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Arizona Man Sues Prosecutor for Wrongful Arrest that Kept him in Jail for Two Months

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Imagine spending two months in jail for a robbery that you didn’t commit. Well, that is exactly what happened to an Iowa man after he was falsely charged with first-degree robbery.
Now he is suing the prosecutor that threw him in jail.
Joseph McBride, 23, was arrested for his assumed role in a January 2017 home invasion robbery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
McBride was in Phoenix at the time of his August 2017 arrest, several months after the original crime was committed.
And he showed authorities a time-stamped cell phone selfie proving he was in Arizona at the time of the Iowa home

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WATCH: Florida Bail Bondsmen Beat Man with Metal Pipe for Missing Court over Suspended License

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Florida bail bondsmen were busted on video beating a man with a metal pipe, punching and macing him after he missed a November court date for a suspended license.
“This is how they act when they don’t know they’re being recorded,” Lara Laign, the woman who recorded the video on December 13 told NBCMiami.
“It was just insane.”
“I was just so disturbed and disgusted by what I just saw,” she said.
Video shows AAA Star Bail Bondsmen from Palm Beach County brutalizing Anthony Hall and then smashing the window to his home with the same metal pipe used to beat him.
“I don’t care

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Former Miami, UNC coach Butch Davis hired by FIU

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Former Miami and North Carolina coach Butch Davis is getting back into the game after more than half a decade on the sidelines. Davis, an ESPN college football studio analyst since 2014, told the network Monday he will be leaving immediately to accept the …Read the complete article here

Visit Our New And Improved Site-RiseNews.net

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Rise News is very excited to announce that Rise Miami News will be moving to a new home- RiseNews.net.
Our commitment to South Florida will not change at all. We will continue to produce important pieces of local journalism, opinion and criticism because we love our community and believe in it.
In the coming weeks, this site (www.risemiaminews.com) will be moved under the risenews.net domain where content about Miami will be found besides pieces of great journalism dealing with global issues.
This was always the plan and we are just moving forward according to it. More information on this will be announced shortly.
In the

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Perez Art Museum Offering BBQ Party On Labor Day And Other Big Miami Food Events This Week

Friday, September 4th, 2015
This piece was originally published by our partner MIAbites.com and is produced by them. 
Each week, MIAbites will feature The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami “foodie” events and special promotions for the upcoming week. Please note that specific details, dates and prices are subject to change, so please call ahead to confirm event details.
Friday September 4th– Circa 39 boutique Hotel on Miami Beach hosts Vino & Vinyasa yoga classes every Friday in their tropical courtyard from 6:30 -8:30 pm followed by a tasting of artisanal wines from their Wunderbar and light bites from Jules Kitchen. $25 pre-pay/ $30 at door. Circa 39 3900 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305 538 4900.
Sunday September 6th–

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Eurkea!: Miami Can’t Spell Too Good

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
File this one in the “not that much of a shock” category.
An eagle-eyed South Florida resident happened upon this misspelled street sign in south Miami-Dade County and it is pretty funny.
Rose Reeder said that she has driven past the intersection and noticed the incorrectly spelled Eurkea Drive sign for the past few weeks. The name of the road is really Eureka Drive.
The misspelling finally bugged Reeder enough yesterday for her to stop her car and snap a few pics of the sign. She then posted it on Facebook.

“Someone did not check like they should have,” Reeder said of the oversight. 

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WATCH LIVE: 8 PM Update On Tropical Storm Erika- What Does It Mean For South Florida

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Starting at 8 PM EST, watch Spinks Megginson from RedZone Weather and Rich Robinson from Rise Miami News break down the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Erika and what it may mean for South Florida in the days ahead.
You can join the conversation by tweeting at @RiseMiamiNews or @RZWeather.

 
 

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JCPenney And InStyle Magazine Partner To Make Glam More Affordable In Miami

Friday, August 28th, 2015
By Lissette Calveiro
Millennial gal pals – and stylish men – this one’s for you. If you’re like me, you’ve mastered the at-home blowout with a $30 dryer from Target, “beachy waves” using your straightener with drugstore brand serum, and might have even attempted to give yourself ombré highlights using boxed bleach.
You spoke, and JCPenney says that they’ve listened. The retail giant is turning to InStyle Magazine to help revamp more than 800 in-store salons by turning them into budget-friendly full service beauty stations with runway results. The Salon by InStyle brings designer looks to life and makes them more accessible

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WATCH LIVE: Tropical Storm Erika 8 PM Update- What It Means For South Florida

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Starting at 8 PM EST, watch Spinks Megginson from RedZone Weather and Rich Robinson from Rise Miami News break down the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Erika and what it may mean for South Florida in the days ahead.
You can join the conversation by tweeting at @RiseMiamiNews or @RZWeather.

 

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WATCH: Everything You Need To Know About Tropical Storm Erika

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Our own chief Weather Analyst Spinks Megginson has a breakdown of what you need to know about Tropical Storm Erika.
Read More: 5 PM Update: Cone Moves Slightly To The East, Tropical Storm Erika Growing

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Tropical Storm Erika will be moving quickly to the west-northwest in the days ahead, potentially becoming a hurricane in about 5 days. See the latest thoughts in this #rzw video…
Posted by Spinks Megginson – RedZone Weather on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Drink Beer And Eat BBQ With Your Dog This Weekend In Miami

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Each week, MIAbites will feature The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami “foodie” events and special promotions for the upcoming week.  Please note that specific details, dates and prices are subject to change, so please check ahead to confirm event details.
Wednesday August 26th–  The Mandarin Oriental Bar, MO Bar + Lounge hosts Miami Herald Food editor and beer aficionado , Evan Benn, from 7:30-9 for an interactive Beer Chat and Tasting.  Attendees will have chance to discuss in an intimate environment the unique qualities of beer, including tastings of Miami Brewing Club, Brew Hub and Concrete Beach. Admittance is $15. Reservations by calling 305 913 8358.  MO Bar + Lounge

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Tropical Storm Erika Remains Disorganized, Florida In Five Day Cone

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika remains 495 miles away from the Leeward Islands as of 5 PM EST and has not much strengthening at all today.
However, models seem to be closing in on a projected track for the storm as it quickly moves west-north west in the coming days. The NHC now also includes South Florida in the five day extended cone and it is expected to become close to hurricane strength by then.
The system presents a much more present threat to the small islands of  St. Maarten and Antigua where  Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect. There are also Tropical Storm Watches in effect

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In The Cone: Tropical Storm Erika 5 PM Advisory

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika remains 605 miles away from the Leeward Islands as of 5 PM EST and has not seen considerable strengthening since the 2 PM advisory. However, models seem to be closing in on a projected track for the storm as it quickly moves west-north west in the coming days. The NHC now also includes South Florida in the five day extended cone and it is expected to become close to hurricane strength by then.
Watch: Our Chief Weather Analyst Spinks Megginson on Erika:
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Tropical Storm Erika could be a threat to south Florida in the days ahead, yet

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Ft. Lauderdale To Host Largest Transgender Conference In The Nation

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
This story was originally published by our partner site SouthFloridaGayNews.com.
By Nicole Wiesenthal
The largest transgender conference in the nation has relocated to Fort Lauderdale to celebrate its 25th year.
The four-day Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) will be held at Bonaventure Resort and Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, bringing in between 600 and 700 transgender people, families and allies to Fort Lauderdale.
The SCC originated in 1991 as a way to provide an educational conference for the transgender community to speak with professionals that handle services in the transgender community, said Lexi Dee, the president of the SCC.

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Moving West: 11 AM Advisory On Tropical Storm Erika

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika has not seen much development this morning as the storm quickly moves west at 20 miles per hour.
As of the 11 AM EST advisory, the National Hurricane Center reported that Erika was over 730 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 20 miles per hour. The storm is still too far away to know if it will pose any threat to South Florida and it is fairly weak as of now- only featuring maximum sustained winds of 45 MPH.
There are now multiple tropical storm watches in the Caribbean. Read the full NHC advisory here.

 
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Just $20: SoFL College Students Can See Arsht Center Performances At Discounted Price

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
By Natalie Alatriste
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is welcoming area university students back to school with its UTIX program. For the second year in a row, full-time college students have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets—at any level available, not just the mezzanine section—to select performances.
For just $20, students can enjoy big-name performances with no additional fees, according to Andrew Goldberg, the vice president of marketing for the Arsht Center.
“Last school year, more than 1,200 students attended first-class performances at the Arsht Center in a wide variety of genres, such as classical music, theater, dance, jazz,

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Tropical Storm Erika Forms In Atlantic Basin

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
The National Hurricane Center has announced that the next tropical weather system has formed in the Atlantic Ocean- Tropical Storm Erika.
As of the 11 PM EST advisory, the NHC reported that Erika was over 950 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving west at 20 miles per hour. The storm is still too far away to know if it will pose any threat to South Florida.
From the NHC advisory:
“Buoy observations and satellite wind data indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Tropical storm force

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Awesome: Watch This Entire Miami Elementary School Dance The “Whip” On First Day Of Classes

Monday, August 24th, 2015
The first day of school is typically the worst day of the year for most students in South Florida. But the first day sucked a little less today at Dillard Elementary in Fort Lauderdale when members of the Miami Heat presented a back to school pep rally.
New Heat star Amar’e Stoudemire was there and spoke to the students as were Bernie the mascot and a slew of Miami Heat Dancers.
But the highlight of the day had to be this moment when the entire school broke down the “whip/nae-nae”.
And spoiler alert, the kids are really good.

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Dillard ElememtaryOoh watch them, watch them!Welcome

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Cyclists Ride 1,194 Miles To Honor Former UM Player Sean Taylor

Monday, August 24th, 2015
In 2007, Sean Taylor was murdered during an attempted robbery in his Miami home.
Now, almost eight years later, cyclists and community members are honoring him by riding 1,194 miles from Miami to Maryland – raising awareness and funds to open two community centers under his name.
Taylor was an American college and professional football player for the University of Miami and, later, a free safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
According to Angela Berry, one of the organizers for the Restored Order Project – a foundation dedicated to building the Sean Taylor Community Center, his death impacted

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Hurricane Danny Becomes Category 2 Storm

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Hurricane Danny has strengthened into a category 2 hurricane this morning.
“Danny remains a tiny hurricane,” The National Hurricane Center said in a online statement. “Hurricane force winds extendoutward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical stormforce winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).”
The storm remains 930 miles east of the Leeward Islands and there are no current watches or warnings in place.

 
Photo Credit: National Hurricane Center.
 
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The Ancient Spanish Monastery Is A North Miami Beach Gem That You Have To Visit

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Secluded within the groves surrounding West Dixie Highway lies a Florida Heritage site you may not have heard of – the Ancient Spanish Monastery.
A North Miami Beach relic, it boasts historic structures containing Romanesque and pre-Gothic architecture. Stretching from as far back as the 12th century, conserved artifacts take visitors into the life of medieval monks in northern Spain. But how this wonder ended up in Miami is a long story
Here’s the condensed version:
–   From 1133 to 1141 AD, the monastery and cloisters were constructed in Sacramenia, a city in the province of Segovia, Spain. Originally dedicated to the

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“A Day In The Life”: A Broward Band’s Drummer

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
By Dustin Herrera
I’ve been playing drums for the last 9 years in my bedroom, with live bands, and in the studio. Though I am certainly not the best and have not played in massive concerts or incredibly expensive studios, I’ve developed a sort of different perspective on concerts and even the recorded music that we listen to every day.
I played drums in a band named A Run For The Coast for over four years. We recorded over 20 songs in 3 different studios, toured around the Southeastern United States, and even played as an opening act for some of our

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A New Company Will Home Deliver Your Groceries In SoFlo

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
 
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your groceries delivered right to your doorstep, avoiding all those long checkout lines?
Now South Floridians have the opportunity to experience that reality for themselves. A Birmingham, AL based company called Shipt created an easy and effective way for Publix shoppers to get their groceries via a mobile app.
From 8 AM to 10 PM, 7 days a week you can have your groceries delivered right to your doorstep without ever leaving your house.
Shipt allows you to shop for more than 30,000 products sold at Publix, yes that means you can

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In Miami Lakes, The Bend Bar Plays It Straight

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
The sprawling taverns of Fort Lauderdale seem to have been erected for the purpose of achieving a satisfying pub crawl. The smoky dives of Wynwood serve a more up and coming clientele caught between the worlds of bars and clubs, while the he chic clubs of Miami Beach are impenetrable fortresses designed to keep out the people who don’t have a pair of hundred-dollar bills to rub together.
Every major area in South Florida has its own little watering hole, but what about the good-natured suburbs of Miami Lakes? There has to be a place in Miami Lakes for the low-key

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Charles Barkley Says On ESPN Radio That He May Vote For John Kasich

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
NBA legend Charles Barkley is never scared to express his opinion and seems to enjoy entering the political fray from time to time.
He did consider running for Governor of Alabama after all.
This morning in a wide-ranging conversation on a ESPN radio program, Barkley tipped his hat about who he might be interested in supporting in the 2016 presidential election.
“I usually vote Democratic but I’m thinking about John Kasich,” Barkley said in the interview about his potential support of the current Ohio Governor.
Barkley also said that he has never voted for a Republican in a presidential election before but that he is currently

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Get A Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich And Much More In The Week Ahead In Miami Food

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
This piece was originally published by our partner MIAbites.com and is produced by them. 
Each week, MIAbites shares upcoming foodie events and happenings. This weeks Weekly Nibble is all about the “summer slows’, the last official weeks before school begins, the last gasp vacation, or just staying cool and venturing out eves for drinks and parties…and grilled cheese!
Thursday 8/20– Ms. Cheezious and MYHABIT host literally the “End of the Tour” the #ShopbyCity tour that is, hosted by Amazon’s MYHABIT. Free grilled cheese, shopping and fun from 11:30-2 pm. Ms Cheezious 7418 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33138
Thursday 8/20- Poplife Social at PAMM– PAMM partners with Poplife, , to host PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social, every third Thursday

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This Map Shows How Much It Costs To Rent Along Metrorail Stops In Miami

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Look, we all know that it costs a whole heck of a lot to rent in Miami. That’s no secret and not exactly breaking news to anyone reading this.
But sometimes, it’s good to have another way to look at the problem of high rents in South Florida. That’s what the folks at RadPad, a new startup focused on apartment searches and rental payments have done by focusing on the cost of rents near Miami’s Metrorail stops.
The map below comes up with it’s data by averaging rental costs of properties within a one mile radius of each Metrorail stop.
As a general

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FORMED: Too Early To Know If Tropical Depression 4 Will Be Threat To Florida

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
The fourth tropical cyclone of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season was designated this morning by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
Tropical Depression Four is located approximately 1,650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Right now the system is a swirl of clouds producing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. The concern is that Four will strengthen into a tropical storm and ultimately a hurricane in the days ahead.
2015 has already produced Tropical Storms Ana, Bill, and Claudette. While these storms were not what most would consider “potent,” there were a few direct and indirect fatalities associated with Ana and

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News Flash: Miami PD Says No New Developments In Koubek Center Bomb Threat

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
A spokesperson for the City of Miami Police Department said that there were “no updates” in the investigation to identity the person or persons responsible for multiple bomb threats targeted at a gathering of journalists and video game enthusiasts last Saturday.
The spokesperson also said that the investigation was being run by the department’s Special Intelligence division and that no outside agencies had been involved so far.
The bomb threat took place on the 2700 block of Southwest 3rd St in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. Local police were tipped off when the Miami Herald sent them an email that contained

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Miami Shores Elderly Couple Targeted By Four Men In Brazen Daytime Robbery Attempt

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
An elderly Miami Shores couple were targeted by would be robbers Sunday afternoon in a brazen criminal attempt that has caught the attention of local authorities.
Betty Jane Paulson and her husband Robert have lived in Miami Shores for around 3o years and have never experienced anything like this.
Both are in their late 80’s and were home Sunday afternoon when Betty Jane heard a loud bang on the door at their home located on the corner of NE 4th Ave and 102nd St.
When she answered it, she was greeted by a tall man who told her that he was there to get

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