Bomb Squad Investigate Suspicious Package In Downtown Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The all-clear has been given after a Miami police bomb squad checked out a suspicious item in the downtown area. Around 8:30 a.m. officers were sent to check out a suspicious package off Biscayne Boulevard and NE 3rd Street. What they found was an unattended suitcase next …

Ekblad, Dadonov Lead Panthers To Fifth Straight Win

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter PHILADELPHIA (CBSMiami/AP) — After stumbling out of the gate, the Florida Panthers are finding their groove. Aaron Ekblad and Evgenii Dadonov scored goals, Roberto Luongo made 29 saves and the Panthers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Jakub Voracek had the lone goal for the Flyers, who …

Broward Canvassing Board To Review 200 Provisional Ballots

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – Chaos erupted outside at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill when an impromptu protest appeared ahead of Friday’s canvassing board review of 200 provisional ballots. Provisional ballots include voters who didn’t have the proper ID when they went to vote, went to the wrong precinct, …

Florida Governor, Senate Races Pass New Recount Thresholds

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – As ballots continue to be counted across the state, the state’s gubernatorial race and US Senate seat race have passed new recount thresholds. Canvassing for provisional ballots began at 4 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Elections Department headquarters in Doral and began at 5 p.m. at Broward’s Election …

Election Departments In Miami-Dade, Broward Begin Canvassing Provisional Ballots

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – As ballots continue to be counted across the state, the state’s gubernatorial race and US Senate seat race have passed new recount thresholds. Canvassing for provisional ballots began at 4 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Elections Department headquarters in Doral and began at 5 p.m. at Broward’s Election …

Incumbent Curbelo, Challenger Mucarsel-Powell Face Off For Dist. 26 Seat

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One of the more closely watched races in this year’s General Election is District 26 which pits incumbent U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo against Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Florida’s 26th congressional district contains all of Monroe County and a portion of Southwest Miami-Dade County. Curbelo, a Cuban American, …

Open Enrollment Underway For Federal Marketplace Health Insurance

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Open enrollment got underway Thursday for those who purchase health insurance through the federal marketplace. Last year Florida led the nation in sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act with approximately 1.7 people selecting a plan on healthcare.gov. Some nine million to 10 million people currently have private …

Underwater Halloween Costume Contest Staged In Florida Keys

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter KEY LARGO (CBSMiami/Florida Keys News Bureau) — Garbed as goofy Halloween characters, a group of scuba divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface Wednesday to compete in an underwater costume contest in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo. (Source: Florida Keys News Bureau) Entrants included a mermaid man, a penguin …

$3.5M Directed To Finish Everglades Highway Project

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Governor Scott has directed $3.5 million in state transportation funds to finish raising a highway across the Everglades. Scott announced the funding Tuesday atop a new 2.6-mile (4-kilometer) span of the elevated Tamiami Trail. A 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) section was raised in 2013. The completed project will allow water to flow …