Nonprofit serving ex-cons accuses executive director of embezzlement

Transition Inc. needs a second chance. On Monday evening, David Tucker, the president of the nonprofit’s board of directors, accused Executive Director Maylin Salado of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization, nearly bankrupting it. Salado began working for the group, which is focused on helping former inmates

2019-03-26T10:35:49+00:00March 26th, 2019|Featured, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Dos and don’ts when enjoying the beach during Spring Break

Thousands of vacationers will be escaping the frigid temperatures of the north and fly south to sunny Florida, the spring break capital of the nation. In anticipation for the influx many popular sites have set guidelines to control the crowds. Here are some rules and regulations to keep in mind while working on your

2019-03-08T10:45:22+00:00March 8th, 2019|Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

No backlash predicted due to Smollett incident, say LGBTQ advocates

LGBTQ advocates in South Florida said they do not believe the alleged hate-crime hoax by Empire actor Jussie Smollett will harm their community, saying people are intelligent enough to see this as a unique case. Information surrounding the January incident continues to unfold. On Wednesday, the 36-year-old was charged with

2019-02-22T19:47:52+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Trump’s FIU speech heartens opponents of Maduro [Video]

As tons of humanitarian aid approached Venezuelan borders, President Donald Trump came to Florida International University on Monday and warned loyalists to President Nicolas Maduro, whose election is disputed, about the consequences of blocking its delivery. Trump addressed the Venezuelan community and others in a speech given at the university’s Ocean Bank Convocation Center.

2019-03-06T09:53:38+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Protests follow in wake of Trump’s FIU speech [SFA Video]

President Donald J. Trump visited Florida International University on Monday afternoon to talk about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Several hundred protesters turned out to meet him. The demonstrations started at about 8 a.m. when a man later identified as Diego Tintorero climbed a crane across from FIU on Southwest

2019-03-06T09:53:42+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Trump’s visit to FIU: Live coverage [Video]

(Video: Reporter Ariel Cipolla & Camera Christina van Putte / SFNS)  As the larger Florida International University community prepares for President Donald Trump's arrival Monday afternoon, follow South Florida News Service's team coverage. We will be on campus and off, giving you the latest developments on this historic event. Pre-speech coverage: Venezuelans in South

2019-03-06T09:53:59+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety, Transportation|

Parking, traffic and classes: What to expect during Trump’s FIU visit

Florida International University students, staff and police are preparing for President Donald Trump’s visit Monday to speak about the current crisis in Venezuela. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind before the president arrives: The speech is at 4 p.m. and will take place in the FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center at

2019-03-06T09:54:02+00:00February 18th, 2019|Education, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Parkland, South Florida prepare for Stoneman Douglas anniversary

As the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School approaches, the larger South Florida community is coming together in different ways to remember the tragic event -- as well as finding ways to cope. According to Dr. Luz Maria Berrio, a licensed clinical psychologist, anniversaries of a traumatic event can cause

2019-02-18T12:18:30+00:00February 13th, 2019|Education, MSD Aftermath, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

Coral Gables to phase out single-use straws

Earlier this year, Coral Gables announced the prohibition of single-use plastic straws and stirrers in city facilities, parks and events on city property. Matt Anderson, the senior sustainability analyst for the city, said they wanted to lead by example and encourage residents and the business community. The city passed the

2019-02-18T12:18:46+00:00February 8th, 2019|Business, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Burmese python elimination program hits milestone

Last month, snake hunters for the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission hit a major milestone: the 1,000 captured Burmese python, a 15-foot, 3-inch male snake.     According to the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, the snake population exploded in South Florida because of Hurricane Andrew. When the storm hit back in 1992, it destroyed zoos, pet stores, exotic animal warehouses

2019-02-18T12:20:31+00:00December 28th, 2018|Enviroment, Export, News, Public Safety|