Three more bodies found in cars under collapsed bridge rubble

Authorities on Saturday removed two flattened vehicles with three bodies inside from the rubble of the 950-ton pedestrian bridge that collapsed near Florida International University, Miami police said Saturday.The vehicles — a white Chevy pickup truck and gold Jeep Cherokee — were covered in black tarps and transported to the

Dashcam video shows moment of bridge’s deadly collapse

Stunning dashcam footage shows the deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge last week at Florida International University.The video, posted on YouTube, captures the moment the 950-ton bridge comes instantly crashing to the ground — crushing cars below and killing six people.The bridge was installed March 10, just five days before

FIU student among those killed in bridge collapse

At least one Florida International University student is among the six people killed in the pedestrian bridge collapse at the campus in Miami, according to officials.The 950-ton bridge had been constructed to make it safer for FIU students to walk across a busy, eight-lane Tamiami Trail thoroughfare, adding a sad

These spring breakers won’t let jail ruin their fun

These spring breakers in Florida won’t let a trip to the slammer stand in the way of their fun.The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said more than a dozen partying minors were arrested Saturday afternoon and were all smiles on a bus headed to jail.In a photo tweeted by deputies, some of the

4 people found dead in rubble of Florida bridge collapse

At least four people have been found dead in the rubble of Thursday’s bridge collapse in Florida, according to officials.Fire Chief Dave Downey gave the update at an evening press briefing as rescue crews continued to look for victims.“We are using all of our equipment, we’re using our search K-9s

Daughter accused of gouging out mom’s eyeballs: ‘I need help’

With her mom’s gouged-out eyeballs nearby in a box, a distressed Florida woman allegedly confessed to authorities that she was a “murderer” and needed help, officials said.Camille Balla, 32, is accused in the vicious slaying of her mom, 55-year-old Francisca Monteiro-Balla, at their Royal Palm Beach home Friday while high

Bridge collapse survivor files first lawsuit

A bicyclist who was badly hurt in the deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University filed the first civil lawsuit Monday in the tragedy, according to a report.Marquise Rashaad Hepburn, 24, was “seriously injured” as he rode his bike under the doomed bridge, according to a lawsuit

Widow grieves husband’s death in bridge collapse

The heartbroken wife of a crane worker missing since a pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University confirmed his death Sunday morning on social media.“On March 15, 2018 my husband was tragically taken from us,” grief-stricken Chelsea Brownfield wrote of husband Brandon on Facebook. “The coming days are going to

Death toll rises in Florida bridge collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Miami’s Florida International University rose to at least six – while the search-and-rescue operation turned into a recovery mission, officials said.“What we can confirm is at this point at least we can confirm six fatalities,” Miami-Dade police Detective

Video captures the deadly moment a pedestrian bridge collapsed

A horrifying video shows the moment the 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami collapsed and killed at least six people.The footage, which appears to have been taken by someone looking at a screen that displayed surveillance video, was posted on various social media sites, according to the

Florida bridge collapsed right after ‘stress test’

The massive, 950-ton pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami — killing at least six people — had just undergone a preliminary “stress test,” and concrete-reinforcing steel cables that run through its roadbed were being tightened at the time it fell, officials said Friday.Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board will

Bridge that collapsed was built in just ‘a few hours’: school

The pedestrian walkway that collapsed in Florida on Thursday, killing multiple people, was a first-of-its-kind “instant bridge” — which was built using a radical new approach known as “accelerated construction.”Installed this past Saturday, the 950-ton structure was erected in just a “few hours” under orders from MCM Construction Management and

Multiple deaths when brand-new pedestrian bridge collapses

Several people were crushed to death when a 950-ton pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University collapsed Thursday afternoon — flattening cars on the roadway below as they waited at a red light, authorities and witnesses said.Police helicopters and news crews were asked to stay away from the scene

Video shows disgraced deputy outside school during massacre

Chilling surveillance video released Thursday of the deadly attack at a Florida high school shows the actions of a disgraced security resource officer who stayed outside as 17 people were slaughtered inside.The footage shows Scot Peterson taking up positions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, at times running

Construction firms behind doomed bridge accused of ‘shoddy’ work

Two construction firms that helped build the Florida International University bridge that collapsed on Thursday were recently accused of unsafe practices, according to a report.FIGG Bridge Design and MCM Construction collaborated on the $14.2 million project, despite having a track record of alleged negligence.MCM was slapped with a suit on

Mom arrested for pushing nearly freezing baby around in stroller

A Florida mom was arrested when authorities found her carelessly swinging around a stroller with a barely clothed baby boy inside despite the cold, according to officials.Deputies said they tracked down Pamela Lee Davis, 30, shortly after midnight Tuesday after receiving a tip about a suspicious, possibly drunk woman pushing a

Man who says he helped dispose of Natalee Holloway stabbed to death

A Florida man who came forward last year — claiming to have helped dispose of Natalee Holloway’s body — is now dead, according to police.John Christopher Ludwick, 32, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday during a failed kidnapping attempt in Sarasota County.He had been trying to abduct a young woman outside

Aviators die after Navy jet crashes during training flight

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.The F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land at the naval air station around 4:30 p.m. EDT, and crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway.The

Judge demands release of surveillance video from Florida school shooting

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — A Florida judge ruled Monday that surveillance video showing events outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 people should be made public.Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson agreed with news outlets including The Associated Press that the video should be

Human remains found in yard of Disney worker missing since 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities have uncovered human remains under concrete in the backyard of a Disney worker who disappeared in 2015.Michael Shaver has been missing for three years. Authorities went to the monorail mechanic’s home on Feb. 16 and his 35-year-old wife Laurie Shaver allowed investigators to search the home.

Israeli pilot on hit list was beloved high school teacher

The first Israeli fighter pilot to shoot down an enemy plane in the country’s War of Independence died this week after teaching school in Miami for some 30 years under an assumed name — because he’d been targeted for assassination.New Jersey-born Gideon Lichtman, known to generations of students at Southwest

Teacher suspended after telling students not to date African-Americans

A Florida teacher who told his students not to date African-Americans because “they’re not worth it” has been suspended and will no longer work in the classroom — but not fired, according to reports.David Swinyar’s offensive comments were made to a student at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, where he

Horsing around in a nightclub goes horribly wrong

Things quickly went buck-wild when a bikini-clad dancer horsed around in a Miami Beach nightclub.The chaos began when the half-naked dancer rode a white horse bareback into the Mokai Lounge this week to cheers from a raucous crowd.The applause, however, lasted as long as the club probably spent thinking about