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Tarrance Jenkins killed in Hollywood apartment fire

An apartment fire that killed a Hollywood man is being called an act of arson. Hollywood police said Tarrance Jenkins, 36, was killed in the early-morning fire Saturday at 1601 N. Dixie Highway. Police described Jenkins’ death as a fire-related homicide. A family member told Local 10 that Jenkins lived alone in the second-floor apartment, had a girlfriend and children. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Man who escaped from Jackson Memorial Hospital apprehended

A man who escaped from the crisis center at Jackson Memorial Hospital has been taken into custody. Miami police said the man, who was taken to the hospital as a Baker Act patient, escaped early Monday morning, stealing a bicycle. Police said that when officers approached him, he ran off and was struck by a car. But that didn’t stop him. Eventually, officers had to use a Taser to subdue him. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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2 die in zombie movie plane crash in Fla.

Two people are dead after their small plane crashed while they were filming a zombie movie in Florida. Marion County sheriff’s officials say the plane went down about 8 p.m. Sunday in Summerfield, near Ocala. The sheriff’s office has not released the names of the victims. They say the passenger was filming a scene involving an airplane in a low-budget zombie movie being shot in Summerfield. Witnesses told deputies the plane banked a turn over the filming site before it stalled. The plane went down nose first. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Advertising VP Alexandra Villoch named new publisher of Miami Herald Media Co.

Alexandra Villoch, senior vice president of advertising and marketing for the Miami Herald Media Company, has been named president of the company and publisher of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Fire breaks out at abandoned house in Miami

A fire broke out at an abandoned house in Miami early Monday morning. The home is located at Northeast FirstAvenue and Northeast 57th Street. Firefighters were able to put out the flames. The house was damaged, but no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Michel Escoto murder trial continues

The trial continues Monday for a man accused of killing his wife less than a week after they were married. Michel Escoto is accused of killing his wife, Wendy Trapaga, in 2002 to collect her $1 million life insurance policy. He has been acting as his own attorney throughout the trial. Assistant state attorney Gail Levine will likely call one more witness to the stand before the state rests its case. Escoto is expected to call four witnesses of his own Monday. Last week, Escoto was held in contempt of court after he threatened a witness. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Calvary Chapel senior pastor resigns, effective immediately

The senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale resigned after confessing to cheating on his wife, which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role at the church. Bob Coy reportedly confessed to key leaders Wednesday. A board meeting was called the next day, when he resigned. Coy, who has led the church since its founding in 1985, said he will now focus his full attention on his personal relationship with God and his family. The radio, television and digital media that distributes Coy’s teachings have also been suspended for the time being. “The governing board of the church is providing counselors and ministers who will help guide him through the process of full repentance, cleansing and restoration,” a statement reads. “Trusting in God’s providence, protection, provision and direction, the staff of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale will continue our mission to ‘make disciples’ through regular services at all campuses and through myriad other ministries the church has established over the years.” At an open service at the church Sunday, a letter was read to the congregation from Coy and the board. Assistant pastors who are on staff will continue their usual rotating schedule as teaching pastors for all services, the statement added. Coy’s resignation is effective immediately. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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