Miami’s Top 5: What you should know for Tuesday


1. Footage of a June security breach at the Turner Guliford Knight Correctional Center in Miami shows all of the doors of a maximum-security wing slide open at once. This allows three inmates to pursue and attempt to attack another inmate, who jumps from the second story of a cell block. Miami-Dade corrections is looking into the possibility that an officer might have had something to do with the breach.

2. Expect a cloudy sky and a high of 90 today. Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit to see sunshine again, as there’s a significant chance of rain for the rest of the week.

3. A resort villa collapsed into a sinkhole yesterday morning near Orlando. The guests were all evacuated and nobody sustained injuries. An inspection is being conducted on the resort’s other buildings to ensure they have not been damaged.

4. The wake for Jennifer Alfonso was held yesterday evening. The mother was shot by her husband, Derek Medina, last week. He then posted a photo of her lifeless body on Facebook and confessed to the killing. One of Alfonso’s sisters has said that the victim was always concerned that Medina might hurt her.

5. A woman who called 911 threatening to kill anyone who came near her was shot to death by a deputy in Cooper City yesterday morning. It was revealed that the gun she was wielding fired 6 mm BBs. Residents in the neighborhood were startled, but nobody was hurt.

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