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Stunning Timelapse Video Shows Thunderstorm Over Miami

Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

There's a 40 percent chance of rain and scattered T-storms in the forecast for Monday night in Miami. While you'll most likely be keeping dry indoors ...

Just Like The Old Days

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Miami

The sound of crickets chirping is just about the only thing filling up Marlins Park these days. A new name, new uniforms, and a new ballpark didn't...

Rick Scott's Security Blocks Silent Protestor

Posted 08.02.2013 | Miami

A silent protestor was blocked by Florida Governor Rick Scott's security team during an appearance in South Florida Thursday morning. As first rep...

Wrong Place. Wrong Time. Wrong Costumes.

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Miami

Wrong place. Wrong time. Wrong costumes. Over the weekend, Boca Raton police held at gunpoint five men dressed in military-style uniforms and armed...

Autistic Man Kept In 'Dungeon-Like' Room

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

SWEETWATER, Fla. — Police in a southwest Florida city say charges are pending against a woman whose autistic 30-year-old son was found living in...

'Boycott Dirty Blondes' Movement Snowballs

Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.01.2013 | Miami

Earlier this week, an Instagram video that captured the beatdown of two customers by bouncers at Fort Lauderdale beach bar Dirty Blondes went viral, i...

Sexual Battery Conviction Tossed Over Clothes Worn In Court

Sun Sentinel | Marc Freeman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

It's routine in criminal court for jailed male defendants to show up for trial in shirts and ties, lest jurors see jail duds and think of them as guil...

Miami Has Become 'A Boomtown For Mercenaries'

Miami New Times | Michael Miller | Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

The cops lay motionless and silent on the sand -- two ink stains on an already bruise-black night. Through night-vision goggles, they surveilled the c...

An Open Letter on Library Closures

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Closing half-of-our-libraries is one of the most egregious insults Miami has ever faced. Many are in low-income areas which will really affect poor adults who rely on the library system for online access.

Gunman Placed Bizarre 911 Call Before Shootings

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- The South Florida man who went on a shooting spree at his apartment complex, killing six people, called 911 to report he was being followed a...

Look Inside Shakira's $14.95 Million Mansion

Posted 07.31.2013 | Miami

Shakira is selling her Miami Beach mansion for $14.95 million, and she's making no small profit. The "Voice" mentor bought the property for a "paltry"...

Speaker: No Reason To Change 'Stand Your Ground' Without This

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

TAMPA - State House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday he's willing to consider legislation changing the state's "stand your ground" law but first ...

Why These 6 Libraries Are Saved -- For Now

| Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Francisco Alvarado Community outrage over Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's decision to potentially...

The Best Deals of Miami Spice 2013

Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

Every summer we look forward to Miami Spice so we can wine and dine at Miami's top restaurants without having to break the bank. Starting Wednesda...

Things Didn't Go Well For The Marlins On Twitter

Posted 07.30.2013 | Miami

This wasn't going to end well Monday night: Want to see your tweets on the @MarlinsPark jumbo screen? Send us your best #LetsGoFish #iloveMarlinsP...

Why We're Safe For A Few Weeks

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 09.28.2013 | Miami

Florida is probably safe from a hurricane hit over the next couple of weeks, thanks to the same atmospheric conditions that mangled Tropical Storms Ch...

Substance In Luggage Sickens Airport Workers

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Four people were hospitalized after authorities say a small pesticide container spilled at the Miami International Airport. Miami-Dade Fire ...

AWFUL: 15-Year-old Boy Gunned Down A Block From Home

Vanessa Martin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

Another teenager was the victim of a deadly shooting near Miami over the weekend. The boy, identified by CBS Miami and WSVN as 15-year-old Bobby G...

Meet Miami's Cocktail Professor

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

In recent years, Miami's cocktail culture has boomed thanks to a few pioneers who are dedicated to the craft of a perfectly executed drink. At the for...

17-Year-Old Aspiring Nurse Among Florida Apartment Shooting Victims

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.27.2013 | Miami

HIALEAH, Fla. -- Pedro Vargas killed six neighbors in a shooting rampage over the weekend in South Florida. Five of them lived in his suburban Miami a...

New Case of Libramnesia Confirmed in Miami

Thea Montanez | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Thea Montanez

No, Libramnesia is not the name of a woman or the latest mixed drink. Libramnesia is a highly common, but under-treated social condition that causes its sufferers to completely forget about libraries or even worse, believe libraries are irrelevant.

This City Has The Worst Drivers In The Entire U.S.

Posted 07.29.2013 | Miami

A writer for Slate has crunched the numbers and uncovered something that many of us already know: Miami has the worst drivers in the country. Brian...

The Best Barbecue?

Vanessa Martin | Posted 07.26.2013 | Miami

Former Top Chef season 3 contestant and barbecue extraordinaire Howie Kleinberg may have earned the nickname 'Bulldog' for his tough guy attitude on t...

Container Of Depleted Uranium Found At Airport

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Miami

(Updates with details on uranium, quotes from airport spokeswoman) MIAMI, July 25 (Reuters) - A 55-gallon drum containing depleted ur...

Girl, 3, Left Alone With Assault Rifles And A Grenade

Posted 09.24.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- A three-year-old child was found alone Wednesday evening in her father's Little Havana apartment building, where she had been left among high...