Teenage boy steals neighbor’s puppy, 2 cars, resists arrest in Miami
Detectives said a teenage boy used social media to brag about a burglary on Thursday after stealing a puppy and two cars in Miami. He also threatened a police officer during his arrest and turned over a table during questioning at the station, police said.
Haitian Americans meet to pray for Martine Moïse, Haiti
Haitian Americans met Friday in Miami-Dade County to pray for First Lady Martine Moïse who remained at Jackson Memorial Hospital for over a week. She was injured during the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, 53, in Port-au-Prince, and hopes to attend his funeral July 23 in Haiti’s city of Cap-Haitien.
Is Allapattah the new Wynwood? Miami developers think so
This is leading newcomers, developers, and investors hoping to open businesses to head north to Buena Vista, or, out west. But what’s out west? It’s an area of Miami-Dade County called Allapattah, and developers are already hoping to transform the neighborhood into a cultural destination.
A trippy, multi-sensory art museum just opened in Miami
Superblue’s inaugural exhibition, Every Wall is a Door, is now open at Superblue Miami in Allapattah. Artists Es Devlin, teamLab, and James Turrell invite visitors to embark on a multi-sensory journey through installations that are as visually spectacular as they are thought-provoking.
Former Miami Dolphins player gets arrested after fit of rage over Pizza Hut service
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Officers arrested Mark Walton, a former Miami Dolphins player, on Sunday after a fit of rage over the service at a Pizza Hut in Miami-Dade County’s Allapattah neighborhood. Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton celebrates after scoring a second-quarter touchdown against the Florida Atlantic Owls on Sept. 10, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. He was also later arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, resisting an officer without violence, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Bengals released him April 6, 2019, and the Miami Dolphins signed him May 12, 2019. After learning about the domestic violence case, the Miami Dolphins waived him on Nov. 19, 2019.
11 people inside home as car drives by and bullets start flying
MIAMI, Fla. – Henri Villagran said 11 people were in the house that he has lived in since the 1970s when the bullets started flying Tuesday night. At least one of the bullets went through the front window, missing pet birds in a cage by inches. “My wife came running into the room saying, ‘Someone is shooting.’ And we had the kids, and everyone was screaming and running away from the bullets,” Villagran said. So, what he described was like, “I can see the fire from the window.’ He was scared,” Villagran said. The investigation is preliminary, but police are looking into a case of mistaken identity and that the Villagran house was not the intended target.
Flames engulf man’s Jeep at gas station near Allapattah
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Flames engulfed a white Jeep at a Citgo gas station on Friday in Miami-Dade County, near Allapattah. Nearby residents reported the thick black smoked and the flames shooting into the air. A man said the fire sparked just as he finished filling up his gas tank. Firefighters responded to the gas station at the corner of Northwest 28th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue. Officers with Miami-Dade Schools Police, Miami and Miami-Dade responded to the area to help keep drivers away from the area.
Protester during coronavirus news conference: ‘Shame on you! You should resign Ron DeSantis!’
Ron DeSantis was in Miami on Monday to meet with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, he saw an opportunity. His 24,000 followers on Twitter were not surprised to learn he was the heckler at DeSantis’ news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Shame on you!”When a man pushed him to leave the room, Kennedy shouted, “Social distance! “You should resign Ron DeSantis!”Kennedy recorded the incident and shared the video on his Twitter account. DeSantis ignored Kennedy.
Coronavirus hot zones: Surge team focuses on Miami-Dades 33136, 33142, 33030 zip codes
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. The members of the new Surge Teams are going door to door in Miami-Dade County neighborhoods where the coronavirus pandemic has had the most impact. According to Juan Diasgranados, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department, the teams are focusing on zip codes 33136, 33142 and 33030. Zip code 33136 includes Jackson Memorial Hospital and the historic Spring Garden and Overtown neighborhoods. Zip code 33142 includes the Miami International Airports Rental Car Center and Transit Station, the Casino Miami and Jackson Memorial Long-Term Care Center in Allapattah and Brownsville, a neighborhood with several affordable housing projects. Zip code 33030 includes farms, wholesale plant nurseries and CHI Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina, an urgent care center that provides services to Homesteads agricultural workers.
City of Miami passes out free masks to residents in coronavirus hot spots
MIAMI City of Miami officials distributed face masks Friday to areas that have been identified as coronavirus hot spots, including Allapattah, Brownsville and Little Havana. I see people walking without masks, walking dogs in the park, in the street. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez distributed 10,000 masks to the long line of eager recipients waiting in the heat. As of Thursday, masks are now required in the city of Miami to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and there are consequences for noncompliance. The city of Miami has received more than 100,000 masks to pass out so far, and is expecting more donations.
Miami mayor distributes free face masks in Allapattah
MIAMI – A day after announcing the city will be mandating face masks to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez visited Allapattah on Tuesday. Billionaire Norman Braman donated 50,000 masks to help those in need in Miami, Suarez said. The new order, which Suarez said is in the works, is to wear face masks at all times except when eating at restaurants and while exercising. Anyone caught in violation of those could be issued a warning — forced to pay a fine or possibly even face misdemeanor charges, Suarez said. It’s an enforcement effort that the mayor acknowledges will be an uphill battle, but it is one he said is worth it.
Mask mandates confuse many South Floridians. Bottom line: Wear one.
That has been such a question in South Florida, where rules for face coverings can change with the zip code. We are in the process of implementing masks in public, so that order is about to be finalized.People out and about are definitely confused. In the mosaic of South Florida cities, county rules apply as a base. The Miami-area cities had talked Monday about expanding that to require masks in public indoors or out. Local leaders say theyre not out to get people in trouble, they just want them to wear the masks to keep themselves and others safe.
Man, 52, in torture death of 10-year-old adopted daughter appears in court
ALLAPATTAH, Fla. – Jorge Barahona, who faces the death penalty if convicted, appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Wednesday, as he begins to feel the weight of justice in the torture and death of his 10-year-old adopted daughter, Nubia. Nubia Barahona was found dead on Valentine's Day 2011 in her adoptive father's truck on the side of Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach. Carmen Barahona (right) has agreed to testify against her husband, Jorge Barahona (left), in the death of their adopted daughter. Jorge Barahona’s wife, Carmen Barahona, recently pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges. Jorge Barahona is facing eight counts of child abuse, seven counts of child neglect with no great bodily harm, child neglect with great bodily harm, child abuse with great bodily harm, attempted first-degree murder, dead human body abuse and first-degree murder.
Mexican actor Pablo Lyle returns to Miami-Dade court
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Mexican actor Pablo Lyle appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Wednesday to ask the judge to modify his bond status as the manslaughter case against him continues. Juan Ricardo Hernandez, 63, died days after he was punched by Mexican actor, Pablo Lyle, during a road rage dispute in Miami, authorities say. Lucas Delfino testified Aug. 22 in the stand your ground hearing of his brother-in-law, Mexican actor Pablo Lyle. He was banging on the window very loudly.”The video shows DelFino and Lyle got out of their car. Full Screen 1 / 21 Mexican 'telenovela' star Pablo Lyle returns to Miami-Dade courtFernandez recently replaced Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alan Fine in the case.
Explore the 4 top spots in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood
Get to know this Miami neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a vegetarian spot to a meat shop and deli. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Allapattah, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. 20th St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 157 reviews on Yelp. Seventh Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 121 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. Ricky's Meats & DeliPhoto: ariel b./YelpRicky's Meats & Deli, a meat shop and deli, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 17 Yelp reviews.
Band of burglars targets cell phone store in Allappattah
They wore hats, dark long-sleeve shirts, dark pants, and they used bandanas to cover their faces. During a recent heist on Aug. 29, police officers said they broke into The Global Cellulars Store at 2199 NW 20 St. in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood. "They had their faces covered with bandanas, plus they had hats and they had gloves on," the store manager told Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela. According to Officer Kiara Delva, the band of burglars took more than 450 cellular phones and $4,000 in cash from a safe. Delva is asking anyone with information to call the Miami Police Department's burglary unit at 305-603-6030 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
University of Miami cancels Friday afternoon classes
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - University of Miami classes are canceled from Friday afternoon through Tuesday and will resume on Wednesday. The cancellation applies to classes held at the university campuses in Coral Gables, Virginia Key and Miami-Dade County's Allapattah neighborhood. The university has also canceled events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend. For more information, call the university's emergency hotline at 1-800-227-0354/"Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Father opens fire at gunman during attempted robbery in Allapattah
The gunman, who detectives identified as Mykece Johnekins, started yelling, police said. Johnekins ran behind a tree and fired several shots, police said. Surveillance video shows the mother and the boys were on the ground in the area of Northwest 26th Street and Northwest 25th Avenue. The father fired his gun and struck Johnekins in the neck, police said. Police said they found Johnekins' gun across the street from the family's home.
Metrorail coming from Miami International Airport derails in Allapattah
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - After departing from Miami International Airport, a Metrorail partially derailed Friday night in Miami-Dade's Allapattah neighborhood. Karla Damian, a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Transit, said late Friday night that investigators still didn't know exactly what happened. The passengers had to transfer to the Metrorail's Orange Line, according to Miami-Dade Transit. METRORAIL: Tomorrow, passengers heading to the airport will need to transfer at the Earlington Heights station for the Orange Line train. Details: https://t.co/0kdeN6kjxc Miami-Dade Transit (@IRideMDT) July 12, 2019Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.