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The Homestead Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 73 year old Maria Ramirez who suffers from several medical issues. 

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A wave of violent crime in South Miami Dade has police officials concerned. According to CrimeMapping.com accessed from the Miami-Dade County official website there have been five Homicide incidents (1 with 2 victims) in the area south of Pinecrest since November 6th when 18-year old Tre R. …

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Most readers don’t have memories of the “Sunday Drive” tradition. Yes, to those accustomed to non-stop electronic entertainment, there was a time of piling into the car on Sunday afternoons to go for a drive. It was just taking a drive for about an hour with possibly a stop for an ice cream …

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*On Sunday, November 22, there were two additional shooting scenes in South Dade, with five people being shot and injured.  Updates to follow.  Police are not yet releasing whether any of the shootings are related.

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Small business’ throughout the country have had to navigate a strange new normal since the Covid-19 pandemic began nine months ago. Miami-Dade has been especially hit hard with the highest infection and hospitalization rates in Florida.

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Marlene Porter Berger, a champion of the Homestead community, and the mother of Jeff Porter who served as Mayor of Homestead, passed away on Friday, November 13th after a short illness.

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Over the last two weeks Lloyd Brown founder and head of Wildlife Rescue of Dade County has begun to receive birds, mostly migratory hawks, that are suffering from symptoms of poisoning.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration, which has made a concerted effort to scale back restrictions enacted because of the coronavirus, wants to make it easier for residents of long-term care facilities to reunite with families for the holidays --- even it means forgoing COVID-19 testing.

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Hundreds turned out to Homestead’s Veteran’s Day Parade on Wednesday to honor those who serve and protect our nation.

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Barney Rutzke, Vice Presdient of the Dade County Farm Bureau and the Chairman of the Farm Bureau’s Environmental Policy Concerns Committee, is hoping to receive support from not only Dade County farmers, but all citizens who support the agriculture community. In essence, showing your support…

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Makissa Lewis, who established the non-profit organization, “My Seester, You,” continues to work toward her goal of reaching out to as many sister female military veterans as she can.

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People who received flu vaccinations in the year before testing positive for the novel coronavirus were nearly 2 ½ times less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 and more than three times less likely to be admitted to a hospital

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Florida voters on Tuesday approved gradually boosting the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, while narrowly rejecting a proposal that would have overhauled the state’s primary-election system.

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Superheroes, witches, and assorted other costumed characters may not have been how the Seminole Theatre initially planned their first public event of reopening, but it was a lively and fun one. “The Halloween Bash – Toy Story of Terror and Haunted House”, Friday, October 30, 2020 entertained…

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COL David M. Castaneda took command of the 482nd Fighter Wing at Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) on 2 August 2020. He sat down to talk with the News Leader on Monday 2 November.

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This past Sunday, hours after we gained an extra hour due to the Daylight Savings Time change, the grassroots group Faith in Florida held a final voting push to entice those who hadn’t voted yet to do so.

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State health-care agencies on Wednesday released numbers about the coronavirus in Florida. Here are some takeaways:

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Anyone who turned onto Campbell Drive near Homestead Hospital Saturday October 31, 2020, around 6:00 p.m. was undoubtedly startled at the long line of cars. In keeping with so many events this year, the hospital staff came up with the idea of a “Halloween Drive-Boo.” Six of the hospital depa…

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While saying Thursday she was still watching vote-by-mail ballots, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., congratulated her Republican opponent, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, on his victory in their battle in Congressional District 26.  

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Florida plans to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for front-line workers at hospitals, nursing homes and senior centers and first responders when a vaccine becomes available.

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Despite a steadily growing number of COVID-19 cases in Florida communities, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced the state will begin allowing outdoor visitation at long-term care facilities, regardless of whether the facilities have COVID-19 infections.

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As Halloween weekend is here and since Zoo Miami cannot have their normal Zoo Boo events due to COVID precautions, the Zoo’s Ron Magill shared some photos of a few animals enjoying some Halloween fun.

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The Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists and residents that although COVID-19 may limit the number of trick or treaters this year, some families and communities may decide to continue the tradition. The CDC reminds everyone that if you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to som…

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COVID-19 impacts to the agricultural community have been covered and discussed in multiple articles. Different programs and new offerings from small to large scale were created – at times hastily – to try and mitigate severe economic losses to farmers, workers, and the public. One of the les…

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Oolite Arts, previously known as ArtCenter/South Florida, was established in 1984, and the name Ellie Schneiderman is familiar to all who know her decades of supporting and nurturing arts within the communities. The “Ellies Awards”, given by Oolite Arts, celebrate individual artists of Miami…