News Cast 6/25

News Cast for June 25th:

More bodies in rubble

Miami Mayor Daniella Cava confirmed four more bodies were found in the rubble at the Surfside Condominium collapse.

Rescue crews expect the operation to take at least one week.

159 people remain unaccounted for.

120 people have been located.

Miami Dade Fire Department Spokesperson Ray Zavalah said they continue to search through the rubble and listen for sounds.

“We remain hopeful that we will find more survivors.”

The Heartland Parkway funding could go away

The legislature approved a bill to end work on the road that would have connected Collier to Polk Counties.

Senator Ben Albritton said he doesn’t think the road is dead.

He said he’ll continue to advocate for things that benefit our region.

“I will continue to fight for Florida’s Heartland every day.  It is my spirit and my DNA.  Rural Florida deserves a lot better than they have received.  We get left behind on the state budget because we have more cows than people.”

He said he continues to pursue funding to improve other roads like US 441 and state road 70.

Fireworks will return to Okeechobee this year

The Okeechobee Board of County Commission agreed to waive fees for an Independence Day event and fireworks show at the Agri Civic Center.

J.D. Mixon said the fireworks are free. 

It will include vendor booths and food for a nominal price.
“We would gratefully approve support for the waiver of fees to rent the facility.  It is completely free.  It is designed where a family of four could come and with a $20 bill and hae food, snacks, all the games are free, watching the fireworks is free and parking is free.”