Top Miami news: Beaches busy despite record high COVID-19 cases; NASCAR team backs first responders

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By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Miami.

Beaches busy despite record high number of COVID-19 cases in Florida 

The scene along South Beach's Ocean Drive looked just like any other pre-pandemic South Florida Saturday: music blasting out of busy restaurants as cars looked for an empty lot next to the crowded beach in the 90-degree heat.

Read the full story on Bloomberg.

NASCAR team shows support for first responders with ‘Back the Blue’ car

One NASCAR team supported first responders with a new paint job on the team car during Saturday's race in Miami. Mike Harmon Racing painted Kyle Weatherman's car in a “Back the Blue” scheme, which aims to support law enforcement officers.

Read the full story on FOX40.

Trayvon Martin's mother joins hundreds of Miami demonstrators

Sybrina Fulton joined demonstrators at the Torch of Friendship, a 60-year-old monument erected as a welcoming beacon to the city’s Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. The protest, organized by several churches, was one of several across Florida on Sunday.

Read the full story on WFAA.

NFL players distribute food to families in need 

Three NFL players partnered with FarmShare to distribute food to those in need at West Perrine Park on Saturday morning in Miami-Dade County.

Read the full story on NBC6.

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