Todd Tongen, WPLG Local 10 News

Todd Tongen

WPLG Local 10 News

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Past articles by Todd:

Man, 28, accused of killing Canadian couple in Pompano Beach

A 28-year-old man is facing murder charges in the deaths of an elderly Canadian couple in Pompano Beach. → Read More

13-year-old girl attacked by classmate at Cutler Bay Middle School

A 13-year-old girl said she was attacked by a classmate Tuesday at Cutler Bay Middle School, and students recorded it all with their cellphones. → Read More

Floating fortress turns heads off Miami Beach

A floating fortress is turning heads off Miami Beach, and the moving mansion is so much more than just a houseboat. → Read More

Police discover tunnel leading from wooded area to Pembroke Pines bank

The FBI is now investigating after the apparent work of a burrowing would-be bank robber was discovered beneath the entrance to a Pembroke Pines shopping center. → Read More

Florida Senate race recount will likely be done by hand, Nelson campaign attorney says

The Senate race between Bill Nelson and Rick Scott appears to be headed to a recount, and a well-known Washington, D.C., attorney with 30 years' experience in post-election recounts who has been hired by the Nelson campaign, said he is confident it will go to a hand recount rather than a machine recount. → Read More

Donna Shalala wins Florida's 27th Congressional District

Donna Shalala was winning with 51 percent of the vote, getting closer to defeating her Republican opponent Maria Elvira Salazar by 6 percentage points in the race for Florida's 27th Congressional District after years of Republican control. → Read More

Beaches north of Haulover Inlet closed after county confirms red tide

Red tide has been confirmed in Miami-Dade County. → Read More

Body discovered at home after Miami-Dade police conduct welfare check

A body was discovered early Thursday morning at a home in southwest Miami-Dade County after authorities were asked to conduct a welfare check on the person who lives there. → Read More

Brazen thieves steal 18 new iPhones in South Beach, police say

The excitement over the debut of the new iPhone XS and XS Max, which went on sale at Apple stores on Friday, was short lived for a group of tourists from Chile in South Beach. → Read More

7 children taken to hospital after ingesting Nicorette at Fort Lauderdale school

Seven children at a Fort Lauderdale private school have been hospitalized after ingesting Nicorette, Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan said Friday. → Read More

Mail carrier robbed by 2 males in Pembroke Pines

A mail carrier was robbed by two males Thursday in Pembroke Pines, authorities said. → Read More

Pest control technicians find loaded rifle clip, spare bullets inside rodent trap

Two pest control technicians were shocked Thursday when they found a loaded rifle clip and spare bullets inside a rodent trap in Weston. → Read More

Family shocked after deceased relative arrives at cemetery in U-Haul van

A South Florida family is upset over the botched burial of their loved one. → Read More

Woman celebrates 108th birthday in Coral Springs

It was quite the surprise party for Tillie Sirera, who turned 108 years old on Wednesday at the Park Summit assisted living facility in Coral Springs. → Read More

Nikolas Cruz back in court as judge berates newspaper's attorney

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz was back in court Wednesday afternoon as a Broward County judge berated an attorney for a South Florida newspaper. → Read More

Is Brightline bad for South Florida boating business?

There is a growing problem in Fort Lauderdale regarding Brightline, a bridge and boaters. → Read More

Jorge Mas tweet has soccer fans drooling, golfers stewing

A tweet by David Beckham's partner in his new soccer stadium, Jorge Mas, has soccer fans drooling and Miami golfers stewing. → Read More

Autistic musical prodigy performs with Harry Connick Jr. in Hollywood

An autistic musical prodigy, first featured on Local 10, stole the show Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood when the 10-year-old joined Harry Connick Jr. onstage to perform. → Read More

Video appears to show Florida cop kicking handcuffed man in head

A city of Miami police officer has been relieved of duty after video showing the man kicking a suspect in the head went viral on social media, News 6 partner Local 10 reported. → Read More

Multiple dead animals found in trash of self-proclaimed West African priest, police say

Hollywood police and city code enforcement showed up on the door step of Nathan Lugo Wednesday, who is a self-proclaimed West African priest who neighbors said has been doing animal sacrifices in the backyard of his Hollywood home. → Read More