Ever ask for a raise before you've even started a job? That's exactly what Erika Gonzalez-Santamaria did after she was offered a $71,850 gig as the new city clerk for Miami Springs. She accepted the job but asked for $75,000 and was granted that boost before she begins April 1. Then again, maybe sh ... More >>
Update: Nicolas has died, according to his brother, Abner Davis. Nicolas passed away around 5 p.m. today. JoJo Nicolas, the former Miami Hurricanes football player involved in this morning's horrific crash on the MacArthur Causeway, had been partying at South Beach nightclub Mansion hours earlier, ... More >>
In 1988, Maria Thornhill invented a nifty gadget called Sheet Suspenders, elastic bands that tuck in bed sheets without having to lift a mattress. By 2008, she'd sold more than $3 million worth of the devices and turned thousands in profits. It was an American success story -- at least until an old ... More >>
John Timoney, the former Miami Police Chief most notable for his violent handling of the FTAA Protests in 2003, is now packing his bags and heading to the Middle East. Bahrain's Interior Ministry has hired Timoney to handle training of police.The kingdom has decided it needs to reform its police ... More >>
via Lee County Sheriff's OfficeWho knew churning out McLovin licenses for desperate college kids was a goldmine? For Brandon Albanito, a 25-year-old in Cape Coral, the fake ID biz was a million-dollar enterprise, with a 2010 Lexus, a Bentley and a 2003 Ferrari, a nearly $400,000 house and mountai ... More >>
Latin Burger rolling out today.Update: Jack Garabedian, owner of Jefe's Original Taco, just announced the location of tonight's Tamiami Trucker's Food Court. The trucks will be set up at 136th Street and 145th Court, behind Lexus of West Kendall. All week long you've been holed up in your ... More >>
Courtesy of Inform VenturesPretty sure our global warming problems can be fixed with the Misshapes' icy cold stare.Lexus is hawking its new brand of hybrid cars July 20 at Grand Central with an event it dubs "The Darker Side of Green." Scary, y'all! The debate will pit environmental journalist Am ... More >>
photo by Sayre BermanTo view a full slideshow of photos from this show, click here.MetallicaWith Gojira and Lamb of GodBankAtlantic Center, SunriseThursday, October 1Better Than: Pretty much every other big metal show I've seen this year including, possibly, Iron Maiden at the same venue. (Heresy, m ... More >>
In January, Shirley Richardson got canned as executive director of the Civilian Investigative Panel, the voter-created group that polices the Miami Police Department.According to panel members, she rarely showed up for work and was a terrible manager when she did. To top it off, Richardson demand ... More >>
Are you in for some early morning schaudenfraud with your coffee? If not, move along. We all know sexting is a very dangerous thing for teens. The cover of Reader's Digest and various local news "special" "reports" have told us so. Unfortunately, it can also ensnare white collar ... More >>
NewscomMiami Police Chief John Timoney isn't exactly beloved by locals, and his BFF Manny Diaz will vacate the mayor's office later this year. What's "America's Worst Cop" to do? Well, there's a job opening in San Francisco. The search for San Fran's next police chief is closely under ... More >>
Six students in Carol City High's tragic class of 2006 were murdered. Hope survives.
Why are we taxpayers wasting $330 million to build Lexus lanes on I-95 north from downtown Miami? They are supposed to reduce congestion, but all they have accomplished so far is create confusion and traffic back-ups -- sometimes even more in the express lanes than the regular ones. The state tell ... More >>
Miami Police Chief John Timoney Three days after Sean Timoney’s November 1, 2005 arrest for allegedly trying to buy 400 pounds of marijuana, his father Miami Police Chief John Timoney and his wife Noreen put up their condo at 1717 North Bayshore Drive as collateral to bond their son out. By doing ... More >>
Artist brings her silicone twin to town for one last romp.
Miami spends $50K to find out the obvious.
Giuliani agrees with Miami: Screw the public.
Miami's head cop gets sued over FTAA. Plus: The Bicycle Avenger wins the day.
Justice in Motion minivan comes to the State Attorney’s Office
Miami's condo market is in the crapper
"A New York newspaper would never have published such an article"
Now that Miami Police Chief John Timoney has been caught lying about his year-long test drive of a Lexus SUV, his critics are circling like sharks in a blood-filled ocean. This morning, members of the Fraternal Order of Police called a press conference to talk about how Timoney looks the other way w ... More >>
The City of Miami started recruiting new police officers this week. According to a press release on the city's website, "those hired will be able to reap the rewards of a great career in law enforcement under a recently ratified labor agreement, which will offer a starting annual salary of $44,592 p ... More >>
Need some advice on a no-show job? Just ask the commish.
Buy fancy stuff and you just may lose it
Everyone makes bank in cash-for-crash insurance scam
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle feels threatened. So he's constantly guarded.
Spielberg's Minority Report gets good grades until the end
Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket
Despite a history of corruption in its north district substation, the Miami Police Department won't get tough with its own cops
We're going live now to the scene of a reported O.J. sighting -- stay with us!
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
April 29 - May 5, 1999
The feds call Rickey Brownlee one of South Florida's biggest narco-traffickers. His friends and neighbors in Opa-locka call him a valiant victim.
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?