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  1. Dade Correctional back in spotlight after stranglingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Miami Herald

    An inmate at Dade Correctional Institution who pleaded to be transferred because he feared he would be killed by his cellmate was found strangled in his cell Monday, allegedly by that same cellmate. It was the latest in a series of problems at the prison compound south of Homestead, which saw its warden fired last month amid reports of persistent management problems.

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  2. Jury finds ex-Homestead mayor guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    MIAMI, Fla.- Jurors have convicted a former South Florida mayor on corruption charges, but a judge wouldn't immediately pronounce him guilty. A Miami-Dade County jury found former Homestead mayor Steven Bateman guilty Monday of two felony counts of illegal compensation and one misdemeanor count of illegal lobbying.

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  3. Former Homestead Mayor Bateman Found Guilty In Corruption TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | CBS Local

    The panel found that Bateman improperly received compensation in a "secret" consultant job for Community Health of South Florida which had projects in several cities, including Homestead. In her closing argument, prosecutor Isis Perez told the jury that "for $125 and hour, he exerted his influence.

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  4. South Dade High Student Charged In Teacher's RapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | CBS Local

    ... on the key remote, according to the report. Nash was taken into custody five hours later after he was spotted by Homestead police at SW 312 Street and U.S.1. He was charged with attempted first degree murder, sexual battery/victim physically ...

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  5. Jurors to debate fate of former Homestead mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | The Miami Herald

    Jurors will soon decide the fate of the former Homestead mayor accused of landing a secret and illegal gig as a consultant for a company needing government approval for a construction project. Lawyers on Monday morning presented their closing arguments in the case of Steven Bateman, who is facing two felony counts of illegal compensation for taking a job with Community Health of South Florida Inc. Prosecutors say Bateman used his position as mayor to help CHI, which had hired him to manage construction projects at the same time it was trying to build a new clinic in downtown Homestead.

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  6. Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman heads to trial in corruption caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 21 | The Miami Herald

    One year after his arrest plunged Homestead into turmoil - and capped a string of headlines about South Florida politicians getting busted for corruption - former Mayor Steven Bateman heads to trial Monday insisting he did nothing wrong. The allegation: that Bateman took a secret and illegal $125-an-hour consulting job with a healthcare company while using his mayoral position to help grease the wheels of government to complete construction of the chain's His defense: Bateman's gig as a Community Heath of South Florida "consultant" was perfectly legit and, yes, completely separate and distinct from his duties as mayor.

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  7. Six Florida prison guards arrested on brutality chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | The Miami Herald

    ... they have failed to address the rampant abuse of mentally ill inmates at Dade Correctional Institution, near Homestead. Among other things, plaintiff Disability Rights Florida seeks an overhaul of the prison's mental ward, including regular ...

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  8. Locals Honor Lives Lost, Promote Safety On Krome AveRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | CBS Local

    A local organization is honoring the lives lost and those who have saved lives on Krome Avenue in West Miami-Dade. Krome Avenue is a two-lane road that stretches 37 miles from U.S. 27 N to U.S.1 near Homestead.

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  9. Friends and Neighbors: Classic postcard images sewn into quiltRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | The Miami Herald

    When visual artist Jack Levy created his beautiful color linen postcards of South Miami-Dade County in the 1940s and 1950s, he could not have imagined that one day they would be transferred to fabric and made into a quilt. His enduring artistic postcard images of street scenes with agriculture and Everglades natural history were probably sent to the far reaches of the world by visitors to Homestead.

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  10. Florida's Top Crocodile Expert Weighs In On Gables "Croc" ControversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | CBS Local

    ... in nearby Chapman Field in 1998. He had been tagged and removed from the lake before and taken to an area south of Homestead. Somehow, Poncho made his way back to Gables By The Sea, where he died late last month in the process of being captured ...

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  11. Three-bedroom home sells in TowngateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | BlockShopper

    Ulloa Gabriela sold a three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home at 2229 SE 25th Ave., Unit 2229, in Homestead, to Escola Alejandro for $105,000 on Sept. 4. The 1,519-square-foot home last sold for $80,000 in May 2011.

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  12. Prosecution Rests Case In Corruption Trial Of Fmr. Homestead MayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | CBS Local

    ... of improperly accepting money to act as a consultant for a company with projects in several cities, including Homestead. Prosecutors said that in exchange, he used his power as mayor to help push through a pump station the company needed for its ...

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  13. Dade Medical College owner to pay $2,000 for ethics violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | The Miami Herald

    ... violations in total - all of them related to his failure to register as a lobbyist while lobbying officials in Homestead and Coral Gables. Lobbyist disclosure laws are designed to encourage transparency in government. The alleged improper lobbying ...

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  14. Miami-Dade mayor takes stand in Homestead corruption caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | The Miami Herald

    ... bill. In early 2012, Community Health of South Florida, known as CHI, was trying to build a new clinic in Downtown Homestead. Because of a federal moratorium on adding connections to the current pump station, Homestead wanted to build a bigger ...

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  15. Mayor Gimenez Takes Stand In Suspended Homestead Mayor Corruption TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | CBS Local

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has been called to the stand in the corruption trial of suspended Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman. Bateman is accused of taking a paid consulting job with non-profit organization.

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  16. First Day Of Testimony In Trial Of Fmr. Homestead MayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | CBS Local

    The first day of testimony kicked off Tuesday in the trial of Former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman who is on trial for alleged corruption. Prosecutors said the mayor used his position to get outside work, hence two felony counts of unlawful compensation.

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  17. Two-bedroom home sells in Boulevard subdivisionRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | BlockShopper

    Soto Maribel sold a two-bedroom, one-bath home at 838 NW Fourth St., in Homestead, to Espinosa David for $30,000 on Aug. 21. The one-story home has 865 square feet of living space. Built in 1959, the home is located in the West Homestead neighborhood of Homestead.

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  18. Miami-Dade County Commission Likely To Advance Transgender Protections TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Miami New Times

    ... hen Bell was the only dissenting vote. By the time it reaches committee, Bell will be sitting on her hands back in Homestead and Levine Cava will be able to shepherd it through to a final approval.

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  19. Trial begins for Florida mayor accused of corruptionRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Former Homestead, Florida, Mayor Steven Bateman went on trial in Monday on charges he illegally held a $125-an-hour consulting job while serving in office and used his position to fast-track construction deals. Bateman, 59, arrested in August 2013, was charged with two felony counts of illegal compensation and three misdemeanors for allegedly breaking Miami-Dade County ethics rules.

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  20. How the National Superintendent of the Year Earned His TitleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | Ocean Drive

    ... a local maritime and science technology high school program, by opening outposts with specialty programs in Homestead and Hialeah and at FIU. He also turned one iPreparatory Academy-a career and leadership magnet school that advances education ...

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