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  • Ex-chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries in FL

    Ex-chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries in FL

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:46:03 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:46:03 GMT
    Ex-law enforcement officials allegedly arrested a teen for a crime he didn't commit in order to keep a perfect record for burglary cases. (Source: Raycom Media, file)Ex-law enforcement officials allegedly arrested a teen for a crime he didn't commit in order to keep a perfect record for burglary cases. (Source: Raycom Media, file)

    Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, as well as officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, were indicted by federal officials for "conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law."

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    Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, as well as officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez, were indicted by federal officials for "conspiracy to violate civil rights under color of law."

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  • North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

    North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:37 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:37:15 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-06-14 15:42:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the...(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives at the FIFA congress on the eve of the opener of the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The congress in Moscow is set to choose the host or hosts for the...

    FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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    FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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  • Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear

    Trump sees 'new future' for North Korea, but path unclear

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 3:58 AM EDT2018-06-12 07:58:53 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:21:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore.

    President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un promised to "build a lasting and stable peace regime" on the Korean Peninsula by recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

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    President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un promised to "build a lasting and stable peace regime" on the Korean Peninsula by recommitting to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." 

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MIAMI, FL (FDOT) - As gas prices continue to decline and Florida residents and visitors get ready for the last holiday of the summer this Labor Day weekend, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages travelers to get the latest traffic conditions by calling its free 511 Traffic Information Service.

511 provides travelers with roadway information including travel times on major interstates, construction, lane closure and accidents. Before leaving for the holiday weekend, travelers can visit http://www.511southflorida.com/ or call 511 for free to access up-to-the-minute roadway information.

"While travel numbers may decrease slightly, we still expect to see substantial traffic on the Interstate system and major arterial highways. That's why we encourage drivers to take the time now to ensure that their vehicle is in excellent running condition; plan ahead; bring directions, and allow plenty of time," said Gregg Laskoski, Managing Director, Public & Government Relations for AAA Auto Club South.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) also reminds drivers that using the free 511 service to prepare for delays before getting on the road could reduce incidents. "Calling 511 prepares travelers for traffic conditions so they know what to expect on the roadway," said FHP's Sgt. Kim Miller.

The 511 calls are free and accessible from land lines or cell phones, however cell phone minutes apply.

511 Tips

  1. Speak as clearly as possible and minimize any background noise, including radios and open windows.
  2. Say "other parts of the state" to transfer to Florida's regional 511 services.
  3. Say "help" for instructions.
  4. Say "next," "previous," "stop" or "repeat" to navigate through the phone menus more quickly.
  5. Say "main menu" at any time to start over.
  6. Say "feedback" to report congestion or incidents not already mentioned on 511.
  7. Interrupt 511 at any time if you already know your selection.

  

Safety Tips

  1. Call 511 before you hit the road or at a rest area, or have a passenger call to avoid talking while driving.
  2. Call 511 before you enter a new roadway to become aware of current road conditions.
  3. Drive slowly and keep your lights on low beam in low visibility.
  4. Always wear a seat belt.
  5. Don't drink and drive!
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