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Careful where you walk. More than 300 trespassing arrests have been made at this intersection of Overtown by the Florida East Coast Railway police.  

A WLRN and Miami Herald investigation found few convictions and much criticism about it.

Photo: Carl Juste / Miami Herald

Careful where you walk. More than 300 trespassing arrests have been made at this intersection of Overtown by the Florida East Coast Railway police.

A WLRN and Miami Herald investigation found few convictions and much criticism about it.

Photo: Carl Juste / Miami Herald

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Five Miami restaurants will compete in Best New Restaurant, Bravo’s new food show hosted by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio.

Representing the 305 are South Miami’s Buns & Buns, Biscayne’s The Federal, Wynwood’s R House, and Miami Beach’s Dolce Italian and Tongue and Cheek.

Have you eaten at any of the restaurants? Tell us.

Five Miami restaurants will compete in Best New Restaurant, Bravo’s new food show hosted by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio.

Representing the 305 are South Miami’s Buns & Buns, Biscayne’s The Federal, Wynwood’s R House, and Miami Beach’s Dolce Italian and Tongue and Cheek.

Have you eaten at any of the restaurants? Tell us.

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Credit: SkyRise 

Miami will soon be getting its very own Eiffel Tower: SkyRise Miami.
The 1000-foot tower will house a variety of attractions, including a theater, nightclub, and restaurant, as well as observation decks and thrill rides. Once completed, the building will be the second tallest tower in the country. Thrill rides include “SkyRise Drop,” a bungee-jumping attraction, and “SkyPlunge,” a high-speed drop with visitors secured by a harness. 
 SkyRise Miami is expected to open mid-2017.

Credit: SkyRise

Miami will soon be getting its very own Eiffel Tower: SkyRise Miami.

The 1000-foot tower will house a variety of attractions, including a theater, nightclub, and restaurant, as well as observation decks and thrill rides. Once completed, the building will be the second tallest tower in the country.

Thrill rides include “SkyRise Drop,” a bungee-jumping attraction, and “SkyPlunge,” a high-speed drop with visitors secured by a harness.

SkyRise Miami is expected to open mid-2017.

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In a new documentary, WLRN explores the beginnings of the first black-owned record label in Florida, Deep City Records. The label was based in Liberty City.

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound premieres on WLRN Channel 17 at 9 p.m. on Sept. 23, with rebroadcasts throughout the week.

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Youth sells.

Both in the glamorous world of high-fashion modeling and, sadly, in the dark underworld of human trafficking.

The fight against traffickers has led former Ford Modeling Agency CEO Katie Ford, above, to talk about how modeling agencies can help. Here’s how South Florida modeling agencies could help stamp out human trafficking.

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As we’re researching the history behind the Biltmore Hotel, we want to know what stories you’ve heard over the years. We’ll check them out.
What haunted things have you heard about the Biltmore Hotel? Have you stayed there for any type of haunted experience? Tell us!

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Drive in the I-95 express lanes even when signs say they’re closed? 

You’re not alone but here’s why you shouldn’t drive in them when that happens.

Drive in the I-95 express lanes even when signs say they’re closed?

You’re not alone but here’s why you shouldn’t drive in them when that happens.

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"Everyone has two lives, the second one begins when you realize you only have one."

—Steven Sotloff, in a letter dated May 2014 that he managed to send while in captivity.

His family shared excerpts of it at his memorial service.

"Everyone has two lives, the second one begins when you realize you only have one."

—Steven Sotloff, in a letter dated May 2014 that he managed to send while in captivity.

His family shared excerpts of it at his memorial service.

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What road debris do you see on I-95? The list of the bizarre items found by clean-up workers includes love letters, toilets and dental implants.

What road debris do you see on I-95? The list of the bizarre items found by clean-up workers includes love letters, toilets and dental implants.

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Photo by Emily Michot / Miami Herald

This 90-year-old civil courthouse on Flagler Street is suffering from old age. Miami-Dade commissioners will ask voters to pay for its improvements on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Boxing coach Stacey McKinley, who has trained Mike Tyson, says he didn’t believe a woman should be a fighter until he met Chasity Martin.

Now Martin, 17, from Broward County, is ranked the No. 1 youth female boxer in Florida and No. 3 in the U.S. We met her as she’s training for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympics boxing team.

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The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is said to be haunted from its days as a military hospital during World War II. 

Reporter Julia Duba will be looking into it in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out some of the “manifestations” the hotel is known for. 

Photo by Luis Useche / Flickr

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is said to be haunted from its days as a military hospital during World War II.

Reporter Julia Duba will be looking into it in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out some of the “manifestations” the hotel is known for.

Photo by Luis Useche / Flickr

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