08/19/2014

1 shot in struggle over gun at SW Miami-Dade home

A robbery attempt at a Southwest Miami-Dade home led to a shooting Tuesday morning, according to early reports. A resident was shot and injured in the struggle over a gun, according to reports. The shooting happened at a home at Southwest Miami-Dade at 99th Avenue. Just before 4 a.m., police...

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Cops: Customer attacks Home Depot employee with faucet

From the Tampa Bay Times: A Pinellas Park man was arrested recently after police said he attacked a Home Depot employee with a faucet. Pinellas Park police said Timothy S. Dexter, 54, entered the Home Depot, 4040 Park Blvd., on Aug. 14 and asked an employee for help. The employee...

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Nude man bangs on cars, then climbs into one

From the Tampa Bay Times: Pinellas County deputies arrested a nude man easrlier this month after he banged on cars outside a beach motel, then entered a car that wasn't his. The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 10 outside the Plaza Beach motel in St. Pete Beach. A night...

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08/18/2014

Coast Guard and Bahamian authorities searching for downed Cessna near Freeport

Coast Guard search-and-rescue teams along with agents from the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association and the Royal Bahamian Police Force are searching for a downed Cessna aircraft with four people aboard near Freeport in the Bahamas, according to a Coast Guard statement. The search began Monday around 11 a.m. after...

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1 dead, 3 jailed in fatal Florida drug deal

MARIANNA, Fla. -- Authorities say a man is dead and three suspects are behind bars following a botched drug deal in the Florida Panhandle. The shooting happened Sunday in Marianna. The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1teLu4B ) reports Patrick Register and Travis Marvin Locke were shot while trying to...

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Fort Lauderdale family searching for teen missing two days

From CBS4: A teenager hasn’t been seen or heard from in two days and her family is desperately trying to locate her. Police officials said Shaina McBride, 14, was last seen August 15, 2014 in the area of Isle of Venice and Las Olas Boulevard around 9 a.m. McBride’s father...

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08/15/2014

Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in...

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Miami Beach City Hall evacuated because of suspicious package

Miami Beach City Hall was evacuated Friday morning as authorities investigated a suspicious package that turned out to be medical device. The building was evacuated around 9:30 a.m. as the bomb squad responded to a call about the package. By noon, officials said all was clear after the package was...

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Guard shot during armored truck robbery in Allapattah

Miami Police are investigating an armed robbery in the 2900 block of Northwest 27th Avenue. A guard was shot and transported to the hospita. The suspect ran off with a bag of money. Read more here: http://hrld.us/1qcG4nm

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08/14/2014

Dream Defenders hold local protest of Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting of black teen

[Update at 7:30 PM: At least eight people have been arrested amid a crowd of about 50 demonstrators, reports Miami Herald news partner WLRN.] Wanting to call attention to other controversial police shootings beyond the latest in Ferguson, Missouri, a local group called the Dream Defenders held a protest Thursday...

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