Police search for 2 women seen stealing merchandise from Pinecrest boutique
The holidays are normally a big time for small businesses, but a clothing shop in Pinecrest is now hoping the public can help identify two women who stole hundreds of dollars' worth of merchandise over the weekend.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 17, 2023
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Glenna Milberg welcomes Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd, Miami city commission candidate Marvin Tapia and Miguel Gabela, Pinecrest Vice Mayor Anna Hochkammer and Doral Mayor Christi Fraga.
Two outdoor light exhibits are coming to South Florida this fall
Two popular Miami gardens will be exhibiting light shows this year. In December, Pinecrest Gardens will be unveiling “Bruce Munro: Forest and Field of Light,” a large-scale, light installation. In November, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will be unveiling “NightGarden: A Magical Light Spectacular,” its walk-through light exhibition.
British ISIS militant involved in Miami-Dade journalist’s beheading pleads guilty, prosecutors say
A British man involved in the beheading of Steven Sotloff, an American-Israeli journalist who was born in Miami-Dade County, pleaded guilty to all eight counts against him during a U.S. District Court hearing in Alexandria, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday night.
Officers search for suspect in Miami-Dade detectives’ ongoing probe
These screengrabs from a video provided to Local 10 News by Robert Diaz show police officers searching for a suspect on Thursday in Pinecrest. PINECREST, Fla. – Detectives are searching for a suspect related to an ongoing investigation on Thursday in Miami-Dade County. According to Detective Lee Cowart, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, detectives were following the suspect on the Palmetto Expressway. “The subject vehicle rammed the MDPD vehicle,” Cowart wrote in a statement. “The MDPD officers attempted to continue to follow the subject vehicle.
Pinecrest man arrested for making online threats against Mitch McConnell
MIAMI, Fla. – A South Florida medical student is under arrest after investigators charge that he made disturbing threats against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in postings on Twitter. According to the arrest report, Steven Marbury Dilauro, 31, of Pinecrest, posted several comments on his personal Twitter account, including one that stated: “Whoever wants to investigate this and come after me, feel free, but if I ever see Mitch McConnell and am not promptly shot dead, I will bounce his skull on the sidewalk..." Dilauro also stated several other threatening situations in which he would harm McConnell. The written threats were posted on Monday, Oct. 26, according to police. On Thursday, Nov. 5, Miami-Dade Police made contact with Dilauro and he admitted that he posted the comments “out of anger.”He has been charged with making written threats “to kill or do bodily injury.”Dilauro, whose occupation was listed as medical student on the arrest form, is behind bars at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
Pinecrest man arrested for making online threats against Mitch McConnell
MIAMI, Fla. – A South Florida medical student is under arrest after investigators charge that he made disturbing threats against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in postings on Twitter. According to the arrest report, Steven Marbury Dilauro, 31, of Pinecrest, posted several comments on his personal Twitter account, including one that stated: “Whoever wants to investigate this and come after me, feel free, but if I ever see Mitch McConnell and am not promptly shot dead, I will bounce his skull on the sidewalk..." Dilauro also stated several other threatening situations in which he would harm McConnell. The written threats were posted on Monday, Oct. 26, according to police. On Thursday, Nov. 5, Miami-Dade Police made contact with Dilauro and he admitted that he posted the comments “out of anger.”He has been charged with making written threats “to kill or do bodily injury.”Dilauro, whose occupation was listed as medical student on the arrest form, was taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He has since posted bond, according to corrections department information.
This Week in South Florida: Cindy Lerner and Raquel Regalado
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – As the saying goes, all politics are is local, and it doesn’t get more local than your county commissioner. Due to new term limits, half of the 13-member Miami-Dade County commission will turn over for the first time in recent history. One of the more contentions races is for District 7, which represents Key Biscayne, Miami, South Miami, Pinecrest and Kendall. Raquel Regalado is an attorney, radio broadcaster and former member of the Miami-Dade County School Board. They joined This Week in South Florida hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney, and the discussion can be viewed at the top of this page.
Pair of IS militants from Britain face charges in U.S. for conspiracy in Miami man’s beheading
Sotloff later appeared in the video the jihadists released in August 2014 of Illinois war correspondent James Foley’s beheading. We have been inspired by their memories and moved by the determination and grit of their families, families which will never rest until justice is done,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers said. From 2012 to 2015, Kotey, Elsheikh, Davis and Emwazi were involved in ransom negotiations during the kidnapping, torture and killing of hostages. The 2nd one begins when you realize you have only one.”THE CHARGESPeter Kassig was a U.S. aid worker killed by Islamic militants in Syria. If convicted, Kotey and Elsheikh face a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Westminster Christian School students mourn lacrosse player who died in boat crash
PINECREST, Fla. – Friends, family members and Westminster Christian School students and faculty are mourning a 17-year-old who died in a boat crash on Sunday afternoon off the Florida Keys. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding a red and white boat that was involved in a fatal boat crash off the Florida Keys on Sunday. The school’s website listed a varsity lacrosse team player with the same name as the boat operator. The captain of his lacrosse team, Alvarez wore the #6 jersey and played defense. According to the school’s announcement, students are set to return to school on Wednesday, administrators are organizing a special assembly for high school students and faculty, and therapists will be available for small group counseling sessions.
2 men accused of stealing from Catholic church in Pinecrest
MIAMI – Detectives and prosecutors agreed with church administrators’ suspicions that two men were stealing from St. Louis Catholic Church and St. Louis Covenant School in Pinecrest, according to the Archdiocese of Miami. As a campaign manager and development director, the church entrusted Nelson C. Tarke with handling church funds. The Archdiocese of Miami released a statement Friday saying the church administrators reported Tarke’s alleged unauthorized spending to the Miami-Dade Police Department last year. The church reported having dismissed Tarke in May 2019 and Lambo in August 2019. Tarke was also active with CAMACOL, the Latin Chamber of Commerce and Industry of USA, and Lambo with the World Financial Group Miami-Dade and the REMii Group Inc.
Brothers arrested for bringing gun to school
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Two brothers were arrested after bringing a loaded gun, brass knuckles and knives to a Pinecrest high school, police said. Upon initial questioning, Mizelle did not have any items in his possession inside the school, but did comply with the officer's request to search his vehicle in the school parking lot. As Mizelle was being put into custody, he told the arresting officer that he had told his brother to stop bringing the gun to school several times. Further investigation revealed that the gun had been brought to the school for the last two weeks. Both brothers are facing identical chargers because they came to school in the same vehicle and had equal access to the weapons inside.
School information: Miami Palmetto Sr. High School
MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Miami Palmetto Sr. High School, 7460 SW 118 St., in Miami-Dade's Pinecrest neighborhood had about 3,095 students enrolled. The school was among the top 10 reporting the most drug use in Miami-Dade County public schools. Last year the school reported an increase on tobacco. Records show the majority of students in the school do not struggle with poverty or academics. The school is in a low crime area and it has been an "A"or "B" school for years.