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Entries by Amanda McCorquodale from 04/2013

Miami-Dade Commissioners Unanimously Approve Stricter Hit-And-Run Sentencing (UPDATED)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

Nine-year-old Jacari Wilson was one of the lucky ones. On March 24 when a South Florida driver ran into him while he was skateboarding, he survived su...

Suze Orman Threatens To Leave Florida For Marriage Equality In California (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

If the Supreme Court decides to leave marriage equality up to the states to decide, will gay couples be concentrated in a few select states while the ...

Driver, Cyclist OK After Horrific Crash

Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami
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A driver and a cyclist are recovering at the hospital after the cyclist lost control, crashed into a wall, and caused a car to go up in flames. ...

Darrius Johnson, Florida Man, 'Sacrificed' Girlfriend Because She Was A Taurus: Cops (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

A Lauderhill man told a bizarre tale of needing to find a victim who had a Taurus zodiac sign when he described the fatal Easter Sunday stabbing of hi...

Florida Medical Marijuana Bill Stalled While Bongs Ban Advances (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

Eighteen states and D.C. have passed medical marijuana legislation but in Florida, the "Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act" can't even get a hearing in...

Believed To Be The Nation's Oldest Cop, 86-Year-Old's Fists Remain 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami
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Barrel-chested Leo Thalassites squints like Clint Eastwood, hops around like Jackie Chan and has been an active cop for nearly six decades. He is 86 y...

Rick Ross Shooting: Police Release Details On Shooters, Rapper's Concealed Weapon Permit

Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The predawn gunfire on East Las Olas Boulevard aimed at rap star Rick Ross came from a BMW that pulled up alongside his silver Roll...

Five Headless Goats Found In Miami Lot After Possible Santeria Use (VIDEO)

Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami

Wednesday a Miami man walking his dogs along Biscayne Bay just north of opulent Miami Shores discovered a grisly scene of what he thought were dead do...

Florida Sex-Selective Abortion Ban Moves Forward In House

Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami

Florida lawmakers are one step closer to banning sex- and race-selective abortions, a measure some considered a "sneak attack on a woman's right to ch...

Questions Raised About Police Chase Which Led To Deadly Crash

Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami
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One day after a deadly wrong way crash on I-95 which killed four people, questions have been raised about the circumstances which led up to it....

Florida Driver's Windshield Impaled By Loose Lumber From Truck (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami

A man's windshield was impaled by a large piece of lumber Thursday when a truck's loose load came tumbling down on I-95 near Pompano Beach, reports WS...

Florida House Passes Bill That Could Cut Employees' Pay By 40 Percent

Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami

The Florida House just passed a bill that overrides local living wage and sick time ordinances, meaning that South Florida employees could take a 40 p...

Ohio Family Missing In Everglades After Boat Trip

Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami
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MIAMI — An Ohio family spent a rainy, anxious night in the vast Florida Everglades when their airboat became stuck in vegetation so thick rescue...

Opa-locka Cop Involved In Wrong-Way Crash Was Once Fired For Drag Racing On I-95

Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami
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The horrifying wrong-way crash that killed four people and snarled traffic for hours on I-95 on Wednesday is starting to look worse and worse for the ...

Miami Tried To Stop Nuns From Feeding Poor: Report (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami

The City Of Miami threatened to shut down and/or prosecute nuns who have been feeding the homeless at a soup kitchen set up by Mother Teresa over 30 y...

FAU President Mary Jane Saunders Accused Of Hitting Student Protestors With Her Car

Posted 04.06.2013 | Miami

Florida Atlantic University is being accused of retaliating against seven students who protested the school's partnership with a controversial prison ...

Travis Trenard Harris Shot By Man He Allegedly Robbed At Gunpoint: Cops (VIDEO)

Posted 04.06.2013 | Miami

A man who had his cell phone stolen at gun point at a downtown Burger King followed the robber outside and shot him with a concealed weapon, City of M...

Algae Bloom In Florida Kills Record Number Of Manatees

Posted 04.07.2013 | Miami
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Florida’s endangered manatees, already reeling from an unexplained string of deaths in the state’s east coast rivers, have died in record numbers ...

Immigration Reform March In Miami: Thousands Rally For Clear Path To Citizenship (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 04.07.2013 | Miami

Saturday thousands marched through Miami's Little Havana neighborhood and Downtown, imploring Congress to pass immigration reform with a real and incl...

Local Florida Gun Background Check Laws Not Enforced In 7 Counties: Report

Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami

As the U.S. Senate deliberates on expanding background checks from federally licensed gun dealers to gun show sales and online transactions, the Tampa...

Veronica Webb's Key West Moorish Mansion On The Market For $9.9 Million (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami

Ernest Hemingway had the right idea: to seek shaded refuge in Key West, hole up in a beautiful house, and drink away the sunsets. And for those wit...

Raymond Wantroba, Broward Teacher, Investigated For Putting Panties In Student's Locker: Report

Posted 04.09.2013 | Miami

Two Broward County teachers previously disciplined for harassing their students are again in trouble, and could be suspended from their jobs Tuesday. ...

Hugging Strangers In South Beach Has Mixed Results (VIDEO)

Posted 04.09.2013 | Miami

Last year, YouTube prankster Andrew Hales went viral when he attempted to hold hands with strangers on a college campus. This week, he and his frie...

Anna Pierre, North Miami Mayoral Candidate, Says She Is Victim Of Vodou (VIDEO)

Posted 04.09.2013 | Miami

The North Miami mayor's race has gotten pretty heated in the last few weeks and one candidate says she's even received intimidation in the form of vod...

Rossana Lucas, Florida School Bus Driver, Lied About Call From Marine Son: Report

Posted 04.09.2013 | Miami

A Florida school bus driver had the hearts of mothers all over the world when she was disciplined for answering a call from her stationed Marine son e...