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Vast reservoir expected to prevent Everglades pollution

By By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau A gigantic above-ground reservoir — the largest in Florida at 24 square miles — is rising above sugar cane fields in southwest Palm Beach County to help cleanse polluted water before it rushes into the Everglades. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Ultra security guard trampled by gate crashers listed in critical condition

By By David Ovalle, Miami Herald After a private security guard was viciously trampled by party-crashers at the Ultra Music Festival, city leaders on Saturday swiftly called for an end to the immensely popular Downtown Miami event. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Man who cut woman's neck in custody, Miami police say

A woman is in critical condition after Miami police say a man cut her neck. Police said the assault and battery happened Saturday evening at Northwest 30th Street and Second Avenue in Miami. The woman was taken to Ryder Trauma Center, where police said she is listed in critical condition. Police said the man was taken into custody after the incident. He was not identified by police. No other details were provided. Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Fla. mom charged with fatally stabbing son

A Tampa Bay mother was charged with first-degree murder after authorities say she fatally stabbed her 4-year-old son Friday night. St. Petersburg police said Tasha Trotter was waiting on the apartment’s porch when Joseph Artis and his grandmother came home. Police said Trotter was acting odd and grabbed a knife once inside the house and went after the boy. Police said the grandmother, Carolyn Trotter, tried unsuccessfully to stop her. A short time later, Trotter carried her son out the front door. Police found the boy outside with multiple stab wounds. Artis, who lived with his grandmother, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Neighbor Sherry Ford told the Tampa Bay Times she heard screams from her home. Officers told Trotter to hand over the child and she complied. “She just laid him on the ground,” Ford said. “She just politely laid him on the ground. She still had the knife in her hand.” St. Petersburg police say Tasha Trotter did not want to talk to detectives Friday night and said they don’t have a motive for why she allegedly stabbed her son. She was taken to Pinellas County Jail. It’s unclear if she has retained an attorney. Department of Children and Families officials worried about the boy’s …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Boca deputy shoots man after couple has sex in pool

Authorities say an off-duty deputy shot a man after confronting a couple while they were having sex in the pool of a Boca Raton subdivision. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials said the deputy walked into the complex pool area where he lives just after midnight Saturday and found the couple having sex. He asked them to leave the premises. Authorities said the couple, who do not live in the area, returned a short time later. Authorities say the male victim approached the deputy while he was sitting in a lounge chair and hovered over him in a threatening way. The two fought and the unnamed deputy shot the suspect. The unidentified victim was hospitalized in critical condition. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave which is standard protocol. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Sebelius visits South Florida as insurance deadline looms

The Obama Administration’s top health official is back in South Florida with just days left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Previous story: Kathleen Sebelius talks Affordable Care Act in Miami Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, along with state Rep. Cynthia Stafford, will head to Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday for a “Souls to Enroll” event where counselors will help sign people up for health insurance. The enrollment deadline is Monday. Florida has led the way among the 36 states relying on the federal exchange, with more than 440,000 enrollees. The White House says more than 6 million have signed up for health coverage, meaning the administration met its scaled back goal a few days early. Those without health insurance face a fine of $95 or 1 percent of their income. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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US Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants

The U.S. Coast guard reports that air crews rescued 12 Cuban migrants after their vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea. The Coast Guard received reports Thursday morning of migrants suffering from dehydration, stranded on Lobos Cay Island, Bahamas. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater dispatched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane and an MH-60 helicopter to search for the group. After locating the migrants, the plane’s crew dropped emergency supplies, and the helicopter landed and retrieved the migrants. The group was turned over to Bahamian officials in Nassau, Bahamas. No injuries were reported. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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The number of unaccompanied minors arriving illegally to the United Sates from Central America is on the rise

Irene Granados celebrated her 16th birthday while walking through the desert two years ago trying to reach the United States — and safety. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Security guard seriously injured after crowd storms fence at Ultra Fest

A security guard is in critical condition after authorities say she was trampled by a crowd who stormed the fences at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. Miami police and fire officials said the 28-year-old security guard was taken Friday night to Ryder Trauma Center. Fire officials said the gate fell on her due to the crowd storming it. The gate fell on her and people stampeded over the gate with her trapped underneath it. The unidentified woman, who works for Contemporary Services Corporation, suffered head trauma and a broken leg, authorities said. So far Miami police said 22 people were arrested on the first day of Ultra Fest, and 48 rescue runs were also reported. Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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