Woman hands note to teller demanding cash at Wells Fargo in Plantation

A woman wearing a hat pulled down low over her face robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch in Plantation Thursday morning, the FBI said.The bank robbery was reported at 11:22 a.m. at the Wells Fargo bank branch at 1191 University Drive.Surveillance imag…

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Plantation man accused of killing roommate, throwing body in dumpster

A Plantation man is accused of killing one of his roommates this week and throwing his body in a dumpster.

The killing was reported about 5 p.m. Thursday at 7201 NW 15th St. 

Plantation police said the suspect, Eric Robinson, 46, lived at the home with another man and a woman. 

Detectives believe that a relationship involving the woman and both men led to the killing. 

Police said the 39-year-old victim’s body was found in a garbage dumpster located at Nob Hill Rd. and Cleary Blvd.

The victim’s identity is being withheld as authorities work to notify his next of kin.

Robinson was arrested on a first-degree murder charge. 

No other details were immediately released.
 

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Good Samaritan rescues child from drowning

A Good Samaritan rescued a boy from drowning at a Plantation hotel pool on Friday night, according to Plantation Fire Rescue. 

After the rescue, another Good Samaritan performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the three-year-old boy.

Plantation Fire Rescue reported the he was breathing when they arrived at the Staybridge Suites, 401 N Pine Island Rd.

Fire Rescue took the boy to Plantation General.  

 

 

 

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No injuries after car goes into canal, Plantation police say

No injuries were reported after a car went into a canal Saturday, Plantation police said.It happened around 7 p.m. near Nob Hill Road and Northwest Sixth Street in Plantation.Plantation Fire Department personnel said two people were out of the vehicle …

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No injuries after car goes into canal, Plantation police say

No injuries were reported after a car went into a canal Saturday, Plantation police said.It happened around 7 p.m. near Nob Hill Road and Northwest Sixth Street in Plantation.Plantation Fire Department personnel said two people were out of the vehicle …

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Crews work around-the-clock to clear flooded streets

The pumps in Plantation Acres have been working around-the-clock to push rainwater off the flooded streets and into Broward County’s complex system of canals.

“The last thing we want is a failure right now,” Angel Alvarez,  Plantation Acres Improvement District manager, said. “This is canal station No. 5. We have six of these and they are each 1 mile long.”

When the water is pumped in, it water goes underneath the roadway through this pump and into a canal.

Alvarez said he can pull down 12 miles of canal water 3 inches a day, but South Florida is getting far more rain than he is able to pump.

All six pumps turn on and off automatically to keep the canal at 4 feet but they are all 2 – 3 feet over that mark.

“We have overridden the shut off. We have them on full blast. No turning off until this is all done,” Alvarez said.

Meanwhile in western Davie, where many residents remain under water, the misery continues.

Central Broward District manager Michael Crowley said he hasn’t seen flooding like this since Hurricane Irene and the no-name storm of 2000 — but this system is even more aggressive.

“Those were 100 -ear storm events but they were spread out between three days. There were 16 inches spread out in three days where here we are looking at 11 inches within a 24-hour period,”

Crowley said.

Both managers said it will take two to three days with no rain to get the canals back to normal.

The only downside is that more rain is expected for the next six to seven days.

“It is not good news but we are ready,” Alvarez said. 

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