Behind the Byline: Victoria Salas & Jesse Scheckner [Video]

Welcome to the first episode of "Behind the Byline" where reporters reveal the story behind the story. In part one, we talk to Victoria Salas about her story "Local businesses come together for hurricane relief" on how the Miami community came together following Hurricane Irma. In part two we talk to South Florida News Service

2017-10-17T10:40:00+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Food & Dining, Lifestyle, News, Public Safety, Video/Audio|

Weeks after Hurricane Irma and Maria, families struggle to keep in contact

Despite the passage of time, families in South Florida and in the Caribbean have struggled to keep in touch following the devastating impact of Hurricane Iram and Maria. Mayra Suarez, 70, was in Puerto Rico with her husband during Hurricane Irma hit. Their house was destroyed and they were forced to survive only with the little

2017-10-17T08:56:58+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: News, Public Safety|

Attendees of III Points have mixed feelings following Vegas shooting

The III Points Festival, which began Friday and goes through the weekend, has some concerned about their safety following the shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month -- but many say they will be putting their fears aside to rock at the Mana Wynwood. Morgan Canada, a 23-year-old Miami resident, has been waiting for the

2017-10-13T15:12:32+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

Local businesses come together for hurricane relief

Within the last few weeks, businesses nationwide have come together to provide aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In South Florida, two small businesses stood out in making a difference. On Sept. 3, La Fresa Francesa, a French restaurant in Hialeah, started to help by conducting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane

2017-10-11T18:47:24+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Business, Public Safety|

“Scene Room” project aims to calm inmates with natural setting — indoors

The Florida Department of Corrections has recently launched the “Scenic Room” project at Dade Correctional Institution. Spokeswoman Ashley Cook said the project is an out-of-cell room, that allows inmates to immerse themselves in a nature-like environment. Inmates participate by request. “Inmates are able to choose from a variety of images, like, beaches, mountains, and desert settings, and

2017-10-10T16:03:09+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Miami Dade electronic highway signs: English only

Though Miami-Dade County is home to the nation’s largest Cuban, Colombian, Honduran and Peruvian communities, one would never know it by reading the electronic signs on the highways. Close to 1 million signs are spread throughout the county to “assure the safe and efficient flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic,” according to the Traffic Signals

2017-10-10T13:43:07+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: News, Politics, Public Safety|

New Routes and App for North Miami Beach Trolley

North Miami Beach recently improved its trolley service by way of added routes and a tracking app, city officials said. What was originally a one-route service has now turned into three routes for the retro-looking trolleys. Though the exterior looks like a vintage mode of transportation, each offers Wi-Fi and is equipped with surveillance cameras.

2017-07-06T10:58:49+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Public Safety|

Officials urge residents to prep for above-average hurricane season

As they face down an above-average hurricane season, South Florida residents need to be especially prepared this year, officials said. A report released in late May by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states  that this year’s hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, is expected to be especially heavy, with as

2017-06-24T11:18:26+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Public Safety|