Amanda Batchelor, WPLG Local 10 News

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Past articles by Amanda:

17 Cubans taken into custody after arriving in Key West

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol responded to Smathers Beach in Key West Wednesday morning after being alerted about a group of migrants who were making landfall, officials said. → Read More

Florida child dies after falling out of moving vehicle

A 3-year-old boy has died after he was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon following an incident in Miami Gardens. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis calls on CDC to lift no-sail order on cruise ships

At a roundtable Friday morning with executives from cruise lines and companies that work with cruise lines at Port Canaveral, Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rescind its no-sail order for cruise ships. → Read More

Man arrested after FWC sent video of nurse shark swimming in pool

A Florida man is facing multiple charges after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was sent a video of a small nurse shark swimming at the bottom of a pool in Marathon that authorities said was posted to social media. → Read More

Missing mom Leila Cavett investigation leads FBI to landfill

It's Day 1 at the Monarch Hill landfill in Northwest Broward where FBI have set up as part of the investigation into missing mom Leila Cavett's disappearance. → Read More

Police search for 4 thieves involved in $10,000 shoplifting spree

Fort Lauderdale police are investigating recent thefts that have occurred at a West Marine store in their city, and authorities believe the same thieves have been targeting other West Marine store locations throughout Broward County. → Read More

Hialeah mayor left out of DeSantis coronavirus roundtable, calls it ‘a lack of respect'

A quick glance around the room at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ roundtable with Miami-Dade County mayors on Tuesday showed a glaring omission.Not present: Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez. → Read More

Police director wants to fire Miami-Dade officer seen hitting woman at airport

An arrest report released Thursday outlines what a Miami-Dade police officer said occurred before he struck a woman in the face this week at Miami International Airport. → Read More

Mother, son arrested in fatal stabbing of mother’s estranged husband in Hialeah

A woman and her son were arrested Tuesday, a day after the son fatally stabbed his mother’s estranged husband outside their apartment in Hialeah, authorities said. → Read More

Dramatic video shows helicopter rescue after crash in Coconut Creek

A helicopter pilot, doing a construction job, was injured after a crash in a heavily wooded area in Coconut Creek. → Read More

DeSantis says age of Florida coronavirus patients is dropping

Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking at Florida International University at the end of a week of rising coronavirus cases, highlighted that the median age of patients being diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state is dropping. → Read More

Broward County schools will open on Aug. 19 for 2020-21 school year

The Broward County Public School District held news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the School Board’s decisions regarding options for the reopening of schools. → Read More

7 arrested after statues vandalized in Miami

Seven people were arrested Wednesday after statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce De Leon in downtown Miami were vandalized I during a protest. → Read More

Suspects in Miami stolen van police chase identified

The driver of a stolen van collided into two police vehicles early Friday morning during a police chase in the city of Miami, authorities confirmed. → Read More

Rain, disposing of non-flushable items lead to no swim advisory for Oleta River Park area

A no swim advisory was issued Thursday morning for areas near Oleta River Park in Miami-Dade County. → Read More

Driver dies after crashing into road ranger’s truck on Turnpike

A driver was killed early Monday morning in a crash involving a road ranger on Florida’s Turnpike, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho confirmed later in the morning. → Read More

Flood watch issued through Tuesday morning in South Florida

Widespread rain has continued to fall Monday and is causing major flooding issues for South Florida. → Read More

Miami-Dade County’s most populous cities begin Phase 1 of reopening plan

Miami-Dade County’s most populous cities, including Miami, Miami Gardens, Hialeah and Miami Beach, are officially beginning Phase 1 of their reopening plan on Wednesday. → Read More

White Mercedes-Benz involved in hit-and-run crash found in Aventura, police say

A white Mercedes-Benz that was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach was found Tuesday morning in Aventura, authorities said. → Read More

Miami Beach announces new walk-up, drive-through coronavirus testing site

A new coronavirus testing site that will accept walk-up and drive-through patients opens to the public Friday morning in Miami Beach, although city officials will attend a soft opening at the location on Thursday. → Read More