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Miami residents to decide fate of MLS stadium

It looks likely voters will decide the fate of David Beckham’s downtown Miami soccer stadium plans. In a statement sent to Local 10, Miami Beckham United’s Strategic Advisor John Alschuler said, “The ultimate decision to build a stadium in downtown Miami should rest with voters.” The comments come after some downtown Miami residents and business owners launched a petition drive against the latest site proposal for David Beckham’s MLS stadium plans. The soccer superstar’s dream of a waterfront stadium is facing fierce opposition — again. Following feasibility and traffic concerns related to Miami Beckham United’s preferred Port Miami site, Miami-Dade County’s mayor tossed around the idea of filling in a city-owned boat slip to build the MLS stadium. The Florida East Coast Railway slip — referred to as the “FEC Slip” — runs along Biscayne Boulevard and is flanked by the American Airlines Arena and Museum Park. Miami Beckham United’s Alschuler told Local 10 in a written statement, “If Miami Beckham United selects the FEC slip as the preferred stadium site we will seek and fully support a voter referendum.” “The idea that you are going to build a concrete wall along Biscayne Boulevard just seems to be insanity …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Police officer buys homeless man shoes

It was early Sunday morning, and Officer Roland Rivera of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was working off-duty detail in downtown Fort Lauderdale. A man approached his patrol car, torn to pieces, claiming he was just the victim of a crime. “He was pretty much in tears and distraught,” said Officer Roland Rivera. “He was really depressed over the fact that somebody had stolen his shoes while he was sleeping.” The man, identified as Brian was barefoot and hanging around Esplanade Park. Rivera promised he would help, so as soon as stores opened that morning, he went to Sears and bought Brian a pair of shoes and socks. Brian was very appreciative and left a voicemail for Rivera later on which said in part: “This is Brian, hopefully you remember me. You gave me the boots. I just wanted to say thank you again. It’s like walking on air. I have been getting so many compliments.” …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Middle school student's neck fractured in attack

The family of an eighth-grade boy has filed a lawsuit after he fractured three vertebrae in his neck while being attacked by another student. The incident happened April 28 at New Renaissance Middle School in Miramar. According to the Law Offices of Adam Baron, Taishawn Yee was picked up and thrown to the floor by another student in the hallway. The incident started in the last period, when the teacher gave the students a free period since they had been taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test earlier in the day. Several boys started horse-playing, attempting to lift each other up. Yee allegedly did not allow his attacker to pick him up, so the student decided to sneak up from behind him in the hallway after class. Yee was taken by ambulance to Memorial West and was transferred to Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital where he was admitted for neck surgery and had to have screws inserted. The other student was disciplined with a 10-day suspension and a recommendation of expulsion, due to the severity of the incident. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Dog fights back against crocodile in Key Largo

Tyson is being called one brave dog after the 65-pound pit bull was attacked by a crocodile while taking a dip in a canal behind his family’s home off Blackwater Lane in Key Largo. “I see a croc tail going up, turning the water and Tyson going under,” said Emilie Stewart, Tyson’s owner. crocodile Tyson was pulled underwater, but what the crocodile didn’t count on was the pup packing a punch and fighting back. “I don’t know if he actually bit the croc or bit at him, but it freed him up and he started to swim back,” said Stewart. Stewart was quick to call Florida Fish and Wildlife officials, who caught the 5 1/2-foot reptile, which is set to be relocated away from Tyson’s neighborhood. Stewart said she will not allow Tyson to swim in the canal anymore and will be only allowing him to swim in pools. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Metropica gets green light in Sunrise | Video

By By Susannah Bryan , Sun Sentinel Commission approves development agreement; project to break ground in 2015 Metropica, a $1 billion project with enough square feet to hold 70 football fields, will change the skyline of western Broward with buildings up to 30 stories — the tallest in Sunrise. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Dolphins Rookies repair military veteran's home

Rookie members of the Miami Dolphins football team gave back to the community today by helping repair the home of Veteran Roger Carter. Carter served in the Air Force from 1967-71 and was the first African American Missile Chief. He lives with his wife Charlotte and said “I am overwhelmed” when asked about the players act of kindness. “It feels really nice to be out here helping and giving back,” said Ja’Wuan James of the Miami Dolphins. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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