Get on up, Miami! Let’s get this day started. Here’s what’s happening around town today.
First, today’s weather:
Mostly cloudy. High: 73 Low: 57.
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Here are the top five stories in Miami today:
1. 3 South Florida police officers are being charged in three separate incidents by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office with first-degree misdemeanor battery. The most high-profile case involves Opa-locka Police Capt. Sergio Perez, accused of shooting a fellow officer with a Taser during a shouting match, according to local news reports. (CBS Miami)
2. A 20-year-old Miami man turned himself in to police on Tuesday after arrest warrants were issued for him relating to the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Norman De La Cruz has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. (WPLG Local 10)
3. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis voiced support Wednesday morning for a Republican-led bill that would ban most abortions in Florida after 15 weeks of pregnancy and signaled that he would sign it if it landed on his desk. (Click Orlando)
4. The Miami Marlins have stepped up to help the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce turn Roberto Clemente Park into a playable baseball field within Little Puerto Rico near Wynwood. The Marlins will be in charge of all repairs, the contractor, and the equipment such as gloves and bats. (Miami Today)
5. A Miami married couple that abducted a man is facing multiple charges after torturing and holding him captive for three days until he signed over the title for his car to them, according to Miami police. Marie Jocelyne Dorsainvil and Occius Dorsainvil have been charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion and attempted murder. (Miami Patch)
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Today in Miami:
- Performing Arts: Winter Showcase at Maritime & Science Technology Academy. (8:00 AM)
- UnitedHealthcare Hosting Virtual Job Fair. (2:00 PM)
- Diversifying Housing Options: Building Better And Resilient Neighborhoods On Miami Beach at Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. (4:00 PM)
- Classic Tabletop Games at Culmer- Overtown Branch Library. (4:00 PM)
- Raise the Bar 2021 at The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade. (5:30 PM)
From my notebook:
- Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled more cruises this week, including a number sailing out of Florida. (Orlando Weekly)
- The Miami-Dade County Public Schools meeting on Wednesday was live-streamed on Facebook for the public to have an additional means of viewing the meeting. (Facebook)
- Miami Dade Parks Director Maria Nardi cut the ribbon on a newly built 800 square foot picnic shelter located at Devon Aire Park on Tuesday. The newly built additions also include picnic tables and connecting walkways. (Facebook)
- The application period for Miami Magnet Schools programs is almost over. Don’t forget to submit your application by Saturday, January 15th. Apply today at YourChoiceMiami.org. (Facebook)
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in celebrating their 15th Annual Festival of Chocolate this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Facebook)
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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Thursday. I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow with a new update!
— Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.