In December, retired Coast Guard commander Dennis Zecca was arrested by federal agents in Marathon. Accused of conspiring to buy 10 kilos of cocaine, he was also charged with hiring a hitman to kill one of the town’s biggest realtors.
We devote the entire half-hour of this week’s Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede to what life is like for students at Booker T. Washington High School, both at school and away from school. The format is roundtable with Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, as well as Booker T’s principal, and one of its teachers.
Hours before the sun rose, members of Miami Dade’s gang task force gathered in a parking lot near the county’s North Side station, plotting a raid they hoped would mark the end of a violent gang known as New Money Boys.
A never before released report by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office raises questions about the reliability of the Glock semi-automatic handgun used by its deputies.
Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado discusses the ongoing controversy of “teaching to the test” and the curriculum set to soon replace the FCAT.
Should the Bear Cut Bridge, which connects Key Biscayne to the mainland, be repaired or replaced? We discuss the controversy surrounding that question.
Long before the sun rises, Miami’s Booker T. High School slowly starts to come to life. In the darkness, security guards open gates and unlock fences as the first students lumber in before 6 am. For some the breakfast they’ll receive may be the first thing they’ve had to eat since their school lunch the day before.
A Miami Beach commissioner is responding to a 911 dispatchers claim that a growing brain tumor may have caused a delay in sending fire rescue units to the Venetian Islands home of a dying man.
“I’m not a monster who sat behind the radio and intentionally let somebody else die,” declared Damian Janee, the Miami Beach 911 dispatcher at the center of the controversial incident last March in which it took more than 30 minutes for paramedics to arrive at a Venetian Island home.
On a recent Friday afternoon, a group of high school coaches and athletic directors gathered to decide the fate of Jonathan Brown, a Miami Coral Park High School junior.