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    A teenager who attended Northwestern Senior High School was killed in a drive-by shooting Thursday night. 

    Miami police confirmed the fatal shooting at Northwest Third Avenue and Northwest 53rd Street.

    Police said the teen, identified as Randall Robinson III, 17, was walking with a friend when someone pulled up in car and fired at Robinson.

    "We believe he was the intended target because his friend was not hurt, but we do know that perhaps somebody may know something else that perhaps we don't know," Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat said. "Someone must have seen something. Perhaps somebody may know what their reason behind the shooting is. Right now, we don't have a motive, we don't have a make or model (of the car and) we don't have a description of the shooter."

    Robinson was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Family members said Robinson previously played on the football and wrestling teams at the high school.

    Early Friday morning, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho expressed his outrage on Twitter.

    "Another senseless and cowardly drive-by shooting claims the life of a 17-year-old boy in Miami," the tweet said. "I cannot help but sense anger in my prayer!"

    The shooting comes days after a Miami Northwestern Senior High School student died when he was shot multiple times while standing outside of a home. 

    Another Northwestern Senior High School student, Joewuan Coles, 15, was fatally shot in May.

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    Local 10 News has obtained surveillance video that shows a flash fire at a Dania Beach gas station that left one man injured on Tuesday.

    Workers told Local 10 News reporter Jeff Weinsier that a man, identified as Elvio, was working on the underground tanks when vapors ignited, sparking a flash fire.

    Video from the Mobil on Stirling Road and Southwest 40th Street shows Elvio jump up and run from the flames.

    Elvio suffered second-degree burns to his face and has since been released from the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.

    Two other workers from Petro Solutions who were not underground were not injured in the fire.

    One man, who did not want to be identified, told Weinsier that he has never seen anything like this in his 30 years of working on gas station tanks.

    Elvio has been cleared to return to work for "light duty," but remains on leave.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

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    Four people have been arrested in connection to a home invasion robbery that led to a fatal shooting, police said.

    It happened just before 12:50 a.m. Friday in the 11900 block of Southwest 12th Street in Pembroke Pines.

    Police said the investigation determined that Milton Desir, 20, Cleveland Glover, 23, Eddrick Butler, 21, and Milot Desir, 23, entered the home with the intent of committing a home invasion robbery.

    One person of the home discharged a firearm, striking Milot Desir, who was fatally wounded, according to Pembroke Pines police.

    Further investigation revealed that Alexis Brantley, 18, assisted in the planning and facilitating of the robbery, police said.

    Milton Desir, Glover, Butler and Brantley were charged with home invasion robbery and felony murder, related to Desir's death, according to Pembroke Pines police.

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    The Pinecrest Police Department is reviewing hundreds of crime reports that may have been misclassified, as residents demand that local government do more about crime in the area.

    Victims of home burglaries packed village hall Tuesday to voice their concerns.

    Many lashed out at local leaders for downplaying concerns and insinuating that crime isn't as prevalent as it appears to be at the moment.

    "I want to have none (burglaries)," said one resident. "I want to have zero. You're not the bosses. You represent us. We're the bosses." 

    Burglary victim after burglary victim stepped up to the podium to tell their story.

    Many said they have alarms or guard dogs, some have even hired private security to patrol their street, but in many cases the extra measures still don't keep criminals from breaking in. 

    "We've been broken into twice in 90 days," said one resident.

    "I have cameras, which they totally ignored. I have alarms, which they totally ignored," said another resident. 

    Local 10 News has been covering a rash of commercial and residential burglaries in the area in recent months.

    The mayor and police chief said crime has been relatively steady over the years and that burglaries are down in 2015.

    Victims insist that the numbers are misleading. 

    Local 10 News went through hundreds of police reports classified as vandalisms in the village of Pinecrest. 

    Many document doors pried open and windows smashed. In several incidents, the homeowners are still home when the burglaries happened. 

    A village spokeswoman released the following statement regarding the findings:

    "It has come to the attention of Police Chief Samuel Ceballos, Jr. that attempted residential burglaries may have been incorrectly classified by police officers as an act of vandalism. The Chief has directed a thorough review to determine the validity of the allegations. In addition, the Administrative Division Lieutenant has been directed to verify all residential crime reports, thereby ensuring their accuracy and precluding any future reporting errors. Police Chief Ceballos, who has made transparency a hallmark of his administration, took these steps to ensure the accuracy of police reporting."

    As the review continues and the numbers are adjusted, residents are demanding village council members and the mayor better equip and fund officers in the community to protect them.

    The council is in the middle of bargaining with police representatives. Some residents said there are issues behind the scenes. 

    To help deal with crime, village officials voted to try a different approach to fighting crime in the area.

    "The Village Council took decisive action at Tuesday's budget hearing in addressing crime issues in the Village," said a village spokeswoman. "The Village Council approved three measures to increase public safety for Pinecrest residents.  It appropriated $495,000 for a License Plate Reader System which would place a camera at the 37 entryways to the Village.  The system is designed to send alerts to police dispatch in real-time. The Village Council also approved the addition of five new police officer positions and approved the use of forfeiture funds to establish a K-9 unit program. These combined public safety measures augment the police department's ability to protect residents and property. It is the goal of this administration to meet the concerns of residents with innovative ideas that have proven results."

    Watch Local 10 News and check back on Local10.com for updates on this developing story.

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    A teenager is being hailed a hero for not allowing herself to fall victim to thieves and helping police track down two suspects.

    "When she has her mind set on something, she darts for it to say the least," Charles W. Flanagan Girls Volleyball coach Jesse Ochoa said.

    Flanagan Varsity Girls Volleyball captain Caytley Ray said at their last match something spiked her "spidey senses" as some suspicious boys were hovering around the teams' cellphones. Then, in the middle of a close game, they realized their phones had just been swiped.

    "One of my players turns to me and says, 'Coach, we need a timeout,' and I am looking a little confused as to why we need a timeout," Ochoa said.

    Ray and a teammate then bolted from the gym looking for the thieves, finally seeing one of them across the football field.

    "So we ran across the field and jumped the fence, and by then he had already turned the corner, so we kept running and we finally caught up to him," Ray said.

    "After she left, the rest of the varsity followed her, and I am left sitting on the court all by myself," Ochoa said. "Next thing you know, I heard she cleared the fence and was chasing these guys down."

    So the question is, what was Ray thinking?

    "Coach's sprints are really paying off right now," Ray said.

    Police arrested two suspects about a half-mile away from the gym. Caytley, or "Caycay," to her teammates, had just served up a little justice.

    "We assumed that they would reschedule the game because of what happened," Ray said.

    But they didn't. The match went on without Caycay and a few other varsity players, but thankfully they still won.

    "You didn't get in trouble with your coach for running off during a game?" asked Local 10 News' Todd Tongen.

    "I should have, but no, I didn't," Ray said.

    "If you had lost the game, would she be running stars right now?" Tongen asked.

    "Probably," Ochoa laughed.

    Follow Todd Tongen on Twitter @toddtongen

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    It's the end of an era in Spanish television. After 53 years on the air "Sabado Gigante" comes to an end Sept. 19.

    In an exclusive interview with Local 10 News, the show's host, Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, said he is going to miss "everything."

    Kreutzberger sat down with Local 10 News anchor Victor Oquendo inside his "Sala de Premios," his trophy room inside his waterfront Miami Beach home. He's done it all in his career and has the hardware to show it.

    "The Emmy, the Grammy, the star on the Hollywood (Walk) of Fame, I have almost everything," joked Kreutzberger.

    His show holds the Guinness World Record for "Longest-Running Variety TV Show," and he feels now is the right time to walk way.

    "We have high ratings, we're doing a good program, and I think this is the right moment to close 'Sabado Gigante' and open a new life," Kreutzberger said.

    Kreutzberger wanted to be a tailor until he caught the TV bug. He got his start in Chile when he was 22. He'll be 75 this year. Fifty-three years on the air. To put that in perspective, Johnny Carson hosted the "Tonight Show" for 30 years, Ed Sullivan hosted his show for 23 years and "Saturday Night Live" has been on the air for 40 years.

    Ron Magill, of Zoo Miami, has appeared on the show dozens of times over the years and said it single-handedly made him a household name.

    "Don Francisco, Mario Kreutzberger, is to the Hispanic culture what Johnny Carson was to us. 'Sabado Gigante' is the 'Tonight Show,'" Magill said.

    The show has entertained millions over the years and that speaks to the host's voracious work ethic.

    "I'm always scared for the next day," Kreutzberger said. "It's what pushes me every single day. I'm very insecure. That's the truth."

    He never let a single rerun air and for many years, never repeated a single suit. While the show is coming to an end, he made it clear, he's not retiring.

    "I'm not retiring and I don't think I have to retire. That would damage my mind and my health," he said. "I am so used to communication with the audience, even though I don't see them, I feel them and I need them."

    Follow Victor Oquendo on Twitter @VictorLocal10

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    A finance manager at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram was arrested Thursday after stealing customers' credit card information to make high-end purchases, police said.

    Osvaldo Batista, 39, faces charges of organized fraud, credit card fraud, white collar crime and identity fraud.

    According to police, detectives with Miami-Dade police's Economic Crimes Bureau linked Batista to a string of fraudulent transactions after they were contacted by a department store.

    According to an arrest report, between June 5 and just this past Sunday, Batista made 25 phone purchases using more than 20 credit cards at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dadeland Mall for a total of $51,284.11.

    Detectives said Batista illegally obtained some of the credit card information from customers of the car dealership.

    The general manager of the dealership told Local 10 News that he was shocked when police arrived to take Batista away and said Batista was fired on the spot.

    "I was shocked when they arrested them," Hector Collado said. "I had no idea what it was about when they took him away until this morning. This morning I was absolutely shocked."

    Collado said he wasn't aware of any customers who had been affected, but said he would do everything he could to make things right.

    Detectives said they searched Batista's home Thursday and found documentation linking him to fraudulent purchases. About $5,000 in new merchandise was also discovered at his home.

    Police said Batista purchased "high-end clothing and miscellaneous items" with victims' credit card information.

    Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Batista's is asked to call detectives at 305-994-1000.

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    A family is asking for answers after a father, who is now hospitalized, was found in the street after a possible hit-and-run.

    Aldo Veras is a loving father of four.

    "He's loving, he's kind, he's the best dad," said his daughter, Kimberly Veras.

    Aldo Veras is in the fight of his life. The 49-year-old is in intensive care at Kendall Regional. He has severe injuries to his head and chest.

    "Multiple fractures, a concussion," said his brother, Julio Veras.

    Exactly what caused them is still a mystery.

    "We need answers, you know. That's what we want," Julio Veras said.

    Aldo Veras' family has been by his side since Aug. 29. Around 5:30 a.m. that morning, someone called 911. Police arrived to find Aldo Veras bloodied right in the middle of Southwest 23rd Lane, seemingly left to die.

    "I think that's the worst thing you could do to someone," Kimberly Veras said.

    Local 10 News is told Aldo Veras went out with a friend the night of Aug. 28. They had dinner around 7 p.m. at Chevy's in Doral, then went to Los Recuerdos Tavern off Southwest Eighth Street and 127th Avenue at 11:30 p.m. They ended up back at his friend's house in the wee hours of the morning.

    Soon after, Julio Veras received a call.

    "What did you think when you heard that?" asked Local 10 News' Liane Morejon.

    "The worst, that he was dead," Julio Veras said.

    "I thank God that he's stable, but we still need to know what happened," Kimberly Veras said.

    Because Aldo Veras was found in the street, police are working this as a hit-and-run, but a lack of physical evidence or video footage is posing a major problem for investigators.

    Local 10 News is told police have interviewed the friend Aldo Veras was with that night. In the meantime, the family is anguished, hoping someone out there has the answers they need.

    "If you did something bad to him or you know something, call the police so we can solve the mystery," Julio Veras said.

    Anyone with information can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 304-471-TIPS.


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    Realtor Liz Caldwell shows off the most expensive homes in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties.


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    The Archdiocese of Miami and the Habitate For Humanity are teaming up to build a home in Liberty City to honor Pope Francis.


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    A man is dead after being shot in the head Friday evening, Miami police said.

    The shooting happened around 7:51 p.m. Friday near the 1600 block of Northwest 40th Street in Miami. Police received a call about multiple shots being fired.

    Officers arrived to find a victim, described as a man in his early 20s, shot. Police said he was taken by Miami Fire Rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    A gun was found at the scene, according to Miami police.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Miami Police Department's Homicide Unit at 305-603-6350. Police said tipsters with information who wish to remain anonymous can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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    Cleopatra needs a home!


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    Florida needed another defensive play in the final seconds to beat East Carolina.

    Will Grier threw two touchdown passes, Jalen Tabor returned an interception for a score and the Gators held on to edge the Pirates 31-24 on Saturday night.

    The Gators (2-0) secured the win when quarterback Blake Kemp fumbled at the Florida 25, and Alex McCalister recovered it with 12 seconds left. McCalister probably could have scored, but teammate Jarrad Davis tackled him near midfield to prevent a fumble.

    Florida needed a late interception to beat East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl in January.

    The Gators trailed 17-14 late in the third quarter in this one when Tabor stepped in front of Kemp's sideline pass and went untouched the other way for 39 yards and his first score. That provided some much-needed breathing room for an offense that never really got into rhythm against the Pirates (1-1).

    A week after totaling 61 points and 606 yards against overmatched New Mexico State, Florida looked far from polished in bowl rematch.

    The Gators managed 373 yards, converted 4 of 13 third-down attempts, committed 12 penalties for 105 yards, missed two field goals and had two turnovers.

    It's unclear whether coach Jim McElwain's team even settled its quarterback competition. Grier got the start and looked sharper than Treon Harris, but Harris was back on the field in the fourth quarter.

    Harris finished 5-of-8 passing for 54 yards. He directed a 75-yard drive in the fourth that ended with Kelvin Taylor's 7-yard touchdown run.

    Grier completed 10 of 17 passes for 151 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. The pick wasn't his fault. His pass hit Alvin Bailey in stride, but Bailey bobbled it as he went to the ground, and the ball bounced up and into Bobby Fulp's hands.

    Kemp found Isaiah Jones on the next play for a 27-yard score, giving East Carolina a 14-10 lead. Kemp's third TD pass of the night cut Florida's lead to 31-24 with 3:04 remaining.

    But the Gators responded -- with defense.

    This one had a throwback feel. The Gators wore an all-orange uniform combination for the first time since 1989. The sluggish offense and sloppy play also looked a little like the one that defined the Will Muschamp era.

    East Carolina's only other points came on the opening drive. Kemp completed all five of his passes for 73 yards, including a 31-yarder to Davon Grayson for the score.

    Grayson caught the well-placed pass over Quincy Wilson, who was filling in for injured All-American cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III.

    The Gators ruled Hargreaves out about a half hour before kickoff, saying the junior "tweaked a leg injury Thursday during practice." Hargreaves showed no problems in pre-game warmups. He didn't wear a knee brace and even danced around during drills.

    But Florida wanted to be cautious with its best defensive player, especially with the first of eight consecutive Southeastern Conference games beginning next week at Kentucky.

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    Indiana's defense spent all week trying to get things right.

    On Saturday night, the Hoosiers finally showed their fans what they're capable of doing -- causing havoc on opponents.

    After forcing two turnovers and producing two sacks, freshman Jameel Cook Jr. took advantage of the pressure his teammates applied on FIU quarterback Alex McGough by picking off a fourth-and-goal pass and sprinting 96 yards to seal a 36-22 victory.

    "The pick was huge," Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said after Cook tied the fourth-longest interception return in school history. "We're playing close games and finding ways. To get the turnovers is one thing. The linemen upfield are part of those turnovers."

    It wasn't just a one-play turnaround.

    A week ago, the Hoosiers gave up 659 yards and 47 points to Southern Illinois. This time they limited FIU (1-1) to a more modest 409 total yards including 133 on the ground -- a stark contrast to the 248 yards and 5.4 yards per carry Indiana allowed in the season-opening win.

    Sure, there's more work to do before Western Kentucky visits Memorial Stadium next week, but for now, nobody will quibble with the second 2-0 start in Wilson's five-year tenure.

    "Our defense did a tremendous job and this is what we've seen all camp, so it was good to see them kind of perform," Hoosiers quarterback Nate Sudfeld said. "But they can still do a lot better. We can do a lot better on offense."

    The offensive numbers were solid, not spectacular.

    Jordan Howard ran 27 times for 159 yards -- his second straight 100-yard game since transferring from UAB to Indiana. Sudfeld ran for two scores, threw for another and finished 19 of 33 with 234 yards and one interception.

    But the Hoosiers didn't follow the usual script.

    The high-powered offense couldn't reach the end zone until Sudfeld scored on a 5-yard run with about 5 minutes left in the first half. It couldn't take the lead until Sudfeld made it 19-14 on a 1-yard run with 5:49 left in the third quarter. They needed the combination of Sudfeld's perfectly-timed throw and Mitchell Paige's nifty run for a 16-yard score to regain the lead, 29-22, early in the fourth and they still may not have won without Cook's play with 3:59 left.

    Sudfeld's offense wasn't the only one out of sync.

    Referee Ken Antee, a Conference USA official, wasn't himself, either.

    After inadvertently leaving his microphone on, the 41,509 fans in attendance heard Antee explain to Wilson that he didn't call offside because "you gotta make contact, coach." The next word heard over the loud speaker was an obscenity.

    The Panthers certainly had their chances, too. They led 14-6 early in the second quarter, 14-13 at halftime and 22-14 after McGough's 28-yard TD pass to Dennis Turner. Alex Gardner followed that with a 2-point conversion run.

    But Indiana tied it with a 40-yard field goal and turned the game by recovering McGough's fumble at his own 16. Sudfeld found Paige for the score on the next play, and McGough came out of the game after the final turnover.

    "We made more mistakes than they did," FIU coach Ron Turner said. "They played a solid game. They didn't make mistakes. We made way too many of them."

    McGough was 21 of 37 for 249 yards with three TDs and one interception. Thomas Owens caught nine passes for 166 yards and two TDs -- not quite enough to prevent the Panthers from falling to 0-9 all-time against Big Ten Conference schools.

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    Three "Fantasy 5" players selected all five winning numbers to each take home a jackpot of $75,943.28.

    The Florida Lottery said Saturday that the winning tickets were purchased in Miami, St. Petersburg and Ocoee.

    A total of 307 tickets matching four numbers won $119.50 each.

    Another 10,339 tickets matching three numbers won $9.50 each and 101,838 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers.

    The numbers drawn Friday night were 03-08-10-19-32.


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    Subway said it has concluded an "extensive review" of over a million customer comments and other documents and found one "serious" complaint about its former pitchman Jared Fogle.

    In a statement released Friday, Subway said the complaint submitted to its website in 2011 expressed "concerns" about Fogle. It said the complaint was serious but that "there was nothing that implied anything about sexual behavior or criminal activity."

    Fogle last month agreed to plead guilty to child pornography charges and to crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors.

    -- CNN's Carma Hassan contributed to this report.


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    Musician Kelly Clarkson is canceling her scheduled tour dates in Tampa and West Palm Beach this month due to instruction by several doctors.

    Clarkson was scheduled to perform in Tampa on Sept. 15 and in West Palm Beach on Sept. 17 as part of her 2015 Piece By Piece Tour.

    "So bummed that I have to cancel some of my tour dates. This kills me, but doctors are saying I need to rest my voice," Clarkson said. "I can't wait to get healthy and see y'all back on the road soon."

    Tour officials said all tickets will be refunded at the original point of purchase.

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    A small plane carrying crew members from a Tom Cruise movie crashed Friday in foggy and cloudy conditions in the Colombian mountains, killing two people aboard, including a prominent Hollywood stunt pilot.

    The crew members had just wrapped up work on the new film "Mena," Universal Pictures said in a statement.

    "On behalf of the production, our hearts and prayers go out to the crew members and their families at this difficult time," the statement said.

    Killed were Hollywood stunt pilot Alan D. Purwin and Carlos Brel, according to Colombia's Civil Aviation Authority.

    Purwin wrote about working with Cruise two weeks ago, saying on his Instagram page that he was "pushing the envelope in every way. Working on a super interesting, true story film with Tom Cruise."

    Purwin and the other person killed in the crash were listed as pilots aboard the twin-propeller plane, the aviation authority said.

    The only person to survive the crash was Jimmy Lee Garland, who suffered injuries to his legs, arms, face and chest, according to the authority and San Pedro de los Milagros Fire Department.

    Garland was taken to Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital in Medellin and was in stable condition, according to fire and aviation officials.

    Cruise and his representatives weren't immediately available for comment.

    A 'pioneer' and 'committed philanthropist'

    As a stunt pilot, Purwin provided dramatic aerial footage for TV and for films such as "Transformers," "Pearl Harbor," and "Pirates of the Caribbean," his company said.

    His Hollywood credits began in 1984 with the TV series "Airwolf," his company said.

    "Alan was both a pioneer in the film industry and committed philanthropist," said CEO Steve Gatena of Shotover, where Purwin was chairman. The firm provides gyro-stabilized camera systems.

    "His legacy includes many feats such as, conducting the first vital organ transplant mission in Los Angeles, supporting the first response rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and being the only American Hollywood movie pilot to fly throughout the People's Republic of China," Gatena said in a statement.

    Purwin also appeared in cameo roles as a pilot in many productions, including the films "Jurassic World," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Indecent Proposal."

    The plane was owned by Heliblack LLC, which lists Purwin as an officer and registered agent, according to FAA and California records.

    "There are no words that can express our heartache for we have lost one of the world's greatest helicopter pilots and one of aviation's greatest leaders," Gatena added in a statement.

    Purwin's plane, an Aerostar Piper 60, crashed in the town of San Pedro de los Milagros in the region of Antioquia, the aviation authority said.

    The plane departed the Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellin, and the last contact was 3:22 p.m. local time Friday, the authority said.

    The crash occurred between 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Friday, said Carolina Sanchez Marin with the San Pedro de los Milagros Fire Department.

    The plane could fit up to eight passengers, she said.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation, the authority said.

    Starring Cruise, "Mena" is based on the life of drug pilot Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal, who's recruited by the CIA and "soon finds himself in charge of one the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States that spawned the birth of the Medellin cartel and eventually almost brought down the Reagan White House with the Iran-Contra scandal," Cross Creek Pictures said.

    As a drug smuggler turned informant, Barry Seal was eventually killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a federal report said his killing was carried out on behalf of the Medellin cartel. Three Colombian nationals were convicted in his killing and were sentenced to life without parole, according to news accounts.


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    Republican congressional leaders Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ross-Lehtinen were among those who gave presidential hopeful Jeb Bush a warm welcome at his new digs in Coral Gables.

    "All in for Jeb" is what one crowd chanted while stuffed inside a small, sweltering campaign office, but the lack of air conditioning on this sizzling day did not drain their energy.

    "We are opening this office to guarantee that the next president of the United States will be Jeb Bush," Diaz-Balart said.

    On the walls are photos of Jeb Bush's time as Florida governor and of his famous family.

    "When we're strong, we're secure. Let me show you something -- the party that I believe in. That's the party I believe in," Jeb Bush said, showing his T-shirt that reads "Reagan and Bush."

    The shirt is an ode to his father, George H.W. Bush, who served as Ronald Reagan's vice president.

    "That team took out the Soviet Union because we were strong and consistent," Jeb Bush said. "The sad reality is America is no longer respected in the world. When I'm elected president of the United States, we will be respected again."

    And in his campaign speech, Jeb Bush took shots at Democrats.

    "Under President Obama and Hillary Clinton, we now have the American flag flying over an embassy in Havana with nothing in return," Jeb Bush said.

    He also hit his most talked about Republican rival.

    "You can't do it the way Donald Trump wants to do it. You can't do it the way Barack Obama wants to do it. You have to do it in a democracy where you bring people together," Jeb Bush said.

    The eager crowd absorbed every word in stride.

    "We don't need someone who is going to be learning on the job. We need someone who has the experience and that is definitely Jeb Bush," said Ana Guevara.

    "We're still weighing our decision of what we're going to do," Bernard Jennings said. "It's too early to make a decision but he's got a lot of energy in the campaign, so we'll check him out and everyone else out and see what's going on."

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    An inmate has been charged with first-degree murder after authorities say he used bed sheets to strangle his cellmate.

    According to the affidavit, Javier Medina told guards at the South County Jail in Frostproof on Tuesday that he was battered by one of his roommates.

    Guards moved him to another cell and when they returned, authorities said they found inmate Joseph Dawes on the bottom bunk with a sheet wrapped around his neck.

    He later died at the hospital.

    Medina told Polk County sheriff's deputies he was set up and said the sheet was already hanging when he entered the cell.

    After authorities interviewed him, they said Medina put his head in the toilet and tried to drown himself, and also jumped and attempted to fall on his head.

    Medina's charges were upgraded Friday after Dawes died.


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