Day Editor, Miami Herald
Day editor at The Miami Herald/MiamiHerald.com, Florida native, dad, blogger, nonstop news nut.
miamiherald.com — The U.S. military has shut down wireless internet service at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba because of online hacking threats. Prison spokesman Army Lt. Col. Samuel House said the military also blocked access to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter through military computer networks because of the threat.
miamiherald.com — Coral Gables The Wrecking Crew was a famed Los Angeles collective of studio musicians who backed everyone from Simon & Garfunkel to the Beach Boys in the 1960s, and the Carpenters to the Captain & Tennille in the 1970s. Spec's Records & Tapes, a fixture on U.S. 1 for six decades, certainly sold thousands of albums over the years featuring those players.
miamiherald.com — INVASIVE SPECIES Jason Leon said he has two regrets about slicing the head off the longest Burmese python recorded in Florida: He wishes he didn't have to slay the beast, and he wishes his bedroom walls were big enough to mount the snake's skin.
wpbf.com — Forget coffee. Caffeine addicts may soon be able to get their fix when they brush their teeth in the morning. Colgate-Palmolive has applied for a patent to develop a toothbrush with a patch that would release the chemical into the mouth during use, the Daily Mail reported.
miamiherald.com — BROWARD Let the countdown for aggravated east-west motorists in Broward begin: less than one year to go until the $1.2 billion Interstate 595 project is finally done. But for more than three years, drivers using the main east-west thoroughfare in Broward County have had to deal with ramps being closed, familiar exits being changed, and new signs and orange cones popping up weekly.
miamiherald.com — REALITY T The popular television show has helped solve Miami homicides, but critics say the cameras can be a distraction to investigators and the show seems to focus more on African-American communities. For nearly a decade, The First 48, A&E's wildly popular reality show, has chronicled homicide detectives investigating scores of Miami murders - from Coconut Grove to Little Havana to Little Haiti.
miamiherald.com — It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. The single winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell.
miamiherald.com — Authorities say an 86-year-old central Florida mother has confessed to fatally shooting her son in self-defense. Polk County sheriff's officials said Nancy Pennypacker ran outside of her home, screaming for help Friday night. She told the deputy her 64-year-old son had been drinking and hit her in the face when the fight escalated into gunfire.
miamiherald.com — Family members say the 90-year-old southwest Florida man who was trapped in his car for two days earlier this year has died. Justin Ambrozia tells The Tampa Bay Times (http://www.ittybittyurl.com/TOn ) his father Justyn died of heart failure Thursday from complications from the trauma.
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