Man says he’ll ‘do whatever it takes to be with Katy Perry’

When Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer learned that Pawel Jurski told a police officer at the American Airlines Arena that he “will do whatever it takes to be with Katy Perry,” Glazer said she considered him to be a credible threat. 

During a bond court hearing Thursday, Glazer said Jurski, 37, ignored officers’ commands, trespassed a restricted area and attempted to rush the stage during Wednesday night’s concert.

“It sounds like he is stalking this poor woman,” Glazer said in court. 

Glazer ordered the fanatic to stay away from the pop star and have no contact with her over the phone or through third parties. She also ordered him to stay away from her home, her business and all concert venues. 

Jurski, who is from Poland, faces charges of aggravated stalking, escape, loitering or prowling and resisting an officer without violence. He has an immigration hold that will allow federal authorities to consider his detention and deportation.

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2 in custody after pastor carjacked in Miami, police say

Two people are in custody after a pastor was carjacked Thursday afternoon in Miami, authorities said.

The carjacking was reported in the area of Northwest 46th Street and Seventh Avenue.

Miami police said the pastor was driving to his church when he noticed a street sign was askew.

Police said the pastor stopped his vehicle to fix the sign when he was approached by two men, one of whom had a small-caliber handgun.

The carjackers left in the victim’s car, authorities said.

The vehicle was recovered a short time later in the area of Northwest 79th Street and 32nd Avenue.

The suspects’ identities were not immediately released.
 

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Miami terminates city’s red light camera program

The days of the “eye in the sky” catching Miami drivers from running red lights will soon be a thing of the past.

Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to end the city’s red light camera program.

The contract with American Traffic Solutions will be terminated, leaving the company 60 days to wrap up operations in the city, according to the Miami Herald.

During his campaign, newly-elected Mayor Francis Suarez promised to eliminate the cameras.

“These red-light cameras are essentially another tax, one that the residents of my district cannot afford,” said Commissioner Manolo Reyes. “I thank my colleagues and Mayor Francis Suarez for their support.”

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Another cold front dips temperatures into 40s in South Florida, 50s in Keys

“Baby it’s cold outside.”

Low temperatures Thursday morning were 49 degrees in Fort Lauderdale, 51 degrees in Miami and 55 degrees in Key West.

“That’s how you know it’s cold, when we’re talking temperatures in the 50s for the Keys,” Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said.

Key West saw the most drastic temperature change overnight. Durda said Thursday’s low temperature was 12 degrees cooler than Wednesday morning’s low.

Temperatures were 10 degrees cooler in Homestead, 9 degrees cooler in Marathon, 7 degrees cooler in Pompano Beach, 6 degrees cooler in Miami and 3 degrees cooler in Fort Lauderdale.

“Our temperatures will stay chilly throughout the morning,” Durda said. “By the afternoon, all that sunshine will bring our temperatures up to the lower 70s.”

Another cold front was making its way across Florida, but Durda said it is expected to stall out north of Lake Okeechobee.

“If you’ve enjoyed the 50s and the 40s for overnight lows, it will be a thing of the past,” Durda said. “Our lows will get back into the 60s and low 70s for the weekend and next week.”

Be sure to download the WPLG Local 10 Weather app to receive the latest and most accurate information about severe weather where you live and work. You can find it by searching “WPLG Local 10 Weather” in your iTunes or Google Play app stores.

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Miami firefighter union agrees to defend fired members

Miami’s firefighters union agreed Tuesday to help six members who were fired after they were accused of “sexually explicit and racially offensive conduct.” get their jobs back.

The men had filed grievances with the union contesting their terminations.

In September, Lt. Robert Webster, who is black, found a noose made of twine placed over his belongings at work. Several of his family photos on his desk had also been defaced with sexually explicit symbols.

The Miami Department of Fire Rescue launched a investigation and in November the city fired six of Webster’s colleagues — Capt. William W. Bryson, Lt. Alejandro Sese, David Rivera, Harold Santana, Justin Rumbaugh and Kevin Meizoso.

This is a developing story.

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YWCA daycare in downtown Miami closes during probe over children’s deaths

After two children died this month, the Young World Christian Association daycare center in downtown Miami closed voluntarily Tuesday, according to Miami-Dade County and Florida Department of Health officials.  

Jose Galan, the head of Miami-Dade’s real estate development division, said Miami-Dade County leases the space at 112 NW 3rd St., to The YWCA Carol Glassman Donaldson Center Day Care, which is adjacent to the Stephen P. Clark Center and across the street from the Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse.  

The daycare administrators are anticipating inspections by both the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Children and Families Wednesday. 

The Miami Herald’s Douglas Hanks reported the head of epidemiology for the state’s health department’s office in Miami-Dade, said a 22-month-old boy, whose doctor thought he had meningitis, died Dec. 3 and a 2-year-old boy, who was diagnosed with pneumonia, died Dec. 10. 

This is a developing story. 

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