Articles Tagged with Miami

Published on:

Brightline-car-300x168A Brightline train struck a man in Wilton Manors on Thursday evening. This was the sixth accident involving the private passenger rail line since it started testing its trains in South Florida last year.

The unidentified man was transported to Broward General Hospital with non-fatal injuries.

According to Wilton Manors police, the crash occurred before 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of NE 24th Street. Fire rescue officials told the press that the man was in the path of the oncoming train but managed to lay between the tracks, allowing the train to roll over him without killing him. It is unclear if the safety gates were lowered when the accident occurred.

Continue reading

Published on:

Falling-wall-crushes-construction-workers-in-Miami-300x169Two construction workers lost their lives Sunday morning after an accident on the southbound express lane of Interstate 95 in Miami, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and Miami Fire Rescue were called to the scene just north of NW 62nd Street at around 3:20 a.m.

According to workers on the scene, the two men were repairing drainage pipes in a trench when a concrete barrier fell on them. The trench was in the center median.

Miami Fire Rescue worked with the construction company and used heavy equipment to lift the concrete so the workers could be moved. The express lane was shut down until 10 a.m. while the operation was completed.

Continue reading

Published on:

Dermis-Hernandez-198x300Miami police officer Dermis Hernandez was arrested by federal agents on Monday for his alleged connection to a Ponzi scheme that guaranteed investors huge returns on loans to property owners in Costa Rica.

Hernandez, 41, faces charges for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He appeared in federal court on Tuesday and is scheduled to have a bond hearing Friday. It is unclear if he has hired a defense attorney.

Continue reading

Published on:

James-Anthony-Abravaya-226x300James Anthony Abravaya of Hialeah, Florida was arrested on January 18 after police discovered thousands of child pornography files on his computer. The files reportedly featured girls as young as 2 years of age.

Abravaya, 66, faces 46 counts of possession of sexual performance by a child. He is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $46,000 bond, according to jail records. It is unclear if he has hired an attorney.

Continue reading

Published on:

Valeria-Costadoni-300x169School teacher Valeria Costadoni of Miami, Florida was arrested on January 8 on allegations that she has been in a sexual relationship with a student for the past two years, police said. Costadoni, 30, was a language arts teach at Miami Arts Charter School in Wynwood.

Costadoni is being charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child younger than 16. She was held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was released on $15,000 bond. It is unclear if she has hired an attorney.

Continue reading