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Boy drowns on Fort Lauderdale beach

<p> Officials say a 9-year-old boy died Monday in the waters of a Fort Lauderdale beach at 800 Seabreeze Blvd.</p><p> A relative of the boy reportedly realized he couldn't see the 9-year-old and called lifeguards. He was found a short time later about 30 yards offshore.</p><p> Officials said the boy was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses said family of the boy gathered at the hospital Monday night.</p><p> Watch Local 10 News and refresh for updates on this story.</p>

Published: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:46:28 GMT

Correction officer fights for his life after attack over gold chain

<p> A corrections officer is fighting for his life after he was attacked over his gold chain.</p>

Published: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:32:07 GMT

SUV crashes into NW Miami-Dade home

<p> A massive hole was left on the side of a Miami home after the driver of a Ford Expedition crashed his SUV into the house.</p><p> The crash happened Monday afternoon at 9100 NW 32 Ave.</p><p> Neighbors said they saw the driver run a stop sign right before crashing into the home that had a family inside.</p><p> Neighbors said the driver was unconscious and was taken to the hospital, as his car was smoking. They said a young girl suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital by family members.</p><p> Police have not released details about the crash at this time.</p><p> Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates.</p>

Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:20:17 GMT

Miami-Dade corrections officer shot 3 times during robbery

<p> Juan Guellmes' girlfriend says she was inside the home when she heard the shots Friday night</p>

Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:20:45 GMT

Man attacks neighbor with golf club, deputies say

<p> A 59-year-old man was charged with aggravated battery after deputies said he hit one of his neighbors over the head with a golf club.</p><p> The altercation happened Monday afternoon at a community on NW 3rd Place off Old Griffin Road in Dania Beach.</p><p> Deputies said Carlos Padilla and the 63-year-old Greg Alvarez have had an ongoing dispute, which led to the altercation.</p><p> Alvarez was taken to Broward Health. Deputies said it appeared that he may have a fractured skull.</p><p> Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates.</p>

Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:48:45 GMT

Cuba limits amount of goods in travelers' luggage

<p> Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where consumer goods are frequently shoddy, scarce and expensive. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans fly to and from the island each year thanks to the easing of travel restrictions by the U.S. and Cuban governments over the last five years. Their Cuba-bound checked baggage has become a continuous airlift that moves nearly $2 billion of products ranging from razor blades to rice cookers. The baggage carousels at Cuba's airports often look like they're disgorging the contents of an entire Wal-Mart or Target store. Many families bring special trailers to carry the bags of their returning family, which often weigh many hundreds of pounds and include items such as bicycles and flat-screen TVs. But the Cuban government on Monday is enacting new rules meant to take a big bite of that traffic, sharply limiting the amount of goods people can bring into Cuba in their luggage, and ship by boat from abroad. The Cuban government says the restrictions are meant to curb abuses that have turned air travel in particular into a way for professional "mules" to illegally import supplies for both black-market businesses and legal private enterprises that are supposed to buy supplies from the state. Among ordinary Cubans, reactions have ranged from worry to outrage that their primary, and for many only, source of high-quality consumer goods may be throttled. "People are really unhappy," said Maite Delgado, a 75-year-old retired state worker. "All the clothes and shoes that I have come from my granddaughters in Spain or my siblings in the U.S." The rules that go into effect Monday run 41 pages and give a sense of the quantity and diversity of the commercial goods arriving in checked bags. Travelers will now be allowed to bring in 22 pounds (10 kilos) of detergent instead of 44; one set of hand tools instead of two; and 24 bras instead of 48. Four car tires are still permitted, as are two pieces of baby furniture and two flat-screen televisions. Cuban customs also bars passengers from bringing in items worth more than $1,000. Rather than examining receipts, customs agents are given a long list assigning pre-set values to certain goods ($250 for a video-game console, for example.) Those prices rise sharply under the new rules, making it far easier to reach that $1,000 limit. The new rules similarly increase the duties paid on goods shipped from abroad, another major source of foreign merchandise for the island. Authorities have taken to the airwaves and pages of state media in recent days to assure Cubans that the vast majority of travelers won't be affected. The change is intended "to keep certain people from using current rules on non-commercial imports to bring into the country high volumes of goods that are destined for commercial sale and profit," Idalmis Rosales Milanes, deputy chief of Cuban customs, told government newspaper Granma in Friday editions. The government has justified the new rules with examples of prolific mules including one passenger it said brought in 41 computer monitors and 66 flat-screen TVs in a year. Between $1.7 billion and $1.9 billion worth of goods were flown to Cuba in traveler's baggage last year, with the average flyer bringing in goods worth $3,551, according to a 2013 survey of 1,154 Cuban and Cuban-American travelers conducted by the Havana Consulting Group, a Florida-based private consultancy that studies the Cuban economy. "It's sustenance, support that greatly aids in the survival of the Cuban family," Consulting Group President Emilio Morales said. "Along with cash remittances, it's the most significant source of earnings for the Cuban population, not the salaries the government pays." While his study did not look at the final destination of travelers' goods, Morales said he estimated based on his knowledge of the phenomenon that about 60 percent went to families and 40 percent to black-market retailers. With foreign reserves dropping sharply over the last two years as Cuba tries to pay off sovereign debt and make itself a more attractive destination for foreign investment, Morales said, the government is desperate to reduce the flow of goods and push Cubans' relatives abroad to send help in the form of cash remittances, which are subjected to hefty government fees. Limiting informal imports also would presumably help boost business in state-controlled stores. The rule change already has had an effect in Miami, where many stores are dedicated to selling goods to island-bound Cubans and Cuban-Americans. "I haven't sold almost anything this morning," said Diana Calzadilla, 28, a cashier at Cadalzo Fashion, a store in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood that sells discount clothing and accessories to travelers on their way to Cuba. "People look around but they don't buy anything because they're not sure how much they're going to be able to bring." Several "mules" have commented that they are going to look into other ways to make money, she said. At least one customer, she said, appeared decided. "It was their last trip," she said. "They don't know if they'll go again." </p>

Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:37:36 GMT

Fledgling filmmakers claim wrongful arrest

<p> Shoot goes awry at public pier in Deerfield Beach</p>

Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:23:08 GMT

Pompano Beach man arrested in roommate's stabbing death

<p> A man is being held in the Broward County jail on no bond after he was arrested in connection with the death of his roommate Saturday night.</p><p> Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said Samuel Dulavoix, 22, and his 39-year-old roommate, Rahmel Alexander Taylor, were arguing over money when Dulavoix stabbed the victim more than 25 times before attempting to clean up the scene and conceal the body.</p><p> When deputies arrived at the apartment, 3208 Marine Drive, in Pompano Beach, they found Dulavoix covered in blood and could see a pile of bloody blankets.</p><p> Dulavoix was taken to the hospital to have superficial cuts to his hands treated.</p><p> A medical examiner said Taylor had no defensive wounds, which is a sign that he did not try to fight back.</p><p> Dulavoix is charged with second-degree murder.</p>

Published: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:54:39 GMT

Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

<p> Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.</p><p> The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds are at 30 mph (45 kph) Monday night. The storm is about 225 miles (365 kilometers) east of Tuxpan. It is moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).</p><p> The center of the storm is expected to approach the coast by Tuesday night with some strengthening forecast.</p><p> The storm is expected to dump 3 to 6 inches of rain with 10 inches possible across southern Tampaulipas, northern Veracruz and eastern San Luis Potosi through Wednesday. The rain could cause flash floods and mud slides.</p>

Published: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:17:00 GMT

World's most popular beers

<p> Think you can guess which beer is consumed the most worldwide? Take a look at a list of the most popular beers in the world and where they are brewed, according to CNN Money.</p>

Published: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Cutest fictional TV college coeds

<p> TV shows are full of fictional college coeds attending usually equally fictional institutions of higher learning. In honor of back to school, study up on some of our favorites.</p>

Published: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMT

On this day: September 2

<p> London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.</p>

Published: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:00:00 GMT