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It's over! Joanna Krupa officially files for divorce from Romain Zago after ending marriage earlier …

It’s over! Joanna Krupa officially files for divorce from Romain Zago after ending marriage earlier …

It was revealed they separated back in May.   And now it appears Joanna Krupa, 38, is moving forward with her divorce from Romain Zago.  The Real Housewives of Miami star filed legal documents claiming the marriage is ‘irretrievably broken,’ according to TMZ.  The couple have already figured out all the details and have signed a marital settlement agreement.  According to the site, both parties have agreed not to seek spousal support from one another and the couple filed the petition togeth…
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Jeffrey Loria nears Marlins sale decision, sues another fan

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is nearing a decision on who he will sell the team to — for real this time, it seems. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday in a town-hall meeting with fans that the three groups bidding for the team are “prepared to meet the Marlins’ price.” “All three of those groups are in the process of doing the legal work, the financing work, the diligence work that I referenced,” Manfred said. “And when that’s complete the Marlins, Mr. Loria, will have t…
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Former North Miami police chief sues to get his job back

Former North Miami Police Chief Gary Eugene, who was initially suspended, then fired last Friday, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, the city manager and a City Council member seeking to get his job back. Eugene’s lawsuit says the city violated due process by forcing him to resign, and later be fired, without giving a clear reason and without allowing him a chance to make a case before the city. He is seeking a jury trial, unspecified financial damages and reinstatement. The compla…
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Correction: Border Jail-Federal Inmates story

In a story July 9 about debate over the Texas border city of El Paso holding hundreds of prisoners on federal charges for entering the country illegally, The Associated Press failed to include the first name and title of El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles. A corrected version of the story is below: Texas border city considers helping US jail immigrants The Texas border city of El Paso supports immigrant rights and opposes measures like a new law targeting so-called sanctuary cities By NOMAAN …
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Low-key FBI director pick would lead agency through tumult

The attorney selected to replace James Comey as FBI director is described by those close to him as admirably low-key, yet he’d be taking over the law enforcement agency at a moment that’s anything but tranquil. Christopher Wray would inherit an FBI that lost its popular leader in an unceremonious firing in May and that has spent the last year investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to win the presidency. During this most consequential probe in decades, he’d be serving u…
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Buckhead hunting, fishing businesses stick together in move

Buckhead hunting, fishing businesses stick together in move

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone “We’ve been friends for many years, and I’m glad we could stay next to each other,” Gary Merriman, the owner The Fish Hawk, said of Chuck’s Firearms. The two sporting businesses have operated side-by-side in Buckhead for over 40 years, and have stuck together through two relocations—the latest in March as they make way for a condo tower. They both moved from Buckhead…
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Clearing, rebuilding start at Vaca Key Marina following devastating fire

Clearing, rebuilding start at Vaca Key Marina following devastating fire

It has been one month today since an early-morning fire tore through the bayside Vaca Key Marina near mile marker 47.5. In the four weeks since thousands of lobster traps, a house, boats and forklifts were destroyed on the one-acre property owned by the Berdeal family of Miami on June 5, fishermen at the marina have been busy rebuilding. Clearing of the many piles of charred wood and concrete began Monday at the marina, said Juan Carlos Berdeal. Marathon business Discount Rock and Sand did the …
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World Champion South Florida Lifeguard Killed by Car While Fishing Off Bridge

Coach Chris Nowviskie impatiently checked his watch at the Pompano Beach Aquatic Center while four junior lifeguards dragged faceless mannequins to safety. One of his lifeguards was 45 minutes late for training for Worlds, the big leagues of lifeguard competitions. Seconds later, Nowviskie looked up to see the young man he’d been waiting for lying face-up on the deck. His shaggy, sun-bleached hair draped the tiles, and his body was red with sunburn from surfing all day. Irritated, Nowvisk…
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One bridge, four defendants: Mainlanders cited for fishing violations in Islamorada

The weekend was busy for a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy who put the kibosh on some alleged illegal fishing in Islamorada: Seth Hopp cited four people for resource violations at the Channel 5 Bridge around mile marker 71. Saturday, he was patrolling the south end of the bridge at 7:20 p.m. when he saw two women fishing and asked to inspect their catch, agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. They agreed and in a cooler and a bucket, Hopp found “numerous different types of fish, many o…
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Fishing draws 150 to Miami-Erie Canal

DELPHOS — The Optimist Fourth of July Fishing Derby saw 150 young anglers lining the banks of the Miami-Erie Canal early Tuesday morning. Sixty-five fish and a few turtles were pulled from the waterway during the derby. Jaxon Buzard and Paige Mericle were the winners of the new bicycles donated by the Walterick-Hemme Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035. Buzard caught a 20.5-inch catfish and Mericle a 24-inch catfish. Delphos Herald Affiliates Ada Herald | Dearborn County Register | Eagle …
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Changes to cod, haddock, flounder quotas eyed in New England

Changes to cod, haddock, flounder quotas eyed in New England

Federal fishing regulators are planning a host of changes to the quota limits of several important New England fish, including cod. New England fishermen search for cod in two key fishing areas, Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine. Regulators have enacted a series of cutbacks to the cod quota in those areas in recent years as cod stocks have dwindled. This year, regulators want to trim the Georges Bank cod quota by 13 percent and keep Gulf of Maine’s quota the same. They also want to keep the Ge…
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South Motors sponsors University of Miami Fishing Tourney

Each year, University of Miami holds a celebrity fishing tournament as a kind of post-celebration and promotion of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. 2017’s event was no different – participants were paired with former Hurricane sports stars for a full day of both inshore and offshore competitive fishing. South Motors, a long-time annual sponsor of the tournament, was on hand with two great catches of its own on display, the award-winning BMW 5 Series and the BMW X5 SAV. …
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Bachelor party fishing

Bachelor party from Toronto : We had a blast with Captain Mark and the crew. Mark was cool and courteous. He was determined to catch that day. We put some serious positive vibes into those waters and Boom!!! We caught a 7 foot 200lb sandbar shark. Great day! It made our trip to Miami!! Booked the trip with Mark after reading the reviews, and he did not disappoint. We wanted to catch a sailfish and 2 hours into our trip, we hooked a large one. Ryan his first mate walked us thru each step and edu…
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The Latest: Cessna plane fell apart in the air in Wisconsin

The Latest on a small plane crash in northern Wisconsin that killed six people (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Authorities say a small airplane crash that killed six people in northern Wisconsin fell apart in the air. National Transportation Safety Board Eric Weiss said Monday the debris from the plane crash suggests there was an “in-flight break up.” NTSB investigators say there was a discussion between the pilot of the plane and air traffic controllers about “local weather phenomenon” shortly be…
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Protests against president disrupt Brazil's major cities

Protests against president disrupt Brazil’s major cities

A general strike disrupted major cities across Brazil on Friday as union workers protested President Michel Temer’s proposal to loosen labor rules and trim pension benefits. In Sao Paulo, protesters blocked some of the city’s main roads and highways and hindered access to Guarulhos Airport, the biggest in the country. Later in the day, thousands marched toward the city hall. Access to Rio de Janeiro’s downtown was blocked early in the day, with traffic jams stretching 9 miles (14 kilometers) ou…
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Google pledges $2 million grant in efforts to curb gun violence in America

Google is ramping up efforts to curb gun violence, with a $2 million grant to benefit prevention programs in cities across the country. The pledge is part of the tech giant’s ongoing commitment to organizations and innovators working on racial justice. Related: A chance to trade guns for bail in Baltimore? The philanthropic arm of the……
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10 cent fuel tax hike among new Indiana laws taking effect

Indiana’s gasoline taxes are going up 10 cents a gallon. Children are being required to wear helmets when using off-road vehicles. And those who use drones for nefarious, sexual purposes could be charged with a crime. Those are just a few of the new Indiana laws that took effect on Saturday. The Republican-dominated Legislature considered well over a thousand bills during this year’s legislative session and GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb signed 271 into law, according to his spokeswoman, Stephanie Wilso…
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Chicago Police, Feds Team Up to Curb Violence

Chicago police are teaming up with federal and state officials to fight gun violence. On Friday, officials will announce a new task force featuring about 20 ATF agents, Illinois state troopers and state and federal prosecutors. Chief Anthony Riccio, who runs CPD’s Bureau of Organized Crime, sits down to talk more about the initiative.  Editor’s Note: NBC Chicago will offer a live stream of a press conference with Chicago police at 1 p.m. CT right here.  President Donald Trump announce…
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Lawmakers to take up domestic violence gun control bill

Legislation that would take guns away from people on domestic restraining orders is scheduled to be heard in a Rhode Island Senate committee. Lawmakers are aiming to end the session Friday. A hearing is set for 3 p.m. in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under the bill, anyone on a domestic protective order issued by a court after Saturday would have to surrender guns and wouldn’t be able to get them back while the order is in effect. The legislation would also impose restrictions on anyone convi…
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We Robot: Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Relating to Robotics

We Robot: Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Relating to Robotics

Founded by University of Miami School of Law Professor A. Michael Froomkin, We Robot is the most exciting interdisciplinary conference on the legal and policy questions relating to robots.  The increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere—from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and even to the battlefield—disrupts existing legal regimes and requires new thinking on policy issues. (See Miami Law Magazine article from the 2013 conference, “Robots at…
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Holland & Knight Real Estate Attorney Lives for the Deal

But the self-proclaimed deal junkie pushed on, making her mark in a male-dominated legal sector by helping developers etch their mark on Miami’s …
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‘Must black death be broadcast and consumed to be believed?’

I wasn’t going to write this. On this subject, I felt I had already spilled enough outrage onto enough pages to last a lifetime. I needed a break from the emotional carnage. Then I saw the dashcam video that was released last week. Granted, it told me nothing I didn’t already know. I knew how a black man named Philando Castile was pulled over last year in a Minneapolis suburb. I knew how he politely informed the police officer that he had a legal firearm in the car. I knew how the officer p…
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Governor: Opponents hope Mississippi is hurt by LGBT law

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday that opponents are “desperately hoping” Mississippi will be hurt by a law that would let business people and government workers cite religious beliefs to deny some services to same-sex couples. His comments came a day after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction that has blocked the state’s “religious objections” law from taking effect for nearly a year. Speaking of the law’s opponents, Bryant said: “They hope something bad will happen to the state …
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6-member panel named to negotiate on marijuana bill

A six-member House-Senate conference committee has been selected to try and come up with a compromise bill to revamp the voter-approved recreational marijuana law. Legislative leaders assigned the panel Friday after the House formally rejected the Senate version of the bill. The House conferees are Democrats Mark Cusack and Ron Mariano, the House Majority Leader, and Republican Hannah Kane. The Senate negotiators are Democrats Patricia Jehlen and William Brownsberger, and Republican Vinny deMac…
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A few summer thoughts about bugs, fish and quail

A few summer thoughts about bugs, fish and quail

A few summer thoughts about bugs, fish and quail By Beth Conner The Miami County Republic | 0 comments I had the most interesting thing happen the other evening while I was watering my garden (pre-storms on Friday evening). I was trying to adjust my sprinkler so that it would cover the flowered areas. The water was supposed to hit my new flowers and NOT the weeds. My watering device wasn’t working to my liking placed on the ground, so I stood outside holding the sprinkler in my hands. In…
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Department of Natural Resources cuts state fair presence

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will no longer have a large presence at the state fair, where it has previously promoted hunting, fishing and other recreational pursuits. A department spokesman told the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2rCAEed ) the department will no longer send between 100 to 200 staff members to the 11-day event. The decision is part of the department’s attempt to refocus its efforts after budget cuts and criticism from the Legislature. The department is …
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Big fish fry planned for Saturday in Louisburg

Photo courtesy of Larry Bond The four Louisburg men who caught the fish for Saturday’s Mason fish fry display just one morning’s catch, hauling in more than 150 pounds of catfish. The fishermen are (from left) William “Captain Buddy” Rogers, Mark Seely, Larry Bond and Colton Seely. William “Captain Buddy” Rogers battles a fish during the day to get bait for the night’s catfish lines. Rogers has helped catch fish for the annual Mason Peace Lodge 243 Fish Fry for the past eight yea…
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Miami-style luxury on Kinsale’s ‘Golden Mile’ for €2.75m

The Scilly peninsula in Kinsale takes its name from the Cornish fishermen who arrived in the area when the town was a major fishing port and decided to make the location their home. It is no wonder they remained in this wonderful spot – which is within minutes of the town yet away from the hustle and bustle. Known locally as the Golden Mile, it is the most sought after location in Kinsale. The current owners of Corafinne, one of whom is originally from Cork and based in the UK, sought a site …
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Lawmakers: Codfather’s permits should go to Northeast states

Maine’s congressional delegation says fishing permits forfeited by a fishing magnate dubbed “The Codfather” should be redistributed through the Northeastern states. Carlos Rafael was indicted on more than two dozen counts, including tax evasion and falsifying fishing quotas last year. He’s due for sentencing on June 27. Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking that 13 groundfish permits forfeited…
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Thousands of dead fish found floating in bays, washed ashore

Thousands of dead fish found floating in bays, washed ashore

Police say the thousands of dead bait fish found floating in Maine bays over the weekend is due to a fishing vessel catching more than it could handle. The Brunswick Police Marine Resource & Harbor Management Division says it followed up on weekend complaints of “hundreds of thousands” of dead fish in the bays. They determined a fishing expedition on June 6 caused the kill of the bait-fish pogies. Police say the fishing vessel was not equipped to handle a large catch of pogies and left them…
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Budget cuts threaten forests’ roads, hunting, fishing

The roads to the national forests could get bumpier. Literally. Trails could get messier. Maintenance on bridges, dams and recreation sites could become tougher. That’s the potential fate of national forest projects, thanks to President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018, which begins Oct. 1. While the overall federal budget has plenty of cuts in agency after agency, the forest service plan has more drama, because the White House is seeking about $100 million in funding for capital improvement and maintenance, down from $363 million this year. That’s a 73 percent cut, and could have a huge impact on recreation, according to Rebecca Turner, senior director of programs and policy for American Forests, a nonprofit conservation organization. Turner said roads are used to access the trails leading to “majestic overlooks,” as well as lakes and rivers inside the forests. She said the budget cuts would also lead to camp sites and facilities not being maintained. Turner said if the forest service is unable to maintain safe roads, boat launches and campgrounds, they’re likely to simply close. “When you can’t access the forests, then it’s much harder to enjoy them,” she said. John Haynes, a spokesperson for the Forest Service, said it would be “premature” to comment on the proposed budget before it is finalized by Congress. The Forest Service manages the 154 national forests around the country that cover more than 180 million acres. Millions of people visit the forests every year. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said his agency will focus on maintaining “staff and expertise” in anticipation of President Trump’s infrastructure plan, few details of which were outlined in the 2018 budget. “When the infrastructure plan moves forward, then we’ll be well positioned to be able to implement projects,” Tidwell told Senators at a hearing on the forest service budget. But Tidwell told McClatchy that the administration has not made it clear when or if that money will come. “If additional funds are not made available through the infrastructure plan, or additional opportunities, then the budget request for roads and trails and infrastructure would make it very challenging, more challenging, for us to carry out our program of work,” Tidwell said. Coalter Baker, a spokesperson for the Office of Management and Budget, said there were no details on the infrastructure plan beyond the six-page fact sheet included in the budget which does not mention the forest service. “It’s nice to hope, but until we see a draft let alone a bill … we’re hoping for something that we don’t know would exist,” Turner said. Both Republicans and Democrats have raised concerns. “How do we sustain the $10 billion generated by visitors to our national forests and the 143,000 jobs they create if we don’t have roads to access the forest, or safe and accessible facilities or hiking trails for visitors to use once they are there,” Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. said at a Senate hearing recently on the forest service budget. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, also raised concerns about the cut’s impact on roads, noting cuts could make it tougher for timber purchasers to access the forests. H. Sterling Burnett, a research fellow on environmental policy at the Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank in Illinois, said the budget cuts are necessary to control spending. He said since cuts to politically popular programs such as defense or entitlements like Medicare are unlikely, agencies like the forest service will have to see their budgets squeezed. “[Budget cuts] have to come and they have to be steep,” he said. “You can’t fiddle around the edges.” Burnett said the government should consider selling some of its land to private companies both to raise money and to reduce the amount of forest it has to manage. “There is no reason the federal government needs to own 100 million acres of forest,” he said.
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The Rossdale Group, LLC v. Walton

The Rossdale Group, LLC v. Walton

Miami Legal, filing under the Rossdale name, opposed the motion, supported by a declaration from Susan Lunden (Lunden), who identified herself as …
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Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

The Vatican is looking to develop a new doctrine that calls for excommunicating Catholics for mafia association and corruption. That’s the decision reached this week after the Vatican hosted its first-ever conference on fighting corruption and organized crime. The meeting gathered 50 prosecutors, bishops, victims and U.N. officials for a day of talks. In a statement Saturday, the Vatican said the need had come to develop a new legal doctrine for the Catholic Church about “excommunication for co…
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Laws would make aspiring Australians pledge to share values

Laws would make aspiring Australians pledge to share values

Aspiring Australian citizens will have to make a pledge to share Australian values under proposed new laws introduced to Parliament on Thursday. The law would give Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton power to write and revise an Australian Values Statement and it would reduce avenues to appeal his decisions on citizenship cases. The bill does not spell out what Australian values are and critics argue that getting Australians to agree on what values they share is difficult. D…
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Judge faces legal quagmire in teen texting suicide trial

Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing himself and Carter charged with manslaughter. A juvenile court judge now finds himself at the center of a legal quagmire: Should he set a legal precedent in Massachusetts by convicting Carter of manslaughter for encouraging Roy to take his own life through dozens of text messages? Or should he acquit her and risk sending a message that Carter’s behavior was less than criminal? Judge Lawrence…
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Czechs to take legal action against EU weapon directive

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says his country is taking legal action against a new European Union directive on holding weapons. Sobotka says his government agreed on the move on Wednesday because it considered the directive, approved as a reaction to a recent wave of terrorism, too restrictive. The government is set to file the complaint at the European Court of Justice by Aug 17. The EU directive bans some kinds of semiautomatic weapons that are popular among the 300,000 holders of a …
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California firms up marijuana rules, will allow deliveries

California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered by lawmakers Thursday as the state prepares for next year’s start of legal marijuana sales. Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration are working to merge California’s new voter-approved recreational pot law with the state’s longstanding medical marijuana program. They have settled on an array of regulations to protect consumers and publ…
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State court filing: Law on meaning of words does nothing new

A new law that’s been criticized as discriminatory against same-sex couples actually does “nothing new at all,” Tennessee’s attorney general contends in a legal filing. Attorney General Herbert Slatery made that argument last week in a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four married lesbian couples expecting children through artificial insemination. The law requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups have contended that the requirement offers a s…
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