Two men were arrested Tuesday night as more than 100 demonstrators occupied the street in front of Miami's criminal courthouse.
It was one of several protests that have erupted across the country over the refusal of a Missouri grand jury to indict police officer Darren Wilson who killed teenager Michael Brown in the town of Ferguson this summer.
Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 5:54 pm
One look at the Brazilian flag and you think: This must be a space-age, high-tech country. That star-spackled orb in the middle glowing like a planetarium. The banner wrapped around it hailing "Order and Progress." Engineers must be rock stars there, right?
They asked consumers to exercise caution as they gift shop for loved ones because some bargains are just too good to be true.
Robert Hutchinson is a deputy special agent for Homeland Security. He spoke to the local press in a room filled with merchandise that, when put together, would be worth about $35 million - if it were all authentic.
Have you ever wondered why there is an Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah near Opa-locka Executive Airport?
The missing pilot's last stop in the continental United States was in Miami in 1937 -- months before she vanished on her around-the-world flight attempt. What happened to her, where it happened and why has been one of aviation's more widely speculated-upon mysteries.
Now, a piece of metal -- likely attached as a repair before Earhart took off -- may have been identified in a Miami Herald photograph taken the day she disappeared.
Since 43 college students went missing in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, back in September, hundreds of protests have filled the streets throughout that country. The students are presumed by many to have been murdered.
From Mexico City to Miami, protesters gathered in front of Mexican government offices and consulates Thursday, voicing their frustration in the case of the missing students.
Protesters in Miami were wearing black and holding candles and signs with messages against their country’s government.
On the Florida Roundup, we discuss the week's big news affecting the Sunshine State among a panel of journalists.
President Obama announced his executive action plans on immigration Thursday night. Under his plan, it would defer deportation for parents of U.S. citizens if they have resided here at least five years. The announcement was met with mixed reviews by the immigrant community.
Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 1:34 pm
As efforts increase around the nation to combat campus sexual assault, one aspect of prevention seems to confound schools the most: how to warn students about staying safe — without sounding like they're blaming the victim.
On their first full day as leaders of the Legislature, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner appeared at a news conference highlighting a pilot program they have thrown their weight behind.
The program, called "It's Time To Be A Parent Again," is already underway in Brevard County. But with support from Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Gardiner, R-Orlando --- both of whom represent parts of Brevard --- the program will now be piloted in Polk, Osceola and Seminole counties.
Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 8:26 am
Florida State University police shot and killed a gunman who had opened fire in the crowded university library around midnight. Three people were wounded.
Michael DeLeo, Tallahassee, Fla.'s chief of police, said the gunman appears to have acted alone.
"It will take not only hours but days to put all the pieces together," he said at a news conference this morning. "Obviously, everyone wants to know why, and that's the hard question that we're going to continue to investigate and try to find those answers for everybody."