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Child Falls Out of Moving Vehicle in Allapattah: Police Police are investigating after a child fell out of a moving vehicle Friday night in Allapattah. The incident happened near NW 37th Street and NW 15th Avenue, Miami police said. Police said the child's car seat was not buckled in correctly and the car door was also not closed correctly.

Miami Marlins Join Ban On Plastic Straws MIAMI - The Miami Marlins are among five Major League Baseball teams which have joined the 'green team,' by banning plastic straws from their concession stands. The plastic straw ban at Marlins Park is part of the MLB clubs' sustainability practices.

Handyman swipes cash, valuables and gun from disabled couple's home - A disabled South Florida couple is reeling after, they said, the handyman they hired stole hundreds of dollars in cash and valuables, including their handgun. Paul and Jena Giliberto said they brought a day laborer into their Fort Lauderdale home on Tuesday to paint their house and do odd jobs around the house.

Miami Woman Left Child Inside Car While She Went Shopping: Police A Miami woman was arrested after she left her child, who has autism, behind inside her car while she shopped at a Bed, Bath and Beyond, police said. Veronika Lopez, 47, faces a charge of child neglect with no great bodily harm, an arrest report said.

Toddler in car seat falls from car in Miami MIAMI - Rescue crews have taken a toddler to the hospital after he fell out of a moving vehicle in Miami while still on his car seat. City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene in the area of Northwest 15th Avenue and 37th Street, at around 8:30 p.m., Friday.

GOP Congressman Climbs 'Border' Wall, Doesn't Actually Make It to Mexico Duncan Hunter is facing backlash for pretending to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, NBC News reports - something his Democratic opponent says would have violated the terms of the congressman's parole stemming from federal charges of misusing campaign funds.

Bad Weather Delays, Cancels Hundreds of Flights at MIA, FLL Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled Friday evening at Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports due to severe weather in the northeast. FLL is expecting more than 100 flight delays and at least 25 cancellations, with some delays running more than several hours long.

Maison Valentine hatches Easter egg made with edible gold Give the gift of gold this Easter - and we're talkin' about edible gold. We found a spot you can hop right over to from now through Easter for a very special egg. Maison Valentine on Miami Beach has all kinds of pastries - but wait just a minute. What's that one?

La Centrale in Brickell puts Italian spin on Earth Day Friday's Deco show was kinda green. We love a good a theme. Monday is Earth Day, so Deco checked out a spot that's going green for a good cause. La Centrale in Brickell is going green for Earth Day to raise awareness for the environment. Ivan Haller, La Centrale: "We believe that we have to do something for the Earth that we live on.

South Florida businesses offer CBD-infused specials for 4/20 For some folks, 4/20 means April 20. For others, it's a time to live the high life, and at some South Florida hot spots, it's a time to get some smoking deals. Spa the good life. The Spa at the Miami Beach EDITION has a deal you're gonna want to experience.

Kentucky welding class builds iron throne for student's wedding We have a major "Game of Thrones" spoiler: We know who's claiming the iron throne! It's not Jon Snow or Daenerys or even Bran Stark. It's going to be a wife from Kentucky. Character in "Game of Thrones": "I promise to fight for the living." He fights for the throne, but someone isn't up for the fight, so he just built his own!

Miami Rescue Mission Feeds Homeless, Needy On Good Friday MIAMI - On this Good Friday, there was plenty to give thanks for, at the Miami Rescue Mission. The non-profit organization served thousands of meals to the homeless and needy at its annual "Thanksgiving on Good Friday" block party. There was also plenty of treats and activities for kids.

Crews free cat stuck in SW Miami-Dade storm drain - Crews came to the rescue of a cat that had become stuck in a storm drain in Southwest Miami-Dade. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews found the trapped feline near Southwest 127th Avenue and 145th Street, Friday. With the help of a ladder, rescuers climbed six feet below to pull the cat to safety.

City Considers Lawsuit Against Melreese Country Club Operator The drama over the effort to bring Major League Soccer to Miami is heating up, as the city is now considering a lawsuit against the management company that operates at a public golf course where a massive soccer complex could be constructed.

Miramar Mayor's Bid For Presidency Off to Bumpy Start After reporting more than $80,000 in contributions, Wayne Messam for America amended its report to show half that much was raised, blaming a software error. The campaign also has issues with pay for contractors…

Zoo Miami chimpanzees undergo annual medical exams MIAMI - Chimpanzees at Zoo Miami went to the doctor to take their annual physical exams. Four chimpanzees underwent several medical exams this week. Despite minor health issues, three of the chimpanzees are doing well. A fourth one, unfortunately, is suffering from heart disease.

Miami residential building features sky port for residents to park flying cars MIAMI - A residential building under construction in Miami will be topped with a sky port for people to land their flying cars in the future.

Hooded Burglar Caught on Camera Stealing From Miami Store A hooded burglar was caught on camera breaking into a neighborhood variety store in Flagami and stealing more than $15,000 in merchandise. The burglary happened early Friday at El Encanto on West Flagler Street. Dayanaris Montelongo, an employee, said the burglar took telephones, memory sticks and about $400 in cash.

Miami Int'l Airport Opens Its First Multi-Sensory Room For Kids With Autism MIAMI - A brand new Multi-Sensory Room for kids with autism and other special needs had it's grand opening Friday at Miami International Airport. MIA's ceremony for the room kicked off their celebration of Autism Awareness Month.

Hidden Camera Found in Women's Bathroom Aboard Navy Ship Navy is investigating a report that a female Marine found a camera in a women's bathroom of the USS Arlington, NBC News reported, citing three military officials.

Look Up: Pink Moon Set To Illuminate Skies Friday April's full moon, known as the Pink Moon, is set to premiere on Friday. The moon will appear larger than average because it will be three days past perigee, the point in its orbit when it is nearest to Earth, according to Although the name suggests the moon will appear a certain color, that is not true.

Bodycam Footage Released Of Recent Conor McGregor Miami Beach Arrest MIAMI - Authorities have released Miami Beach Police bodycam footage of Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor getting arrested after a recent phone-smashing incident. The video shows McGregor being led from his rented Miami Beach house and being placed into a Miami Beach police cruiser.

Zoo Miami Chimpanzees Get Physical Exams But Prognosis Not Good For One MIAMI - Everyone should get a physical exam and that includes the chimpanzees at Zoo Miami but for one chimp, the prognosis is not promising. The four chimpanzees which reside at the zoo underwent a variety of medical exams this week including dental exams and OB exams for the ladies.

Miami Dolphins FOOBALL UNITES Partners With Miami-Dade Schools Police & Gives Scholarship To Police Explorer HIALEAH GARDENS - The Miami Dolphins FOOTBALL UNITES program is partnering with the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department on a series of initiatives designed to promote positive interaction between kids and law enforcement.

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