Remembering the deadly Florida condo collapse 1 year later

It’s been one year since 98 lives were lost when a condominium building collapsed at 1:22 am in Surfside, Florida. Family members, friends, loved ones and law enforcement officials are gathering in South Florida to remember the victims. On Thursday, a judge gave final approval to a $1 billion settlement for the victims. The decision … Read more

Airplane catches fire at Miami airport after landing gear “collapsed;” 3 taken to the hospital, officials say

Three people were injured when an airplane’s landing gear collapsed and the plane caught fire Tuesday, a spokesperson for Miami International Airport said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews works at the scene of an aircraft fire at Miami International Airport, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Authorities said a plane carrying 126 people caught fire after landing, though … Read more

Florida only state not preordering toddler COVID-19 vaccines

MIAMI (AP) — Florida is the only state that hasn’t preordered COVID-19 vaccines for toddlers in anticipation of their final approval by the federal government, and Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that he won’t facilitate their distribution, though he said they’ll be available to those who want them. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre, who confirmed … Read more

Ernesto Cruz Graveran, Hialeah Healthcare Exec Accused of Fraud, Is Nabbed on a Jet Ski Bound for Cuba

A Florida man awaiting trial for allegedly submitting more than $4 million in fraudulent health-care claims was detained on a jet ski as he tried to vamoose to Cuba, authorities said Tuesday. Ernesto Cruz Graveran, a 54-year-old Cuban citizen, owned Xiko Enterprises, Inc., a company based in Hialeah that provided equipment to Medicare beneficiaries, according … Read more

Tropical Storm Alex heads toward Bermuda with high winds

Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was headed toward Bermuda on Sunday after dumping rain on parts of Florida, flooding some roads. Alex reached tropical storm force after strengthening off Florida’s east coast early Sunday. National Hurricane Center forecasters said at 8 am (1200 GMT) that Alex had maximum … Read more

Heavy rain hits Florida, flooding strands Miami vehicles

Parts of South Florida were experiencing road flooding from heavy rain and wind Saturday as a storm system that battered Mexico moved across the state. Officials in Miami warned drivers about road conditions as many cars were stuck on flooded streets. “This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Traveling during these conditions is not recommended. … Read more

Miami to see more flooding and rain as storm nears Florida

South Florida is in for wet weather National Hurricane Center South Florida saw flooding rain overnight, with more wet weather expected Saturday due to a poorly organized disturbance that is continuing to trek towards the state’s west coast. Several Flash Flood warnings are now in effect for central and northern Miami-Dade and southern Broward, including … Read more

British Virgin Islands Premier and Port Authority Director arrested on drug and money laundering charges in Miami

CNN — The Premier of the British Virgin Islands and the territory’s ports director were arrested Thursday in Miami on charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering, according to a criminal affidavit filed in the US District Court’s Southern District of Florida. Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering … Read more

British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drug charges

MIAMI (AP) — The premier of the British Virgin Islands and the director of the Caribbean territory’s ports were arrested Thursday on drug smuggling charges in South Florida, federal authorities said. Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard were taken into custody by US Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport and … Read more

Reps say Mike Tyson punched fellow passenger because he threw water bottle at him

Mike Tyson punched a fellow first-class passenger aboard a Florida-bound flight because the “aggressive” man threw a water bottle at him, according to reps for the former heavyweight champ. Tyson was captured on video pummeling the man on the Wednesday night JetBlue flight from San Francisco to Miami, where he later appeared at a weed … Read more