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 >>
The man charged with the murder of South Beach drag queen Wanda pleaded not-guilty in Tampa circuit court yesterday. Deandre Breshaun Tolliver, who appeared before Judge Kimberly K. Fernandez, was also charged with armed robbery in the first degree and armed burglary of a dwelling with battery. Al ... More >>
A tragic scene at a local car wash has left one man dead and his killer on the loose. As already noted by Miami New Times' Riptide, Miami rapper Bizzle (born Robert Labranche) was shot and killed last night by an unidentified assassin at NW Seventh Avenue and NW 54th Street in Liberty City. He was ... More >>
As Republicans parade through Tampa this week touting their party's platform, one formerly signature Florida issue -- Jeb Bush's Stand Your Ground law -- has been nowhere to be found. That probably has something to do with the ongoing trial just down the road in Orlando of George Zimmerman, who spar ... More >>
Read our in-depth article about the bizarre attempted murder case that landed Riley in jail.Yathomas Riley has spent more than two years behind bars for a crime he likely didn't commit: the attempted murder of his then-girlfriend on June 10, 2010.Now, however, the undefeated heavyweight boxer is fin ... More >>
Carolyn Dukeshire, a 62-year-old Florida Keys woman known to residents as the "Sea Hag," sits behind bars on charges of first-degree murder after police say she shot a man five times after he refused to give her a beer. The incident occurred last night after the victim, 64-year-old Martin Mazur, has ... More >>
Two separate murder-suicides in Miami-Dade County last night left two husbands and wives dead. The first incident involved 69-year-old Luis Yrigoyen who shot his wife before shooting himself while the couple's adult children were in their home downstairs watching a football game. The seco ... More >>
Oscar Alvarado-Montoya and his friends gave Michael Rodriguez a beer. Rodriguez returned the favor by hitting Alvarado-Montoya over the head with the bottle. The injury would turn out to be fatal, and now Rodriquez faces first-degree murder charges.
Last night, an unidentified North Miami man killed his wife, then failed in his attempt to kill himself. Police say that the couple's three children, ages 4, 11, and 13, were home at the time. The children were unhurt, but one of the kids may have witnessed the father murdering his mother.
A mother and her adult son were fatally stabbed Wednesday night during a domestic dispute in a West Miami Dade home. The killer then turned the knife on himself but survived. When police arrived shortly after 7 p.m. at a home on 133rd Place and Southwest 58th Terrace, they found a gruesome scene ... More >>
Cheer up buddy. I've got decree powers!Hugo Chávez won't be making any Obama-like compromises in 2011. The Venezuelan National Assembly is expected to pass a ley habilitante today that would allow the bombastic president -- best known for his twitter histrionics -- to pass laws by decree for 12 ... More >>
Frank Alonso has been charged with second degree murderWe all know cigarettes are deadly, but for at least the second time this year in Miami a man has died following a fight that started over a cigarette. An unidentified 54-year-old man is dead after a fight broke out somehow spurred by an& ... More >>
A bizarre murder-suicide attempt today has left one octogenarian dead, and another injured. Police are investigation and incident in which an 87-year-old man pulled a gun on an 84-year-old woman and then apparently turned it toward himself.
via CBS4In today's news roundup: A dead body is found in a truck, a teacher drives while under the influence of booze and Xanax, and those huge LCD billboards in downtown Miami have a long way to go before they're erected.
via CBS4 Vanhouston D. Flowers's body was found decomposed and floating in a canal.In today's roundup of horrible crimes and other assorted sins, a shooting victim is left paralyzed, a man dies while in the custody of the Miami Beach Police, an SUV somehow lands directly atop a Honda, Vanhouston ... More >>
Ramon Loret Demola, age 73, was walking on the sidewalk along SW Eighth Street near 24th Avenue yesterday when he was struck by what's being described as a white or light silver or gray SUV. The driver, who witnesses say was talking on a cell phone, drove his car onto the sidewalk, hit Demola, and d ... More >>
Soccer casualty Andrés EscobarTwo men named Escobar, both born in Medellín, both shot to death. The first was Pablo, the cold-blooded drug lord, mass murderer, and soccer obsessive who reigned over Colombia like a bloated, blood-soaked, black-eyed Komodo dragon. The second was Andrés, a futbol ... More >>
via Just NewsJaniel PerezJaniel M. Perez, 26, is charged with murdering a man over the weekend. The victim was found Saturday at 650 SW 65th Ave. with multiple stab wounds, a knife sticking out of his neck, and his left ear and nose hacked by the hands of his killer. Perez was also found on the ... More >>
via WSVNU.S. Marshals Captured two men wanted for the murder of a Maryland woman late last year after they were tipped off the pair was in Miami.Joel Milburn, 20 and Seth Jedlicka, only 17, were arrested today at the Motel Blanco at 5255 Biscayne Blvd.They are two of four men believed to be invol ... More >>
Miami Beach Police were called this morning to Akoya, the luxury high-rise condo with the familiar crown-like structure on top in Mid-Beach, to face the possibility of a jumper. When they arrived at 7 a.m., they found the dead body of a man on the south side of the building.Inside an apartment in ... More >>
Rodney Miller, 18, was arrested yesterday in the July shooting at a birthday party in Overtown in which two were left dead, and 10 others shot. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder. There are six MySpace pages registered to a Rodney Miller in Miami. Though listing his age as 1 ... More >>
Who is the Miami Beach cop who killed twice in one week?
A Palm Coast man was arrested and charged with first degree murder of a Miami man, on Thursday. Courtesy of the Miami-Dade Police Department Antoin Lennard Eleby, 31, of Palm Coast is charged with murdering a Miami man. Antoin Lennard Eleby, 31, was apprehended by Daytona Beach police at ... More >>
Miami Police hurry to investigate the murder of a gay meth dealer. Blame reality TV.
Nearly two and half years ago, New Times covered the story of a botched abortion which resulted in a live birth. Belkis Gonzalez, the owner of the Hialeah clinic, cut the umbilical cord after staff started screaming that the child was alive, she then sealed the child in a bio-hazard bag and through ... More >>
Local accused of being the most prolific serial killer in Miami history.
And the one man who saw the murderer is being deported to Jamaica.
In Opa-locka, gang warfare, drug dealing, and decay are a way of life
A grieving woman spirals off the rails and takes us with her
A recently released report suggests that investigators are trying to implicate Denise Calvo in the murder of her husband
Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?
The murderous violence that has recently gripped Opa-locka may have died along with its most infamous victim
A wealthy couple disappears, the slumbering Metro-Dade Police Department awakens, and the ghastly deeds of Miami's Sun Gym gang at last come to an end.
Metro-Dade detective Ramesh Nyberg's novel approach features a hero addicted to hot peppers and a lot of local color