All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Miami’

Elian Gonzalez: Where Is He 15 Years Later?

Elian Gonzalez was a boy torn between two homes. Elian Gonzalez, at just six years old in 1999, was taken by his mother aboard a homemade raft with 10 other people who were all trying to escape the harsh economic times in Cuba. The raft sank, killing all of the adults, leaving Elian Gonzalez alone on an innertube. He was …

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Jaguars Player Tries to Use Gum as Currency

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz was arrested early Sunday morning after attempting to “purchase” several items at a grocery store at the Ocean Reef Suits in Miami Beach, Florida. Gratz was out of cash at the time, and decided to attempt to use bubble gum as legal tender. According to a Miami Beach Police Department report, a seemingly besotted Gratz …

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Alex Rodriguez Sued by Own Lawyer Over Alleged Unpaid Legal Fees

Alex Rodriguez is being sued by his own attorney, David Cornwell, over $380,000 in allegedly unpaid legal fees. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan on Monday, Cornwell and his firm Gordan & Rees said Rodriguez never finished paying them for work performed on his failed bid to overturn a lengthy doping suspension received in connection with the Biogenesis scandal. Rodriguez’ …

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Justin Bieber Lucks Out With FAA

Justin Bieber has been dealt a ‘get out of jail free’ pass–at least by the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed its investigation into what happened on the private jet the As Long As You Love me singer and his entourage were traveling on and were briefly detained on back in January. Bieber and his friends flew into Teterboro …

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Miami Shooting: Police Blame Lack Of Man Power

A tragic shooting occurred early Tuesday morning in a Miami neighborhood. Reports indicate that the incident took place in Liberty City around 2:30 am, resulting in two confirmed deaths. Multiple persons were seriously wounded in what authorities are describing as a “gangland-style shooting”. The two murder victims have not been identified by name but include a teenage girl and a …

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Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone Play Basketball in Leather Pants

Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone seem to have put all their differences regarding Selena Gomez aside. Justin was upset when Selena went to Disneyland with the Mmm Yeah singer. Not only did the two singers record a duet last week at Miami’s Hit Factory studio–they also enjoyed a game of pick up basketball. The two likely drew lots of strange …

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David Beckham Pitches Soccer Stadium for PortMiami

Soccer superstar David Beckham will head to Tallahassee, Florida Tuesday, in an attempt to garner some state subsidies for his proposed soccer stadium to be built at PortMiami, the busiest cruise ship port in the world. Beckham also seeks to bring his image and team to the city as part of the development proposal. Royal Caribbean, the second largest cruise …

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Dana Snay’s Facebook Post Costs Father $80k

A Florida teen may have just cost her dad a major cash flow opportunity after breaching a legal confidentiality agreement. According to the Miami Herald, Patrick Snay, 69, was the headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Fla., for a number of years. In 2010, Gulliver did not renew his employment contract. Therefore, Patrick decided to sue the school for age discrimination …

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Artist Smashes Vase Valued At $1 Mil In Protest

A Miami-based painter didn’t take kindly to a new local art museum holding a show which included only international artists, and broke a vase valued at $1 million in protest. 51-year old Maximo Caminero picked up a vase created by Ai Weiwei and, when a security guard told him to put it down, Caminero smashed it on the floor of …

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David Beckham Plans To Bring Pro Soccer To Miami

Move over Heat, Miami may be getting another team to root for, so basketball stars Lebron James and Dwayne Wade may have to share the spotlight a little. And why is that? Because former professional soccer player David Beckham announced that he signed a shareholder’s agreement to bring a new soccer team to the city of Miami, with his two …

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Justin Bieber Arrested for DUI in Miami Beach

Pop singer Justin Bieber was pulled over for drag racing in Miami Beach at around 4:00 Thursday morning and arrested for DUI. As of 8 AM the As Long As You Love Me singer is still in police custody as officers await the results of a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level. He hasn’t yet been booked into …

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$80,000 Stolen Dogs Result In Police Investigation

Imagine coming home from ringing in the New Year at a party and finding out that your dog has been stolen. Also gone are more than a dozen puppies. To make matters worse, these beloved animals happen to be worth thousands of dollars. This is the real-life nightmare being experienced by owner Marcelo Cicuta. Police believe that while Cicuta and …

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Man Cited for Trying to Trade Alligator for Beer

A Florida man was recently cited for attempting to trade a live alligator for a 12-pack of beer at a convenience store in Allapattah, a suburb of Miami. Fernando Aguilera strolled into the Santa Ana Market toting a live, four-foot-long alligator, hoping the clerk would trade the reptile for some beer. The clerk called the police, who in turn called …

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Earl Sampson Arrested 62 Times; Racial Profiling?

Can you imagine being arrested dozens of times for simply trying to go to work? This is what one Miami area man, Earl Sampson, has endured over the past four years. Sampson, who works at a convenience store, has been either stopped or arrested around 300 times near his job for trespassing. As Sampson is black, many people are wondering …

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Miami Boat Capsizes Resulting In Tragic Fatalities

Multiple maritime tragedies have struck Miami’s coast in the last few days. Four fatalities have been reported from one tragedy involving a boat capsizing off the coast of Miami on Wednesday. The boat was transporting migrants from Haiti and Jamaica, and it is believed that the travelers may have been part of a smuggling operation. When the coast guard arrived, …

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Gianni Versace Mansion Sells for a Bargain $41.5M

And the winning bid goes to VM South Beach LLC, winners of the auction for the seaside Miami property made famous by the murder of former-owner Gianni Versace. “The auction of this iconic South Florida villa closed at 41.5 million dollars, which was the last price offered by VM South Beach LLC. We think is a very good deal and …

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That Time LeBron James Got a Wrong-Way Police Escort to a Jay-Z Show and Bragged About It on Instagram

Being the King sure has its advantages. The Miami-Dade Police Department has admitted that a few of their officers helped escort a traffic-weary LeBron James to a Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake concert last Friday night. “Upon further investigation, it has been confirmed that the Miami-Dade Police Department did facilitate Mr. James from one intersection to another in the adjacent area of the …

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Jennifer Alfonso Murdered By Husband, He Confesses On Facebook

Jennifer Alfonso, a 26-year old wife and mother from Miami, Florida, was killed by her husband on Thursday morning; minutes later, he posted a confession to Facebook along with a startling photo of her dead body. Now, he’s been charged with first-degree murder, and friends and family want answers. According to 31-year old suspect Derek Medina, he and Alfonso were …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hugs Man Who Rushed Onto Pitch

In this post-9/11 world in which we live it is nearly impossible to walk into any major event without having to deal with endless security checks. That fact is what makes what happened Wednesday night in Miami that much more interesting. During the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup at Sun Life Stadium between Real Madrid and Chelsea superstar …

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Kat Dahlia, Florida Rapper, Arrested For DUI

Kat Dahlia, a young Florida rapper known for her unique, agressive style, was arrested in Miami Beach on charges of DUI and resisting arrest. The musician–whose real name is Katriana Huguet–was taken into custody just a day after her 23rd birthday after an officer noticed her speeding without headlights and pulled her over. She was allegedly slurring her words and …

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Miami Tops Amazon’s List of Top Music-Buying Cities in America

Amazon, known for its various lists charting the most well-read cities and such, has a new list comprised using its massive sales data – “Cities That Rock.” The company is charting the American cities with the most music sales per capita – this includes MP3, CD, and vinyl. Only the top 100 most-populous cities in the country were in consideration …

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Florida Deck Collapses, Sends 100 People Into The Water

The NBA finals sent basketball fans out in search of a good place to watch the game on Thursday night, and unfortunately so many people were crowded onto the deck of a bar and grill in Florida that it collapsed beneath their weight, sending everyone into the water and critically injuring three. At least 24 of the 100 Shucker’s Bar …

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Dolphins Cancel Stadium Renovations

Planned upgrades for the Miami Dolphins‘ Sun Life stadium have been cancelled following the failure of a bill meant to provide public funds for the venue. According to a report from Miami’s CBS 4, the Florida house adjourned without taking up the bill, which would have raised the state’s hotel bed tax to fund the stadium repairs. Dolphins CEO Mike …

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Cop Fired 8 Times Faces Arbitration

A Miami-Dade police officer who has been fired eight times from three different police departments may now be facing the end of his law enforcement career. The Miami Herald is reporting that Opa-locka police Sgt. German Bosque attended an appeals hearing on Wednesday, where an arbitrator heard testimony to determine his fate as a police officer. According to the Opa-locka …

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Miami Curfew Begins For Teens During Weekdays

Miami police this week began enforcing a curfew that affects teens living in the Miami-Dade area. An ordinance forbids children under the age of 17 to be out on the streets alone from 11 pm to 6 am, Sunday through Thursday. Exceptions to the ordinance include traveling for work, traveling with a parent, running an errand with written permission from …

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Elin Nordegren Name-Drops In Miami

Elin Nordegren, the former wife of sex-addict and pro-golfer Tiger Woods, is said to have been name-dropping in Miami over the weekend when no one noticed her at the clubs she was partying in. Woods was hanging out with friends for dinner and was almost turned away from Hyde when no one recognized her. She eventually got in on her …

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Demi Moore’s Wild Night Out In Miami

Demi Moore, who has caught headlines lately because of her erratic behavior after a split from Ashton Kutcher, was recently spotted partying it up in Miami at a Chanel event. Dressed in a silvery-gray one-piece and donning black nerd glasses at one point, Moore couch-danced next to Lenny Kravitz and hung out with the likes of Stacy Keibler, a.k.a Clooney’s …

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Airport Dynamite Joke Blows Up in Man’s Face

According to an Associated Press report, 63-year-old Alejandro Hurtado’s off-hand remark at an airport this week caused the partial evacuation of a concourse at Miami International Airport. According to the report, Hurtado, a doctor from Guatemala, joked, “dynamite” when asked by a TACA Airlines ticket agent the standard question of if his bags contained any hazardous materials. According to a …

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Chad Johnson Doesn’t Want Divorce, May Not Have A Choice

Chad Johnson doesn’t want a divorce, despite the fact that his wife has filed the papers and is waiting for him to sign. The highly publicized split between Johnson and Evelyn Lozada came at a bad time for Johnson; he had just been cut from the Miami Dolphins and was being accused of domestic violence. And while the couple have …

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Google Maps Takes Its Talents to South Beach with More 45° Imagery

Although Google Earth now sports that very appealing 3D imagery for several metropolitan areas, Google Maps continues to keep up with its sister geoservice site and made an announcement recently about how it plans to excel to the next level. The announcement, which has been labeled The Decision, includes updates of 45° satellite imagery to 31 locations throughout the world …

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