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Robert Eugene Koehler in court at his first appearance before Judge David Silverman via closed circuit Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at the Brevard County Jail in Sharpes, Fla. Several law enforcement agencies believe the 60-year-old Palm Bay, Fla. man to be the infamous Pillow Case Rapist, who is thought to have attacked over 40 victims when in South Florida in the early 1980s. He was arrested on Saturday, January 18, 2020. (Tim Shortt/Florida Today via AP)

Prosecutor: DNA match leads to Florida 'pillowcase rapist'

Jan. 23, 2020 8:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that a sophisticated DNA match has led to the cold case arrest of a Florida man believed to be the “pillowcase rapist" who terrorized greater Miami with a series of assaults on women in the 1980s. Robert Koehler, 60, was arrested over the weekend and was...

Jarren Williams tells Miami he will enter transfer portal

Jan. 23, 2020 7:48 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jarren Williams informed Miami on Thursday that he is entering the transfer portal, a move that comes three days after former Houston quarterback D’Eriq King decided to join the Hurricanes. Williams started 10 of Miami’s 13 games this past season, after beating out...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The mother of the rapper and a group of lawyers called a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, to discuss what they claim is his mistreatment in a federal prison in Miami. But they discovered that just an hour earlier, Black had been put on a prison bus to federal facility in Kentucky, a thousand miles away. Black was sentenced in November 2019 to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Lawyers: Kodak Black moved to federal prison in Kentucky

Jan. 23, 2020 12:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of rapper Kodak Black and a group of lawyers called a news conference to discuss what they claim is his mistreatment in a federal prison in Miami. But they discovered that just an hour earlier, the rapper had been put on a prison bus to federal facility in Kentucky, a thousand miles...

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, left, talks to coach Erik Spoelstra during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 117-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Dragic says his retirement from international game is final

Jan. 23, 2020 2:29 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic is not going to play for Slovenia in this summer’s Olympic qualifying tournament, insisting Thursday that he will not change his stance on being retired from international basketball. The Miami Heat guard has a slew of reasons why he won’t change his mind, including...

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, third from left, reacts with his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Heat waste lead, then rally to beat Wizards 134-129 in OT

Jan. 22, 2020 11:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat built a huge lead, wasted every bit of it, benched their entire starting five and wound up having to go to overtime yet again. Clearly, they like being uncomfortable. Tyler Herro scored 25 points, Jimmy Butler scored nine of his 24 points in overtime and the Heat wasted a...

City suspends Miami police captain who claimed to be black

Jan. 22, 2020 5:32 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The city of Miami on Wednesday suspended a Hispanic police captain who was strongly condemned after he publicly claimed he was black when fighting accusations that he has derided black people. The Miami Dade Branch of the NAACP had called for Police Capt. Javier Ortiz's resignation earlier...

Panthers' McCaffrey gives Marine 2 tickets to Super Bowl

Jan. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EST

Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is sending a U.S. Marine to the Super Bowl. McCaffrey is teaming up with USAA, the NFL’s Salute to Service partner, and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation to send Sgt. Maj. Luis “Chino” Leiva to the game between the San...

Mexican soap opera star Pablo Lyle, left, appears in court with his attorneys during his hearing, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Miami. Florida Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos says that the Mexican actor won't be able to return to his native country while he awaits trial on a charge he fatally punched a man during a road-rage confrontation. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, Pool)

Judge: Actor awaiting road rage trial can't go to Mexico

Jan. 22, 2020 12:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that a Mexican actor won't be able to return to his native country while he awaits trial on a charge that he fatally punched a man during a road rage confrontation. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos said she worried Pablo Lyle would not...

A stunned iguana lies in the grass at Cherry Creek Park in Oakland Park, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The National Weather Service Miami posted Tuesday on its official Twitter that residents shouldn't be surprised if they see iguanas falling from trees as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. The low temperatures stun the invasive reptiles, but the iguanas won't necessarily die. That means many will wake up as temperatures rise Wednesday. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Cold-stunned iguanas falling from Florida trees

Jan. 22, 2020 9:23 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas. “This isn't something we usually forecast, but don't be surprised if you see...

3 sentenced in $21 million sober homes fraud scheme

Jan. 22, 2020 3:34 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Three people who ran a group of purported substance abuse treatment centers and sober homes were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday for their roles in a $21 million fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno sentenced Ali Ahmed, 38, to 10 years in prison, while Hector Efrain Alvarez,...