. All southbound lanes on I-95 were shut down after 7 p.m. after the two-vehicle crash at Hallandale Beach Boulevard in Pembroke Park. The two drivers were both ejected from their cars. One of the vehicles rolled over. Troopers said the victims were taken to the hospital, where one of them died. No passengers were in either of the two cars, troopers said. It’s unclear what prompted the crash. All lanes reopened after 11:30 p.m. Saturday. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Gunman who shot off-duty Miami-Dade corrections officer sought

The off-duty corrections officer shot in front of his home Friday night has been identified as 51-year-old Juan Guellmes. Guellmes is still being treated at Kendall Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition, while police hope that new information they’ve obtained will lead to an arrest. Police said at least one suspect, possibly more, armed with a black handgun ripped Guellmes’ gold chain from his neck, but they said he fought back. “He was cleaning his car, detailing his vehicle, when multiple subjects approached him. They were trying to rob him. They were able to take some personal property and they shot him multiple times,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta. Guellmes was shot once in the stomach and once in the shoulder and was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Miami-Dade police described the gunman as a black male who is 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build. Police said he wore a black baseball hat, a black hoodie and black baggy pants. “We didn’t get to see his face, but we saw him jumping the fence,” said a witness who only wanted to be identified as Tony. Police said the suspect fled north on SW 109th Avenue. They believe he could’ve been …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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New details released in Porsche crash that killed two men in 2013

By By Erika Pesantes , Sun Sentinel An out-of-control Porsche barreled through bushes into a parking lot, striking one man and trapping another beneath a wheel. And although it was 2:14 a.m., more than 10 people watched the deadly tragedy unfold. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Medical marijuana amendment allows patient to ‘get it forever,’ doctor says

Opponents have made many arguments against Florida’s proposed medical marijuana amendment, but here’s a new one: They say patients would be able to get an unlimited amount of pot should the measure pass. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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I-95 crash, leaves one dead and snarls southbound traffic in Broward

A horrific crash on I-95 just south of Hallandale Beach Blvd. in Broward County Saturday night has left one dead and forced the closure of all southbound lanes on the busy interstate, according to Mark Wysocky, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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