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    Thousands of out-of-state residents have already traveled to Florida this year to seek abortions, putting the state on track to surpass last year's out-of-state total. As of July 6, 2,548 out-of-state abortions have been performed in Florida. In comparison, the total for the entirety of 2021 for out-of-state abortions was 4,900, according to data from Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration obtained by CBS. RUBIO ATTACKS 'ANTI-FAMILY SENTIMENT' OF CORPORATIONS PAYING FOR ABORTION TRAVEL Despite some legal challenges, the Republican-controlled state is operating under a law that bans abortions after 15 weeks, except for in cases of life-threatening or serious injury to the mother or fetal abnormalities. In both cases, two doctors are required to sign off on the procedure. Meanwhile, neighboring states have implemented more restrictive measures, sending some out-of-state women to seek abortions in the state. South Carolina currently prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, with some limited exceptions. "We've already been seeing patients from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and as far as Texas," Christina Noce, communications director for Planned Parenthood of South, East and...
    Shortly after Monday’s passing of former South Florida broadcast icon Hank Goldberg on his 82nd birthday, the Miami Heat took note of the moment, posting on Twitter, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Miami radio host and ESPN reporter Hank ‘The Hammer’ Goldberg. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. RIP.” While football, and, more to the point, the NFL, was Goldberg’s forte, from his work as a Miami Dolphins radio analyst to his time as an ESPN analyst, The Hammer also recognized the impact of the NBA in South Florida, having been on the airwaves amid the Heat’s inception in 1988. Understand, the bombast also was part of that equation, as well. From Shifty Schaffel. To The Weasel. Shifty Schaffel was Lewis Schaffel, the sometimes-irascible initial general manager of the Heat, who drew both Goldberg’s respect and ire. The Weasel was me (more on that later, including Mrs. Weasel). But also understand that while football continued to dominate the sporting landscape in South Florida during those initial Heat years, Goldberg, dating to his...
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman interrupted an uninvited guest in her bathroom on Saturday night. Michelle Reynolds told WSVN that she went downstairs to make herself a snack. After putting her popcorn in the microwave she went to use the bathroom and “opened the door and did a quick turnaround because I saw this thing in there and quickly shut the door!” she said. The thing? An iguana. The reptile was unable to find its way out the commode so Reynolds had to enlist Harold Rondon of Iguana Lifestyles, a wildlife removal service, to rescue the little fella. Rondon said he has removed several iguanas from South Florida properties this year already. “This is the second one this week already,” he said. Rondan said he removed a Mexican spiny tail iguana from Reynolds’ toilet. Males can get up to 18 inches long, with tails that can also get up to 18 inches long, he said. “He took up most of the toilet bowl,” Reynolds said. Although they are not native, iguanas have become common in South Florida, WSVN...
    New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore is drenched in sweat, working on top-of-the-route ball drills in the middle of Shirley Small Park in Fort Lauderdale on a blistering summer day. A quick explosion of complex footwork is followed by an effortless leap as he high-points the football. The former St. Thomas Aquinas standout is surrounded by dozens of players of all ages who are working on similar exercises, all under the watchful eye of trainer Tevin Allen. Allen is the CEO of Gold Feet Global, a training company that specializes in footwork, speed, agility and position drills. He started the company in 2014 and has watched it grow from a local business to one that’s stretched far beyond the borders of South Florida. He’s worked with the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Deebo Samuel and continues to be stunned by the company’s ever-growing success. “I want to make sure that every time that somebody says that I’m a legend or I inspired them, that I feel it,” Allen said. “I never want to go get numb...
    Democratic state Sen. Annette Taddeo (D), at center Democratic state Sen. Annette Taddeo announced on Monday that she'd drop her bid for governor and would instead seek to run against freshman GOP Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar in south Florida's 27th Congressional District. Republicans made this seat several points redder in redistricting, shifting it from a 51-48 win for Joe Biden to a 50-49 margin for Donald Trump, but it remains one that Democrats are eager to target. Last year, Taddeo had entered the gubernatorial primary behind two much better-known opponents, Rep. Charlie Crist and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, and failed to gain any traction, with every recent poll showing her in the low single digits. But by switching races, Taddeo brings a high profile to a contest for a swingy seat that Democrat Donna Shalala picked up in 2018 but lost two years later. After several unsuccessful bids for office, Taddeo flipped a Republican seat in the state Senate in an attention-grabbing 2017 special election, a perch that means she represents about one-quarter of the congressional district she's now...
    (CNN)Tropical Storm Alex formed early Sunday after bringing heavy rain and flooding to South Florida a day prior, becoming the first named storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. Alex was moving away from the Bahamas toward Bermuda Sunday morning with sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is expected to pass north of Bermuda Monday, with gusty winds and 2 to 3 inches of rain forecast. A tropical storm watch is in effect for all of Bermuda.The US and the Bahamas are no longer threatened by the storm but Saturday, the system hit South Florida with a trio of heavy rain, strong winds and flooding, with up to 11 inches falling in some spots since Friday.The city of Miami cautioned residents Saturday afternoon that several roads were not accessible. At least one beach was temporarily closed.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials warned the danger of flooding throughout the weekend is "high" across the county, especially in low-lying and poorly drained parts, and urged residents not to try and walk or drive through flooded waters. About 100 vehicles became stranded in floodwaters...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than 50 high school soccer players are back in South Florida after they said flight frustrations forced them to sleep at the airport. “We just came from a game, and we were tired,” said 10th grader Carlos Dossantos. “We think we are going, you know, to our houses.” READ MORE: Overtown getting a makeover with the “Underdeck”He plays soccer with Miramar United Elite FC. His team traveled to Virginia for a soccer showcase over the Memorial Day weekend. What started as a dream opportunity to highlight their skills in front of college scouts, turned into a travel nightmare coming back. “It was stressful,” he said. “Because then we have to study, and we didn’t know if we were going to make it. They were supposed to be on a United flight from Dulles Airport in Washington D.C. to FLL at 10:08 p.m. Monday. However, only six of the 57 high students were given spots on their originally scheduled flight. The rest had to wait until 1:00 p.m. the next day for a United flight to MIA....
    A Florida judge on Saturday gave initial approval to a settlement of more than $1 billion to families who lost loved ones in the collapse last year of a Florida beachfront condominium building in which 98 people died. The quick settlement of the unprecedented collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South building in the early morning hours of June 24, 2021, means that potentially years of court battles will be avoided. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman, who is overseeing the lawsuits filed after the collapse, said during a hearing held remotely it was the best possible outcome given the loss of life and property in the disaster. “It is a great result,” Hanzman said before giving preliminary approval to the agreement, which was announced Friday. “This was a very contested deal.” Rachel Furst, co-chair of the attorney group representing victim families, said the agreement also means defendants — insurance companies, developers, the city of Surfside and others — will have “complete peace” that they won’t be sued again. Still, some people may decide to opt out of the deal and...
    PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a deadly crash on US 27. According to FHP, the big rig collided with a Toyota Corolla near mile marker 35 – a mile north of I-75. READ MORE: South Florida’s international airports expecting major increase in Memorial Day weekend travelTwo of the Toyota’s passenger were declared dead on the scene. The other two were rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. READ MORE: South Florida mom charged after baby left in bathtub dies while she went to get her nails doneThe driver of the 18-wheeler suffered no reported injuries. MORE NEWS: South Florida cruise ship employee charged with sex with minorAs FHP investigates, all northbound lanes of US 27 are closed.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Memorial Day weekend is here, and our roadways and airports are going to be packed with people.  AAA is predicting a 28% increase in air travel this holiday weekend. Friday through Monday, Miami International is expecting more than 600,000 travelers in and out of the airport. READ MORE: South Florida mom charged after baby left in bathtub dies while she went to get her nails done“Our growth has been unprecedented,” says Jack Varela, a spokesperson for Miami International Airport. “We got here super early because we saw on the news this morning that it’s going to be super busy,” says Janine Daly, a traveler from London. There’s definitely no lack of travelers Thursday, but a spokesperson for the airport says this is the calm before the storm. “We’re expecting 150,000 passengers a day.  The parking garages for example are filling up very fast,” says Varela. Varela says lately, their garages are nearly at max capacity.  He says some people who couldn’t find parking were forced to go back home, drop off their cars and call a ride...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida mother is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of her 7-month-old baby. Alyssa Jimmie faced a judge Thursday morning. READ MORE: South Florida cruise ship employee charged with sex with minorAccording to the arrest report, the 22-year-old told police that she left the baby with his 3-year-old brother in the bathtub with the water running in their southwest Miami-Dade home. She said she went to get her nails done nearby at an “in-home” salon, and because there was no “drain plug,” she felt it was safe to leave them alone. READ MORE: Florida COVID-19 hospitalization numbers jumpWhen she came back, police said, the baby was unconscious and the drain had been stopped with a small face towel. The baby was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead. MORE NEWS: Florida lawmakers leave out Citizens Insurance issuesA judge set her bond at $10,000.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Little Haiti neighborhood makes up one of the most diverse communities in Miami. Its culture and influence have migrated to South Florida for decades and now it’s on full display during the Haitian Heritage Month Art Exhibition. READ MORE: What we know about the victims of the Texas school shooting“Noula in Creole means ‘we are here.’” And Haitian culture, history, and influence are on full display in the design district, at the Noula Exhibition. It walks us back in time. “With his timeline, we are able to show all of Haiti’s contributions to the world.” Many contributions, but few are familiar. “During the time of the Holocaust, Haiti actually opened their doors to Jewish people helping them escape as it issued visas and passports to Jewish families, helping them escape”. “500 Haitian troops volunteered themselves to fight in the American revolution. In Savanah, there’s actually a statue of Haitian troops.” “This boy here is actually Henri Cristophe, who actually became the first emperor of northern Haiti.” Quite often, we see haunting depictions of Haiti such as...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Davie police said a bicyclist was struck and killed while crossing east on SR 84 and Nob Hill Road on Thursday morning. “We are currently investigating a fatal accident that occurred at the intersection of SR 84 and Nob Hill. The accident occurred at approximately 5:40 this morning, when a vehicle traveling north on Nob Hill Rd, struck a cyclist who was crossing east on SR 84,” police said. READ MORE: South Florida family knows firsthand effects of nationwide baby formula shortageThe cyclist was transported to a local area hospital where he later died. READ MORE: South Florida woman's bout with COVID included hair loss: 'This isn’t normal shedding'Eastbound SR 84 and Nob Hill Rd is closed during the investigation. Authorities are asking motorists to seek alternate routes. MORE NEWS: Psychologist shares how to talk to your child about Texas school shootingThe driver of the vehicle involved is cooperating with police.
    A doctor burned to death in his crashed Tesla because the vehicle's electronic door handles didn't pop out, meaning rescuers couldn't save him from the flames, a lawsuit claims. Dr. Omar Awan, 48, died in February 2019 after crashing his Model S on South Flamingo Road in Broward County, Florida. His family have now sued Elon Musk's car company claiming the father-of-five's death could have been avoided were it not for the Tesla's door handles.  The car firm's vehicles have special door handles which sit flush to the cars body. They retract into the vehicle while it is moving, but can pop out when it stops to let people get inside.  After the crash, the initial rescuers on the scene were confused by the car's door handles, which hadn't popped out, and were unable to gain entry, NBC6 reported. First responders then arrived on the scene, and were also left stumped. Teslas are meant to have two back-up safety mechanisms. The first sees the door handles pop out automatically in the event of an accident, unless that accident happens very abruptly....
    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Colby Halter drove in Ty Evans with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning and No. 7 seed Florida rallied last in a 2-1 victory over 10th-seeded South Carolina in the single-elimination portion of the SEC Tournament on Tuesday night. Florida (36-20) advances to play No. 2 seed Texas A&M on Wednesday when the tourney turns to a double-elimination format. Brandon Smoat got the start and didn’t surrender a hit to the Gamecocks (27-28) until there was one out in the seventh inning. Josiah Sightler singled to break up the no-hitter and moved to second on a groundout. Michael Braswell followed with a single, but Wyatt Langford threw out Sightler at home to end the inning. Smoat left with one out in the top of the ninth after surrendering back-to-back singles to Braylen Wimmer and Sightler. Ryan Slater (5-3) entered and allowed Andrew Eyster’s RBI fielder’s choice to tie the game before striking out Braswell to end the inning. Florida took a 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth. Josh Rivera doubled with...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Say the word psychedelics and it brings to mind images of a 60’s mind-bending “trip.” But there’s a new face to this old class of drugs with a sometimes controversial past. READ MORE: Parkland parents furious following Texas elementary school shooting: ‘They failed our kids again’Doctors are finding psychedelics relieve the “purple haze” of mental health problems that crush so many people. And South Florida is playing a pivotal role in the transformation of psychedelics in the direction of mainstream medicine. “I felt wrong,” says 49-year-old Michael Schur. Schur says he battled depression and thoughts of suicide from the time he was a child. Despite trying half a dozen drugs over the years, he said nothing worked until he found the Ketamine Clinic of South Florida located in Pompano Beach. “There’s the pre ketamine me and the post ketamine me. The new me wants to live and be with my family,” he said. Ketamine has been around for decades as an anesthetic, but extensive research has found that when administered in a controlled, medically supervised clinical setting,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Three South Florida residents have been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being found guilty of running an elaborate fraud scheme that cheated U.S. manufacturers of infant formula, eye-care products, and other FDA-regulated items out of more than $100 million. Feds said that between 2013 and 2018, Johnny Grobman, 48, Raoul Doekhie, 53, and Sherida Nabi, 57, secured deep price discounts for infant formula and other items by lying to the U.S. manufacturers of the products. READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Site FinderAuthorities said Doekhie and Nabi, who who are married, told the manufacturers that they were purchasing the products to ship overseas, to Suriname, often in connection with purported government procurement contracts they held in Suriname. READ MORE: Report: South Florida Counties Have High COVID Levels, Despite CDC NumbersFeds said that the defendants did not have government procurement contracts and never intended to export the products to Suriname. Instead, Grobman and others sold the products in the United States for millions of dollars, which the three defendants later split among themselves. MORE NEWS:...
    A Florida couple who met during anti-lockdown protests in 2020 and were filmed jumping and screaming inside a Target while protesting mask mandates is now married. Chris and Nicole Nelson entered their wedding reception to the Twisted Sisters song 'We're Not Gonna Take It.' In September 2020, the unmasked pair walked down a Target aisle in Fort Lauderdale while blasting the 1984 metal song. They jumped up and down and cheered as Nicole urged customers to, 'Take it off!' The video was widely shared and mocked at the time, as the US averaged 39,960 cases and 763 deaths a day. It even drew condemnation from the band's lead singer Dee Snider, who called it 'moronic.' The two met a few weeks before at a rally organized by Chris, 39, calling for businesses to reopen. They started dating soon after. The Nelsons married on Sunday in a seaside ceremony attended by far-right activist Laura Loomer. In an interview with DailyMail.com, Chris called it 'ironic' that the lockdowns and restrictions he spent so much time protesting led to him meeting his 'eloquent...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An infant has been killed following an early Sunday morning crash on the highway. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Toyota sedan collided into the rear of a Ford sedan on the northbound lanes of the Turnpike near Quail Roost Drive at 3:15 a.m. READ MORE: Total Lunar Eclipse Will Bring Super Flower Blood Moon To South Florida On May 15FHP said the Ford’s driver and three passengers, which included a 3-month-old and 1-year-old, were rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center. The newborn later died at the hospital. READ MORE: Small Plane Hit SUV When It Crashed On Haulover Inlet Bridge, One Person Killed, Five InjuredThe driver and passenger of the Toyota were taken to Jackson South with injuries that weren’t life threatening. MORE NEWS: Weekend Weather: Strong Storms Possible Sunday AfternoonA Miami-Dade Police Department cruiser was then struck by another vehicle as the officer was shutting down the entrance ramp to the Turnpike.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — In an effort to avoid a life sentence, a woman accused of participating in the machete killing of a South Florida teen almost seven years ago is ready to take a plea deal, according to her attorney. Desiray Strickland was 19 when she and four others were arrested following the June 2015 death of 17-year-old Jose Amaya Guardado. Police said he was hacked to death and buried in a shallow grave in Homestead. READ MORE: Florida Toddler Weighed Under 10 Pounds When She Died, Parents Arrested“I did not kill that boy, I promise!” Strickland screamed at a Miami-Dade detective in a police interrogation video. This week, Strickland’s attorney told Circuit Judge Cristina Miranda that she plans to plead guilty to conspiracy to murder, which could send her to prison for 15 years, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for late June. Strickland remains in jail. Strickland and four others were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors said they killed Guardado, who was...
    SURFSIDE, Florida -- A nearly $1 billion tentative settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought by families of victims and survivors of last June's condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, an attorney said Wednesday.Harley S. Tropin announced the $997 million settlement during a hearing before Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman. Still pending final approval, the settlement involves developers of an adjacent building, insurance companies and other defendants."I think it's fantastic," Hanzman said, reacting to the update from attorneys. "This is a recovery that is far in excess of what I had anticipated."Earlier this year, Hanzman had approved an $83 million settlement to compensate people who suffered economic losses such as condominium units and personal property. A key question from the beginning has been how to allocate money from the property's sale, insurance proceeds and damages from lawsuits among wrongful death cases and property claims.The 12-story Champlain Towers South condominium partially collapsed in the early-morning hours of June 24, almost instantly destroying dozens of individual condo units and burying victims under tons of rubble. Rescuers spent weeks carefully digging...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Zev Neuwirth, a local doctor from Miami, has been among the brave volunteers helping Ukrainians. He’s now back in Miami after over five weeks of helping treat refugees. Neuwirth, his two sons and the rest of his crew doing what they can to save as many lives as possible. READ MORE: Arrest Made In Connection To Viral Video Of Biscayne Bay Balloon Dumping“There’s a lot of things that we saw, and we experienced in country that every once and a while it does make you take a step back,” said Dr. Neuwirth. “Shots were taken at the ambulance we all hit the ground it was definitely a very, very difficult mission,” said Mordechai Neuwirth, Dr. Neuwirth’s son. One moment in particular that stood out: a three-day trip to save a woman who has just given birth in a basement of a bombed-out building. “Here we have a mom who has some hemorrhaging, we have a newborn baby under devastating conditions to say the least,” said Dr. Neuwirth. Dr. Zev Neuwirth helping a Ukrainian woman. (Courtesy...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s no secret that the rental market in South Florida has been on another level, and now a new study is really shedding light on it. According to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida Gulf Coast, South Florida is the most overvalued rental market in the country with renters paying 22% more than they should. READ MORE: 'He Was Hitting Me Too Much' Recalls Woman Sexually Battered & Robbed In Her Backyard, Suspect On The LooseThe study found the average rental price in the area that includes Miami and Fort Lauderdale is $2,832 but should be closer to $2,326. READ MORE: 'Where Are They Getting The Guns' Wonders Mother Of Tavarus Williams, Teen Charged With Murdering Another TeenResearchers used past leasing data to model prices. MORE NEWS: $5 Million Top Prize Claimed In Florida Lottery Scratch Off Game In MiamiThe housing crisis is leaving many desperate for help. That’s why CBS News Miami wants to share your stories to show the crisis you’re in or how you navigated the system. We will highlight these issues and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Over 80,000 fans in the stands saw a Formula 1 racing spectacular. Millions more on watched on TV. For the Miami tourism economy and image, the F1 Grand Prix is another Super Bowl-like event tacked onto the South Florida calendar. At Hard Rock Stadium, where the race was run, the leftovers from all the food venues are becoming another benefit for the community. READ MORE: People Living Along Nob Hill Road In Plantation Say Dangerous Driving Is Out Of ControlEllen Bowen, the on-site director for Food Rescue USA told CBS4 News, “We are packing it up, putting it on pallets and direct transfer to local social service agencies, shelters and soup kitchens.” Food Rescue USA of South Florida along with 80 volunteers from one of the race sponsors – AutoNation – is packing, wrapping, loading and shipping all the leftovers, much of which never left the refrigerators. It’s estimated as much as 90,000 pounds of food will reach those in need right here in South Florida. Ellen Bowen was quick to say, “We start to empty out...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in South Florida?  Look no further than the following spots offering specials and deals for the Mexican holiday. READ MORE: Surveillance Video Released Of Truck Involved In Deadly Fort Lauderdale Hit & RunAmerican Social: American Social comes through with a variety of tequila specials. Guests can get $6-8 Hornitos shots and margaritas, $14 tequila old-fashioned made with Tres Generaciones Añejo, $30 buckets of Mamitas (a tequila seltzer), and $30 bucks of Corona beer. Plus, knockback gratis samples of Hornitos from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Batch Gastropub: What better way to celebrate Cinco De  Mayo than with some tequila? Stop by Batch Gastropub Thursday Bodega Taqueria y Tequila: Stop by any Bodega location on Thursday and drink up on their $7-9 Patron margaritas, available all day. Calle 23 Miami: One of Coral Gables’ hottest spots offers Cinco De Mayo deals, featuring $5 tequila shots, $5 Mexican beers, and $5 wines all day. Calle 23’s usual Happy Hour will also be available. Those attending can also dance the night away to salsa music...
    Former Flanagan and Wisconsin cornerback Faion Hicks had to wait until late, but his named was eventually called at the 2022 NFL Draft. Hicks was picked up in the seventh round in Las Vegas on Saturday, with the Denver Broncos grabbing him with the 232nd pick. He joins former St. Thomas Aquinas linebacker Nik Bonitto, the 64th selection, as South Florida prospects who were taken by the Broncos in this draft, and a couple of past Denver draftees from South Florida, cornerback Patrick Surtain II (American Heritage) and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (Deerfield Beach). The 5-foot-11 and 200-pound Hicks redshirted at Wisconsin in 2017 before playing four seasons there. He totaled 44 games, 108 combined tackles, one interception, and 19 passes defended during his time with the Badgers. Hicks was a member of the Falcons from 2013-2016 prior to that, helping Flanagan win its first state championship in 2015 with a victory over Osceola. ()
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Kratos, likely used as bait to lure others for dogfighting, was found wandering South Florida streets while severely injured. Now, thanks to the help of animal rescue organizations, he will need a bit of healing and a loving family. Kratos came in about a week ago with a variety of scabs and wounds on his face, the vet is calling it extreme neglect. READ MORE: Miami-Dade State Attorney: 'Today's The Day Of Accountability,' Fourth Arrest Made In Fatal Beating Of Miami-Dade InmateAlthough they can’t confirm, she says his injuries look like he was a bait dog. A good Samaritan called Miami-Dade County Animal Services when they found Kratos wandering and severely hurt. (Courtesy: Judy Miro and All Things Pawsible Animal Rescue) The concern, the dog was used to lure others into dogfighting. “He probably sat on those wounds for a while because when we got him those wounds weren’t fresh. They were already infected and had been there for a while,” said Natalia Andrade, DVM, DAVCS-SA a vet surgeon at Miami Veterinary specialists. All Things...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – British Virgin Island Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and the territory’s port director Oleanvine Pickering Maynard have been arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges in South Florida. Fahie, Maynard, and Maynard’s son Kadeem Stephan Maynard were arrested at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on Thursday. READ MORE: Publix Set To Open Highly Anticipated Location At Plantation PromenadeFahie and the Maynards are being held on charges of conspiracy to import 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and conspiracy to launder money, according to a criminal affidavit filed in the US District Court’s Southern District of Florida. The affidavit alleges that beginning on or about October 16, 2021, a confidential source with the US Drug Enforcement Administration had several meetings with “a group of self-proclaimed Lebanese Hezbollah operatives … who stated that they had business ties to South Florida and the Middle East.” Those meetings reportedly took place on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Throughout those meetings, the confidential source asked the group to help facilitate the use of Tortola as...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Three South Florida prison officers will face murder charges in connection with the fatal beating of an inmate at Dade Correctional Institution in February, according to CBS4 News partner, the Miami Herald. The office of the Miami-Dade State Attorney will be holding a press conference to announce the filing of criminal charges in the February 14, 2022 death of a prison inmate who was being transferred to another Florida correctional facility. The paper identified the officers as Ronald Connor, 24, Christopher Rolon, 29, and Kirk Walton, 34.
    This oceanfront mansion in Highland Beach, FL sold for $40 million breaking a local record for the town.Robert Stevens The supply of luxury homes and condos in South Florida isn't merely tight. It's worse than that. "This isn't just a decline in inventory," said Jonathan Miller, CEO of Miller Samuel, an appraisal and consulting firm that tracks 14 real estate markets in the region for brokerage Douglas Elliman. "This is a collapse."  That's not hyperbole, according to the numbers. In the first quarter of this year, South Florida inventory stood at a record low of 7,906 units, according to Miller's data. That's down from an average of 27,000 units from 2017 to 2019. Miller doesn't see the situation getting back to normal anytime soon, either. "Even if listing inventory doubled or even tripled, supply would be considered 'low' in most markets," he said. But sales are red hot. Despite that low number of available properties, the first quarter saw more than $11.8 billion in total sales, topping the previous quarter by more than $1.9 billion. Some luxury markets achieved record...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade County is closely monitoring a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the past 7 days, the county has reported more than 6,000 cases. READ MORE: Grieving Family, Friends Remember Good Samaritan Aden Perry Who Died Trying To Save Teen Who Crashed Into Sunrise LakeIn Broward, there were 2,700 cases with a positivity rate of 10.6%. The number of cases is likely an undercount due to positive results from at-home COVID testing. “The behavior of the pandemic is mimicked in our COVID sampling in our wastewater stream, during the peak of Omicron we saw over 10 million virus copies in our wastewater sample,” Jose Cueto, Miami Sewer and Water Dept. Deputy Dir. of Operations said. The county has been testing samples for COVID-19 since March 2020. “We’re about 15 times higher from the low still 5 and 10 percent of the peak back in January during Omicron,” Cueto explained. READ MORE: Grieving Mother Speaks Out After Only Son Gunned Down In SW...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Fort Lauderdale dentist is now charged in connection with the 2014 murder of his brother-in-law, who was a prominent law professor at Florida State University. Charles Adelson was taken into custody at his home on Thursday morning. READ MORE: Florida Legislative Black Caucus Fights Back Against Gov. DeSantis' Redistricting MapHe is accused of hiring hitmen eight years ago to kill his sister’s ex-husband, Dan Markel. It’s alleged that Adelson arranged the killing so his sister could move back to the Fort Lauderdale area from Tallahassee with her two children.  Wendi Adelson had been unable to return to South Florida because Markel had joint custody of their young children after a highly contentious divorce. Markel was gunned down in his garage by two men, Sigfredo Garcia and Luis Rivera, who prosecutors say were hired through Katherine Magbanua, a former girlfriend and employee of Adelson and the mother of Garcia’s two children. Garcia is serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder in 2019. Rivera is serving a 19-year sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree...
    HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami)  As South Florida’s affordable housing crisis has grown, cities,counties, and activists have been scrambling to find workable solutions.  Now a faith-based initiative has entered the mix to provide relief. On Thursday, Enterprise Community partners explained to a roomful of church leaders that $1.5 million in grant money from Wells Fargo is available to help them get the process started READ MORE: Basketball Building Bridges Between Miami Police and Black and Brown CommunitiesThe goal is to use available church property to build new housing.  It’s estimated there are over 1000 available church lots for use in Miami Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Pastor Carol Nash-Lester of the Bethel Apostolic Temple in Miami attended the meeting. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Motorman In Critical Condition Following Crash Near Miami International AirportShe would like to build affordable housing for seniors on the three acres of open space she has on her church property. “Would I would like to see is housing for seniors 50 and up.  A condo with multiple wrap around services,” she explained would meet the needs of her...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Sunday is Easter Sunday and what better way to spend it than with family and friends in sunny South Florida.  Here is a list of things to do, from egg hunts to meeting the Easter Bunny and other events. READ MORE: Florida Airports Among Nation's Top 10 For Guns Found At Security CheckpointsMIAMI-DADE:  City Of Hialeah Easter Extravaganza: Stop by Milander Park in Hialeah as their Easter Extravanganza takes place, as their Easter egg hunt featuring more than 50,000 eggs are waiting to be found. Guests attending will enjoy live music and entertainment, dance performances from neighboring schools, shows with young actors from the Goodlet Theater Cultural Arts Program, rides, and the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. Parking and admission are free. The event is from 10 am to 3 pm. Coconut Grove Easter Egg Hunt: Start your Easter Sunday with an early morning Easter egg hunt at Blanche Park in Coconut Grove. This local event will also feature Easter baskets, gifts, games, and picture opportunities. Eggslopore Galore Hunt/The Bunny Hoppening: Come to Fairchild Tropical Gardens...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Comedian Chris Rock is making a South Florida stop. He’s set to perform Thursday and Friday night at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. READ MORE: 2 Teens Hospitalized After Drive-By Shooting In Pompano BeachIt comes weeks after the infamous incident at the Oscars when he was slapped by Will Smith for making a joke about his wife. READ MORE: Social Interactions & Gaming Experiences On The Metaverse Leaving Consumers Potentially VulnerablePrevious attendants of the comedy show gave some insight, saying the comedian did briefly mention the slap heard “around the world.” At last check tickets were still available. MORE NEWS: South Florida Lawmakers, Surfside Victims' Families Want Condo Reform Brought Up In Special SessionClick here for more information.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Reaction has been fast and furious to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing of an abortion bill that sets a 15-week limit with few exceptions. “This law is a despicable and disgusting assault on women. It’s an insult to our dignity and our ability to make these deeply personal decisions about our own lives, and it will have a devastating impact on the physical and emotional health of women across Florida. The hypocrisy of Republicans who love to brag about how ‘free’ our state is while pushing a law that will literally force women and girls to give birth is absolutely outrageous. This law is a direct attack on women’s constitutional rights, and it’s cruel, extreme, and inhumane,” said state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried in a statement. READ MORE: Neighbors Still In Shock After Little Haiti Children Killed By Mother: ‘These Kids Had No Backup’Fried, who is challenging DeSantis for the governor’s job in November, said many women don’t know if they are pregnant before 15 weeks. She said 15 weeks into pregnancy is generally the earliest that...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida Democratic leaders joined forces with family members of those who died in the Surfside collapse to call on lawmakers to put condo reform on the agenda during next week’s special session on redistricting. It’s been nearly 10 months since the Champlain Towers South collapsed, killing 98 people. They want legislators to stop stalling and get to work. READ MORE: Deadline To Submit Taxes, Or Ask For Extension, Just A Few Days Away“This could all be prevented, so many lives could be saved if we do the right thing, if the House and the Senate work together to find a solution that makes us Floridians feel safe in our own homes. We need your help Gov. DeSantis before it’s too late,” said Martin Langesfeld whose sister died in the collapse. “The harsh reality is that thousands of aging condos just like Champlain Towers South may face similar life safety problems and Florida has more than a million condominiums,” said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Warm With Showers Developing...