Four were killed and several seriously injured in the Fourth of July Dinner Key boating tragedy, when a 32-foot Contender powerboat slammed into the side of a 36-foot Carrera. But the carnage might actually have been worse if not for the heroic response of a marine tow crew, which was among the firs ... More >>
The U.S. Coast Guard recently unveiled some new high-tech, high-speed boats and already they're showing spoils. The coast guard cutters Charles Sexton and Paul Clark last week intercepted two drug smuggling boats in the Caribbean and seized about $3 million worth of pot and cocaine. The drugs will b ... More >>
A man lead police on a wild chase this morning after he escaped from Jackson Memorial Hospital's crisis center. The unidentified suspect had been placed their under the Baker Act to undergo a mental evaluation, but managed to slip out and then tried to steal a car before successfully stealing a bike ... More >>
Miami is bizarre enough of a place already that sometimes we forget it's one of three corners of the Bermuda Triangle, the purportedly supernatural stretch of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to myth, ships go missing under mysterious circumstances. Well, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ag ... More >>
Baseball is America's pastime. But it's also an international business that sucks in scores of foreign-born players every year. Behind that business are men who secret ballplayers into the United States in exchange for a slice of their future earnings. This side of baseball tends to remain in the s ... More >>
Thirty weekend revelers and a dog were pulled from the waters off of Miami yesterday after a catamaran they were on began taking on water and capsized. Luckily there were no reports of death or serious injuries, but the rescue effort was intense and the unlicensed captain could be facing charges.
If you've been having a harder time trying to find a random stranger at the club with an extra bump, there might be a good reason for it. There's been a staggering 40 percent drop in the number of Americans who use cocaine since 2006. "I've never seen such a rapid decline for such an addictive dru ... More >>
The internet is scornful again. This time, it's a music video called "Booty Pop", in which a 6-year-old South Florida aspiring rapper named Albert Roundtree, Jr. uses a super soaker to hose down gyrating chicks in bikinis, which has made the world wide web very angry. Vibe thought about calling chi ... More >>
A large white tube mysteriously washed up on a stretch of Miami Beach sands this morning and caused officials to order beach goers to evacuate. WSVN reports that the U.S. Navy is now investigating. Updated: It's totally a U.S. Navy training mine.
Just a year after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf and just in time for Earth Day there are reports of oil washing up on the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne. Oil has also been spotted on the shores of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach.
Rakontur is currently finishing up Square Grouper, their documentary on Miami's pot smuggling heydays, but that's not all in the past. The South Florida US Attorney's Office announced that they recently found a boat just miles off the coast of Miami packed with 800 pounds of pot. Four arrests hav ... More >>
via U.S. Coast GuardIncendiary device prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico.The BP oil spill has put all of South Florida in an officially declared State of Emergency. Not long before that announcement was made, we reached out to seafood industry folks ... More >>
via U.S. Coast GuardA shark can smell a single drop of blood in one million drops of water.Twenty-nine days later, and oil continues to flow from a hole 5,000 feet below the ocean's surface. BP's actions continue to threaten the Gulf and maybe the Atlantic's commercial fishing industry. Today, th ... 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 US Coast GuardCrews trying to put out the flame after the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.This morning, Gov. Charlie Crist announced the entire state of Florida should brace for the impact of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecologists and residents are alr ... More >>
This makes a lot of sense looking back at it: Miami Dade College was responsible for administering tests to Miami-Dade Police officers to be considered for promotions, but the college screwed up the process. So cops who didn't get good scores were sometimes promoted, while office ... More >>
A skeleton walks into a bar and says, "Can I get a beer and a mop?" No seriously, mini lobster sport season in Florida opened last week (regular season starts tomorrow) and four divers have already ended up dead, crushed within the deadly claws of murderous mini-lobsters staging a well-organized un ... More >>
Tourists can't wait to get next to them — even if they are eating machines.
Murdoch Gears Up To Buy Newsday - Rupert Murdoch has offered the Tribune Company $580 million to purchase Newsday and further solidify his hold on the tabloid papers in New York. If the deal goes through, Murdoch will own 3 of the 10 largest circulation newspapers in the country. Turnpike Tolls May ... More >>
When Cubans leave their homeland, things can get lots worse.
John and Yoko would be proud A few dozen demonstrators gathered late Tuesday in South Beach to protest the war in Iraq and rally to bring the troops home. Waving signs that read "Honk" and "Bush, Cheney, send your own kids," the 42 volunteers from the action group moveon.org were among hundreds ... More >>
A voyage into the murky underworld off Key Largo turns deadly
He climbed. He saw. He hasn't yet conquered the mystery of his missing brother.
After thirteen years in Miami, Omila Foufoune Cesaire faces deportation to the Haiti she fled in fear
For more than two decades Donna Weaver has been trying to solve the mystery of her husband's disappearance, but the U.S. government insists it's a secret
Haiti and Cuba
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
Beauties, bozos, and balls
Immigration attorney Cheryl Little spent years banging her head against INS bureaucracy, until a Haitian boat cracked it open
Half Moon Kayaking/Snorkeling Trip
A new crackdown on Biscayne Bay's sponge poachers has netted an entire Cuban subculture
Regattus interruptus aboard the Special Warfare dampens historic nude fest
June 18 - 24, 1998
Like Billy says: "It's a mystery"
Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas
Historic landmarks in preservation limbo
Tony Bryant is a black militant, a hijacker, a survivor of Cuban prisons, and a Castro-hating commando. And don't you forget it.
Here's a new idea: Haitian babies born at the Guantanamo Naval Station should be considered U.S. citizens
Corri Barrs says there's something you should know about the garbage that's washing up on the shores of Matheson Hammock