Sean Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee who had been considered a "person of interest" in the shooting deaths of his parents, has committed suicide, according to Memphis police. Authorities had initially believed Petrozzino was headed for Coral Springs in his dead father's car after police found his p ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's chief watchdog was warned about a possible cover up of two inmate deaths, but did nothing about it. According to a Miami Herald report, Melinda Miguel, Scott's chief inspector general, received an anonymous letter in late 2012 about the suspicious deaths of two inmates incarcerate ... More >>
When the ribbon was snipped on the brand-spanking-new Dania Casino and Jai Alai in February, one of the biggest grins beaming during the ceremony belonged to Cristóbal López. The Argentine businessman had already cobbled together an impressive international portfolio of 29 big-money businesses, ... More >>
Detectives are set to announce who they believe to be the suspect in the 1989 disappearance of Tiffany Sessions, a University of Florida student. The Sessions case has been one of Florida's most notorious unsolved crimes, but now the Alachua County Sheriff's Office is poised to announce that Paul R ... More >>
Police are investigating the role an Oakland Park Waffle House played in the fatal shooting of Nicholas Romondo Walker that occurred on I-95. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, around 6:40 a.m. Sunday, drivers called 911 to report shots fired on the highway. BSO deputies found a silver Buic ... More >>
Newly minted Broward Sheriff Scott Israel isn't screwing around. First he gets into office and starts firing people willy-nilly, and now this. Israel has suspended Broward Sheriff's Officers Lt. Dave Benjamin and Det. Jeff Poole. The reason for the suspensions: The Scott Rothstein effect.
Broward Sheriff's Office Lt. Eric Wright turned himself in on Friday on charges of fraud and 14 counts of grand theft after he was accused of working side jobs while he was technically on duty as a supervisor at least ten times between August 2010 and May 2011.In addition to working only fractions o ... More >>
We made a brief post last night announcing the arrest of Boynton Beach Mayor Jose Rodriguez on three criminal charges -- including one felony -- and now that we've had a chance to check out the probable-cause affidavit, we'll let you know what happened.According to the report from the Palm Beach ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeKevin PisanoFort Lauderdale Police Officer Kevin Pisano was arrested at 11:20 p.m. yesterday after allegedly delivering prescription pills -- while in his police uniform, sitting in his marked police car -- to a confidential informant across the street from the New Times o ... More >>
Broward Teachers UnionPat SanteramoPat Santeramo, president of the Broward Teacher's Union, is currently under investigation by the Broward State Attorney's Office and the Broward Sheriff's Office, according to a spokesman from the State Attorney's Office.Additionally, a spokesman from the Browar ... More >>
Joe Angelo isn't a criminal.Joe Angelo lost his race for the mayorship of Wilton Manors on Tuesday against incumbent Gary Reznick. His loss was due, at least in part, to a series of editorials in the Island City News by publisher Steve Kelley. The articles claimed Angelo was able to "elude prosec ... More >>
Flickr: Brooks ElliottFort Lauderdale police are looking closely at the Skolnik campaign's dustup with a web designer; was it really about money?For a man who claims to be a victim, Stephen Smith has behaved very strangely. The webmaster seized the domains of Broward Circuit Court Judge Peter Sko ... More >>
Tuesday's local headlines:Art and physical education teachers at roughly a dozen Broward County schools have been asked to accept a paycheck half the size of the one they get now. It's the latest, desperate effort by school administrators to balance the district's budget. [Sun-Sentinel]Another ca ... 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 >>
Mahoney: Fulla baloneyGuess the Christian Defense Coalition hasn't been reading the Juice lately.If they had, they would have figured out that the fatal shooting of Tite Sufra and Stephen Ocean in Boynton Beach on January 30 probably had exactly nothing to do with the fact that they were evangeli ... More >>
The four Hollywood Police officers who had a role in a fabricating a police report to conceal an officer's role in a traffic collision have lost their appeal and have been terminated from the department.The incident stems from a collision that occurred on the night of February 17, when officer Joel ... More >>
This morning Fort Lauderdale Police found the body of a dead woman at 201 Northwest 20th Avenue. They believe she was murdered. Judging by the press release, they don't know much more than that.Police and Fire responded to the location and confirmed that they had a deceased person. This is an activ ... More >>
The Weather Underground talked of peace, but FBI agents say members also planned a cop killing.
Flickr user: paul79ufFort Lauderdale police are investigating a possible suicide on the beach near Sunrise Boulevard and A1A this morning. Details are extremely scarce at this point, but here's what Sgt. Patrick Hart says they know:Police got a call reporting that a person had been found on the b ... More >>
browardhealth.orgRebecca StollShortly before Laura Seidman was pressured to resign as general counsel of Broward County's public hospital district last year, she expressed concerns that three of the district's commissioners were "using their public offices and powers improperly and for their own ... More >>
deerfield-beach.comSylvia PoitierSylvia Poitier should have known she was being watched. If not by criminal investigators, then at least by the guy in Deerfield Beach who tends to show them the way. "Mark this day -- mark this day well" is the characteristically immodest headline for yesterday's blo ... More >>
Okay, I say a couple nice things about departed Sun-Sentinel reporter John Holland and the knives start flying. The Holland haters bring up an eight-year-old correction which one commenter calls "the longest and most embarrassing front-page retraction in the Sun-Sentinel's history." I remember that ... More >>
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As the case against John Mark Karr disintegrates, attention turns to CU prof Michael Tracey, who's fingered false suspects in the past.
To catch a few johns, cops get down and dirty in Boca.
The Key West Citizen's Traci Rork reports today on the bailout of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. The 26-year-old former Paris Hilton beau was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old Wisconsin tourist during a weekend of partying on the island in April. You can't get the story on the Citizen's web ... More >>
Florida INS director Dan Cadman fooled Congress; then his bosses promoted him
Feuds between Hollywood Beach Patrol chief Jim Shoemaker and his staffers have turned the beach into a battle zone