Kelly Cramer

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  • 8 years ago | Longform

    On a sunny, 70-degree Saturday morning, on April 5, 2000, Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Lt. Ray Cicero pulled into an alley behind Bond Paint Co. and smelled something unforgettable. Cicero and another investigator had been summoned by a call about ...

  • 8 years ago

    Elena McMahan is disarmingly soft-spoken. She keeps her head lowered as she begins a conversation barely above a whisper. She wears a headscarf that identifies her as a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, and she speaks to her two unusually wel...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Brown is the color of choice for R.O. Dale Ross. The spines of his law books are leathery tan, the vinyl on his chairs is cardboard-box brown, and his wooden table is the hue of watery chewing tobacco. Even the Lady Justice on the wall clock in th...

  • 8 years ago

    For an animal rights activist who once mounted the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, Nicolas Atwood is feeling awfully shy these days. A decade ago, a Miami-Dade police officer had to escort a screaming Atwood off the giant hot dog by sliding him down the...

  • 8 years ago

    Jennifer Borda says she never saw that first shove coming. She was ordering drinks for herself and her girlfriend on the patio bar at the Voodoo Lounge in Fort Lauderdale's Himmarshee District. She had barely taken her first sip, Borda says, when ...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    The mingling scents of hay and horse manure creep into the consciousness even at Wellington's outer edges. The heavy aroma defines this young, western Palm Beach County exurb conceived in the late 1970s and built for the love of horses. Like much ...

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