Top South Florida News: September

Here are photos of all of the top South Florida news during the month of September.

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Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard crews rescued two Bahamian citizens who had been stranded at sea for eight days off the coast of South Florida, officials said.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Wildlife officials are expanding search efforts to find and eradicate rock and Northern African pythons after a snake strangled a 60-pound Siberian husky in Miami-Dade County near the Florida Everglades.
NBC 6 South Florida
Jurors found Quentin Wyche, 25, guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 stabbing death of a Florida International University football player.
A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy was in critical condition at Broward Health North, where he underwent a five-hour brain surgery after a single-car crash on Interstate 95 early Wednesday. Footage showed the deputy's car wrapped around a palm tree just off the highway.
Miami-Dade Animal Services Department
More than 80 dogs that were found living in squalid conditions in a home in southwest Miami-Dade County were rescued by animal services. An anonymous report of animal cruelty prompted authorities of the dogs, which were found housed in filthy crates aboard a large truck, animal services said.
A South Florida musician who killed a cyclist in a 2010 hit-and-run crash was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Bronwyn Miller issued the sentence to Carlos Bertonatti in the death of Christophe LeCanne at a 10:30 a.m. hearing.
Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
Elena, an endangered green sea turtle, rests in a recovery tank at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital. Florida Keys dentist Fred Troxel utilized a denture repair adhesive to bond two metal orthopedic plates across a 10-inch split on the turtle’s carapace, or shell. The turtle has been convalescing at the hospital for a month since it was recovered from a Key West beach.
Polk County Sheriff's Office
Police said the suicide of a 12-year-old Lakeland girl came after nearly a year of bullying. As many as 15 girls ganged up on Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as "You should die" and "Why don't you go kill yourself."
NBC 6 South Florida
A dog named Zoe is recovering after a man stabbed her multiple times in Hialeah, said the dog's owner. Surveillance video shows the man stab the barking dog repeatedly after he jumped the fence at the owner's home on the 4200 block of East 8th Lane.
Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO
Diana Nyad comes ashore in Key West as she completes her historic Cuba-to-Florida swim.
Miami-Dade Corrections
Stalyn Hernandez is facing a grand theft auto charge after he stole a North Miami Beach Police car because he "just wanted to drive around for a little bit," police said.
Officers discovered a small meth lab in a room at a Fort Lauderdale motel Monday afternoon while responding to a call of a disturbance, police said.
Fort Lauderdale Police
Officials have determined that a rail-thin Doberman Pinscher whose photo went viral on Facebook was not in poor health and displayed no signs of abuse or neglect. Photos show Duchess during the visit from Fort Lauderdale Police detectives and Broward County Animal Control.
A high-speed police pursuit of a stolen Corvette ended when the car went airborne and slammed into the side of a house late Tuesday night, authorities said.
NBC 6 South Florida
William Anthony Raber, 27, is a Tamarac man facing video voyeurism and child pornography charges after a woman who was renting a room from him discovered naked videos of herself when she borrowed his computer, authorities said.
NBC 6 South Florida
Miami-Dade Police confirmed Thursday a body found in a remote Everglades canal is that of missing 18-year-old Jesus Trejo. Authorities conducted an intensive search for Trejo, missing since Tuesday morning, after his vehicle was found on a road in the Everglades in Miami-Dade County.
Rosh Hashanah: Jewish Museum of Florida asks congregants to text message their thoughts on the Jewish New Year.
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