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Miami International Boat Show kicks off Thursday

The Miami International Boat Show kicks off Thursday. It attracts more than 3,000 thousand watercrafts to set sail for South Florida. This year, the biggest sailing yacht ever to be displayed at a show will be open for a tour. Aside from boats, buyers can also check out the latest gizmo and gadgets and even scuba gear. The boat show kicks off Friday at 10am through Monday, February 16th. There are three locations at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Sea Isle Marina in Miami and Miamarina at Bayside in Miami. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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1 killed in hit-and-run crash on Bird Road

One person has died after a fatal hit and run along Bird Road in Southwest Miami-Dade. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that occurred about 7 a.m. along Bird Road at Southwest 112th Avenue. No information about the victim or driver has been released. Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Multiple-vehicle crash snarls traffic on southbound I-95 in Miami

Traffic in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Miami is backed up for miles after a multiple-vehicle crash. Two center lanes of traffic are blocked near exit 6A at 62nd Street. Officials say at least 10 cars are involved in the crash. The vehicles are all bunched together from rear bumper to front bumper in the middle of the road. No serious injuries have been reported. Take U.S. Highway 1 or State Road 7 to avoid the traffic in the area. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Rubio `book tour' takes him to early primary states

By William E. Gibson WASHINGTON — While hawking his new book, Sen. Marco Rubio plunges into a tour of early caucus and primary states starting on Friday, the latest sign that Florida’s Republican rising star intends to run for president. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Rubio `book tour' takes him to early primary states

By William E. Gibson WASHINGTON — While hawking his new book, Sen. Marco Rubio plunges into a tour of early caucus and primary states starting on Friday, the latest sign that Florida’s Republican rising star intends to run for president. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Education

White House Official Participates in BCPS Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas Tour

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Exceeding Goals, Sobrepasando Metas Tour took place today, Thursday, February 12, 2015, with a special guest from the White House. Maribel Duran, Chief of Staff for The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, joined School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and District staff as she visited Eagle Point Elementary and McArthur High schools. …read more Source:: Broward County Public Schools       ...
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Family members identify plane crash victims

Friends and family have identified several men on board a small aircraft that crashed in southwest Miami-Dade County after officials say one of the engines failed. Friends and relatives of the pilot have identified him as Raul Chirivella, who lives in Venezuela. Family friends also said Roberto Cavaniel, Juan Carlos Betancourt and another person were on board the plane that went down after taking off from Miami Executive Airport. The men were in town on business to pick up plane parts and take them back to Venezuela. The plane left Miami Executive and was trying to return after an engine failed, the pilot communicated with officials. “He was a family man and he was a good guy,” said Adriana Chirinos, whose father was close friends with Chirivella. “We’ve known him for more than 30 years.” The four men were on the twin engine Beechcraft 1900 headed for Turks and Caicos, which is a common pit stop for planes heading to Venezuela. It’s unclear what caused the plane’s engine to fail. Relatives in Venezuela, some of whom are also pilots, said their loved ones are devastated. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Large South Florida agencies paying too much for equipment?

In Sweetwater just a few weeks ago, there were choppers in the air, armored vehicles on the ground and dozens of officers everywhere in between. Authorities were looking for Ivan Zapata, a sexual assault suspect who attacked an officer while breaking out of custody, police said. In the end, authorities wound up finding Zapata days later in Hialeah Gardens. The search for him, though, also revealed something unusual: The types of military equipment agencies had for this kind of situation and what they paid for it. A Local 10 investigation has discovered that South Florida’s largest agencies are paying millions of dollars for equipment similar to what some smaller agencies are getting almost for free. During the hunt for Zapata, for example, Sweetwater police had their own chopper in the air. The small agency landed that helicopter and three others through a military-surplus program, and only had to pay the cost to transport and refurbish them. Sales records obtained by Local 10 show that Miami-Dade police also have four choppers, but they cost a combined $12,751,937. “Is that worth it?” Local 10 Investigative Reporter Ross Palombo asked MDPD Director J.D. Patterson. “Yes,” Patterson said. Patterson believes it’s worth it because the department got exactly what it paid for: …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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