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Is it possible to be so angry about racial politics in the workplace that you give yourself a heart attack? A lawsuit filed this week makes that case: Opa- locka Police Officer Alexander Hernandez, a self-described "white Hispanic" male, claims he was so upset upon hearing that a "black American" officer was ...

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - Federal authorities arrested a Miami-Dade County man Friday in connection with a municipal corruption scheme involving several former Opa-Locka city officials. Dante Starks, 55, faces a number of charges, including extortion,bribery and failing to file tax returns.
At a Minnesota shopping mall seven years ago, breakdancer and choreographer Amirah Sackett overheard a scornful remark that changed her career. Standing behind Sackett, who is Muslim-American and wears a hijab, a female clothing store employee muttered, “I'm getting tired of seeing all these ...
Three months after it opened with bubbly and limos, the city of Opa-locka has shut down a flashy strip joint that gets its name from offering up nude dancers and booze literally around-the-clock. Police and code enforcement officers shuttered Klub 24 on Friday after the City Commission recently voted to ...
An already-convicted businessman known as Hialeah's “junkyard millionaire” and his son were charged Friday with paying bribes to an Opa-locka politician and a city lobbyist to obtain a towing contract. Raul Sosa Sr. and Raul Sosa Jr. were charged with paying $10,000 in 2015 to former city ...

Still, Mr. Salomon said, he hopes Bombardier moves forward “because it's a great project for Miami-Dade County and for Opa-Locka.” ... Cristofaro says plans are “quite advanced” and the company must decide this month whether to renew its Fort Lauderdale lease or move its service center to Opa-Locka.
“I started out doing janitorial work in apartment buildings in Little Havana, Hialeah and Opa-locka,” said Gelfand, now an arbitrator, homeowner association mediator and board-certified real estate lawyer. “Opa-locka in the mid '70s was a very rough place. Probably still is.” ADVERTISEMENT. In those days ...
Klub 24, Opa-locka's flashy new strip joint, gets its name from its operating hours, offering up nude dancers and booze literally around-the-clock. If the city commission has its way, a name change could soon be in order: Klub Zero, as in no hours at all. In a 3-2 vote late Wednesday, the Opa-locka ...
Torres survived several ambushes before Battle personally tracked him down to a hideaway apartment in Opa-locka, where he was shot six times before he quieted enough for Battle to put a gun directly to his forehead and pull the trigger. Jose Enriquez, a Miami gangster better known by his nickname, ...
In May 2016, Opa- locka Police Officer Dennis Horn was working an off-duty assignment with his pregnant girlfriend when another local cop pulled up. Horn's girlfriend hopped in the other officer's car and chatted for a bit — a simple conversation that left the "insecure" Horn so furious that he grabbed her by ...
A company tied to real estate investment firm Royal Castle Companies just purchased a contaminated brownfield site in Opa-locka, with plans to develop a mixed-use project. The 7.6-acre property once served as the dumping grounds for demolition contractor Cuyahoga Company. The sale of the parcel at ...
I added $1 billion dollars in new funding for airport infrastructure, supporting local airports including Miami International, Miami Executive and Opa-locka Executive. I also included $834 million to help communities and Miami-Dade County modernize and maintain their bus and transit systems. I funded ...
A former Miami-Dade cop who turned into a powerful political insider in the struggling community of Opa-locka seemed to be missing in action since FBI agents raided City Hall two years ago. But Dante Starks, once known for running a “shadow government,” has not entirely vanished — despite being ...
Willie Logan, founder, CEO and president, Opa-locka Community Development Corp. === Miami is a very attractive place to live and play, but I think the big question is, “Do we have the workforce that Amazon would require for HQ2?” If Miami can show that we have the human capital and education system ...
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - One person was seriously hurt after in an early-morning shooting in Opa-Locka, authorities said. A spokesperson for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the shooting happened just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday near a strip of businesses in the 3800 block of Northwest 135th Street. The person was ...
Instead of heading north, the package was hauled another 60 miles farther south and on Friday arrived at Opa-Locka, just north of Hialeah. That is where it was at last check. Adams does not believe he will get his family valuables. “We have lost faith in the postal service,” Adams said, and he predicts his ...

The Soffer family is requesting a $5 million bond grant to expand its jet center at Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport. Turnberry Airport Holdings is seeking approval of the grant from Miami-Dade County's Economic Development and Tourism Committee on Thursday and then from the county commission in ...
It was about 10:30 a.m. when the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Miami in Opa-locka was on a routine flight over Key Biscayne when it made an emergency landing “due to possible ... After the aircraft was inspected, it was able to safely fly back to the air station in Opa-locka, the Coast Guard said.
Bombardier Business Aircraft is considering relocating its Florida service center from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) to a new, larger facility at nearby Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF). The company recently sent a letter to Miami-Dade deputy mayor Jack Osterholt comfirming an ...
The boiling point in the feud between Miami teenagers happened when they mouthed off to each other. Not face to face but on Facebook. Hours later, with tension inflamed after that video chat on the social media app, the sides squared off in an afternoon gun battle in a North Miami-Dade apartment ...
When a cabaret lounge with leopard-skin bar chairs, chrome stripper poles and flat screen TVs opened in Opa-locka earlier this year, it represented a bit of progress. In a poor city that has long struggled to attract new businesses, flashy Klub 24 was a big-bucks investment. The club, which renovated a ...
Shortly after, Rivera and Landa's boyfriend discovered that Paz escaped, so the men left the home with Landa and went to a hotel in Lantana. When the men learned deputies had obtained a search warrant for Landa's home, they fled to Opa Locka—holding Landa against her will, according to deputies.
Luce Rameau was lying in bed and talking to a friend on her cellphone when she heard what she thought was a bomb. Then she was covered in wood and dust from her roof. “I kept screaming, 'What happened? What happened?”' she said. “I was shocked.” Turns out what sounded like a bomb was actually ...
Aerospace giant Bombardier is considering the relocation of its Learjet service center from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. On March 6, the Miami-Dade County Commission will consider whether the company should qualify for up to $5 million in ...
According to the sheriff's office, the fraudulently obtained EBT cards were taken to the Opa Locka Flea Market where the SNAP(food stamp or EBT) benefits allocated to them were exchanged for cash. Twenty two people have been charged with crimes. Credit: The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.


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