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Two Year Old Drowns in Bradenton Canal

July 03, 2022

Authorities announced that a two-year-old drowned in a canal Friday morning.

Local10.com reports that Bradenton Police Department received a call at about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning with the report that a child was apparently floating in a canal behind a local apartment building.

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Motorcyclist Dead Following Crash In Hollywood

July 02, 2022

A serious car crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle left a teenage man dead Saturday morning.

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Authorities Identify Victim of Clay County Boat Accident

July 01, 2022

Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in a Clay County boating accident on Tuesday.

News4Jax.com reports that the victim, 57-year-old Elizabeth Spisak, took to the water on Lake Geneva in a 12-foot canoe with 68-year-old Paul Kolomitz. Neighbors reportedly identify Kolomitz as Spisak’s boyfriend.

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News: Authorities identify woman fatally struck by bus in Fort Lauderdale

July 01, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Authorities have identified a woman who was fatally struck by a bus in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday morning.

This is an update to a previous story.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said the victim was 56-year-old Maria Zevallos of Coral Springs. The accident happened at the Broward County bus depot on NW First Avenue at about 6:47 a.m. 

According to traffic homicide detectives, Zevallos was crossing a roadway within the depot when she was hit by the front passenger side of a Broward County Transit bus preparing to turn into one of…

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News: Man charged with vehicular homicide in Fort Lauderdale car accident that killed passenger

July 01, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - An alleged drunk driver has been charged in connection with a fatal car accident in Fort Lauderdale last year, NBC Miami reports.

The crash occurred Feb. 6, 2021 in the 200 block of Northeast 13th Street at about 1 a.m.  Authorities said 58-year-old David Douglas Humphreys of Wilton Manors was driving a McLaren sports car at nearly twice the speed limit when he lost control of the vehicle, hit some barricade signs and crashed into several trees.

A passenger in the car died after being taken to Broward Health…

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Nissan to Recall Over 300,000 Vehicles For Defect That Could Cause SUV Hoods To Pop Up

June 30, 2022

Automaker Nissan is recalling over 300,000 SUVs due to a defect that could cause the vehicles' hoods to suddenly open.

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News: Overturned mixer truck shuts down I-75 ramps in NW Miami-Dade

June 30, 2022

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL - An overturned cement mixer truck disrupted traffic in northwest Miami-Dade County on Thursday morning.

Total Traffic Miami tweeted an alert to drivers after the incident occurred on Interstate 75 near the Homestead Extension at about 8:15 a.m.  No injuries were reported.

The ramps from I-75 north to the Florida Turnpike, I-75 south to the turnpike, and Miami Gardens Drive to the turnpike were all shut down.

Drivers were advised to use Miramar Parkway to Red Road to pick up the turnpike northbound or take the Palmetto Expressway north.

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News: Fort Pierce man sentenced for DUI crash that left 5 dead

June 30, 2022

FORT PIERCE, FL - The driver involved in a crash that killed five people in St. Lucie County was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.

According to WPTV, 24-year-old Tanner Dashner of Fort Pierce was sentenced to 72 years behind bars for the wreck that occurred on Nov. 23, 2018.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Dashner was driving drunk when his GMC Yukon crashed into the back of a Dodge Dakota in the area of South 25th Street and Midway Road.

The driver of the Dakota and four passengers were killed, ranging in age…

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News: Woman fatally struck by county transit bus in Fort Lauderdale

June 30, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Authorities said a pedestrian was fatally struck by a Broward County Transit bus Thursday morning, WSVN reports.

Rescue crews responded to the scene near 101 Northwest 1st Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

First responders determined that a woman had been hit by the back tire of the bus.  Officials did not immediately release the name of the 50-year-old victim. 

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One Dead and One Injured in Clay County Boat Crash

June 29, 2022

A boat crash in Clay County on Tuesday left one person dead and another person injured.

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