Erica Rakow, WPLG Local 10 News

Erica Rakow

WPLG Local 10 News

Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Erica:

Pompano Beach man sent texts from wife's phone while she lay dead, deputies say

Witnesses told police that a Pompano Beach man, who is accused of killing his wife, had been abusing drugs and sent text messages from her phone for days in an effort to hide her death, according to newly released reports. → Read More

Passenger removed from Miami flight to Chicago after physical altercation

A passenger was removed from a Miami flight bound for Chicago after a fight between two passengers Sunday night. → Read More

Murder suspect killed by Fort Lauderdale police identified as Dytadious Mobley

A murder suspect who was fatally shot by Fort Lauderdale police officers Wednesday night was identified Thursday as Dytadious Mobley, 31, who is accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's mother. → Read More

Woman struck, killed while trying to cross Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami

A pedestrian was struck and killed early Monday while trying to cross Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami, police said. → Read More

Man shot in Fort Lauderdale morning after best friend is killed, family says

A man was shot in Fort Lauderdale Friday morning, a day after his best friend was killed, the victim's relatives told Local 10 News. → Read More

2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting outside Lauderhill Mall

Two men were killed and a third man was injured Sunday night in a shooting in the parking lot of the Lauderhill Mall, police said. → Read More

FIU holds vigil for pedestrian bridge collapse victims

A student-led vigil was held at Florida International University to remember the victims of last week's pedestrian bridge collapse. → Read More

FIU pedestrian bridge collapse: What went wrong?

As authorities work to identify the people who died in Thursday's pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University, state and federal investigators will begin the task of figuring out how and why the five-day-old span failed. → Read More

1 dead, 2 police officers injured in southwest Miami-Dade crash

A Homestead man was killed and two Miami-Dade police officers were injured Tuesday morning after a crash in southwest Miami-Dade County, police said. → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured in downtown Miami shooting

A man was found shot and killed early Wednesday morning in Miami, according to police. → Read More

Woman robbed at gunpoint in Pembroke Pines apartment complex

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in Pembroke Pines and the case may be connected to two others, according to police. → Read More

'Katy, keep walking,' man says before being shot to death in South Beach

A woman who witnessed her friend get gunned down over the weekend in Miami Beach told Local 10 News that Kamil Patel was a cautious friend who would remind her not to text and drive and not to walk too closely to the road. → Read More

Man fatally shot woman in front of his children, relatives say

A man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend's mother in front of his children, relatives told Local 10 News on Wednesday. → Read More

Officer helps out homeless wheelchair user in Miami

Rafael Alvarez is a wheelchair user. He used the same one for years until it no longer opened or closed and the wheels burned into the ground thanks to the help of a police officer who went above and beyond the call of duty. → Read More

Haitian-Americans in South Florida outraged by president's alleged remark

The counsel general of Haiti in Miami told Local 10 News on Friday that he is shocked and outraged about President Donald Trump's alleged controversial remark about Haiti. → Read More

Several families displaced after fire breaks out at Hialeah motel

Several families were displaced Thursday morning after a fire broke out at a motel in Hialeah. → Read More

2 killed in stabbing at southwest Miami-Dade home, police say

Two people were fatally stabbed Monday morning in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities said. → Read More

Justin Bieber's bodyguard arrested in crash that injured Miami-Dade police officers

A man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in connection with a crash that injured two Miami-Dade police officers is the head of pop star Justin Bieber's security team, Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said. → Read More

Miami-Dade officer injured in crash on Kendall Drive

A Miami-Dade officer was injured in a crash early Thursday morning. → Read More

War veteran searches for missing service dog in Miami Beach

Doc Nunez, a war veteran, recently lived in a Miami Beach apartment with his service dog, Bandit, until the apartment was destroyed during Hurricane Irma. → Read More