>Florida, usually North America's go-to source for general bizarreness and political corruption, has been watching the saga of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford unfold with a bit of a smirk on our face. Hey, at least none of our mayors smoke crack. Then Southwest Florida Congressman Trey Radel had to ruin it ... More >>
Mario Fabricio Ormachea Aliaga's has one job in his native Bolivia, and it's a pretty important one. The colonel in Bolivia's National Police is the Andean nation's top anti-corruption official. So it's not fantastic for Ormachea's resume that he's currently sitting in Miami's Federal Detention Cent ... More >>
When police at the University of Central Florida responded to a fire alarm in a dorm early this morning, they found a nightmare scenario: one man dead of a gunshot wound inside a dorm room full of improvised explosives and heavy weaponry.UCF has now canceled classes and evacuated hundreds of student ... More >>
While the Miami Herald wonders where Ana Alliegro - a key witness in a federal criminal probe of Congressman David Rivera - has disappeared to, The Strawbuyer blogger Mike Hatami has dug up her criminal record. And it appears the self-professed "Republican Political Guru and Conservative Bad Girl" l ... More >>
Read "Hialeah Gardens Cop Lawrence Perez Shows How Drugs Can Corrupt Police."A Hialeah Gardens Police detective who was helping his pals rip off marijuana dealers got 151 months in federal prison yesterday. Miami New Times profiled Lawrence Perez in June after a jury found him guilty of two felony c ... More >>
At the University of Miami, William Joseph was a star of the 2001 national championship team's fearsome defense, leading the Canes in QB sacks and tackles for a loss. Joseph has since retired from football after an eight-year NFL career, but he'd better hope he's still got some killer defense left i ... More >>
When Otis T. Wallace became mayor of dirt-poor Florida City back in 1984, the desegregation hero was one of the first black politicians elected in the entire state. Nearly 30 years later, however, Wallace is still in office but his leadership has lost its luster.A two-month investigation by the N ... More >>
Sami Osmakac was arrested Saturday night near Tampa after federal officials uncovered an alleged terrorist plot in which Osmakac planned to blow up a nightclub and shoot at crowds using high-powered assault weapons.Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, had pla ... More >>
After a thorough beatdown in the Iowa caucuses last night, Newt Gingrich turned this morning to Miami, announcing a new gala fundraiser at the Biltmore that he hopes will re-energize his presidential campaign. Too bad Newt can't ring up legendary Miami arms merchant Sarkis Soghanalian, ... More >>
photo by Citking via Wikimedia CommonsOn October 10, 2010, off the coast of Israel, a 40-year-old South African woman working on a Celebrity cruise ship blacked out while having a drink with a male co-worker in his cabin. She awoke hours later to find the man, a Costa Rican, raping her.The sexual ... More >>
With Anthony Wiener's sext scandal and Allen West's ongoing shenanigans, it's easy to forget just how horrible Miami's Rep. David Rivera is. The freshman Republican representative has been under investigation by several state and federal agencies since taking office. Unsurprisingly, he has now be ... More >>
"Embattled" isn't nearly a strong enough adjective for Miami Police jefe Miguel Exposito these days, so we'll just have to invent a new one: em-blitzkrieged. Because it's only Tuesday and Exposito's job security this week looks as tenuous as Hosni Mubarak's.Just since Friday, these things have ha ... More >>
The biggest identity theft case ever. Right here in Miami.
Coming hot on the heels of Fort Lauderdale's last successful battle, Grind Time's Broward Beatdown, is Street Wars 5, a Miami-based competition sponsored by the good folks at Vice City Cypher and hosted by longtime MC and battle vet H2O. It takes place Saturday, May 22 at the Jamyard, Fort Lauder ... More >>
Eight City of Miami officials and members of local charities were arrested today on corruption charges.The busts involved an array of unrelated scams -- and come as the city's finances are under intense scrutiny by federal officials. Mayor Tomas Regalado portrayed the arrests as the culmina ... More >>
Robert Kelly certainly has the tricks of the spy trade down pat. He talks in mysterious acronyms, like "NOC" -- which stands for "no official cover." He refuses to have his photo taken. He talks about elaborate take-downs and ruses straight out of a Burn Notice plot.Getting the full truth is much ... More >>
The film gets cute with massive corporate scandal and blows the story.
Judy WaldmanThe FBI is currently investigating a YouTube video set to the music of 'N Sync's "Bye, Bye, Bye" that apparently infers that Homestead Councilwoman Judy Waldman should either be killed or off herself. The South Florida times broke the story. As of this afternoon the video has been r ... More >>
An undercover FBI sting unraveled a South Florida wing of the infamous Bonanno Crime Family, leading to charges this morning against 11 members who are accused of running a dizzying criminal empire.Allegedly, the men smuggled cigarettes and committed bank and mail fraud. They laundered money, sold d ... More >>
Balls of Fury is a true test of patience
The federal probe wilts and prosecutors drop the case
Fidel is making a list, checking it twice; if you're a Cuban exile, he's going to decide if you've been naughty or nice
For nearly four decades the CIA has kept secret the identity of a Miami agent who may have known too much too early about Lee Harvey Oswald
Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way
For years the infamous Wasp Network collected reams of data on Miami's anti-Castro forces -- and the sundry, sometimes bizarre, attempts to infiltrate them
Burke's Legacy, for the Record
Miamarina wants the raucous La Rumba party boat out. Its owners are crying foul.
Before TVs and VCRs made a theater out of every living room, Marty Abrams and his cronies were kings of black market bijou
Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten
Did cops beat the daylights out of her, or was schoolteacher Paula Redo merely the victim of "facial injuries when there was contact with the ground"?