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4 shot at Daytona Beach house party

A man opened fire in a Daytona Beach neighborhood, shooting four people after he was kicked out of a house party, according to police. Daytona Beach police Friday issued an alert for Vincent Smith, 23, saying he fired shots just after midnight in the 300 block of Henry Butts Drive near Bethune-Cookman University, in retaliation for being kicked out of the party. The victims, three of whom attend B-CU, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. They were identified as B-CU student Reginald Smith, 20, of Jacksonville; B-CU student Frank Thomas, 21, of Jacksonville; B-CU student Darian Baker, 21, of Jacksonville; and Vintoshia Smith, 19, of Daytona Beach. Police said Smith should be considered armed and dangerous. He’s wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Daytona Beach police. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Manatee season ends with fewer deaths from boats

By David Fleshler Manatees and boats dodged each other fairly effectively in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Education

Nova Southeastern University Announces Three New Colleges to Benefit Students & Meet Market Demand

By jdonzelli FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., announced that the university’s Board of Trustees created three new colleges and programs, adding to the university’s more than 150 degree offerings. The additions include establishing a College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. program) to complement NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O. program), a College of Engineering and Computing, and an undergraduate Farquhar Honors College. “These additions are being made with input from students, faculty and staff for the benefit of current and prospective students and to meet the growing demand and unmet need of providing qualified physicians and engineers to the community and the nation,” said President Hanbury. “These new programs address market needs and keep us on track with NSU’s Vision 2020 to become a premier private, not-for-profit research university known for quality and distinction.” NSU’s College of Allopathic Medicine The new College of Allopathic Medicine will help meet the growing need of osteopathic (D.O.) and allopathic (M.D.) physicians nationally and regionally. It also will complement the education currently offered in NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine along with the university’s extensive offerings of health professions degree programs. NSU will be the only university in the Southeastern …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Epidemiologist Featured in News Stories on New Designer Drug

By jdonzelli James N. Hall, Nova Southeastern University Epidemiologist FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – James N. Hall, a Nova Southeastern University epidemiologist who studies substance use and drug outbreaks, has been featured by multiple media outlets in stories on a street drug on the rise – Flakka. Hall is a drug abuse epidemiologist affiliated with the Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities. He is the Miami-based member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Community Epidemiology Work Group. Hall compiles local drug abuse data including hospitalizations, deaths, addiction treatment, prevalence, and drug pricing, strength and abuse trends, and works closely with local drug abuse coalitions, law enforcement, and other community organizations. He served as the executive director of Up Front Drug Information and Education Center in Miami from 1982-2012 and was the recipient of the 2010 Path of Public Health Award for Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Services from Florida International University. Mr. Hall is also a member of the Florida Behavioral Health Advisory Workgroup. You can see the media stories below: Time Magazine Online CBS News National South Florida Sun-Sentinel WBNS – Ch. 10, Columbus Ohio <a target="_blank" …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Christian

Christians Disappointed as Indiana Governor Signs Clarification to Religious Freedom Act

By Heather Clark INDIANAPOLIS – Christians are expressing disappointment after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a clarification to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday. As previously reported, last week, Gov. Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law in a closed ceremony, with an estimated 70 t0 80 invited guests attending the event. The bill was meant to mirror the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law in the 1990’s by then-President Bill Clinton. “A governmental entity may substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion only if the governmental entity demonstrates that application of the burden to the person: (1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest,” it reads. After signing the legislation, Pence cited the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby abortion pill case, and noted that while a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act exists, the law does not cover state action. “Last year, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld religious liberty in the Hobby Lobby case based on the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but that act does not apply to individual states or local government action,” he said. “In …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Man found dead of gunshot wound in car in Fort Lauderdale

A man was found dead of a gunshot wound in a car Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale. The body was found inside a car parked at 228 SW 22nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale police Detective Tracy Figone said the victim’s identity isn’t being released at this time. No other information was immediately available. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Driver dead after car crashes into tree off I-95 in Pompano Beach

A driver is dead after an early-morning crash on Interstate 95 in Pompano Beach. The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. Friday in the southbound lanes near the Copans Road exit. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the car drove off the highway for reasons unknown and struck a tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Two southbound lanes were closed for several hours during the investigation. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Couple accused of stealing gun they found in forgotten bag

A South Florida couple turned themselves in after stealing a bag that had a gun in it from an urgent care center, police said. Natasha Ohara-Rodriguez, 33, and Rafael Gutierrez-Cabrera, 22, were arrested on charges of third-degree grand theft of a firearm. Miami-Dade police said a 73-year-old man accidentally left his bag in the lobby of the Baptist Health Urgent Care center in December. Police said surveillance video showed Ohara-Rodriguez sit next to a table where the bag had been placed, conceal it with her purse and rummage through its contents while talking to Gutierrez-Cabrera. She then walked out with Gutierrez-Cabrera and the bag. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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