Florida state Sen. Jeff Clemens introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow patients with certain qualifying medical conditions to privately and legally possess medical marijuana. The bill, named after Florida Cannabis Action Network President and ALS patient Cathy Jordan, would allow patients to ... More >>
Fairway Elementary School in Miramar is reporting a case of bacterial meningitis, according to Broward school officials. School principal Michelle Engram-McKnight sent a letter to parents on Tuesday asking them to immediately take their children to a doctor if they begin to display any symptoms suc ... More >>
Back in July, Wayne Treacy was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder after he attacked 15-year old Josie Lou Ratley with his steel-toed boots after she sent taunted him by making fun of his dead brother in a text. Ratley suffered permanent brain damage after the attack. The prosecution pres ... More >>
This might be the most Rick Scott thing ever. During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday, Scott stepped up to give an update on the fungal meningitis outbreak the state has recently been dealing with. But Scott screwed up and gave out the wrong number for the meningitis hotline, which was ... More >>
In case you haven't yet had your love of Cheetos and Slim Jims sullied by the "ethical dining" documentary industry, here's your chance. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will host a free screening of last year's documentary "Forks Over Knives" Wednesday night at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderda ... More >>
Thirteen kinds of biscotti and an array of Italian pastries line the shelves at Cosi Duci, an Italian bakery that draws recipes from Sicily. The appeal here isn't just the pastries, though. It's the three-course weekday lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays for $10.
Florida Department of CorrectionsManuel Valle, sheduled to die tomorrow at 4 p.m.The execution of convicted South Florida cop killer Manuel Valle has been petitioned in the Florida Supreme Court yet again over issues with the new lethal injection drug, this time with the objection of a Northern I ... More >>
Well, that was quick. Less than an hour ago, the Florida Supreme Court released a ruling saying the court will not hear the latest petition over issues with the new lethal injection drug to be used in Manuel Valle's execution.Yesterday, Northern Irish neurologist Dr. David Nicholl asked the court ... More >>
We're all porketarians around here, arent we?We looked up "porketarian" in the dictionary and were shocked to find it's not considered a real word. That's amazing, considering that no matter what our political leanings or backgrounds, many of us consider ourselves members of the "porketarian" gro ... More >>
Russell's Blue Water GrillIn February of 2011, Daniel Jang lost his grandfather to the heartbreaking deterioration of Alzheimer's disease. But rather than simply mourn his loss, Jang decided to something more proactive.To raise awareness on this devastating disease -- and to honor his beloved gra ... More >>
Got Damage? Pop quiz.You're a legislator, and you've got a chance to vote on a bill that would protect kids from deadly brain injuries at no additional cost to the state.
It's news when a self-described "prominent neurosurgeon" is booked at the Broward County Jail on a felony charge of false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery on his girlfriend, but there's a peculiarity to this arrest that really puts it over the top.From Gelbard's arrest reportSteven D. Gelbard ... More >>
Ryan CrofuttAs if Frank and Vicki Crofutt haven't been through enough, last night their brain-damaged son Ryan was arrested for domestic battery, after a scuffle left his father with two broken legs.Ryan Crofutt's case became a crusade for state legislators like Joe Abruzzo, who were incensed by ... More >>
Here's what's happening in South Florida news this Monday morning:Scott Rothstein is said to have hired Mafia associates on the pretext of needing their help shredding documents that could damage the investigation into his Ponzi scheme, but while they took the money, the mobsters never destroyed ... More >>
Jean-Carlo Baptist told police that he was tired and trying to sleep after working a night job, when his 11-week-old daughter wouldn't stop crying. His wife was working at Walgreens at the time. Baptist had told paramedics that his daughter had fallen out of bed, but after questioning by Boynton Bea ... More >>
flickr.com No pressure, Tim, it's only your brain. Though the University of Florida and coach Urban Meyer have been nothing but careful with their words, I don't think there was ever really a doubt that Tim Tebow would play in tonight's big game against LSU. This, just two weeks rem ... More >>