Former Marco Rubio Intern Indicted for January 6 Capitol Attack

A former Florida International University student and Miami GOP strategist, Barbara “Barby” Balmaseda, was indicted on criminal charges related to the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. She was arrested in December 2023 and faced charges including corrupt obstruction of an official proceeding and knowingly entering a restricted building. A grand jury formally indicted the 23-year-old on May 22, 2024, on all five charges. Balmaseda had ties to high-profile Republican politicians and the far-right Proud Boys group. She allegedly entered the Capitol with a Proud Boys member, Gabriel Garcia, and was seen on video climbing equipment and pushing past police lines.


Fire Causes Major Damage to Square Pie City Restaurant in Miami’s Design District

Fire destroys popular Square Pie City restaurant in Miami’s Design District. Firefighters responded to blaze at 3918 N. Miami Ave. around 6 a.m. on May 28th. Fire was contained within 20 minutes but caused severe damage, forcing closure. No injuries reported but smoke inhalation treatment given to one person.


Incidents across South Florida: Train fatalities, vehicle crashes, and boat rescue

Brightline train struck and killed many people across South Florida. A tanker truck overturned on Florida’s Turnpike causing fuel spill. A Lamborghini SUV crashed on I-95 in Broward County. The Coast Guard rescued two people before a luxury yacht sank offshore.


Messi’s Arrival Boosts Miami Soccer Scene; Local Athlete Aims for Olympics

Miami has become a top city for soccer fans due to Lionel Messi’s arrival. Inter Miami’s performance, attendance, and fan engagement improved significantly. However, ticket prices are expensive. Michelle Atherley, a heptathlete from South Florida, is determined to qualify for Team USA in the upcoming Olympic qualifiers after narrowly missing the Tokyo Olympics.


Miami Events Attract Celebrities and Music Fans

Famous people attended Miami events. Musicians performed concerts. Fans attended concerts dressed in stylish outfits. Fans expressed love for Bad Bunny despite controversies surrounding him. Nightlife continued after Bad Bunny concert with fans celebrating.


Shooting incidents leave three injured in Liberty City and Hialeah

Two men were critically injured in a shooting incident in Liberty City. A police officer shot a man during a traffic stop in Hialeah after a confrontation. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized. Relevant authorities are investigating both incidents.


Miami man avoids sex offender registry in plea deal for child abuse

A man accused of sexually abusing a girl for almost a decade struck a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated child abuse. The deal allows him to avoid registering as a sex offender. The 90-year-old man must complete 10 years’ probation and stay away from the victim. The victim, now 36, expressed frustration with the deal.


Miami police investigate downtown high-rise gunfire, separate shootout in Miami Gardens

There was a shooting incident in downtown Miami. An apparent bullet struck a resident’s apartment window on the 45th floor, sending glass shards onto a baby’s high chair. Police are investigating the gunfire but no injuries were reported. In a separate incident, a terrifying shootout was caught on camera in Miami Gardens, with nearly 30 seconds of active gunfire exchanged. Bullet holes were visible on a car and home, causing collateral damage in the residential neighborhood.


Woman’s Body Discovered in North Miami Beach Canal on Memorial Day

A woman’s body was discovered in a canal in North Miami Beach on Memorial Day. Police recovered the body from Snake Creek Park canal using flotation devices and dive teams. An investigation into the cause of death is ongoing. There are currently no indications of foul play.


Man charged with murder after child dies from injuries, suspect arrested in separate shooting injuring boy

A Pembroke Pines man, Jeronimo A. Duran, was arrested on murder charge after a 2-year-old child died from injuries. The child had bleeding neck wounds. Duran was in custody battle with child’s mother who said he had mental health issues. A man, Jeremy Lockhart, was arrested for possession of weapon by felon related to Memorial Day shooting in Lauderhill parking lot that injured a 9-year-old boy by stray bullet.


Man Arrested for Strangling Child, Viral Video Shows Dog Abuse Incident

A man was arrested for strangling a 10-year-old boy at a park in Sunny Isles Beach. A video showed the man violently grabbing the child by the neck and shaking him. In another incident, a video went viral showing an owner punching his dog multiple times in Homestead, sparking outrage. Police have launched an investigation into the dog abuse case after receiving the video tip.