Gov. Rick Scott's chief watchdog was warned about a possible cover up of two inmate deaths, but did nothing about it. According to a Miami Herald report, Melinda Miguel, Scott's chief inspector general, received an anonymous letter in late 2012 about the suspicious deaths of two inmates incarcerate ... More >>
The Broward County Sheriff's Office was part of a state-wide Organized Retail Crime task force that helped nab a massive retail theft ring. According to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, 16 people were arrested in the $15 million statewide shoplifting ring after a year-long investigation. ... More >>
Some of the short-finned pilot whales that had stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park earlier this week may have swam into deeper waters, according to the Coast Guard. About 20 or so whales of the 40 that had stranded themselves were missing on Friday morning, leading officials ... More >>
Marine officials are scrambling to rescue the 41 short-finned pilot whales that have stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park on Sunday. Experts from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, took 15 boats and 31 voluntee ... More >>
Miami-Dade Police pursued an armed gunman into west Broward, where a standoff ensued. Shots were fired on U.S. 27 near Griffin Road, according to police. Reports say the incident started Wednesday morning when two women were shot near the 12300 block of SW 190th Street in southwest Miami-Dade. Co ... More >>
The hit Showtime series Dexter is totally addicting, and it's extra fun to watch here in South Florida, because a lot of scenes are shot here. Any local will have fun picking out sites like the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale, or the waters of Biscayne Bay. It's easy to call out the scenes t ... More >>
Nearing the final outcome in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, local leaders addressed the threat of street riots. Representatives of South Florida law enforcement, faith, and legal communities joined more than a hundred attendees in a packed house at the North Dade Regional Library on Tuesday ... More >>
On the national stage, Florida has a golden reputation for its broad-ranging public records laws, called "Sunshine Laws." But in practice, our government institutions are often piss-poor, stonewalling citizens with noncompliance and intimidation when they request to see certain documents.Proving ... More >>
According to Miami-Dade Police, a third person has died following yesterday's horrific collapse of a parking garage at Miami Dade College's West Campus in Doral.Police say their mission is now a recovery effort and report that a construction worker, Robert Budhoo of Tamarac, is missing beneath the r ... More >>
Florida led the nation in police officers killed in the line of duty in 2011, according to a report released today by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Fourteen of the 173 cops killed this year were in Florida, and four other states had at least 10 police fatalities.According to th ... More >>
Not pictured: body parts.The techniques may be straight out of Dexter, but there's nothing fictional about a number of recent discoveries of severed or chopped-up body parts in South Florida's murky waterways.On November 6, a melange of chopped-up body parts cast in cement in a bucket was discove ... More >>
My favorite Thanksgiving song. Have a happy one. Now quickly onto a topic much more suited for Halloween than Thanksgiving -- the cat killings case. Let's start with the numbers. There were 33 cats killed in the Cutler Bay area of Miami in a short period of time back in the summer of 200 ... More >>
Associated Press No more tears for Leyritz.UPDATED: Judge Marc Gold just issued a directed verdict in the former baseball star's favor on the DUI manslaughter charge, a reliable courthouse source tells me. But Leyritz may still be convicted of a second mansla ... More >>
Violent South American thieves are stealing millions in precious gems ... and getting away with it
How did a careful, experienced dive instructor find himself 200 feet underwater off Hallandale Beach with no way to survive?
Gil Fernandez Jr. could be responsible for as many as nine murders. If he's truly repentant, his former prosecutor says, he needs to confess his sins.
Ex-cop and bodybuilder Gil Fernandez Jr. murdered three men in the Everglades. But he only admits to killing the man he was.
Another family has a story of loss in the Bahamas -- and it could help solve the Gary Weaver case.
For the old cat burglars, all that's left is a movie script, a book proposal, and undying hatred for one another
Be careful when you pack your carryon bag. You might end up in the calaboose.
Davie's first black elected official has had to conquer the town's racist past... and her own fear
South Florida is at the heart of the internet gambling boom -- and of the war to stop it