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Overnight, rescue efforts turned into search and recover efforts as emergency responders determined no additional survivors would be found under the collapsed bridge near FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus. (Photo credit: Gabriel Poblete)

FIU bridge collapse: Six dead, 10 injured, possible criminal charges pending

The fatality count from the Thursday bridge collapse near Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique campus rose overnight from four to six people, and criminal charges may be pending after an investigation, according to police. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle was scheduled to visit the scene later Friday. A team of 15 National Transportation Safety Board representatives are conducting a transportation accident investigation ...

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A new bridge meant to link FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus and Sweetwater collapsed Thursday, March 15, killing and injuring several and trapping several cars beneath the rubble. (Photo credit: Gabriel Poblete)

FIU bridge near MMC campus collapses, killing and injuring several, just five days after being built

A pedestrian bridge scheduled to open to the public early next year near Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus collapsed Thursday, killing several people, according to Florida Highway Patrol officials. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived on the scene to treat those injured and search for survivors trapped beneath the rubble. At least eight cars had been crushed under the walkway, according ...

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Gun shop owners survey follow-up [Video]

Several weeks ago, the South Florida News Service conducted a survey of gun shop owners and pawnbrokers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Moti Adika is the owner of Masa Firearms in Coral Springs and one of the people we spoke to. His shop is located about two miles away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, where Nikolas Cruz opened fire last month ...

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A gun shop in New York City. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Survey Follow-up: Feedback from members of the gun industry

South Florida News Service recently conducted a survey of federally licensed gun dealers and pawn shops in South Florida and found similarities and differences in their answers.  The area’s two most populous counties were split on whether the age to purchase firearms should be raised to 21. Broward County was largely in favor of such legislation, while Miami-Dade County gun dealers and pawnshop owners were mostly against ...

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Nando muestra su libro en su habitación del hogar grupal The Dream Team Group Home. 
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Hogares grupales en Miami-Dade: El abandono de Nando

Hernando Gutierrez Landivar, de cariño Nando, nació en South Miami el 3 de diciembre de 1985, de madre boliviana y, por ende, tiene doble nacionalidad. Al nacer, tuvo falta de oxígeno que lesionó partes motoras de su cerebro, y se moviliza en una silla de ruedas. Hace dos años, falleció su madre y sus hermanos tuvieron que vender la casa, ...

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French Embassy’s new festival spotlights Carribean art, brings famed politician

Over the March 1-4 weekend, francophones from around the world convened in Miami to celebrate the French Antilles and other regions of the Carribean at the inaugural Tout-Monde Festival.   The festival’s namesake comes from Martinique poet and philosopher Edouard Glissant’s concept of the tout-monde, which translates to “whole world.  By Gabriel PobleteSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Founded by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy ...

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Las Olas Capital Arts holds reception for environmental artist and Haiti benefactor, Phoenix

On March 1, 2018, Las Olas Capital Arts hosted the opening reception exhibiting the work of environmental photographer, Phoenix. Las Olas Capital Arts, founded by Jodi-Jeffreys-Tanner, selects artists to display and sell their artwork in the Las Olas Capital Advisors office for a four-month period. The artists keep 100 percent proceeds from sales. Phoenix said she will donate part of her ...

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Softball player Kelley Montalvo brings her personal and pro experience to Barry University

This story originally ran in December 2017 on MiamiStories.net. When she was five, Kelley Montalvo dropped her gymnastics and piano lessons and picked up a ball and a glove. That’s when it all started. Now 30, Montalvo has acheived what many pro players, men and women, can only wish to accomplish–from being one of the top high school recruits in the nation and ...

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Portal app, Fix It NMB, helps residents easily report and track problems in North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach’s website boasts a feature that provides citizens with a unique means by which to report issues they encounter in the city.  Fix It NMB, an app and portal service launched on the city’s website in 2012, is meant to improve the community by allowing citizens to report any issue they encounter right away, according to city officials. Other state municipalities, including North Miami and Tallahassee, have adopted similar ...

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An attendee at International Open Data Day looks over her work. (Christian Perez / SFNS)

FIU hosts International Open Data Day in North Miami

Florida International University celebrated International Open Data Day at the Biscayne Bay Campus Saturday with a hackathon focused on the use of data to deal with climate change. International Open Data Day is a worldwide festival in support of technology and transparency. According to organizers, themes for the day included: tracking public money, open mapping as well as projects showing ...

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