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Death toll in India, Pakistan floods reaches 400

The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday as armies in both countries scrambled to help the victims and authorities in Islamabad warned hundreds of thousands to be prepared to flee more flooding in the days ahead. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Man arrested for pointing laser at aircraft

Air traffic controllers at Tampa International Airport were forced to change the landing and departure routes of commercial jet liners after police said a man on the ground aimed a laser lighting device at four commercial airplanes and a Tampa police helicopter. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Police search for swastika vandals in Miami-Dade County

Police are investigating after swastikas were found spray-painted and drawn onto the walls of a synagogue in West Miami-Dade and the back of a Publix in Surfside over the weekend. Rabbi Manuel Armon of Temple Beth Tov-Ahavat Shalom told Local 10 News the vandalism at the synagogue on Southwest Eighth Street and 64th Avenue happened sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. He said crude words and other signs that were mostly illegible were also drawn on the wall next to a swastika. The Surfside Police Department said someone also spray-painted a swastika, the letters “KKK” and other symbols on a wall in back of a Publix at 9400 Harding Ave. Police said another swastika and letter “V” were painted on the street nearby in the 9500 block of Bay Drive. If you have any information about either of these incidents, call police. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Bible College, Churches Shut Down as Boko Haram Claims Territory in Nigeria

By Editor JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Leaders of northeastern Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said Boko Haram attacks that have killed more than 300 Christians in the past week have forced the temporary closure of Kulp Bible College and many churches. In an emergency prayer message sent Saturday night (Sept. 6) to Morning Star News among others, EYN President Samuel Dali said the headquarters of the church is under grave threat from the Islamic extremist insurgents who seek to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout the country. “Boko Haram violence has been getting worse every day, and our members are fleeing the area by the thousands,” he said. “Recent attacks in Borno and Adamawa states where are our churches are located have seen Boko Haram take over the Army base. As a result, about 350 Christians have been killed.” Following a recent online video declaration by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau that Boko Haram was establishing an Islamic caliphate in Borno state’s Damboa and Gwoza towns and Yobe state’s Buni Yadi, including their surrounding villages, Boko Haram has killed more Christians and burned down more churches, Dali said. Church leaders fear the EYN headquarters in Kwarhi, near Mubi in Adamawa state, could …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Tests prove negative for potential Ebola case in Miami-Dade County

Tests came back negative for a possible case of Ebola being treated in Miami-Dade County. A Twitter account affiliated with Jackson Health System said an unidentified patient was tested for the deadly virus, but that results came back negative. The patient was admitted to the hospital last week, said Jackson Health System spokesperson Jennifer Piedra. “A Jackson Health System patient tested negative for the Ebola virus,” Piedra said in a statement. “The patient had shown some symptoms associated with the disease and was tested in an abundance of caution. All of our community’s precautionary measures were taken, multiple agencies worked effectively in partnership, and we demonstrated that we are ready in the unlikely event that this disease is detected in Miami-Dade County.” Jason McDonald of the Center for Disease Control told Local 10 that a sample from the patient is now on its way to a CDC lab for confirmation of the negative result. Last month, two U.S. doctors who were infected with Ebola while in Africa were successfully treated at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. And last week, another U.S. doctor infected with the virus in Liberia was transported to a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. The current Ebola outbreak in Africa has turned into …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Pilot speaks after surviving crash off Miami Beach

A pilot who was flying a small banner plane off Miami Beach when it crashed Saturday, told Local 10 News that years of flying experience is likely what saved his life. Brian Haggerty spent Monday morning filling out Federal Aviation Administration paperwork at the airport in Pembroke Pines. Haggerty said he was on the last run of a 2-hour banner plane flight when the engine lost power. He said he cut the banner loose while he was 500 feet in the air, and tried to glide to a soft landing, but he didn’t have enough air speed to get the nose fully up. He said he then braced himself for impact. “It was a violent abrupt stop which was over really quickly,” said Haggerty. “And of course with the left window open, the water started pouring in pretty quickly. So I just took a deep breath and within 2 or 3 seconds the cockpit was full. I think the airplane sunk to the wings. So then I was like — it was like you’re on a scuba dive. I just opened the seat belt, got the harness off and then got up and pushed out.” Haggerty suffered a minor cut to his forehead which didn’t …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Fourth attack reported on University of Florida campus

Students at the University of Florida in Gainesville held a rally Monday evening after a fourth woman was attacked on campus. In the latest incident, police said a man tackled a woman who was walking on campus. The student kicked the man and he ran off Sunday night. The woman, who was not injured, called police. University police spokesman Maj. Brad Barber said it’s too early to say whether the incident Sunday night is related to the others. Police set up a perimeter, stopping all vehicles well into Sunday night as the investigation continues. A similar attack occurred Friday when a student said a 6-foot-tall man with short brown hair and a beard grabbed her near a school library. She punched the attacker and he ran away. Police said the first two attacks happened Aug. 30 within hours of each other. Gainesville police Chief Linda Stump held a news conference where she stated that police have surveillance video of the suspect from the first attack. She said he was able to blend in easily by wearing Gators paraphernalia during a football game at the university when there were many other people on campus. Police said the first victim was a 21-year-old woman who was beaten and nearly raped …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Woman mugged at Plantation CVS

Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at a CVS parking lot in Plantation on Thursday. According to officers, a 59-year-old woman was walking to her car in the parking lot at 1802 N. University Drive, when she was approached by a black man. Police said the man pushed the woman to the ground and took off with her purse, which contained her wallet. Police said he kicked the victim, while she was still on the ground, before leaving. Police said the thief fled in a black four-door vehicle. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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SUV slams into Federal Highway plant store; no one hurt

By By Emily Miller, Sun Sentinel The Plant Boat owner Matthew Lang fell to the ground, unable to hold back his emotions, after seeing the damage to his Fort Lauderdale business. Tears ran down the 41-year-old’s flushed face as police and fire rescue officials explained what had happened. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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University of Miami President Donna Shalala to retire

University of Miami President Donna Shalala has announced that she will step down from her post following the current school year. Shalala joined the university in 2001 after serving as President Clinton’s U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years. READ: Donna Shalala’s retirement letter In her resignation letter sent out Monday, Shalala said that she aimed to leave her job while she still loved it. “Collectively, we have accomplished what we set out to do – secure the University of Miami’s place as the next great American research university,” she wrote. During Shalala’s time in Coral Gables, she oversaw two major fundraising campaigns that will eventually bring a total of $3 billion to the school. Shalala said she will step down following the 2014-15 school year, ending her resignation letter by saying, “This is not a goodbye letter; we have work to do. I look forward to a spectacular year.” …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Miami Shores votes in favor of marriage equality

Whatever flies in Miami Shores was, by all accounts, all good until July when the City Council voted 3-2 against a symbolic resolution opposing Florida’s legal ban on same-sex marriage. But the council met Monday night to re-address the vote. “I think it’s consistent with what’s been done in the state of Florida,” said resident Giselle Kovac. “I believe 67 other municipalities have taken this vote, we’re the only ones to vote no.” The council voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of a symbolic resolution in favor of same sex marriage. The take-two vote was put on by the mayor herself. “Many have reached out to me and initially said, ‘Stay out of it,'” said Mayor Herta Holly. For one side it hasn’t gone far enough. For the other side it has gone too far. But the joy of being a mayor is trying to find that middle ground. Follow Glenna Milberg on Twitter @GlennaOn10 Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Man dead after police-involved shooting in Wilton Manors

A 50-year-old man died Sunday night after a police-involved shooting in Wilton Manors. Police told Local 10 News that officers were called to the area of Northwest 29th Street and Northwest Ninth Terrace about 3 p.m. Sunday after two men reported that their roommate, Thomas Carberry, had a gun. The two men said Carberry was suicidal and threatened to kill them and any police officer who may come to help. Police said the armed man wandered out of the home, at which time the two men locked him out. The roommates told police they could hear Carberry firing his gun several times outside the home. When two officers arrived to the home, they said Carberry refused to put down the gun. Joe Cavaretta, a photographer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, witnessed the incident. “I heard the police three, maybe four times, (say), ‘Drop your weapon. Drop your weapon. Drop your weapon,'” Cavaretta told Local 10 News. “And he said, ‘Just do it. Just do it.'” Police said they were forced to shoot Carberry, but it’s unclear how many times. Carberry was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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