MIAMI (AP) - As authorities continue to slowly remove debris and look for more victims of a catastrophic bridge collapse in Miami, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board say their investigation is just getting started. State officials say two days before the collapse that killed at least six people, an engineer left a voicemail saying some cracking had been found at one end of the span, though it wasn't believed to be a safety issue. The voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Police say a Florida teenager accused of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old and wounding a mother and son in an argument over his religion had been monitored by the FBI and other authorities for several months. The 17-year-old male has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Monday stabbings at a birthday sleepover party at a Palm Beach Gardens home.
(AP) - The rapid construction technique that was being used to build a pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed at least six people in Miami is drawing heightened attention. The process called Accelerated Bridge Construction, or ABC, is widely used. It involves assembling large sections of a span offsite, then moving the massive pieces into place. Some experts question why the span was installed in this project before the support tower was erected.
MIAMI (AP) - Florida's Department of Transportation says an engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure to say some cracking had been found at one of the concrete span. However, the agency says the voicemail left on a landline wasn't heard by a state DOT employee until Friday because the employee was out of the office on an assignment.
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