CBS4 News Morning Headlines 2/23/2021

Get a quick look at the news making headlines this morning.

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MARYBEL RODRIGUEZ: Good morning, South Florida. I'm Marybel Rodriguez.

FRANCES WANG: And I'm Frances Wang. Here's a look at some of your Tuesday morning headlines. The United States has surpassed yet another heartbreaking milestone in the coronavirus pandemic. President Joe Biden led a national moment of silence last night to remember the more than half a million Americans killed. The president promised better days ahead, with more than 44 million people having received at least one vaccine dose. He also ordered US flags to fly at half staff this week for the lives lost.

MARYBEL RODRIGUEZ: New details this morning in the wild police chase Sunday in South Beach. Late last night 18-year-old Isariel Delestre turned himself in. Miami Beach police say the 18-year-old was behind the wheel. At some point during the reckless chase, he got out of the car and took off, leaving 15-year-old Jeffrey Shick in the driver's seat. Miami Beach PD also arrested that teen. Video of the chase on Sunday shows a stolen black Cadillac nearly hitting people on Ocean Drive.

FRANCES WANG: This morning, a local doctor is facing charges. 53-year-old Dr. Jennifer Wright, an anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai in Miami Beach, facing charges that could get elevated to a hate crime. She's accused of a physical and verbal assault against a man that included a bigoted tirade. According to Mount Sinai, Dr. Wright has lost her privileges with the hospital.

MARYBEL RODRIGUEZ: And Miami Beach police are searching for a hit and run driver who struck and injured a woman. It happened after 7:00 last night near 63rd Street and Collins Avenue. Investigators say the woman was crossing the street when she was hit by the vehicle. The victim was not in a crosswalk. She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. And that's a look at some of your Tuesday morning headlines.

FRANCES WANG: Make sure to join us later for CBS 4 News at noon. And get updates anytime on CBSMiami.com.