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Alexia Fodere / Miami Herald

Ultra Music Festival is selling tickets for its scheduled return to Bayfront Park in March 2020, but organizers do not yet have a contract to stage the three-day concert on Miami’s downtown waterfront.

Four months after Miami commissioners voted to allow the event to return to Bayfront Park, city administrators and Ultra’s organizers have not signed the licensing agreement that would allow the electronic dance music festival to use the public park.

CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD

The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians are “the original locals” in Florida.

And yet the tribe’s import and its footprints in South Florida have largely been lost on the hordes of international and local visitors who descend on the Wynwood neighborhood annually — especially as the community begins its busiest season with Miami Art Week beginning on Dec. 2, and Art Basel’s four-day run, Dec. 5-8.

MIAMI HERALD

The Miami Police Department will soon have its own surveillance technology to track and monitor phone calls and social media messages.

Jose A. Iglesias / MIAMI HERALD

Carlos J. Rodriguez has lived for 30 years in a modest mobile home on the south bank of the Miami River, next to the 27th Avenue bridge. He bought the unit with money he’d saved up from his job as a courthouse clerk in 1989 and placed the structure on a lot he rents in the Paradise Mobile Home Park.

PEDRO PORTAL / MIAMI HERALD

The city of Miami and members of Venezuela's opposition will host a 5k run this Sunday to support humanitarian efforts led by opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Mayor Francis Suarez announced the "Running for Freedom" race yesterday.

They will raise funds to send medical supplies and medicine to Venezuela, which has already been dealing with food and medical shortages.

Suspect In Custody After Four-Hour Standoff That Blocked Off Parts Of Downtown Miami

May 10, 2019
Tim Padgett

A spectacle of police power and a major inconvenience for local businesses, schools and tourists ended early Friday afternoon when police took a man into custody who had barricaded himself in a downtown Miami hotel room for almost four hours, according to a law enforcement source.

Police did not immediately release the man’s name or announce charges against him. No one was injured during the four-hour standoff. And though the initial calls to police were about gunfire, no weapon was recovered.

Sam Turken / WLRN

A massive residential and commercial project in Little Haiti received initial approval from the Miami City Commission early Friday morning, a step forward for a plan that has divided community residents over what is best for a neighborhood that has historically experienced disinvestment.