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On a Florida Highway, a Tragic Scene

Cops: Toddler twins found dead in parked SUV, woman critically injured after jumping off overpass

(Newser) - A tragic scene unfolded early Friday along a South Florida highway, where police say twin toddlers were found dead in a parked SUV. Police in Miami-Dade County say they received multiple 911 calls around 2am reporting two young children in a vehicle alongside the Golden Glades Interchange, which is where...

Helicopter Crashes Into Miami-Area Canal

Woman survived but man later succumbed to his injuries

(Newser) - Emergency workers in South Florida on Wednesday rescued two people, one who later died, from a canal after their helicopter crashed, reports the AP. The helicopter, a Hughes 369 aircraft, was carrying two people from Fort Myers when it crashed into a canal about three miles west of Miami Executive...

Mayor: Police Chief Offered to Resign Before He Shot Himself

Miami-Dade's top police official is recovering and 'regaining his strength,' mayor says

(Newser) - Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says the county's top police official offered his resignation hours before he tried to kill himself Sunday night. Police say Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, shot himself after a dispute with his wife at a Tampa hotel. Levine...

Report: Miami's Police Chief Shot Himself While With Wife

Mayor says Alfredo Freddy' Ramirez is in critical but stable condition

(Newser) - The director of the Miami-Dade Police Department was in stable condition after surgery in a Tampa area hospital, the Miami-Dade mayor said Monday, amid reports from local media that he had shot himself. Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez, 52, was in Tampa for a law enforcement conference, officials said. "Following...

Inmate Claims Her Fetus Is Being Unlawfully Detained

Natalia Harrell seeks release of unborn child in lawsuit filed in Florida

(Newser) - A lawsuit filed by a Florida inmate charged with murder alleges unlawful imprisonment—of her fetus. Natalia Harrell, a 24-year-old inmate at Miami-Dade County jail, was six weeks pregnant when she was detained in July on a charge of second-degree murder, according to the suit filed Thursday. Now eight months...

FTX Looks for Missing $400M, Asks Customers to Stay Away

Exchange's name is coming off Miami arena after bankruptcy filing

(Newser) - FTX has asked its customers to not go onto its website while it investigates what it said could be an expensive hack. A crypto analytics firm said more than $400 million worth of crypto funds seems to be missing, the Wall Street Journal reports. The US counsel for FTX, Ryne...

3 Arrested After TSA Agent Gunned Down in Front of Child

Jasmine Martinez allegedly used PPP loan to hire hitman to kill Le'Shonte Jones

(Newser) - A hitman who fatally shot a young mother in front of her 3-year-old daughter was paid with a federal loan meant to help small businesses during the pandemic, according to police in Florida. Jasmine Martinez had requested the Paycheck Protection Program loan to keep her beauty salon operating, though it'...

Inspection Shuts Miami Landmark for Repairs
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Miami Landmark to Reopen After Inspection

Dade County Courthouse was shut after condo tower collapsed

(Newser) - Update: The historic courthouse in downtown Miami is scheduled to reopen Dec. 6, now that an inspection ordered after the Surfside condo building collapse has been completed. An outside firm, EXP, issued an engineering report last month saying it discovered no structural problems involving steel columns in the Dade County...

A Twist for Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Teen

Cops say Heiry Calvi, 41, who allegedly had sexual relationship with 15-year-old, is 8 months pregnant

(Newser) - A Florida teacher arrested last week on accusations that she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student is eight months pregnant, per CBS Miami . It's not known who the father is of Heiry Calvi's unborn child, according to the outlet. However, the 41-year-old teacher came under scrutiny...

5 Miami Beach Cops Charged After 'Unspeakable' Actions

Footage shows officers kicking suspect and tackling, punching a bystander

(Newser) - Five police officers have been charged with battery after two Black men were violently arrested at a hotel in South Beach in Miami Beach. The arrests last week were captured on surveillance video recorded by the Royal Palm Hotel , the AP reports. The footage picks up Delonta Crudup running into...

Death Toll at 5, More Remains ID'd in Surfside

Number unaccounted for dropped to 156 Saturday, mayor said

(Newser) - Rescue crews found another body in the rubble of a collapsed 12-story condominium tower near Miami on Saturday, raising the death toll to five as they raced to recover any survivors while fighting back fire and smoke deep inside the concrete and metal remains. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced...

Florida Condo Building Crumbles: 'It Felt Like an Earthquake'

At least one dead, 8 injured after Champlain Towers South condo partially collapses

(Newser) - Search and rescue efforts continue after a condo tower partially collapsed overnight in the town of Surfside, Fla., just north of Miami Beach. Sources tell CBS Miami that at least one person has died, while ABC11 reports at least eight have been hospitalized with injuries, with one person said to...

Cops: Boy Shot in 'Drive-By,' With Dad Behind the Wheel

Father of 10-year-old charged with child neglect after paintball incident leads to real gun violence

(Newser) - Police say a Florida man agreed to take his son out for a "drive-by" shooting using a paintball marker, which ended with the 10-year-old boy being shot with a real gun. Michael Williams, 26, drove his van as his son leaned out, firing off paintballs into a crowd of...

Firefighter Too Late to Save Wife From Blaze at Own Home

'His whole world has been flipped upside down'

(Newser) - A Florida firefighter who rushed to the scene of a local fire made an awful discovery this week. Per a GoFundMe page set up by fellow firefighter Christopher Morales, Corey Logan, a 20-year veteran of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, was working overtime Tuesday when he got a Ring alert on his...

Miami Backtracks on Reopening
Miami Backtracks on Reopening

Miami Backtracks on Reopening

'It is a hard blow,' restaurant owner says as coronavirus cases jump

(Newser) - As coronavirus cases multiply in the area, Miami-Dade County has decided it's not ready for a full reopening after all. An executive order by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez again closes gyms and prohibits in-restaurant dining, per the New York Times . "I am continuing to roll back business openings,...

Trump Tweet Set Off Mad Scramble Among Aides
Trump Tweet Set Off Mad
Scramble Among Aides
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Trump Tweet Set Off Mad Scramble Among Aides

Retweet of 'white power' video caused a ruckus, but he had left for golf course

(Newser) - President Trump set off a firestorm Sunday morning when he retweeted a video (watch it here , but note language) of a Trump supporter shouting "white power" to counterprotesters in a Florida retirement community. The tweet came down about three hours later, and the White House said Trump hadn't...

'Seriously?????' Jaws Drop Over $10M Renaming Offer

It's hard to imagine going to BangBros Center

(Newser) - BangBros Center? Technically, possible—in reality, don't hold your breath. But the porn site best known for mixing sex with vans says it's offering $10 million to rename the Miami Heat's arena for 10 years once American Airlines' sponsorship ends this year, CNET reports. "We intend...

Girl Shot by Coast Guard Dad Dies 9 Days Later

Case is now a triple murder-suicide

(Newser) - McKenna Presnar should have spent Christmas Day celebrating with her family. Instead, the 8-year-old succumbed to her injuries Christmas morning at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami—nine days after she was shot by her own father . Police say the case is now a triple murder-suicide, WPLG reports. Police say...

Cops Must Return Stripper's $20K in Cash

Miami-Dade police must also pay the woman's legal fees

(Newser) - Police in Florida have been ordered by a judge to pay back nearly $20,000 they seized from a stripper. Judge Rodney Smith ruled in favor of 20-year-old Lizmixell Batista and her husband, Ras Cates, in the case that began with a May traffic stop in Miami. Miami-Dade officers said...

Florida Mall to Be America's Biggest—by a Long Shot

You'll definitely need a map

(Newser) - In an era of shuttered shopping malls, the biggest one in America is set to be built. Officials in Florida's Miami-Dade County last month approved zoning changes for a 6.2-million-square-foot shopping and entertainment center on a 174-acre site off the Florida Turnpike, complete with an indoor water park,...

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