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UM Hurricanes

Get all the latest blog entries about the University of Miami Hurricanes from Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:10:36 -0400

Copyright: ©2017 Sun Sentinel

Government website steers patients to unproven medical treatments

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:00:00 PDT, the federal government’s public listing of medical trials, is providing false comfort to consumers and free advertising to for-profit stem cell clinics offering unproven and loosely regulated treatments, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found.

Patients typically assume trials...


Woman struck and killed by train in Fort Lauderdale, officials say

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:35:00 PDT

A woman was killed Monday after being hit by a northbound Tri-Rail commuter train in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.

The 7:17 a.m. crash happened in an area that is not a railroad crossing, just south of Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Gregory May said.

The woman...


Backyard beekeeping surges in popularity across Florida

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:30:00 PDT

Up to 150,000 honeybees live in Dan Novak’s backyard — and he wouldn't have it any other way.

Novak is one of nearly 4,400 registered beekeepers statewide, a number that has increased fivefold in the past decade.

“A lot of people look at beekeepers as being crazy folks,” said Novak, 66, of Coral...


Hollywood crane standoff ends with no injuries as man comes back down

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:45:00 PDT

A standoff sparked by a man who climbed to the top of a crane towering above a 25-story building under construction in Hollywood ended Sunday afternoon when the man came down safely.

The drama, which snarled traffic at Hollywood’s Young Circle and drew hundreds of curious onlookers, ended at 1:40...


Florida taxpayers owe $1.1 million for 'docs vs. glocks' legal fight

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to attorneys who challenged a controversial state law that sought to prevent doctors from asking patients about guns, a group representing opponents said Monday.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced the legal-fees agreement more than five...


A legal guide to pardoning yourself if you're the president | Opinion

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:30:00 PDT

OK, Mr. President. We hear you're upset with a growing special counsel investigation and exploring how to/whether you could pardon your family members, your staff and maybe yourself.

There's no indication you've got pen in hand to pardon anyone, just that you're considering what that would look...


Alligator captured near South Beach

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:45:00 PDT

An alligator was found swimming off the rocks at South Point Park in Miami Beach on Sunday morning, according to news reports.

The gator was spotted about noon, reported.

Officials from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Miami Beach Police rescued the gator, reported...


Family responds to wrongful-death lawsuit in case of two Tequesta teens who vanished at sea

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:15:00 PDT

One day before the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of two Tequesta teens at sea, one teen’s family responded to the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the other’s family.

The lawsuit filed by Perry Cohen’s family alleges negligence against the family of Austin Stephanos, said Guy Rubin,...


Jordan Spieth flips the switch after a bad start to win his third major at the British Open

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:00:00 PDT

Jordan Spieth was standing at the edge.

Not just the edge of a steep hill overlooking the 13th hole at Royal Birkdale — the result of a drive that sailed 100 yards wide right — but the edge of another meltdown in a major championship, this time the British Open.

How he escaped to lift the Claret...


Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide,' denies collusion with Russia

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:51:00 PDT

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia, saying in a statement ahead of congressional interviews that he has "nothing to hide."

The 11-page statement provided to The Associated Press by a representative Monday details four...


Freebies and fun at Wawa openings in Davie, Pompano Beach on Thursday

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:25:00 PDT

Unicorns will be dancing in Broward County when Wawa stores open simultaneously in Davie and Pompano Beach this week.

Curious customers and fanatical fans, who revere the chain as a magical place, will soon be drinking free coffee and munching on discounted hoagies when stores in Davie and Pompano...


Computers back on list during Florida back-to-school tax holiday

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:00:00 PDT

Expensive computers are back on the list of tax-free items Floridians can buy during the upcoming annual back-to-school sales tax holiday.

On Aug. 4-6, consumers will pay zero state and local option taxes on hundreds of items, from clothes and shoes ($60 or less) to school supplies ($15 or less)...


Kodak Black planning back-to-school fundraiser for kids in Pompano Beach, TMZ reports

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Broward rapper Kodak Black is planning a back-to-school fundraiser for kids in his hometown of Pompano Beach, TMZ is reporting.

Black, whose given name is Dieuson Octave, 20, has teamed up with New Orleans rapper and mogul Master P for the event, which is reportedly scheduled for Aug. 14.



Snooty, the oldest living manatee in captivity, dies

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:40:00 PDT

A day after celebrating his 69th birthday, Snooty, the oldest living manatee in captivity, has died, according to the South Florida Museum.

The Bradenton museum, which housed Snooty at its Parker Aquarium, announced the news Sunday via Twitter and Facebook, saying the manatee died as the result...


Marlins lose to Reds as Tom Koehler gets hit around again Sunday

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:50:00 PDT

When Tom Koehler returned this month from his banishment to the minor leagues, his effectiveness stabilized and confidence partially rebuilt, there was a hope he would resemble his old self, the every-fifth-game grinder who had been a rotation stalwart for going on a half-decade.

It hasn’t happened....


Miami Heat on Kyrie Irving's preferred list of trade destinations

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:40:00 PDT

Where there is smoke there also tends to be Pat Riley. And Kyrie Irving appears to be sending quite the signal.

The Sun Sentinel has confirmed that the Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard has requested a trade from the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions, with the Miami Heat among...


9 found dead in sweltering truck in immigrant-smuggling attempt in Texas

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:25:00 PDT

At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what authorities said on Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others rescued from the rig...


South Florida beaches get ashtrays to keep cigarettes from killing sea life

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:44:00 PDT

It gives new meaning to smoked fish.

Cigarette butts — the most littered item in South Florida — are often tossed on the ground, then carried by rain through city streets and into storm drains. Eventually they end up in the ocean, where leaking toxins pose potentially deadly problems for fish and...


More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert in Connecticut

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:11:00 PDT

More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said.

Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking.

Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals at Hot 93.7's...


Stolen Ferrari adds to puzzle of Fort Lauderdale killing

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:50:00 PDT

A white Ferrari stolen from a Fort Lauderdale home where a retiree was killed was found on a residential street in Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale police said Friday.

And police released video on Friday of a shirtless man running in the same area where the Ferrari was abandoned. He is a person of...


Two injured in crash that closed Griffin Road in Davie

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:55:00 PDT

At least two people were injured late Saturday in a rollover crash that led to the closing of a stretch of Griffin Road in Davie, according to reports.

Davie police were investigating.

A eastbound section of Griffin Road between Southwest 118 Avenue to 110th Avenue was reopened shortly after 7...


Open primaries would be welcome change in Florida | Editorial

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:15:00 PDT

Six months post-election, Congress is tangled in stalemates and the president continues to fancifully wax on about millions of illegal voters. His misnamed Advisory Commission on Election Integrity held its first hearing this week after making a giant grab for private voter data.

Here’s one antidote:...


South Florida members of Congress average $1,700 a day in campaign cash

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:10:00 PDT

Supporters are pouring thousands of dollars a day into the campaigns of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her challenger Tim Canova — even though their Democratic primary faceoff is more than a year away.

Campaign disclosures filed this month with the Federal Election Commission show Wasserman...


Michael Phelps vs. a shark: The bizarre history of humans racing animals

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:17:00 PDT

A few months after embarrassing Adolf Hitler by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Jesse Owens traveled to Cuba for an exhibition race against Julio McCaw.

Owens was the fastest runner in the world, but when he lined up against his opponent during halftime of a soccer...


It's lit: Short-story dispensers bring free fiction to West Palm Beach

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:45:00 PDT

Want free literature? Dispensers are printing short stories in bars and coffee shops in West Palm Beach.(image)