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State lays out case in Kraft corruption trial

By Linda Trischitta Opening statements in the public corruption trial of Stephanie Kraft were heard Tuesday, seven years after prosecutors say the former Broward County School Board member and her husband obtained reduced fees for developers in exchange for $10,000. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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City leaders: Hialeah short millions in pension obligations

City leaders said they are short tens of millions of dollars in pension obligations for 2014 and 2015. On Monday, the city attorney sent a letter to the head of the police union explaining the $28 million shortfall. The figure listed takes into account cuts in services as well as savings that could be found elsewhere in the budget. “Problems with pensions are not unique to cities,” said Mayor Carlos Hernandez. The head of the police union said he felt blindsided by the letter. Both sides signed off on a new contract last year that takes them through 2016. “Now they are in a jam and they are asking the employees to fix that hole they created,” said John Rivera, with the police union. The letter says the city must consider layoffs, furloughs and a change to the workweek. Hernandez said he is optimistic the short-term issues can be resolved. “The current plan in the long-term, however, is unsustainable,” he said. The city hopes to meet with the union in the coming weeks. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Suspect ID'd in Broward County carjackings, double shooting

The FBI has identified the armed suspect they believe was involved in a double shooting that left one man dead and multiple carjackings across Broward County on Tuesday morning. Gregory B. Moore, 35, is still at large after last being seen running east of Interstate 95 near Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale following a series of crimes. “He is armed and dangerous,” FBI spokesman Mike Leverock said during a news conference. “He has shown that he is going to use violence.” Fort Lauderdale police said the first incident began about 8 a.m. when Moore approached a woman in a Suzuki while she was on her way to take her son to school on Sunrise Boulevard. Moore ordered the woman to drive the car to I-95. Upon reaching the highway, Moore ordered the woman and her son out of the car and fled southbound on I-95 into Dania Beach. Police said Moore then carjacked a Chevrolet Silverado on I-95 near Griffin Road and drove to an insurance office on Hallandale Beach Boulevard, where he shot a man and a woman who were inside a red Chevrolet. The wounded man ran to a medical center across the street, but he was later pronounced dead at Memorial Regional Hospital. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Yacht crashes into Broad Causeway drawbridge

A multimillion-dollar 161-foot mega-yacht caused a traffic jam on sea and on land Tuesday afternoon after it crashed into a drawbridge on Biscayne Bay. The yacht Rockstar came into contact with a corner of a bridge on the Broad Causeway that connects North Miami to Bay Harbor Islands. Views from overhead showed a large hole had been created where the bridge had collapsed on top of the vessel. Fifteen people were on board the yacht at the time of the incident, although no injuries were reported. Rockstar is registered out of George Town, Cayman Islands, and is currently for sale with an asking price of $20.9 million. According to websites, Rockstar was built in 2009 and has five staterooms and a seven-person spa pool. A tug boat arrived shortly after the incident and pulled the yacht away from the bridge. Traffic was blocked in either direction while the bridge remained partially open. The U.S. Coast Guard will inspect the bridge before it will fully reopen. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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35-foot boat behind Fort Lauderdale home catches fire

A 35-foot boat caught fire behind a Fort Lauderdale home Tuesday afternoon. Fort Lauderdale firefighters were called to reports of heavy smoke and flames coming from behind a home on Marathon Lane about 1:30 p.m. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the boat and dock. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Timeline of gunman's crime spree Tuesday

Carjacking | Fort Lauderdale | 8 a.m. CARJACKING about 8 a.m. — A gunman approached a woman who was on her way to take her son to school on West Sunrise Avenue at 15th Street in Fort Lauderdale. He got into her car and ordered her to drive to southbound Interstate 95, where he asked her to get off the car with her son and fled southbound on I-95. Read more >> SECOND CARJACKING — The gunman drove southbound on I-95 until he reached Dania Beach. Police said he carjacked another vehicle before continuing southbound on I-95 to Hallandale Beach. Read more >> Double shooting | Hallandale Beach | 8:50 a.m. DOUBLE SHOOTING about 8:50 a.m. — The gunman arrived at a parking lot at Riemer Insurance Group, 217 Hallandale Beach Blvd. He shot at a parked red Chevrolet. A man and a woman were in the car. The man ran away and made it to Hallandale Medical Center. The gunman beat up the wounded woman and fled, police said. Rescue took the victims to Memorial Regional Hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. Read more >> THIRD CARJACKING — Gunman crashed a blue Chevy Silverado pickup truck northbound on I-95 near Pembroke Road, …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Lauderhill police officer rescues 2 from apartment fire

A Lauderhill police officer rescued two people, including a child, from a burning apartment Tuesday. The 2-year-old child and an adult were rescued from the fire at an apartment complex on Northwest 56th Avenue. Firefighters soon arrived and extinguished the flames. Both victims were taken to Plantation General Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The apartment was destroyed, and there was damage to surrounding units. The American Red Cross was assisting the displaced family. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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