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ZIon-Smith-2-243x300Eight-year-old Zion Smith of Nassau, Bahamas, was reported dead on Saturday after falling from the deck of a Carnival Cruise ship docked in Port Miami, Florida.

The accident occurred at 8:15 a.m. aboard Carnival Glory, which had just returned from a week-long cruise to the Caribbean. Zion was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where she died, according to police.

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Marcus-GoffenaMarcus Goffena and two other workers fell to their death on Sept. 27 after the scaffolding on a TV tower they were repairing collapsed. The men were reportedly installing a new antenna for WSVN Channel 7 when the incident occurred. The identities of the two other workers have not yet been released.

According to news sources, the accident 2occurred on a transmitter tower at 501 NW 207 St. in Miami Gardens. The 1032-foot tower transmits signals for WPLG and WSVN. The cause of the collapse is not yet known. FCC records show that the tower was built in 2009 and is owned by Miami Tower, LLC.

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Sylvers-RobinsonDrama teacher Sylvers Robinson of Miami was arrested Monday for allegedly sending pornography and sexual text messages to a 14-year-old student.

Robinson, 29, is being charged with directing or promoting sexual performance by a child, transmission of material that is harmful to minors, and using a computer to solicit or lure a child to engage in sexual conduct. It is unclear if Robinson has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Hurricane-Irma-1-300x227Looters have reportedly been breaking into empty homes and businesses around Florida despite stern warnings from authorities. Some have been caught on camera.

ABC News caught footage of a group looting a shoe store in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday. The footage shows looters leaving Simon’s Sportswear with boxes of shoes. The perpetrators went on to rob a nearby pawn shop, sources say.

The suspects, six adults and three teens, were arrested by Fort Lauderdale Police hours later. The adults were identified as Rossano Henry Jr., Tyrell Pratt, Teonhki Robinson, Kenneth Pinkney, Michael Brown, and Zara Dumornay. All the suspects are charged with burglary during a natural disaster.

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Joey-Bautista-300x199Ex-Miami Jackson Adult Education Center principal Joey Bautista was arrested on August 23 for allegedly using over $41,000 in school district funds to pay his housekeeper.

Bautista 48, is being charged with official misconduct, grand theft, and organized scheme to defraud. Attorney information was not available.

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