With George Zimmerman's trial starting in Central Florida this week for the murder of Miami-area teen Trayvon Martin, the controversial case has rocketed back to the headlines. Fox News, however, appears to have taken a novel approach to its coverage of the tragedy, and recently invited a guest on w ... More >>
Mina Coleman was standing in the driveway of her Tamiami home when she noticed her pack of puppies scrapping over something in the dirt. Vultures circled in the blue sky above. They must have gotten out through that damn hole in the fence again, she thought as she stomped through the backyard. They' ... More >>
When it comes to war-mongering, President Barack Obama has at times put his predecessor, George W. Bush, to shame. Consider the commander-in-chief's cold-hearted use of unmanned drones to fight America's war on terror. He's launched more than five times as many drone strikes than Bush did, according ... More >>
Sitting in a car with two unidentified men near NW 152nd Street and Sixth Avenue in the parking lot of an apartment complex, Kenneth "Nu Money" Casilla was murdered. According to Miami-Dade Police Department (via NY1), the Brooklyn-bred, Miami-based rapper and Rich Mafia crew member was shot and ki ... More >>
A bit of tooth can ruin a good blowjob. Entirely too much tooth can land you behind bars on attempted murder charges.Priscilla Vaughn, a 29-year-old Orange County escort, was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly attacking a client and attempting to bite off his genitals.
Officer Reinaldo Goyo, a City of Miami police officer who shot and killed Travis McNeill, a 28-year-old unarmed black man during a traffic stop, has been officially terminated from his position. Goyo had previously avoided criminal manslaughter charges after prosecutors declined to pursuit the case, ... More >>
The father of a 13-year-old girl who was shot and killed while riding a school bus in Miami last month has committed suicide just over a month after the original tragedy. Armando Guzman's body was found dead inside a car near Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.
Krishna Maharaj was a powerful local newspaper publisher when he was arrested in 1986 and accused of a grisly crime: the brutal double murder of a father and son in a downtown Miami hotel room. Maharaj was convicted, but as we reported back in 2007, the Trinidadian millionaire insisted he had been s ... More >>
Troubled anti-virus software guru and murder suspect John McAfee landed in Miami last night after getting deported from Guatemala, where he'd fled from an investigation into his neighbor's shooting death. McAfee was allowed to go free after landing at MIA, and spent the night at Ocean Drive's Beacon ... More >>
Sean Dugas used to work the crime beat at The Pensacola News Journal, and sadly his death may be just as bizarre as the crimes he covered. Dugas had been missing since late August. His body was uncovered this weekend, buried in a Georgia backyard in a plastic container that has been encased in concr ... More >>
This afternoon, Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell are meeting with Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa to ask him what he is doing to address a violent gang war that has enveloped Liberty City over the past three months. "We're going to ask him what t ... More >>
George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie Zimmerman, now finds herself behind bars in the same facility where her husband is being held on second-degree murder charges. Seminole County Sheriff's deputies arrested her this afternoon on a single perjury charge. The charge stems from accusations that the Zimmer ... More >>
George Zimmerman will finally be charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to a report from the Washington Post. The charges will be announced in a news conference later this afternoon. However, it's not clear what charges Zimmerman will face.Update at 6:07 p.m.: While emphasiz ... More >>
The number of "justifiable" deaths in Florida that have resulted from self defense has tripled since 2005 when then-Governor Jeb Bush signed the "Stand Your Ground" law. That's the same law that has so far kept George Zimmerman out of jail for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Though, even the ... More >>
Whitey Houston, dead at 48. While the cause remains unknown, the circumstances surrounding the singer's untimely death suggest that she may have drowned in her Beverly Hilton hotel room after falling asleep in the bathtub. It goes without saying, Xanax and bubble baths don't mix well. And nei ... More >>
via FIUSports.comQuentin Wyche, the man accused of murdering FIU running back Kendall Berry during an on-campus confrontation in March 2010, could walk free without a trial thanks to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law that was championed by former governor Jeb Bush. At least that's what his attorn ... More >>
Thirty years ago today, the Miami-Dade morgue had more dead bodies than it could handle. So to keep the surplus cadavers on ice, the medical examiner's office rented a refrigerated truck. The $800-a-month rental was a symbol of Miami's ignominious distinction as the nation's murder capital, large ... More >>
Nineteen-year-old Andy Rodriguez has been found guilty of the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Juan Carlos Rivera. The two teens, then both students at Coral Gables Senior High School, got into a fight at the school in September 2009 that ended with Rodriguez fatally stabbing Rivera with box c ... More >>
Casey AnthonyWelp, turns out she didn't do it.Or, at least she won't be going to jail for it -- Orlando's Casey Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter yesterday, and, depending on how the legal wranglings go, will probably get to go home before the weekend, which should be ... More >>
As black Miami simmers over seven fatal shootings in seven months by City of Miami cops, you'd think Chief Miguel Exposito's priority would be convincing the community he's serious about investigating the deaths.Yet Exposito quickly lost credibility by getting in a tit-for-tat with State Attorney ... More >>
In a Jacksonville courthouse yesterday, Alexandra V. Tobias, 22, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the death of her 3-month-old son, Dylan Lee Edmondson. Her chilling motive: The boy was annoying Tobias while she was trying to play the highly addictive Facebook game Farmville. ... More >>
Dexter Morgan, the fictional anti-hero of local author Jeff Lindsay's book series and Showtime's hit drama, trades in on Miami's violent image as a crime scene analyst by day and a serial killer of other serial killers by night. Though, the violence, as Miami's tourism boards might want to let yo ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsIn today's roundup of the woes of South Florida: An airboat accident injures a young girl, another Florida panther dies thanks to careless drivers, the father who beat his son to brain-death in a "boxing lesson" will face murder charges, and our old friend Principal "Eat Shit and ... More >>
via Bennovackjr.comThe bizarre saga of Ben Novack Jr. -- the amputee-porn-lovin' Fontainebleau heir found murdered in a New York hotel room last summer -- is finally closer to a conclusion. His wife, Narcy Novack, and three other accomplices were indicted in New York today an ... More >>
Edwin Valero racked up an impressive 29-0 record in his professional boxing career, all ending with KOs, with 19 in the first round. The Venezuelan was never destined to be popular in Miami, considering he had a giant portrait of Hugo Chávez tattooed on his chest, but he's dead now. He was ... More >>
The ultra-posh Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, where your average room price exceeds $800 per night, had a disastrous Christmas. The morning of December 24, cops found the body of a giant washed up on the beach behind the hotel. They still haven't identified the 6'9", 335-pound corpse, and homicide ... More >>
Mayoral candidate Tomas Regalado may be accused of not being able to deal with his personal finances (he claims to only be worth $5000 year after year, and once had his wages garnished for not paying taxes), but his campaign manager is doing a good job with his war chest. He's consistently out-raisi ... More >>
The Archdiocese of Miami has finalized plans to close 13 Catholic churches in Miami-Dade and Broward, owing in part to the recession. [Herald]The season's first hurricane, named Bill, took shape in the Atlantic, though it seems to not have its eye on Miami. Tropical Storm Ana, on the other ... More >>
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 >>
Simon Silva, a 66 year-old Miami resident, lived and worked on the property of his unnamed boss and de-facto landlord until he was fired earlier this week. Silva began making arrangements to move out, but the landlord seemingly grew inpatient yesterday and disconnected the air condition du ... More >>
Bad guys, party on! Three of Miami's best prosecutors are getting the boot.
As a lawyer, Barbara Levenson leaped head first into some controversial free speech battles. In 1987, when she was chairwoman of the American Civil Liberties Union's legal panel, she protested the placing of a 100-foot-tall cross at Tamiami Park during Pope John Paul II's visit to Miami. Two years ... More >>
Former FBI agent John Connolly was convicted of second-degree murder in a Miami courtroom last month, and that was the last we thought we'd heard of him. Apparently not, because his lawyers have filed a legal brief asking for the conviction to be thrown out, according to the Boston Globe. His lawy ... More >>
How the Blacks Against Obama leader survived an "assassination" attempt.
A significant Broadway gem comes to Miami
Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers
Wonderland's tale of a porn star's decline might have had resonance if any of it felt real
The murder of fifteen-year-old Jarvis Hilbert hardly came as a surprise. In fact some would say it was inevitable.
Raul Rodriguez said he killed a man during a 1991 holdup at Malaga restaurant. At his trial this spring, the jury didn't see it that way.
A Dade man finds himself accused of raping three young boys. Because he is HIV-positive, prosecutors are calling it attempted murder.
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