On Monday, May 23, 2016, the high traffic of pedestrians, cars, and trucks across the Brickell Bridge causes travel to be frustrating and sometime unsafe. Miami's Downtown Development Authority says the Florida Department of Transportation has exacerbated rush hour congestion by ignoring laws that limit when the bridge can be opened.
Referring to climate change as “the biggest challenge the city of Miami will ever face,” Tomás Regalado reserved a rare forward-thinking moment during a reflective 2017 State of the City address to warn of sea-level rise.
County Commissioner Barbara Jordan wants to eliminate the free rides on downtown's Metromover system - a perk for riders that was part of the promises made during the 2002 half-penny transit tax campaign. Jordan argues that bus riders in other parts of Miami-Dade have been whacked by fare increases, and they are basically subsidizing the downtown Metromover riders.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners approved a bailout for the Frost Science Museum in the amount of $49 million during a commission meeting Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Dr. Phillip Frost, along with new chairman of the Frost board, Cesar Alvarez, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez react to the decision following the vote.
Remember the days when you'd just get a phone call announcing school was closed for snow? Well, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status.
A California couple thanked the Santa Barbara County Animal Services for reuniting them with their cat on January 15, almost a week after mudslides destroyed their home in Montecito. Santa Barbara County Animal Services said the cat, Koshka, was rescued from the family home on January 15, after their teams had checked the house daily since January 9. “Today, our Officer Pennon and his partner Lauren from the ASPCA were able to get close enough to the property and felt it was safe to access a window,” Santa Barbara County Animal Services wrote on Facebook, “They found Koshka with mud caked fur, and she was thankful to see her rescuers.”
Mike Austin posted video on YouTube of a meteor sailing through the sky during part of his commute Tuesday night. He wrote that he "didn't hear any loud sounds" during his drive on I-75 Northbound between Troy and Bloomfield Hills in Detroit. NWS Detroit later tweeted that it could confirm that "the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor." USGS then confirmed that the meteor caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.
Students and teachers at a San Juan, Puerto Rico, school that had gone without electricity for 112 days since Hurricane Maria struck the island were able to share a special moment on January 11 when the lights finally came back on. Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo posted video to its Facebook page of students and teachers running around with joy when the electricity started to work again. The video showed a glimpse into classrooms where young students could be seen jumping up and down as they celebrated.
International soccer star, David Villa, was in attendance of the History Channel’s 14-day program celebrating the global history of soccer during NATPE convention at the Fontaine Bleu in Miami Beach, Florida.