Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
IMMIGRANT GROUPS URGE OBAMA TO MAKE PROMISED MOVE
Miami Archbishop Tomas Wenski is joining immigrant advocates to urge President Barack Obama to take action on immigration. Last spring, Obama promised an executive order on immigration in the wake of congressional deadlock. He pushed off a self-imposed deadline during the unaccompanied minor crisis and then again ahead of midterm elections. Labor and immigrant rights groups will join Wenski Thursday morning outside Miami’s historic Freedom Tower.
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA HOSTS PUBLIC MEETINGS
Florida Grand Opera is hosting a series of town hall meetings to discuss the future of the arts organization. Opera officials say the company has completed a strategic planning process and wants to inform its patrons and the public about its plans for the future. General Director and CEO Susan Danis says the presentations will include music from some of the operas that will be featured in upcoming seasons.
MAN FINDS BODY IN HOUSE BOUGHT AT AUCTION
A southwest Florida man found a body inside a foreclosed house he purchased at an auction. The News-Press of Fort Myers reports Cape Coral resident William Wilson bought the light pink house for $96,000 on Tuesday. When he went to evaluate his purchase on Wednesday, he found a corpse on the master bedroom floor. Cape Coral police cordoned off the property and began a death investigation.
iPHONES STOLEN IN IHOP PARKING LOT
Police say 88 iPhone 6 Plus models were stolen from a rental car parked outside an IHOP restaurant in Miami Springs. Three men had driven with the phones from Tampa and hoped to sell them to a trio of potential buyers on Oct. 27. The Miami Herald reports the buyers arrived at the prearranged meeting place. They discussed prices reached a deal. But the buyers said they needed to “return with the money.” The sellers drove to a nearby IHOP for lunch. Police say the men returned to the meeting spot an hour later and discovered that the phones were not in the trunk.
HORNETS SNAP 16-GAME LOSING STREAK TO HEAT
The Charlotte Hornets finally figured out a way to beat the Miami Heat: Play them without LeBron James. Charlotte was 0-for-LeBron against the Heat in the James era, losing 16 straight regular-season games before getting swept in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs by Miami last season. But with James in Cleveland, Al Jefferson scored a season-high 28 points and added 10 rebounds as Charlotte defeated Miami 96-89 on Wednesday night. Nobody in the Charlotte locker room had ever beaten the Heat as a member of the then-Bobcats.