Miami Beach Police have already made one high profile arrest in conjunction with the Memorial Day weekend. That and more in the Cooler.
A- Herald: Heat advance.
Except LeBron James isn’t always even the best player on his own team.B- Herald: And off they go.
Sometimes that is Dwyane Wade.
This time, when it mattered most, it was Wade.
Man, was it ever. Brilliantly, emphatically, it was Wade.
“He was spectacular,” James said.
And that is why Indiana fans in their “Gold Swagger” T-shirts emptied into the night quietly Thursday, their team finished, while Miami with its Gold Standard duo moves on, as expected to the Eastern Conference finals.
Heat 105, Pacers 93.
A month after reaching a legal settlement that cleared the way for the controversial $2 billion PortMiami expansion plan, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit that will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge and deepen in and around Government Cut by up to 50 feet.C- Herald: They're doing it for the kids.
The project will be put out for bids this summer, with construction expected to begin in early 2013.
The Miami City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance allowing illuminated signs on three city-owned properties.D- Palm Beach Post: Life in South Florida.
Miami stands to generate about $1 million a year, mostly through permitting fees, for the brightly-lit billboards, Assistant City Manager Alice Bravo said. That figure is nearly double previous estimates.
“This is $1 million in reoccurring revenue that we’re going to bring into the city that wasn’t there before,” Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones said. “More money into our coffers represents more [firefighters], more police, more parks programs, more essential services.”
The Miami Children’s Museum, James L. Knight Center and Gusman theater — where the LED signs will be hung — will get varying infusions of cash, too.
“We need those funds desperately to re-do the exhibits,” said Jeffrey Berkowitz, chairman of the Miami Children’s Museum. “We need those funds to bring the Miami Children’s Museum back into the top 10 children’s museums in the United States.”
WEST PALM BEACH — West Palm Beach police say officers were driving down Dixie Highway overnight when they came across a partially naked, emotionally upset man, covered in a toxic chemical.E- Palm Beach Post: For what it's worth.
West Palm Beach Fire Rescue officials say the man was covered in a gasoline-like substance, upset about his house being on fire.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center called for a 70 percent chance that the season will produce nine to 15 storms of at least tropical storm strength, with four to eight becoming hurricanes and one to three becoming major hurricanes, of at least Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.F- NBC Miami: And here we go.
NOAA’s 1981-2010 average is 12, six and three.
New York Knicks Guard J.R. Smith was arrested in Miami Beach Thursday night on a warrant for no valid driver's license, jail records showed.G- WPTV: Classy.
The 26-year-old, whose real name is Earl Joseph Smith, was arrested around 9 p.m., Miami Beach Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said.
Kenneth Lee Timmer, 41, was arrested on a battery charge May 19 after deputies went to Hobe Village Mobile Home Park on Southeast Federal Highway in Hobe Sound.
Investigators spoke with a 27-year-old woman who had on a "white tank top that was wet and had a rank smell," a report states.
Timmer and the woman are acquaintances. He was at her home visiting her roommate, and all were imbibing.
The 27-year-old woman said Timmer entered the bathroom before she was done using it and they started to quarrel.
"Timmer began urinating in the toilet then turned and began urinating on (the woman)," a report states. "The urine struck (the woman) in the chest area."