09/13/2014

Former teacher accused of using a child to help her steal from Walmart

A former Pasco County teacher has been arrested on charges of grand retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a child. Amanda Jo Hammon, 30, is accused of hiding more than $1,700 in electronic items from a Wesley Chapel Walmart in a pink backpack carried by a 3-year-old girl....

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Former teacher accused of using a child to help her steal from Walmart

A former Pasco County teacher has been arrested on charges of grand retail theft and contributing to the delinquency of a child. Amanda Jo Hammon, 30, is accused of hiding more than $1,700 in electronic items from a Wesley Chapel Walmart in a pink backpack carried by a 3-year-old girl....

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Florida inmate sent white powder letter to court

DELAND, Fla. -- Authorities say an inmate sent a letter containing a suspicious white powder to an official at the Volusia County Courthouse. Sheriff's deputies say 23-year-old Jeremy Addison ground up some pills and put the powder in an envelope. The letter arrived at the courthouse mailroom Tuesday morning and...

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Car stolen with one-year-old & three-year-old still inside

POMPANO BEACH – A woman who left her children in her car with the keys inside while she shopped exited the store to a frightening sight — her car and her kids were gone, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says a man took the car,...

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09/12/2014

Investigators check into possible arson at Miami Beach apartment building

Miami Beach investigators suspect arson was the cause of an early-morning fire at an apartment building Friday. The fire has been extinguished but one victim was hospitalized with second degree burns and six families were displaced as a result of damage caused by the blaze. According to investigators, police received...

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09/11/2014

Man caught with stolen mail

From KeysInfoNet: A Miami-Dade man was found with mail stolen from Key West to Miami, says the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. When arrested in Marathon, David Arshad, 22 (also known as David Emmanuel Rodriguez), reportedly had mail addressed to three deputies, a credit-card scanner and marijuana. Deputy Gil Gonzalez pulled...

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Man killed inside townhome

Fort Lauderdale police are investigating a homicide inside a townhome. CBS4 is reporting that the killing was domestic in nature. Otis Blue, 35 was killed, according to early reports. The suspect is in custody and has been hospitalized, the station reported. The scene is in the 1200 block of Flagler...

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09/10/2014

Cuban migrants found off Keys suffering from dehydration

BY DAVID GOODHUE AND LARRY KAHN KeysInfoNet.com Sixteen Cuban migrants were intercepted off the Upper Keys on Wednesday afternoon, and seven of them needed medical attention after suffering from extreme dehydration. United States Coast Guard spokesman Ensign Peter Bermont said a boater spotted the migrants’ blue raft near Alligator Reef...

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Children's shelter staffer accused of transporting 2 girls

From KeysInfoNet.com A staff member at the Florida Keys Children's Shelter in Tavernier was arrested on two felonies Wednesday, accused of taking two female shelter clients to Cutler Ridge in South Miami-Dade, where they say they were used for prostitution. "Investigations into what the girls became involved in after Ricky...

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Miami Beach Deputy Police Chief sworn in

The Miami Beach City Commission welcomed Lauretta Hill, the police department's new deputy chief, at her swearing-in Tuesday morning. Hill is the highest-ranking African American in the history of the department. Hand-picked by Chief Dan Oates, Hill was a strong candidate for the chief job. She served 20 years in...

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