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Theo Karantsalis
Miami, Fla.
Librarian, writer
Interests: Theo Karantsalis is a librarian who freelances for several newspapers including The Miami Herald. He enjoys writing historical and civic features related to Miami's inner city. Please send tips and story ideas to: tips@springyleaks.com
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Hialeah police Lt. Leo Thalassites, 88, was inducted June 22 into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SpringyLeaks
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An “inattentive” 18-year-old woman hit a curb and launched a Volkswagen Jetta through a busy Miami Springs coin laundry last week, injuring two people and wiping out a row of washing machines, according to police. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SpringyLeaks
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Stacy Jones presents daughter Kyla, 6 months, to a panel of judges at the 2014... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SpringyLeaks
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Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 By THEO KARANTSALIS The Miami Herald Addonis Parker was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Published on Thursday, June 25, 2014 By THEO KARANTSALIS The Miami Herald Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Dozens of fathers marched several miles at a "Father's Day Walk for Justice", on June 14, from Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church through neighboring public housing projects, to protest recent gun violence in the community. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Published on Thursday, June 19, 2014 By THEO KARANTSALIS The Miami Herald Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
Theo Karantsalis is now following Va-Va
Jun 15, 2014
Hialeah Police have arrested a 26-year-old camp director on charges that he tried to procure an under-aged teenaged girl for sexual purposes. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Miami Springs council members Monday unanimously approved the purchase of 50 Taser X2s for the police department. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
The $77 billion state budget signed recently by Gov. Rick Scott, will include almost $500,000 to help pay for hot- meals programs for senior citizens in Medley and Miami Springs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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A Hialeah man, who appears to have died of natural causes, left behind 51 loose dogs inside his two-bedroom home, on May 31, police said. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
The $77 billion state budget signed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott, the largest in Florida history, will fund local hot meals programs $1,611,196, state records show. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
Virginia Gardens property tax base increased 2.6 percent last year, and added approximately $57 million in tax base value, records show. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Honoring fallen military, Memorial Day 2014 Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Women's Club Milestone Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Police arrested Efrahin Hun, 30, at Miami Springs' Dove Park, Thursday, after a witness alleged he was "masturbating while looking at a group of young girls." Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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About 300 people turned out last weekend for the opening of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s new campaign office in Liberty City. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
The city of Miami Springs is going to fix up Stafford Park. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
A Miami Springs man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after police say he barricaded himself inside his home, causing a four-hour standoff and forcing the lockdown of nearby Miami Springs High School. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
Neighbors in Miami Springs’ “bird section” called police at 2 a.m. last week to report a “male with a knife running down Raven Avenue.” Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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Nuns at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Virginia Gardens honor the Rev. Joseph Carney with a tribute song during a special street dedication ceremony in his honor. Carney served the Virginia Gardens community as pastor of Blessed Trinity from 1982 until his death on Jan. 2, 2013. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
The director of Hialeah’s Bucky Dent Park, was arrested by city police last week and charged with eight counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at SpringyLeaks
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The University of Miami played host to the United States Intercollegiate National Boxing Championship on April 3-5 in Miami. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at SpringyLeaks