Brittany Shammas is a staff writer at Miami New Times. She covered education in Naples before taking a job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She joined New Times in 2016.
1 day ago | News
When Satara Monroe tried to cash a paycheck at a local Wells Fargo, the teller called the cops on her. An hour-long police interrogation ended only when her boss drove to the Pompano Beach branch to personally verify the check was legitimate. Fina...
8 days ago | News
The fraudulent Miami Beach company tied to acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was being investigated by the FBI as recently as last summer — and might still be in the bureau's crosshairs, potentially creating a conflict of interest. In a nin...
9 days ago | Election
On Thursday, as a new batch of Broward County ballots was counted, the margins grew tighter in several key Florida races. Those slim margins illustrate the importance of every single vote — but at least one overseas voter in Broward says the count...
9 days ago | News
Brenda Wilcox is a bigtime supporter of President Donald Trump who believes his election has saved America. She's also a World Patent Marketing customer who lost $13,000 to the fraudulent company shuttered by the Federal Trade Commission. So she w...
10 days ago | News
Today President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and announced that his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, would become acting attorney general. Whitaker is a former U.S. attorney in Iowa, but he was also involved in a Miami-based ...
10 days ago | Election
On the back deck of a waterfront seafood restaurant in Cutler Bay last night, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell took the microphone as a congresswoman-elect. With her husband and children by her side, the Ecuadorian-born immigrant and Democrat pledged to wor...