Miami Gardens residents approved borrowing $60 million for parks and public safety improvements but so far only one major project is under construction and some critics say the city hasn’t been transparent about spending the money.
Miami-Dade police on Tuesday identified the drivers in a Sunday morning wreck involving two SUVs and a police car. That officer, Ebony Nesbitt, had been in pursuit of Bradys Balcinde, who allegedly tried to hit Nesbitt and another officer with his car in another part of North Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade police say Nigerian pop music star Dammy Krane had seven fraudulent credit cards on him when arrested at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport after trying to reserve a private jet with one of the cards. Krane was arrested with a man already facing credit card charges from a Miami Beach arrest in April.
A Miami-Dade police officer collided with an Infiniti SUV, which propelled the police car into a Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade and the police car caught fire. Driver injuries were minor. Miami Springs’ Bradys Balcinde was taken into custody.
Gov. Rick Scott declared a financial emergency on June 1, 2016, and appointed an oversight board that warned it would ‘not be business as usual’ in this predominantly black city in Northwest Miami-Dade County. But after a full year of scrutiny by the nine-member board, there has been scant progress at city hall.
Gerald Sloane Wallace, 35, made several attempts to threaten South Florida mosques by phone before leaving an expletive-filled voice mail at the the Masjid Mosque in Miami Gardens, according to prosecutors.
Police Chief James Dobson has written a scathing five-page memo, accusing Commissioner John Riley of threatening officers, interfering in red-light camera hearings and failing to cooperate in a hit-and-run accident. He claimed Riley has exceeded his authority as a commissioner and created a ‘hostile work environment.’
The shooting happened at the Champions Banquet Hall located in a strip mall at 166th Street and NW 27th Avenue. Witnesses said there was birthday party going on inside the hall at the time of the shooting.
The Miami Gardens City Council voted against a resolution to stop construction at Bunche Park Pool to build the pool at a maximum depth of 10 feet as opposed to current plans that call for the pool to go to only five feet in the deep end.
State board member Frank Rollason, a veteran administrator who regularly reviews the city's bills for approval by the governor's office, said he discovered Tuesday that Harrell was paid the second installment on her back pay.
A free summer camp in Opa-locka will cater to students in the fourth through seventh grades across Miami-Dade County and offer an opportunity for them to explore the areas of creative writing, music and dance, gaming, web design, mobile apps and 3-D printing.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Miami Gardens police want the public’s help in finding T’kai Francis, a 5-7, 120-pound 13-year-old last seen Wednesday in the 18000 block of Northwest 32nd Avenue.
Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.
Delma Noel-Pratt was sworn in as the first female police chief in Miami Garden's 14-year history on Monday, in front of a packed audience of several hundred people in the City Hall chamber Monday morning.
Remarks by Miami Gardens first female police chief
Former Opa Locka commissioner Santiago leaves federal court