Miami Gardens police need help locating a stolen car with a 2-year-old girl inside. The car is a 2009 yellow Mitsubishi Eclipse. It’s a two-door car with a sun roof and a spoiler. The tag number is DCVQ37.
After weeks of campaigning and canvassing neighborhoods, the Aug. 30 general election in Miami Gardens is set. Voters will decide on a mayor and three council members and also consider a city charter change.
The state board overseeing Opa-locka’s government condemned the city’s culture of corruption and said she’ll bring in Merrett Stierheim, a highly regarded former county manager, to help fix the city’s finances.
At the root of the Opa-locka corruption scandal is the city’s water utility, which squeezed bribes from customers and gave away millions of dollars in water to the well-connected, including a school owned by the mayor’s family.
Opa-locka Assistant Public Works Director Gregory Harris is charged with conspiring with a city commissioner and city manager to shake down businesses for cash in exchange for licenses and other official favors.
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.