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Tampa Bay Times

Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Howard:

5 things to know about Miami’s Ketanji Brown Jackson, Supreme Court nominee

Quick facts about the woman who may make history as the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. → Read More

Rapper Polo G accused of striking officer. His mom is criticizing Miami police.

Officers pulled the Chicago rapper over after a party for his latest album. His mother says he was a passenger in a hired vehicle with security. → Read More

The first of Florida’s three tax-free holidays starts this week

Three tax holidays will help Floridians save on hurricane supplies, recreational activities and back to school shopping. → Read More

Joseph Hatchett, first Black Florida Supreme Court Justice, dies at 88

The Clearwater native’s pioneering legal career took him to Florida’s highest court and the federal judiciary. → Read More

Trump would like an airport named after him, reports say. Maybe in Florida?

A spokeswoman for Palm Beach International told the Sun-Sentinel the airport hadn’t been approached about a name change. → Read More

Max Weinberg: From Bruce Springsteen’s drummer to a seat on a Florida zoning board

Weinberg was appointed to the Delray Beach Planning and Zoning Board. → Read More

Nordstrom to permanently close two Florida stores

The Waterside Shops store in Naples and the Dadeland Mall location in Kendall will close. → Read More

Waffle House Closing in Key Largo Location Suggests it’s Serious

The Waffle House Index is an unofficial metric typically used by FEMA to determine the effect of a storm and the amount of assistance needed for disaster recovery. On Wednesday, it entered Code Red according to the 24-hour restaurant chain. → Read More

Ten other times storms surprised forecasters

Dorian joins a long line of hurricanes that have taken surprise turns and confounded the forecasters. Here are some of the most memorable. → Read More

Heat relief? Check. More flooding? Probably. But the weather’s changing again mid-week

Rain chances decline in Miami and South Florida mid-week to 20-30% but linger unsettled weather could bring more storms Tuesday and a tropical system boosts rip currents in Gulf waters, National Weather Service predicts. → Read More

Estefans’ restaurant will turn Puerto Rican for one night with help from La Placita

Miami FL Design District restaurant, Estefan Kitchen, hosts a Tribute to Puerto Rico, featuring a menu by chefs Jose Mendin and Brian Dominquez, performances by salsa star Lefty Perez, honors for Maurice Ferré. → Read More

Florida man took a shortcut to get home. He was found dead with over 100 dog bites

Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigate the death of Melvin Olds Jr. He was found dead in a wooded area south of Lake Placid with over 100 dog bites. → Read More

Pedestrian in fatal crash was running on the road. He was naked, police say

Florida Highway Patrol said pedestrian Yahshwah Lam Andressohn was running naked along State Road 992 → Read More

Who was billionaire Chris Cline who died in the Bahamas copter crash? He had Florida ties

Christopher Cline, founder of Foresight Energy and The Cline Group, died in a helicopter crash in Grand Cayman, Bahamas. The coal-mining billionaire had a home in Florida and donated to Republican politicians. → Read More

More than 30 police cars swarm into a Miami neighborhood after officer confrontation

A Miami police sergeant was hit with a fist by one of four people fighting in a car in the neighborhood of 1710 NW Seventh St. Four have been arrested, streets are open and officer is fine, Kenia Fallat said. → Read More

Early morning rains bring hint of what the weekend can expect in South Florida

Rain, thunderstorm chances rise over the South Florida weekend and into the work week, National Weather Service in Miami says. Risk for rip currents in Palm Beach County waters, too. → Read More

Was that a UFO in the early morning night skies over Florida? Well, it was from space

Many people in Florida thought they captured a UFO sighting in the night skies on phones and sent images to American Meteor Society and National Weather Service. It was space debris from a Chinese satellite. → Read More

Is this record-breaking heat the new normal in South Florida? Here’s what experts say

Average Miami temperatures were two degrees above normal in June and July already broke a heat record Tuesday. National Weather Service experts say lingering high pressure is the cause and it’s about to break. → Read More

A peek into Apollo 11’s ‘epic journey’ as it was happening 50 years ago

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing and astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk on the moon. Miami Herald archives detail NASA’s historic space flight and aftermath. → Read More

‘They were good kids.’ Emotional funeral for soccer players killed by drunk driver

Combined funeral service and celebration of life was held in Miami for Lens Desir, Gedeon Desir and Richecarde Dumay, the Little Haiti FC soccer teammates killed by drunk driver Mariam Coulibaly in North Miami. → Read More