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Man Pleads No Contest in 2016 DUI Crash in Pembroke Pines That Left Mother, 2 Children Dead



A South Florida man pleaded no contest more than five and a half years after a car crash claimed the lives of three people, including two children.

Trevor Carter-Remy entered a Broward County courtroom on Friday and sat quietly.

“As for count one, aggravated manslaughter, it will be 10 years in Florida state prison,” said the judge.

But what ended in court in 2021 started inside a moving car in 2016.

“I know I got some viewers on this [expletive],” said Trevor Carter-Remy in cellphone video.

Investigators said the video showed Carter-Remy behind the wheel talking about being intoxicated.

“I’m driving like a [expletive] [expletive]. I’m so [expletive] up, [expletive],” said Carter-Remy.

What is out of the camera’s range are the six children in the car. Their mother is in the passenger seat recording.

“And I’m drunk. I don’t know where I’m at,” said Carter-Remy.

“And I’m tipsy as [expletive],” said Tiffany Turnbull in the cellphone video.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the car took a sharp turn off Interstate 75 in Pembroke Pines and overturned.

“The car flipped into the center, and it burst into flames,” said a witness during a 911 call.

Five year-old Angel, her 8-year-old brother Dawane and their mother, Tiffany Turnbull, were all killed in the crash.

Investigator sid Tiffany’s four other children were hurt but survived.

“I’m in the wrong lane. I’m switching, [expletive]. I’m stupid, and I’m ignorant,” said Carter-Remy.

Investigators said Carter-Remy’s blood alcohol level was almost double the legal limit.

In a 2019 interview with 7News, Carter-Remy’s defense attorney claimed the children’s mother caused the crash by grabbing the steering wheel.

“There is significant evidence to suggest that that is the case,” said defense attorney Jonathan Schwartz.

Schwartz also said there was no proof the video was taken the night of the wreck, and his client was in a coma, suffered brain damage and was traumatized by the accident.

“I ran across the red light. Who gives a [expletive]?” said Carter-Remy in the cellphone video.

He was sentenced to 10 years in a Florida state prison, two years of house arrest and 10 years probation. His driver’s license has been permanently taken away.

Attorneys said they came together on the plea deal so that the surviving children, who are minors, would not have to testify at trial.



Rosenberg Says He ’caused Discomfort for a Valued Colleague,’ Leading to Departure As FIU President



A statement from the now former president of Florida International University has provided new insight into his sudden departure.

In the statement, issued Sunday, Dr. Mark Rosenberg thanked the community for their concern and alluded to inappropriate conduct toward a colleague.

He said his exit from the post he held since 2009 came after years of being the caregiver for his wife.

Rosenberg wrote, “Rosalie, a Type 1 diabetic on insulin for 45 years, has advanced dementia, [multiple sclerosis], and is largely wheelchair bound. I have been her nightly caregiver for over a decade. But Rosalie’s condition entered a new stage in just the last few months, resulting in further cognitive debilitation. When I finally realized the impact that her condition had on my personal well-being in late October, 2021, I sought professional mental health services and am still under a specialist’s care.”

He went on to write, “Regrettably, these issues spilled over to my work, and I caused discomfort for a valued colleague. I unintentionally created emotional (not physical) entanglement. I have apologized. I apologize to you. I take full responsibility and regret my actions.”

Rosenberg then explained that, “In consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees, I realized that an immediate change would be healthy for all parties.”

Rosenberg’s departure on Friday night stunned students on campus.

“Honestly, I didn’t see it coming,” said FIU junior Maria Aguirre.

Rosenberg was the fifth president at FIU, taking the helm in 2009, and he was the first faculty member to ascend to that position. He’s credited with increasing enrollment to 58,000 students and improving the graduation rate by 23%.

“He was a really good president. I’m definitely going to remember him,” said FIU junior Katherine Cadavid.

But despite rave reviews and more than a decade of leadership, conspicuously missing from Friday afternoon’s Board of Trustees emergency meeting to appoint a new president was any mention of Rosenberg’s long list of accomplishments. In fact, his name was never mentioned at all.

The board addressed the matter in their own statement, also issued Sunday.

Dean Colson with FIU’s Board of Trustees wrote that Rosenberg’s statement “provides insight into why the Board did not believe Friday was the appropriate time to celebrate the many accomplishments of FIU the past 13 years. We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the events requiring his resignation.”

The only FIU official to mention his name publicly was the school’s new interim president, Dr. Kenneth Jessell, during a taped video message released Friday night.

“I want to thank former President Mark Rosenberg for his leadership and hard work in helping to make FIU what it is today. I know that we will continue to elevate our university to new heights.”

Rosenberg said he is now seeking additional help for his wife through the “inevitable progression of her condition.”

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Carvalho Hosts Last Meal Distribution in Miami Before Move to Los Angeles



Alberto Carvalho hosted his last meal distribution as superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

M-DCPS on Sunday provided 1,000 meals to local families who continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic.

The event, held near Northwest Eighth Street and 80th Avenue in Miami, is Carvalho’s last community feeding before he takes over the reins as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Through the Family Meals-on-the-Go program, M-DCPS has partnered with individual donors, local organizations and local restaurant owners who donate funds to purchase food from local restaurants.


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Miami-Dade School Board to Interview 3 Candidates Amid Superintendent Search



Who will be Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ next superintendent? An upcoming meeting will likely prove instrumental to the three candidates currently vying for the position.

The Miami-Dade School Board has set up a special meeting on Monday afternoon. The applicants will be interviewed during the meeting.

Outgoing M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be replaced by either Dr. Jose Dotres, Dr. Rafaela Espinal or Jacob Oliva.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at the School Board Administration Building in Miami.


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