What’s causing flamingos to flock to Miami Springs? Resident discovers surprising possibility
Residents in Miami Springs are concerned about a recent, unusual series of flamingo sightings that they believe may be coming from nearby Hialeah Park, where a flock of the majestic pink birds has lived since the ‘30s.
Michael Gavila impacts multiple communities in variety of ways
Miami Springs resident Michael Gavila is a shining example of how one person can impact multiple communities in a variety of ways. One of Gavila’s communities is his work community. I like being able to get around on my own.”Another one of Gavila’s many communities is the city of Miami Springs, where he is active in a variety of ways. Gavila can regularly be found at City Hall, where he is known by many. “Everyone in Miami Springs knows Michael,” said Gavila’s mother, Susy Gavila.communitynewspapers.com
As wounded officer clings to life after shooting, new details shed light on suspects
As a Miami-Dade police officer remained in critical condition after he was shot in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood Monday night, Local 10 News has learned more information Wednesday about the suspects connected to the incident, both of whom were killed by police.
SOS Cuba protesters from Homestead to Washington ask Biden for US intervention
Deep south in Miami-Dade County, among a small group of SOS Cuba protesters, a boy held up a sign Friday night in Homestead to ask U.S. President Joe Biden for military intervention in Cuba. He made it out of cardboard and paint so he could hold it up and show it to drivers Friday night.
Thousands more get COVID-19 vaccines at Miami Dade College, Hard Rock Stadium
She drove from West Palm Beach to Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., in Westview. Just come and take it.”Miami Dade College North vaccinates nearly 2,000 against COVID-19A prior expansion on eligibility included school employees, firefighters and law enforcement personnel who are age 50 and older. This didn’t include the progress that was being made on Monday in Miami Gardens, where appointments are required, and at Westview, North Miami Beach, and Miami Springs, where walk-ins are welcome. AdAs of Monday afternoon, 1,093 vaccines were administered at Hard Rock Stadium, 1,905 at Miami Dade College, 466 vaccines at 1401 Westward Dr. in Miami Springs, and 328 vaccines at 1770 NE 162 St., in North Miami Beach, according to Jachles. COVID-19 vaccines in Miami-Dade County
DeSantis says less than 50% of young people will opt for COVID-19 vaccine
Ron DeSantis said Friday that less than 50% of young people in Florida will opt for a COVID-19 vaccine when he expands access to all in April. Biden’s administration has been working to secure a supply of two-dose vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to cover the U.S. population by the end of July. DeSantis’ expansion on eligibility for people who are 60 years old or older starts on Monday. As of Saturday, DeSantis granted first priority to anyone who is 65 years old or older, healthcare personnel, and staff at long-term care facilities. AdTwo satellite sites are open at 1770 NE 162 St. in North Miami Beach and 1401 Westward Dr. in Miami Springs.
Miami-Dade’s newest COVID-19 vaccine sites open with eligibility rules enforced
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Lines were long Thursday at the new FEMA-supported, state-run COVID-19 vaccination satellite site at Allen Park Community Center in North Miami Beach. It’s one of two new walk-up sites that opened Thursday, along with one at the Miami Springs Community Center. The need is there,” said North Miami Beach Mayor Anthony F. DeFillipo. On Thursday, staff members screened people to make sure they were eligible for the shot at the FEMA-supported sites in Miami-Dade County. But satellite sites are intended to move around every week or so to allow different parts of the community to have access to vaccines.
Police: Man pistol-whipped, robbed along bike path in Miami Springs
A residential area in Miami Springs along a bike path was the scene of an armed robbery Friday. MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – What police said is a residential area with limited crime incidents was the scene of an attack on Friday just after 6 p.m. According to Miami Springs police, a man on a bike path on Ludlam Drive was attacked when 2 men armed with guns approached him from behind and demanded his wallet. When the man told them he was not carrying a wallet, they said they wanted his cellphone, but not before pistol-whipping him. Anyone with information is urged to call Miami Springs Police or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8477
The List: Worship services livestreaming amid coronavirus crisis
· Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Kendale Lakes: 9 a.m. (Spanish), 10:30 a.m. (English), Sunday. · Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami: Sundays, 11:45 a.m. in English; 1:30 p.m. in Spanish. https://browardchurch.org/ or https://browardchurchonline.online.church/· Brownsville Church of Christ Miami, 11 a.m. Sunday, https://www.facebook.com/brownsvillecoc/Ad· Bread of Life Open Bible Church, Miami: 11 a.m., Sunday: https://youtu.be/KGeTQ_aDvOo· Calvary Church, Miami: https://www.calvaryconnect.com/· Calvary Chapel Miami Beach: www.facebook.com/calvarymiamibeach. YouTube, Facebook, www.loveunltd.com. Calvary MB Church, Miami: 10 a.m. Sunday, Dial in (917) 900-1022, access code: 78226# or https://www.facebook.com/Mount-Calvary-MB-Church-Miami-112072860438534/· Mt.
Hialeah man who fled to Panama after killing pedestrian arrested
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – A Hialeah man who fled to Panama after his involvement in two car crashes, one killing a pedestrian, was captured while on his way to Cuba, investigators said Friday. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and Miami Springs police said that Eddy Enrique Nuñez, 54, was involved in a three-car accident on Jan. 4, 2020, then fled that scene in Miami Springs. After leaving that scene, he crashed a few blocks away after losing control of his car and then ran over a pedestrian. Miami Springs police said Nuñez dragged Tracy Berry, 43, under his car for several blocks, killing her. Nuñez is charged with vehicular homicide and is being held in Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center on a $15,000 bond.
Grub Snub: Miami Springs Grocery Giveaway Excludes the Homeless
The program will cost $140,000, which is Miami Springs' portion of what Miami-Dade County received via the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Miami Springs is a three-square-mile bedroom community that sits just north of Miami International Airport and has a population of about 14,000. There's no evidence that city workers canvassed Miami Springs to inform homeless residents about the program. Officials in Miami Springs have a reputation for being inhospitable to people experiencing homelessness. Miami Springs began distributing the Milam's gift cards to residents on Monday, which marked the start of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.miaminewtimes.com
FPL moves hundreds of overhead power lines underground as part of pilot program
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – As of Thursday, Florida Power & Light Co. had 53 miles of overhead power lines underground. FPL estimates that between 300 and 700 power lines will be placed underground annually from 2021 to 2023. Berlot said neighborhood power lines are chosen for the program based on past hurricane outage performance, a history of vegetation-related interruptions, and other reliability factors. Trees and vegetation coming in contact with overhead lines were the leading cause of outages during Hurricane Irma in 2017. Bertot said underground lines showed about 83% better performance as opposed to overhead.
City shuts down Miami Springs hotel over drugs, human trafficking
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – Police and prosecutors said they’ve had enough of a Miami Springs hotel that they have determined is a hot bed for criminal activity. A court ordered The Runway Inn Miami Airport Hotel closed at noon on Thursday. Miami Springs City Attorney Haydee Sera confirms Runway Inn officially closed Noon today. The Miami Springs Police Department was part of a multiagency task force that made multiple arrests at a local Miami Springs hotel last night. Click on the link to read more: https://t.co/hBjZqW6EAs — Miami Springs Police (@MiamiSpringsPD) September 15, 2020Some of the hotel’s residents were on fixed incomes.
Labor Day caravan held in Miami Springs to honor local frontline workers
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – The Miami Springs community is paying tribute to the healthcare heroes who have been working so tirelessly during the pandemic. On this Labor Day, amid a pandemic, it’s been a year where many became familiar with the term ‘essential workers’ to talk about our frontline community members. Added Mitchell: “We have people out of work on Labor Day, people worried sick,” people not sure how to make ends meet. Added Mitchell: “Labor Day becomes a different monster during the pandemic we got to look at what needs to happen. Right now, local, state and municipality governments are having to pick up the reins because we don’t have a national plan.
Miami Springs demonstrators hold prayer walk for justice, healing and unity
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. Demonstrators in Miami Springs continue demanding change. Saturday morning, they were out in the form of a prayer walk, pushing for justice. The event was put on by Poinciana United Methodist Church, Blessed Trinity Church and Crossbridge Church. The walk began at the Gazebo on the Circle and ended at Miami Springs City Hall. The group was heard singing America the Beautiful and saying several prayers along the walk for justice, healing and unity.
FDOH: Miami-Dade has state’s 2 most deadly long-term care facilities during coronavirus pandemic
HIALEAH, Fla. – Fair Havens Center in Miami Springs and Signature Healthcare Center Of Waterford in Hialeah remain the long-term care facilities with the most deaths during the coronavirus pandemic in Florida, according to state records Sunday morning. According to the Florida Department of Health’s latest review of long-term care facility deaths associated with COVID-19, Fair Havens Center reported 44 residents died and the Signature HealthCARE Center Of Waterford reported 33 residents died. A spokeswoman for Signature HealthCARE of Waterford, however, told Local 10 News in an email Monday that the report was incorrect and 23 residents had died. At Signature HealthCARE Center Of Waterford, 60 more staff tested positive for the coronavirus, 23 more residents tested positive and 32 more residents were transferred out, state health officials reported. The agency reports on deaths weekly and releases the report on deaths on Friday night.
Authorities rescue woman, 21, from accused sex trafficker in Miami Springs
Published: May 19, 2020, 7:50 am Updated: May 19, 2020, 10:37 amMIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – A 21-year-old woman who was allegedly forced into prostitution by a man who wanted to sell her services has been rescued by authorities. Authorities said she checked into a motel in Miami Springs the night of May 4 and was approached by Gregory Sutton, 33, the next morning. The victim told authorities that Sutton solicited her to commit acts of prostitution and told her he would organize everything. The victim, who said she did not want to engage in prostitution, told police that she locked herself in her motel room and called a friend, who then contacted the Miami Springs Police Department. The State Attorney’s Office said a joint operation then commenced, leading to Sutton’s arrest and the safe rescue of the victim.
Miami Springs nursing home residents transferred to hospital
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. – Dozens of residents of a Miami Springs nursing home were loaded into ambulances Sunday. Eight Fair Havens’ residents have died from COVID-19, according to the department of health. Department of Health statistics show that Fair Havens Center has transferred 32 positive residents; 58 residents who have tested positive remain at the facility and 38 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus. Lázaro Guas, whose mother was one of the people transferred Sunday, told Local 10 that his mother tested positive for the virus, but she has yet to show any symptoms. "She doesn't have a fever, she doesn't have any symptoms; just that she has tested positive.
Live roaches found at 'gourmet eatery' in Miami Springs
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. - An inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered Harvest Moon Bistro in Miami Springs shut last week after a roach issue was found. ***HOAGIE BEAR SUBS26855 SOUTH DIXIE HIGHWAYNARANJAORDERED SHUT 9/26/1923 VIOLATIONS FOUND"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed one live roach on shelf by flat grill where condiments are stored by the front line, 2 live roaches by three compartment sink under a knife, 3 live roaches on the wall behind the prep table next to the cooler in the prep area." ***HARVEST MOON BISTRO102 CURTIS PARKWAYMIAMI SPRINGSORDERED SHUT 10/1/197 VIOLATIONS FOUND"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 2 roaches crawling on wall behind reach in freezer."
Roaches, moldy ice found at 'gourmet eatery' in Miami Springs
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. - An inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered Harvest Moon Bistro in Miami Springs shut last week after a roach issue was found. ***HOAGIE BEAR SUBS26855 SOUTH DIXIE HIGHWAYNARANJAORDERED SHUT 9/26/1923 VIOLATIONS FOUND"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. ***HARVEST MOON BISTRO102 CURTIS PARKWAYMIAMI SPRINGSORDERED SHUT 10/1/197 VIOLATIONS FOUND"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 8 roaches crawling on wall behind reach in cooler. Observed 2 roaches crawling on wall behind reach in freezer."
Officer involved in Miami Springs crash
MIAMI SPRINGS, Fla. - A police vehicle was involved in a crash Thursday evening in Miami Springs. The crash involving two vehicles occurred near La Baron and Minola drives. Local 10 News has learned the officer and the driver of the other vehicle were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.