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Archbishop Thomas Wenski on Obama's immigration order


Speaking with WFTL's Derek Hayward and Karen Curtis this morning, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami believes the president's executive order on immigration reform should lead to further relief for the undocumented. "It's not enough because it basically is putting people in a holding pattern," he said of the order. "What Obama can't do is give them residency or a pathway to citizenship and that's what congress has to do."

Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler


En route to a speaking engagement at the Salvation Army on the issue of homelessness in Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Seier comments on the latest in the Arnold Abbott case and the arrest of a man at a recent commission meeting.



Abbott rejects city's offer of alternative feeding site


Broward activist Arnold Abbott returned to Fort Lauderdale Beach where he continued his effort to feed they city's homeless in defiance of a controversial ordinance. "I took 200 of my closest friends and invited them to have dinner with me on the beach," he told Karen and Derek Thursday morning.
 

Lauderdale chief discusses the Arnold Abbott controversy


Frank AdderelyAs the controversy over Arnold Abbott feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale's parks continues Karen and Derek talk with Fort Lauderdale police chief Frank Adderley about the ordinance and how it is enforced. When asked if Abbott will be cited should he continue to defy the law Adderley said "we'll just have to wait and see what happens if that gets to that point."

850's Ebola Townhall Special on Ebola


Karen Curtis with FIU's Dr. Aileen Marty850 WFTL's Karen Curtis sat down for an exclusive interview with world renowned Ebola expert Dr. Aileen Marty from Florida International University about the growing outbreak of the deadly virus and what it means for South Florida and the nation. Listen as they field questions from students and callers live at the FIU Graham Center in Miami.
Armed group who forces robbery victims to strip strike again
(POMPANO BEACH) A woman, 8 months pregnant, working at a Subway sandwich shop here was forced to strip by armed robbers making it the 6th such case in Broward County since October. Just before Halloween a group use similar tactics in the robbery of...
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Suspect nabbed in hit-and-run of disabled veteran
(WEST PALM BEACH) Police here have arrested 29 year old Madeline Escobar Soriano of West Palm Beach who is suspected of hitting wheelchair bound veteran Patrick Osborne on Wallis Road before fleeing in August. Osborne suffered a broken ankle in the...
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Multiple South Florida eateries cited by health inspectors
(MIAMI) The Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation has cited and temporarily closed 10 South Florida restaurants. Establishments in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca and Plantation were evaluated by inspectors who found unsanitary conditions...
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Officer Darren Wilson breaks his silence to ABC News
(FERGUSON, MO.) ABC News' George Stephanopoulos sat down with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who was cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of Michael Brown. "I know I did my job right," Wilson told Stephanopoulos. Watch the video...
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Riviera mayor calls for police body cams
(RIVIERA BEACH) Mayor Thomas Masters is calling for all police officers in the city to wear body cameras. In light of the shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri Mr. Masters believes the cameras will help bridge the...
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Attempted ATM heist leads to four-county chase
(LAKE WORTH) Two people are in custody after an attempted ATM robbery at a Bank of America branch led to a high speed chase through four counties early Tuesday morning. Palm Beach deputies spotted the men attempting to steal an ATM from a Lake Worth...
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12 year old suffers gunshot wound after shotgun accidentally discharges
(VERO BEACH) A boy here was transported to an Orlando area hospital after sustaining a gunshot to his leg following a hunting trip with his brother and grandfather. According to the boy's grandfather he and his grandsons had returned to the...
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Unity: Vigil held at Gables church for FSU shooting victims
(CORAL GABLES) In the heart of 'Canes country, South Floridians packed St. Augustine Church on Sunday to honor the victims of the shooting at rival upstate school FSU. Missionary Will Oldahm preached a message of unity no matter if one roots for...
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Delray police seek public's help after over a dozen shootings
(DELRAY BEACH) Delray police believe a fued between two families has led to some 14 shootings since may. Police have been frustrated as getting details from victims is often difficult as their help is often not wanted. Additional patrol officers...
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Fresh Charges against embattled comedian Bill Cosby by Boca woman
(BOCA RATON) A woman here became the lastest of several nationwide to accuse legendary comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault, alleging the entertainer raped her backstage after a Las Vegas show in 1976. Therese Serignese, 57 a nurse in Boca Raton...
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