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Man killed by glass tabletop during storm in Miami Beach

<p> A man is dead after being struck by a glass tabletop that was lifted during a storm in Miami Beach, police said.</p><p> It happened while the man was working on a fence that was damaged by winds Friday on the northern side of the Flamingo South Beach Towers on North Bay Road near the parking garage.</p><p> Police said the tabletop was lifted from the ninth-floor balcony of the apartment building around 7:45 p.m. High winds moved through the South Florida area Friday night.</p><p> Miami Beach Fire Rescue took the man to Jackson Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead around 9:30 p.m., police said.</p><p> Follow Liane Morejon on Twitter @LianeMorejonTV</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:31:03 GMT

Mother, boy bit by dog hospitalized, Fire Rescue officials say

<p> A mother and her boy were taken to the hospital after they were bit by a dog, according to Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue officials.</p><p> The incident happened around 3 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Southwest 43rd Avenue in unincorporated Broward County near Fort Lauderdale.</p><p> The boy, who neighbors said is about 9 or 10 years old, was riding a bike outside with relatives when the dog came running toward him and his mother.</p><p> "The dog just came running down the street and just jumped on him," said Larry Szpyra.</p><p> Witnesses said the dog bit down on the boy's leg, below the knee. Latorya Hampton said she saw the whole thing.</p><p> "It was scary, it really was," said Hampton. "It was a pit bull. It was gray and white ... It bit (the boy) under here and it ripped him open."</p><p> The boy screamed for help. His mother came out to stop the attack and she was also bitten.</p><p> "She had blood all over her. Like you could see her bone. It had dug into it, opened her arm to where you could see the meat hanging out the skin," said Hampton.</p><p> Neighbors sprung to action using a broom, skateboard and whatever they could get their hands on to stop the dog.</p><p> "The neighbor right there had a belt of some sort, trying to whip the dog away. The dog wouldn't stop, wouldn't stop," Hampton said. "The dog was like, hyped, it had blood all over its face and its mouth."</p><p> Szpyra said he has seen the dog run loose before.</p><p> "Once in a while he's been out and kind of running around," Szpyra said.</p><p> Witnesses said the dog's owner struggled to gain control of the dog before putting him in a car and driving away.</p><p> Authorities said the mother and boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Officials said the mother suffered worse injuries.</p><p> Neighbors are hoping for a speedy recovery.</p><p> "Obviously our thoughts go out to the people who had injuries today," said Szpyra.</p><p> "He comes over here and he plays with my kids, and it was just heartbreaking," said Hampton.</p><p> Follow Liane Morejon on Twitter @LianeMorejonTV</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:36:53 GMT

7 shot, injured at Florida spring break house party

<p> Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.</p><p> Multiple 911 calls flooded in just before 1 a.m., reporting the shootings at the house party in Panama City Beach, and deputies found a sprawling crime scene with victims inside the home, outside and across the street from it, and in the street's median, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said.</p><p> Officers set up a perimeter and found a suspect matching witnesses' description. David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was charged with seven counts of attempted murder and jailed awaiting a first court appearance. A .40-caliber handgun believed to have been used was found in the yard of a nearby home.</p><p> By sunset on Saturday new renters, a family with Indiana license plates, had moved into the three-story, vacation-rental home located several blocks off the beach. The family did not want to talk to the media but said they were aware that multiple people had been shot inside the home less than 24 hours earlier.</p><p> Dozens of cases of beer filled the front porch of a neighboring house where loud music thumped inside. The young spring breakers renting the house said they were aware of the shooting but felt safe because it was not a random attack and the assailant was in jail.</p><p> Sheriff Frank McKeithen said a busy party full of dancing young people dissolved into "a chaotic scene." Daniels was free on bond on a drug possession charge in Alabama, the sheriff said, and was accompanied by two others, one who had been recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in Mobile last week.</p><p> The two companions to the accused shooter were questioned but not charged. A woman who declined to give her name answered the phone at the home of Daniels' relatives and said the family would not comment on the shooting.</p><p> At least three were critically injured: Kearria Freed, 20, who was shot in the head; Devanta Moore, 21, who was shot in the chest; and Henton Franklin, 22, who was shot in the side. Three others were listed in stable condition: Jacole Young, 22, who police said was shot in the back three times; Kelli Curry, 21, who was shot in the leg; and Tykeria Ethridge, 22, who was shot in the neck and shoulder.</p><p> A seventh victim — Anesia Powell, 20 — was shot in the left arm, chest, and knee, and was undergoing surgery Saturday. No condition was given.</p><p> Three of the victims — Freed, Curry and Powell — are students from Alabama A&M University in Panama City Beach for spring break, university spokesman Jerome Saintjones said. He said investigators in Florida told the university police department the students were innocent bystanders.</p><p> University officials were sending staff to Panama City Beach to assist the victims.</p><p> McKeithen said hundreds of people have been arrested in recent weeks in and around Panama City during its raucous spring break celebrations. The masses of college students bring a parallel migration of unsavory visitors to the area and, combined with heavy consumption of alcohol, pose a huge challenge to officers, he said.</p><p> "We have a recipe for disaster," he said.</p><p> Eddie Tarter shares his back fence with the rental home. Tarter, who played ball with his young son in his driveway late Saturday, has lived in the neighborhood for 16 years. He said he has had problems before with loud parties at the house.</p><p> "Never anything like this though," he said.</p><p> Despite the shooting, Tarter said he isn't against spring break.</p><p> "This is usually a quiet neighborhood."</p><p> Neighbor William Payne, who has lived in the neighborhood since 2002, said he had called the police many times because of loud parties at the house.</p><p> "I heard all the screaming and sirens last night and I didn't think anything of it at first because it is spring break."</p><p> Elsewhere along Panama City Beach, the party continued Saturday as hundreds of kids cruised up and down the main road, strolled the beach and gathered at hotel swimming pools.</p>

Published: Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:11:42 GMT

FDLE issues missing child alert for Miami Beach teen

<p> The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an alert for a 13-year-old-girl last seen in Miami Beach.</p><p> April Kayla Flores was last seen Friday in the 4000 block of Sheridan Avenue in Miami Beach.</p><p> The statewide alert describes the teen as a white girl with hazel eyes and brown hair.</p><p> Flores is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 95 pounds.</p><p> Anyone who has information or knows the whereabouts of Flores is asked to call the FDLE or the Miami Beach Police Department at 305-673-7900 or 911.</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:44:31 GMT

1 person treated, 2 cats dead in Lauderhill apartment fire

<p> Two cats are dead and an apartment resident is being treated after a fire, Lauderhill Fire Rescue officials said.</p><p> The fire happened Saturday afternoon at a two-story apartment building in the 2200 block of Northwest 48th Terrace.</p><p> Fire Rescue officials said the two cats were found inside of the building and were treated, but were later pronounced dead.</p><p> A resident of the apartment building was being treated for smoke inhalation, officials said.</p><p> Crews were able to put out the fire. About four or five units suffered some sort of damage. It is unknown if affected residents can return to their apartments Saturday night.</p><p> Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:41:23 GMT

Teen hit by tractor while sleeping on Panhandle beach

<p> A teen sleeping on a Panhandle beach has been struck by a tractor.</p><p> Panama City Beach Police say the 18-year-old Orlando man was sleeping on the sand Friday morning when the beach tractor hit him.</p><p> The driver of the tractor saw the teen's leg before fully running him over.</p><p> The Panama City News Herald reports the victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the incident remains under investigation.</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:04:55 GMT

Miami ticket matches all winning Fantasy 5 numbers

<p> A "Fantasy 5" player in Miami has selected all five winning numbers in Friday's drawing and will take a jackpot of $79,454.55.</p><p> Winning tickets were also sold in Tampa and Dunedin, the Florida Lottery said Saturday.</p><p> Related: Lucky Money jackpot rolls over to $1M</p><p> Another 304 tickets matched four numbers to win $126 each and 9,821 tickets matched three numbers for $10.50 each.</p><p> Some 101,224 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for matching two numbers.</p><p> The numbers drawn Friday night were 7-8-24-34-36.</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:59:19 GMT

Rubio planning mid-April announcement

<p> Sen. Marco Rubio is planning a major announcement for mid-April in Miami, sources tell CNN, with that announcement likely to be the launch of his presidential campaign.</p><p> The announcement is expected the week of April 13, and will very likely come as soon as that day, a Rubio source confirmed to CNN.</p><p> According to the Tampa Bay Times, which first reported news of Rubio's announcement, the Florida senator has reserved the Freedom Tower on the campus of Miami Dade College --- which once housed the Miami News --- for an undisclosed event that day.</p><p> A Rubio aide hinted that some clarity on the announcement could come Monday, during the senator's appearance on Fox News' "The Five."</p><p> "You should tune in," the aide said.</p><p> Rubio has not publicly confirmed plans to run for president, but he's been making preparations for a campaign, traveling to early primary states and reaching out to donors and supporters to gauge support for a bid.</p><p> While he's drawn interest from Republican kingmakers, he routinely polls in the middle of the likely field, recently drawing 7% support in a CNN/ORC poll.</p><p> His announcement is one of a handful of expected presidential launches in a busy April as the contest gears up. </p><p> Texas Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off the competition and became the first prospective contender to make his bid official this week. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is slated to announce on April 7, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is planning an April launch as well.</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:24:52 GMT

President Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway

<p> President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad.</p><p> During his stay at the Floridian National Golf Club, less than 50 miles up the coast from Palm Beach, Obama planned to be out of public view, with no official events scheduled. After arriving midday Saturday, he immediately hit the links with Mourning, Rashad and Cyrus Walker, a cousin of Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, the White House said.</p><p> Two years ago, Obama caused a stir at this lush, coastal golf resort when he played 18 holes with golf legend Tiger Woods and practiced with Woods' former swing coach. Word that Obama was teeing up with Woods initially came from a professional sports journalist who was on the course and tweeted about it, even though the White House had prohibited the traveling press corps from observing Obama while golfing.</p><p> This time, the president's foursome included pro athletes that Obama has gotten to know well over the past few years and has golfed with frequently before. Obama last year headlined a Democratic fundraiser at Mourning's home, and the former Miami Heat player has also pitched in to boost first lady Michelle Obama's childhood nutrition campaign. Rashad and Jarrett dated earlier during the president's term, and he's been an Obama dinner guest.</p><p> Mrs. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha were not on the trip. As in 2013, the White House arranged for the reporters covering the president to wait at a separate location nearby where Obama won't be visible.</p><p> Previous administrations have allowed brief news media coverage during presidential rounds of golf. Obama's policy generally is not to allow reporters to observe him. He has made a few exceptions when he's golfed with prominent figures, including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, former President Bill Clinton and the leaders of New Zealand and Malaysia.</p><p> Obama planned to return to the White House on Sunday evening.</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:07:18 GMT

Everything you need to know about downtown Miami's Ultra Music Festival

<p> For three days, the Ultra Music Festival will be obsessing over Electronic Dance Music at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd. The EDM DJ invasion's lineup includes David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Röyksopp and Skrillex. A 3-day pass starts at about $450, and there were only a few left Friday at the Bayside Marketplace box office. The $1,150 VIP tickets sold out. Organizers warn EDM fans to watch out for fraudulent tickets out there.</p><p> Lady Casa</p><p>WEATHER: T-storms Friday, cloudy weekend >>> LISTEN:  UMF Day 1 songs on Hungama >>> WATCH LIVE: Twitch TV, 4 p.m., YouTube intro >>> GET SOCIAL: Miami's Lady Casa on Instagram >>> MEDIA UPDATES: Follow SnapChat UMF story >>> OPINION: Rolling Stone's 15 best EDM picks >>> iTUNES DOWNLOAD: Free UMF app >>> AFTER PARTY PICK:  E11EVEN, 29 NE 11 St. >>> THROW BACK:  Destination Ultra on YouTube >>> LOCALS PROTEST: Not a fan? Countdown >>> COOL VIDEO: Time-lapse of stage construction >>> 'LOL' MOMENT: NFL player 'twerking' on stage >>> </p><p> DAY 1 | FRIDAY PHOTOS</p><p> 'UltraNauts' start EDM party with colorful selfies</p><p> MIAMI - The gates opened at 4 p.m. It rained about 6:15 p.m., and a bright rainbow was out over Biscayne Bay by 6:25 p.m. The cloudy weather wasn't stopping any UltraNaut from dancing. There were fireworks behind a stage, a variety of lights and plenty of confetti to go with the beats. There was a flood of joyful selfies on social media. And behind-the-scenes, City of Miami police and fire rescue were at work. WATCH REPORT>>></p><p> USEFUL INFO | EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC </p><p> Biscayne Boulevard drivers rerouted through Monday </p><p> MIAMI - An altered traffic pattern in downtown Miami began Thursday night ahead of the Ultra Music Festival. It will remain in effect through Monday morning. WATCH VIDEO >  Plan your route and get latest alerts updates with Total Traffic map.  VIEW THE MAP ></p><p>Aerial video shows Biscayne Boulevard traffic Ultra Music Fest vibe on downtown's Metromover This is the best way to beat the Miami traffic to UMF </p><p> CHANGES | SECURITY </p><p> Security plans tightens with lessons learned from trampled gate incident</p><p> MIAMI - Event organizers and law enforcement were tightening security.  WATCH VIDEO >   Despite a stronger fence, Joel Franco found a weakness. HIS TWEET > Organizers claim they learned many lessons, after a crowd trampled a security guard when they crashed a gate last year. READ THE STORY >  The security guard filed a law suit. WATCH VIDEO ></p><p> CHANGES | NEW RULES</p><p> 18 and over only: Teens, kids no longer welcome at EDM party</p><p> MIAMI - Ultra Music Festival organizers were reminding ticket holders on Twitter that only clear bags were allowed in. VIEW PHOTO >Teens and kids are no longer welcome. Event organizers announced a new age requirement limiting entrance to visitors 18 years and older. WATCH VIDEO ></p><p> EDM CULTURE | DRUG USE </p><p> Despite new synthetic drugs, UMF follows old Woodstock tradition </p><p> MIAMI - The escapism rituals of drunken crowd surfers and hallucinating dancers at music festivals were an issue in the 60s and are still an issue today. Year after year, government officials juggle economic interests with residents' complaints. READ MORE ></p><p> BEHIND-THE-SCENES | CO-FOUNDER'S DEATH</p><p> Ultra co-founder Alex Omes' death remains a mystery</p><p> Alejandro "Alex" Omes didn't show up to Miami-Dade County Circuit Court for the first day of a $33 million legal battle. His nightmare: he had been pushed out. After four years of fighting to get back in, he was finally getting his day in court. And he wasn't there. READ MORE >></p><p>Sunshine State of Mind community social media post </p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:44:26 GMT

10 foods you should never refrigerate

<p> Chances are you've been mistakenly storing some of these foods in your refrigerator. Find out where they belong.</p>

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Mugshots

<p> See the latest mugshots in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.</p>

Published: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:46:12 GMT