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El Nuevo Herald
El Nuevo Herald

Miami, FL

(305) 376-2820


Con arrestos y amenazas, la Seguridad del Estado aborta una protesta en Cuba
08/17/2019 2:34pm

Un amplio despliegue de miembros de la Seguridad del Estado vestidos de civil ocup en la maana de este sbado el parque ubicado frente al Ministerio de Comunicaciones donde varios Click to Continue

Cabello acumula poder en Venezuela mientras Maduro se debilita, advierte Rubio
08/16/2019 4:41pm

El gobernante Nicols Maduro est perdiendo poder en Venezuela y hoy importantes personeros de su rgimen conspiran para derrocarlo tras llegar a la conclusin de que su permanencia en el Click to Continue

Pelosi emerge como emisaria alternativa de EEUU en el mundo
08/17/2019 10:24am

Hay una figura estadounidense cuyas palabras resuenan en el escenario internacional y no son el presidente Donald Trump ni su secretario de Estado: es la presidenta de la Cmara de Click to Continue

Kim satisfecho por los ensayos de armas de Corea del Norte
08/17/2019 9:20am

El lder de Corea del Norte, Kim Jong Un, supervis otra prueba de disparo de una nueva arma no especificada, vista como un intento ms de Pyongyang para presionar a Click to Continue

Motociclista involucrado en la muerte de ciclista en Miami es arrestado por las autoridades
08/16/2019 10:57am

El motociclista involucrado en la muerte a tiros el mircoles de un ciclista en el viaducto Rickenbacker fue arrestado por las autoridades el viernes. Kadel Piedrahita, de 41 aos, fue Click to Continue

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

2750 NW 3 Ave
Miami, FL 33127   Directions

(305) 576-8000


Miami Today
Miami Today

2000 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33133   Directions

(305) 358-2663


Miami universities buck trend, add Chinese students
08/13/2019 10:18pm

Miami Business School welcomed 225 graduate students from China last week, around one-third of University of Miamis business school total intake. Chinese graduate student enrollments doubled from last year, and the most recent figures are bucking the trend of Chinese students and their parents who choose Canada, Britain and Australia over US universities to show Related Posts:Enrollments of international undergrads rising in Miami-DadeColleges and universities in Miami-Dade huntMiamis universities focusing business schools onJohn Quelch: New University of Miami business deanSummer enrollments rise after scholarship use is expandedThe post Miami universities buck trend, add Chinese students appeared first on Miami Today.

Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens
08/13/2019 10:15pm

RMK Merrill-Stevens, Floridas first shipyard founded in Jacksonville in 1885 and operating on the Miami River since 1923 will open its newly renovated and upgraded North Yard early next year. The companys two boatyards straddle the river the North Yard borders the Health District and the South Yard is near Marlins Stadium. The $30 million Related Posts:Luxury yacht industry in Florida has best sales yearSeaVee Boats preparing to double manufacturing spaceSeaVee Boats set to replace five sites, add 100 jobsMiami Boat shows band together in a joint ventureMalaysian casino giant Genting plans mega-yacht marinaThe post Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens appeared first on Miami Today.

After years of study, premium Flagler transit a decade away
08/13/2019 10:12pm

Three years after state transportation personnel began studying the project, premium transit on Flagler Street connecting downtown Miami to West Miami-Dade remains nearly a decade off. A Florida Department of Transportation FDOT milestone timeline, whose dates are tentative and subject to change, shows construction starting in early 2025 after 14 prior steps. Members of the Related Posts:Reversible lanes may be quick, cheap fix as SmartRights-of-way along major highways become trash binsFlorida Department of Transportation weighs fiveHow much longer before we actually start to build BaylinkMiami ready to move ahead on Miami Beach transit connectorThe post After years of study, premium Flagler transit a decade away appeared first on Miami Today.

Another pilot Miami scooter program may be rolled out
08/13/2019 10:09pm

As a six-month pilot program that saw the return of electric scooters to part of the City of Miami nears its end, the CEO of the Miami Parking Authority gave a glimpse of how things have been going and where they might be headed. Were also in a situation where we have almost 1,200 scooters Related Posts:Vendors rush motorized scooters onto Miami streetsCoral Gables bars bike and scooter leasing, takes aCounty scours nation for best bicycle and scooterOn-street sensors to monitor use of parking spacesParking agency to run three parking sites in OvertownThe post Another pilot Miami scooter program may be rolled out appeared first on Miami Today.

As PortMiami rides high, more development deals on horizon
08/13/2019 10:06pm

PortMiami, the worlds busiest cruise port in passengers by industry figures, is on course to maintain that distinction for the foreseeable future. Throughputs at the port in 2018 rose 4.7 from the year prior to roughly 5.59 million passengers, according to the ports annual financial report. That number represents a new world record, said PortMiami Related Posts:PortMiami sets global passenger recordNorwegian Cruise Lines Bahamas getting newBiggest cruise terminals deal ever a public-private win-winDisney Cruise Line to base two new huge ships in MiamiPortMiami gets A bond rating, with some financial caveatsThe post As PortMiami rides high, more development deals on horizon appeared first on Miami Today.

South Florida Business Journal
South Florida Business Journal

80 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130   Directions

(786) 533-8250


Report: Florida gets a low grade for manufacturing health
08/16/2019 2:05pm

The economist behind the scorecard explains why the D isnt as bad as it appears.

Broward County temple seeks to rezone land for developer
08/16/2019 2:05pm

The temple has decided to sell land to raise money.

15-acre site in Miami-Dade could be rezoned as urban center
08/16/2019 2:01pm

The project could rise eight stories.

Alleged Russian fugitive listed as co-owner of condo project in bankruptcy
08/16/2019 1:47pm

Russian courts allegedly sentenced this man to 10 years in prison for tax fraud.

Retail Roundup: Presidente, Old Navy opening new locations in South Florida
08/16/2019 1:03pm

Old Navy and Presidente Supermarket are just a few of the brands that will open locations in South Florida.

The Miami Herald
The Miami Herald

3511 NW 91 Ave
Miami, FL 33172   Directions

(800) 843-4372


Why was Jeffrey Epstein allowed to purchase small women’s panties from the Palm Beach jail?
08/17/2019 7:32pm

A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facilitys store: two pairs of small womens Click to Continue

Oleta River spill contained after 1.6 million gallons of waste seeped into water
08/17/2019 6:59pm

The raw sewage spill from a ruptured pipe more than 12 feet under the Oleta River has been contained after emergency contractors installed a suction device to reroute the waste. Click to Continue

Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles back
08/17/2019 4:14pm

Police say a Gainesville, Florida, mom of two young boys told a friend she was going to kill herself and her sons by crashing her car with everyone inside. According Click to Continue

Don’t overthink this, Miami Dolphins. Your starting quarterback should be Josh Rosen | Opinion
08/17/2019 2:40pm

The Miami Dolphins and new coach Brian Flores are trying to do the right thing with the most important position. All indications through the first half of this NFL preseason Click to Continue

Hundreds of furry friends find homes on Clear The Shelters Day
08/18/2019 6:00am

Hundreds of wagging tails and lonely hearts found their forever homes as the nationwide adoption event, Clear The Shelters Day, came to a close. On Saturday, more than a dozen Click to Continue


Miami, FL

(877) 480-3201



Miami, FL

(305) 591-4444


Get A Flavorful Digital Bite Of Italy From Via Emilia Garden In Midtown
08/17/2019 11:00am

CBS4s Lisa Petrillos takes a digital bite of authentic Northern Italian Tagliatelle al Prosciutto di Parma from Via Emilia Garden in Midtown.

Josh Rosen Gets Start In Dolphins’ 16-14 Loss To Buccaneers
08/16/2019 10:19pm

Second-year quarterback Josh Rosen was a surprise starter and went 10 for 18 for 102 yards during the first half in the Miami Dolphins 16-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night.

CBS4 Exclusive: Miami-Dade State Attorney Speaks Out About Arrest In Deadly Rickenbacker Causeway Shooting
08/16/2019 9:05pm

A man involved in a deadly shooting on the Rickenbacker Causeway earlier this week has been arrested.

Miami-Dade Sewage Leak Still Not Fixed, Over 1,000,000 Gallons Spilled So Far
08/16/2019 8:36pm

Raw sewage is still spilling into Miami-Dade County waterways.

CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy Profile: Christopher Columbus WR Xzavier Henderson
08/16/2019 8:20pm

High school football doesnt begin on Friday nights when the lights come on.


3401 W Hallandale Beach Blvd
Pembroke Park, FL 33023   Directions

(954) 364-2500


DNA helped crack 1983 rape case
08/18/2019 2:49am

A Florida woman who woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her 36 years ago may finally get justice after DNA helped crack the brutal rape case.The attack happened on August 22, 1983, in the victims home in Coral Springs. The woman was in her bedroom about 6 a.m. when a man held a steak knife to her neck, CNN affiliate WPEC reported. When she screamed, he told her to shut up. I have loved you for months, he told her after the rape.At the time, the suspect was described as a slender white male with brown hair, a strong cologne and a heavy Southern accent, said Officer Tyler Reik, a spokesman for the Coral Springs Police Department.DNA collected at the scene was later sent to a crime lab, but the technology available at the time did not identify a suspect, police said Friday.The victim reached out to the policeThe case went cold -- until the victim reached out to the police in March after she saw stories of how investigators are using DNA to solve cases.Investigators reviewing evidence as part of a cold case initiative sent some items to the Broward Sheriffs Office crime lab for processing using updated technology. On June 27, detectives determined a DNA sample from the victims clothing belonged to convicted criminal Timothy Norris, police said.Norris, who is serving a federal sentence in West Virginia for armed bank robbery, has been charged with sexual battery with a weapon and is awaiting extradition to Florida.Suspect has prior assault arrestsThe 60-year-old has prior arrests for aggravated assault, assault on a female and kidnapping, authorities said.This is not the first time Coral Springs police have solved a cold case with updated DNA technology. Earlier this year, they arrested a man who allegedly broke into a womans house in the 1980s wearing a ski-mask, put a gloved hand over her face and raped her, the affiliate reported. That man is in jail awaiting trial.Coral Springs is about 50 miles from Miami.DNA is cracking cold casesRecently, DNA has been giving cold cases a second chance.The most notable was the investigation of the Golden State Killer, who is believed to have committed 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in the 1970s and 1980s. For decades, there were no viable suspects for the attacks. But decades-old DNA that authorities ran through a genealogy website matched to Joseph James DeAngelo 42 years after the attacks began. He was arrested last April.Since then, several more cases have been resolved.In April, DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matched that left by the attacker at the scenes of the murders of two women in the late 1970s. Martinez died of cancer four years prior.And in June, a Jane Doe in Nevada, who had been anonymous for 37 years, was identified as Mary Silvani. Her killer was identified as James Curry, who died in 1983.

The UK has an Islamophobia problem
08/18/2019 2:04am

Haniya Aadams wasnt always a Muslim. She grew up in a Sikh household in central England and converted to Islam a decade ago, at the age of 25.Since then, she has chosen to wear a niqab. So she knows about what its like to be treated differently.If I compare my life to what it was before, yes, I think there is a prejudice against Muslims ... People are reluctant to speak to women like me, especially wearing a niqab, because of the stereotype that maybe were extremist, that were oppressed, that we cant speak English, Aadams told CNN.Niqabs and burqas were at the center of a controversy that involved the UKs new Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year when he likened Muslim women who wear veils to letter boxes and bank robbers in his column for the Daily Telegraph newspaper.When Johnson made that comparison, he had been trying to defend a womans right to wear a veil, but his choice of language sparked widespread anger and condemnation, and led many across politics and public life to question Johnsons character and accuse him of worsening anti-Muslim sentiment.He has since partially apologized, saying at the launch of his bid to become Prime Minister: In so far as my words have given offense over the last twenty or thirty years when Ive been a journalist and people have taken those words out of my articles and escalated them. Of course, I am sorry for the offense they have caused.Johnson added, however, that: I will continue to speak as directly as I can.In July, he was confronted with renewed accusations of Islamophobia after a 2007 essay was unearthed in which he claimed Islam left Muslim countries centuries behind the Western world.Johnson is now running a country where life for Muslims has become more hostile in recent years.Shifting to the rightAadams is a spokesperson for Green Lane Masjid and Community Center in Birmingham, a city that is home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the UK.Mosques like Green Lane Masjid often sit at the heart of the community. Parents come to pray while their children play downstairs. Posters on the walls advertise the new football team or the after-school Budding Believers Club. Theres also a food bank, open to all regardless of faith.In March, however, vandals targeted five mosques in a series of attacks, leaving Birminghams Muslim community on edge. Behind the gated entrance at the Green Lane Masjid, there are noticeable signs of heightened security. Numerous cameras monitor every coming and going, while signs warn worshipers of what to do in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.Britains Muslim community received hundreds of anonymous letters over a two-year period starting in June 2016 calling for violence and abuse against Muslims. Authorities subsequently arrested a man who pled guilty to the racist letter campaign.Muslim worshipers were targeted in a June 2017 attack when a van plowed into a group of pedestrians who had attended late-night prayers at Londons Finsbury Park Mosque, killing one man and injuring 11 people. Mosques nationally have been attacked and set on fire.Official statistics back up anecdotal evidence. Despite accounting for less than 5 of the UKs 66 million-strong population, 52 of religious hate crime offenses committed in England and Wales between 2017 and 2018 targeted Muslims, the UK Home Office revealed in 2018.This tallies with a growth in overall hate crimes. Between 2017 and 2018, there were 94,098 offences, up 17 from the year before. The Office for National Statistics has attributed some of the increase over the years to improvements in police recording of hate crimes.Islamophobia is not a new phenomenon in the UK, but it has recently been exploited by far-right groups and activists. A 2019 report by anti-racism organization Hope Not Hate stated: Anti-Muslim prejudice has replaced immigration as the key driver of far-right growth.When anti-Muslim attitudes go mainstreamIn this atmosphere, Aadams believes that media and politicians have a heavy responsibility for the continued growth in anti-Muslim sentiment in the UK. It has a direct effect on Islamophobic attacks, she says. You cannot make it legitimate even if you want to brush it off as a light-hearted comment.Following Johnsons 2018 comments there was an increase in hate incidents The Times reported citing data collated by Tell MAMA, an independent NGO that monitors anti-Muslim attacks in EnglandSome academics agree that individuals like Johnson should take more care with their language.Theres a low-level concern about the way in which Muslims in the community group are portrayed, discussed and understood by politicians and by the media, Abdul-Azim Ahmed, a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK at Cardiff University, says.While Boris Johnsons incoming premiership does seem concerning given his history, its also in many ways just a continuation of the policies of previous Prime Minister Theresa May and of a shift towards the right, Ahmed says, referring to Mays hardline approach to immigration.It doesnt feel like a watershed moment in any way but it does definitely raise some ... concerning trends within government. I think the general sense on the ground is very apprehensive, he adds.CNN reached out to the Prime Ministers office and was referred to the Cabinet Office for comment over the concerns and calls for him to engage with Muslim communities but did not receive a response by publication.In Birmingham, around the corner from the Green Lane mosque, the high street is lined with halal butchers, restaurants and market stalls. Iqra Bashir, 20, is with her mother enjoying the British summer. She reveals she was not happy about Johnson becoming PM given his remarks.I think if somebody is saying that about Muslim women, I think Whats the future going to be like for us she explains.I think the government could stand up for us a bit and say Not all Muslims are terrorists. Yeah you get one or two but that doesnt mean the whole of the community is bad.Moments later, 34-year-old Salih Scully bounds over. He has been listening to the conversation and says that while he disagreed with Johnsons previous comments, he also wants to make it clear that his daily experiences of being a Muslim in Britain are generally quite good.The government allows me to have free speech and to exercise my beliefs in a peaceful, amicable way.Every system is flawed, Im flawed myself so if the government would like to approach the Muslims ... then we will be there with dialogue, he adds.We are part of the fabric of societyAt Londons Baitul Fatuh mosque, one of the largest in Western Europe, a broad consensus of people also believes that Johnsons past remarks should not be a barometer for how he will perform in his new role.People here remember Johnson -- who was Mayor of London between 2008 and 2016 -- as a friend of the mosque, someone who visited on multiple occasions and worked effectively with the community.Syed Yusuf Ahmed, a medical student and volunteer at the mosque, recalls: He came to Baitul three times ... He really did engage with the Muslim community -- we felt he was a good mayor for us.All the women felt offended by that comment but with Johnson you always like to give him the benefit of the doubt that maybe he didnt mean it -- that it was a mistake, explains Mahmood Rafiq, head of external relations at the mosque. If I look at his track record and that one comment, it did seem a bit of a blip.Instead, like many in the Muslim community, Rafiq wants to leave the past where it is, saying that we are looking towards the future.We want to work with the government and support them anyway we can -- against Islamophobia, against all hate crimes, he explains.Dialogue is at the top of the list of things many in the Muslim community would like the new Prime Minister to now engage in.Johnson needs to sit down with people that are doing research -- that have got the facts and figures -- and see what he can do as Prime Minister to support the Muslim community, Aadams says.The most important thing is were not different to anyone else in society, she concludes.Were not different to our neighbors. Were not different to the Christians, or the Jewish or those of no faith -- were all the same. Were British people. We are part of the fabric of society.

Hong Kong protesters try restoring peace
08/18/2019 2:01am

Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support.As mass demonstrations entered an 11th consecutive weekend, young people, families and the elderly braved heavy rain under a sea of umbrellas, underscoring that the protest movement is far from over.It was the first major demonstration following ugly scenes at the citys airport earlier this week and the city was waiting anxiously to see if both protesters and police could avoid the violent clashes that have characterized recent weeks.All departing flights at the airport -- one of the busiest in Asia -- were canceled on Monday and Tuesday after protesters flooded the main terminal. Protesters also detained and beat two men they accused of being undercover police officers, and violently clashed with riot police.Sundays rally was organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, a more traditional pro-democrat organization which previously put on two huge peaceful marches in June which attracted hundreds of thousands of participants. One of the slogans of the rally, to be held in Victoria Park, is Hong Kongers Assemble: Peaceful, Rational, and Non-Violent Protesters Stand Out.Police had not given permission for protesters to march out of Victoria Park to Chater Garden in Central District as planned. But by 6 p.m. local time 6 a.m. ET protesters had congested several roads through the citys main shopping area of Causeway Bay and some had pushed on to Admiralty district, near to the citys Legislative Council offices.I have no idea what comes next but all we can do as citizens is keep going, protest peacefully and let the government and regime know our demands, said Louis, 43, who works in the IT industry.A weekend of ralliesSundays rally follows several peaceful demonstrations around the city the day before.On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters participated in a pro-democracy march in Kowloon with the aim of reclaiming the tranquility of the neighborhood, organizers told CNN. Protesters marched from To Kwa Wan to Hung Hom: two areas that have recently seen an influx of Chinese mainland tourists.Later on, a group of protesters broke off and gathered in front of the police station in nearby Mong Kok -- one of the worlds most densely populated areas. After police began clearing them out, the protesters left without further confrontation.In a separate part of town, an estimated 22,000 Hong Kong school teachers and supporters attended a morning march to the Chief Executives residence as part of anti-government demonstrators, according to organizers.Meanwhile, about 108,000 people participated in a pro-police rally in Tamar Park, near to the Legislative Council offices, police said. Supporters of the police held banners such as Save Hong Kong, Police add oil and Hong Kong add oil.Ahead of Sundays rally, video surfaced appearing to show Chinese police and armed police forces holding a joint training in the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen, according to Chinese state media Peoples Daily.In a video, police can be heard chanting Stop the violence and repent in Cantonese and We listen to the partys command We can win the battle We forge exemplary conduct in Mandarin Chinese, a standard chant of the Chinese Army.There is no indication that the Chinese military or Peoples Armed Police members are set to enter Hong Kong. But state media has repeatedly brought up that possibility and propaganda videos of soldiers training in makeshift riot scenes have been heavily promoted by the government in the mainland.Focus on policeAs evening falls, attention is now turning to Hong Kong police and whether they can avoid the type of forceful reaction which has previously spurred greater protests. Last weekend saw tear gas fired inside a subway station and a woman allegedly hit in the face with a beanbag round, outraging protesters and driving turnout at the airport just as things appeared to be calming down somewhat.Speaking to CNN at a background briefing this week, senior police officers defended their use of force in response to what they characterized as violent, criminal behavior, and rejected calls for an independent investigation into their handling of the situation.They also stood by the use of undercover officers to snatch protesters during last weekends violence, action which helped fuel the paranoia and suspicion at the airport on Tuesday.But officers were also clear on who they put the onus on solving the ongoing unrest: The government. This is a political issue. A political issue needs a political solution, a senior police commander said.Public relations battle Hong Kongs international image has suffered as a result of the ongoing protests, particularly disruption at the airport, and the government admitted this week that the economy is suffering.The Hong Kong economy faced significant downward pressure in the second quarter. The situation has turned even more austere in recent months, the Hong Kong government said in a statement following the announcement of one-off relief measures for some sectors.The move was greeted with something of a shrug by local media, which noted it did not go far enough to address the underling political and economic causes of the protests, including longstanding complaints about stalled political reform and the difficulty young people have in getting on the housing ladder.Officials have struggled to get their message across during the unrest, with often staid press conferences and statements appearing in stark contrast to the vibrant, inventive posters and flyers adopted by the protesters.Tuesdays violence was the first major misstep by the movement, and there were signs many recognized how badly the ugly scenes were for their cause. On Wednesday, some protesters gathered at the airport with posters apologizing for their behavior, and also released a statement promising to reflect and do better.In Chinese state media, which has been consistently playing up violence and underplaying police use of force, photos of the two detained men have been prominent all week, particularly one man -- later identified as Fu Guohao, a reporter for the nationalist tabloid Global Times -- whose defiant statement to protesters, I support the Hong Kong police, you can beat me now, has become a rallying cry for critics of the protests in mainland China.Many mainland journalists feel threatened in Hong Kong and they feel radical protesters are very hostile toward them, Global Times editor Hu Xijin told CNN this week. Hu has been a leading critic of the protests, accusing the US government and western media of stoking the unrest.I think our level of support for the government is comparable to yours to the pro-democracy camp, he said.His newspaper has run over a dozen articles about Fus treatment at the airport since Tuesday, highlighting the incident as proof of the chaos it has long claimed the protests are creating.The onus will be on the protest movement to prove this weekend that it can -- as members of the anti-government movement themselves have promised -- do better.

NASCAR gives tickets to Earnhardt Jr. crash first responders
08/18/2019 1:46am

NASCAR paid back the first responders of the plane crash that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family survived with a night at the races.The Carter County Tennessee Sheriffs Office said it got free tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway night race along with others who responded to the crash.We had a great time with our first responder family at the BMS night race A big thank you to NASCAR for giving us and all the agencies that responded to Dale Jr.s plane crash free tickets, it said on Facebook.Earnhardt, a famed former NASCAR driver and current racing analyst, was landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in east Tennessee on a private jet with his wife and daughter Thursday afternoon when it crashed into a fence at the end of a runway and caught fire, officials said.All five people on board, including the two pilots, escaped and were taken to the hospital out of precaution. Earnhardt was released after a few hours.Although he was scheduled to be at the race, NBC Sports, Earnhardt and his team agreed that he should take the weekend off to be with his family.CNNs Jason Hanna, David Close and Steve Almasy contributed to this report.

12-year-old girl hits, kills man and dog
08/18/2019 1:37am

A 12-year-old girl hit a man and his dog with an SUV in Houston, killing them instantly, police said. Her father has been arrested and charged with criminal negligent homicide and endangering a child.Tomas Mejia Tols daughter was driving the Ford Explorer around an apartment complex Thursday evening, police said in a statement. At the time, a 2-year-old was in the backseat of the vehicle, according to CNN affiliate KTRK-TV.The child driver began to pull forward from a parking space as a man was walking with his dogs through the parking lot, police said. When the child pressed the accelerator pedal, the Ford moved forward at a high rate of speed, struck the man, one of his dogs and then a tree.The man and one dog were pronounced dead at the scene and the girls father was detained.Prosecutors said he told investigators he was the one driving, but they later found out it was the girl. Police did not release additional information on the victim, but said he was 46. Information on the suspects attorney was not immediately available.


15000 SW 27th St
Miramar, FL 33027   Directions

(954) 622-6000


Hundreds of Pets Find Homes During 2019 Clear the Shelters
08/17/2019 10:29pm

Hundreds of pets found forever homes during Saturdays 2019 Clear the Shelters event in South Florida.More than a dozen shelters in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe participated in NBC 6 and Telemundo 51s event, which is part of an annual national campaign to find forever homes for animals in need. Images From Clear The Shelters 2019 in South Florida Shelters waived or reduced adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet. Other services were also free, depending on the location.There was a long line of folks here so were very excited, Miami-Dade Animal Services Director Alex Munoz said.More than 700 animals were adopted in South Florida in the days leading up to Saturdays big event. More than 400 more were adopted Saturday. Since this years event was launched on July 27, more than 80,000 pets have already been adopted nationwide.Hundreds of animal lovers lined up early to find a pet to take home as dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and ages got new owners Saturday.At the Humane Society of Greater Miami, a dog named Walter found a new family after 300 days in the shelter.I feel like crying, Ive been checking him out for two weeks and I knew he was the one, new owner Mary Garcia said.At Broward County Animal Care, 8-year-old American Staffordshire Herbert found a new home after spending a year in the shelter. More on Herbert here.Hes adorable, my son loved him right off the bat, owner Dana Powmesamy said. I think were all just gonna love having him.Photo Credit: NBC 6

Missing Child Alert Issued for 4-Year-Old From Coconut Creek
08/17/2019 10:20pm

Officials have issued an alert for a missing Broward County child who may have been taken by a family member.The Coconut Creek Police Department and the FDLE issued the alert for 4-year-old Tanner Swears, who was last seen near the 5300 block of Northwest 55th Boulevard wearing a diaper on Saturday morning.Swears may be in the company of his father, 55-year-old Stephen Swears, and the duo may be traveling in a 2013 Ford Mustang convertible with tag number AIQ Z45.Officials urge anyone who has seen either person not to approach and call the FDLE or Coconut Creek Police Department immediately.Photo Credit: Florida Department of Law Enforcement

'Instant Love': Shelters Cleared as Pets Find Forever Homes
08/17/2019 9:06pm

Teddy, a catahoula leopard dog mix, was originally taken in at the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia back in January. And after a few failed adoptions, the hearing impaired dog was returned in June and sat at the shelter waiting for the perfect family who would be patient enough to fullfil his needs.Emmy Homan, the shelters development manager, told NBC Teddy is a sweet dog and eager to learn, she just needed extra training and attention. Baby Rhino Gets a Mud Wallow at San Diego Zoo Thanks to social media, a Philadelphia family came across Teddys story on Twitter and knew they found the perfect pet for their family. Thats because their daughter is also Deaf. On Saturday, they stopped by the shelter during its Clear the Shelters event to meet their new four-legged family member.Teddys new family said they look forward to teaching their new furry family member sign language. Shelter Urges Adopters Not to Forget Pets With Special Needs Clear the Shelters, the fifth annual pet adoption drive sponsored by NBC and Telemundostations, culminated Saturday with more than 2,000 shelters participating in dozens of communities across the country.Animals lovers nationwide lined up early for a chance to find the purrfect pet to take home. Feds Issue New Guidelines for Animals on Planes At the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, all adoptable dogs found new homes within hours of opening its doors, NBC Boston reported.One of those lucky dogs was Irie, a5-year-old mix-breed that was adopted by Chandler Solsky, of Rochester.I fell in love right away. We came a couple of days ago and we saw her and we had to come back and get her, Solsky said.And in Connecticut, the North Haven Animal Control cleared its shelters on Saturday, including finding a home for two senior cats that became homeless two months ago after their owner died.We were hopeful to get them adopted together, but was really shocked when a family walked in today and wanted to make them part of their family,Assistant Animal Control Officer Chrystal Tashaba told NBC, noting that senior pets are typically overlooked. So, to get them both in the same home made it all worth it.And they werent the only feline sisters to get adopted together. Colleen and Collette, both one-year-old kittens, were adopted from PAWS Chicago during Clear the Shelters.Julia Poukatch, the shelters communications associate, told NBC that the two kittens have been at the shelter since January and were always very reserved and fearful, making it hard for them to connect with potential adopters. Enter Chicago residents Jaycee and Marisa, who have had prior experience with fearful cats and were more than willing to give the girls the time they need to come out of their shell. Colleen and Collete not only have new homes, but also each other to help them adjust to their new life.Since this years event was launched on July 27, more than 85,000 pets have been adopted. To encourage families to find a new pet, many of the participating animal shelters and rescue organizations reduced or waived adoption fees.At the Austin Humane Society, in Austin, Texas, shelter managerSarah Hammel was hoping that Lamb, a 5-year-old Pit bull and the shelters longest resident, would finally get his forever home. Hammel told NBC that Lamb was transferred to the shelter back in 2017 when flood waters from hurricane Harvey forced the evacuations of local shelter pets, and hes been in and out of the Austin Humane Society due to a lot of bad luck and through no fault of his own. On Saturday, Reyna Almaguer, of Austin, walked into the shelter andinstantly fell in love with Lamb. The feeling was mutual.It was instant love, Hammel said.King, a 5-year-old pit mix, was surrendered by its owner last month and arrived at the NYC Animal Control Center on July 24. But, the biggest wiggler in the shelter shimmied his way into the heart of a new pet parent on Saturday. King received a royal goodbye as he left the Brooklyn shelter.Studies show that pet ownership provides a number of health benefits. A furry companion has the ability to comfort humans healing from loss or other trauma. For two sisters in Washington, D.C., still grieving from the loss of their Pit bull who died recently of cancer, finding the purrfect pet almost seemed heaven-sent.Deirdre and Kirsten Wright adopted Sally from the D.C. Humane Rescue Alliance after another family had earlier in the day adopted her, but then returned her 15 minutes later because the 2-year-old Pit bull mix didnt get along with another dog they already had. The sisters from Alexandria, Virginia, had fallen in love in Sally days earlier but thought they missed out on getting her first. When they found out Sally was back on the market, Deirdre Wright told NBC Washington that their recently deceased Pit bull, who was fittingly named Angel, must have intervened.I think that Angel didnt want me to be sad. And she just wanted me to like, help another dog, Deirdre Wright said through tears.Meanwhile, in South Florida, Herbert, an 8-year-old American Staffordshire who has been at the shelter for more than a year, finally got his forever home. New pet owner Dana Powmesamy told NBC Miami she was excited to welcome Herbert to her family.Hes adorable, my son loved him right off the bat, Powmesamy said. I think were all just gonna love having him.Although dogs and cats were by far the most common pets to be adopted, even some feathery animals were rescued on Saturday. Bob, a 4 1/2-month-oldWhite Crested Black Polish rooster was adopted from the Stonington-Animal Rescue Project in Connecticut. Bob the Rooster, as hes called, is headed to Covernty, Rhode Island, where he will join seven hens in his new home.And Bob wasnt the only uncommon pet adopted on Clear the Shelters day. Rabbits andguinea pigs in New England also found their forever homes.Shelters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri, New York and Kansas all reported clearing their kennels and finding homes for pets in need.We shot for the moon and landed among the stars, the Helping Hands Humane Society of Topeka, Kansas, wrote in a Facebook post announcing their shelter had been cleared.Still, the need remains great. The number of animals entering shelters each year is about 6.5 million, 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Though the number has declined from about 7.2 million in 2011, with the biggest drop in the number dogs, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized each year.On the happier side, about 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted annually and another 710,000 are returned to their owners.Clear the Shelters began in North Texas in 2014 as a partnership among the NBC and Telemundo stations in Dallas-Fort Worth and dozens of North Texas animal shelters. More than 2,200 homeless animals were adopted that first year, the most in a single day in North Texas.A year later that number jumped to nearly 20,000 as the adoption drive went national, with more than 400 shelters taking part across the country. Last year, as the event was extended over a month, more than 100,000 pets were adopted from over 1,200 shelters.During Clear The Shelters 2018, pets of all types found their forever home, including Bailey a long-haired Chihuahua-mix puppy from Orange County, California, who was adopted by a veteran and his family. In New Hampshire, Baby, a 15-year old senior cat was adopted after being a hospice resident at a Massachusetts shelter. One year later, Baby is off her medications and showers her new family with unconditional love. In Texas, a yellow Labrador named Pepperjackwhofound wandering the streets of Texas City, spent weeks at the Galveston County animal shelter before a Sante Fe family adopted him during Clear the Shelters. One year later, the once stray who was renamed Jake, is living his best life enjoying the great outdoors of the familys lake property and helping his new parents take care of their horses.The love that these dogs give you is worth it, Baileys owner Don Winderman said. All they need is love. And really, if people gave out more love than hate this country would be a lot better and the whole world would be better. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Rickenbacker Shooting Victim's Daughter Speaks After Arrest
08/17/2019 7:37pm

The daughter of a Miami-Dade man who was shot and later died after an alleged confrontation on the Rickenbacker Causeway says she still cant believe that her beloved father is gone.My mother said Im so sorry, but your dad got into an accident and died, Alice Palencia told NBC 6 from her home in Arkansas. My heart hit the ground. I went to the car and started balling my eyes out.Alices father, Alex Palencia, was shot while cycling along the roadway Wednesday morning after an apperant dispute between him and Kadel Piedrahita, who was riding a motorcycle at the time.Piedrahita was questioned on Wednesday and later released, but turned himself into police Friday and has been charged with several counts that include second degree murder.He was very loving and caring. He lit up a room with his personality, and tried to make everyone laugh and smile, Alice Palencia said when describing her father, while adding she is releaved that the man who pulled the trigger is behind bars.The pain he caused, no matter if justice is served the pain will never be repaired because he took my father away from my brother and I, she said.Photo Credit: WTVJ-TV

Longtime Shelter Dog Herbert Finds a Home During Clear The Shelters
08/17/2019 4:32pm

A dog who spent more than a year at Broward County Animal Care found his forever home Saturday during NBC 6 and Telemundo 51s Clear The Shelters event.Herbert, an 8-year-old American Staffordshire, has been at the shelter since last August and had been there longer than any other current dog. Images From Clear The Shelters 2019 in South Florida Shelter staff and volunteers began applauding and some were even crying when Herbert was brought out to join his new family.Herberts a great dog, all the volunteers love him, said worker Lisa Alonso.Its just amazing, its just a wonderful thing, said Nicole Sandler.Dana Powmesamy said she was excited to welcome Herbert to her family.Hes adorable, my son loved him right off the bat, Powmesamy said. I think were all just gonna love having him.Powmesamy said she didnt go to the shelter looking for an older pet, but was more than pleased with her choice.Im happy that hes going to be in a place where he can grow old, she said.Photo Credit: NBC 6