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Dead After Pompano Beach Shooting
Cornelio was shot while hanging out with three friends, the BSO said
19-year-old man was fatally shot while hanging out with three
friends in a Pompano Beach apartment Friday, authorities said.
Cornelio died at 428 SW 2nd Place Apt. 4, the Broward Sheriff's
Office said in a statement. The shooting may have happened as Adiel
Jaramillo, 20, played recklessly with a handgun, the agency said.
the shooting at 2:48 p.m. Jaramillo ran from the apartment, and he
faces charges of manslaughter, tampering with evidence and possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon, the BSO said.
who is believed to be on foot and may be armed, is a known gang
member with a criminal history, according to the BSO.
agency initially said the victim was in his 20s. Both he and
Jaramillo are from Pompano Beach, the BSO said.
ask anyone with information on Jaramillo's whereabouts to call
Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
fires professor who forced students to sign pledge to vote for Obama
Community College (BCC) has fired a professor after a school
investigation concluded she required students to sign a pledge to
vote for President Obama in the run-up to the 2012 election.
schools spokesman John Glisch, said the Board of Trustees
voted Wednesday morning to terminate mathematics professor Sharon
Sweet with an overwhelming vote.
board voted 3-1, with one member absent, to dismiss professor
Sweet, Glisch told Campus Reform Wednesday afternoon.
termination took effect immediately, ending pay and benefits for
Sweet who had been suspended with pay under provisions of the United
Faculty of Florida collective bargaining agreement with the college,
pending the boards decision, the school added in a press release.
was hurled into the national spotlight last year for Sweets
actions after a Campus Reform exposé highlighted her alleged
demand for students to support the Democratic Party in the 2012 elections.
schools president later recommended to the Board of Trustees
that professor Sweet should be fired, following an investigation that
found her guilty of harassment, incompetence, misconduct, and
was a tenured professor who had taught at the college five years.
She earned $40,000 annually.
Armed men threatened to kill employees
said two men ambushed employees at a South Florida pawn shop.
said the alleged masked robbers entered the shop Monday, around 7
p.m., attempting to take money from the safe. When they could not get
it open, authorities said, the men took the employees outside and
threatened to kill them.
sirens then scared the crooks away from the Value Pawn Shop located
on North Dixie Highway near 31st Court in Pompano Beach.
you have any information on this attempted robbery, call Broward
County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always
remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
DISCOVERED NEAR HILLSBORO INLET
angler discovered a body in the ocean about a quarter mile offshore
Tuesday morning just south of the Hillsboro Inlet. The man contacted
the United States Coast Guard, who notified the Broward Sheriffs
Office dive team.
BSOs dive team recovered the body and brought it back to land,
homicide and crime scene detectives began their investigation to
determine the persons identity and the cause and manner of
death. There was some dive equipment recovered with the body, which
appeared to have been in the water for several days.Feds bust Margate commissioner
filed against David McLean
Margate city commissioner was indicted on federal bribery charges,
the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
indictment charged 50-year-old David McLean with three counts of
bribery in connection with a program receiving federal funds.
to the indictment, McLean accepted $6,000 in cash on three separate
occasions for his influence on two Margate Community Redevelopment
Agency Board construction grants and a city occupational license.
officials who sell their office and their influence to line their
own pockets with cash undermine the good work of all hard-working
public servants, who labor for the public good, said Wifredo
Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
That is why corruption in government, at any level, will simply
not be tolerated.
public corruption remains one of the FBIs top priorities. This
indictment represents our commitment to investigate corrupt acts and
the individuals who are behind them, said Assistant Special
Agent in Charge Scott A. Gilbert, FBI Miami Division. We
encourage anyone who may have information about corruption to come
forward and report it.
convicted, McLean faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years on each count.
officials said no other elected officials were involved and no city,
state, or federal funds were misappropriated.
Supreme Court: Its e-mail, not email
is e-mail as far as the Florida Supreme Court is concerned.
court on Thursday approved a new rule requiring parties to send
legal documents to each other through email.
it denied a recommendation to use the word email and is
sticking with e-mail.
ruling cited the Gregg Reference Manual for business writing and
said the hyphenated form of the word is the one most commonly used.
Associated Press Stylebook says email is acceptable
in all references for electronic mail although it too used
e-mail until 2011.
kills wife, himself
say a man killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself inside
a Boca Raton financial firm.
shooting happened Wednesday morning inside the building which also
houses a Comerica Bank.
couple apparently had an ongoing domestic dispute. Police did not
release their names.
Raton police were called about 9:22 a.m. with reports of shots fired
inside the building. There were other people inside, but no one else
was injured. The shooting happened insidethe CBIZ MHM financial firm.
No further details were immediately available.
shot behind liquor store
Sheriffs Office detectives are investigating a homicide after
shots rang out Saturday night behind a liquor store near Ft. Lauderdale.
Communications received the emergency calls around 9:10 p.m.
Detectives say the victim, Gene Warren, 39, had just made a purchase
at Troys Lounge at 2990 W. Sunrise Blvd. He left the business
and returned to his car, which was parked at the rear of the store.
Moments later, a black Chrysler 200 pulled up, and a man exited the
backseat and began shooting at Warren. The suspect got back into the
waiting vehicle and fled the scene.
Sheriff Fire Rescue transported Warren to Broward Health Medical
Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
arms himself during robbery
break-in wasnt impressive, but detectives want to catch the
thief who stole two firearms from a Pompano Beach residence.
after midnight on February 25, the suspect broke into the home at
3160 N.W. 1 Ave. by smashing out the bathroom window in the rear of
the home. Grainy video from the homes surveillance camera shows
one suspect walking through the home. He ransacked the property and
fled with a flat screen TV, silver coins and two firearms. The male
suspect is seen wearing a short-sleeve polo shirt with a dark-color
T-shirt underneath, pants, a cap and gloves. His face is partially covered.
Broward Sheriffs Office detectives released surveillance video
in 2011 of gun-toting burglars wearing masks and gloves and
possibly a police badge as they slinked through the back patio
of an upscale Southwest Ranches home, one of the crooks took notice.
Andres Amador called BSO to say he was the guy on the news, but he
was just making a delivery, not committing a burglary.
determined Amador and a cohort, Silvestre Romero, both of Miami-Dade
County, were involved in the burglary. A third man on the video has
not been charged. Amador is seen on the video driving a black
Cadillac Escalade EXT to the front gate of the home. The men fled
when they set off the burglar alarm.
few hours later, at 2:27 a.m. on June 8, the same men returned to
the house under the cover of darkness and successfully broke in,
stealing jewelry and cash.
was arrested March 17 on a charge of attempted armed burglary. There
is a warrant for the arrest of Romero, who is incarcerated in federal
prison on unrelated charges. His charges include attempted armed
burglary, armed burglary, grand theft and possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon.
grabs cash at Mr. Bill's
Sheriffs Office robbery detectives need the publics help
identifying a man who robbed a grocery store last night in Tamarac.
10:45 p.m. an unknown man casually waltzed into Mr. Bills
Grocery at 5100 W. Commercial Blvd. The suspect walked around the
store for a couple of minutes. He then approached the checkout
counter, taking a handgun from his waistband and pointing it at the
store clerk. He demanded the money from the register. The cashier
complied with the demand, handing the suspect the cash. The man put
the money in his pocket and walked out.
deputies set up a perimeter and searched the area with K9 but did
not locate the suspect.
suspect is a black male, about 58 tall, of medium build.
He has a goatee, dreads that were covered by a black and gray wool
cap, and he was wearing a black jacket, long shorts and black sneakers.
killed crossing Dixie Highway
man trying to ride his bicycle across Dixie Highway just before dawn
Friday was hit by a car and injured. When the cars driver
stopped, frantically trying to get to the injured cyclist, she saw
another car drive over him, she told Broward Sheriffs Office
traffic homicide investigators.
woman, Cynthia Metzger of Boca Raton, said the second car was dark,
possibly black, and that it slowed down before driving away. Broward
Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported the
cyclist to Broward Health North, where he died about an hour later.
Detectives say that its possible the driver of the second
vehicle didnt realize he or she was involved. It was dark and
raining at the time of the crash. The car may have some damage to
its lower, front region.
said Metzger was southbound on North Dixie Highway about 200 feet
south of Northeast 48t Street in Deerfield Beach when she hit the
cyclist with the right front bumper of her 1999 Chrysler 300. The
driver of the second vehicle is urged to call BSO Det. Michael Wiley
at (954) 321-4841. To report anonymous tips, call Broward County
Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
Snipes out of prison
Megastar Wesley Snipes is a free man...kind of.
actor and producer was released from prison this week, according to
TMZ, but he will remain on house arrest until this summer.
50 year old was serving a three-year-sentence in Pennsylvania for
failing to file his federal income tax returns. Snipes began his
sentence on Dec. 9, 2010.
Federal Bureau of Prisons told TMZ Snipes was released on April 2
and will be under house arrest until July 19.
is best known for his roles in films, such as the Blade
trilogy and has appeared in TV shows like Miami Vice. He
is the father of five children and is married to Nakyung