Last week a very large eyeball washed up on a Tamps, Florida shoreline, which has been the topic of discussion for many Florida, and national scientists. The mystery, however, seems to have been solved. A Swordfish It looks like the big blue eyeball found on a Florida beach last week was cut out of a […]
Police are trying to figure out if a crime has been committed after the remains of more than 100 people have been found, preserved, in a medical examiners abandoned North Florida storage unit, after its contents were auctioned off for a $900 bid. For $900, the winning bid at a Pensacola storage auction got the contents of […]
Tropical Storm Remnants Pound Eastern Seaboard Widespread Flood Watches in Place for Much of East Coast as Driving Rain, Winds Drench Region The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole is drenching much of the eastern seaboard with driving rain and prompting widespread flood watches, reports CBS News weather anchor Dave Price. In south Florida, severe thunderstorms […]
After the 2000 presidential election debacle, a friend of mine in New York voiced a snide but widely shared sentiment: “The best thing about Florida,” he told me, “is that it’s a place to keep Floridians.” I’ve often said the same thing about Manhattan. But I’m recalling my friend’s remark now as I look east and see hurricanes lining up in the Atlantic like bombers on an aircraft carrier, threatening to blow mango trees into my Miami living room from now until Halloween.
People have often said that Florida is the new California, but this week the Sunshine State hopes to really drive the point home all the way into homeowners’ pockets. On Tuesday the legislature started a special session to reform Florida’s dysfunctional property tax system, aiming to save residents the tens of billions of dollars that Californians reaped a generation ago
Hurricanes and housing busts have already battered South Florida’s image as an earthly paradise. But Miami’s reputation for dysfunction is on display again this spring as the Obama Administration shifts health-care reform into high gear and a spate of studies slams the Magic City as the poster child for exorbitant medical costs. This week the Milliman Medical Cost Index listed the 2008 average private-provider costs for a Miami family of four $20,282 as the highest among the 14 major U.S.
The FBI and the Department of Justice unveiled Operation Malicious Mortgage last week, a nationwide bust that produced more than 400 arrests over the past three months for fraudulent home-loan schemes. In South Florida alone, more than 100 people have been arrested since last September, including 19 just last week
Thousands of veterans in South Florida may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV because of contaminated equipment after getting colonoscopies at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, officials announced Monday. Two Florida lawmakers are asking for an inspector general’s inquiry.
The Coast Guard plans to end its search for two NFL players and a third man lost at sea, a Coast Guard official said Tuesday.
The Coast Guard’s search for three missing boaters, including two NFL players, will be called off at sundown Tuesday, Coast Guard Capt. Timothy Close said. Close’s announcement came a day after the Coast Guard rescued a fourth man who had been with the other three on a Saturday fishing trip off Florida’s Gulf Coast