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LeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A South Florida man remains behind bars five days after, police said, he repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend on board a Broward County Transit bus. Police searching for woman in Aventura bedding theft Police ...

Art Garfunkel Schedules Series of US Shows on East Coast


The lauded folk-rock singer will kick things off with a February 27 show in Aventura, Florida, before heading overseas for a European trek that runs from a March 10 performance in Dublin, Ireland, though a March 20 stop in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 73-year ...

Aventura PD Defends Officers Who Fired Into Unarmed Shoplifter's Car in Busy Lot


Indeed, Aventura's policy allows officers to fire at cars if they think the driver is threatening them with the vehicle. But that type of policy has become a lightening rod for other departments around South Florida, for the very reasons illustrated in ...

Suspected Aventura thief, fired at by cops, is charged with assault


“The subject started his vehicle and attempted to run over two of our officers with a third officer adjacent to the vehicle that was also in harm’s way,” said Aventura Capt. Michael Bentolila. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show that ...

South Florida airports still backlogged from weather conditions


A man who, police said, attempted to hit officers with his car and escaped police gunfire after allegedly shoplifting from an Aventura store has posted bond ...
is on the road to recovery at a South Florida hospital and is now speaking out about the ...

Police open fire at shoplifter outside Aventura Target


POLICE SAY THAT DANIEL HAS STOLEN FROM SEVERAL STORESN INCLUDING TARGET STORES AROUND SOUTH FLORIDA. AVENTURA, Fla. - Police said they were forced to open fire at a known shoplifter who fled from them while trying to steal from a Target store in Aventura.

Shots Fired In Parking Lot Of Aventura Target


WQAMThe legendary 560 WQAM-AM is the premier all-sports radio station in South Florida. We are the flagship station for the Miami Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. Additionally, our talent consistently delivers entertaining analysis and news covering

Three-bedroom home sells in Aventura


Clerk of Circuit Ct and Marks Joshua sold a three-bedroom, two-bath home at 4010 NW 191st, in Aventura, to Profile Realty Inc. for $112,300 on Dec. 31. The one-story home has 1,396 square feet of living space. Built in 1959, the home is located in the ...

Florida man seeks trademark on slogan 'Je Suis Charlie'


AVENTURA, Fla. • A Miami-area man is seeking to profit from the phrase "Je Suis Charlie," which became a rallying cry after a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. According to a Jan. 16 filing at the U.S ...

Aventura condo resale prices move closer to 2006 levels


What is happening with prices? Resale prices in the Aventura condo market are slowly moving closer to the levels set at the top of the last South Florida real estate cycle in 2006. Back in 2006, buyers paid an average resale price of $291 per square foot ...




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Warning in AVENTURA: Government Grant Scams

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

  • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
  • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
  • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
  • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
  • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
  • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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Avoiding cyberbullyng in AVENTURA

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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Health insurance on AVENTURA

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

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