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Miami-Dade County, FLa. - family members of a father and son killed in a fatal hit-and-run crash in northwest Miami-Dade County urged the public Saturday to help police find the man responsible. Jose Cepeda, 57, and Cesar Cepeda, 34, were attending to a disabled vehicle on the side of State Road ...
Last month, video of a first-grader leaving Miami's Coral Way K-8 Center in handcuffs sparked national controversy and a debate over how schools should handle children with behavior issues. The 7-year-old boy was being transported by a schools police officer for an involuntary psychiatric exam after he ...

Pinnacle Housing, a developer tied to a federal criminal probe of inflated construction expenses on affordable-housing contracts, is up for nearly $4 million in funding from Miami-Dade County. Mayor Carlos Gimenez recommended a Pinnacle project for $3.7 million in county low-interest loans in a deal that ...
Miami-Dade County officials will consider leasing public land near the dedicated busway in West Perrine to Atlantic Pacific Communities for a transit-oriented development. On Feb. 12, the county commission's Housing and Social Services Committee will consider granting initial approval to a lease with ...
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - Two dogs and a hedgehog were rescued from an apartment fire Thursday night in southwest Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said firefighters were called to the apartment near Southwest First Street and Southwest 109th Avenue shortly after 10 ...
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - A father and his son were killed Friday morning in a hit-and-run crash on Florida's Turnpike in northwest Miami-Dade. The Medical Examiners' Office identified the victims of the 5 a.m. crash as Jose Cepeda, 57, and Cesar Cepeda, 34, according to the Florida highway patrol.

MIAMI - Controversy is brewing about the appointment of Daniel Junior as interim director of the Miami-Dade Corrections Department because of a Domestic Violence-related arrest in 2004. Junior, a 20-year veteran of the department, was arrested in 2004 for a domestic violence incident involving his now ...
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - A small plane landed safely Thursday in southwest Miami-Dade County. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the single-engine Piper PA-28R landed safely at Lindbergh's Landing, a private grass strip near Southwest 160th Street and Krome ...
Commuters frustrated with Miami-Dade's traffic woes and the diversion of money intended to pay for new mass transit routes may have a hero or a goat soon in their state government, depending on how things play out over the next few weeks. Just past the midway point of Florida's legislative session, a bill ...
Too many of our youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning are without affirming, safe, and stable housing. LGBTQ youth face many fears before disclosing their identity to friends and family: Will they kick me out? Will they beat me up? Will they still love me? This wide range of ...
A Duane Morris team in Miami worked under a tight deadline to close the $42 million purchase of a 70-acre vacant tract in west Miami-Dade County. Duane Morris partner Jay Steinman and special counsel Ralph Moreno represented the buyer who purchased the property from West Kendall Holdings LLC, ...
A Miami-Dade mother is back behind bars after prosecutors upgraded charges in a case involving the death of her son. Christina Hurt is now charged with second degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the January 18th death of her one-year-old son, Ethan Coley. Hurt had initially been charged ...
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - Two men were arrested Monday on accusations that they used counterfeit credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars' worth of gas, authorities said. Rodelkys Hernandez-Barreto, 27, and Yonni Rodriguez-Martinez, 28, face charges of trafficking counterfeit credit cards, ...
Before Brightline comes rolling through Miami-Dade County, Mayor Carlos Gimenez has asked the Florida Department of Transportation to evaluate safety measures in place at the railway crossings along the private passenger line's route. In a letter sent last month to James Wolfe, FDOT's District Six ...
A mother stabbed her 2-year-old boy to death and then tried to kill herself early Sunday in southwest Miami-Dade County, police said. Miami-Dade police Detective Robin Pinkard said a man called 911 about 6:30 a.m., saying the woman had stabbed herself and her child. The man told the dispatcher that ...
Voters across Florida would be asked to decide if Miami-Dade County should have an elected sheriff, greyhound racing would be banned in Florida, and the lieutenant governor would have to head a state agency. Those are just some of the 37 proposals pending before the Constitution Revision ...
A southwest Miami-Dade mother is behind bars after police say she stabbed her 2-year-old boy to death after stabbing herself and another man. Nathaly Ramos went before a judge Monday morning, where she was given no bond on a second-degree murder charge. The 22-year-old is also charged with ...

Holding federal immigration detainees in local jails has been ruled unconstitutional. The practice tears apart families, jails people who may never have been convicted of crimes, and can even lead to locking up the wrong people. For some reason, Miami-Dade County insists on detaining immigrants in local ...
Miami Dade College is under pressure to disassociate itself from a controversial Chinese government-affiliated institution that has been criticized and canceled at some American universities over concerns about propaganda and censorship. In a letter sent to the college Monday, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio ...
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - A bystander notified authorities Monday after spotting a body in a canal along U.S. 1 near a Goodwill store, Miami-Dade police said. Miami-Dade police officer Mike Dominguez said investigators do not know whether the body is that of a male or female.
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - Two people were seriously hurt after pickup truck crashed into a palm tree Saturday in southwest Miami-Dade County, officials said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. at 125th Avenue and 40th Street.
Miami-Dade, Fla. - Carnell Williams-Thomas was a smiley 2-year-old boy who was loved. When police officers arrived at the Arthur Mays Villas in Miami-Dade's Goulds neighborhood, Dorothy Williams was hugging Carnell. He was dead. A stray bullet took him days before Christmas. It was a Friday at 6 ...
A burned body was found after firefighters extinguished a fire on a northwest Miami-Dade street Wednesday night, officials said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the fire on Northwest 12th Avenue near Northwest 142nd Street around 8 p.m.. After the fire was put out, a burned body was discovered.
With Miami-Dade still using its original Metrorail cars from 1984, years of deferred maintenance and avoiding replacement costs has left the 25-mile system in distress. The county last year imposed shorter hours and longer wait times as the number of working trains dwindled. Transit administrators say they ...
In Miami-Dade, all storm drains trickle out to canals and waterways that eventually discharge into Biscayne Bay or the ocean. Pump-out material or raw sewage can contain heavy metals, E. coli, and other pollutants and bacteria that can cause a multitude of health issues or environmental calamities.
MIAM-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Young aspiring musicians in Miami-Dade County will soon have a chance to lay down tracks in a professional recording studio. Jose Milton Foundation donated $100,000 to build the recording area for Miami arts Studio at Zelda Glazer Middle school in southwest Miami-Dade ...
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - police are investigating after authorities found a burned body Wednesday in northwest Miami-Dade County. A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade police Department said authorities were called to Northwest 142nd Street and Northwest 12th Avenue around 8 p.m. after receiving ...
Stewards in Miami-Dade's transit union earn more than $1 million a year from the county, including a sizable portion of built-in overtime that Mayor Carlos Gimenez calls wasteful spending at the expense of taxpayers. "They don't even work for that overtime," Gimenez said Wednesday. "This thing is ...
Urging county leaders not to neglect the vast majority of residents who drive, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez used a high-profile speech Tuesday to champion the extension of the Dolphin Expressway south into Kendall while resisting calls for a quick expansion of Metrorail into different suburbs.
Florida was the US state with the most companies showcased at the 2018 Arab Health event this week in United Arab Emirates in Dubai. Eight of the 19 firms inside the Florida pavilion alone were from Miami-Dade County. "We're by the far, and I mean by far, maybe twice, three times as large as the next ...
The test is in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control and Habitat Management Division. MosquitoMate infects male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes with the naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria. Any offspring produced when the lab-bred mosquitoes mate with wild female mosquitoes ...
Miami-Dade police are searching for a man who abducted and sexually assaulted a girl who was walking home from school Monday. Officials say police received a call from a gas station near Northeast 149th Street and 6th Avenue around 6:19 p.m. after the girl was able to escape from the man.
Metrorail passengers began riding the second new train launched by Miami-Dade County since Ronald Reagan was president. The bad news: It's half the size of the four-car train launched in November. The two-car train that debuted Tuesday morning officially puts the county behind schedule, based on a ...
MIAMI - Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez delivered his seventh State of the County address bilingually, sharing achievements and framing challenges at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium filled with elected officials, department heads and frequent county Lobbyists. The event started with a ...
A man was seriously hurt Tuesday after an explosion in southwest Miami-Dade County, officials said. Lt. Felipe Lay, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, said the explosion started a fire just before 7:30 p.m. The blaze burned a truck, shipping container and other structures at industrial ...
In September 2014, Miami-Dade police Sgt. James Edwards submitted a two-sentence letter resigning from the department with a "heavy heart" because of personal circumstances. But those circumstances also happened to involve two other people: a 15-year-old boy and his 16-year-old brother.
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - police in Miami Beach and Miami-Dade are investigating a potential link between a fatal Miami Beach shooting and a man's disappearance in Miami-Dade County. Investigators from both the Miami Beach and Miami-Dade police departments are investigating the Thursday ...
The two annual shows are scheduled to run simultaneously from Thursday, Feb. 15, through Monday, Feb. 19, although the joint ticket is not offered opening day. Single day tickets for each event are $25, Friday through Sunday. Opening day tickets Thursday for the international boat show are $40 and $25 ...
Miami-Dade County, FLa. - A brush fire broke out Saturday in a rural area of southwest Miami-Dade County, threatening nearby homes, officials said. Lt. Felipe Lay, a spokesman for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, said the fire started about 2 p.m. near Southwest 162th Avenue and Southwest 168th Street.
Miami-Dade schools police said that Thursday the teacher told the boy, a student at Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center, to stop playing with his food. Sometime later, the teacher was talking about the incident with another school employee when the boy attacked, punching the teacher on the back. police said ...
For 13 months, the University of Miami doctor and medical professor and a team of staffers have been exchanging used needles for clean ones as part of a five-year pilot program in Miami-Dade County to cut down on the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases among drug users.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) - An incredible night on Tuesday in Miami as some of South Florida's best and brightest educators were honored. The event was the Miami-Dade County public schools teacher of the Year Gala. MDPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced that Molly Winters Diallo is the ...
NBC 6 reporter Stephanie Bertini rode along with a Miami-Dade police Lieutenant as they work to crack down on gang violence in South Florida. (Published Thursday, Jan. ... NBC 6 got an exclusive look at how police are cracking down on gangs in Northwest Miami-Dade. Lieutenant Fernand Charles is ...
The Miami-Dade school District is taking extra steps to protect students from what has been a bad flu season. Robo calls advising parents about the availability of free flu shots have been placed and school staff have been instructed to do more cleaning and disinfecting around campus. "The key important ...
Thursday night, Miami-Dade public schools will announce its teacher of the Year. These are the nominees: Aaron Taylor teaches fourth grade at Henry Reeves Elementary school. He grew up in the same Liberty City area, and says he's humbled to be nominated for the award. Taylor says his students are ...
The statistics come from a new real-time tracker of Metrorail trains by an advocacy group in Miami-Dade, the Transit Alliance. It uses online data from the county to calculate what the group determines are late trains, which it defines as any train that takes longer than five minutes to arrive during most of the ...
Calling his remarks on Haiti "shameful" and a new low, Miami-Dade commissioners, including a Republican congressional candidate, unanimously denounced President Donald Trump's reported slander of a country with close ties to South Florida. "This country owes a whole lot more to Haiti than the ...
Pledging to rid America of sexism, racism, meat-eating and especially President Donald Trump, about 2,500 demonstrators took to the streets of Wynwood on Sunday to add their voices to women's protest marches around the United States. The demonstrators, about two-thirds of them women, listened to ...
A child was airlifted to the hospital Sunday after nearly drowning in a Southwest Miami-Dade canal, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. It was not clear how the child got into the canal or how long the child was under water before being rescued. According to Felipe Lay, a spokesman for Miami-Dade Fire ...
MIAMI - Firearms killed 21 youngsters last year, and boys and black children were most often the victims, according to data from the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Office. From 2016 to 2017, there was a decrease of about 47 percent in firearm-related deaths of teenagers, ages 19 and under.


 

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