Hello, everybody! I’m back in your inbox this morning with the most important things happening locally. I’ll get right to it. Here’s a quick look at what’s in this issue:
- 🏥 A suspect involved in a fatal shooting at a South Florida restaurant earlier this year has died in prison.
- 🏫 Miami-Dade County Schools is offering online tutoring for students Mon. to Thu. afternoons.
- 🏛️ A federal courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale was vandalized on Monday.
Today is National Iguana Awareness Day. South Florida residents are no strangers to these reptiles.
First, today’s weather:
A p.m. t-storm in spots. High: 90 Low: 79.
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Here are the top stories in Miami today:
1. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced an extension for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study after making a formal request to Assistant Secretary Connor and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The mayor says “Miami-Dade can now better solicit community feedback and work to include nature-based solutions into this milestone project.” (Miami’s Community News)
2. Miami-Dade County Schools is offering free tutoring for students in K- 12 grade from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday online via Microsoft Teams as part of the Pop N’ Prep Program. Teachers are available to help with Math from K-8 grade, Civics, U.S. History, Biology and ELA K-12 grade. (WPLG Local 10)
3. An apartment building fire on Wednesday afternoon led to the evacuation of residents at 2645 NW 21 Street. There was smoke and flames captured as crews worked to put out the flames. One woman was treated for smoke inhalation. An investigation is still underway to the cause of the fire. (WSVN)
4. 43-year-old Matthew Chilcutt is accused of breaking into the federal courthouse at Broward Blvd. and NW 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale on Monday. Investigators say Chilcutt vandalized several rooms causing extensive damage, according to news reports. (CBS Miami, WSVN)
5. The suspect in a fatal shooting incident at a Shooters waterfront restaurant in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year, 33-year-old Angel Candelaria, has died after he was found unresponsive in his jail cell, officials said. Candelaria was found unresponsive on August 31 and pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center. An investigation is underway as to what led to the death. (NBC Miami)
Today in Miami:
- REV+FLOW Functional Fitness at Key Biscayne Branch Library. (11 a.m.)
- Movie Afternoons at Miami-Dade Main Public Library. (2 p.m.)
- Blue Martini Thursdays at Blue Martini Brickell. (7 p.m.)
- Damon Wayans at Miami Improv Comedy Club And Dinner Theater. (8 p.m.)
- DJ Chizzle at E11EVEN. (8 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Miami-Dade County remains under a mosquito-borne illness alert due to local and travel-related cases of dengue. Residents are reminded to remain alert and drain any standing or rain irrigation water they find. (Miami’s Community News)
- Last year, the Miami-Dade school board passed a bill acknowledging LGBTQ History Month, 7-to-1. This year the bill is drawing fire from activists as Florida schools come under the “Don’t Say Gay” bill passed by Governor DeSantis. No decision was made as of early Wednesday evening. (WSVN)
- Governor Ron DeSantis will suspend Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez after his recent arrest and replace him soon. DeSantis plans to appoint someone who lives in District 11. (Florida Politics)
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Thanks for following along and staying informed. See you all tomorrow for another update!
— Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.