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Theo Karantsalis
Miami, Fla.
Librarian.Techie.Hyper.Civic reporter.Subpar photographer.San Francisco native.Hippie tendencies.Spanish major.UM and FSU grad.Digs Liberty City.
Interests: Enjoys writing historical and civic features related to Miami's inner city. Please send tips and story ideas to: tips@springyleaks.com
Recent Activity
A Thursday hearing challenging the Miami Springs election process has been canceled — the judge in the case recused herself for knowing both parties in the mayoral lawsuit. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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Miami students celebrated Law Day on May 1 with mock trials, hanging out with federal judges and plenty of legal discourse. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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Defeated Miami Springs mayoral candidate Fernando “Fred” Suco sued the city on Friday, challenging its election process. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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A high-voltage line snapped above a Miami Springs public parking lot this morning leaving nearby residents and businesses without power. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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Miami Springs voters cast ballots Tuesday at the city’s golf course for a new mayor and four council members. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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Barefoot burglar busted in $5,000 sneaker theft Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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About 100 residents gathered near Miami Springs’ community center Tuesday night to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new $5 million pool facility. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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Candidates held a forum Friday night in Miami Springs to help increase voter turnout at the April 7 elections. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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Ten candidates vie for five incumbent seats in Miami Springs city election. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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Would the owner of a white, unmanned flying machine, last seen floating above east Hialeah, please come forward and collect your drone? Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
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The city of Miami Springs is spending $194,978.32 to remove barriers along Curtiss Parkway that have made the city’s downtown circle inaccessible to disabled people. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
Miami Springs police arrested Matilde Clariel Veras, 45, of Miami Springs, and Clara Mercedes Castillo, 39, of Miami, on Feb. 7, charging both with grand theft for stealing at neighborhood garage sales. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
Armando Guzman, 57, was sworn in as the new Miami Springs police chief at a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 12. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at SpringyLeaks
Angel Gonzalez, 51, a Hialeah Gardens police officer, was arrested for driving under the influence after he sideswiped an 18-wheeler on Dec. 15 in southwest Miami. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
A colony of Russian-born circus dwarfs heading out of Miami, after a show in 1939, drove a few miles along the Tamiami Trail then abruptly hit the brakes. The mile-long strip of land they admired would soon be their new home. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
Armando Guzman has been named as the new police chief for Miami Springs. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
Police discovered two bodies Saturday afternoon inside a Miami Springs home. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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After waiting in line patiently for hours, hundreds of early birds rush in as the Dolphin Mall opens its doors to shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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After waiting in line patiently for hours, hundreds of early birds rush in as the Dolphin Mall opens its doors to shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Fannie Baez, 39, an insurance salesperson, kept warm overnight in her Winnie the Pooh outfit at Best Buy, in Hialeah, so she could nab a 50" television when the doors open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Sidewalks around the three-square-mile city of Miami Springs are getting an $885,900 upgrade, thanks to a Florida Department of Transportation grant. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Liberty City residents will be scrambling soon for library, motor vehicle, and other services as Dec. 1 marks the start of a two-year renovation at the Joseph Caleb Center. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
The Florida Lottery announced Wednesday that Narcisa Martillo, 54, of Doral, claimed a $500,000 top prize in the Money Multiplier scratch-off game. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
Miami Springs releases police chief candidates' scoring sheets Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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A former assistant basketball coach at Hialeah Gardens High School was arrested and charged with two counts each of lewd and lascivious conduct and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at SpringyLeaks