Imagine this scenario: A hurricane is about to pummel Dade County. Hundreds of thousands of panicked, jumpy residents sit on traffic-clogged escape routes, all trying desperately to get to safety. And now a simple question: Should all those people, even those without legal concealed carry permits, b ... More >>
Grab your sunscreen and your cameras and make plans to head out to the beach this Thursday for a once-in-a-lifetime sighting: A bevy of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models taking on a group of celebrity chefs in what we've coined, "The SOBEWFF Cheesecake vs. Beefcake Beach Volleyball Bonanza." Tomo ... More >>
Touchdown Tommy has been one of the University of Miami's most memorable traditions since 1945. After each Canes football score, members of the Sigma Chi fraternity fire a small cannon in celebration. Seniors shoot blanks out of the wheeled piece of artillery in the corner of Sun Life Stadium, near ... More >>
Bill Edwards is one of Rick Scott's top individual donors. He dropped a $500,000 check to Scott's "Let's Get to Work" reelection PAC. Ironically, almost 500 of his employees will not get to work soon. One of Edwards' companies, Mortgage Investment Corp., abruptly announced yesterday it's laying off ... More >>
Back in February, Banana Republican tackled the thorniest, hot-button political issue of the moment: banning assault rifles. Even though I took an objective approach to the subject, a majority of comments in response to the cover story were full of invective and sabre rattling from gun enthusiasts f ... More >>
Florida may well be the "Gunshine State," but like the rest of the nation, its residents still overwhelmingly support background checks on all gun purchases. More surprising, a solid majority of Floridians also want a national ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.That's according to Qu ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke reflects on the parallels between the Newtown massacre and the daily carnage in African-American communities.I'm saddened by the sens ... More >>
The father picked the gun off the table and held it up for his son to see. "This is a shotgun," he said, pointing it into the small crowd walking past the table. "You remember this one, right?" Then he pretended to cock the gun and pull the trigger. "Blam! Just like that!" He bent down and put the g ... More >>
According to recent reports, Venezuela has been supplying Iran with F-16s in an ominous arms trade that should make the rest of the world very queasy. And a federal indictment filed yesterday makes us wonder if any of those F-16 parts came from our back yard.
It's almost that time of year again when race fans across the nation descend on Homestead for the last race of the NASCAR season. This year they'll be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden, meaning that very likely Michelle Obama will become the first black woman in histo ... More >>
Yesterday, hip-hop pioneer Tone Loc plead not guilty to dual charges of domestic violence and unlicensed possession of an assault rifle. The rapper and cartoon voice actor was arrested after a dispute with the mother of his children turned physical. Police found the Colt AR-15 Sporter when resp ... More >>
As Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt taught us in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, sometimes the best marriage counseling for an estranged couple is, obviously, a high-powered gunfight in the middle of their home. An unnamed husband and wife up in St. Lucie County tried to rekindle their flame over the weekend aft ... More >>
A candid conversation with South Florida's rising Tea Party star.
Miami police are looking for multiple gunmen with assault rifles who attacked a group in Liberty City early this morning, leaving one man dead and two seriously wounded.Dean Nathan Young, who was 45 years old, died shortly after he and two others were "ambushed" on the front lawn of a home on NW ... More >>
Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, the two most high-profile Republicans in the state, both got elected on the backs of campaigns that never skimped on criticizing Barack Obama, but the two have nothing but praise for the president after he announced the death of Osama bin Laden.
It could be a scene out of some spy or invasion flick -- flocks of ominous black military choppers fluttering over Miami's glittering skyline. But this is no movie. It's been a reality for Brickell residents these past few nights, and they've been capturing the strange occurrences on YouTube vid ... More >>
Last night, a 24-year-old named Jamal Singletary pulled an assault rifle and started shooting at an officer in Allapattah. The detective pulled his own weapon and fired back, killing Singletary on the spot, police say.Singletary becomes the eighth suspect killed by police fire in an urban Miami n ... More >>
Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Reinaldo Ruiz was arrested Friday by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies at his Southwest Ranches home on domestic violence charges. It seems his rampage stems from the fact that the victim, whom he was dating, refused to hold his hand at a Miami Heat game. The incident ... More >>
Capt. Agustin Dominguez understands the ebb-and-flow of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as only a battle-hardened soldier who's been there truly can.Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsAn Iraqi soldier on patrolDominguez, a Miami native and '98 grad of Palmetto Senior High, followed a stint in northern ... More >>
Back in July, the Feds indicted Hassan Saied Keshari and Traian Bujduveanu with charges that the two were illegally exporting military aircraft to Iran. The pair were involved in a scheme that bought American made planes and parts for fighter jets, and then sold them for profit in Iran, funneling th ... More >>
When every member of Florida's 124th Infantry returned from Iraq alive, it seemed too good to be true. It was.
"Any officer who deserts [his] soldiers is a coward"
Special forces. National ad campaigns. Watching the backs of the big guys. Meet this Eastern European hunk
Iraq gets juiced Miami style
Four days at a South Carolina boot camp
The Army's realistic first-person shooter bogs down under fire
The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again
Heckler & Koch Mark 23 .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun
Will the county risk Homestead's future on a no-win lawsuit? Find out on Tuesday.
TV Martí is costing you $25,000 per day. And it's been off the air for weeks.
A dispatch of violence and youthful hilarity from the frontlines of reserve training
Before heading off to Washington for confirmation as Secretary of the Air Force, State Sen. Daryl Jones got involved in one last bond deal. The money was very good, but the backwash could be very bad.
A navy press officer says the Miami Herald unfairly finagled its way inot Gloria Estefan's Guantanamo entourage
To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?