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    The Florida Supreme Court is rejecting a proposed punishment for a Broward County circuit judge who was charged after hitting a parked deputy sheriff's car outside the county courthouse.

    Judge Lynn Rosenthal had agreed to a 90-day suspension without pay that was proposed by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. However, the Supreme Court said Tuesday that a full hearing is needed to determine punishment.

    The court said it wanted more information about Rosenthal making misleading statements to the JQC and destroying evidence. Authorities said she refused to submit to a blood and urine sample.

    Rosenthal, who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after her DUI arrest in May 2014, told Local 10 News that she was "sleep driving" when her sport utility vehicle plowed into a deputy's cruiser in the parking lot of the Broward County courthouse.

    She blamed the crash on Ambien, a sleep-inducing pill for which she is prescribed, that she took the night before.

    "I was sleep driving and unaware of what I was doing until long after I got to the courthouse," Rosenthal told Local 10 News investigative reporter Bob Norman.

    Rosenthal had her DUI charge reduced to reckless driving and was sentenced to three months of probation and 25 hours of community service.

    Her actions didn't seem to dissuade voters, however, as Rosenthal was re-elected in August 2014.

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    A woman from Lauderdale Lakes is facing multiple charges after marijuana was found inside her car while she was driving around with her 8-month-old son, deputies said.

    Shannon Yorke, 23, was arrested Monday on charges of child neglect, possession of cannabis and operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.

    According to an arrest report, Yorke, whose driver's license was suspended on Aug. 31, was pulled over on the Interstate 95 onramp off West Oakland Park Boulevard.

    A deputy said she smelled marijuana coming from Yorke's car and asked Yorke to step out of the car.

    The deputy said a small bag containing 2.5 grams of marijuana was found inside a baby wipes container in a diaper bag.

    Yorke was taken into custody, and her car and her son were released to her mother. 

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    Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for two men who attached a credit card skimmer to an ATM last week at a Bank of America branch in Cooper City.

    Surveillance video shows one of the crooks placing the device on the machine at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday at 5504 S. Flamingo Road.

    The video then shows a second man approaching the ATM to verify that the skimmer was installed correctly.

    The man who installed the skimmer is described as a white man in his 20s, with short hair and no facial hair. He was wearing a blue baseball cap with no logos, dark sunglasses and a dark-colored T-shirt. The second man is described as a white man, possibly in his 20s. He had short hair and a short beard. He was wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a blue T-shirt.

    Anyone with information about the identities of the men is asked to call Detective Glenn Gainey at 954-435-2200, ext. 272. Tips can also be reported anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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    Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a fatal shooting outside a Winn-Dixie in Dania Beach.

    The shooting happened Monday about 7 p.m. near the front of the store, located at 308 E. Dania Beach Blvd.

    BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said Jeffrey Collie, 71, drove his red pickup truck near the entrance, got out of the truck and confronted a man and his friend. An argument ensued, and Collie then shot the man, Concepcion said.

    The victim was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he was pronounced dead.

    Concepcion said Collie was interviewed, along with other witnesses, to determine a motive. He was later arrested on a charge of murder without premeditation.

    Collie's nephew, Red Darling, said Collie fired the shot after someone tried to rob him. He told Local 10 News that his uncle is a veteran who carries a gun. He said he's sure it was in self-defense.

    "He doesn't mess with anyone, so I'm sure whatever the confrontation was about, I'm sure he wasn't the aggressor," Darling said.

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    A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on Labor Day in Miami-Dade County, police confirmed.

    According to Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the teen had just started school at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, where he was a junior. His identity was not immediately released.

    Police said the shooting happened in the area of Northwest 27th Street and 13th Avenue. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. It's unclear if authorities are still searching for the shooter.

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho took to Twitter on Monday morning.

    "Sadly, not everyone of our kids gets to see today's rising sun. Overnight murderous violence has claimed one more child in our 'Magic City?'" Carvalho posted.

    A motive for the shooting remains unclear.

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    The Call Christina team documents a Miami-Dade police economic crimes bureau detail involving unlicensed contractors. 

    "People that are claiming that they are licensed, claiming that they are qualified when in fact they are not. People we know we have had issues with in the past and they are going to be some people here who we already have cases with," Sgt. Leo Fuentes said. "A lot of people are getting defrauded."

    The law enforcement operation led to 12 arrests over two days.

    Two undercover detectives posed as homeowners at a Miami Gardens home in need of repair.

    Investigators moved in to arrest the suspects at the moment the contractors, who arrived to bid on the repair work, gave quotes for jobs records show they were not licensed to perform.

    The contractors offered services ranging from roofing and paving, to fencing and air conditioning.

    Local 10 News investigative reporter Christina Vazquez was given exclusive access during the two-day operation. 

    Local 10 News captured the moment law-enforcement went in for the takedown. The majority of those arrested now face a misdemeanor charge of contracting without a license. 

    READ: Arrest reports

    WEB EXTRA: Contracting without a license is a crime

    "It's Contractor Fraud:"

    "Some of the people we are calling in are people that we have active cases on and we have probable cause for arrest," Fuentes said. 

    All of the unlicensed contractors on the list were found to be advertising as a contractor throughout Miami-Dade County by staff.

    "The list of names, that's maybe a 6-month process. Unlicensed contractors throughout Miami-Dade County that were previously advertising, and we've seen them out in the streets, and we took pictures of their vehicles and their tag numbers. So we identified them before we came here to see if they are licensed or not," Daniel Vuelta, contractor investigation section supervisor for the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, said. "If it is an unlicensed contractor than the case is handled criminally."

    "A lot of these guys are going to be general handy man. Citizens of (Miami) Dade County have had issues with them in the past," Fuentes said. "It is a contractor fraud."

    Joint Operation: 

    Miami-Dade Police, Miami Gardens Police and the Contractor Licensing Enforcement Section of the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources were involved in the operation, which had been months in the making. 

    Police told Local 10 News that many of the unlicensed contractors who were arrested were known offenders to detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Economic Crimes Bureau, like 46-year-old Jose Alvarez.

    Before responding to a call for repairs by the undercover detectives posing as homeowners, records showed that Alvarez was on the radar for taking a $325 deposit in July 2014 for a job that he never started. 

    According to his arrest form, the victim "attempted to contact the defendant numerous times, with negative results." Investigators stated that Alvarez "misrepresented himself as a licensed contractor during both incidents."

    Alvarez was charged with a misdemeanor for contracting without a license and a third-degree felony for grand theft.

    Attempts to reach Alvarez for comment after the operation were unsuccessful. 

    Juan Carlos Diaz, 47, of Bayate Repairs, had told the undercover detectives who were posing as homeowners that he has worked from Hialeah "all the way up to Canada."

    He also stated he could do "everything."

    "A lot of different things, all of which require specialized training and licensing that are required through the county," Fuentes said. 

    Police said a records check showed neither he nor the company he worked for were licensed to perform the job.

    Diaz was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for contracting without a license.

    Over the phone Diaz told Vazquez that he now plans to seek the proper licensing. 

    Another person netted in the operation, Henry Avile Jimenez, also told Local 10 News that he is interested in making sure proper licensing and training is in place moving forward.

    "I am currently in contractor's school," he said over the phone. 

    Local 10 News has attempted to reach every person arrested for comment. If and when they respond to the request, Local 10 News will add their statements to Local10.com.

    COMING UP ON CALL CHRISTINA: 

    PART 2: SOUTH FLORIDA ENERGY SAVERS

    PART 3: CONSUMER PROTECTION TIPS 

    One of the 12 unlicensed contractors, John Paulisin, 62, of South Florida Energy Savers, was recently featured in a Call Christina investigation, which had aired just one day before he was busted by police on Aug. 27.

    The Call Christina investigation found that Paulisin had contracted with a Cutler Bay couple to install solar panels even though he didn't have the required state license. 

    Miami-Dade County has also been investigating him following a series of complaints. 

    After being busted by the undercover detectives last week, Paulisin was charged with two counts misdemeanor for contracting without a license.

    Coming up on Wednesday, Vazquez speaks to Paulisin right after he was arrested by police. On Thursday, Vazquez shows you the consumer protection tips she learned during the two-day detail.

    WEB EXTRA: Become a Miami-Dade County licensed contractor

    "To do the testing, do the training, do the licensing, that's really all it takes for them to be legitimate," Fuentes said. "To have their licenses so they can do these jobs legitimately."

    Below is a list of the 12 contractors busted during the operation.

    Henry Avile Jimenez, 43 of "Henry's Refrigation" Abe Lavy, 74, of "Castillo Fencing" Roberto Suarez, 50, identified on the arrest form as a "roofer" Alexis  Villalba, 20, of "Lae Pavers" Jose Alvarez, 46, of "Castillo Fencing" Raymond Rodriguez, 43, of "AC Tech" Teobaldo Torres, 52, of "Services and Repair Company" John Paulisin, 62, of "South Florida Energy Savers" Marsy M. Sierra, 27, of "Sierra's Air" Jorge Cardoza, 48, of "J. and V. Pavers" Enrique Crespo, 55, of "Enrique Crespo AC Company" Juan Carlos Diaz, 47, of "Bayate Repairs"

    Click here to verify a license with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

    Click hereto file a complaint with the Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Enforcement Section.

    You can also call the department at 786-315-2561.

    Sgt. Fuentes said in general, the concern about unlicensed contractors is that, "for some of these people the problem is that they don't complete the work or they do shoddy work and they leave the homeowners with an unsafe structure. Or they defrauded them by insinuating or letting them know that they had licensing that they didn't have."

    He said the focus is on protecting the homeowner. "They are spending a great deal of money on repairing their houses, making additions of their house," Fuentes said. "Sometimes they are not getting their work completed. In a lot of incidences, people are going to have to rip down everything that was done and have it done all over again. The job is costing them twice as much."

    "What we want to do is make the homeowner whole," Vuelta said.

    WEB EXTRA: Miami-Dade County contractors and building trades.

    Follow Christina Vazquez on Twitter@CallChristinaTV

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    In Local 10 News' last Neighborhood Crime Alert, reporter Andrew Perez showed how 'sand snakes' were trolling area beaches to take your personal belongings. 

    This week, he got word of an international band of thieves who are getting creative and breaking into a whole mess of cars.

    It's a Neighborhood Crime Alert affecting more than one neighborhood. 

    "I know we've done it," said one driver. "We'll leave our glasses and things in the car." 

    Instead of smashing and grabbing, crooks are punching their way into cars in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. 

    Police said the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale and area beach parking lots have seen an uptick in vehicle burglaries.

    Sources said it's a crime ring that's at work, targeting unsuspecting drivers in busy parking lots and stealing any valuables to ship out of the country and resell for more money.

    Their first preferred method to break in, sources said, is punching car door locks. Their secondary method is smashing windows.

    Sources said the crews have hit vehicles in Miami, Aventura and Fort Lauderdale among others.

    Ed Federkeil owns California Custom Sport Trucks in Dania Beach. 

    He said he's all too familiar with the lock punching trend and showed Local 10 News what thieves already know. 

    "They'll take a screwdriver and just with the force of their hand, drive it into the lock mechanism, maybe take one or two times, and as they're turning it they'll pull the handle and open the door," said Federkeil. 

    Less than an hour after an interview with Federkeil, another vehicle entered his Dania Beach shop with damage to the lock.

    He said the crime is popular because it's quicker and cleaner than breaking glass. 

    "It's about a 30-second operation and you can be inside any of these vehicles that have a key hole on the door," said Federkeil. 

    So when locking your doors and removing your valuables isn't enough anymore, some new tools come in to play like a punch plug. 

    "You can remove the lock cylinder but then you have a gaping hole there," Federkeil said. "That's where the punch plug comes in." 

    That, however, only solves part of the problem. Especially for trucks, which seem to be most targeted by thieves, jimmy jammer door lock protection plates come in handy to keep thieves from getting in.

    Some people are even replacing their handles and removing the keyhole altogether.

    Authorities said you should be taking your valuables either way when you leave your car. 

    Chords and chargers and GPS holders should also be hidden. You don't want to give criminals any clues to what you have inside your car.

    Whether you have something worth taking or not, crooks do a whole lot of damage in a matter of seconds. 

    Follow Andrew Perez on Twitter@PerezLocal10

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    A woman was rescued from a tree after escaping a fire inside a Hialeah townhouse, firefighters said. 

    Hialeah firefighters were called to the one-story home in the 4100 block of West 18th Court on Tuesday evening. They were able to contain the flames to the home, though some smoke was reported in adjacent homes.

    Efforts to ventilate the homes were under way Tuesday night, and Florida Power & Light turned off electricity to the home where the fire began.  

    No injuries were reported, Hialeah fire Capt. Cesar Espinosa said. 

    Firefighters and the state fire marshal continue to investigate the cause of the fire. 

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    A driver made a detour to a North Miami Beach hospital after someone opened fire at his car Tuesday on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Sky 10 was above the bullet-riddled white Mercedes-Benz parked outside Jackson North Medical Center.

    FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez said the man was driving north on I-95 near Northwest 135th Street at about 1:30 p.m. when someone in a black car shot at his car five times.

    A passenger, who is believed to be the driver's son, jumped out of the car during the shooting and suffered road rash, Sanchez said.

    The driver suffered an injury to his bicep from "a projectile" and drove himself to the hospital. He was transferred to Aventura Hospital and released several hours later.

    "He's very lucky to be alive," Sanchez said.

    Sanchez said the shooting happened while there were plenty of vehicles on I-95, "so someone had to see all this action."

    A motive for the shooting is unknown.

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    One person was injured Wednesday in a crash that closed the southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike in Miami-Dade County.

    The crash occurred Wednesday morning near Northwest 57th Avenue.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said one patient was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

    Sky 10 was above the crash scene as a mangled car was being moved onto the shoulder of the highway.

    Both southbound lanes were briefly closed but have since reopened.

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    The U.S. Coast Guard helped Bahamian authorities seize more than $2.5 million worth of marijuana during three law enforcement operations in the Bahamas over the weekend.

    Officials said nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana were found on go-fast vessels that were traveling in waters off the coast of the Bahamas.

    In addition to the narcotics, two go-fast boats and a vehicle were seized. Six people were arrested.

    "OPBAT remains vigilant in its mission to protect citizens of both the U.S. and Bahamas" said Cmdr. Mark Driver, Coast Guard OPBAT director. "The strong partnership (that) U.S. and Bahamian forces enjoy creates a potent deterrent to criminal activity and has resulted in the seizure of over 45 tons of narcotics since October 2014."

    The OPBAT task force is comprised of elements from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Customs Border Protection Office of Air and Marine and the Bahamas Drug Enforcement Unit, a division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

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    A security guard who was shot at a residential complex in Fort Lauderdale over the weekend has been identified by police as Ralph Bouzi, 26, of Plantation.

    Police said Bouzi and the accused gunman, James McFadden, 26, were hospitalized after the shooting Saturday night in the 500 block of Northwest First Avenue. It's unclear if they have been released from the hospital.

    According to witnesses, McFadden shot Bouzi during an altercation at a pool party.

    Police said McFadden ran off after the shooting and was found in an alley adjacent to the location of the party.

    Police said McFadden was involved in a confrontation with officers, who said they were forced to fire on McFadden.

    McFadden and Bouzi were taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

    The officer involved in the shooting was not hurt.

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    Agriculture officials have placed 85 miles of land in Miami-Dade County under quarantine because of the oriental fruit fly.

    The quarantine zone stretches from about Southwest 104th Street to 272nd Street and from 147th Avenue to 237th Avenue. Growers there are being asked not to ship or move any fruits or plants until they consult with officials.

    Local 10 News was told that the flies have been discovered in one area in the Redlands, another near Kendall and in an area by the airport.

    Officials said the outbreak of the flies is aggressive and has the potential to affect about 95 percent of the crops grown in south Miami-Dade County, including avocados and mangoes, which would take a huge toll on the local economy.

    Officials said they put bait spray on phone poles and set small traps to capture the pests. There are 56,000 traps in the state of Florida, and officials said more are scheduled to be set in areas where the flies were most recently found.

    The appearance of the flies comes at a crucial time for growers, the middle of avocado season and as farmers start planting winter crops.

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    Four people were killed when a man driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 27 in Weston crashed his car head-on into another vehicle. 

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Nathan Wine, 27, of Delray Beach, was driving south in the northbound lanes of U.S. 27 near Interstate 75 when he crashed his Volvo into a Toyota Sequoia that was traveling northbound just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

    Wine's white Volvo spun off the highway after the impact, landing in the median. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Three people inside the Toyota SUV were also killed. The driver was identified as Hermis Ruiz, 67, of Clewiston. The passengers were identified as Daisy Zayas, 62, of Clewiston, and Ines Zayas Pena, 63, of Havana, Cuba. 

    A fourth passenger, Minerio Ruiz Torres, 69, was airlifted to Broward Health North after he was found wandering around the scene of the crash in a state of shock.

    Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said Torres suffered some leg injuries and possible internal injuries.

    Only Torres and Ruiz were wearing seat belts. 

    It is unclear if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. 

    The northbound lanes of U.S. 27 were closed for several hours, but they reopened about 3 a.m. Wednesday. 

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    4 killed, 1 injured in wrong-way crash on U.S. 27


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    Police are investigating after a body was found Wednesday morning at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale.

    Sky 10 was above the scene about 10 a.m. as numerous police cruisers were at the park.

    Police said it’s unclear if the person died of natural causes.

    The gender of the body wasn't immediately known.

    Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates.

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    A 14-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a man who was walking his blind brother to a Liberty City grocery store last month.

    Prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged Juaquan Hall with second-degree murder and two counts of attempted armed robbery, the Miami Herald reported.

    Hall, a father of one and student at Edison Middle School, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He showed no emotion as the judge made it clear that a grand jury would decide this week whether to charge him with first-degree murder.

    Police said Ramiro Izquierdo, 20, was fatally shot by Hall during an attempted robbery.

    According to the Herald, much of Izquierdo's family is stricken by a rare eye cancer. He looked after his blind grandmother and blind brother, with whom he lived with in Miami.

    Hall is being held in the juvenile wing of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

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    A mother of two was shot overnight while sleeping inside her home in northwest Miami-Dade County, police confirmed.

    Bullet holes riddled the home at Northwest 101st Street and Second Avenue, and at least one bullet went through a glass window.

    A pickup truck parked in the driveway of the home was also riddled with bullets.

    Neighbors told Local 10 News reporter John Turchin that the victim is in her 30s and has an 8-year-old and 9-year-old daughter.

    They said the woman recently separated from a man with whom she had previous arguments.

    Detectives said they were investigating those claims, but no person of interest has been named.

    The woman was taken to a hospital for her injuries. Her condition has not been released.

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    More than 56 years after her death, jazz singer Billie Holiday is returning to Harlem's famed Apollo Theater, as a hologram of sorts.

    To bring back the singer known as "Lady Day," who died in 1959, the theater is partnering with Hologram USA, which also produced the digital resurrection of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival in 2012.

    The idea apparently isn't to re-create Holiday for concerts but rather as part of a permanent educational installation at the historic theater.

    "Billie is going to be able to talk about the history of the Apollo. She can take questions from the audience in an interesting way. She can sing some songs," The New York Times quoted Apollo President Jonelle Procope as saying.

    The theater has a deal with Holiday's estate to re-create the singer, and her voice will be used in the show, according to the Times. Holiday appeared at the Apollo more than 30 times.

    This latest appearance won't be quite a full-on Princess-Leia-popping-out-of-R2-D2's-head sort of a hologram.

    To create its images, Hologram USA uses a modern twist on an old stage trick called "Pepper's Ghost," in which ghostly images from a hidden part of a scene or stage appear on a piece of glass visible to the audience.

    The company's website says it sometimes uses body doubles and animation techniques to create its imagery. It can also use motion-capture technology.

    Hologram USA will use the tech to bring back country singer Patsy Cline for a concert experience in 2016 and plans to use it to digitally revive classic comedians including for the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.

    Holiday, who would have turned 100 this year, is among the most revered and influential voices in jazz. She recorded her first record at 18, according to her website, and played with some of the most acclaimed musicians of her time.


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    Do you really know who you are giving your donations to? Local 10 News has learned that there is surprise and confusion in the town of Davie.

    Non-profit organizations that depend on your clothing donations were recently ordered to remove all their collection bins, and the town has brought in a "for profit" company to take over.

    "No one has ever told us to take our bins and leave," Major Henry Hudson, of the Salvation Army in Broward County, told Local 10 News.

    Four clothing donation bins the Salvation Army used to have in Davie now sit empty in a warehouse.

    "It has been devastating. Those bins generated $250,000 a year. We would have sold those clothes in our family stores," Hudson said.

    The town of Davie ordered the Salvation Army and Goodwill to remove all their collection bins.

    The for-profit company that has taken over the collection bin business, FLSC LLC., has placed new collection bins and trucks in many of the same spots.

    Goodwill had to place an employee in the parking lot at 114th Avenue and State Road 84 to clear up any confusion.

    A Goodwill collection trailer that was a staple at that location for 25 years has been replaced by a bin from the private company.

    Residents are raising an eyebrow.

    "Shame on you," one resident said to the town.

    Some said the town has created direct competition for the nonprofit organizations.

    The new bins and trucks read: "This is not a charity. Items are not tax deductible and support a for profit recycling business."

    But many who are donating aren't reading the fine print.

    "No, I didn't know that," another resident told Local 10 News investigative reporter Jeff Weinsier.

    Under the agreement with FLSC, the town of Davie will receive $100,000, which will go to the town's dwindling endowment fund.

    The town has their own list of 12 charities they give too from that fund.

    Phillip Holste, the development administrator in Davie, said a study was never conducted to see what the effect would be on Goodwill and the Salvation Army.

    "I don't believe a study like that was conducted, because in our opinion, they can continue to operate in the town of Davie," Holste said.

    So while the nonprofits can operate, they cannot set up donation bins. The Salvation Army claims the bins generate 60 percent of the goods donated.

    Meanwhile, Goodwill had opened two "drop off" stores in Davie and now pays retail rent in two shopping centers.

    The Salvation Army can't afford to do that.

    The Salvation Army on Broward Boulevard provides housing, rehabilitation, work therapy and counseling to 100 people year round. All of the money to operate the facility comes from local donations.

    And when there is a disaster, the Salvation Army is usually first on the scene.

    "I'm not happy with the decision they made and I think it is a danger to charity," Hudson said. "They have not considered that part of it. It was more of a selfish consideration (than) what will they do for their town."

    Follow Jeff Weinsier on Twitter @jweinsier

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    Cellphone video captured the aftermath of a fatal shooting at a supermarket Monday night in Dania Beach.

    Jeffrey Collie, 71, is accused of killing Ellyaher Lanza, 23. The U.S. Army veteran was being held without bond on a charge of second-degree murder.

    The Labor Day shooting in front of Winn-Dixie, 308 E. Dania Beach Blvd., happened after Collie accused Lanza of damaging his red pickup truck. Lanza was walking toward the entrance of the Winn-Dixie with a friend when Collie approached him.

    In the cellphone video, an unidentified man is heard shouting,"He didn't do nothing man! What's the (expletive) problem, man?"

    Collie told deputies that Lanza grabbed his arm during a struggle and the gun accidentally went off. Deputies said the surveillance video contradicted Collie's claim.

    The cellphone video shows a man identified as Collie standing over Lanza's body and what appears to be a handgun inside a holster. Collie has a concealed weapons permit.

    Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Laughten Hall and an unidentified security guard were at the scene. In the video, someone can be heard saying that the man on the ground is dead.

    "Of course he's dead," the security guard said.

    But seconds later, the video shows Lanza gasp for air. A bystander then shouted, "Oh my God! Call somebody!"

    The video shows Hall detained Collie first, and then reached for his emergency kit and prepared to render cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lanza was pronounced dead at Memorial Regional Hospital about 45 minutes later. 

    Follow Local 10 News reporter Bob Norman on Twitter @NormanOn10

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