Florida rapper, 2 others arrested in violent home invasion
Splash Zanotti, Dionte Alexander-Wilcox and Antonio James are behind bars in connection with a violent home invasion in Miramar. The South Florida SunSentinel reported that a federal affidavit accuses the three men of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, crimes that carry a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. Federal authorities described Splash Zanotti, whose real name is Kejuan Brandon Campbell, as the ringleader of the group. Citing court documents, the SunSentinel reported that the terror went on for hours after the three men broke into the couple's home. A representative of the 26-year-old rapper posted a video on social media of the arrest, in which the representative asserted the rapper’s innocence.
Florida reports 8,100 new COVID-19 cases as state prepares for week 2 of vaccinations
ORLANDO, Fla. – Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Sunday, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. Just one day earlier, Johns Hopkins researchers on Saturday reported a record 249,709 new cases of COVID-19 in one day. Editor’s note: Along with the resources previously utilized by News 6 (state and county-by-county data), as of Dec. 7, WKMG has added state data pulled from the Florida Department of Health’s Florida COVID19 State Testing Totals. That number includes the 144 people who have been recently hospitalized due to the virus, according to the health department’s daily report. VaccinationsThe Florida Department of Health recently began releasing a daily report on COVID-19 vaccines administered throughout the state.
Florida reports more than 13,100 new COVID-19 infections, most since mid-July
On Thursday, Florida’s Department of Health reported more than 13,100 new positive COVID-19 infections, the third-highest since the pandemic began. The most Florida reported was on July 11 with more than 15,000 cases, and July 15 marked the second-highest with more than 13,700 positive cases. Ron DeSantis said Florida is expected to receive 367,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine in the first round of distribution. Editor’s note: Along with the resources previously utilized by News 6 (state and county-by-county data), as of Dec. 7, WKMG has added state data pulled from the Florida Department of Health’s Florida COVID19 State Testing Totals. This means at least 20,594 people have died in relation to coronavirus across the state, including 289 non-residents who died in Florida.
Garbage, duck feces and continued water woes for flooded South Florida
MIRAMAR, Fla. – Nearly a week after Tropical Storm Eta soaked South Florida, many communities are still dealing with flooding issues, News 6 partner Local 10 reported. In the Country Club Ranches community in Miramar, neighbors desperately pump water out of their flooded yards, into already overflowing canals. Some say they’ve been flooded in since last weekend, and it’s been a headache trying to get anything done about this mess. The duck feces is in the water, and we have to walk through that,” Miami-Dade resident Colette Saunders said. “Who knows what’s in the water,” resident Kareen LeCorps said.
Mystery: FBI releases new images of mother who vanished in Florida
At the headquarters in Miramar, the FBI on Thursday showed images from surveillance video of the last few times Cavett was seen, which was three weeks ago. Detectives confirmed that the 21-year-old mother and her 2-year-old son were alone when they drove from Georgia in a white pickup truck south to Florida on July 24 and 25. The gas station is in the same plaza in Hollywood that the white pickup truck was found on Wednesday, July 29. Sightings of her in Hollywood, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale Beach have been confirmed. Her family is still puzzled as to why Cavett was in Florida.
Police find missing mom’s truck in Florida
The announcement came on Wednesday afternoon when the 21-year-old mother’s truck was located by Miramar police in Hollywood. Miramar police find the white truck that Leila Cavett was driving, but no sign of the missing mom. Now the missing woman’s mother, sisters, brother, and other family members, including her paternal grandparents and an uncle, have arrived in South Florida. The toddler went unclaimed for more than 24-hours until word spread to Alabama where Cavett’s family recognized the toddler on social media. One of Cavett’s sisters told Local 10: “I FaceTimed her on July 17.
Sisters of missing woman seek answers after toddler found wandering alone in Florida
MIRAMAR, Fla. – Three sisters drove from Alabama to South Florida to reunite with their 2-year-old nephew, who was found Sunday morning wandering alone in the parking lot of an apartment complex. “We just want to know that my sister is OK,” Gina Lewis told reporters Tuesday. The family said Cavett didn't have any known ties to South Florida. When Miramar police posted the boy's picture on social media, it went viral and his family spotted it online. Cavett’s family told reporters they last spoke to her about two weeks ago.
Police in Florida search for mother of boy found wandering alone
MIRAMAR, Fla. – Police investigators in South Florida said they are searching for the mother of a toddler found wandering alone Sunday morning in an apartment complex parking lot. Need to Identify: This little boy was found wandering alone, near the 1860 block of SW 68th Ave. #RetweeetPlease #MiramarPD pic.twitter.com/CsZzvqLZLy — Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) July 27, 2020In a Facebook post, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office asked anyone with information about Cavett’s whereabouts to contact the Miramar Police Department in Florida. During a news conference Monday, Ebony Williams told reporters she saw the little boy in the parking lot and figured the child's mother must be close by. There’s no way.”The child was turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families.