Miami-Dade Black affairs board chair urges compromise on African American course
Pierre Rutledge was chairing a Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday when he said he applauded The College Board’s decision to review a controversial decision to ban a course in Florida.
Jury seated in sexual battery trial of former Miami-Dade teacher
On Tuesday, as jury selection continued, attorneys for former Miami-Dade teacher Jason Meyers cited a Local 10 News report from the previous day in having a prospective juror dismissed from the pool before attorneys were able to whittle it down by the early evening hours.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: January 15, 2023
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Glenna Milberg welcomes U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Brendan McPherson, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Jose Dotres, Family Action Network Movement lead political advisor Paul Namphy, South Florida immigration attorney Willy Allen and Local 10 News' reporter Cody Weddle.
Police: Man was drunk, had no license when he ran Hialeah stoplight, killed other driver
A northwest Miami-Dade man faced a vehicular homicide charge after Hialeah police said he was drunk when he blew through a stoplight early Saturday morning and plowed into a sedan, killing its driver and injuring its passenger.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: January 1, 2023
On the first episode of This Week in South Florida of 2023, host Glenna Milberg welcomes Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Broward County Mayor Lamar Fisher, Monroe County Mayor Craig Cates and Broward Schools Superintendent Vickie Cartwright.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: Dec. 11, 2022
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney welcome Democratic State Sen. Jason Pizzo, Fort Lauderdale Commissioner John Herbst, Miami-Dade Commission Chairman Oliver Gilbert and attorneys Fred Karlinsky and Anthony Lopez.
Sincere gratitude to the voters of Miami-Dade Miami's Community News
In this season of giving, we at Miami-Dade County Public Schools would like to express our sincere gratitude to our community and the voters of Miami-Dade, who on Nov. 8 overwhelmingly approved to renew the School Board’s referendum to support teachers and school safety. This investment will allow us to continue providing our educators with a compensation that will attract and retain the best and brightest to educate our students. Student safety and school security will continue as this funding will allow us to provide police officers at every school to keep our children safe. We are grateful to our community for standing by our school district, which will allow us to prepare the next generation of Miami’s children to become successful citizens and leaders. Because of the generosity of our community, our future is secure.communitynewspapers.com
Looking for a less expensive, less stressful way to get to Miami? Tri-Rail makes strides toward downtown service
Tri-Rail says the three-county commuter rail line is getting closer to the day when it will open service to the MiamiCentral station in downtown Miami. Here's a look at when Broward and Palm Beach county commuters can finally gain access to Miami at prices that are cheaper than Brightline's.sun-sentinel.com
DeSantis’s administration objects to federal election monitors in Miami-Dade, Broward
The U.S. Department of Justice routinely sends monitors to precincts around the country to make sure that Election Day is going smoothly, but on Monday Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration objected to the oversight in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Florida’s coastal conditions deteriorate ahead of strengthening Nicole
Storm surge warnings were issued late Monday for Florida’s entire Atlantic coastline from North Palm Beach northward and for parts of southeast Georgia in anticipation of widespread coastal flooding from Nicole’s expansive circulation.
Beacon Council announces 2022-23 officers, directors, committee chairs
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official public-private economic development partnership, recently announced its newly elected 2022-23 leadership including board of directors, officers and committee chairs. Yolanda Cash Jackson, Esq., shareholder at Becker, has been elected chair of the 2022-23 board of directors. An active Beacon Council board member, Jackson chaired the Urban Initiatives Task Force (UITF) – an initiative focused on providing Black Miami opportunities for greater impact, influence and access within The Beacon Council and its stated value proposition. “It is an honor to be able to serve as chair of The Beacon Council’s board of directors and executive committee,” Jackson said. “This is an exciting year for me as an officer of the board at The Beacon Council.communitynewspapers.com
With ‘a lot at stake’ in election, congresswoman scrutinizes Postal Service over mail-in ballots
As the Nov. 8 general election approaches, a South Florida congresswoman is renewing attention on the Postal Service’s crucial role of ensuring mailed ballots arrive on time and are counted.sun-sentinel.com
False reports: Many South Florida schools under lockdown after active shooter calls as Cruz trial closing arguments begin
Multiple schools were on lockdown in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties Tuesday morning as police responded to calls of active shooters at the same time as the closing arguments for the trial of Parkland school shooter Nicolas Cruz started.sun-sentinel.com
Mexican actor guilty in Miami road rage death
A Mexican actor was convicted in South Florida on Tuesday of fatally punching a man during a road rage confrontation. A six-person jury in Miami-Dade circuit county found Pablo Lyle, 35, guilty of manslaughter, according to court records. “Two lives were destroyed by simple roadway anger, a situation we see far too often on our streets and on streets across the country,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.news.yahoo.com
Bean Automotive and MDC celebrate apprenticeship program graduation
Bean Automotive Group and Miami Dade College (MDC), with support from Career Source South Florida and Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Miami Community Ventures (MCV) initiative, launched the dealership’s first Automotive Technician Registered Apprenticeship Program last year. The program seeks to create new opportunities in a competitive automotive service industry that is constantly searching for top talent. On Sept. 16, the program’s inaugural class conducted its graduation ceremony at Bean Automotive Group corporate offices. The first graduating class received an Automotive Technician Specialist certification from the Florida Department of Education and will carry through continued employment at Bean Automotive Group with a fast-track career path towards advanced ASE certifications. “But this apprenticeship program not only graduates some much-needed certified automotive technician specialists, but it also creates strong career pathways for those who need it most.communitynewspapers.com
Will Hurricane Hermine hit Florida? Here’s the updated forecast track
Much of Florida from the Keys north past Orlando is in the forecast cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Hermine, which is expected to form out of Tropical Depression Nine in the southern Caribbean Sea. Here's the latest forecast map.sun-sentinel.com
Don’t ‘beat the train’: Officers will patrol railroad crossings to curb deaths
South Florida law enforcement agencies, partnering with Brightline, will be stepping up their efforts to prevent drivers from recklessly trying to beat the high-speed trains — the latest effort to try to curb the mounting number of railroad accidents and deaths.sun-sentinel.com
Will Citizens’ $700,000 eligibility cap be increased? Insurance regulators look into it as home values soar
With homeowners struggling to find coverage, insurance regulators are looking at the possibility of lifting a $700,000 cap on policies sold by the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.sun-sentinel.com
FPL Offers K Scholarship to Black STEM Students
Ten South Florida class of 2022 high school graduates from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were awarded a $20,000 scholarship for Black students in STEM from Florida Power & Light Company and parent company NextEra Energy. The scholarship, called the NextEra Energy Scholarship for Black Students at SECME, is a merit award of up to $20,000 for college-bound high school seniors who have at least one year of experience volunteering at the Southeast Consortium for Minorities in Engineering and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire 2022-2023 academic year. The reward will be $5,000 per year, renewable for three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever is earlier. Recipients must be planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Scholarship recipients include Isaac Valeris of Pompano Beach; Pompano Beach’s Alfonzo L. Yates; Dewey’s Christopher D. Williams; Seth A. Solomon of Fort Lauderdale; Sarah Habona of Parkland; Sean L. Barthel of Hialeah; Mia L. Handfield of Opa Loca; Jordan D. Robinson of North Lauderdale; Zoe O’McCray of Royal Palm Beach and Malik A. Henry of Lake Worth.thewestsidegazette.com
A Catholic charity hired a man to simulate a mass shooting at their building, complete with actors covered in blood. The drill ended with his arrest.
John Channels fired blanks at a conference room window where employees were gathered. One elderly woman told police she thought she was going to die.news.yahoo.com