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Suspect identified in BLM banner theft
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Suspect identified in BLM banner theft

The University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) has identified a University of Miami student as the man seen on video surveillance camera stealing a Black Lives Matter (BLM) banner from the University Center (UC) Breezeway March 2. According to a UMPD report, junior Jackson Stewart, 21, was identified by UMPD from surveillance footage of him…

Gunman opens fire inside Shops at Merrick Park
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Gunman opens fire inside Shops at Merrick Park

Update, 9:12 p.m., April 12, 2017: Hortis died early morning on April 9 following being transported to a nearby hospital after being shot by Wilson on April 8. A gunman shot two people at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables early afternoon Saturday, leaving one dead and another injured before turning the gun on…

UM students arrested in prostitution sting
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UM students arrested in prostitution sting

Two University of Miami students, 23-year-old Acacia Friedman and 21-year-old Maury Noun, were arrested on March 29 in a prostitution sting by the Coral Gables Police Department. A third student, Samara Charlotin, 19, was also arrested. Charlotin self-reported as a Florida International University student, but she appears on the UM student database, as do Friedman…

BREAKING: Student dies at Red Road Commons
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BREAKING: Student dies at Red Road Commons

Update, 5:12 p.m., March 30, 2017: The University of Miami Division of Student Affairs confirmed the identity of the student who died as Nicolas de Lavalette in an email sent to students Thursday afternoon.  De Lavelette was a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying economics with a minor in entrepreneurship, according to the statement…

Police-involved shooting near campus causes traffic delays
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Police-involved shooting near campus causes traffic delays

Update, Feb. 15:  The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Richard Grissom-Rodgers. Rodgers was charged with aggravated assault of an officer, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, premeditated murder in the first degree, grand theft of a vehicle, resisting an officer with violence, fleeing police after an incident and driving with a suspended license. A judge…

Wellness Center evacuated after suspicious device found
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Wellness Center evacuated after suspicious device found

Students were evacuated from the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center Friday night as a precaution after a suspicious device was found inside the building. Employees of the Wellness Center were informed of the existence of the device after it began making a sound, said Peter Howard, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Relations at…

Multiple dead, injured in FLL shooting, suspect taken into custody
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Multiple dead, injured in FLL shooting, suspect taken into custody

Update, 7:14 p.m., Jan. 6, 2017:  Suspected gunman Esteban Santiago was an Army veteran and had previously been flagged by the FBI in Anchorage, Alaska for mental health issues. A violent shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) killed five individuals and injured eight, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1 p.m. on Friday, the sheriff’s…

Police Activity Across from Coral Gables Campus
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Police Activity Across from Coral Gables Campus

Police activity around Capital Bank on South Dixie Highway (US1) has been cleared, according to an University of Miami Emergency Notification Network (ENN) message sent out Friday just after 1 p.m. UM ENN sent out an initial alert Friday around 12:30 p.m. to report police activity at South Alhambra Circle and US1 and advise those in Gables 1 Tower, a university office…

UM graduate student Valerie Halstead honored by White House as 1 of 10 ‘Champions of Change’
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UM graduate student Valerie Halstead honored by White House as 1 of 10 ‘Champions of Change’

The White House honored 10 students from around the country as “Champions of Change” Thursday for their work combating sexual violence on college campuses, including University of Miami graduate student Valerie Halstead. The event was held at the end of the It’s On Us Week of Action, held during National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The It’s…

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