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American-Airlines-300x200Scott Becker of Miami, Florida is suing American Airlines for physical and psychological injuries he allegedly sustained during an emergency evacuation of a Boeing 767 that caught fire at O’Hare International Airport before its scheduled takeoff for Miami on October 28, 2016.

In a lawsuit filed on June 13 in Miami, Becker, 47, alleges the airline failed to ensure the jetliner was properly maintained and negligently failed “to provide proper assistance, supervision and instruction in the evacuation.” The lawsuit seeks more than $75,000 in damages, including legal fees for “personal and bodily injuries, both physical and psychological in nature;” pain and suffering; disability; medical bills; lost earnings; and past and future emotional distress.

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Chelsea-Halter-240x300Chelsea Halter of Biscayne Park, Florida was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly driving the wrong way on the Palmetto Expressway and causing multiple car accidents, one of which sent a driver to a hospital, while under the influence of alcohol.

Halter, 24, was charged with DUI, DUI causing property or personal damage, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. She was also charged with two misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Halter has since bonded out of Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The press did not list an attorney for her.

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Ignacio-Calvo-240x300Miami orthopedic surgeon Ignacio Calvo was arrested on June 16 after police allegedly discovered he downloaded and shared pornography featuring children as young as 2 years old.

Calvo, 89, is being charged with one count of transmitting child pornography and ten counts of possession of child pornography. It is unclear if he is being held on bond. News sources did not say if he has hired a defense attorney.

According to the arrest report, law enforcement agents targeted Calvo after discovering he was sharing at least 13 child porn videos on a sharing network that allows users to swap media files.

Federal agents searched Calvo’s Brickell penthouse and reportedly found at least 10 videos on his laptop depicting children under the age of 14 engaged in various sex acts. When questioned by investigators about the videos, Calvo allegedly admitting to downloading them “years ago.”

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Arlene-Torres-241x300Arlene Torres of Miami, Florida was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a crash with her son in the back seat of the car.

Torres faces several DUI charges, including DUI, DUI with serious bodily injury, DUI while accompanied by a minor, and resisting an officer without violence. She is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Center. The press did not say if bond has been set for her or if she has hired an attorney.

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Henry-Claude-Agnew-262x300Henry Claude Agnew of Miami, Florida was arrested on June 2 in Broward County by U.S. Marshals for a probation violation. Court records show that Agnew, 36, is also facing drug charges.

He was charged last month with a number of drug offenses, including possession of cannabis and cocaine, possession of cannabis and cocaine with intent to sell, and selling cocaine and cannabis near a school. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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