Miami International Airport

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    August 26, 2014

    Finka Table & Tap Takes Bold Flavors to Miami's Hinterland

    Far beyond Miami International Airport and that tangle of Dolphin Expressway construction traffic, a rising stretch of asphalt threatens to launch you into the sawgrass abyss. Only it doesn't. The road narrows and curves south, spitting you onto SW 137th Avenue and into a maze of low-slung auburn st ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Choices Kitchen Now Offers Full Menu and Expanded Hours

    In the wake of the closure of their Brickell location, the folks of Choices Cafe are expanding the operations of their newest locale -- Choices Kitchen. The outpost, near Miami International Airport, previously offered just a $12 daily plate (and featured a vegan marketplace). But as of this week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Counter Opens in Aventura: Custom Burgers and Beermonade

    It seems as though Aventura is fast becoming the burger capital of Miami-Dade. With restaurants like BurgerFi, Five Guys, and Bulldog Barbecue and Burger (in neighboring North Miami) to choose from, there may be no dearth of burgers in this most northeastern part of our county, but t seems like ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Kittens Rescued From Miami International Airport Ceiling

    This is about as adorable as airport security breaches get. After workers heard weird noises coming from a ceiling in Terminal J at Miami International Airport, firefighters investigated and found three newborn kittens trapped inside.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Taxi Drivers Still Fighting the Idea of Having to Accept Credit Cards

    Frankly, it's almost embarrassing. Miami is one of the few major cities left in America where taxi cab drivers aren't required to take credit cards. Yet, as the Miami-Dade County Commission mulls a proposal that would require some cab drivers to install card readers, drivers are still resisting the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Two MIA Restos Closed for Roaches, El Compadre Pizza Too

    There is one thing you can expect when you go to Miami International Airport (MIA) -- prices on everything, especially food, are elevated. Restaurants and retail stores there pay equally elevated rent for those cramped metallic spaces scattered within and outside the terminals. Thanks to the Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Seven Workers at Airport Café Versailles Arrested

    Seven women who work at the Miami International Airport outpost of a local institution have been arrested this morning. The women all worked at Café Versailles in Terminal D at the airport, and all are accused of pocketing cash from the register.

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    August 30, 2012
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    July 27, 2012

    South Beach B-Girls Scam Artist Arrested at Miami International Airport

    Also read "Eastern European B-Girls in SoBe Scam."It was perhaps the perfect South Beach scam. A ring of Eastern European men set up private "night clubs" and sent beautiful girls out on the town to bring in unsuspecting male tourists. Once inside, the victim's credit cards were charged exorbitant p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Did Michael Jackson Get Whitney Houston Hooked on Drugs? Meet the Other Suspects

    Bobby Brown wants the world to know that he "wasn't the one [who] got Whitney on drugs." Recently, Brown sat down with NBC's Matt Lauer for a candid interview which is set to air on tomorrow's Today Show. It will be the 43-year-old singer's first sit-down since ex-wife Whitney Houston was found de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    British Pop Star's Vibrator Goes Off While Checking Bags at MIA

    ​We're not totally aware of who British pop star Tulisa Contostavlos is, but she experienced possibly the most embarrassing incident yesterday while checking her bags at Miami International Airport. Her vibrator began buzzing inside her suitcase, and a friendly airport worker offered to turn it of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Paul Bennett Turned His 1983 Nissan Into an Eco-Friendly "Time Machine"

    Photos by Alex Broadwell​Paul Bennett spent $3,000 on his 1983 Nissan Maxima. The Miami International Airport mechanic guesses he's sunk another $15,000 in DIY renovations, turning the vehicle, which has 200,000-plus miles, into a creation straight out of Mad Max. First, so he could safely leave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Ayesha Niles, British Teen, Busted at MIA With 30 Pounds of Coke in Cake-Mix Boxes UPDATED

    via Miami-Dade State Attorney's OfficeThat's not Rich 'n Moist cake mix inside.Last Friday, Miami International Airport officers inspecting the bags of a 17-year-old British girl headed back to London took a look at a couple dozen boxes of cake mix stuffed amid her clothes. They weren't full of red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Miami International is America's Sixth Most Dangerous Airport

    ​Sometimes it seems Miami International Airport is in the business of landing spots on various unflattering lists rather than landing plans. Well, they really could pay better attention to that whole landing airplanes thing, because according to Travel & Leisure, MIA is the sixth most dangerou ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011
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    June 7, 2011

    Four Arrested for Skimming $1.5 Million From ATMs in Miami, Chicago, and New York

    ​The Department of Justice has indicted four foreign nationals for stealing more than $1.5 million from bank accounts by using "skimming" technology to help themselves to the bank accounts of customers who used ATMs in Miami, Chicago, and New York City. Mihail Dragici and Ionel Dedlescu, both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Miami International Airport Reports Record-Breaking Passenger Traffic for First Quarter

    ​Another sign things are slowly getting better in the 305: Miami International Airport reports that 9.3 million passengers somehow survived getting through the airport in the first three months of 2011. That's the highest number of passengers during that part of the year ever for MIA, and a 6.1 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    No Terrorism Link Suspected in Airport Mini-Explosion

    Bullet primers​Yesterday's bizarre mini-explosion on the tarmac of Miami International Airport was not connected to terrorism, the FBI has confirmed. A piece of luggage exploded when workers were unloading it from the plane. Originally, the explosions was though to be caused by an aerosol can but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    First Recent Case of Cholera Suspected in Miami-Dade

    ​Miami-Dade already has cases of hookworm and dengue fever, and now health officials are investigating the possibility that a man with cholera might have entered the county. According to the Miami Herald, a doctor traveling from Haiti arrived at Miami International Airport around 6 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Gisele Bündchen Comes to Town to Root for Tom Brady's Hair

    via JustJared​Normally, thanks to their semi-ridiculous effort to enlist B-listers as co-owners the Miami Dolphins have the biggest star power in their rooting section. That's not true when the New England Patriots come to town and Tom Brady brings his wifey Gisele Bundchen. The Brazilian sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Two Hialeah Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    Yanny Aguila​Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel, 23, a Palestinian national who had attended Hialeah Senior High, and Yanny Aguila Urbay, 24, who arrived from Cuba seven years ago, have been arrested on terrorism-related charges. The two were caught in a scheme to purchase more than 300 stolen weapons, includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Five Reasons Any Trip to MIA Can Be an Adventure

    Amy McTigue via flickr MIA back to old tricks.​Steven Slater -- the beer-wielding, expletive-dropping, emergency-slide-sliding, doughy Jet Blue flight attendant -- reminded us that any visit to the airport can be an adventure. And in Miami, we up the ante on the high jinks, if not hijacking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    "Miss Cougar Miami" to Be Crowned at Cougar Convention in December

    Sex and the City's original cougar couple.​Despite the fact it's devolved into some weird parody of itself, the cougar movement continues unabated in its quest to break down the last great straight-relationship taboo: the older woman and the younger man. They already have sitcoms, movies, books, a ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 19, 2010

    Trapping Migratory Birds is Illegal, Cuban Immigrant Learns

    Adrian Acosta Gonzalez Via the Miami-Dade Police Department​Not far from Miami International Airport, there's a little pink house where one man lives with 24 pigeons. Adrian Acosta-Gonzalez is a 37-year-old, Cuban-born landscaper with bronze skin and good bone structure. He slides open a bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    News Roundup: Rubio's Aide Has Pricey Habits, Meek Loves Pork

    Kendrick Meek wants $238 million for earmarks that would go toward things such as teaching children healthful eating habits and dredging the Miami harbor. [Herald]An ex-Marco Rubio aide who made $175,000 a year put hefty expenses on a GOP credit card, including luxury hotels and handmade chairs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    News Roundup: Police Environmental Fund Used to buy SUVs

    Miami-Dade public schools are on the verge of another budget crisis, one that could ultimately affect arts education. [CBS4]A fatal accident has shut down much of North-bound I-95 this morning. [WSVN]A Miami-Dade police fund set up to fight environmental crimes has been used to buy SUVs, satellite T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Miami Lawsuit: Air Traffic Controllers Caused Plane Crash, Couple's Death

    GAB via Flicker CC​Just after midnight last November, Gordon and Barbara Taylor climbed into a privately-chartered, two-propeller airplane at Key West International Airport. Gordon, age 51, had a bad kidney and was on his way to surgery in Gainesville. So the small plane took off northbound in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    At Long Last, Your Morons of the Week

    Devout fans of this column, please forgive us for not presenting any morons last week. You see, a deluge of moronic behavior cascaded through our newsroom, jammed our fax machines, and overloaded our circuit boards. We've mopped it all up just in time to narrow a football squad-sized crowd of deserv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Miami International Voted One of the Worst Airports in the World

    via JWalsh's Flickr/CC 2.0The place even looks depressing, doesn't it?​In a poll of frequent international travelers, Miami International Airport has been named one of the worst in the world. Priority Pass, a company specializing in fancy airport lounge access, asked 14,500 of its members, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office decided the cops who pulled their guns on an innocent University of Miami student during his first day of school did nothing criminal. However, the student's parents want the officers suspended. [Herald]Commissioner Dennis Moss handed out raises to cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    News Roundup

    Over the weekend, pretty much every newspaper editorial board in the state wrote mean things about new Sen. George LeMieux. [Buzz]Oh, and word on the street is LeMieux might be interested in running for U.S. Senate against Bill Nelson in 2012, or for attorney general. [Buzz]Debbie Wasserman Sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Fieldtrip To A Certified Organic Soil-Grown Microgreens and Wheatgrass Farm In Pictures

    Jacob KatelLouis and Kim Duncanson of Green Garden Organics Inc.​Green Garden Organics Inc. supplies all Florida Whole Foods Markets with wheatgrass they grow themselves, certified organically, on their indoor farm in an industrial warehouse in a strip of others like it near Miami International Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Nicole Richie and Daughter Ambushed at MIA

    Slow news day. Let's see what's going on in the celebrity Twittersphere!Nicole Richie, her daughter, and Joel Madden, that guy she dates who's in that band with his twin brother Nelson The Proclaimers Tegan & Sara Good Charlotte are vacationing in Miami, but their trip got of to a bad start when ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    MIA Customs Officials Keep Us Safe From Teddy Bear Threat

    Their eyes were watching eyes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport noticed that the glass eyes on a shipment of teddy bears from China were poorly secured, and could be a choking hazard to small children. They sent the bears off for further testing, and indeed they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Secure No More?

    Turns out Miami International Airport bureaucrats aren't so lazy, just a bit slow at fostering competition. Earlier today, I wrote about the Miami-Dade Aviation Department's reluctance to competitively bid the baggage-wrapping concession operated by Secure Wrap of Miami, which has held on to the luc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    MIA Is the Best and the Worst

    Just yesterday the Transportation Security Administration named Miami International Airport the best airport of the year. Today Travel Leisure cobbled together some statistics and named MIA the third-worst airport in America. TSA's award was primarily for improved security measures, while T L to ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    French Couple to Walk from Miami to Argentina

    Watch out for the crocodiles and kidnappers.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Ugly Shirts Keep Florida Delegates Safe

    via eBay Apparently you can buy these things. Last week during the Democratic National Convention the Herald's political reporters were so bored they took to incessantly blogging about the hotel arrangements of the Florida delegation. The Republicans have -- thank goodness -- spiced things up. B ... More >>

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    January 6, 2005

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    April 22, 2004

    In Tune with the Moon

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    June 13, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of June 13, 2002

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    June 7, 2001


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    December 28, 2000

    Opium Dream

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    June 22, 2000

    Dredge Dirge

    Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River

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    March 2, 2000


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