Miramar Parkway reopens after gas leak shut downs all lanes

A portion of Miramar Parkway was shut down early Tuesday morning because of a gas leak.The roadway was closed from Monarch Lakes Boulevard to Flamingo Road, but reopened shortly after 6 a.m. Local 10 News reporter Jenise Fernandez said the closure…

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Fort Lauderdale family evacuates to Naples, returns home after storm threatens to hit Gulf coast

A Fort Lauderdale family returned to South Florida overnight after Hurricane Irma’s projected path shifted slightly west toward the Gulf coast.

“We evacuated. We went to Naples, and then we found out that the hurricane is coming to Naples, so we came back down last night, this morning, and now we’re here,” A’Onne said.

A’Onne, her mother and her two brothers spoke to Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow early Saturday as they waited to get inside Coconut Palms Elementary School in Miramar.

The school opened as a shelter Friday morning because only a few shelters at the time had space for more people.

A’Onne said her family decided it was safest to stay at the shelter because the place where they were staying in Naples was close to the water.

Coconut Palms Elementary School at 13601 Monarch Lakes Blvd. holds 350 people.

By 6:30 a.m., there were only a few people lined up outside the school so the shelter still had plenty of room left.

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Fort Lauderdale family evacuates to Naples, returns home after storm threatens to hit Gulf coast

A Fort Lauderdale family returned to South Florida overnight after Hurricane Irma’s projected path shifted slightly west toward the Gulf coast.

“We evacuated. We went to Naples, and then we found out that the hurricane is coming to Naples, so we came back down last night, this morning, and now we’re here,” A’Onne said.

A’Onne, her mother and her two brothers spoke to Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow early Saturday as they waited to get inside Coconut Palms Elementary School in Miramar.

The school opened as a shelter Friday morning because only a few shelters at the time had space for more people.

A’Onne said her family decided it was safest to stay at the shelter because the place where they were staying in Naples was close to the water.

Coconut Palms Elementary School at 13601 Monarch Lakes Blvd. holds 350 people.

By 6:30 a.m., there were only a few people lined up outside the school so the shelter still had plenty of room left.

Download the Local 10 Hurricane Survival Guide and the Max Tracker mobile app for iOS and ANDROID. 

 

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1 dead, 3 injured after car crashes into retention pond during police chase

A car crashed into a water retention pond off Interstate 75 and Miramar Parkway on Sunday morning while fleeing police, Miramar police said. 

Robert Andrade, 22, died in the incident. 

Stephany Morel, 19, Nicole Vigniero, 19, and Victor Guzman, 17, were injured.

The chase started at about 2:19 a.m. when an officer spotted a 2007 Nissan Altima with its lights off at a bus loop near Southwest 186th Avenue and Miramar Parkway. 

The officer, who was in a marked car, approached the car, police said, but the driver fled and began to drive erratically on Miramar Parkway. 

The officer lost sight of the car and ended the pursuit, police said.

While heading onto I-75 the driver of the Altima struck a curb and continued across the exit ramp before crashing into the retention pond.

The officer was later notified that the car went into a pond. 

When firefighters arrived they found that three people had gotten out of the submerged vehicle on their own, police said. Guzman was taken to Memorial Hospital Miramar. 

After searching for the fourth person for about 45 minutes, firefighters handed the incident over to Miramar police. 

Divers recovered Andrade’s body at about 11:45 a.m. and pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Police have not yet determined who was driving the car. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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Man armed with knife robs Miramar bank

A man wearing a fedora and sunglasses robbed a Miramar bank Tuesday afternoon, according to the FBI.

The robbery was reported about 3:45 p.m. at a PNC Bank branch on Miramar Parkway.

FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said the robber entered the bank, displayed a knife and demanded money from an employee.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Marshall didn’t say how much money was taken.

Anyone with information about the bank robbery is asked to call the FBI office in South Florida at 754-703-2000.

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