6 injured in 2-vehicle crash, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says

Six people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night at Northeast 150th Street and Northeast Sixth Avenue, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said.

Two people suffered serious injuries, while four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Among those injured was a 13-year-old girl who was taken to an area hospital.

A toddler was also involved in the crash, but the child’s injuries were unknown.

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6 injured in 2-vehicle crash, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says

Six people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night at Northeast 150th Street and Northeast Sixth Avenue, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said.

MDFR said two people suffered serious injuries, while four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Among those injured was a 13-year-old girl who was taken to an area hospital.

Officials said a toddler was also involved in the crash, but the child’s injuries were unknown.

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Surveillance video shows scare at Orlando International Airport

Authorities released the surveillance video showing the moment a camera’s lithium-ion battery overheated and exploded Friday night at the Orlando International Airport.

The 5 p.m. scare in front of the security checkpoint for Gates 1-59 prompted an evacuation causing thousands of travelers to get off their planes, and go through TSA screening again. 

The Orlando Police Department announced on Twitter that no shots were fired and no one was injured. Police said the lithium-ion battery had been inside a camera and packed in a bag.

According to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority 27 flights were diverted and 24 flights were cancelled.

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‘Moving Day’ participant is not letting young-onset Parkinson’s disease stop him

Brad McMorris said he saw the entire progression of Parkinson’s disease, from symptoms that began as bad posture and constipation to immobilization, when his dad was sick.

McMorris started to experience symptoms himself while he was taking care of his dad. Everyday tasks like using a fork and brushing his teeth were becoming a challenge. About a month after his father died, McMorris was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition, at 38.  

“Being diagnosed sucks, but it’s not a death sentence,” McMorris said.

McMorris was giving hope Sunday at Miami’s Museum Park during Moving Day, the annual National Parkinson’s Foundation event in Miami to raise awareness and funding for research.

The 41-year-old financial adviser manages more than 600 clients and hundreds of millions of dollars at Wells Fargo Advisors, and still makes time to contribute to the foundation. 

According to the event’s website Team Terranova led the way with nearly $34,000 in donations, and the Berkowitz Pollack Brant/Provenance Wealth Advisors team followed with about $15,000. The goal was to raise $300,000, and they raised about $256,000. 

“What it’s really about is raising awareness for Parkinson’s … and, most importantly, getting people with Parkinson’s out and moving, because exercise is the most important thing beyond their medication,” said John L. Lehr, the CEO of the foundation

Lehr also said the foundation’s goal is to support scientific research to understand how to prevent  and treat the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention complications from Parkinson’s disease remain the 14th leading cause of death in the country. 

They also aim to provide patients at every stage of the disease with the help they need to improve their quality of life. 

During the event near the AmericanAirlines Arena, McMorris had some tips for newly diagnosed patients: “Learn how to deal with it, learn what works for you, stay active,” he said, “and that’s all we can do for now until we find a cure.”

His active lifestyle includes Monday Madness, a free boot camp he co-founded with Bradley Murcia, a personal trainer. The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation runs it from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1770 Brickell Ave.

For more information about the boot camp, call Carolina Hoires at 305-856-8940 or email her at choires@braincenter.org.

 

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U.S. military investigates reports Islamic militants executed Sgt. La David Johnson

The U.S. Africa Command says it has sent a joint team with the Niger military to the village of Tongo Tongo to investigate the Oct. 4 attack by extremists that left four American and four Nigerien soldiers dead.

AFRICOM said Sunday that the on-site investigation is part of a wider review across the U.S., Africa and Europe and by multiple agencies to determine how the attack took place.

The U.S. command team is interviewing residents around Tonga Tonga, visiting relevant areas and retracing steps taken before the ambush.

The Pentagon has said its investigation won’t be finished until at least January.

Questions have arisen over whether the soldiers’ commando unit was carrying out its assigned mission when it was ambushed about 120 miles north of Niamey.

Reporters with Reuters, ABC News, CBS News and The Washington Post spoke to villagers who said that when children found Johnson’s remains, he appeared to have been shot in the head and  his hands were bound. The reports suggested Islamic militants had executed him. 

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