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Fort Lauderdale parking garage collapses, injures 2

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 5:44 pm    

A parking garage at the Broward County Courthouse that was scheduled to be demolished collapsed without notice on Wednesday, and two people sustained injuries as a result.

The 4-story garage is being demolished in order to make room for a new courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, but it was not meant to be torn down when it came crumbling to the ground on Wednesday. There were no construction workers inside the garage at the time of the collapse, but two people did suffer injuries from the debris that covered the street.

The collapse caused SE 6th street to be shut down while the debris was cleaned up and removed from the streets. A possible investigation into the incident may be conducted by OSHA, but it is unclear at this time if that will take place.

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Teenager found guilty of burning Ft. Lauderdale classmate

Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 3:54 pm    

The personal injury lawyers of the Winston Law Firm, P.A. have learned that a Fort Lauderdale jury has convicted a teenager of aggravated battery in regards to setting a classmate on fire three years ago.

The teenager was the mastermind behind a plan to douse a classmate in rubbing alcohol and ultimately set him ablaze. He conspired with two other teens, and offered them money to carry out the plan. The victim put out the flames by jumping into a swimming pool, but suffered severe burns to approximately 65 percent of his body.

For the past three years, the burn victim has been going through physical therapy, and his classmate has been behind bars awaiting trial. On Tuesday, the Fort Lauderdale jury convicted the teen of a lesser charge than the initial second-degree murder charge, and he faces a maximum of 15 years behind bars.