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Miami-Dade Youth Fair officials prepare for opening

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair kicks off on Thursday, bringing even more rides for families to enjoy. This year, 99 rides will be operating at the fair, and on Wednesday inspectors were on site to make sure each ride was operating safely. “Each one (ride) is inspected by private inspectors before the state of Florida’s Department of Agriculture inspectors, and then the in-house area supervisors inspect their rides every day, and I inspect some rides each day,” said Mike Hupulo, North American Midway director of safety. A yellow sticker is displayed on each ride as proof of its inspection. The fair’s CEO Bob Hohenstein said a few things will be different this year. “We’re going to go to 21 day operation,” said Hohenstein. “We have been 18 days for many many years. We’re looking forward to a great 21-day run here in Tamiami Park.” The fair opens Thursday and runs through April 5. The fair will be closed Easter Sunday, and also on March 16, 17, 30 and 31. Miami-Dade County residents voted in November to move the youth fair to make way for an expansion of Florida International University. The fair will remain at its current location until FIU pays for the fair to be relocated. The …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Golf tournament supports bereavement program at Hospice by the Sea

While Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance companies, do not cover grief support therapy or aromatherapy, Melony Hernadez said she knows these are important. For the last year, she has been working as a bereavement assistant at Hospice by the Sea, 531 W Palmetto Park Rd., a nonprofit end-of-life care provider in Boca Raton. Her mission she said is to be there for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. “You have to have a knack for helping others,” Hernandez said. She added that there are plenty of people like her at the hospice. Licensed clinical social workers and mental health workers are prepared to help with overwhelming grief at no cost. In order to cover the cost of this and other comforting therapies not covered by insurance, the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and Hospice by the Sea Foundation host fundraisers such as the upcoming April 13 tournament at the Parkland Golf & Country Club, 1001 Old Club Rd. The funds raised during the event — which also includes a cocktail party, awards ceremony and silent auction — will be used to fund other specialized programs such as the summer Camp Good Grief for children, Hernandez said. “Kids express grief differently, so the …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Truck crashes in northbound lanes of I-95 in Hollywood

Northbound traffic on Interstate 95 in Hollywood is snarled because of a crash. The crash occurred near Sheridan Street. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck broke an axel and can’t be moved. Two other vehicles were involved. Three right lanes are blocked. Tow trucks have been called. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Nova Southeastern University Associate Professor Honored by Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology

By mj1031 FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – For more than three decades, Barry Nierenberg, Ph.D., ABPP has been a leader in the area of psychology integration with healthcare. His specialty has been working with healthcare professionals in hospitals across America attending to the mental well-being of patients who may be suffering debilitating diseases or other severe trauma. For his many years dedicated to the profession, and the fact that he has mentored and helped numerous others within the field, Nierenberg was honored with the American Psychological Association Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology Mentor Award. This national award is given to a rehabilitation psychologist who has displayed excellence in mentoring clinical, counseling or rehabilitation psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. “I’m honored and truly humbled to be recognized,” Nierenberg said. “I truly love what I do and working with patients together with my students is what keeps me going – to be honored by my peers is really something special, and I am very grateful.” This award honors those individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their professional generosity supporting, encouraging and promoting professional and personal growth and education, training and leadership in rehabilitation psychology. Along with his work with hospital patients, Nierenberg has been teaching …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Man sleeping outside Miami Beach building dies of meningitis

A man found on the side of a street in Miami Beach has died of meningitis, police said. According to authorities, the man was found lying outside an apartment building at 31st Street and Indian Creek Drive. Residents of the building found the man, who was nearly naked, lying on a pillow outside and called 911. Police said the man had sores all over his body and was unconscious. The man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital and was transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital due to the severity of his condition. Authorities said he died minutes after arriving at JMH. At this time, the strain of meningitis that the man had is unclear. His identity is also unknown at this time, but police described him as a white man who is about 25 years old. Anyone with information about the man’s identity is urged to call police. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Davie cop charged with extorting ex-girlfriend

By Linda Trischitta A one-time Davie Police Officer of the Year is charged with extorting an ex-girlfriend by threatening to release pornographic images and videos to her colleagues if she didn’t quit her job and move away from Broward County. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Def Leppard Rocks West Palm Beach

Def Leppard performs live at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Thursday, June 25th. You’ll be sure to hear classic rock hits like “Photograph”, “Rock Of Ages” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me”! Styx will open the show with hits like “Come Sail Away”, “Too Much Time On My Hands” and “Mr. Roboto”! Tesla will also perform. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Marathon man accused of injuring mom's boyfriend, cat

A Marathon man is facing charges after he assaulted his mother’s boyfriend and injured her cat, deputies said. According to a police report, Timothy Kummer’s mother came home at about 11:30p.m. Tuesday with her live-in boyfriend to find her son passed out on the couch. The woman told deputies that Kummer, 29, had blood all over him and her cat was lying on his chest, also bloody and badly injured. Deputies said the woman’s boyfriend confronted Kummer, at which point Kummer attacked him. The woman told deputies that she picked up the cat as it cried in pain. She said the cat couldn’t walk, was bleeding from its mouth, had swelling over both of its eyes and a cut on its nose. Deputies said Kummer denied injuring the cat, despite having scratches on his face, chest and abdomen, with clumps of what looked liked cat hair in the dried blood on his body. Kummer was arrested and charged with domestic battery and animal cruelty. The cat was taken to a veterinarian office by the mother to be treated for its injuries. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Weird Al Yankovic Live at Broward Center!

Weird Al Yankovic brings his “Mandatory Fun” tour to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, August 15th. You’ll be sure to hear current hit song parodies like “Handy” as well as classic Weird Al tracks like “Fat” and “Amish Paradise”! 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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Navy Chaplain Threatened with Discharge as Counsel Against Fornication Called ‘Recipe for Disaster’

By Heather Clark CHARLESTON, S.C. – A decorated former Navy SEAL who has served as a chaplain for 15 of the 19 years of his military career is been threatened with discharge after superiors called his Christian counseling against premarital sex and homosexuality a “recipe for disaster.” Chaplain Wes Modder served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and also served as the Force Chaplain for Navy Special Warfare Command (WARCOM). Last year, he was assigned by a four-star admiral to the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC), where he was to provide counsel and spiritual encouragement to sailors. In December of last year, Captain Keith B Davids, the Commanding Officer of the Naval Special Warfare Center, wrote a letter recommending that Modder be promoted to Commander. Davids stated that he was “impressed by character, integrity, moral center and approach to ministry in the Navy,” and referred to the chaplain as a “skilled ethics adviser.” Other letters in recent years had also offered high praise for the Navy chaplain. But several sailors had allegedly filed complaints against Modder, stating that he was guilty of discrimination for the way that he had provided counsel regarding issues of sexual morality. In a “detachment for cause” …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Lil Wayne at Revolution Live!

Lil Wayne brings his “Sorry For The Wait” tour to Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, March 21st. The concert is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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