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Robbery suspect stopped after police chase ends along Turnpike in SW Miami-Dade

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SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – One person has been taken into custody after police chased a robbery suspected along the Turnpike in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Several police cruisers could be seen blocking the right-most northbound lane along the Turnpike, just before the Northwest 74th Street exit, at around 4 a.m. on Friday.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said they were called by Miami-Dade Police to help stop a burglary suspect.

Troopers ended up stopping him with a pit maneuver.

The chase was caught on dash cam video.

A tow truck could be seen towing a silver sedan from the scene.

7News cameras captured a man in a hoodie being placed in handcuffs.

Those who frequent the area are advised to seek alternative routes until the scene has cleared.

Please check back on WSVN.com for more details on this developing story.

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1 man dead, 3 others hospitalized after bus crash shuts down SR-417, authorities say

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One man is dead, and several others hospitalized Tuesday morning after a bus and another vehicle crashed on State Road 417, shutting down all southbound traffic, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At around 6 a.m., a crash was reported at State Road 417 near John Young Parkway, said FHP’s Lt. Kim Montes.

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Two children and a woman from the other vehicle were transported to the hospital, Montes said.

No passengers on the bus have been confirmed at this time.

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This is a developing story, check back here for updates.

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UM students will attend virtual classes until Jan. 31

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CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – University of Miami students are starting their first two weeks of spring semester classes online on Tuesday as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Once in person classes resume on Jan. 31, students must provide a negative COVID-19 test.

They will also be required to be vaccinated and boosted or test twice a week.

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M-DCPS resumes search for new superintendent

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MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Public Schools has resumed its search for a new superintendent.

Tuesday morning, school board members will review the 16 candidates who applied for the job.

The person selected will replace outgoing Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Carvalho recently accepted a position to lead the Los Angeles School District.

Among the applicants is Jacob Oliva, who is the Florida Department Of Education’s Senior Chancellor.

A familiar face also applied — Dr. Jose Dotres.

He’s the Deputy Superintendent of Collier County Schools. Before that, he spent decades in Miami-Dade, once serving as Assistant Superintendent.

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