Apr 19, 2024 - News

Cafecito: 🏀 UM basketball star Cavinder returns

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🤝 The office of former Miami City Commissioner Sabina Covo attempted to hire Eddy Leal between the general election and the runoff last November, according to new records. (Miami Herald)

  • Authorities are investigating whether Covo bribed Leal, who unsuccessfully ran against her, with a city hall job in exchange for his endorsement in the runoff.

🏀 Hanna Cavinder, college basketball player and social media influencer, announced this week she'd be returning to the University of Miami after a one-year hiatus to play one more season. (Sun Sentinel)

  • It's unclear if her twin sister, Haley, will also return.

✍️ Gov. Ron DeSantis signed more education bills yesterday, including one that establishes a state chaplain program and allows for volunteer chaplains in schools. (Local 10)

🚗 Miami is among the cities Uber selected to roll out a new rider verification program. The ride-share company said it's responding to drivers wanting more information about their passengers. (NBC Miami)

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