Brantley Hargrove

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  • 3 years ago

    Before it came for him, Dan Robinson watched the thing grow. It began as a bolus that descended out of the storm, projecting needle-like vortices that lanced the wheat fields near a lone pump jack. Columnar towers a hundred yards wide gathered and...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    It's a creepy feeling, knowing these masked men have cased you for weeks, studying your every move. Leon Rozio had crossed paths with their kind before — highly organized South American theft gangs that employ sophisticated surveillance and ...

  • 8 years ago

    At 7:15 on a morning in mid-June, Dara Torres strode out to the 25-meter pool at the Coral Springs Aquatic Center, turning heads among the teen and preteen swimmers around the Olympic-sized pool. She's an imposing sight — the striated deltoi...

  • 8 years ago

    Jack Thompson looks nothing like 9/11 orchestrator Mohamed Atta. He wears a slick business suit and lives in a million-dollar home in Coral Gables. Yet the 56-year-old lawyer hand-delivered a letter to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Federico A. M...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Robert Platshorn was a hostage, all right, but you wouldn't have known it from the lush Caribbean scenery outside his hotel window. You wouldn't have figured it from his carefree fishing excursions for marlin and sailfish on luxury yachts or from ...

  • 9 years ago

    Driving his Buick Regal around Aventura, Nicholas Spanakos might seem like just another 70-something snowbird. But look closely. The nose gives him away. It bulges to the right — beaten that way by a few dozen jabs or maybe snapped suddenly ...


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