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Police search for missing 14-year-old boy

Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old boy in southwest Miami-Dade County. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert Friday for Matthew Tomescu. Jeanne Tomescu and Marco Abdala, the boy’s parents, said they are worried sick. It’s been more than 24 hours since they’ve seen their son. Jeanne Tomescu said Matthew was with her at South Miami K-8 Center at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to pick up Matthew’s little brother. “I left him at my car to pick up my little one in after-school care,” she said. She was inside for just a few minutes, but when she came out, Matthew was gone. “The car was running, (the) door was closed and he was just not there,” she said. Sky 10 was above the area where Matthew was last seen near Southwest 56th Street and Southwest 67th Avenue. Miami-Dade Schools police used dogs to search for the missing teen. FDLE spokesman Richard Herbert said the boy has “emotional issues.” Matthew’s parents want him to know he’s not in trouble. They just want him home. “Come home, man. Nothing (is going to) happen to you,” Abdala said. “Everything’s fine. We just want you to be safe and at home where you belong,” said Jeanne Tomescu. Tomescu was last seen wearing …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Christian

Week 2, One Year Bible Challenge: “Fire and Brimstone”

By Tom Truex Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Group John Martin, Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, (1852) This week’s reading (January 8-14) WEEK 02Genesis 18:16-31:16Matthew 6:25-10:23Psalm 8:1-12:8Proverbs 2:6-13:15Next Week’s Reading (January 15-21) WEEK 03Genesis 31:17-43:34Matthew 10:24-14:12Psalm 13:1-18:36Proverbs 3:16-4:10 Discussion Questions: Old Testament Who was Eliezer (see Genesis Chapter 24), and in what way did he exhibit the traits of a “true servant?” Why doesn’t the Bible openly condemn Lot and his daughters for their behavior? Genesis 19:30-38. Why did Jacob have to work to pay for his wife? Genesis 29:16-28 New Testament Why did Jesus tell the paralysed man that his sins were forgiven? Matthew 9:2 Jesus sent his twelve disciples to the Jews to preach, heal, and cast out demons. Why did he instruct them, “Whoever doesn’t receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet?” <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?go=Go&q=Matthew+10%3A5-14" title="ESV Matthew …read more Source:: K_Line Christian Online (ReadTheWholeBible.com)       ...
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Week 2, One Year Bible Challenge: “Fire and Brimstone”

By Tom Truex Christ the Rock Community Church, Saturday Morning Men’s Group John Martin, Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, (1852) This week’s reading (January 8-14) WEEK 02Genesis 18:16-31:16Matthew 6:25-10:23Psalm 8:1-12:8Proverbs 2:6-13:15Next Week’s Reading (January 15-21) WEEK 03Genesis 31:17-43:34Matthew 10:24-14:12Psalm 13:1-18:36Proverbs 3:16-4:10 Discussion Questions: Old Testament Who was Eliezer (see Genesis Chapter 24), and in what way did he exhibit the traits of a “true servant?” Why doesn’t the Bible openly condemn Lot and his daughters for their behavior? Genesis 19:30-38. Why did Jacob have to work to pay for his wife? Genesis 29:16-28 New Testament Why did Jesus tell the paralysed man that his sins were forgiven? Matthew 9:2 Jesus sent his twelve disciples to the Jews to preach, heal, and cast out demons. Why did he instruct them, “Whoever doesn’t receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet?” <a target="_blank" href="http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?go=Go&q=Matthew+10%3A5-14" title="ESV Matthew …read more Source:: K_Line Christian Online (ReadTheWholeBible.com)       ...
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Police use GPS to nab teen accused of stealing Jimmy Buffett's Mercedes Benz

A 17-year-old boy faces a grand theft auto charge after he stole a Mercedes-Benz belonging to Jimmy Buffet after the singer left his keys in the car, police said. According to a Palm Beach police report, Buffett’s personal representative, Darin Hinson, alerted them to the theft, which occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Hinson told police Buffett returned home Tuesday night and parked in the driveway, leaving the keys in the car. Using the global positioning system in the car, police were able to track the Mercedes to a gas station in Riviera Beach and then south on Interstate 95 to another gas station in Lake Worth. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy was the first to arrive at the gas station and found the stolen car parked outside. The keys to the Mercedes were resting on the front right tire of a Dodge Caravan parked next to it, police said. Standing next to the van was Michael Hardy, who was seen on surveillance video at the Riviera Beach gas station driving the stolen car, police said. Hardy was taken to the Palm Beach Police Department for questioning, where he admitted to trading drugs for the car, police said. Hardy told police he …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

By Florida Atlantic University It Started At FAU | Homewww.itstartedatfau.orgDick Schmidt, MBA ’70, is the man behind the largest single donation in FAU history. The recent $16 million gift to the University from the Schmidt Family Foundation will support the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence. …read more Source:: FAU Facebook feed       ...
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