The sudden resignation of North Miami Beach mayor George Vallejo last week exposed the dysfunction of a local government that, for the moment, can't cobble together enough elected officials to hold a vote or make decisions on city business.
A video posted to Daphne Campbell’s Florida Senate YouTube page shows the lawmaker accepting a wad of cash and a Kate Spade purse from the founder of a nonprofit medical provider. She says it was all a joke.
George Vallejo, the mayor of North Miami Beach, agreed to resign from office Tuesday as prosecutors charged him with violating a campaign finance law. He must serve 18 months on probation, including three months on house arrest.
South Florida cop Ericson Harrell is under internal investigation for calling Parkland student leaders "paid actors" and questioning whether "payoff money" factored into school shootings. He spent about a year in police academy with Jeff Kasky, the father of shooting survivor and student activist Cameron Kasky.
North Miami City Councilman Scott Galvin helps lead a rally Saturday afternoon after state lawmakers paved the way for Florida International University to open a road through the Arch Creek East Environmental Preserve.
A Miami-Dade grand jury this month indicted Marcine Hill, 17, on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in the November killing of Dillon Bud Calvin Steve. Crystal-clear surveillance footage helped pinpoint Hill, police said.
North Miami Beach police and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are searching a residential area for a monkey. Police say it may have come from the industrial area on the other side of Interstate 95, which is where King of Diamonds strip club is located.
North Miami is trying to block an effort that would allow Florida International University to open an access road on Northeast 135th Street that goes through the city’s Arch Creek East nature preserve.
Nearly 18 months after a North Miami police officer shot an unarmed therapist in the middle of the road as he tried to help an autistic man, the police department named a 24-year veteran as chief. Larry Juriga Jr. had been acting chief since the previous chief was fired over the incident.
North Miami criminal attorney Michael Adam Haber has had his identity stolen twice on Facebook from scammers who used his picture with his young son to score dates or steal money from unsuspecting victims. He advises reporting the fraud to Facebook and the FBI’s cybercrime unit, IC3.
Two Florida Senators amended their January campaign reports Monday after the Miami Herald called to ask whether they’d been raising money for their reelection campaigns after the Jan. 9 start of the legislative session.
A great white shark named Savannah transmitted its signal to marine research group Ocearch on Sunday that tracked the 9-foot shark to waters near Haulover Park. Three other tagged sharks are near Florida seeking warmer waters.