09/16/2014

Urban Outfitters sweatshirt scandal stirs memories of a Miami-area connection

After the release of a red-splattered, vintage Kent State University sweatshirt, a controversial reference to the killing of four Kent State students in 1970, sparked national outrage, clothing company Urban Outfitters apologized publicly on Monday. The multinational clothing company headquartered in Philadelphia took to Twitter to express its remorse: "Urban...

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Police: Missing woman’s ex-boyfriend is person of interest in disappearance

The family of 28-year-old Tanya Gonzalez is asking the community for help locating her. Gonzalez has been missing since last Tuesday. For the first time, Miami Police have named the woman’s ex-boyfriend, Roy Blanco, as a person of interest in her disappearance. Go to miami.cbslocal.com to read the full story.

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Hialeah police search for purse-snatching robber

Hialeah police are on the lookout for a robber who stole an elderly woman's purse at a shopping plaza at 4950 W. 12th Ave. shortly before noon on Sunday. Surveillance video released by authorities shows the suspect, dressed in a red, striped shirt and dark pants, approaching the woman who...

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Satanists want to give out materials in Orlando schools

The Satanic Temple wants to give out materials, including The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities, in Orange schools. (The Satanic Temple / September 15, 2014) A religious group called The Satanic Temple is making plans to hand out literature in Orange County Public Schools later this school year, following...

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Bikini baristas serve it up hot at Florida coffee bar

From the Bradenton Herald: One Bradenton business is hoping its coffee is as steaming hot as its service. Bikini-clad, sometimes lingerie-laden women wave signs to get attention -- mainly guys -- as they scoot up Tamiami Trail for their morning commute near Bayshore Gardens. They're not dressed down for a...

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Bar beating victim in Keys to learn diving business

BY LARRY KAHN KeysInfoNet Detectives are asking for witnesses who might have seen a beating outside a Marathon bar early Saturday to come forward. Michael Pietsch, 28, was found on the concrete outside the Kmart fishing center at U.S. 1 and Sombrero Beach Boulevard around 2 a.m. after he left...

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09/15/2014

2 hurt in plane crash in St. Pete park

From the Bradenton Herald: Two people were seriously injured Monday morning when a small plane crashed at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Around 10:30 a.m., a Piper PA-28 single-engine plane that was on approach to Albert Whitted Airport crashed at the park, located at 7th Avenue NE and Bayshore...

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Landlord meets with residents of 'unsafe' building

At the apartment complex where a woman started a fire in Miami Beach, the landlord met with families to discuss relocation costs Monday morning, as the building has been deemed unsafe. According to residents, they are being offered seven days at a hotel and two-months worth of rent money. About...

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Person hit by a tractor

A person was hit by a tractor and suffered serious injuries, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. The injury happened Monday morning at Southwest 304th Street and 193rd Ave.

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Man shot in Model City

A man died after being shot several times in front of a home in 1400 block of Northwest 43rd Street late Sunday night. Miami police had no one in custody Monday morning, and were still interviewing potential witnesses. Police had had not released the dead man’s name. “We don’t know...

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