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Brush fire in southwest Miami-Dade County contained

<p> Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said a brush fire near Southwest 120th Avenue and 224th Street in southwest Miami-Dade County is now contained.</p><p> Firefighters said the fire spread across 150 acres.</p><p> "As you can see, it's dry today and the winds are picking up and then they die down, so that's what's been hindering our progress," Lt. Arnold Piedrahita said.</p><p> Henry Steven, who lives nearby, was grilling and entertaining his friends. He wasn't concerned about the fire.</p><p> "I think the fireman has it under control," he said. "Otherwise they would have come and warned us and asked us to evacuate."</p><p> Piedrahita said firefighters were trying to make the flames burn out on their own.</p><p> "However, all it takes is one gust of wind and it'll jump," Piedrahita said.</p><p> Nobody was injured in the fire.</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:03:15 GMT

Argument after car crash ends in fatal shots being fired

<p> A woman was arrested Saturday on a charge of second-degree murder after she shot a man with whom she shared a home, police said.</p><p> The shooting happened in the early morning hours Saturday at a home located at 1060 NW 102nd St. in northwest Miami-Dade.</p><p> Miami-Dade police said officers were called to the scene because of a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  </p><p> The victim, Taurus Frazier, 40, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he later died.</p><p> Police said Markeita Davis, 31, ran from the home that she shared with Frazier.</p><p> Earlier in the evening, police said, Davis was involved in a car crash, causing her vehicle to be disabled. As a tow truck was bringing the car to her, the couple got into an argument.  </p><p> Police said that is when Davis shot Frazier and fled.</p><p> As police continued to gather evidence, Davis returned to the scene and was taken into custody without incident.</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:29:52 GMT

Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop

<p> "Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop" gets under way Monday.</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:11:06 GMT

Miami Dolphins host 'One Million Meals'

<p> The Miami Dolphins are partnering up with AARP foundation to pack all-nutritious meals for people 50 and older in South Florida. </p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 14:10:12 GMT

Key Largo man sues hospital after amputated leg found in trash

<p> A Key Largo man is suing a hospital after his amputated leg was found in the trash.</p><p> The Miami Herald reports that the man found out about the incident when homicide detectives knocked on his door and asked him why his leg found in the garbage.</p><p> A South Florida hospital threw the leg away instead of incinerating it. Hospital officials have not explained how the mistake was made.</p><p> In the man's lawsuit, he claims emotional distress. The lawsuit claims the man suffered an invasion of privacy, embarrassment and humiliation because of the incident.</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sat, 02 May 2015 22:30:29 GMT

Florida ex-trooper charged in tow truck bribery scheme

<p> A former Florida Highway Patrol trooper is facing federal charges for allegedly accepting cash bribes for selling confidential accident reports.</p><p> The ex-trooper, Kirk Chambers, pleaded not guilty this week to conspiracy and extortion charges. Prosecutors say Chambers took thousands of dollars in cash from tow truck drivers for information about car crashes and stranded drivers.</p><p> A tip began an FBI undercover investigation, in which a confidential source met with a tow company owner about a fictitious chiropractor seeking accident victim business. Chambers allegedly sold accident reports for $5,000 last fall. Those are confidential for the first 60 days after the accident.</p><p> Two city of Miami police aides and four other tow drivers were previously charged in a similar scheme.</p><p> Chambers was a trooper from January 2004 until his March resignation.</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sat, 02 May 2015 20:46:55 GMT

Pit bull attack sends girl to hospital

<p> A horrific pit bull attack on a little girl sends her to the hospital for emergency surgery and countless surgeries needed to piece her skull bac together.</p>

Published: Sat, 02 May 2015 03:34:00 GMT

Pacquiao fans call for Mayweather rematch

<p> Their hometown hero may be nursing his wounds, but Manny Pacquiao fans in the Philippines are already calling for a rematch.</p><p> "We are not satisfied," said Gel Bucani, 19, a Manila shopkeeper. "Rematch!" she added.</p><p> "For all of us Filipinos it's disappointing. He did everything, but nothing happened," said Mike Camenza, 23, who insisted he was still proud of the Philippines' most famous son.</p><p> Love for the "Pacman" runs deep here, even after his loss to American Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.</p><p> Pacqiuao is a huge star in his home country, where his rags-to-riches story connects to locals.</p><p> He is not just a boxer, but also a congressman, singer, basketball coach and owner of everything from a bottled water brand to a shopping mall.</p><p> Millions in the Philippines watched the fight, which was broadcast on all major television networks, shown in stadiums and parks, and even in movie theaters. Even a heat index of upwards of 40 degrees in some parts of the country wasn't enough keep the fans away.</p><p> Some 10,000 gathered for a free screening in a basketball stadium in the Manila neighborhood of San Andres.</p><p> The crowd responded boisterously when Pacquiao entered the ring to a self-recorded song, entitled "I will fight for the Filipinos." They cheered every time Pacquiao landed a punch and rarely missed an opportunity to boo his opponent, at times breaking out into chants of "Manny, Manny."</p><p> Celebrity attendees at the match in Las Vegas --- including Mark Wahlberg and Michael Jordan --- were also popular with the crowd, though they didn't have much time for Justin Bieber, who had thrown his support behind Mayweather.</p><p> Near disaster struck for the San Andres viewers in the 8th round, when the local satellite feed cut out and the big screen at the end of the stadium broadcast the message "no signal." Some frustrated fans started to leave the stadium, before the signal was restored to a reception of joyous shouts in the 10th round.</p><p> "It was just a technical problem," explained Sally Ramillo, duty officer of the San Andres Sports Complex.</p><p> After twelve rounds without a knockout, fans held out hope that the judges would rule in Pacquiao's favor, but it was not to be.</p><p> Disappointed after the unanimous points decision in favor of Mayweather, they quickly shuffled out of the stadium.</p><p> Less than two hours later, fans on the street were not eager to talk about the blow to their idol. But they were sure of one thing: they definitely want a rematch.</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 12:31:23 GMT

Aquarium, deputies rescue giant leatherback turtle

<p> Employees at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Pinellas County deputies rescued a several-hundred pound leatherback sea turtle that was tangled in a crab trap.</p><p> The turtle was found Friday near Clearwater Pass, with the rope of a crab trap looped around its neck. It was believed to be between 400-500 pounds.</p><p> Rescuers disentangled the crab trap while keeping the turtle in the water and set it free.</p><p> The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles.</p><p> In April, Mote marine rescuers helped a leatherback in similar circumstances.</p><p> The enormous turtles mainly nest on the Atlantic coast, but some live in the Gulf of Mexico.</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sat, 02 May 2015 20:52:30 GMT

'Star Wars' movies face setback

<p> A new batch of planned "Star Wars" movies suffered a setback after director Josh Trank pulled out of the project.</p><p> Trank, 30, was supposed to direct the second film in the "Star Wars" anthology, a spinoff series.</p><p> But Disney, which owns "Star Wars" guru George Lucas' studio Lucasfilm, announced Saturday that Trank, the director of "Chronicle," had decided to jump ship.</p><p> "After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path," Trank said in the Disney statement. "I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities."</p><p> The anthology series is different from the new "Star Wars" movie that's set to come out later this year. "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams, is set after the events depicted in "Return of the Jedi." The movie comes out Dec. 18.</p><p> But the first anthology movie, "Star Wars: Rogue One," will take place between "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and "Episode IV: A New Hope" (known to many as the first "Star Wars" movie from 1977).</p><p> "Rogue One" is about a group of rebels that goes on a rogue mission to steal plans for the Death Star. The movie is directed by Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla"), stars Felicity Jones and is expected to come out next year.</p><p> Trank was due to direct the next movie in the series. Disney didn't announce a new director, saying only that "the Star Wars team is continuing to develop the project."</p>

Published: Sun, 03 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT

First look: Royal baby born

<p> The Duchess of Cambridge, the British royal also known as Catherine, gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on May 2.</p>

Published: Sat, 02 May 2015 18:36:43 GMT

Who's running and who could run 2016?

<p> South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is weighing a run for president. Check out other formally announced or potential 2016 candidates.</p>

Published: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:08:50 GMT