Two people were injured in St. Petersburg last night when a batch of hashish oil they were making exploded. The blast was powerful enough to blow out an exterior wall and cause heavy damage to an interior wall, police said. No arrests had been made as of Monday night, but criminal charges are possi ... 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 >>
Police in Southern California are hunting for Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles Police Officer and former military man who is believed to have killed three people in retaliation for being fired from his LAPD job.Dorner, who is assumed to be somewhere near Big Bear Lake, about 80 miles east of L ... More >>
At six feet, four inches and nearly 300 pounds, Suge Knight was once hip-hop's most respected feared label executive. The Death Row Records capo was often ruthless and his questionable business practices regularly involved physical violence. Rumors that he threatened to throw Vanilla Ice off a hot ... More >>
Legendary Soul Train creator and longtime host Don Cornelius has died of an apparent suicide. He was 75 years old. According to the Los Angeles Times, police arrived at Cornelius's Sherman Oaks home around 4 a.m. PST and transported the Soul Train producer to an area hospital, where he was pron ... More >>
When Mariah Yeater accused Justin Bieber of being the father of her three-month-old baby (allegedly the result of a 30-second, backstage sexcapade), the 20-year-old woman unintentionally opened a nasty can of pedophilia. If Yeater and Bieber did in fact share a half-minute romp at the Stap ... More >>
It only makes sense that Michael Lohan, the man whose total lack of basic human and parenting skills gives us some empathy for the hot mess that is Lindsay Lohan, now makes his home in Florida. It is, after all, a sunny place for shady people, and Lohan was arrested last night in Tampa for some v ... More >>
Knight RiderSay what you will about '80s TV shows -- the one-dimensional characters and ludicrous plot devices -- but they just don't make theme songs like they used to. If you were alive and watching television in the '80s, then you've most likely got the intro music to classic shows like Knight ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Two days ago, Los Angeles Police homicide detectives arrested Joshua Woodward, who teamed up with celebrity chef Govind Armstrong to bring their West Coast food offerings to South Beach via Table 8. The cops charged Woodward with the murder of his unborn child.According to an ... More >>
8 oz. Burger Two days ago, Los Angeles Police homicide detectives arrested Joshua Woodward, who teamed up with celebrity chef Govind Armstrong to bring their West Coast food offerings to South Beach with Table 8 and 8 oz. Burger Bar. The cops charged Woodward with the murder of his unborn child.A ... More >>
Oh, Jose...For some reason Miami-Dade still hasn't gotten around to renaming Jose Canseco Street, but Mr. Canseco is wasting no time in bringing more ridiculous schadenfreude to his already pretty shamfeul legacy. Apparently admitting to steroid abuse, appearing in such fine fare as The ... More >>
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 >>
Clint Eastwood's latest takes on a serial killer and the system.
Racial tension, above and below the surface, in Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace.
"How many times can you rank the hottest sororities? It just gets meaner and meaner."
The third time's the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan's buddy cop franchise
It was about 7:00 a.m. on June 19, and Robert Monk’s tenth wedding anniversary when he found himself on the stoop of his Miami Beach house in his skivvies with three strangers. They were two big, gruff guys and a blond with a badge. They all stood there for a half-hour. Then the trio let Monks pu ... More >>
It was outlawed. Now it's popular and one of the nation's best teams is just up the road.
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WAMI's programming is local, all right -- if you live in Los Angeles
Now Leave. The police chief is under investigation. The village manager is in denial. The residents don't care to comment. And you can't afford to live there.
But the album's sales are up, up, up. No wonder so many more cops are dying now.
Nine months after he seized and erased a private citizen's video cassette, a Coral Gables lawman finally feels the heat