3 hours ago | Crime
O.J.-mania is once again gripping America this month thanks to "The People vs. OJ Simpson," a new FX series dramatizing the sordid trial that gripped the nation in the mid-90s. But it was fifty years ago this year when Miami that found itself in t...
14 days ago | Crime
For months, Miami Beach has been locked in a contentious argument over Ocean Drive, with critics blasting sidewalk bars as sources of non-stop debauchery and crime. The City Commission even enacted a 2 a.m. ban on outdoor alcohol sales on Oce...
1 month ago | Flotsam
In the early 1920s as Carl Fisher was building Miami Beach and his fortune, he decided he needed a publicist to get the word out about his new city. In 1924, he hired Steve Hannagan, a press agent he once worked with in Indianapolis. A year l...
9 months ago | Crime
It's been a rough month for the Miami Beach Police Department. First came video of a detective punching a handcuffed woman in the face, followed closely by a press conference announcing that more than a dozen officers had sent or received boatload...
10 months ago | Politics
Early last week, Mayor Philip Levine dropped a bombshell on the city commission. "We all know what's going on on Ocean Drive," he said. "It’s turning into a Bourbon Street. It’s turning into a terrible place that’s become a blight, a cancer that s...
3 years ago | Crime
"Apple picking" is the newest crime du jour in South Florida, perpetrated by gangs looking to steal your smartphone. Some are even willing to kill you for it. Last July 1, two teen boys on bicycles confronted 54 year-old Jerry Wayne Sherrell near ...