07/29/2014

Cops: Man made bomb threats at John Legend concert

From the Palm Beach Post: A Boca Raton man remains in the Palm Beach County Jail after he allegedly made a bomb threat Sunday at a John Legend concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. According to an arrest report, Matthew Richard Klotz walked up to a security guard and asked...

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Road-rage incident involves Miami-Dade cop

Road-rage incident involves dade officer The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a road rage incident that took place Sunday night. According to FHP, the incident occurred on Florida’s Turnpike north of Southwest 186th Street in Southwest Miami-Dade. Officials said an off-duty Miami-Dade Police Department officer and a corrections officer were...

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Firefighters working West Miami-Dade apartment blaze

Miami-Dade firefighters are working a blaze at an apartment complex in the 8800 block of Fontainebleau Boulevard. According to early reports, flames are visible on the fourth floor. -- Photo by Walter Michot via Twitter

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Man killed on beach by plane on his anniversary

From the Bradenton Herald: Shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, Ommy Irizarry posted a status on Facebook about his marriage of nine years to Rebecca Irizarry. "Today, 9 years ago, I tied my life to my beautiful wife, Rebecca Irizarry. Wow, how fast time has passed! They say time flies when...

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2 arrested over scams targeting Haitian Americans

Authorities have arrested two men for scams targeting South Florida's Haitian-American community. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said last week that Jacques Albert Calixte used his Miami charity Haitian American Association Against Cancer to steal nearly $300,000 in state funds intended to help screen Haitian-American women for cancer. Authorities...

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07/28/2014

Teen girl shot dead at movie theater

A 17-year-old girl was found dead in Sarasota early Monday after a shooting at a Bradenton movie theater, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses told investigators that Teria'le Rawls was shot during an altercation involving a group of people in the parking lot of the Royal Palm Theater,...

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2 killed in Tamiami Trail crash west of Krome Avenue

A head-on collision on Tamiami Trail early Monday morning about 11 miles west of the Miccosukee gaming facility and hotel was so violent, police were still trying to put the pieces together hours later. Both directions of Tamiami Trail were shut down after the 7:17 a.m. crash, causing long backups....

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Atlantic tropical wave could develop into Bertha

From the Bradenton Herald: There is a 70 percent chance that a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Bertha could be churning toward the Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center said Monday morning that a tropical wave was located in the Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands....

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Dad walking along beach killed by landing plane

By Richard Dymond, Bradenton Herald A father walking with his 10-year-old daughter on Caspersen Beach in Venice in southern Sarasota County was killed at 2:45 p.m. Sunday when a 1972 Piper Cherokee made an emergency landing on the beach near water's edge. The daughter was critically injured and Bayflighted to...

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Video: Man shot in Miramar

A man was shot Sunday night outside a home in Miramar. Police responded to the 11300 block of Southwest 45th Place about 8:15 p.m. and learned that two men had been visiting an acquaintance when they were confronted by a gunman. One of the men suffered at least one gunshot...

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