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Kids among those using ATVs, dirt bikes as sales soar

ATVs and dirt bikes are illegal on public roads and highways, but it hasn’t stopped some people from operating the vehicles on city streets. In some cases children, barely teens, are hopping onto smaller versions of the motorized bikes, and four-wheelers and riding at night alongside traffic through several inner-city Miami-Dade neighborhoods. “That to me is the responsibility of the parents,” said David Chiverton, assistant city manager of Opa-locka. “They need to understand they’re smaller than the average dirt bikes and if you let your child out, a big truck or a mid-sized SUV or van may not be able to see that at night.” In recent years, South Florida has seen its share of crashes involving all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes, which have left riders critically injured and in some cases dead. “I think that’s where we need an education campaign, to really show consequences of people being out on the road with these type of vehicles or bikes that are dangerous,” said Chiverton. Attention has been drawn to the vehicles, designed for off-roading, after a mass ride Monday. Hundreds of people on ATVs and dirt bikes rode together, speeding down Miami streets and highways while performing daredevil stunts through traffic. Law enforcement agencies were …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Billionaire's 'sex slave' details allegations against Prince Andrew, attorney Alan Dershowitz

Virginia Roberts, one of numerous women who allege they were groomed as virtual sex slaves at Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, has filed a sworn affidavit in court detailing allegations of underage sex with Prince Andrew and well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz — and stating categorically that she never “had sexual relations” with former President Bill Clinton, an Epstein friend, though she writes that she was on Epstein’s private Bahamian island at the same as the president. “I grew up in Palm Beach, Florida. When I was little, I loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian,” she begins the affidavit. “But my life took a very different turn when adults began to be interested in having sex with me.” In the affidavit filed Wednesday under penalty of perjury if untrue, she writes that Epstein and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell began her “sexual training” when she was 15 and that she had sex with Prince Andrew three times, including one orgy. ALSO: Man accused of prostituting teen girl at Cutler Bay motel The affidavit includes the now-famous photo of Roberts arm-in-arm with the prince during a trip with Epstein to London when she was 17. She said she had sex with him shortly thereafter and reported …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

Optometry Professor Featured on WPLG

By mc2740 Kimberly K. Reed, O.D., F.A.A.O., associate professor at NSU’s College of Optometry, was featured in a story on WPLG Channel 10’s HealthCast with Kristi Krueger. The story focused on new equipment that NSU is using to detect macular degeneration years earlier than previous methods and how patients can slow the process by eating foods like spinach and taking supplements. Click here to view the segment. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Repeat thief steals from Weston Radio Shack 3 times in 2 days

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are trying to find a repeat thief who stole from a Radio Shack in Weston three times in two days. The first theft occurred Jan. 2 when a man wearing black pants and a black shirt used a magnetic key to remove three Galaxy smart phone batteries that sell for about $100 each from the display area. He returned the next day with a woman who wandered around in an aisle while the man fumbled with the magnetic key nearby. This time, he stuffed some Beats by Dr. Dre headphones in the woman’s purse and removed his outer shirt, placing it on top of her purse to disguise the bulge in her bag. The man returned alone later in the day and stole another pair of headphones. Detectives are hoping surveillance video will help them find the pair. Anyone who recognizes the man or woman is asked to call the BSO at 954-659-3531 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Florida Panthers controversy waits in wings for County Commission

By Brittany Wallman County-level elected officials have had a lineup of controversial issues to tackle lately, from talk of banning sales of the herb Kratom, to the debate over deregulating the taxi system to allow app-based Uber to operate. But don’t forget the lingering controversy surrounding the Florida… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Florida Panthers controversy waits in wings for County Commission

By Brittany Wallman County-level elected officials have had a lineup of controversial issues to tackle lately, from talk of banning sales of the herb Kratom, to the debate over deregulating the taxi system to allow app-based Uber to operate. But don’t forget the lingering controversy surrounding the Florida… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Florida Panthers controversy waits in wings for County Commission

By Brittany Wallman County-level elected officials have had a lineup of controversial issues to tackle lately, from talk of banning sales of the herb Kratom, to the debate over deregulating the taxi system to allow app-based Uber to operate. But don’t forget the lingering controversy surrounding the Florida… …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
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Cat gets name after being rescued from pipe in Miami

Veterinarians at Knowles Animal Clinic have given a cat that was stuck in a pipe for days a name — “Fire.” “We think it’s appropriate,” Dr. Emily C. Abraham told Local 10 News. “He’s a survivor.” Fire was rescued from a pipe underneath a Walgreens at Northwest Seventh Street and 57th Avenue in Miami. Firefighters spent most of Tuesday trying to save the cat after residents heard the cat crying. “Considering where he came from and how long he was there, it’s definitely shocking how well he’s doing,” Abraham said. She said there was no evidence of fluid in the cat’s lungs or broken bones. “He’s doing fantastic,” Abraham said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were eventually able to flush Fire out, all the while keeping track of the cat with small cameras they fed underground. “If he hasn’t used eight-and-a-half of his nine lives, I would be shocked,” Lt. Lisa Wood said. “We ran probably 3,000 gallons of water through those pipes trying to get him out.” But before Fire can be adopted, doctors want to make sure he is nursed back to health. “We want to have him up to date on vaccines and neutered before we find him a home,” Abraham said. Follow Johanna Torres on Twitter …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Gerry Witoshynsky, Pembroke Pines historian, dies at 86

By Lisa J. Huriash Geraldine “Gerry” Witoshynsky could recite the history of Pembroke Pines chapter and verse. The city’s official historian spent years lovingly sorting newspaper stories and snapping her own photos to document and file away. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Education

Memoir Writing 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

– Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Branch Library Community Room Host Elaine Spitzer will read and discuss selections from memoirs and then encourage the audience to write from their own memories. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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