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Gunman conceals face during Plantation bank robbery

A gunman tried to conceal his face during a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon in Plantation. The robbery occurred about 4:30 p.m. at a TD Bank branch on Pine Island Boulevard. FBI spokesman Michael Leverock said the man entered the bank, displayed a gun and demanded money from the teller. There were customers in the bank at the time, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported. The man got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call the FBI office in South Florida at 754-703-2000. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Girl dies after being thrown from Florida bridge

Police say a 25-year-old Tampa man faces a first-degree murder charge after throwing his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge. John Jonchuck Jr. was arrested early Thursday after a St. Petersburg police officer saw him throw the child into Tampa Bay. Police say rescuers pulled Phoebe Jonchuk from the water, but she died shortly before 3 a.m. The officer was heading home about midnight when he saw a speeding car and tried to pull it over. Police say Jonchuck stopped on a bridge on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway and threw the child over the rail. He returned to his car, drove south and was arrested about 30 minutes later in Manatee County. He faces additional charges, including aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on a law enforcement officer. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Pompano Beach woman throws rock into car occupied by four children, deputies say

By Emily Miller A Pompano Beach woman appeared before a judge Wednesday on accusations that she threw a rock into the back seat of a car where four children were sitting, injuring two of them. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Pompano Beach woman throws rock into car occupied by four children, deputies say

By Emily Miller A Pompano Beach woman appeared before a judge Wednesday on accusations that she threw a rock into the back seat of a car where four children were sitting, injuring two of them. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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South Florida French community to show support for slain Paris journalists

South Florida’s French community, along with other locals affected by Wednesday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, are expected to come together for a rally on Lincoln Road on Miami Beach. The crowd will join thousands around the world who are holding rallies in show of support after a dozen people were killed in a brutal shooting spree. “A friend of mine called me this morning from Paris and he let me know,” said Rachie Zerouki, manager of La Sandwicherie. “He says that’s sad because they don’t understand why it happened.” Zerouki said his friends and family are still in Paris, where he was born and raised. He said they are saddened by what happened but also angered that the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, was brutally targeted. “That’s a good newspaper,” he said. “Because they’re funny, but they tell you the truth. That’s a good newspaper and some people don’t like truth.” Officials said two gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, which is known for publishing controversial cartoons. Some of its drawings are of the prophet Muhammad. The two gunmen were heard shouting “God is great” and “We have avenged the prophet Muhammad.” Officials said the pair went to the third-floor editorial offices, where they shot and killed …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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1 dead in driveway of Miami Gardens home

One person was apparently shot to death in the driveway of a Miami Gardens home Wednesday. A body could be seen covered by a yellow tarp next to a car outside a house near Northwest 185th Street and 17th Court. There were also several police markers in the street. Neighbors told Local 10 News they heard several gunshots before police arrived. Two cars that appeared to have been involved in a crash were found nearby. Neighbors said they witnessed the crash. Police have not released any information. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Judge: Public defender ‘off base’ to suggest suspect fled for fear of police violence

By Wayne K. Roustan A Broward County judge blasted a public defender for suggesting that a suspect was being reasonable when he fled officers because he feared he could be the next black man to die in a police encounter after a Fort Lauderdale police officer was shot at. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Judge: Public defender 'off base' to suggest suspect fled for fear of police violence

By Wayne K. Roustan A Broward County judge blasted a public defender for suggesting that a suspect was being reasonable when he fled officers because he feared he could be the next black man to die in a police encounter after a Fort Lauderdale police officer was shot at. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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