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Authorities Still Searching For Hit- & -Run Driver Who Struck Road Ranger's Truck MIAMI - The search is on to find the driver that rear-ended a road ranger's truck and then took off. The crash happened on the southbound Turnpike, north of Okeechobee Road on Saturday. The road ranger, Salvador Romero, was trying to help another driver that had a flat tire when the truck was hit by a silver Mazda.

President Trump Greeted With Applause At Israeli-American Council National Summit MIAMI - President Donald Trump is back D.C. after making two South Florida stops. As the keynote speaker of his first event, President Trump was greeted with applause and cheers by the close to 4,000 people gathered in Hollywood for the Israeli-American Council National Summit.

Memorial Growing For UPS Driver Killed During Shootout In Miramar MIRAMAR - A memorial continues growing for the UPS driver killed in Thursday's deadly police chase and shootout. Throughout the day fellow coworkers and even strangers left little mementos for Frank Ordonez.

Hallandale Beach Police Officers Shoot Suspect They Tried Pulling Over HOLLYWOOD - Hallandale Beach police officers said they were forced to shoot a suspect during a chase that ended in Hollywood. Police told CBS4 that officers tried to pull over a car when its passenger hung out the window with a gun. They chased the car on Pembroke Road and on I-95 to Hollywood Boulevard.

Miami-Dade Police search for missing endangered man - Police are asking for the public's help in locating an endangered man who went missing out of North Miami. Alexander Sanchez, 28, was last seen in the 8300 block of North Miami Avenue, Saturday. Authorities said he is autistic and suffers from schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

Five Only-in-Miami Stories of Art Fraud Miami is no stranger to all kinds of fraud, but the art world's mysterious wheelings and dealings are next level. Just in time for the end of Art Basel, an alternate universe where men's clothing lines try to sell you a $5 million shirt and duct-taped bananas are called art, here are five only-in-Miami stories of art fraud.

Car wash employee smashes into Boca Raton gas station - A car wash employee crashed into a Boca Raton gas station. The incident left a startling scene at a BP gas station, Friday. The employee was inside a customer's vehicle when the crash happened, and police said the worker ran away from the scene. The employee accidentally hit the gas hitting another sedan, and crashing into the gas station store.

Attempted traffic stop ends in police involved shooting in Hollywood - An attempted traffic stop ended in a police involved shooting. The incident happened west of the traffic circle on Hollywood Boulevard near City Hall, Sunday. The shooting started in Hallandale Beach on Foster Road where police said the suspect did not pull over.

'Hungry artist' eats buzzy duct-taped banana at Art Basel - It's the piece of art that South Florida has been going bananas over - but at Art Basel this weekend, one person ate the star of the show. "Comedian," a piece of "edible art" created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, consists of a banana duct-taped to a white wall.

Barber nonprofit gifts haircuts to homeless in downtown Miami MIAMI - Some dedicated barbers went a cut above to donate their services to homeless people in downtown Miami, just in time for the holidays. Hairdresser Daniella Franquez and some of her friends set a pop-up along the 100 block of Southwest Second Avenue to cut the hair of the less fortunate, Saturday.

Community mourns UPS driver, bystander killed in police shootout in Miramar - A grieving community is coming together two days after a police shootout in Miramar claimed two innocent lives, including a UPS driver whose vehicle was carjacked, as unanswered questions about the officers' violent actions continue to swirl.

Crews contain gas leak in Coral Springs that led to mall evacuation - Crews have contained and controlled a gas leak in Coral Springs that led to the evacuation of a nearby shopping plaza. The six-inch natural gas rupture on Friday also led to the overnight closure of the southbound lanes of North University Drive near Ramblewood Drive.

1 at large after hit-and-run driver rear-ends Road Ranger truck on Turnpike - Authorities are searching for the driver responsible for rear-ending a Road Ranger's truck on the Florida Turnpike in Hialeah Gardens. Road Ranger Salvador Romero said he was just wrapping up helping a driver stranded with a flat tire along the southbound lanes near Okeechobee Road when he had his own traffic trouble, early Saturday morning.

Report paints picture of Pensacola shooter having anti-American views The Saudi Arabian military member who fatally shot three people at a US Navy base in Pensacola appeared to have extreme anti-American views, according to a report on the website of a noted intelligence group.

Digital Bite: Hamachi Crudo Is Fresh, Fun, & Tasty At Boia De In Little Haiti Like the Hamachi Crudo with Yuzu Salsa Verde and Fried Capers, described as fresh, fun, and tasty. It is today's Digital Bite. Serves 4. For the Hamachi :. Clean the fish of skin, bones, and bloodline and cut five 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick slices per person.

1 taken to hospital following Miami Beach crash - Police are investigating a Miami Beach crash that left one in the hospital. The crash took place near 10th Street and Alton Road just after 10 a.m., Saturday. According to police, a pedestrian was struck by a taxi. The taxi driver remained on the scene.

Firefighters put out fire in Miami Lakes home, saves dog - Crews responded to a kitchen fire in Miami Lakes. The fire sparked near Northwest 89th Avenue and 153rd Terrace, Friday afternoon. It was quickly put out. No one was home at the time of the fire, but firefighters found the family dog inside. They treated the Yorkie with oxygen and gave him water.

Sunrise Police sergeant arrested, charged with official misconduct - A Sunrise Police officer was arrested and is facing serious charges after, authorities said, he engaged in conduct unbecoming of the badge. Sunrise Police Sgt. Roger Krege was taken in custody on Friday after being investigated for well over a year for acts of official misconduct and abuse of authority.

Final album for slain rapper XXXTentacion drops in Miami MIAMI - Celebrities including Diplo, Playboi Carti and PnB Rock paid tribute to slain Florida rapper XXXTentacion during the week of parties surrounding Art Basel Miami. Hundreds of fans gathered at a posthumous album release party Thursday night to be the first to hear XXXTentacion's Bad Vibes Forever.

Settlement Reached In South Florida Doctor's Internet Post About Former Patient TALLAHASSEE - A South Florida physician will pay $10,000 as part of a settlement he reached with the state for allegedly posting details about a former patient on the internet and accusing her of doctor shopping and trying to fraudulently obtain opioids.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Orders Flags Lowered For Pensacola Shooting Victims Ron DeSantis on Friday ordered that flags be flown at half-staff for a week to honor victims of a shooting a Naval Air Station Pensacola. Flags will be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings throughout Florida until sunset on Dec. 13.

Art, or fruit on a wall? Duct-taped banana sells for $120K at Art Basel Art is in the eye of the beholder. For instance, this banana duct taped to a wall reportedly sold for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami Beach. The work, by Italian artist Maurizio Catellan, is titled "Comedian." It was presented Wednesday by the Paris-based art gallery Perrotin.

Avoid the holiday nightmare thanks to Mandarin Oriental's latest suite package Celebrating the holidays is fun, but let's be honest, between the tree and the wrapping paper, it can be a mess, so why not let someone else do the set up and clean up? All you have to do is enjoy the time with friends and family.

Get slimed at Nickelodeon's pop-up experience at Aventura Mall Nickelodeon has turned getting slimed into an art form. Now you can join in the fun. Deco's Alex Miranda found one of the ooiest, gooiest ways to have a good time in South Florida - legally, of course. Nickelodeon has opened a pop-up experience at Aventura Mall that celebrates slime in a big way!

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