A Porsche SUV struck a pedestrian crossing Biscayne Boulevard near 14th Street just outside the Adrienne Arsht Center around 7:30 this morning. The driver, meanwhile, is in custody as police try to determine what happened. Traffic around downtown Miami is backed up as a result of the accident. Pol ... More >>
An argument between two men at a Little Havana restaurant took a violent turn over the weekend, when one man shot another, then apparently killed himself. This past Saturday evening, a man pulled a gun on another man inside Sabor Nica Restaurant at 49 NW 12th Ave. around 5 p.m., shot the other in f ... More >>
A naked man running around a Miami neighborhood ended up impaling himself on a gate while trying to escape cops earlier this morning. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Police received a call from a screaming woman who claimed she had been assaulted. When they arrived at the scene, the found a nak ... More >>
Just after midnight this morning, a stolen car was speeding through Liberty City when it clipped a light post and careened into a Miami Dade College building. The car exploded into flames, killing one person. Four survivors are in custody at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Incredibly, the entire episod ... More >>
Last night during an argument in the parking lot of a Hialeah convenience store, a man pulled a machete and slashed his opponent in the face. Police are now searching for the suspect while the victim recovers in the hospital.
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.
Authorities have just confirmed that a third victim has died in yesterday's garage collapse at Miami-Dade College's West Campus in Doral.Samuel Perez, a 52-year-old construction worker, was trapped below his knees. Rescue workers had to amputate both of his legs in order to free him around 1 a.m. He ... More >>
A woman who attempted to snatch a purse this weekend at the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops ended up falling from the mall's second story while trying to escape. The victim, who had $20,000 in cash in the purse, had attempted to chase after the would-be burglar.
A cyclist was hit on the Rickenbacker Causeway and remains in the hospital in critical condition. The incident occurred yesterday near the Rusty Pelican restaurant.The Miami Herald reports that a BMW hit the cyclist, but Local 10 has pictures of a dark-green Jeep SUV with a dented windshield that wa ... More >>
Generally, the game of hide-and-seek has two main components: hiding and seeking, and parents should be aware that a failure to complete both objects of the game can end in danger.A five-year-old girl is currently recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital after the game went very, very wrong.
A 16-year-old boy was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon after a spear from a spear gun was lodged in his forehead during a freak accident. The boy and a 15-year-old friend were fishing in Southwest Miami-Dade when the spear gun accidentally launched.
A 17-year-old boy walking home from school was shot in Liberty City this afternoon. The student is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital, while police search the area for the culprit.
Details are few and far between at the moment, but a student at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes has been stabbed and seriously injured. WSVN reports that the student was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. County police and fire rescue are on the scene investigating. Updated ... More >>
A four-month-old baby boy was on life support at Jackson Memorial Hospital this morning while his father appeared in court on charges of putting him there. Yosi Mahlab, 30 of North Miami, stands accused of beating his own son on January 21. The child lost brain activity as a result of the attack.
via WSVNClose to 30 bicyclists were involved in an accident this morning on the Rickenbacker Causeway that sent three people to the hospital and injured several others. A large peloton was riding across the Key Biscayne bridge at up to 35 mph when some bikes lost control.
Brandon Marquis McGheeAbout 3 a.m. this morning, after a beef at Nocturnal in downtown Miami, seven people were shot. So far, only one person has died, but it is the most gruesome attack at a Miami nightclub in years.According to police, the man killed was 26-year-old Brandon Marquis McGhee of No ... More >>
Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson, a radiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, met her untimely end last Christmas Eve. After an eight-month investigation, officials have found that she was killed by a neck massager. The doctor was using a ShoulderFlex deep-kneading shiatsu massager that became twis ... More >>
A 12-year-old girl was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital last night after she was shot by her brother. The brother, in his early 20s, was carrying a gun when it accidentally discharged and sent a bullet into the girl's leg. She's recovering and in stable condition. Update: The brother has now b ... More >>
We wouldn't wish a trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital on our worst enemies. Yet according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign, the public Jackson Health System is the only hospital in the entire southern United States cited this year for providing equal care to LGBT patients. That's a b ... More >>
An early morning shooting outside of Little Haiti's iconic punk rock dive bar, Churchill's Pub, has left one person dead and another recovering from a gunshot wound in the hospital. The incident happened around 3:30 this morning, and so far police have released few details.
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.
It's almost too crass to state, but it remains obvious that nothing mixes worse than kids and guns. Forget oil and water.A four-year-old boy in Little Havana was accidentally shot in the groin after his 17-year-old half brother found and then began playing with a rifle.
The Jackson Health System has enough money problems at the moment. The last thing it needs is its own surgeons stealing medical equipment from the financially strapped public hospital system. Yet, Nir Hus, a surgeon and post graduate fellow at Jackson Memorial, has been arrested on charges of rep ... More >>
Pressure cookers can save time in the kitchen, but also can be extremely dangerous if used incorrectly. The pressure cooker of a 79-year-old woman exploded yesterday after falling on the floor. Scalding hot food was sent rupturing around the kitchen, and a piece of the pot severed the woman's leg ... More >>
via WSVNFour teenagers walking home from class at Miami Springs Senior High School were struck and injured by a careening, out of control car. The driver of the car lost control when he passed out due to some sort of medical condition. The incident occurred at West First Avenue and Ninth Street i ... More >>
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.
via CBS4An accident straight out of a Michael Bay movie has temporarily shut down a portion of Krome Avenue in both directions. At least three motorcycles collided with a tractor trailer. Luckily, a nearby helicopter landed near the scene, and a man jumped out of the chopper to administer CPR to ... More >>
The fiesta can now come to your officeSalsa Fiesta has launched delivery service spanning a three-mile radius surrounding the restaurant. Specifically: North, up to 54th and Biscayne, south to 15th and Brickell, west to I-95, and, exclusively, to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Delivery is good ... More >>
Two children were swimming yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m. off Virginia Key near the Miami Seaquarium when they began to struggle. Two men heroically jumped in to save them. However, one man died trying to the save kids.The man, identified as Douglas Frank Butler, was visiting from Gainesville and ... More >>
photo by Marc Averette via Wikicommons/CC2.0The boy fell seven stories to the poll deck of the DoubleTree. A 4-year-old boy took a tumble of a lifetime off a 17th floor balcony in downtown Miami this morning and miraculously managed to survive. The child was playing on the balcony of his home at ... More >>
Gunfire broke out last night during a women's flag football game at West Perrine Park, at SW 168th Street and 104th Avenue. Three assailants opened fire on the crowd. Four men were shot, and a woman broke her arm while trying to escape. Three of the men were hit in the leg, ... More >>
Two armed robbers entered the home of several migrant workers on SW 141st Avenue at 282nd Street last night. They demanded cash and valuables, but one man decided to fight back. They subdued him and held him at gunpoint, eventually shooting him the mouth.The man's son went inside, retrieved a gun, a ... More >>
For years, Jackson Memorial Hospital has made US News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" list. But its reputation among gay people has been one of the worst in the country. The reason is partly due to a court case filed by a lesbian named Janice Langbehn. In Fe ... More >>
The University of Miami has received $500,000 from the Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund to keep operating a 240-bed hospital on the island. [CBS4]Up to 2,000 workers at Jackson Health System could lose their jobs. [NBCMiami]Wackenhut might pay $7.5 million to the county to settle a lawsui ... More >>
The same water filtration system that may or may not be linked to cases of Legionnaire's disease at the EPIC, has been found in three other condo buildings in Miami. [CBS4]Jackson Health System is teetering on the edge of a financial emergency. [Herald]Somebody is a math superstar: "Well if we avera ... More >>
The ringleader of the Liberty City Seven gets 13 years in jail. [Reuters]A 2-month-old baby received a liver transplant at Holtz Children's Hospital. [CBS4]A student at Miami Norland Senior High has been hospitalized after an attack with a hair pick. [Herald]SportsThe Heat beat the Hornets last nigh ... More >>
Regarding the woman who set herself on fire yesterday at the Mall of the Americas, this isn't exactly surprising: The woman's husband said she had been to Jackson Memorial Hospital three times recently for psychiatric help and has a history of mental problems, according to Miami Herald news ... More >>
Jackson's mental health unit fails Miami.
View Larger Map A man was stabbed to death during a domestic dispute that occurred early this morning in Northwest Miami-Dade. The subject is detained by Miami-Dade Police and charges are pending. Detectives are investigating the scene and the relation of the two Latin males, whose names have not ye ... More >>
When I'm not writing Riptide, I live a life of crime.* Sorry, I wasn't here a couple of days last week, but I had an art heist to pull off at the Louvre. Anyway, earlier this month, I was hanging out at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as I tend to do, and saw a hard drive and swiped it. My computer is ov ... More >>
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center doctors announced today that 14-year-old D'Zhana Simmons survived nearly four months without a heart. The girl had a condition that caused her own heart to deteriorate. In July she underwent a heart transplant, but her body quickly rejected the or ... More >>
via ABC News In April Doctors at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center removed a 12-pound tumor from the face of Lai Thi Dao, a 15-year-old Vietnamese girl. You can see a picture of the tumor here, but be aware that it's pretty graphic. She appeared before the press today for the fi ... More >>
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