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South Florida Business Council finds it's needed After forums in Broward and Palm Beach, business council members and invited guests met at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College and were welcomed by interim President Rolando Montoya. "If you drove here, I think you made a mistake," President Montoya told them.

Per passenger cost up 10% as transit ridership fell 8 million Across the department's four main modes - Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover and Special Transportation Services, the county's paratransit service - ridership dipped from about 89.4 million passenger trips in 2017 to 81.6 million last year. The result: a 10% system-wide year-over-year increase in per-passenger costs.

Florida Grand Opera sells Doral hub, seeks new home Florida Grand Opera is on the hunt for its new home after selling its Doral headquarters. Represented by Cushman and Wakefield, the opera sold the 35,000-square-foot Doral Center building at 8390 NW 25th Saint for $7 million to Imagik International Corp., an in-flight entertainment systems company.

Miami-Dade, cities target docks for waterborne transit Miami-Dade and the cities of Miami and Miami Beach have been collaborating to identify potential docking locations for waterborne transit services between the two municipalities across Biscayne Bay, county Transportation Director Alice Bravo said last week.

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Take Melreese off the table and establish an assets trust As Miami decides this week whether to tear up Melreese, its only golf course, it's long past time to create a trust to protect city treasures from abandonment, decay and greed and to fulfill their potential as public assets. That's true of Maurice A. Ferré Park, where the public is seeking a conservancy.

River Land near Health District adds green space Land abutting the rising River Landing mixed-use project near the Health District is set to be transformed into 1.5 acres of green space with the Miami City Commission's approval. The commission is to vote today to amend the development agreement to require certain improvements on the site acquired by the River Landing Conservation Foundation.

Missing Kissimmee teen found safe - Police have safely located a missing Kissimmee teenager. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for 16-year-old Lean Colon-Melendez, Tuesday. Kissimee Police said Colon-Melendez was found safe at around 11 p.m. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp.

Giuliani Associate Reportedly Wanted Role On Gov. DeSantis' Transition Team Ron DeSantis says one of Rudy Giuliani's indicted associates tried to get a job on his transition team. DeSantis said Tuesday that Lev Parnas asked to be part of the transition team making public safety recommendations. DeSantis said, "That request was denied." Related: Florida Gov.

Parental Consent For Abortion Bill Ready For Full Chamber Vote TALLAHASSEE - Already approved by a Florida House committee, a bill that would require girls younger than 18 to get consent from a parent or guardian before getting an abortion is ready for a full chamber vote.

Rescued Manatee Named 'Bingley' Released Back Into Florida Waters - After completing its rehabilitation, a rescued manatee has been released back into Florida waters. Bingley the manatee was found injured in May by the Florida Wildlife Commission and treated at SeaWorld's Marine Animal Rescue facility.

Former FIU Journalism Professor Killed in Massachusetts Commuter Train Crash Emerson College identified the victim as associate professor Moses Shumow, who graduated from the school in 2001 and joined its journalism program this fall. Shumow was an assistant professor in the department of Journalism and Media with Florida International University.

Wynwood's Fright Night Bar Crawl features 8 bars, ugly sweaters and costumes It's practically Halloween every day of the year in South Florida. I mean, have you ever walked along Ocean Drive on a Friday night? But now, we have an excuse to dress crazy and drink a lot. Halloween is here, and a local bar crawl is getting the party started.

Man Accused Of Planting Hidden Cameras At 3 West Palm Beach Medical Facilities WEST PALM BEACH - Detectives said the man accused of planting a hidden camera at three medical facilities across Palm Beach County had more than a million images on his phone.

Domaine Souviou Wine Bar Boutique brings French flavors to Miami Some of the finest wines in the world come from France, and even if you buy your wine from the gas station, every once in a while, you gotta splurge. Deco checked out a SoFlo wine bar that could be the next best thing to booking a flight to Europe. The Provence region in the South of France is home to some of the finest wines on Earth.

CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy Profile: Norland High School LT Issiah Walker MIAMI - Coming in at 6'4" and 305 pounds, the newest CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy nominee is Norland offensive lineman Issiah Walker Jr. He's a team captain, a force along the Vikings offensive line, excels in the classroom and has made a bunch of waves in the recruiting cycle.

Arrests Made In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Boy In SW Miami-Dade MIAMI - Police say they have arrested three suspects in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who was at a party in southwest Miami over the weekend.

No Hearings On Scott Israel On Tuesday, But He's Still A Focus Of Attention In Tallahassee TALLAHASSEE - Florida Senators did not hold any hearings on former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel on Tuesday but he remained a major topic of discussion, analysis and anticipation for tomorrow's expected Senate vote on his future with BSO.

4 Flight Attendants Arrested at MIA on Money Laundering Charges Four flight attendants were arrested at Miami International Airport on money laundering and other charges after authorities found them carrying thousands of dollars in cash during a routine Customs check.

South Florida family celebrates new Habitat for Humanity home A South Florida family is celebrating their newly-completed home thanks to the help of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. Shanice Hill and her family participated in a dedication ceremony for their new home, Tuesday. "Excited. Nervous. Words can't explain," Hill said.

Woman in wheelchair struck by hit-and-run driver shares ordeal MIAMI - A woman is recovering in a hospital after an accident nearly took her life. "You run over an animal, you would stop for an animal. Why wouldn't you stop for a human?" said Francine Lewis. For nearly a week, Lewis has been lying in a hospital bed at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Police Chief Skipping Trump's 1st Chicago Visit as President Chicago's top cop won't be in attendance when President Donald Trump addresses the International Association of Chiefs of Police at their annual conference in the city next week. Chicago Police Supt.

Video captures fight between teacher, student inside Homestead Middle School - Cellphone video from a classroom inside Homestead Middle School captured a fight between a substitute teacher and a student. The mother of the 14-year-old student involved in the fight spoke to 7News on condition of anonymity, Tuesday. "Why he supposed to touch my son like that?

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