Florida's Rep. David Richardson and Rep. Kionne McGhee talk to the media after they leave the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center after a surprise visit to inspect the facility, October 18, 2017.
In the Florida Keys, where tourism is the top industry, local attractions and hotels are trying to open as quickly as possible to restart the region's economy. Attractions in the Middle and Lower Keys were impacted the most, while Key West and Key Largo were largely spared.
14 employees fall ill in hazmat situation at Miami Springs Middle School. The cafeteria at Miami Springs Middle School was evacuated late Wednesday morning after multiple people reported falling ill, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said.
President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson from Miami Gardens have been feuding over a call he made to a fallen soldier's widow. Sgt. La David T. Johnson was killed in an ambush during a joint-military mission in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to reports of an injured worker at MIA. The worker was injured after falling onto the roof of one of the buildings. Several units responded to the scene including. The worker was airlifted to a nearby hospital as a trauma alert in critical condition. It is unknown what led to the fall.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office released body camera video from a deadly standoff and exchange of gunfire last week in Port Richey, Florida. Shooter Brian Disario shot and killed another man, exchanged gunfire with deputies and then took his own life.
In a feat of engineering to counter the effect of Mother Nature, the Kampong raised its whale-sized baobab tree with a 240-ton crane. The 80-year-old tree was felled by Hurricane Irma -- the fourth hurricane that has knocked it down since David Fairchild planted it.