Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Thursday


1. Miami leaders can expect to see Coconut Grove residents at Thursday’s budget hearing as they call for a bigger police presence in their community. The group wants the city to redirect $10 million in the budget to hire more police officers.

2. The finale of Burn Notice airs Thursday, bringing to an end a seven-year run as the most successful TV series since Miami Vice in the 1980s.

3. Miami Jai-Alai is trying to undo a sales agreement to a New York gambling operator, pressing its case in bankruptcy court that the $115 million deal would fall short of what it owes lenders. Miami Jai-Alai did not object to a potential sale, but lawyers say they’re pursuing a reorganization since the casino generates enough significant profits and could afford to continue making debt payments.

4. Florida's leaders will be discuss an array of state issues at a summit organized by lawyer and lobbyist Justin Sayfie. Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet members and other Florida leaders will participate in the two-day summit in Orlando that begins Thursday.

5. If you haven’t gotten soaked yet, you probably will. Rain chance in South Florida is 50 percent. There’s good news: It drops to 20 percent at night and into Friday.

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