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  • U.S. Coast Guard intercepts boat with 21 Cubans

    The Cuban Border Guard notified the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday that a group of Cubans were off Mariel and attempting to get to the United States.   A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Key West was working on the 154-foot fast response William Trump cutter, which launched in 2014, when they reported finding the "rustic" vessel with a woman and 20 men.  "This is as much a safety issue as it is a law enforcement issue," Capt. Jason Ryan, chief of the Coast Guard 7th District enforcement branch, said in a...

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  • We're not No. 1! Florida drops out of top slot for worst drivers in U.S.

    Congratulations, Florida drivers, you're no longer the worst in the country. We're still in the top ten, so let's not get crazy and start hanging on the hoods of cars while driving down I-95 or anything. In SmartAsset's latest rankings of America's worst drivers, Florida fell from the top spot all the way down to No. 8. Of course, the study shows the Sunshine State still has the lowest rate of insured drivers in the country, because, of course... Florida. The state also remains among those...

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  • Coral Springs man sentenced to five years in prison for setting apartment on fire

    A Coral Springs man was sentenced to five years in prison last week for setting his apartment on fire earlier this year, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida announced Tuesday in a news release. Nathan Counts, 40, was also ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution for damage caused by carrying out the arson. Authorities said Counts previously pleaded guilty to arson for the Feb. 12 fire. According to court documents, Counts purchased a portable gas tank...

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  • Hollywood facility for the elderly plagued by bedbugs, former resident says

    A Hollywood facility for the elderly has been plagued by bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing one resident to move out. "My sister moved me here to get me away from the bedbugs. They were biting me at night," said Alice, who lived at Midtown Manor for 15 years. Alice moved to her new apartment last week with only the clothing on her back. Local 10's Glenna Milberg visited Midtown Manor seeking comment on Monday but was turned away by staff members. The facility's attorney also...

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  • Rodent activity forces temporary closure of 3 South Florida restaurants

    According to state records, rodent activity was found at Brown's Kitchen in Homestead, at Kung Fu Restaurant in Hialeah and at Jade Garden in Plantation last week. Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered a total of seven South Florida kitchens shut. An inspector saw flies landing on clean plates at Maxi Arepas in Miramar and roach activity was found at Traymore restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel in Miami Beach. Below is a list of places that were...

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  • Car crashes into wall of home in Sunrise

    A car crashed into the wall of a home in Sunrise Tuesday morning, authorities said. Sky 10 was above the scene at 6241 NW 12th Court just before 9 a.m.  The car appeared to have smashed in a portion of the wall. Circumstances leading up the crash weren't immediately released. It's unclear whether anyone was injured.

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  • Body of missing Iowa student found, report says

    The body of missing college student Mollie Tibbetts is believed to have been found. Authorities report the body was found in Iowa, where the 20-year-old went missing in mid-July. Greg Willey, the vice president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, says a body found Tuesday is believed to be Tibbetts. No information has been released about where the body was found. Willey says a nearly $400,000 reward fund for her discovery will now become a reward for information leading to the capture of any...

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  • Body of missing Iowa student believed found

    Authorities believe they have found the body of missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, Fox News and The Associated Press reported Tuesday morning. Tibbetts, 20, went missing on July 18 in Brooklyn, Iowa, after going for a jog around 7:30 p.m., WOI-TV reported. The University of Iowa student was dog sitting at her boyfriend’s home. Officials have scheduled a news conference for 5 p.m. today. Brooklyn is a small town of about 1,500 people located about an hour east of Des Moines.

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  • Construction worker suffers long fall on roof of Baptist Hospital in Kendall

    A construction worker suffered a long fall on the roof of a building under construction at Baptist Hospital in Kendall, authorities said Tuesday. Sky 10 was above the hospital at 8900 N. Kendall Drive shortly after 9 a.m. as the worker was lowered down on a stretcher. He was then placed into an awaiting ambulance. Circumstances surrounding the fall and the worker's condition were not immediately released, although he appeared to be conscious when he was being placed into the ambulance.

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  • Uber driver's vehicle sprayed by bullets in northwest Miami-Dade

    An Uber driver told Local 10 News he is thankful to be alive after he was shot at while driving Monday night in northwest Miami-Dade. "Five shots hit my car," Luis Carlos Fernandez said. Fernandez said he was on his way from his home in North Bay Village to a friend's place in Doral when a man on foot began shooting at his vehicle along Northwest 81st Street and Seventh Avenue, right in front of a police station. "I was really scared," Fernandez said. "My stomach, my chest really hurt from the...

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  • Miami-Dade police officer charged with battery in kicking of handcuffed teen

    A Miami-Dade police officer faces charges months after he allegedly kicked a teenager who was lying on the ground with his hands handcuffed behind his back, the Miami Herald first reported Monday. According to the Herald, Sgt. Gustavo De Los Rios, 38, was relieved of duty Friday night after being charged with misdemeanor battery for the Feb. 14 incident. The Herald reported that multiple officers were involved in the teen’s arrest in northwest Miami-Dade and the kicking incident was allegedly...

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  • Hollywood nursing home plagued by bedbugs, former resident says

    A Hollywood nursing home has been plagued by bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing one resident to move out. "My sister moved me here to get me away from the bedbugs. They were biting me at night," said Alice, who lived at Midtown Manor for 15 years. Alice moved to her new apartment last week with only the clothing on her back. Local 10's Glenna Milberg visited Midtown Manor seeking comment on Monday but was turned away by staff members. The facility's attorney also declined to...

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  • Doorbell camera captures scene as wounded man collapses on Margate doorstep

    A shooting victim collapsed after he knocked on a Margate homeowner's door Saturday night and the dramatic scene was captured by the homeowner's doorbell camera. The video shows the man knock on the door and then stumble back and fall to the ground. Seconds later, the homeowner, Jeff Pigeon, opened his front door and heard the man's cries. "I been shot. I been shot. My hand and my leg. Please help me," the wounded man can be heard saying in the video. Pigeon said he couldn't believe what he was...

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  • Hollywood nursing home plagued by begbugs, former resident says

    A Hollywood nursing home has been plagued by bedbug infestations for at least three years, forcing one resident to move out. "My sister moved me here to get me away from the bedbugs. They were biting me at night," said Alice, who lived at Midtown Manor for 15 years. Alice moved to her new apartment last week with only the clothing on her back. Local 10's Glenna Milberg visited Midtown Manor seeking comment on Monday but was turned away by staff members. The facility's attorney also declined to...

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  • Cooper City hunter brings in gargantuan gator from Lake Okeechobee

    It’s an expedition Jim Howard will never forget. The Cooper City man is an airline pilot by profession and a gator hunter for fun. He's caught alligators in the past. But on Thursday, with a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, he and two friends roped in a nearly 12-foot alligator from Lake Okeechobee onto his 18 1/2-foot Sea Ray ski boat. "It gets you going," Howard said with a laugh. It was just before sunset when Howard said he spotted the giant gator in the...

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  • South Florida police searching for men suspected in series of carjackings

    Authorities are searching for three men who suspected of carrying a series of carjackings last week in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.  Pembroke Pines police said a woman was driving along in the 12900 block of Pembroke Road around 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 when two vehicles stopped in front of her SUV. The woman fled in reverse as a masked man got out of one of the vehicles and approached her car. The gunmen fired several shots at the woman's SUV, but she was not hurt and called for help at a...

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  • Keys woman fights off home invader with kick to groin, deputies say

    Deputies in the Florida Keys are searching for a man who assaulted a woman early Saturday after he broke into her Marathon home. Adam Linhardt, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said the victim heard her front door open sometime before 6:30 a.m. at her home in the 400 block of James Avenue. At first, she thought her husband, who left for work earlier, had returned to retrieve something. The man entered the home and attacked her while she was still in bed, demanding to know...

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  • Keys woman fights off home invader with kick to the groin, deputies say

    Deputies in the Florida Keys are searching for a man who assaulted a woman after he broke into her Marathon home early Saturday. Adam Linhardt, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the victim heard her front door open sometime before 6:30 a.m. at her home in the 400 block of James Avenue. At first, she thought her husband, who left for work earlier, had returned to retrieve something. The man entered the home and attacked her while she was still in bed, demanding to know where...

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  • Miami Heat passes out school supplies to children in Overtown

    Burnie the dancing fireball got students pumped to hit the books Monday during a pep rally at the Dunbar K-8 Center in Overtown. The Heat mascot and other members of the NBA team made a special appearance for the first day of school. "The first day, the kids are a little anxious. They're a little happy. But this is a great way to come back to school," Miami Heat arena host Dale McLean said.  Kids lined up Monday morning to receive $5,000 worth of free school supplies the team provided. Four Heat...

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  • Dickey Betts & Billy Gibbons Live in Pompano Beach!

    Dickey Betts & Billy Gibbons perform live at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, Nov. 3rd.  Fans will be sure to hear Allman Brothers classics like "Jessica", "Ramblin' Man" and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"! Billy Gibbons will be playing cuts off his 2nd solo album, "Big Bad Blues" but you might be able to hear a ZZ Top hit like "La Grange" or "Cheap Sunglasses"! The gates open at 7 p.m.  The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or  more information click here.

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  • Hurricanes to wear uniforms made from marine plastic waste against LSU

    Miami will open its football season wearing uniforms made from marine plastic waste. When the eighth-ranked Hurricanes begin play against No. 25 LSU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 2, they'll do so wearing environmentally conscious uniforms custom-made by Adidas. The uniforms, unveiled Monday, are the first of their kind -- "the first-ever football uniforms featuring repurposed and upcycled materials," created in partnership with Parley for the Oceans. Miami's orange jerseys...

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  • Man bashes in bathroom wall to break into gas station office in Cooper City

    A man bashed in a bathroom wall last month to break into the office of a gas station in Cooper City, authorities said. The burglary happened just after 2 a.m. July 28 at the Shell gas station at 5704 S. Flamingo Road. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said the burglar bashed in a wall that separates the women's bathroom from the office and then ransacked the office, taking cash and cigarettes. The theft was discovered by an employee around 11 p.m. the same day. Deputies said the thief was seen...

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  • This bites, Miami ranked among worst mosquito cities in U.S.

    Most South Florida residents won't believe it, but when it comes to the worst mosquito cities in the U.S., Miami does not rank in the top ten. Despite all those hours we spend swatting away the pesky critters and being overwhelmed by bug spray fumes, Miami comes in a distant 11th according to the newest rankings from Terminix. The rankings were released in recognition of World Mosquito Day. While the "holiday," may be a joke, mosquitos are not. The World Health Organization named the mosquito...

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  • Sewage leaking into Biscayne Bay near North Bay Village

    North Bay Village officials worked Monday to stop a sewage leak that is spilling into Biscayne Bay. A faulty grease trap at a local restaurant is causing the spill near the 1800 block of Kennedy Causeway, officials said. North Bay Village has called in Miami-Dade County's Department of Environmental Resources Management and Envirowaste Services Group to help contain the spill. Officials said traffic along the causeway could be affected by the cleanup effort.

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