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Miami-Dade Commission Tackles Development Proposal Near Homestead, Cutler Bay

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade County Commission was poised to vote on a controversial development project in District 8, an area that includes Homestead and Cutler Bay. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has long been against the project, saying it’s a horrible idea. At issue, 800 acres stretching from SW 107th Avenue to the west at SW 122nd. From the south at 268th to the north at 256th. It’s proposed for the development that opponents say circumvents the comprehensive development master plan which restricts development in the Everglades and Biscayne Bay. “If we degrade our environment. That precious resource that supports us for our water...
HOMESTEAD, FL

Man Hospitalized In NW Miami, As Police Investigate Possible Road Rage Shooting

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Another road rage incident in Miami-Dade County. This time, it happened in the middle of morning rush hour traffic. Police said a man was shot while driving his car near 7th Avenue and NW 103rd Street. “I ran over to see, and I didn’t see a problem but then he lifted his shirt, and his undershirt was all full of blood,” said Scott Hidnert, an employee at Traffic Ticket Office. Hidnert said the man who was shot this morning is David Beasley. “He came running in and said someone shot him,” explained Hidnert. The shorts were fired right near a Traffic Ticket...
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Miami teacher accused of pursuing relationship with former student

MIAMI (WSVN) - A South Florida teacher is in trouble after being accused of trying to pursue a relationship with a former student. Sean Loret de Mola is a 37-year-old teacher at Glades Middle School in Miami. Miami-Dade County Public Schools has placed him on an “alternate assignment,” as they...
MIAMI, FL
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"City of Peasant Living": South Miami Welcome Sign Altered After Panhandling Ordinance Passed

The welcome sign at the entrance to the City of South Miami touts the Miami-Dade suburb as "The City of Pleasant Living." But in a recent instance of either cosmic irony or cynical vandalism shared on social media by Islandia Journal publisher Jason Katz, the letter L on the sign has gone missing, and the municipality's motto now reads: "The City of Peasant Living."
SOUTH MIAMI, FL
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Best of Haiti Music Festival Takes Place This Saturday

South Floridians can find a celebration of culture, history and pride in Little Haiti during the second annual Best of Haiti Music Festival. Organizers say the event, which takes place Saturday, is an extension of Haitian Flag Day that fell on a weekday this year. “It’s important to know where...
MIAMI, FL
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Miami-Dade school board oks tax referendum for Nov. 8 ballot

The Miami-Dade County school board plans to once again ask voters to pay more in taxes to reinvest in public education. The board voted Wednesday to call for a referendum to be put on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot to raise funds the district says are critical to attract and retain educators and school safety staff.
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"Voice in the rubble" victim of Surfside condo collapse identified as music executive Theresa Velasquez by Miami Dade Fire Rescue

Who was the voice in the rubble? That question has been one of the heartbreaking mysteries of the Surfside building collapse. A review by Miami Dade Fire Rescue has concluded that it was Theresa Velasquez, a 36-year-old music industry executive from Los Angeles who was visiting her parents at the Champlain Towers South on the night of the collapse, according to a memo obtained by CBS Miami.
MIAMI, FL

Wife Of Slain Cyclist Pushes For Safety Measures After 2 More Deaths On Rickenbacker Causeway

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The 20th Annual Ride of Silence took place Wednesday evening. The 5.5-mile double loop on Crandon Boulevard is meant to commemorate cyclists who have been killed in accidents and raise awareness for safety. “We talked about the fact that it would happen again if nothing gets done, and, sadly, it did,” says Maribel Reyes. She was devastated to learn of the two lives lost this past weekend on the Rickenbacker Causeway. Her husband, Walter, was the last cycling fatality on the Causeway seven years ago. “It draws cyclists. It draws people walking. It’s just a beautiful section of Miami,” she...
MIAMI, FL