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Burglary suspect caught in Cooper City bedroom

By Wayne K. Roustan Laura Story had just returned from walking her dog when she thought she heard a noise in her Cooper City home. Moments later she would be face-to-face with a burglary suspect, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Carjacking, murder suspect says he has no money, job

Gregory B. Moore completed his first appearance in federal court Friday morning and offered no explanation as to why a day earlier he was unable to stay awake during the proceeding. Moore is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend, Danielle Roland, and killing another man, Johnson St. Louis, as they sat in a car in the parking lot of a Hallandale Beach insurance office. Authorities said Moore carjacked three people during Tuesday morning’s mission to track down Roland and get away after the shooting. Roland survived the attack and remains hospitalized. Moore told the judge he has no money and no job. He said he used to work for a pest control company tenting housing but has been unemployed for five months. He also revealed that he has eight children and another one on the way. The carjacking and murder suspect was appointed a public defender and will be back in court next week for a pretrial detention hearing. Federal prosecutors are seeking to hold him in custody without bond. After the hearing, Moore’s mother and sister were approached by two detectives. It’s unclear for which agency they worked, but the undercover officers walked with the women to the parking garage. Moore’s relatives declined to speak to …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Pain Management 101 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

– Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Branch Library Community Room Dr. Joseph J. Alshon, from The National Pain Institute, will discuss patient options for managing acute and/or chronic pain. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Jason Beckman faces life in prison for killing ex-commissioner father

The son of a former South Miami commissioner convicted of killing his father was being sentenced Friday. Jason Beckman was convicted of first-degree murder last year. Beckman shot and killed his father, former South Miami Commissioner Jay Beckman, in 2009. He was 17 at the time. Assistant state attorney Gail Levine and Beckman’s attorney, Herb Smith, called several witnesses to testify during the sentencing hearing. The first witness was Miami-Dade police Detective Juan Segovia, who talked about a list in which Beckman listed his enemies. Beckman’s father was at the top of the list. Next to take the stand was Alba Tapanes, a former teacher of Beckman’s at South Miami Senior High School. She was also on the list. “I felt threatened, and I still feel threatened,” she said on the stand. She told the court she believed Beckman had some form of autism because of his behavior in her class. “At times the eye contact was not good, and he appeared socially awkward,” she testified. Levine also read an email written by Beckman’s uncle, Witt Beckman. He wrote that he has no issue with the state seeking a life sentence. He also wrote about how much Jay Beckman loved his son. “Whenever I talked to Jay he …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Artwork damaged during PAMM's private anniversary party

Someone damaged a piece of art at the Perez Art Museum Miami Thursday night, but unlike the Ai Weiwei million dollar disaster — this time it was unintentional. PAMM was celebrating their anniversary with a private party. The museum was open when a set of spheres made out of concrete and decorated with pieces of beach towels turned into a tripping hazard. Drywood at PAMMThe sculpture display was a collaboration between two artists, Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza. They call it “Drywood.” The spheres with tropical prints were in front of Mark Handforth’s glowing orange “Western Sun” in a room in the second floor. A partygoer walking near the spheres — which is allowed — fell on one of them. The sculpture split in half. And other spheres moved out of place, but weren’t damaged. Not many visitors noticed, and the party went on. A PAMM spokesperson said Friday that the piece was at the artists’ studio to be repaired. In the meantime, instead of 12 spheres there will be 11. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Raury Performs Live at Revolution Live

Singer-songwriter Raury performs live at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. The show is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Cannibal Corpse Rocks Revolution Live

Cannibal Corpse performs live at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, March 7th, 2015. Behemoth and Aeon will open the show. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Joy Behar Live In West Palm Beach

Joy Behar performs live at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on Monday, February 9th, 2015. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. Behar will also perform at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 7th, 2015. For tickets or more information on that show click here. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Family, students mourn losing teenager with dreams of becoming accountant

Family and friends will say good bye to a teen full of dreams Friday night and Saturday. Police have yet to find the 18-year-old’s killer. Pedro Uriarte wanted to be an accountant, but he didn’t make it to his Miami Jackson Senior High School graduation. A gunman walked up to him, and shot him — to take his headphones, relatives said. It was about 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29. The gunman left Pedro to die on the sidewalk near Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School, 505 NW 20 St., near Miami’s Wynwood area. When his mother heard the news, she collapsed in tears. Family members of teen shot killed ask for public s help”My son was not a bad person. He was a very good boy. He was loved,” Pedro’s dad, Manuel Uriarte, said. Residents said they heard a half a dozen shots. Uriarte was asking witnesses to come forward and tell police if they had seen the robber who killed his son, who had recently celebrated his 18th birthday. Miami_Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho offered his condolences, as Miami Jackson Senior High School chose to wear their headphones Monday to school to protest their classmate’s killing. About two dozen people showed up to …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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