A student holds a Burmese python from just behind its jaw during a Python Patrol training class at Tree Tops Park in Davie, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The free class teaches how to safely and humanely capture the invasive snakes.
Florida wildlife officials are hosting another snake hunt, but they don't want to call it a hunt. It's the Python Challenge. It's not likely to put much of a dent on the growing population of the invasive species, but that doesn't mean the event will be a failure.
The entire Metromover system will be shut down this Saturday and Sunday. Miami-Dade Transit will provide free shuttles to replace the Metromover routes while upgrades and routine maintenance will force the closure.
Shuttle busses will run between Metromover stops every 10 to 15 minutes and, for the most part, follow the path of the Metromover tracks. Below is a map showing the exact stop locations.
Tobacco Road, known as the oldest bar in Miami, has secured a new home.
The iconic bar had its last call in October, and since then patrons have been waiting to hear where Tobacco Road would take up residence.
The bar is expected to reopen in January 2016 at 69 Southwest Seventh Street.
A lot of the old pieces of Tobacco Road will become decorative memorabilia along the walls of the new location, like handbills, fliers from past events and photos. The bartop and the neon sign also made it out of the old place.
Inspectors from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have found more than 80 “skimmers” at gas stations across the state.
Skimmers are small devices attached to card swipe machines at gas pumps, and they steal credit and debit card information from drivers while they are filling up their cars.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says skimming is a lucrative business for thieves, as most gas pumps handle a significant number of transactions every day, involving banks from across the country.
Most South Florida lawmakers cringed when they saw President Obama shake hands with Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas. But the momentary cringe turned into revulsion when the president shared to Congress his intent to remove the island nation from the state sponsor of terrorism list.
South Florida Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen speaks for many in the delegation.
Cynthia Louis is a big fan of President Obama. A collage of pictures of the president is propped up against the living room wall along with pictures of her children and a certificate of appreciation from her church.
Susan Danis, General Director and CEO of Florida Grand Opera, speaks with Caroline Breder-Watts about her background, the challenges of of FGO's past season, and the excitement looking ahead to the company's 75th Anniversary season.
EVERGLADES--This was President Obama's first trip to the Everglades. In a speech that lasted about 15 minutes, the president reiterated his administration's stance on preserving fresh water and reducing carbon emissions.
Every Tuesday, a giant blue bus parks in front of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church in Miami Gardens. Inside looks like a doctor’s office with a reclining exam chair and anatomical charts. You only know that it’s not a traditional office when it shakes as people get on and off.
Venezuelans are emigrating in droves to South Florida, and it’s not just because Venezuela’s economy is collapsing. Public security has imploded too: South America’s most oil-rich nation has the worst murder rate on the continent.
The homicide crisis has gotten so bad, in fact, that some of the most frequent victims today are the very people who are supposed to fight it: the police.
TALLAHASSEE -- State House Republicans emerged from a closed-door meeting on Tuesday apparently still resolved to oppose expanding Medicaid for 800,000 low-income Floridians.
Meanwhile, the Senate, in an unusual workshop session to hash out the Medicaid problem and its implications for Florida's hospitals and its economy, was hearing from the state's chief economist that the House position threatens an economic catastrophe that begins with Florida's safety net hospitals.