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From time to time, Owlsley makes his way around campus greeting our students wit...

By Florida Atlantic University From time to time, Owlsley makes his way around campus greeting our students with that big owlish smile! He recently crossed paths with future FAU students while they were touring campus! We love capturing these moments. Welcome to FAU fam guys! #MakingWaves #FAU #GoOwls …read more Source:: FAU Facebook feed       ...
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Armed man robs Miami 7-Eleven

Police are searching for an armed man who robbed a 7-Eleven in Southwest Miami-Dade County. The robbery happened Jan. 17th in the 6700 block of Southwest 56th Street just before 3 a.m. According to police, a man, armed with a handgun, walked into the convenience store, grabbed a drink from the refrigerator and walked to the register. As the man was being charged for the item, he pulled out a gun and demanded money from the cash register, police said. The victim told officers that he feared for his life and gave the robber what he wanted. The amount of cash taken has not been disclosed. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Apostate Presbyterian Church USA Reaches Majority Vote to Redefine Marriage

By Heather Clark LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A majority has been reached in the regional presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which have been voting for the past several months on whether to ratify a vote taken by the General Assembly and regional delegates last year to change the definition of marriage in its law book and to allow ministers to perform same-sex “marriages” in states where the practice is legal. “With today’s presbytery votes, a majority of the 171 presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have approved an amendment to the church’s Book of Order that describes marriage as ‘a unique relationship between two people, traditionally a man and a woman,’” the Covenant Network of Presbyterians said in a statement on Tuesday. As previously reported, last June, the General Assembly of PCUSA, headquarted in Louisville, Kentucky, voted 76-24 to allow licensed ministered to officiate such ceremonies. Delegates within the denomination also approved a proposal to change language in the PCUSA Book of Order to redefine marriage from being a union between “a man and woman” to rather only “two persons.” But the change was not to become official until its 172 regional presbyteries across the country voted on the matter. A majority was needed …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Dating app leads to Miami home invasion

Police have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third person in a Miami home invasion after the victim used a same-sex dating application on his phone to unwittingly lure his alleged attackers. Roger Euceda, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday on robbery charges. The robbery occurred Monday night at a home on Northwest 21st Avenue. Miami police detectives said the victim used a gay app to invite a man he hadn’t met to his home that evening. Euceda arrived and was invited inside, where he pulled out a gun and forced the victim to lay face-down on the bed, police said. Euceda then opened the door and let his 17-year-old accomplice inside, police said. The suspects ransacked the home, filling two brown bags with the victim’s belongings before getting away in a waiting vehicle parked nearby, police said. An alert neighbor saw the robbery and called 911. A police officer arrived as the suspects were making their getaway, and they were taken into custody after a brief chase, police said. Euceda and the teen also face charges of using a firearm during the commission of a felony and resisting arrest without violence. Police are still searching for the driver of the waiting car. Follow Local …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Police search for third person responsible for Miami home invasion

Police are searching for a third man responsible for a home invasion. They say it all started because of a dating app. The attack happened Monday night along Northwest 21st Avenue and 32nd Street. Police say the victim set up a first-time meeting at his home after using the app. One man, identified as Roger Euceda, and a 17-year-old forced the man onto his bed at gunpoint where they robbed him, according to police. A neighbor called 911, and police showed up in time to arrest the two after a brief search. The third man got away in a car. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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2 shot in lobby of North Miami apartment complex

Police are investigating an overnight shooting at an apartment complex in North Miami. Investigators say two shooting victims were taken to a hospital. Both are alive and expected to make a full recovery. Right now, no details are being released about a shooter. It happened at NE 18th Ave. and 149th St. just after midnight. The shots were reportedly fired inside the lobby of the apartment complex. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

The 2015 Youth Arts Month Celebration

Broward County Public Schools showcased student artwork and musical performances at its annual celebration for Youth Arts Month on Monday, March 16. This celebratory month promotes the importance of arts education for students at all levels. …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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B'Nai Sephardim Synagogue defaced in Hollywood

Hurtful and hateful messages were painted on the walls of the B’Nai Sephardim Synagogue in Hollywood on Tuesday. Everything from perverted pictures to the words “(Expletive) the Jews,” to “We’re watching you,” were scribbled across the walls. “(This is the) first time it has happened,” said Rabbi Leol Benhamu. “To see such a horrible scripture, a horrible thing — unfortunately I don’t know why.” Benhamu said someone entered the area of the synagogue still under construction and, with a can of spray paint in hand, went out of the way to paint the hateful messages. The rabbi said he believes it happened sometime Monday night. “Our children, they look at those words and they say, ‘Daddy, are we being persecuted? Daddy, what’s going on?’ They will be afraid to come to synagogue.” He said he’s hoping Hollywood police will increase its presence in the area for piece of mind. He also encouraged those who snuck into the building to stop by and speak with him to try and resolve the problem. “If you have a problem with the community, or Jewish people, come sit down and we’ll talk. We are open 24 hours here,” Benhamu said. This is one of numerous anti-Semitic incidents that have happened at synagogues …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Commissioners vote in favor of building country's largest mall in Miami-Dade

Plans to build the country’s largest mall and entertainment complex in Northwest Miami-Dade passed the first land vote Tuesday. Miami-Dade commissioners voted 11-2 to act as broker for 80 acres of state-owned land being purchased by Triple-Five, the developer of what will be called the “American Dream” mall. Triple Five’s Eskandar Ghermezian, developer of the Mall of America in Minneapolis, has plans to build a 4 million square-foot complex with stores and attractions, including a snow ski slope. He has already assembled a patchwork of 120 privately held acres, but needs 80 more acres owned by the State of Florida to fill in the parcel. Triple-Five has agreed to pay the state-appraised $12 million for the land by passing it through Miami-Dade County as the broker, plus offer $7.25 million to the Miami-Dade County School Board to buy out its lease-option. School Board chair Perla Hantman said she thinks the deal is financially beneficial to the school district. She put the vote on the board meeting agenda for Wednesday. A majority of commissioners expressed early support for the project, with questions about traffic impact and environmental and water supply concerns. But the sole decision Wednesday was about the land conveyance. “Can we make sure as …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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1 hurt in crash involving bicycle, train in Fort Lauderdale

One person was hurt in a crash involving a bicycle and a train, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials said. The crash happened Tuesday evening at Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The victim was taken to a hospital as a level two trauma alert patient, authorities said. No other details were given. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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