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Weekly News update from the KBI

February 19, 2024

E-BIKE TRAGEDY – FULL COVERAGE

From the editor: Key Biscayne this week was shattered by the death of a beloved tutor who lost her life in an collision with an e-bike. Here is how events took place this past week.

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A collision between an e-bike and a bicycle left a 66-year-old cyclist dead in Key Biscayne, police said. The fatality comes after elected leaders and Village staff struggled for the last two years to find a solution to the growing safety hazard on the island posed by micro-mobility devices operated by children.

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Two days after a beloved island tutor was killed in a collision with an e-bike, Key Biscayne’s Council banned all micro-mobility devices, effective immediately.

With the family of the deceased Megan Andrews in the front row, the Council’s unanimous vote was deemed a public safety emergency. 

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In the first two days after an emergency ban on the micromobility devices, island roads were almost devoid of the vehicles, a level of compliance that surprised some. 

“0 tickets,” said Police Chief Frank Sousa Saturday night. The ban was adopted after the death of a beloved tutor, Megan Andrews, on Valentine’s Day.

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The 66-year-old’s death hit Key Biscayne like a sledgehammer.  Her effervescent positivity hailed back to a different time on Key Biscayne

Residents offer tributes…




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Village Manager Steve Williamson said he is open to look into increased vetting for vendors and coaches.

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“I have no recollection of any incident,” said Genaro ‘Chip’ Iglesias, who served as Village manager from 2007 through most of 2011.


ELECTION 2024

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The idea of a Christian America means different things to different people. Pollsters have found a wide circle of Americans who hold general God-and-country sentiments.

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It provides Democrats a much-needed win in New York City’s Long Island suburbs, where the GOP showed surprising strength in recent elections.

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Trump and his businesses were told they would have to pay $355 million for “ill gotten gains.” Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., who help run the business, were…


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