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Kaiser Car AccidentJeffery Scott Kaiser of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was killed on Wednesday in a car crash involving a semi-trailer truck driven by Trevor Roy Thompson of Margate.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Kaiser, 26, tried to merge his Nissan Sentra onto one of the northbound lanes on Interstate 95 near Glades Road. Kaiser’s vehicle was struck on the right side and sent spinning into a concrete barrier wall, instantly killing him.

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Bucket Truck AccidentA Tuesday night accident involving a Florida Department of Transportation work truck reportedly left one person injured and trapped a worker inside the truck. The pair, whose names have not been released, were rescued thanks to the collective effort of firefighters from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miramar Fire Rescue.

Erika Benitez, spokesperson for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, told sources that the accident occurred after 10 p.m. south of the overpass near Florida’s Turnpike and Red Road in Miami. A car struck a work truck for unclear reasons and the impact wedged it under the truck, causing it to be lifted “at least 20 feet in the air.” Both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles, according to reports.

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Amanda LaFranceAmanda LaFrance of Boynton Beach, Florida, was arrested on December 3 on multiple patient brokering charges. LaFrance, 25, is the eighth and youngest halfway house owner to be arrested by the Palm Beach County Sober Homes Task Force that’s investigating patient brokering cases in South Florida. She is being held in Palm Beach County Jail on $3,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for her.

LaFrance’s halfway house, Saved By Grace, was implicated by Whole Life Recovery, a treatment center in Boynton Beach. James Kigar, the owner of Whole Life Recovery, and Christoper Hutson, the facility’s operations manager, were the first to be arrested by the task force on October 25. They reportedly paid illegal kickbacks to halfway-house managers like LaFrance for referrals of insured patients to their treatment program.

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Michael DohenyMichael Doheny of Pembroke Pines, Florida, was arrested on December 4 for allegedly causing an accident while under the influence that damaged three vehicles and sent two drivers to a hospital.

Doheny, 29, faces several charges, including failure to remain at an accident involving serious bodily injury and driving under the influence with serious bodily injury. He is being held at Broward Jail in lieu of $35,200 bond. It is unclear if he has obtained legal representation.

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William F. Davis JrWilliam F. Davis Jr., Palm Springs Village Public Services Director, was arrested on November 29 for allegedly receiving unlawful rewards in exchange for official favors. Davis faces charges for organized scheme to defraud and unlawful rewards for official behavior. He was held in lieu of $8,000 and has since bonded out of jail. The press didn’t name an attorney for Davis.

According to Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office, Davis reportedly received almost $20,000 in bribes from contractors Carlo and Luigi Basile of AKA Services over the past six years. The Basile brothers believed that the town would pay them faster for their sewage and water services if they bribed Davis to accelerate the process.

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