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MDPD, FHP reiterate warning against illegal driving during upcoming ‘Wheels Up, Guns Down’ rallies on MLK Day

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MIAMI (WSVN) – Ahead of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade Police joined together to reiterate to the public that illegal ATV and dirt bike riding will not be permitted.

Their joint media conference on Thursday comes one day after one was held for the same reason in Broward County.

They discussed the numerous MLK rallies, including Wheels Up, Guns Down, that take place each year in South Florida.

“This illegal operation of dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles [and] motorcycles upon public roadways, interstates and highways is not going to be tolerated by our local law enforcement partners and the Florida Highway Patrol,” said FHP Capt. Roger Reyes.

“These offroad vehicles, ATVs, sometimes better known as quads, Banshees, four-wheelers, dirt bikes — they are not allowed on our streets,” said a MDPD spokesperson, “not allowed on our public roads, streets or our highways.”

Each year during the Wheels Up, Guns Down rally, dozens of people are seen on the road doing dangerous stunts on ATVs and dirt bikes.

A bill is currently making its way through the Florida Legislature that would make riding ATVs and dirt bikes on roads a criminal offense.

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Man hospitalized after shooting during possible attempted robbery in Miami

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MIAMI (WSVN) – A man was transported to the hospital after, police said, he came under fire during a possible attempted robbery in Miami.

According to City of Miami Police, the victim drove himself to Jackson North Medical Center at around 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Hours later, 7News cameras captured police officers outside the hospital looking at the man’s car and dusting it for fingerprints. The large sedan’s front driver’s side window was blown out.

Investigators said the incident may have occurred in the area of Biscayne Boulevard and 87th Street.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue later transported the victim to Aventura Trauma Center.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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Arrest warrant issued for Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony ship

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PORT EVERGLADES, FLA. (WSVN) – A wanted cruise ship has docked at Port Bimini in the Bahamas.

An arrest warrant was issued for Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony, due to over $1.2 million worth of unpaid fuel bills.

The cruise ship’s 700 passengers and crew have been on board an extra day as the ship changed course and avoided docking in Miami in Saturday, where it might have been met by a U.S. Marshal.

Officials said passengers were scheduled to arrive in Port Everglades by ferry, Sunday afternoon, and will be processed.

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Mural Honoring Gloria & Emilio Estefan Unveiled In Little Havana

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s a mural fit for Miami music royalty!

A special tribute to Gloria and Emilio Estefan was unveiled in Little Havana on Saturday.

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Local artist Disem305 painted the giant mural depicting the power couple of Latin pop in the 1980s when they came out with smash hits such as “Conga” and “Rhythm is Gonna Get You.”

While the Estefans were not in attendance, their son, Nayib, was there for the event.

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The Gloria and Emilio Estefan mural in Little Havana. (CBS4)

The giant mural is part of a local effort by the Kcull Life Foundation to partner up with local artists to improve historic neighborhoods and preserve Cuban American. A well-known costume shop on the Calle Ocho donated the wall.

The foundation also recently presented another mural to salsa artist Celia Cruz, who is also Cuban.

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