It's taking longer than it should, but a bill that forbids discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace is closer to being a reality. On Tuesdays, a bipartisan group of legislators, movers, and shakers got together to say that it's bad for employers to discriminate against someone just ... More >>
If the second time is a charm, Florida may soon take steps toward enlightened drug policy. For the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee, proposals that were introduced but died stillborn last year have been revived, and with bipartisan support. One would rewrite mandatory minimum sentencing ... More >>
A five-week operation by federal authorities has nabbed 255 suspected child predators, with 58 of those arrests coming from Florida. Authorities have confirmed that of those 58 men arrested in the sting, five of them are from South Florida, including the Weston and Dania Beach areas. The sting, ... More >>
In the waning afternoon light, the five-foot-nine blond with Tina Turner lips and Pamela Anderson breasts opened the doorway of her cramped apartment on Boca Place Drive and began to scream. Standing there beneath the palm trees in the sprawling parking lot was a darkly handsome man with thick, mea ... More >>
A Daytona Beach woman was attacked and mauled by a pack of pit bulls as she shielded her 6-year-old daughter from the animals. Brandy Bookamer, 27, went for a stroll with her daughter by their home on Holly Lane in Daytona North on Sunday evening when they were suddenly and viciously attacked by fi ... More >>
Asia Walker and her boyfriend, Charles Phillips, were driving down Continental Drive, near Nova Road and LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach at 5:30 in the morning when they decided that this was a good time to start making out and getting super affectionate with each other. And you'll be shocked to le ... More >>
Polls are tight in Florida as the presidential election mercifully grinds down to its final days, and anything can and will happen in the Sunshine State, because that's just how we roll. A Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News Poll have Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual tie in Flori ... More >>
A robber tried to take some pizza from a Papa John's delivery guy in Daytona Beach on Monday. But the pizza guy refused to give up the pies, even while being shocked by a stun gun. Movie of the week? Movie of the week. Christopher Dondre Collins, 19, apparently ordered two pies from his local P ... More >>
Momma always told you to be careful at ATMs, so you hide your PIN from strangers and use the machines in a well-lighted area. But what if the machine itself is stealing your information?A gang of high-tech thieves has allegedly been traveling up and down Florida's east coast, hacking those "Presto!" ... More >>
It's been more than four years since Andrew Meyer's famous "Don't tase me, bro" moment at the University of Florida, but on Friday, bro, Darrel Horne wanted the Taser.According to Brandon Haught of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Horne's moment came after diving naked into a lake in an attem ... More >>
Volusia County Sheriff's OfficeKeyona DavisThe Daytona Beach cops got a few 911 calls yesterday when they happened to notice an 8-month-old boy in a stroller hanging out in the bed of a pickup truck that was cruising around town.According to an arrest affidavit, 23-year-old Keyona Nichole Dav ... More >>
In a recent survey of the most dangerous spring break destinations in the country, Fort Lauderdale -- birthplace of the modern spring break -- didn't even crack the top ten. West Palm Beach ranked fifth and Miami was tenth. The survey, conducted by the website lawyer website avvo.com, looked at c ... More >>
In Broward and Tallahassee politics, influence peddling comes in countless forms. Here's one currently under investigation by the federal government: A powerful lobbyist, seeking to curry favor with a state senator and benefit a major client, helps to secure the senator's boyfriend a job at th ... 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 >>
FlickrBurial at sea: One of those things the Navy's better at.Daniel Lasky's dead body was dumped in the sea, but not because he was murdered -- though that's what investigators first feared.Rather, the 63-year-old Lasky died of Lou Gehrig's disease last week and was given a burial at his sea by ... More >>
It's been decades since a young aspiring comedian named Brian Regan took the stage at an open-mic night in a Fort Lauderdale comedy club. He knew that his debut might be tough, but he never imagined a worst-case scenario like the one that occurred that night.
Flickr User: jgirl4858Tebow, standing akimbo. ("Teebows" not pictured.)Florida is utterly besotted with Florida Gators QB Tim Tebow. The latest demonstration is Tebow's being appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to co-chair the Council on Physical Fitness. It's gotten so bad, that I defy you to get a per ... More >>
She served time for illegally performing plastic surgery. Now Donnie Hendrix tells her tale
One newly illegal substance, two short trips, and a different approach to the war on drugs
Al Capellini takes the Nixon route against his rival on the commission
Three little South Florida girls make costly bids to be America's next tennis champ
Austria sits down with Italy at Josef's.
That temporary tattoo could be with you for a long, long time
Strife at swimming's prime shrine threatens to wash away a local icon
With bigger pots at stake in the track poker rooms, the workaday pros are lining up to get in
Scarred survivors of the 1980s rock scene, unite!
Henry Lee Jones is accused of two murders. That's only the beginning.
A Pompano man and his family bum-rush a judge on sentencing day
For South Florida's independent concert promoters, bringing cool music to town can be a losing proposition
The Dirty South documents the triumph of down-home hip-hop
DJ Catalyst, Brian Renda, Cat Stevens, 'NSync, Gonemad appearing with Lost and Headway, Bandit, and the Fearless Records Tour
Letters for March 16, 2000
Hungry for that excessively drunk and occasionally violent spring break ambiance? It lives on at the Bermuda Triangle.