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    The Broward Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Oakland Park from May.

    Scott Roman, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, was arrested Monday on a charge of leaving a scene involving a death and tampering with evidence.

    Joseph Deverson, 22, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center on May 11 after he was struck by a car while riding his Go-Ped.

    He was pronounced dead later that week.

    According to detectives, Deverson was riding his Go-Ped on Powerline Road, just north of Oakland Park Boulevard, when he was hit. The driver, believed to be Roman, never stopped.

    Deputies said it's possible that Roman didn't see Deverson, and if he had stayed at the scene, there's a chance that he wouldn't have been charged.

    The white BMW believed to be involved in the incident was found days after the crash at The Palms condominiums in Fort Lauderdale.

    Deputies said Roman told an employee at the building to make arrangements to have his vehicle repaired.

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    An elderly woman accidentally ran over a man, believed to be her husband, in the driveway of their Fort Lauderdale home Monday afternoon, police confirmed.

    The incident was reported at 6001 NE 19th Ave.

    According to police, the 89-year-old woman accidentally struck the 91-year-old man while she was backing up an SUV.

    The man was taken to a hospital. His condition has not been released.

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    A South Florida man said he wants his roommate to pay for his 4-month-old puppy's veterinarian bills after the roommate allegedly broke the dog's leg.

    Jimmy Diaz told police that his puppy did its business on his roommate's bed last week. He said his roommate then grabbed the dog by the neck and slammed it to the ground.

    Diaz was told that the puppy suffered a broken leg and that it would need an expensive surgery.

    The dog is still in the animal hospital because Diaz wants the roommate to pay for the operation.

    "The dog is inside now (and) has been there without the surgery," Diaz told Local 10 News. "The surgery has to be done ASAP. And to this day, I still get no response from the roommate, though."

    Police told Diaz they cannot charge the roommate because there were no witnesses. Diaz said he plans to sue his roommate.

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    Residents in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood had an unexpected visitor Monday afternoon.

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    A woman who survived a plane crash with her husband Sunday said it felt like they were moving in slow motion as they tried to escape the fiery wreckage.

    Sonia McKenzie, 50, was treated at Broward Health North after the small plane her husband was flying crashed Sunday in the Florida Everglades while he attempted to make an emergency landing.

    "As soon as we touched down there (were) orange and red flames everywhere," Sonia McKenzie told Local 10 News on Monday. "He jumped out. He reached back to grab my hand, and my headset caught me, and I ripped that off, and then he went back again for me and pulled me out."

    Sonia McKenzie said they stumbled across the rocks and jumped into the nearby canal.

    "We didn't know if we were on fire or the plane was going to explode," she said.

    Kenneth McKenzie, who turned 53 Monday, was taken to the burn unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where his wife said he is still recovering. Sonia McKenzie and the couple's daughters brought the pilot balloons and a birthday cake to celebrate with him inside his hospital room. 

    Sonia McKenzie said her husband was "overwhelmed and thankful to be alive."

    The couple's plane crashed shortly after they took off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

    Woman describes chaotic crash landing after escaping from burning plane

    A woman from the airport's tower called 911 and said the plane had gone down near Coral Springs, "about a mile and a half north of where the Sawgrass bends."

    "We don't know if he's in the road or in the Everglades or anything," the caller said. "We lost contact with him."

    LISTEN: Full 911 call

    The caller told the dispatcher that Kenneth and Sonia McKenzie were the only people on board and that the plane had six hours of fuel left.

    "I knew it was going to be OK," Sonia McKenzie said. "If it was our time, it was going to be our time, and apparently it's not."

    She said they first noticed there was a problem about five to seven minutes after takeoff.

    "As we were touching down, crashing down, and orange and red flames came up all around, I thought, 'Oh, this is how it feels before you die,'" she said.

    Kenneth McKenzie is a former Canadian military pilot and the former chief operating officer of Spirit Airlines. Sonia McKenzie credits her husband's many years of flying experience, his calm demeanor and a higher power for escaping.

    "We just look at each other and say how much we love each other," she said.

    Kenneth McKenzie suffered burns on the left side of his body. He is expected to make a full recovery.

    Meanwhile, Sonia McKenzie said she is working on getting her pilot's license as well and has a scheduled solo flying session next week that she still plans on attending.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

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    Police are investigating after a vehicle was stolen Monday night with a 1-year-old boy inside.

    Miami-Dade police Detective Marjorie Eloi said the mother stopped at a friend's home just before 8 p.m. at 26980 SW 143rd Place and left the child in the running vehicle.

    When she walked out of the home, her vehicle was gone and there was a bicycle there, Eloi said. The mother then called police.

    RELATED: Man steals SUV with children inside

    At about 8:40 p.m., police found the car abandoned at Southwest 140th Avenue and Southwest 272nd Street with the baby inside, Eloi said.

    Police are now searching for the car thief.

    The baby was not injured and has been reunited with his mother.

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  • 09/01/15--07:19: 2 women shot in Miami Lakes
  • Miami-Dade police are investigating after two women were shot in Miami Lakes. 

    It happened early Tuesday morning on Northwest 79th Court.

    Police did not say the extent of their injuries but confirmed neither were considered life-threatening. 

    A man has been detained, but it is unclear how or if he is connected to the shooting. 

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

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    A southwest Miami-Dade County home was severely damaged after a driver crashed a Jeep into a front bedroom where a young child was sleeping. 

    Emergency crews were called to the home at 13901 Southwest 152nd Court after the driver of a blue Jeep Liberty lost control and ended up crashing inside. 

    "We were all home and we heard a loud screeching," said Eric Steman. "Before we knew it, there was a car halfway in our house."

    According to Steman, the driver crashed into his son's room, where the 4-year-old was asleep. "He was OK, he was under the covers. His bed was pushed to the other side of the room."

    While the child was not hurt, the status of the driver is unknown. Steman said he saw her in the back of an ambulance but she did not appear to be injured. 

    It is also unclear if the family was able to stay in the home Monday night, as there was significant damage where the car had crashed. 

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

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    At least one person was killed Monday night after a van crashed into trees in Miami Gardens.

    According to police, the vehicle went off the road along Northwest 27th Avenue near 202nd Terrace before 11:30 p.m.

    The crash happened right across the street from Sun Life Stadium.

    Early Tuesday morning, it remained unclear why the van ended up the trees.

    The identity of the victim was not available.

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  • 09/01/15--16:00: Pets available for adoption
  • Daisy is waiting at the Humane Society of Broward County, along with all the other fabulous friends in this slideshow looking for a family to call their own.

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    Miramar police were called to reports of a 6-year-old boy missing from his elementary school Tuesday afternoon, but it turns out he was found safe after boarding the wrong bus.

    A Broward County Public Schools representative told Local 10 News that the boy was accidentally placed on a private school bus from Sea Castle Elementary School to be taken to an aftercare program.

    The representative said employees realized that the child was not one of their students and notified the elementary school.

    The boy was taken back to Sea Castle Elementary School.

    Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said the bus driver is new and didn't realize that the child was not supposed to board the bus.

    The school district representative said that the child's whereabouts were unknown for a brief time, but claimed that the boy was never in danger.

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    A pilot who survived a fiery plane crash in the Everglades over the weekend is speaking publicly about the incident from his hospital bed at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

    Kenneth McKenzie, 53, suffered burns in the Sunday crash, but is grateful that he and his wife were able to make it out of the plane alive.

    McKenzie will have to undergo extensive rehab and perhaps surgery down the road, but he is in good spirits.

    The pilot was surrounded Tuesday with flowers, balloons and cards from his loved ones.

    McKenzie and his wife, Sonia, said they were heading to Virginia to visit their daughter Sunday when their plane suffered engine trouble just minutes after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

    McKenzie is an experienced pilot, who served as a pilot in the Canadian military. He is also the former chief operating officer of Spirit Airlines. His experience may be what helped him land as safely as possible in an open area.

    "I didn't expect the aircraft to catch fire, and so when the aircraft came to a stop, the aircraft was surrounded in flames, (and) it was really, really warm in the aircraft," McKenzie said. "I opened the door, jumped out and everything was engulfed in flames. And (I) turned around and Sonia was still working to get out of her seat belt, so I grabbed a hold of her."

    Sonia McKenzie said her husband told her to jump into a nearby canal because they didn't know if they were on fire.

    "We didn't know if we were on fire or the plane was going to explode," she said.

    Sonia McKenzie was taken to Broward Health North to be treated for minor injuries.

    Doctors said Kenneth McKenzie will likely have permanent scarring from the crash, and said he is a eligible for a groundbreaking stem cell procedure that is only performed at JMH. It's unclear whether McKenzie will go through with the procedure.

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    A South Florida woman found a big surprise this week when she went to clean her swimming pool -- a large tortoise that had wandered away from home.

    Lisa Steiger, who lives at the Estates of Stirling Lake in Davie, told Local 10 News investigative reporter Jeff Weinsier that she initially thought that the tortoise was a tree stump Monday until the animal started to move.

    "I looked over in the corner," Steiger said. "I have three tree stumps and they were struck by lightning, but there was a fourth one, and I thought, 'I didn't have four,' and then he started to move, and then I realized it was a tortoise."

    Steiger said she called the Wildlife Care Center but was told that the tortoise appeared to be someone's pet, and they couldn't do anything about it.

    She said no one in her neighborhood owns a tortoise.

    The tortoise will be kept at the Native Village in Hollywood until the animal's owner comes forward.

    Anyone with information about the tortoise's owner is asked to email

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    The Florida Highway Patrol has released dashcam video of a traffic stop from early August, which shows a trooper using his Taser on a man.

    Sgt. Mark Wysocky said the trooper stopped the car for speeding the night of Aug. 4 on Interstate 75 near Weston. As the trooper approached the passenger-side window to speak with the driver, the passenger sticks a leg out of the car.

    The video shows the trooper telling the passenger, identified as Marcel Brown, to put his leg inside the car.

    Brown doesn't listen, and the trooper asks to see his ID and asks him why he is not wearing a seat belt.

    The trooper then tells Brown to get back in the car.

    "Don't touch me, man," Brown is heard saying as the trooper pushes him to make him sit down.

    The video then shows Brown and the trooper struggling with each other inside the car. The driver steps out.

    At some point, the trooper used a stun gun on the passenger, Wysocky said.

    The trooper can be heard in the video telling Brown to "calm down, sir" as Brown is screaming.

    Both were taken to Cleveland Clinic with minor injuries.

    Brown was arrested on charges of failure to obey a law enforcement officer, battery on an officer and resisting an officer with violence.

    The driver was also cited for speeding.

    The names of the trooper and driver have not been released.

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    Atlas V launched Wednesday morning and could be spotted from South Florida.

    The rocket carrying a satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral at 6:18 a.m. The launch had gotten pushed back from its original time at 5:59 a.m.

    The rocket is carrying a military satellite that should improve cell phone reception for service members in remote areas.

    Several viewers have been sending us images and videos. Send yours to

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    In a matter of seconds, a crook was able to smash through the front door of a smoke shop that was boarded up overnight Monday.

    The robber went after the cash register, and surveillance video shows he left quite the mess behind.

    The video shows the crook using a rock to smash the front door of the shop on University Drive.

    The man was wearing a sweater with distinct lettering.

    In the video, he can be seen going right after the cash register. For whatever reason, as he walks away from it, he decides to shove a glass case filled with merchandise onto the floor.

    At that point, he walks toward the other side of the business.

    The guy is later seen getting into car that was parked nearby outside of the store waiting for him.

    The manager said about $200 was taken from the register, and more than $1,500 in merchandise was either broken or stolen.

    The business has been open about seven months and was also robbed in February. Local 10 News was told in that incident, the crook was caught.

    Police are looking into whether the break-in is related to another one that took place last month in Hollywood, where another smoke shop was broken into. The crook also used a rock to break in and clear the register.

    It doesn't appear the crook even realized the business had cameras, but one can be found on just about every corner.

    Anyone with any information on the man in the video is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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    A South Florida family said they owe their lives to their new dog, Candi, after the puppy awakened the family Monday night as smoke came from their refrigerator.

    The family said they rescued the 1-year-old terrier mix on Saturday, just two days before the incident.

    "She rescued us. She saved our lives," Silvia Reyes said. "I promise you, I mean, we were sleeping. We wouldn't have known otherwise."

    Reyes and her 13-year-old son, Marcus, were asleep inside their Pinecrest townhouse when they were awakened by Candi who was sleeping in the living room.

    "We heard a lot of barking and howling," Reyes said. "To my surprise, at 1 in the morning, I came down and our kitchen was engulfed in smoke."

    Silvia said she panicked, woke up her husband and then called 911.

    "The compressor (in the refrigerator) was making some kind of bad connection," she said.

    The family escaped without any injuries, but Candi wasn’t as lucky.

    "Candi started throwing up and breathing really hard," Reyes said.

    The family rushed the dog to an animal hospital, and an X-ray revealed that she had a collapsed lung.

    Now Candi's on several medications and using a breathing machine. Veterinarians said smoke inhalation caused her lung to collapse.

    Candi is expected to make a full recovery.

    "She's part of our family," Reyes said. "It was meant to be."

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    Miami-Dade Transit services will be temporarily suspended at various hours Wednesday and Thursday during Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Miami.

    Transit officials said the decision was based on "security reasons." They said several Metrorail and Metromover stations would be stopped during the afternoon and evening hours Wednesday and during the afternoon on Thursday. Metrobus service is also expected to be impacted.

    Officials said the services would stop intermittently for as long as 25 to 30 minutes at a time.

    "Metrorail riders who plan to use the Orange Line to go to Miami International Airport are encouraged to give themselves ample time to arrive to their destination on time," officials said.

    Biden will make an appearance at the Science Center at Miami-Dade College Wednesday and is headlining a private fundraiser for Senate Democrats in Florida as he mulls a potential challenge to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Interest in a Biden campaign has intensified as Clinton has struggled with what some Democrats consider a lackluster start to her campaign and scrutiny over her use of a private email account and server as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

    Biden's overnight trip to Florida will be followed by a speech on Thursday night before a Jewish audience in Atlanta and Labor Day events in Pittsburgh next Monday.

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    The chief of police in Pembroke Pines is demanding an apology after one of his officers was denied service at a fast-food restaurant in the city.

    Pembroke Pines police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell said a uniformed officer was denied service Tuesday night at the Arby's on Pines Boulevard. The reason, Conwell said, was because the customer was a police officer.

    "I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such a manner," Police Chief Dan Giustino said in a news release. "It is unacceptable, and I will be contacting the Arby's CEO to demand an apology."

    Conwell said the incident happened on the same evening that a woman and her daughter visited the Pembroke Pines Police Department to drop off cookies and a "thank you" card.

    "We are very proud of the partnerships we have built within our city, and for an incident like this to have happened is very disappointing for everyone," Giustino said.

    Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 954-431-2200.

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    A Hollywood woman was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after a man entered her home and shot her, police said.

    Hollywood police were called to the home along at 1836 Dewey Street about 5:40 a.m. They set up a perimeter in order to try to track down the shooter, but the man got away. 

    The gunman fired a single shot, Hollywood spokesman Jaime Hernandez said. The woman was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.  

    A woman who identified herself as the victim's sister told Local 10 News that her sister knew the shooter. A neighbor also said she believes the gunman is a homeless man who frequents the area. 

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