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Tornado warning lifted for Miami-Dade County

A tornado warning has been lifted for Miami-Dade County. A flood advisory warning has now been issued for parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties. TRACK SEVERE WEATHER HERE The National Weather Service reported a tornado briefly touched ground Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. one mile west of Miami International Airport. A second funnel cloud was spotted about 20 minutes later. There are also reports of a waterspout spotted off Miami Beach. Authorities have canceled all tornado warnings. Airport spokeswoman Maria Levrant says dozens of flights had been delayed and at least 31 had been canceled as of 4:40 p.m. More than 100 flights were also delayed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and six flights were canceled. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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FBI searches for man in attempted bank robbery

The FBI has released photos of a man they say attempted to rob a Bank of America branch at 13450 W. Dixie Highway in North Miami. The FBI says the man entered the bank Thursday morning, and demanded money from a bank employee. He also claimed he had an explosive device on him. Customers were inside the bank at the time, but there were no injuries. No money was taken. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI office in Miami at 305-944-9101. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Armed man robs Fort Lauderdale bank

The FBI has released a photograph of a man they say robbed the Bank United branch at 808 SE 17 St. in Fort Lauderdale. The robbery happened about 11:40 a.m. Thursday. FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said the robber entered the bank, claimed he had a gun and demanded cash from a bank employee. Marshall said money was stolen, but he didn’t release the amount. No customers were inside the store when the robbery occurred. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 305-944-9101. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Rape charges dropped against Darren Sharper in Miami Beach

Authorities announced Thursday that all rape charges have been dropped against former NFL star Darren Sharper stemming from an incident in Miami Beach due to lack of evidence. An assistant state attorney said the decision was based on the fact that it was Sharper’s word against the alleged victim, there was no physical evidence and there were inconsistent statements made by the victim, among other reasons. Sharper still faces charges in Arizona, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New Orleans. He has been held in jail without bail in Los Angeles since Feb. 27 on date-rape charges. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Man takes photo of young girl in Publix; mom passes out flyers to warn others

A South Florida mother has taken to social media to warn other parents about a registered sex offender in the area. Joseph Fezza, 64 was issued a trespass warning and is no longer allowed inside the Publix at 5997 Stirling Road, just west of U.S. Highway 441, after he was caught taking pictures of Maria Padilla-Leon’s 9-year-old daughter on Monday. Fezza deleted the pictures and told police it will never happen again. Police have also been to his Pembroke Pines apartment to check his home computer and no child pornography was found. Padilla-Leon said she will be passing out flyers with Fezza’s picture on it to make sure everyone is aware of the incident. “Mr. Fezza, I need to talk to you about why you are taking pictures of kids in Publix,” said Local 10’s Jeff Weinsier. “It was a mistake,” said Fezza. “You’re a registered sex offender,” replied Weinsier. “I didn’t do anything illegal,” said Fezza. “I wasn’t arrested.” “You took pictures of young girls in Publix,” said Weinsier. “One picture I took,” said Fezza. Padilla-Leon said she believes Fezza “is a sick individual.” “I believe he is a monster,” she said. Padilla-Leon said Fezza secretly began snapping pictures of her young daughter as they stood at the deli. Police …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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NYC Pastors Repay $1.2 Million Diverted from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina Donations

By Kate Tracy Husband and wife agree to reimburse church after using funds ‘as their personal bank.’ Pastors Carl and Donna Keyes have agreed to repay their New York City church $1.2 million after an ongoing Associated Press investigation found they had spent funds raised for 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina victims instead upon themselves. The husband and wife settled an attorney general probe Wednesday, the Associated Press reported today. CT previously explored how Glad Tidings Tabernacle, an Assemblies of God church that “started Pentecostalism in New York in 1907” (according to A Journey Through NYC Religions), became instrumental in relief work directly following 9/11 as thousands of dollars and hundreds of volunteers poured into the church located just 2.5 miles from Ground Zero. Now, on the same day that President Obama dedicated the 9/11 Memorial Museum, news broke that Keyes and his wife have agreed to pay back money given to their charities—including Urban Life Ministries and Aid for the World—that they had used to build a farmhouse in New Jersey among other personal expenses. “Carl and Donna Keyes and Mark Costantin abused the trust of their congregants and used Glad Tidings Tabernacle as their personal bank,” said …read more Source: Christianity Today     ...
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Megabus starts service to Miami Thursday

Megabus.com has expanded service to Miami. Seven daily arrivals and departures to and from Tampa and Orlando begin Thursday at two Miami locations. Megabus is known for its low fares in 120 cities across North America, some starting as low as $1, plus a reservation fee. “Everything this week is $1, wherever you’re going within Florida,” Bryony Chanberlain, director of operations for Megabus, told Local 10. That offer runs from May 15-May 22. The first stop will be outside concourse H at Miami International Airport. The second is in downtown Miami, next to the Freedom Tower Metromover station. Megabus said the additional routes will bring more than 60 new jobs to Florida. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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