Families of Surfside victims keep hope alive by visiting condo and unifying in Bal Harbour
Six days after the devastating collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, family members of victims are voluntarily being taken to the site of the tragedy, as well as being helped at a new location for family briefings.
County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman partners with local law enforcement agencies for Safer Communities Gun Buy Back Event
The event will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ronald Book Athletic Stadium at 2555 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33160. In exchange for turning in a gun, individuals may receive a gift card(s) for local retailers up to $150 or laptop. “Working together for a safer community for our residents and their families, we are urging the community to join us in this effort to reduce gun violence,” said Commissioner Heyman. Additionally, FREE gun locks for safe gun storage will be provided for those interested. 24108, and mention Gun Buy Back.communitynewspapers.com
Miami-Dade allows feds’ dredging of Haulover Sandbar to replenish Bal Harbour Beach
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The party at Haulover Sandbar will soon come to an end. The Bal Harbour Beach Renourishment project includes placing more than 200,000 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline. About 100,000 cubic yards of sand will come from the Haulover Sandbar, also known as the Haulover Park Inlet and Marina Flood Shoal. Hundreds of boats anchored and partying at Haulover Inlet sandbar on Saturday during coronavirus state of emergency. She said the coastal beach sand will continue to wash in and reaccumulate in about five years.
Police say woman, 24, was not driver in Bal Harbour hit-and-run that left teen dead
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta confirmed Tuesday that a 24-year-old woman who authorities had been searching for was not the driver who fatally struck a 14-year-old boy over the weekend in Bal Harbour. According to police, a 2018 silver Kia Optima plowed into Ethan Gordon Saturday night as the teen was riding his bicycle across Collins Avenue. Police said the driver never stopped to help Gordan, but fled north on Collins and then west on 163rd Street. Surveillance video obtained exclusively by Local 10 News shows the silver Kia passing by a neighboring condo building seconds before the impact. Bal Harbour police arrived at the scene soon after the crash.
Police make contact with suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed teen boy in Bal Harbour
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – A deadly hit-and-run from over the weekend remains unsolved, but police are hoping that new video will shed some light on the case. A little makeshift memorial lies in the spot where the teenage boy was struck by a hit and run driver. Surveillance video obtained exclusively by Local 10 News shows the silver Kia passing by a neighboring condo building seconds before the impact. Police are searching for this silver Kia Optima in connection to a deadly hit-and-run. (WPLG)Detectives have not specified if Ahearn was driving or what her exact role is in this tragic crash.
Teen bicyclist dies, police looking for woman connected to hit and run
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – Police released a photo of a woman they believe is connected to the hit-and-run crash that killed a teen bicyclist in Bal Harbour Saturday in the early evening. 🚨 We are investigating a hit and run crash that resulted in the death of a 14 year-old bicyclist. Investigators have identified Luisa Fernanda Ahearn, 24, as “one of the subjects involved” in the hit and run. (WPLG)The incident happened less than a mile north of the Bal Harbour Shops. Out of respect, Bal Harbour police are preserving the small memorial.
14-year-old bicylist dies after hit and run in Bal Harbour
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – Miami-Dade Police are searching for a silver KIA sedan that fled the scene after striking a bicyclist on Collins Avenue. Police said around 6 p.m. on Saturday, a 14-year-old was riding along the 10200 block of Collins Avenue. The vehicle was traveling northbound when the driver struck the bicyclist. The silver KIA sedan should have front right-end and windshield damage, according to police. Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Police at (305)-4-POLICE (305-476-5423) or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8477.
Coronavirus antibody testing site opens in Bal Harbour
Published: May 5, 2020, 9:16 pm Updated: May 6, 2020, 10:48 amBAL HARBOUR, Fla. – A COVID-19 antibody testing site opened in Bal Harbour on Tuesday. The drive-thru site will require appointments that can only be made after filling out a questionnaire. This testing site is a collaboration of Banyan Medical Systems, Pivot Concierge Health, Bal Harbour Shops, Bal Harbour Village, the Town of Bay Harbor, the Town of Surfside and Indian Creek Village. It's located next to the Bal Harbour Shops Parking Garage's 96th Street entrance. Appointments for virtual appointments can be made here.
Beachside access loosened across South Florida as region slowly begins reopening amid coronavirus pandemic
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Parts of South Florida began easing some restrictions on outdoor spaces over the weekend, and more cities are allowing beachside access. The Hollywood Broadwalk remains empty, likely one of the last beachside public spaces to keep residents out. "Fort Lauderdale is doing it and they’re off the beach," said Hollywood resident Buddy Winnett. "I think we can do it.”In Fort Lauderdale, it was the second time the city closed one of the northbound lanes on A1A, from Las Olas Blvd. “Terrific comments, folks loved the extra breathing room, the social space to social distance correctly,” Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Steve Glassman said.
Mayor of Bal Harbour self-isolating after local rabbi diagnosed with presumptive COVID-19
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – The Mayor of Bal Harbour is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Mayor Gabriel Groisman had a recent interaction with Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar from The Shul of Bal Harbour. Rabbi Lipskar sent a letter to his community Saturday night indicating that he had been diagnosed with presumptive COVID-19. According to Mayor Groisman, Lipskar has had one positive test and is waiting for the results of a second test, after which, if positive, the case would be confirmed and not presumptive. "Anybody that has been in touch with the rabbi during the last 14 days, we're asking them to self-isolate at this time," Groisman said.
Firefighter injured in long fall while helping person stuck in elevator
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – A Miami-Dade firefighter was injured Tuesday morning in a long fall in Bal Harbour. The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. inside the Neiman Marcus at the Bal Harbour Shops on Collins Avenue. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erica Benitez said firefighters were assisting a person who was stuck in an elevator on the third floor when he fell. The firefighter, later identified as David Gonzalez, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where underwent surgery for four hours. Miami-Dade firefighter David Gonzalez was injured Jan. 14, 2020, after suffering a long fall in Bal Harbour.
Woman accused of robbing man of nearly $500,000 in jewelry, cash
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – A South Florida woman was arrested Thursday after she robbed a man from New York of nearly $500,000 in jewelry and cash, authorities said. According to an arrest report, Andria Banks, 35, of Aventura, who previously went by the name Dacorian Dewayne Greer, met the victim early Saturday morning at the W South Beach hotel. A Miami Beach police detective recognized Banks as the suspect while reviewing surveillance video from the Bellini, authorities said. Police said Banks was wearing the diamond S necklace when she was taken into custody Thursday at her home in Aventura. She also appears to be wearing the same necklace in a video posted to her Instagram page.