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    Canes pitcher Andrew Suarez meets up with his girlfriend, Ava Ambrose, who is interning at a local news station in Omaha.


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    Florida is the hottest team in college baseball right now, and not even playing in the stadium where the best offenses have been shut down could disrupt the Gators' mojo.

    The Gators tied a College World Series record with an 11-run fourth inning on their way to a 15-3 victory over Miami on Saturday night, the Hurricanes' most lopsided loss in their long and proud postseason history.

    The outburst broke open a surprisingly sloppy game and ended with Florida having turned a 2-1 deficit into a 10-run lead on nine hits off Andrew Suarez and two relievers.

    "We came out a little nervous, and I certainly did not see an 11-run inning in the fourth," Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "I can't say enough about our approach there. We stayed in the middle of the field. The first few innings we tried to do too much. The big inning certainly was the difference."

    Florida (50-16) advanced to a Bracket 1 winners game against Virginia on Monday night. Miami (49-16) and Arkansas will play an elimination game that afternoon.

    Logan Shore (10-6) scattered seven hits and struck out six in five innings for the win. Suarez (9-2) took the loss in a 3 1/3-inning outing that matched his second shortest of the season.

    This was the 241st or 242nd meeting between Florida and Miami — the schools don't agree on the number — but the first at the CWS. The Gators won two of three against Miami in February and 20 of the last 25.

    Florida is on a nation-best 10-game win streak since losing its opener in the Southeastern Conference tournament, and is batting .338 since the regular season. The Gators have outscored their six NCAA tournament opponents 68-15, and their 15 runs Saturday were the most in the CWS since Fresno State hung 19 on Georgia in 2008.

    The Gators made the most of their 12 singles, two doubles, six walks and two hit batsmen.

    "We didn't try for the big at-bat or to hit it out," Josh Tobias said. "We tried to ground out at-bats, keep it up the middle, take walks and add on with each at-bat, string them together."

    Miami, making its 24th appearance in the CWS and in the NCAA tournament for a 43rd straight year, hadn't been beaten so thoroughly in a postseason game losing 16-5 to Florida in the 2009 regionals.

    "Fourth inning says everything about the game," Hurricanes coach Jim Morris said. "Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Ten runs are pretty difficult to come back from. Beforehand I mentioned that if you give Florida an opportunity and put them on base, they'll get after you. That's exactly what happened."

    People in college baseball have been waiting for an uptick in offense since the CWS moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011. The signs were positive in the first two games played with the new flat-seam ball.

    Virginia and Arkansas combined for two home runs in Saturday's first game. Last year's 16-game total was three.

    Florida became only the fourth team in 61 CWS games at the stadium — and first in 27 games since 2013 — to score 10 or more runs. Per-team scoring bottomed out at three runs a game the last two years.

    Miami capitalized on a couple uncharacteristic mistakes by the nation's No. 1 defensive team to get out to a 2-0 lead.

    Suarez balked in a run in the Florida third and couldn't get out of the fourth as the Gators rapped hit after hit following shortstop Brandon Lopez's fielding and throwing errors on the same play put runners at second and third .

    Sam Abrams, superb in super regionals against VCU, couldn't stop the onslaught, and neither could Danny Garcia.

    Florida sent 15 batters to the plate in the 40-minute inning, with Peter Alonso driving in three runs and Tobias and JJ Schwartz two apiece. It was the most runs scored in an inning at the CWS since Stanford had an 11-run ninth against Florida State in 2008 at the old Rosenblatt Stadium.

    "It was a long inning," Lopez said. "I was trying to get out of the inning after what happened, put it behind me and keep going."

    Instead, the Gators kept going.


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    Two "Fantasy 5" players have selected all five winning numbers to each take home a $114,102.01 jackpot.

    The Florida Lottery said Saturday that a total of 292 tickets matching four numbers won $126 each.

    Another 10,577 tickets matching three numbers won $9.50 each and 103,780 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers.

    The numbers drawn Friday night were 09-10-11-16-32.


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    Authorities say a Florida couple used a computer to convert $1 bills into $50 bills and they spent the counterfeit cash at Nashville-area businesses.

    Media outlets report that police arrested Michael D. Fenton and Missy L. Grooms on Friday at a motel in Nashville. They were jailed on criminal simulation charges.

    Police said fraud detectives and Secret Service agents searched the motel room and found five $1 bills soaking in a bleaching agent to dissolve the ink and 34 sheets of paper that had a copy of a $50 bill. Law enforcement agents also found a computer, printer and items bought from garage sales.

    Police said the couple, who are from Bradenton, Florida, used the money to pay rent, buy items and businesses and garage sales, and support a heroin habit.


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    Police supervisors in Orlando are reviewing the circumstances of a June 4 arrest after a 12-year-old burglary suspect was mauled by a police dog.

    The Orlando Sentinel reported on Saturday that the boy spent three days in the hospital after the dog repeatedly bit his arm.

    According to police, the boy had pried open a door at an elementary school campus late on the night of June 4.

    The department said dogs are usually not used in the arrests of children under the age of 12 but that police might not have been able to determine the child's age because it was dark when the incident happened.

    If it is dark out or if police do not have a clear line of vision, it can be difficult to determine a suspect's age, Deputy Chief Eric Smith, who oversees the K-9 unit, told the newspaper.

    "We give them a total warning," Smith said, explaining how an apprehension may unfold. "We tell them there's a dog there and that they may get bit before we release the dog. And usually their reaction determines the outcome from there. If you turn and run then the dog will be released. If you turn around and surrender then the dog will not be released."

    He said supervisors are reviewing the June 4 dog bite.

    An attorney for the boy's family says the boy will need extensive rehab and could need surgery to repair never damage in his arm.

    Laurent said a property crime, especially one involving a child, did not merit such a use of force. He said the family will sue the department if the issue is not resolved.

    Smith said a handler must make quick decisions about whether to release a dog. He said Orlando Police Department's 14 dogs are highly trained.

    "The K-9 is a tool," he said. "It's a tool to help officers, it's a tool to help save lives and to protect officers' lives. The dogs provide a great service for us."


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    A central Florida teacher who is in jail after being found guilty of pulling a loaded gun during a road rage incident is fighting to keep her $46,000-a-year job.

    The Leesburg Daily Commercial reported that the 59-year-old woman was convicted last month and sentenced to six months in jail for improperly exhibiting a firearm.

    Michael Lawrence, a spokesman for the school district, said any employee convicted of a felony can be fired. But Ellen Paladino, a 13-year veteran employee of the Seminole County district, has filed an appeal to block her termination. Paladino teaches computer science and math at Crooms Academy of Information and Technology in Sanford.

    District officials say her appeal will have to be addressed in a hearing, which has not yet been scheduled.

    According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the road rage incident happened in April of 2014 when another driver changed lanes without using a turn signal. The driver called 911, saying the teacher had pulled out the handgun, put her finger on the trigger and pointed it has head when he pulled up next to her at a stoplight.


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    A 37-year-old man was taken to a hospital after being hit by a boat propeller off the coast of Miami, authorities said.

    It happened Saturday afternoon near Nixon Beach.

    The man suffered a leg injury after jumping off a 53-foot catamaran, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    A boat crew arrived at the scene and took the man to Mercy Hospital in Miami. He was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

    A Miami Fire Rescue unit assisted the Coast Guard in taking the victim to Mercy's emergency room.

    Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10

    Video courtesy of Miami Fire Rescue.


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    The Miami Heat has been ordered to remove the lock on a public parkland behind the AmericanAirlines Arena, Local 10 News has learned.

    Miami-Dade County officials learned Saturday morning the Heat had decided to padlock the fence around the property following questions from Local 10 News.

    A fence with a lock on it had closed off where some hope a waterfront park will be built, 4-acres of land known as Parcel-B directly behind the AmericanAirlines Arena. The land is owned by Miami-Dade County, but neither county nor Miami city officials erected the fence and could find no permit for it.

    The county's director of internal services said the team has been ordered to remove the lock on public property.

    The open space activists held a public picnic Saturday morning on Parcel-B.

    Related: Groups fight for parkland behind AmericanAirlines Arena

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    Family members of a 6-year-old girl killed in a crash last month are sharing their grief as they struggle to prepare a final farewell for the child.

    Jose Meza said his heart has been destroyed. It's been a tough two weeks for Meza and his family.

    Two weeks ago, Meza and Keidy Estrada's young children were involved in a crash.

    Meza and Estrada are mourning the loss of their 6-year-old daughter, Ruby, while caring for their two young sons.

    Meza said 4-year-old Cristian was on death's door. He said Cristian is now home, but bears the scars of his brush with death.

    Estrada said Cristian still can't walk.

    It was May 28 when the family's babysitter, Shirley Coto, took the kids and her 11-year-old daughter to the supermarket in the 200 block of Hillsboro Boulevard.

    The Nissan Altima she was driving somehow collided with a pickup truck, killing Ruby on the spot and sending all the children to the hospital.

    Jose, 6, was the least injured, according to his father. Meza said Jose thinks his sister will eventually come home, not fully grasping what's happened.

    "Tan buena, inteligente," Estrada said Ruby was so good and smart.

    Family members are now hoping the public can help them raise money for Ruby's funeral and burial in Honduras to give her the proper goodbye she deserves.

    "Yo le doy gracias a todas las personas," Estrada said.

    Coto's 11-year-old daughter is still at Broward General in very critical condition. Coto was driving without a license.

    The two in the truck didn't suffer any serious injuries. It's unclear who was at fault for the crash.

    Follow Liane Morejon on Twitter @LianeMorejonTV

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    One person died and two others were taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after a multi-motorcycle crash on the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.

    It happened just after 4 a.m. between Miami Gardens Drive and the Ives Dairy Road exits.

    Authorities say three motorcycles and one car were involved in the deadly wreck.

    The condition of the two people taken to Aventura Hospital on trauma alerts is unknown.

    Traffic was backed up for miles and hours as all lanes had to be blocked. All lanes reopened around 8 a.m.

    Police are now investigating what caused the crash.

    Refresh Local10.com for any updates on this developing story.


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    Opening statements began Monday in the retrial of a reputed mobster charged in the 2001 killing of a prominent South Florida businessman who owned gambling ships and founded Miami Subs restaurants.

    Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello is accused of ordering a hit on Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis, former chief of SunCruz Casinos.

    A mistrial was declared in 2013 for Moscatiello when his attorney became ill. Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

    Prosecutors claim Moscatiello, 77, is a member of New York's Gambino crime family who wanted Boulis killed in a power struggle over SunCruz with investors who had purchased the company from him, in what turned out to be a fraudulent deal.

    "It was right for his greed!" the prosecutor stated. "Greed, greed, greed, greed is why he killed a human being. Out of greed!"

    During opening statements, it was revealed that one of the investors saw Boulis as a threat and hired Moscatiello for security. But the defense claims that is as far as it went.

    "I'm confidant that once you hear all the evidence in this case you will not let Mr. Moscatiello be a fall guy for a murder that he did not commit, and a murder that he had nothing to do with," attorney Kenneth Malnik said.

    Soon after Moscatiello was hired to "protect" the investors, Boulis was ambushed and shot to death while driving his BMW sedan after leaving his Fort Lauderdale office in February 2001.

    Moscatiello denies mob ties and pleaded not guilty. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

    Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10


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    One man is dead and two others were hospitalized after a crash that sent a car into a canal Sunday night in northwest Miami-Dade County.

    The crash occurred shortly after 8:15 p.m. at Northwest 25th Street and 117th Avenue.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said two vehicles collided, sending one of them crashing through the guardrail and into a canal. Witnesses told Local 10 News that the other car hit a pole.

    "I didn't see how the car hit the other one," witness Omar Vasquez said. "I just heard the noise. It was loud, like a bomb."

    Two Doral police officers were the first to arrive and immediately jumped into the water to try to save the driver.

    One man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said one man was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, while another man was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center.

    Their conditions and identities have not been released.

    Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10


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    Coral Springs police are offering home check-ups for those who are planning upcoming vacations.


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    A memorial was held Monday for two Hialeah police K9s, who died after being left in a hot SUV by their handler.

    The 7-year-old bloodhound named Jimmy came to the Hialeah Police Department in 2008. Police said his sense of smell was invaluable.

    "Jimmy's resume in the past seven years was full of hundreds of searches," Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said.

    Jimmy's focus was finding children, which is why he was donated to the department by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation.

    "It's been a little rough for me, because I went to pick him up when he was 5 months old several years ago, and I find my way back to Gainesville to pick up his remains," Cmdr. Ernesto Gutierrez said.

    "Jimmy's greatest gift was his ability to make people fall in love with him," Zogby said.

    Also killed last month was 3-year-old Hektor, a Belgian Malinois, who was one of four criminal apprehension dogs.

    Although Hektor was a rookie in the world of K9s, he had completed hundreds of hours of training.

    "If you know anything about Belgian Malinois, you will acknowledge that they are perfectly bred for police work," Zogby said.

    Police described Hektor as intelligent, brave and friendly yet assertive.

    Last month, Hialeah police said Officer Nelson Enriquez left the dogs in his police-issued SUV after working a late shift. The officer later found the dogs dead inside their cargo transport crates.

    Enriquez has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

    Davie police are also conducting an investigation, because the dogs were found dead in the vehicle outside Enriquez's Davie home.

    Davie police Sgt. Pablo Castaneda told Local 10 News that the dogs' necropsy results have not been returned by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

    He said once the results are in, it will be sent to the State Attorney's Office, who will decide whether to pursue criminal charges against Enriquez. 

    With police helicopters above, other police dogs and officers made their way to the memorial to pay one last tribute to the two K9s.

    "Remember always a hero never dies, and may your contributions to the citizens you serve live in our hearts forever," Gutierrez said.

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    It has been 60 days since Dr. Salomon Melgen was jailed. And he will likely remain there for at least another week.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge James Hopkins decided Monday in West Palm Beach not to set Melgen's bail. Prosecutors wanted him to set his bond at $18.5 million. But Melgen's attorney said the amount would "devastate" his client's family.

    "It's way beyond reasonable and onerous and punitive and would essentially destroy his family's ability to survive," Melgen's attorney, Matthew Menchel. said during a hearing.

    While Melgen remained at Palm Beach County jail, Flor Melgen, his wife, has been seen crying in courtrooms. She claims the health of her husband -- who The Miami Herald reported hosted Hillary and Bill Clinton at his home in the Dominican Republic --  has been deteriorating behind bars.

    The ophthalmologist and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, were charged in a corruption case that involved undisclosed luxurious gifts. This was after Menendez was accused of using his influence to get visas for Melgen's alleged girlfriends.

    Melgen had offices in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach and Port St. Lucie, where age-related macular degeneration was a common diagnosis and Lucentis prescriptions were the norm, according to investigators. Melgen allegedly billed Medicare $190 million, records show.

    Melgen was also facing charges in a separate $105 million Medicare fraud case. Hopkins ruled last month that he should be held until he stands trial in the unrelated case he is facing in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra overruled Hopkins. 

    "The last thing I would like is for the defendant to have substantial assets to fall back on in the Dominican Republic," Hopkins said. He ordered the parties back before him June 29.

    Menendez's attorneys were set to ask U.S. District Judge William Walls Tuesday in Newark to move the corruption trial to Washington, D.C.

    Follow Local10.com reporter Andrea Torres on Twitter @MiamiCrime


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    An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico could soon become the next tropical storm.

    The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that the disorganized system has a 90 percent chance of development in the next five days.

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    Forecasters said upper-level winds are likely to become more favorable for the development as the system moves north-northwest across the western Gulf. If the system becomes better organized, it could become Tropical Storm Bill.

    There is good news for South Florida, however.

    "We know that that system will continue to push away from us," Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said.

    Follow Local 10 Weather on Twitter @Local10Weather


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    Local 10 News heard from many viewers in recent weeks about bills related to dental visits.  Some have expressed concerns about larger than expected bills after booking their appointment. So the Call Christina Team made some inquires and here's some answers to common questions about dental visits.

    "A lot of patients are stressed enough to come to the dentist, so when they are finished and leave with a surprised bill, that puts a bad taste in their mouth," said Dr. Joseph Orlando.

    The key is to know exactly what the procedure will cost before you book the appointment.

    "I think it's incumbent upon dental offices to let a person know exactly what the costs are," said Dr. Bill D'Aiuto, first vice president of the Florida Dental Association.

    Don't be afraid to ask.  If you don't get that information up front before the procedure, ask for it and get it in writing. If you have insurance, find out what your plan covers. It's called an estimation of benefits, and you will know what the out-of-pocket expenses will be.

    Local 10 News tracked down rates for common dental procedures in South Florida to give patients an idea of what they might pay. Basic cleanings will range between $60 to $200. The cheapest crown was $500 and the most expensive was more than $1,200.  

    Fillings for cavities might range in cost from $80 to $300. Prices for procedures will range depending on the material used. For example, the cost can increase by hundreds of dollars if porcelain is needed instead of composite resin.

    "There is a great deal of care, skill and judgement put forth by the dental professional in order to recommend a proper material to suit the problem," said Dr. D'Aiuto.

    If you are over-treated, the cost of dental care can be high so don't be afraid to negotiate. Dentists should not make it uncomfortable for you to discuss costs, and they should be willing to work out payment plans or alternative treatments if the costs exceed your means.

    Here are additional tips to restrain dental costs:

    - Request written treatment plans and estimates in advance

    - Get a second opinion

    - Ask about specials and discounts

    - Make sure you understand the benefits and limitations of your dental insurance

    Additional Resources:

    Estimate your healthcare costs

    Dental checklist

    Follow Christina Vazquez on Twitter @CallChristinaTV

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    A man from Big Pine Key was arrested Saturday after fatally shooting a Key deer in his backyard, state wildlife authorities said.

    Grant Wilson, 33, faces one felony count of killing or wounding a protected species.

    According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Wilson admitted to shooting the Key deer with a pellet gun because he said it was eating the plants in his garden.

    ALSO: Iguana clogs woman's toilet bowl

    Witnesses spotted the deer carcass after Wilson hid it in mangroves just outside his home and called the FWC, authorities said.

    Two pellet guns and the carcass were seized by the FWC as evidence.

    "We are responsible for conserving Florida's natural resources, and for such a precious species to be taken illegally is deeply unsettling," said FWC Maj. Alfredo Escanio. "To have this act committed by a resident of the Florida Keys is even more troubling. Acts like this will not be tolerated."

    Key deers are only found in the Florida Keys and are a federally designated endangered species. The FWC said the Key deer is the smallest subspecies of white-tailed deer and cannot be hunted.

    Wilson faces up to five years in federal prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted.

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    Miami police detectives returned to an apartment complex in Little Havana on Monday to gather more evidence in the death of a 22-year-old graduate student from India.

    Indian media outlets reported that Sai Kiran Aila was shot dead outside the Miramar Apartments on Southwest 6th Street.

    Witnesses said Aila was shot early Sunday morning while talking on his cellphone outside his apartment.

    Police have not confirmed a motive at this time.

    "Unbelievable, especially because those people are so nice. You know, they just came to study," Aila's neighbor Frank Bayona said.

    Residents at the building said they were stunned to see this happen on their relatively quiet street.

    "We've never had any problems, (and) we've been here for a year," Tony Tonioli said.

    Aila was a student at Atlantis University in Miami. According to reports, he had just begun his master's degree there.

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