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  • Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti accused of domestic violence

    Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was taken into police custody Wednesday following an allegation of domestic violence, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident Tuesday and took a report, but Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday, the official said. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The...

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  • Brickell HOA wants Miami to keep Ultra Music Festival out of Virginia Key

    The Brickell Homeowners Association joined the newly elected Key Biscayne Mayor's outcry against hosting the Ultra Music Festival in Virginia Key.  UMF Miami organizers are in negotiations with Miami officials in a plan to use the historic marine stadium and the beach park to host the electronic music festival.  "This area simply cannot handle 150,000 or more concert goers," Key Biscayne Mayor-elect Mike Davey said.  Miami City Manager Emilio Gonzalez disagrees. He believes the location can...

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  • Man caught on camera stealing gun from car in Pembroke Pines

    Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera Wednesday stealing a gun from a car in Pembroke Pines. Police said the theft occurred around 4:30 a.m. near Northwest 188th Terrace and Northwest Fifth Street in the Chapel Oaks community. Police said they don't know how the man got into the vehicle. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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  • Woman arrested after 44 dogs found dead in freezer, more than 100 living in filth

    A woman was arrested after police found 44 dogs dead in her home freezers and more than 100 more living in filth. WABC reports Donna Roberts, 65, now faces charges for keeping the animals in "deplorable and inhumane conditions" inside her Shamong Township, N.J. home. Health department officials were called to inspect Roberts' house and observed animal cruelty inflicted upon various breeds of dogs, and the odor of animal feces and ammonia permeated the inside of the house. 44 dogs were found dead...

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  • Police find missing 7-year-old boy in Lauderhill

    Lauderhill police have found a 7-year-old boy who failed to come home from school Wednesday. His family identified the boy as Jayden Moise. He attends Royal Palm Elementary School in the 1900 block of Northwest 56th Avenue. Police found him safe just after 5 p.m. and returned him to his family. His family said Jayden always comes right home after school and this was out of character for him.

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  • Florida man dresses in drag to buy puppy with stolen credit card, police say

    Police are searching for a Florida man who disguised himself as a woman to buy a puppy with a stolen credit card, authorities said. Bryant Farfan faces charges of grand theft and identity theft. Largo police said Farfan bought a French bulldog puppy from the All About Puppies store in Largo on Oct. 2. Store employees told police that Farfan, who was wearing a black wig, falsified adoption records and misled them about the dog's future home. He used a stolen credit card and stolen Florida...

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  • Man caught on camera creeping outside woman's window, police say

    Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera this month peering into a woman's apartment window in Miami Beach. A resident of an apartment complex in the 8000 block of Abbott Avenue told police that she saw the man looking into her downstairs neighbor's window around 4 a.m. on Nov. 1. The man then appeared to masturbate, according to the case report. Another neighbor's outdoor security camera recorded the incident. The woman who lives in the lower-level apartment told police that she...

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  • Dolphins sign WR Brice Butler

    The Miami Dolphins are bringing in wide receiver help. The Dolphins have signed Brice Butler. Butler is a 6-year veteran who most recently played with the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally drafted by Oakland in 2013. The Dolphins need the help. Albert Wilson is already out for the season. Jakeem Grant suffered an Achilles injury, his timetable is not yet known. DeVante Parker is also banged up with a shoulder injury. The Dolphins have a bye this week. Next week, the Dolphins play at...

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  • Accused Citgo gas station killer arrested, deputies say

    The murder of 26-year-old Cliff Ismael in Lauderdale Lakes has been solved, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives announced on Wednesday afternoon.  Jimmy Petit, 24, was in Broward County jail on a premeditated murder charge for the Oct. 14 incident at the Citgo gas station at 4449 N. S.R. 7. During an argument between two groups of people about 5 a.m., deputies said Petit left and returned with a rifle. He is accused of firing the AK-47 indiscriminately toward the opposing group. As people...

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  • Man accused of trying to abduct girl walking to school in Sunrise

    A South Florida man was arrested Wednesday after he tried to abduct a girl in Sunrise, authorities said. Police said Jesus Condom, 26, may also be connected to a similar incident in Sunrise last week.  "When he got mad, I was scared he was going to hurt me or try to make me get in his car so I turned around and ran," Abriya McGee said.  Abriya, who is in seventh grade, helped Sunrise police catch and arrest Condom on Wednesday. Police said he has allegedly been trying to abduct children in the...

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  • Voters received altered mail-in ballot forms in at least 4 counties, state says

    The Florida Department of State has identified several possible election law violations involving mail-in ballots and has referred the cases to federal prosecutors. Current law requires the signatures on mail-in ballots and a voter's registration form to match. If the signatures do not match, a voter has until the day before Election Day to fix the problem. "Supervisors in at least four counties have received altered forms wrongly directing the voter to return the form by 5 p.m. on Thursday,...

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  • 1 in custody after bank robbery in Hialeah

    A suspect is in custody after robbing a bank Wednesday in Hialeah, authorities said. Hialeah police Lt. Eddie Rodriguez confirmed the robbery occurred at a Regions Bank branch at 600 E. Ninth St. According to Rodriguez, Hialeah police and the FBI worked together to apprehend the suspect. The FBI is handling the investigation into the bank robbery. No other details were immediately released.

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  • Roof partially collapses after fire breaks out in Deerfield Beach apartment

    The roof of an apartment building in Deerfield Beach partially collapsed Wednesday after a fire broke out inside one of the units. The fire was reported Wednesday afternoon at 606 SW Natura Blvd. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael B. Kane said no one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  • Recount not technically finished in Miami-Dade County

    While more than 800,000 votes have been recounted in Miami-Dade County, the recount process has yet to be completed, elections officials said Wednesday.  Local 10 News reporter Roy Ramos was told some provisional ballots are still being counted as well as ballots from disabled voters that were submitted through special machines. Workers gave themselves a round of applause Tuesday night inside the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Office in Doral after wrapping up a recount of more than 800,000...

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  • Burglary suspect stabs man, dog after being told to 'knock it off,' police say

    A South Florida man was arrested after he stabbed another man and the victim's dog with a knife during a burglary, police said. Roberto Ruano, 50, was smashing out several jalousie window panels to a Bay Harbor Islands apartment Monday when a neighbor heard the glass breaking, opened his front door and told Ruano to "knock it off," according to an arrest affidavit. Instead, Ruano charged at the man, who was standing in his open doorway, and stabbed him in the chest, police said. The man was able...

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  • Miami-Dade police officer charged months after fatal crash

    A Miami-Dade police officer has been charged with vehicular homicide months after a crash left one man dead. The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office released a news release Wednesday, saying Officer John Young Song, who has been with the police department for six years, was speeding at nearly 80 mph when he crashed his marked police car into a vehicle driven by Emilio Vizcaino on March 6. According to prosecutors, Song was on duty, but did not have his emergency lights or sirens activated,...

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  • WJXT: 'Little Hulk' lucky to be alive after rare head injury

    No parent wants to be told their child needs lifesaving brain surgery. But those were the words Liam Payne's parents heard after the infant took a terrible tumble while learning to stand in August.

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  • Detectives investigate anti-Semitic vandalism outside of South Beach synagogue

    A security guard reported finding anti-Semitic vandalism early Wednesday morning in South Beach.  Miami Beach Police Department detectives responded to the corner of the Chabad South Beach synagogue at 1140 Alton Rd., across from the Flamingo Park. The synagogue is inside the Haim and Gila Wiener's Florida Lubavitch Headquarters, a corner complex that also houses the Yeshiva Gedolah College, a 4-year private rabbinical institution for men that offers bachelor's and master's degrees.  The Wieners...

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  • Photos inside MSD classrooms show pre-existing safety problems, commission says

    The public safety commission formed in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre met again Wednesday as members prepare for the commission's final report. Snapshots taken by investigators Feb. 14 inside of classrooms in the doomed Building 12 at Stoneman Douglas show pre-existing problems with safety and security. "If you went into that classroom and you took a hard left into a hard corner, you were going to be safe. Where you were unsafe is if you were in that line of...

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  • Man busted for 8 armed robberies in Broward County, deputies say

    A man has been arrested in connection with eight armed robberies committed in Broward County since February. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, one of the more recent robberies occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday at a Kentucky Fried Chicken at 3298 N. State Road 7. Deputies said Pedro Alvarado, 52, ordered a soda. But when the cashier opened the register, Alvarado insinuated he had a gun and demanded she hand over money from the cash register, authorities said. Deputies said the employee did...

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  • Man crashes truck into courthouse to tell authorities his drug paraphernalia was missing

    A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi. News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early Saturday because it was the best way to let them know his drug paraphernalia had been stolen. No one was hurt. Cavalier has been charged with driving under the influence and malicious mischief because of damage to...

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  • Broward County makes major progress in recounting ballots

    Broward County is making major progress in recounting ballots for the Florida governor, U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner races.  "So we're done with all the sorting. We've done the early voting," Broward Election Planning and Development Director Joe D'Alessandro said. Broward County elections officials provided an update Wednesday morning on their round-the-clock recount efforts, saying they are well on track to be finished ahead of Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline barring any last-minute...

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  • Chris Cornell tribute show announced, features members from Metallica, Foo Fighters, more

    As the year and half mark of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell's death gets closer, a tribute concert for the late singer is officially in the works and will go down at the Forum in LA next year on Jan. 16.  Cornell's family announced Tuesday the tribute concert, which is being called "I Am The Highway," will feature members from a slew of bands that are considered rock royalty. Members from Cornell's own bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog will play the special concert, as well...

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  • Woman in coma after traveling to Mexico for cheap plastic surgery

    A Texas woman who traveled to Mexico for a nose job at a cheap price is now on life support after complications from the procedure. Laura Avila went to a clinic in Juarez, Mexico last month for the plastic surgery which costs a third less than it does in the U.S., according to USA Today. Avila's fiance, Enrique Cruz, says something went wrong after an employee administered anesthesia. Cruz says employees were getting upset and he was not allowed to see Avila. "They injected anesthesia in her...

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