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Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest | Miami Herald

NEW YORK  Former pro tennis star James Blake testified on Tuesday that a plainclothes police officer wearing a T-shirt and jeans didn’t identify himself before throwing him to the ground and handcuffing him in a mistaken arrest in 2015 outside a Manhattan hotel. “He never said ‘NYPD.’ He never said ‘officer,'” Blake said at a disciplinary trial for Officer James Frascatore. “He never said...

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Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up | Miami Herald

NEW YORK  Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously. Clearly, not everyone was laughing, however. For Emmys host Stephen Colbert, there’s also a risk that a joke he engineered could wind up doing collateral damage. The former White House press secretary’s cameo was Colbert’s idea, and they...

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Irma aftermath: Internet outages halt work for thousands | Miami Herald

Internet outages are now rolling into Day 10 for hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses in South Florida. And for many, no internet means no business gets done. Statewide, 893,409 people statewide were without Internet or cable services, down from 1.1 million on Sunday and 1.3 million on Saturday. The numbers are not broken down by county, according to data the carriers reported to the Federal Communications Commission. But...

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Incredible footage shows die-hard stunt cyclist battling 140mph winds biking through flooded Miami streets during Hurricane Irma

Incredible footage shows a die-hard cyclist biking through the flooded streets of Miami during Hurricane Irma. Lucas Brunelle, 46, is the famed American videographer of bicycling stunts and races who went straight into the storm to catch the tailwind for a thrill ride. Video taken from a fellow biker’s helmet shows Brunelle zooming through the streets with 140mph tailwinds. Brunelle posted the video to Instagram for his 65,000...

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Oceanfront Palm Beach compound asks $46M – Curbed Miami

That didn’t take long. While an unlucky sect of South Florida is awaiting restoration of their power after an indirect hit from Hurricane Irma — full restoration isn’t expected until Tuesday, per FPL — our blockbuster real estate scene appears to be back in full swing with our first monster listing in a while. An oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach owned by notable philanthropist Mary Montgomery just hit the market over the weekend...

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