As the train raced toward them, a man and woman — both 29, both homeless — hugged and lay down on the tracks in Delray Beach. Brandon Weiner and Mary Ann Ortega became the fourth and fifth people struck by trains this week. Police are investigating most, if not all, of the cases as suicides or suicide attempts. Now, Tri-Rail is considering drones as a way to monitor the tracks and deter suicides. Tri-Rail also plans to erect signs that encourage people to call 211, a suicide-prevention helpline.
A spate of people have placed themselves in the path of trains in South Florida in recent weeks, prompting officials to plan several new initiatives toward deterring suicides on the tracks. The most recent case came Wednesday when a man and woman may have been attempting a suicide pact on the rails in Delray Beach. The pair, who were struck and critically injured by a southbound Tri-Rail train, remained hospitalized Thursday. Police are investigating the case as an attempted suicide.
Plantation will again consider a proposal tonight to audit a half-million-dollar legal bill stemming from the fight over a massive Christmas display. Two weeks ago, Mayor Diane Veltri Bendekovic struck down the proposal even though the majority of the council asked for the audit. Councilman Jerry Fadgen has arranged for a reconsideration of the vote, citing how there has been a public outcry over the issue. “This is a serious matter, and people in the city are very upset,” Fadgen said Wednesday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".