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    The Cooper City baseball coach accused of molestation stood silent during a hearing Saturday morning.

    David Solomon, 47, is being held without bond at the Broward County Jail charged with two counts of sexual abuse on a minor.

    "He sexually abused one of his victims while they were in the car and he was giving the child a ride home," said Gina Carter with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. "He had the child come over for a sleep over to watch a sporting event and abused him again."

    Deputies arrested Solomon on Thursday at his Cooper City home.

    Deputies said he used his position as a baseball coach to find his victims and urged them to stay silent about what happened.

    In 2000, Solomon was charged with a similar crime. He was accused of abusing two boys who played on the baseball team he coached in Hialeah Gardens. One of the boys recanted and the charges were dropped.

    Investigators said at least one other victim has come forward and more charges could be pending, also fearing that even more children may have suffered abuse.

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    A man was taken to a hospital after his car fell about 30 feet from a bridge, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials said.

    It happened at 3:20 p.m. Saturday when the man lost control of his Nissan pickup.

    BSO deputies said the man tried to overcorrect it due to rainy conditions and went over the rail of the bridge at 1800 East Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach.

    Deputies were able to pull the man from his pickup within minutes of the accident occurring. Fire Rescue officials said there were no serious injuries after the car landed on its roof.

    The man was taken to Broward Health North as a precaution. Deputies said no one else was hurt in the accident.

    The bridge was open to vehicle traffic, but is closed to marine traffic.

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    --Photos courtesy of Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue


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    Authorities say tips are helping guide the search for a missing 21-month-old Jacksonville boy.

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Sunday was searching retention ponds, neighborhoods near a highway and a mobile home park for Lonzie Barton.

    The boy disappeared early Friday after his mother's boyfriend said he left Lonzie in a car. The sheriff's office says the man, 32-year-old William Ebron, now is a suspect in Lonzie's disappearance.

    Chief of Detectives Tom Hackney told reporters that Ebron led authorities to a site near Interstate 295, but he also has lied to investigators.

    Hackney said other tips and evidence also have directed the search. Over 150 local, state and federal law enforcement officers and a Texas Equusearch mounted search-and-recovery team have joined the effort.

    An Amber Alert remains active for Lonzie.


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    No one was hurt when a car crashed into an Aventura business Sunday.

    It happened at Jus d'Orange at 20335 Biscayne Boulevard.

    No one was in the shop when the car came through the glass.

    The business put plywood up Sunday afternoon.

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    --Photos courtesy of David S. Malka.


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    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is asking for the public's help in finding a 1-year-old boy who may be with a 24-year-old woman.

    Javier Cruz was last seen in the area of the 1300 block of West 14th Street in Lakeland.

    Javier may be in the company of Tyneshia Durr, according to FDLE.

    Javier is described as black, 2 feet tall, weighing 38 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. FDLE described Durr as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and has black hair with orange highlights and brown eyes.

    Anyone who has information regarding Javier's whereabouts is asked to call the Lakeland Police Department at 863-661-3004 or 911.

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    An 11-year-old boy who has a history of running away from home and making suicidal statements has been found unharmed and has been reunited with his family, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Monday morning.

    Deshawn Cole was last seen at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his home in the 300 block of Southwest First Street in Pompano Beach.

    Deputies did not disclose where Deshawn was during his time away from home.

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    A man who was killed after he allegedly fired at a state trooper on a north Florida highway has been identified.

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified the gunman Sunday as 59-year-old Earl Jackson, of Miami.

    Interstate 75 near Micanopy was shut down in both directions for hours Saturday as authorities searched for the gunman.

    Authorities told The Gainesville Sun that a body with a gunshot wound was found Saturday afternoon a few hundred yards from the highway.

    Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace of Florida Highway Patrol said the trooper was not injured.

    Friends and family members said Jackson was a former Florida corrections officer.

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    The search is on for a shooter after a man gunned down leaving a friend's house, Miami police said.

    The shooting happened at 2:24 a.m. Sunday as Miguel Valdes, 24, was walking to his vehicle, which was parked near 35 Northwest 26th Avenue.

    Police said Valdes was approached by a group of people, in which one of them produced a firearm.

    Valdes noticed the firearm and retreated to his vehicle for safety, but the offender shot into the vehicle, striking Valdes, police said.

    The shooter fled the scene in a mid-sized vehicle heading north on Northwest 26th Avenue towards First Street.

    Valdes was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center by Miami Fire Rescue, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

    The motive in the homicide is unknown as the investigation continues.

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    A shooting was reporting Monday morning at the University of Florida and one person with a firearm is in custody.

    UF sent out an alert just before 3:30 a.m. saying shots had been fired at the lot of the student residence hall, Murphree Hall.

    The university tweeted that two males in a blue Mazda truck had been seen in the area, but it’s unclear what role the driver and passengers may have played.

    The details of how the person was taken into custody are unclear. No one was injured in the shooting.

    Stay with Local 10 and Local10.com for updates. 

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    Fourteen people were injured in a crash on an exit ramp from Interstate 95 northbound to U.S. Highway 441 Monday morning. 

    Sky 10 flew over the scene just after 6:10 a.m. and found multiple people lying on the ground or on stretchers in the area of the Golden Glades Interchange.

    According to a tweet from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, four patients were taken to Jackson Memorial North. Ten others, considered to be "walking wounded," were treated at other area hospitals. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. 

    A van from Pacesetters Personnel Services was at the scene, but it is unclear how it was involved. 

    Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. 


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    The U.S. Coast Guard said it found a boat that two teens were last seen on.

    The capsized boat was found at 11 a.m. Sunday 67 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

    @USCG search has now covered more than 25,000 square nautical miles in search.

    The boat belonged to the two missing 14-year-old fishermen. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos were last seen Friday in the Jupiter area buying fuel for their 19-foot boat.

    Petty Officer Steve Lehman said the boat was found capsized and neither boy was in or around the boat.

    The boat will be anchored in place while search-and-rescue efforts continue. Lehman said the Coast Guard is recalculating its search plans based on the boat's location.

    With faith in their hearts and tears in their eyes, a community united in prayer Sunday for the swift return of the two teens.

    "We're coming together as a family and as a community to lift them up in prayer tonight," said Bryan White, dean of discipleship. "We pray believing that Austin and Perry will be found safe."

    Friends, families, teachers and classmates all packed the bleachers, even the court to join hands and pray at a vigil Sunday night held in the gym at Jupiter Christian School, the place where Stephanos is expected to start his freshman year of high school in the fall.

    "He loves life, he loves to be outside," said Jim Colman, president of Jupiter Christian School. "He'd rather be outside than in the classroom most likely."

    "He's hilarious, he's so funny, he was so, like, easy-going and mellow," said Olivia Torrey, a classmate. "Super nice and always there for you when you needed him."

    "His cousin is my best friend, so he felt like a brother to me," said Ashley O'Connell, a classmate.

    "I think it's rocked our student body quite a bit, nothing like this is ever expected to happen and it catches us all by surprise," said White.

    The community has come together since the boys disappeared Friday, using social media to help spread the latest news and awareness. Those efforts Sunday night culminated through the power of prayer in hopes that God can bring the boys back safely.

    "I'm just, just hoping, just like knowing that they're still out there," said Torrey.

    "We can't do anything in this situation. I can't drive a boat, I can't fly a plane. But we can call on God, and that helps us," said Colman.

    NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath is offering a $100,000 reward in the search. Perry is Namath's neighbor, and the former football player said the boys were experienced boaters.

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    Six people were injured Sunday night when their boat hit a bridge piling on the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon.

    According to a spokesperson for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office,  deputies and rescue units responded to the scene around 7:45 p.m. Three of the victims with serious injuries were airlifted to a Miami hospital; The other three were taken to Fisherman’s Hospital.

    The preliminary investigation found they were the only six people on board the boat at the time of the crash. The boat was towed to Sunset Grille in Marathon.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continues to investigate.

    Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story.

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    Tri-Rail tracks between Hollywood Boulevard and Sheridan Street are closed after a person was hit and killed by a freight train Monday morning. 

    This happened near Taft Street in Hollywood.

    A Tri-Rail representative says they hope to get the tracks reopened soon. 

    A bus bridge has been set up to take passengers to the Hollywood station and Sheridan Street.

    Stay with us on this developing story. 


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    Two people are dead after being hit by a car in Miramar, according to police.

    Jonah Mosaphir, 19, and Gabrielle Camps, 19, were killed when they were struck by a car as they pushed a disabled BMW in the 15700 block of Pembroke Road early Monday. Miramar police identified the driver that hit them as Asia Valentine, 23, of Miramar. 

    The driver of the disabled vehicle, Giovanni Martinez, 19, was airlifted to Memorial Regional Hospital.

    Two others who were pushing the car were identified as Justin Molina, 18, and Gregory Vasquez, 21. They were not injured. 

    The driver of the other car did stay on scene, according to police.

    Stay with Local 10 and Local10.com for updates.

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    Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer seems to be living out a courtroom version of "This Is Your Life" on a daily basis.

    Just weeks after gaining national attention for presiding over a former middle school classmate's bond court hearing, Glazer once again came face-to-face with a familiar person from her past on Monday.

    This time it was a passenger from a cruise that Glazer had recently taken to the Caribbean.

    Alon Glenn was appearing before Judge Glazer in an extradition hearing on a fraud charge from Georgia.

    Glazer quickly remembered that Glenn was picked up after disembarking from the Carnival Breeze cruise ship when it arrived in South Florida.

    Glazer was vacationing on the ship with her family at the same time as Glenn.

    "You had a nice cruise?" Glazer asked an astounded Glenn. "I'm glad to be back at work. I had to watch four kids!"

    Glenn asked if the judge had seen him participating in the poolside dance contest, to which Glazer replied that she had.

    "It was a fun time, huh?" said Glazer.

    Glenn requested to receive bond, but was denied as the case is from Georgia.

    Glazer seemed to side with Glenn, saying that if he had wanted to flee, he could have done so in the ports of call visited by the ship.

    "If he wanted to flee, he would fled in, what was it, St. Maarten's, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico?" said Glazer, naming the ships' travel destinations. "But he came back."

    Glazer's reunion back on July 2, 2015 was more bittersweet as she was forced to issue bond for Arthur Booth, a well-liked former classmate of hers at Nautilus Middle School who has been charged with burglary and grand theft.


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    It's called Test Track, not "Get Testy" Track.

    Nevertheless, a guest visiting Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort captured a full-on brawl on video (below) while waiting in line to experience the theme park ride.

    According to WFTV, three women took part in the fisticuffs on Saturday night.

    In the video taken by the identified guest, you can see the women arguing for an unknown reason before the punches start to fly.

    One of the women is seen swinging an umbrella at her adversary.

    Another is wearing a Goofy hat.

    At one point a Disney employee attempts to break up the fight, but he is quickly shoved aside.

    No injuries were reported, but all three women were allegedly escorted out of the line.

    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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    When asked why he commented on a Facebook post about black suspects with the words "typical hood rat behavior," Fort Lauderdale police Officer Jeffery Feldewert said it wasn't a racist message.

    "What did you mean by hood rat?" Internal Affairs Sgt. Cecil Stone asked Feldewert in an audiotaped interview.

    "People who seem to wake up in the morning with the sole purpose of creating chaos and mayhem," answered Feldewert.

    "Does that apply to a particular race of people?" Stone asked.

    "No," Feldewert said.

    "Does it apply to black people?" Stone asked.

    "It can," said Feldewert.

    The 20-year veteran was fired after the department learned of that Facebook comment, which was accompanied by a photograph of white officers arresting a black suspect with the words, "Black people: Because without them the evening news wouldn't be as fun to watch."

    Monday, Local 10 News obtained the audiotape of Feldewert's IA interview.

    "What does that mean?" asked Sgt. Stone.

    "It means that on the news black people seem to be front and center on committing some sort of crime," said Feldewert. "And the news media seem to always be harping on it."

    Feldewert said he was going for a laugh with the post.

    "It was to get a chuckle," he said. "It was meant to be funny."

    Corin Ercolano, who responded to the original post with disgust, found no humor in any of it and said it was scary, that someone who would post such things on Facebook shouldn't be a cop.

    "I was offended and I'm not an African-American," she said. "And I was still offended."

    Feldewert also defended his use of an image depicting a skull with an FLPD badge and the partially-concealed words "Savage Hunter," a term also used in a racist video that was used as part of the case against four other Fort Lauderdale officers who lost their jobs in March; three were fired and one quit.

    It's a military term, well the savage part," said Feldewert. "It's people who act uncivilized -- the criminal element -- and we hunt them ... the police."

    When Feldewert said he considered all criminals as "savages," Stone posed the question of someone stealing a soda from a supermarket.

    "Do you see that person as being a savage?" asked the sergeant.

    "Yes," answered Feldewert, who is appealing his firing.

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    A couple from Plantation is facing charges after their 5-year-old daughter walked to a neighbor's house in the middle of the night to say that no one was home and her 3-old brother was crying, police said.

    Jeffrey Anderson, 43, and Heather Anderson, 38, were arrested Sunday on charges of child neglect without bodily harm.

    According to an arrest report, the neighbor went to the home with the Andersons' daughter, entered the unlocked front door, and called out for the parents, but no one responded.

    The woman told detectives that she went into one of the bedrooms where the toddler was crying. She then took the children back to her home and called 911.

    Police said responding officers also called out for the parents before entering the home where they found Heather Anderson passed out in her bed.

    Officers said numerous empty bottles of alcoholic beverages were scattered throughout the home. They said an officer had to perform a sternum rub technique to wake her up.

    According to the report, Heather Anderson was "extremely disoriented, confused and was unaware of her surroundings."

    Police said she claimed she was "fine," but admitted to having had a couple of beers with her husband and taking a prescribed Xanax pill before going to sleep. Police said her eyes were glossy and bloodshot.

    Police called Jeffrey Anderson, and said he told officers that he was "playing cards" at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Police said the father returned home voluntarily to speak with detectives, and said he thought he had locked the front door.

    Once home, Jeffrey Anderson told officers that he didn't tell his wife that he left  because she was sleeping, police said. Officers said the father smelled heavily of alcohol and admitted to drinking with his wife before he got a ride to the casino. They said his eyes appeared to be glossy and his speech was slurred.

    Both parents were taken into custody and appeared in bond court Monday.

    Heather Anderson is being held in jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond and has been ordered to not have contact with her children. She was also ordered to complete pretrial release drug and alcohol evaluations, and has been ordered not to drink while released.

    Jeffrey Anderson was also granted a $5,000 bond and was ordered not to drink upon his release.

    He was previously arrested last year on allegations that he assaulted his wife.

    According to court documents, Jeffrey Anderson struck his wife in the stomach and grabbed her hair in the presence of their children in January 2014. Heather Anderson refused to prosecute.

    The children are in the temporary custody of their grandparents.

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    An 80-year-old man who suffers from Alzheimer's is behind bars, accused of stabbing his wife to death inside their Southwest Miami-Dade County home.

    Abner Peckman Lawton was arrested Sunday on a charge of second-degree murder.

    According to an arrest report, Lawton stabbed his wife, Betty Lawton, multiple times inside their home on Southwest 90th Street off 103rd Avenue.

    Police said he drove to a nearby Publix on 107th Avenue and called 911 from the store's customer service telephone.

    Police said Lawton told the dispatcher that he had fatally stabbed his wife at about noon.

    Officers met Lawton in the Publix parking lot, and said he had blood throughout his clothing.

    Detectives and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to Lawton's home and found his wife dead with stab wounds throughout her body.

    The Lawtons' friend, Mike Wiggs, may be the last person to have interacted with Lawton before his arrest, and said he tried to visit the couple earlier on Sunday.

    "When he cracked that door, it looked like he was wearing like an oxygen thing on his nose, and he was fine," Wiggs said. "He said he had an emergency.  I said, 'Is there something wrong with Betty?' He said, 'I'll call you on Monday,' and he closed the door and I left."

    Lawton was arrested and remains at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He will be in court Tuesday morning.

    A motive for the killing is unclear.

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