The authorities are onto your old cocaine-stuffed-into-coconuts routine. Your drug subs have been getting busted by the Coast Guard at an alarming rate. Even disguising pounds of cocaine as a replica World Cup trophy didn't work out so well last time you tried.
So if you're a Colombian cartel boss ... More >>
Sup, bro? You totally into that crazy SUPing? You know, that stand-up paddleboarding? Well, the Conservation Commission Marine Patrol is about to cramp your style and issue a ticket if you decide to SUP in certain areas without a life jacket.
A 15-foot boat carrying roughly 600 pounds of marijuana and hashish was oh so close to smuggling the product into Miami on Sunday. The boat was cruising westbound toward our coast when it was spotted by a Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopter crew.
A tip for all you would-be cocaine kingpins: When the FBI catches you off the coast of Colombia with more than 800 pounds of yeyo stashed in your boat, do not argue that "there is nothing wrong with cocaine trafficking." That's exactly the tact John Philip Stirling, a 60-year-old Canadian captain ... More >>
via USCGThe U.S. Coast Guard caught a submarine carrying $180 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean last month. While subs have been used for years to smuggle the white stuff on the West Coast, this is the first time the Coast Guard has intercepted a self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel ru ... More >>
More details continue to emerge in the disturbing and sad case of 2-and-half-year-old Elijah Collins, the boy who was found not breathing in a motel room with feces, urine, a dead animal, and other filth. The boy's parents -- Vincent Collins, 25, and Savannah Sholter, 21 -- remain behind bar ... More >>
Being super drunk and floating off of Florida's beaches on an inflatable raft is a time-honored tradition. It sums up Florida perfectly. Seriously, they should replace that ship on our state seal with a drunk old guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt passed out on a neon-pink raft.Unfortunately, even some ... More >>
As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West.
But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>
US Coast GuardThe world's most famous tar ballsTwenty tar balls washed up on the shores of Key West today, but because sometimes tar balls occur naturally, and other times they're the product of those less dramatic, everyday ways we pollute our oceans (i.e., the shipping industry), it won't be kn ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsAn adult humpback whale, though not the one caught in the BayThere's a humpback whale in Biscayne Bay off Bear Cut, possibly in distress. The U.S. Coast Guard believe he could be caught in a rope attached to an anchor. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati ... More >>
An early morning crash between an SUV and a Nissan Maxima filled with five men has sent all of the Nissan's passengers to the hospital after the car flipped. The driver and a passenger in the SUV took off on foot and have not been found. [CBS4]A house in Miami was sprayed with bullets last ... More >>
88 Haitians found trying to reach America in a 50-ft sail boat were returned by the Coast Guard. [CBS4]The body of a 21-year-old man wanted for murder in Miami was found dead in a field near Fort Pierce next to the body of his 35-year-old girlfriend. [Herald]A female student at South Dade Senior Hig ... More >>
The Coast Guard called off the search for two boaters who went missing of the coast. [NBCMiami]It got really really cold yesterday, how cold was it? Apparently cold enough to warrant this long article. [Herald]Kool & the Gang performed in Cuba on Saturday. Our apologies to th ... More >>
The grandmother who accidently left a 3-month-old baby in a car to die is being charged with aggravated manslaughter. Temperatures in the car reached 134 degrees. [PBPost]She's out on a $10,000 bond. [CBS4]Five Miami-Dade high schools make a national list of the 100 best high schools. [Herald]A crui ... More >>
Amongst other changes, Mayor-elect Regalado plans to start talking about Cuba and Venezuela more. Right after he fixes those potholes and fires Chief Timoney I presume. [Herald]The Coast Guard will unload nearly 5 tons of Cocaine in Miami (or roughly a New Year's Eve worth for SoBe partying) today. ... More >>
Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped