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Miami Fantasy 5 player wins $115,824.99 jackpot

Two “Fantasy 5” players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot of $115,824.99 each, Florida Lottery officials said Saturday. The winning tickets were purchased in Orlando and Miami, officials said. A total of 320 tickets matching four numbers won $116.50 each. Another 10,961 tickets matching three numbers won $9.50 each and 105,450 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers. The numbers drawn Friday night were 02-09-10-21-34. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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1 Lucky Money ticket wins $750,000

One “Lucky Money” ticket has won a $750,000 jackpot, Florida Lottery officials said Saturday. The winning ticket was purchased in DeLand, officials said. One ticket matched 4-of-4 numbers, winning $6,663.50; 32 won $456 for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball number; 549 tickets won $78 each for picking 3-of-4; 1,115 tickets won $27 each for picking 2-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball; 10,628 tickets won $3.50 each for matching one number plus the Lucky Ball; 19,130 tickets won $2 each for picking 2-of-4; and 30,452 won a free Quick Pick ticket for matching the Lucky Ball. The numbers drawn Friday night were 25-38-41-45 and the Lucky Ball was 2. Lucky Money replaces Mega Money. The game’s first drawing was July 4. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Swimming advisory lifted for Oleta River

A precautionary swimming advisory that began Tuesday for Oleta River was lifted Saturday based on water quality results, according to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. Water officials said the advisory for the beach areas of the Oleta River State Park and the Intracoastal Waterway was lifted Thursday. The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources have tested the affected waters and received satisfactory results, water officials said. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Boil water order lifted part of Miami

A precautionary boil water order has been lifted for a section of Miami, according to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. The order for Southwest 27th Avenue from Southwest 16th Street to Coral Way, and Southwest 17th Street from Southwest 27th Avenue to 30th Avenue was made after a water main break that happened Tuesday. Businesses and residents no longer need to boil the water used for cooking and drinking. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Stocking-stuffer lottery ticket is winner for dog

It’s a Christmas tradition for Bill Kelly to buy Florida Lottery tickets as stocking stuffers, including for his dog. And the dog, ended up with a $3 million winning ticket in his stocking this past Christmas. Florida Lottery officials said Friday that Kelly decided to take a lump sum of $2.3 million for the winning ticket in the $600,000 Gold Rush Scratch-Off game. The winning ticket was purchased at a Publix supermarket in Ocoee, a suburb of Orlando. Florida Lottery officials didn’t know the name of the dog. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Central Florida man gets life sentence for fatal club stabbing

A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing a popular Orlando DJ. An Orange County jury found 35-year-old Gavin Brown guilty Friday of first-degree murder, and a judge immediately handed down the mandatory sentence. Authorities say the stabbing was the result of a dispute between Jerry Smith Jr., who went by the stage name DJ Disco J.R., and another budding DJ, Timothy Duclos, who was a friend of Brown. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the men were at Tier Nightclub in downtown Orlando last June. Brown says Smith came at him with a knife and that he killed Smith in self-defense. Prosecutors pointed out that Smith was searched before entering the club that night, while Brown was not. And witnesses at the club testified that Brown was the attacker. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Florida police say 2 dead, 1 hurt in Central Fla. mall shooting

Police say a Florida man wounded his wife in a shooting at a mall food court that left two dead. Melbourne Police Cmdr. Vince Pryce said 57-year-old Jose Garcia Rodriguez of Palm Bay died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday at the Melbourne Square Mall. Pryce said Garcia’s 33-year-old wife Ida was hospitalized in good condition. Another man also died in the shooting. His name wasn’t released, and Pryce said his relationship to the Garcias remained under investigation. Pryce said three guns were recovered and Garcia had “several pockets full of ammunition.” Police said about 100 people were in the mall preparing to open stores when officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots around 9:30 a.m. The mall was evacuated and remained closed Saturday. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Man charged in beating outside Miami Beach night club bonds out

A 34-year-old man who was arrested in connection to a beating outside of a night club that happened early New Year’s Day bonded out of jail Saturday. Cody Quaife, who is a bouncer or door man at Cameo in South Beach, was arrested Friday night and was charged with felony battery. Youness Adlan, 22, and a friend were at the night club on Washington Avenue. Witnesses told police Adlan and Quaife were facing each other on the north side of the 200 block of Española Way, adjacent to the night club, when Quaife struck Adlan in the face one time, causing Adlan to fall back and strike his head on the sidewalk. Police said Quaife walked away without rendering aid. As a result of the incident, Adlan sustained multiple fractures to his skull and remained in a coma Friday. An attorney representing Quaife called detectives, informing them that Quaife was surrendering himself at the Miami Beach Police Department, according to the arrest affidavit. Local 10 News’ Crime Specialist John Turchin recently met with Adlan’s father, who said his son has been in a coma since rescue officials took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital early New Year’s morning. Previous mugshot of Cody Quaife. Adlan’s dad said his son has …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Biggest names in motorcycle industry in South Florida this weekend

Get your leather and hit the throttle as the Progressive International Motorcycle Show has arrived in South Florida for the very first time. Powersports fans can experience some of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry and explore some new rides. The top names in motorcycles are all in one place. From Kawasaki to BMW, exclusive rides are on display throughout the weekend. And you can’t talk about motorcycles without including Harley Davidson. They’re bringing a unique opportunity to the South Florida crowd as they present Project LiveWire — the company is working on its first electric Harley. The motorcycle show takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

The Creation Station 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

– Main Library Creation Station The Creation Station represents the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education for all residents of Broward County.The Main Library Creation Station makerspace is a community center with tools that enable individuals to design, prototype and make 3D items. Makerspaces often include tools and equipment too expensive or specialized for most people to own, as well as provide a gathering place for like-minded hobbyists to create and collaborate. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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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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Christian

Beijing House Church Gathering Raided By Police

By Editor Beijing (China Aid) — Police in Beijing dispersed more than 25 people at a house church gathering on Sunday and took more than 20 of those worshipers in for interrogations. Shunyi District’s Guoshulin Church, home to dozens of Christians who travel to and from Beijing for work or other matters, was holding a Bible study at 8 p.m. on Sunday when more than 10 officers from the Gaoliying Police Station raided the gathering. “As we finished our worship, a missionary had just got to the podium to lead us in reading passages from the Bible, and we were praying when the police raided us,” a Guoshulin Church member said. “They told us to stop the gathering. There were about 27 people in the gathering. The police took all the people who didn’t have identification cards to the local police station; there were more than 20 . The police also took several copies of Bibles and hymnals.” Continue reading this story >> …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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