This Week in South Florida Podcast: January 23, 2022
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg welcome Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Broward County Elections Supervisor Joe Scott, State Sen. Shevrin Jones and State Rep. David Borrero.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: January 23, 2022
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg welcome Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Broward County Elections Supervisor Joe Scott, State Sen. Shevrin Jones and State Rep. David Borrero.
‘They’re going to fail’: Here’s why canal systems need fixes to prevent floods in South Florida
More than two dozen canals across South Florida face a mounting risk of spilling over during heavy rains as sea level rise looms in the coming years. Now, officials are renewing calls to improve canal systems to help reduce the threat of flooded homes and streets as state legislators push for millions of dollars in state funding.sun-sentinel.com
Biden administration announces more than $1 billion for Everglades restoration
The Army Corps of Engineers announced more than $1 billion for the Everglades as part of the administration’s package of infrastructure spending that’s intended to shore up roads, bridges, ports and other public assets.sun-sentinel.com
‘Disgusting’: Newly Released Video Captures Florida Officer Grabbing a Female Subordinate by the Throat After She Pulled Him Away from Suspect He Was Confronting
A South Florida police sergeant has been taken off the street after a video of him choking a fellow officer emerged last week. Sgt. Christopher […]news.yahoo.com
Former Miami high school star running back Henry Parrish transfers to UM
Henry Parrish, a former four-star running back at Ole Miss football, announced his decision to transfer to UM Sunday while visiting Coral Gables. Parrish averaged 42.5 rushing yards per game as the Rebels’ fourth-leading rusher this season, having ran for 553 total yards. Harris registered back-to-back conference outings with over 100 rushing yards, until a season-ending knee injury sidelined the Opa-Locka native in mid-October. Sophomore Don Chaney, Jr. will likely fill the backfield combination, following a recovery from an ACL tear in the Canes’ Week 2 matchup against Appalachian State. As Parrish and Chaney, Jr. prepare to jumpstart the running game for a passing-prioritized Hurricanes offense, freshmen Thaddius Franklin, Jr. and Cody Brown will likely assume similar backup roles from 2021.themiamihurricane.com
Security expert says synagogue standoff in Texas is a reminder to be proactive
After a rabbi credited his security training for getting himself and two of his congregants out of a hostage situation safely on Saturday in Texas, some members of synagogues in South Florida were aware of security concerns in their communities.
Fine art is everywhere, day and night, at Pinecrest Gardens
Panter, Panter & Sampedro Fine Arts Festival Returns with a weekendSaturday and Sunday, January 22-23 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Free EntrancePresented byPanter, Panter & Sampedro P.A. Join us at the most beautiful art show amid the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden. A special thanks go out to our generous sponsors and funders that include: Panter, Panter & Sampedro P.A., Insurco Insurance & Financial Services, Inc, City National Bank, The Corradino Group and Miami Dade Cultural Affairs. Bruce Munro: Forest and Field of LightThe awe-inspiring world of Bruce Munro’s Forest and Field of Light continues to wow audiences at Pinecrest Gardens every weekend. Admission to Bruce Munro: Forest and Field of Light is included in tickets.communitynewspapers.com
City of Sunny Isles Beach presents monthly Lecture series with historian Cesar A. Becerra
He has chased down all sorts of mysteries and histories of our beloved South Florida for over three decades. And beginning February the 8th, South Florida Historian will bring 11 subjects to life each second Tuesday at the Sunny Isles Beach Gateway Center Ballroom located at 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard. He discovered and grew quite fond of the Sunny Isles Beach area when, during the height of the Elian Gonzales saga in April of 2000, Becerra had rented a room at the Desert Inn for a week. He returned many years later to assist The Social Citizens of Southeast Florida on their monthly bus tours to historic locations mainly, south of Sunny Isles Beach. Becerra will be tackling the following topics each month – focusing on South Florida history – in a series that has been fully sponsored by the City of Sunny Isles Beach.communitynewspapers.com
This Week in South Florida Podcast: January 16, 2022
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by newly elected Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami T. Wilard Fair, Broward Teachers' Union President Anna Fusco and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantails.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: January 16, 2022
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by newly elected Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami T. Wilard Fair, Broward Teachers' Union President Anna Fusco and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantails.
South Florida’s year of action-packed weather: In 2021, we faced tornadoes, high temperatures and dangerous winds
The top temperature hit 98 degrees, two tornadoes struck and 30 waterspouts spun over the ocean, the National Weather Service says as it released its weather summary for 2021 across South Florida and Southwest Florida.sun-sentinel.com
Coronavirus Report: January 10, 2022
By Marsha Mullings, MPHUSACases: 60 millionDeaths: 842,000FloridaCases: 4.6 millionDeaths: 62,688UpdateThe US is averaging more than 600,000 new coronavirus cases every day. Florida is averaging over 50,000 new coronavirus cases every day. AnnouncementsDC Issues Advisory Against Cruise Ship TravelThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to advise against cruise ship travel for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Broward County Distributes Free COVID-19 at-home Rapid Test KitsThe county has distributed at-home rapid test kits to residents of Broward County. For more information oncoronavirus (COVID-19 prevention, visit www.FloridaHealth.org; nyt.com; www.coronavirus.jhu.edu; www.cdc.gov;thewestsidegazette.com
Tow truck company’s former owner charged with tax evasion
Craig Goldstein, the former owner of a Westway Towing in Lauderdale Lakes, took part in a kickback scheme by routing accident victims to lawyers and chiropractors for a fee that he later failed to report to the IRS, according to federal prosecutors.sun-sentinel.com
Brace yourself South Florida; ‘Wheels Up, Guns Down’ road mayhem is coming, and officers are ready
Monday won’t be all picnics and parades. While many workers across the region have a day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, law enforcement officers will be out in full force. For reasons that still are not that clear, on MLK Day, South Florida roads, even the interstate, morph into a into giant free-for-all. It’s a daredevil’s playground with hundreds of people on dirt bikes and ...news.yahoo.com
Law enforcement community prepares to deal with outlaw riders on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is in five days and already the law enforcement community in South Florida was warning riders of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles to avoid taking to the streets or face the consequences.
Cold weather expected in South Florida for holiday weekend
Inland areas of South Florida could see nighttime lows fall to the mid-40s Friday night and Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Not quite cold enough to drop iguanas from the trees, but the coldest temperatures so far this season.sun-sentinel.com
Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic to perform in SMDCAC concert
Embarking on its first North American tour, the world-renowned Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic performs at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. Founded in 1944, the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic gave the first symphony concert in postwar Poland and has since become the largest music institution in eastern Poland. The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic has attracted a glittering list of prominent conductors and a huge repertoire. The program at SMDCAC includes Rossini’s Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie); Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic is appropriate for all ages.communitynewspapers.com
South Dade children receive toys from Santa, Homestead Kiwanis
Christmas, and smile inducing presents, came early for hundreds of kids, seniors, and special needs individuals throughout South Florida with a visit from Santa and his elves, members of the Kiwanis Club of Homestead-South Dade. And it all began in 2001when Gugliuzza and Ayala distributed toys to 50 kids at the ARC of South Florida program in Florida City. “The ARC administration was looking for a special surprise for their kids and we thought a visit from Santa would brighten their day,” Gugliuzza said modestly. From there the program — and this Santa’s popularity — expanded to include stops in the Philippines, Nepal, Puerto Rico, Uganda, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador. Despite his growing popularity, Gugliuzza, president of Alton Madison Property Management in Homestead, downplays his holiday role.communitynewspapers.com
Brightline ramps up: crews to conduct test runs on trains between West Palm Beach and Cocoa
Brightline, the high speed passenger rail company, will soon start live training for locomotive engineers and conductors along the line's northern extension on a segment between West Palm Beach and Cocoa. The tests, which will start Jan. 17, will be aboard trains with no passengers, and are designed to familiarize crews with crossings, curves, signals and other elements of the Florida East Coast tracks.sun-sentinel.com
Rad Dixon’s Best Reggae Lovers Rock Cover EP Out Now
For Best Reggae Lovers Rock Covers, his new EP, the South Florida-based singer does just that on some of his personal favorites. The four-song project, produced by Tasjay Productions, was released on January 1. Recently, Dixon spoke of his love for well-crafted songs by artists like Rogers who died in 2020. “I’ve been listening to people like Kenny Rogers for years and always wanted to do one of his songs. Most of his songs are produced by Tasjay Productions, including Keep The Children Safe and Baby Don’t Worry.sflcn.com
This Week in South Florida Podcast: January 9, 2022
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, host Michael Putney is joined by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, congressional candidate Jason Mariner, state Senator Jason Pizzo, state Rep. Tom Fabricio and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: January 9, 2022
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Michael Putney is joined by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, congressional candidate Jason Mariner, state Senator Jason Pizzo, state Rep. Tom Fabricio and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.
What makes the combination of South Florida drivers and high-speed trains so deadly?
Two cameras stationed near two South Florida railroad crossings have caught more than 600 motorists in a six-week span driving around gates that were lowering or lowered. Brightline high-speed trains just add to the potentially deadly mix.sun-sentinel.com
Rapper Kodak Black arrested on trespassing charge in Florida
Rapper Kodak Black was arrested on a trespassing charge Saturday in South Florida, authorities said. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Black was taken into custody in his hometown of Pompano Beach early Saturday morning, according to the South Florida SunSentinel. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, later posted bond and was released, the newspaper reported.news.yahoo.com
COVID-19 update: Florida reports 56,865 new cases; positivity rate over 30% in parts of South Florida
Florida on Friday reported 56,865 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and vaccinations.sun-sentinel.com
COVID-19 update: Florida cases continue to climb with 75,962 reported Friday; hospitalizations climb over 5,000
Florida on Friday reported 75,962 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and vaccinations.sun-sentinel.com
Where’s Patty? A sister shares her anguish 40 years after woman disappeared on New Year’s Eve near Fort Lauderdale
Patty Gifford went to the Banana Boat lounge near Fort Lauderdale for a girl's night out with newfound friends on New Year's Eve in 1982. She disappeared after ringing in the new year, and a man sits on death row for her kidnap, rape and murder.sun-sentinel.com
As Florida shatters its record for new coronavirus cases, Democrats ask, 'Where is Ron DeSantis?'
As Florida reported nearly 47,000 new coronavirus cases, again shattering its single-day record since the start of the pandemic, Democrats and critics called on Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to do more to address the state's spike in infections driven by the highly-transmissible omicron variant. The state on Wednesday reported 46,923 new cases from Tuesday, as the omicron surge nearly doubled Florida's previous peak over the summer. The state, which broke the record for new daily infections thatnews.yahoo.com
COVID-19 update: Florida reports 77,848 new cases, a 66% increase from record set one day earlier
Florida on Thursday reported 77,848 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one of the largest single-day increases of any state during the pandemic, as hospitalizations nearly doubled in one week, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and vaccinations.sun-sentinel.com
Florida Blue names David Wagner as next South Florida Market president
Florida Blue, the state’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan, has named David Wagner as its next market president for South Florida. Wagner will replace Penny Shaffer, PhD, who previously announced plans to retire at the end of the year after leading Florida Blue’s South Florida interest for nearly 16 years. He also has served in leadership roles with other South Florida healthcare organizations including Sunshine Health, Amerigroup, ATI College of Health and Baptist Health South Florida. I am excited to join this high-caliber team and further the great work they are already doing in the South Florida market,” Wagner said. He serves on the boards of the South Florida Hospital and Health Association, American Lung Association of Broward and Palm Beach and the YMCA South Florida in Pembroke Pines.communitynewspapers.com