John Errol Ferguson is scheduled for execution on Thursday for a six-victim murder that horrified South Florida more than 35 years ago. At the time, as the Miami Herald's David Ovalle reminds us in this backgrounder, it was the worst mass murder in local history. Is he fit to execute?
Fifty years ago, the United States stood on the brink of nuclear war.
On Oct. 16, 1962, the national security adviser handed President John F. Kennedy black-and-white photos of Cuba taken by an American spy plane. Kennedy asked what he was looking at. He was told it was Soviet missile construction.
The sites were close enough — just 90 miles from the U.S. — and the missiles launched from there could reach major American cities in mere minutes.
The Cold War was heating up to a near-boiling point.
There is at least the first possibility of an explanation into why that five-story section of parking garage collapsed at the Miami-Dade College West Campus in Doral. It was hit with a crane two days before. That's coming directly from the owner of the construction company building the garage complex. Bill Byrne is the President and CEO of Ajax Building Corporation and says the crane struck a garage column in the outer portion of the building, but did not say if the impact happened in the quadrant that collapsed. He also says inspectors checked the building and crane after it happened and
Leading up to this week's fatal parking garage collapse, the Miami Dade College Doral campus was experiencing a massive enrollment boom, which is why the school was spending more than $22 million dollars on a parking garage in the first place.
WLRN's Phil Latzman met Erin Dimeglio and produced this profile.
It's hard to imagine a more completely successful senior year. Here’s Christy Cabrera Chirinos' story in the Sun-Sentinel about how 17-year-old Erin DiMeglio got her homecoming tiara...during halftime. Click the Listen link to hear Phil Latzman's profile of the groundbreaking athlete.
From dreaming of touchdown passes to…sporting a tiara?
Barry Richard performs the robocall he sent to Palm Beach County absentee voters.
A misprint on 60,000 absentee ballots means vote-counting in Palm Beach County will be sort of special again this year.
Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said each of those ballots will have to be examined, the intent of each voter discerned, and the vote transferred to a properly printed ballot so it can be read by a tabulation scanner.
A parking garage in Doral collapsed yesterday killing 3 construction workers, and severely injuring others.
Looking back at a history of construction accidents in the past six years, you will see that from 2006 to 2008, the region was seeing quite a bit of crane accidents, and other common construction accidents.
Jump to 2009... 2010.... 2011, it's gets a lot harder to find some.