Officers fire pepper balls at spring break partygoers breaking curfew in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – WPLG reports the City of Miami Beach has declared an emergency as police and elected officials react to large crowds and lawlessness during Spring Break. Pepper balls were used to control crowds of people on South Beach Saturday night as law enforcement attempted to enforce a newly imposed curfew. Several roads were also closed in Miami Beach as officials hoped to stem the rise in crime. Pepper balls were fired into the crowds of hundreds of Spring Break partygoers on South Beach after multiple attempts by police to disburse them. “Quite frankly, I am concerned that the behavior is getting more for us to be able to handle,” said Miami Beach Police Chief Richard Clements.
9 inexpensive ideas for your spring break staycation
Spring break is right around the corner, and you may be dreaming of a fun family vacation -- but what if a full-fledged vacation is not in the cards or the budget? Spring break is typically right around Easter, which is seen by many as a time of renewal. An Easter morning hike would be a great way to kick off your day, so lace up your shoes and soak it all in. Spring break is a great time for a movie marathon, so queue up your favorite streaming service or break into that stack of DVDs. Hosting a staycation is a great way to spend the Easter break, especially if you can keep the kids entertained and happy.
No matter what you’re into, you’re bound to love one of these 7 vacation ideas for spring break
Spring break is a great time to cut loose and celebrate the end of winter. There’s a reason why destinations such as Mexico and Fort Lauderdale are so popular for spring break. If you’re going to a popular spring break destination, make your travel arrangements now, as accommodations might sell out. If you're looking to do something really different for your spring break, why not escape spring altogether with a trip to the Southern Hemisphere? From lounging on the beach to skiing to volunteering, these seven spring break ideas offer fun for people of all ages.
Planning a Labor Day getaway? Here's what you need to know
This Labor Day Weekend, catch free concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Friday and Saturday. Even though Labor Day is still one week out, it's never too early to plan your getaway. And whether you're hauling your family to the beach, a parade or absolutely nowhere, here's what you need to know about what the weather before you knock out one last beach day this Labor Day weekend. As for the West Coast, well, sorry, guys, but Labor Day may be hotter than usual this year. Positioned at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, Labor Day weekend has seen several severe storms over the years.
Panama City Beach eyes crackdown on Spring Break crowd
Panama City Beach is growing tired of the annual Spring Break crowd. Violence, drinking and drugs have become such a problem that local council members are considering drastic measures to dissuade college students from partying on the beach. But as Mark Strassmann reports, local businesses are worried about the impact that would have on their bottom line.cbsnews.com