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Worker dies in scaffolding accident at Trump project

By TIMES WIRES
Published June 14, 2006


FORT LAUDERDALE - A worker died Tuesday when he was crushed by falling scaffolding at the Trump International Hotel and Tower under construction.

The worker was standing on the ground, guiding a crane, when the scaffolding it was lifting fell on him, said Detective Kathy Collins, police spokeswoman. The victim's name was not immediately released.

The Trump International is planned as a $100-million condominium-hotel with 95 units overlooking Fort Lauderdale's beach.

Apparent double murder and suicide investigated

CHULUOTA - Authorities think a man fatally shot a newly married couple in their home, then killed himself.

"That's the most likely scenario," said Seminole County sheriff's Chief Deputy Steve Harriett, after the bodies were discovered Monday.

Authorities said the bodies of Mary Renee Burriss, 60, and her new husband, Russell Burriss, 64, were found in the house. The body of Brad Inman, 42, was found behind an outbuilding with a shotgun nearby.

Authorities said Inman was the boyfriend of Russell Burriss' daughter, Michelle Engler, 29, who is being questioned. Neighbors said Engler and Inman had lived at the house for the past few months. The Burrisses returned Friday, when the shootings are thought to have occurred.

Coin dealer pleads guilty to defrauding eBay buyers

MIAMI - A rare coin dealer pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $400,000 from people who made purchases from him through eBay, the online auction site, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Martin Eugene Haber pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to six counts of wire fraud and one of mail fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge, up to $250,000 in fines and could be ordered to pay restitution when sentenced Aug. 22.

Authorities received nearly 190 complaints from buyers who did not receive items purchased between May 2001 and January 2005.

Hydraulic problem diverts Orlando flight to Miami

MIAMI - An American Airlines flight from Puerto Rico to Orlando was diverted Tuesday to Miami after pilots reported a hydraulic problem. Flight 478 landed safely at 12:25 p.m., and passengers went on to Orlando on another aircraft.

- TIMES WIRES

[Last modified June 20, 2006, 15:00:08]


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