Cesar Carasa's smooth tongue didn't do him any good in court. Late yesterday, a Miami-Dade jury found the former West Miami mayor guilty of exploiting his official position. The loquacious Cuban American politician ran up more than $70,000 in calls to women in the Dominican Republic on his c ... More >>
We had some strange and creepy ones this week. Let's get down to it:
Isn't Google image incredible?5. Paul Edwards, busted for murder by his alleged victim's beyond-the-grave text message.
So cops investigating a missing female sent their top suspect, her boyfriend and Miramar reside ... More >>
Twenty-year-old University of Miami student Bianca Milov was crossing a street in Coral Gables at 1 a.m. September 11 last year when she was run over by a street sweeper and ejected out the other end. She racked up more than $1.25 million in medical bills, and now the City of Coral Gables has agr ... More >>
This time of year, everything should be decided using tournament brackets. Riptide picks our breakfast by scrawling our kitchen's options on a whiteboard. Yogurt and oatmeal always get knocked out in the first round, and Honey Bunches of Oats is highly seeded.
Today a champion will eme ... More >>
It's once again that time of the week-- when a bearded, wild-eyed Riptide climbs down from that mountaintop hoisting stone tablets bearing the names of the last seven day's most elite numbskulls. Without further ado, your morons of the week:
5. The city of Haikou
It's being called the "Miami of Chin ... More >>
Cesar Carasa defense is that he was never told that he had to pay for all his calls to women he met in the Dominican RepublicFor a story in this week's Miami New Times, I dialed up a few of the ladies suspended West Miami Mayor Cesar Carasa befriended during his sojourns to the Dominican Republic ... More >>
The Florida Supreme Court today approved Gov. Charlie Crist's request for a grand jury to investigate and deal with corruption in local politics, two days after his initial request was rejected. "The Statewide Grand Jury will add to the great work already being done by Florida's 20 State Attorn ... More >>
The city of West Miami has a relatively modest population of approximately 6,100. The mayor, Cesar Carasa, has racked up charges on his city-owned cell phone to the tune of $68,000. That's about $11.15 for every citizen in town. The city has a deal with Sprint that includes ten free city cell phones ... More >>