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  • No Longer Sanctuary City, Miami to Receive DOJ Grant

    08/07/2017 4:28:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Jason Devaney
    Miami announced Friday it will receive a government grant because it has ended its sanctuary city policy. The Hill reported Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson sent Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez a letter that said the city is now eligible for Department of Justice grants based on its enforcement of federal immigration laws. The website cited a memo Gimenez then sent to the Miami Board of County Commissioners as saying the city will receive $481,347 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) grants. Miami-Dade County commissioners voted in February to uphold the city's decision to enforce federal...
  • He didn’t like the AT&T trucks parked in front of his home. So he shot them.

    07/20/2017 3:59:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 19, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    He didn't like the AT&T work trucks in front of his Hialeah home, so Jorge Jove retrieved his revolver and began shooting out the tires and the engine, police said. Cell phone video rolled as Jove, 64, calmly walked around the first truck and shot at all four tires. The sound of the air coming out of the tires followed the blast. Jove then walked to the second bucket truck and began shooting at the front of it, reloading the gun several times. Meanwhile, one of the AT&T workers could be heard calling police to report the shooting.
  • Fla. mayoral candidate facing backlash for 'go back to Africa' comment during debate

    07/19/2017 4:11:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 34 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 07/19/17 05:01 PM EDT | By Robin Eberhardt
    A Republican candidate for mayor in Florida is facing scrutiny for telling the supporters of his opponent to “go back to Africa” during a debate Tuesday, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Paul Congemi, a white man who is in the mayoral race for St. Petersburg, fired back at his white campaign opponent Jesse Nevel, who centered his campaign on calling for government reparations for African-Americans. “The reparations that you talk about, Mr. Nevel, your people already got your reparations. Your reparations came in the form of a man named Barack Obama
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • Al Gore saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day

    06/12/2017 10:15:48 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/2017 | Al Gore
    Al Gore claims he saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day. And the same thing is happening in Honolulu.
  • "Give Cops Back Bullets" and Take Away Body Cams, Says Beach Official Running for Congress

    06/04/2017 9:53:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 201 | Jerry Ianelli
    In the past year, Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez positioned herself as a liberal fighting for the rights of disadvantaged black and brown Americans. At a protest against Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's decision to comply with President Trump's sanctuary-city ban, Rosen Gonzalez swore to protect the city's massive population of people of color, repeatedly telling Gimenez that Miami is a "city of immigrants." She also spoke out against Trump and the current Republican Party at the Miami Women's March and a February 23 protest organized by the anti-Trump group Indivisible. But in an email sent over the weekend,...
  • High-end luxury homes all the rage in Miami

    06/01/2017 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | June 1,2017 | by Leila MACOR |
    Property developer Gil Dezer owns 29 cars. And he plans to admire some of them from his couch in a swank Miami high-rise building, with the ocean in the background. Dezer is planning to park the cars IN his apartment. Miami's 60-floor Porsche Design Tower -- the first of its kind in the world -- has glass-enclosed elevators that bring sports cars up to the plush homes of their owners. The residential skyscraper, which has 132 units and opened in March, is the latest of several super-luxury buildings dotting the Miami coastline. But what if you don't own a Porsche?...
  • Will police-involved shooting mark end of Miami Beach Memorial Day celebrations?

    05/31/2017 5:53:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC Channel 10 Miami ^ | May 30, 2017 | Paradise Afshar
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - What began as a dispute over a parking spot has turned into a homicide investigation in Miami Beach. One victim, Ladarian Phillips, 30, died after he was shot during the dispute. Another man died after being shot by police.
  • Federal Prosecutor Investigating Fraud Found Dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s District

    05/27/2017 4:35:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/26/17 | Carter
    A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma. Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.” The AP reports: Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city’s beach. She said detectives are trying to determine if the death was a homicide, suicide or something else.Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its...
  • Federal prosecutor found dead on Hollywood Beach possibly suffered head trauma

    05/26/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/2017
    Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He joined the office in January. Court records show that he had been handling several visa and passport fraud cases.
  • Bovo: Governor should sign bill reducing tolls and raise our quality of life in Miami-Dade

    05/12/2017 9:46:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 12, 2017 | Esteban Bovo, Jr.
    In 1994, the Florida Legislature and the Miami-Dade County Commission adopted legislation creating the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, also known as MDX, in an effort to maintain toll dollars in Miami-Dade to improve the quality of life of county residents. Fast forward 23 years — Miami-Dade’s population has grown to more than 2.6 million residents and out-of-town visitation has nearly doubled; thus, increasing the use of our roadways by both residents and visitors. This combination equals only one thing — ever growing traffic. The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike, MDX, and Miami-Dade County have spent billions on expanding the Palmetto...
  • Bank scam con may rattle Kerry closet

    07/30/2004 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 66 replies · 4,583+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 30, 2004 | David R. Guarino
    As John F. Kerry tries to bounce out of Boston and into a decisive fall campaign lead, a skeleton from the past will slink out of jail - possibly looking to score headlines and undercut the new nominee. David Paul, a central figure in a 1980s savings and loan scandal, is set to be sprung from a halfway house in Miami Sunday - a decade after his conviction on 97 counts of banking fraud. TV news outlets are scrambling to line up the first interview, hopeful the long-silent Paul might spill some beans about his close fund-raising ties to Kerry...
  • Miami Worldcenter brings luxury real estate, new jobs (15,000 jobs in Florida)

    04/24/2017 8:00:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | April 24, 2017
    MIAMI (WSVN) - Hundreds celebrated phase one of a groundbreaking change, Sunday night, in South Florida. The Miami Worldcenter was premiered, which is America’s second-largest luxury urban real estate development. According to Paramount Miami Worldcenter, phase one is a 60-story, $500 million skyscraper, which includes resort-style pools, a fitness center and spa, astronomy observatory, tennis courts, soccer field and a bar. Paramount CEO Daniel Kodsi said the whole project will be a “city within America’s city of the future.” “Paramount Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the skyline, but Miami Worldcenter is gonna change the city landscape,” Kodsi added. “Now, we’re...
  • Florida’s Turnpike getting new lanes — but you’ll pay more to get in

    04/17/2017 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 26, 2016 | Kristina Webb
    As drivers approach the entrance for the express lanes, they will be given the option either to enter those lanes or stay in the so-called “general use” lanes.Express lane tolling is dynamic, meaning the price gets lower when traffic in the express lanes is light, and higher when congestion is worse.The turnpike express lane tolls will start at 25 cents above the regular toll price, said Chad Huff, turnpike spokesman.“There will be approach signs to alert drivers of the express lane price,” Huff said via email. “They will make a choice of which lane to use — the general toll...
  • Bill calling for elimination of express lanes dies in subcommittee

    04/17/2017 3:52:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | April 6, 2017 | eff Weinsier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposed bill to ban express lanes in Florida died Thursday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Despite causing an increase in crashes and confusion, express lanes, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, help move people faster, and that if they were eliminated the state would lose $1.5 billion over 10 years. All of that money is used to improve and fix roads. Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, filed SB 250 in January. It that would have allowed the express lanes to remain in operation only until tolls are collected to pay off the bonds that...
  • Mana Wynwood Could Become Huge Latin American-Asian Financial Center (20K jobs in Miami, Florida)

    04/12/2017 12:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Jerry Iannelli
    Miami residents were already skeptical about mega-developer Moishe Mana's plans to pave over a huge portion of Wynwood and build a gleaming micro-city in its place. Mana, who splits his time between Manhattan and the Magic City, is the largest single landowner in Wynwood. For years, he's been fighting to turn his holdings into a gigantic,"arts-based" village complete with luxury shops and 24-story residential towers. But longtime Wynwood patrons have warned that the project would irrevocably change the low-lying warehouse neighborhood into another playground for the ultrarich. Those complaints came before Mana started comparing himself to Florida pioneer Henry Flagler,...
  • Mom shows up at high school and beats up teen, police say. It doesn’t stop there.

    03/30/2017 6:52:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    A mother of a teenage girl showed up at Carol City Senior High School, knocked a cell phone out of another teen’s hand and hit her several times, police say. Ernstlatta LaFrance, 30, continued to unleash her fury when the teen showed up at her home with her friends to retrieve her cell phone, according to a police report. She used an ax to destroy the victim’s car and broke the teen’s middle finger, an officer wrote.
  • Eleven Individuals Including Two Miami-Dade County Residents and One Company Charged with Export...

    02/28/2017 10:57:10 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 8 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | 02/24/2017 | US Attorney Miami
    Specifically, the defendants are charged with: conspiracy to violate to IEEPA and to defraud the U.S. Government, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371; substantive violations of IEEPA and the EAR, specifically Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 746.9(a), regarding the Syrian Embargo; smuggling goods from the U.S., in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 554(a); submitting false or misleading export information, in violation of Title 13, United States Code, Section 305; conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section1956 (h); and false statements, in violation of Title...
  • DEA agents storm Iron Addicts Gym in Miami

    02/22/2017 8:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WPLG, ABC Local 10, Fort Lauderdale ^ | 5:27 PM, February 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Amanda Batchelor
    Patrons at the Iron Addicts Gym in Miami said they were disrupted from their morning workouts Wednesday by DEA agents who raided the facility. Ten people were arrested on warrants for selling anabolic steroids, including Richard Rodriguez, a part-owner of the business. Several gym patrons posted about their experiences on Facebook and Instagram, sharing photos of DEA agents in the gym. One man wrote on Facebook that “there is a hormone club for prescription upstairs.” …
  • Love Triangle Fight Leaves Woman With Severed Leg

    02/21/2017 8:45:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 2/15/2017 | Hank Tester
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police say an argument between two women in a love triangle got way out of control. One has lost a leg, while the other is accused of running her over and trying to kill her. Kasheena Mordica is being charged with second-degree attempted murder and also with leaving the scene of an accident. Police say she did not attempt to render aid to Ashley Weatherspoon, who she ran over. No one answered at Mordica’s listed address. The object of both women’s affection: 32-year-old Marco Mack. He is apparently the cause of the dispute, but not involved in...