Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Wednesday


1. Miami businessman Claudio Osorio will stand before a federal judge Wednesday to receive his prison sentence — likely to be about 10 years — for stealing millions of dollars from investors and blowing that money to live way beyond his means. Osorio, who once hobnobbed with Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at fundraisers in his waterfront home, pleaded guilty in February to three conspiracy offenses involving wire fraud and money laundering.

2. With their latest loss, the Miami Marlins locked up their position in last place in the National League East. With four more defeats, the team will have 100 losses on the season.

3. Florida International University is offering a peek into an undersea research lab in the Florida Keys. The school, which will release more details Wednesday, took over operations at Aquarius Reef Base in January. The lab sits about 60 feet below the ocean’s surface, a few miles off Key Largo. The federal government owns the lab but cut its budget last year.

4. More storms are is expected Wednesday, with the rain chance at 70 percent. Thursday will serve up more of the same, with the weather clearing some on Friday and Saturday.

5. The Miami Police Department is getting social. The department opened Twitter and Facebook accounts and started posting brief crime reports and other information.

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