Crime stats are always figuring into the decisions people make about where to lay their heads. The folks at the website Homesecurityshield.net have done everyone a solid by doing a state-by-state breakdown of each of that particular 50's most dangerous municipalities. The Sunshine State edition has ... More >>
The dog was electrocuted before it even had a name. In October of last year, the anonymous animal "fell into a rail" and died at a Flagler compound training track, newly released records from the Department of Parimutuel Wagering show. "Some of the cases are just heartbreaking," says Carey Theil, p ... More >>
Police were called around 1 in the morning today in Daytona Beach by an (as of yet) unidentified father. He was calling to report 18-year-old Raymond Frolander, who lay unconscious on the floor with both eyes nearly closed shut from a beating, his cheeks swollen like a blowfish. The father, accord ... More >>
Cops arrested Mandy Dawson, Broward County's first black female legislator, and took her to jail in Daytona Beach last Friday. It was, hopefully, the last stop in the downhill slide for the woman who represented central Broward County for 16 years. Dawson improperly took money from disgraced Holly ... More >>
Apparently, laser pointers are huge problem for both local law enforcement and the FBI. Nope, not your high school physics teacher who just realized she had a red LED light on her forehead the entire time some smart-ass was asking when the class would be "learning about lasers." Not your cat that ca ... More >>
Just a couple of weeks ago, we told you about two surveys that came to the conclusion that Fort Lauderdale is not only in the Top 10 among the best downtowns, but also in the Top 10 among most exciting mid-sized cities. For both rankings, Ft. Laudy landed the 7th spot, which isn't great, but isn't b ... More >>
Ebony Wilkerson, the pregnant mother who drove a minivan filled with her children into the ocean earlier this week, has been booked into jail with attempted murder and child abuse charges. On Wednesday, Wilkerson drove her minivan into the Silver Beach surf, which is in Daytona Beach. According t ... More >>
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 >>
The greyhound racing industry has always had considerable influence in Tallahassee. The passage of the 90 percent rule (a rule that allows dog racing tracks to add gambling tables only if they maintain 90 percent of the races the track ran in 1996) might be its greatest feat since greyhound racing w ... More >>
As we've reported numerous times here on the Pulp, great white sharks really love swimming in Florida waters. They've been popping up just miles from different beaches along the Florida coast, and have seemed to make our state their top destination around this time of year. Like snowbirds, but w ... More >>
A great white shark has been spotted off the coast of Daytona, according to the OCEARCH ocean research group. The shark, named Katherine, weighs in at 2,300 pounds and is reportedly 14 feet, 2 inches long. Katherine was tagged off the coast of Cape Cod by OCEARCH on August 20. She emerged off the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 perfect score on the True-False test below. Click on the link if you belie ... 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
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
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
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.