New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero


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New book declares Donald Trump an environmental hero
When Donald Trump offered to spend $10 million revamping the county golf course in Crandon Park, his top negotiator made one thing perfectly clear: the 20-foot trees along the shoreline … Click to Continue »

1-year-old accidentally killed by mother backing out of a driveway
A mother backing her SUV out of her driveway in North Miami accidentally struck and killed her 1-year-old son, according to police. The accident happened just after 6 p.m. Monday … Click to Continue »

Family-friendly things to do: Enjoy Jungle Island, watch Miami FC
Thursday JUNGLE ISLAND KIDS IN FREE Through Sept. 30, South Florida residents have an even better reason to visit the tropical paradise of Jungle Island, as each child 10 and … Click to Continue »

Candidates and city officials gear up for re-do of Miami Gardens election
After the state Supreme Court last week threw out the results of Miami Garden’s Aug. 30 mayoral election, the city and the candidates are preparing to rerun the race in … Click to Continue »

Grateful mom thanks ‘just for girls’ clothing store for kindness to son
A Raleigh mother’s note of gratitude to a clothing store for tween girls that showed kindness to her gender-non-conforming son has gone viral. Martie Todd Sirois, in her letter posted … Click to Continue »

Joe Natoli steps down as UM’s financial chief
Joe Natoli, former president of the Miami Herald and the former publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News before joining the University of Miami as its chief financial … Click to Continue »

State: Don’t even think about “lane diving” onto I-95 express lanes
State transportation engineers announced Monday they’re ready to curb the dangerously illegal practice of lane-diving on Interstate 95 — the suicide-commando-like maneuver in which motorists plow through the flexible poles … Click to Continue »

2 quit amid feud at Miami-Dade’s child welfare agency
The top two administrators at Miami-Dade County’s privately run child welfare agency stepped down Monday amid long-simmering tension among members of the group’s board of directors and the agency’s leadership … Click to Continue »

Father and former Marine killed in carjacking
A juvenile gunman ended the life of a 27-year-old father and former Marine as he left a Miami Gardens home with his family just after midnight Sunday. Miami Gardens police … Click to Continue »

Legal beef over Miami Dade College cultural center premature, judge says
A legal grudge match between art collector Gary Nader and Miami Dade College over a planned downtown cultural center has been kicked down the road by an administrative law judge, … Click to Continue »

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares Wynwood Zika-free
Governor lifts Zika zone in Wynwood; CDC says ‘don’t let down guard.’ … Click to Continue »

Hit the surf — literally — at 2016 UNTITLED art fair
When your art fair is literally on the beach, why not do more than just look at the water? UNTITLED, held annually during December’s Art Basel week in a massive … Click to Continue »

Deputies will still work Dolphins games despite union request
Some Miami Dolphins’ players’ kneeling protest during pregame national anthems apparently won’t change the team’s treatment by Broward Sheriff’s Office despite a deputies’ union president’s request. “BSO deputies will continue … Click to Continue »

Peru’s newest naval vessel sails into Biscayne Bay
Peru’s newest naval vessel, a four-masted sailing ship, the BAP Unión, docked in Miami on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Visitors can get free tours of the Unión at the Museum Park pier on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. … Click to Continue »

Dwyane Wade thanks Miami one last time before leaving town
Dwyane Wade, a little more than a week shy of starting camp with his new team, the Chicago Bulls, continued his thank you tour Saturday, making it clear South Florida … Click to Continue »

Police union asks deputies to not escort Dolphins until players stand for anthem
The Dolphins will open up with their first home game of the season next week against the Cleveland Browns. The question is will the Broward Sheriff’s Office be escorting them … Click to Continue »

Facebook Live video shows friends celebrating hours before one allegedly killed the other
Facebook Live video taken by Christopher Francois as he picked up his friend, Tyrell Robinson, from a Miami-Dade jail on Aug. 26, 2016. Francois was later found shot to death. Robinson is charged with his murder and the video is now key evidence in the case. … Click to Continue »

Delaware officials respond to transgender inmate’s lawsuit
Delaware officials say a transgender prison inmate who filed a civil-rights lawsuit has a history of filing unsubstantiated grievances. … Click to Continue »

A tripled Zika zone has Miami Beach wary of the next step
On Monday, Miami Beach could be the only place in the U.S. with active Zika transmission, leaving locals and tourists alike wondering what’s next for Miami’s tourism hotspot. Although Miami … Click to Continue »

Teacher gifted a smartphone to a middle schooler for sexting, police say
A gift of a phone and a solicitation for sexts got a former middle school teacher arrested, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office claims. Michael Geist was arrested on charges of lewd … Click to Continue »

Tunnel to Towers run takes over downtown Miami
Derek Garcia stood on his tippy-toes screaming, “Where’s Papa?” “I want to run with him,” the 3-year-old said. Derek’s father, Nelson Garcia, who is in Miami’s fire academy, was one … Click to Continue »

Gas prices dip in Miami area despite major oil pipeline leak
Despite a major leak in the Colonial Pipeline, which transports more than 100 million gallons of petroleum products daily, gas prices in Florida continued to drop this week, according to … Click to Continue »

Here are the 500 best-paid employees in Miami-Dade’s school system
Miami-Dade’s school system may be the largest employer in the county, but its administrators don’t command the top salaries in town. Schools chief Alberto Carvalho barely cracked the Top 50 … Click to Continue »

Here are the 500 best-paid employees in Jackson’s hospital system
Miami-Dade’s public hospital system is also home to some of the best-paid workers in county government. Jackson Memorial, the main hospital in downtown Miami, and its expansion sites across the … Click to Continue »

Here are the 500 best-paid employees in Miami-Dade’s county government
On the top end of Miami-Dade County’s payroll, lawyers tip the scales. Employees from the County Attorney’s Office dominate the Top 20 list of best-paid workers in Miami-Dade’s government, a … Click to Continue »

Woman charged with DUI-manslaughter after motorcycle crash
A 25-year-old Key West woman was jailed Friday after state troopers said she drunkenly crashed into a pair of motorcycle riders Aug. 1 near Sugarloaf Key and kept driving for … Click to Continue »

A tourist fell through a rotting boardwalk. Now he wants $98,000
A rotted board on a small boardwalk could cost the city of Key West $98,000 to settle a case brought by an elderly Iowa man who broke his leg in … Click to Continue »

Everglades gets funky with Wynwood benefit
The Everglades will feel the funk this weekend with a daylong benefit concert in Wynwood. On Sunday, the Love the Everglades Movement will hold its ninth benefit concert, a daylong … Click to Continue »

Scott picks veteran of Tampa water wars as next utility commissioner
A water utilities veteran who has spent a career navigating the water wars of Tampa Bay was named Florida’s next public service commissioner late Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott. Donald … Click to Continue »

The Peruvian navy is here and glad to see us (those were FRIENDLY cannon shots)
It looked like the most thrillingly ominous moment in South Florida since those halcyon days three centuries back when the pirate captain Black Caesar regularly raided the Keys. A four-masted … Click to Continue »

Brother of girl discarded in dumpster told judge about mom’s rat-infested home
The June 12, 2015, hearing in Broward child welfare court was either a last chance to save 1-year-old Angela Dufrene before she vanished — or an opportunity to discover she … Click to Continue »

After post-jail party on Facebook Live, pal and suspected hooker murdered
After years of violent outbursts as a teen, commitments to psychiatric hospitals and stints in jail, Tyrell “Hazel” Robinson stood up in court to hear the verdict on accusations that … Click to Continue »

Opa-locka spent millions on parties, pet projects, bonuses; ignored warnings of financial collapse
In a city seized by one of the most dramatic economic downfalls in Florida history, Opa-locka officials decided to throw a party. For the city’s 89th birthday last year, caterers … Click to Continue »

Cuba won’t allow Cuban-American flight crews to stay overnight, so an airline grounded them
When American Airlines launched the first of an unprecedented 12 daily commercial flights from Miami to six cities in Cuba, the company rolled out the Cuban-American brass to mark the … Click to Continue »

Zika spraying spawns an epidemic of conspiracy theories
An offering of no good choices roused the crowd. City Hall became a cacophony of angry voices. Civic leaders were shouted down. Public health docs, with their unwelcome assessments, were … Click to Continue »

Serbia police cordon off Belgrade for gay pride march
Thousands of Serbian riot police cordoned off central Belgrade on Sunday to protect a gay pride march from possible attacks by extremist groups in the predominantly conservative Balkan country. … Click to Continue »

Mitzi Gimenez, mother of Miami-Dade’s mayor, dies at age 85
Mitzi Ann Gimenez, a Cuban exile who moved to Miami in 1960 and went on to see her son, Carlos, elected mayor of Miami-Dade County, died Monday night at South … Click to Continue »

Would-be killer wanted crime to be caught on camera, cops say
A Florida man accused of attempted murder told deputies he wanted the crime to be captured on camera “so the judge can see it,” cops said. The Manatee County Sheriff’s … Click to Continue »

Gables voters will have to decide on these 5 charter amendments in November
Coral Gables voters will have a little extra work to do at the polls when they vote in November’s presidential election. The work will take the form of five city … Click to Continue »

Florida governor heads to Miami to declare Wynwood Zika free
Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be in Wynwood Monday as the Centers for Disease Control is expected to lift a travel advisory warning pregnant women and their partners to stay away due to the Zika virus. … Click to Continue »

Doctor wants nose swabs to monitor mosquito release
The motto of many Key Haven residents when it comes to the possible release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Lower Keys neighborhood is “no consent,” meaning they don’t consent … Click to Continue »

Amid police chase, man gets bitten by 4-year-old. And then things get weird.
An armed robbery suspect led police on an eventful chase through Miramar on Tuesday afternoon, that led to him getting bitten by a 4-year-old and trying — and failing — … Click to Continue »

How much do they make? Medical executives on top of the pay list
In Miami-Dade County government, running hospitals pays far better than running schools. Payroll records from the three largest arms of Miami-Dade government — the school system, the Jackson hospital network … Click to Continue »

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