In the early hours of Sunday outside of Mekka Nightclub in Miami's 24-hour downtown entertainment district, a confrontation involving two different groups of friends ended up with one man stabbing another. The victim, 31 year-old Marlon Sanchez, is listed in critical condition at Jackson Memorial ... More >>
The McDonald's on Lincoln Road and Washington Ave. is one of the liveliest places on the beach. At any hour of the day or night, the fast food restaurant is filled with a mix of young and old, trendy and homeless, tourists and locals craving a quick bite before the beach or after a long night of par ... More >>
More than 48 hours after four people were killed and several others injured in a gruesome boat collision near Dinner Key authorities are still working to determine details of the crash. "Now it's just a matter of putting the pieces of the puzzle together," Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spok ... More >>
Around 2:30 this morning, gunfire strafed the courtyard of a Liberty City apartment building, wounding up to ten and killing two in the worst instance of mass violence in Miami this year. Police are still sorting through the chaos to determine what happened. "We have no motive at this time," Miami ... More >>
A man lead police on a wild chase this morning after he escaped from Jackson Memorial Hospital's crisis center. The unidentified suspect had been placed their under the Baker Act to undergo a mental evaluation, but managed to slip out and then tried to steal a car before successfully stealing a bike ... More >>
Today is little Shaba's second birthday. He's spending it Jackson Memorial Hospital recovering from being shot in the head during a random outburst of gunfire in Liberty City on Sunday morning.
Three Miami-Dade Police officers are recovering this morning and two suspects are dead after a massive county-spanning manhunt. The incident began around 4:30 a.m. when the first officer tried to arrest a subject after gunshots were reported in the 2200 block of NW 27th Avenue. The suspect shot th ... More >>
The last thing anyone wants to do while doing their grocery shopping if suddenly find themselves in the middle of a police shooting, yet that's exactly what happened last night to shoppers at a Publix in Hialeah. A police officer working security detail at the Publix Sabor at 1290 West 68th St. go ... More >>
Every July 5th, Americans wake up to news of Independence Day partiers severely injured when patriotic explosions go wrong; out in California's Simi Valley, 28 people were hurt when a fireworks show blew up on the ground near a crowd of spectators. The worst accident in Miami on this Fourth of Jul ... More >>
As if getting pounded 10-1 last night by the Milwaukee Brewers to keep the worst record in baseball wasn't bad enough for the Marlins, a Miami police officer shot and critically wounded a man just outside the ballpark shortly after the game began. The shooting, which was related to a drug investiga ... More >>
Miami police are searching for a butt bandit who made Calle Ocho a real pain in the ass this weekend.Yes, America's biggest Latin block party was disturbed Sunday after a brawl broke out and a man ended up taking a bullet in the butt cheek.
Last year Florida witnessed some crazy sh*t, most famously "Miami Zombie" Rudy Eugene tearing the face off of Ronald Poppo before dying in a flurry of bullets.Well, 2013 isn't starting out any more sane.A naked burglar was arrested this morning after allegedly breaking into a yard in Little Haiti, c ... More >>
Another year down. Thousands more blog posts committed to Riptide's digital page. So what better way to look back at the previous year than to look at the posts that racked up the most page views on this here humble blog. Of course, that makes the year of 2012 look like it was dominated by the Miami ... More >>
With crisp autumn weather and no rain in sight, thousands of costumed revelers packed the street party on CocoWalk in Coconut Grove last night. Amidst all the drunken, blood-soaked zombies, though, a very real bloodbath broke out around 3 a.m. last night.After a fight erupted among partiers leaving ... More >>
One suspect is dead and a Miami-Dade detective is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital this morning after an undercover raid on a suspected grow house on Coral Way erupted into a fierce gunfight last night.A narcotics unit that included FBI agents in plainclothes was investigating the house near ... More >>
Ronald Poppo is currently in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital after having large portions of his face chewed off by Rudy Eugene on Saturday near the MacArthur Causeway. However, it's not Poppo's first trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital after receiving near-fatal injuries in downtown Mi ... More >>
Whether they popped too many pills, knocked back too many Buds, or maybe even found a little "Molly" with Madonna, it was inevitable: A small portion of the blissed-out masses that packed Bayfront for Ultra Music Festival ended their weekend in a paddy wagon. Riptide has tracked down the arrest numb ... More >>
Just in time for the holidays, the top brass at Jackson Health System have decided to cut 240 jobs from their rolls. That means 170 people are now out of work just weeks before the holiday season. The rest of the job cuts are made up by the elimination of unfilled positions.
via WSVNOne of the victims. A police chase almost turned tragic last night when the driver of a stolen SUV hit two young boys playing in front of their grandfather's house.The incident occurred last night near NW 39th Place in Miami Gardens. The suspect has stolen the vehicle and was driving at s ... More >>
One very angry, armed and dangerous baby mama remains at large in Miami today, while the father of her child is at Jackson Memorial Hospital recovering from a stab wound. According to police, the man was working at the Shell gas station near Northwest Seventh Avenue and 54th Street when th ... More >>
photo by chensiyuan via Wikimedia CommonsAn off-duty New York City police officer was shot on South Beach outside a ritzy beach resort early this morning, police say. Miami Beach detectives have shut down Collins Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets today while they search for whomever shot the o ... More >>
via CBS4Bikes are scattered outside the scene of a drive-by.A sizable crowd was hanging outside a grocery market in the heart of Liberty City a little before 1:30 this morning when police say a white Nissan Maxima rolled up and someone in the car started blasting indiscriminately.When the smoke c ... More >>
A tense standoff between a SWAT team and a man who fatally stabbed his wife came to an end after police successfully apprehended the suspect.Lazaro Bernabeu, 49, is believed to have stabbed his common-law wife, Eileen Lozano, 32, multiple times following a dispute this morning. The man has a long ... More >>
Miami police are looking for multiple gunmen with assault rifles who attacked a group in Liberty City early this morning, leaving one man dead and two seriously wounded.Dean Nathan Young, who was 45 years old, died shortly after he and two others were "ambushed" on the front lawn of a home on NW ... More >>
A City of Miami Police officer has shot and wounded a suspect in Little Havana. Ricardo Orta Jr., a 19-year-old, is in stable condition this morning at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The shooting happened outside a dollar store in the strip mall near NW 14th Avenue and West Flagler Street around 6 p. ... More >>
Annette Peikert/soulofmiami.comFelecia Hatcher is a Palm Beach native, former Wii slinger, and a true ice cream lover. She and her husband Derick Pearson co-own Feverish one of the longest running "food" trucks in the area, selling frozen desserts. They just introduced six new Feverish carts around ... More >>
A bizarre incident this morning involving a Florida Department of Environmental Protection officer and an apparently naked suspect ended up with the officer taking bullets to his hand while the au natural suspect was Tasered.
Miami New Times cleaned up in the nondaily division of the 60th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, which determine the best work in 11 Southeastern States. Former staff writer Natalie O'Neill took a first place in investigative reporting for "Piece of Mind," a probe of suicides and other problems at t ... More >>
In today's roundup of the travesties and tragedies of South Florida: A 4-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head, a police officer shoots and kills a man during a traffic stop, the search for a missing boater has turned into a homicide investigation, and a teen dies o ... More >>
Let's say, for argument's sake, you are a big dumb homophobe. If you happen to work at a hospital in Miami-Dade, you should totally celebrate! You're free to give gay parents the boot, turn away transgender folks, and block life partners from their dying loved ones. Reckon you found the right count ... More >>
Nineteen-year-old Rodgrick Girtman has been arrested in the murder of Corneshia Miller, also 19, after confessing to police.Girtman shot Miller in front of their two children, a toddler and an infant. She was found with gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon in her home around Northwest 68th Street ... More >>
If you've lived in South Florida for any length of time, chances are, there are fewer than six degrees of separation between you and the tight-knit Pundik family. Of the three creative Pundik kids, Jordan is the singer for New Found Glory (and is currently on tour with his friends in Dashboard Co ... More >>
View Larger MapIn a bizarre coincidence, two men died and another clings to life this morning after separate shootings 15 miles apart at virtually the same time. The deadly hour was 6:30 a.m. One shooting left 43-year-old Conrado Antigua Gallardo dead on the street at 1550 SW 131st Ct.. in Tamiami. ... More >>
Gregory Poux was killed around the corner from New Times at the Windwood car wash on Northeast Second Avenue last night. The 34 year old who lived up the street in Little Haiti was shot multiple times, then died at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The Herald and cops portrayed the death as tragic. He care ... More >>
A taxi driver was shot early this morning as he was working near NW 91st Street and Seventh Avenue.Jacques Milien, 64, was shot multiple times after what appeared to be an armed robbery at 6:15 a.m., Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Det. Rebeca Perez said. He is in stable condition at Jackson Memorial ... More >>
Every week at Jackson Memorial Hospital, teens and young adults who were either born with HIV or infected at a young age meet. They call themselves the Kool-Aid Kids. They've defied the odds and lived to a time when HIV is a manageable, albeit chronic, disease. CNN recently profiled them, and today ... More >>
Former director says staff abused mentally ill.
Lawyers working for Jackson Memorial Hospital have their hands full. The mammoth, publicly-funded facility has been sued over 160 times in the past five years. But few complaints are as disturbing as the one filed yesterday. It came from Lisa Burton, former acting director of patient care in the m ... More >>
The South Florida Business Journal recently published a story detailing a slimy deal between media executive and former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Jose Cancela and the Jackson Memorial Foundation, the fund raising arm for the Public Health Trust, which runs Jackson Memorial Hospital. According to ... More >>
Infamous rock promoter hits the airwaves for a locals-only radio show.
"Theyre throwing us out two weeks before Christmas"
Miami, the neon swamp we all call home is, evidently, a fine place to sleep. A recent study conducted by Bert Sperling of fifty American cities places us at #8. Despite all the doomful possibilities (hurricanes, gunfire, giant reptile mauling) Miamians are sleeping a hell of a lot better than those ... More >>
Condo fantasies, disappearing nurses, and boogers as art
My family's harrowing experience at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital's foreign patients owe the county more than $85 million
Tilapia Posing as Grouper Posing as Mahi-Mahi
Fourteenth Street from North Bayshore to NW North River Drive