June 7, 2011
There's been a lot of debate in this country over whether recording the police is legal. A judge in at least one state, Illinois, has shot down a request to film officers without their permission, while another judge here in Maryland has ruled such recordings are legal and an exercise in free speech. Whatever an individual judge's ruling, it's become clear that witnesses who record police interactions with citizens are helping the country and...
May 12, 2009
The bad news for the Roman Catholic Church: Father Alberto Cuti?, the widely popular priest at St. Francis de Sales in Miami Beach, was photographed cavorting romantically on a Florida beach. The good news: He was with a woman, thank God, not an altar boy. Given the torrent of sordid revelations in recent years, the church should be positively giddy with relief that one of its rising stars was caught snuggling with a very adult-looking female. No apparent felony was in progress while Mr. Cuti?
March 15, 2009
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth hit and killed a pedestrian with his Bentley yesterday morning on a busy causeway linking Miami and Miami Beach, police said. Stallworth was headed toward the beach when he hit Mario Reyes, 59, about 7 a.m., Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez said. Reyes was taken to a nearby trauma center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Reyes was near a crosswalk, but it's not clear whether he was crossing legally. Stallworth, 28, was cooperating, and no charges have been filed, Sanchez said.
May 27, 2008
The sand felt mighty fine at Miami Beach yesterday - warmed by the 85-degree temperatures, scented from the salty tide. A toddler waded in and giggled with delight. Nearby, a couple sunbathed in beach chairs and two boys smoothed out the foundation of a sand castle. The Memorial Day trip was all the more perfect for Terri Wheeler of Baltimore because it was made spur-of-the moment, in less than 30 minutes. "I woke up this morning, and the sun is shining. I thought, 'Let's just go,' " says Wheeler, whose nearly 3-year-old daughter is known to go along with such impulses.
January 25, 2008
Jan. 25 1947 American gangster Al Capone died in Miami Beach, Fla., at age 48. 1961 President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.
December 20, 2005
MIAMI -- A propeller-driven seaplane with 20 people on board caught fire and crashed off Miami Beach shortly after taking off yesterday for the Bahamas fishing resort of Bimini. Rescue workers recovered 19 bodies by early evening, in an operation carried out with the submerged plane visible under water. Most of the bodies were found in the fuselage, still strapped to their seats. The passengers included three infants. The plane was 58 years old, a twin-engine Grumman G-73 Turbo Mallard, manufactured in 1947, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.