News Roundup: County Eyes Take Over Jackson Memorial

  • As he tends to do, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez sees a problem and decides the best way to fix it is to give himself more power. So in the face of the ongoing meltdown of Jackson Memorial Health system Alvarez wants the power to fire board members and appoint an emergency panel. [Herald]
  • Shoppers at the Village at Gulfstream Park are charged with "a district improvement fee" that's added on to the purchases at stores and restaurants. [JustNews]
  • Thanks to a bunch of crazy, right-wing wackos, membership in hate groups exploded in America last year. [CBS4]
  • A new county bill aimed at expanded culinary tourism might allow some farms to produce their own locally made beers and vodkas. [CBS4]
  • Crews are still trying to fix that sink hole known as Hialeah ...wait... we mean that sink hole in Hialeah. [WSVN]
Sports
  • The UNC Tar Heels beat your Miami Hurricanes to become only the second college basketball program in history to reach 2000 wins. [AP]
  • Hey, hey, the Heat finally broke their losing streak and squeaked out a win against the Warriors, 110-106. [AP]
  • Tonight is the annual game between Hurricanes baseball and the Marlins. The 'Canes actually won it in '05. [NBCMiami]

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Kyle Munzenrieder