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Fort Lauderdale patrol horse laid to rest following illness

Members of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department are grieving following the death of a 10-year-old American quarter horse, Thomas Red, that served for the department’s Mounted Unit and the Community Resource Unit. The department’s veterinarian and staff were forced to make the decision to end the horse’s life after weeks of intensive therapy for an illness called laminitis, a painful inflammatory condition that bonds the hoof wall to the coffin bone in the horse’s hoof, with no improvement. Thomas Red’s primary duties were patrolling the downtown and beach sectors of Fort Lauderdale and providing additional security during special events. Members with the department said Thomas Red will not be forgotten. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Will Manso's take on Stanton deal

Why should anyone trust a word Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says? That’s the question I kept asking myself Wednesday as Giancarlo Stanton talked about his “trust” of Loria’s plan moving forward. Yes, $325 million will help most people trust someone, but why should fans believe Loria’s latest pitch about building a winner? My honest answer is simple because maybe we got it all wrong about Loria in 2012? Loria slashed the payroll of that team, and I said then, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. But how about a third time? That’s the problem. None of us should ever be fooled by Loria again. Think about it: Who is he really trying to fool? This isn’t about Loria lying or tricking the public. This is about all of us finally understanding who Loria is. He’s a businessman. He’s an egomaniac. And, as he clearly admitted during the Stanton news conference, he doesn’t care what anyone thinks. He literally doesn’t care if fans or media hate him. He may not enjoy the criticism, but that won’t change the way he handles his business, and let’s break down exactly what he’s doing. Loria is investing that Stanton and the young …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Fla. teen stabs man during sexual encounter

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a teenager after he allegedly stabbed a man during a sexual encounter. Brandon Hinck, 19, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder after he confessed to a hotel desk attendant that he just stabbed a man who had answered an Internet ad soliciting the tryst. According to the police report, Hinck and Dave Sero, 49, met at a Boca Raton gas station after Sero had answered the original ad. The two agreed to have sex and went to Hinck’s room at the Florida Beach Hotel in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. While Sero was lying naked on the hotel room bed, Hinck began stabbing him. After a struggle inside the room, Sero ran to the elevator while Hinck ran down the stairs. Hotel employees found a bloodied Sero in the elevator when it reached the lobby and called for help. Hinck, also covered in blood, then told the hotel staff that he had stabbed Sero. Sero was transported to the hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds. BSO says that they believe Hinck arrived in South Florida a few weeks ago and are looking for anyone else who may have had a violent encounter with him. Anyone with information is asked to contact …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Detective shot man nine times in bar shootout

By Tonya Alanez When an off-duty Fort Lauderdale police detective was shot in the parking lot of an Irish pub in July, he fired back and struck the shooter eight times. But the man didn’t fall until the ninth and final shot hit him in the brain, newly obtained court records show. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Detective shot man nine times in bar shootout

By Tonya Alanez When an off-duty Fort Lauderdale police detective was shot in the parking lot of an Irish pub in July, he fired back and struck the shooter eight times. But the man didn’t fall until the ninth and final shot hit him in the brain, newly obtained court records show. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Christian sworn in as Jakarta governor after hardline Muslim protests

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (L) is greeted by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo after his swearing-in at the Presidential palace in Jakarta, November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Beawiharta) Jakarta’s first Christian governor in nearly 50 years was sworn in on Wednesday in the face of protests from religious hardliners opposed to a non-Muslim taking over one of Indonesia’s most powerful political jobs. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname “Ahok”, has been acting governor of the Indonesian capital since Joko Widodo stepped aside last month to become president. Hundreds of Islamic hardliners over the last few weeks have protested against the inauguration of Ahok, underlining the growing religious intolerance in a nation with the world’s biggest Muslim population. Thousands of police were deployed around the capital this week in case of violence, but there was only a small group of peaceful protesters on Wednesday. “I don’t need to be approved by everyone,” Ahok told reporters after being sworn in by the president. “The ones that deny me aren’t Jakartans. They come from Bekasi, Depok, Bogor, which are not in my territory.” Ahok, who is the first ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta, has a reputation for being a transparent, no-nonsense and at times abrasive leader. …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Indian police storm religious leader’s compound to find six dead

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (Supporters of Satguru Rampalji Maharaj leave the ashram of Rampal in Hisar in the northern Indian state of Haryana November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer) Indian police on Wednesday deployed water cannon and a baton charge in storming the hermitage of a self-styled religious leader who is resisting arrest for murder, discovering six bodies in an operation to evacuate thousands of his followers. Police brought out 10,000 people, many held against their will, from the hermitage of Satguru Rampalji Maharaj, a controversial guru who is based in Haryana, 170 km (105 miles) northwest of the capital New Delhi. Thousands were still holed up in the sprawling compound, which suffered huge damage after police breached a human chain of men, women and children in a bid to arrest the 63-year-old Rampal. “The godman was using his devotees as a human shield,” senior police officer S.N. Vashist told reporters. Police officials said the bodies of five women and one infant had been found. There were no bullet marks or injuries on the dead and they did not die in the rescue. Their bodies will be sent for postmortem examinations. Tensions rose last week after a judge ordered Rampal’s arrest over a 2006 murder case, in which he …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Indian police storm religious leader’s compound to find six dead

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (Supporters of Satguru Rampalji Maharaj leave the ashram of Rampal in Hisar in the northern Indian state of Haryana November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer) Indian police on Wednesday deployed water cannon and a baton charge in storming the hermitage of a self-styled religious leader who is resisting arrest for murder, discovering six bodies in an operation to evacuate thousands of his followers. Police brought out 10,000 people, many held against their will, from the hermitage of Satguru Rampalji Maharaj, a controversial guru who is based in Haryana, 170 km (105 miles) northwest of the capital New Delhi. Thousands were still holed up in the sprawling compound, which suffered huge damage after police breached a human chain of men, women and children in a bid to arrest the 63-year-old Rampal. “The godman was using his devotees as a human shield,” senior police officer S.N. Vashist told reporters. Police officials said the bodies of five women and one infant had been found. There were no bullet marks or injuries on the dead and they did not die in the rescue. Their bodies will be sent for postmortem examinations. Tensions rose last week after a judge ordered Rampal’s arrest over a 2006 murder case, in which he …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Muslim, Christian, Jewish leaders unite to condemn jihadi violence

By Michael Shields By Michael Shields (A militant Islamist fighter waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer) Senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders condemned violence by jihadi militants such as Islamic State (IS) at a Saudi-backed conference on Wednesday in a rare display of inter-faith unity aimed at promoting tolerance and diversity. Islamic State has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Sunni “caliphate” straddling their borders and massacring those they deem apostates and infidel, like Shi’ite Muslims and Christians. “Some organizations that are affiliated with Islam are perpetrating some actions in the name of jihad. This is not Islam at all,” said Abdullah bin Abdulmuhsen Al Turki, secretary-general of the Muslim World League. “This is why we wish to deplore and strongly condemn this behavior, which we see as against Islam,” he told an audience including the Muslim grand muftis of Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan; top representatives of several churches, Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee, and diplomats. Nizar bin Obaid Madani, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, decried the emergence of factions in the Middle East “that use terrorism …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Dolphin Mall expansion to bring 5 new restaurants, more parking

The first phase of expansion and renovations to the Dolphin Mall is expected to be completed at the end of the month. An expansion to the mall will bring five new restaurants and more parking to the mall, which first opened in 2001. When the first phase is completed, there will be 360 new parking spaces and improved access to the valet parking area. The second phase creates 850 new spaces and adds a second valet location to serve the new restaurants. Construction begins in January and will be completed in the fall. Among the restaurants slated to open next year are Brio Tuscan Grille, Burger & Beer Joint, Cabo Flats and Kona Grill. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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John Goodman DUI manslaughter retrial sentencing delayed

A Palm Beach County judge has delayed the sentencing of a Wellington polo mogul who was found guilty for the second time in a 2010 crash that killed a recent college graduate. Judge Jeffrey Colbath said Wednesday that he would wait until Friday to make a decision while he considers a request by defense attorneys to release John Goodman from jail on bond while they appeal his conviction. Goodman, 51, was convicted last month of DUI manslaughter and second-degree vehicular homicide in the February 2010 death of Scott Wilson, 23. It was the second such conviction for the International Polo Club Palm Beach founder after the outcome of his 2012 trial was overturned because of juror misconduct. Prosecutors claimed Goodman was intoxicated when he crashed his Bentley into Wilson’s Hyundai in the early morning of Feb. 12, 2010, after a night of drinking. Wilson’s car plunged into a canal, where the University of Central Florida graduate drowned. Evidence during the trial showed that Goodman racked up a bar tab of about $272 in the hours before the crash and that his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Goodman admitted to taking two tequila shots and having a vodka drink at the Players Club, but he …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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John Goodman DUI manslaughter retrial sentencing delayed

A Palm Beach County judge has delayed the sentencing of a Wellington polo mogul who was found guilty for the second time in a 2010 crash that killed a recent college graduate. Judge Jeffrey Colbath said Wednesday that he would wait until Friday to make a decision while he considers a request by defense attorneys to release John Goodman from jail on bond while they appeal his conviction. Goodman, 51, was convicted last month of DUI manslaughter and second-degree vehicular homicide in the February 2010 death of Scott Wilson, 23. It was the second such conviction for the International Polo Club Palm Beach founder after the outcome of his 2012 trial was overturned because of juror misconduct. Prosecutors claimed Goodman was intoxicated when he crashed his Bentley into Wilson’s Hyundai in the early morning of Feb. 12, 2010, after a night of drinking. Wilson’s car plunged into a canal, where the University of Central Florida graduate drowned. Evidence during the trial showed that Goodman racked up a bar tab of about $272 in the hours before the crash and that his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Goodman admitted to taking two tequila shots and having a vodka drink at the Players Club, but he …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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