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Senate Democratic leader Oscar Braynon wants Ken Detzner to look into Donald Trump’s voter fraud claims

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Florida Senate Democratic leader Oscar Braynon penned a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Wednesday, urging him to begin an investigation into possible voter fraud alleged by President Donald Trump.
Trump has been alleging ever since his win that his challenger Hillary Clinton‘s popular vote surge was due to millions of illegal votes and undocumented immigrants voting – statements which have never been substantiated by any proof by Trump or anyone else.
Nevertheless, he has continued to make such statements in the first days of his presidency – and now, Braynon wants Detzner to launch an investigation to make

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In legislative session, Linda Stewart wants to focus on bills for the environment, mental health

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Linda Stewart is headed to the state Senate this week for District 13, and her agenda going forward is mostly focused on liberal issues like the environment – but she also wants to do something to curb gun violence, even if only by tackling the mental health aspect.
Talking to FloridaPolitics.com Sunday, Stewart said some of her first priorities in terms of passing bills would be to protect the environment by conserving quality water and stopping fracking.
“I don’t think an unelected body should be making decisions to increase carcinology allowed in our water supply,” she said, “as it happened over

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At statewide “Don’t Boo, Vote” events, student leaders will denounce Donald Trump and encourage voting

Sunday, October 30th, 2016
A host of events taking place on Halloween, titled “Don’t Boo, Vote” after President Barack Obama‘s recent election-year refrain, will take place at colleges across the state and energize students against Donald Trump.
The event invites participants to imagine “the scariest ending to a Halloween story imaginable: a Donald Trump presidency.” Part of the For Florida’s Future “Shuttle Together” program which aims to bus students en masse to the early voting polls, the event will be a themed one that invites students to dress in Halloween costumes while doing so.
At every event, student leaders will speak and denounce Trump, for

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At statewide “Don’t Boo, Vote” events, student leaders will denounce Donald Trump and encourage voting

Sunday, October 30th, 2016
A host of events taking place on Halloween, titled “Don’t Boo, Vote” after President Barack Obama‘s recent election-year refrain, will take place at colleges across the state and energize students against Donald Trump.
The event invites participants to imagine “the scariest ending to a Halloween story imaginable: a Donald Trump presidency.” Part of the For Florida’s Future “Shuttle Together” program which aims to bus students en masse to the early voting polls, the event will be a themed one that invites students to dress in Halloween costumes while doing so.
At every event, student leaders will speak and denounce Trump, for

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New Senate Leadership Fund ad blasts Patrick Murphy for lying about everything

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
A new ad from the Senate Leadership Fund blasts U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy with a litany of what they say are his sins – lying, embellishing and not doing much in Congress.
The criticisms have been leveled before by Murphy’s detractors and his opponent Marco Rubio – the ad says Murphy lied about everything from his business record to his education.
“He lied about his education,” the ad states. “Murphy’s claims of business experience, outright false. Why did he pad his resume? He doesn’t have a record. He was ranked one of America’s least effective congressmen. In a do nothing congress,

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SEIU Florida launches half a million dollar campaign in ads targeting young minority voters

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
A new push by SEIU Florida aims to get African American and Hispanic voters out to the polls through a $510,000 investment on radio and digital ads.
The campaign is a coordinated effort through PICO National Network, Faith in Florida, FLIC Votes, Organize Now and New Florida Majority.
Ads geared towards African American voters revolve around the Souls to the Polls campaign on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, and towards voter protection. One ad promises that “tens of thousands” of voters will march to the polls for the Souls to the Polls campaign, saying a vote is not an individual thing, but a “church thing.”

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Blaise Ingoglia talks winning Hispanic vote, I4 Corridor in last month of election

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia is energized for the final month of the election.
Two big parts of the RPOF’s final push before the election’s end, he told FloridaPolitics.com, will be winning the Hispanic vote statewide, especially from new immigrants, and taking the I4 Corridor in Orange County, traditionally a hugely important win in every election.
The difficulty of the I4 Corridor is the lucrative but expensive and competitive media market. Purchasing airtime for advertising there is expensive and Ingoglia said good fundraising opportunity is what they’ll have to focus on in order to win the corridor.
On the Hispanic vote, Ingoglia

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1 person killed, 5 injured in Fort Lauderdale boat crash

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Several emergency rescue teams are responding to a fatal boat crash in Fort Lauderdale.

At least one person was killed and five others were hurt in the Wednesday night crash along the water near NE 18 Court and Dixie Highway, according to Greg May of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue. 

The injured victims were taken to Broward Health Medical Center; four were considered trauma alert patients. The remaining victim is said to have suffered minor injuries. 

No information about the age or identity of the victims has been released. It is also unclear whether more than one vessel was involved and how the

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Thieves break into family's car at Miami-Dade cemetery

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A woman visited a cemetery Wednesday to leave flowers at her husband’s grave, but her visit was ruined when someone broke into her daughter’s vehicle.

The incident was reported at the Woodlawn Park cemetery off Southwest 116th Street and 117th Ave in Miami-Dade County.

Maritza Lopez told Local 10 News reporter Carlos Suarez that her ailing mother had left her purse in the backseat of her car as they visited her father’s grave.

“We just put the flowers in the water and not even two minutes.” Lopez said.

“I never thought something like this could happen here,” Lopez’s mother, Hilda Lopez, said

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Driverless cars: Call Christina team gives you ride into future

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The nation’s first driverless vehicle open to the public is on display until at least early-September at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa.

“(It’s the) only public venue that allows interaction with a driverless car,” MOSI Director of Exhibits Johnny Scotello said. “So in other places you may go and see one on display, but here at MOSI you get in (and) you go for a ride.”

WED EXTRA: MOSI Director of Exhibits Johnny Scotello on driverless car

Scotello said the driverless and electric Meridian Shuttle on display is a prototype. “There are four in the world and we have

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$3,000 reward offered for info leading to arrest in dog's death

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A $3,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest after a Pembroke Pines family’s dog was found beaten to death with a note on the pet’s body.

Pembroke Pines police said the reward is being offered by Broward County Crime Stoppers.

Verline Barthelemy told Local 10 News she let Foxx out of her home Friday while she was cooking, but she couldn’t find her beloved Pomeranian a few minutes later.

The next day, Barthelemy’s boyfriend found the 13-year-old dog’s body on the back porch, along with a note that read, “We beat it 2 death. LOL! Hahaha!”

Major Carlos

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Miami police investigating fire truck, ambulance crash

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A group of firefighters and several others are recovering after an ambulance collided with a 50,000 pound fire truck Tuesday near Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

“In 30 years on the job, this is the first time I’ve seen an accident at the same time of two apparatus,” Miami Department of Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Pete Gomez said.

Sky 10 was above the scene at Northwest 12th Avenue and 14th Street as the fire truck was on its side. The front part of the ambulance was sheared off and a third car was hit when the fire truck spun out.

“It sounded

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3-vehicle crash delays traffic on I-95

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A crash involving three vehicles delayed traffic on Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade County Wednesday afternoon.

The crash was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway at 135th Street.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said two people were injured in the crash, which involved a van and two cars.

Sky 10 was above the scene as a woman was taken to a hospital by ambulance

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Miami-Dade County day care evacuated after gas leak

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Dozens of people were evacuated after a gas leak was reported Wednesday afternoon in north Miami-Dade County.

Authorities said 20 people, including 15 others from a day care were evacuated from the area of 250 171st St. after construction workers ruptured a gas line.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said a crew was called in to repair the gas line.

No injuries were reported.

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Man taken to Mount Sinai after near-drowning on Miami Beach

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A man was rushed to a hospital after he nearly drowned off Miami Beach Wednesday.

The incident was reported at 2001 block of Collins Avenue behind The Setai hotel.

Authorities confirmed that the victim was breathing as he was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Witnesses told Local 10 News that the man appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s.

The man’s identity has not been released.

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DeAndre Johnson gets cleared to play football again

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A 15-year-old boy who was stabbed outside the cafeteria of Miami Killian Senior High School in March has been cleared to play football again.

DeAndre Johnson posted a photo of him with the doctor who has treated his injuries for the past several months on his Twitter page, saying “Just got cleared…the man on the left saved my life. Ready to get back with the cougar fam.”

The football team has already resumed practices, although school officially begins Aug. 24.

Briahanna Rolle, 17, was arrested after she allegedly stabbed Johnson multiple times in his upper chest

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3 men rob Miami-Dade County jewelry store

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Police are searching for three men who robbed a jewelry store at the Shops at Skylake in Miami-Dade County.

The robbery was reported Wednesday morning at Burt’s Jewelers at 1676 Miami Gardens Drive.

According to police, two of the robbers were armed. They said the thieves got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. It’s unclear whether they took any jewelry.

No other details were immediately released

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Armed robber hits up Walgreens in Miami

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Walgreens in Miami last month.

The robbery was reported just after 11 p.m. July 12 at 3103 Biscayne Blvd.

According to detectives, an armed man, who was wearing a white mask that covered the lower part of his face, entered the store and demanded all the customers and employees to move to the rear of the building.

A customer left her purse on the counter as she complied with the request

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Calvin Melvin Jr. pleads no contest to felony charges

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A man who was arrested after his son was found buried in his Hallandale Beach backyard pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony counts of giving false information to a law enforcement officer.

A Broward County judge rejected a motion to change the charges to misdemeanors.

Meanwhile, two child neglect charges were dropped against Calvin Melvin Jr.

Melvin and Brittany Sierra were arrested in January 2013 after it was discovered that their son, Dontrell Melvin, had been missing since 2011.

Police later found Dontrell’s body in the back of the couple’s home.

Police reports indicate the body had blunt trauma to the skull caused

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Driver changes tire in middle of I-95

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Driving in South Florida rush hour traffic is hard enough as it is. Adding numbskull drivers to the mix only makes things worse.

Unfortunately, one such nitwit plagued the busy lanes on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning.

In the middle of peak drive time, the unknown driver with a flat tire decided it was best to stop his car in a middle lane instead of pulling off to the side of the road.

It was then that the gentlemen risked his life and those of other commuters by getting out of the car and changing his front left tire.

The blockheaded maneuver

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Dania Beach man arrested in fatal shooting of girlfriend

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 19-year-old girlfriend at their Dania Beach apartment Tuesday afternoon.

Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella said Clifford Stewart III, 20, faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Tynecia Williams, 19.

Moschella said Stewart initially told deputies that an unidentified man shot Williams and drove off in a getaway car. However, he later changed his story, telling detectives that he and Williams were playing Russian roulette when she was shot, Moschella said.

Stewart eventually admitted that he and Williams were alone in the apartment when he accidentally shot her

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Miami Beach police investigate possible case of animal abuse

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Miami Beach police are investigating a possible case of animal abuse after a cat was found with a severe laceration to the side of its head.

Police said the cat was found Tuesday inside the parking garage of the Bay Garden Manor condominiums at 1250 West Ave.

According to an incident report, the cat was found bleeding from the side of its head and couldn’t move.

Police responded to the building and could not locate anyone who witnessed the injuries happen or the owner of the cat.

The cat was taken to the Miami Beach Animal Hospital where it had to be euthanized

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Delvis Rogers pleads guilty in identity theft case

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A former school band director is facing a minimum of two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to identity theft and other charges.

Federal prosecutors said Delvis Rogers, 27, also agreed to pay restitution to the government of more than $129,000. Court documents show Rogers had thousands of stolen personal identities in his Hollywood apartment when authorities conducted a search in January 2014.

During the search, federal agents seized 2013 tax returns and papers, notes and documents that contained thousands of people’s personal identifying information — names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers — including those of more than

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15-year-old fatally shot in northwest Miami-Dade County

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot inside a northwest Miami-Dade County home.

The shooting was reported a little after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 5321 NW 27th Place.

Miami-Dade police said officers found the teen dead from a gunshot wound.

Police said there were three other people between the ages of 12 and 18 in the home at the time

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Plane skids off Orlando International Airport runway

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A runway at Orlando International Airport was closed Wednesday morning after a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off the lane Tuesday night.

OIA spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said a Southwest Airlines 737 aircraft was moving from a gate to the maintenance facility on airport grounds Tuesday night when it somehow ended up off the taxiway.

Fennell said there were no passengers on the plane at the time of the incident. Two crew members were on board, but they were not injured.

The runway was closed as a precautionary measure, but three other runways remained open.

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Gas leak shuts down part of South Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A stretch of South Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach has reopened after it was shut down for several hours Wednesday morning because of a gas leak.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue officials confirmed a hazardous materials team was called to the 1300 block of South Federal Highway after a leak was reported at a construction site in the area.

Federal Highway was closed between Southeast 10th Street and 15th Street while worked to clean up the spill.

No other details were immediately released.

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Kansas Live In Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Kansas performs live at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, December 4th.

Fans will get to hear favorites like “Carry On Wayward Son”, “Dust In The Wind” and “Point of Know Return”.

The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

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Megan Everett, accused of kidnapping daughter, denied bond

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A South Florida mother accused of kidnapping her own daughter in 2014 because she didn’t want the girl to be vaccinated made her first court appearance in Broward County Wednesday and was denied a bond.

An attorney for Megan Everett, 23, argued in court that she should not be charged with kidnapping her own child because she shared custody of the girl with the father.

Broward County Judge John Hurley disagreed and said Everett’s actions were not appropriate in a custodial situation.

During Everett’s court appearance, Hurly read part of a letter that Everett left behind for her daughter’s father.

“If I let

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Man wanted for questioning in Hialeah women's death is convicted felon

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Neighbors said a man wanted for questioning in the death of two women in Hialeah was the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims and lived at the duplex with her.

Police are not calling Adrian Leyva a suspect or person of interest at this time, but believe he may know how his ex-girlfriend Tina Gutierrez, 32, and her neighbor Martha Gomez, 82, were killed.

“He was jealous. Maybe there was another man in her life,” Gutierrez’s neighbor Mary Barquin said.

Gutierrez and Gomez were found dead Monday night at their duplex in the 900 block of East 23rd Street.

The women were discovered

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'Exotic Invaders: Pythons in the Everglades' premieres at OCinema

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

When University of Florida researchers caught a female Burmese python that measured 18 feet and three inches in length, a photo of five people holding the 133-pound beast was shared worldwide on social media earlier this year.

Images of Burmese pythons trying to swallow constricted American alligators at the Florida Everglades National Park have gone viral on Twitter before. There is a fascination with the beast.

Miami filmmaker Oscar Corral talked to scientists using micro-chips to track the pythons, obsessed breeders and the adrenaline junkies who hunt them. Corral spoke to Jason Leon, a 23-year-old man who had an encounter with

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