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Florida bridge collapse victim’s uncle rages at ‘incompetence’

As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim’s uncle raged against what he called the “complete incompetence” and “colossal failure” that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span.

State: Voicemail left about cracks 2 days before bridge fell

An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday.

Fallen bridge: As victims are found officials seek answers

A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing at least four people, authorities said.

Police: Girlfriend attacks FIU player with boiling water

The girlfriend of Florida International University tight end Jonnu Smith is facing a felony aggravated battery charge, after police say she poured boiling water on him during an argument. An arrest report says 20-year-old Mary Gaspar, who is five months pregnant, told officers she had been angry that Smith wasn’t paying attention to her Oct. 31 when she boiled a pot of water in his dorm room and then dumped it on him, causing severe burns and hospitalization.

FIU tops Toledo in Pizza Bowl thriller

DETROIT – Jack Griffin’s 34-yard field goal on the game’s final play gave Florida International a stunning 34-32 win over Toledo on Sunday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The Golden Panthers, playing in their first bowl, faced fourth-and-17 on their final drive before picking up the first down on a hook-and-lateral to T.Y. Hilton. Replays showed he might have stepped out of bounds short of the first down along the sideline, but the play stood after a review, putting the ball at the Toledo 42-yard line.