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Miami Beach Is So Over Spring Break

Officials are upping security measures, but it's not clear whether it will work

(Newser) - Miami Beach is trying to break up with spring break, but it's not yet clear whether spring break will take the hint. After three consecutive years of spring break violence, Miami Beach officials are implementing monthlong security measures aimed at curbing the chaos, including parking restrictions for non-residents and...

In Miami Beach, Spring Break Sees a Hard Crackdown

City sets curfew, declares state of emergency after 2 die in weekend gun violence

(Newser) - A fatal shooting took place in Miami Beach on Friday night, then another early Sunday, and now city officials are taking measures to curb the violence that's marred spring break in the South Florida city. Per a press release , a state of emergency has been declared in the city...

They Were Enjoying Spring Break. Then, Gunfire

One person is dead, one injured after shooting in crowded area of Miami Beach

(Newser) - Gunfire erupted in an area of Miami Beach crowded with people on spring break, killing one person, wounding another, and sending dozens scrambling for safety, police said. Two males were shot Friday night, and one person was detained at the scene, the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted . It wasn't...

Miami Beach Hotel With Storied Past Is Destroyed

Deauville Hotel, which hosted the Beatles and JFK, had fallen into disrepair

(Newser) - A once-luxurious Miami Beach hotel that hosted the Beatles and President John F. Kennedy during its 1960s heyday was imploded Sunday after falling into disrepair and abandonment in recent years. The 17-story Deauville Hotel fell into itself after a series of explosions were set off, sending up a large cloud...

Tom Brady Has a New Neighbor: His Ex

Gisele Bundchen reportedly scoops up $11.5M home across creek from Brady in Miami Beach

(Newser) - Tom Brady has said that his split with Gisele Bundchen has been "a very amicable situation," and his ex's latest home purchase seems to prove that's the case. Page Six reports the supermodel has closed on an $11.5 million five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home in Miami Beach,...

Notice to Miami Beach Condo Residents: Get Out Now

14-story complex deemed unsafe, evacuated is down the street from Surfside condo that collapsed

(Newser) - Residents of a Miami Beach, Fla., building on the same street where a condominium collapse killed nearly 100 people last year were forced to evacuate on Thursday evening after officials determined the structure was unsafe and gave orders to leave. Miami Beach spokesperson Melissa Berthier said around 4pm Thursday that...

Thanks to Spring Breakers, Miami Beach Declares Emergency

Midnight curfew will be in effect this weekend following shootings

(Newser) - For the second year in a row, Miami Beach is instituting a curfew in response to spring break violence. Five people were injured in two shootings over the weekend while four of 371 police officers tasked with patrolling the crowds were injured in "a pair of accidents involving golf...

Cops: Woman Trying to Parallel Park Plows Into Outdoor Diners

One person is dead, 6 injured outside an Italian eatery in Miami Beach, Fla.

(Newser) - A night out in balmy Miami Beach ended in tragedy for a group of diners when a car drove up onto the sidewalk and plowed into their seating area in the outside portion of a local Italian eatery. Police say one person is dead and six are injured after the...

Everyone Survived Chopper Crash at Miami Beach

Two people aboard the helicopter were injured

(Newser) - A helicopter crashed Saturday into the ocean waters off Miami Beach, plummeting a few feet away from swimmers in a crowded stretch popular among tourists. Two people aboard the chopper were taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, and no one else appeared to be injured, per the AP...

'High-Profile Hispanic Democrat' Isn't Quite That

Miami Beach candidate Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is not Hispanic, though her ex-husband is

(Newser) - Kristen Rosen Gonzalez made a bold claim to Democratic leaders in Miami Beach while seeking their endorsement. She called herself “the most high-profile Hispanic Democrat in the city of Miami Beach," reports CBS Miami . (The video in which she does so is here .) The claim caused the...

Developers Find Resistance to Tearing Down Capone House

One opponent doesn't see how a McMansion is an improvement

(Newser) - Some of the arguments about whether to tear down the old Capone place in Palm Island, Florida, sound like they could have been part of a debate about a hit a century ago in Chicago. "It's not worthy of being saved because it's lived its life,"...

Cops: Man Killed Tourist Trying to Protect Baby Son

Tamarius Davis told police he was 'high on mushrooms'

(Newser) - A tourist from Colorado died protecting his 1-year-old son from a murderous stranger at a Miami Beach restaurant, authorities say. Police say 22-year-old Georgia resident Tamarius Davis Jr. told them he shot Dustin Wakefield, 21, because he was "high on mushrooms which made him feel empowered," the Miami ...

5 Miami Beach Cops Charged After 'Unspeakable' Actions

Footage shows officers kicking suspect and tackling, punching a bystander

(Newser) - Five police officers have been charged with battery after two Black men were violently arrested at a hotel in South Beach in Miami Beach. The arrests last week were captured on surveillance video recorded by the Royal Palm Hotel , the AP reports. The footage picks up Delonta Crudup running into...

Concrete Concerns Lead to Miami Building's Evacuation

Deterioration sparked worry three weeks after nearby condo building's collapse

(Newser) - Residents of an 82-year-old, two-story apartment building in Miami Beach have been ordered to evacuate because of concrete deterioration nearly three weeks after the deadly collapse of Champlain Towers South in nearby Surfside. The city of Miami Beach ordered the evacuation of Devon Apartments on Monday and is giving residents...

51 Unaccounted for After Florida Condo Collapse
Professor: Condo Building
Was Sinking Since 1990s
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Professor: Condo Building Was Sinking Since 1990s

Nearly 100 people unaccounted for after collapse in Florida

(Newser) - It may take days for the numbers to crystallize after part of a condo building collapsed overnight near Miami, but authorities on Thursday were focusing on a harrowing number: 99 people are unaccounted for, reports the Miami Herald and Washington Post . Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman says that doesn't necessarily...

Florida Condo Building Crumbles: 'It Felt Like an Earthquake'

At least one dead, 8 injured after Champlain Towers South condo partially collapses

(Newser) - Search and rescue efforts continue after a condo tower partially collapsed overnight in the town of Surfside, Fla., just north of Miami Beach. Sources tell CBS Miami that at least one person has died, while ABC11 reports at least eight have been hospitalized with injuries, with one person said to...

Cops: Spring Breakers Drugged, Raped a Woman Who Then Died

Incident comes as Miami continues to struggle with spring break chaos

(Newser) - Two spring breakers are accused of drugging and raping a woman who died soon after they left her unconscious in her hotel room bed. Police say Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, of North Carolina, met the victim at a restaurant in Miami Beach last week and one of...

Miami Beach Grounds Spring Breakers for Weeks

Curfew, causeway closures will continue through April 12

(Newser) - Spring breakers were grounded by Miami Beach over the weekend, and on Sunday, that grounding was extended for more than three weeks. At an emergency meeting, the Miami Beach City Commission voted unanimously to extend the 8pm-6am curfew, business restrictions, and causeway closures on Thursdays through Sundays until April 12,...

Spring Breakers Descend on Miami Beach, Hurt Cops

100 have been arrested already

(Newser) - Spring breakers have descended upon Miami Beach despite the coronavirus pandemic, and two police officers in the Florida city were hurt Friday night as they worked to disperse large crowds. Both were released Saturday morning, NBC News reports. About 100 partyers were arrested over the weekend, CNN reports, one of...

Miami Beach Is Cutting Back on Its Iconic Palms

Increasing the proportion of shade trees will make city more 'walkable and pleasant'

(Newser) - Miami Beach is planning to reduce the proportion of palm trees in the city's canopy—but authorities have reassured worried residents that it's not going to be Palmageddon. They say that instead of removing the iconic trees wholesale, they plan to plant more shade trees, and in projects...

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