Hello, everybody! It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Daily. Let’s get this day started off right, with a quick dive into the most important things happening around town…
First, today’s weather:
An afternoon thunderstorm. High: 89 Low: 77.
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Here are the top five stories in Miami today:
1. A reported armed carjacking in Broward County led to a two-county police pursuit on Thursday morning that then spilled over to Miami-Dade County. The chase ended in Opa-locka, where the suspected was arrested and taken into custody. (CBS Miami)
2. A man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot near the Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami police said. Officers responded to reports of a person shot at 3000 Rickenbacker Causeway, under the William M. Powell Bridge, at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. An investigation is underway. (WPLG Local 10)
3. There is a stunning South Florida property on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years and it’s worth $100 million. It is the epitome of Palm Beach elegance amidst Golden Beach’s prized amenities including access to a private beach, tennis courts, clubhouse and its own police force. (Miami Patch)
4. A Miami man, 51-year-old Lazaro Hernandez, has been arrested and is facing federal charges after authorities said he distributed more than $230 million in adulterated HIV drugs throughout the country. He is charged with conspiracy to deliver into interstate commerce adulterated and misbranded drugs, conspiracy to traffic in medical products with false documentation, conspiracy to commit money laundering and specific money laundering offenses. (NBC Miami)
5. A bankrupt LLC owned by Centro Miami developer Harvey Hernandez has reached a deal to sell nine of the building’s condos for $3.2 million after a judge approved its Chapter 11 reorganization plan. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay off Centro NGD’s creditors. (Subscription: The Real Deal)
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Today in Miami:
- Dads Get FREE Sausage With Brunch Order at WOB Bar & Kitchen. (11 a.m.)
- Enjoy Steak Specials For Father’s Day at Barbakoa By Finka. (11:30 a.m.)
- Brunch It This Father’s Day at Kuba Cabana. (noon)
- Father’s Day Dining at B Ocean Resort’s Florida Bar. (noon)
- CityPlace Doral Partners With Modelo To Host Summer Art Experience. (1 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (MDSPD) was officially re-accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) for being in full compliance of all 178 applicable standards during their assessment. The standards are critical to life, health, and safety issues. (Miami-Dade County Public Schools)
- Miami-Dade Parks is helping to reduce the local heat index by increasing the county’s tree canopy. Its mission is to grow a healthy urban forest that provides a minimum of 30 percent tree canopy coverage. (Miami-Dade Parks via Facebook)
- Joshua Simmons was the first Black person to win a seat on the Coral Springs City Commission in 2018 and will be running unopposed for his second term. Two, four-year terms on the City Commission is the maximum allowed per the Coral Springs’ city charter. (Florida Politics)
- Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava welcomed Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services this week for the launch of Brecher Family South Florida Trauma Services. With this center, OHEL brings decades of trauma and crisis expertise right into our community. (Twitter)
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That’s it for today. See you all tomorrow morning 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.
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