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Miami-Dade police seek 78-year-old man

Miami-Dade police are asking for the public’s help finding a 78-year-old man who is afflicted with the early stages of dementia. Alfredo Arenas, who police said went missing Wednesday, walked away from his home in the 8400 block of S.W. 40th Terrace. Police described Arenas as a white man who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, and has white hair and blue eyes. Arenas was wearing a light blue button-down shirt, light-colored blue-jean shorts and black laced shoes. Anyone who has seen or made contact with Arenas is asked to call their local police department, or Detective B. Kinsey at 305-476-5423 or 305-418-7200. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Michel Escoto held in contempt of court

A man accused of killing his wife less than a week after they were married was held in contempt of court. Michel Escoto, who is defending himself, made threatening comments to the attorney representing the family of his dead wife, Wendy Trapaga. Jorge Borron was being questioned by Escoto when he seemingly irritated him, telling jurors that Escoto killed his wife in 2002 to collect her $1 million insurance policy. That led Escoto to threaten Borron. His threat will cost him 30 days in jail, which he will serve immediately. Because he is representing himself, Escoto was expected back in court Friday morning. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Woman dies after crash in northwest Miami-Dade County

A woman is dead after police say a minivan crashed into her car in front of her home in northwest Miami-Dade County. The incident happened Thursday at 3810 NW 13th St. Police said Elizabeth Cordona, 22, was exiting her driveway when a silver Toyota minivan suddenly struck her vehicle. The impact caused Cordona’s car to roll over and hit a tree. Miami Fire Rescue transported Cordona to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No other details were released. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Panthers rewriting request for county funds

By By Brittany Wallman , Sun Sentinel Team’s first proposal bombed The Florida Panthers are rewriting their request for public funds after a majority of county commissioners said they wouldn’t support an $80 million bailout that they said offers the public little in return. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Karate instructor accused of sex with 12-year-old student

By By Paula McMahon , Sun Sentinel A former South Florida martial arts instructor lured his 12-year-old student into a sexual relationship — claiming he could help get her poetry published and promising to marry her when she turned 18, prosecutors said Thursday. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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