Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Wednesday


1. State child welfare officials, foster parents and judges are gathering in Orlando for the start of a three-day summit. DCF Interim Secretary Esther Jacobo will kick off the event. She stepped in after Secretary David Wilkins abruptly resigned last month amid a spike in child deaths and escalating fights with the private contractors that oversee foster care.

2. Online bidding begins on props seen on Burn Notice, the made-in-Miami crime TV series wrapping up a seven-year run. Especially hot items: prized fan souvenirs, including the custom-made yogurt containers and spoons.

3. Expect to get wet. Rain chance in South Florida has shot up to 60 percent, according to the National Weather Service, with morning downpours soaking the region. The forecast also calls for highs near 90. Good news: Rain chance will decrease to 20 percent the rest of the week.

4. A plan by Miami-Dade County to keep all 49 public libraries open includes slashing hours and cutting staff, with the main library in downtown Miami taking the biggest hit.

5. Classes are retuning to a regular schedule at Miami Dade’s Liberty City campus after an out-of-control car smashed into the entrance, killing one and injuring three.

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