The last time Brenda Heist's children saw her, she had dropped them off at school. They returned home to find dinner defrosting, and laundry half done, but mom was missing. An extensive search was undertaken, but Heist was never found. Three years ago, Heist's husband even petitioned to have her leg ... More >>
After the usual anticipation and rushing around, Christmas 2012 has come and gone. Santa is relaxing with an eggnog and the reindeer and elves have the day off after a job well done.It looks like our favorite celebrity chefs celebrated the holidays in style as well, and Tweeted about their Christmas ... More >>
If you're like us at Riptide, your eyes have been rolling all morning watching NBC 6, CBS 4, Local 10, and WSVN make fools of themselves reporting on the "awful" conditions brought by Tropical Storm Isaac. Yeah, there's been some rain and wind, and Miami even experienced some brownouts last nig ... More >>
It's happening, people! Southern Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys are under a hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Isaac keeps moving northwest at 17 mph. The northern part of the county remains under a hurricane warning.The latest NOAA update has the storm making landfall in Cuba with max sustained win ... More >>
Two Florida Keys residents were sentenced in Miami for illegally harvesting more than a quarter-million dollars' worth of spiny lobsters over the course of a few years.Michael W. Kimbler and Michael Bland, both of Big Coppitt Key, were sentenced yesterday in Federal District Court for "conspiring to ... More >>
For now, Florida's invasive python population has largely been relegated to the fresh water of the Everglades and surrounding areas, but a new study shows the alien snakes can survive for up to a month in saltwater. That means there's potential the snakes could expand their range and start poppin ... More >>
After beaching herself in the Florida Keys in May, a female pilot whale named "300" developed severe scoliosis during his rehabilitation at Sea World in Orlando. So, Sea World teamed with a Florida orthopedic surgery to create a special back brace for the whale.
Quickly developing Hurricane Rina has now achieved Category 2-strength winds less than a day after becoming a hurricane, and there's no sign she's about to slow down. Forecasters now expect the storm to make a hard right turn, with the Florida Keys in its possible path.
In Miami-Dade, we have drive-by shooting. In the Florida Keys, things are a little different. They have drive-by, blow-gun shootings.The victim in the incident was with his wife in a parking lot of a Circle K on Wednesday around 11 p.m. All the sudden he felt a sharp pang in his right side. He'd ... More >>
Caribbean elkhorn coral used to be one of the most plentiful corals in the Caribbean and Florida Keys. But over the past 15 years, it has declined by about 90 percent and is now considered an endangered species. Scientists weren't quite sure exactly what was to blame until now. It's your poop.
The celluloid tails of giant sharks jumping on to boats and devouring everything in sight may be works of fiction from movies like Jaws. But occasionally a giant underseas dweller making their presence known above the water line happens. This weekend in the Florida Keys, just off Islamorada, a wo ... More >>
via bbc.co.ukLost your job? Vent on some invasive lionfish - and get paid for it!Just when you think God has forgotten about South Florida, he goes and completely makes up for it by sending hordes of hideous lionfish our way.We know what you're thinking: But Riptide, isn't that a bad thing?Not if ... More >>
via Natalie DeeDengue Fever is back. For the first time in nearly 60-years Miami-Dade health officials have confirmed a case of locally acquired Dengue Fever. The disease is carried by mosquito, and was thought to be under control in Florida since 1934. However a recent outbreak in th ... More >>
Photo via ChadzillaChicken and wafflesStart your morning with the best from the food blogosphere.The Chowfather shares his Short Order Awards nomineesChicken and waffles by ChadzillaMore dispatches from Spain over at Food for ThoughtLots of pie at The Genuine KitchenFrench Fry Fairy reviews fries ... More >>
via US Coast GuardCrews trying to put out the flame after the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.This morning, Gov. Charlie Crist announced the entire state of Florida should brace for the impact of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecologists and residents are alr ... More >>
Boston Culinary Group signed contract extension with LandShark Stadium to provide food and beverage services through 2021. [Hospitality-1st]AOL's Digital City restaurant recommendations for Art Basel include Mr. Chow, Hakkasan, Michael's Genuine, and Caviar Kaspia. [DigitalCity]An advertising agency ... More >>
The Dolphins won their first preseason game, against Jacksonville, 12-9. [NBCMiami]Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami premiered to 2.7 million viewers, the highest ratings for a premiere on E! since The Anna Nicole Show. Let's hope the Kardashians' show ends better than Smith's. [TVbtN]Some ... More >>
Ten teens in the Florida Keys filmed each other having sex, and now they're getting hit with child pornography charges. [Herald]
The owners of Village of Merrick Park, a fancy shopping plaza in Coral Gables for the elegantly Botoxed, filed for the biggest real estate bankruptcy in U.S. histor ... More >>
What the Hell Is She Crab Soup? from Miami New Times on Vimeo.One of the greatest things about livin' in South Florida is our proximity to the Florida Keys. Calypso's Seafood Grill has been standing at mile marker 99.5 in Key Largo, Monroe County, for 14 years. It's not the cheapest place down sout ... More >>
Congratulations to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who moved her Washington, D.C. offices this weekend, and as is her custom, she sent out a release about it, with lots and lots of exclamation marks!Starting today Monday, December 15, 2008, this will be our new home
away from home. If you have recently sent a p ... More >>