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Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Spray Due to Deadly Bacteria Contamination

October 22, 2021

Walmart has issued a recall of an aromatherapy spray that contains potentially deadly bacteria.

WVSN.com reports that the nation’s largest retailer is recalling 3,900 bottles of Better Homes and Gardens-branded essential oil-infused aromatherapy room spray with gemstones because the bottles could be contaminated with a dangerous bacteria called Burkholderia pseudomallei.

CDC.gov reports that Burkholderia pseudomallei…

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News: Miami-Dade police car among 4 vehicles involved in Palmetto Expressway accident

October 22, 2021

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL  - Traffic was backed up on the Palmetto Expressway Friday morning after an accident involving four vehicles, including a Miami-Dade police car.

WPLG reports the wreck occurred in the roadway's southbound lanes near Northwest 25th Street in northwest Miami-Dade.

Police said a Miami-Dade police officer was on her way to work sometime before 7:30 a.m. when her vehicle was hit from behind. The impact caused the police car to hit a vehicle in front of her, and another vehicle was also involved.

No injuries were…

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News: 19-year-old charged with causing fatal Miami Gardens car crash

October 22, 2021

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - A young man has been charged with causing a fatal car crash in Miami Gardens last month, according to WPLG.

19-year-old Innocent Friggson is facing one count of vehicular homicide/reckless manner in connection with the Sept. 25 collision in the 3800 block of Northwest 183rd Street.

Police said evidence determined that Friggson was speeding as he drove west on Northwest 183rd Street at about 2 a.m., and slammed into a vehicle attempting to make a turn onto Northwest 38th Court.

The other vehicle overturned after the…

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Elderly Man in Critical Condition After Medical Evacuation From Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

October 21, 2021

An elderly man was medically evacuated from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in the Florida Keys on Wednesday.

WSVN.com reports that an 81-year-old man was sailing aboard the Serenade of the Seas ship when he suffered a medical emergency. The report does not indicate the nature of the emergency.

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News: Driver dead following vehicle collision at intersection in Miami Gardens

October 21, 2021

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Police and emergency crews were on the scene of a deadly collision in Miami Gardens on Thursday morning, according to WPLG.

Authorities said two vehicles, a Jeep and a Corvette, collided in the area of Northeast Second Avenue and Northeast 199th Street at about 7:20 a.m.

The driver of the Corvette died in the crash, police said.  There was no immediate word on whether anyone else was injured.

Miami Gardens police are investigating the cause of the wreck.

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News: 5-year-old boy fatally struck by vehicle in Fort Lauderdale parking lot

October 21, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - A young boy was fatally struck by a vehicle in a parking lot in Fort Lauderdale Saturday night, WPLG reports.

The incident happened at a gas station on West Broward Boulevard, where the 5-year-old victim was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck.  Police said the driver of the vehicle, 33-year-old Habynoel Castro-Lobo, had driven around a parked car and then struck the boy.

Castro-Lobo was arrested following the incident. According to the arrest report, he was driving without a license and is in the United States illegally.…

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News: Woman hospitalized after being hit by vehicle in Oakland Park

October 21, 2021

OAKLAND PARK, FL - A woman was hospitalized after being injured in a pedestrian accident in Oakland Park, WPLG reports.

The victim was struck Tuesday morning in the 2800 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard at about 7 a.m.

Oakland Park Fire Rescue crews took her to Broward Health Medical Center.  The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was listed in stable condition.

The incident is under investigation by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. No information was released about the driver or the vehicle involved.

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Family of Miya Marcano Suing Apartment Complex Where She Worked

October 20, 2021

The family of a teen who authorities found dead in Orange County, Florida is filing suit against the apartment complex where she worked and lived.

WSVN.com reports that the family of 19-year-old Miya Marcano is alleging that various parties were negligent in connection with her death including “Arden Villas, its parent company The Preiss Company, and the estate of 27-year-old Armando Caballero.”

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