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Police respond to a reported shooting at Florida high school

Police said that they responded to a shooting on April 20, 2018 at Forest High School in Marion County, Florida. A suspect was reported to be in custody and one person was reported to have been injured.

Miami's multicultural Jewish community returns to its roots in mission trip to Israel

Magda Bader, center, an 88-year-old Auschwitz survivor from Miami, stands beside Gil and Elise Scheck Bonwitt at "Yad Vashem," the world's largest Holocaust Museum, in Jerusalem. The group is part of the 820 South Floridians who are in Israel now as part of a mission trip with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel.

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

If you were planning to stay in for Netflix this weekend, you might want to hold off until next week. With Record Store Day back yet again, there is no shortage of music or festivals in town over the next couple of days.

Rising Waters Recalculate Miami Housing Values

Rising waters due to climate change are recalculating Miami housing values and many communities around it as homes closer to the sea, once seen as treasured property, are being discounted in favor of those on higher land, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Research posted in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that the values of single-family homes in Miami-Dade County near sea level are rising slower than those at higher elevations, the Journal wrote.

10 Most Romantic Places in Florida

For adventurous couples, a trek out to a remote island makes for an exciting, Robinson Crusoe-style getaway. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the Dry Tortugas are a collection of seven islands managed by the National Park Service and located almost 70 miles west of Key West.

Israel turns 70 and South Florida celebrates

More than 500 people gathered Thursday night in downtown Miami to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Israel - a milestone for the Jewish state. The holiday, " Yom Ha'atzmaut " is tied to the Hebrew calendar and was celebrated at sundown Wednesday.

Rubio and Scott: New federal tax law will help Miamia s low-income working families

The new tax law has two provisions that will particularly empower working families. The Child Tax Credit will give American families back more of their own money.

Miami husband-and-wife legal duo to join Trump defense in Russia investigation

A husband-and-wife legal team from Miami is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal team in the special counsel's Russia investigation. Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin, two former federal prosecutors and veteran defense lawyers who have a private practice in Coral Gables, are joining Trump's team along with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

A mom's plea after her son is killed: 'I want justice and to sleep peacefully.'

Abigail Ocampo hasn't gotten a good night of sleep since she was told that her 25-year-old son had been killed in a hit -and-run crash more than a year and a half ago. On Thursday, Miami police said they were "revisiting" the Sept.

The Latest: Cuban-Americans in Miami expect little change

Outgoing President Raul Castro raises his arms in celebration after Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Castro passed Cuba's presidency to Diaz-Canel, putting the island's government in the hands of someone outside the Castro family for the first time in nearly six decades.

17 Top Spots For Patio Dining in Miami

Miami's weather is one of the most enviable traits the city has - making patio dining possible all year long. There's something special about dining al fresco and enjoying the surrounding views.

4/20 Food and Drink Specials in Miami

Once upon a time, a group of teens in San Rafael, California, met daily to search for an abandoned cannabis crop. They named their plan "4:20 Louis" for the time and meeting point: a statue of Louis Pasteur.

Call Super Brings a Keen Understanding of Dance Music to Floyd

It wouldn't be quite accurate to describe DJ/producer Joe Seaton better known to clubgoers as Call Super - as a techno artist. Although the London-born, Berlin-based musician is often given the label, it's hard to find straightforward bass drum-led, hi-hat riddled numbers in his discography.

The impact of the Mariel Boatlift still resonates in Florida after 38 years

Picture a 20-foot Feathercraft aluminum boat powered with a 35-horsepower Evinrude motor bouncing in 8 foot seas. There are a dozen family members hanging on for dear life.

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As Miami prepares to host Super Bowl LIV in 2020, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee is looking to curate a list of 300-plus event-ready businesses in 35 business lines to work with Super Bowl event producers as part of Business Connect, the NFL's special event supplier diversity and inclusion program. By agreeing to work with the committee, according to the host committee's website, these businesses will be designated 'approved' vendors and will be added to the NFL Super Bowl Business Connect Resource Guide of certified businesses ready to compete for contracting opportunities.

Need an electric scooter in Miami? There's an app for that

Key Biscayne became the first city in the United States to roll out LimeBike, a new dockless bike sharing program. But unlike other bike rentals that require users to return the bikes to a docking station, LimeBike riders simply lock the bike's back wheel and park it at a bike rack, on a sidewalk, or in front of a building that allows bike parking.

Cuba's presidential transition bringing no joy to its exiles

A man wearing a shirt with the stars and stripes sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Cuba's legislature opened today a two-day session that is to elect a successor to President Castro.

She wants to put her house on stilts. The idea could save Miamia s flood-prone homes

Penny Tannenbaum, right and Michael Aronsohn point to the lower portion of walls that were removed due to flood waters entering their home during Hurricane Irma. They would like to elevate their home but are having problems figuring out the complexities with the city of Miami.

Miami Author and Music Critic David Rolland on His Novel The End of the Century

For my novel , I knew the when would be important. The waning days of 1999 were a peculiar blip in human history that had to be chronicled.

Zoo Miami opens its first indoor restaurant

Florida's oldest zoological park has opened its first indoor restaurant. It's called Nourish 305 and features a menu of customized salads, flatbreads, sandwiches and craft beers from local brewery MIA Beer Company.

Jacqueline Travisano: Chief Operating Officer for the University of Miami

As Jacqueline Travisano closes out her first year as chief operating officer and executive vice president for business and finance at the University of Miami, the university reports it has seen major financial growth. In 2017, the university's net assets surpassed $2 billion for the first time.

Man with tube in his throat wanted in East Little Havana murder, police say

Miami police on Tuesday said they identified the man wanted for the shooting death of Luis Herrera Kindelan last month in Little Havana. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce.

Miami downtown riverfront targeted for three towers

In August Miami voters may be asked to OK redevelopment of 4.2 acres of downtown riverfront that would add city revenue and improve access to the growing waterfront after razing the city-owned James L. Knight Convention Center and attached Hyatt hotel at 400 SE Second Ave. CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm, has been negotiating on behalf of the city with Hyatt Equities LLC about the fate of the high-profile Miami River land. Now officials with the city and Hyatt have a Memorandum of Understanding for an amended and restated lease.

Tri-Rail won't roll into downtown Miami this year

As Miami Central Station continues to rise downtown, Jack Stephens, executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, points to Tri-Rail making its grand debut at the station sometime next year. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, which currently operates the Tri-Rail commuter rail line, provides service to Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach through an existing 72-mile-long system that has 18 stations along the South Florida Rail Corridor running north and south.

In Brooklyn, Push for a Special Haitian District Hits Resistance

Ben Flambert sat wrapped in an apron at a barber shop on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, listening intently as Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte explained why she was leading an effort to get the city to designate the surrounding neighborhood the Little Haiti Business and Cultural District. Across the street from the barber shop are a Haitian bakery, a Haitian church and a Haitian restaurant, Ms.

The graffiti-covered grandstand at the Miami Marine Stadium in 2013.

The Miami Marine Stadium has been added to the National Register of Historic Places . Cue the applause, but inclusion on the list won't do much to advance the stadium's long-delayed restoration.

Dance Now! Miami: A sense of tranquility and communality

Inside the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, where Dance Now! Miami is in residence, there is a hub of activity as the company prepares for its performance on Saturday night of Contemporanea 2018. Yet, for all the activities occurring in the studio, there is a sense of tranquility and communality, which comes from cofounders by Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini.

Santeria, a fugitive killer and a corpse missed by cops. The story ends in prison

Fifteen years ago, a Miami jeweler named Hugo Quesada stabbed his estranged wife and her stepfather to death in a row over his attempt to become a priest in the Afro-Cuban SanterA a religion. He then escaped to Argentina, where he lived for years before agents caught up with him.

Orlando man vanishes after traveling to Miami for celebration, family says

Jeremiah Chavez traveled from Orlando to Miami to celebrate his birthday over the weekend. He hasn't been heard from since Sunday.

Treats Food Hall Reinvents Aventura Mall Dining

Smell the fire-baked pita, spiced lamb, and roasted red-pepper hummus. Then move on to the fresh-baked bagels and sliced corned beef.

Beat Culture Brewery to Open in the Former Eastern Airlines Employee Lounge

A research scientist, a lawyer, and a brewer are three of the men behind Miami's newest brewery, Beat Culture. Alan Espino, a scientist and Beat Culture's cofounder, says the brewery has been in the works for more than five years.

Swastika drawings found outside dorm rooms of two female UM students

In separate events four days apart last week at two residential colleges on the Coral Gables campus, someone drew Swastikas on a board outside the dorm rooms of two female students. The offensive symbols showed up on April 10 and April 14 during the same week as Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Upper Buena Vista's "Microboutique" Model Aims to Change the Way Miami Shops

Towering at the center of the new Upper Buena Vista district is a sprawling, 80-year-old ancient oak tree. Its branches stretch out over a substantial portion of the complex, offering delicate shade from the bright Florida sun.

6 Spring-Inspired Cocktails around Miami to Sip Right Now

April showers might bring May flowers, but we're more concerned about the vibrant cocktails that these Miami bars and restaurants are stirring up. Here are six spring-inspired drinks to order right now.

'Queen of Basel' a modern Miami take on the 19th-century Swedish 'Miss Julie'

Though the Miami New Drama-commissioned "Queen of Basel" will have its official world premiere at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., next season, you don't have to wait or travel to discover how playwright Hilary Bettis has reimagined August Strindberg's controversial 1888 classic "Miss Julie." With three powerful actors and a small audience sharing the stage space at Miami Beach's Colony Theatre, Miami New Drama artistic director Michel Hausmann has mounted an explosive first production of a play Bettis calls "an unapologetic response to Strindberg's 'Miss Julie.'

Here's How to Avoid Donald Trump and His Presidential Traffic Jam in Miami Today

Unfortunately, if you live in Miami you're going to have to put in a little extra effort to avoid the Orange One today. Even worse, you're probably going to have to change your routine to miss the trafficpocalypse the president will unleash after landing in South Florida and heading to Hialeah to talk up the deeply unpopular GOP tax cuts.

Beckham's Miami MLS team has yet another stadium site frontrunner

If it seems like David Beckham's would-be MLS franchise - which, let's not forget, only exists because he was promised one at a cut-rate price in exchange for gifting the league with his then-aging-but-still-good-for-MLS talents - has been wandering the Miami wilderness in search of a stadium site forever, it's really only been less than five years , which is still pretty long.

40 years of relationships solve international Miami mortgage mystery

Miami is an increasingly modern metropolis, with a culture and identity closely tied to Hispanic, Caribbean and South American influences. It also tends to be a somewhat transient city, and with so many people flowing in and out, genuine relationships are often difficult to maintain.

It's dynasty vs. dynasty in race for a rare open seat on the Miami-Dade commission

Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro during a 2015 meeting. He resigned his seat on March 30 to run for Congress, creating a vacancy that has to be filled by special election.

Economic strengths and challenges for the region.

Rents at ID Flagler Village start at $3,500 a month. The complex is close to a new Brightline station.

South Florida bird smuggling ring headed to court

Photo dated 15 October 2005 shows a Taiwanese coastguard clad in protective clothing examining a bird smuggled into the island from China in the central Taichung harbour. Eight pet birds smuggled into Taiwan from China tested positive for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus but an outbreak was unlikely as all the birds they were seized with had been destroyed, health officials said 20 October 2005.

Many of Last Affordable Apartments in West Grove Demolished After Years of Neglect

In 2016, the City of Miami sued the owners of several neglected apartment buildings in the West Grove. For years, tenants had lived in squalid conditions, forced to reckon with mold, raw sewage backups, caved-in ceilings, and other code violations that were never fixed.

Parents file lawsuit over baby taken by tribal police

Baby Ingrid's parents, Justin Johnson and Rebecca Sanders, filed a lawsuit Friday against Miccosukee tribal members and Baptist Hospital in downtown Miami. The Coral Springs Fire Department released a series of radio dispatches from their response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting.

Miami-Dade Politicians Don't Give a Damn About Liberty Square

Once again, gun violence and murder intersect at the Liberty Square housing complex, better known as Pork 'n' Beans. This past April 8, two young men were killed and another two were injured while they chilled outside a row of apartments at NW 63rd Street and 13th Place.

Miami Police Capt. Javier Ortiz Cuts Ads for Anti-Aging Clinic With Doctor Tied to Political Scandal

BodyRx, an anti-aging clinic that offers testosterone and other hormone treatments, fills an unassuming office on the ground floor of a Coral Gables apartment complex. The lobby is pristine, with gray floors, ornate shelving, and delicate u "Hi, I'm Javier Ortiz, and I'm the president of the Fraternal Order of Police," the 52-second ad begins.

Breadman Miami Bakery's Croqueta Cake is a Triumphant Salute to the 305

The idea came from a party Herrera went to. Hungry, he snatched up the last few remaining ham croquetas, which were smeared with merengue from a nearby cake.

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Pride Week is over, but the rainbow has not faded in Miami, one of the LGBTQ capitals of the world. On Friday night, the folks behind Flaming Classics will present Club Jewel Box, named after the pioneering 1940s queer gathering space.

Need to move your immigration status along? Where you live could speed or slow the process

Where you apply for a green card or to seek citizenship can make a big difference in how long you will wait for your papers to be processed. According to U.S. Customs and Immigration Services data, the processing times for green card and naturalization applications are drastically different in South Florida - even at processing centers just a few miles apart.

10 Luxe Rooms to Rent for Your next Private Dinner Party

Throwing a private party can be overwhelming, especially when you're putting together a menu and assigning seating, so we put together the ultimate directory of where you should book a room for your special guests. With our advice, you'll be ranked the hostess of the year.

French soccer player had knife in briefs, red wine in hand after bizarre Miami break-in

A former French star footballer who now directs FC Miami City's soccer club was arrested Wednesday for smashing open a condominium apartment door, stealing a knife and spraying the apartment and a tenant with foam from a fire extinguisher. Gregory ReneRobert Dutil, 37, was taken into custody while holding a cup of red wine and wearing only his boxer briefs and socks, Miami police said.

Miami's Ten Best Spring Dishes

Miami might not seem like it has four seasons, but the calendar still says it's spring. That means eating lighter items made with seasonal produce.

FIU Officials Remain Silent on Bridge Collapse Details

Richard Humble, a pre-med student majoring in chemistry at FIU, looked ahead towards a bright future but now he says he suffers frequent flashbacks of the moment the pedestrian bridge fell on top of him and killed his dearest friend on March 15. Florida International University's president and board of trustees met Thursday morning for the first time since the March 15th collapse. The vow of silence could last a year or more if it continues throughout the investigation, leaving the public in the dark for now.

Is this the end of the signature?

People have used the handwritten signature to prove their identity, but it has also become an expression of personality in addition to being a sign of growing into adulthood. But now, the signature may be going out of style.

Consulate General of Jamaica relocating Miami office

The Consulate General of Jamaica will relocate its office in Miami to Courthouse Tower.

Sushi Kong Offers Raclette Sushi and Nutella Treats in Coral Gables

Sushi is everywhere in Miami, from swanky hotels to the coolers at Walgreens. If you're in a sushi rut, try one place offers outrageous takes on the traditional.

An AMBER Alert was issued Monday when 10-month-old Noah Florvil disappeared from Liberty City.

Hours after an AMBER Alert was issued Monday, police said they found Marisol Pimentel at Hialeah's Palacio Inn Motel on Okeechobee Road with Noah Florvil, the missing baby, in her arms. She claimed to be "Tiffany" holding "Jordan."

Miami-Dade Judge Resigns Amid Probe in Wake of Spouse's Arrest

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel has resigned amid an investigation by the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which examines allegations of misconduct by state jurists. "It has been an honor for me to serve the people of Miami-Dade County these past nearly 16 years," Zabel said in a statement Wednesday to the Daily Business Review.

Miami Commissioner Ken Russell dropping out of congressional race

Russell, elected to a four-year term in 2015, would have had to resign from his commission seat this month to continue his run, after the Florida Legislature passed a law requiring municipal officers to resign to run for federal posts in cases where the terms overlap. Only a week ago, Russell told the Miami Herald that he was "finalizing the effective date" of his resignation and planning to "submit paperwork prior to the deadline."

Miami Dade College may run Olympia Theater, get housing

Miami commissioners are looking to Miami Dade College to run the vintage 1926 Olympia Theater downtown. Ken Russell's resolution for the city manager to explore the idea is on tap at today's commission meeting.

Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties: Economic strengths and challenges, people to watch | Feature

The graduation rate at Miami- Dade County Public Schools was 80.7% last year - highest since the state began tracking graduation statistics with modern methods. In 2007, the rate was 58.7%.

Self-storage developer inks $11M construction loan in Miami

A New Jersey developer will break ground soon on a self-storage facility in Miami after obtaining an $11 million construction loan.

Developer puts her renovated Venetian Islands home on the market for $8.95 million

Miami real estate developer Avra Jain's former Venetian Islands home - which is on the market for $8.95 million - has five bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms and smart-home technology. The 5,634-square-foot gated home, at 608 W. Dilido Drive, Miami Beach, was built in 2003 but has recently been renovated.

Key Biscayne-Miami lawsuit over Virginia Key nears end

A three-year-old lawsuit between the Village of Key Biscayne and the City of Miami about land uses on Virginia Key may finally be over: a settlement is on today's Miami City Commission agenda. A 15-page settlement draft basically limits the size and frequency of events at city-owned Miami Marine Stadium and the historic basin it fronts.

Video shows cops rescuing couple from house fire

The Miami Beach Police Department released bodycam footage showing a pair of Miami Beach police officers rescuing a couple from a burning home on April 9, 2018. Florida Governor Rick Scott visits Interstate Beverage Corp in Hialeah as part of his campaign rollout for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Gov. Rick Scott campaigns in Hialeah for the U.S. Senate

Florida Governor Rick Scott visits Interstate Beverage Corp in Hialeah as part of his campaign rollout for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Sen. Marco Rubio defended President Donald Trump's message of unity in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, even amid a divided Congress and America.

Floridaa s sex industry a in a panica after feds shut down notorious Backpage website

Amid a crackdown on websites that cater to prostitution, the feds have shut down Backpage, the classified ad service long derided as the go-to hub for human trafficking, particularly in South Florida. Amid a crackdown on websites that cater to prostitution, the feds have shut down Backpage, the classified ad service long derided as the go-to hub for human trafficking, particularly in South Florida.

Northwestern students stage walkout in protest of gun violence

An anonymous donor has given $1 million to Miami-Dade Schools in the name of 6-year-old King Carter, who was killed in February 2016 when three teens, who police say had gotten into an argument on Facebook, started firing outside an apartment comp Santonio Carter describes the difficulties of moving on one year after his son, 6-year-old King Carter, was killed by a stray bullet while playing outside his Northwest Miami-Dade apartment. Ten years after Sherdavia Jenkins was killed by a stray bullet while she played on her doorstep in Liberty City, family and friends gathered at the park named after her to grieve and to hope.

This bar is one of Miamia s new chill spots. Neighbors say ita s driving them nuts

The Casa Florida bar and grill is one of Miami's new chill spots. It's outdoors, nestled near the trendily ascendant Miami River and next to Roam Miami's co-living quarters.

This neighborhood has 50 shotgun houses and wood homes. Are they historic landmarks?

A 1936 shotgun house on Charles Avenue in west Coconut Grove is one of 50 wood-frame homes in the historically black neighborhood under consideration by the city of Miami for designation as a protected landmark. A 1936 shotgun house on Charles Avenue in west Coconut Grove is one of 50 wood-frame homes in the historically black neighborhood under consideration by the city of Miami for designation as a protected landmark.

When this playground opened, no one told the parents about the janitora s secret

When a new playground popped up in the backyard of a storied LGBTQ community center in Wilton Manors, its directors hailed it as the first of its kind. Backed by corporate sponsors JetBlue and Kaboom!, it was designed to be a "safe space" for same-sex couples and their children to play free from judgment or harassment, a statement to South Florida that "our families matter," as one board member told the Miami Herald in 2015.

Baby Noah a " the missing 10-month-old boy from Liberty Citya " found safe in Miami Springs

Noah Florvil, a 10-month-old boy who went missing from Liberty City Sunday night, was found safe Monday night in Miami Springs, according to Miami police. Officials had issued an AMBER alert Monday afternoon after the infant vanished at around 9:34 p.m. Sunday near 6603 NW 12th Ave. Baby Noah was wearing a gray shirt, gray pants and no shoes.

Miami cop reassigned after comments about Parkland massacre; review underway

A police officer has been removed from road patrol while he's being investigated in connection with Facebook posts that suggested the Parkland school massacre could be a hoax, police said Monday. North Miami Beach Police Officer Ericson Harrell has been reassigned to administrative restricted duty with pay, until the Police Department's investigation is over, said police spokesman Maj.

Rapper Flo Rida competed in Miami Tough Mudder this weekend

Miami rapper Flo Rida took part in the Tough Mudder 5 K April 7 at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. Miami rapper Flo Rida took part in the Tough Mudder 5 K April 7 at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah.

AMBER Alert issued for Miami baby boy

Noah Florvil is 10-months old and was last seen in the 6600 block of NW 12th Avenue. He is believed to be in the company of a heavy set, white, Hispanic female that goes by the name Bella.

South Florida rapper Rick Ross throws sweet sixteen bash for daughter at former Versace estate

Miami rapper Rick Ross threw a sweet sixteen bash for his daughter April at the former Versace mansion in Miami Beach. He was hospitalized last month after being found unresponsive in his home.

Telemundoa s new headquarters embraces the future. It may transform this area, too

Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal International Group & NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, stands in the lobby of the Spanish-language network's new state-of-the-art, $250 million HQ building in Miami on Monday, April 2, 2018. The new building brings all of the company's various arms - corporate, news department, creative - under one giant roof.

The real Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the legacy she left to the students of her namesake school

The Miami Herald's Hiassen, who among the great newspaper columnists of our time is indisputably the funniest, is also the author of numerous fictions about Florida, hilarious and addictive, and in the end about the most profound issue facing his state: Rapacious developers who would destroy the wet-and-wild environment that makes our nation's eccentric southeastern peninsula interesting in the first place. Their robber-baron greed is certainly aided and abetted by a host of common crooks, grifters, post-hurricane roofing scammers, evil politicians, creepy cops and ordinary doofuses, characters out of a grand comic opera, some of whom reappear from book to book.

Michael Grieco might run for County Commission. First step: Get his probation lifted.

He was nearing the end of his six-month minimum probation term when Bruno Barreiro announced his immediate resignation March 31 from his District 5 seat on the County Commission in order to qualify for his congressional bid. The Miami Republican's exit gives Miami Beach politicos a rare chance to compete for an open seat on the 13-county member board, which has no representatives from the coastal city.

Miami Greek Easter Dining Guide

The Greeks don't adhere to the Gregorian calendar when calculating Easter. Instead, they follow the older, Julian calendar.

Minister of Economy meets chiefs of Miami Aviation Dept and Port

Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, holding talks with Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Lester Sola, and the Director of the Port of Miami, Juan Kuryla. Miami: Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani has met the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department Lester Sola, and the Director of the Port of Miami Juan Kuryla, on the sidelines of the economic movement that began in Miami.

Brawl leaves two men with stab wounds in chest and back in Little Havana

A red crime scene bag with evidence next to a blood stained car wheel stop in the parking lot of an Amscot located on Southwest Eighth Street and 13th Avenue in Little Havana on Friday April 6, 2018. Two men were involved in an altercation where both received lacerations to the arm, chest and back on the corner of 13th Avenue and Southwest Sixth Street.

There is no better place to live and invest than Bay Harbor Islands in South Florida

If you have ever visited the world-famous Bal Harbour Shops, you probably drove through Bay Harbor Islands without realizing you were in a distinct and exceptional Miami bayfront neighborhood. Modest and unassuming, Bay Harbor Islands has for many years shunned the glaring spotlight desired by other local areas - until recently.

O, Miami 2018: Poetry Here, There, and Everywhere

April is National Poetry Month and that means the annual month-long poetry festival O, Miami is back to celebrate literature and the magic city. With its dozens of events and projects throughout the month, the festival will try to achieve its goal of exposing every single person in Miami to poetry.

MDC's Museum of Art and Design Reopens with Two Shows After Renovation

The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College reopens it doors this weekend with two major exhibitions following a months-long renovation. The institution, which is housed in the historic Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami, will play host to a group design show featuring selected architectural and urban planning projects from across the country, as well as highlight a new immersive installation from Berlin-based artist Tino Sehgal.

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Pride Week wraps up this weekend, but not before unique drag shows with Miami's top queens take place at Concrete Beach Brewery and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Plus, there's the can't-miss main event: the Miami Beach Pride Parade.

In the Freedom Tower, a museum thata s a alive and kickinga is ready to break out.

For years, one of Miami's best-kept secrets has been cloistered away inside what may be the city's most conspicuous landmark - the Freedom Tower. But now it's ready to break out.

A vehicle crashed into the Miami Police Department's North District Sub Station on Friday morning.

A bomb squad is at a Miami police substation after a car crashed into its building near 62nd Street and Northwest 10th Avenue. According to police, a suspicious package and a firearm were found in the red vehicle that crashed into a utility room in the back of the North District Sub Station at 1000 NW 62nd St. around 8 a.m. Friday.

Sansara Transitions From a Brunch to Dinner Pop-Up With Plans For Permanent Location

Starting tonight, Aptil 5, Sansara , the Cuban-inspired pop-up inside Coral Gables' Tinta y Caf, will transition from brunch to dinner. Owners Sachi Statz and Andres Vega will serve a small menu of entres and desserts from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday.

The Ten Best Clubs in Wynwood

On any given weekend, Wynwood - Miami's former industrial district-turned-trendy arts hub - is crawling with revelers in search of a fun spot to party and a selfie in front of a mural. Though the most exclusive clubs are still mostly located in Miami Beach, the mainland is where the real fun happens.

Heart gallery aims to a find forever familiesa for children hoping to be adopted

The day began at 10 a.m. just inside the museum, where a team of volunteers had set up cameras, hair and make-up stations, make-shift changing rooms and toys for the children. The day began at 10 a.m. just inside the museum, where a team of volunteers had set up cameras, hair and make-up stations, make-shift changing rooms and toys for the children.

If you tune into Primo TV tonight, you'll see some familiar Key Biscayne faces as new sitcom debuts

If you tune into the debut episode of the new Miami-based sitcom FIVE@305 tonight, don't be surprised if you see some familiar faces. The show, which premieres at 9 p.m. Primo TV, stars two young Key natives, Giselle Torres and Fernanda de la Garza; and is the brainchild of Angelica Torres, Giselle's mom and the force behind the Key Biscayne Community Center's popular Broadway Musical Theatre program.

Miami's Ten Most Decadent Brunch Buffets

On weekends, Miami's restaurants and hotels open their doors for brunch. Many of them roll out luxurious spreads of sweet and savory items, inviting diners to savor unlimited bites with bottomless pours of alcohol.

Miami Native Ernest Baker and Kayla Bri t Dive Into the Unknown with HOME

One of the undiagnosed ills of Miami is the tendency of its homegrown artists to leave for broader horizons. It has all of the cultural diversity, money, and institutional backing to expose young people to an amazing upbringing in the arts, but seems to fall short in distracting them from more traditionally lucrative cities like New York and Los Angeles.

Miami Native Ernest Baker and Kayla Bri t Dive Into the Unknown with HOME

One of the undiagnosed ills of Miami is the tendency of its homegrown artists to leave for broader horizons. It has all of the cultural diversity, money, and institutional backing to expose young people to an amazing upbringing in the arts, but seems to fall short in distracting them from more traditionally lucrative cities like New York and Los Angeles.

They have to resign if they want to run for Congress. What are they waiting for?

Florida Senator JosA© Javier RodrA guez and Miami Commissioner Ken Russell say they'll resign their elected positions this month in order to run for a Miami Congressional seat under the new terms of Florida law. Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez has said she'll sue the state to avoid having to do the same.

Industry Professionals Reveal the 5 Things You Need to Make a Great Music Video in Miami

Strategies and secrets from the artists, the producers, and the tiger trainers who know how to turn out the hits. GO ahead and write your songs in L.A. Sign the record deal in New York.

A Portrait of Black Life in Florida, One Neighborhood at a Time

Majorettes at the Martin Luther King Day Parade, which takes place in Perrine, Florida In one of the many photographs that Johanne Rahaman took in Perrine, Florida as part of her Black Florida series, a woman gazes into the distance, bedecked in a blue, green, and red dress. Parts of it are so fluorescent they seem lit from within; the woman holds a certificate from her alma mater, Hastings Colored Vocational Training School.

Happening this month: Ocean Stanzas offers a poetic escape at Biscayne Nature Center

Ocean Stanzas is a writing event designed to give the ocean a poetic voice by gathering local poets and readers in a picturesque setting along the Atlantic Ocean on both Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. Locally, the event will be held at Crandon Park's Biscayne Nature Center for local students during March and April as part of the Miami Poetry Festival.

Proof Pizza & Pasta Pops-Up at Taurus

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the Proof pop-up dishes would be served at Ariete and Taurus. The pop-up food will be served at Taurus only.

Heart Nightclub Announces April 13 Closing Party with Paul van Dyk

Following last week's surprise announcement that Heart Nightclub would be shuttering its doors , the embattled nightclub has announced the date and occasion of its final party. Next Friday, April 13, Heart will be hosting German superstar DJ and producer Paul van Dyk, with support from DJ Adam Scott and Luccio, for one last late-night, early-morning celebration.

Orange Bowl Committee Welcomes New Members

The Orange Bowl Committee officially welcomed eight new Active Members for the 2018-19 year, who were elected at the March Membership Meeting. With the additions, the Orange Bowl Committee consists of 360 members.

Construction jobs boom might have short life

Despite continued growth in construction jobs since the economic collapse in 2007, industry experts predict that construction job growth will start to slow down in the next year or two due to low unemployment rates and tighter hiring markets. According to a US Bureau of Labor Statistics report, Miami-Dade County saw a peak of 55,300 construction jobs in 2007, followed by a low of 30,100 jobs in 2012 due to the economic collapse.

A special election to fill a vacant Miami-Dade commission seat could cost $1 million

With the early resignation last weekend of a Miami-Dade commissioner to run for Congress, the remaining board members have a $1 million decision to make. They can appoint a successor to serve until county voters go to the polls anyway in August to decide other races, or call a special election earlier in the summer solely for District 5 voters to pick a replacement for Bruno Barreiro.

City of Miami 90-property snafu costs developer a US 1 hotel

More than 90 properties in the City of Miami have the wrong land use designation and do not match the corresponding zoning classification. The mistake occurred about 2010 when the City of Miami was implementing its new zoning code, Miami 21. Some of the 90 or so properties are in the northern area of Coconut Grove, along and near busy US 1 , and should have a land use designation of Multiple Density Restricted Commercial but instead are listed as Medium Density Multifamily Residential and Medium Density Residential.

Miami River site cleared for market-rate apartments

Land use and zoning changes approved by Miami city commissioners for a Miami River site are clearing the way for a new market-rate apartment building. Developer 1515 Miami River LLC plans a rental building with 63 apartments on the river's south shore at 1515, 1529 and 1543 NW South River Drive.

Happening this month: Actors' Playhouse annual gala set for April 14 at Miracle Theatre

Actors' Playhouse will host its Reach for the Stars Gala Auction, presented with Lexus of Kendall, on Saturday, April 14 from 6-11 p.m. at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. Extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Club Cruises, worldwide travel from the leading global airline network Star Alliance, a one-year lease for a 2018 Lexus RX, and many more of life's indulgences will await guests' bids at the 27th annual gala.

Suspect who drove through Miami sledgehammer attack faces more criminal charges

A hit-and-run crash quickly turned chaotic Sunday morning when the driver tried to get away, only to be stopped by very good Samaritans - one of whom had a sledge hammer. A hit-and-run crash quickly turned chaotic Sunday morning when the driver tried to get away, only to be stopped by very good Samaritans - one of whom had a sledge hammer.

How a Miami Beach Hotel Turned an Eyesore Into a Work of Art

Atop the art deco-themed Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach Hotel was both a feast for the eyes and an eyesore. While some guests enjoyed panoramic vistas of the blue-green Atlantic, others had to endure a glistening ocean view shortstopped by the hotel's gray rooftop equipment.

Florida cities sue governor over gun regulations law

A Florida law prohibiting local governments from enacting their own gun regulations is invalid and unconstitutional, according to elected officials from 10 cities suing the state's governor in the aftermath of a mass shooting that left 17 people dead at a suburban high school. The Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has renewed criticism of the 2011 law backed by the National Rifle Association and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

Our Favorite Health Conscious Booze and Bites around Miami

With so many healthy booze and bites in Miami, it's easy to see how Magic City eaters are saving the world one spoonful at a time. So, we rounded up the eight most tantalizingly delicious, organic, and natural sips and dishes that are both farm fresh and finger licking good.

Rare Donald Judd Paintings Made the Trek From Marfa to Miami

"In Marfa, Texas, he set up 16 buildings with his art as he wanted it to be seen," says Ellen Salpeter, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami and Judd Foundation board member. "He was known as the father of the permanently installed space, and it is a pilgrimage and journey to see it."

You Can Bring Your Pup to an Isle of Dogs Screening in Wynwood

Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs looks paw-sitively awesome. Set in a dystopian Japan, it trracks a young boy and his wild and somewhat creepy journey to find his dog Spots, after dogs were banished from society due to a disease outbreak.

Family-friendly things to do: Celebrities, Disney on ice

The ultimate day of family fun is winding down, with its almost 100 rides for both little ones and thrill-seekers , 50 games of skill, live shows and music , and delicious fair food such as the infamous giant turkey leg, caramel apples and elephant ears. Details: Gates open at 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon Saturday and Sunday, at Tamiami Park, Coral Way and Southwest 107th Avenue, Miami; www.fairexpo.com; $14; free for seniors, military personnel and kids 5 and under.

Recruiting: Miami Hurricanes get four football commitments; one basketball transfer to visit

It was a busy weekend for Miami recruiting, though none of the players interested in UM will make an impact next season. The Hurricanes added four prep underclassman football recruits and secured a visit from a basketball transfer who will sit a year before suiting up.

Palace residents embrace Yiddish for anti-aging and keeping their heritage alive

When instructor Chany Stolik comes into the classroom at The Palace Coral Gables, her students typically say a " gutn morgn " instead of "Good Morning." They are practicing Yiddish, the hugely popular class offered at The Palace Coral Gables, an active retirement and assisted living community in Coral Gables, FL.

This slice of Old Miami stood on the same corner for 40 years. Can it survive a move?

Manolo Lirio with his son, Eddy, at their new downtown location, at 281 NE 1st St. Manolo opened the original Manolo and Rene's cafA© in downtown Miami more than 40 years ago. It stayed open 24-7, closing only on Christmas, and became a favorite hangout of lunch cafecitio crowds to latenight Ultra party-goers.

Grove Residents Say Venezuelan Oil Baron Blocking Public Access to Biscayne Bay

For decades, Coconut Grove residents have trekked to a sliver of land at the end of St. Gaudens Road to enjoy the rare unencumbered view of Biscayne Bay. Someone even put a bench there.

These 10 cities want to regulate guns. They plan to sue Florida over it.

For some, it's a symbol of American freedom. For others, it's a horrific killing machine.

Vandeweghe, Barty win women's doubles final in Miami Open

Miami, April 2 - American Coco Vandeweghe and Australia's Ashleigh Barty won the women's doubles final in the Miami Open, downing the Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova. In a match that ended in just 62 minutes on Sunday, Vandeweghe and Barty crushed the Czechs 6-2, 6-1 in the last match of the tourney on Key Biscayne, the very last time it will be held at Crandon Park before moving to the Hard Rock Stadium in north Miami, reports Efe.

Barreiro resigns, plans to run for Congress

Florida's newly amended resign-to-run law claimed its first casualty Saturday when Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro resigned his seat in order to run for Congress. In a letter to Miami-Dade's supervisor of elections and its clerk of courts, Barreiro announced he was giving up the position he has held since 1998 as he prepares for an August primary to claim the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen .

Dom Joly reveals why he can't resist Florida

Miami's MY secret vice: The sunshine, the food and 'the best people-watching in the world' - Dom Joly reveals why he can't resist Florida Dom Joly first went to Miami to film an American version of his hit show Trigger Happy TV - and he loved it He returned with his family in the hope that they'd love it as much as much as he does They soak up the vibe on cycles and dine at legendary eateries such as the News cafe and Jo's Stone Crabs I remember the first time I went to Miami Beach. It was to film an American version of Trigger Happy TV and I was not really looking forward to it.

Sloane Stephens, Jelena Ostapenko Bid For First Miami Title

Two players who weren't even on the radar a year ago meet for the Miami title today. Now, as Grand Slam champions, Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko, meet for their second biggest title.

Star Sightings: Demi Lovato Salsas the Night Away, Ashley Greene Gets in Wedding Prep Mode & More

She's got the moves! Demi Lovato got her salsa on at Ball & Chain in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood on March 29, boogying the night away with several of her dancers. Ashley Greene is getting her dancing shoes ready, but for a very different occasion: her wedding! The Twilight star will wed Paul Khoury this summer in a destination wedding, so she was excited to get a little help prepping for her big day with celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss as the duo hosted The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly's launch event at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles on March 28. "The wedding planning is going fantastic," the 31-year-old actress told ET during the event.

Actors' Playhouse & Lexus of Kendall Host the 27th Annual Reach for The Stars Gala Auction

Extravagant voyages provided by Azamara Club Cruises, worldwide travel from the leading global airline network Star Alliance, a one-year lease for a 2018 Lexus RX, and many more of life's indulgences will await guests' bids at the 27th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala Auction. Presented by Actors' Playhouse and Lexus of Kendall, this exciting auction will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 6:00 to 11 p.m. at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.

Herea s where you can attend Easter sunrise services in South Florida

For those who want to celebrate Easter in the early morning hours, there are numerous Easter Sunday sunrise services across South Florida. Calvary Chapel Miami Beach: 7 a.m. at 73rd Street and the beach.

Glass & Vine Updates Brunch Menu with Carbonara Fries and 65-Ounce Growlers

On a recent Saturday afternoon in Coconut Grove, rays of sunshine peeked through oversize umbrellas and birds chattered above in trees. Almost every outdoor seat was occupied, with light bubbly drinks and plates of avocado toast and baked eggs spread across each table.

Two shot in Valero Gas Station in Northwest Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade detectives were combing a Valero Gas Station in Northwest Miami-Dade Friday morning after two men were shot and one was killed. The suspect is still at-large.

Imaginary people are writing to voters, political ads are mailing themselves in Miami

Imaginary people are writing to voters and political attack ads are mailing themselves in a special election to claim a Miami-area state House seat. With election day one month away, some voters in Florida's House District 114 received letters this week trashing Democrat Javier Fernandez for donating money to the Republican Party and working for a law firm that once represented a manufacturer of semi-automatic rifles.

A bus service that residents cana t get enough of? Ita s happening in Miami

They're the free, elongated golf-style carts often spotted on Miami Beach. Freebees are quieter than some of the similar looking vehicles that prowl Collins Avenue, but it's the same idea.

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

There is no Ultra-level festival in town this weekend, but there is still an insane amount of music happening over the next three days in Miami. Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, Big Freedia, Sheila E., and Gente de Zona will all hit venues around the city, from the American Airlines Arena to Churchill's Pub and the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair.

Haitian journalists demand answers after colleague vanishes

Hundreds of journalists marched through Haiti's capital on Wednesday to demand an investigation into why a freelance photographer vanished exactly two weeks ago while on assignment. In this sixth installment of Making it in America, a video series highlighting the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs in Florida, viewers will see what Fabrice Tardieu has accomplished as a Haitian entrepreneur and how his work has impacted his community.

Miami man accused of sexually battering 10-year-old Polk girl he met online

A man traveled from Miami to Lakeland intending to kidnap and sexually batter a 10-year-old girl whom he met online, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Jonathan Diaz Fundora, 23, took three days off from his job as manager at a Burger King to drive to Lakeland on Tuesday and meet the girl, whom he met through an online app.

One person is dead and another hospitalized after shooting in Overtown

At about 9:15 p.m., City of Miami police responded to calls of shots fired near Reeves Park, on Northwest Fifth Avenue, between Northwest Seventh and 10th streets. One man was fatally shot and died on the scene.

One person is dead and another hospitalized after shooting in Overtown

At about 9:15 p.m., City of Miami police responded to calls of shots fired near Reeves Park, on Northwest Fifth Avenue, between Northwest Seventh and 10th streets. One man was fatally shot and died on the scene.

Getting permits for home renovations can be a pain. Miami wants to make it easier.

Something as simple as installing a new front door, putting up a shed in your backyard or redoing your windows might be easier to do in Miami under a new initiative by the city's administration. The city is promising residents a faster process to receive permits for work such as installing garage doors, fencing or a burglar alarm.

ATM camera captures fight, fatal shot in Miami robbery

WARNING: Graphic content. Viewer discretion advised. Horrifying surveillance footage shows the moment a man was approached taking money out of an ATM and shot dead by a teen robber.

Miami-Dade mayor flew to China and rode his first a tracklessa train. Reaction: Meh.

A rendering from Chinese firm CRRC of its "trackless-train" concept, a rubber-wheeled vehicle designed to function as a bus on roadways but resemble light rail. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez showed off the image in a promotional video to a Miami business group last fall, but said he was let down by a recent demonstration of the vehicle in person in China on March 15, 2018.

Wilton Manors' Alchemist Coffee Shop Opens in North Miami Beach

Next to Greynolds Park in North Miami Beach, find a charming new coffee shop called the Alchemist . Tucked inside a complex of unassuming houses on West Dixie Highway, the quiet retreat sits inside a barn-like structure, slinging fresh-baked Belgian waffles and churning out 24-hour cold brew.

Family Says Miami Wrongly Trying to Demolish Their Home to Cure "Urban Blight"

This month, the City of Miami rolled out a new plan to "clean up" blighted areas - by bulldozing homes the city says are "drug dens" and "harboring illegal activity that is concerning to neighbors." New City Manager Emilio T. Gonzalez trumpeted the Safe City urban-renewal plan at a March 15 press conference while a backhoe plowed through a derelict, 92-year-old Little Havana home right behind him.

Miami's Dr. Dick Gaines Sues Clinic He Says Stole His Erection-Inducing Sonic Technique

The reviews of GAINSWave, a procedure in which men get their nether regions blasted with sound waves for better erections, are actually pretty glowing. A Men's Health reporter who has also tried gas station sexual enhancement pills and something called "red light therapy" - all in the name of journalism! - wrote about sprouting a boner during dinner with his grandmother after giving the sonic treatment a go last spring.

Miami Girls Rock Camp Offers More Than Music

It's tough to transition into the real world after a week of rockin' sisterhood bonding at Miami Girls Rock Camp . You're left with only memories as you say goodbye to bandmates and inspirational volunteers who have guided you at every step.

Dead in prison: Brother of a Baby Lollipops,a toddler tortured and murdered in Miami

After three high-profile trials over decades, Ana Maria Cardona is now in state prison for life for the 1990 torture and murder of her son, a toddler who became known as "Baby Lollipops." But the family's tormented story continues.

West Kendall Zine Fest Returns to Milly's Empanada Factory

Last year, when Jos Atencio, owner of Milly's Empanada Factory; Bryan Herrero, director of operations at Secret Celluloid Society; and Andre Alvarez started organizing the inaugural West Kendall Zine Fest , the trio had just met for the first time after a casual encounter at Milly's. Instantly hitting it off, the trio planned the suburban get-down in three short weeks.

Discovering new passions a " and who you really are a " in retirement

"You can create a 20-, 30-, even 45-year plan," says Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, a licensed psychotherapist who teaches courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami on well-being, positive aging and positive psychology. "People should think of retirement as a new life with new potential.

A cop broke her arm, tossed her out of Ultra even though she had a ticket, woman says

Alessandra Hernani, who was videotaped by WTVJ Channel 6, claims a Miami police officer broke her arm after she got caught up in a mob trying to force its way into the Ultra Music Festival on Sunday afternoon. Alessandra Hernani, who was videotaped by WTVJ Channel 6, claims a Miami police officer broke her arm after she got caught up in a mob trying to force its way into the Ultra Music Festival on Sunday afternoon.

Lawyer claims coconut hit windshield. Cops say he was drunk, ran over art auctioneer.

When detectives pulled over Miami Lakes lawyer Marcos Gonzalez-Balboa to ask about the damage to his Mercedes-Benz, he had an excuse. But extensive video footage, bar receipts for $300 in liquor, cellphone records, covert police surveillance and even a trip to the dump proved it was no falling fruit, authorities say.

Four Miami Eateries Make OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants for a Big Night Out

OpenTable has just released its list of the "Top 100 Restaurants for a Big Night Out," and Miami-area restaurants took four of the coveted spots. The online restaurant reservation website selects the honorees from over 12 million reviews at over 27,000 different eateries throughout the United States, highlighting a wide range of cuisine varying in style, prominence, and popularity.

12 Essential Sandwiches in Miami

Sandwiches are one of those universally appealing dishes, where it's hard to come by someone who doesn't love them as it's a dish admired by even the pickiest of eaters. And while not all subs can be PubSubs here are 12 tasty options - listed in alphabetical order - that fit the bill.

Book about Miami crime boss is a bloody, bonkers saga. Leo DiCaprio will co-produce the film.

If you're wondering if "The Corporation" is the book for you, consider just this one little tale from its pages. Gambling boss Juan Miguel Battle instructs his new underboss, Ernesto Torres that a deadbeat client owing $10,000 would be coming by the office, almost certainly to say he didn't have the money yet.

Book about Miami crime boss is a bloody, bonkers saga. Leo DiCaprio will co-produce the film.

If you're wondering if "The Corporation" is the book for you, consider just this one little tale from its pages. Gambling boss Juan Miguel Battle instructs his new underboss, Ernesto Torres that a deadbeat client owing $10,000 would be coming by the office, almost certainly to say he didn't have the money yet.

FYI Miami: March 29, 2018

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Miami evaluates preparations for hurricane season

It's never too early to prepare for hurricane season, particularly if you're still suffering the consequences of the last one. That's the situation officials with the City of Miami find themselves in, six months after Hurricane Irma and about three months before the start of the 2018 season.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools have $60 million plan for downtown

More classrooms and new classmates are coming to four elementary schools in Brickell and downtown as the school system looks to increase capacities in the city's core. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is also considering an extension to iPrep Academy.

Sky villa in new Sunny Isles Beach condo sells for $13M

A "sky villa" condo in the recently completed Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach sold for $13.3 million.

Illinois kayaker safe after search in Florida Everglades

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Miami's Seven Best Easter Cocktails

Maybe chocolate bunnies and jelly beans aren't your thing, and Easter requires a little more kick. Enjoy Easter Sunday sipping on one of these spring ready concoctions.

Miami's Five Best Easter Treats

Easter would not be complete without pastel-colored confections and creamy chocolate eggs. Find your springtime favorites or start a new tradition with one of these Easter-themed sweets.

6 Must-Try Spots for Brunch around Miami

When making plans for your next Sunday brunch, check out these locations that not only offer amazing food, but provide an excellent ambiance for catching up with your friends and family. Whether you choose to dine indoors or out, your experience at Leynia will be nothing short of memorable.

Black-Market Beer From J. Wakefield Means Big Money

It's just after 2 a.m. March 17 at J. Wakefield Brewing in Wynwood. Though the place has been closed for hours, five guys are seated in folding chairs just steps from the front bay door.

Ken Dorsey returning to Miami - as an assistant AD at FIU

Ken Dorsey, who quarterbacked the Miami Hurricanes to the 2001 national championship, has been hired as an assistant athletic director at Florida International. Dorsey starts his new job at FIU - 8 miles from the Hurricanes' campus in Coral Gables - next month.

The victim held a baby in her arms. The robber held a BBQ fork in his hand.

An armed robber used a barbecue fork and bicycle to get $1,500 from a Little Havana bodega, says Miami police, which released a video of the theft Monday. Around 6:52 p.m. on Mar. 8, an R.A. Discount Store clerk saw a man chatting on a cell phone come into the store and head for the back.

Man robs Miami store with large BBQ fork

The Miami Police Department is asking for the publics help in identifying a man who robbed a Miami convenience store with a large BBQ fork on March 8, 2018. Mikaela Barboza, 26, ended up with a broken nose, staples and stitches in her head after she said two sisters beat her with baseball bats after she cut one of them off while driving on 441.

Chef Chad Cherry, who operates a culinary program in South Florida, shops with his students.

With Miami being such a melting pot of culture, style and food, it is only right that we get to experience the diversity of our city. The Magic City Wine & Food Festival's Taste of Liberty City on Saturday will showcase and pay homage to independently owned African-American soul food, Caribbean and ethnic inspired restaurants; and chefs within the Liberty City neighborhood and neighboring communities: Overtown, Allapattah, Wynwood and North Miami.

Great white spotted off of north Florida coast

A hovering hummingbird burns energy faster than any other bird or mammal - and it often lives just hours from starvation. This 65-frame time lapse video comprises the 7:00 am view of the Emmons and Winthrop Glaciers from Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Monday, September 11, 2017 from the Camp Schurman webcam.

Miami Easter 2018 Brunch Guide

The most egg-citing time of year is almost here. In Miami, the celebration would be incomplete without a themed brunch overlooking Biscayne Bay or inside a swanky South Beach hotel.

His plan called for a winery at sea. But hea s found even more success on land

Blend Craft Wines winemaker Nick Lammers gives a demo to cruise passengers Stuart and Margaret Howard, from Burton Upon Trent, England, in the Blend Craft Wine space aboard the MSC Divina. The company won the 2012 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

The Little Havana hotel of many faces is changing again

Built in 1920, it's been a YMCA, a World War II hospital, a haunt for jazz musicians Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker, the Tower Apartments and the Tower Hotel, and, most recently, the home of an immersive David Schechtman, whose family owned the Tower Hotel from 1955 to 2012, grew up inside the walls of the historic building, which bore witness to the transformation of Southwest Eighth Street into Calle Ocho. "It's seen the blues.

Legal experts say Miccosukee tribe overstepped authority in seizing baby from Miami hospital

The Miccosukee nation insists that it acted lawfully when its tribal court issued a child-custody order, and then sent two tribal detectives to seize newborn Ingrid Johnson from her Indian mother at a hospital. But Indian law experts and two former Miccosukee police chiefs said they believe the tribe overstepped its authority.

Housing sign-up for new student village expected to open spring 2019

Hundreds of University of Miami students will be able to sign up in a year to be among the lucky ones who call the new multi-million dollar student housing village "home." Marketing Specialist of Housing and Residential Life Mike Piacentino said the village, the first phase of a 10-year plan to modernize all student housing on campus, is expected to be fully complete and open to residents by fall 2019.

Ultra Music Festival 2018, Day One: Fischerspooner, Virtual Self, and Others

Unlike the last few editions, the dance music gods gave Ultra Music Festival a break this year and blessed the festival with clear skies and cool weather. And despite all the commotion about extra security, things seemed to go smoothly on the first day.

New project with shops, homes may be on tap for area near SunRail station

A South Florida developer is eyeing 18 acres near the SunRail station in southwest Orlando for a possible mixed-use development.

Rick Ross Shares Trailer for Upcoming "Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill" Album

Only weeks after Rick Ross' health scare , the artist is back up and going again, ready to share new music. Shared on the Maybach Music Group's Twitter page, was a cinematic black and white teaser called "Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill;" an anticipated follow-up to the 2006 album by the same name.

Shark spotted right off shore on Miami Beach

A man an a stroll on the sands of Miami Beach spotted a shark swimming around feet from the shore. A hovering hummingbird burns energy faster than any other bird or mammal - and it often lives just hours from starvation.

Tribal court ordered a newborn removed from a Miami hospital. Was that legal?

Justin Johnson, 36, and his Miccosukee girlfriend, Rebecca Sanders, 28, who gave birth to baby Ingrid Ronan Johnson, Friday, March 16, 2018, only to see the baby whisked away by Miccosukee Police. The couple claims that a Miccosukee tribal court issued a bogus order awarding custody of the child to the child's grandmother, Betty Osceola, a high-ranking tribal member.

Changes in the Wind Bring New Opportunities in Florida for Advanced Israeli Transportation Firms

First, on Nov. 13, 2017, officials from Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, along with state and local officials, dedicated SunTrax , a $42 million, 475-acre autonomous vehicle testing site. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor, declared at the dedication ceremony that Polk County will be the "testbed for the next generation of technology."

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

For better or worse, this weekend belongs to Ultra. For many, having the top DJs in the world play in town over the next three days is a dream come true.

'Sewage Just Exploded': North Miami Woman in a Stinky Bind

South Florida's Gwen West says the sewage trouble happened multiple times in 2017 and most recently in the fall West is now living in an RV parked in her driveway and says she can't go inside her North Miami home without a protective mask The sound of the running water from a sewage line brings with it the unpleasant contaminants that flow into the street and then into the North Miami home of Gwen West. The South Florida woman says the trouble happened multiple times in 2017 and most recently in the fall.

After Honking at Cop for Illegal Left Turn, Scooter Rider Gets Ticketed for Horn Usage

James "Michael" Montgomery thought he was going to get hit when a Miami cop pulled in front of his scooter at a busy intersection and tried to make a left turn, despite a sign indicating left turns weren't allowed. As traffic built up behind him at the green light, Montgomery frantically honked his horn and yelled, "No left turn!" Trying to stop a police officer from pulling an illegal turn had consequences, though.

Report: Beckham MLS group is looking at five stadium sites in Miami

In January, MLS officially announced that it will be returning to Miami, fulfilling on its agreement with David Beckham to give him an option on an expansion team. What wasn't clear then: the search for a stadium site, already its fourth year, was not over.