John Paul Alvarez lives for the look in a student's eye that shows he or she gets it. At Stirling Elementary School in Hollywood, the baby-faced teacher is known for working well with troubled third-graders. Perhaps it's because he recognizes himself in them. Alvarez grew up in Miami, just south of ... More >>
"You want to fuck with me?" the voice was heard saying, as the sound of scuffling and crashing debris echoed throughout the courtroom from behind the closed door. "Do you?!" the voice repeated as more slams could be heard. "Alright!" the other voice screamed out. The judge, who apparently had just ... More >>
A SWAT team put down a gunman who forced the lock down of the Moore Justice Center in Viera, as well as Viera High School, and Viera Charter School in Brevard County on Friday afternoon. Palm Bay police officers had cornered the man in an area near the courthouse around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning as ... More >>
Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Greg Abbott.
Here's a story of an involved Dad. Carl Nicks, 51, of Brevard County, was part of a crowd of people who egged on two teens to solve whatever disagreement they had with their fists. One of the teen boys happened to be Nicks' son. And when it looked like Nicks Jr. was about to get his ass caved in ... More >>
It's not even November yet, and a record number of manatees has died this year. The total of 769 is more than has perished in any year since record keeping began, according to the Save the Manatee Club. More than 100 of them were babies. Almost 300 of them died after a toixoc red tide near Fort My ... More >>
A Florida man is accused of tying a pit bull to the bumper of his SUV and then dragging around in Brevard County. The man, Christopher Byrd, 43, was arrested on Wednesday morning. Upon his arrest, Byrd told Palm Bay Police officers that he had forgotten that he had tied the dog to the bumper.
The Sharkpocalypse is ever closer with yet another report of a person being bitten by on in Florida over the weekend. This time, a shark bit a surfer in the hand near Aquarina Beach and Country Club in Brevard County. According to Brevard County Fire Rescue Lt. Gary Windham, the man almost lost f ... More >>
Brevard County bed-and-breakfast Alta Vista Hilltop Retreat provides a relaxing spot for guests looking to get away from it all by spending some time in the large pool, hot tub, and sundeck, all while being stark-raving naked. But neighbors who live in the Cocoa subdivision near the resort are orga ... More >>
A man got into a lover's quarrel with his pregnant wife and, as things tend to go when couples argue, things got heated and people's feelings were hurt. And by "things got heated," we mean he bit his wife's ass. And by "people's feelings were hurt," we mean her ass was hurt. Because her husband ... More >>
About a half-dozen homes have been evacuated in Cocoa, in Brevard County, after police found guns and pipe bombs in a home Friday morning, WPTV is reporting. Police have also discovered several guns and rounds of ammunition in the home where the pipe bombs were found. Police moved in on the area f ... More >>
A 47-year old woman was found lying topless in a hotel parking lot where she was supposed to be babysitting a boy whose mother had gone gambling. That is the saddest sentence you'll ever read in your entire life.Police were called in to the River Palm Hotel, located at 420 S. Harbor City Blvd. in Me ... More >>
Looks like Palm Bay cops may have foiled another possible Lorena Bobbitt situation (she's the lady that cut her husband's dong off and threw it out her car window into a field). 30-year old Tarra Coppola was taken into custody after allegedly chasing her boyfriend with a fishing pole and a knife in ... More >>
Welcome to this week's post of the Broward-Palm Beach edition of Mug-Shot Friday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mug shots from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, and femmes fatale. Check out Miami New Times' Riptide blog for the Miami-Dade edition.
Plenty of attention has already been paid to the runaway success of E L James' erotic 50 Shades trilogy, but the phenomenon goes well past all 180 copies in the Broward County library system being checked out -- the scandalous series anchored by Fifty Shades of Grey is also helping th ... More >>
treehugger.comIf it's not colony collapse disorder, it's a crazy bee killer. Hundreds of thousands of bees in Brevard County died this past September, tied to a tainted food supply that contained an insecticide used to kill roaches, ticks, and fleas, county agriculture officials determined yester ... More >>
The Daily MailA little-known killer is making its way through the southern United States, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail: a "brain-eating amoeba" called Naegleria fowleri. Victims so far include one 16-year-old girl from Florida, Courtney Nash, who reportedly died after swimming ... More >>
The most expensive joint in the world was never even smoked, reported CNN.com on Saturday.Most likely, it was confiscated by police and left to rot in an evidence room. This was in the late 1970s, and the joint's true worth was not then apparent. The person in whose possession it was found, the t ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user curly_exp( l)osureMore jails would be empty if DNA evidence keeps clearing inmates.If you've ever felt as though the powers that be have dealt you an unfair hand, stop your belly-aching. Try serving more than a decade in prison for a crime you didn't commit -- the harsh reali ... More >>
FPL's Riviera plant: Looks great from a distanceEnvironmental activists and some Riviera Beach residents are fed up with living with "one of the dirtiest power plants in the entire state of Florida," according to a news release from the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition. The Coalition, a ... More >>
Flickr User: ejames1964Bob MartinezWith the news full of moon landings, former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez recalls a far-less-triumphant moment in the American space program. In this month's Florida Trend, Martinez describes how he was on the campaign trail, hustling for votes in South Florida on the ... More >>
A quest for (Special) Olympic gold, starring one burned-out journalist turned coach and a volleyball team that couldn't spike straight.
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Pot laws are no joke, dude
SoFla's sci-fi fans once had a place to call home. Now they're nomadic, dwindling in numbers, and graying.
Jazzman Turk Mauro rode high in New York, Paris, and the south of France -- now he's hanging on for dear life through a South Florida streak of the blues
Fifteen years after America's Most Heinous Murder, new evidence emerges, pointing to a suspect police had once dismissed