Zika virus is actively being transmitted by local mosquitoes in a one-square-mile area just north of Downtown Miami, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday morning in confirming that four cases of Zika infection in Miami-Dade and Broward counties were acquired locally.
The Food and Drug Administration has requested that all blood banks in Miami-Dade and Broward counties stop collecting immediately until donations can be tested for the virus. Testing begins Friday. Two new travel-related Zika cases reported.
An Aventura police officer legally issued a ticket to a driver for making an illegal right turn on a red light that was captured by the city’s red-light cameras, a district appellate court ruled Wednesday. But the court urged the Florida Supreme Court to take up the issue.
The 15-pound lobster, estimated to be more than 100 years old, died en route to the Maine State Aquarium. A group of lobster lovers had rescued him from the dinner plate at Tin Fish restaurant in Sunrise and flew him up to Maine via FedEx.
The U.S. Treasury Department will seek more information on people who use shell companies to pay cash for luxury homes in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and San Antonio. The move is part of a broader crackdown on money laundering in American real estate.
Florida epidemiologists have ruled out travel as a possible source for two Zika infections — one in Miami-Dade and one in Broward — suspected of being the nation’s first cases transmitted by local mosquitoes.
A woman on an early morning drive Monday lost control of her minivan and crashed into a fence. A metal guardrail pole impaled the car, plunging through the passenger headrest and stopping inches away from the toddler in the car seat in the back.
A group of South Florida seafood lovers decided that a possibly 110-year-old lobster shouldn't be eaten, but saved. They bought him from Sunrise's Tin Fish restaurant and, with the assistance of Tin Fish owner Joe Melluso and Chef Dennis Alvarez, shipped the lobster they named "Larry" to Maine.
Saving Larry: Seafood lovers take mercy on lobster
4 break into a Miramar Walgreens before leading cops on deadly chase
Manhunt continues for escaped murder suspect, Broward sheriff says
Broward sheriff says escapee is armed and dangerous