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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

🌱 Rapper Kodak Black Arrested + Miami-Dade Property Tax Reduction

Morning, everybody! It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Miami Daily — back in your inbox with everything that’s fit to print about what’s happening in town these days. Today is National Ice Cream Day so don’t forget to cool off with a scoop.


First, today’s weather:

A p.m. t-storm in spots. High: 87 Low: 82.


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Here are the top stories in Miami today:

1. East Ridge at Cutler Bay is celebrating 60 years as a retirement community for seniors. hundreds of residents and team members celebrated the diamond anniversary with a variety of events earlier this summer. (Miami’s Community News)

2. Rapper Kodak Black, whose legal name is Bill Kahan Kapri, was arrested in Fort Lauderdale on Friday on drug possession and trafficking charges. Kapri’s license and tags were also expired. He bonded out of jail Saturday evening. (WPLG local 10)

3. Police are searching for the person or people responsible for a drive-by shooting in a Miami neighborhood that left a man dead Friday morning. The incident happened near Northeast 78th Street and Fifth Avenue. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that will lead to the arrest of the person or people involved. (WSVN)

4. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has proposed a 1% property tax reduction. Cava says deeper cuts would impact essential services, such as police, fire rescue, and more. Residents have complained that a 1% cut is not enough. (CBS Miami)

5. Republicans Kevin Marino Cabrera and Jorge Fors Jr. are financially in dead heat in the race for the District 6 seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission. District 6 includes Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, West Miami, parts of Coral Gables, Hialeah, Miami and areas of the county’s unincorporated area. (Florida Politics)


Today in Miami:

  • Vizcaya Village Farmers Market at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. (9 a.m.)
  • Sunday Vinyasa Yoga With Franci at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. (10:30 a.m.)
  • Free Ice Cream For National Ice Cream Day at Ice Cream Heaven. (1 p.m.)
  • Yonutz Offering Free Ice Cream For National Ice Cream Day. (2 p.m.)
  • Brunch Made Me Do It at Pilo’s Tequila Garden. (3 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman named Jacqueline Reyes. Police are concentrating the search in the Miami-Dade area. If anyone has seen Jacqueline, please call PBSO or your nearest Law Enforcement Agency. (Twitter)
  • The Humane Society of Broward County plans to offer a free online class on rabbit care and behavior on Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. (WPLG Local 10)
  • Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava is reminding residents that you can now reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 988. She added, “seeking treatment is not a sign of weakness — it is a sign of strength. If you or someone you know is in need of support please call 988 and remember, you’re not alone. Help is available.” (Twitter)
  • The East River Living apartment complex in Little Havana has sold for $15 million, or $441,176 a unit. The sale comes as property values rise in South Florida. (Subscription: South Florida Business Journal)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Sunday! See you tomorrow for your next 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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