A bad two vehicle crash has shut down part of U.S. 1 in Coral Gables early Monday morning. Coral Gables Police say two people needed to be extricated from the cars following the crash around 6:30 a.m. Crews shut down the major roadway in both directions between Ponce de Leon and Douglas Road while they continue to clear the scene and investigate. The northbound lanes reopened shortly before 7:30 a.m.
Members of a family in town for a cruise are instead recovering in a Fort Lauderdale hospital after being hit by a car Sunday night.
Downtown Miami is working to get back to normal after hundreds of thousands of people made their way to the area this weekend for the annual Ultra Music Festival. Officials estimated that about 55,000 people made their way down to Bayfront Park for the electronic music extravaganza – featuring some of the top acts from around the world. Police so far have not released information on the number of arrests made, only reporting one incident from Friday when a person punched a firefighter. A Monday press conference is scheduled to recap the event.
Video of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas who authorities believe was kidnapped by a former teacher was published Sunday in a new effort to help find the Tennessee girl. The roughly one-minute video, which was posted by Wayne County Now, includes the first published recording of Elizabeth's voice since she vanished on March 13 with her former forensics teacher, Tad Cummins, 50. "Please share this video in hopes that someone recognizes her voice," said a statement included with the video, which was provided by Elizabeth's family. "Appearances can be altered but voices are indistinguishable." A spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the search for Elizabeth, told NBC News that it appeared that Cummins was grooming Elizabeth before the abduction.
President Donald Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama's health care law. Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature achievement, warning that Trump was destined to "lose again" on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative Republicans. Trump initially focused the blame for the failure on Democrats and predicted a dire future for the current law. But on Sunday he turned his criticism toward conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill.
Miami-Dade Police Department along with the Transportation Security Administration are investigating a suspicious item found in Miami International Airport’s Concourse E.