Police Bust Father-and-Son Drug Dealers Who Had 23 Guns

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Like many families in Miami, Nelson Valeriano Rodriguez and Nelson Angel Rodriguez were running a father and son business together. Thier's just happened to be a drug ring. Miami-Dade police busted the pair yesterday after receiving an anonymous tip.

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Hip-Hop Trio Migos Involved In I-95 Party Bus Shootout

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Rapper Quavo hanging in Miami yesterday before the shooting
Atlanta rap trio Migos have had a hell of a 2014 already, with Complex naming one member, Quavo, the year's most influential rapper for his oft-imitated rhythm as the group has dropped new videos with Souljah Boy and about Emmitt Smith.

Early this morning, the crew were headed south down I-95 in Miami in a black party bus packed with eight people when someone pulled up alongside and sprayed bullets into the van. Someone inside the vehicle was hit and the party bus sped to Jackson Memorial for treatment.

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Illegal Slaughterhouse Operator Named "Freaky" Arrested for Sledgehammering Animals

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Thanks to a five-month undercover investigation by animal rights activists, a man named Raul "Freaky" Fernandez is facing seven counts of animal cruelty. The group Animal Recover Mission went undercover and filmed Fernandez doing horrifying things to animals at his unlicensed slaughterhouse in Miami-Dade's C-9 Basin. The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office and Miami-Dade Police Department became involved and arrested Fernandez this week.

See also: Yuppie Rambo Richard "Kudo" Couto takes on the C-9 Basin, Miami-Dade's most lawless outpost

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Florida Police Won't Talk About Their Secret Device That Tracks Your Cell Phone

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How would you feel about police having secret technology that lets them track your exact movements via your cell phone without even having to get a warrant first? Well, it's not a paranoid, PRISM-fueled conspiracy theory. It's happening every day in the Sunshine State, where police agencies are using a device manufactured in Melbourne, Florida, to find suspects using their cell signals without asking a judge for permission.

Even worse, the cops refuse to talk about it. The ACLU has filed records requests with dozens of forces around the state for more information about the devices. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's response: Sorry, the machines are "trade secrets" that can't be discussed.

See also: How often are Miami police secretly tracking our cell phones?

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NFL Player Adewale Ojomo Arrested for Soliciting Prostitute

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Did former Miami Hurricane and current Tennessee Titan Adewale Ojomo not read that report that came out earlier this month about Miami's sex industry? Doesn't he know that the best prostitutes nowadays are found online and not the street?

Apparently not, because he was booked into jail early this morning on charges of soliciting a prostitute near Northeast Second Avenue and 22nd Street.

See also: Miami's Sex Trade: 13 Shocking Secrets From Inside the $235 Million Industry

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Miami Teen Responsible for Violent Threats That Shut Down California Schools

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On Jan. 16, 2014, Heritage K-8 Charter School and three other nearby schools in Escondido, California were shut down for an entire day after very specific violent threats made online were reported to authorities. Police originally thought it was a local girl who made the threats, but after a long investigation they determined it was actually a teenager right here in Miami impersonating that girl who was responsible.

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Floridians Are Mixing Heroin With Other Drugs and It's Killing Them

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When Karina moved to Miami Beach from Eastern Europe in 2007, she used no nicotine, no alcohol, no drugs, nothing. Although she'd had a problem in her midteens with booze and MDMA, the 22-year-old was determined to begin her new life in America clean and sober.

Soon after she arrived, however, she fell in with a crowd of hard-partying Russians and began drinking again. Before long, she started snorting cocaine to wake herself up when she drank too much vodka. But it was only when she met a group of local gay men who hung out at clubs that her drug use really took off.


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Ai Weiwei Urn Broken at PAMM Was Actually Worth Way Less Than $1 Million

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This week's feature story focuses on Máximo Caminero, the local artist who made international headlines last month by destroying a precious urn painted by Ai Weiwei. At the time, much of the media attention centered on the urn's million-dollar price tag.

But Caminero says cops were guessing, and both PAMM and Ai Weiwei also admit the amount is way off.

So what was the urn really worth?

See also: Maximo Caminero's Million-Dollar Attack on the Miami Art World

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Ex-Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina Used Ponzi Cash to Pay for Mistress, Prosecutors Say

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Former Hialeah mayor and Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Julio Robaina was already in big trouble with prosecutors for allegedly taking $300,000 in secret loan payments from a buddy running a Ponzi scheme. Now he might just be in even bigger trouble with his wife and codefendant, Raiza Robaina.

That's because prosecutors now say he took the cash in part to pay for expensive dalliances with his mistress.

See also: Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina Could Be Indicted Soon

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Vase Smasher Maximo Caminero Pleads Not Guilty

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Despite the fact that there's no doubt Máximo Caminero walked into Pérez Art Museum Miami and smashed a vase by artist Ai Weiwei (it's on video, after all), Caminero has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

See also: Miami Artist Destroyed $1M Ai Weiwei Vase Because PAMM "Only Displays International Artists"

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