The Florida Department of Health found a seventh rabid raccoon in Kendall so the alert is now back on and extended to Jan. 19. A rabid otter that bit someone in the Palmetto Bay area leads to alert there, also.
Eight candidates are running for three seats in Palmetto Bay. One is a race to topple founding mayor Eugene Flinn. Traffic and over-development seem to be the main campaign issues in the South Miami-Dade village.
An 18-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car making a left turn on U.S. 1 Thursday afternoon. The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the seen. Traffic was delayed as police investigated the crash.
Eric Rivera, convicted of murdering Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor in 2007, wanted a reduced sentence. He was originally given over 57 years in prison for the murder of the former University of Miami star safety.
Miami-Dade firefighters and paramedics responded to an emergency call at Palmetto Bay Village Center in Palmetto Bay, Florida, where two workers nearly fell from a five-story building before being rescued on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Palmetto Bay bought two acres of vacant land last month for $2.94 million. The purchase prevented a 1,000-plus student charter school from being built in the already-gridlocked city. The council is hoping to build a community center.
Palmetto Bay is planning a partnership with Florida International University and Miami Dade College to use its bus service, the I-Bus, to transport students to FIU’s Modesto Madique Campus and MDC’s Kendall Campus.
Miami-Dade County’s Transportation Planning Organization on Thursday voted unanimously to kill a proposed bridge that would have extended Galloway Road, also known as Southwest 87th Avenue, over the Cutler Drain canal in Palmetto Bay.
Miami-Dade police arrested a second man in the shooting of off-duty Doral Lt. Gary King in the driveway of his Palmetto Bay home. Demetrius Jones was held on charges of attempted second-degree murder Thursday. Kionne Bell was charged similarly on Wednesday.
South Miami-Dade mayors from Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay and District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava board a Transit Way/Metrorail car dressed as Christmas characters Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and an elf to promote mass transit.
Because 87th Avenue is obstructed by a flood-control canal, Miami-Dade County officials are proposing to build a bridge. On Thursday, that proposal will go for a final vote before the Transportation Planning Organization.