Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South.
The scope of the storm’s ...
Win for Jeter: Marlins’ home run sculpture will be moved
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture is outta here.
The team won county permission Tuesday to move the kitschy, widely disliked Red Grooms sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside the ballpark. The vote was a victory for Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, who can now remove ...
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager who disappeared after her parents were found dead in their home (all times local):
Authorities looking for a missing Wisconsin teenager whose parents were found dead in their home say a tip ...
Miami police to offer opioid addicts rehab instead of jail
MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Miami are hoping police officers will be able to steer opioid addicts into to treatment rather than jail.
A plan announced Monday will offer addicts an opportunity to go into rehabilitation. The Miami Herald
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times.
Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael’s devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The most prolific game of Brock Osweiler’s career may have been a cameo.
With Ryan Tannehill nursing an injury to his throwing shoulder, it was uncertain Monday whether Osweiler will get another start for the Miami Dolphins.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When a field goal gave the Miami Dolphins a seesaw victory over the Chicago Bears, Brock Osweiler was the first player sprinting from the sideline onto the field in jubilation, capping an eventful day for the backup quarterback.
Even his morning commute was ...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kicker Jason Sanders turned teammate Kenyan Drake’s fumble into a footnote.
Drake lost the ball when the Miami Dolphins were on the verge of victory, but thanks to Sanders it didn’t matter. The rookie made a 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime Sunday ...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins devised a simple plan to keep Khalil Mack out of their backfield.
“We had about four guys blocking him,” Miami coach Adam Gase said.
But what happened to the rest of the Chicago Bears’ defense? A unit stirring memories of the Bears’ glory ...
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was inactive for the Miami Dolphins’ game against the Chicago Bears because of an injury to his throwing shoulder, and Brock Osweiler made his first start for the team.
Tannehill was limited in Friday’s workout — the first time he has missed practice time because ...
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Is anybody good? Contenders flail
Some Saturdays it just sort of feels as if no one knows anything about college football when all the teams we thought were good don’t play that way.
It was one of those days when you could be excused for thinking that everybody’s terrible — except
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — All week long, Bronco Mendenhall said, he had a sense that Virginia was ready to perform on a big stage.
The Cavaliers proved their coach right Saturday night, getting a touchdown from Jordan Ellis, three field goals from Brian Delaney and a stout defensive ...
Searches intensify after body is found in Michael’s wake
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already been recovered, tempers are flaring, and power could be out for ...
MIAMI (AP) — Several years after opening its first Florida store, Wawa is coming to the Miami area.
The East Coast convenience store chain broke ground on three locations this past week, with stores set to open next spring.
Wawa entered the Florida market in 2012 with the opening of ...
Rural Hendry County mixes economic woes, hope for new jobs
CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) — The economic statistics from this corner of rural Florida are nothing short of dreadful. Hendry County has the state’s worst unemployment rate by a wide margin. Job growth is anemic. Property values are languishing. Bank deposits are dwindling.
And yet Clewiston ...
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Man goes to immigration interview, gets detained by ICE
MIAMI (AP) — María Eugenia Hernández and her Nicaraguan-born husband, Oscar Hernández, went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in Miami for an interview about their marriage that they had been awaiting for three years.
The agency uses such interviews to confirm that ...
2 teens charged with threatening to shoot up school
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two Florida teens have been charged with threatening to shoot up a school.
The Miami Herald reports the students, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Friday and charged with ...
AP Source: Winslow agrees to $39 million, 3-year extension
MIAMI (AP) — Justise Winslow has agreed to a $39 million, three-year extension with the Miami Heat.
A person with direct knowledge of the agreement confirmed the terms to The Associated Press on Friday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Winslow isn’t signing the ...
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams found at least one body in Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, an official said Friday as the scale of the storm’s fury became ever clearer.
The death toll across the South stood at 14 including the ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears with a throwing shoulder injury that first bothered him last month.
Tannehill was limited in Friday’s workout — the first time he has missed practice time because of the ...
MIAMI (AP) — Last week, the Miami Dolphins resorted to eight-man pass protection, so desperate were they to slow an onslaught against quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
And now they have to block Khalil Mack.
That will be a daunting task when Miami faces the Chicago Bears on Sunday in a ...
Virginia looks to finish the job in rematch vs No.16 Miami
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s last meeting with Miami looked like it was going to be a highlight of the Bronco Mendenhall Era — until it turned sour.
The Cavaliers (3-2, 1-1 ACC) hope that if they get a lead this year against Miami, they will hold onto it when Virginia hosts the ...
Officer gets 6 years for stealing from pulled-over drivers
MIAMI (AP) — A former Florida police officer has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing from drivers he pulled over for traffic infractions.
The Miami Herald reports 24-year-old Jose Acosta was ...
Check casher guilty of laundering over $100 million
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida check casher has pleaded guilty to laundering over $100 million in proceeds of health care, mortgage and identity theft tax refund fraud.
Federal prosecutors in Miami say 53-year-old Evelio Suarez pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of money laundering. His ...
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MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida’s recovery from the hurricane, where rows upon rows of homes have been smashed to pieces . The storm also ...
CHICAGO (3-1) at MIAMI (3-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 3-1, Miami 3-2
SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 8-4
LAST MEETING - Dolphins won at Bears 27-24, Oct. 19, 2014
LAST WEEK — Dolphins lost at Bengals 27-17; ...
Miami’s first craft brewery sold to public Oregon company
MIAMI (AP) — The first craft brewery in Miami is now among smaller independent breweries acquired by larger businesses, as it has been sold to a publicly traded company based in Portland, Oregon.
The Miami Herald
FBI wants Florida man in 2015 North Carolina highway heist
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The FBI has identified a Florida man as an “armed and dangerous fugitive” who might have been involved in a multimillion dollar highway robbery in North Carolina more than three years ago.
The News & Observer
COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem is suing the veterinary hospital he says “castrated” his dog without permission.
The Miami Herald reports the basketball player filed a lawsuit ...
Federal court won’t reopen case of captive orca Lolita
MIAMI (AP) — Activist groups have lost the latest battle in a decadeslong fight to free an orca named Lolita from the Miami Seaquarium.
The Miami Herald reports a federal appeals court on Tuesday ...
MIAMI (AP) — A lawyer previously convicted of fleeing to Mexico to avoid prosecution has pleaded guilty to his participation in a $21 million investment fraud scheme.
Miami federal prosecutors say 71-year-old Michael Casey pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail ...
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern):
Forecasters say Michael is weakening but still a hurricane with 75-mph (120-kph) winds as it crosses central Georgia.
The National Hurricane Center said Michael was located at 11 p.m. EDT ...
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane Michael hits Florida, Georgia
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., and the proof is strewn across miles of Florida’s coastline: Roofs and awnings peeled from buildings, pieces of homes scattered amid ...
FBI offers reward in case of gold stolen from truck
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is offering a reward for information about a Florida man charged in the 2015 robbery of a tractor-trailer carrying almost $5 million in gold bars.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that it’s seeking Pedro Santamari, who’s from the Miami area and ...
Heat have high expectations in Dwyane Wade’s final season
MIAMI (AP) — There was no need for introductions when the Miami Heat got to work this season.
It’s the same team as last year.
That won’t be the case next year.
Dwyane Wade’s 16th NBA season, almost all of which was spent in Miami, will be his last — and the Heat are determined ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak is adjusting service to Florida for the safety of its passengers and employees because of Hurricane Michael.
Silver Star trains traveling from New York to Miami will operate from Miami to Jacksonville, Florida, beginning Wednesday. No alternate transportation will ...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell says he has legally changed his last name to Hernandez in honor of his mother, Christina Hernandez.
The 6-foot-10 Hernandez averaged 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds as a sophomore last season and started all 32 games. He declared ...
Pair caught hauling pot through Nebraska are imprisoned
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Two people caught hauling marijuana through Nebraska have been imprisoned.
Buffalo County District Court records say 49-year-old Charlie Red, of Sedalia, Colorado, and 30-year-old Damaisy De La Caridad Rodriguez, of Miami, Florida, were sentenced Friday. Both had
MIAMI (AP) — A Frenchman who was arrested when he arrived in the U.S. for a world beard-growing championship was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for online drug trafficking using the alias “OxyMonster.”
The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Robert Scola on 36-year-old Gal ...
University of Miami student found dead in apartment
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a University of Miami student was found slain in his off-campus apartment.
Miami-Dade police tell news outlets that a roommate found 23-year-old Yasser Talal Ibrahim Abualfaraj dead on Sunday afternoon.
A statement from the university says officials there ...
MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Florida’s Panhandle frantically filled sandbags, boarded up homes and secured boats Monday as they anxiously awaited Hurricane Michael, which forecasters warned could smash into the state’s Gulf Coast as a dangerous major hurricane within days.
Fueled by warm ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):
Michael is continuing to intensify and storm surge and hurricane warnings are in effect for the northeastern Gulf Coast.
By 11 p.m. Monday, Michael’s top sustained winds were around 90 mph ...
Dolphins’ McDonald complains about NFL safety rules
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald, still steaming Monday about a receiving a costly penalty, said rules protecting the safety of offensive players are hurting the game.
“It’s getting out of hand, man,” McDonald said. “We’ve got a job to do. It’s not fantasy football. ...
Marlins part with pitching coach Nieves, 3 other coaches
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are parting with pitching coach Juan Nieves and three other coaches after their 98-loss season.
Also not returning in 2019 will be first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino and strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill. All were on ...
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says more than two dozen Cuban migrants jumped from a boat and swam to shore in South Florida.
The Miami Herald reports that once the 27 migrants made it to land on ...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami wide receiver Ahmmon Richards’ career is effectively over because of a disabling neck injury that will make playing football a too high-risk proposition for him going forward.
Miami announced the news Sunday, without revealing the exact nature of the injury ...
MIAMI (AP) — For Ruth Riley Hunter, a new beginning comes in an old spot.
Riley Hunter’s WNBA career started in Miami, and so will her NBA career. She debuts as a radio and television analyst for the Miami Heat on Monday, when the team begins the home portion of its preseason schedule ...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At Miami, this will be The Comeback.
At Florida State, this will be The Collapse.
N’Kosi Perry threw four touchdown passes, and No. 17 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback ever against Florida State by rallying from 20 points down midway through the second ...