Almost three years after pedestrian bridge near FIU collapsed killing 6, FDOT set to oversee new design

Florida International University Bridge collapse – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pleasecat Redemption may soon be on the horizon for construction crews in South Florida nearly three years after a pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University and Sweetwater’s downtown community collapsed during routine testing and a faulty design, claiming six innocent lives. That date was

FBI Agents remembered for their service with separate ceremonies in South Florida

Courtesy: CNN Last week Tuesday, a dark day in law enforcement fell upon the state of Florida and the United States. One of the deadliest Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cases took place in a South Florida home in the city of Sunrise in Broward County. Two FBI agents, Daniel Alfin, 36, and Laura Schwartzenberger,

Florida: the Shark-Bite Capital of America, Volusia County reports highest bite cases in the U.S.

Surfing with sharks… Courtesy: Pixabay – Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay Florida, home to warm weather, beautiful beaches, watersports, and the returning champion as the shark-bite capital in the U.S., according to the University of Florida’s annual International Shark Attack file report.  According to the report, Florida’s 16 unprovoked shark-bites in 2020 represented 48

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and his journey to bring big-tech to South Florida

“Fintech” word on digital virtual screen with futuristic city skyline. Hi-tech business concept. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jamesteohart Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has dreams of transforming the largest city in South Florida into the next Silicon Valley, hoping to pull big-tech and their corporations to Miami to create a new identity for the “Magic City.”

Miami’s Historic Hampton House: An iconic segregation-era Motel

Muhammad Ali pictured at Hampton House after Sonny Liston fight 1964 – Courtesy: historichamptonhouse.org As the nation approaches Black History Month and celebrates the lives of the African-American community, beginning with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan 18., Florida Insider is here to detail an iconic gathering place in the African-American community that

Florida begins paying out extra $300 weekly, still working to extend federal unemployment programs

Courtesy: Shutterstock-TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA – JUNE 11, 2019: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Tallahassee FL – Image By Felix Mizioznikov The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) says it has begun the process of releasing $300 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments extended and altered by the Continued Assistance Act, as part of the recent

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announces school staff should not expect to be prioritized for vaccine

Miami, Florida, USA – June 12, 2020: Gov. Ron DeSantis Press Conference, speaking about the situation in Florida. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by  YES Market Media Bad news for teachers and members of Florida’s school system. Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday, January 6, 2021, that teachers and school staff should expect to be

FDACS Looking at Reducing Concealed Weapons License Wait Time After Record Application Month

Hand gun laying on a Gun / Firearms License Certificate. Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo by steved_np3 In 2020, Florida has witnessed a dramatic increase in concealed weapons license (CWL) applications, specifically the months preceding the elections. “October 2020 saw the highest number of CWL applications in Florida history, with 38,349 new CWL applications received in addition to

Five Florida Hospitals Set To Receive First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccine Upon Approval

A single bottle vial of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in a research medical lab. 3D illustration. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By solarseven Perhaps the only silver lining Florida will have in regards to the coronavirus is access to the first wave of COVID-19 approved vaccines. Over the past two weeks, pharmaceutical powerhouses Moderna and Pfizer announced the

Miami-Dade County elects first female mayor, Daniella Levine Cava

Courtesy: Daniella Levine Cava Facebook/Twitter On Tuesday night, Daniella Levine Cava declared victory in the mayoral race for Miami-Dade County, now holding the second most powerful executive seat in the state, behind the governor. The newly elected mayor will become the first female to hold the position in the county’s history and the first non-Hispanic