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  • Baton Rouge woman dies while having cosmetic procedure in Florida Play Video

    December 15, 2017 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman who died undergoing a cosmetic procedure in South Florida was enticed to a doctor there because of significantly cheaper prices, friends told WBRZ Friday afternoon. Kizzy London, 40, died after being rushed to a hospital in Miami Thursday. She was at Jolie Surgery Center... more »
  • Immigrants scramble to complete paperwork amid hurricanes

    September 8, 2017 2:48 PM

    HOUSTON- Young immigrants in Houston and Miami are scrambling to complete their renewal applications for a program shielding them from deportation while dealing with hurricanes bearing down on their states. An Oct. 5 deadline announced this week by the Trump administration set off an immediate scramble among many of... more »
  • Last of the Peanut Butter 12 captured

    August 2, 2017 11:41 AM

    MIAMI - Tips led Florida authorities to a house north of West Palm Beach where they captured the last of 12 inmates who used peanut butter to escape from an Alabama jail. Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder announced Tuesday night that 24-year-old Brady Kilpatrick was arrested, along... more »
  • Tattooed 'Joker' accused of pointing gun at Miami traffic

    May 25, 2017 7:59 AM

    MIAMI - Police in Florida have managed to arrest the Joker without Batman's help following reports of a green-haired man with tattoos on his face pointing a gun at traffic. A Miami-Dade police report says 29-year-old Lawrence Sullivan was arrested Tuesday evening and charged with carrying a concealed firearm. A... more »
  • Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator on Miami housing tour

    April 12, 2017 11:57 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami leg of U.S. Housing and Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour started with a glitch. Carson got briefly stuck in an elevator after a visit Wednesday to the rooftop of the Courtside Family Apartments, a complex co-developed by former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and... more »
  • Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

    March 29, 2017 9:31 AM

    MIAMI - A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style" shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity. Miami-Dade police announced an arrest on Twitter Wednesday morning but provide no details. T he Miami Herald... more »
  • Defense lawyer's pants catch fire during trial in Miami

    March 9, 2017 10:12 AM

    MIAMI - A Miami defense attorney is feeling the heat after his pants caught fire as he delivered closing arguments in an arson case. Witnesses told the Miami Herald 28-year-old Stephen Gutierrez was fiddling in his pocket Wednesday while addressing jurors when smoke started billowing from his pants. At the... more »
  • Harambe's matriarch grandmother dies at Zoo Miami

    January 18, 2017 6:54 PM

    MIAMI - Zoo Miami's matriarch gorilla, Josephine, who was grandmother to the internet-famous Harambe, has died. The zoo announced on social media that the 49-year-old ape was euthanized Wednesday morning, saying she had been suffering from several health issues that slowly incapacitated her. Josephine was born in the wild in... more »
  • 8 people wounded in shooting at MLK park

    January 16, 2017 6:39 PM

    MIAMI - Miami-Dade police say eight people - five of them juveniles - have been wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Police Department spokesman Detective Daniel Ferrin says in a news release that two suspects are being questioned about the Monday afternoon shooting. He says... more »
  • Miami exiles rally for Cuba freedom after Castro death

    November 30, 2016 8:05 PM

    MIAMI - Cuban exiles in Miami are rallying for freedom and democracy on the communist island following the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday along city's famed Calle Ocho street through Little Havana, parts of which were blocked off by police. People waved Cuban and... more »
  • First flight in half century leaves Miami bound for Havana

    November 28, 2016 10:06 AM

    MIAMI - Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba's capital in more than a half-century has left from Miami. Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning's flight was the first of the new Havana-bound service... more »
  • Autopsy: Marlins pitcher had cocaine, alcohol in his system

    October 29, 2016 3:33 PM

    MIAMI - Toxicology reports show Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty. The cause of death was listed as "boat crash" in the autopsy report released Saturday by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Office. Associate Medical... more »
  • Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed

    September 25, 2016 11:20 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jos é Fern á ndez. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fern á ndez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing... more »
  • US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

    June 5, 2016 3:07 PM

    CHICAGO - Violent crimes ranging from homicides to rapes to robberies have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities so far this year. But experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend. Law enforcement officials are seeking a... more »
  • 911 call reveals moments before police kill Baker man Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:32 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The Investigative Unit obtained 911 tapes detailing what happened moments before a Baker man was killed by police in Miami. "C'mon just leave me alone, you've done enough f***ing damage," a woman's voice says. " The voice belongs to the Francis Scot Dufore's ex. She... more »
  • Mom of Baker man killed by Florida cop says he 'snapped' Play Video

    April 21, 2016 12:27 PM

    MIAMI - Police say a Florida officer fatally shot a shotgun-wielding man from Baker, who had kidnapped a woman and forced her into the back seat of a vehicle. Francis Scot Dufore, 41, left Louisiana for Florida earlier this week. His mom says the trip was for a court... more »
  • Heat tops Pelicans after Christmas Day overtime

    December 25, 2015 1:28 PM

    MIAMI - Chris Bosh scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 19 points to move into No. 3 on the NBA's all-time Christmas Day list and the Miami Heat survived some shaky moments to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-88 in overtime on Friday. Hassan Whiteside grabbed... more »
  • Child safe after carjacking

    October 26, 2015 8:50 PM

    MIAMI- A carjacker is still on the loose after commandeering a ca left running outside a day care center with a 5-year-old boy inside. Police say the father was dropping off the boy's siblings when a man jumped into the car and sped off. The carjacking was captured on... more »
  • Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

    July 7, 2015 11:18 AM

    The world's largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The trips... more »
  • Saddam Hussein guns

    March 25, 2015 8:00 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man admitted he tried to sell some guns believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family and he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen firearms in federal court. David Philip Ryan of Miami faces up to five years in prison and will be... more »
  • No. 11 Miami upsets sixth-seeded Washington 86-80

    March 20, 2015 2:35 PM

    IOWA CITY, IA - Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and 11th-seeded Miami beat No. 6 Washington 86-80 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City. Jessica Thomas had 19 points and Michelle Woods added 17 for the Hurricanes (20-12), who pulled off the upset... more »
  • $4 million gold heist

    March 2, 2015 7:55 PM

    WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA- The FBI and local authorities are investigating the theft of $4 million worth of gold from a vehicle that broke down on I-95 in Wilson, not far from Raleigh, North Carolina. Two armed guards say they were transporting the shipment of gold and silver from Miami... more »
  • Police: Man kills himself after shooting girlfriend

    February 16, 2015 8:05 AM

    BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Authorities say a Miami businessman shot and wounded his former girlfriend shot before leading police on a 40-mile chase down Interstate 95 and fatally shooting himself. Police say a neighbor called 911 after hearing shots Sunday at a townhome where 35-year-old Jyrece McClendon lives. Boynton Beach... more »
  • FBI raids medical supply firm with Wall St. 'Wolf' tie

    January 14, 2015 4:05 PM

    MIAMI - FBI agents and other federal investigators are collecting evidence at a South Florida medical supply firm with links to the "Wolf of Wall Street" film amid accusations of Medicare fraud. FBI spokesman Jim Marshall confirmed Wednesday the bureau was "conducting law enforcement activity" at the offices of Med-Care... more »
  • Miami, South Carolina meet in Independence Bowl

    December 26, 2014 2:56 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A three-game losing streak to end the regular season dashed Miami's hopes of a banner year. South Carolina was considered one of the nation's elite during the preseason, but struggled from the outset. Now the two teams find themselves in Shreveport. That certainly wasn't the preseason plan. But... more »
  • Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

    December 2, 2014 5:42 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Miami Dolphins kept their playoff hopes intact by rallying for a 16-13 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night when Caleb Sturgis made a 26-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining. Miami (7-5) rallied in an old-fashioned - some might say dull - slugfest... more »
  • Tannehill, former Tiger Landry lead Dolphins over Bills

    November 14, 2014 6:10 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - Ryan Tannehill shook off five sacks and a third-quarter deficit, throwing for two late touchdowns to help the Miami Dolphins break a streak of three consecutive losses to Buffalo with a 22-9 win Thursday. Tannehill went 26 for 34 for 240 yards and threw touchdown... more »
  • Several minors injured in nightclub shooting

    September 29, 2014 5:05 AM

    MIAMI, FL - Miami police are looking into why so many minors were present at a nightclub during a pre-dawn shooting. Among the 15 people wounded during the early Sunday morning violence at The Spot was an 11-year-old child. Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll says it was "very disturbing"... more »
  • Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting

    September 28, 2014 10:39 AM

    MIAMI - Police say 15 people have been hurt in a shooting at a Miami nightclub and that the youngest victim is 11 years old. Miami police said gunfire erupted around 1 a.m. Sunday at a club called The Spot. Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden says it's unclear how many shooters... more »
  • Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut

    September 2, 2014 8:51 AM

    LOUISVILLE, KY - Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's... more »
  • The Future: Central's Dynamic Duo Play Video

    August 21, 2014 7:05 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Wildcats have plenty of talent on their 2014 team - indicated by two of their standouts who have their eyes on college football next year. Terrell Chatman, committed to the University of Miami, and Kevin Henry, committed to LSU, are not only competitors pushing each... more »
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    July 23, 2014 6:10 AM

    BATH, OH - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he... more »

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