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  1. Services for 17-year-old whose burnt corpse was found near dumpster to be held MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 |

    Ten days ago, a burnt body that turned up next to a dumpster behind a shopping plaza in Sweetwater was identified as that of a missing 17-year-old girl. Police would later identify the girl as Romina Fernandez, a former Miami Killian Senior High student, who had diabetes.


  2. Teenager identified as victim whose body was burned in SweetwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    First responders were called to a fire on the Southwest 1400 block of Flagler Street at around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. Fernandez's body was discovered after the flames were put out.


  3. Body found in Sweetwater identified as 17-year-old Romina FernandezRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 |

    A body found behind a strip mall in Sweetwater Saturday night has been identified as that of 17-year-old Romina Fernandez. According to investigators, officers were called to the strip mall on Flagler Street and 114th Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. after reports of fire.


  4. Was Miami-Dade lobbyist a "patriot" or...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... one acquittal. But three others pleaded guilty, with two going to prison last year for accepting bribes: former Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and his right-hand man, lobbyist Jorge Forte. Lobbyist Richard Candia, who testified for the ...


  5. Sweetwater worker fired for creating company on city timeRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    As Sweetwater continues to battle corruption within its ranks, officials terminated a long time employee Tuesday for his role in forming a company that billed the city for work done in the municipality without disclosing that he was the owner.


  6. Ex-Sweetwater detective Garcia hit with nine-year sentence for credit card fraudRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    Convicted Sweetwater police officer William Garcia told a federal judge Wednesday that he "loved" his job as a detective more than his wife, children and religion.


  7. Miami Flavors: Spotlight on Nicaraguan restaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... collection of arts and crafts from the home country. 643 SW First St. : A popular white tablecloth restaurant in Sweetwater that serves higher-end yet still affordable Nicaraguan food. 10780 W. Flagler St. : Also in Sweetwater, this casual sit-down ...


  8. Opening statements will present two sides of suspended Miami Lakes mayor at bribery trialRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... among four politicians and lobbyists arrested last August in two separate FBI sting operations, to go to trial. Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and lobbyist Jorge Forte pleaded guilty and are serving prison terms. Candia, the prosecution's ...


  9. Miami Lakes' muzzled mayor misses 'my people' as trial is set to beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2014 | The Miami Herald

    ... feds, has pleaded guilty and will testify against him. Two others busted last August on similar charges - former Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and lobbyist Jorge Forte - have also pleaded guilty and been imprisoned. Of the four defendants, ...