Air Force Thunderbirds preforming. (Robert Stankiewicz via Flickr Creative Commons)

Pre-Chewed News: Boca Raton is lazy; Pilots prep for show; Cubans land in Key West

Good morning South Florida! Today is Friday, April 29. Miami is expected to have a high of 85 and low of 73 today under partly cloudy skies, while Key West will be mostly sunny with a high of 83 and a low of 73. In Fort Lauderdale, today will be mostly sunny with a high of 85 and a low of 72, ...

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The stairway to Nuevo Caminar’s meetings displays the 12 steps to recovery. This one says ‘esperanza,’ which means ‘hope.’ (Photo Hellen Rivas / South Florida News Service)

Nuevo Caminar in Hialeah offers free help for overcoming addictions

When Jose Velasco, an alcoholic, looked for help, he was consuming a bottle of whiskey per day. He drank while working as a carpenter and got fired. “You see that nobody likes you, that they distance themselves from you because you are an undesirable person,” Velasco said. He fell into depression. “I started to look for a way to commit ...

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Students at Archimedean Middle Conservatory, a Greek-based K-12 charter school in Southwest Miami-Dade County, show off their trophies. (Image courtesy Archimedean Middle School)

Archimedean Middle earns 69 medals and first- and second-place trophies

Research, build, create and repeat. This was the daily after-school routine for students at Archimedean Middle Conservatory, a Greek-based K-12 charter school in Southwest Miami-Dade County that holds 1,197 students, as they prepared for the regional and state Science Olympiad Competition. “Many times the students have stayed after school four to five days a week,” said head coach Patricio Mendez. ...

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Frida Exantus paints one of the drawings provided by ArtCares for Kids with help from Liz Portuondo (right) and hospital volunteer Barbara Nunez. (Photo by Jocelyn Talavera / South Florida News Service)

Street artists and muralists come together to benefit ArtCares for Kids

At an art show in 2010, artist Christine Lyall noticed a father and son looking at her painting. While the father admired the painting at eye level, the little boy balanced on his tiptoes trying to get a better look. “I just thought, too bad it’s not low enough for the kid to see it better,” said Lyall, 48, who ...

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Pre-Chewed News: Gov. Scott called an ‘a-hole’; employee crushed at county fair; DUI suspects getting away with murder [Video]

Good morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, April 7. Miami is expected to have a high of 86 and low of 64 today under cloudy skies, while Key West will be sunny with a high of 79 and a low of 72. In Fort Lauderdale, today will be cloudy with a high of 84 and a low of 64, while ...

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Pre-Chewed News: Hidden money fuels condo boom; school gun scare in Boynton; “All Aboard Florida” investigation

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, April 4. In Miami we’ll have a mostly cloudy day with a high of 88 and a low of 66. Similar conditions will be seen in Fort Lauderdale, with overcast skies and a high of 79 and low of 71. Key West will see a high of 77 and a low of 71. In ...

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More money, more problems: Lottery winner sued by ex, files for bankruptcy

Sigh. Life can be so unfair sometimes. Lynn Anne Poirier, 62, won $1 million lottery prize, but was sued by her (now) ex-boyfriend for failing to share. After a jury ruled she needed to give her former beau nearly $300,000 — finding the pair had a valid, albeit unwritten agreement to share big winnings — she filed for bankruptcy, the Orlando Sentinel ...

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A rendering of Related Group’s proposal. Photo courtesy Miami Dade College

Pre-Chewed News: Developer battle; bad Backstreet Boy; Yale to Florida?

Good morning South Florida! Today is Wednesday, March 30. We have an expected high in the Miami area of 80 and a low of 73 with thunderstorms expected throughout the day. Similar weather patterns are expected in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, though the wet stuff is likely to be heavier further south. Let’s get smart fast: Two of Miami’s wealthiest ...

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Brett Heinzinger, 34, died in a hit-and-run in January. The photo is a mugshot from an earlier arrest. (Courtesy Miami Police Department)

Pre-Chewed News: Homeless man remembered; UM falls in Sweet 16; Where to eat for Easter

Good morning South Florida! It is March 25, 2016. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 84 and a low of 73, mostly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain. Time to get smart fast: The Miami Herald has a detailed profile of a homeless man named Red, murdered in an unsolved hit-and-run last January. Brett Heinzinger, 34, was well known ...

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Whoa. Deputies rescue woman trapped in burning car [Video]

A rescue by two Indian River County deputies of a woman trapped in a burning car — caught on dashcam video — has gone viral, with more than a million views on YouTube. In the interest of pushing those number up a bit higher, and to see how remarkable this really was, we suggest you watch the video yourself. Deputies Robert ...

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