Detectives catch fugitive: How black market operation was able to sell cheap fuel
Adryan Hernandez was among a group of fraudsters who detectives accused of being part of a black market scheme in Miami-Dade County that used technology and stolen identities to deal with stolen fuel, according to prosecutors.
Hialeah Gardens cop accused of credit card fraud, pawning service pistol, AR-15
A Hialeah Gardens police officer faces several charges after police accused him of fraudulently using a fellow officer’s credit card and pawning his department-issued service weapons, including a Glock pistol and an AR-15 rifle.
Man faces charges in work-related bus stop shooting killing 1, injuring 2
Roland Deus Day told detectives that he shot at his co-workers — killing a 21-year-old man — because someone was stealing his marijuana and they had laughed at him, according to an arrest report that the Miami-Dade Police Department released on Friday.
Federal and Florida vaccine efforts add up to more shots for seniors
HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Inside Walmart and the other new vaccination sites in big chain pharmacies, the shots are coming from a newly directed national supply. The new supply from the federal pharmacy program adds hundreds more locations, including at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Publix and Winn-Dixie stores. Wednesday, that daily accounting showed 30% of Miami-Dade’s seniors are vaccinated, 39% in Broward and 36% in Monroe. With about two thirds of Florida seniors yet to be vaccinated comes a newly framed cooperation between Florida’s leadership and the White House’s COVID-19 response task force. ALSO SEEWalmart set to launch vaccines in South Florida but online signup hits a snagCOVID-19 vaccines coming to Walmart, Publix and Winn-Dixie stores in South Florida
Family members witness man get fatally struck by two vehicles in Hialeah Gardens
HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by two vehicles Tuesday morning in Hialeah Gardens. Immediately after, a second dark-colored vehicle struck the Perez again, police say. The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene, but the driver of the other vehicle did not stop. The incident occurred near a nursing home in the 8300 block of West Okeechobee Road. Sky 10 over the scene of a pedestrian hit by a car in Hialeah Gardens.
Sandbags will be distributed as South Florida prepares for heavy rain, flooding this weekend
Some streets in one Doral warehouse district are already seeing flooding. We met workers from the South Florida Water Management District at one of the pumping stations near Miami International Airport. “The South Florida Water Management District has drawn down its canals,” Armando Vilaboy of the South Florida Water Management District said. Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Doral Central Park sandbag distribution. Next to Downtown Doral Park shovels are available on site for self service.
DeSantis signs bill to raise Florida teachers’ base salary at Hialeah Gardens charter school
During his visit to the Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens, DeSantis signed HB 641 Funds for the Operation of Schools bill, which includes the new $500 million program. “This is a really big day for teacher’s compensation and we look forward to getting it to the teachers,” DeSantis said. DeSantis said the measure raised Florida teachers’ starting pay from 26th to fifth in the nation. Attorney Roberto Blanch, who specializes in real estate law, is the president of Mater Academy. The expanding network of charter schools he leads is linked to Academica, an influential for-profit charter school management company.
Need for free food during coronavirus pandemic ‘has only gotten worse,' commissioner says
HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Drivers in need during the coronavirus pandemic started to arrive at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday to Hialeah Gardens High School. Within a few hours, an L-shaped line of cars curved from Hialeah Gardens Boulevard and stretched on Okeechobee Road. A Farm Share truck arrives early Wednesday morning to Hialeah Gardens from the non-profit organization's warehouse in Homestead. We opened a compassionate call center in our city, so Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., we have phone lines going, if residents need anything." Sunrise residents can call 954-746-3670 or email CompassionOfficer@sunrisefl.gov for more information.
Hialeah Gardens partners with organization to get food into families’ homes
HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Several organizations are partnering up to help those in need. Drivers lined up with their trunks open Thursday morning in Hialeah Gardens to receive ribs, ground beef, bell peppers and other food items. A lot of folks are getting their food at distribution sites across South Florida because they lost their job and can’t afford groceries anymore. “They need food,” Hialeah Gardens police Capt. If you live in the city of Hialeah Gardens, but you don’t have a car or you’re disabled, you can call the Hialeah Gardens Police Department and they will deliver the free food to your house.