COVID scanning: Miami employs K-9 at airport

U.S. 09/14/21, 03:48

Miami International Airport has added a layer of security checks for their employees—scanning for COVID-19 using virus-sniffing dogs.  Each day as staff arrives at Miami airport, they are greeted by Cobra, a female Belgian Malinois, and One Betta, a Dutch shepherd. The 7-year-old canines are there for business, but instead of ...

Final victim of the Miami building collapse has been identified

U.S. 07/27/21, 15:44

The last victim of the condo building collapse in Florida was finally identified on Monday, July 26, closing the weeks-long search after the tragic mid-night catastrophe that took away 98 lives.  Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a passion for travel, was the last to be recognized as the victim of ...

Miami mass shooting left 2 dead, more than 20 wounded Sunday morning

U.S. 05/31/21, 03:09

According to police, a mass shooting occurred early Sunday morning, May 30, at a rap performance in the Miami region, killing two people and injuring more than 20 others. In a suspected planned shooting just after midnight at El Mula Banquet Hall in northwest Miami-Dade County, three attackers rushed out of ...

30,000 vehicles participated in the massive pro-Trump car parade in Miami

U.S. 10/13/20, 17:43

Some 30,000 cars participated in the parade of vehicles in favor of the re-election of President Donald Trump that took place over the weekend in Miami, Florida. On Saturday morning, Oct. 10, tens of thousands of Cubans, Venezuelans, and other conservative and patriotic Latinos participated in the Anti-Communist Caravan for Freedom ...

In photos: Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

U.S. 08/29/19, 14:52

Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving mercifully little damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 ...

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 19:47

New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn't understand the history and significance of ...

Update: 2nd hour of debate derailed by tech problems

2022 Campaign 06/26/19, 21:25

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. The second hour of the first Democratic presidential debate has been derailed by technical difficulties. As debate moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd took over Wednesday for the next round of the debate, the 10 candidates on stage were unable to ...

VP Pence kicks off Latinos for Trump 2020 campaign’s roaring start

2022 Campaign 06/26/19, 13:43

Vice President Mike Pence helped launch a new 2020 initiative to reach out to more Latinos and Hispanics by speaking at the first Latinos for Trump coalition campaign event in Miami on June 25. The coalition’s goal is to mobilize the Latino community in support of re-electing President Donald Trump. Pence greeted ...

2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

2022 Campaign 06/25/19, 23:22

Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday, June 26, on the first night of the Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. For many of the White House hopefuls, it will be ...

Vice President Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

2022 Campaign 06/25/19, 12:57

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America. "Tomorrow night, many of (the Democratic Party's) leading candidates, and the night after that, are ...

Good dog! Florida K-9 unit ready for busy hurricane season

U.S. 06/19/19, 18:02

Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season.Miami-Dade firefighters held a demonstration Wednesday to show off the recovery tactics of a special K-9 unit.The Miami-based, 210-person Florida Task Force 1 has responded to numerous disasters, including the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael and in Haiti after ...

Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

U.S. 06/18/19, 02:05

A Florida police officer has been found guilty of culpable negligence for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man's caretaker.News outlets report North Miami police Officer Jonathan Aledda was found not guilty Monday of attempted manslaughter. Arnaldo Rios Soto fled his group home in 2016 with a ...

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

U.S. 06/11/19, 18:28

Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency.The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded in ...

Carnival will pay $20m over pollution from its cruise ships

U.S. 06/03/19, 13:25

Carnival Corp. has reached a tentative settlement with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay $20 million in fines for some of its ships continuing to pollute the oceans despite promising years ago to stop.The world's largest cruise line acknowledged in court documents Monday it ...

Ex-Miami school board member, 81, shoots at police in chase

U.S. 06/03/19, 00:40

An 81-year-old former Miami-Dade educator and school board shot at officers during a chase, before crashing his car, police in Florida said.Solomon Stinson faces charges in a series of events Sunday afternoon that began with him pointing a gun at a woman while driving slowly through a Miramar neighborhood, described ...

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