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  • Miami Worldcenter brings luxury real estate, new jobs (15,000 jobs in Florida)

    04/24/2017 8:00:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | April 24, 2017
    MIAMI (WSVN) - Hundreds celebrated phase one of a groundbreaking change, Sunday night, in South Florida. The Miami Worldcenter was premiered, which is America’s second-largest luxury urban real estate development. According to Paramount Miami Worldcenter, phase one is a 60-story, $500 million skyscraper, which includes resort-style pools, a fitness center and spa, astronomy observatory, tennis courts, soccer field and a bar. Paramount CEO Daniel Kodsi said the whole project will be a “city within America’s city of the future.” “Paramount Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the skyline, but Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the city landscape,” Kodsi added. “Now, we’re...
  • Florida’s Turnpike getting new lanes — but you’ll pay more to get in

    04/17/2017 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 26, 2016 | Kristina Webb
    As drivers approach the entrance for the express lanes, they will be given the option either to enter those lanes or stay in the so-called “general use” lanes.Express lane tolling is dynamic, meaning the price gets lower when traffic in the express lanes is light, and higher when congestion is worse.The turnpike express lane tolls will start at 25 cents above the regular toll price, said Chad Huff, turnpike spokesman.“There will be approach signs to alert drivers of the express lane price,” Huff said via email. “They will make a choice of which lane to use — the general toll...
  • Bill calling for elimination of express lanes dies in subcommittee

    04/17/2017 3:52:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | April 6, 2017 | eff Weinsier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposed bill to ban express lanes in Florida died Thursday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Despite causing an increase in crashes and confusion, express lanes, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, help move people faster, and that if they were eliminated the state would lose $1.5 billion over 10 years. All of that money is used to improve and fix roads. Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, filed SB 250 in January. It that would have allowed the express lanes to remain in operation only until tolls are collected to pay off the bonds that...
  • Mana Wynwood Could Become Huge Latin American-Asian Financial Center (20K jobs in Miami, Florida)

    04/12/2017 12:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Jerry Iannelli
    Miami residents were already skeptical about mega-developer Moishe Mana's plans to pave over a huge portion of Wynwood and build a gleaming micro-city in its place. Mana, who splits his time between Manhattan and the Magic City, is the largest single landowner in Wynwood. For years, he's been fighting to turn his holdings into a gigantic,"arts-based" village complete with luxury shops and 24-story residential towers. But longtime Wynwood patrons have warned that the project would irrevocably change the low-lying warehouse neighborhood into another playground for the ultrarich. Those complaints came before Mana started comparing himself to Florida pioneer Henry Flagler,...
  • Mom shows up at high school and beats up teen, police say. It doesn’t stop there.

    03/30/2017 6:52:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    A mother of a teenage girl showed up at Carol City Senior High School, knocked a cell phone out of another teen’s hand and hit her several times, police say. Ernstlatta LaFrance, 30, continued to unleash her fury when the teen showed up at her home with her friends to retrieve her cell phone, according to a police report. She used an ax to destroy the victim’s car and broke the teen’s middle finger, an officer wrote.
  • Eleven Individuals Including Two Miami-Dade County Residents and One Company Charged with Export...

    02/28/2017 10:57:10 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 8 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 02/24/2017 | US Attorney Miami
    Specifically, the defendants are charged with: conspiracy to violate to IEEPA and to defraud the U.S. Government, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371; substantive violations of IEEPA and the EAR, specifically Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 746.9(a), regarding the Syrian Embargo; smuggling goods from the U.S., in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 554(a); submitting false or misleading export information, in violation of Title 13, United States Code, Section 305; conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section1956 (h); and false statements, in violation of Title...
  • DEA agents storm Iron Addicts Gym in Miami

    02/22/2017 8:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WPLG, ABC Local 10, Fort Lauderdale ^ | 5:27 PM, February 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Amanda Batchelor
    Patrons at the Iron Addicts Gym in Miami said they were disrupted from their morning workouts Wednesday by DEA agents who raided the facility. Ten people were arrested on warrants for selling anabolic steroids, including Richard Rodriguez, a part-owner of the business. Several gym patrons posted about their experiences on Facebook and Instagram, sharing photos of DEA agents in the gym. One man wrote on Facebook that “there is a hormone club for prescription upstairs.” …
  • Love Triangle Fight Leaves Woman With Severed Leg

    02/21/2017 8:45:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 2/15/2017 | Hank Tester
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police say an argument between two women in a love triangle got way out of control. One has lost a leg, while the other is accused of running her over and trying to kill her. Kasheena Mordica is being charged with second-degree attempted murder and also with leaving the scene of an accident. Police say she did not attempt to render aid to Ashley Weatherspoon, who she ran over. No one answered at Mordica’s listed address. The object of both women’s affection: 32-year-old Marco Mack. He is apparently the cause of the dispute, but not involved in...
  • Miami, Others, Caving to Trump’s Sanctuary City Order; Harbinger?

    02/18/2017 6:12:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Value Walk ^ | February 18, 2017 | John F. Banzhaf
    In what may well be a harbinger of the future, Miami-Dade, Florida, despite its large immigrant population, has given up its status as a sanctuary city. This result, stemming from President Trump’s executive order stating that federal funds should be cut off to so-called sanctuary cities, was publicly predicted by public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who also noted that if a court is ever able to rule on the issue, it may be an unconstitutional violation of both states’ rights and Congress’ rights, but it is still likely to be quite effective in ending sanctuary status. In other evidence...
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • Miami Reporter Calls Rival Station #FakeJournalism

    02/17/2017 12:00:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 2/15/17 | Kevin Eck
    Jim DeFede, an investigative reporter for CBS-owned Miami station WFOR, publicly questioned a rival station’s push to end express lanes in south Florida. ABC affiliate WPLG has made no secret of its support in eliminating the lanes. It mentions the campaign in its newscasts and has posted and aired an editorial from GM Bert Medina. The station also encourages readers and viewers to sign a petition that “demands our lawmakers do away with express lanes. Yesterday, DeFede tweeted out,”Is WPLG really running commercials and using its website to pimp anti-express lanes petition? #FakeJournalism” “WPLG has a rich history of airing...
  • Trump appeal against Seattle judge’s travel ban ruling

    02/05/2017 5:05:48 AM PST · by Ellajonnez · 12 replies
    The US justice department has filed a court motion against the suspension of President Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations. The move seeks to reverse Friday’s ruling by a federal judge in Washington State. Visa holders from the affected nations have been scrambling to get flights to the US, fearing they have a slim window to enter America. Mr Trump’s ban last week led to mass protests and confusion at US airports. There were further demonstrations on Saturday in Washington, Miami and other US cities as well as in a number of European capitals. Thousands of...
  • Man swinging pipe at adult video store in Miami accused of threatening police (Dirka Dirka)

    02/01/2017 6:55:31 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 25 replies
    ABC 10 ^ | 1-30-2017 | Peter Burke
    "(Abdelkhaliq said) he was an Arab and he was going to kill all officers," the police report said. Abdelkhaliq "screamed that the Orlando massacre was going to be nothing compared to what he was getting ready to do" and that he had access to AK-47s and all types of weapons, the report said. Police said Abdelkhaliq was arrested and "kept making threats" to kill the officers as he was being taken to jail.
  • First 'sanctuary city' caves to Trump demands

    01/28/2017 12:14:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Tennessean | January 26, 2017 | Alan Gomez and Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/01/26/first-sanctuary-city-caves-donald-trump-demands/97111048/
  • Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on ‘sanctuary’ counties

    01/26/2017 3:58:39 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 128 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 26, 2017 5:25 PM | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests — effectively gutting the county’s position as a “sanctuary” for immigrants in the country illegally. Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that threatened to cut federal grants for any counties or cities that don’t cooperate fully with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since 2013, Miami-Dade has refused to indefinitely detain inmates who are in the country illegally and wanted by ICE — not based on principle, but because the...
  • Report: At least 5 shot during Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Miami

    01/16/2017 2:37:01 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 16, 2017 | Crimesider Staff
    Police at the scene of a shooting that left at least five injured during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Miami. Three people were transported by emergency personnel to a hospital, and others brought themselves in for treatment after a shooting during a Miami Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, reports CBS Miami. A law enforcement source told the station that at least five people were shot during the incident, which occurred at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. The source said two of the wounded were in critical condition. The station reports that one person is in...
  • 3 shot, 5 others injured at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on MLK Day (Miami)

    01/16/2017 2:36:11 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | January 16, 2047 | Nicole Lopez-Alvar | Ann Keil
    NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene after three people were shot and five others were injured at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Miami-Dade Police was among the multiple agencies that responded to the scene of the shooting at 6011 N.W. 32nd Avenue, in Northwest Miami-Dade, Monday just before 4 p.m. At around 5:20 p.m., Miami-Dade Police tweeted out that they had detained two people and recovered two weapons from the scene.
  • Jim Harbaugh shuts down reporter’s repeated bikini questions at Orange Bowl presser

    12/29/2016 9:09:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | December 29, 2016 | Nick Schwartz
    Jim Harbaugh met with the media in Miami Thursday, one day before his Wolverines face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl, and his press conference ended on a bizarre note when a reporter earnestly asked him if he planned to take his players to the beach so they could “see some bikinis.”
  • THE LEGACY OF 'CATHOLICS VS. CONVICTS'

    12/08/2016 12:23:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Sports on Earth ^ | December 7, 2016 | Terence Moore
    Jimmy Johnson's hair was a mess. I mean, it was all over the place, and he couldn't care less. This happened long before the perfectly groomed Jimmy joined Howie, Terry and Michael as NFL analysts for Fox, and he still was years away from winning Super Bowls while yelling, "How 'bout them Cowboys?" Instead, way back then, with no brush or comb in sight around the visitors' locker room at Notre Dame Stadium in October 1988, Johnson was the coach of the Miami Hurricanes, and you'd think he was just in the midst of one.
  • Crowds flood streets of Miami's Little Havana to cheer Castro's death

    11/26/2016 3:23:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 26/11/16 | Laura Smith-Spark and Jose Manuel Rodriguez
    Joyous partying intermixed with footage of people acting sad in Cuba.