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2 teens shot near Miami Carol City Senior High School

Two teenagers have been shot near a Miami Gardens high school, authorities said. The shooting occurred Thursday afternoon in the area of Miami Carol City Senior High School. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said one teen was shot in the head. Both victims were being airlifted from the school’s football field to the hospital. A Miami-Dade County school spokesman said the shootings happened at a home near the school. Sky 10 was above the scene as a large police presence surrounded a nearby neighborhood. Sky 10 pics …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Man accused of stealing 2 Dolphins Super Bowl rings from home

A 25-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into two Fort Lauderdale homes this week, one of which is the home of former Dolphins offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg. Ivy Peterson is facing multiple charges including burglary, trespassing and possession of cocaine. Police said the first robbery happened Monday at a home in the 500 block of Northeast 16th Court. In that case, the homeowner’s vehicle was stolen. While searching for the suspect, police say a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy saw Peterson exit Kuechenberg’s residence early Tuesday morning through an unlocked window. Police say law enforcement officials chased Peterson through the parking lot of nearby New River Middle School where he was apprehended by police K-9 units. According to the arrest report, Peterson stole two 1972 and 1984 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl rings from Kuechenberg’s home. The rings were found on the suspect and returned to Kuechenberg. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Alexandra Davis: "It's a free country''

By Brittany Wallman Former Miramar City Commissioner Alexandra Davis said “it’s a free country,” and if the husband of her political arch-nemesis wants to run against her, so be it. …read more Source:: Broward Politics       ...
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Event Transcript: Religion in Latin America

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Latin America is home to more than 425 million Catholics – nearly 40% of the world’s total Catholic population – and the Roman Catholic Church now has a Latin American pope for the first time in its history. Yet identification with Catholicism has declined throughout the region, according to a major new Pew Research Center …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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FSU shooter graduated from school, police say

A gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, police said. The shooter was identified as Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University’s law school. May was fatally shot early Thursday after he shot three people at the Florida State library. Two are hospitalized and one has been released. Abigail Taunton told the Associated Press that May had recently been staying at a guest house she owns in a rural area in the Florida Panhandle. She said police interviewed her husband, David, after the shooting. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said May remained in the lobby of the library when he opened fire using a semi-automatic handgun. He said May kept journals expressing fears of being targeted, although it wasn’t immediately clear by whom. Police said there was no indication why he targeted the library, but they believe he acted alone. FSU Police Chief David Perry said May had two former cases from 2002 and 2003. FSU shootting Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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2 Miami schools on lockdown as police investigate suspicious package

Two schools in Northeast Miami-Dade were placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon after reports of a suspicious package in the area. Sky 10 was above the scene just after 2:30 p.m. as numerous police, fire rescue and bomb squad units arrived at the scene. The schools affected were Highland Oaks Middle School at 2375 NE 203rd St. and Virginia A. Boone Highland Oaks Elementary at 20500 NE 24th Ave. At this time, traffic on Ives Dairy Road is being re-directed in both directions. No other details were immediately released. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Lawsuit filed against city of Fort Lauderdale over homeless feeding ordinance

As the city of Fort Lauderdale contends with international backlash after it began criminally charging ministers and several others with feeding the homeless in public, it now has a major lawsuit on its hands. The lawsuit filed by prominent local attorneys Bill Scherer and Bruce Rogow alleges that Fort Lauderdale’s controversial anti-homeless feeding ordinance violates both the U.S. Constitution and the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “This statute, this law in the city, is unconstitutional,” Scherer told Local 10 investigative reporter Bob Norman. “On what grounds is this unconstitutional?” asked Norman. “The entire constitution that we learn in law school — freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, equal protection — I mean, the homeless people are not being treated equally with the rest of the community,” said Scherer. Scherer, who is representing Episcopal minister Mark Sims, who is one of the first to be charged with feeding the homeless in public, said the city’s claim that it’s about health and safety is simply a cover for the real aim. “It’s nonsense. It’s trying to restrict the feeding programs so the homeless will not gather (in public), and will go somewhere else so we will not see them,” said Scherer. A …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Hialeah couple shot at during attempted robbery

A husband and wife in Hialeah are in fear for their lives after they were shot at during an apparent attempted robbery. According to Hialeah police, the couple arrived at the home on East 45th Street off Seventh Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 when they were approached by two armed men. Police said the couple ran toward their home, as the alleged robbers fired several shots at them. The men then fled the area in a dark-colored Nissan Maxima with tinted windows and chrome trim. One of the robbers is described as a black man between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, who was wearing a red cap and red shirt at the time. The second person is described as a black man between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, who has dreadlocks and sleeve tattoos on both arms. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Nissan Maxima Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Famed Native American statue to remain outside cigar shop

Fort Lauderdale cigar shop owner Pat Patel has taken his fight to keep the legendary Native American statue outside his shop to the courtroom. The statue, nicknamed Sosa, has been standing outside Patel’s shop off Las Olas Boulevard for more than 20 years. Patel said his statue is an icon and many tourists like to come by to take pictures with it. But last month, Patel received a letter from the city’s code enforcement stating the statue was taking up too much space and needed to be removed from the sidewalk. “I don’t know what the problem is,” Patel previously told Local 10 News. “I don’t bother nobody.” City officials told Local 10 News it has received complaints on and off about the statue blocking part of the sidewalk. Officials said merchandise or objects that obstruct the sidewalks are not allowed and must be removed. Officials said they have repeatedly asked Patel to move the statue closer to his store, outside his window. Patel, however, said he has had the statue in the same location for years and pointed out other stores that were obstructing parts of the sidewalk. During Thursday morning’s hearing, a magistrate ordered Patel and the city to work together to come up with …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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FSU student says books saved his life during shooting

A Florida State student says he’s lucky to be alive today, and he has his books to thank for it. Jason Derfuss posted on his Facebook page that he was leaving the Robert Manning Strozier Library just as a shooter opened fire early Thursday morning. Darfuss claims that the shooter, now identified as FSU alumnus Myron May, was about five feet away from him and had targeted him first. But it wasn’t until three hours later, after Darfuss returned home, did he realize why he was saved from the fired bullet. According to Darfuss, the bullet was stopped by the books in his book bag. The FSU student who formerly worked at a Tallahassee stereo store posted pictures on his Facebook page showing the damaged books and the alleged bullet. “I assumed I wasn’t a target, I assumed I was fine.” said Darfuss on his Facebook posting. “The truth is I was almost killed tonight and God intervened. I know conceptually He can do all things, but to physically witness the impossible and to be surrounded by such grace is indescribable. To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen.” EMBED SLIDESHOW …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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FSU student from South Fla. captures cellphone video of shooting victim

A Florida State University student from South Florida recorded cellphone video of one of the victims wounded in a shooting at the main library on campus. Sarah Evans was at the Robert Manning Strozier Library early Thursday morning when someone yelled that there had been a shooting. That man turned out to be one of three students who had been shot. He was shot in the leg. She took cellphone video of the incident, which shows the man lying on the floor holding his leg. “It’s bleeding,” he said on the video. “It hurts.” Evans, who is originally from Kendall, was at the library finishing her application to intern with the Miami Marlins. She is expected to graduate next month with a degree in social media and sport management. “The first thing that I recognized was the gunshot — a sound,” Evans said in an interview with Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden. “I mean I didn’t freak out at first because it wasn’t as loud as I had pictured a gunshot sounding like. I had never heard one before. So I was nervous, but it hadn’t hit me yet.” Evans said it wasn’t until an employee ran to where she and other students were standing and …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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U.S. Mint honors Everglades with new quarter

By Dan Sweeney South Florida coin collectors have something new to be thankful for this holiday season. On Dec. 4, the U.S. Mint will unveil the Everglades quarter, the latest in its America the Beautiful quarters program. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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