Eddie Jackson Jr. was once a father figure to a budding basketball genius named LeBron James, but he missed out on a chance to watch LeBron's debut in the NBA. Instead, he reported to the state pen to serve a three-year term for bilking more than $775,000 in a mortgage scam. After LeBron's mother br ... More >>
A pair of Miami burglars added insult to injury during a bizarre home invasion turned sexual assault this morning. After forcing their way into a Brownsville house at gunpoint, one of the robbers proceeded to slap a helpless female victim in the face with his penis while demanding money. The robbe ... More >>
Is hip-hop just a front to fill the private prison system? Can you have the keys to the bakery and the Church of Satan at the same time? Can a man with an ice-cream cone on his face kill another man with his bare hands? That's some wackadoodle scenario shit right there, but these are all healthy an ... 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 >>
Last time we checked in with Chad Johnson, he was hanging out with a homeless guy in South Beach. Next time we check in he could be hanging out with prisoners behind bars. The Broward Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant for Johnson's arrest stemming from a possible violation of his probation.
Fast food really isn't all that fast. Especially in Miami (we've got a great work ethic in this town, don't you know), but apparently that pops up in other parts of the state. An attempted robbery at a Wendy's in Longwood, Florida, was foiled after the workers took too long complying with the woul ... More >>
It's official: Karlie Tomica will be charged with DUI manslaughter for the hit-and-run death of Shore Club executive chef Stefano Riccioletti. The self-described South Beach "Party Princess" will be in court today where she'll officially be hit with the charges.
Karlie Tomica, the self-proclaimed "party princess" that allegedly killed Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti on January 29 in a hit-and-run, is scheduled to appear in court this morning. Tomica is expected to be charged with DUI manslaughter; leaving the scene of an accident involving a dea ... More >>
What happens in the family, used to stay in the family. No longer.The Santiesteban drug clan -- which made millions by running grow houses all over South Florida and smuggling pot up the coast to New York City -- now appears to be falling apart. Earlier today, one of the gang's leaders, Derrick Sant ... More >>
Uncle Luke, The man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wants Miami Police to reclaim the parks for the children.This past September 8, shortly after 9 p.m., things were tense in Gibson ... More >>
For two years, Miguel Exposito was the head honcho at the Miami Police Department. They were jolly times for the Magic City's muckrakers, who made an easy living as Exposito butted heads with Mayor Tomas Regalado and produced a too-crazy-to-be-true litany of scandals and shootings. When he was fired ... More >>
The fallout from ex-chief Miguel Exposito's reign hasn't ended yet.Miguel Exposito may be gone, but the blowback from his turbulent reign atop the Miami Police Department hasn't ended yet. Eight months after the last of seven fatal shootings of young black men by Exposito's force, the U.S. Just ... More >>
And sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
Poor Mike Miller. He sat out a good chunk of last season with a thumb injury, only to return to not win the NBA Finals. Now it turns out he was taken for a financial ride by Ponzi schemer John Johnson. Guy just can't catch a break. Of course, maybe Miller should have done his homework before inve ... 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 >>
In today's senseless murder news, a maintenance worker was shot dead while helping police evict a tenant from an Ocean Drive apartment in South Beach this morning. The shooter and a police officer were also injured, though neither seriously.
Dead rock stars are a dime a dozen. They usually drink themselves to death, overdose on narcotics, crash cars, or get on faulty aircrafts with drunk pilots on drugs who crash cars. But murdered musicians? That's where it gets gruesome. Check out these 10 tales of death by murder.
via FlickrIn today's roundup of horrible things and other news: a tourist couple is robbed at gunpoint, a 15-year-old is fatally shot in Overtown, an 11-year-old is accidentally shot by his own mother, and two people are found hanging in a South Florida park.
"Dudus" Coke, fugitive leader of the Jamaican gang that terrorized South Florida.Elonia and David Reynolds fled crack-flooded Miami Gardens soon after the murder of their daughter. They were afraid-- but not of the drug dealers perched on every corner. It was their own rage that scared them, ... More >>
We all know that the music industry isn't the same anymore for all of these artists and record labels. And in hip-hop, artists have capitalized on being able to put out free mixtapes to promote their upcoming store-bound projects. As such, Rick Ross has been preparing his Memorial Day Weeken ... More >>
Sammi "Sweatheart" has fists of furyYou can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can't take the Jersey out of the girl. Jersey Shore castmate Sammi "Sweatheart" Giancola will be facing criminal assault charges and a civil lawsuit after she got into a brawl at a South Beach club this weekend 24-ye ... More >>
Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence this weekend, and unlike the majority of athlete DUI arrests we hear about it didn't happen on South Beach and did not involve a Bentley.Brown was arrested near Atlanta in his home town late Friday, accor ... 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 >>
Part thug, part street fighter, Rene Martinez flattens his opponents. Can his punch save him from himself?
One week of living and dying in Miami-Dade.
Yep, that's Miami.
Ten murders and Haitian gangs roil the quiet town of North Miami.
Florida moves into the number two spot when it comes to grow houses
Decorated FBI agent John Connolly soon goes on trial for murder in Miami. Too bad he wasn't here when the shots were fired.
Thug life ain't no good life, but it's my life.
Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.