Eric Alan Barton

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Michael Ray Roberts was just nine miles out of West Palm Beach on August 1 when he spotted what no drug smuggler ever wants to see. Painted across the hull of a ship on the horizon was the Coast Guard's blood-red stripe, a terrifying sight for a m...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    September 19, 2004, didn't seem to be Marcie Lynn Musgrave's lucky day. The petite blond, two months shy of her 21st birthday, had just spent the night partying on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. As she headed home in her car, an off-duty cop ...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Somewhere down a maze of rutted dirt roads in a rundown Port-au-Prince neighborhood, past the red gate that keeps out the armed thugs, and through a courtyard of packed gravel, a 23-year-old guy from Broward County steps through the doorway of the...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    As she ducks into a peach-colored skyscraper in downtown West Palm Beach, Lois Frankel suffers a moment of confusion. "I have no idea what this is. Do you know what this is for?" Frankel, the city's imperious mayor, punches the penthouse button in...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    It was ten 'til five on a Wednesday evening when Lisa Sanchez's supervisor at the State Farm office in West Palm Beach asked for a volunteer to drop off some documents. The stop was on her way home, so Sanchez, a personal injury adjuster, raised h...

  • 10 years ago

    In August 2004, Nelson Hoyos sped a Chevy Cobalt across the salt flats of Utah and into racing fame. Over a straight, glassy-smooth seven-mile course, Hoyos edged his car past 243 mph, shattering the world speed record for front-wheel-drive cars. ...

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