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carlos_alvarezFormer Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, who was recalled from office in 2011 over the disastrous Marlins Park deal, has been arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend of 14 years, according to an arrest affidavit from Coral Gables Police.

The affidavit says Alvarez’s girlfriend visited his home to return his cat, though there’s no explanation why she had the feline.

Afterward, the two got into a heated argument. Alvarez’s girlfriend told police the former mayor grabbed her arms, pinned her against the wall of his building’s parking garage, spit on her, and yelled profanities.


Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: It’s never a good thing when the head of a sheriff’s department is accused of stalking and harassing a female cop, but it can be especially problematic when the sheriff sit’s on a high-profile committee of the state legislature…aimed at protecting the privacy of citizens. Riverfront Times has the story.

​Doesn’t the name “Anthony Weiner” mean anything to sitting politicians? You’d think watching a member of Congress get his life ruined over sketchy text messages would be enough to convince politicos to stop sexting like horny teenagers, but you’d be very, very wrong. The latest career lost to ill-advised texts: Richard Steinberg, a Democratic member of the Florida House from Miami Beach. Steinberg has admitted this morning to anonymously sexting a married federal prosecutor for months, starting with this cringe-worthy question: “Sexxxy mama?” He’s now facing stalking charges. Miami New Times has the story

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