Archive for January, 2015


Tonight (NWS)

Breezy Weekend in South Florida

By Donna Thomas, Meteorologist, Jan 31, 2015 – South Florida will be breezy and a bit cooler to start the weekend, but warmer temperatures are coming. After Saturday’s cool start, look for some sun, clouds on a building breeze, a high risk of dangerous rip currents throughout the weekend, maybe a few showers in the Keys, and highs in the low 70s. Sunday morning’s lows will be in the upper 50s to low 60s, and the day will feature sun, […]

by · January 31, 2015 · Weather
Cops: Armed robbers “dropping in” at check cashing stores (video)

Cops: Armed robbers “dropping in” at check cashing stores (video)

By, Jan 30, 2015 –  Several Broward County police agencies are need your help in finding and arresting two men who are literally “dropping in” on their victims. Cops from Sunrise, Lauderhill and BSO say the duo have been making their way to the rooftops of check cashing stores, cutting holes in the roof and then waiting. Once workers begin to arrive, the drop into the store, surprising the employees and, armed with handguns, forcing them to open the safe. […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Broward County, Crime, News, Police, Videos
It’s Friday, and some people have made “unlawful” bank withdrawals

It’s Friday, and some people have made “unlawful” bank withdrawals

By, Jan 30, 2015 – It’s Friday and the FBI are busy trying to locate the robbers wanted for two separate bank robberies earlier today. One of the robbers is a woman. Here’s the information from the FBI. Pictures of the two robbers are below: The FBI is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that took place today (1/30/2015) at approximately 9:43 a.m. at the BB&T Bank branch located at 901 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, Florida.  A MALE robber […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Crime, Featured, Miami-Dade County, News, Police
OOPS: Fort Lauderdale was not first to use innovative program to control flooding

OOPS: Fort Lauderdale was not first to use innovative program to control flooding

By, Jan 30, 2015 – Two weeks ago, Eyes On News, ran a story noting that the City of Fort Lauderdale had become the first municipality in Florida to approve the use of Adaption Action Areas to fight coastal flooding.  We received word from Satellite Beach that this was wrong and that in fact, Satellite Beach was the first city. The City of Fort Lauderdale contacted the state to clarify/verify the information. Much to their chagrin, the City of Fort Lauderdale […]

SOBE Food & Wine with Chef Art Smith hosting “101 Gay Weddings”

SOBE Food & Wine with Chef Art Smith hosting “101 Gay Weddings”

Miami Beach, Florida (January 2015) – The 14th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is pleased to partner with Chef Art Smith as he hosts #101GayWeddings at The James Royal Palm on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  A longtime friend of the Festival, Smith’s social media driven campaign to celebrate the legal passing of marriage equality in the State of Florida with a free wedding for 101 couples in the […]

This restaurant will “CLOSE” for the big game

This restaurant will “CLOSE” for the big game

You can feel it in the air. Everyone’s talking and making plans about where they will be watching “The Big Game’ this Sunday. One place that you can take off of the list is the popular Italian restaurant, kitchenetta. Vincent Foti, owner and creator of kitchenetta italian trattoria, announced that for the 9th year in a  row, the popular Ft. Lauderdale restaurant will not be opened on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Foti wants his staff to enjoy the day so […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Broward County, Featured, Food
Tonight (NWS)

Slow Warming Trend for South Florida

By Donna Thomas, Meteorologist, Jan 30, 2015 – South Florida will see a slow — and somewhat bumpy — warming trend continue on Friday. After a cool morning, look for a Friday afternoon with sun, clouds, maybe a passing shower, and highs in the mid 70s. A weak front will move through late, so Saturday morning will be cool again, with lows ranging from the low 50s well inland to the low 60s at the coast. Saturday will bring sun, […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Weather
Tonight (NWS)

South Florida will have a Cold Start, Warmer Afternoon

By Donna Thomas, Meteorologist, Jan 29, 2015 – South Florida was off to another chilly start on Thursday, but warmer temperatures in the afternoon are hints of our weather this weekend. After a cold morning, Thursday features highs in the low 70s, along with sun, clouds, and a cool ocean breeze that is creating a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches. Friday morning will see lows in the 50s, and the afternoon will bring sun, clouds, and […]

by · January 29, 2015 · Weather
Miami FDLE Agent Addy Villanueva, former special agent in charge. Photo:

FDLE’s Miami regional office ‘like ‘The Walking Dead’”

By Francisco Alvarado,, Special to, Jan 28, 2015 – The Miami regional office of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was a dysfunctional, hostile workplace where the special agent-in-charge, Addy Villanueva, was in the dark about turmoil between rank-and-file officers and her abrasive second-in-command, Robert Breeden. That’s the conclusion of a six-month internal FDLE investigation that ended with Breeden being forced out and Villanueva, the first Hispanic female to serve as a special agent-in-charge, agreeing to accept a demotion. used […]

by · January 28, 2015 · Crime, Featured,, Government, News
Courtesy The Weather Channel

Air travel still slow but improving to the Northeast

By, Jan 28, 2015 – The fallout of cancelled and delayed flights to and from South Florida to the northeast continues for the third day. From the drop in numbers it appears air travel is starting to return to normal. Here are the latest numbers. As usual if you are planning to travel to the NE, it is suggested you check with your airline for your specific flight. Fort Lauderdale: As of 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 28, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport […]

Tim Ryan: Didn’t Want To Hear From Public

Broward Mayor Tim Ryan’s Failed Attempt To Keep Public From Speaking

By Buddy Nevins,, Special to, Jan 28, 2015 – Broward Mayor Tim Ryan tried, but he couldn’t keep the public from speaking at a workshop on the future of the smelly Mount Trashmore landfill. Ryan, counting votes,  saw that a majority of other commissioners wanted to allow public comment. So the mayor caved. The public will be allowed to speak at the Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m. workshop. The issue is vitally important to tens of thousands of North Broward […]

Magan Dee Yantko as Little Red Riding Hood, Bruno Vida as Jack, Arielle Jacobs as the Baker’s Wife and J.J. Caruncho as the Baker go into a decidedly Miami forest in a publicity photo for Into The Woods / Photo by Justin Namon

Miami’s DreamCatcher Siblings Go Into The Woods With The Arsht’s Theater Up Close

By Bill Hirschman,, Special to, Jan 28, 2015 – DreamCatcher Theatre is well named. When J.J. Caruncho was young, his family would drive by an imposing three-story theater in the neighborhood and he would dream. “I’m going to buy that someday,” he recalls now. “I’m going to save the Coconut Grove Playhouse.” A few years later as teenagers dreaming of theater, he and his sister Natalie watched construction begin in downtown Miami on the Carnival Center for the Performing […]