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2 killed, 7 injured in Liberty City shooting

Two men were killed and seven other people were injured Tuesday in an early-morning shooting in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. The mass shooting occurred at the Liberty Square public housing complex near Northwest 12th Avenue and 65th Street shortly after 2 a.m. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Family members identified the victim as Kevin Richardson, 29. Mom in tears 2 “He was somebody’s son. He was somebody’s father,” Richardson’s aunt, Bennae Robinson, told Local 10 News. “If you know anything, come forward and say something because this can be your child.” Mom in tears Several others were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where another person died. Family members identified the victim as Nakeil Jackson, 26. Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden later confirmed their identities. She said a total of nine people were shot. Nakeil Jackson shooting victim photo Witnesses told Local 10 two men appeared across the street from the complex and opened fire. VIDEO: Liberty City shooting victim speaks to Local 10 News More than 50 shell casings were found at the scene. Shortly before noon Tuesday, Sky 10 was above the scene as a Miami police officer removed two guns from a Sponge Bob Square Pants backpack on the roof of a house not far from the …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Lauderdale airport workers get leverage in fight for raises

By By Brittany Wallman , Sun Sentinel Discontent workers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywod International Airport won a victory Tuesday, with Broward County adopting a set of rules giving them leverage against their employers in their long-running battle for higher wages. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Man killed in wood chipper identified

A man who was killed by a wood chipper Monday afternoon in Davie has been identified. Davie police identified the victim Tuesday as Hernan Gutierrez, 42. A landscaping crew was cleaning debris near Southwest 57th Street and Pine Island Road when Gutierrez was somehow pulled into the wood chipper. Gutierrez was a day laborer for Tree Tech Inc. The owner told Local 10 News most people who worked with him only knew him by his first name. Hernan Gutierrez Police and investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are trying to determine how the accident happened. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Family of boy electrocuted in pool files lawsuit

The family of a 7-year-old boy who died when he was electrocuted by the light in his backyard pool has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Ervin Gonzalez, an attorney for the parents of Calder Sloan, spoke about the lawsuit at a news conference Tuesday. Calder Sloan was electrocuted April 13, one week after his birthday, in the pool behind the family’s North Miami home. The 25-page lawsuit holds four companies responsible — Pentair Water Pool and Spa, the maker of the pool light; All Florida Pool & Spa Center, the company hired to maintain the Sloan family’s pool; Gary B Electric and Construction Consultant, which wired the pool equipment in 2009; and JP Enterprises, the company that inspected Gary B’s electrical work and signed off on it. “They failed,” father Chris Sloan said. According to the lawsuit, the pool light wasn’t designed with an internal kill switch to prevent overheating, the home’s electrical system wasn’t properly bonded and, perhaps most importantly, the pool light wasn’t properly grounded. “If the light and the pool pump and all of the pool equipment had been properly grounded, most likely this doesn’t happen,” Gonzalez said. Chris Sloan said he hopes the lawsuit will bring about a change in pool inspections. “Our profound …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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