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    A Miami-Dade County judge lowered the bond for a man accused of not paying child support for his 14 children.

    James White, 49, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant Tuesday. During his first court appearance, he was ordered to be held in jail in lieu of a $48,650 bond -- the full amount of child support owed.

    White told Judge Mindy Glazer that he is a good father despite previously going to prison for 23 years for unrelated charges.

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    "I was in prison when this one was born and I was trying to get custody of her," White said. "I actually went up there and the mother got on the run, she had a warrant, my daughter had a warrant and my two sons had a warrant, and I couldn't do nothing."

    He also told Glazer that he owns a tree service business and asked if there was any type of bond he could get to help him get out of jail.

    "This court does have to show some humanity," Glazer said. "I understand these children need to eat, they need to be fed and somebody's been paying for them to do it, it hasn't been you, sir."

    "You know, it's easy to make them. It's hard to take care of them," she added. "Just be mindful of that, if you're going to have any more children, they're expensive and it doesn't stop."

    Glazer lowered White's bond to $4,000.

    It's unclear if White's 14 children have the same mother.

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    A teenager who was maimed by fireworks is now out of the hospital. He underwent two surgeries this week, one of them was to amputate his hand.

    Javonte McNair, 13, was muttering few words as he was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital. The teen has been through a lot this week after a firework injury blew off his right hand and injured his left eye.

    "Oh God, we were just so happy that he could just see some. We didn't know if he was going to lose an eye or what," Javonte's grandmother said.

    Javonte underwent several hours of surgery over the past two days. His mother, Teresa McNair, is relieved he can go home.

    "I'm very grateful that he gets to come home today and the doctors did a wonderful job on his eye," Teresa McNair said.

    It all started Wednesday afternoon when Javonte was riding his bike near Northwest Ninth Street in Fort Lauderdale.

    Witnesses said another kid threw a firework at the 13-year-old. He put his hand up to block it and when he did, doctors said the firework went off like a grenade in Javonte's hand.

    Javonte only hopes he will he play football again one day.

    Related: Teenager loses hand, suffers eye injury in firework explosion

    The family told Local 10 News that this whole time they've been calling on a higher power to help him heal.

    "Lots of prayer through the saints of the church, all the members, everybody," Javonte's grandmother said. "I think the whole floor is praying for us to get through this."

    Javonte will spend the next few days back and forth to the hospital and recovering at home.

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    A child was rushed to a hospital Friday afternoon after he had a seizure at TY Park's Castaway Island water park in Hollywood, park security guards said.

    Sky 10 was above the scene off Interstate 95 and Sheridan Street about 4:45 p.m. as an ambulance drove the victim to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

    Authorities have not released the age or identity of the victim, but paramedics were seen entering the hospital with a young child on a stretcher.

    Security guards at the park told Local 10 News that the child had a seizure while in the water, and lifeguards jumped in and pulled the child out.

    Just this past April another incident was reported at the same location.

    In that case, a 6-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition after he was found facedown in three feet of water.

    That boy did survive.

    Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates.

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    Florida State star running back Dalvin Cook is accused of punching a woman in the face during an argument outside a Tallahassee bar last month.

    An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the 19-year-old sophomore from Miami. Cook later turned himself in to police and was booked into the county jail on a charge of misdemeanor battery.

    Shortly before his arrest, FSU announced that Cook was indefinitely suspended from the team.

    According to the probable cause affidavit, Cook punched Madison Geohegan more than once in the face during an altercation outside Clyde's and Costello's after the bar was closed.

    Geohegan and a friend were speaking to several FSU football players when they "began to get into a heated, verbal argument, which mainly centered between Geohegan" and a man later identified as Cook, the affidavit said.

    Another man became upset with Geohegan when she told him that she had a boyfriend, so he began to yell obscenities at her, the affidavit said.

    "She said Cook came over and was originally trying to calm the situation down," the affidavit said. "The other (man) had walked away, but was continuing to yell at her. At some point, (wide receiver) Travis Rudolph also approached her and began a conversation, which turned into an argument between them."

    Geohegan told police "she had several people yelling at her and that the situation was confusing."

    She said Rudolph was too close to her, so she pushed him away, the affidavit said.

    Cook asked Geohegan if she had to push Rudolph, and she said after that "it happened quick."

    Geohegan said both parties were "yelling and screaming" at each other when Cook began swinging at her.

    "She did not know how many times she was struck, but she fell back against a black Jeep parked along the roadway," the affidavit said.  "Cook was restrained by people nearby and Geohegan remained near the Jeep as Cook was forced back" from her.

    Cook approached her again and, while being restrained, managed to strike her at least one more time in the face, the affidavit said.

    Police said Geohegan, who was intoxicated, had a bloody lip and dirt on her left knee.

    During a July 1 interview with police, Cook said he couldn't remember getting into an argument and denied hitting anyone, the affidavit said.

    The alleged incident occurred June 23, one day before former quarterback De'Andre Johnson punched another woman at a Tallahassee nightclub. FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed Johnson from the team Monday night, hours after the state attorney's office released surveillance video showing Johnson punching the 21-year-old FSU student in the face.

    "Recent events at Florida State University involving members of my football team have brought a lot of attention to the school and program," Fisher said in a statement Friday. "It is important to me that our fans and the public be aware that I do not tolerate the type of behavior that was captured on video and that was most recently alleged."

    Fisher said he and his staff have spent time educating the players about "appropriate behavior and their responsibilities as representatives of Florida State."

    "The majority of our players are exemplary, but clearly we must place an even stronger emphasis on this, and I personally promise we will," Fisher said. "I remain committed to educating our young men and holding them accountable for their actions."

    FSU President John Thrasher said in a statement that he was "extremely disappointed to learn of this allegation against Dalvin Cook."

    "I fully support the immediate and indefinite suspension of Cook from the football team while we look into this matter further and due process runs its course," Thrasher said.

    Cook attended Miami Central Senior High School, where he was named Mr. Football in Florida as a senior. He was FSU's leading rusher last season, running for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns for the Seminoles, but he also had two costly fumbles in FSU's 59-20 loss to Oregon in the College Football Playoff semifinal Rose Bowl.

    "Florida State is a great university," Fisher said. "Our fans and supporters deserve better than to hear of actions that are not consistent with the school's proud history and national stature. We will do better. I will not tolerate anything less."

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    A South Florida personal trainer was denied bond Friday after he was arrested on accusations that he raped a co-worker.

    According to an arrest report, Keith Karlsberg, 46, of Boca Raton, was at a party with co-workers in Broward County on May 30 when he offered to take one of the women home after she had too much to drink.

    Police said people at the party tried to stop Karlsberg from leaving with the victim, who was passed out, but he pushed two women to the ground and punched a man who tried to intervene.

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    Police said Karlsberg answered the victim's phone when her friends called and claimed that he was just taking her to get something to eat.

    But detectives claim that Karlsberg really took the woman to a hotel where he raped her.

    Police said Karlsberg admitted to having sex with the woman three times at the hotel, but said it was consensual.

    "The video evidence that the state has alleged in this case, we believe is a mis-characterization of the facts, and that will be pointed out as the case progresses," said Karlsberg attorney, Alexander Strassman.

    Karlsberg faces rape and kidnapping charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

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    Police arrested a Miami man for allegedly starting multiple brush fires in southwest Miami-Dade since 2014.

    Erick Padron, 20, was apprehended on Thursday and charged with two counts of arson and intentionally burning land.

    Padron is believed to have started at least three brush fires in 2014 and one in 2015.

    The first fire occurred on February 16, 2014 inside Larry and Penny Thompson State Park, while the other was set at the Rockdale Pineland Preserve on February 21, 2014.

    Approximately 15 acres of vegetation were burned at the preserve.

    Padron is connected to another fire at the state park on March 4, 2014

    Forestry Department officers witnessed Padron taking pictures with his cell phone at all three of the 2014 fire scenes.

    When one officer asked Padron why he was at the preserve location, Padron responded, "I just like fires."

    On May 17, 2015, three fires were set on a property located at 20300 S.W. 142 Avenue in Miami.

    A man visiting the homeowner was able to pick Padron out of a photographic line-up as the suspicious person he saw standing on the side of the road as he drove up to the residence.

    The three fires burned seven acres of vegetation and avocado trees on the property and was deemed to be arson by the Forestry Department.

    Padron was arrested Thursday evening at Shorty's Barbecue Restaurant where he works as a dishwasher.

    Police noted that in the last 24 months there have been 12 intentionally set fires in and around Larry and Penny Thompson State Park.

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    Tip-A- Roo and Crazy Larry Too's grand opening is Friday night in Deerfield Beach.

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    A 16-year-old boy is facing charges in the death of a woman who was raped and beaten to death at a vacant home Tuesday night in Miami-Dade County.

    According to an arrest report, Jeremiah Williams' mother turned her son in after hearing about the woman's death.

    Family members of Francis Harris, 53, said she was well known in the community and had the mental capacity of a child.

    "She had the mind of a kid," said Harris' niece, Megan Bruton. "She didn't have any evilness in her. She was pure."

    Harris' family said the victim was looking for a bathroom to use because the one in her home wasn't working.

    According to the report, Williams and several other juveniles saw Harris walking toward the back yard and began following her.

    Detectives said Harris ran but tripped and fell to the floor. They said Williams and the other boys began kicking Harris and dragged her to another location of the home where she was raped multiple times.

    The report states that she was then beaten and left to die.

    "Many times we had told her to be careful, and her response was, 'No one is going to bother me,'" said the victim's niece, Rachel Hill.

    "I know she was screaming, I know she was fighting," said Bruton. "If you see someone begging for their life and screaming, and you see the fear in them, and you continue to do that to someone?"

    The family said they are grateful that at least one arrest has been made in the case.

    "I can't say that I forgive them," said Hill. "I can say that they will get their judgment day."

    Follow John Turchin on Twitter @johnturchin

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    A Miami police officer is the subject of an internal investigation that includes allegations that she performed in pornographic movies while serving as a cop.

    Local 10 News obtained copies of some of the films featuring Officer Sabine Raymonvil, 30, an eight-year veteran of the Miami Police Department.

    Among those she performs sex acts with in the clips is Emerson Callum, a pornographer who is now serving a life sentence in federal prison after being convicted of drugging and raping women who auditioned for his company in 2012.

    Also convicted in that case was Callum's partner and cameraman, Lavont Flanders, a former Miami Beach police officer. Callum had been charged with similar crimes in 2007, but he was not prosecuted.

    Raymonvil refused to answer questions while on camera, but later telephoned the station and said that her work in porn films was done prior to her becoming a police officer.

    "Right now there is a lot going on with this whole situation," Raymonvil said. "It's currently under investigation by two police agencies. So I can't say very much. I'm willing to speak with you after the investigations are closed. I never made porn while I was a police officer."

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    A source close to the investigation alleged that Raymonvil appeared in the porn films well into her tenure as a cop. Her social media postings show a woman who enjoys the club life, sporting photos of Raymonvil with Snoop Dogg, football player Daunte Culpepper, actor Idris Elba, actor Laz Alonso, Hollywood film director John Singleton and Miami Commissioner Kion Hardemon, among others.

    There are no direct rules forbidding officers from engaging in pornography, but it could fall under other common police policies such as conduct unbecoming. In 2009, a Hollywood police officer named Mike Verdugo was fired after it was discovered he'd appeared in a single gay porn film three years prior to his becoming a cop. The reason for that firing was that he failed to disclose he made the film in his application to become an officer.

    The Miami Police Department, citing an open investigation, refused to comment.

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  • 07/11/15--23:00: On this day: July 12
  • The Medal of Honor is authorized, a favorite toy is born, Walter Mondale makes a historic choice, and "E.T." breaks box office records, all on this day.

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    Not even fame and fortune can keep some people out of trouble. Check out some celebrities who have served out jail or prison sentences.

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    Last year at Wimbledon after exiting to Alize Cornet in the third round, Serena Williams declared: "I know I can do better."

    On Saturday at the All England Club came the exclamation point to her turnaround.

    Williams defeated promising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in southwest London to complete the "Serena Slam" -- winning four straight majors -- for the second time and is now well on the way to making more history at the season's final grand slam.

    "I honestly wouldn't have thought last year after winning the U.S. Open I would win the Serena Slam at all," Williams, emulating her feat of 2002-2003, told reporters. "It's super exciting."

    Grand Slam bid

    If the American triumphs at the U.S. Open -- and the odds might be stacked in her favor given the 33-year-old is the three-time defending champion -- she would become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete the calendar-year grand slam.

    A victory would, too, draw the world No. 1 level with Graf on an Open Era leading 22 majors.

    It didn't take long, Williams admitted, before New York crept into her mind.

    "I did the whole presentation, I did the whole walk around the court," said Williams. "I was peaceful, feeling really good. Maybe a little after that I started thinking about New York."

    Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, made an early request to U.S. fans to back Williams in September.

    "I think if the crowd helps her, it's going to be a plus," the Frenchman told a small group of reporters. "So of course I expect the American crowd to be the best ever for her because to have an American player like her who is probably the greatest (in) history writing history at the U.S. Open is huge, and I hope the American crowd will be so proud of that that they will help her."

    Oldest winner

    As if achieving another "Serena Slam" wasn't enough, Williams also surpassed Martina Navratilova by nearly four weeks as the oldest women's grand slam winner in the Open Era.

    One of the keys to her longevity? Freshening up her workouts.

    "Right now I'm dancing a lot," said Williams.

    The 21-year-old Muguruza, appearing in her first grand slam final, wept in her chair afterward but shouldn't feel disheartened. It's not very often that Williams loses grand slam finals: She improved to 21-4, last tasting defeat at the 2011 U.S. Open against Samantha Stosur.

    Muguruza didn't go away tamely, either, making matters interesting after trailing 5-1 in the second.

    The 20th seed won plenty of new fans with her performance at tennis' grandest arena.

    "I don't feel disappointment but you never know how many chances you're going to have to play a final in a grand slam," Muguruza, who will move inside the world's top 10, told reporters. "But if you have to choose who to win or who to lose to, I would choose Serena."

    Despite the occasion, it was the Venezuelan-born Muguruza who began the sharper.

    Fast start

    If she was nervous, she didn't play like it.

    Williams, by contrast, struck three of her eight double faults in the first game and was immediately broken, much to the delight of those gathered on Center Court. Muguruza's powerful serve and ground strokes troubled an anxious Williams in the early stages.

    One felt, however, it was only a matter of games before Williams awoke, even if Muguruza crushed Williams at last year's French Open.

    Holding consecutive break points in the sixth game was a warning sign; in Muguruza's ensuing service game a forehand error wide tied proceedings at 4-4.

    Muguruza's coach, Alejo Mancisidor, said the eighth game was the turning point. Muguruza's small window of opportunity slammed shut.

    "With Serena you have to do everything perfect," Mancisidor told a pair of reporters. "So you do something not good, Serena starts playing good and then it gets very tough. But for being in the first final at 21, nothing to (criticize)."

    There was no way back for Muguruza, Spain's first female grand slam finalist in 15 years.

    With Williams settling into a rhythm on serve and Muguruza serving second, the pressure took its toll. Muguruza's first double fault at 4-5 set up a set point, which Williams duly converted courtesy of a forehand winner.

    Williams tallied 12 aces to give her 42 total in the quarterfinals against Victoria Azarenka, semifinals against Maria Sharapova and final, or the business end of the event.

    Williams raced to the 5-1 lead in the second set but finishing off the affair proved difficult. Muguruza saved a match point at 5-3 with a forehand winner after Williams escaped from 0-40 with a barrage of thumping serves. A proud Mancisidor was close to tears.

    Perhaps Williams flashed back to last month's French Open final against Lucie Safarova, when she was forced to a third set.

    Forehand error

    Alas, Muguruza succumbed. Her forehand, the less steady side, produced an error wide on a second match point to end the one hour, 23-minute contest.

    Not that Williams knew right away that she had won a sixth Wimbledon crown. She lost track of the score and said she didn't hear chair umpire Alison Hughes utter, "Game, set and match."

    Muguruza and Williams hugged at the net before Williams bobbed in delight near her chair.

    Sunday's men's final sees world No. 2 Roger Federer, aged 33 like Williams, battle top-ranked Novak Djokovic in a repeat of the 2014 finale the Serb won in five sets.

    But the final Saturday at Wimbledon, just like the final weekends in New York, Melbourne and Paris in the last 11 months, belonged to Williams.

    "If you see how much effort it takes to win one (major), to be able to win four in a row is completely incredible," said Mouratoglou.

    Doubles titles

    Later Saturday, Jamie Murray became the second disappointed member of his family in the space of 24 hours on Center Court when he and Australian partner John Peers were beaten 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-4 by Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the men's doubles final.

    Brother Andy, swept aside by Federer in the men's singles semifinal Friday, looked on as Jamie could not add to his 2007 mixed doubles triumph with Jelena Jankovic. But there was delight for Dutchman Rojer -- Andy Murray's close friend -- and particularly Tecau. The Romanian had lost all three of his previous Wimbledon finals with Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt.

    A late night treat followed, with 34-year-old Martina Hingis of Switzerland and India's Sania Mirza capturing the women's doubles title in an encounter that ended under the lights with the Center Court roof closed.

    They beat Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 7-5, rallying from 5-2 down in the decider in a battle of the top two seeds. Hingis -- who has twice come out of retirement -- won a first women's doubles title at a grand slam since 2002, while Mirza won her first overall.

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    The Miami Marlins lost All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon to a dislocated left thumb Saturday, and they responded with a franchise-record offensive outburst, beating Cincinnati 14-3.

    Gordon was hurt in the seventh inning sliding headfirst into first base for his third infield hit. He left the game for a pinch runner. The hit was the second of nine straight, a Marlins record, and they scored eight runs in the inning.

    Gordon, who leads the majors with 122 hits, was chosen to start in the All-Star Game for the first time. The Marlins were already without All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, sidelined since June 26 because of a broken left hand.

    The Marlins totaled a season-high 21 hits, and their run total was also a season high after they had scored just 12 runs in the past seven games.

    Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto and Cole Gillespie had three hits each. Center fielder Gillespie hit his first home run of the year and made a running over-the-shoulder basket catch with his back to the plate to rob Marlon Byrd.

    Realmuto hit his fourth homer and drove in four runs. Yelich had two assists in left field.

    Casey McGehee, making his first start after signing Friday for a second stint with Miami, had a two-out, two-run single in the fifth.

    Rookie Adam Conley (1-0) went five innings in his first major league start and allowed two runs.

    Raisel Iglesias (1-2) allowed five runs in 4 1-3 innings. He had been sidelined with a strained left oblique and was activated before the game from the disabled list.

    Manny Parra gave up five runs in the seventh without retiring a batter.

    Eugenio Suarez hit his fourth home run for the Reds.

    Conley made his first career start in place of Mat Latos, who was scratched after bruising his right foot Thursday when he was hit by a foul ball in the dugout. He allowed five hits and walked two.


    Major league stolen base leader Billy Hamilton increased his total to 44 by swiping two bases, including one on a delayed steal of third that caught the Marlins in a lackadaisical moment and led to a run. Following a pitch, catcher Realmuto lobbed the ball back to Conley, and Hamilton stole third without a throw.


    Marlins: 3B Martin Prado (shoulder), who has been on the DL since June 15, might be activated to play Sunday, the team said. ... Opening day starter Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) will likely begin a rehab assignment Sunday or Monday with Single-A Jupiter.

    UP NEXT:

    Reds RHP Johnny Cueto (6-5, 2.61) is scheduled to start Sunday against Dan Haren (6-5, 3.34). Cueto is 6-1 with a 4.04 ERA in seven career starts against Miami.

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    Hundreds of music-loving snorkelers and divers, joined by distance swimmer Diana Nyad, ducked beneath the waves Saturday as a radio station broadcast a concert underwater at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

    Such songs as the theme from "The Little Mermaid," the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" and Jimmy Buffett's "Fins" entertained listeners during the four-hour music session.

    Some snorkelers pretended to jam underwater on mock guitars or play other fake instruments such as a whimsical fish flute. Others wore costumes depicting mermaids and seahorses as music sounded from waterproof speakers suspended beneath boats.

    "To be immersed in the sea and feel the music coming from underneath instead of through headphones — it's very magical and distinct," Nyad said. "You couldn't hear it this well if you were in a concert sitting in the front row."

    In September 2013, Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage, singing to herself to get herself through the more than 100-mile swim. One of the songs from Nyad's personal soundtrack, "Me and Bobby McGee," was played in her honor Saturday.

    The so-called Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival took place at Looe Key Reef, part of the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef, located about six miles south of Big Pine Key.

    "This is a way for people to really appreciate the coral reef while at the same time listening to an environmental message about coral protection," explained WWUS radio station news director and festival founder Bill Becker.

    Staged by WWUS in partnership with a local chamber of commerce, the festival featured music specially programmed for the aquatic listening experience. Accompanying the tunes were coral reef conservation messages and tips on environmentally friendly diving practices.

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    A "Fantasy 5" player in South Florida selected all five winning numbers to take home a jackpot of $226,437.02.

    The Florida Lottery said Saturday that the winning ticket was purchased in Delray Beach.

    A total of 352 tickets matching four numbers won $103.50 each.

    Another 9,851 tickets matching three numbers won $10 each and 97,260 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers.

    The numbers drawn Friday night were 2-5-13-20-30.

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    When Stephen Coyle received two parking tickets on the University of North Carolina-Charlotte's campus, he jokingly told parking officials that he would pay them back in pennies.

    It proved to be no joke. On July 2, Coyle filled three buckets with 60 pounds of pennies and took them to the school's Parking Services office to pay a total of $110 in parking fines.

    The penny payoff was born when Coyle, 26, and a group of friends did research on parking fine allocations and came across the school's parking services website.

    "According to North Carolina law, the University is only allowed to retain 20% of the money collected from parking citations. The remaining 80% must be remitted to the state to support local public schools (elementary, middle and high schools)," according to the website.

    The mathematics and actuarial science major serves in leadership roles for two campus organizations and was disappointed in this information.

    "The funding isn't there for students," he said. "Why are we investing in other schools when we're in just as much need on our campus? The money from the student body should go into the student body. I feel like it's the community and the taxpayers jobs to put money into our local schools."

    Coyle's first parking ticket was on May 27 for parking without a visible pass. It was $80. The second offense came just weeks later on June 16: permit not registered to vehicle. That added another $30.

    Although he was hesitant to pay off his fines in pennies, Coyle told CNN he realized it would be the only stunt that would get attention.

    "I called my bank and asked them if they had a sufficient amount of pennies. They thought I was joking," he said. He drove to several banks and amassed five boxes of pennies, more than enough to cover the $110 fee. Off to the Parking Services office he went.

    "The manager was clearly agitated, but everyone else was well-receiving."

    He said that for three hours and 40 minutes, he watched two people count 11,00 pennies and the fine was paid off.

    Workers in the school's Parking Services office declined to talk with CNN on Friday, and a call to the school's public relations office was not immediately returned.

    Coyle is hoping to gain enough attention from his university to have the state statute overturned so that money can go back into resources for the student body.

    He told CNN that another student approached him to report he was in the process of going to banks to collect enough pennies to pay off a $300 ticket after hearing about the protest of where the money from fines is going.

    "I started the #LetThemCount campaign and I've been passing out fliers," Coyle said. "I made a Facebook and I created a GoFundMe to educate students and raise money to support our student organizations."

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    Two men have been arrested after allegedly using a backhoe to steal an ATM from a Central Florida bank.

    Winter Haven police say 54-year-old Francisco Hernandez and 50-year-old Jesus Antonio Sanchez, both of Clewiston, were booked into the Polk County Jail on Saturday on grand theft charges.

    The men are accused of stealing the backhoe from a construction site, then using it to tear down the structure at a CenterState Bank branch in Winter Haven that housed the ATM just before midnight Friday.

    Police say the men loaded the ATM unto the bed of a truck and fled, but were caught a short time later.

    The ATM had not yet been opened, the police said.

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    The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is urging residents to stop buying and using cellphone cases that look like guns.

    The agency posted about the cases on its Facebook page Friday.

    With the phone and black plastic case tucked into a person's pocket, it could appear that the person is carrying a real gun.

    Besides making other members of the public uncomfortable, the sheriff's office says the cases could prompt a confrontation with law enforcement.

    View: Pasco County Sheriff's Office's tweet

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    Miami-Dade Rescue Fire crews worked to put out a fire at a meat-packing business Saturday.

    The two-alarm fire happened at 6:47 p.m. Saturday at Seventh Avenue and Northwest 72nd Street in northwest Miami-Dade.

    Four workers of the business told authorities they witnessed an electrical box smoking near a refrigerator.

    Fire Rescue crews smelled the smoke and tried to find the fire. They realized the fire was located in a difficult-to-reach area between a ventilation space and insulation above the refrigerators.

    Crews had to go in through the roof and then work their way into the insulation area above the refrigerators go put out the fire. Officials said the fire would have spread if firefighters had not attacked it at its origin.

    It took more than 2 1/2 hours before firefighters could declare the fire was fully out. Officials said more than 75 firefighters were called to the scene.

    All the food inside of the meat-packing business was destroyed by smoke. The building was saved.

    No injuries were reported.

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    Brie Gabrielle of Palm Beach was named Miss Florida USA 2016 onstage Saturday night at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.

    Gabrielle will go on to represent Florida in the Miss USA pageant.

    After a tough year preparing for the swimsuit, evening gown and interview portions of the competition, the 59 delegates representing all parts of the Sunshine State got to show the judges they had what it takes.

    But recent controversy cast a shadow on the big show, stemming from Donald Trump's comments regarding illegal Mexican immigrants.

    Related: Trump draws thousands at Phoenix rally

    Trump, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, is part owner of the Miss Universe Organization.

    Past Miss Florida USAs Michelle Aguirre and Brittany Oldehoff told Local 10 News before the pageant that Trump's comments have not tarnished the crown.

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