Chris Joseph

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    October 16, 2014

    #FanGate Reactions Dominate Post-Debate Spin by Politicians

    The room was cluttered with a dizzying array of voices. Bodies crushed in together. Lights flashed. Cameras buzzed. The so-called post-debate Spin Room -- the designated area where politicians go and talk to the media about how their candidate won the debate -- was a steaming goulash of pant suits, ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Rick Scott-Charlie Crist Debate Live Blog

    Hi. Hello. How are you? Ready for the debate between two candidates you're not all that fired up to see become our governor? No? Well, fear not. Because we here at New Times are gonna be blogging the shenanigans live from Broward College. We'll be bringing you every issue, and stance these two ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Reversible Lane Gates on I-595 Have Been Hit Over a Hundred Times

    Earlier this year, I-595 opened up reversible lanes in order to smooth over congestion during rush hours and generally make commuters' lives a bit easier. In order to keep from having people accidentally drive into oncoming traffic at the wrong time, officials erected warning gates to go down durin ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Broward Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

    Hi. Hello. How are you? It's Primary Election night, and lots and lots of races are being decided by the very little of you who actually showed up to vote. But, no worries. We got you covered on the winners as the results come in. See which judges will be cleaning up our streets. See which guy wi ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    BSO Conducting "Aggressive Driving" Patrol Friday Night

    Whatever your plans for this Friday evening, just be sure of one thing: Do not drive like an asshole. That's because the Broward Sheriff's Office is unleashing a cavalry of units known as the Broward County Aggressive Driving Task Force onto the streets to make sure you people pump the brakes a lit ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Warnings About Flesh-Eating Ocean Bacteria Issued by Florida Health Officials

    So apparently there's a flesh-eating bacteria that thrives in warm saltwater and is living in our oceans, according to Florida health officials. The bacteria, known as vibrio vulnificus, has hospitalized 32 people and killed ten in Florida, although through a period of years, not all at once. Sinc ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Critical Mass Fort Lauderdale Is Happening Tonight: Here's How to Join the Ride and Avoid Trouble

    Critical Mass Fort Lauderdale is back and running tonight, and while joining in on the ride is a fun and cool way to take part of the community, it's also seen its share of problems. Particularly during the last few Critical Masses where a cop tackled a cyclist, and another officer allegedly knocke ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Offering a Traffic App

    Being stuck in traffic sucks. But now, instead of having to look up why the traffic in Palm Beach suddenly got so wretched while still driving or waiting for the next update from the radio station, you can get an audio update thanks to a new traffic app. The PBSO has partnered with the Audible Medi ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    More Burmese Pythons Are Being Born Throughout Florida

    It looks like our long statewide nightmare of having giant snakes roaming the wilderness and eating everything is far from over. According to the folks over at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, more and more Burmese python eggs are hatching in Southwest Florida. And while the conservancy is no ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Florida Men Who Cannonballed Onto Manatees and Posted It on YouTube Sentenced

    Last May, we told you about a couple of Cocoa Beach dudes who decided it would not only be a good idea to cannonball themselves onto a manatee and her calf but also to post it on YouTube. Now, a little over a year later, those manatees are getting justice! The two men, Taylor Blake Martin, and Set ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    21-Story Gulfstream Condo Approved by Hallandale Beach Commission

    The owner of the Village at Gulfstream Park has been granted permission to build a 21-story, 182-unit luxury condo atop a parking garage next to the mall at the pari-mutuel casino. The project will cost $92 million and is expected to bring an estimated $523,000 a year in property taxes, according t ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Man Jumps From CityPlace Parking Garage as Gun Shots Are Fired

    A man jumped from the third level of the parking garage at CityPlace early Monday morning, police say. There are also reports of gunshots being heard at or around CityPlace Muvico at the time the man jumped. It's unclear if he was running from the gunshots or if he was the one shooting.

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    May 30, 2014

    Medical Marijuana DEA Raids Restricted Thanks to House Vote

    Back in February of 2013, law enforcement officials swarmed a home, after a government employee who was visiting another house, had spotted some marijuana plants on the property. Cops entered the house, and confiscated the marijuana plants, all while the owner of the home -- a wheelchair-bound 64-y ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Broward County Sheriff's Office Conducting DUI Checkpoints Friday and Saturday

    The Broward Sheriff's Office DUI Task Force will be out task-forcing on Friday and Saturday with a DUI checkpoint scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday. The DUI checkpoint will be set up at 380 South Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach. Officers from the BSO as well as other agencies will ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Broward School Board Voting on Updated Sex Ed Curriculum

    Broward School Board members are set to vote on whether the county should update its public school's sex education curriculum. Proponents of an update say that Broward's students are lagging behind the rest of the nation when it comes to sex ed. As it stands now, the county's sex education curricu ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    New Florida Law: Insurance Companies Can't Charge Higher Rates for People Who Own Guns

    Senate Bill 424, a bill that would protect Florida gun owners from being discriminated against by insurance companies, is headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk to be signed into law after passing via a 74-44 vote in the state House on Tuesday. Much to the delight of gun advocacy groups and the NRA, this ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Palm Beach County Gas Stations Must Post Exact Price on Signs for Credit Card Users, According to New Ordinance

    Palm Beach County gas stations will have to start posting the exact amount gas costs for both cash and credit prices, thanks to a new ordinance that passed Tuesday. At it stands, gas stations usually charge extra for gas when it's paid for with a credit card, mainly because of fees the stations are ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Conducting "Traffic Enforcement Initiative" Friday

    The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office will be conducting something called a "traffic enforcement initiative" all day Friday as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The PBSO said on its Facebook page that its officers will be all about traffic enforcement in unincorporated Palm Beach Count ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Palm Beach County Gets $12 Million For Beach Re-nourishment Projects

    Palm Beach County got a huge check to help with the beach erosion problem. In Ocean Ridge on Friday, congresswoman Lois Frankel presented the county with a $12 million check as reimbursement for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. The project is for the county's beach re-nourishment, and to h ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Video: Woman Drives Van Into Ocean to Kill Children, According to Witness

    The internet was abuzz earlier today with the news about a woman who was in a van that had been submerged into the ocean. The headline was pretty grabby -- woman in a van has to be rescued from the water. But an update to the story revealed a darker side to the unusual incident. According to one ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Florida Senator Files Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

    Well, here's something you can fine under An Idea That Has ZERO Chance of Getting Passed but Is Totally a Great Idea Anyway: A Florida senator has filed a bill that would allow people to smoke weed for recreation.Sen. Dwight Bullard (D-Miami) filed SB 1562, a bill that, if passed (Ha! Haaa!!) would ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Gunman Killed After Standoff Outside Brevard County Courthouse

    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 >>

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    February 18, 2014

    President's Day Beach Brawl in Fort Lauderdale Forces A1A Closure

    South Florida is for fightin' on President's Day, apparently. Because people got their rumble on during Monday's holiday. A huge throw-down in Ft. Lauderdale forced cops to shut down portions of A1A on Monday afternoon. Cops say the beach brouhaha began on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Florida Cop Allegedly Robs $795 Watch From Crime Scene

    One of the crime news items of the day yesterday was the brazen break-in into a Pembroke Pines Jared jewelry store. And now there seems to be a bit of a twist in the case. Namely, that one of the officers who were called in after the break-in was reported stole a $795 watch from the store during ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Crazed Naked Florida Man Bites Man in Face, Injures Police Officer Before Being Shot by Deputies

    Police shot and killed a naked man described as having superhuman strength who was biting another man's face. The as-of-yet-unidentified man apparently attacked and bit into an 18-year-old man's face before turning on and severely injuring a retired police officer. Palm Beach County deputies trie ... More >>

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    January 17, 2014

    Florida Woman Has Child Beat Up Store Manager as She Shoplifts at a Family Dollar Store, Cops Say

    A Florida woman who allegedly shoplifted items from a Volusia County Family Dollar store apparently had the most adorable accomplice in the history of crime, when she allegedly had her young son attack the store manager as they got away. Police say the woman, who remains unidentified and at large, ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Cold Snap Coming Monday Night; Temps Expected to Be in the 30s

    Better cut down all the palm trees on your block and build a fire in your living room, because it's going to be cold tonight. A cold snap is expected to hit South Florida on Monday evening into Tuesday morning, which means you can bust out the pajama pants at night and those winter boots for work ( ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Escaped Lion on the Prowl in the Tampa Area

    If you live in the Tampa area, you may not want to answer your door if someone rings the bell and says it's a candygram for you. Because it actually very well may be a lion. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is saying that a lion has escaped the Survival Outreach Sanctuary in Spring Hill and is cur ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Florida Panther That May Have Killed Two Dogs Still Wandering Neighborhood; FWC Won't Capture It

    A panther is roaming a southwest Florida neighborhood and may be responsible for the disappearance of one dog and the death of another. But the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has ceased efforts to capture it, which has some residents a little peeved. Residents of the Golden Gate Estates say t ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Florida Man Stuffs Buddy In Trunk to Sneak Him Out of Work for Drinks

    So a man who was pulled over during a routine DUI checkpoint in Hollywood on Christmas eve apparently had a body in the trunk of his car. The body belonged to a buddy of his. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers were performing a sobriety test on the man after pulling him over ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Dead Short-Finned Pilot Whales Suffered From Malnutrition

    Necropsies performed on 11 dead short-finned pilot whales found in the Florida Keys on Sunday revealed the mammals suffered from malnutrition. Officials believe the 11 were part of the whale pod that stranded itself in Florida's Everglades National Park last week. According to the National Ocean ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Greyhound Racing Decoupling To Be Decided By Senate Gaming Committee

    On Monday, the Senate Gaming Committee will be meeting in Tallahassee to hear public and industry reactions to gaming and gambling issues, including greyhound racing. Grey2K, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing, is asking greyhound lovers, dog lovers, and ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Short-Finned Pilot Whales Have Stranded Themselves at Everglades National Park

    As many as 30 to 40 short-finned pilot whales have stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park. As many as ten have beached themselves, with four having already died, according to officials. The pod was first seen on Tuesday, about 30 miles from Flamingo in Monroe County.

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    December 3, 2013

    Frozen Screening Accidentally Shows Kids Sexually Explicit Scene In Pinellas Park Theater

    A movie theater in Pinellas Park accidentally showed a theater packed with families two long minutes of sexually explicit scenes during the screening of Disney's Frozen over the weekend. In a panic, some parents grabbed their kids and bolted for the exits, while others tried to do whatever they co ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Florida Black Bear Crashes Toddler's Birthday Party

    A black bear decided that he too wanted to have some delicious cake, and a fun bag filled with dollar store yo-yos and Iron Man stickers, so he decided to crash a toddler's birthday party over the weekend. According to WKMG CBS News-6 in Orlando, the bear was spotted in the neighborhood for a few d ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Florida Mall Goes On Lockdown Over An Apron

    So apparently people who live Charlotte County, Florida, think that aprons are a deadly weapon that can cause mass destruction, death and terror, because the Port Charlotte Town Centre Mall was placed on lockdown when someone saw a guy carrying one. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Offic ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    At Dolphins Game, Plane Flies Banner Calling for Ireland to Be Fired

    So, apparently, yesterday at the Miami Dolphins game, some fans were so passionate that they decided to enlist an expensive method of getting their message across -- an airplane carrying a banner. As broadcast on Twitter, fans could see this sign: There is a banner flying over #Dolphins stadium ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Pit Bulls Found Living in Feces and Urine at Palm Beach Home

    Two pit bulls have been rescued from a home where they were locked up in a garage, living in their own feces and urine, with no food or water. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report, police found the female and male pit bulls after being contacted by Animal Care and Control ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Florida to Completely Disappear When the World's Ice Melts

    National Geographic made an interactive map recently to show what exactly would happen to the earth if all the ice melted. And good news, everybody, we'd all drown! Other big cities, like New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, and London would also be screwed. But only partially. Florida, on the oth ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Florida Parents Protest Textbook With Chapter About Islam

    Parents upset about a history textbook that they say emphasizes Islam more than other religions protested outside Volusia County school district headquarters. The parents claim that the book contains too much information about Islam and not enough about Christianity and other religions. There was ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Palm Beach Gang Members Busted After Posting YouTube Video

    The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office busted gang members after they posted a video on YouTube of themselves rapping while brandishing firearms. The PBSO stumbled onto the video, which shows several gang members showing off their guns and displaying gang signs with their hands. The video not only led au ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Hollywood Teen Gang Raped and Beaten; Suspects Face Judge

    The two two teens accused of gang raping and beating a 16-year-old girl have been ordered to jail without bond. Jayvon Woolfork, 19, and Lanel Singleton, 18, were a part of a group of five teens arrested for being a part of the gang beating and eventual rape of the victim last Friday night. The th ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Thieves Steal $8,000 Worth of Snakes From Pet Store

    A couple of thieves walked into a Florida pet store in the middle of the day, stuffed some boa constrictors into their hoodies, and walked out. The total value of the stolen snakes came to $8,000. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the hoodie thieves walked out of the Petland Braden ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Florida Man Bitten by Rattlesnake While Trying to Help a Turtle Cross Highway

    The efforts of a man trying to help a stranded turtle on I-75 in Broward on Tuesday afternoon went horribly wrong. The man, who really just wanted to save the poor little shelled fella's life, was rewarded for his humanitarian efforts by being bitten by an Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake. Awww, l ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Watch the Miami Heat's Pregame Video Shoot Sneak-Peek

    Fresh off their preseason victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, the Miami Heat is busy today shooting footage for its pregame introductions. And, as it has always been, it looks like it's going to be filled with a lot of smoke, a lot of screaming, and a lot of coolness. In other words, i ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Florida Man On Cocaine Avoids Gators By Jumping Through Windshield

    A Hobe Sound man decided to do a shitload of cocaine around a bunch of alligators and then locked his keys in his car. All excellent ideas rolled into one! When the man realized he had locked his keys in his car, he had an even grander idea. In order to avoid the supposed large gators, he decide ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Explosion Injures West Palm Beach Workers

    A couple of West Palm Beach city workers were injured when they accidentally set off an explosion after a transformer blew this morning. The two men were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center under trauma alerts, according to fire rescue. The explosion happened on the 100 block of Clematis Street ne ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Possible Suicide in West Palm Beach as Woman Falls to Her Death

    Report of a possible suicide in West Palm Beach has emerged as a woman apparently jumped to her death from a parking garage. Police were called to downtown West Palm by several witnesses who saw the woman leap off the garage around 8:30 this morning. The Palm Beach Post reports that a woman's body ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    10 GIFS of Jose Fernandez Being Awesome

    Miami Marlins rookie phenom, pitcher Jose Fernandez, is awesome. He's arguably the most dominant pitcher of the season, is a Cuban immigrant, is gregarious, humble, young and, best of all, a total badass. Whether he's mowing down opposing batters with his filthy stuff, or hitting homeruns off the ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Robbers Plead Guilty After Note About Crime is Found in Courtroom

    Joshua Burgess, Chaz West and Marquise Williams were all set to appear before a judge to defend themselves against home invasion and armed robbery charges. They were going to go to trial and fight off the charges that they broke into a home on Christmas Day with guns in Pensacola. And then one of ... More >>

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