In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
It was 2013, and Tessie Patrick had been hired to write the biography of a woman named Kat Stacks. When the author first Googled the name, she was appalled. Stacks, better-known as Andrea Herrera, was a foul-mouthed 24-year-old, internet-famous for talking smack about rappers. On WorldStarHipHop. ... More >>
Last week, I was having a cappuccino at Brew Urban Café in Fort Lauderdale's Victoria Park when an acquaintance I knew only as Brian, who is about 40 and was wearing a bright-orange jersey, said hello. His tattooed friend plopped down at the table across from us. The friend opened his laptop and li ... More >>
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Last week was a momentous one for Sheriff Al Lamberti. Lamberti's director of law enforcement, Col. Rick Frey, rather abruptly retired. And then in a late-hour Friday news bomb, it was announced that Lamberti had fired Larry Strain, BSO's director of purchasing, and suspended (with pay) John C ... More >>
Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg sent out a memo this evening announcing that Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald editor Humberto Castelló is resigning after seven years at the helm. Even bigger news is Castelló's replacement. GarciaTaking the reins as executive editor at ... More >>
Violent South American thieves are stealing millions in precious gems ... and getting away with it
Bigamy charges and dozens of busts for sham marriages.It must be South Florida.
The DEA's "Twin Oceans" hooked a big fish, but can they reel it in?
101 Haitian refugees sailed north full of hope. They got screwed.
South Florida writers live the life
City Without Art
Daniel Santos, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, via Pembroke Pines, is on his way to the top. Maybe.
Competitive marlin fishers do lots of drinking, tell lots of tales, and, oh yes, sometimes they catch fish.
Pipin Ferreras and his wife, Audrey, challenged the deadly sea. They lost.
The recent bust of a Hollywood importer sheds light on an illegal reptile trade that has adventurous smugglers making easy money
In October a skydiver named Mike McDonald made a fatal leap. He was the third client of Skydive Palm Beach to die in a year.