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Motorcyclist, 18, dies in crash on Interstate 95 in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – An 18-year-old Fort Lauderdale motorcyclist died Saturday morning after rear-ending a car while riding down Interstate 95 in Hollywood, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man, who has not been publicly identified pending family notification, was riding his bike southbound on I-95 south of the...
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Fatal motorcycle accident shuts down SB I-95 lanes near Sheridan St. exit

MIAMI - A crash involving a fatal motorcycle accident early Saturday morning has shut down southbound lanes of I-95 near the Sheridan exit. The Florida Highway Patrol said it happened at around 5 a.m. when a Yamaha motorcycle struck a Chevrolet Impala.They said an 18-year-old man from Fort Lauderdale died. He has not yet been identified.The driver of the Impala suffered minor injuries.  FHP officials said both were traveling southbound on I-95, just of the Sheridan Street exit, when the motorcyclist collided the rear of the Impala.The motorcyclist was thrown off by the impact and struck the roadway. "He was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital with serious bodily injuries," FHP said.The motorcyclist was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the Impala remained at the scene after the collision occurred and was cooperating with authorities. Images from the scene showed a motorcycle on the side of the road and a vehicle with heavy damage to its back end, as well as, heavy police presence.A black sedan was towed away from the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. 
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Miami-Dade conducting sweeps of fireworks vendors ahead of July 4th holiday

MIAMI - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue will be conducting safety sweeps at fireworks vendors across the county ahead of July 4th to ensure illegal fireworks are not sold. July 4th is one of three state-approved holidays where Floridians are allowed to use certain fireworks that can explode or become airborne. However, not all fireworks under that umbrella are legal to use on Independence Day. So Miami-Dade Fire officials suggest only purchasing fireworks from licensed vendors to make sure what you purchase is legal. They also recommend checking the packaging before you buy, as well as the expiration date. "Violations would be anywhere from broken packages, to fireworks that are expired, old, or they just look frail, not suitable for the public," said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue safety specialist Ozzy Norat. Another rule of thumb is to always read the directions, even when using fireworks you are familiar with. "You know you look at this, and you're like 'oh, this is for kids, it's safe'. It is safe, and it's designed for kids, but it's still highly recommended to read the directions and follow them. As long as you do that, you're going to be safe," said Chris Pouridas, owner of Champion Fireworks.

MLB World Reacts To Former Derek Jeter Hire Firing

The Miami Marlins continue to clean house. On Wednesday, the team parted ways with Gary Denbo. In 2017, the Marlins named Denbo their Vice President of Scouting and Player Development. At that time, Jeter was the owner of the team. Prior to joining the Marlins, Denbo was with the New...

Frustrated traveler has "nowhere to go" after American Airlines cancels her flight out of MIA

MIAMI – CBS4 visited Miami International Airport on Wednesday to see how passengers cope with flight cancellations.Looking at the flight information board displaying late afternoon and evening flights, we noticed more than 20 cancellations between arrivals and departures among various airlines. It left many passengers we spoke with frustrated and stranded."My app just said a canceled status, and that's how I knew the flight was canceled," shared American Airlines passenger Stacy Sammy. She's upset, trying to travel home to Spain, waiting in long lines at the airport to rebook."Nobody is saying anything," Sammy said. "We've been standing in this line...

NBA World Reacts To The Heat 'Dark Horse' Rumors

An Eastern Conference team is seen as a sleeper in the Jalen Brunson sweepstakes. Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Miami Heat are a "dark horse" to land Brunson as free agency gets closer to starting. Brunson is currently being pursued by the Heat, the New York Knicks, and...

Safety urged for those planning DIY July 4th fireworks shows

FORT LAUDERDALE - The Fourth of July weekend is around the corner and fire officials are warning the public about the dangers associated with setting off fireworks to celebrate America's birthday. "Some of the injuries that we have encountered are like battlefield injuries," said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane. To demonstrate the power of certain fireworks, the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue set off M-80s and other powerful explosive fireworks in several watermelons, sending the fruit flying into the air in pieces. "M-80s, which are a quarter stick of dynamite, in the hands of someone when it...

Miami Weather: Hot, humid with passing showers

MIAMI - Expect passing showers on Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures with a bit of a breeze along the coast. For the 4th of July on Monday, expect sizzling sunshine with highs soaring to 90 degrees, but if you factor in the humidity, it will feel like the upper 90s and 100s.  Afternoon highs will climb to near 89 degrees. As the breeze builds, there will be hazardous beach and boating conditions this holiday weekend. There will be a high risk of rip currents at the beach and swimming is not recommended. Out on the water, a Small Craft Advisory will be issued due to the east wind increasing to 15 to 20 knots with possible gusts of up to 25 knots. The bays will be choppy at times.

Woman fatally struck by bus in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE - A woman was fatally struck by a bus Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale. Police said the woman, described as being in her 50s, was walking along NW 1st Avenue and 1st Street, near the Broward bus terminal, when she was hit by a county transit bus. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said the woman died on the scene. Broward sheriff's traffic homicide investigators are now looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash.  

What's open, closed on July 4th in Miami-Dade & Broward County

MIAMI - Independence Day falls on a Monday this year and the holiday is being observed by the federal, state, and local governments.Here is a list of what will be closed on July 4th in Miami-Dade and Broward.Federal offices: Closed.County offices: Closed.County courts: Closed.Public schools: Closed.Garbage collection: Broward - regular schedule in most cities. Miami- regular schedule. Miami-Dade - no collection on July 4th.Post offices: ClosedPublic libraries: Closed.Stock markets: Closed.Post offices: Closed (only Express Mail will be delivered).County transit: Sunday/holiday schedule.Tri-Rail: Weekend schedule.Public libraries: Closed.Banks: Most are closed (check with your branch).Most regional and neighborhood parks, nature centers and natural areas will be open.Tri-Rail will operate a weekend schedule.Broward and Miami-Dade Transit will operate on a Sunday bus schedule.Malls and grocery stores will be open - individual store hours may vary. 
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Davie Man Accused of Identity Theft, Bank Fraud in Four States

It started with a probation officer’s routine checkup on a Davie man and it became a vast investigation into identity theft and bank fraud in four states. Junior Jocelyn Jeantilus, 26, is facing 20 grand theft and fraud charges for allegedly stealing more than $267,000 in unemployment benefits from the state of Massachusetts, court record show.

Watch: How Ohio State landed RB Mark Fletcher

Ohio State landed a commitment from 2023 running back Mark Fletcher on April 12, 2022, over other finalists over finalists Miami, Michigan and Penn State. With that commitment, the Buckeyes landed a four-star prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida who is rated the 10th best running back in the class by the 247Sports Composite.

Vidalia onions sold at Publix stores recalled over Listeria concerns

MIAMI - Vidalia onions sold at Publix stores have been recalled because of potential Listeria contamination.The recalled onions were sold at stores from June 22-24 under the Little Bear brand. The bags had a sticker showing code "4159."You are urged to return these to the point of purchase for a refund.Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a listeria outbreak had been linked to Florida. They said that most of the sick people in this outbreak live in or traveled to Florida about a month before they got sick. The CDC said one person had died and 22...