The lines to get emergency food stamps at Hard Rock Stadium were shut down Wednesday by the Department of Families and Children due to overwhelming demand. Officials said they would reopen on Thursday.
It was perhaps inevitable that finance director Charmaine Parchment, a soft-spoken ‘whistle-blower,’ would be fired after she sounded the alarm about Opa-locka’s financial crisis and cooperated with the FBI’s public corruption probe at City Hall. Now, she is suing Opa-locka and City Manager Ed Brown, claiming he ‘retaliated’ against her.
An Illinois man is being investigated for a social media post that allegedly threatened to lynch Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens, according to the Chicago Tribune. Wilson criticized President Donald Trump for being insensitive when he called the widow of an American soldier killed in Niger.
A new artwork called “All Power to All People” — sculpted like an afro pick — is on permanent display on the lawn of an Opa-locka apartment complex, where it is described as a symbol of empowerment for the community.
U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson’s account of President Donald Trump’s condolence call to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson and mother of his three children, was completely accurate, Johnson told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Monday morning.
To honor fallen Miami Gardens Sgt. La David T. Johnson, Florida Gov. Rick Scott directed that flags be flown at half-staff at three government buildings on Saturday, the same day as the serviceman’s funeral. Johnson was killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4.
Dozens of people paid their respects to Sgt. La David Johnson, a Miami Gardens soldier killed in Niger Oct. 4, at a viewing at a Cooper City church. No mention was made of the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump’s call to his widow and Rep. Frederica Wilson.
Miami’s Gerald Wallace pleaded guilty to obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs after an expletive-filled phone call threatening mass gun violence to the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens.
A 47-year-old father of seven was shot and killed early Wednesday in Opa-locka in a dispute over drugs, his daughter said. The man’s daughter and 1-year-old son were in the car, but unharmed, during the shooting.
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.
President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson from Miami Gardens have been feuding over a call he made to a fallen soldier's widow. Sgt. La David T. Johnson was killed in an ambush during a joint-military mission in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017.
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