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ICYMI: 'Loved' Dog Attack; Life Sentence for Sitting On, Killing Girl

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    South Florida Woman Injured After Dog Attack Caught on Camera

    A South Florida woman says she opened her heart and her home to a stray dog, only to have that animal turn into a total terror – first killing her cat, then attacking her and leaving her with severe physical and mental wounds.

    At the beginning of the year, Deen found Zeus, a 90-pound American bulldog, wandering the streets. The dog was microchipped, so Deen was able to find the owner, who had recently moved to Peru and left the dog to a friend.

    The owner had no idea Zeus was lost and asked Deen to watch over him until a friend can pick him up. Deen, an animal lover, took the dog in. She fell in love with Zeus.

    Nearly a month later, Zeus killed Deen's cat. Two days later, he attacked Deen inside her Hollywood home. Surveillance cameras captured the attack.

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    Woman Severely Injured After Dog Attack Caught on CameraWoman Severely Injured After Dog Attack Caught on Camera

    A South Florida woman says a lost dog she took in turned out to be a total terror. NBC 6 anchor Johnny Archer reports.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    Florida Woman Gets Life Sentence for Sitting on, Smothering Girl

    A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her 9-year-old cousin while sitting on her as a form of punishment.

    Veronica Green Posey, 66, was sentenced after jurors convicted her of first-degree felony murder.

    Prosecutors say Dericka Lindsay had suffered horrific beatings from Posey, and Lindsay's adoptive parents, James and Grace Smith. Officials say Posey sat on Dericka for more than five minutes in October 2017, causing the girl to die from lack of oxygen.

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    FIU Bridge Collapse One Year Later: Much Loss and Few Answers

    The collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge one year ago has left a trail of deep personal loss and professional finger-pointing – but few answers.

    The disaster that killed six people on Southwest Eighth Street at 1:47 p.m. on that warm, clear Thursday is a construction failure borne of design errors and what appears to be a misguided attempt to address them by adding tension to a critical, failing truss without closing the road below.

    But it is rooted in the university's ambitious plans to leave its mark on the region.

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    Latest in FIU Bridge Collapse Investigation, 1 Year LaterLatest in FIU Bridge Collapse Investigation, 1 Year Later

    The collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge one year ago has left a trail of deep personal loss and professional finger-pointing – but few answers.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    Man Accused of Posing as FBI Agent in Miami Lakes Home Invasion

    The second suspect caught on camera posing as an FBI agent during a home invasion robbery in Miami Lakes has been arrested.

    Alonso Arias, 28, of Miami, is the second suspect charged in the Jan. 30 crime and faces charges of home invasion robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and falsely impersonating an officer. Eglys Fuentes-Ramirez was arrested and charged in February.

    Arias and Fuentes are accused of faking their way inside the home on NW 87th Court and locking a maid and a contractor inside a bathroom. They allegedly stole five duffle bags with approximately $30,000 worth of jewelry and sports memorabilia.

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    Man Accused of Posing as FBI Agent in Home InvasionMan Accused of Posing as FBI Agent in Home Invasion

    Alonso Arias is accused of posing as an FBI agent in a February 2019 home invasion robbery in Miami Lakes. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    'Demons': Body Camera Footage of Parkland Gunman's Arrest Released

    The Broward state attorney's office has released edited body camera footage of Nikolas Cruz's arrest.

    Cruz was captured by officers less than an hour after he brought an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle into the school he once attended and started shooting.

    In the footage, Cruz is heard talking about "the demons" and "voices" while he was handcuffed and on the ground.

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    Bodycam Footage of Nikolas Cruz ArrestBodycam Footage of Nikolas Cruz Arrest

    Officials released footage of the arrest of the gunman in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

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