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Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak On Woman Shot At Jewelry Store: 'She Is Well, Conscious' MIAMI - City of Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak addressed the media on Friday afternoon at a previously scheduled event to talk about the tree lighting ceremony to take place on Friday night, but also talked about Thursday's shooting. Chief Hudak said the event would go on as planned.

'I Don't Know What Else Could've Been Done': MDPD Director Juan Perez On Deadly Shootout, 13 Officers On Administrative Leave MIAMI - Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says 13 of the 19 officers who fired their weapons during the deadly shootout in Miramar were from his department and are now on administrative leave.

Cousins With Criminal Histories Identified As Robbery Suspects Killed In South Florida Shootout CBSMIAMI - The FBI has identified the two armed robbers who were killed Thursday after police say they ripped off a jewelry store, stole a UPS truck and kidnapped the driver, then led police a pursuit through two counties which led to a deadly shootout.

Innocent Bystander Richard Cutshaw Killed In South Florida Police Shootout Described By Neighbors As 'Nicest Guy' MIRAMAR - An innocent bystander who was shot and killed during a shootout in Miramar between police and two robbery suspects on Thursday has been described by his neighbors as "the nicest guy." Richard Cutshaw died when bullets pierced his car on Miramar Parkway just east of Flamingo Road.

Deputies arrest teen accused of making bomb threat to 2 Lauderdale Lakes schools - Deputies have arrested a 14-year-old girl after she allegedly made bomb threats to two Lauderdale Lakes schools. Lauderdale Lakes Middle School, along the 3900 block of Northwest 30th Avenue, and Oriole Elementary School, along the 3800 block of Northwest 39th Street, were both evacuated because of a bomb threat at around 9 a.m., Thursday.

Early And Unusual Start To Flu Season Across U.S. And Florida It's the earliest start in more than 15 years. Federal health officials have released their first case estimates. The southern states are the hardest hit right now and flu B viruses are dominating.

Eyes on Miami: Bad Bunny, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Others The celebrities and personalities spotted by World Red Eye's cameras during Miami Art Week included Bad Bunny, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and others.

Coral Springs gas leak prompts shopping center evacuation, roadway closures - A natural gas leak in Coral Springs has caused a shopping center to be evacuated and several roadways to be shut down. Coral Springs Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along the 1100 block of University Drive just before 1 p.m., Friday. 7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene where crews could be seen working on the ruptured gas line.

Police arrest suspected DUI driver for killing pedestrian on Bird Road - Miami-Dade Police have arrested a man suspected of driving drunk and fatally striking a pedestrian on Bird Road. The incident occurred at the intersection of Southwest 60th Place at around 11:53 a.m. Wednesday.

Florida Panel Eyes Medical Marijuana Approvals By Doctors ALTAMONTE SPRINGS - Florida medical board members, confronted with a new state report that details how a relatively small number of doctors have approved patients to use medical marijuana, are taking a pass on whether they need to act.

Christmas 2019 Pop-Up Bar Guide This year, 95 bars - from Milwaukee to Bucharest, Romania - will spread holiday cheer, and an additional 23 bars around the world will host Sippin' Santa pop-ups. Sippin' Santa is the tiki-inspired cousin of Miracle Bar, with a Santa-Goes-Island theme.

Marie Davidson Pauses Her So-Called Retirement to DJ at Rakastella The French-Canadian singer and electronic music producer's DJ set at the 2019 edition of the Art Basel party will mark her first public performance since she announced her departure from club music culture earlier this year.

Florida Man Who Works For Disney Cruise Line Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old Girl ORLANDO - A Florida man who works for Disney Cruise Line is charged with repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl at his home. Orange County deputies arrested 53-year-old Keith Seitz on Nov. 25, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Thursday.

Miami-Dade Police director addresses tough questions about shootout with UPS carjackers - The day after a multi-agency police chase of a carjacked UPS truck ended in a shootout that killed four, including the UPS driver and the robbery subjects who abducted him, the Miami-Dade Police Department's director said he believes the situation could've ended differently.

Bystander killed in police chase crossfire identified - The second innocent victim killed in a Miramar shootout stemming from a robbery in Coral Gables has been identified. Richard Cutshaw, 70, of Pembroke Pines was killed in his vehicle traveling along Miramar Parkway just east of Flamingo Road on Thursday evening.

Jackson Memorial Hospital hosts Christmas party for young patients, families MIAMI - Jackson Memorial Hospital gave their young patients a welcome dose of holiday cheer Thursday by hosting a Christmas party for them and their families. Each family had their own story to tell about the kids in Jackson's care. "He was actually born at 24 weeks," Cristina Diaz, a mother of one of the patients said.

Art Basel Free Transportation Find out how to get to the fairs and avoid traffic woes and high parking costs with our comprehensive guide to Art Basel free transportation. Miami on the Cheap has compiled a guide to getting to and from all the Art Week/Art Basel events for free or at low cost.

Miramar UPS Driver's Sister Says "Negligence and Stupidity of Police" Killed Her Brother No fewer than 11 police officers opened fire in the middle of traffic gridlock on Miramar Parkway during the afternoon rush hour yesterday as TV cameras rolled, ending a pursuit that began with a jewelry-store heist in Coral Gables. The alleged robbers carjacked a UPS truck and took its driver hostage.

North Beach holiday boat parade Expect to see lights and hear music from the boats. Schedule:. 6 p.m. Boat staging begins at the northeast corner of Stillwater Park, 8440 Hawthorne Ave., Miami Beach 7 p.m. Parade begins 9 p.m. Approximate arrival time at Brittany Bay Park. Click here for a map of the public viewing areas on shore.

'Intersection Was Going To Be Their Last Stand', Source On Wanted Gunman In Deadly South Florida Shootout Crime scene technicians are still processing a bloody crime scene on Miramar Parkway near Flamingo Road after a two-county chase on Thursday that led to a rush-hour shoot out between police and two suspects who had hijacked a UPS truck after a failed jewelry store robbery attempt in Coral Gables.

Everything We Know About the Miramar Shootout So Far UPDATED Serious questions remain following the bloody shootout yesterday on Miramar Parkway that claimed the lives of two suspected armed robbers, a UPS driver, and an innocent bystander near a traffic-jammed intersection.

Panthers visit children at 3 South Florida hospitals to spread holiday cheer - Florida Panthers team members visited hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward County to surprise some young patients ahead of the holidays. On Thursday afternoon, the hockey players brought gifts to the children at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood facing serious medical issues.

'I Refused To Believe It Was Him': Stepfather Of UPS Driver Frank Ordonez, Taken Hostage, Killed In Shootout MIAMI - The stepfather of kidnapped UPS employee Frank Ordonez calls the death of his stepson an "injustice", one day after armed robbers stole his truck, led police on a chase, and was killed in a police shootout in Miramar. Ordonez, a 27-year-old father of two young girls, was "a noble kid," his stepfather Joe Merino told CBS4's Peter D'Oench.

Miami Seaquarium to host job fair MIAMI - The Miami Seaquarium will be hosting a job fair for positions within the park. The job fair will be held at the park located at 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12.

Florida Couple Sets Trap For Porch Pirates Using Dirty Diapers TAMPA - A Tampa couple gave a porch pirate a smelly surprise with the help of their nine-month old daughter. Jacky and Sharly Saleep said when they started noticing that what they had ordered went missing they decided to set a trap. "If they take it, they deserve it," said Jacky Saleep.

4 Weston schools on lockdown due to shooting threat - - Four Weston schools located near each other have been placed on lockdown due to a shooting threat made to one of the schools. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Cypress Bay High School's campus, located in the area Southwest 45th Street and Bonaventure Boulevard, just after 10 a.m., Friday.

UPS driver killed following police chase has been identified - The UPS truck driver killed in a hostage situation and shootout in Miramar has been identified. Frank Ordonez, 27, was identified as the person fatally struck in the shooting that left three others dead following the cross-county pursuit of two alleged armed robbery subjects.

How Lee Burridge Got Electronic Music to Just Chill Out The DJ-producer is bringing All Day I Dream, his record label and self-consciously relaxed party series, to Island Gardens on Saturday, December 7.

Sfiha's House Brings Arab-Brazilian Snacks to North Miami Luckily, over the summer, Thiago and Elena Gamoeda opened the aptly named Sfiha's House, specializing in their homeland's ubiquitous Arab-Brazilian snacks, alongside some more of Brazil's familiar grab-and-go bites.

Patricia Field's ArtFashion Runway Show Combines the Best of Both Worlds Pat Field has had an illustrious career, earning awards for her costume work on shows and movies like Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada." She created ArtFashion to spotlight up-and-coming artists and designers, and is bringing her annual runway show to Wynwood for Art Basel on Saturday, December 7.

Miami's "Female Indiana Jones" Tracks Down Bigfoot in New TV Show "For me, it was a very natural fit. What I liked very much about the premise of this expedition is that it would be a team of experts with very different skill sets and backgrounds working together in one particular hot spot.

Banana Duct Taped To Wall By Maurizio Cattelan Sells For $120K At Art Basel MIAMI - Arguably one of the most talked-about works of art at this year's Art Basel was a banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000. It's Maurizio Cattelan's latest work of art. It's called 'The Comedian' and it is entertaining art lovers from around the globe.

Nom News: December 6, 2019 Celebrate the holidays Boricua-style with La Placita and Goya on Thursday, December 12! Prepare for a night of savory food, refreshing cocktails, fun domino tournaments, and parranderos !

Woman describes moments before being shot in NW Miami-Dade - A woman who was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a stray bullet in a Northwest Miami-Dade police-involved shooting explained the moments leading up to the incident. Shaniece Williams, 22, was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital on Friday morning, just two days after a bullet struck her arm.

Disney cruise worker charged with raping 13-year-old girl - A Florida man who works for a Disney cruise line has been accused of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl at his home. Orange County deputies arrested 53-year-old Keith Seitz on Nov. 25, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Thursday.

Shooter Dead, Two Others Killed At Naval Air Station Pensacola PENSACOLA - An active shooter at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Escambia County is dead, according to WKRG, the CBS affiliate in Pensacola. The base's Facebook page posted an alert of an active shooter on Friday morning. The gates to the station have been "secured," according to the post.

FLL conducts training drill to prepare for airport emergency - A full-scale training exercise was held at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in case an emergency occurred. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies and Fire Rescue personnel helped coach airport employees on emergency and readiness procedures with a live simulation overnight Friday.

New "Vice" Pins from Mac's Club Deuce Are Art Basel's Most Coveted Souvenir Consider it an antidote to those mindbogglingly stupid $5 million Wynwood condo T-shirts - Mac's Club Deuce has dropped a new collection of "Vice" enamel pins to the fill the void of Miami Art Week merchandise that isn't morally bankrupt.

Walking Dead Star Norman Reedus Shares Photo Exhibit During Miami Art Week A collection of photos taken by Reedus is being showcased at the Bonnier Gallery on Saturday, December 7.

Shooter killed, 2 others dead, 11 hurt at Pensacola Navy base - A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left three people dead including the assailant. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down. The U.S. Navy tweeted that a second victim was dead.

Heroes Among Us: Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler Shot By Gunman At Fort Hood After Two Iraq Tours SUNRISE - Every Friday, in partnership with the Florida Panthers, we put the spotlight on a hero among us, men or women who have gone beyond the call of duty for our country. This week we're meeting retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Patrick Zeigler.

Miami Airport Tri-Rail station set to close for maintenance - The Tri-Rail station near Miami International Airport will be closed over the weekend due to maintenance. The station will be shutdown on Saturday and Sunday due to maintenance on the Miami Canal Bridge. Buses will shuttle passengers between the Miami Airport Station and Hialeah Market Station.

Kanye West to Debut New Opera Mary in Miami During Art Basel Finale Mary: A Kanye West Opera. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at Miami Marine Stadium, 2501 Rickenbacker Cswy.; marinestadium.org. Tickets cost $224 via showclix.com.

The Eight Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend Here are the best things to do in Miami this weekend:. Friday, December 6. If you haven't taken a variety of Instagram-ready photos by this point in Miami Art Week, shame on you. You can make up for it on Friday at Artechouse during its Infinite Space exhibit by L.A.-based and Turkish-born artist, Refik Anadol.

The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend Mavis Staples' indelible voice helped soundtracked the Civil Rights Movement as a member of the Staple Singers. She turned 80 years old this past July, which is hard to believe given her robust touring schedule.

Marlins Park Changes Prove Derek Jeter Is Listening to the Fans And every detail, including the infield grass, reminds fans of that. Everyone agreed it was leading to a home disadvantage, the exact opposite of what a team already up against the odds needed. The Marlins heard fans and media alike and are now making the changes.

Museum of Illusions takes over Miami Beach Art Basel is taking over Miami Beach. One place that's very close to the party and exhibits is totally Instagram-ready! Deco's Alex Miranda checked it out. Alex Miranda: "Lynn and Shireen, do you have any bail money?

Art Basel Miami 2019 My favorite sightings from art week, beyond Art Basel itself.

2-alarm fire causes partial building collapse at Hialeah strip mall - Fire rescue crews are battling a two-alarm fire that caused part of a building to collapse at a Hialeah strip mall. Hialeah Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along the 1700 block of Palm Avenue at around 10:30 p.m., Thursday.

Thieves Targeted Diamonds In Coral Gables Robbery That Ended In Deadly Miramar Shootout CORAL GABLES - New details are emerging about the Coral Gables armed robbery that set off a chain reaction that ended in a deadly shootout in the next county over. The robbery happened around 4:14 in the afternoon, where two gunman held up the Regent Jeweler's store on Coral Gables' famed Miracle Mile.

UPS Mourning Loss Of Driver Frank Ordonez Killed In Miramar Shootout MIRAMAR - UPS is mourning the loss of a driver killed Thursday after being taken hostage by two armed robbers who got into a shootout with police in Miramar. Friends of Frank Ordonez confirmed the news of his death to CBS4 News. Ordonez's brother, Roy, said he had been with UPS for five years.

Law Enforcement Source: 19 Officers Fired Into UPS Trucks, Could Exceed 200 Rounds MIRAMAR - A senior law enforcement source has shared startling statistics about the shootout between several law enforcement agencies and two armed robbers who led them on a two-county chase Thursday afternoon. A total of 19 officers, from five different agencies, fired into the carjacked UPS truck, a senior law enforcement source told CBS4 News.

Documentary 'The Trayvon Martin Hoax' Claims Key Prosecution Witness A Fraud MIAMI - In the newly released documentary 'The Trayvon Hoax,' filmmaker Joel Gilbert claims the key prosecution witness during George Zimmerman's trial is a fraud.

Police Pursuit of UPS Truck Ends in Hail of Gunfire, 4 Dead After Armed Robbery Shootout at Coral Gables Jewelry Shop A high-speed police pursuit of a UPS truck that began with an armed robbery and shootout at a jewelry shop in Coral Gables ended in a hail of gunfire, killing four people in Miramar Thursday evening. The incident began with a robbery at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile just after 4 p.m., Coral Gables Police said.

3 National Guard Members Killed in Black Hawk Helicopter Crash in Minnesota Three people died when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday after taking off from an airport in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The Minnesota National Guard confirmed to NBC News it lost contact with the Black Hawk around 2 p.m.

1 injured following multi-car crash in Lauderhill - A firetruck was involved in a multi-car crash in Lauderhill. The crash happened along West Oakland Park Boulevard and Northwest 56th Avenue, Thursday. When crews arrived on the scene, another car slammed into a firetruck. One driver suffered minor injuries.

DeSantis announces annual Florida Python Challenge - Just in time for Super Bowl 54, the Florida Python Challenge is back for a much needed cause. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission along with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee are teaming up for Python Bowl 2020!

Art Is Everywhere This Week In South Florida MIAMI - From Pink Beasts that hang above the Palm Court in the Miami Design District to a giant gorilla at The Raleigh garnered on South Beach and so so much more.

The Butterfly shares her experience with Deco after wings get clipped from 'The Masked Singer' It wasn't the butterfly's destiny to win "The Masked Singer." Former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams got the boot, but she was feeling good about it the morning after when she talked with Deco. Williams was unmasked on Fox's "Masked Singer," Wednesday night.

W South Beach hosts free exhibit for Art Basel weekend Tickets to some Art Basel events are almost as expensive as the art itself! But not at one venue where you can look for free. Time to be a part of South Florida's art scene, and the W South Beach is just the place to do it.

Showtime There's lots of drama and more than a few chills going down in theaters this weekend. Here's a look in this week's Showtime. Miles Robbins : "I had an imaginary friend when I was a kid.

National Christmas Tree Lighting: How to Watch, Road Closures to Know The National Christmas Tree outside the White House was illuminated during a ceremony with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Thursday evening. Singer-songwriter Jessie James Decker hosted the event. Here's everything you need to know, from the broadcast schedule to road closures to how to see the tree in person.

Will the New Entertainment Venue Be Done in Time for the Pre-Super Bowl Concert in Miami? The multilevel venue, named Meridian at Island Gardens, will host the Super Saturday Night concert with international superstar Lady Gaga as the headlining act.

Police Pursuit Of Carjacked UPS Truck Through South Florida Streets Ends With 2 Dead The pursuit of a carjacked UPS truck involving several police agencies through South Florida streets ended Thursday afternoon in Miramar with an exchange of gunfire.

Police: Truck Driver Who Struck, Killed Woman On Bird Road Was Intoxicated MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say the pickup truck driver who struck, killed a woman while she was walking along the sidewalk was drunk. Police charged 56-year-old Jose Gomez with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in the death of 61-year-old Elba Pichardo.

FBI: 4 dead, including UPS driver, after police chase ends in gunfire after Coral Gables armed robbery - Four people, including a UPS driver, have died after a police chase ended with gunfire in Miramar after officers pursued alleged armed robbery subjects from Coral Gables, according to the FBI. Coral Gables Police responded to a shooting outside of a jewelry store along the 300 block of Miracle Mile at around 4:15 p.m., Thursday.

Man Convicted Of Torturing Doctor With Blow Torch Gets 11 Years In Prison MIAMI - A Deerfield Beach man convicted of kidnapping and torturing a plastic surgeon with a blow torch learned his fate Thursday. A judge sentenced 33-year-old Justin Boccio to 11 years in prison and ordered him to pay more than $83,000 in restitution.

CBP agents find cocaine stashed inside sailboat at Port Everglades Customs and Border Protection agents have seized over 400 pounds of cocaine from inside a sailboat at Port Everglades. According to CBP, the vessel - named Dylan - was on board a ship that transports yachts on Dec. 2 when the transport ship was stopped for a routine inspection.

Researchers Find Drug Can Curb Delusions in Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients A drug used to reduce delusions among Parkinson's patients has the same benefit for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, researchers announced this week.

FBI releases photos of Davie bank robber - The FBI needs help identifying a man who, they said, robbed a bank in Davie. The robbery occurred at a Synovus Bank branch located along the 5900 block of South University Drive at around 10:27 a.m., Thursday. The subject entered the bank and demanded money from a teller before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

'He Randomly Stated That He Was F Up,' North Bay Village Police Sgt. Arrested For Suspected DUI & Driving Wrong Way On US 27 MIAMI - A North Bay Village police officer was suspended after he was reportedly caught drunk driving in his marked patrol car Wednesday night by Pembroke Pines police. Police Sergeant James Stephen McVay was booked into the Broward County jail on a DUI charge around 4:30 a.m.

Caught On Cam: Dizzy Driver Clears 12 Cars After Going Airborne Over Florida Dealership TAMPA - A flying car in Citrus County was like something out of the "Dukes of Hazzard." Surveillance video caught the white car soar over a dozen parked vehicles at a Florida dealership. The driver told Citrus County deputies he got dizzy and drove off the road.

Groups Gear Up To Fight Toll Road Projects In Florida TALLAHASSEE - Critics of toll-road projects in rural areas from Collier County to the Georgia state line have combined efforts to try to halt plans for the new pavement.

Police searching for woman who fraudulently purchased items in Davie - Police have released photos of a woman who, they said, fraudulently purchased thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a cellphone store in Davie. According to Davie Police, the purchase was made on Nov. 10 at the Verizon store along the 2100 block of S.

Survey Shows Most Americans Dread The Holidays Because Of Spending Pressures 61 percent of Americans are dreading the holidays due to the extra spending and financial burden the season brings, according to a new survey.

Davie Police Search For Woman Accused Of Fraudulently Purchasing Nearly $3,500 From Verizon Store MIAMI - Davie Police are asking the public for any information leading to the identity of a woman accused of fraudulently purchasing $3,421.24 in merchandise from a Verizon store. Police said it happened on Sunday, November 10 of the current year at the store located in the 2100 block of South University Drive.

Five Tracks to Set the Mood for James Murphy's Art Basel DJ Set Even though Murphy's approach to DJ sets may be unconventional with regards to what most American clubgoers expect out of their dance music, don't get it twisted: The man knows his classics.

Search Continues for Missing Conn. Baby; Mom's Death Ruled Homicide Police continue to search for a missing 1-year-old baby girl after finding her mother dead in their Ansonia home Monday night and said they are investigating tips after issuing an Amber Alert for the baby on Wednesday afternoon. The last time family members saw 1-year-old Vanessa Morales was Friday night, according to police.

Man Gets 19.5 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking Minor In Miami MIAMI - A North Carolina man was sentenced Thursday to nearly 20 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor in Miami. Federal officials say Willie Dishon Matthew Obadiah, 32, of Charlotte, met the minor victim through Facebook, and communicated with her via Messenger and text messages.

Miami-Area Cop Arrested for Drunk-Driving Cruiser Also Drank on Job During Hurricane McVay also drank on the job in 2017 during a "hurricane party" during Hurricane Irma.

Free or cheap things to do this weekend in Miami What can you do for fun this weekend in Miami without spending a lot of money? Here are our top picks for free and cheap things to do in Miami this weekend. To keep up with latest news on deals, discounts and free events in South Florida, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter.

Broward Man Sentenced to Prison in Kidnapping, Torture Plot of South Florida Plastic Surgeon Justin Boccio, 33, was sentenced in a South Florida court on Thursday to 11 years in prison for his role in the case, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida said. Boccio, of Deerfield Beach, previously pled guilty to charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the January crime.

"Polite" Bank Robber Was Unfairly Punished, Florida Appeals Court Says Under federal sentencing guidelines, he should have served 37 to 46 months in prison, but a probation officer recommended Perez's sentence be enhanced because he made a death threat when he wrote "no one will get hurt." Perez objected to the enhancement, but his sentencing recommendation was increased to 46 to 57 months.

North Bay Village Police Sergeant Arrested on DUI Charge in Marked Cop Car A North Bay Village Police sergeant was arrested on a DUI charge after he was seen driving his marked police car the wrong way with his emergency lights on in Pembroke Pines, officials said. Sgt. James Stephen McVay, 55, was arrested late Wednesday on U.S.

'Destroyed Everything': Couple Says Thief Tore Open Christmas Presents During Home Burglary A Virginia couple says a thief tore open Christmas presents and stole guns and electronics after breaking into their house on Monday.

North Bay Village Police officer suspended after DUI arrest - A North Bay Village Police officer has been suspended from his duties after he was arrested by Pembroke Pines Police for driving under the influence.

Police release details of vehicle involved in Miami fatal hit-and-run crash MIAMI - Police have released an updated description of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Miami. Leonel Kindelan, 68, was struck and killed in the area of Northwest 13th Avenue and 54th Street, just after 6:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Majority of ICE Detainees in South Florida Have No Criminal History, Report Shows A solid 64 percent of immigrants in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody had no criminal history.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Registration For The 2020 Python Challenge MIAMI - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday the opening of registration for the 2020 Python Challenge, where participants will compete for the biggest, most Burmese pythons caught.

SpaceX launches caring robot, beer malt and 'mighty mice' - SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of a brewery's malt house. The Dragon capsule also is delivering holiday goodies for the six station residents.

North Bay Village Police Sergeant Suspended After DUI Arrest MIAMI - A North Bay Village police officer has been suspended after he was reportedly caught drunk driving Wednesday night by Pembroke Pines police. Police Sergeant James Stephen McVay was booked into the Broward County jail around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning, it appears he bonded out on a $500 bond.

Arrest Made In Davie Entertainment Center Attack FORT LAUDERDALE - A man wanted for reportedly attacking a father in a Davie recreation center has been taken into custody. Courtney Wilson, 23, has been charged with aggravated battery that caused bodily harm.

Free Jazz on the Green concert at MDC Kendall Campus MDC Kendall Campus' student ensemble and all-star faculty come together to present a free Jazz on the Green concert Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. on the Lawn area of the campus between Buildings M and N.

Free Art Basel events and parties Don't break the bank attending Art Basel and the tons of satellite fairs and parties that all have admission fees during Miami Art Week. Here's a list of some free events and parties during Art Basel week to keep the art and culture machine running. Come back often as we update this list frequently and ongoing.

Lockdown Lifted At South Plantation High School Following 'Gun On Campus' Call MIAMI - A lockdown at a South Plantation High School has been lifted Thursday morning. The lockdown had been placed at the Broward County school after police say they received a call about a possible gun on campus. Images from Chopper 4 showed several police units at the school.

Florida To Announce New Rail Safety Initiative After A Number Of Train Deaths TALLAHASSEE - The state's Department of Transportation will announce a statewide rail-safety initiative on Thursday intended to curb injuries and fatalities on or near rail crossings.

Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest Brings Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled, DaBaby, and Other Acts to Miami Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest. With Guns N' Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and friends, DaBaby, and others. Thursday, January 30, through Sunday, February 1, at American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 9, via superbowlmusicfest.com and ticketmaster.com.

Where in the World Is Miami Gallerist Inigo Philbrick? Philbrick, the son of a prominent Philadelphia museum director, is fingered as the villain in multiple lawsuits playing out in New York City, London, and Miami. Aggrieved parties from around the globe accuse him of chicanery and deceit.

Junior Orange Bowl Parade In celebration of active youth and community, the The Junior Orange Bowl Parade will take place on Sunday, December 15 at 5 p.m. This year's theme is "Miracle on the Mile: A holiday and parade celebration." The parade will march through downtown Coral Gables, the Host City of the Junior Orange Bowl, and stride along redefined Miracle Mile.

Miami-Dade Police Involved In Shoot Out With Man On Scooter, Woman In Car Hit By Bullet MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say their officers were forced to return fire after a man on a scooter shot at them. It happened Wednesday night at NW 22nd Avenue and 66th Street. Investigators said when robbery detectives tried attempted to pull a man on a scooter over, gunfire erupted.

FBI announces arrest of alleged Miami bank robber MIAMI - A man who FBI agents suspected to be behind a bank robbery in Miami has been taken into custody. Sergio Conrad Ayers, 39, was arrested by City of Miami Police officers during a traffic stop on Wednesday. Ayers allegedly robbed a Regions Bank in the area of Northwest Seventh Street and 28th Avenue on Nov.

He Did What? Florida Man Charged With Throwing Dog From Bridge MIAMI - Authorities say a Florida man was arrested after being accused of throwing a pit bull off a bridge. Stephen Howard, 39, was charged with two counts of animal cruelty, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said. A witness had called the sheriff's office to report seeing a man throw a dog over the side of a bridge near Pensacola.

Traffic Alert: Street Closures For Miami Art Fair Week & Art Basel MIAMI - Miami Art Fair Week featuring Art Basel is underway and massive crowds are expected through its closing on Sunday, December 8th. Art Basel is one of the largest art shows in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas.

Miracle at Schenley Park and Holiday Market Kids can enjoy the bounce house, face painting, games, and pictures with Santa from 2-3 p.m. Big kids can shop for gifts at our Holiday Market from local vendors selling their delightful and unique goods. Annual Toy Drive Benefitting Radio Lollipop.

Giralda Under the Stars Every first Friday: Gather your fellow foodies and make your way to the Giralda Plaza on the first Friday of the month Giralda Under the Stars. Make sure to RSVP at a restaurant of your choice for optimal seating during the event. Reservation procedure varies for each restaurant.

Florida Mom Accused Of Hitting Student With Stun Gun At Middle School Fight MIAMI - A Florida mom is facing child abuse charges after being accused of hitting a student on the head with a stun gun during a fight at her daughters' middle school. Susan Mary Strahsmeier was charged with two felonies - child abuse and possession of a weapon on school property - according to an arrest report.

Unseen Creatures, One of Miami's Most Anticipated Breweries, Set to Open This Month According to husband-and-wife team and cofounders Marco and Victoria Leyte-Vidal, construction is wrapping up at the taproom, with a projected opening in mid to late December. Marco says the idea to open a brewery after falling in love with the process of winemaking.

Viacom and CBS Corp. are officially back together again Are again joining forces to bolster their positions in a rapidly changing industry that's pushing other media companies to bulk up. The two first merged in 1999 and broke apart in 2005. Now, they are ViacomCBS, with a collection of cable channels, broadcast networks and film and publishing divisions.

Pelosi: "I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment" "Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi said. Pelosi's announcement is a formal indication that the House will move forward with impeaching Mr.

Lincoln Road's Nexxt Cafe Abruptly Shutters SOUTH BEACH - Another restaurant bites the dust on Lincoln Road, this time its longstanding eatery Nexxt Cafe.

SpaceX To Launch Genetically Enhanced 'Mighty Mice' To The International Space Station CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX is set to launch a spacecraft loaded with 5,700 pounds of supplies - including a group of genetically enhanced 'mighty mice' - to the International Space Station on Thursday. The SpaceX Dragon capsule will fly to orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center shortly at 12:30 p.m.

3 Lauderdale Lakes schools evacuated due to bomb threat - Three schools in Lauderdale Lakes have been evacuated after a bomb threat was called in. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Boyd Anderson High School, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School and Oriole Elementary School at around 9:45 a.m., Thursday.

Satellite Art Show's 2019 Edition Is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Art Fair Wednesday, December 4, through Sunday, December 8, at 2210 NW Miami Ct., Miami; satellite-show.com. Tickets cost $17.55 to $22.85 at eventbrite.com.

'We're Free To Go Outside Again': Neighbors Relieved As 9-Foot Burmese Python Captured In Quiet Kendall Neighborhood MIAMI - A group of Kendall residents is breathing a sigh of relief after a 9-foot Burmese python was captured and killed after it had been seen slithering around their neighborhood for days. "It was super scary," explained Vianney Ferguson.

All clear given after suspicious package found in Miami MIAMI - Authorities have given the all clear after a suspicious suitcase in Miami was rendered safe. City of Miami Police responded to the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 13th Street just after 9:15 a.m., Thursday. Police cleared the scene just after 10:15 a.m.

Police search for 14-year-old missing out of Homestead - Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a teenager who went missing out of Homestead. Miami-Dade Police announced 14-year-old Ceceilia Germaine walked out of her home located along the 23000 block of Southwest 113th Avenue on Wednesday and has not returned.

UCF uses mini horses to help students cope with finals - Students at the University of Central Florida will have a special way of coping with the stress that comes with finals week. UCF Police tweeted out photos of two miniature horses named Knugget and Honey. The horses were out and about roaming around campus, Wednesday morning.

Best Life Music Festival Champions the Culture by Showcasing Independent R&B Artists Best Life Music Festival. With Kiana Lede, DVSN, SiR, and others. 1 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at Wynwood Factory, 55 NE 24th St., Miami; 786-360-3712; wynwoodfactory.com. Tickets cost $45 to $166 via eventbrite.com.

The 14 Best New Restaurants in Miami The qualifications for the the map is the restaurant has been around for less than 6 months and is serving up some cuisine that has the city buzzing. The restaurants are listed in this map are in geographical order from north to south.

Attacker who allegedly beat man at Davie trampoline park turns himself in - The man who, authorities said, beat another man unconscious at a Davie indoor trampoline park has turned himself in. On Wednesday, Davie Police released surveillance video of the Oct. 13 attack, hoping members of the public could help them locate 23-year-old Courtney Wilson.

Taste Of The Town: Italian Restaurant 'Boia De' Sophisticated, Yet Whimsical MIAMI - Tucked in a strip mall off 52nd Street and NE 2nd Avenue is Boia De, a small retro yet modern hidden gem owned by chef couple Luci Giangrandi and Alex Meyer. This is the first restaurant for the duo, who before that operated a popular Mexican food cart in The Miami Design District.

Miami Proud: Deering Estate Unveils Extremely Rare, Historic Stained Glass Panel Exhibit How about really old historic art? The Deering Estate has unveiled a new exhibit featuring rare, centuries-old artifacts including two beautiful stained glass pieces.

Innocent Bystander Shot During Miami-Dade Police Shootout in Liberty City An unnamed woman got shot in the shoulder after cops exchanged gunfire with a man on a scooter, police said.

The Works at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 Raise More Questions Than Answers These are elusive questions. I hadn't been to Basel in a while, so to get up to speed, I decided to start at the name brand dealers. These are the biggest galleries in the world, and they represent artists that everyone and their mother knows about.

Carnival Has More Sexual Assault Reports Than Any Other Cruise Line, Statistics Show Department of Transportation show the Doral-headquartered Carnival Cruise Line tops a list of 12 cruise lines that reported incidents of sexual assault to the FBI from July 1 to September 30. Carnival, the largest cruise line in the industry, has consistently reported the most incidents of sexual assault since at least 2016.

Why Andrea Oliva Wants Electronic Music to Return to its Roots Saturday, December 7, at Heart Festival located in Wynwood Factory, 55 NE 24th St., Miami; 305-934-0577. Tickets cost $90 to $222.50 via residentadvisor.com.

Disney World's 'Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance' grand opening brings large crowds - Walt Disney World’s new “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ ride opens Thursday morning. Long lines of cars were seen waiting…

Burmese Python Found Outside Kendall Neighborhood Officials say the scene took place in the Cherry Grove neighborhood off Southwest 91st Street, as the homeowners spotted the invasive reptile outside the home and called in licensed snake hunters. The hunters were able to capture the snake and kill it.

Man charged with throwing dog from bridge - A Florida man was arrested Tuesday following accusations that he threw a pit bull off a bridge, authorities said. Stephen Howard, 39, was charged with two counts of animal cruelty, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said. A witness had called the sheriff's office to report seeing a man throw a dog over the side of a bridge near Pensacola.

Man in Custody in Connection With Police Involved Shooting in Miami-Dade Miami-Dade Police say detectives observed a man riding a scooter near Northwest 66th Street and 22nd Avenue around 9 p.m. and tried to pull him over. As they attempted the stop, the man opened fire with a handgun and the officers, who returned fire before the man fled on foot.

Police Search for Man Who Punched Father at Davie Entertainment Center Police are looking for a man who they say punched a father and knocked him out unconscious last month at an entertainment center in Davie. Surveillance video from October 13 shows 23-year-old Courtney Paul Wilson approaching a 50-year-old man at Off the Wall trampoline center on West State Road 84, Davie police said Wednesday.

'The Keys Are Not Going To Save Everybody': Officials Could Let Roads, Homes Be Swallowed Up By Rising Sea FLORIDA KEYS - There are troubled waters on the horizon for the Florida Keys. Monroe County made a shocking announcement Wednesday that some roads and homes may be surrendered to the sea. It's all because of sea level rise. The county could let roads sink below the surface, cutting off homes or even neighborhoods.

Police: At Least 1 Officer Involved In NW Miami-Dade Shooting MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say at least one of their officers have been involved in a shooting Wednesday night. The scene is at NW 22nd Avenue and 66th Street. At this time, it's not known what happened or who, if anyone, was actually shot. A CBS4 crew is on the way to gather more details.

Woman hospitalized after police-involved shooting in NW Miami-Dade - Rescue crews have taken a woman to the hospital after, officials said, she was hit by a stray bullet in a police-involved shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units have responded to the scene of the incident in the area of Northwest 66th Street and 23rd Avenue, just after 9 p.m., Wednesday.

Convicted Mar-A-Lago Trespasser In ICE Custody - The convicted Mar-a-Lago trespasser is now in the custody of immigration officials. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records showed Wednesday that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was being held at the Glades County Detention Center in Moore Haven, Florida.

What to Know About Art Basel and Art Miami It's a great time to be an art lover in South Florida. Miami Art Week has kicked off and two of its major fairs, Art Miami and Art Basel, are happening this week and will attract tens of thousands of people from around the world to the Miami and Miami Beach areas.

49ers Suspend Broadcaster Tim Ryan After Controversial Lamar Jackson Comment The San Francisco 49ers have suspended broadcaster Tim Ryan for one game after his comments about Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson earlier this week. During his weekly radio show "Murph and Mac" on Monday, Ryan talked about how Jackson's "skin color" made him more effective against the 49ers defense.

Chinese woman who trespassed at Mar-a-Lago in ICE custody - A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal agents has been handed over to immigration officials. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records showed Wednesday that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was being held at the Glades County Detention Center in Moore Haven, Florida.

Local nail artist Rose B. creates designs inspired by Mandarin Oriental exhibit It's the most wonderful time of the year - for art lovers in SoFlo. There are tons of events happening all over town for Art Basel. Baselin' is the thing this week, and it's not all just about cool paintings and sculptures. Deco's checking out artwork you can take with you wherever you go.

LeBron James' Unknwn opens new Wynwood location A new store in Wynwood has tongues wagging! LeBron James may have left the Heat, but his "sole" is still in SoFlo. For some reason, Deco's Alex Miranda got to do a shoe story instead of Shireen. Not one louboutins in sight, Shireen!

Inclusive Schools Week Helps Students With Special Needs Adapt, Excel Inclusive Schools Week is a national movement to encourage schools to give special needs students opportunities to take classes and participate in activities alongside their general education peers.

'Masked Singer' returns after Thanksgiving hiatus Patti LaBelle got sent home on the last episode of "The Masked Singer," and if that level of talent was sent packin', you know it's only gonna get better from here. The Flamingo : "More, more, more!" After a hiatus because of the holiday, "The Masked Singer" is back.

Coconut Creek Police welcomes new K-9 trained to keep students safe - Coconut Creek Police has welcomed a new four-legged addition specially trained to keep students safe, and her handler has a significant connection to the Parkland shooting. Taylor is Coconut Creek's newest addition. The 17-month-old Labrador retriever is a school safety dog trained to find guns and ammunition.

George Zimmerman Files $100M Lawsuit Against Trayvon Martin's Family, Prosecutors & Book Publisher - George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, has filed a $100-million defamation lawsuit against Martin's family, prosecutors and a book publisher. He's seeking damages for what he calls the engineering of false testimony by prosecutors and the Martin family.

Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Flooded After Mercedes Slams Into Fire Hydrant FORT LAUDERDALE - It was a bit of a gusher late Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle crashed into a Fort Lauderdale fire hydrant. The northwest corner of Riverland Drive and 145th Street is a swampy mess. Cellphone video documented a crunched fire hydrant and a white Mercedes with serious front-end damage.

NJ Doctor Accused of Prescribing 1.4M Opioid Doses A South Jersey doctor is accused of supplying more than a million doses of opioids to multiple patients over the course of three years, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. At least one of those patients overdosed and died.

Aventura Macy's holds celebration for Make-A-Wish teen returning from Rome - - A South Florida teenager was welcomed home after coming back on a once in a lifetime trip to Italy. A celebration was held for 17 year-old Adrean Lozano-Giros at the Macy's in Aventura on Wednesday as he returned from a dream vacation in Rome.

Artists, art lovers to take over Wynwood this weekend for Miami Art Week MIAMI - Artists and art lovers alike are expected to take to the streets of Miami's Wynwood neighborhood this weekend during Miami Art Week. Attendees at the event said the upcoming weekend is one of the hottest weekends of the year. "It's endless possibilities out here," attendee Etzer Levelle said.

Events For Fans Ramping Up Ahead Of Super Bowl 54 MIAMI - Super Bowl 54 at Hard Rock Stadium is fast approaching and preparations are ramping up for fan events. The week leading up to the Super Bowl On February 2, 2020, is filled with free and paid events for fans.

Coconut Creek Welcomes New School Safety Dog MIAMI - In Coconut Creek a new school safety dog is sniffing around bookbags and running drills with her partner. Taylor, a 17-month-old Labrador, is trained to find weapons and ammunition. Her handler, officer Mike Leonard, apprehended the alleged shooter during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

Trump Claims He Doesn't Know Prince Andrew, But Once Called Him 'a Lot of Fun' President Donald Trump has claimed that he does not know Prince Andrew, but a recently resurfaced interview with People from 2000 says otherwise, showing Trump describing Andrew as "a lot of fun to be with." "He's not pretentious. He's a lot of fun to be with," Trump told People magazine in 2000, speaking of Andrew.

Listen Up Host Kay Angrum Hosts Pre-Show Ahead of Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting The Rockefeller Center tree is set to be illuminated Wednesday in a festive ceremony, but spectators should expect some security restrictions, be aware of street closures and prepare for cold and blustery weather. Mario Lopez, Stefan Holt and Natalie Pasquarella's will kick off the pre-show at 7 p.m.

Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Case, Dalia Dippolito Takes Her Case To The US Supreme Court MIAMI - Nearly ten years after she was convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill her husband, Dalia Dippolito is taking her case to the nation's highest court. According to court documents, Dippolito filed a request with the US Supreme Court to review her case.

George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin's Parents, Others for $100M George Zimmerman, the ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted at trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012, is suing Martin's parents, prosecutors and others claiming false evidence was used at the trial.

Marlins Park to Host Super Bowl 54 Opening Night Events. The January 27th event kicks off a week of Super Bowl festivities - starting with media interviews of players and coaches from both teams. It's the only time they will come together before the big game. It's also the first time fans will be invited onto the field to watch the interviews.

Former UPS Seasonal Worker Accused Of Stealing Packages MIAMI - A former seasonal UPS worker is facing charges after he was charged with stealing packages he helped drop off at homes. Emmanuel Reggin Junior, 18, appeared before a judge Wednesday, charged with third-degree grand theft. According to police, on Monday, Reggin helped unload packages at a company in North Miami-Dade.

13-Year-Old Girl Sold for Sex Hundreds of Times by Sex Traffickers: Police The victim was given the nickname "breadwinner" by the alleged sex traffickers who prostituted her. The teenager told investigators she had ran away from home in May of this year because she was bored, according to a criminal complaint from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida.

Seasonal UPS Employee Arrested for Hiding Packages Behind Dumpsters, Stealing Them, Report Says A seasonal UPS employee was arrested Wednesday after hiding multiple packages behind dumpsters and then stealing them, according to an arrest report. The string of alleged robberies began Dec. 2, when Emmanuel Lamont Reggin assisted a UPS driver with unloading 5,500 packages at a Nektova in Miami.

Art Basel Miami Beach Kicks Off With VIP Preview The world-renowned art show kicked off with a private, VIP preview Wednesday. Some of the richest art dealers, collectors, celebrities, and media gathered at the Miami Beach Convention Center to see what Art Basel's 18th edition has to offer.

Inspector General: Nonprofit Director In Florida Mishandled Hurricane Aid For Individuals With Disabilities TALLAHASSEE - As Floridians dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017, relief funds were misused by the director of a nonprofit organization that had a state contract to work with people with disabilities, according to an inspector general report.

Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Flooded After Car Strikes Fire Hydrant A neighborhood was flooded Wednesday after a car struck a fire hydrant Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department responded at around 4 p.m. to the 1400 block of Riverland Road. Police said the driver bailed out of the vehicle and has not been found, but the passenger stayed at the scene.

Authorities arrest fugitive accused of breaking into, stealing cash from West Miami-Dade bank - Authorities have arrested a fugitive accused of breaking into and stealing cash from a Bank of America in West Miami-Dade. The burglary happened overnight at the bank along West Flagler Street near Southwest 78th Avenue, Wednesday.

Military wife edits family Christmas photo to include her husband who is serving overseas - A Florida military wife finds a way to include her husband in their Christmas photo during his deployment. Danielle Cobo will spend Christmas away from her husband. He deployed in early 2019. He is serving overseas as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot. He closed his own medical marketing company to join the military six years ago.

New projection: Faster rising seas forecast in South Florida - New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to frequent flooding even on sunny days.

Super Bowl Opening Night to be held at Marlins Park MIAMI - For the first time ever, the NFL will hold a pre-Super Bowl event to give football fans in South Florida a chance to interact with their favorite athletes a week before the big game. They get to meet some NFL legends and even Dolphins players at the one venue you least expect.

Real Officers Pull Over 'Fake Cop' In Miami MIAMI - A South Florida man is charged with impersonating a police officer. Police said 27-year-old Cristian Dolon cut off a tow truck in west Miami and showed the tow truck driver a law enforcement badge. Officers say when they pulled Dolon over, he showed them a badge but wasn't able to give them proper department identification.

Davie Police: Man Wanted For Punching Father At Family Recreation Center DAVIE - A 50-year-old father is speaking out Wednesday in the hopes his assailant caught on surveillance attacking him a Davie recreation center is caught.

Boat Repair Runs Aground, Owner Calls NBC 6 Responds for Help When a boat repair took longer than expected a South Florida man turned to NBC 6 Responds for help.

Car hits fire hydrant in Fort Lauderdale, causes street flooding - A driver has struck a fire hydrant in Fort Lauderdale, causing water to flood a roadway. The incident occurred in front of a home along the 1300 block of Riverland Road, at around 4 p.m., Wednesday.

Man beaten at Davie trampoline park speaks out amid search for attacker - A Davie resident is speaking out after he was beaten unconscious right in front of his 8-year-old son at an indoor trampoline park by a man who remains at large. Surveillance cameras captured the tense moment when the victim was knocked down to the ground at Off the Wall Fun Center, located along the 9100 block of West State Road 84, Oct.

Police: Woman Pulls Gun On McDonald's Employees After She Receives Ketchup Instead of Jelly A Tennessee woman allegedly pulled a gun at a McDonald's restaurant apparently after a mix-up over condiments, police said.

Lesbian Couple First In The World To Carry Baby In Both Their Wombs A lesbian couple have become the first in the world to carry the same baby in both their wombs as part of treatment known as "Shared Motherhood."

Andrew Yang Campaign Notified FBI About Emailed Death Threats Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's campaign has been in contact with the FBI about emailed death threats about the hopeful and his staff and supporters, NBC News confirmed Tuesday.

Capitol Christmas Tree to Be Illuminated Wednesday Evening Capitol Christmas Tree will be illuminated Wednesday night during a lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The star of the evening is a 60-foot blue spruce, which traveled to D.C. from New Mexico's Carson National Forest and will be decked out with thousands of handcrafted ornaments from the people of New Mexico.

Study: Permanent Hair Dye, Chemical Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk Women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Deputies: Woman Dies After Cigarette Ignites Oxygen Tank, Causing Explosion A North Carolina woman who was on oxygen died Tuesday after the cigarette she was smoking blew up her nearby oxygen tank, authorities said.

Ambitious "Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance" Ride At Disney's Hollywood Studios Opens Thursday Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance officially opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Thursday. Disneyland guests will have to wait until January 17th to experience this groundbreaking new attraction that takes guests into a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

Cranksgiving Miami 2019: Recap & Photos A great time was had by all at our 11th annual Cranksgiving Miami: Bike Ride + Food Drive + Scavenger Hunt, we had just over 90 registered cyclists and collected an estimated $1,000 in non-perishable items for the Camillus House. Thank you to Gary Mendenhall, James Mann, and Brian from Origin8 for all their help, to Ms.

Coral Gables Theater Cancels Screening of The Trayvon Hoax The documentary was scheduled to screen tomorrow during a private event at the Coral Gables Art Cinema after a press conference about the lawsuit. This afternoon, the theater announced it had canceled the event - but not before being lambasted on Twitter by scores of commenters, including local documentarian Billy Corben.

Davie Man Accused Of Molesting Two Young Girls; Victims Told Police He Beat Them If They Refused MIAMI - Davie Police say Patrico Parodi molested two girls for years. In court Wednesday the Broward State Attorney announced a change to the charges against Parodi. "It's clear based on the allegations and the ages of the victims the intent was to charge him with two counts of victims under 12," prosecutor Eric Linder said.

'Go Get Hit By A Car', Homestead Mom Charged After Dropping Son Off On Side Of Road HOMESTEAD - A Homestead woman was arrested after she reportedly dropped her child off near a restaurant told him "go get hit by a car." Homestead police said on Tuesday, 33-year-old Tina Edwards signed her son out of school early and drove to a McDonald's restaurant at 2880 NE 8th Street.

Miami Museum of Illusions opens with deal Find half-price tickets to concerts, theater, sports and other events in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach. Half-Price Ticket Deals. Learn where to shop in Miami, whether you're looking for new designer clothes, vintage fashion or thrift store finds. Miami Shopping Tips.

George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin, others for $100 million - An attorney representing George Zimmerman has announced a lawsuit against the parents of Trayvon Martin and others. According to a release from Larry Klayman, the lawsuit, filed against Martin's parents, attorney Benjamin Crump, several prosecutors, the State of Florida and others seeks $100 million in damages.

NRA, Local Governments Square Off On Florida Gun Law TALLAHASSEE - The National Rifle Association and local-government groups are trying to help sway an appeals court in a battle about a controversial state gun law.

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Truck in SW Miami-Dade Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a truck in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday. The incident happened in the 6000 block of Southwest 40th Street. Footage showed the dark-colored pickup truck at the scene with front-end damage, with the victim's body covered by a yellow tarp nearby.

Lady Gaga Headlining Pre-Super Bowl Concert on Watson Island The artist will headline the 10th annual Super Saturday Night event taking place on February 1st from Meridian at Island Gardens, a multilevel event space located at the superyacht marina on Watson Island. Tickets go on sale next Tuesday at 10 a.m. at this link.

Marlins Announce Stadium Makeover for 2020 Season The announcement may bring some relief to Marlins sluggers, as the park has garnered a reputation of being a "pitcher-friendly" park. The team's stadium usually sits near the bottom of the rankings when it comes to home runs hit. On top of the new field dimensions, the team is installing a synthetic grass surface.

Police investigation underway in NE Miami-Dade - A police investigation is underway in Northeast Miami-Dade. 7News cameras captured several Miami-Dade Police officers in the area of Northeast First Avenue and 191st Street at around 11:30 a.m., Wednesday. Miami-Dade Public Schools Police officers and K-9 units could also be seen.

SpaceX delays space station delivery due to high wind - SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts. The Falcon 9 rocket came less than an hour from launching Wednesday. But the company halted the countdown because of excessive upper-level wind at Cape Canaveral and also out in the Atlantic.

1 Person Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Bird Road MIAMI - Police are investigating a traffic fatality in SW Miami-Dade on Wednesday afternoon. Police said it happened at around 11:50 a.m. in the 6000 block of Bird Road. Images from Chopper 4 showed a black pick-up truck with a damaged front end and a body covered with a yellow tarp on the sidewalk.

'I Am Insulted': Impeachment Witness Pamela Karlan Fires Back at Top GOP Lawmaker During Hearing The hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday got off to a fiery start from one of the law professors the committee's ranking Republican, Rep. Doug Collins, had just disparaged.

Trump Admin's Food Stamp Change Could Impact Free Lunches In Florida Schools TALLAHASSEE - About 200,000 Florida students could become ineligible for automatic free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal expected to reduce the number of food stamps enrollees, according to state education officials.

Much anticipated Star Wars-based ride debuts at Disney World - The resistance is rising. "Rise of the Resistance," the highly anticipated Star Wars-based ride at Walt Disney World is debuting Thursday, three months after a land opened at the theme park resort based on the galaxy far, far away.

Mavis Staples on Touring at 80 Years Old: "I Must Be the Messenger" Friday, December 6, at the Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $45 to $125.

Choice Career Fairs to hold job fair in Fort Lauderdale - Choice Career Fairs will be hosting a career fair in Fort Lauderdale to give prospective job seekers the opportunity to connect with local employers. The career fair will be held at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina located at 1881 SE 17th St., from 11 a.m.

Seasonal UPS employee accused of going back to steal packages after dropping them off MIAMI - A seasonal worker for UPS has been arrested after he was accused of returning to steal packages that he had helped drop off. Police arrested 18-year-old Emmanuel Lamont Reggin Junior Tuesday, charging him with third-degree grand theft.

Bunny Yeager and Eurydice Demystify the Erotic with Kitty Brophy at Swampspace Gallery It was a woman's domestic education. I was taught a dozen different stitches and in the process was taught how to think about life during the daily conversations that took place while we stitched." In her 84"-by-64" folding self-standing screen, she uses hand-stitched embroidery to depict the naked female body in bondage and masturbation.

Baby Gift Bought At Florida Thrift Store Had Loaded Gun Inside CRESTVIEW - A couple who thought they bought a perfect baby shower gift at north Florida thrift store was surprised when the father-to-be opened it and found a loaded semi-automatic rifle inside. Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez and her husband stopped by a Florida Goodwill store in Valparaiso on Sunday as they were heading to a friend's baby shower.

PolitiFact: Buttigieg Falsely Says Trump Illegally Diverted Funds for Veterans Pete Buttigieg claimed that Trump's conduct was impeachable, but also that Trump has already done something that would have gotten any other president out of the White House - and it has nothing to do with Ukraine.

Celebrate the 12 Days of Croquetas at Croqueta Bar by Dos Croquetas Dos Croquetas is introducing us to a new Miami holiday tradition: The 12 Days of Croquetas.Croqueta Bar partner, Alec Fernandez says he wanted to go all out for the holidays. "There's no way I wasn't going to go hard for Christmas."

Burglar Used Rock to Break Into Miami Bank: Police An alleged burglar was caught red-handed after police say he used a rock to break into a Miami bank early Wednesday. Aaron Farrid, 25, was taken into custody on burglary charges after officers found him inside the lobby of the Bank of America at 7760 W.

Loaded gun inside baby gift bought at Florida thrift store - A woman who bought a baby shower gift at a Florida Goodwill store was shocked when the father-to-be opened the box and found a loaded semi-automatic rifle inside. Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez told the Northwest Florida Daily News that she and her husband stopped by the store in Valparaiso on Sunday as they were heading to a friend's baby shower.

Teacher accused of having sex with son's teenage friend - A special education teacher in Florida's Panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son's teenage friend. Susan Weddle, 40, was arrested Monday and faces multiple charges, including lewd and lascivious behavior and sexual assault, according to Escambia County court records.

Help A Family In Need And Adopt A Family For The Holidays MIAMI - The clock is ticking for those willing to give to families in need this holiday season. CBS4's community outreach program, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, is once again busy with its annual Adopt a Family 4 the Holidays program whose success wouldn't be possible without support from the community.

FBI releases photos of alleged Miami bank robber MIAMI - Federal authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a man who allegedly robbed a Miami bank. The FBI released photos of 39-year-old Sergio Conrad Ayers on Wednesday, hoping members of the public will come forward with his whereabouts.

Homeless Man Behind Bars, Accused Of Breaking Into Miami Bank At 2 A.M. MIAMI - A homeless man is in jail Wednesday morning after being accused of breaking into a Bank of America in Miami at around 2 a.m. Miami police say they responded to a burglary in progress at the Bank of America in the 7700 block of W. Flagler Street early Wednesday morning.

All Clear After Bomb Squad Responds to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport The all clear was given after Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported suspicious device at a hangar inside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Wednesday morning. BSO officials confirmed to NBC 6 that they received a call shortly after 7 a.m.

Minnie's Disco Pops Up in Wynwood in Time for Miami Art Week Perhaps that's why everyone has reason to be excited about the brothers' latest venture, Minnie's Disco, a pop-up lounge at Alter in Wynwood. "I've wanted to contribute something back to Miami for while," Sam says.

Free health and wellness event to take place Wednesday night MIAMI - A free health and wellness event open to the public will be held at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College. Those who wish to attend "I Am Superhuman" can make their way to the campus located at 750 NW 20th Saint from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tree lightings and Santa's arrival in Miami It seems as though Christmas events and festivities begin earlier and earlier each year. Several malls around town and a few parks host their Santa arrivals as well as tree lighting and holiday festivities in November and there are plenty in December as well.

Night Owl Cookies Debuts in the Design District, and More New Restaurant Openings DESIGN DISTRICT - Popular decadent cookie shop, Night Owl Cookies has debuted in the Design District. This marks the second brick-and-mortar location for the store who serves oversized cookies topped with everything from fruity pebbles to charred marshmallows.

Lady Gaga To Headline Pre-Super Bowl Concert In Miami MIAMI - Megastar Lady Gaga is coming back to the Super Bowl. After crushing the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017, she is coming back to perform at the newly named AT&T TV Super Saturday Night on Feb. 1 in Miami, celebrating the event's 10th anniversary the evening before the Big Game.

Singers Jamila Woods and Ama Lou Take the Stage at PAMM for Art Week PAMM Presents Jamila Woods. With Ama Lou, DJ Cry Baby, and more. 8 p.m. Thursday, December 5 at Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000; pamm.org. Entry is limited to certain PAMM members and VIP attendees of Art Basel, Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami, Context Miami, Design Miami, NADA Miami, and Untitled Art Fair.

Miami Weather: Gradual Warm Up This Week MIAMI - It was another chilly start across South Florida. Overnight temperatures fell into the 50s for the second day in a row. In fact, morning temperatures were at least 10 degrees below normal. However, we can expect a warmer afternoon on Wednesday.

New Documentary Suggests Sunrise Police Taser Shock Led to Black Teen's Drowning Evidence presented in a new short documentary by the Intercept and the Florida Center of Investigative Reporting suggests a shock from a Sunrise police Taser might have led to Martin's untimely death. In Drowning by Sunrise, Miami-based journalists Jason Jeffers and Jess Swanson take on an investigation the local media has long since abandoned.

Florida Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Her Son's Teenage Friend PENSACOLA - A teacher in the state's panhandle is accused of having a sexual relationship with her son's teenage friend. Susan Weddle, 40, was arrested Monday and faces multiple charges, including lewd and lascivious behavior and sexual assault, according to Escambia County court records.

The Essential 28 Restaurants in Orlando It's well-known that theme parks and Orlando are inextricably linked and, yes, if it wasn't for Disney, an Eater Essential list for Orlando would be, well, it wouldn't be. Nearly a quarter century ago, Disney made a conscious effort to offer tourists and Orlandoans alike fare a notch above the middling meals served at Olive Garden and Bennigan's.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Satellite Art Show, 2210 NW Miami Ct., Miami; 917-683-8300. Admission costs $15 for a day pass and $20 for a week pass via eventbrite.com. Friday, December 6. As the biblical Moses led the Israelites to the promised land, so too will Bob Moses lead the pack in Basel entertainment.

Judiciary Committee holds first impeachment hearing — live updates The House Judiciary Committee is taking the reins of the impeachment inquiry as the panel holds its first hearing, focusing on the constitutional grounds for impeachment.

Missing Miami-Dade Teen Jashanie Ragin Has Been Found MIAMI - The search is over for a missing Miami-Dade teen. Wednesday morning police said 16-year-old Jashanie Ragin had been found. She was reported missing Tuesday after she left her home in the 26700 Block of SW 142nd Avenue and didn't return. Police were anxious to find Ragin who they said suffers from depression and has made suicidal threats.

Lady Gaga Announces Miami Performance During Super Bowl Weekend AT&T TV Super Saturday Night With Lady Gaga. Saturday, February 1, at Meridian at Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Tickets will be on sale starting 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 10 via att.com/supersaturdaynight.

Allen Susser Wants You to Eat More Lionfish They have a white flesh with a nice, briny flavor." Susser's new book, Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking, lists several recipes that call for lionfish. There's lionfish ceviche, lionfish stew, lionfish tacos, banana leaf-wrapped lionfish, and more.

If You Buy One of Diesel's Million-Dollar Miami Condo Shirts, You Are a Villain The shirts are an abject lesson in Doing Basel Wrong. Yes, Art Basel is an orgiastic display of wealth perpetrated by a collection of people who should, in fairness, almost all probably be guillotined.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue donates fire truck to Bahamas - Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue continues to lend a helping hand to the Bahamas. The department made a big holiday donation to a fire department in Marsh Harbour by gifting them a truck on Tuesday. "I'd like to say, thank you," said Bahamas Consul General Linda Mackey.

Lauren's List: End Of Year Tax Tips To Increase Your IRS Refund MIAMI - It's only the beginning of December, but you should already be looking ahead to 2020 tax-wise, at least. Maybe you have an expensive home project coming up in the new year, or want to offset some of your holiday spending. Today's "Lauren's List" shares a few end-of-year tax tips to increase your tax refund next year.

Five Gifts Miami's Sports Teams Can Give Each Other This Holiday Season Likewise, we'd like to imagine a world in which our local teams give each other gifts - you know, like a family, only way richer. They have the connections and resources to buy things for each other, so why not imagine what those things might be? Here are a few gift ideas if Micky Arison, Stephen Ross, and Derek Jeter are listening.

Scope and Design Miami Ask: Would You Put This in Your Home? Someone who thinks it's funny, presumably. Many of these works are derivative of other, better artists. Neon is big thanks to Dan Flavin, and multiple booths showcased some kind of portrait with neon lighting attached to the canvas. Cartoons are also everywhere thanks to KAWS.

Trump food stamp change could affect 200K Florida students - Florida education officials and advocates say about 200,000 students could become ineligible for automatic free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal expected to reduce the number of food stamps enrollees. News outlets reported the figures this week and say a finalized rule could come as soon as the end of the month.

Man In Wheelchair Killed In Miami Hit And Run MIAMI - An elderly man was killed by a hit and run driver in Miami. It happened Tuesday just after 6:30 p.m. at 1323 NW 54th Street. Arriving officers found the man unconscious in the street, a motorized wheelchair which had been destroyed was found nearby.

Woman and dog rescued from sinking car in Martin County - A Martin County deputy and firefighter are being hailed as heroes after they saved a woman and her dog from a sinking car. A Martin County Sheriff's Office sergeant responded to the crash in Indiantown and saw a young woman trapped inside a vehicle in the water.

CAMACOL Holds 34th Annual Holiday Food Basket Giveaway LITTLE HAVANA - Patience paid off Wednesday for people who waited in line for the annual Latin American Chamber of Commerce holiday food basket giveaway. It is a holiday tradition in Little Havana that starts with the voucher giveaway, which will later be turned in for a bountiful basket of food.

Florida Man Leaves Child at Police Station Because He Thinks He's Gay: Police NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports the incident took place in Haines City on Sunday, when officers say 30-year-old Evenaud Julmeus was arrested on a charge of child neglect after the child was found crying with a duffle bag of clothes outside the city's police department.

Police search for man missing out of Pembroke Pines - Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who went missing out of Pembroke Pines. Freddie Lee Jones Jr., 36, was last seen at Citrus Health Network, located at 8375 South Palm Drive, at around 11 a.m., Tuesday. Authorities said he suffers from schizophrenia and has a history of suicidal and homicidal threats.

Dozens line up to receive vouchers for CAMACOL's annual holiday basket giveaway MIAMI - Dozens of people had an early start to their morning as they lined up in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood to receive one of CAMACOL's holiday basket vouchers.

Dozens Line Up Ahead of Annual Holiday Basket Voucher Giveaway Dozens of people braved the cold temperatures Tuesday night outside of the CAMACOL building for a chance to receive a coveted holiday food basket. an event that has become an annual tradition in South Florida. CAMACOL, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, will distribute approximately 3,000 vouchers to families in need starting 8 a.m.

Homeland Security Wants To Expand Facial Recognition To All Entering Or Leaving US MIAMI - As millions of people are back home from Thanksgiving travel, the federal government is considering changing airport security in a major way. Many of us use facial recognition technology daily. The latest iPhone uses it to unlock your phone and conduct transactions.

Gifted Fort Lauderdale Fire Truck Officially On Its Way To Storm-Ravaged Marsh Harbour FORT LAUDERDALE - A Bahamian island that lost so much during Hurricane Dorian, including its fire truck, will soon have a new one thanks to a South Florida fire department. A Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue truck was on the way to the auction house. Instead, it's set to start another life in the storm-ravaged Bahamas.

Miami-Dade looks to build freight ties with Brazil, Paraguay Souto said, is "strategically located" between Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. For cargo, it uses a 1,675-mile river "that is like a smaller Mississippi comes down from Bolivia." Mr. Kuryla saw "the same shipping lines that are calling on Miami" on the Paraguay River.

Art Basel artistry also comes in moving the artwork "Most recently, Les Lalanne were the subject of a major retrospective at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris and a large-scale public exhibition at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables," said the website of the Kasmin gallery in New York City.

30th Art Miami kicks off with VIP preview ahead of Art Basel, satellite events MIAMI - South Florida once again becomes the center of the art world, as the 30th edition of Art Miami kicked off in style with a VIP preview. 7News cameras captured art lovers coming together at CONTEXT Art Miami at One Herald Plaza, Tuesday night.

Suit aims to wrest control of historic Olympia Theater from Miami With the historic Olympia Theater in the heart of downtown seemingly in limbo, the City of Miami is facing a lawsuit over its handling of the property.

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31-story Courtyard by Marriott coming to hot Omni area He said the Courtyard by Marriott will be home to 269 rooms, on the corner lot and next door to Trinity Cathedral on North Bayshore Drive. The property is 0.27-acre and fronts on both Northeast 15th Street and North Bayshore Drive. Mr.

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Suspect at large in attempted Southwest Ranches burglary - A homeowner saw a startling sight when his security camera caught a criminal running through his back yard trying to break into his Southwest Ranches home. The incident happened when the family was out to dinner on the night of Nov. 26.

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Filming in Miami: December 5, 2019 These film permits were issued last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources' Office of Film and Entertainment, 375-3288; the Miami Mayor's Office of Film, Arts and Entertainment, 860-3823; and the Miami Beach Office of Arts, Culture and Entertainment-Film and Print Division, 673-7070.

Rodrigo Arboleda: Florida Urban Maglev team seeks North Corridor transit Arboleda sat down with reporter Jesse Scheckner. The interview, recorded by Jahmoukie Dayle, can be viewed below. To read the full article and the rest of the Miami Today issue, subscribe to e-MIAMI TODAY, an exact replica of the printed edition. Your email address will not be published.

Elderly man dies following hit-and-run crash in Miami MIAMI - An elderly man who was riding a motorized scooter has died after he was the victim of a hit-and-run crash in Miami. City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene in the area of Northwest 13th Avenue and 54th Street just after 6:30 p.m., Tuesday.