The North Miami Beach City Council recently partnered with Caliber Collection, a company that turns illegal and unwanted guns into jewelry. The jewelry is made with the guns’ serial numbers and the metal from the shell casings.
For some students, completing a school project is just another assignment for a grade, but for 18-year-old Armando Martinez, it turned into Florida’s first ever-CREAM franchise, a dessert company specializing in the ice cream cookie sandwich.
South Miami City Manager Steven Alexander said that total major crimes for the first third of 2016 stand at 117. That pace would put the city at 537 crimes for the year. Last year, the city had 776 crimes.
The eight Eagle Scouts of Troop 457 in Pinecrest invested 2,769 volunteer hours in their projects. Among their projects: Refurbishing the front entrance to St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church, restoring a nearly 100-year-old caboose at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, and renovating the playground at Kendale Elementary School.
The city of Homestead spends more than $82,000 a year to make sure its council members have vehicles they can drive on city business. At the same time, council members have access to a city car to use for “city business,” although records show that for one councilman, Elvis Maldonado, that may not be the case.
A fistful of fake credit cards found with a Hialeah man means he may face five dozen felony fraud counts, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports. Rogelio Rodriguez, 41, was booked into county jail on 60 counts after deputies seized 25 counterfeit credit cards from his 2014 Nissan SUV. The cache included phony American Express and Walmart gift cards, along with fake credit cards from several banks and merchants.
Grades and GPAs (grade point averages) have always been a badge of honor or a source of strife. In a regular class, an A will get you 4 points, a B 3, a C 2, a D 1, and an F 0. Thus a 4.0 GPA implies you garnered As in all your subjects. More rigor, as in advanced placement courses often adds value to the grade.
Two Miami-Dade police officers opened fire on an SUV during an attempted traffic stop Monday morning in Miami Gardens. Miami-Dade detective, Marjorie Eloi, holds a press conference in Miami Gardens near the crime scene on Monday, May 30, 2016.
Police investigate shooting in Miami Gardens
Day of Remembrance at Woodlawn Cemetery in Miami
The names of South Florida's fallen heroes are displayed at MIA