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Cheap Spring Break camps Fit 2 Play camps are available at various Miami-Dade County parks. Find spring camp locations here. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with early dropoff at 7:30 a.m. and late pickup until 6 p.m. General camp programs include fitness and sports activities, arts and crafts, games and field trips.

Burglar steals $2,000 worth of jewelry, house key from North Lauderdale home - Police need help identifying a burglar who climbed and smashed his way into a North Lauderdale home. Broward Sheriff's Office released a new video of the crook outside a house in the 8300 block of Southwest 19th Street in January. Police believe he went to a nearby home and shattered a sliding glass door on the second story to get inside.

6 teens steal candy from Little Haiti discount store MIAMI - Police need help identifying six teens who were caught on camera stealing candy and some other items from a discount store in Little Haiti. Surveillance video showed the teens walking into a beauty supply store Monday night. They immediately go through the candy stand, grabbing candy, chocolate, and chips.

NE Miami-Dade home catches fire twice - New video footage has been released of a fire fight at a home that caught fire twice in Northeast Miami-Dade. The flames sparked at a house near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast 214th Street, Monday night. Firefighters worked quickly to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby structures.

Police break up organized burglary ring in Miami MIAMI - Police have arrested members of an organized burglary ring in Miami. Miami Police said the group used sophisticated surveillance techniques, equipment and social media to make their steals. The group was taken down as a part of an operation investigators are calling Operation Growing Pains.

Miami Comedian Kyle Grooms Produces Comedy Special on His Near-Death Experience Brain Humor, which is slated for release on March 8, pulls material from Grooms' March 2019 seizure and the removal of the brain tumor which caused the serious health scare.

Police searching for missing endangered Miami man MIAMI - The search is on for a missing 20-year-old Miami man. Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down Edgard Hernandez. Detectives said Hernandez was last spotted early Tuesday morning wearing a beanie, gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt.

Driver killed after collision with Brightline train in Pompano Beach - A driver has been killed after a Brightline train struck the car they were driving in Pompano Beach. The collision occurred on Atlantic Boulevard near Dixie Highway, at around 10:30 a.m., Tuesday. 7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews could be seen extinguishing the fire caused by the crash.

Pocket of Lollipops Blend Skate Culture and DIY Principles for "Face Value" Music Video Pocket of Lollipops shared the music video for "Face Value" on YouTube this past Sunday. Heavily influenced by the duo's recent mini-tour that saw them visit many a skatepark and record shop, the song's video features fan recordings of the band as well as clips of Miami-based skater Clara Solar.

Wynwood Japanese Spot Hiyakawa to Open in March Shuji Hiyakawa will open his namesake restaurant next month in the Cynergi Building on North Miami Avenue and 27th Street adding a variety of cooked dishes to an established omakase and poke bowl operations at Wabi Sabi by Shuji.

Police release surveillance footage of robbers targeting Virginia Gardens home on Christmas Eve - Miami-Dade Police need help identifying two men who were caught on camera attempting to rob a home in Virginia Gardens on Christmas Eve. The robbery occurred at a house near Northwest 40th Terrace and 60th Avenue, Dec. 24, 2019. Surveillance video footage showed one of the crooks crawling across the front yard before the robbery.

The Spillover Gets a Do-Over Whether you're thinking of visiting The Spillover for the first time or the 20th, this new menu will leave you plenty full and happy. We were hesitant about checking the place out after our last experience, but those reservations were unwarranted. Now, all we can think about are that prawns toast and tuna pinchos.

Valerie Bertinelli Dishes on Foodie Movie Night and Her Lemon Tribe Foodie Movie Night in the Park, sponsored in part by the Miami Film Festival, is a family-friendly evening that blends the worlds of food and film. Who better to host than a woman who has a history in both realms? "There'll be food, there'll be drinks, and it'll just be a lot of fun for everybody," Bertinelli says of the event.

Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar - Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in Saint Petersburg on Jan.

Miami Weather: Unseasonably Warm Weather Through Thursday MIAMI - It was a mild morning across South Florida with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. The average low this time of year is 62 degrees. The rain chance will remain low on Tuesday, but a few showers will be possible on the breeze. Highs will climb to the low to mid-80s.

Cynthia Gauthier Is Breaking Monster Truck Stereotypes One Thrill at a Time Saturday, February 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; 305-480-1300. Tickets cost $15 to $75 via Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms of use, our cookies policy, and our privacy policy.

Ten Must-See Acts at Okeechobee Music Festival 2020 Clairo plays at Okeechobee on Saturday. Is this Atlanta hip-hop duo the second coming of Outkast? While some say comparing the team of Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot to Big Boi and André 3000 is unfair, it's not an unflattering comparison.

Jury Acquits Man Accused of Trafficking Cocaine Via Fort Lauderdale Airbnb Martinez was accused of conspiring to import a Schedule ll controlled substance into the United States from a place outside the country. But at his trial, the jury didn't buy prosecutors' argument that Martinez was involved in any drug-trafficking activity.

Will Chef Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster Harlem Succeed in Overtown? For the past four years, Samuelsson has worked to transform a long-shuttered Miami landmark into an outpost of Red Rooster Harlem, which he opened in its namesake neighborhood to great acclaim in late 2010.

This Week's Top Food Events: Cocktail Pop-Ups, All-You-Can Drink Beer, and More The best bets for this week.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Pledges Billions To Fight Climate Change MIAMI - The world's richest man is pledging ten billion dollars to fight climate change. South Florida's own Jeff Bezos said he will start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists, and non-profits working to protect the earth.

Eros Ramazzotti on His Unlikely Reign as the "Phil Collins of Latin Pop Radio" Tonal handwringing aside, Ramazzotti, with his hefty load of bilingual crossover hits, has been a force of nature on Latin pop radio throughout his 30-year career. An international star in his own right, the Italian musician has won over the hearts of both European and Latin American audiences.

Shots Fired At Davie Police While They Investigating A Crash Davie - One person is in custody after they reportedly shot Davie police officers who were responding to a crash at Griffin Road and State Road 7. Davie police said after the shots were fired, the shooter fled. After a search, the individual identified as the shooter was found.

New Study Shows Miami Is One of the Best Cities in America for Football Fans WalletHub's study shows Miami is the seventh-greatest city for football fans in all of America, even beating out Kansas City and San Fransico, the cities represented recently at Super Bowl LIV. The personal-finance website ranked 245 U.S. cities with at least one football team, either college or professional.

Michael Schwartz on the Secret to Making Pizza and His Late-Night SOBEWFF Soiree James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz is about to embark on the busiest South Beach Wine and Food Festival of his career. Though he has participated in the festival in various capacities over the past decade, 2020 will be the year he showcases just how well he can flex his culinary muscles.

One Man Killed, Second Injured In Lauderhill Home Invasion FORT LAUDERDALE - Lauderhill police are investigating a deadly home invasion. It happened just before 2 a.m. at the Wyndham Apartments at 52nd Avenue and SW 18th Street. Police said their officers heard gunshots and were flagged down by a man at the apartment entrance who had been shot in the leg.

Police: subject apprehended after shots fired at cops near Davie Wendy's - Police report they have a subject in custody after shots were fired at officers near a Davie Wendy's. Police also shut down Griffin Road at State Road Seven, also known as 441, at around 3 a.m. Tuesday, as they investigated a crash between two cars and a reported shooting near the restaurant.

Portuguese Restaurants in Miami, Here's the Best: MiamiCurated W had the steamed mussels in homemade tomato sauce with spicy peppers. The sauce was so fresh and ripe with flavor I could also see it over fish or even pasta. We accompanied these dishes with a what was a generous portion of sautéed vegetables, heavy on the mushrooms as I like it.

Lauderhill Police investigating home invasion that left 1 dead - Police are investigating a home invasion at a Lauderhill apartment that left one person dead. According to Lauderhill Police, at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, an officer patrolling the area of Northwest 19th Street and 55th Avenue heard shots fired. An officer went to investigate where he heard the shots.

Ft. Laudy Crit 10 to race, winners get money and prizes. Helmets and track bikes required. Afterparty at Riverside Market. Posted by The Miami Bike Scene at Tuesday, February 18, 2020 ',userId: accessToken.innerHTML.split, accessToken: accessToken.innerHTML,.

Burgermeister dares you to try their tall, loaded burgers We here at Deco Drive like to think of ourselves as burger aficionados. We know our meat, and we know good buns. But a great burger isn't just about the patty and the bread. It's also about the stuff that goes on top of the beef. Size does matter at Burgermeister on South Beach.

Curtis, Rashad, Teller and Flo Rida weigh in on how they measure success That's how critics and some fans judge success when it comes to entertainment - but what do the people who make movies, TV shows or music think? We asked some of our favorite celebs how they measure success. Jamie Lee Curtis : "You know something. Spill it!" "Knives Out" was a huge success.

CBD Oil Infused Massages Gaining In Popularity And now it's gaining popularity as it is being used to maximize the benefits of massage too. Scott Coff is a pretty active retiree. He does a lot of weight lifting, practices yoga, spinning and long distance walking. All of this exercise keeping him fit also leads to some tendinitis in his elbow as well as shoulder and back issues.

Exclusive: Animal Rescue Group Saves Stray Pit Bull Suffocating On Puppy Collar FORT LAUDERDALE - A 1-year-old stray pit bull suffocating on its puppy collar is finally getting some much-needed help. Red had been wandering around an abandoned warehouse in Fort Lauderdale for months, scrounging for scraps and sleeping under ramp.

Sunrise family displaced after house fire; no injuries - A Sunrise family has been left without a place to call home after, officials said, a fire broke out inside their house. Sunrise Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the blaze along the 6200 block of Northwest 14th Place, Monday afternoon. Jasmine Herrod said she came home to find smoke coming out of the home.

Young heart patients reunite with doctors, nurses at Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Several young heart patients have been reunited with the medical professionals who saved their lives at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Southwest Miami-Dade. Aimee Cuccia, a parent, was overcome with emotion as she remembered when her daughter had open-heart surgery.

Witnesses: Reckless driving led to Miami Gardens head-on collision that injured 2 - Witnesses said they spotted motorists driving recklessly along a Miami Gardens roadway just before one of them was involved in a head-on collision that left two people injured. Miami Gardens Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash along U.S.

Dog found wandering with apparent gunshot wound undergoes surgery - A young pup that was found roaming the streets of Southwest Miami-Dade with what appeared to be a gunshot wound received surgery at a Hollywood animal clinic. The Doberman mix was found in the area of Southwest 216th Street and 209th Avenue, Sunday.

Sewer Main Break At George English Park Causes Nearly 80 Million Gallons Of Raw Sewage To Flow Into Waters FORT LAUDERDALE - The city of Fort Lauderdale confirmed Monday that the recent sewer main break in George English Park led to nearly 80 million gallons of raw sewage flowing into the lake at the park. That brings the total of raw sewage into city waters from the recent sewer main breaks in Fort Lauderdale to a staggering 201 million gallons.

SpaceX Completes Its 5th Starlink Satellites Launch And if all goes well, it could bring us all WiFi that's out of this world. SpaceX's launch was the fifth of its kind, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites up to 300. The company's plan is to get thousands up there in low-Earth orbit. The goal of Starlink is to offer affordable internet service to parts of the U.S.

New Report Questioning Ring's Use Of Customer Data MIAMI - What we do on the internet is far from anonymous. Many of the sites we visit and apps we use share our information. Ring cameras made headlines recently after hackers were able to access some of the devices and even talk through them. A new report from Electronic Frontier Foundation is questioning the company's use of its customers' data.

Florida could extend time for NCAA on student-athlete pay - Florida lawmakers sought to slow down the momentum to allow college athletes to strike endorsement deals, and extended the game clock on Monday for the NCAA to address the issue of compensation for the 450,000 student athletes under its purview.

Hallandale Beach Police Comb Neighborhood For Clues In Death Investigation HALLANDALE BEACH - Hallandale Beach police officers are investigating a death Monday afternoon. Chopper4 was over the scene along NW 6th Ave. A tarp could be seen placed over the body as crews combed the neighborhood for clues. According to the fire department, first responders were called out to the area to treat an injured person.

NB Palmetto reopens after multi-vehicle crash in West Miami-Dade; 1 hospitalized - Rescue crews have taken one person to the hospital after, officials said, they were involved in a multi-vehicle crash along the Palmetto Expressway in West Miami-Dade that prompted authorities to shut down five northbound lanes for hours.

Florida House To Take Up Bill On Domestic Violence Agency TALLAHASSEE - Amid probes into spending by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the House is poised Wednesday to take up a bill that would give flexibility to the Department of Children and Families to contract for services to help victims of domestic violence.

2 Injured In Two-Car Collision in Miami Gardens MIAMI - Miami Gardens police say two people had to be transported to a local hospital following a head-on collision Monday morning in Miami Gardens. It happened at around 9 a.m. in the 20900 block of NW 2nd Avenue, authorities said.

New Proposals Could Squeeze Florida Ballot Initiatives TALLAHASSEE - New proposals have emerged in the Florida House and Senate that would make it harder to place proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.

Walt Disney World to give Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom a royal makeover - The Cinderella Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom is getting the Midas touch. Walt Disney World Resort announced in a blog post Monday that they will be giving their iconic centerpiece a royal makeover.

Westminster Christian School Student Killed In Boat Crash In The Keys MIAMI - Westminster Christian School announced Monday that one of their students had died in a boat crash near the Florida Keys over the weekend. Authorities said Lucas Alvarez, 18, died when the boat he was in hit a marker Sunday.

211 million gallons of sewage spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways - Fort Lauderdale officials say 211.6 million gallons of sewage has spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways in the past few months. The Sun-Sentinel reports that's enough to fill 320 Olympic-sized pools.

2 drivers transported after multi-vehicle crash in Miami Gardens - Miami Gardens Police have responded to a serious multi-vehicle crash. The incident occurred on Northwest Second Avenue near South State Road 7, just after 9 a.m., Monday. According to police, witnesses stated that a driver of a black Impala was traveling northbound Northwest Second Avenue and lost control of the vehicle.

Animal Group: Puppy Found Shot In SW Miami-Dade MIAMI - A puppy is getting help Monday afternoon after she was found wandering the streets in the Redland with an apparent gunshot wound over the weekend. A group called "Redland Rockpit Abandoned Dogs," says it looks like the puppy was shot in the jaw.

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Crews work to clear roadway after container falls off tractor-trailer in NW Miami-Dade - Crews are currently working to remove a container left on the roadway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene on the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near State Road 9 at around 11 a.m., Monday. Officials have shut down the off-ramp until the roadway can be cleared.

Tractor-Trailer Overturns On Golden Glades Interchange Ramp MIAMI - An overturned tractor-trailer truck was causing some headaches for commuters in Miami on Monday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol said it happened just after 9 a.m. on the ramp from the old Stateroad 9 to I-95 NB on the Golden Glades Interchange.

Free Homestead Trolley to national parks Every weekend, Homestead invites its residents, neighbors and visitors to explore Everglades and Biscayne National Parks and Homestead's Bayfront Park with a free guided trolley ride from Historic Downtown Homestead. The free trolley will run every Saturday and Sunday through April 12.

North Miami Councilmen Condemn "Anti-Asian" Remarks Against Planned Chinatown North Miami officials push back on xenophobic statements by resident Jessica Alston, who said the city's plan to construct a Chinatown district should be canceled because of the coronavirus.

Free and cheap events for Black History Month Here is a list of free Black History Month events throughout Miami:. Feb. 8 from 3-6 p.m., Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Gospel Sundays at the Arsht Center Performance by the female gospel quartet Lisa Knowles Smith and the Brown Singers formed in Memphis, Tennessee in the late 1970s.

Florida Man With Hepatitis A Sues Denny's TALLAHASSEE - A Florida man who contracted hepatitis A is suing the restaurant chain Denny's, Inc. and the company that operates a Denny's franchise in Osceola County.

National Margarita Day deals in Miami 22, is National Margarita Day, and we've found a few places you can celebrate in Miami. Because not all franchises participate in national promotions, it's always smart to call ahead and see if your favorite restaurant is offering the deal. Chili's: Get $5 margaritas for $5 during the month of February.

Something showed up on a weather radar in Key West, but it wasn't rain. It was birds A weather radar in Key West, Florida, exploded in a wave of hundreds of red, orange, and green dots early Monday morning. It would have been quite a storm, if the activity wasn't almost completely due to migrating birds. The birds showed up on the radar in green and yellow.

Forensic Architecture Deconstructs the "Official Story" Behind True Crimes and Tragedies But as it's presented on Forensic Architecture's website, this sentence opens an investigation - one of many on display at Miami Dade College's Museum of Art and Design starting Wednesday, February 19. Forensic Architecture is an agency based in the University of London.

Miami's Best Chefs Share Their Favorite SOBEWFF Events and Secret South Beach Hangouts Miami chef Pablo Lamon, Brian Nasajon, Danny Ganem, and others share tips and their picks for the best events at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

Construction Worker Killed In I-95 Crash MIAMI - A construction worker is dead after an accident on Interstate 95. It happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday near NW 69th Street. Florida Highway Patrol says an SUV hit a car then swerved into a construction zone hitting that worker. He was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center but did not survive.

Search On For Killer In Lauderdale Lakes MIAMI - Oakland Park relatives of 24-year-old Luis Rodriguez are heartbroken. "The reality is hitting in that we lost my little cousin," a relative said. That's a woman who is too emotional to show her face and reveal her name since she's worried because whoever killed her cousin in Lauderdale Lakes is still on the run.

Cooking Burgers On Your Blackstone Grill What's the most important thing when cooking burgers on your Blackstone griddle? Always be prepared with all the equipment you need.

Man In Critical Condition After NW Miami-Dade Shooting MIAMI - One man is in critical condition in the hospital after a Sunday night shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade. Miami-dade police say he was shot in the stomach on NW 23rd Court near 43rd Street, just before 9 p.m. He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center.

Hadestown and Dear Evan Hansen Lead Arsht Center's 2020-21 Broadway Season The Adrienne Arsht Center recently announced its 2020-21 Broadway in Miami season, and some of the biggest productions in showbiz are making their way south.

Miami Weather: Mainly Dry & Warm Presidents' Day MIAMI - A cool start with lows falling to the mid to upper 60s across South Florida. We are mainly dry and the rain chance will be lower today. After a weekend washout, the rain chance will be lower today. A few showers will be possible. And we'll enjoy more sunshine with highs in the low to mid 80s.

ESPN's D. Wade: Life Unexpected Uniquely Details the Life of Miami's Greatest Sports Star Wade: Life Unexpected, a feature documentary from ESPN Films and Imagine Documentaries that will debut Sunday, February 23, at 9 p.m. on ESPN. The 90-minute-plus trip down memory lane begins with an emotional Wade, realizing his career is over as he lies in bed, and rewinds to his upbringing and what led him to that reality.

A Guide to the Booziest Events at SOBEWFF 2020 Looking for the best cocktail events at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival? Check out Spike Your Ice Cream, Daquiris and Pastelitos, Craft-y Happy Hour, and other SOBEWFF 2020 events.

Patrick Holland Charts New Sonic Horizons and Declares the End of Project Pablo Saturday, February 22, at ATV Records, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-456-5613; Tickets cost $10 to $15 via Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms of use, our cookies policy, and our privacy policy. 2020 Miami New Times, LLC.

The Five Best Food and Drink Events in Miami This Week Looking for the best food and drink events this week? The South Beach Wine and Food Festival returns Wednesday with more than a hundred happenings, tastings, and parties. Plus, enjoy an Italo-Colombian dinner at Elcielo, and experience B-Side Takes Azabu.

The Best Concerts in Miami This Week 1-800-Lucky, 143 NW 23rd St., Miami, 305-768-9826, Kelly Schenk: 9 p.m., Free. Lagniappe, 3425 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-576-0108, Plaque Marks: 9 p.m., Free. Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami, 786-780-2700,

The Seven Best Free Things to Do in Miami This Week Here are the best free things to do in Miami this week:. It's been a rainy and windy few days in South Florida. Let's hope the wind keeps it up for the final day of the Kite Days festival in Haulover Park this Monday.

Volunteers Picked Up 600 Pounds of Trash in Wynwood in Just One Hour Last month, a group of volunteers picked up 600 pounds of trash in one hour on the streets of Wynwood.

Over $80 million worth of drugs seized by U.S. Coast Guard crews Coast Guard crews have returned to Cape Canaveral after seizing over $80 million worth of drugs in the Eastern Pacific. After 55 days away from home, the USCG Cutter Vigilant crew returned from a counter-drug patrol on Sunday. The crew seized 2,155 kilograms of cocaine, 30 pounds of marijuana and one pound of amphetamine valued at $81.7 million.

Manatee deaths in Florida drop to 606 in 2019 - Fewer manatees died in 2019 in Florida compared with the year before. Statewide, manatee deaths decreased to 606 deaths last year, down from 824 in 2018. Experts say it appears the main cause of the decline in deaths is the reduced effect of red tide algae on manatees.

Presidents' Day: What's Open & Closed MIAMI - Many South Floridians will be enjoying a day off for Presidents' Day. Here's a rundown of what's open and closed. Federal offices: Closed. State offices: Closed. Stock markets: Closed. Miami-Dade County offices: Closed. Broward County offices: Closed.

Miami Insider Tips for February We're talking everything from complimentary Rose happy hour for ladies at Novikov, a serious new ManCave with the works, and Little Havana's first rooftop bar and eatery, to a costume jewelry repair pro, terrific musical at M Ensemble Company on through February 23, and more.

MDFR pays tribute to firefighter who drowned in 1985 after saving girl in canal - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue held a special ceremony to pay tribute to a firefighter who gave his life while rescuing a child 35 years ago. The touching tribute to Shawn O'Dare was held Sunday at Miami-Dade Fire Station 1 in Miami Lakes.

Volunteers work on Habitat Build Blitz dedicated to WSVN's Bob Leider - Habitat for Humanity's biggest South Florida event of the year got underway this weekend with dedicated crews and a special tribute to a late member of WSVN's family. The 22nd annual Blitz Build continued Saturday in Southwest Miami-Dade.

28th Florida Renaissance fest holds court at Deerfield Beach park - South Floridians got to experience a blast from the medieval past in Deerfield Beach. The 28th annual Florida Renaissance Festival took patrons of all ages back to the time of knights, jesters and pirates this holiday weekend. The festival is serving up historical reenactments, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Speeding SUV driver hits car, slams into gym at Miami intersection MIAMI - A driver is speaking out hours after, he said, a speeding SUV slammed into his car at a busy Miami intersection, then barreled into a gym. Aldo Lomanto said the driver of a red SUV hit his silver SUV, hopped the curb and slammed into Primal Fit Miami, at around 3:30 p.m.

Suspect in 2013 Connecticut drunk driving death arrested in Broward - A 2013 cold case from Connecticut has been cracked in South Florida. Forty-nine-year-old John Shepard was taken into custody on Saturday with help from the Broward Sheriff's Office and Fort Lauderdale Police. Officials said new tips led to the arrest after a local Connecticut TV station aired a story featuring the cold case.

Mother of toddler fatally struck in South Miami-Dade demands justice - The mother of the 3-year-old boy who, authorities said, was struck and killed by an out-of-control driver in South Miami-Dade is demanding accountability in the wake of the tragedy that took her only son. Judy Rojo spoke with 7News on Sunday, two days after the Valentine's Day crash that claimed the life of Anthony De Leon.

Fort Lauderdale boil water notice lifted after repairs to main - Officials have lifted a precautionary boil water notice that affected parts of Fort Lauderdale. The city on Sunday lifted the notice from Feb. 8 following repairs of a water main in the south fork of the New River, in the vicinity of Southwest Seventh Street.

At least 1 hospitalized after crash in Miami causes pole to fall on parked cars MIAMI - Rescue crews took at least one person to the hospital after, police said, a crash caused a pole to come down on two parked cars near a major intersection in Miami. City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Biscayne Boulevard, near Northeast 62nd Street, just after 5:10 a.m., Sunday.

Boil Water Notice For Areas Near South Fork Of New River Lifted FORT LAUDERDALE - The city of Fort Lauderdale's precautionary boil water advisory for areas near the south fork of the New River has been lifted. Bacteriological surveys showed the water was safe to drink after emergency repairs to the submerged 16-inch pipe were completed.

Trump Becomes Second President Ever To Attend Daytona 500 DAYTONA BEACH - President Donald Trump became just the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Given the honor of commanding drivers to start their engines, Trump made a grand entrance before the start of the race.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg Opens 7 New Campaign Offices In Florida TAMPA - Mike Bloomberg has opened another seven campaign offices throughout the Sunshine State, including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Scott Kosanovich, the campaign's state director for Florida, said the other new offices, which opened Saturday, are in Gainesville, Sanford, Sarasota, Tallahassee and Tampa.

Free & cheap things to do in Miami this week Here are free and cheap things to do in Miami this week:. Looking for more ways to have fun on the cheap? Check out these resources:. If you're hungry, check out our latest dining deals and coupons. You can find info about free and cheap events in Broward at Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap.

Florida AG grants reparations for wrongfully convicted man - The Florida Attorney General's office announced Saturday that it was wrong to deny reparations to a Jacksonville man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Saint Sophia Greek Festival free admission day Friday The ever popular Saint Sophia Greek Festival returns Feb. 21-23 featuring Greek food, wine and spirits, Greek pastry and coffee, Greek cooking demonstrations, live Greek music, dancing and a tour of the Byzantine Cathedral. The baklava will be irresistible.

10 tickets to Hamilton at the Arsht via lottery The smash Tony-award winning Broadway musical "Hamilton" by Lin-Manuel Miranda finally makes it to Miami running Feb. 18-March 15, and there are $10 tickets to had via a lottery system. Here's how it works:. Billed as the #HamForHam digital ticket lottery, a total of 40 $10 tickets become available two days before every single performance.

Caught On Cam: Search On For Homestead Tow Yard Shooter HOMESTEAD - The search is on for a shooter caught on camera going after an employee at a Homestead tow yard. Homestead police said two men who work for a tow truck company confronted the suspect after he broke into one of their cars. That suspect then opened fire, hitting both men.

Publix subs on sale Feb. 20-23 "Pub Subs," as they're lovingly called by legions of Miami fans, will be on sale at area Publix Supermarkets from Feb. 20-23. Every single full sub, any combination, will be on sale for $5.99 - a $3 savings from the usual $8.99 price tag. Chicken tenders, turkey, Italian, any of them, are on sale.

Free show by Front Yard Theatre Collective Every month Front Yard Theatre Collective transforms the historic Olympia Theater's lobby into a cabaret, featuring one of a kind shows with various acts including sketch comedy, improv and music Olympia Lobby Live! is officially on the third Wednesday of every month.

Devastated Family Left Planning Funeral For 3-Year-Old Boy Killed While Selling Valentine's Day Gifts HOMESTEAD - A devastated family is left planning the funeral of a 3-year-old boy struck and killed while selling Valentine's Day gifts with his parents. Anthony de Leon was killed by an out of control driver on Friday. Witnesses said a late model Dodge Charger careened through the family's roadside tent and hit him.

No Bond For Man Accused Of Attacking 2 Girls, Including His Own Daughter, With Machete LAUDERHILL - The man accused of using machete to attack two girls, including his own daughter, appeared before a judge in bond court Saturday. "I do find probable cause," the judge said. Dennis Reid is facing attempted murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

Hey, Remember When Bloomberg Weirdly Defended a Florida Pastor's Right to Burn Qurans But one prominent politician needlessly jumped into the debate to remind Americans that Jones had the right to do whatever he wanted - then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who seemingly had no relation to the case at the time. "In a strange way, I'm here to defend his right to do that.

Construction worker killed on the job in I-95 crash MIAMI - A construction worker was killed on the job in a deadly accident on Interstate 95. The crash happened in the southbound lanes near 62nd Street just after 2 a.m., Sunday. Florida Highway Troopers said a black SUV crashed into a white Toyota sedan.

Florida deadline to register to vote, switch parties nears - Eligible Florida voters have only a few days left to register or switch their party affiliation if they want to vote in the March 17 Democratic presidential primary. Florida has closed primaries, which means anyone not registered as a Democrat by Tuesday will be unable to vote to choose the party's nominee.

Body found near NW Miami-Dade cemetery - Police are investigating after they made a deadly discovery in Northwest Miami-Dade. 7News cameras captured a body on the ground covered by a tarp in the area of Northwest 12th Avenue and 139th Street, Saturday afternoon. Miami-Dade Police units were seen canvassing for clues near a cemetery after blocking off the area with crime scene tape.

3 caught on surveillance breaking into NE Miami-Dade home - A homeowner is reeling after, she said, three burglars broke into her Northeast Miami-Dade home and got away with electronics and personal documents. Surveillance video captured the trio climbing through a window of the home, located along Northeast 18th Avenue, and entering a toddler's room, Friday afternoon.

Family of boy killed in South Miami-Dade crash speaks out amid investigation - The devastated family of a 2-year-old boy who, authorities said, was struck and killed near a vendor's stand in South Miami-Dade spoke out about the sudden Valentine's Day tragedy. Grieving loved ones on Saturday became emotional near the mangled rubble where, investigators said, Anthony De Leon lost his life in Friday afternoon's crash.

Man dead after shooting in Lauderdale Lakes - Police are searching for the person responsible for a shooting in a Lauderdale Lakes neighborhood that left one man dead. Broward Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene of the shooting near the intersection of Northwest 37th Street and 32nd Way, just before 4:45 p.m., Saturday.

Police: Car burglar shot 2 tow truck workers in Homestead MIAMI - Police say a shooting in Homestead that sent two tow workers to the hospital was the result of a car burglary gone bad. Newly released surveillance video shows the moments just before the incident in the area of Southwest Third Avenue and First Street, at around 9 p.m., Friday.

Belkys Nerey hosts cooking class at Plantation Publix - One of 7News' very own held a cooking class in Plantation. Belkys Nerey hosted the event at the Publix supermarket on South University Drive and Southwest 12th Street, Saturday evening. The longtime anchor shared her passion and expertise at Aprons Cooking School.

Trump expected to raise $10 million during Palm Beach stop - President Donald Trump mixed reelection business with pleasure during a weekend stop at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, attending a fundraiser on Saturday evening expected to raise $10 million for his campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Broward Humane Society hosts Valentine's-themed Adopt a Sweetheart event - Love is in the air this holiday weekend during the Humane Society of Broward County's annual Adopt a Sweetheart event. The adoption kennel on Anglers Avenue and Griffin Road in Dania Beach opened up at 10 a.m. on Friday for those wanting to find a new valentine.

Bloomberg opens new campaign offices throughout Florida - Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg opened seven new campaign offices in Florida, bringing the total number to ten throughout the state. Scott Kosanovich, the campaign's state director for Florida, said offices in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Sanford, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach opened on Saturday.

Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park - A Florida city shut down a section of a lake Thursday after receiving reports of swarming snakes. Turns out, the slithery creatures were just celebrating Valentine's Day a little early. The Lakeland Parks and Recreation department wrote on its Facebook page that a group of non-venomous water snakes congregated to mate near a traffic roundabout.

Drive-By Shooting Victim Aaron Willis Wants To Become A Social Worker & 'Change People's Lives' MIAMI - A 22-year-old Miami man who was paralyzed in a drive-by shooting seven years ago says he is now going to devote his life to helping others. Aaron Willis was a 15-year-old 9th-grade student at Booker T. Washington High School when he was shot in the back while riding his bicycle home near midtown Miami.

Boats, arts and family fun: Presidents Day weekend events offer something for everyone MIAMI - South Florida is offering holiday weekend revelers plenty to do, from checking out works of arts, to big boats, to new work by Miami music royalty. The fun has already started at Peacock Park, Friday evening, ahead of the 57th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival.

Wife: Doctors find bullet in woman's head days after SW Miami-Dade shooting - A woman complaining of headaches was taken to the hospital where, her wife said, doctors found a bullet in her head days after she was hurt in a drive-by shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade.

2 tow truck workers airlifted after shooting in Homestead - Two tow truck workers have been airlifted to the hospital after, officials said, they were ambushed and shot at their Homestead business. Homestead Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units have responded to the area of Southwest Third Avenue and Fourth Street, near downtown Homestead, just before 9 p.m.

Man Charged With Trespassing Near President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort MIAMI - A Florida man was arrested Thursday after officers spotted him hiding near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, authorities said. Palm Beach Police charged Allen Cox, 38, with violating a previous trespass warning that prohibited him from being near the property, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Miami's own Jencarlos Canela dishes on new Netflix show Jencarlos Canela made a name for himself as a singer, but now his acting career is hitting a high note. Deco caught up with the Hialeah native at Vandalo in Wynwood and dished on his new Netflix show. Jencarlos Canela's singing career took off in 2009 with his debut album, "Búscame." Jencarlos Canela : "I have my mother's jawline.

Nic's New York Pizza in Hialeah is dishing out 3-foot long slices of pizza How do you top a two-foot slice of pizza? Create a three-foot slice, of course. A popular spot in Hialeah is dishing out slices that are big enough to have their own ZIP codes. Hope you're hungry! We're gonna need a bigger appetite. The three-foot pizza slice is upon us at Nic's New York Pizza in Hialeah.

Child Dies Despite Good Samaritans' Efforts To Lift, Free Minor From Under Vehicle In Homestead MIAMI - Despite heroic efforts by good Samaritans, a child could not be saved after the minor ended up pinned under a vehicle Friday afternoon in Homestead. Police said a driver lost control, as the vehicle was heading north in 300th block US 1, and it ended up plowing into a roadside Valentine's day stand in Homestead.

Broward Clerk of Courts officiates dozens of weddings on Valentine's Day - Dozens of couples in Fort Lauderdale celebrated Valentine's Day, not with chocolates and flowers, but by tying the knot. The Broward County Clerk of Courts hosted its third annual Valentine's Day marriage ceremony, Friday. Couples lined up to exchange and in some cases renew their vows.

FDOT To Begin Testing SR826/Palmetto Express Ramp Signals MIAMI - Starting on Monday, February 17, the Florida Department of Transportation District Six will begin testing new ramp signals located on 19 entrance ramps to SR 826/Palmetto Expressway between NW 25 Street and NW 154 Street. Here is what FDOT officials said about the testing:.

Manatee injured by boat propeller arrives at Miami Seaquarium for treatment - A manatee that was badly injured by a boat propeller has been taken to the Miami Seaquarium in Virginia Key to treat its injuries. The injured sea cow arrived from Boynton Beach on Friday after the manatee's rescue took two days. Rescuers have nicknamed the manatee Harry Houdini after he escaped several attempts to get him into a net.

Florida House Approves Office Of Energy Move TALLAHASSEE - As Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried holds out for "cooler heads" in the Senate, House Speaker José Oliva is hopeful he will gain support for his chamber's effort to move the Office of Energy from under her watch.

Man says 2 teens robbed him at gunpoint in Hollywood alleyway - A man is sharing his story after, he said, two teenage boys robbed him at gunpoint in Hollywood while he was taking a work break. Henry Mahan said that's him caught on surveillance video coming face to face with the subjects along the 2000 block of Harrison Street, Thursday afternoon.

3 taken to hospital after boat partially sinks near Key Biscayne - Three people had to be taken to the hospital after a boat partially sunk near Key Biscayne. The vessel began taking on water a few miles off the Crandon Beach Marina, Friday. Aerial footage showed crews towing the partially submerged vessel, and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews placing an injured man onto a stretcher.

Police Concerned Serial Distraction Thieves Could Turn Violent: 'I Suspect One Of Them Is Armed' SOUTH MIAMI - South Miami Police are warning the public about serial distraction thieves who they say have targeted victims in their city and Plantation. One victim tells CBS4, "I am very angry.

'Unleash Your Love' For Your Pets This Valentine's Day MIAMI - Our furry companions give us love 356 days a year, so on this Valentine's Day, you can 'Unleash Your Love' for them. "Come get your new gear, get your dog a new look and help a dog," said Steven Cohen, owner of the Dog Bar in Miami Beach.

Boil water notice lifted in Rio Vista neighborhood after water main break - The water is once again safe to drink in Fort Lauderdale's Rio Vista neighborhood. Officials on Friday lifted a precautionary boil water notice for residents living near Cordova Road and Southeast 11th Street. Crews have fixed a broken water main in the area that was the source of the problem.

Drive-In Restaurants U.S. Listing In the 1950s, you couldn't go more than a mile without running into a drive-in. This directory lists all active drive-in restaurants in the U.S.

Residents displaced following fire at duplex near Fort Lauderdale NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Some residents have been displaced after a two-story duplex caught fire near Fort Lauderdale. Flames could be seen pouring out of the home along Southwest 40th Terrace and 18th Street, Friday afternoon. Officials said a family of seven escaped safely, but two of their cats died in the fire.

Mother seeking answers after 6-year-old daughter Baker Acted - The mother of a 6-year-old Jacksonville girl who was removed from her classroom and taken to a behavioral health center wants answers from the school system. Martina Falk and her lawyer Reganel Reeves talked to news outlets on Monday morning regarding the incident that took place at Love Grove Elementary School on Feb.

Students mark 2nd anniversary of Parkland shooting with day of service, moment of silence - Students across South Florida honored the victims of the Parkland shooting with a moment of silence and participating in a day of service. Through the fog and haze, students began to arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday, the second anniversary of the shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and staff members.

Miami's Two Big Boat Shows Underway, Coconut Grove Arts Festival This Presidents' Day Weekend MIAMI - Looking for something to do during this Presidents' Day long weekend? Your choices include the Progressive Miami International Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Coconut Grove Arts Festival. "Well, 57 years.

Tuesday Is Florida's Presidential Preference Primary Registration Deadline MIAMI - Do you want to vote in the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary? The deadline to register to vote or make party changes is Tuesday, February 18. You can register at your county election office, public libraries, military recruitment offices, or driver's license offices.

FHP: 3-year-old boy killed in South Miami-Dade crash - A 3-year-old boy has died after, authorities said, a car crashed into a Valentine's Day vendor's stand in South Miami-Dade, pinning him underneath the vehicle.

Florida House Slated To Take Up Parental Consent Requirement TALLAHASSEE - After Senate approval of the controversial proposal, the state's House next week will take up a plan that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions. The parental-consent issue is scheduled to be considered during a Wednesday floor session.

Mar-A-Lago Intruder Sentenced To Six Months For Resisting Arrest PALM BEACH - A Chinese national who resisted an officer after she was chased from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort has been sentenced to six months in jail. Jing Lu was sentenced Friday morning in West Palm Beach.

Miami-Dade Police searching for 15-year-old girl who has been missing for 4 months - Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for four months. The search is on for 15-year-old Maria Riva Chavez. According to Miami-Dade Police, Chavez has been missing since Oct. 10 after she left her home near Southwest 216 Street and 142nd Avenue and did not return.

U of Florida: Professors can't make sick kids leave class - Florida's flagship university is warning its professors to stop requiring students who may be visibly sick to leave class and be tested for the new coronavirus.

Sip on free cold brew iced coffee at Cinnabon Something sweet is brewing at Cinnabon. The mall bakery may be known for its cinnamon rolls and other baked treats. However, they also serve lots of "Cinnalicious drinks", including cold brew iced coffee - a perfect pairing for when you indulge on one of its sweet treats.

Free Miami Beach culture crawl On the third Thursday of the month, the City of Miami Beach hosts its monthly "Culture Crawl" aiming to get residents and visitors exploring and becoming re-acquainted with Miami Beach and the plethora of cultural offerings.

Find Snacks and Soul at Zak the Baker's Gospel & Falafel During SOBEWFF There was none of the master planning you might expect the first time Zak Stern decided to keep his kosher bakery open late and invite the public inside for a gospel choir and crisp, hot falafels tucked into fluffy pitas with tahini and tomato-cucumber salad.

Firefighters put out trailer fire in NW Miami-Dade - Firefighters have extinguished intense flames that broke out inside a trailer in Northwest Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to a first-alarm fire in the area of Northwest 114th Street and 19th Avenue just before 5:15 a.m., Friday. Responding firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure.

How to Spend Valentine's Day in Surfside Love is in the air, and Surfside is feeling cupid's arrow. Whether you're celebrating a new love or honoring a long-time partnership, Surfside has a little something to fete every romantic stage.

Endangered Black Rhinoceros Celebrates Historic Birthday At Zoo Miami MIAMI - "Toshi" an endangered black rhinoceros celebrated his 43rd birthday this week at Zoo Miami making him the oldest male black rhino in the United States. He was born on February 10, 1977 at the Asa Zoological Park in Hiroshima, Japan on February 10, 1977.

Deadly Triple Shooting In Lauderdale Lakes FORT LAUDERDALE - An investigation is underway after a deadly triple shooting in Lauderdale Lakes. It happened Thursday night in the 3600 block of NW 21st Street. "I just heard shots being fired. I looked out my window and I seen that a lady was shot and I like, 'whoa!' I never seen that, nothing like that," said Terie Jackson.

Moment Of Silence, Day Of Service To Honor Those Killed In Parkland Massacre PARKLAND - Today marks two years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. To honor the 17 students and faculty who lost their lives that tragic day, school districts across the country, including Broward and Miami-Dade, observed a moment of silence at 10:17 a.m.

Charles 'Chuckie' O'Brien, Self-Proclaimed Foster Son Of Jimmy Hoffa, Dies In Florida BOCA RATON - The self-proclaimed foster son of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa has died. Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien was one of Hoffa's longtime associates who later became a leading suspect in the labor leader's disappearance. O'Brien's stepson, Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith, said in a blog post that O'Brien died Feb.

Discounts to Coconut Grove Arts Festival With all these discounts, there's really no reason to miss out on all the fun at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, now in its 56th year. In addition to the sale of art, there also will be live bands, food and fun along nearly one mile of near the shore.

South Florida Pauses For Moment Of Silence Two Years After Parkland School Shooting PARKLAND - Students and faculty in schools across South Florida paused Friday to remember the 17 people who died in the Parkland school shooting two years ago today.

Police: Father Attacks Two Daughters With Machete, Both Hospitalized LAUDERHILL - A Lauderhill father is under arrest Friday for allegedly stabbing his two children with a machete. According to Lauderhill police, the girls 10 and 17 years old. Both were taken to a local hospital by ambulance in an unknown condition. It happened in the 11-hundred block of NW 44th Terrace.

South Florida schools honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas victims on 2nd anniversary - On the second heart-wrenching anniversary of the Parkland shooting, a moment of silence was held in honor of the 17 victims who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. District officials said out of the 3,200 students who attend school at MSD, only 500 are expected to show up on this somber Friday.

South Miami Rotary Art Festival The heart of South Miami gets overrun with art, food, live music and a beer garden during the South Miami Rotary Art Festival Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Trump's President's Day Weekend Includes Mar-A-Lago Trip, Wining & Dining, Daytona 500 PALM BEACH - President Trump will be spending President's Day weekend in Florida. He's scheduled to arrive late Friday afternoon in Palm Beach where he'll stay at his private Mar-a-Lago club. On Saturday, Trump will be the guest of honor at a fundraiser at the estate of billionaire Nelson Peltz.

Florida student with weapon detained during code red alert - A student with a weapon was taken into custody at a central Florida high school campus Friday morning following a threat that was circulating on social media. Lake Brantley High School was placed on lockdown early Friday, Altamomte Springs police spokeswoman Michelle Sosa told news outlets.

Lauderhill PD: Dad in custody after slashing daughter, another girl with machete - Two girls have been transported to the hospital after, authorities said, one of the girls' father slashed them with a machete in Lauderhill. Lauderhill Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to a home along Northwest 11th Street and 44th Avenue at around 10:30 a.m., Friday.

Nom News: February 14, 2020 In addition, Chef Kotsos along with other local chefs will perform Greek cooking demonstrations while mixologists showcase how to create the perfect Greek Mojito and Ouzo Martini.

Boil Water Notice Lifted For Parts Of Fort Lauderdale's Rio Vista Neighborhood FORT LAUDERDALE - Residents of one Fort Lauderdale neighborhood are being told it's safe to drink the water again. On Friday, the city lifted a February 11th precautionary boil water notice to affected residents near Cordova Road and SE 11th Street in the Rio Vista neighborhood.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival discounts The Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival is coming to Miami Beach Feb. 19-23, 2020, with a few events in other cities as well. We've found these to South Beach Wine and Food Festival or related events:. Here are the latest SoBe Wine and Food Festival deals:.

Firecrackers Led To Lock Down Of Florida School DAYTONA BEACH - Firecrackers in a stairwell led to an active shooter scare a Daytona Beach school. Daytona Beach police rushed to Mainland High School shortly after noon on Thursday after receiving multiple emergency calls. Volusia County deputies and neighboring Ormond Beach officers also responded.

Small-engine plane makes rough landing at North Perry Airport; no injuries reported - A small plane has made a rough landing at North Perry Airport. According to the Broward Aviation Department, the Piper Arrow aircraft landed without its nose gear on a runway just before 9:50 a.m., Friday. 7SkyForce HD hovered above the scene where a fire rescue unit could be seen near the plane.

Florida 'Red Flag' Gun Law Used 3,500 Times Since Parkland School Shooting FORT LAUDERDALE - Two years ago today, 17 people were shot and killed in the Parkland school massacre. Since that time, a Florida law that allows judges to bar anyone deemed dangerous from possessing firearms has been used 3,500 times since its enactment.

Two Years After the Parkland Shooting, What's Really Changed? He's the epitome of everything we're trying to prevent." In the two years since the shooting, Florida has seen some changes in the way of gun legislation.

SOBEWFF 2020: Macchialina's Michael Pirolo on How to Make Pasta On Saturday, February 22, during the festival's 19th-annual edition, Pirolo will gather about 25 attendees in his restaurant's dining room for a pasta-making master class and lunch. The class, Pirolo says, transports him to his early childhood in Mercogliano, a small city in Italy's Campania region.

The Comparisons Between EarthGang and OutKast Are a Sign of the Streaming Times Distilling music's magic into words is a challenge. We can use genres and descriptive terms, but sometimes the easiest way to provide a shorthand for an artist's sound is by bringing up a widely-known precedent.

Miami Weather: Red Hot Valentine's Day, Cooler Temps Over The Weekend MIAMI - A red hot Valentine's Day ahead for South Florida with showers in the forecast for the afternoon. We woke to a mild start with temperatures in the low 70s. This afternoon we'll be flirting with record heat as highs soar to the upper 80s. Showers develop this afternoon and evening as a front moves in.

The Seven Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend The Miami Yacht Show has docked at an all-new location - 1 Herald Plaza - and is here through Monday, loaded with some of the most dazzling new and used crafts in the world. Even if you can't afford one of the mammoth beasts on display, this glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous is bound to sear itself onto your mind.

Don't Sleep on Miami's Best "Missed Connections" This Valentine's Day Craigslist Missed Connections in Miami don't disappoint.

The David Grutman Experience Melds Food and Music at SOBEWFF David Grutman knows how to throw a party. The entrepreneur whose Groot Hospitality portfolio of restaurants and nightclubs includes Miami hot spots such as Komodo, OTL, Swan, Bar Bevy, Papi Steak, LIV, Story, and Planta is living his best life.

Heroes Among Us: U.S. Navy Veteran Recalls Life-Saving Helicopter Rescues 'What's More Gratifying Than That' MIAMI - 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. Today, we're meeting United States Navy Veteran Thomas Mulling. Aviation Petty Officer Second Class Mulling served from 1971 to 1980.

Two Men In Custody After Police Involved Shooting In NW Dade MIAMI - Two men are in custody after a police-involved shooting in a northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood. It happened late Thursday afternoon along NW 96th Street and 9th Avenue. Investigators say officers were responding to a call of a domestic dispute when they heard gunshots nearby.

The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend "When I was 24, I went to Kingston," Lee "Scratch" Perry recounts. "I decided to make some sounds. My God say what to make. My God tells me exactly what to sing. I follow my dream.

The Eight Best Food and Drink Events in Miami This Weekend Looking for the best food and drink events this weekend? Restaurants host romantic dinners across Miami for Valentine's Day, J. Wakefield's annual Wakefest returns with more than 120 breweries, Beat Culture debuts sake flights, and the Salty Donut's Salty Sunday farmer's market returns.

Black Florida Progressive Says Bloomberg Campaign Tried to Buy His Support "At first, I was kinda interested and debated providing any resources I could," says Manley, a 21-year-old who rose to local fame as a progressive activist in Broward County back when he was in high school. "But once they put a price tag on it, it seemed desperate and not authentic.

Eyes on Miami: Amy Fine Collins, Marc Anthony, T.I., and Others Amy Fine Collins, Marc Anthony, and T.I. were just a few of the notable faces photographed in Miami this week by World Red Eye.

In 2 years, Florida 'red flag' law removes hundreds of guns - A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, "I don't know why I don't go on a killing spree." A West Palm Beach couple who shot up their home while high on cocaine. A 31-year-old Gulf Coast man who pointed a semiautomatic rifle at a motorcyclist.

Early Morning Fire Burned Through Roof Of Davie Home DAVIE - A raging fire burned through a section of the roof on a Davie home early Friday morning causing it to collapse. Chopper4 over the home at West Falcon Drive spotted firefighters attacking the flames as smoke poured out of the home. Davie Fire Chief said firefighters arrived on the scene a little after 6 a.m.

Firefighters extinguish house fire in Davie; no injuries reported - Firefighters have extinguished flames that engulfed a house in Davie. Davie Fire Rescue crews responded to the home near West Falcons Lea Drive and Plymouth Lane at around 6:15 a.m., Friday. Cellphone video taken by a neighbor showed the intense flames just moments after the fire erupted.

Publix, Café Bustelo, or Tootsie's? Inter Miami's Sponsorless Jerseys Are Now a Meme Just a few weeks from the kickoff of Inter Miami's inaugural season, the team is still without a sponsor.

Shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt in Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex - Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that left one person dead and two others hurt in a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex. Broward Sheriff's Office responded to the scene in the area of Northwest 21st Street and 37th Terrace at around 10:30 p.m., Thursday.

Today Marks Two Years Since Parkland Massacre, Day Designated As One Of Service & Love MIAMI - Today marks two years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. To honor the 17 students and faculty who lost their lives that tragic day, school districts across the country, including Broward and Miami-Dade, will observe a moment of silence at 10:17 a.m.

Woman hospitalized after being struck by transit bus in Fort Lauderdale - Rescue crews have taken a woman to the hospital after, police said, she was struck by a Broward County Transit bus in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash eastbound along Broward Boulevard, on the overpass with Interstate 95, at around 9:20 p.m., Thursday.

Stunning 'Eagles' Artwork Commemorates MSD Victims, Students On 2-Year Mark Since Shooting PARKLAND - Thousands of tiny, metal, maroon eagles fan out on a wall of the Chabad of Parkland. Dozens of the eagles form the shape of 17 larger eagles, appearing to soar towards and a through a heart, made up of more eagles still. From a distance or up close, the artwork is an uplifting sight.

Spirit Airlines moving operations center to Tennessee - Spirit Airlines and Tennessee officials say the low-cost carrier is moving its operations control center from Florida to the Nashville area.

'Her Face Was Unrecognizable': Mother Claims Funeral Home Botched Daughter's Burial MIAMI - A mother is sharing how the sudden and tragic loss of her daughter was made worse by what she says was a botched burial. Ebony Morgan is grieving the sudden death of her 11-year-old daughter. But she says her pain was compounded when she saw her daughter laid out for her viewing.

Michael Peña talks sci-fi / horror 'Fantasy Island' reimagining with Deco It may have the same title as the "Fantasy Island" from 40 years ago, but as star Michael Peña told Deco, the new reimagining of that TV series goes dark for a new sci-fi horror movie, where the cliché holds true: be careful what you wish for. What's your fantasy?

Showtime Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus aren't the only newcomers at the box office tonight. They're joined by a photograph and a speedy hedgehog. Here's a look in this week's Showtime.

Let's Go Biking! City of Tamarac Includes a leisurely bike ride, bike rodeo, bike safety information, giveaways, refreshments and more. To promote the use of Broward's bicycle facilities, bicycle safety, and the health benefits of active transportation, the Broward MPO partnered with the City of Tamarac to co-host the annual Let's Go Biking!

Swipe right on Rank and File Social Club this Valentine's Day Every neighborhood needs a bar that makes the locals feel at home and the newbies feel like locals. Deco found a place like that in one of Broward's trendiest locations. You can kick back, cool out and have a Valentine's night to swipe right on. At Rank and File Social Club in Fort Lauderdale's Flagler Village, everything old is new again.

Police say officer stabbed by man fatally shot on Ocean Drive faces long road to recovery - A Miami Beach Police officer who was stabbed by a man moments before, police said, the assailant was shot and killed by fellow officers on Ocean Drive is facing a long road to recovery, and now his family is in need of the community's help. Veteran Miami Beach Police Officer Ricardo "Chip" Castillo is a family man.

From Solar-Powered Yachts To Sustainable Seafood, Miami Boat Show Mixes Blue Sea With Going Green MIAMI - While visitors of the Miami International Boat Show will get to tour the some of the world's most luxurious yachts and super yachts on the blue sea, the show will also feature an exhibit that's all about going green. Exhibitors like Serenity Yachts took the chance to show off their solar-powered boats.

Families of Parkland 17 victims launch foundations, funds ahead of 2nd anniversary - Friday marks the painful anniversary of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. For some parents, their healing process has come in the form of helping others. "Sometimes I have a dream about him," said Gina Hoyer, Luke Hoyer's mother.

Bike Ride with the Aventura Police "Enjoy a chance to learn about bike safety in a fun environment with the Aventura Police Department, get bike helmets fitted, participate in a bike rodeo, and enter to win prizes!" The City of Aventura and the Aventura Police Department will be hosting Ride with the Aventura Police, a bike safety and ride event to promote safe cycling practices.

Police Set Up Perimeter In NW Miami-Dade To Search For Person Who Shot At Officers MIAMI - Miami-Dade police have set up a perimeter to search for a person who shot at officers handling a call Thursday evening. According to MDPD, officers were called out to a domestic dispute in the 700 block of NW 96 St. Police had taken someone into custody when an unknown subject in a vehicle opened fire.

Man arrested at his Coral Gables home wants arresting officers investigated following conflicting reports - A Coral Gables man facing several charges said police made a major mistake arresting him at his home. Simon Sullenberger said what the prosecutors are asking him is also wrong following the incident in December 2017. "The truth of the matter comes out with the video," said attorney Robert Pertierra.

Police set up perimeter in NW Miami-Dade after neighbors report shots fired - Police have set up a perimeter in a Northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood after neighbors said they heard shots fired. 7News cameras captured a heavy police presence at the scene near Northwest Seventh Avenue and 96th Street, at around 6:15 p.m., Thursday.

Valentine's Day freebies and deals Got plans for Valentine's Day? Certainly you'll be sharing it with a loved one who you'll want to shower with love. That requires shopping and spending, so here are a few freebies and deals to consider. Follow each link for more details and, remember, participation may vary, so always call ahead to make sure your location is participating.

Man Accused Of Stabbing Girlfriend Multiple Times In Hialeah HIALEAH - A man suspected of stabbing a woman multiple times led police on a chase before he was taken into custody in northwest Miami-Dade on Thursday. Hialeah police said when their officers arrived at 5653 W 27th Avenue they found a 27-year-old woman who had been stabbed multiple times.

Miami mayor, commissioner exchange harsh words at City Hall meeting MIAMI - City of Miami's mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo exchanged choice words during a meeting at Miami City Hall. Tensions ran high at the City of Miami Commission meeting, Thursday. "I did much better when I was your age and got elected the first time," said Carollo.

U.S. Army soldier hospitalized after parachute jumping mishap Army soldier experienced some training trouble when a parachute jump went wrong. The soldier was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital after the accident involving the U.S. Army's Golden Knights Parachuting Team. The hard landing happened Thursday morning at the Homestead Air Reserve Base.

Children's Fire Safety Festival Teaches South Florida School Kids What To Do During A Fire The simulation was part of the Children's Fire Safety Festival, an interactive way of teaching local elementary school kids what to do when there is a fire and how not to get burned around the house. "Were just here to teach kids how to learn not to burn.

Florida's Baker Act Under New Scrutiny After 6-Year-Old Committed To Mental Health Facility MIAMI - A Florida law is under new scrutiny after a 6-year-old girl was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility following an incident at school.

Miami Herald Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy, Hands Company to Hedge Fund McClatchy Newspapers, the parent company of the Miami Herald, formally announced today it's filing for bankruptcy and handing control to a hedge fund. The news isn't a surprise to the company's workers: Last year, McClatchy announced it didn't have nearly enough money to pay out the pensions it owes to former employees.

President Trump To Attend This Weekend's Daytona 500 MIAMI - White House officials confirmed President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania will be attending this weekend's Daytona 500. The Daytona International Speedway will be holding its 2020 NASCAR Cub Series season opener Daytona 500 race on Sunday.

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! 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.

Free monthly ArtSea Saturdays 'ArtSea' Saturdays are back with a fresh new lineup of free, interactive art, music and cultural offerings at Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach.

The Ultimate Guide to the 19th Annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival Bust out those stretchy pants and make sure to bring an appetite because the 19th annual Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Capital One hits Miami February 19-24. The massive event sprawls three counties and has inspired a New York City offshoot.

U.S. Coast Guard practice hoist training in North Bay Village - Coast Guard officers were seen keeping their skills sharp in North Bay Village Thursday. Anyone who lives near the 79th Street Causeway and Adventure Avenue could see USCG helicopter crews practicing hoist training over Biscayne Bay. They would lower a crew member down from the chopper to pull a second person out of the bay.

Corrections Officials: Clearwater Parking Lot Shooter Michael Drejka Attacked In Prison MIAMI - The man convicted of killing Markeis McGlockton during a parking space altercation at a Clearwater convenience store in 2018 was transferred to protective custody after he was attacked a prison near Gainesville on Tuesday, Florida Department of Corrections officials said.

Where to Go If You're Single on Valentine's Day From drag shows to revenge food, here are the best ways for singles to celebrate Valentine's Day. Get your gals together and push the envelope with a pre-Valentine's celebration for Galentine's Day. Tigertail + Mary's Dinner in Drag, hosted by Karla Croqueta, lets you enjoy an evening filled with food, fun, and drag performers.

Subway: Get any Footlong sub for only $5.99 Get sandwiched by savings at Subway. Until Feb. 16, the popular sandwich shop is offering any of its Footlong subs for only $5.99. The offer requires this coupon via Twitter. Limit one use per coupon, per visit. The deal cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

Palm Beach Elections Dept. Hit With Ransomware Attack Before 2016 Election, Miami-Dade Elections Say They Are Protected MIAMI - With the 2020 primaries and presidential election on the horizon, security is at the forefront for election supervisors across the country. It was recently revealed that just weeks before election day in 2016, Palm Beach County's election office was hit with a ransomware attack and officials didn't know about it for years.

Boynton Beach Police: Woman Neglected Dogs, Tossed Their Bodies In Trash MIAMI - A Boynton Beach woman was arrested after an investigation found she neglected her dogs, then threw their bodies in a trash bin when they died, police said. Devonna Hinds, 23, is charged with animal cruelty and improperly disposing of animals, according to court records.

Florida Boy, 9, Charged With Attempted Murder Of 5-Year-Old Sister MIAMI - A 9-year-old Ocala boy has been charged with trying to kill his 5-year-old sister by stabbing her with a kitchen knife inside their apartment last month. The boy was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder and appeared in court on Wednesday in the central Florida city of Ocala, prosecutors said.

Free and cheap outdoor family movies Below is a list of free family movies, and some may include free popcorn and soda. FREE or CHEAP MOVIES:. Unless otherwise noted, bring a blanket and/or chair, and get together with family and friends for these free or cheap outdoor movie nights under the stars:.

Woman airlifted after being stabbed in Hialeah - Rescue crews have airlifted a woman to the hospital after she was stabbed in Hialeah. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along West 68th Street and Northwest 79th Avenue just after 9:30 a.m., Thursday. According to Hialeah Fire Rescue officials, the 27-year-old victim was located with multiple stab wounds.

Researchers Find BP Oil Spill In Gulf Of Mexico Was Larger Than Originally Estimated MIAMI - The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was far bigger than originally estimated, according to the results of a new study. The spill, considered one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, was triggered by an explosion on the BP-contracted Transocean Ltd.

FDLE: Former Florida Prosecutor Offered Woman's Case To 'Go Away' For Sex MIAMI - Authorities said a former Florida prosecutor pressured a woman into having sex in exchange for help with her criminal case. Juan Mercado, 29, was arrested Wednesday in Miami-Dade County and charged with bribery, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement news release.

Critic Hilton Als on the Shuttering of Local Papers: "It Takes Away the Reader's Ability to Dream" The longtime "New Yorker" culture critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning author will speak Saturday, February 22, in the Design District.

Traffic detours announced ahead of Coconut Grove Arts Festival - - The 2020 Coconut Grove Arts Festival is set to open on Saturday, and organizers are warning drivers in the area to be aware of traffic detours and road closures. Street closures will begin on Friday at approximately 9:00 a.m. and continue through Monday until approximately 11:30 p.m.

Caribbean Princess Returns To Port Everglades After 300+ Passengers Get Sick FORT LAUDERDALE - A Princess Cruises ship cut its voyage short and returned to Port Everglades Thursday morning after nearly 350 passengers reported being sick with a gastrointestinal illness. The Centers for Disease Control said 345 passengers of the 3,035 passengers reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness including vomiting and diarrhea.

Free and cheap events for Valentine's Day weekend in Miami We've uncovered a few to help set the mood. Check out these attractive options below:. Other romantic Valentine's Day options in Miami:. See all the free and cheap things to do this weekend in Miami and editor's picks for the weekend. Your email address will not be published.

Newspaper Chain McClatchy, Owner Of Miami Herald, Files For Bankruptcy Protection MIAMI - In another sign of the growing financial crisis in print journalism, McClatchy, the owner of 30 US newspapers, including CBS4 News Partner The Miami Herald, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

All Publix subs to go on sale next week Attention, Pub Sub lovers: Publix is putting all of its subs on sale beginning next week. Every sub, including the beloved chicken tender sub, will be $5.99, a Publix spokesperson confirmed. The sale will run from Thursday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb.

MDCPS approves later start date for 2020-21 academic year MIAMI - Students in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district will have some extra time to prepare for the 2020-21 school year after officials approved a measure to start classes later than usual. At its monthly meeting, board members agreed to start the school year on Aug.

Miami Weather: The Heat Is On, Just In Time For Valentine's Day MIAMI - Love is in the air for Valentine's Day, but that air is pretty warm and getting warmer. It was a warm start across South Florida Thursday with mostly mid to upper 70s. A few showers are possible Thursday as highs soar to the low to mid 80s in the afternoon.

After a Globetrotting Year, Desert Hearts Keep the Party Going at Club Space It's not the usual electronic music festival fare. The Treehouse gig wasn't Desert Hearts' first Miami rodeo, but it introduced many locals to the group's psychedelic sensibilities and cemented the close bond between the dusty gang and the Link Miami Rebels party starters.

Miami's Two Big Boat Shows Get Underway Thursday MIAMI - If it's the start of the long President's Day weekend in Miami that means it will be a boaters paradise as both the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show kick off on Thursday. The 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show will run through Monday at Miami Marine Stadium Park on Virginia Key.

Shocker: Miami Is the Vainest City in the World, Study Shows That's according to a new study conducted by fashion blog the YesStylist, which shows Miami is the most beauty-obsessed of 50 of the world's largest cities.

Lee Schrager's Event Picks for SOBEWFF 2020 South Beach Wine and Food Festival founder Lee Brian Schrager runs down his favorite new events for 2020: Gospel and Falafel, Sliced: A Genuine Pizza Party, Sips and Dips, and more.

Miami Proud: Key Largo Is Home To Sanctuary For Injured Wild Birds Jordan Budnik is the executive director of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary.

Miami-Dade Schools Set Calendar, New School Year Starts A Week Later MIAMI - The Miami-Dade County School Board approved the 2020-21 school calendars. The first day of school will now be August 24th, 2020. The last day of school will be June 9th, 20121. Spring Break will take place from March 29th to April 2nd. This is different from Broward County public schools.

Le Jardin Market Celebrates Its Grand Opening With a Whole Lotta Love Party 3418 NW Seventh Ave., Miami. Grand opening 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, February 13; admission is free, but RSVP via is suggested. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms of use, our cookies policy, and our privacy policy. 2020 Miami New Times, LLC.

Miami Motel Stories: North Beach Is an Immersive Break From the Theatrical Mold Miami Motel Stories: North Beach. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from February 6 through 29, at the Broadmoor Hotel, 7450 Ocean Ter., Miami Beach; 305-866-1631. Tickets cost $69.99 via Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms of use, our cookies policy, and our privacy policy.

Florida Fraudsters Take Out Plastic Surgery Loans in the Names of the Dead In the May 2019 court complaint, the financing company said it had uncovered rampant fraud months after signing an agreement with Best U Now and its director, Dorian Wilkerson, in December 2018 to provide loans for patients who couldn't afford procedures on their own.

Bob Weir Keeps the Grateful Dead Spirit Alive and Truckin' Weir will find himself in our humid neck of the woods on Friday, February 28 at the Fillmore Miami Beach, where he'll be joined by the Wolf Bros to perform a Dead-laden set as a trio.

Distraction Theft At Kay Jewelers In Westfield Broward Mall PLANTATION - The hunt is on for a group of thieves who pulled off a distraction heist at one of Broward's busiest malls. Surveillance video released overnight shows two of the suspects lingering in front of the Kay Jewelers at the Westfield Broward Mall.

Princess Cruises ship returns to Port Everglades after norovirus outbreak - A cruise ship was forced to return to Port Everglades after several hundred passengers became sick. 7SkyForce HD was above the port after Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess ship docked, Thursday morning. Emergency crews could be seen near the ship.

Trump expected to attend Daytona 500 race on Sunday WASHINGTON - Daytona International Speedway is going to be a little more crowded than usual for the annual Daytona 500 on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday indicating that President Donald Trump is expected to attend the NASCAR race.

5 sought for 'distraction theft' at Kay Jewelers in Westfield Broward - Authorities are looking for at least five subjects accused of stealing from a jewelry store inside Westfield Broward in Plantation. It was Super Bowl Sunday when, police said, the group consisting of four men and one woman gathered outside Kay Jewelers.

Proposed Florida Bill Would Regulate Vape Shops TALLAHASSEE - The vaping industry in Florida is embracing a proposed bill that would regulate the industry in the state. The effort got a big boost in the state legislature Wednesday when it overwhelmingly passed a House subcommittee despite opposition from some leading health organizations.

Florida Bay Waters Suffering From Salinity & Lack Of Freshwater MIAMI - Florida Bay is one of our most treasured waterways. It's known worldwide for incredible fishing and for its natural beauty, but there's potential trouble lurking under the water. When Hurricane Irma blew through, it hit Florida Bay hard.

Police: Miami MMA Fighter Charged With Battery After Attacking Father He Thought Was Kidnapping Daughter MIAMI - An MMA fighter from Miami was locked up after police said he attacked a father walking with his daughter because he thought she was being kidnapped. According to Michael Nates' arrest report, it all happened on Feb. 9 when the victims were walking home in the 5400 block of NW 4th Ave.

South Florida restaurants are bringing out special desserts for Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is a time to love not just your significant other, but also, your dessert. We found a few desserts around town that are perfect to share for V-Day. We're falling in love with this behemoth this Valentine's Day. Would you just look at that?!

The Spot Barbershop offers funky, colorful Valentine's Day haircuts For centuries, women have been making a statement with their hair. Now, thanks to one SoFlo stylist, guys can, too. Deco's Alex Miranda is always a cut above - and has the story. The most romantic place in SoFlo this Valentine's Day might be a barber shop.

Ritz-Carlton, South Beach shows off ultimate touch-up after renovations Who doesn't love a good makeover every once in a while? One SoFlo hotel has gotten the ultimate touch-up, and Deco's taking you inside the big reveal. It's a new day at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. After two and a half years, the iconic hotel is finally back in business.

Ordinance limiting alcohol sales during spring break in Miami Beach to go to 2nd reading - An ordinance that will end alcohol sales earlier than normal in Miami Beach's entertainment district during spring break was approved by commissioners on its first reading and will head to a second reading. Commissioners voted on the new rule, which was proposed by Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, during a meeting, Wednesday.

5,000 Role Models for Excellence Project students receive college scholarships MIAMI - Several South Florida students are set for school as they receive scholarships before heading off for college. The ceremony was held at the Miami-Dade School Board Auditorium, Wednesday morning. School board members, along with U.S. Rep.