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South Florida man looking to buy Tamarac home buys 100-square-foot strip of land instead - - A man is asking for a refund from Broward County after he thought he bought a home, but instead, he bought a strip of land in a Tamarac neighborhood. Kerville Holness Junior said he was looking for a tax deed property to buy so he could flip it and turn it into an investment to help pay for dental school.

Appliances ignite after lightning strikes NW Miami-Dade home amid lingering storms - A Northwest Miami-Dade family was left shaken up and all wet after, they said, a lightning bolt struck their duplex, causing their washer and dryer to burst into flames. Emmanuel Polo showed 7News cameras the damage left behind after Tuesday afternoon's lightning strike.

Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Doral will make drinks based off your mood When it comes to finding the perfect cocktail, some menus can get really complicated, and if you're picky, it's hard to find something you like. But, there is one place that's making drinks that will fit you and your mood. Words to the wise - Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Doral has a drink program that is letter perfect.

Trump Launches 2020 Campaign at Orlando Rally President Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando.

North Miami officer Aledda fired after culpable negligence guilty verdict - The North Miami Police officer who was convicted in the shooting of an unarmed man has been fired from the force. A North Miami Police spokesperson said the department has sent Jonathan Aledda a notice of intent to terminate, Tuesday.

Florida Man Released On Bond After Threatening Mass Shooting Against Broward Company That Fired Him MIAMI - A Florida man went on a threatening, profanity laced rant during a post in Instagram after being fired from his job. Much of Christopher Johnson's message, which threatens taking serious violence against his former co-workers, is not suitable for a TV audience.

Think pink! Hot hue makes a big comeback in 2019 fashion trends All the cool kids are wearing pink these days. By cool kids we mean celebrities and models - and you can pull off the look, too! We're checking out the style that's in high demand this summer. This summer, think pink! Pink is in, in a major way.

Rebag in Miami's Design District trades in designer purse upgrades Accessories are an important part of every outfit, but designer purses can be really expensive. And what happens when you get bored? Deco found a spot that's a real handbag heaven. Bag it up! At Rebag in the Design District, luxury isn't just an option, it's a way of life.

McConnell on Slavery Reparations: Not 'a Good Idea' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he opposed reparations for descendants of American slaves, arguing it would be hard to figure out who to compensate, NBC News reported.

Trump arrives in Orlando for reelection rally - President Donald Trump has arrived in Orlando, Florida, where he is set to kick off his reelection campaign with a rally. Campaign advisers say Trump will seek to connect his first term to the goals he hopes to achieve with four more years as president.

Case Of Mumps Reported At FIU MIAMI - A single case of the mumps has been reported at Florida International University. Doctors at student health services at the West Miami-Dade campus confirm the diagnosis. Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus that causes swelling on the sides of the face and jaw.

Florida Minimum Wage Hike Doesn't Draw Arguments In Supreme Court TALLAHSSEE - The Florida Supreme Court will not hold oral arguments on a proposed constitutional amendment that would increase the state's minimum wage, after it did not receive any briefs on the issue. The court issued a one-page document Tuesday saying it is "dispensing with oral argument" as it reviews the wording of the proposed amendment.

Broward County commissioners vote to revisit Hollywood radio tower site - Broward County commissioners have voted 7 to 1 to take another look at the city of Hollywood's preferred location for a new radio communication tower. Resident Lisa Stingone said the roof of the Hotel Circ, where Hollywood wants to place the tower, is the best option.

Majority of Florida's Hispanic Voters Oppose President Trump's Re-Election, New Poll Says The majority of Florida's Hispanic voters oppose the re-election of President Donald Trump and would vote for a Democratic candidate in the 2020 election, according to a new survey conducted for the Telemundo Station Group.

North Miami Police Gives Officer Jonathan Aledda Notice Of Intent To Terminate Following Guilty Verdict In Unarmed Caretaker Shooting MIAMI - The North Miami Police Department says it has provided Officer Jonathan Aledda with a notice of intent to terminate. He will be placed on administrative leave without pay until a final decision is made.

Ahead Of Donald Trump Reelection Announcement, Orlando Sentinel Won't Endorse The President Regardless Of Opponent ORLANDO - The 2020 Presidential Election is still well over a year away. Newspaper endorsements generally come in the months leading up to the election, but certainly not this early. With Donald Trump in Orlando to formally announce his reelection, the city's hometown paper has come out and boldly said it won't endorse the president.

3 arrested in connection with Fort Lauderdale vehicle burglaries - Police have arrested a man and two juveniles in connection to several vehicle burglaries in Fort Lauderdale. Officers apprehended the subjects near Southwest 31st Avenue and Davie Boulevard, Saturday. Surveillance video captured the trio approaching a white SUV last week.

Trio Accused in String of Fort Lauderdale Car Burglaries Police have arrested three suspects in connection with numerous vehicle burglaries through Fort Lauderdale. Several residents in the area of Lauderdale Isles reported the burglaries Friday after the first burglary occurred Thursday night, Fort Lauderdale police said.

Public defender calls on Broward Sheriff to 'immediately investigate' jail deaths after 2 inmates die in 1 week - Custody concerns at a South Florida jail after a pair of inmates unexpectedly died. As 7's Brian Entin tells us, the Broward Public Defender's Office is demanding an immediate investigation. The two inmates died inside Broward County jails in just one week.

Biden and Sanders Lead Trump In Florida, New Poll Says President Donald Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new poll released hours before the president was set to kick off his re-election campaign with a rally in the Sunshine State.

Free art, wine and jazz night at Novotel Miami Brickell Every third Thursday of the month, you can enjoy Art, Wine and Jazz night from 5:30-10 p.m. at Novotel Miami Brickell. For the next installation, they'll be featuring new art installations by Scott Jeffries and live jazz music by Fanni Sarkozy. On display will be large scale paintings by Jeffries that showcase his abstract style.

Florida Man Gets 30 Years For Sexually Assaulting Teen While Posing As Fake Uber Driver FORT MYERS - It will be a long time before this Florida man breathes free air. Willie Foust, who pretended to be an Uber driver to sexually assault a college student, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Foust pleaded guilty to sexual battery after the victim testified at his trial.

Defense Attorneys In Florida Stand Your Ground Case Want Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri To Testify MIAMI - In interesting request has been made in Florida's latest Stand Your Ground case. Lawyers for Michael Drejka want the local sheriff to testify for the defense. Drejka is the Clearwater man charged with killing Markeis McGlockton in a dispute over a parking spot.

WinCo Recalls Store Brand Frozen Raspberries WinCo Foods says it sold some frozen red raspberries that may be contaminated with norovirus. No one has reported getting sick, but the company is urging people to throw away or return the products to the store for a full refund.

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