Preparations Underway in South Florida For New Year’s Eve

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Crews across South Florida are hard at work in Bayfront Park. That’s where Pitbull will be hosting a big New Year’s Eve concert.

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Preparations are underway in South Florida for some big New Year’s Eve events. NBC6 Reporter Arlene Borenstein has the story.

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Crews across South Florida are hard at work in Bayfront Park. That’s where Pitbull will be hosting a big New Year’s Eve concert. Nearby, the traditional big orange will make its reveal as the clock ticks closer to midnight at the Intercontinental Hotel.

At the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, they will be hosting another major event featuring artists like Nicki Minaj and Alesso.

Big crowds are expected in South Florida Monday night and law enforcement officials say they will be in full force too.

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New head of school at WCS answers questions

Westminster Christian School welcomed Scott Jones as head of school at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Jones came to Westminster with an impressive record of leadership and success in Christian education and business. He most recently served as head of school for Black Forest Academy, a prestigious Christian boarding school in Kandern, Germany.

Previously, he was the head of school at Naples Christian Academy in Florida. He also spent time in Palmetto Bay in the early 1990s serving in youth ministry at Perrine Baptist Church, now known as Christ Fellowship.

Jones graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts, and earned a master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Hawaii. He and his wife, Cammy, have two sons.

2018 Year in Review: Stories that caught our attention

Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 26F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

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Consider a plotline for a made-for-TV movie, in which an everyday-seeming, 56-year-old grandmother somehow becomes the subject of a nationwide police manhunt.

As fiction, it challenges our incredulity. As news, it is one of our region’s top stories of the year.

Rochester’s first baby of the New Year, Sokun Monyboramey Khay, is born at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 1 at Olmsted Medical Center. ‘ A 15-cent increase in the state minimum wage takes effect. The new wage is $9.65 per hour, $7.87 for smaller employers. ‘ Appointed U.S. Sen. Tina Smith heads to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in Jan. 3 as the replacement for Al Franken.

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DC Memo: ‘Trump: Season 2’ running out of plot twists

This week in Washington, Congress tried to negotiate a way out of a year-end shutdown over the border wall, which would be a Christmas miracle at this point. Who will get the lump of coal: President Trump, Chuck and Nancy, or congressional Republicans?

Greetings from Washington, which is clearly trying to close out 2018 in the most 2018 way possible: cramming as much news as possible into a short period of time. Let’s have at it.

After a week of the White House distancing itself from a shutdown that Trump said he’d be ‘proud’ to own, the president dispatched’Speaker Paul Ryan’to tell reporters on Thursday afternoon that Trump would not sign any year-end spending bill without the $5 billion in funding for the wall that he is demanding. The U.S. Senate had already passed a resolution to fund the government through February, sans a dollar for the wall, and many senators had skipped town for the holidays thinking they’d wrapped it all up.

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Things to Do in South Florida: The Best Acts at Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Friday November 30 Through Sunday December 2 – New Times Broward

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Riptide Music Festival marks its third consecutive year on Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend, and it’s back with a vengeance. Rooted in its mission to bring together classic hits and alternative beats, the annual music extravaganza attracted more than 37,000 music lovers in 2017, doubling ticket sales from its inaugural premiere. This year’s festival should surpass those figures due to a lineup including more than 30 bands and legendary headliners like The Jacksons, Panic! At The Disco and Third Eye Blind. Building on its past success, the festival will also expand into a three-day event.

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