Woman gives away 100 sleeping bags to homeless in Fort Lauderdale

A Broward County woman distributed about 100 sleeping bags to homeless men and women Monday near the Stranahan Park area.

Mishana Willoughby said she decided to give away the bags after she spoke to different homeless shelters and was advised that there was a major demand was for blankets.

“So I thought of the idea of a travel sleeping bag that can be used both in warm or cold time, giving the homeless something comfortable to lay on at night,” she said. “We still need people to know that we care as many of these homeless had homes at some point in their lives.”

That  “could have been any one of us.”

Willoughby said she hopes others will follow her lead and helps those in need.

 

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Teen arrested after harassing ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, deputies say

An 18-year-old was arrested after he harassed his girlfriend and her new boyfriend in February, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called out on Feb. 17 to a Checkers at Northeast Sixth Avenue and East Oakland Park Boulevard where a victim told them that he’d been attacked.

The victim told deputies that his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, Raymond Boor, was cursing at her, a friend, a mechanic and a shop owner, an arrest report said.The victim later picked her up from the mechanic garage.

That’s when the couple noticed that Boor was following them in a smaller red Dodge four-door, deputies said.  The victim said he then stopped his car and tried to calm Boor down.

The victim said he never left the car as Boor got out of his, stood in the middle of the road and repeated “Really (ex-girlfriend) this is how you do me,” deputies said.

Boor then approached the vehicle, and through an open window punched, the victim’s face, deputies said. Boor struck the victim in the nose and then several more times to the face. 

The victim was able to eventually push Boor out of the way.

He then drove away, but Boor was able to catch up and rammed his vehicle into the victim’s, deputies said.

The victim then called his mother, who took him to Holy Cross Hospital to be treated for a broken nose.

Boor was arrested on charges of assault, battery and criminal mischief. 

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Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charge in Jupiter

Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested Monday morning on a charge of driving under the influence in Jupiter, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Woods was taken into custody at about 3 a.m. on Military Trail South of Indian Creek Parkway, Jupiter police spokeswoman Kirstin Rightler said. 

Woods’ home on Jupiter Island is in the other direction of where he was arrested and his restaurant, The Woods, is about seven to 10 minutes away. 

Woods was released at 10:50 a.m. 

 

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Officer released from hospital after wrong-way crash; another in stable condition

A Miami-Dade officer was discharged from Jackson South Community Hospital after being involved in a wrong-way crash Sundaywhile on duty. Meanwhile, another officer who was in the same vehicle remains in stable condition.The crash took place on Sunday w…

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Man with rifle fires shots on Palmetto Expressway

A man was arrested Monday morning after he shot rounds a passing vehicles on the Palmetto Expressway. 

The man also fired rounds from a rifle at police, Miami-Dade police Director Juan Perez said. 

The incident, which police have called a “non-contact police shooting,” took place at about 1:15 a.m. near Northwest 58th Street. 

Police were able to apprehend the shooter. 

“A tragedy was averted,” Perez said in a tweet. 

The Palmetto Expressway’s southbound lanes were shut down near Northwest 58th Street as police investigated.

Stay with Local 10 and Local10.com for updates.

 

@MiamiDadePD risked their lives as they apprehended armed subject firing rifle at passing vehicles and police on SR826. Tragedy was averted

— Juan Perez (@JPerezinMia) May 29, 2017

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