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  • Autopsy scheduled for woman who died after casino boat fireAutopsy scheduled for woman who died after casino boat fire

    An autopsy has been scheduled to determine what caused the death of a 42-year-old woman who died hours after a casino shuttle boat caught fire in Florida.

    WFLX / 7 min. ago
  • Incredible video: Firefighter catches child dropped from burning buildingIncredible video: Firefighter catches child dropped from burning building

    Newly released helmet-cam video shows a child being thrown from a third-story balcony and landing in the arms of a firefighter.

    WESH / 8 min. ago
  • Authorities: Inmates dies in Florida jailAuthorities: Inmates dies in Florida jail

    Authorities say an inmate died at a Florida county jail.

    WFLX / 15 min. ago
  • Officials: 4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina Officials: 4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina

    Four South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot early Tuesday morning.

    WESH / 28 min. ago
  • Brevard Co. man survives 10+ hours of rape, torture, bleach injuriesBrevard Co. man survives 10+ hours of rape, torture, bleach injuries

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) — A man survived what a Brevard County investigator describes as 10 hours of torture that included beating, rape and bleach poured on open wounds. Derek Munnings is named by detectives as the leader in an alleged torture session that left the victim helpless, bruised and bleeding. Munnings faces charges of battery, sexual battery of a victim over 18 and kidnapping while inflicting bodily harm. Tivy Colderwood faces similar charges. “What I can say is my client is shocked by the allegations,” Brynn Brito, Colderwood’s attorney said, “He denies any and all of them. He’s not certain what happened here in the situation, but he denies any responsibility or activity in the allegation.” At the Palm Bay home the accused men share, an arrest warrant affidavit said Munnings began the assault by calling the victim a snitch. The arrest report said over the next several hours, the victim was tortured by Munnings with the assistance of Colderwood. The report said the victim told authorities he felt himself lose and regain consciousness throughout the evening. For 10 hours, the men stomped on the victim’s face, raped him with an unknown object and poured bleach onto the open wounds on his face, according to the affidavit. The men allegedly put the victim in a car belonging to another roommate, David Grey-Martin, and trio drove the victim to a remote location. The victim had struggled to cut his bonds while in the trunk and cut his hands with aluminum cans, the report said. When they reached Vero Beach, the affidavit said it was the intention of Colderwood to assist Munnings in murdering the victim. A passing car scared the men, and they fled, leaving the victim to be discovered in a ditch by a truck driver, helpless and with most of his clothing missing, the report said. The victim identified his alleged attackers from his hospital bed. WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON RIGHT NOW: ‘Tide pod challenge’ latest dangerous social media fad among teens Cops: Armed, suicidal UPS employee prompted standoff, road closure in Pinellas Park Authorities identify 42-year-old woman who died in Port Richey casino shuttle boat fire California couple arrested for torture, child endangerment after 13 children found in home, some cha Flu strain can kill, former News Channel 8 employee dies  

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  • Gourmet sandwich shop will serve up flavors from NY, Portland, Philly in Fort Lauderdale's FATVillage Arts DistrictGourmet sandwich shop will serve up flavors from NY, Portland, Philly in Fort Lauderdale's FATVillage Arts District

    The culinary team at Henry's Sandwich Station spent months traveling to foodie cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Austin, Texas to develop the menu they will roll out next month in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant, formerly known as Proper Sandwich Fine Meats & Provisions, is slated to debut February at 545 N.W. 1st Ave. in the city's up-and-coming FATVillage Arts District. "We decided on FATVillage because of its location, urban vibe, proximity to up and coming residential mixed-use…

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  • Police: 5, including 2 kids, injured in Florida shootingPolice: 5, including 2 kids, injured in Florida shooting

    Police in Florida say five people, including two juveniles, have been injured in a shooting.

    WFLX / 51 min. ago
  • Murdered mom worked at same Kissimmee Ross store as woman targeted in murder-for hire plotMurdered mom worked at same Kissimmee Ross store as woman targeted in murder-for hire plot

    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) — Detectives have released new information about a murder-for-hire plot that ended the life of a Osceola County mother in a case of mistaken identity. WESH 2 News has learned details about what the victim was allegedly doing in the moments before her disappearance. Detectives also believe the suspects used the woman’s debit card. During the hours before she disappeared, Janice Zengotita-Torres seemed totally normal. She called home from work and chatted with a co-worker, but investigators said three people she didn’t even know were out to kill her. New details show that on the night leading up to the kidnapping, Zengotita-Torres was working at a Ross store in the loop mall near Kissimmee — with no warning about the plot that would take her life. According to an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office missing person report, the victim called home close to 10:14 p.m. last Sunday to check on her son. After midnight, she spoke with a co-worker outside before she drove away. Then, around 4:30 a.m., family members began calling Zengotita-Torres, trying to see where she was. The calls went straight to voicemail. Investigators said the victim had been kidnapped in a plot allegedly orchestrated by Ishnar Lopez-Ramos. Detectives said Lopez-Ramos hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera and Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes to kill a romantic rival who also worked at Ross. Zengotita-Torres was not that woman — but still, the suspects are accused of taking her to an apartment complex near the Mall at Millenia and even after realizing they had the wrong person, allegedly killing her before leaving her body on a remote road in Ormond Beach. Sheriff’s documents show that someone also used the victim’s debit card, withdrawing $700 in two transactions and spending $2.99 at a CVS store. No one at Ross would speak to WESH 2 News. Her family has also asked for privacy. They said they are devastated. One relative sent WESH 2 News the following in a text message: “We want justice and the maximum penalty for the criminals that took the life of our Janice.” All three suspects are being held at the Osceola County Jail with no bond. WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON RIGHT NOW: ‘Tide pod challenge’ latest dangerous social media fad among teens Cops: Armed, suicidal UPS employee prompted standoff, road closure in Pinellas Park Authorities identify 42-year-old woman who died in Port Richey casino shuttle boat fire California couple arrested for torture, child endangerment after 13 children found in home, some cha Flu strain can kill, former News Channel 8 employee dies

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  • Breastfeeding mother asked to leave Chick-fil-A for not covering upBreastfeeding mother asked to leave Chick-fil-A for not covering up

    The owner of a North Dakota Chick-fil-A is apologizing after a woman claimed she was kicked out of the restaurant when she began breastfeeding her baby.

    WESH / 1 h. 22 min. ago
  • Fire chief rescinds resignation, says he was 'coerced'Fire chief rescinds resignation, says he was 'coerced'

    A Florida fire chief who announced his departure after allegations of sexual harassment in his department is now rescinding his resignation.

    WFLX / 1 h. 31 min. ago
  • Floridians want to travel in 2018, they really doFloridians want to travel in 2018, they really do

    We may be just a few days into the new year, but Floridians are beginning to make travel plans for 2018, a new AAA Consumer Pulse survey shows. In fact, 83 percent of those of us in the Sunshine State plan to take at least one vacation of three days or more this year, requiring overnight accommodations. And while that's three percentage points lower than those who traveled last year, there are 10 percent of travelers who are still undecided about this year’s plans. “Strong economic growth…

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  • South Florida in Top 10 nationally for sales, real estate jobsSouth Florida in Top 10 nationally for sales, real estate jobs

    If you want a job in real estate or sales, then South Florida is a great place to be, a new report from Abodo shows. Looking only at job concentration, the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metropolitan area leads the country. Out of every 1,000 jobs in that metro area, 142.4 are in sales and real estate. Three more metro areas in Florida are in the Top 10 for job concentration: Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (No. 2) has 134.8 jobs per 1,000, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (No. 3) has 132.2,…

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  • Partly cloudy, warmer Tuesday Partly cloudy, warmer Tuesday

    Eric Burris has your First Alert Forecast

    WESH / 1 h. 46 min. ago
  • Visit Florida: New tourism marketing tactics include biz travelers, virtual and augmented realityVisit Florida: New tourism marketing tactics include biz travelers, virtual and augmented reality

    The emerging technology has been sweeping through the theme park and tourism world.

    Bizjournals.com / 1 h. 48 min. ago
  • New Comcast product can make small businesses weather-proofNew Comcast product can make small businesses weather-proof

    Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has launched Tuesday a new product for small businesses to get a leg up on Mother Nature. Connection Pro provides an automatic 4G wireless backup internet connection with a backup battery that lasts up to 8 hours. The moment internet is disrupted, Connection Pro automatically connects to the stronger of two redundant wireless networks. The tool can keep a business's systems, like cloud-based applications and back office connections, online in the event of severe weather.…

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  • 3-year-old girl attacked, killed by dog family owned just 5 days3-year-old girl attacked, killed by dog family owned just 5 days

    A 3-year-old girl in Oklahoma was attacked and killed by a dog her family owned for just a few days.

    WESH / 2 h. 15 min. ago
  • Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alertJapanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

    Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

    WESH / 2 h. 18 min. ago
  • A Florida love triangle led to a murder-for-hire plot, police say. But the wrong woman was killed. - Washington PostA Florida love triangle led to a murder-for-hire plot, police say. But the wrong woman was killed. - Washington Post

    Washington PostA Florida love triangle led to a murder-for-hire plot, police say. But the wrong woman was killed.Washington PostHeartbreak and jealously were the twin engines driving the scheme, police would later say. Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos was in love. The object of the 35-year-old Floridian's affection, however, was tangled up with another woman. So Lopez-Ramos allegedly ...Probe shows Florida woman was nearly home when mistakenly ...ABC NewsFlorida mom killed in case of mistaken identity in murder-for-hire love triangleNBCNews.comWrong woman killed in love triangle murder-for-hire plot in FloridaWLS-TVFox News -ABC News -Orlando Sentinel -WFTV Orlandoall 123 news articles »

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  • California shocker:13 children trapped, tortured by parentsCalifornia shocker:13 children trapped, tortured by parents

    CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In an incident that has shocked not just California but the rest of the country as well, the police in California managed to rescue 13 children who were said to have been torture

    Big News Network.com / 2 h. 53 min. ago
  • Mom convicted in daughter's drowning charged in death of second babyMom convicted in daughter's drowning charged in death of second baby

    A Michigan woman facing charges in the 2016 death of her infant daughter was convicted nearly seven years ago after another daughter died while taking a bath with her in Oklahoma.

    WESH / 3 h. 55 min. ago
  • ​Parents charged after 13 kids found 'starving,' some chained inside California home ​Parents charged after 13 kids found 'starving,' some chained inside California home

    A couple was arrested after police discovered that their 13 children had been held captive in their California home in filthy conditions, some shackled to beds with chains and padlocks, officials said Monday.

    WESH / 5 h. 45 min. ago
  • Police: Mother kills two children, jumps from interstate in murder-suicidePolice: Mother kills two children, jumps from interstate in murder-suicide

    About an hour after discovering the children, officers found their mother near a highway bridge, where she had jumped to her death.

    WESH / 5 h. 53 min. ago
  • Car goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California office buildingCar goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California office building

    Two people had to be rescued after the car they were riding in went airborne, and crashed into the second floor of an office building in Santa Ana, California.

    WESH / 7 h. 30 min. ago
  • Florida Should Expand Syringe Exchange Statewide - Human Rights WatchFlorida Should Expand Syringe Exchange Statewide - Human Rights Watch

    Human Rights WatchFlorida Should Expand Syringe Exchange StatewideHuman Rights WatchJulia Negron's house in Venice, Florida is home to her busy family of kids and grandkids. It's also on the front lines of the state's overdose epidemic. Julia, a former heroin user who lost her daughter-in-law to an overdose, started Suncoast Harm ...and more »

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  • Descendants of Florida's colonial governor travel in boat, seeing St. Augustine the same way he did - First Coast NewsDescendants of Florida's colonial governor travel in boat, seeing St. Augustine the same way he did - First Coast News

    First Coast NewsDescendants of Florida's colonial governor travel in boat, seeing St. Augustine the same way he didFirst Coast NewsCancio was in town to speak about connections between Florida and Spain and to attend a premier of a documentary about Spanish Florida. "For me, it's an honor to be here in St. Augustine. And it's an experience full of different mixed sensations," he ...

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  • Florida boy, 6, dies from rabies after being scratched by sick bat ... - Fox NewsFlorida boy, 6, dies from rabies after being scratched by sick bat ... - Fox News

    Fox NewsFlorida boy, 6, dies from rabies after being scratched by sick bat ...Fox NewsA 6-year-old boy in Florida who reportedly touched a sick bat after his father told him not to has died after contracting rabies.6-year-old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from a batWNDU-TVFlorida boy, 6, dies of rabies after contact with batcleveland.comFlorida boy dies of rabies after bat scratch, school officials sayAtlanta Journal Constitutionkfor.com -ABC Action News -NBC 6 South Florida -Today.comall 49 news articles »

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  • Florida prisoners begin Operation PUSH to grind prison system to a halt w/ non-cooperationFlorida prisoners begin Operation PUSH to grind prison system to a halt w/ non-cooperation

    The Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons have received a statement from prisoners organizing in institutions across the state announcing a new wave of strikes by incarcerated workers in Florida beginning on January 15th, 2018. This action follows on the heels of Florida prisoners' participation in the national strike against prison slavery initiated on September 9th, 2016, and a similar wave of strikes by prisoners on August 19th of this year.

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  • Florida Legislature has many hurricane issues to consider - Dothan EagleFlorida Legislature has many hurricane issues to consider - Dothan Eagle

    Dothan EagleFlorida Legislature has many hurricane issues to considerDothan EagleIn this September 2017 file photo, Dom's Mobile Hut spells out its feelings about Hurricane Irma. FLORIDAN FILE. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Storms are a major priority on the Florida Legislature's agenda this year ...and more »

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  • MLK Day: Protesters criticize Trump as he breaks traditionMLK Day: Protesters criticize Trump as he breaks tradition

    FLORIDA, U.S. - U.S. President Donald Trump marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day breaking with Presidential tradition, visiting his golf course and spending time at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

    Big News Network.com / 13 h. 29 min. ago
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Florida should move away from fossil fuels - The News HeraldLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Florida should move away from fossil fuels - The News Herald

    ReutersLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Florida should move away from fossil fuelsThe News HeraldIf Governor Scott really opposes drilling in Florida they should also be against drilling projects whether offshore or onshore. I was pleased to hear that Florida had been removed from the Trump administration's offshore drilling plan. Florida's ...Not just Florida: Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drillingReutersall 51 news articles »

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  • Americans told to plan their funeral before North Korea tripAmericans told to plan their funeral before North Korea trip

    WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a stern move, the U.S. State Department has issued a statement warning U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea, to make their funeral plans before they decide to head to North

    Big News Network.com / 14 h. 7 min. ago
  • Florida, Georgia water war reaches nation's highest court - Fox NewsFlorida, Georgia water war reaches nation's highest court - Fox News

    Fox NewsFlorida, Georgia water war reaches nation's highest courtFox News“Can we agree that a cap at the very least would prevent the situation in Florida from getting worse?” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked. But Georgia attorney Craig Primis argued this notion was wrong, pointing to Lancaster's report from last February ...

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  • Trump denies crude comments, Africa vows diplomatic protestTrump denies crude comments, Africa vows diplomatic protest

    WASHINGTON, U.S. - Despite repeated denials from both himself and his administration, the U.S. President Donald Trump repeated his claim that he is not a racist. The American President

    Big News Network.com / 14 h. 56 min. ago
  • The Latest: Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussionThe Latest: Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

    The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments about Haiti and African countries (all times local):

    WFLX / 15 h. 56 min. ago
  • Packs of ATV riders swarm South Florida roads - Sun SentinelPacks of ATV riders swarm South Florida roads - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelPacks of ATV riders swarm South Florida roadsSun SentinelATV and dirt bike riders are causing major problems on South Florida streets in part of what has become a reckless Martin Luther King Jr. holiday tradition. Larry BarszewskiContact Reporter · Privacy Policy. Recklessly driving on South Florida's ...'Bikes Up, Guns Down' rideouts cause dangerous conditions on...WPLG Local 10ATV, dirt-bike riders take to the streets in South Florida for MLK Day eventFOX 13 News, Tampa BayPolice arrest ATV, dirt bike riders as Florida MLK holiday rideout beginsNBC4i.comall 40 news articles »

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  • 6-year-old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from a bat6-year-old Florida boy dies of rabies contracted from a bat

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A 6-year-old Florida boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat. The father of Ryker Roque told NBC that the boy died Sunday at an Orlando hospital. Father Henry Roque said he had found a sick bat, put it in a bucket and told his son not to touch it, but he did and was scratched. He said he washed the wound thoroughly but didn’t take the boy to the hospital because he cried when he was told he would get shots. About a week later the boy developed numb fingers and a headache and his parents took him for hospital treatment. Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms develop. A vaccine given after a wound but before symptoms almost always prevents the disease.

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  • Woman Dies After Florida Boat Fire Sends Dozens Of Panicked Passengers Overboard - NPRWoman Dies After Florida Boat Fire Sends Dozens Of Panicked Passengers Overboard - NPR

    NPRWoman Dies After Florida Boat Fire Sends Dozens Of Panicked Passengers OverboardNPRFlames engulf a boat Sunday in the Tampa Bay area. Officials said one person died after the boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship caught fire near shore, forcing dozens of passengers and crew to jump overboard. AP hide caption. toggle caption. AP ...At least 1 dead after Florida casino shuttle boat is consumed by flamesWashington PostFire, chaos and death on a Florida casino boatUSA TODAY1 Woman Dead After Casino Boat Catches Fire Off FloridaTIMEABC News -NBCNews.com -WTSP 10 News -ABC Action Newsall 259 news articles »

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  • Florida Haitian community protests Trump’s commentsFlorida Haitian community protests Trump’s comments

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Members of a Haitian community gathered in West Palm Beach to protest the president and recent comments he’s accused of making. Last week, a report stated that President Donald Trump used a vulgar word to describe Haiti and other African countries. The president has since denied making those comments. On Monday, at least 100 demonstrators came together to demand the president apologize for the comments. Several supporters of President Trump also showed up to stand in solidarity and defend him. Police were at the scene to make sure everyone was safe. President Trump is in Palm Beach and is expected to leave at some point Monday to head back to Washington. STORIES OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46 Victim of Port Richey casino shuttle boat fire dies from injuries, 14 others injured Breastfeeding mom asked to leave Chick-fil-A Cops: Armed, suicidal UPS employee prompted standoff, road closure in Pinellas Park Sheriff: Mother mistakenly killed in murder-for-hire plot in Osceola County

    WFLA / 17 h. 38 min. ago more
  • Florida Legislature has many hurricane issues to considerFlorida Legislature has many hurricane issues to consider

    Storms are a major priority on the Florida Legislature's agenda this year following Hurricane Irma's rampage across most of the state. Lawmakers will consider proposals ranging from making evacuations more...

    WFLX / 18 h. 16 min. ago
  • Hotels revise room security measures in wake of Las Vegas shootingHotels revise room security measures in wake of Las Vegas shooting

    In response to the deadly Las Vegas shooting massacre in October, tighter security measures at some hotels will allow staff to enter guest rooms for just about any reason. New "Room occupied" signs, now in use at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa , tell guests not to expect total privacy.

    Florida News / 18 h. 43 min. ago
  • Florida's Prison Laborers Are Going On Strike | The Nation - The Nation.Florida's Prison Laborers Are Going On Strike | The Nation - The Nation.

    The Nation.Florida's Prison Laborers Are Going On Strike | The NationThe Nation.Demanding fair pay for their work and an end to brutal conditions, the inmates are putting pressure on the Florida prison system's bottom line.Florida Prisoners Prepare to Strike, Demanding an End to Unpaid Labor and Brutal ConditionsThe InterceptFlorida prisoners launch month-long work strike to protest 'slave ...RTFlorida prisoners plan Martin Luther King Day strike over 'slavery ...The GuardianThe Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons - WordPress.comall 11 news articles »

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  • Man walking on Interstate 70 near Salina hit, killed by carMan walking on Interstate 70 near Salina hit, killed by car

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Florida man died after he was hit by a car as he walked along Interstate 70 near Salina.

    WFLX / 21 h. 12 min. ago
  • MDPS School Superintendent condemns alleged disparaging comments concerning immigrationMDPS School Superintendent condemns alleged disparaging comments concerning immigration

    Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho issued the following statement regarding alleged, disparaging comments concerning immigration from specific countries:  “To disparage an entire nation of people, questioning their worth and strength of spirit, is beyond heartbreaking and insensitive. Regardless of where we come from, the language we speak, the religion we embrace, as members of this beautiful human race, we are a collection of people who weave a diverse and vibrant tapestry of creativity, culture, inspiration, and determination. These are the lessons we must teach our children.  As we prepare to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I encourage each of us to focus on the light of love and inclusion. In that spirit, I am reminded of Dr. King’s words, ‘darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’” The post MDPS School Superintendent condemns alleged disparaging comments concerning immigration appeared first on Caribbean News.

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  • From Tragedy to Triumph: M-DCPS Opens Academy Honoring King CarterFrom Tragedy to Triumph: M-DCPS Opens Academy Honoring King Carter

    The King Carter Global Trade & Logistics Academy was made possible by a generous $1 million donation to Miami-Dade County Public Schools by an anonymous donor. The Academy pays homage to King Carter, age 6, a gregarious first grader who was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in February 2016. Last Week, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho  joined by King Carter’s family, School Board Vice Chair Martin Karp, Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III and District staff unveiled the Academy at Miami Northwestern Senior High. “They will forever know who King Carter is,” the boy’s father, Santonio Carter, said at the unveiling ceremony.  The Academy will also be functional at the Miami Central Senior High. The Academy will serve to enhance career readiness opportunities for students at both schools. “(The anonymous donation will help) to create programs of hope, economic empowerment right here in this community, in the same schools King Carter, years later, would attend as a high school student,” Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said.   “It is meaningful to me,” Carvalho said. “It is, as I said, turning tragedy into triumph for kids in our community.” The post From Tragedy to Triumph: M-DCPS Opens Academy Honoring King Carter appeared first on Caribbean News.

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  • South Florida Attorney David P. Rowe dies at age 58South Florida Attorney David P. Rowe dies at age 58

    South Florida and Jamaican-American attorney-at-law David P. Rowe died in Miami, Florida, on Friday Jan 12 at age 58. Rowe had been ailing over the few past months and succumbed to complications arising from his illness. In 1977, Rowe received the Exhibition Scholarship of Law from the University of the West Indies, and his L.L.B. from Cave Hill, Barbados campus of that university in 1980. In 1982 he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and was subsequently called to the Jamaica and Florida Bar. Law career  He began his law career as an associate at the law firm Greenberg Traurig in Miami, from 1982 to 1984. He joined another Miami law firm Holland & Knight in 1984, and maintained his career there until 1990. In 1991 he opened his own law firm, David Rowe, PA. and represented many Caribbean nationals in South Florida, and also clients in, and from, the Caribbean. Media commentator As Rowe’s legal career developed he also assumed the role as a media commentator on current affairs in US and Jamaica. Some of his commentary. Some of his commentaries like those related to the circumstances surrounding the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke from Jamaica to the US, and the operations of the Cash Plus and Olint Ponzi schemes in Jamaica, created controversy. After the resignation of former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding in 2011, and the defeat of the Jamaica Labor Party administration in that same year, Rowe was embroiled in controversial lawsuits involving accusations he made against senior members of the JLP and other highly placed Jamaicans. In December 2013, Rowe was recognized by a group of leading Jamaican attorneys for his 30th year of membership at the Florida Bar. Rowe was also an adjunct law professor at the University of Miami School of Law, having taught at the Law School since 1989.  Author In addition to his legal, political/social and sports (particularly cricket) commentaries Rowe was also a published author. In 2009 he wrote and through GARAI Books published the book “Ira Rowe: Caribbean Lawyer” in which he related the life and career of his late father and former Jamaican Judge and President of the Jamaican and Belizean Courts of Appeal, Justice Ira Rowe, In 2013, Rowe co-authored, with Niyala Harrison and Jason Frederick Emert, “Aspects of Jamaican Constitutional History,” a detailed legal analysis of the history of Jamaica’s constitution. David Rowe is survived by his wife, immigration attorney Rosemarie Robinson-Rowe. The post South Florida Attorney David P. Rowe dies at age 58 appeared first on Caribbean News.

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  • Developers file plans for 3 major projects in Palm Beach CountyDevelopers file plans for 3 major projects in Palm Beach County

    The county will consider apartments, a mixed-use project, and a retail center.

    Bizjournals.com / 23 h. 22 min. ago
  • The Latest: Passenger who died after boat fire identifiedThe Latest: Passenger who died after boat fire identified

    The Latest on a casino shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast (all times local):

    WFLX / 23 h. 32 min. ago
  • Terra sells Publix-anchored center in Doral for $72MTerra sells Publix-anchored center in Doral for $72M

    The shopping center is 95 percent leased.

    Bizjournals.com / 1 d. 1 h. 17 min. ago
  • Detroit Institute of Arts displays works by Aaron DouglasDetroit Institute of Arts displays works by Aaron Douglas

    The Detroit Institute of Arts is displaying four works by painter, illustrator, muralist and arts educator Aaron Douglas that are on loan.

    WFLX / 1 d. 1 h. 36 min. ago
  • Colorado man runs Florida race with nurse who saved himColorado man runs Florida race with nurse who saved him

    A Colorado man has completed a 5-kilometer race with the nurse who helped save his life last year in the same Florida Keys competition.

    WFLX / 1 d. 3 h. 16 min. ago
  • Dozens escape casino shuttle boat off Florida's Gulf coastDozens escape casino shuttle boat off Florida's Gulf coast

    Florida authorities say a casino venture's shuttle boat caught fire and all 50 passengers safely made it to the nearby shore after a rescue operation in the Tampa Bay area. In this photo provided by Pasco County flames engulf a boat Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Tampa Bay area.

    Florida News / 1 d. 4 h. 15 min. ago
  • Ride tide reemerges along Florida's southwest coastRide tide reemerges along Florida's southwest coast

    Scientists are warning that a red tide is reemerging along Florida's southwest coast even after a recent cold front knocked it back.

    WFLX / 1 d. 5 h. 5 min. ago
  • On defensive, Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'On defensive, Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'

    President Donald Trump says he's not a racist.

    WFLX / 1 d. 7 h. 5 min. ago
  • An inconvenient truth: Central Florida's role in civil-rights movementAn inconvenient truth: Central Florida's role in civil-rights movement

    As we recall the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on this national holiday to honor him, I want to call attention to the roots of civil rights here in Central Florida.

    Florida News / 1 d. 8 h. 46 min. ago
  • Opioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinet prioritiesOpioids, wildfires, PTSD among Florida Cabinet priorities

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Attorney General Pam Bondi wants new laws to protect people who report sexual misconduct; Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants to make sure the state is prepared for a higher-than-normal risk for wildfires; and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants to expand worker compensation benefits for first responders to include post-traumatic stress disorder. While Florida’s three Cabinet members can’t sponsor or vote on bills, or sign them into law, they hold important leadership roles in state government and each is working with lawmakers to pass legislation and make budget recommendations. Patronis and Putnam are also working together to push for a ban on fees for freezing credit accounts that have been compromised by a data breach. WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON RIGHT NOW: 9 patients in emergency room, 1 in critical condition after casino shuttle boat catches fire in Port Port Richey 20-year-old Shane Missler claims $450M Mega Millions jackpot My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice Tampa police: Teen stabs, kills man who kicked door in and attacked his mom Sheriff: Mother mistakenly killed in murder-for-hire plot in Osceola County

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  • 50 people jump off Florida casino shuttle boat after fire50 people jump off Florida casino shuttle boat after fire

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  • 50 people forced to jump ship after casino shuttle boat catches fire50 people forced to jump ship after casino shuttle boat catches fire

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  • Miami and Broward public schools’ graduation rates continue to riseMiami and Broward public schools’ graduation rates continue to rise

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  • JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” ScholarshipJWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

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  • Dillard Center for the Arts students selected to attend prestigious GRAMMY Camp – Jazz SessionDillard Center for the Arts students selected to attend prestigious GRAMMY Camp – Jazz Session

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  • Miami Haitian organization FANM condemns Trump’s offensive remarksMiami Haitian organization FANM condemns Trump’s offensive remarks

    Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami (FANM), a private nonprofit organization located in the heart of Miami’s Little Haiti, issued a statement on Friday condemning Donald Trump’s demeaning remarks about Haitians and other immigrants from Africa and Central America. In its statement FANM, whose name is the kreyol translation for “Haitian Women of Miami,” and is a major catalyst for addressing issues that affect immigrant families in South Florida, said:  Motivated by racism  “President Trump’s disgusting remarks on Thursday denigrating Haiti, Haitians, and African immigrants have been universally publicized and appropriately broadly condemned.  They unfortunately fit into a pattern making clear that his anti-immigrant policies are motivated by racism and bias, not respect for the rule of law.  Mockery of Trump’s campaign promise The President’s words and the November 20 termination of Haiti’s TPS designation make a mockery of his September 2016 campaign promise to Haitian Americans in Miami’s “Little Haiti” to be their “greatest champion,” an appearance in which he lamented at length the “300,000 dead, un-believable, 300,000” in Haiti’s earthquake and said that he and Haitian Americans have “shared values.”  His words and anti-immigrant policies insult and dishonor Haiti and its people, and the historic contributions of Haitians and Haitian Americans to our country, including on the battlefield in Savannah in 1779, in the founding of the city of Chicago, and on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan as members of the U.S. military.  Reject racist immigration promises FANM, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, FLIC, AIJ, NFM, IMPAC, and all of our allies urge all Americans to reject the President’s words and racist immigration policies, which threaten to destroy the lives of so many, including the 27,000 U.S. born-children of the 50,000 Haitians whose TPS will end in July 2019.  We urge our congressional champions to insist that DHS now reinstate Haiti’s TPS designation, so unequivocally merited under the TPS statute due to the catastrophe of earthquake, cholera, and Hurricane Matthew which Haiti has endured recently.”  “The President’s anti-Haitian animus is clear for all to see, revealing the illegal motive behind his decision ending Haiti’s TPS designation, which should be reinstated immediately,” said FANM Executive Director Marleine Bastien and IJDH Immigration Policy Coordinator Steven Forester.  DHS failure to provide instructions to renew TPS Continuing, the FANM statement indicated, “Further indicating the administration’s disrespect, DHS has failed so far to promptly publish as required notice in the Federal Register or otherwise instructing Haitians with TPS what they must do to renew their TPS and work authorization documents, which expire January 22, despite the issue having been raised with DHS Secretary Nielsen. If there is any silver lining to the President’s abhorrent remarks, it is that they reveal the true reasons for his policies, hopefully enabling courts and politicians of good will to take remedial action, for example to reinstate TPS protections for the 50,000 Haitians. We stand with Haiti, Haitians, and the Haitian American community in their unequivocal rejection and abhorrence of the President’s remarks and racist policies.  Their proud legacy of service and contribution cannot be sullied by words which reflect their speaker’s ignorance of the sacrifices honored in Savannah and Arlington National Cemetery.” FANM has a long-standing commitment to meeting the needs of low to moderate-income Haitian families and children for the past 26 years through counseling, outreach, education, access to care and advocacy. The post Miami Haitian organization FANM condemns Trump’s offensive remarks appeared first on Caribbean News.

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