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Georgia man visiting family in Liberty City dies after getting hit with police Taser

More than three weeks after a young Georgia man named Willie Sams died after being struck by an electronic control device by police, the medical examiner has yet to determine the cause of death. …read more Source: Miami Herald...
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David Lockhart Jr., Dondrell Chandler Jr. arrested in September bank robbery

Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a September bank robbery in Pembroke Pines. The FBI announced the arrests of David Lockhart Jr., 21, and Dondrell Chandler Jr., 19, both of Miramar, on Thursday. FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said the men robbed a TD Bank branch on Pines Boulevard on Sept. 4, 2013. Marshall said both men were arrested without incident at the FBI building in North Miami Beach. …read more Source: WPLG Local News...
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Facebook helps man find class ring lost overseas decades ago

Social media showed its power. A man was reunited with his class ring after he lost it halfway across the world 25 years ago. The last time John Sims saw his 1981 class ring from Miami Beach Senior High School was in 1989, when he was serving in the Navy off the coast of Italy. He was playing softball when he lost the ring. “I thought it was gone forever,” said Sims. But a fellow Navy family living in Virginia found the ring inside an old softball glove and used Facebook to locate Sims. His name was engraved in the ring. Sims, who now lives in Tennessee, said he’s thankful to have his ring back. …read more Source: WPLG Local News...
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Ukraine says Russian forces control Crimea airport

Russian troops took control of the two main airports in the strategic peninsula of Crimea, Ukraine’s interior minister charged Friday, as the country asked the U.N. Security Council to intervene in the escalating conflict. Russian state media said Russian forces in Crimea denied involvement. …read more Source: Miami Herald...
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Testimony to continue in Kaely Camacho crash trial

The trial of a man accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old girl is scheduled to resume Friday morning for a third day of testimony. Prosecutors claim Sandor Guillen was driving the SUV that hit the minivan Kaely Camacho was riding in with her family. Guillen has pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. On Thursday, defense attorneys for Guillen attempted to convince jurors that detectives mishandled evidence from the scene of the April 2012 crash. They called into question how the crash scene was analyzed and how the initial paperwork disappeared. But veteran Miami-Dade police detective Oscar Perez defended his actions during his testimony. “I think I supplied plenty of information that anybody needs.” An earlier argument by the defense was that Camacho’s father, who gave emotional testimony Wednesday, ran a red light and was responsible for the crash. Prosecutors called on county engineers to explain the way the southwest Miami-Dade intersection is set up, to show there is no way Guillen had a green light at the time of the accident. Police say Guillen had been driving 100 mph in the bus lane drunk at the time of the crash. If convicted, Guillen could face up to more …read more Source: WPLG Local News...
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Two police officers injured after responding to incident in Southwest Miami-Dade

Two officers were hurt overnight after responding to a call in Southwest Miami-Dade. The incident happened at Southwest 122th Avenue and 204th Street. Police were still in the area investigating hours later. Miami-Dade dispatch also told Local 10 News that someone was also tased in the incident. At this time, police have not said how these officers got injured or the extent of their injuries. The officers are still recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital. …read more Source: WPLG Local News...
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