On Wednesday, seven people were seriously injured in what has to be one of the craziest carjackings in Miami history. As valets at downtown's J.W. Marriott Marquis unloaded bags from a brand new Lexus, a man jumped in and plowed through cars and bystanders to escape. This morning, police have rele ... More >>
Nigel Bethel II, a former standout at Miami's Booker T. Washington High who went on to be recruited by Texas Tech, found himself behind bars and off the team after punching the school's star women's basketball player. The incident went down Saturday in the Lubbock, Texas school's rec center. Bethe ... More >>
It happened again. Rekindling a classic South Florida tale, another rampaging naked man with superhuman strength and a taste for flesh emerged last night. The man, who hasn't been identified yet, attacked and seriously injured a retired police officer, severely bit into an 18-year-old man's face, ... More >>
Jacob Landis had a bike, a passion and a cause. Since April, the 24-year-old Annapolis, Maryland, resident has been biking across America to attend games at every single MLB park with the hope of raising $1 million to help children who need cochlear implants. On Saturday he was on the final leg of ... More >>
David Dubrow, a 21-year-old Miami native who spent this past summer interning at Miami New Times, has died after sustaining injuries from a house fire in Norwalk, Connecticut, last Sunday. He passed away around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Residents of the Opera Tower, a 55-story bayfront condo, awoke Sunday morning to a scene straight out of Scarface: Blood pooled in an elevator and splattered around a lobby, three men seriously wounded, and police swarming a crime scene that stretched 30 floors. This morning, police are still sear ... More >>
From the moment former Dolphins star Junior Seau took his own life last May, many questioned whether brain injuries linked to the dozens of concussions he'd suffered may have contributed to his death at just 43 years old.This morning, scientists at the National Institutes of Health have an answer: S ... More >>
A Boynton Beach family is recovering today after an elder daughter doused them in scalding oil.Dureno Saint Fort came home to his girlfriend and their 17-month-old daughter on Monday night. After greeting his girlfriend's 20-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, he retired to his bedroom t ... More >>
Bladimir Barreto, a 19-year-old former Florida high school football player, was trying to attract the attention of college recruiters, and decided that the best way to do that was by filming himself jumping over a moving car. The incident did not go well, and Barreto is now recovering form his injur ... More >>
The Jets are at the bottom of their division, 29th in total offense, 30th in containing opponents' rushing yards, and have just about the most embarrassing quarterback situation in the league. Yet, Rex Ryan seems to be really concerned about Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush's manners.
In May 2011, I wrote a short piece for Riptide about an 80-year-old Keys man who'd shot and killed his wife and his pet cat before ending his own life. I called it the "saddest story of the morning." Like most of Glen Tucker's neighbors and the local police, I assumed Tucker's crime was a typically ... More >>
A red Honda Prelude went airborne early this morning and crashed right through the wall of a North Miami Beach nursing home. The driver, Enrique Linares, died and four others were injured. Just after 1:30 a.m., Linares was speeding down US 1 when he hit an elevated curb, police say. He lost control ... More >>
When Dave Duerson committed suicide in a Sunny Isles condo in February 2011, the manner of his death was so shocking and tragic-- a bright and beloved former football star shooting himself in the chest to preserve his brain for concussion-related dementia testing-- that it seemed to signal the begin ... More >>
What are you doing in this house, school bus? School buses don't belong in houses. Go back on the street where you belong, school bus.Oh, it was all that asshole SUV's fault? You really are a jerk, SUV. Thankfully, you didn't cause any serious injuries to humans, SUV. Updated.
Cops hear the stupidest excuses from people trying to get off the hook. Which is why it's surprising that Fernando Villa, the Miami-Dade police officer arrested Tuesday for allegedly falling asleep drunk behind the wheel of his squad car, couldn't come up with a better explanation for failing his ... More >>
Be careful what you wish for Dolphins fans. Sure, a lot of us had hoped to have a Henne-less season, we just dreamed it would be because the team brought in someone better. Now we just have a gaping Quarterback void, because anonymous sources snitching to the Associated Press say Henne is out for th ... More >>
For the second time this month, gunmen have opened fire outside Secrets Strip Club at 11340 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami. The latest incident happened early this morning and resulted in the death of one man. Another man was injured.
Back in January, Florida was ahead of the curve on an important national issue. Yes, you read that right. That's when a bill designed to protect youth athletes from concussion passed the Florida House. The new law would require kids who had suffered a suspect head injury to be taken out of play ... More >>
Dwane Torres was hired to remove vegetation from around a power line in the back of a Key Biscayne house. The homeowners had called FPL repeatedly to take care of the overgrowth, but the utility company refused. Unfamiliar with the position of the power lines, Torres used a large saw-like tool attac ... More >>
All of the north and southbound lanes of US 1 in Miami were closed Wednesday morning after a hit-and-run crash left one motorist dead. The driver of a silver-colored Honda, a women believed to be in her seventies, was killed when a white pickup truck struck her vehicle, causing her to crash into a ... More >>
miamidolphins.comBrandon Marshall, just the latest athlete to get injured under strange circumstances."If you prick a baller, does he not bleed?" -- William ShakespeareProfessional athletes are finely tuned machines: millions of dollars' worth of ESPN-highlight-generating speed, torque, power, an ... More >>
On a night where the NFL Network previewed an upcoming documentary on Bill Parcells and his football genius, the Dolphins team he built was busy rushing for 39 total-yards and throwing for 187 on their way to their first shutout loss in three seasons. The Dolphins were manhandled and dominated in ... More >>
This week, the Miami Dolphins travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to face the Packers. Wisconsin, the state that gave us cheese, and Vince Lombardi, and cheese! Want to go to a place that makes Minnesota look exotic? Want to visit a place where the highlight of your trip is visiting the State Capitol ... More >>
Here at Silicon Beach, we're always fascinated by the little ways technology tries to creep into our everyday lives. From the graphics in our retro video games to high tech ways to cheat, we're observing it all and basking in the glory of new technology, much like a kid in a candy store. The late ... More >>
In today's roundup of all the horrible things that happened over the weekend: A teenage boy is killed while riding a go-cart on the street, an 18-year-old's body is dumped on the side of a road in Hialeah, a new law bans adults from playgrounds, and five people are injured in boating accidents.
via NBCMiamiToday's wrap up of the sins of South Florida is a doozy: remains found in the Everglades have been identified as Marisol Ramon and police are searching for her abusive ex-boyfriend, one person is dead after a crash on an I95 exit ramp, a man was shot at a Metrorail station, and a woma ... More >>
WikiCommons El Duque is related to shooterGerardo Regalado, the 38-year old man alleged to have shot and killed four women, including his girlfriend, before turning the gun on himself, is the half brother former New York Yankee pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. El Duque, in turn, is t ... More >>
Other than Twitpics of Dorell Wright's dong, it's the worst thing a Miami Heat fan can ever see: Dwayne Wade, grimacing in pain with team doctors checking his wrist. It happened last night after the first half of Miami's 111-98 win over the New York Knicks. But with playoff seedings still up in t ... More >>
An 80-foot yacht known as the Patron went up in flames Monday at a marina off Alton Road and Third Street in South Beach.According to WSVN, fire crews arrived around 7:10 p.m. and took nearly two hours to extinguish the flames. Luckily, the blaze didn't spread beyond the boat, and no one was injure ... More >>
Two men dressed in black sprayed a crowd with bullets at Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest 5th Street at 12:45 this morning. Twelve people were injured and three are in critical condition. A driver in a passing vehicle was also struck by a bullet. The group had gathered for a "festive event," says ... More >>
Lets hope they can win on their own turf
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Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.
A new reality dawns
Jackson Memorial Hospital's foreign patients owe the county more than $85 million
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A group of hot firewomen raised big bucks posing for a sexy calendar. The intended charity got only a pittance.
The Florida Department of Transportation finally graduates from a three-year crash course in traffic-accident avoidance