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Elderly people in medical transport van injured in Florida City crash

A group of elderly people on their way to Leal Medical Center were injured in a crash in Florida City. The crash occurred Friday morning at Southwest Fifth Street and Southwest Sixth Avenue. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Arnold Piedrahita said a medical transport van ran a stop sign and a Cadillac sport utility vehicle slammed into it. Piedrahita said eight people were taken to area hospitals. “Two of those patients were airlifted to the trauma center with severe injuries,” Piedrahita said. “Another two were taken to Homestead Hospital in critical condition.” The drivers were treated at the scene. Follow Liane Morejon on Twitter @LianeMorejonTV Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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ISIS Suicide Bombers Killed By Counter Attack After Stepping Onto U.S. Marine Base

By Heather Clark BAGHDAD – Eight suicide bombers believed to be with the barbaric Islamic group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, were killed on Friday after they set foot onto an Iraqi base that is occupied by U.S. Marines. According to reports, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) took out the bombers at the Ain al-Asad air base before they could get anywhere near the Marines. Coalition forces assisted in identifying the bombers. “The ISF supported by Coalition surveillance assets defeated the attack, killing all eight attackers,” the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve outlined in a statement. “The ISF have since re-secured their facility.” The Task Force also said that it did not believe that the U.S. military was in danger at that time. “Coalition forces were several kilometers from the attack and at no stage where they under direct threat from this action,” it explained. As previously reported, the base has been a target of Islamic militants in the past, being struck by mortar fire within the last two months. In January, NBC News reported that the Ain al-Asad base had been “pounded almost daily” by ISIS, but that U.S. officials characterized the assaults as being “nuisance attacks” and were …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Miami-Dade Aviation Department honors Tuskegee airmen

Judge Richard Rutledge, 92, Lt. Col. Leo Gray, 89, and Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams, 96, are lifelong friends. The three men living in South Florida are among the first African-American servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. Gray was a single engine pilot. Rutledge was an airplane mechanic. Williams was a second lieutenant and went on to become a director of physical fitness. MORE ON HERO: YouTube video of Lt. Col. Leo Williams — who worked in the cotton fields of Texas — is also a veteran of the Korean War and served in Okinawa, Japan. Rutledge became on of the first blacks to be commissioned in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a warrant officer and later graduated from Brooklyn Law School. Gray was an economic consultant to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in West Africa. MORE ON HERO: Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams’ biography They are some of the few surviving members of the pioneering group of Tuskegee airmen who made history during World War II. Their success helped pave the way for President Harry Truman to integrate the U.S. armed forces in 1948. MORE ON HERO: School Board on surviving airmen ( Feb. 11, 2015) Because of Black History Month, …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

Make this your winning season!

By wlchrist NSU Libraries will host a Faculty/Staff Library Workshop, Maximizing EndNote for Research on Feb. 26, 11:00 am- Noon in the Carl DeSantis Building, room 5026. EndNote software is essentially an organization tool that works in conjunction with proprietary databases, open databases, and Google scholar to collect citations and articles to create a personalized reference list. But did you know that in addition to building a customized library you can share references with colleagues and students, keep detailed notes and annotate articles, create a traveling library, and use a Cite While You Write feature in conjunction with Microsoft Word? Learn how faculty, staff and students are using this software to capture, cite, and share information in the context of course assignments and on-going research projects. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Man kidnaps woman from Homestead, rapes her on drive to Keys, deputies say

A Homestead man is in jail after he kidnapped a woman and drove her to the Florida Keys, raping her along the way, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Duglas Hernandez Morel, 33, faces several charges, including kidnapping and sexual battery. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin said witnesses called 911 just after 4 a.m. Friday to report that a man had forced a woman into the back of a sport utility vehicle and drove south. They said the woman was asking for help, but the man threatened them with a baseball bat. A deputy spotted the SUV and followed it to the Tradewinds Plaza, where he saw a man holding a woman’s head by the hair and forcing her head up and down in his lap, Herrin said. The deputy ordered the man out of the SUV at gunpoint. The 34-year-old woman told the deputy that the man, later identified as Hernandez Morel, kidnapped her from her from her ex-boyfriend’s house and drove to the Keys, stopping several times to force her to have sexual relations with him. She said that when they stopped near Gilbert’s Resort in Key Largo, she convinced him to let her get out so she could take off her pants. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Bob Dylan Live at the Broward Center!

Bob Dylan performs live at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, April 21st. He is touring in support of his latest album, “Shadows in the Night” but you might get lucky and hear some classic Dylan tunes like “Ballad of a Thin Man”, “Positively 4th Street” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”! The show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Iggy Azalea Live at American Airlines Arena!

Iggy Azalea performs live at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, May 16th. Fans will be sure to hear hits like “Fancy” and “Beg For It”. Special guests Nick Jonas and Tinashe will open the concert. The music is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

3rd Annual Seussfest at the Alvin Sherman Library

By wlchrist Mark your calendars for the library’s 3rd Annual Seussfest – celebrating the life, birthday, and works of Dr. Seuss on Sunday, March 1, 2015! We have storytellers, magicians, your favorite Seussian characters, performances, a petting zoo, face-painters, and more . Free books for the first 1,500 children! Program Schedule: 1 p.m.- Seussfest starts! 1 – 4 p.m.- Seussical Crafts with Young At Arts Museum 1 – 4 p.m.- Petting Zoo 1:10 p.m.- Official Welcome 2 – 2:30 p.m.- Storytelling with Gail Choate 2:30 – 2:45 p.m- Raffle Drawing and Announcements 2:45 – 3:15 p.m- Magic Show with James Changefield 3:15 – 4 p.m- Final Raffle and Fantasy Stew with the Fantasy Factory Theatre …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Dolores Sheinis, 80, makes 'sweetheart' judge laugh during bond court

An 80-year-old woman’s conversation with a Broward County judge made for a courtroom comedy show during her bond hearing Thursday. Dolores Sheinis was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and violating an injunction against her ex-husband. “I don’t particularly feel like keeping an 80-year-old woman in the jail who has no criminal record, but this is your second warning,” Judge John Hurley told Sheinis. “Don’t go around him again.” Sheinis told Hurley that she’s been legally divorced for 31 years but living in the same apartment with her ex-husband. “His assumption is because he paid for the apartment he’s entitled to do what he pleases,” she said. Hurley said he couldn’t get in the middle of their domestic situation. “I need to keep you away from him,” Hurley said. “I haven’t bothered him for 31 years,” she said. “Why would I bother him now?” “That’s the $63,000 question, ma’am,” Hurley replied. Then Sheinis corrected him. “It used to be 64,” she said, referring to the “$64,000 Question” game show from the 1950s. “Well, that was before my time,” Hurley said. ALSO: Bond court disrupted after inmate claims he had Ebola Sheinis then swore on something and a stack of Bibles that she would stay away from her ex-husband. “What was the first thing you …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Doloris Sheinis, 80, makes 'sweetheart' judge laugh during bond court

An 80-year-old woman’s conversation with a Broward County judge made for a courtroom comedy show during her bond hearing Thursday. Doloris Sheinis was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and violating an injunction against her ex-husband. “I don’t particularly feel like keeping an 80-year-old woman in the jail who has no criminal record, but this is your second warning,” Judge John Hurley told Sheinis. “Don’t go around him again.” Sheinis told Hurley that she’s been legally divorced for 31 years but living in the same apartment with her ex-husband. “His assumption is because he paid for the apartment he’s entitled to do what he pleases,” she said. Hurley said he couldn’t get in the middle of their domestic situation. “I need to keep you away from him,” Hurley said. “I haven’t bothered him for 31 years,” she said. “Why would I bother him now?” “That’s the $63,000 question, ma’am,” Hurley replied. Then Sheinis corrected him. “It used to be 64,” she said, referring to the “$64,000 Question” game show from the 1950s. “Well, that was before my time,” Hurley said. ALSO: Bond court disrupted after inmate claims he had Ebola Sheinis then swore on something and a stack of Bibles that she would stay away from her ex-husband. “What was the first thing you …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Car slams into 2 businesses in North Miami Beach

A car slammed into a North Miami Beach real estate storefront early Friday morning, causing extensive damage to the business next door. The crash happened on North Miami Beach Boulevard east of Northeast 10th Avenue about 1 a.m. Business owner Ronan Hazan told Local 10 News that the driver of the black Dodge Charger lost control and skidded across the opposite lanes of traffic before crashing into the businesses. No injuries were reported. Follow Roger Lohse on Twitter @RogerLohse Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Armed robber targets Hollywood CVS

Police are searching for a gunman who robbed a CVS pharmacy Friday morning in Hollywood. Police say a man walked into the store with a gun on Stirling Road and demanded cash. He got away with all of the money in the register. Police are reviewing surveillance video to learn more about the robbery. A clerk in the store was shaken but not injured. There were no injuries reported. Follow Ben Kennedy on Twitter @BenKennedyTV Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Book Club in a Bag 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

– Weston Reference Desk Interested in starting your own book club? Join the book-club-in-a-bag program today! When you join, you will receive a kit that contains 10 copies of a title, and all the tools you will need for your own book club. To get started, please contact Linda Abraham 954-357-5304, or stop by the Reference desk. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Community Foundation of Broward, AutoNation and the Royal Dames Partner to Support Cancer Research at NSU

By jdonzelli FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Community Foundation of Broward and AutoNation, the country’s largest auto retailer, have teamed up to provide $100,000 to help researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research (RGI) get a promising new drug into the hands of cancer sufferers. The Community Foundation is providing $50,000 to NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, which matches AutoNation’s $50,000 gift to the Royal Dames of Cancer Research’s efforts to support RGI. These gifts will support testing of a new, more effective version of a drug developed at RGI to treat prostate, ovarian and colorectal cancers. “This support of NSU’s Rumbaugh-GoodwinInstitute for Cancer Research will help our researchers on their quest for better treatments and cures for cancer,” said George L. Hanbury, Ph.D., president and CEO of NSU. “We are extremely grateful to Community Foundation of Broward, AutoNation, and the Royal Dames for Cancer Research for their continued support of NSU’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of so many people facing cancer.” Preliminary testing has shown the new version of the drug, called JFD-WS, is absorbed into human tissue more effectively, increasing its therapeutic potential. With this support, researchers can now investigate if the …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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