News Roundup


  • Coral Gables-based Bank United collapsed yesterday in the biggest bank failure of 2009. The remnants were sold to an investor group, and all their offices should be open today. [AFP]
  • A man tried to set fire to a synagogue on Miami Beach, but was caught on video. The suspect has been arrested. [CBS4]
  • A lady in West Miami-Dade left her toddler in her pick-up truck all day while she worked inside a Petsmart. The child died. [CBS4]
  • Hey Mel Martinez are you leaving the Senate early? "This is crazy shit." What? [The Hill]
  • Two pit bulls in Ft. Lauderdale attacked a woman and two small dogs. [CBS4]


  • College Baseball: FSU picked off UM in the ACC tournament, which is a very unfortunate thing indeed. UM still gets to play BC Friday, and a win would keep the hope alive that they'd host a regional -- in Jim Morris's eyes at least. [Herald]
  • Robert Marve officially committed to Purdue, so there's that. [AP]
  • UM's Jacory Harris, aka the guy who took Marve's QB job, will be working out with Dante Culpepper this summer. [NBCMiami]

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Kyle Munzenrieder