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CBP Officers at Miami International Airport Seize Cocaine in Fried Fish

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 15, 2015 – After more than 4 decades covering news around the country, I’d thought I had heard it all, but then there’s always something that makes you go “HUH?” I can only guess what went through the Customs agents mind, or what it must have smelled like.  Here’s the info: MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport seized over 2 pounds of cocaine concealed […]

Four South Florida Law Enforcement Officers Graduate FBI National Academy

Four South Florida Law Enforcement Officers Graduate FBI National Academy

MIAMI – George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Miami Division, announces the graduation of four South Florida law enforcement officers from the FBI National Academy today at a ceremony held in Quantico, Virginia. The officers are: –       Major Carlos Bermudez – Pembroke Pines Police Department –       Captain James Dunkelberger – Miramar Police Department –       Captain Dale Engle – Davie Police Department –       Assistant Special Agent in Charge John Vecchio – Florida Department of Law Enforcement As […]

A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloads a bale of marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, June 12. While on patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute interdicted 3,100 pounds of marijuana northeast of Panama. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

Coast Guard displays $14M worth of seized cocaine, marijuana

By Doug Phillips Sun Sentinel, June 12, 2015 – Cocaine and marijuana worth nearly $14 million arrived Friday at the Coast Guard base in Miami Beach.  According to the agency, the drugs were confiscated during two recent seizures off the coasts of Columbia and Panama. On May 22, 14 bales of cocaine that were jettisoned from a go-fast boat were recovered after the Columbian Air Force maritime patrol alerted two cutters —Bear and Vigiliant— to a suspicious vessel northwest of Columbia, […]

Casa Valentina Explores The Men Beneath The Pearls And Lipstick

Casa Valentina Explores The Men Beneath The Pearls And Lipstick

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 12, 2015 – To a “straight” audience unfamiliar with transvestism, the most shocking moments in Casa Valentina about men gathering at a Catskills resort to dress in women’s clothes in 1962, the most telling moments occur when men wearing pearls and hosiery utter virulently homophobic sentiments. That’s because one of several takeaways from Harvey Fierstein’s thought-provoking play is that sexuality is not homogenously black or white. What Fierstein depicts is not even a […]

Doral College executives, State Sen. Anitere Flores, left and Rep. Manny Diaz Jr.

Connections, conflicts and $600K in deal criticized by Miami-Dade schools auditor

By Francisco Alvarado, FloridaBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 11, 2015 – Since 2013, a non-accredited college employing two Miami-Dade state legislators as its top executives has collected $600,000 in state charter school funds for offering high school students virtually worthless two-year degrees. The arrangement has drawn criticism from Miami-Dade Public Schools Chief Auditor Jose Montes de Oca, who questioned charter school spending for Doral College’s dual enrollment program, according to a report presented to members of the school board’s audit committee […]

Aviation Director Emilio T. González (right) displays MDAD’s enlarged civil penalty check and addresses MIA’s security consortium (MDAD)

MIA collects fines of $89,000 from man who made bomb threat

(MIAMI) June 5, 2015 – To demonstrate that making a bomb threat in an airport is no laughing matter, Miami International Airport officials yesterday displayed enlarged checks in the amounts of $83,581 payable to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and $5,653 for the Miami-Dade Police Department – the result of civil violation fines levied against a passenger who made false bomb threats at MIA last October. The threats, which the passenger later said were jokes, shut down parts of MIA for […]

Watch as armed robber jumps from a van; only steals a gold chain for his efforts

Watch as armed robber jumps from a van; only steals a gold chain for his efforts

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 3, 2015 – Help police capture an armed robber who stole a gold chain while threatening the occupants of a parked car.  Brazen and bazaar are how to describe this incident caught on surveillance camera. Imagine, you’re parked, your kids are in the car and you’re in the front passenger seat. Suddenly, a van pulls in blocking your vehicle from moving. The van driver jumps out, waving his gun, while holding up his pants, […]

Oven buzzer thwarts robbers (video)

Oven buzzer thwarts robbers (video)

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 2, 2015 – Two armed robbers were thwarted in the midst of a robbery, when the timing buzzer on an oven went off. Surveillance video captures the duo. Here’s the report from Miami-Dade Police. The Miami-Dade Police Department, Robbery Bureau, is investigating a commercial armed robbery. According to investigators, two unknown black males entered the convenience store at 1000 NE 215 Street Miami, Florida. The pair were brandishing a black semi-automatic firearm. The subjects ordered victim#1 and victim#3 […]

The great pigeon caper (Video)

The great pigeon caper (Video)

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, May 30, 2015 – Chalk this caper up to one of the most bizarre robberies ever. According to Miami-Dade Police, three men jumped over a chain link fence at 4595 SW 127th Avenue. At 1:00 AM they may have been confused with what they were about to steal – 150 pigeons. Yes, pigeons.  Three of the birds died during the theft. Wait! What makes this even more bizarre, as if the originaal crime wasn’t enough. Three […]

Trio of Jewel Heists Nets Over $500,000 (Video)

Trio of Jewel Heists Nets Over $500,000 (Video)

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor,  Miami, May 28, 2015 – A gang of violent crooks are believed to have robbed at least 3 jewelry stores recently and the Miami Dade Police are hoping you can help catch them before some one gets injured.  Police have released surveillance video from one of the smash and grabs. Here’s the information from the police, you can check out the video below: The Miami-Dade Police Department, Robbery Bureau, is investigating several commercial robberies throughout […]

Celebrate National Burger Day Thursday

Celebrate National Burger Day Thursday

The Local Craft Food & Drink, Coral Gables poppin’ American Gastropub that just celebrated its fourth anniversary by launching an exciting menu revamp from recently appointed Executive Chef Phil Bryant, formerly of Swine Table & Bar, is celebrating National Burger Day by offering a Burger Day Happy Hour on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dishing out a specially priced version of the burger served at this month’s Burger Brawl, the annual burger extravaganza and contest […]

by · May 27, 2015 · Events, Food, Miami-Dade County
The debate begins at The Book Club Play with Barbara Sloan, Paul Tei, Lela Elam, Michael McKeever, Niki Fridh and Stephen G. Anthony (Photo by George Schiavone)

Fine Cast Still Can’t Make Book Club Much Of A Page Turner

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 24, 2015 – Professionalism is the only explanation why this much talent—the cream of South Florida theater from the director to the cast to the creative team — invested itself so deeply into the flawed frippery ofThe Book Club Play at Actors’ Playhouse. Inarguably, there are several laugh lines in Karen Zacarias’ mild smile of a comedy that has been bouncing around regional theaters for a few years. But what makes this mediocre […]