At 7 a.m. this morning, 829 polling sites opened in schools, storefronts and churches around Miami-Dade County. And despite the fact that almost half of likely Florida voters have already cast ballots, imposing lines quickly formed, snaking out front doors and down sidewalks -- and forcing some to a ... More >>
Back in August 2010, Luka Rocco Magnotta joined Miami Beach 411 and posted a new thread to the popular discussion board: "I just moved to Miami and love it," he announced over a self portrait in Moscow. Later that day, he posted photos of himself in a Lotus, supposedly parked in Miami, with an invit ... More >>
For the first time since the ugly Republican primaries ended with a Mitt Romney win, the GOP nominee has opened up a clear lead over President Obama among Florida voters, mostly for one, simple reason: the economy, stupid.More surprising than the six point lead Romney nabbed in a new poll out this m ... More >>
Yesterday, WikiLeaks dumped a trove of emails from a Texas-based intelligence firm called Stratfor that includes an insider talking about Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's cancer. If the firm's Venezuelan sources are any good, it's very bad news for the Bolivarian strongman.Citing a "well-connec ... More >>
Richard Steinberg apparently learned very little from Anthony Weiner's downfall. Steinberg, a Democratic member of the Florida House from Miami Beach, has admitted this morning to sending a number of "inappropriate" text messages to a married female prosecutor, starting with this cringeworthy ope ... More >>
When Alan Reynolds learned Mitt Romney would be holding a rally in Hialeah last week, the local conservative was ecstatic: Not only could he see his favorite GOP contender in person, he could unleash the perfect sign. "My wife is Cuban-American, he's holding a rally at a Hialeah lunch spot, so I ... More >>
Two days after Oakland police arrested hundreds of protesters in violent clashes, Occupy Miami activists are facing their own impending deadline: Miami-Dade County has ordered them to leave their campsite outside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center by sundown tonight or face arrest for trespassin ... More >>
Mitt Romney released his tax filings late last night as he desperately tries to run down Newt Gingrich's ballooning lead in Florida, telling a Tampa audience: "I'm proud of the fact that I pay a lot of taxes."But in the harsh light of morning, it's hard to see how Floridians will be swayed by see ... More >>
Silently judging other people is one of my top ten favorite activities of all time, but I was still a bit nervous when I found out I'd been called for the very first time to the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building to serve my civic duty of jury service.Well, yesterday I showed up, sat in that bi ... More >>
illustration by Pat KinsellaAs always, we'll start Riptide's annual tradition of counting down our list of the year's worst cops with a caveat: being a cop in the 305 is one of the toughest law enforcement gigs in the country and despite the weekly headlines here, most Dade cops do good work. As ... More >>
Colorful characters involved in the Republican primary are about as common as minor scandals over at The Miami Herald, so it only makes sense that somehow those two worlds would collide.Remember back in 2009 when a Navy spokesman at Guantanamo Bay accused veteran Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg o ... More >>
via Yahoo SportsNevin ShapiroNevin Shapiro and his Coral Gables attorney, Maria Elena Perez, have the national media eating out of their hands these days. Shapiro is trying to bring down UM's football program, and Perez -- who's not in jail -- has helped him by making TV appearances. But the pair wa ... More >>
via Yahoo SportsEx-UM standout tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. balling with Nevin Shapiro.During the early segment of 560 WQAM's Michael Irvin show, Yahoo Sports investigative reporter Dan Wetzel gave his take on convicted Ponzi schemer and former University of Miami athletic booster Nevin Shapiro, who ... More >>
Michael E. MillerMiami Police chief Miguel Exposito.How little of a sh*t does Miami Police chief Miguel Exposito give about a recent report assessing his department?He didn't even bother to spell the author's name correctly in his response.But typos aside, Exposito's main arguments came through l ... More >>
photo by Bill CookeBack in March, we were the first to detail local author Frank Owen's charges that Gerald Posner had plagiarized dozens of passages in his latest book, Miami Babylon, from Owen's 2003 book Clubland. The case opened the floodgates on what looks like Posner's career-long habit of ... More >>
As an apparent follow-up to our cover story about the Miami Beach Police Department's many problems and excessively high pay, CBS4 is reporting about the case of Feras Ahmad, who was hired as a part time officer in 2007. Just as staff writer Tim Elfrink wrote last month, Ahmad says serving ... More >>
After keeping relatively tight lipped about the matter, The Miami Herald has unveiled the results of its internal investigation into claims by a Navy Commander Jeff Gordon that he was "sexually harassed" by the paper's GitMo correspondent Carol Rosenberg. In short, Rosenberg ... More >>
"They are all in hiding, living like Anne Frank, victims of a pit bull holocaust in Miami-Dade."
"Though Diveroli seems like a sleaze, everything he has done seems to be legal. The prosecutors rushed into a very legally shaky case."
The graphic novel reigns at this year's edition.
"The whole situation makes me sick. I have no doubt Pinzur will be Burgess's loyal lap dog"
"Maybe these crazed South Americans are simply twisted backward from childhoods of dodging bullets and finding cocaine mixed into the sugar bowl."