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Broward and Miami-Dade Teachers Won’t Carry Guns Even if DeSantis Signs Controversial Bill

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Against the wishes of pretty much everyone involved in education, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature this week passed a bill that would allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom. The deeply controversial move, which was approved after hours of debate that sometimes brought lawmakers to tears, would ostensibly make schools safer in the wake of last year's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But the... [...]

Florida Legislature Passes Pro-ICE Sanctuary-City Ban Despite Civil-Rights Outcry

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Florida's elected leaders last night made good on what was basically Gov. Ron DeSantis' central campaign promise — to deport more immigrants. Last night, the Legislature finally passed SB 168, the much-criticized "sanctuary city" ban, which forces municipalities to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and hold ICE detainees in local jails. Importantly, every city in Florida already does this. Although Republicans control... [...]

Former UM, FIU professor sentenced to 6 1/2 years for possessing child porn

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A Miami man, who was a former adjunct professor at the University of Miami and Florida International University, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for maintaining two storage units that contained more than 5,000 images of child pornography, Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced Tuesday in a news release. Adolfo Zayas-Bazan Albaisa, 56, pleaded guilty to one count... [...]

Florida Plastic Surgery Bill Heads to Governor’s Office

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The Florida House has unanimously approved Senate Bill 732 that will change the way surgery centers in the state are operated and how doctors are disciplined. The NBC 6 Investigators have reported on issues in plastic surgery centers in more than 40 investigations over the past four years – uncovering the deaths of more than ten women in South Florida in recent years who died after undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. "The... [...]

Miami Plastic Surgeon Takes Action Against Patients Who Left Negative Online Reviews

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Nicole George saved up money for three years to have a "mommy makeover." She used online reviews to help find a plastic surgeon. "It's good to know from the patients themselves what their experience was," George said. "Ratings are very important." The mother from the Fort Myers area is now questioning the accuracy of those online reviews. Positive reviews led her to the Miami office of Dr. Leonard Hochstein. He's a surgeon to... [...]