Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine announced via e-mail that barriers would be put at either end of Lincoln Road’s pedestrian area, Alton Road to the west and Washington Avenue to the east, to protect against a vehicle-into-crowd attack. Europe’s seen at least four such attacks this year, most recently in Barcelona last week.
A proposed ballot initiative by hotel union Unite Here Local 355 would require that some large hotels on Miami Beach provide transportation for their employees through monthly transit passes, ride-sharing credits or vanpool shuttles.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office agreed with Miami Beach police that OutGames Miami’s financial records did not show ‘malicious intent’ to deprive money from athletes and donors for personal gain.
Miami Beach police arrested Tiaijia Hilliard on aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and Brandon Jackson on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after, police say, Hilliard stabbed Malcolm Sawyer Sunday afternoon in a Pine Tree Drive mansion. Hilliard and Jackson had spent the last four months at the home where Sawyer lives with homeowner Michael Sension.
Miami Beach police have charged three women in a human trafficking investigation that shut down four massage parlors Friday evening, authorities said. Two victims of human trafficking were also rescued.