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Lauderdale delays aquatic center decision

By Larry Barszewski FORT LAUDERDALE — Future plans for a new swim center on the beach will be left in limbo a few more weeks as a consultant prepares a new report about construction costs. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Elderly man pulled from water off Miami Beach

An elderly man was pulled from the waters off Miami Beach Friday afternoon after he was pulled out to sea by rip tides, Ocean Rescue said. The near drowning happened about 5:30 p.m. at 64th Street and Collins Avenue. Authorities told Local 10 News that the man was swimming in an unguarded area. The victim is being taken to a nearby hospital. The National Weather Service reports high risk of rip currents along Atlantic Coast beaches of South Florida through Tuesday. No other details were immediately released. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Accused carjacker indicted on murder charge

By Rafael Olmeda A Broward County man already facing federal charges stemming from a day of mayhem last December is now accused of an even more serious charge — first-degree murder and attempted murder. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Miami Beach police fire sergeant accused of getting drunk at off-duty job

A Miami Beach police sergeant accused of drinking while working off-duty at a nightclub last July has been fired from the police department. “My action speaks for itself,” Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates said on Friday. “This officer terribly embarrassed the police department and all his peers, as well as the entire city of Miami Beach.” Oates suspended the police department’s policy of allowing officers to work off-duty security jobs at nightclubs in the city after the incident involving former Sgt. Mike Muley. Police said the incident was reported to authorities by an anonymous caller, who claimed to see Muley drinking at Mango’s Tropical Café on Ocean Drive. Police said the midnight shift commander was called to the nightclub, and Muley was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center for medical treatment and alcohol testing. Muley was a 15-year police veteran. He previously came under fire for his alleged poor response to a call for help the night former Miami Beach police Officer Derick Kuilan crashed his police-issued all-terrain vehicle during an on-duty joyride. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Garrett Santillo admits mailing death threats to Connecticut governor, judges

A Hollywood man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to mailing numerous threatening letters to Connecticut residents, including the governor and two federal judges. Garrett Santillo, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of mailing threatening communications. According to court documents and statements made in court, a federal judge received a threatening letter in the mail last summer. The letter was postmarked July 11 from Miami, but it had no return address. The letter read: “You (sic) home addresses in Conn. are public information and if you mask your identity by name or appearance, we can still track you to wherever you go and will kill you if you don’t follow what this letter instructs.” ALSO: Davie police officer bonds out of jail after extortion arrest More than a dozen others, including another federal judge and the governor of Connecticut, received letters containing death threats. All of the letters were handwritten, mailed from the Miami area and had no return address. The FBI later determined that Santillo wrote and mailed the letters. He was arrested at his home in September. Santillo, who has been in jail since his arrest, has two prior federal convictions for sending threatening communications. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Woman accused of duping 2 men in Miami-Dade County ordered to stay away from victims

A woman accused of robbing two men in Miami-Dade County after a night of partying has been ordered to remain in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. Alexandria Layce Martinez-Davis, 24, turned herself into Bal Harbour police Thursday. Martinez-Davis is accused of stealing a man’s Rolex watch, Gucci shoes and $2,000 in cash after going to his apartment Sept. 13. Surveillance video from the building showed a woman, believed to be Martinez-Davis, walking into an elevator wearing the victim’s shoes. Police said the victim was able to positively identify the woman in a photo lineup. Records show Martinez-Davis was accused of a similar crime in Miami Beach last Halloween. According to an arrest report, Martinez-Davis stole two Rolex watches from a man after returning to his home from the nightclub LIV. The watches stolen in that case were estimated to be valued together at $38,000. On Friday, a Miami-Dade County judge ordered Martinez-Davis to be held in jail on $5,000 bond for each of the two charges. Martinez-Davis was also ordered to stay away from the victims and their places of business. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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North Lauderdale man indicted in 3-year-old boy's death

A North Lauderdale man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son last month has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of first-degree murder. Corey Gordon, 28, has been held in the Broward County Jail on no bond since his arrest Feb. 10. Chantel Haye, 20, arrived at the emergency room at Coral Springs Medical Center the day before his arrest with the lifeless body of her son, Khyese Coach. Deputies said Haye left Khyese in the care of Gordon while she was at work for her first day at a telemarketing company in Boca Raton. When Gordon picked up Haye from work Monday afternoon, she noticed something was wrong with Khyese, who was cold to the touch, and demanded that Gordon take her to the hospital. “I kept asking him, ‘What did you do? What did you do?'” Haye told Local 10 News. Khyese’s aunt, Penny Williams, said the boy “had marks on his face, both sides of his face. His lip was busted and he was just stretched out.” An autopsy determined that Khyese died as a result of blunt force trauma. Khyese’s grandmother said she had seen signs of abuse, claiming the toddler had come to her house with a black eye …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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