Former Miami Dade College star Placido Polanco was nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is the all-time major-league leader in fielding percentage at two different positions and won Gold Glove awards for both.
Helen Witty, whose namesake daughter was killed at 16 on a Pinecrest, Florida, bike path by a drunk teenaged driver in 2000, has been named the new national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Gail Serota, a partner at the law firm Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, former councilwoman for the Village of Pinecrest and president of the Sisterhood at the Bet Shira Synagogue, died Sunday in a snorkeling accident in Biscayne Bay.
Pinecrest police arrested 40-year-old Brian James Kleb shortly after he reportedly snatched $1540 from a woman who was making a deposit at a Wells Fargo Bank on Monday, July 16. Kleb snatched the money, elbowed the victim and ran out of the bank.
The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two British members of an Islamic State militant cell commonly dubbed “The Beatles” and known for beheading hostages, including Pinecrest journalist Steven Sotloff.
An ordinance passed Friday in the village of Pinecrest requires residents to pay $800 to register for a certificate of compliance in order to legally operate a short-term rental on platforms such as Airbnb.
For 17 years, Gulliver Preparatory School in Pinecrest has been in violation of a county rule that caps its enrollment at 650 students, and for at least six years has provided the city with information that showed otherwise.