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34 arrive in South Florida from Cuba aboard boat

OCEAN RIDGE

34 arrive from Cuba aboard boat Sunday

U.S. Border Patrol authorities have taken 34 people, reportedly from Cuba, into custody after they came ashore on a South Florida beach.

The immigrants arrived in Ocean Ridge, about 15 miles south of West Palm Beach, on a 28-foot boat early Sunday.

Police were called to an apartment and all 34 people were taken into custody. John Dair, a supervisory agent, says all reported being Cuban. Under the U.S. Cuban Adjustment Act, most Cubans who reach U.S. soil are allowed to stay. They were being processed at immigration centers Sunday.

KEY LARGO

Archaeologists dive to Keys shipwreck

Archaeologists have spent the last week diving off Key Largo to try and determine the origin of a century-old shipwreck.

Researchers with the Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society in Washington were expected to finish documenting the wreck on Saturday.

The society's board president says it is likely a barge because of its lack of motorized parts.

Brenda Altmeier, of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, says remains of concrete sampled in 2008 date to the mid 1800s.

INDIANAPOLIS

Items of former Ind. money manager sold

Auctioneers are selling off items owned by a former Indiana money manager who tried to fake his death in a plane crash, including the motorcycle he used to flee.

Hundreds of people turned out as Marcus Schrenker's belongings went up for bid Saturday in Indianapolis.

One person paid $28,000 for a $68,000 boat. But others were just curious about a man who investigators say abandoned his plane over Alabama, then used a motorcycle he'd stashed in a shed to elude authorities. The plane crashed unmanned in a Florida swamp.

Schrenker is serving four years in prison for the 2009 crash. His securities fraud trial begins in October in Indiana. He's accused of bilking investors out of $1.5 million. He's pleaded not guilty.

Associated Press

34 arrive in South Florida from Cuba aboard boat 06/27/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 27, 2010 11:40pm]
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