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 >>
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.
Read our original story about another finger-severing Smarte Carte accident at MIA.Marina Sammartino is a sweet 77-year-old Argentine abuelita. But ask her about Miami International Airport and she lifts her left hand to show a stump where her pinky should be. "What's going on there is a scandal," s ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Alex BroadwellPaul 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bullet primersYesterday'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 >>
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 >>
via JustJaredNormally, 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 >>
Yanny AguilaAbdalaziz 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Adrian Acosta Gonzalez Via the Miami-Dade Police DepartmentNot 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
GAB via Flicker CCJust 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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via Nylon MagazineSlow 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 t ... More >>
via Flavouz's flickrTheir 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 test ... 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 lu ... More >>
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 >>
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