Ricky Atkins, an employee at Florida Keys Children's Shelter in Tavernier, is behind bars after allegedly driving two teenage runaways to Miami where they were forced to work as prostitutes. On September 1, one of the girls called police to report what happened and the investigation soon turned to ... More >>
Former NFL star Darren Sharper will not be charged for allegedly raping a woman in Miami Beach. Prosecutors announced today that they'd drop the charges, in part because the victim did not file charges until three months after the alleged incident. Sharper however still faces similar charges in Ari ... More >>
Three years after it was finally closed, the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys continues to belch up its foul secrets. The infamous panhandle reform school was shut in 2011 after more than a century of shocking stories, including the deaths of dozens of black youths and the abuse of Miami teens. But ... More >>
Almost an entire year after the initial incident that triggered an investigation into whether or not FSU's superstar QB Jameis Winston sexually assaulted a woman, Tallahassee police have announced that no charges will be filed in the case.
One needs only look at the Marlins player payroll for evidence that owner Jeffrey Loria is cheap, but news that the team is under federal investigation for wage violations have nothing to do with anything on the field. According to FairWarning, a Labor Department spokesman confirmed that along wit ... More >>
The fallout from New Times January investigation into Biogenesis, the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic tied to selling athletes performance enhancing drugs, looks ready to come to a head this week. Last night, USA Today reported that Major League Baseball was "prepared" to suspend eight players, inclu ... More >>
After Trayvon Martin's supporters mourned Saturday's not-guilty verdict, hundreds of thousands have turned to the Department of Justice to urge the feds to make a second attempt to convict George Zimmerman of civil rights violations. The DOJ has confirmed that its inquiry into the case remains open ... More >>
He's been dubbed "Florida's dirtiest cop," and he finally found himself on the other side of the law this weekend after he was arrested for an incident two years ago during which he allegedly kidnapped a man who was trying to file a complaint against him.
While the NCAA's investigation into allegations made about the University of Miami athletic department by convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro has lagged for about two years, the NCAA's investigation into itself over botching the Miami investigation has come to a relatively swift end.The NCAA's vic ... More >>
University of Miami President Donna Shalala has had about enough of the NCAA's shit. Following today's release of the NCAA findings of its own investigation into itself, Shalala released a strongly worded statement demanding that the NCAA basically stop screwing around, put an end to the two-and-hal ... More >>
For a while it seemed like GOP Rep. David Rivera may as well have been named Teflon Dave. No matter what accusations were flung at him, nothing stuck.Now, it looks like he's running out of luck. The Florida Commission on Ethics has found that Rivera broke state laws by failing to fully disclose his ... 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 >>
Coral reefs, it's often said, are the rain forests of the ocean. But in reality, reefs around the world are disappearing even faster than the rain forests -- four times faster, in fact. The reasons are many, but not the least of which is stripping by poachers who then ship the coral to the U.S. to f ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke scoffs at the Justice Department's investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin.Ever since I heard the 911 tapes of 17- ... More >>
This week's profile of Otis Wallace raises serious questions about corruption in Florida City, from accusations of bribery and secret real estate deals to stolen votes. The article also reveals for the first time FBI and Miami-Dade investigations into the mayor and his administration.To help you ... More >>
Family drama and political corruption have collided in Opa-locka this afternoon as three immediate family members of the town's Mayor Myra Taylor were rounded up and arrested for campaign fund fraud.John Taylor, the mayor's husband, Demetrius Taylor, her son, and Elvira Smith, her sister, all now fa ... More >>
Arthur Balom, an Opa-locka police captain, has been arrested on allegations he helped protect a South Florida drug ring and had knowledge of the murder of a Brinks armed truck guard that happened last year. The arrest was part of an FBI investigation. Three other men, members of the drug ring, were ... 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 >>
As expected former conman turned pastor turned corporate whistle-blower Barry Minkow has pleaded guilty to commit securities fraud. He was accused of purposefully trying to harm the business of Lennar, a home builder that is one of the largest companies head-quartered in Miami-Dade, by reporting ... More >>
via FacebookOpen or closed, Shock nightclub is now under investigationShock nightclub in South Beach may be a chaotic vortex of revolving promoters, investors, and name-changes, but it finally looks like that cycle might be grinding to a halt.Miami Beach Police now say that they have begun an inv ... More >>
Mayor Tomás Regalado isn't the only powerful enemy Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito has made in his relatively short run atop the department. Now, national civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Al Sharpton is calling for a federal investigation into the Miami Police Department. ... More >>
Miami-Dade PoliceMore than three years after she went missing, Miami-Dade Police investigators believe Lilly Aramburo was a victim of foul play. At least, that's what an updated missing persons flyer seems to indicate. New Times wrote a cover story about the young single mother's June 1, 2007 dis ... More >>
Police are searching for a man involved in two robberies in the Kendall area who got his hands on more than stolen items. In the two robberies, a man ambushed women as they arrived home. Threatening his victims with a knife he stole their purses, and then proceeded to fondle the women on the brea ... More >>
Police are searching for a new person of interest in the murder of Paula Sladewski, the aspiring model who was found burned to death in a dumpster in North Miami-Dade after traveling to Miami for a Lady Gaga concert New Year's Eve.Surveillance video from that weekend shows Sladewski leavin ... More >>
The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career.
Would you tell your grandson to lie about an essay for a few lousy bucks?
Portrait of Farschian via his websiteIn the wake of his death, nine doctors who have treated Michael Jackson across the United State are under investigation, including Dr. Alimorad "Alex" Farschchian of Miami Beach. Riptide has already discussed the numerous connection between Dr. Farschia ... More >>
Zeta Beta Tau's official song is "My Brother, Here is my Hand." The chapter at the University of Miami might as well amend it with "...it is full of drugs, so many, many drugs." Today, the Coral Gables Police Department Vice Squad raided the historically Jewish fraternity's house on UM's campus as p ... More >>
Donald Rifkin, a former Miami-Dade police major accused of trying to exchange sensitive information about internal affairs cases in exchange for sex from a female cop, is no longer investigating county officers accused of misconduct. He is now assigned to the Strategic Planning and Policing Bureau, ... More >>
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently ended an investigation into the onetime commander of the Miami-Dade Police Department's internal affairs unit, concluding Donald Rifkin was hoping to get laid by talking to county cop Carmen Pichardo about sensitive information in the internal affa ... More >>
If you ask Estefano he'll tell you there's another wannabe killer free to roam our streets. If you ask the jury, they'll tell you otherwise. Francisco Oliveira Jr., the man who was charged with Estefano's attempted murder, has been acquitted by a jury, despite the fact Estefano identified Oliveira, ... More >>
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In case you missed it in this morning's New York Times, the two guys who own this newspaper -- Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey -- were arrested in Phoenix Thursday. The reason: a story they published in the Phoenix New Times divulged a Grand Jury investigation. That's a misdemeanor. But this, dear reade ... More >>
Maj. Frank Christmas, the Miami Police Department's top in-house investigator, finds himself the subject of a criminal investigation
"Newspaper rewrites paragraph, reveals possible Castro infiltration of U.S. government radio station"
A long-time aide. A few thousand dollars' worth of dubious insurance receipts. A cauldron of allegations. U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has been . . . scalded
There's no way to undo the damage to her mangled Sentra, but this car-crash tale has a satisfactory conclusion
One 1973 ragtop Cadillac. One seller. One buyer. One's got the title, the other's got the car. Who owns the Eldorado?