Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis breaks two-week silence to talk about vaccines
The video message released to social media is DeSantis’ first comments on Florida’s coronavirus response in weeks. The State of Florida is prepared to work with the federal government to distribute vaccines to Florida hospitals in the upcoming weeks, as well as new therapeutic treatments for those most vulnerable. DeSantis’ COVID-19 address on Twitter stuck to a vaccine message, pointing out that the state’s goal was to make all safe and effective COVID vaccines available to Floridians who want them. As far as the mayors’ request for DeSantis to institute a statewide mask mandate, that is highly unlikely. “I want to thank the mayors of Miami city and Miami county.
Tropical Storm Eta floods already drenched Florida cities
A strengthening Tropical Storm Eta cut across Cuba on Sunday, and forecasters say it's likely to be a hurricane before hitting the Florida Keys Sunday night or Monday. Eta made landfall in the Florida Keys and posed a serious threat across South Florida, which was already drenched from more than 14 inches (35 centimeters) of rain last month. “Never seen this, never, not this deep,” said Anthony Lyas, who has lived in his now-waterlogged Fort Lauderdale neighborhood since 1996. Eta was not done yet with Cuba, just 90 miles (140 kilometers) south of Florida, where the storm continued to swell rivers and flood coastal zones. ___Associated Press writers Cody Jackson in Fort Lauderdale, Tamara Lush in St. Petersburg, and Haleluya Hadero in Atlanta contributed to this report.
All classes canceled in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County
The University of Miami will have all its classes remotely, with the exception of some clinical rotations and other courses in the school of medicine. Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University have cancelled all classes.sun-sentinel.com
Miami-Dade police captain, father of NFL player, killed in Cooper City car crash
COOPER CITY, Fla. – One car overturned and erupted in flames, the other was left badly damaged Sunday after a collision at the intersection of Griffin Road and Southwest 118th Avenue in Cooper City. Miami-Dade Police Captain Tyrone White was killed in the crash. Miami-Dade Police Captain Tyrone White, father of NFL running back for the New England Patriots James White, was killed in a crash Sunday in Cooper City. A car crash in Cooper City kills one person. The accident claimed the life of Miami-Dade Police Captain Tyrone White.
U.S. Secret Service joining investigation of Miami-Dade schools’ cyber attack
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami Dade School Board met Wednesday to discuss the cyber attacks and other slowdowns that have been plaguing the district since it began its online learning platform Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation told Local 10 they are assisting Miami-Dade Schools Police. “It’s something we have never dealt with, not only internally, but our local law enforcement partners haven’t either,” Commander Edwin Lopez, Miami-Dade School Police, said. School board member and Vice Chair Steve Gallon said the online experience was an utter failure. There were also questions about the K-12 online platform itself and the $15.3 million contract.
Miami-Dade offering small businesses ‘forgivable’ loans up to $25,000
MIAMI, Fla. – Miami Dade’s Board of County Commissioners authorized $5 million available in its Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program on Tuesday. What exactly is a forgivable loan? Who do I contact to see if I can get this loan for my small business? The County’s SBAFLP will be administered by the County’s Department of Public Housing and Community Development, through two local federally chartered Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The CDFIs specialize in micro and small business lending in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
Two people shot, teenager one of the victims
NORTHWEST MIAMI DADE, Fla. – A shooting in northwest Miami Dade left two people injured Saturday night. Miami-Dade police said one victim is possibly a 16-year-old who was sitting outside of an apartment building on Northwest 21st Avenue and 66th Street when the shooting occurred. Both victims were transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
Coral Gables Hospital Is Celebrating Its Advanced Orthopedics Certification
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:00 AMWHAT: Coral Gables Hospital is holding a patient reunion to celebrate the Orthopedics Center of Excellence Advanced Certification given by The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement. Coral Gables Hospital will be honoring their physicians, staff and patients at this event. Coral Gables Hospital was the first hospital in Miami Dade to receive The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for its Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commissions national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. WHEN: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.WHERE: Conference Center Ground Floor 3100 Douglas Road, Coral Gablescommunitynewspapers.com
Mail theft angers residents in Miami neighborhood
People living in one northwest Miami Dade neighborhood are angry after discovering a thief broke into their mailboxes. Nearly every single mailbox at the Aspen community off of Northwest 186th Street and 67th Place looks broken and pried open, with contents inside stolen. Some neighbors said this is not the first time this has happened, but one woman said she still was shocked to see it happened again. Mail theft is a federal offense that could earn hefty fines and even jail time. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.