Before she rode the YOLO ethos to its tragic end, Kayla Mendoza was a standard-issue middle schooler with a quirky sense of humor and an interest in older guys. At least those are the memories one friend is hauling up out of the past today as Mendoza's name fills the headlines. Katelyn Stone was sh ... More >>
A majority of Lake Worth's City Commission voted Tuesday to ignore the result of a March referendum to limit building heights in the city. Voters approved the measure --a charter amendment -- by 56 percent to 44 percent. But even before the commission acted, the referendum's organizers went to court ... More >>
Naples resident Lloyd Tomer had himself quite the trip to the mail box. He walked out of his Twin Eagle's Community home to go check his mail, and upon returning from collecting his bills and coupons for half-off car washes, he was confronted by a live four-foot gator sitting between the mail box a ... More >>
The sugarcane fields of Belle Glade have long been a stopover for migrant workers who earn measly wages in exchange for weeks of backbreaking labor in oppressive conditions.A new lawsuit filed against Cape Coral-based Sunrise Labor Corp. provides a detailed portrait of physical a ... More >>
Popular real-estate website Trulia.com has been tracking you, international real estate buyers. And now it's telling everybody.While a study released earlier this week found that searches for U.S. homes from other countries has dropped 10 percent on the website since 2011, there was other informatio ... More >>
Read on for today's roundup of Floridacentric links. Today's focus is on drinks.1. Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum will be the newest booze made in Florida. Created from molasses, water, sugar, and yeast and distilled in aged barrels, the first batches from Cape Coral will be ready by May and distri ... More >>
Happy new year! You may remember one of the more original social phenomena of 2011. It was called "the Occupy movement." A couple of guys got together and put out a call through Adbusters magazine for disenfranchised folks to sit around and draw attention to the highfalutin few who systematically ... More >>
Clinton Travis Drake, 19, was arrested yesterday by the Cape Coral Police Department on Monday, accused of bludgeoning his 84-year-old grandfather to death with a hammer. This is now the second hammer-murder of a relative allegedly carried out by a teenaged family member, after 17-year-old Port S ... More >>
flickr.comA 20-year University of Florida study out last week says Florida has the most invasive reptiles and amphibians in the world. A day or two after that came out, state officials declared war on giant African snails in Miami-Dade County.Yep, Florida apparently has a nasty invasive species p ... More >>
Stefan KamphSharing food in Centennial Park.On Saturday afternoon, Haylee Becker, a 19-year-old volunteer with Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs who does most of the talking to the media about the local group, sat in a vegan ice cream shop on the other side of the Everglades and talked about confron ... More >>
U.S. Geological SurveyThis is a Nile Monitor lizard, which you should not wrestleIf you see a seven-foot lizard in your Broward or Palm Beach residence, that's a problem, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Nile Monitor lizards, native to Africa, have been popping u ... More >>
Flickr: lexlevinradApparently in Port St. Lucie the foreclosure bus will come foreclose on your house in a hurry.Want to invest in some real estate? Don't start looking in Florida.Forbes.com writer Francesca Levy published a list recently called "The Worst Cities for Real Estate Investing." Out of t ... More >>
flickr.comThough certain Florida politicians would have you believe they are dutifully "protecting" marriage with laws preventing gay people from legally marrying, a new list of America's 50 Divorce Capitals has more cities from the Sunshine State than anywhere else.The website, The Daily Beast, ... More >>
flickr.comSince 1998, more than 50 children have died after being left or forgotten in cars in Florida. More than 150 more have been injured. Nationwide, there are, on average, around 30 deaths a year, according to KidsAndCars.org, a Kansas-based group that compiles statistics on such cases. The ... More >>
Songs of love and life, set in the key of stupid.
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He hit a man
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A lush idyllic chunk of the Everglades was transformed by bulldozers and a huge tree-eating juggernaut
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