5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19

BIKERS, ATV RIDERS TAKE OVER MAJOR SOUTH FLORIDA ROADS FOR 2ND KING HOLIDAY

Dozens of riders clog streets, some say to show support for Martin Luther King’s message of non-violence. Police largely kept their distance.

MIAMI BEACH MANSION SET FOR DEMOLITION

A vestige of the drug wars that made Miami notorious for violence and smuggling is set for demolition. A pink waterfront mansion in Miami Beach owned in the 1980s by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar will be torn down Tuesday.

MIAMI POLITICIANS MAKING PUSH TO PREVENT CUBAN CONSULATE IN CITY

Miami-Dade commissioners could vote this week on resolution urging President Barack Obama to keep consulate out despite thaw in relations between two countries. Some fear it would inflame Cuban exile passions and pose a security risk.

NECROPSY WILL DETERMINE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR SEAWORLD DOLPHIN

SeaWorld officials said in a statement that the dolphin named Betsy had recently been eating inconsistently and possibly had a gastrointestinal problem. SeaWorld relocated Betsy from its San Diego theme park to join other Commerson’s dolphins at its Aquatica water park last week.

VANDALS DRAINED 400,000 GALLONS OF DRINKING WATER IN FLAGLER COUNTY

Officials issued boil water alert for 1,700 residents as a precaution because of low pressure. No arrests have been made in the vandalism.

 

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