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    Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a burglary in Coral Gables, and another is being sought by police.

    The break-in was reported about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Capri Street.

    Police said the homeowner heard the culprits entering the home through the back patio area and called 911.

    When officers arrived, they took Christopher Ferrera, 19, into custody and a perimeter was set up to find the other two burglars.

    With the help of K-9 Units from Coral Gables and City of Miami police, a second teen, who is 15 years old, was apprehended.

    Both teens were arrested on charges of occupied burglary and resisting arrest without violence. Ferrera also faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    Police also found three bicycles in the area that are believed to be the means of transportation for the teens. The bikes were impounded as evidence.

    It's unclear if anything was taken from the home.

    Anyone with information about the third teen involved is asked to call Coral Gables police at 305-442-1600.

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    A Fort Lauderdale woman called 911 to report that a man from whom she was buying drugs took her money, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

    Daneshia Heller, 19, was arrested Tuesday on charges of drug possession and misuse of the emergency 911 system.

    ALSO: Woman inspired by movie uses honey to swallow cocaine pellets

    According to the arrest affidavit, Heller told the arresting deputy that a man named Zakan Allan took her $5 that she was using to buy drugs. Heller said she went to the house to buy marijuana, but he took her money and didn't give her the drugs.

    As Heller was being taken into custody, a small bag of "flakka" was found in her front pocket, the report said.

    She remained in jail Wednesday morning.

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    Police have identified the suspect accused of shooting at a Miami-Dade police officer Tuesday as 19-year-old Jonathan Gilbert.

    According to police, Gilbert was acting as a lookout about 1 p.m. in the area of Northwest 71st Street and 16th Avenue, which is known for drug trafficking.

    Police said an undercover officer was patrolling the area in an unmarked white Ford Expedition when he attempted to make contact with Gilbert.

    Police said Gilbert opened fire at the SUV. At least one bullet struck the vehicle.

    Police said four men fled the scene in a brown older model Chevy Impala with red doors.

    The officer drove safely away to Northwest 14th Place and was not injured.

    "Our concern right now is the safety of the community," Det. Robin Pinkard said. "Anyone (who) at 1 o'clock in the afternoon will open fire at a vehicle is someone that we need off the streets."

    "The streets are getting meaner day by day and the bad guys know that we're working short-handed, so they know they have the upper hand and then we see situations like this," president of the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, John Rivera said. "Thank God we're not burying another police officer.

    Anyone with information about Gilbert's whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Police warn the public that Gilbert should be considered armed and dangerous.

    Gilbert is expected to be charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting.

    Gilbert has been arrested in Miami-Dade County before, including on charges of cocaine possession and battery.

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    University Drive and Pines Boulevard were shut down in both directions Wednesday morning due to a natural gas leak in the area.

    Pembroke Pines police said the leak was four feet underground near the Western Beef Plaza at 8030 Pines Blvd.

    Traffic on southbound University Drive was diverted from Johnson Road to Pembroke Road.

    All lanes were reopened just before 12:30 p.m.

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    North Miami Senior High School principal Alberto Iber has been removed from his post, Miami-Dade County Public School spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said Wednesday.

    The move comes after Iber engaged in a national debate over a Texas police officer who pulled a gun on black teenagers at a pool party over the weekend.

    "He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions," Iber posted in the comment section of an article about the incident.

    The post showed Iber’s Facebook picture and job title.

    A woman responded, "Who was afraid????! The cop with the gun??!"

    A man also responded to the comment, which read in part, "Alberto Iber – as a principal at a school which is 99 percent minority (mostly black), and ranked near the bottom in national and state rankings (U.S. News & World Report rankings), such a comment reveals to me that you're a serious part of the problem."

    Gonzalez-Diego said Iber violated school board policy by failing to conduct himself "both personally and professionally, in a manner that represents the school district's core values."

    "Judgment is the currency of honesty," Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said. "Insensitivity -- intentional or perceived -- is both unacceptable and inconsistent with our policies, but more importantly with our expectation of common sense behavior that elevates the dignity and humanity of all, beginning with children."

    The school board is expected to announce a replacement soon.

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    The wife of an independent photographer that was seriously burned during an explosion at a junkyard photo shoot Tuesday said he's expected to pull through.

    "I am extremely grateful that he is alive," Stacey Montoya said. "His face is burned pretty bad, but it's hard to tell because he lots of tubes and bandages."

    Police said Helmuth Montoya was taking pictures of a woman who was sitting inside of a car at the junkyard off 19th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Candles were used as a backdrop in the photo shoot, which caused gas fumes to ignite, fire rescue officials said.

    The fire burned most of the woman's body and doctors told Stacey Montoya that her husband played a part in the rescue.

    "That is exactly what he would do, to rush in and save someone," Stacey Montoya said.

    The junkyard manager told Local 10 News that the victims had permission to be at the site.

    Authorities said the woman has life-threatening injuries, and Montoya, who also suffered serious burns, is expected to survive.

    "They feel pretty confident that he will pull through," Stacey Montoya said. "I imagine he is in a lot of pain."

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    Miami-based rapper Rick Ross has been arrested on a misdemeanor drug charge in Georgia.

    Ross was arrested after he was stopped while driving in a Bentley. Officers originally stopped Ross for a window tint violation.

    When officers opened the door, they said they smelled marijuana. Officers claim they found marijuana in the car.

    Ross is being booked into the Fayette County Jail just south of Atlanta.

    Ross, who was born in Mississippi but raised in Miami, was previously arrested on marijuana charges in 2008 and 2011.

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    A 5-foot sandbar shark was killed after a semitruck hauling it to an aquarium in New York was involved in a crash.

    The 18-wheel truck was transporting four sharks from Marathon to Coney Island, New York, when it crashed just after 2 p.m. Wednesday on northbound Interstate 95 near mile marker 238 in Volusia County.

    ALSO: Boy bitten by shark in Cocoa Beach

    The Florida Highway Patrol said a tire on the truck, driven by Gerald Barnhart, of Georgia, split open, causing the driver to lose control and crash into trees. The driver and two other passengers were not injured.

    SeaWorld rescuers arrived Wednesday evening to remove the surviving sharks from the wreck. A team pulled each sandbar shark into new tanks, where they will spend the night at SeaWorld.

    ALSO: Woman bitten on finger by shark in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

    Wildlife Conservation Society vice president and director of the New York Aquarium, Jon Forrest Dohlin, released the following statement:

    "A truck transporting four sandbar sharks to the WCS New York Aquarium was involved this afternoon in a weather-related accident on I-95 in Florida. One of the sharks died as a result. Efforts are being made to move the remaining sharks to an appropriate facility near the site of the crash. There has been no report of injury to any person as a result of this incident. We are still receiving details on the status of the animals and situation. We will advise of further details as they become available."

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials arrived at the scene to make sure the company had permission to transport the sharks. Officials said they had the proper permits to do so.

    The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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    Two men were wounded and another man is being questioned after a shooting at a Lauderhill apartment complex Wednesday night.

    Lauderhill police Major Rick Rocco said officers were called to reports of shots being fired at the Calypso Cay apartments on Northwest 21st St.

    When officers arrived, they found two victims, one of whom appeared to have been shot several times, Rocco said.

    The men were taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Their conditions were not immediately known.

    Rocco said another man was found inside one of the bedrooms.

    "We don’t know what his role is," Rocco said. "We don't know if he was just there or if he's potentially a suspect or an additional victim. He does not appear to be injured, so we're interviewing him now to find out if he can tell anything about what happened."

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    A father and son from Key Largo are facing charges after illegally catching lobsters near Tom's Harbor Cut Bridge on Wednesday.

    Deputy Wilfredo Guerra was looking down from the bridge at about 1:45 p.m. when he noticed the two men as they were spearing, wringing and placing the tails of lobsters into a blue mesh bag.

    Deputies said Guerra followed the men as they swam to shore and found 60 wrung tails in the bag.

    Guerra said Wayne Tuckus, 49, told him that he was a commercial fisherman and has been arrested for illegally capturing lobsters before.

    Tuckus and his son, Stuart, 20, were both arrested on charges of having undersized lobster, out-of-season lobster, illegally speared lobster, over the limit lobster, having wrung tails in the water and spearfishing within 100 yards of a fishing bridge.

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    A body was found on a sailboat Thursday morning near Key West.

    Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said a man called the U.S. Coast Guard to report seeing the body. The Coast Guard then notified the sheriff's office.

    Herrin said the body was on a sailboat near Wisteria Island, about 600 yards northwest of Key West.

    Sheriff's detectives are investigating the circumstances of the death.

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    One person is dead and another person was taken to a hospital after a crash on Interstate 595.

    The fatal crash shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-595 near U.S. Highway 441.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a white Cadillac STS, identified as Everton Smith, 43, of Davie, lost control of the car and struck a concrete barrier wall on the north side of the roadway. He then veered across westbound lanes and hit the barrier wall on the south side of the highway before a Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Jeanette Toro, 35, of North Miami Beach struck the back of his car.

    Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Toro was taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

    Three westbound lanes of I-595 were blocked during the investigation.

    The FHP is investigating whether alcohol played a factor in the crash.

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    Pompano Beach firefighters rescued a German shepard that fell into a canal Thursday morning and couldn't get out.

    The incident was reported about 10:15 a.m. in the area of 521 SW 18th Street.

    Firefighters lowered a ladder into the canal and Capt. Dave Sheflin climbed down to carry the dog named Triton up the ladder and back to dry land.

    The dog did not appear to suffer any injuries.

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    A woman and child have died after a pickup truck crashed into a canal off Tamiami Trail and Krome Avenue on Thursday morning.

    According to Florida Highway Patrol, a woman from the Miccosukee Tribe was behind the wheel traveling westbound when she lost control and went through a guardrail.

    She was driving with her two grandchildren, who troopers said were not in car seats.

    A passerby spotted the break in the guardrail and called 911.

    "They got off, they looked around and sure enough they saw a toddler floating in the canal, (and) a little time after that they saw the other toddler floating in the canal," FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez said.

    Troopers said the woman and one of the toddlers were pronounced dead at the scene. The other toddler was taken to Nicklaus Children's Hospital in critical condition.

    Troopers said it appears that speed was a factor in the case.

    Tamiami Trail was shut down in both directions at Southwest 177th Avenue as authorities investigated the crash.

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    Two Pakistani-born brothers will serve lengthy prison sentences after pleading guilty in Florida to charges that they organized a terror plot against New York City landmarks.

    U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom did not go along with a recommendation reached by both sides and instead sentenced Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, Thursday to 20 years in federal prison, and his brother, Raees Alam Qazi, 22, to 35 years in prison.

    "You are terrorists -- evil in your intentions and evil in your deeds, and a just sentence must follow," Bloom told the brothers before announcing her decision.

    The men pleaded guilty in March to several terrorism-related charges, including conspiracy to provide material support.

    The brothers also pleaded guilty to assaulting two U.S. marshals while being escorted in the Miami court complex.

    Authorities said the alleged plot never got beyond planning stages. The FBI said Raees Qazi traveled to the city in 2012 to scout targets but didn't attempt any attacks. They said the younger brother admitted that he tried to provide material to Al-Qaida and planned on setting a bomb off in Manhattan. He was arrested after returning to Oakland Park where the brothers lived.

    Key evidence includes FBI wiretap and other communications intercepts.

    Wall Street, Times Square and the theater district were among the locations the brother's planned on targeting.

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    A family is still waiting for answers in the death of a 10-year-old boy, who was attending a summer camp in Miami Gardens when he collapsed on Wednesday.

    Children were back at Scott Park Thursday morning, playing in the same spot where Dai'jon Mullings lost his life.

    Local 10 News contacted the mayor, city manager and police department, who all called this an ongoing investigation, which has left Dai'jon's family desperate for answers.

    "He went to summer camp and he's not going to come back home and sleep in his bed for us to see him again," Dai'jon's aunt, Alethea Mullings said.

    The boy's family arrived at the park Thursday morning, speaking with parents and other campers about the moments leading up to Dai'jon collapsing.

    "If this was your child, you wouldn't want this just swept under the rug," Alethea Mullings said. "You want to make sure that your child (who) you sent to summer camp is being supervised, and if something did happen, that they reacted in a timely manner and that's the only thing we are asking."

    Several children witnessed the incident, some claiming Dai'jon was bitten by a spider, and others saying he hit his head on the bleachers before suffering a seizure.

    "The only thing that my niece and nephew said was that he was convulsing, and that wasn't the words they used, but that's what they described, so they saw enough but (they) don't know the extent of what's going on," summer camp parent, Toni Harrison said.

    The city of Miami Gardens released the following statement Thursday morning: "The City is actively investigating the incident. Our city officials have also reached out to the Mullings family and remain committed to keeping them informed on the progress of the investigation. Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time."

    But that statement isn't enough for Dai'jon's family, who said he loved the game of basketball.

    "Y'all weren't supervising him. You guys were not, because if you were, we would have the support of the camp and (know) every step by step leading up to the time of my nephew, whatever happened," Alethea Mullings said.

    It could be weeks before autopsy results are released. In the meantime, the family said they'll continue to fight for answers.

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    A city of Miami police officer shot a man Thursday morning at Gibson Park in Overtown, authorities confirmed.

    Sky 10 was above the scene at 350 NW 13th Street shortly before 11 a.m. as police were seen speaking to several people.

    Crime scene tape was put up just outside a football field.

    According to witnesses, a police officer shot a homeless man who was holding a metal stick five times. They said the homeless man regularly hangs out at the park and wasn't a threat to police.

    "He was a homeless man, wasn't bothering nobody," witness Nichelle Green said. "The man walks around, we see him every morning with his stick, the same little stick that he had in his hand when the police officer shot him five times."

    "Was there an altercation?" Local 10 News reporter Glenna Milberg asked.

    "Man didn't have a chance to say nothing to police," Green said.

    Witnesses said the officer was trying to get the homeless man to leave the park where children were playing at when he shot at him.

    Police have only confirmed that a male police officer fired at least one shot at the man.

    The man's identity and condition have not been released.

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    A suspect in a Port St. Lucie bank robbery is dead after a deputy-involved shooting in Pompano Beach.

    The fatal shooting happened just before 9 a.m. Thursday near Sample Road and Northeast 13th Terrace.

    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said deputies received a tip from the FBI and Port St. Lucie police that the suspect was at a home in Pompano Beach. Members of the Broward Sheriff's Office violence intervention proactive enforcement response team found the suspect's white Lexus at a nearby home and followed him to the parking lot of Mission Critical Systems, where they attempted to arrest him.

    Israel said the suspect got into a struggle with the deputies, broke free and reached under the floorboard of the car, at which time four deputies opened fire.

    The suspect is believed to be responsible for a Wednesday morning robbery at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Port St. Lucie.

    Israel said a woman in the car was also taken into custody, but she wasn't hurt.

    No deputies were injured in the shooting.

    Sample Road was closed between Federal and Dixie highways because of the investigation.

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    A teenager was arrested by Hialeah police Thursday after he allegedly posted multiple bomb threats on Twitter. 

    Police say Julian Dominguez, 18, tweeted at the city of Hialeah's account "their are 6 bombs placed in 6 different locations of the city. They will be detonated if the police responds." 

    Twitter threats

    According to an arrest report, Dominguez admitted to posting the threats. He is charged with communicating bomb threats. 

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    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded thousands of pounds of drugs in Miami Beach Friday morning in a recent heist.

    Coast Guard officials said 3,100 pounds of marijuana and more than 720 pounds of cocaine were offloaded at its South Florida base.

    The drugs have an estimated value of about $13.7 million.

    The drugs came from two separate seizures by the Coast Guard off the coast of Colombia and Panama.

    Officials said crew members followed a suspicious vessel northwest of Colombia on May 22. The vessel beached itself on St. Lucia Island, where crew members recovered 14 bales of cocaine from the boat.

    On May 27, crew members were sent to another suspicious vessel after helicopter crews witnessed packages being thrown overboard. Officials recovered 62 bales of marijuana.

    Four people, who are Costa Rica nationals, were taken into custody, officials said.

    "These individual seizures not only keep drugs off the streets and reduce the destabilizing effects they have on society, but they get our investigatory agencies one step closer to disabling the transnational criminal organizations that threaten the prosperity and security of free nations," said Cmdr. Tim Cronin, the Coast Guard's 7th District deputy chief of enforcement.

    The Coast Guard crew aboard the cutter will return home after spending two months at sea during the operation.

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