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Darren Wilson Breaks Silence, Says Michael Brown Appeared Demon-Possessed

By Heather Clark FERGUSON, Mo. – During an exclusive interview with ABC News, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson stated that he believed teenager Michael Brown appeared to be demon-possessed the night to the got into an altercation that resulted in Brown’s shooting death. “That moment before the second shot, you guys are staring at each other, and you said that there was a look in his eye like something you’ve never seen before. You described it as a demon,” ABC’s George Stephanopolous said to Wilson during the interview this week. “It was a very intense image he was presenting,” Wilson replied, nodding. “A demon?” Stephanopolous asked. “Very intense,” Wilson repeated, nodding. “And what did you think was going on in his mind? Why do you choose the word demon?” Stephanopoulous inquired. “I don’t really know what was going on,” Wilson replied. “I was just shocked by the whole interaction. It escalated so quickly from a simple request to now a fight for survival. And it still doesn’t make sense to me why someone would act in that way and be so mad instantly and be so aggressive instantly.” “And so, you’re staring at each other you see this demon,” Stephanopoulos said moments later. “What did you think he was …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Deaf woman critical after hit-and-run

A deaf woman who was struck Saturday around 12:35 a.m. in Hollywood is in critical condition. Police said they arrived to South 56th Avenue and Mayo Street to find the woman had been struck by an unknown vehicle. The woman was attempting to cross South 56th Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle traveling south, police said. Since there were no witnesses to the accident, and there was no description of the vehicle, Hollywood police are now asking anyone who has any information on the hit-and-run to contact the at 954-967-4321. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Machete-wielding robbers caught on camera may be linked to other crimes

A frightening crime at a Hollywood gas station of two armed robbers was caught on camera, with one of them waving a machete. Investigators said they believe the robbery may be connected to other crimes in the city. Surveillance video captured the great lengths two crooks went through to rob a gas station on Sheridan Street and Northwest 72nd Avenue of loose change. The men can be seen in the video using a machete to break through the glass of a machine where coins build up and few ever fall down. “You just put quarters. There are a few $5, $10 bills,” said Arun Simon, who works at the gas station. “It’s just such a hassle. And you’re not stealing much. We’re such a small business, there is not a whole lot of money here.” The clerk is then seen trying to stop the pair, only to realize the weapon one of the men is wielding is a machete. The owners said the men are behind a string of robberies in the area and Tuesday night their sights were set on the now busted machine at their store. The men ran off, but it appeared police weren’t too far behind. “It’s scary that …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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What to expect at Art Basel Miami Beach this year

Modern and contemporary art lovers will take over Miami for a week. Top art dealers, artists, collectors, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts are planning to travel to Miami from all over the world next week. They come to view and present thousands of works at Art Basel Miami Beach — which has become the most important contemporary art fair in the world. They are also in town to explore about a dozen satellite fairs through Miami. After the art fairs close, the night is long. They will get invitations to attend concerts and promotional events. And they will go to parties at mansions, luxury hotels, museums and galleries. Here is some of what you can expect from Art Basel Miami Beach. AT THE SHOW | 10 Interesting piecesFrom museum-caliber masterpieces to new rising talent’s works, variety will rule at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Throughout the maze more than 200 art galleries are presenting the work of about 4,000 artists from around the world. View photos >> PUBLIC ART | Sculptures at the parkA public exhibit is set to display 26 pieces on exhibit at Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., in Miami Beach. For opening night Thursday, Ryan Gander, Christian Falsnaes, Alix Pearlstein, …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Art Basel brings modern ballet to Miami Beach

Art Basel brings Ryan McNamara’s A Story Ballet About the Internet to Miami Beach this year. McNamara, 35, is known for blending dance with theater. His work is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and he has performed around the world. The artistic production he brings to Miami beach explores Internet culture. “McNamara samples and remixes music – from Hip Hop to Martha Graham, jazz and classical ballet,” a press release said. Ryan McNaraThe modern ballet includes vibrant scenes with simultaneous dances. The intense movements are meant to show how we share and process information round-the-clock through our lap tops and smart phones. McNamara was born in Phoenix and is based in Brooklyn. The ballet was a Performa Commission for the 2013 Performa Biennial in New York and was awarded the second Malcolm McLaren Award. Tickets are $30. The Dec. 2nd performance is by invitation only. Dec. 4 performances sold out. Dec. 3rd’s 8:30 performance is also sold out. There were still tickets for the Dec. 3 performance at 10:30 p.m. at Miami Grand Theater in the Castle Beach Resort, 5445 Collins Ave., in Miami Beach. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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I-75 NB lanes blocked after rollover crash in Fort Lauderdale

All northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Fort Lauderdale are blocked after a rollover crash. The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. near mile marker 23. Sky 10 was above the scene as multiple police and rescue units were spotted at the scene of the crash. 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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Art Basel brings experts to Miami Beach for educational discussions

Art Basel opens the doors to the international art world with a series of talks. On opening day, the speaker will be a woman who photographed herself with a double dildo and published the sexual nude on the Artforum magazine. That was four decades ago when she was 33. Lynda Benglis is now 73, and is an American sculptor and visual artist based out of New York, East Hampton and Sante Fe. The 1974 image still causes curiosity. “There was no one reason that I made the image. It was a study of the objectification of the self, myself in relation to the subject of the pinup,” Benglis said during a recent interview with Vulture. Her “vivid sculptures have been challenging the art establishment for half a century,” the event description said. “Lyndas’ art also thematizes sex, power and gender.” Benglis was set to talk about whether or not she thinks the artist’s freedoms to push boundaries in modern art have expanded or not. There will be one talk a day at 10 a.m. from the day Art Basel opens until it closes. The events are open to the public and free at the Hall C auditorium of the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Jurors close to making decision in Janepsy Carballo murder trial

Jurors appear close to making a decision in the fate of a South Florida woman accused of killing the man she believed killed her husband. The 12 men and woman who make up the jury in the Janepsy Carballo murder trial delivered a note to the judge early Wednesday saying they were 11-1 in favor of the first-degree murder charge and asked the judge “Where do we go from here?” Defense attorney Nathan Diamond said he felt the jury should continue deliberating, while prosecutor Abbe Rifkin agreed but said they should also be given the option to return Monday. Judge Teresa Pooler sent the jury a note advising them of the opinions from both sides and stated, “I can’t advise you on what to do. Keep deliberating.” On Tuesday, deliberations were cut short as a Ferguson protest was planned outside the Miami-Dade County courthouse, which gave Carballo an extra night of freedom as she remains free on bond during the trial. The North Miami widow faces life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband’s business partner. Orlando Mesa was shot to death outside the couple’s home in 2008. At the time, he was holding their 20-month old son, who …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Charges dropped against ex-Sweetwater cop accused of assaulting wife

Prosecutors announced during a hearing Wednesday that they have dropped charges against a former Sweetwater police officer accused of assaulting his wife in the parking lot of Dolphin Mall. Amauris Bastidas was arrested after police said he bit his wife on the lip during a fight on June 6. Just months before that, Bastidas was named the Sweetwater Police Department’s Officer of the Month for helping save a baby on the side of the Dolphin Expressway. It was Feb. 20 when then 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz stopped breathing while riding with his aunt, Pamela Rauseo, who pulled over and started screaming for help. “It really was the scariest moment of my life,” Rauseo told ABC News. Lucila Godoy was the first to stop and try to help, leaving her own toddler in her car to help the infant. “We tried to start working as a team at that time,” Godoy said. Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz ran through lanes of traffic to get help. “I don’t know CPR well enough to try to aid with that, so I went to try to look for help in traffic, so I started waving traffic down,” Diaz said. He was able to attract the attention of Bastidas, who took over CPR, …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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