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    Miami-Dade is a gigantic county, larger than Rhode Island, packed with two million people and perpetually understaffed and overworked regulators. All of which is to say, you/ can get away with a lot of crazy stuff on a remote piece of land: cockfighting rings, grow-house empires, illegal horse slaughterhouses. Even...

  • Crime | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    December 4 at 9 a.m.

    Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case about whether cops are allowed to access cell-phone location data without a warrant — the latest in a growing legal battle over the limits of police surveillance using new technology.

  • Crime | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    December 1 at 8:59 a.m.

    On Velocity's South Beach Classics, reality TV star Ted Vernon was known for his short temper and sharp tongue. But behind the scenes, employees and relatives of the Miami-based classic car dealer say he was actually straight-up abusive. In March, a Broward County judge issued a permanent restraining order to keep Vernon away from his estranged wife, who says he routinely beat her.

  • Crime | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    November 30 at 9:13 a.m.

    In December 2012, a Massage Envy employee touched a Coral Springs woman's vagina while she was getting a routine massage, she says. But when she filed a lawsuit in 2013, the company's lawyers blamed her for the sexual assault, insisting it was she who behaved negligently.

  • Crime | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    November 28 at 8 a.m.

    One look, and Ken Fusco knew his son was gone. Lying on his childhood bed in dark-washed jeans and a Western-style belt, the garrulous 24-year-old almost looked asleep. But Jason's skin was ashen, and he wasn't breathing. Ken's older son, Michael, carefully moved Jason to the floor and began CPR...

  • Crime | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    November 23 at 9 a.m.

    In September 2016, Ari Sweetbaum told the Miami City Commission a devastating story. His parents had bought a house in Coconut Grove in 1980 next to Blanche Park. His mom toiled every day in their yard, building a thriving tropical garden behind the home where Ari grew up.