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Porn Star John Snavely Murders Millionaire

The first thing cops noticed was the footprints. They began near the entrance to the expensive oceanfront townhouse: size-12 sneaker outlines, stamped in blood. All eyes were on Snavely. The…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5388 words)

The Prancercise® Lady Copes With the Dark Side of Internet Fame

Though the conditions were far from ideal, Joanna Rohrback just had to Prancercise®. Sure, it was too humid outside. Yes, the location — a casino parking lot in Pompano Beach — was…
PUBLISHED: July 16, 2013
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4701 words)

Society for Creative Anachronism: Bash Your Neighbor Like It's 1300 A.D.

The king stands before the two dozen or so fighters kneeling on the grass in his presence. Their heads are bent as if in group prayer, their tunics sullied with the sweat and blood of combat. The…
PUBLISHED: July 2, 2013
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4666 words)

Miami Cold Case Murder Solved With Recovered Memories

Hissing and spitting like an animal, high tide surged across the sands of Virginia Key. Dark waves broke over the jagged shore and scattered flotsam on the stones like tea leaves at the bottom of a…
PUBLISHED: May 6, 2013
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5519 words)

Pain & Gain: Where the Real-Life Sun Gym Gang Characters Are Now

They juiced harder than Mark McGwire, pumped iron faster than a Lamborghini Diablo's pistons, and made it rain on more strippers than Juicy J at King of Diamonds. To finance their voracious…
PUBLISHED: April 1, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5281 words)

South Florida Millionaire Irving Moskowitz's Millions Thwart Middle East Peace

The bulldozers arrive at dawn on a Sunday. In the inky twilight of this crisp January morning, several bearded men creak open a barbed-wire gate to grant entry to the three Caterpillar machines. For…
PUBLISHED: March 25, 2013
LENGTH: 20 minutes (5229 words)

Puerto Rico's Wave of Drugs and Brazen Murders Reverberates to Miami

Julio Ramos Oliver died over a spilled drink. It was just after midnight January 20, and Old San Juan shook with the fiesta de San Sebastián. Under the golden glow of street lamps, more than…
PUBLISHED: March 19, 2013
LENGTH: 20 minutes (5221 words)

How Russell Faibisch Built Ultra Music Festival -- and Whom He's Battled Along the Way

Russell Faibisch left the Outback Steakhouse on 21st Street in Miami Beach on March 12, 1999, the night before he was to launch his huge beachside electronic music festival. "We had a big family…
PUBLISHED: March 12, 2013
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3966 words)

Assault Rifles Are Big Business in Florida as Federal Ban Looms

As Suleiman Yousef fires a sleek black AR-15-style rifle, orange and blue muzzle bursts flash inside the Trail Glades Gun Range in West Miami-Dade. The rapid-fire rounds ping off a metal target 100…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 18, 2013
LENGTH: 20 minutes (5024 words)