Miami’s Top Five: What you should know Wednesday


1. The lack of mortgages in South Florida — from cash real estate deals as well as foreclosures — has an upside: a steep drop in consumer debt, which is down 4.2 percent and is the steepest drop in the country’s largest metro areas.

2. The Coast Guard has called off the search for two Cuban migrants who were on a raft found off of Key Biscayne. One person was found dead in the water and another survived the ordeal.

3. The Miami Marlins’ latest acquisition could mean a fan favorite, Logan Morrison, heading to the trading block. The Marlins signed Garrett Jones to a two-year, $7.75 million contract.

4 . A South Florida biologist is recovering from a rattlesnake bite that called for 48 vials of antivenin pumped into his veins.

5. Expect more rain on Wednesday, with partly cloudy skies and humidity of more than 90 percent. Highs will be ion the low-80s and lows in the upper-60s to low-70s.

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