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Girl’s prayer at collapse site leads to meeting with Biden

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Gazing at the mountain of rubble that had buried her father, uncle and dozens of others, a 12-year-old girl moved away from her relatives, sat down by herself and pulled out her phone. She opened a collection of Psalms and began ...

Firm alerts county to ‘significant’ issues at condo complex

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Engineers from a private firm alerted county officials in central Florida this week to significant structural problems that were discovered at a condominium complex two months ago but never addressed by the homeowners association. The warning came days after another ...

Saying goodbye to Marcus Guara, who ‘lived for his family’

By MARK KENNEDY Associated Press Peter Mili·n has sifted through hundreds of pictures of his cousin Marcus Guara and his family during the past few days since their beachfront condominium building collapsed, killing the family of four. He finds himself returning to one that was posted last ...

Tally of missing in condo collapse falls to 128 after audit

By RUSS BYNUM and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The number of people missing in the Florida condominium collapse fell substantially Friday, from 145 to 128, after duplicate names were eliminated and some residents reported missing turned up safe, officials ...

Firefighter’s daughter, 7, found in Florida condo rubble

By FREIDA FRISARO and TERRY SPENCER SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The body of a Miami firefighter's 7-year-old daughter was recovered from the site of a South Florida condo collapse by the search and rescue team he had been assisting, officials said Friday. The child was one of two victims found ...

Elsa strengthens into season’s first hurricane in Caribbean

Elsa strengthens into season's first hurricane in Caribbean By D¡NICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Elsa strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Friday as it blew off roofs and snapped trees in the eastern Caribbean, where officials closed ...

Four more bodies found in condo rubble; at least 16 dead

By RUSS BYNUM and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press SURFSIDE, Florida (AP) — Four more bodies have been found in the rubble of a collapsed Florida condo tower, a fire official said Wednesday, raising the death toll in the disaster to 16 people. Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide ...

Ex-official who said Surfside condo was sound leaves new job

MIAMI (AP) — A former municipal official in Florida who assured condo board members that their building was in "very good shape" three years before it collapsed has left his new job, a city spokesman said Wednesday. Rosendo "Ross" Prieto is on a leave of absence from his temporary job with a ...

South Florida family loses 92-year-old matriarch in collapse

By FREIDA FRISARO and JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A 92-year-old woman who had lived in a beachside Florida condominium for more than 20 years has been found dead amid the collapsed tower's rubble, her family said Wednesday. Hilda Noriega had recently put the condo ...

Florida officials pledge multiple probes into condo collapse

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press SURFSIDE, Florida (AP) — Elected officials pledged Tuesday to conduct multiple investigations into the collapse of an oceanfront Florida condo tower, vowing to convene a grand jury and to look closely "at every possible angle" to prevent any other building ...