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  • Medical examiner considers 12 nursing home deaths homicides

    The Hollywood Police Department announced Wednesday they were investigating 12 homicides related to the lack of air conditioning at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after Hurricane Irma. Authorities reported 14 patients died, but after close examination the Broward County Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Craig Mallak, determined not all of them were caused by environmental heat exposure.  The report listed the 12 victims as Carolyn Eatherly, Gail Nova, Estella Hendricks, Bobby Owens,...

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  • Heat snap Boston's 16-game winning streak

    Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics' 16-game winning streak.    Tyler Johnson scored 16 points for Miami, which saw what was an 18-point lead cut to one in the final moments. The Heat shot 49 percent and outrebounded the Celtics 48-37.    Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for Boston. Jayson Tatum added 18, and Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris each...

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  • Palm Beach Sheriff's Office deputy injured during pursuit of stolen car

    A Palm Beach Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Wednesday during while trying to recover a stolen car in Boynton Beach.  When the driver of the stolen silver Mercedes-Benz rammed through a closed gate, the gate flew open and hurt the deputy at the Casa Brera Luxury Apartments. The deputy discharged his weapon, but no one was injured. The driver fled and crashed the vehicle into a pole and fled on foot.  The deputy was hospitalized and remained in stable condition.  The deputies were conducting...

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  • 9 dogs, 20 hedgehogs found abandoned at dog grooming business

    Authorities were investigating a dog grooming salon Wednesday on allegations of abuse and neglect in Broward County.  Broward Sheriff's Office deputies found animals inside the Canine Design at 972 SW 81 Ave., in North Lauderdale. The smell coming from the business concerned neighbors.  A Broward Animal Care and Regulation crew found nine abandoned dogs and about 20 hedgehogs without food and water.  The business owner was evicted in October.

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  • Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

    Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. To be sure, prominent men have faced sexual misconduct claims before. But the accusations against Weinstein have opened a floodgate, sparked an international conversation and put new pressure on...

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  • No. 11 Canes beat La Salle

    Prized freshman Lonnie Walker IV struggled in his return home, but Dewan Huell scored 16 points and No. 11 Miami did just enough to get by La Salle 57-46 on Wednesday night and remain unbeaten.    Part of Miami's recruiting pitch for the projected NBA lottery pick was a game in his hometown. Walker was held to five points and 2-of-8 shooting, and his woes were contagious. Miami (4-0) shot 37 percent from the field and the Explorers were 0 of 15 from 3-point range.    B.J. Johnson scored 16...

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  • Authorities prepare to increase security in Wynwood during Art Basel

    After a man used a lorry to kill 86 people in Nice last year, there have been similar attacks in Berlin, Stockholm, London, Paris, Barcelona, Edmonton and in New York City. Islamic militants' propaganda distributed worldwide online encouraged followers to use the vulnerabilities of crowded streets to target civilians, and they classified vehicles as a "secondary weapon, such as a gun or a knife." The random nature of the attacks has prompted authorities in the U.S. and Europe to increase...

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  • Man faces charges in 27-year-old man's murder

    After arresting 18-year-old Rougeina Deriveire in the murder of a 27-year-old father in North Lauderdale, detectives found a co-conspirator.  While extinguishing a car fire at Bicentennial Park, firefighters found Darren Butler's body inside the trunk Nov. 15.   Johntavis McCoe, 26, faced charges of premeditated murder. Deriveire was charged with first-degree murder.

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  • Ollie's killer believed in animal sacrifices, detectives say

    The man who Hollywood Police Department detectives believe beat, stabbed and trapped a pit bull named Ollie inside a blue suitcase was behind bars Wednesday.  Brendan Evans, 31, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Police officers said he had claimed to practice voodoo and believed it was his religious right to kill a duck if he wanted to. In his apartment, Hollywood detectives found an 8-pointed star on a kitchen wall. There was a shrine with candles. and pieces of the Crime Stoppers'...

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  • Marlins ownership seeking additional investors per report

    It didn't take long for new Marlins ownership to seek additional money. According to a memo leaked to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins have launced a campaign to raise $250 million by seeking investors. A group led by businessman Bruce Sherman and baseball legend Derek Jeter bought the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria less than two months ago. The memo shows potential opportunities for the ownership group to make additional money. Those include:  naming rights for Marlins Park, additional...

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  • Another arrest made in death of man found in burning car in Bicentennial Park

    A second arrest has been made in connection with the death of a man who was found inside a burning car in a North Lauderdale park. Broward Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Johntavis McCoe on Tuesday in Miami. He faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Darren Butler. Butler's body was found Nov. 14 after firefighters extinguished the flames of the burning car at Bicentennial Park. Rougiena Derviere, 18, was arrested earlier this week for her alleged involvement. Deputies...

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  • Gas leak shuts down stretch of University Drive in Davie

    University Drive is closed in the 1900 block because of a gas leak. Sky 10 was above the scene as firefighters were digging a hole in the grass near a sidewalk.

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  • Man gets caught stealing laptop in Pompano Beach, grabs another as he escapes

    No, the computer store wasn't offering a "buy none, get two free" deal. The Broward County Sheriff's Office released a surveillance video on Wednesday in hopes of identifying a shoplifting suspect. The video shows a man browsing at a Pompano Beach computer store when he suddenly grabs a HP Pavilion laptop and runs for the door. As the cashier chases after him, the thief grabs a second computer, an IBM ThinkPad. The BSO valued the stolen goods at $840. The robbery took place around 2:30 p.m. on...

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  • Church features image of Jesus smoking pot, offers members marijuana

    Two California churches that promote the use of marijuana are being investigated for being a front to illegally sell the drug. Alongside pictures of Jesus inside the Coachella Valley Church, leaders claim cannabis is a sacrament and is being used for religious purposes. KABC reports members can join the church for life with just a 10 dollar donation. Once members are checked in, they are able to enter the church and purchase marijuana. After their purchase, they are brought into a chapel to...

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  • Suspect accused of fatally stabbing man, slashing woman's throat in Keys

    A man accused of fatally stabbing another man and slashing the throat of a woman last week in the Florida Keys has been arrested. Rory Wilson, 49, was arrested early Wednesday on one count of murder and two counts each of armed robbery and robbery while wearing a mask or hood. Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives said Wilson and another man barged into a Stock Island home Friday night, holding Paula Belmonte and another man at knifepoint. Belmonte told detectives she was in bed shortly...

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  • Charles Manson's remains coming to Florida?

    The grandson of Charles Manson said he intends to bring the remains of the murderous cult leader to Florida. Jason Freeman told SFGate.com that would like to arrange for Manson's cremation in California and then bring the ashes home with him. Manson died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 83. He was serving nine life sentences for the 1969 crime spree that took the lives of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate. According to California law, Manson's relatives have 10 days to claim his...

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  • Former Virginia Tech professor officially charged with defrauding government

    A former Virginia Tech engineering professor is now officially charged with defrauding the government.

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  • Meet Joel Rodriguez, custodian of Miami's 'turnover chain'

    It has turned into South Florida's most iconic piece of jewelry. The University of Miami football team's flashy "turnover chain" gets fans, and players, pumped. "We obviously had no idea it would become as much of a cult following, you know, as it's become," Joel Rodriguez said. Rodriguez is the team's director of player development, but he's also taken on a new role this season as the keeper of the coveted necklace during the games. Security for the gold chain is so tight that Local 10 News...

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Airport Expressway crash

    A driver was killed and a passenger was injured in a crash on the Airport Expressway. The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of the Airport Expressway near Northwest 27th Avenue. The driver hit the guardrail in the single-car crash. According to Miami-Dade firefighters, a passenger in the car had to have his arm amputated on scene. That passenger was then taken to Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center. Firefighters say a juvenile was inside the car, but they were uninjured. Stay with Local...

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  • US Navy aircraft with 11 crashes off Okinawa

    A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the sea southeast of Okinawa Wednesday afternoon, according to various news sources including the Associated Press, BBC, ABC News and the Washington Post. The cause of crash is unknown and the names of the crews and passengers are being withheld while next of kin are notified, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. The aircraft was traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which is operating in the Philippine Sea, when it...

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  • WAGS' Dominique Penn Dives Into the Deep End During Swim Lessons: "I'm Definitely Gonna Be the Next Michael Phelps"

    Dominique Penn is coming for Michael Phelps' gold medal. In this clip from this Sunday's all-new WAGS L.A., Dominique takes a dip in the deep end with some swim...

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  • 2 thrown from motorcycle after crashing into vehicle in Pembroke Pines, police say

    Two people on a motorcycle were thrown from the bike after slamming into a vehicle Tuesday night in Pembroke Pines, police said. The Pembroke Pines Police Department said officers and fire departments were called to the scene of the crash at Pines Boulevard Northwest 168th Avenue at 8:33 p.m. Police said Eugene Krug, 71, was driving a 2016 Lincoln west on Pines Boulevard when he turned into the path of a BMW motorcycle driven by Esteban Munoz Escobar, 32. The motorcycle slammed into the Lincoln...

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  • 2 cruise passengers removed from ship, taken to Broward Health

    A U.S. Coast Guard station in Fort Lauderdale sent out two boats Tuesday to remove two passengers from a cruise ship called “Coral Princess.” The cruise ship called for help from Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center watchstanders about 5:40 p.m., according to a news release. Initial reports indicated a 73-year-old man had internal bleeding and a 79-year-old man had reportedly broken his arm, the Coast Guard said. The incidents were not related. The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot response boat...

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  • David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

    David Cassidy, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family," has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67. The singer-actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital. Cassidy was in critical condition and suffering from organ failure before his death Tuesday, Geffen said. "David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for...

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