Tim Elfrink is an investigative reporter and the managing editor of Miami New Times. He's won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
4 days ago | Crime
Everyone knew Nikolas Cruz was deeply disturbed. He'd been in and out of mental health treatment. He'd been kicked out of school. His Instagram page was full of photos of dead animals and weapons. He was so frightening to teachers that he'd been b...
4 days ago | Columns
Marco Rubio was still in his first year as a senator when a madman with an assault rifle murdered 20 schoolchildren and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary. After the Miami Herald pressed him for a response, he said he hoped to "take a break fro...
5 days ago | Police
Sitting in an unmarked police car in a dark lot outside her Allapattah apartment, Sara was crying and shaking uncontrollably. The dashboard clock glowed 2 a.m. Three weeks earlier, she had called 911 to report that her boyfriend had violently rape...
6 days ago | Sports
The 23,075 Marlins fans who filed into Little Havana May 17, 2015, had no idea they were about to witness history. The Fish were already six games under .500 that Sunday afternoon, and Miami soon stumbled toward another putrid 6-0 loss to the Brav...
7 days ago | Marijuana
Florida and marijuana are already a well-matched couple. Jimmy Buffett, the state's de facto songwriter-in-chief, supported himself as a weed smuggler and wrote odes to mary jane. The tropical climate is perfect for growing herb. And finally given...
10 days ago | Columns
For months, Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo has insisted that any federal budget bill must include help for the millions of Dreamers — undocumented residents brought to America as children — before their legal protection under President Obama...