Local hotels tighten security after Las Vegas shooting

Officials at some Miami hotels said they are beefing up security in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting last month that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. Security and Safety Manager Michael Matos of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach said the tragedy made him and his peers rethink the hotel’s procedures. “I think all hotels

2017-10-30T15:47:23+00:00 October 30th, 2017|News, Public Safety|

Human trafficking non-profit to hold fundraiser in Fort Lauderdale

A human trafficking and missing children nonprofit, launched this summer, is having its first fundraiser in Broward County later this week. The event, scheduled for Oct. 25 at the Bull Market in Fort Lauderdale, is for Global Children’s Rescue. John Rode, a founder of GCR and a former undercover narcotics agent, said he and his co-founders have been

2017-10-23T20:45:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News, Public Safety|

Smiles and handguns: Greeter at Bass Pro Shops talks about her job

Crowds of shuffling faces passed by Adilen Gutierrez as she placed an order for a tall iced coffee from the barista at Starbucks in Dolphin Mall. She wore a dark green, buttoned-down shirt with a Bass Pro Shops patch. She was on break from an unusual, but vital, job: greeting customers entering the store and

2017-10-23T17:35:22+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

Exiled in South Florida, restless Venezuelan activist heads to PR

A Venezuelan activist, living in exile in South Florida, is going to Puerto Rico to help victims of Hurricane Maria, saying if he can’t help his countrymen, he wants to help someone. In a small townhouse located on a dark street in the city of Doral, where other six people live, Juan Diego Amado spends

2017-10-23T19:40:41+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|

“Lawyers to the Rescue” serves up Puerto Rico relief

At Pinch Me Gastrobar and Market in Coral Gables on a recent Monday, guests received a bowl of paella and a glass of Pinot Grigio in exchange for a donation of $25 or more for Puerto Rico relief. Carolyn de Moya was collecting the donations and her paella got cold. She had been too busy

2017-10-23T19:29:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Food & Dining, Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

North Miami Beach officer terminated

__ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article stated former North Miami Beach Ofc. Nichole Mood resigned from the department in October due to injuries. In fact, she was terminated from the position. In addition, the reporter on the story, Ximena Tellez, included a quote from NMB Ofc. Ingrid Cabera despite the fact she had

2018-02-14T15:23:56+00:00 October 17th, 2017|News, Public Safety|

Longtime meteorologist reflects on hurricane coverage

The chief meteorologist from NBC 6 Miami, a NBC affiliate based in Miramar, said he was impressed by the size and strength of Hurricane Irma. John Morales is the longest tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida, working for 26 years and winning multiple Suncoast Regional Emmys for his coverage of weather in the region. Morales

2017-10-17T11:22:31+00:00 October 17th, 2017|News, Public Safety|

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|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|News, Public Safety|