Miami’s Top Five: What you should know Monday


1. The University of Miami Hospital is opening a new helicopter pad that will provide greater access to medical care for patients, including those from the Bahamas. Officials from the Bahamas and the hospital will be on hand Monday for the dedication.

2. A vigil is being held Monday night in Miami Beach for a teenage graffiti artist who died after he was shocked by police with a Taser. Organizers say the event marks what would have been Israel "Reefa" Hernandez'-Llach's 19th birthday. It's being held outside a vacant McDonald's where Hernandez-Llach was last seen alive, tagging his name on the building's wall.

3. Need a turkey air freshener? Or perhaps a cat lady action figure? Dave Barry is here for you, with his annual Gift Guide. Hurry, if you’re celebrating Hannukah, which begins Wednesday night and whose first day offers a rare convergence with Thanksgiving.

4. The family of a 10-year-old shot to death in a robbery at a North Miami-Dade nail salon will plead for help on Monday for the community’s help in finding the robbers.

5. It’s a breezy start to the week in South Florida, with winds of 16-22 mph and gusts up to 30 mph. A rip current advisory is in effect. Chance of rain is 50 percent, with highs in the low-80s and lows in the low-70s.

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