Demings releases ad with Trump’s insults ahead of rally with Rubio in Miami-Dade
Sen. Marco Rubio plans to get ready to close his U.S. Senate reelection campaign with a big rally Sunday in Miami-Dade County and the support of former President Donald Trump, who is preparing to launch his 2024 reelection campaign.
Detectives catch fugitive: How black market operation was able to sell cheap fuel
Adryan Hernandez was among a group of fraudsters who detectives accused of being part of a black market scheme in Miami-Dade County that used technology and stolen identities to deal with stolen fuel, according to prosecutors.
2 men were flying to get tacos when small plane went down in Everglades
Jose Ecarri says he and his pilot friend were flying from Tamiami to Arcadia to grab some tacos on Tuesday when the engine of their small plane failed and they landed in a remote area of the Florida Everglades — miraculously unscathed.
Mother of slain girl begs public for help solving case with $15,000 reward
DORAL, Fla. – Susana Martinez-Gispert was in tears as she begged the public for help on Tuesday in Doral. Martinez-Gispert asked witnesses to contact detectives and tell them what they saw that morning. “They were many people there,” Alvarez said, adding Gabriela was not the target of the shooting. Martinez-Gispert and Alvarez are asking anyone with information about what happened when Gabriela was shot to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. There is a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Trump supporters in Miami-Dade say reelection is being stolen from him
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – For Cuban-American families who live in Westchester and Tamiami, La Carreta in southwest Miami-Dade County is the place to go for Cuban food and political outrage. They believed President Donald Trump when he said he had lost faith in the electoral process and the reelection had been stolen from him. Some supporters of President Donald Trump in Miami-Dade County were starting to meet on Thursday afternoon outside of La Carreta near Westchester. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020Omar Barral is one of the many Trump supporters who were standing outside of La Carreta on Thursday night. Election officials reported Trump won 48.9% of the vote in Wisconsin and Biden won 49.6% of the vote there.
Head of Miami-Dade schools confirms multiple COVID-19 cases in first week of in-person learning
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Multiple coronavirus cases have been confirmed since public school students in Miami-Dade County began returning to physical classrooms this week, including an employee who has tested positive. Within the first week of in-person learning, there have already been several confirmed cases of COVID-19. Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said: “We now have four cases across Miami-Dade,” he said. Carvalho confirmed that an employee at Poinciana Park Elementary School in northwest Miami-Dade tested positive for the virus. United Teachers of Dade President Karla Hernández-Mats said that the first week have “been a real whirlwind.”She urged parents to help teachers.
Miccosukee Tribe aims to host 1,000 gamblers safely in casino
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Billy Cypress, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida chairman, said he was grateful to the gamblers who were not afraid to visit the casino during the coronavirus pandemic. Amid the rising cases in Florida, the tribe closed the casino on March 22. At 25% capacity, the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming has been able to welcome 500 gamblers to their casino since reopening on Sunday. Cypress said he is hoping to soon increase capacity to 50% to welcome 1,000 gamblers. The tribe earned federal recognition in 1962 and founded the Miccosukee Resort & Conference Hotel and the casino in 1999.
‘Join me in praying’ temp coronavirus hospital stays closed, Miami-Dade spokesman says
The coronavirus pandemic is also impacting an area of Tamiami Park, west of Coral Gables. Miami-Dade County employees are building a field hospital on Friday under a large tent and they are also setting up a drive-through testing site. “I hope you join me in praying this hospital does not open.”Testing continues at Marlins Park in Miami’s Little Havana. Diasgranado reported 141 drivers showed up to the site at Miami’s Little Havana on Thursday and nurses collected 230 samples for testing. On Thursday night, the coronavirus cases in Florida surpassed 2,400 and Miami-Dade County had the largest cluster in the state with 654 cases, according to the Florida Department of Health’s Thursday evening report.
2 grandmothers found after vanishing in Toyota Camry in Miami-Dade, police say
MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – Miami-Dade police officers issued a Silver Alert on Sunday morning asking the public for help with finding two grandmothers who had vanished in Miami-Dade County. Dania Arias-Rodriguez, 83, and her sister Ana maria Arias-Del Castillo, 84, had last been seen driving away from the area of Southwest 18th Street near Southwest 117th Avenue. According to Detective L. Averhoff, from the special victims bureau, Arias-Rodriguez was driving the four-door gray 2015 Toyota Camry with Florida tag LNP-F84. The “Missing Endangered” flyer reported Arias-Del Castillo is visiting from another country. The Miami-Dade Police Department announced the women were found about 6 p.m. Sunday.
Police search for bailout suspect in Tamiami
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Two schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon as Miami-Dade police searched for a suspect in Tamiami. Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Jackie Calzadilla confirmed Marjory Stoneman Douglas Elementary School and Paul Bell Middle School had been on lockdown. Miami-Dade police said there was a bailout in the area of Northwest 119th Avenue and Fourth Street, and they were searching for a white, Hispanic man. No other details were immediately released. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Driver robbed by police impersonators near Miami-Dade school, police say
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A driver was robbed Friday morning near a middle school in Miami-Dade County's Tamiami area, authorities confirmed. Miami-Dade police said the robbery occurred just before 11 a.m. near W.R. Thomas Middle School on Coral Way near Southwest 130th Avenue. No students were on campus when the incident occurred, as school begins Monday in Miami-Dade County. The driver said the men then robbed him, so he pulled into the school parking lot and called police. Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.