07/20/2014

Free ride in I-95 fast lanes coming to end for hybrid drivers

By Kenny Malone, kmalone@MiamiHerald.com To be perfectly honest, Bobby Wells, a Harley-riding, python-owning Miami lawyer, doesn’t really like his Toyota Prius. But he does love that red and blue “95 Express” registration decal on the bottom left of his hybrid car’s windshield. “Yeah,” said Wells, “the reason I bought this...

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Fatal wrong-way crash strangles I-95 traffic

A major crash shut down part of Interstate 95 Saturday leaving drivers in traffic for several hours. The crash occurred at I-95 and SR 836 around 7:30 p.m. Officials said the crash impacted drivers on southbound I-95 from exit 7 (SR-934/NW 79 Street/NW 81 Street) to exit 3A (SR 836)....

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07/19/2014

Blood spill leads to temporary block of Coral Gables streets

Police shut down segments of roads in Coral Gables on Saturday morning after finding a large amount of blood near a bridge off Granada Boulevard and Alhambra Circuit. Coral Gables police have not identified a victim and do not know what caused the blood spill, said Kelly Denham, spokeswoman for...

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Man robbed, forced to smoke crack in Bradenton, deputies say

From the Bradenton Herald: BRADENTON — A Bradenton man was robbed of a check at gunpoint, then brought back to a home where he was forced to smoke crack and another man tried to sexually assault him before he escaped, he told deputies. The 19-year-old victim left his home around...

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Nudist dad admits he possessed child porn

From the Sun Sentinel: A South Florida nudist, accused of helping to take pornographic photographs of his three young daughters and sharing them with other men, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography Friday in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Brian Martens, 54, who lived with his children at...

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83-year-old man arrested for Miami road rage shooting

From CBS4: MIAMI –An elderly man arrested in connection to a suspected road range incident which led to a shooting on Friday will remain behind bars. No bond is set for 83-year-old Mario Perez-Tano who is charged with attempted murder. Miami Police were investigating the suspected road rage Friday afternoon....

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07/18/2014

Q&A: I live in South Florida -- am I going to get chikungunya from mosquitoes?

With two locally contracted cases of chikungunya virus in South Florida -- the first known instances contracted in the United States -- health officials have outlined steps to avoiding the feverish and painful disease. Here's a question-and-answer with Reynald Jean, the director for tuberculosis, epidemiology, disease control and immunization at...

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20-foot geyser sprouts on Belle Isle

A gushing water main break in Miami Beach cut off water to the city’s Belle Isle neighborhood early Friday. The city issued a precautionary boil-water advisory for the 560 affected residents in three buildings; service was expected to be restored by noon. "It was not a major water main break,"...

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07/17/2014

Tree trimmer falls 30 feet in Fort Lauderdale

A tree-trimmer is in the hospital after falling some 30 feet from tree in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials say the 27-year-old man was found on the ground next to a ladder Thursday morning. Witnesses told officials the man appeared to be tying the ladder when it spun...

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Fort Lauderdale man arrested on child porn charges

Videos of children being sexually abused by adults, including preschool-age children being sodomized, were found in a Thursday morning search warrant execution, according to Fort Lauderdale police. The resident of the apartment in the 700 block of Southeast 23rd Street, 18-year-old Alexander Miller, was arrested and charged with 20 counts...

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