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New video shows man drinking before fatal crash on MacArthur Causeway

New video obtained by Local 10 News shows the hours leading up to a deadly crash on the MacArthur Causeway. Since the crash, the family of the victim killed has filed a civil lawsuit against the driver. The video, which the family is using as evidence, shows Dr. Malcolm Lloyd and Andres Toro just a few hours before the crash, eating dinner and having drinks with two others at Casa Tua on Miami Beach. Toro’s Lamborghini was destroyed in the April 24 crash, another man was injured and Lloyd was killed. Police said Toro was driving drunk and Lloyd’s family claims the video proves that. The receipts from the evening of April 23 show purchases for five margaritas at 10:53 p.m. Nearly four hours later, two receipts show nearly $300 in alcohol purchases. After the last receipt was signed, the group headed to the Versace Mansion. Lloyd was killed in the crash a short time later. Family attorney Ervin Gonzalez said the receipts only reinforce what they know and said the family will eventually ask for punitive damages. “Mr. Toro was clearly inebriated,” Gonzalez said. “His blood tests show that he was inebriated, and like a captain of a ship, you have to assure safe passage to anybody …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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BSO: Stay prepared, safe while handling fireworks

As the Fourth of July approaches, the Broward Sheriff’s Office wants you to be prepared and safe when handling fireworks. The biggest thing to remember is most fireworks are illegal, so make sure you know what to look for. “If it leaves the ground or explodes, it’s illegal in the state of Florida,” said one deputy during a safety demonstration Tuesday. Even the legal ones, such as sparklers, can be dangerous, especially around children. Authorities say there are about 10,000 kids sent to the emergency in Florida each year due to sparkler-related injuries. Click here to learn more about what types of fireworks are legal to purchase. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Second suspect arrested in connection to fatal shooting during dominoes game

A second suspect was arrested Friday in connection with a fatal shooting in March while the victim was playing dominoes with friends. Mervin Clark III, 25, was arrested Friday on Willington Street in Opa-Locka and faces charges for first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Roderick Simmons, 30. Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies previously arrested Tyrell Cobbin, 24, after he was found hiding at a friend’s house the Friday following the shooting. The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. March 19 as Simmons played dominoes with his friends in front of his house, deputies said. Witnesses told detectives a vehicle pulled up and the occupants opened fire almost immediately while demanding money that was supposedly owed. Deputies said Simmons and another man were shot. Bonnie Lockhart, 30, was treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both men face two counts of attempted murder and remain in custody. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Jim Morris signs 3-year contract as head baseball coach for UM

The University of Miami and head baseball coach Jim Morris have agreed on a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2018 baseball season. Longtime assistant coach Gino DiMare will take over as head coach at the end of the contract. Morris has been with the Hurricanes since November 1993 and led Miami to its second ACC regular-season championship in program history this spring. DiMare is entering his 16th season as an assistant coach at UM. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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State orders restaurant shut twice in 1 week

State records show Papo Llega Y Pon was ordered shut three times this year, twice last week. A rodent, maggots, roaches and rodent droppings were all discovered in and around the restaurant. Records indicate last week’s inspection was based on a consumer complaint. Papo Llega Y Pon was allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection. Below is a list of some of the violations: Papo Llega Y Pon 2928 NW 17 Ave. Miami Based on Complaint 6/17/14 Eight violations “Grease interceptor/trap overflowing onto floor/ground. Observed grease and water outside on the south side of the establishment. Grease trap is back up from the street man hole. Grease and water containing dead roaches, maggots and flies. Grease and water from the outside is also flowing under the door stop at the kitchen in to the kitchen floor. Very bad odor.” “Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment.” “Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 35 dried droppings and 4 fresh dropping observed in a dry storage room and inside a unused bread oven located in the kitchen. The total droppings are 39.” 6/18/14 Eight violations “Live rodent present.” “Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Can’t not be sealed due to metal screened closures …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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New law requires car seats for children up to 5 years old

Parents will have to use a car seat for children up to 5 years old under a new law approved by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott on Tuesday signed a bill (HB 225) that increases Florida’s car seat requirement from 4 years old to 5 years old. Starting in January, parents will no longer be allowed to use seat belts for children under 5. The new law allows parents to use booster seats to meet the requirements. Past efforts to raise the age requirement for car seats have gone nowhere in the Legislature. Former Gov. Jeb Bush in 2001 vetoed a bill to increase the age. There are exceptions to the new law, including if a child is being transported by someone who is not a member of the immediate family. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Religion

Breakaway Anglicans tap Atlanta bishop Foley Beach as new leader

By Kevin Eckstrom (RNS) The Right Rev. Foley Beach was elected Saturday (June 21) to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan as head of the Anglican Church in North America. The post Breakaway Anglicans tap Atlanta bishop Foley Beach as new leader appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Florida leads nation in May short sales of homes

Once again, Florida led the nation in short sales of homes in May. The research firm RealtyTrac said Tuesday that more than 11 percent of all home sales in Florida were short sales in May. A short sale takes place when an owner sells a home for less than the amount the owner owes on the property. RealtyTrac also said that Florida had the nation’s second-highest rate of distressed sales, with almost a quarter of sales either short sales, foreclosure auctions or bank-owned sales. Only Nevada had a higher rate of distressed sales. But the rate of distressed sales in Florida is declining from a year ago, when it was almost 27 percent. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Woman hit by train while taking pictures in St. Augustine

A woman was hit by a train she was taking pictures of St. Augustine. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office says Sonnie Lee Smith, 33, suffered multiple cuts and was treated at the scene Monday afternoon before being flown to a Jacksonville hospital. Smith told investigators she remembers taking pictures of the train, but she can’t recall anything after being hit. The incident is being investigated by the Florida East Coast Railroad police. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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The Economist accuses Pope Francis of ‘following Lenin’

By Josephine McKenna VATICAN CITY (RNS) “By positing a link between capitalism and war, (Pope Francis) seems to be taking an ultra-radical line: one that consciously or unconsciously follows Vladimir Lenin in his diagnosis of capitalism and imperialism as the main reason why world war broke out a century ago,” the financial magazine says. The post The Economist accuses Pope Francis of ‘following Lenin’ appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Wild Goose Festival puts spotlight on visual arts

By Amanda Greene (RNS) Festival organizers hope that emphasizing the visual arts might spur faith leaders to be more open to creative worship. The post Wild Goose Festival puts spotlight on visual arts appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Broken Shaker bartender Louis Salgar found dead at Miami home

A Miami Beach bartender has been found dead in his home. Miami police said the body of Louis Salgar was discovered Monday afternoon at his home on Northeast Eighth Court. Police said Salgar’s roommate found his body and called 911. Salgar was a bartender at the Broken Shaker in Miami Beach. A message on the bar’s Facebook page said the Broken Shaker family is saddened by the loss “of one of our brothers.” Police did not reveal how Salgar was killed. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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