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  • Return your Dolphins tickets, Broward police union tells members

    08/11/2018 4:53:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/11/18 | Tim Swift
    Group took issue with players' protest during national anthem A Broward County police union is calling for its members to return their Miami Dolphins tickets after some players protested during the national anthem at a preseason game this week
  • Construction firm cited in I-95 barrier collapse that killed 2 workers

    08/07/2018 11:06:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Local 10 ABC News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Tim Swift
    MIAMI - Federal officials said a construction company did not do enough to protect its workers before a concrete barrier collapsed and killed two men along Interstate 95 in February. "This tragedy could have been prevented if the employer had ensured that adjoining structures were shored, braced or underpinned to avoid a collapse," said Condell Eastmond, with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Atlanta-based Archer Western Construction Inc. faces up to $33,000 in fines. OSHA officials also said the work site was not properly inspected for hazards. The Florida Highway Patrol said Abel Orlando Zuniga-Fajardo, 37,...
  • Judge Orders Fusion GPS To Reveal Dossier Details In BuzzFeed Lawsuit

    07/26/2018 2:04:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 7/26/18 | Chuck Ross
    Judge orders Fusion GPS to disclose details of its dossier work. The opposition firm has avoided deposition in a dossier-related lawsuit against BuzzFeed. Lawyer for plaintiff says ruling “gave us everything that we had hoped for.” Representatives of Fusion GPS must answer a broad array of questions about the opposition research firm’s role in creating, investigating and disseminating the infamous Steele dossier, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro issued the decision Tuesday in a defamation lawsuit a Russian tech executive filed against BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. The trial is scheduled...
  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn’t backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a “first step” in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It’s usually going to be yes…But when you put it in context and you...
  • Miami Dolphins Surprise Anthem Kneelers with New Threat

    07/19/2018 9:30:38 PM PDT · by montag813 · 54 replies
    24News ^ | 07-19-2018 | Roman DeSantis
    by Roman DeSantis | 24NewsAfter an NFL season of flag-dissing protests and kneeling during the national anthem that left fans furious, and slammed TV ratings, one League team announced a tough new policy to shut it down. And some players are angry, claiming the announcement "blind-sided" them. On Thursday afternoon, it was reported that the NFL’s Miami Dolphins will suspend and/or fine players who protest during the national anthem.
  • The Dolphins could suspend players for kneeling during the national anthem

    07/19/2018 5:26:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 19, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    For the Miami Dolphins, the NFL’s anthem policy isn’t enough. The team is going a step farther in punishing players who kneel during the national anthem. According to the Associated Press, a team discipline document now includes a section on “Proper Anthem Conduct.” It classifies anthem protests under a large list of ”conduct detrimental to the club,” all of which could lead to a paid or unpaid suspension, a fine or both. Punishment for players can be up to four games, the Associated Press reported. However, it’s rare for players to be suspended for that long.
  • Extension of 836 expressway into Kendall wins key vote in Miami-Dade

    07/02/2018 7:51:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 21, 2018 | Douglas Hanks And Jenny Staletovich
    Miami-Dade commissioners on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to extending the 836 expressway 14 miles into West Kendall, rejecting warnings about environmental damage and urban sprawl in favor of bringing relief to commuters in the congested suburbs. "We've got to start somewhere," said Commissioner Javier Souto, whose district includes western areas in the county. "Do something. Do something." A final vote awaits later this year, but the 9-2 vote captured what appeared to be broad support for the signature transportation package from Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who cited the toll road's extension as a top priority as he prepares to leave office...
  • Undocumented immigrant killed two women in Miami, dumped bodies on street, police say ( Miami )

    06/19/2018 8:04:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 18, 2018 | MARTIN VASSOLO
    A Honduran national in the United States illegally has been charged with killing two women in Miami over the past three months and dumping their bodies on the street, police announced Monday. Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres, 37, was arrested Saturday morning for the murders of Ann Farrin, 41, and Neidy Roche, 39. ... Surveillance footage taken at the time shows a black vehicle coming to a stop between Northwest 38th Street and Northwest 37th Street. The driver gets out, removes a body from the passenger side and leaves it on the sidewalk. ... Detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Department obtained an...
  • U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

    06/19/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Reuters
    Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported. In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter....
  • Miccosukee tribe may be on hook for over $1 billion in gambling taxes

    06/06/2018 8:54:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 4-5, 2018 | DAVID OVALLE
    A Miccosukee tribal member owes back taxes on gambling revenue, a federal appeals ruled Monday in a decision that experts believe could pave the way for the federal government to collect more than $1 billion in overdue personal income taxes. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Miami federal judge who ruled that tribal member Sally Jim must pay the Internal Revenue Service $278,758 in taxes, interest and penalties for failing to file a tax return in 2001. The ruling came two years after U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga decided her family's gaming income — a distribution of...
  • They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese. So they're suing McDonald's for $5 million

    05/26/2018 8:04:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2018 | Howard Cohen
    Two South Florida McDonald's customers think the fast-food giant is being awfully cheesy with how it charges customers for a signature item that has been on its menu since 1975. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court on May 8, Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and Leonard Werner, of Miami-Dade, say they have had to pay for cheese they don't want on their Quarter Pounder sandwiches. The suit asks for at least $5 million. It comes down to this: On the menu, a hamburger at Micky D's is cheaper than a cheeseburger. According to the lawsuit,...
  • Anger over Irish decision to honor “mass murderer” Che Guevara with stamp

    10/10/2017 5:01:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 10, 2017 04:54 AM | Irish Central Staff
    A Cuban-American radio host and Irish politicians have called on An Post, Ireland’s postal service, to explain their decision to launch a €1 stamp featuring a portrait of Che Guevara by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick. Ninoska Perez Castellón, a prominent member of the Cuban exile community in Miami and radio host, told RTE’s "Morning Ireland" show, the stamp honoring Che Guevara would “celebrate a man who slaughtered so many people.” An Post’s plan was announced on Friday to coincide with Monday’s 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s execution (October 9). Castellón, who works at Miami 710 Radio, said regardless of the...
  • Police take down gunman yelling 'anti-Trump' rhetoric at Trump National Doral Golf Club

    05/18/2018 7:18:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Briana Montalvo and Morgan Winsor
    Florida police shot a man early this morning who opened fire at a Miami-area golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, authorities said. The man, armed with a handgun, was overheard yelling "anti-Trump" rhetoric and had draped a U.S. flag over a counter in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club, police said. He then fired shots into the ceiling and at chandeliers while apparently waiting for police to arrive, according to authorities. Four officers from the Doral Police Department and one officer from the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the incident after receiving a 911 call around...
  • Person Arrested After Shots Fired at Trump Golf Club: Police

    05/18/2018 1:46:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/18/18
    South Florida authorities say a person is in custody after police responded to a call of shots fired at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami that's owned by President Donald Trump. The Doral Police Department...
  • Democrats considering 8 cities for 2020 national convention

    05/10/2018 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Washington - The Democratic National Committee is eyeing eight American cities for its 2020 Democratic National Convention, a party official tells CNN. The DNC sent requests for proposals to a host of cities and received responses from eight: Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco. "The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."
  • Plans Appear To Be Moving Forward For Miami-Dade Mega Mall

    05/09/2018 8:40:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 50 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 05/08/2018 | Gary Nelson
    A mega mall and entertainment complex in Northwest Miami-Dade that would dwarf any other appears to be on course for approval, but not without controversy. It’s called the American Dream. It would be the largest mall in the world.
  • Miami Dolphins Announce 2018 Social Justice Grant Recipients [Trayvon Martin Foundation]

    04/18/2018 9:27:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Miami Dolphins.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Jason Jenkins
    MIAMI, FL – The Miami Dolphins have chosen nine recipients to receive social justice grants for the 2018 season. Art Detectives is an innovative arts-based learning experience bringing together South Florida police officers with 250 middle-school students from under-served communities. Community Justice Project, Inc. is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal and policy support to grassroots organizations fighting for racial justice and human rights in South Florida. Miami Gardens Police Department’s Citizen Observer Patrol Program. National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives South Florida Chapter. North Miami Beach Police Athletic League. Pridelines supports, educates and empowers South Florida’s...
  • Miami's Toll Roads Are Huge Scams That Must Be Eliminated

    04/14/2018 10:53:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | Luther Campbell
    It's time to mount a serious campaign to end tolls in Miami-Dade County. Any time the government wants to charge people money, we should be allowed to vote on it. Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) are highway robbers preying on predominantly poor motorists struggling to have a roof over their heads, put food on the table, and take care of their families. I remember the days when there was only one toll on State Road 112 when you left Miami International Airport to get to Miami Beach. Now there are tolls on virtually every major highway...
  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • This is every ATM customer’s worst nightmare

    03/28/2018 8:45:04 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    NY post ^ | March 28, 2018 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    This is every ATM customer’s worst nightmare Harrowing bank surveillance footage shows the moment a teen murder suspect approached an unwitting ATM customer from behind — seconds before the bloodied victim collapsed in a parking lot. The footage shows Marcine Bernard Hill, 17, calmly approaching an ATM in North Miami Beach in November. Clad in a black Ecko jacket emblazoned with the words “Kill Batman,” Hill saunters up behind victim Dillon Bud Calvin Steve, who turns around to notice Hill at the last moment. Steve, 26, quickly glances at his mother’s van in the parking lot before dropping the cash...