Dear Stoner, We understand how you're feeling. Dark and formidable challenges lay before you. While the rest of the nation -- especially Washington and Colorado -- takes strides to normalize diplomatic relations with marijuana, Florida has moved in the other direction. Yesterday was the most recen ... More >>
Former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in prison, plus a year's probation for stealing from the Republican Party. See also: - Jim Greer: Racism and Dead Bodies Ahead - Jim Greer Lied to Everyone: to Us, to You, to Himself. And Then, Cha ... More >>
Former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer, was headed to trial on fraud, theft and money laundering charges after allegations of big-time spending and shady behavior surfaced. But, in a surprising twist, Greer has accepted a plead deal Monday morning and has pled guilty. S ... More >>
Last week, we told you about an appeals court throwing out two of Casey Anthony's remaining convictions of lying to police during the investigation into her daughter Caylee's disappearance. Well, it appears that as soon as the appeals court was done making its ruling, Casey walked over to federal c ... More >>
SpaceX, the California company that plans to help NASA and perhaps become the world leader in space travel, announced yesterday in Washington that it would send a man to space by 2015.The firm will send one of its own employees. Last year, it was the number one private firm to send an unmanned craft ... More >>
You Jersey transplants who are longing for hoagies and water ice and the sight of oil refineries on the gray horizon, your beloved Wawa is coming to Florida.OK, right now it's only up in north and central Florida, but they already have six locations open in Kissimmee and Orlando, with two more on th ... More >>
Well now, this is kinda terrifying. Richard Levine of Ft. Lauderdale was living his life, minding his own business, when he suddenly inherited 13,000 clown items. Levine got the collection after his father-in-law and business partner died two years ago. The warehouse of nightmare fuel includes c ... More >>
If scientists could harness the power of a black hole and build a time machine, we could use it to go back in time to kill Hitler and cure AIDS while going forward in time and seeing who wins the next 40 World Series while also living in a Rick Scott-free world. But for now, we have a poll cond ... More >>
There's something the South Florida-based wing of the Constitution Party would like you to know: There is a very real danger that President Barack Obama is going to stage a "false flag" assassination attempt to incide rioting, which will allow him to install martial law and postpone the November ele ... More >>
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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.
The process was described to me before I walked onto the kill floor. Jim Wood, the owner of Palmetto Creek Farms, gave me the rundown. "They can't see anything. There's nothing to hear. I don't think they have any idea what's going on."I was handed a long lab coat and a hair net. I could feel my hea ... More >>
If you're aiming to win multimillion-dollar contracts to run Florida's juvenile prisons, it helps to have friends in high places. Youth Services International, the for-profit company that runs Thompson Academy in Pembroke Pines along with seven other juvie lockups in the state, has learned this less ... More >>
How to Eat Crawfish - PSA from Loyola Motion Design on Vimeo."It's early in the season for crawfish," said Clif Smith of Crawfish Company of Central Florida. "We're very busy and could run a little short," he told Clean Plate Charlie in between taking orders for tomorrow's Mardi Gras festivities. De ... More >>
broncogator15.comTim Tebow is quite possibly more popular than God Himself -- at least, he may be in Florida.The former Florida Gator, Heisman Trophy winner, two-time BCS national champion, and current Denver Broncos quarterback is viewed favorably by 59 percent of Floridians, according to su ... More >>
Steven Erdmanczyk from Flickr.comThe City of Wellington wants a correction from Matt Lauer, host of NBC's Today show.Earlier this week, Lauer introduced a story on a dangerous teen trend known as car surfing. Rather than recorded footage of such antics, he instead handed the reporting o ... More >>
Photo: BSOSamara SewardWith a nickname like Buxom Bandit, it's hard to stay out of sight. So it goes for Samara Seward, accused of stealing the identity of a couple Broward teachers, a crime for which she's already been incarcerated. From the BSO release:Following a tip, Broward Sheriff's Office ... More >>
A rundown of local news items on this Wednesday morning:A Boynton Beach family is devastated by an insurance company's decision to renege on a guarantee that it would pay for the residential treatment of Ryan Crofutt, 25, who needs treatment for brain damage and was prepared to receive therapy at ... More >>
One of DeLand's coffee shopsI had a terrible weekend in the south-central Florida town of Arcadia one time. I'd been drawn principally by the name -- but the place turned out to be far from paradisal: restaurants closed at 8 and were mostly dry. The villagers were like something out of a creepy ... More >>
FlickrThey all hate taxes, so why can't all tea partiers love one another? This week has revealed divisions within the tea party activist community of South Florida, and in Central Florida the infighting has spilled into the courts, where an Orlando radio host is being accused of "hijacking" the ... More >>
Courtesy of Tijuana Flats Burrito lovers rejoice! With their biggest menu roll out in their 15 year existence, fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant Tijuana Flats welcomes half a dozen new menu options to the South Florida Mexican food-loving masses starting today. All six new items were featured items ... More >>
courtesy of PETA and ARFFOutside American Airlines Arena in Miami this Friday will be a pack of angry clowns. No, it's not a Nickelback concert; it's the circus. And the clowns outside won't be working for Ringling Bros. They're animals rights activists protesting Ringling's treatment of elephant ... More >>
China already owns the U.S. government. It's just a matter of time till Chinese money also buys the American media. But look at the bright side. After that happens, we can expect wicked-cool videogame reenactments of the day's biggest stories. Like the one below, which offers two animated versions o ... More >>
Flickr: Paul GarlandManalapan Police Chief Clay Walker says his investigators are wrapping up their case against the two men involved in the knife fight Monday night at the Ritz Carlton, where Nazi historian David Irving was giving a speech. He expects to deliver investigative findings to the Pal ... More >>
Flickr user: Jon LeightonProtestors at a David Irving event in England.The knife fight that broke out during Holocaust-denier David Irving's speech at the Ritz-Carlton on Manalapan this week appears to be the latest twist in an ongoing spat between two white supremacist factions, according to a w ... More >>
Aaron Jackson does a lot of good in the world.Aaron Jackson, founder of Planting Peace -- a locally based nonprofit running orphanages in Haiti and shelters around the world -- says he does not "kill children." That's right, not even one. I've hung out with the man on several occasions, for e ... More >>
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