From WPLG

  • CBP: Some migrant children will be reunited with parents

    Customs and Border Protection is announcing a new practice aimed at keeping families apprehended at the border together following President Donald Trump's executive order.

    But the new practice, announced in a statement Thursday, does not address those children who have been sent to shelters nationwide who were separated from their parents over the past two months and are likely in the custody of a different government agency.

    "For those children still in Border Patrol custody, we are reuniting...


  • WashPo: WH to propose merging Education, Labor departments

    The White House is looking to merge the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency as part of a larger plan to restructure government federal agencies, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.

    Trump's expected proposal is a long-shot since reorganizing government will need final approval from Congress. Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, tried and failed to combine several agencies focused on trade and commerce.

    Citing an administration official familiar with the...


  • Italian minister to ship: 'Bring migrants to the Netherlands'

    Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has warned yet another migrant rescue ship it will not be able to dock in Italian ports and accused it of violating international laws.

    During a Facebook live from his office, Salvini claimed a Dutch-flagged ship operated by the German nongovernmental organization Lifeline "forcefully boarded 224 illegal migrants in Libyan waters" despite warnings by the Italian Coast Guard that Libyan authorities were in charge of the rescue.

    "You did a show of strength...


  • Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of XXXTentacion

    A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of South Florida rapper XXXTentacion, Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney confirmed Thursday.

    The mother of XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jashey Onfoy, said an arrest has been made. The suspect's identity hasn't been confirmed.

    XXXTentacion was leaving RIVA Motorsports in his BMW when he was fatally shot Monday afternoon in Deerfield Beach, Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said.

    Deputies said the gunman, who was wearing a red mask, and an...


  • Jurors set to hear 'crime scene scream' in Timothy Coggins' case

    As the trial began Wednesday for one of the men accused of viciously murdering Timothy Coggins in 1983, Coggins' niece said it was a bittersweet day.

    "Sweet that we're finally here, 35 years later, but bitter that my grandparents aren't here to see it," Heather Coggins said.

    Heather Coggins' grandmother -- Timothy's mom -- died in 2016, but even on her deathbed, Heather previously told CNN, her grandmother "knew that this day would one day come."

    Coggins watched as lawyers made opening...


  • These are places where infant, child migrants held

    One is a former hospital. Another is a retrofitted superstore. One is a tent city with the capacity to grow.

    These are the places where most infants and children are held after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border without prior authorization.

    Children are sent to different facilities across the country depending on their age, gender, history of behavioral issues or criminal activity, or medical needs. These centers are overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee...


  • Nikolas Cruz's attorneys want to preserve evidence in Parkland school shooting

    Defense attorneys for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz are asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place.

    A hearing was set Thursday on a motion seeking to preserve evidence, including field notes made by law enforcement officials that may have some bearing on the case.

    If Cruz, who faces the death penalty, is convicted, "these notes would be essential for the post-conviction process," Melisa...


  • Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli PM, charged with fraud

    The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with fraud and breach of trust Thursday over the alleged misuse of state funds at the couple's official residence.

    In a case known as the "meals-ordering affair," prosecutors say Sara Netanyahu used state money to fraudulently pay for $100,000 worth of meals at the prime minister's residence between 2010 and 2013, according to an indictment filed at the Jerusalem magistrate's court on Thursday.

    Sara Netanyahu also illegally paid...


  • Trump, Putin plan to meet in mid-July

    President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump's trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter.

    One diplomatic official told CNN that the Trump administration wants the meeting in Washington, but Moscow has insisted on neutral ground. The official added that Vienna is the likely location.

    No official announcements have been made.

    Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said...


  • Migrant children sent away to shelters across country

    Hundreds of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents were transferred thousands of miles away from the border and some already have been placed in foster care, officials said.

    After crossing the southern border, some children were taken to facilities along the southern border, including a new temporary shelter in Tornillo, Texas, while others were sent to facilities as far away as New York City.

    President Donald Trump has reversed a policy that resulted in the separation of 2,300...


  • XXXtentacion's killer doesn't live in Cape Coral, police department says

    A police department on Florida's west coast sought to quash social media rumors Wednesday that the killer of rapper XXXtentacion lives in Cape Coral.

    "Internet circulation of an address being attributed to a possible Broward County homicide suspect is INACCURATE, and the possible suspect has NO KNOWN CONNECTIONS to Cape Coral or Lee County," the Cape Coral Police Department said in a statement.

    XXXtentacion, whose real name is Jasheh Onfroy, was shot and killed by a man in a red mask Monday as...


  • Preliminary approval given to extend Dolphin Expressway to Kendall

    Miami-Dade County commissioners voted Wednesday to give preliminary approval to extend the Dolphin Expressway into Kendall.

    The vote was 9-2 in favor of the extension, with only commissioners Daniella Levine Cava and Xavier Suarez voting against it.

    A final vote of approval is not expected to be held until later this year.

    Commissioners spent much of Wednesday hearing from residents before they voted. 

    The new Kendall Parkway would stretch 14 miles, connecting from the Dolphin Expressway to the...