CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. A pastor at a Deerfield Beach church is accused of molesting a 15 year old parishioner. Maurice Lyn, 44, of Coral Springs, was arrested Tuesday on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious conduct. More Crime Headlines Judge denies bond for teenage girl's accused rapist South Florida swim instructor accused of molesting 2 more girls Lake Worth man accused of molesting teen with lure of cash for yard work According to an arrest affidavit, Lyn is the pastor at the Deerfield Beach Church of God of Prophecy. Coral Springs police said Lyn picked the teenager up at his home with a promise to help him get school supplies. After lunch, Lyn helped the teen inside his mother #39;s apartment and, upon learning nobody was home, pinned the boy against a counter and started kissing and fondling him, police said. According to the affidavit, when the boy #39;s mother confronted Lyn about molesting her son, Lyn said he was "praying and fasting for forgiveness. " Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com All rights reserved.Get email alerts for local stories and events around the world.
This three story Palm City house was listed on Airbnb. It was to serve as the location of a post prom party for hundreds of West Boca Community High School students.PALM CITY, Fla. Sheriff #39;s deputies foiled plans for a post prom bash at a Florida Airbnb that had been stocked with liquor, pot and stripper poles. Martin County Sheriff #39;s Lt. Ryan Grimsdale said deputies heard about the April 12 party just before several hundred West Boca Community High School students were set to get on three buses to head to the three story Palm City home. More Florida Headlines Infant dies after being left inside day care van in Florida Plastic shower hose pulled from dead dolphin's stomach Florida man says passenger performed sex acts while he drove Martin County Sheriff's Office The refrigerator at the home was stocked with high end liquor and Jell O shots. A deputy found the house advertised on Airbnb as a Floridian estate on five private acres, WPBF reported. Each student paid $80, which covered the bus ride and party favors, including Jell O shots, high end liquors and mixers and beer. Marijuana joints had been pre rolled. Martin County Sheriff's Office Marijuana joints had been pre rolled. Grimsdale said the party would have "rivaled any bar in Martin County that day. " An incident report said a 19 year old rented the house. No one was arrested. Grimsdale said the other alternative would have been to arrest minors attending the party. The owner, who lives in Austria, wasn #39;t aware the renter was planning the party. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
An American Airlines flight lands safely on a runway at Miami International Airport.MIAMI An American Airlines flight from Jamaica landed safely Tuesday morning at Miami International Airport, even though one of the wheels on the airplane #39;s landing gear had a flight tire. American Airlines flight 2370 departed from Kingston, Jamaica, en route to Miami. More Florida Headlines Boeing 737 could soon be removed from St. Johns River Deceased pets recovered from Miami Air flight in St. Johns River Passenger speaks about moment plane skid off runway into St. Johns River "People were like, #39;What #39;s going on? #39; " passenger Tamar McLaren said. McLaren said the pilot got on the intercom and let everyone know what was going on. "(He said that) we left some debris on the runway and that we might have to do an emergency landing and that the fire trucks and everything would be there, " McLaren said. The plane landed safely, but Miami Dade Fire Rescue was waiting on the runway as a precaution. American Airlines spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello said the plane made "an emergency landing upon arrival because of damage to a tire. " She said the Boeing 737 800 was towed to the gate. "The 172 passengers and six crew members onboard are all OK and deplaned normally, " she said. Passengers told Local 10 News reporter Andrew Perez that the pilot did a great job with the emergency landing. "Of course we were nervous, but it was a fabulous landing, " passenger Deirdre Harris said. "It was really smooth and soft. Everything was professional. I have to say kudos to that pilot. Very, very well done. " Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com All rights reserved.
A Florida teenager was arrested for attempting a wrestling move on his principal.Gianny Sosa, 18, appeared in court on Thursday for trying to pull an "RKO" a move popularized by WWE wrestler Randy Orton that involves grabbing the back of an opponent's head and driving the person's face into a mat when he or she falls on Humberto Miret at Miami Southridge Senior High School, according to WPLG.
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. A colossal python catch was made over the weekend at Big Cypress National Preserve that broke records. Not only did her size break records, she also had a record number of eggs. Researchers at the national preserve said the female Burmese python was more than 17 feet long and was carrying 73 developing eggs. More Python Headlines Massive python found in South Florida wildlife preserve Australian python makes 9,000 mile flight in woman's shoe Homestead man captures 17.5 foot python in Everglades The python weighed a whopping 140 pounds. The capture was dubbed the preserve 's largest ever. Researchers said male pythons with implanted radio transmitters were actually used to track breeding females. "Once they do locate the female, the distance they travel in a day will be severely reduced. They will kind of circle an area and that way the scientists will know that male has found a female ready to breed, and that #39;s exactly what this lead to, " python hunter and founder of Swamp Apes Tom Rahill said. Rahill said the transmitters are helping control the python population, which poses a great threat to native wildlife in South Florida "It #39;s a big, breeding female. Those type of captures are really going to make a dent in the population of pythons in the Everglades, " Rahill said. Researchers at the preserve said they not only remove the invasive snakes, but their capture allows for them to also collect data and learn how the pythons are using the preserve. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com All rights reserved.Get email alerts for local stories and events around the world.
MIAMI DADE COUNTY, Fla. A self described comedian, actor and entertainer who is committed to posting his pranks on social media was arrested this week in Los Angeles, more than a month after he set off fireworks inside a Dollar Tree store in Miami Dade County, authorities announced Thursday. According to Miami Dade police, Dorian G. Thomas, 24, who is known by the Instagram handle DooGang3X, walked into the Dollar Tree at 13911 S. Dixie Highway on July 4 and ignited fireworks. More Crime Headlines Prankster 'DooGang3X' taunts police after fireworks stunt Man films himself setting off firework inside Dollar Tree store Man sets off fireworks inside Miami Dade Dollar Tree store on July 4 Another man stood by and recorded the incident, which was later posted on social media. Thomas and the accomplice, who has not been identified, fled in an awaiting black Honda Accord, police said. Miami Dade Fire Rescue crews were called to the store and extinguished the fireworks. Thomas taunted police after the incident on social media. quot;Let #39;s play hide and seek then ... come find me, quot; Thomas wrote on Instagram. quot;Boy I been hiding from da police since I was 12. quot; Thomas spoke to Local 10 News after the video was posted and said he doesn #39;t believe anyone was in danger at any point. quot;Never would I ever put anybody in danger, quot; he said. quot;That #39;s not my goal. That #39;s not my cup of tea. quot; Other pranks online include a video of Thomas running into a nail salon pretending to having been stabbed by a man in a Mickey Mouse costume. Another video filmed in Miami shows him chasing Mickey Mouse. Thomas faces charges of first degree arson and criminal mischief in connection with the Fourth of July incident. Authorities said he is in the process of being extradited to Miami Dade County. Copyright 2018 by WPLG Local10.com All rights reserved.Get email alerts for local stories and events around the world.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. Monday marked a significant milestone in the expansion project for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. The final beam of the project was put into place Monday morning. More Seminole Hard Rock Headlines New Hard Rock Hotel hitting the right notes in Hollywood Seminole Tribe of Florida unveils new guitar shaped Hard Rock Hotel Casino Tribe leaders joined local officials and construction workers in counting down the momentous occasion. The 450 foot project now heads into another phase, and the tribe expects the new guitar shaped tower to open this time next year. Once completed, the guitar tower will double the size of the Hard Rock with over 3,200 slot machines and an 18,000 square foot poker room. The project is part of a $1.5 billion expansion by the Seminole Tribe. A good part of the celebration Monday centered on the construction workers who are making this possible. According to the tribe, the guitar hotel project is creating 2,000 construction jobs and another 2,000 permanent ones, most in the hospitality business. The final pour of concrete was done last week. There are 70 stories in all with nearly 200 rooms and, of course, a pool. The original design of the place began in 2006. Copyright 2018 by WPLG Local10.com All rights reserved.Get email alerts for local stories and events around the world.
Jesse Shields and Katherine McCloskeyCLINTON COUNTY, Pa. A Pennsylvania man high on bath salts told police last week that he fired a gun at fireflies because he thought the glowing insects were quot;alien lasers, quot; authorities said. Police said Jesse Shields and his girlfriend, Katherine McCloskey, believed the fireflies were quot;messing with them quot; and wanted to scare them off. More Weird Headlines Florida man 'enjoyed' arrest, thought it was like being on 'Live PD' Florida DUI suspect claims dog was driving car, not him Newlyweds barely escape falling tree branch After firing the gun, Shields, along with McCloskey, ran away from the insects and broke into two homes, frightening the owners in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Shields told the second homeowners that he was being attacked, and they needed to call 911, the Harrisburg Patriot News reported. Shields also asked to use their shower because he was covered in quot;goo quot; that was burning his skin, police said. McCloskey was crying, the homeowners told the newspaper. Bath salts is a street name for a type of synthetic stimulant that is sometimes sold under the guise of being a product for baths. The drug is known to cause bizarre behavior and hallucinations. Shields and McCloskey face a number of charges. including burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Copyright 2018 by WPLG Local10.com All rights reserved.
Maurice Sanders and Keshanna Thompson, both 30, face aggravated animal cruelty charges after police say they locked a puppy in the trunk of their car while they went shopping at a Florida mall.PANAMA CITY, Fla. A Mississippi couple locked a puppy in the trunk of their car while they went shopping at a Florida mall, police said. The Panama City News Herald reports that Maurice Sanders and Keshanna Thompson, both 30, were arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated animal cruelty. More Pets Headlines Family's new kitten turns out to be baby bobcat Family gives varying stories about how dog was stabbed South Florida woman reunited with dog days after it sneaked out of yard Police received a call about the puppy Sunday afternoon. A witness said he saw Sanders lock the dog away before walking into Dillard #39;s. Officers reported hearing the puppy panting in the trunk. They broke a window and accessed the trunk through the car #39;s back seat. Police said it was extremely hot, and there was no water. Sanders later told officers he put the dog in the trunk because he didn #39;t want it to make a mess in the car. The puppy was taken to animal control. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Nigerian singer D'banjLAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) Nigerian Afrobeats star D'banj has lost his only son in a drowning incident, according to local media. Daniel Oyebanjo III, who turned one in May, reportedly died in a swimming pool at the singer's Lagos home. Related content Highlights from the 2018 BET Awards BET Awards 2018: Complete winners list Meek Mill's profound BET performance spotlights police violence What to know about Sunday's BET Awards Although D'banj has not made a comment addressing the death directly, he posted a black background on his Instagram page with the caption: "Trying times but my God is Always and Forever Faithful." D'banj, 38, was not in the country when the incident occurred. He was attending the BET awards in Los Angeles. He is believed to be flying back to Nigeria to be with his wife, Lineo Kilgrow, local media reported. The singer regularly shared pictures of his son on his Instagram page and posted an image of him changing Daniel's soiled diapers on Father's Day. Meanwhile the Lagos state police command released a statement saying a delegation of officers had visited the family at their home in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos on Monday but no one was home. The statement asked D'banj and his wife to report the circumstances of the boy's death to the police station after their mourning period. "It is expected that when the mourning period is over, the family should formally report the circumstances that led to the unfortunate death of little Daniel to the police. May his soul rest in peace. Amen," police spokesman Chike Oti wrote in the statement. Celebrities and fans around the world have been posting their condolence messages to the family on social media. Another Afropop star, Davido, who won the BET Awards' Best International Act on Sunday, offered his condolences to the star while receiving his award. Davido also cited D'banj's influence in boosting the popularity of the Nigerian music industry globally in his acceptance speech. D'banj won the same award in 2011. The singer, whose real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, was one of the frontrunners of the new wave of Nigeria's popular music style, Afrobeats, and had a global hit in 2012 with his infectious hit "Oliver Twist." The award winning video featured a cameo from Kanye West and has been viewed 45 million times on YouTube. Copyright 2018 by CNN NewSource. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.