Miami Beach mayor: ‘We are doing everything we can to try to tell the world that we don’t want you here’
Osagie Jordan Idahosa was among the two dead during shootings on spring break in Miami Beach, where police officers recently reported that since the rowdy spring break parties began they had seized over 100 firearms and arrested nearly 490 people.
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Miami Beach struggles with spring break violence, big crowds
For the third year in a row, Miami Beach finds itself struggling with spring break violence, including two fatal shootings and unruly crowds, despite a massive police presence and activities designed to give people alternatives to drinking alcohol and roaming the streets. The city imposed an overnight curfew that ended Monday morning and is considering imposing another one next weekend. It's the third straight year city officials have approved such restrictions — something Mayor Dan Gelber wants to stop.news.yahoo.com
Miami Beach police officer’s trial begins with opening statements after victim’s reluctancy to testify
Before a Miami Beach police officer’s trial opening statements started on Thursday in Miami-Dade County court, the judge had to deal with whether or not a fearful witness was going to testify against Officer Kevin Perez, who is facing a charge of third-degree felony battery.
Miami Beach officials won’t commit to backing Metromover plan amid pushback from some residents
Miami Beach city commissioners said Wednesday that they can’t yet commit to a Miami-Dade County plan to expand the Metromover system to traffic-clogged South Beach without more information, as opposition mounts from some residents — and non-residents.
King of the Court Brings Pro Volleyball to Miami Beach
— The warmup event will take place in South Beach on Thursday, Nov. 17 —Professional volleyball players and Olympic gold medalists will take part in a Miami Beach demonstration event on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 12-2 p.m. ahead of the King of the Court beach volleyball tournament planned for March 2023 as part of Miami Beach Live! “Our local volleyball community is excited at the prospect of seeing internationally recognized beach volleyball players bringing their talents to Miami Beach,” City Manager Alina T. Hudak said. “I am super excited to see a King of the Court event in Miami Beach, probably one of the most iconic beaches in this world,” said Brink, a 2012 Olympic volleyball star from the London games. While a few test events have been held in the United States, Miami Beach will host the debut U.S. tournament in a pop-up stadium on the beach in Lummus Park between March 9-12, 2023 as part of Miami Beach Live! The Netherlands is known to be innovative, and King of the Court perfectly illustrates how we continue to reinvent sports,” added Miami Consul General Ruth Emmerink of the Netherlands, where King of the Court Volleyball is based.communitynewspapers.com
Miami Beach hotel that hosted JFK, Beatles imploded
A once-luxurious Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles and President John F. Kennedy during its 1960s heyday was imploded Sunday after falling into disrepair and abandonment in recent years. The 17-story Deauville Hotel fell into itself after a series of explosions were set off, sending up a large cloud of dust. The hotel was built in 1957 and Kennedy spoke there to the Young Democrats Convention in 1961.news.yahoo.com
Miami Beach building evacuated near site of deadly condo tower collapse
Residents of a Miami Beach building on the same street where a condominium collapse killed nearly 100 people were forced to evacuate on Thursday after officials determined the structure was unsafe and gave orders to leave immediately.sun-sentinel.com
Miami Beach condo building evacuated near deadly collapse
The city posted an unsafe structure notice Thursday evening at the Port Royale condominium, Miami Beach spokesperson Melissa Berthier said in an email. A structural engineering report prompted the evacuation of the 164-unit structure, which is in the process of undergoing a required recertification. An engineer discovered that a main support beam identified for repair 10 months ago had shifted and that a crack in the beam had expanded, and other structural supports may need repair as well, the report said.news.yahoo.com