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    October 16, 2014

    Woman's Body With Gunshot Wound Found Floating in Biscayne Bay

    A married couple who had started their day fishing in Biscayne Bay made a startling discovery this morning near the Julia Tuttle Causeway. They found the body of a woman floating in the water. Police say the woman is believed to have been in her 30s, and that she was found wearing what seems to be ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Coral Gables Has a Pervert Problem: Police Need Help IDing Flasher

    The City Beautiful has a problem ugly. Police say they're dealing with some perverted crimes, including peeping Toms in the northern part of the city, and hope to put an end to it. First order of business: locating a man who allegedly snuck up and exposed himself to a female sunbather.

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    August 4, 2014

    Two Injured in South Beach McDonald's Shooting

    The McDonald's on Lincoln Road and Washington Ave. is one of the liveliest places on the beach. At any hour of the day or night, the fast food restaurant is filled with a mix of young and old, trendy and homeless, tourists and locals craving a quick bite before the beach or after a long night of par ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Liberty City Boy Spends Second Birthday in Hospital Recovering From Gunshot to the Head

    Today is little Shaba's second birthday. He's spending it Jackson Memorial Hospital recovering from being shot in the head during a random outburst of gunfire in Liberty City on Sunday morning.

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    December 5, 2013

    Armed Robbery at The District Miami May Be Tied to Ni.Do. Caffe Incident

    Miami Police are saying the armed robbery that occurred over the weekend at Ni.Do. Caffe might be linked to a similar incident that occurred at the District Miami a few weeks ago. According to police, on November 19 around midnight, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and balaclavas accosted the Dis ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Four Miami Beach Buildings Vandalized with "KKK" Symbols

    Four Miami Beach buildings were tagged with messages of hate last night, and two of those were associated with the city's Jewish community. Messages and symbols including "KKK," the anarchist symbol and bulls' eyes were scrawled in red paint.

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    December 3, 2013

    Miami Heat Player Robert Mason Jr. Robbed at Ni.Do. Caffe

    Roger Mason Jr. was robbed of his Rolex watch at gunpoint at Ni.Do. Caffe in Miami this past Sunday evening while the Miami Heat guard was dining with his sister after his team's earlier victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. According to the Miami Police Department, four armed men entered the eatery ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Wanted: Miami Man Who Offered a Woman a Job at a Bus Stop, Then Sexually Assaulted Her

    Miami-Dade Police are on the hunt for a man they believed lured a woman into a sexual assault by offering her a job. The incident happened back on August 1st, when the suspect met his 20-year-old victim at a bus stop on Southwest 137th Avenue and Southwest 26th Street. The man offered the woman a ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Coral Gables Woman's Aston Martin Stolen After She's Tied Up During Home Invasion

    A Coral Gables woman was the victim of a shocking home invasion last night. A man broke into her home, tied her up, and then used her own Aston Martin as the get-away car.

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    September 17, 2013

    Grand Theft Guayabera Caught on Camera in Coral Gables

    Guayaberas Etc. is a store in downtown Coral Gables right across from the city hall that specializes in Cuban clothing and memorabilia. was the victim of a blatant smash-and-grab robbery. On September 13, just after midnight, a man and a woman smashed through the store's front door and made off with ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Man Followed Woman Into Ocean Drive Hotel and Raped and Robbed Her

    Miami Beach police are on the lookout for a man who followed an unsuspecting woman into her Ocean Drive hotel room, overpowered her, and then raped her. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, September 6. The victim, a Swiss tourist, was walking into the Hotel Breakwater at 940 Ocean ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Parrot-napping Victim Will Respond to "Flaca" and "Que Paso Papo"

    Miami-Dade Police are on the search for a feathered friend who was the victim of a parrot napping. The blue Macaw parrot stolen August 20th from its owner's Coral Gables home.

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    July 25, 2013

    Don't Let Your Kids Get on the Stolen School Bus That's Driving Around Town

    Miami-Dade Police are searching for a private yellow school bus that went missing yesterday, but until they recover it, they're warning parents not to let their children on the bus.

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    December 20, 2012

    Teen Boy Shot In Wynwood Last Night

    A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in Wynwood last night. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of NW First Avenue and 28th Street, just a block off of the art district's main drag, and a few blocks from the Midtown shops.

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    July 25, 2012

    Androgynous Wig Wearing Person Attempted to Steal Pills From a Florida Pharmacy With a Bomb Threat

    The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says the person pictured to the right attempted to steal pills from a pharmacy by making a bomb threat, but they may want to make sure no one burglarized Nicki Minaj's wig closet shortly beforehand.Sheriff's deputies aren't particularly sure what gender the suspec ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Man Killed in Hit & Run on North Miami Avenue, the Ninth Pedestrian Killed This Week

    Police are searching for the driver of a car that plowed into a man on North Miami Avenue on early Saturday morning, but didn't even bother to stop. The victim was Carl Jones, a homeless man who was trying to cross the street and was killed on the scene. The impact was caught on video by the surveil ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Valentine's Day Stickup: We're Not Making This Up!

    ​This happy news just in from Miami PD: On February 14, 2012, at approximately 1:20 pm, a white male subject posing as a flower delivery man knocked on the door a house located at 30 SW 59th Ave. Once the victim (Scheryl Garcia) opened the door, the subject, armed with a gun, forced his way in and ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Shots Fired at Miami Gardens Police During Car Chase

    ​Miami Gardens police were following a stolen car last night when one of the suspects pulled out a gun and began firing at a police cruiser. Police are now searching for the gunman, but have not released a description.

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    October 14, 2011

    Crooks Steal Guns Right Out of Miami-Dade Police Cruisers

    ​Not a good week for Miami-Dade police officers keeping their cars safe. On Monday, police shot and killed a man who jumped in a police cruiser and took off after causing a fatal traffic accident.Now, police have caught crooks on video breaking into parked police cruisers and stealing guns and amm ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Disabled Students Miss School After Batteries Stolen From Buses

    ​Several students with disabilities were forced to miss school today because someone broke into a school bus lot over the holiday weekend and stole batteries from more than 30 buses. Most of the buses were specially equipped to handle wheelchairs and transport disabled students to school.

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    August 17, 2011

    Homestead Man Stabs 12-Year-Old After Argument

    ​We're not sure what kind of grown man gets into a heated public argument with a random 12-year-old boy. We're certainly not sure what kind of man then decides it's a good idea to end the argument by pulling out a knife and stabbing the child. All we know is that kind of man is now apparently on t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Four Children Hit by Bullets When Gunmen Fire on Park

    Two masked men drove up to Miami's West Little River Park yesterday around 6 p.m. and began firing. Four children, one as young as 3 years old, were hit by stray bullets. None of the injuries was life-threatening. 

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    July 18, 2011

    Two Drive-By Shootings Claim Two Lives, Three Others Injured

    ​Two drive-by shootings in Miami this weekend that occurred just block and hours from each other resulted in the death of two people, and the injury of three others. The first critically injured a teenager, while the second claimed two lives and left two others injured.

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    April 27, 2011

    Teen Shot Outside Miami Norland High, Gunman Still at Large

    ​An argument between two students yesterday afternoon at Miami Norland Senior Senior High School turned violent yesterday as one student pulled out a gun and shot the other in his rear end. The 17-year-old victim is recovering, and his injuries are not life threatening. However, the student who sh ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Man Who Abducted Woman from Gas Station and Raped Her is on the Loose

    ​Last night, a woman returned to her car after making a purchase at a Chevron gas station in Kendall. She got in the drivers seat shortly after midnight and prepared to pull away when she felt a firearm press up against the back of her head. A man had climbed into her backseat and waited for her. ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Man Shot in Chest During Nail Salon Robbery

    ​Nail salon employee is not a job usually associated with danger, but a worker at the Nails 4 U salon on Biscayne Boulevard and 155th Street was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital last night for surgery after being shot in the chest on the job.

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    July 28, 2010

    Hit-and-Run in SoBe Leaves Stilettos and Car Parts Scattered in the Street

    A woman was struck outside the Loews. ​In today's roundup of horrible things: a hit-and-run sends a woman flying into the air in South Beach, someone slams a car into a Hialeah McDonald's, a toddler who went for a tumble should be fine, and there might be a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow in d ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Hearing-/Speech-Impaired Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Metrorail

    via WSVNThis man is suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a Metrorail station garage. ​In today's summary of horrible things to happen in this town: A hearing- and speech-impaired woman is sexually assaulted in a Metrorail station garage stairwell, a careless driver injures both a cop and a ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Tourist Couple Walks In On Burglary in South Beach Hotel Room

    via Flickr​In today's roundup of horrible things and other news: a tourist couple is robbed at gunpoint, a 15-year-old is fatally shot in Overtown, an 11-year-old is accidentally shot by his own mother, and two people are found hanging in a South Florida park. 

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    July 12, 2010

    Wigged-Out Pregnant Thief Targets University of Miami

    ​A thief suspected of targeting the University of Miami is apparently stealing for two. Surveillance videos have connected the woman, who appears visibly pregnant, to thefts from various buildings on the university's Coral Gable campus. However, each time she seems to be wearing a d ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Driver on Cell Phone Kills 73-Year-Old Man in Hit-and-Run on Eighth Street

    Ramon Loret Demola, age 73, was walking on the sidewalk along SW Eighth Street near 24th Avenue yesterday when he was struck by what's being described as a white or light silver or gray SUV. The driver, who witnesses say was talking on a cell phone, drove his car onto the sidewalk, hit Demola, and d ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Crying 3-Year-Old Pushed in the Face by Horrible Man

    Dealing with other people's crying kids is just a part of life. In the scheme of things, it's really nothing to get overly annoyed at. Well, a man in a Surfside Publix crossed the line.The man was in an elevator with a mother and her two young daughters. The woman's 3-year-old was crying, and the ma ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Police Searching for Guy Who Flashed 13-Year-Old at Bus Stop

    ​We're not really sure what it is that drives people to expose themselves to teenagers in public. Psychologically at least. In this case we know the man was driving in a dark-colored, older- model, four-door car when he pulled up to a bus stop yesterday morning at NW 87th Avenue and Fourth Street ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    ATM Stolen With Forklift

    via WSVNTrains, forklifts, planes, and automobiles. Today's News Roundup has it all. In terms of stealing major amounts of cash from a bank, just straight jacking the ATM always seems like the dumbest, the messiest, and, consequently, usually the most hilarious. A Bank of America branch at 9890 Bird ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    One Killed, Three Others Wounded in NW Dade Shooting

    Shots rang out last night near 95th Street and Northwest 29th Avenue, as two unidentified men shot at four others. Police were called a little after 9:30 p.m., when they arrived they found the four victims, all males between the ages 30 and 40. They were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center where one, ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Tomato-Crazed Attacker on the Loose

    ​We haven't seen a fight over tomatoes this heated since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers argued about the fruit's correct pronunciation in Shall We Dance. Luckily, they decided to call the whole thing off before anyone's neck got broken.Lerner Rodriguez wasn't so lucky.The Miami Beach resident was ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Paula Sladewski Murder: Sketch Released of Suspect

    ​Nearly a month after the body of aspiring model Paula Sladewski was found in flames in a dumpster, North Miami Police have finally released a sketch of a man they say witnesses last saw her with.Sladewski was visiting Miami with her boyfriend, Kevin Klym, to catch Lady Gaga's New Year's Eve conce ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    News Roundup: Grandmother Killed Over $5

    A grandmother in Lauderdale Lakes was killed after she refused to give her teenage attacker $5 to buy marijuana. [Herald]A former Miami cop who devised a scheme to steal $15,000 from Crime Stoppers will get only two months in jail. [Herald]A University of Miami doctor who led much of the early medic ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Murder Miami Style: Two Dead in Separate Shootings Across Town This Morning

    View Larger MapIn a bizarre coincidence, two men died and another clings to life this morning after separate shootings 15 miles apart at virtually the same time. The deadly hour was 6:30 a.m. One shooting left 43-year-old Conrado Antigua Gallardo dead on the street at 1550 SW 131st Ct.. in Tamiami. ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    News Roundup

    In order to move forward on that wonderful "Slot Machines in the Airport" idea, the County Commission ok'd the Airport's pursuit of getting a horse racing permit. [SFBJ]Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan traveled to Tallahassee yesterday to ask that the government facilitate the filming of more televi ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Veteran Miami PD Detective Charged in Crime Stoppers Scam

    Federal authorities charged a veteran City of Miami detective today with scamming the Crime Stoppers tip program for thousands of dollars.​Wayne Fortella, an 11-year vet, faces wire fraud charges for the scam, which netted him $5,000, says Annette Castillo, a spokeswoman for the U.S. District Atto ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Overtown Killer Has a Bad MySpace

    Rodney Miller, 18, was arrested yesterday in the July shooting at a birthday party in Overtown in which two were left dead, and 10 others shot. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder. There are six MySpace pages registered to a Rodney Miller in Miami. Though listing his age as 1 ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Airport Hotel the Scene of a Possible Murder

    Miami-Dade Police found a young Hialeah man dead this morning at the Days Inn Miami International Airport Hotel. He was identified at 3:30 a.m. as 21-year-old Raudel Sanchez. The noisy, rundown hotel is located on NW 11th Street on the southwest side of the airport. Not much is yet known ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Murder Miami Style: Man Fatally Shot in Northwest Miami-Dade

    A man was found lying dead with gunshot wounds on a Northwest Miami-Dade street last night, according to Miami-Dade Police.Cops found the body of 22-year-old Israel Travis on the pavement in front of 9111 NW 29th Ct. after they responded to a call about gunshots fired at 10:25 p.m.In January 2007,&n ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Wachovia Robber Caught on Tape

    Around 11:20 this morning, a slim black man -- about six-foot-one and wearing camouflage pants, a yellow shirt, and a black skull cap -- walked into the Wachovia Bank at 160 SW Eighth St. He waited patiently in line, and when he got to a teller, he handed her a note demanding cash. Police aren't say ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Is The Cat Killer Actually a Team of Cat Killers on Wheels?

    via ICHCBUp until now we've imagined the cat killer as an Anton Chigurh-like character solitarily roaming the streets of South Miami-Dade looking for his next victim, but CBS4 reports that now police think a team of cat killers may be at work. More than 60 tips have come into the Crime Stoppers ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    Reward for Cat Killer Tips Upped

    via I Can Haz CheezeburgerThe cat killer of Cutler Bay is still terrorizing South Dade neighborhoods, and the brutal killings only seem to get worse. Authorities believe the criminal strikes the cats with an unknown object before mutilating them with a knife. He then leaves the ... More >>

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