Salomon E. Melgen lives in a 5,000-square-foot North Palm Beach mansion. He travels by private jet to the Dominican Republic with New Jersey senators. He's the subject of not one but two current FBI investigations. The 59-year-old eye surgeon has yet another claim to notoriety now, the New York Time ... More >>
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Ana Ovando, a 42-year-old West Palm Beach mother, was sentenced to 78 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for using her kids in staged car crashes to make cash. Ovando used her five children -- aged 3 to 17 -- during three separate staged accidents that occurred within ... More >>
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he'll cancel the Republican National Convention if Tropical Storm Isaac becomes a real threat.As of Wednesday morning, Isaac is becoming a real threat. "Well, absolutely, we're prepared to call it off," Buckhorn told CNN this morning. "I mean, safety and human life tru ... More >>
In Cuba in 1921, Beatriz Otero's ancestors founded a bakery called La Gran Via. It eventually grew to have 55 employees, five storefronts, and a dozen delivery trucks. But when Fidel Castro came to power, the family fled to Puerto Rico. The bakery was seized by the government and continues to o ... More >>
You know something is wrong when an elected official is a close "friend" of a lobbyist or contractor on which he or she routinely votes. Lobbyists and vendors want nothing more than to forge close relationships with government leaders so they can make sure to win ... More >>
courtesy Jon BougherEven after weeks of media coverage and national attention, two graduate film students at the University of Florida might not be able to graduate in a few weeks because of a documentary they are making about Haiti. School officials have ruled that the film made by Roman Safiull ... More >>
courtesy of Jon BougherJon Bougher (left) and Roman SafiullinEven after weeks of media coverage and national attention, two graduate film students at the University of Florida might not be able to graduate in a few weeks because of a documentary they are making about Haiti. School officials have ... More >>
Meet Dainamite, the hardest-working MC on the local reggaeton scene.
Oh, this is getting ugly. We told you about Corey Hipscher last week. The 37-year-old somehow managed to get a job at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach despite being a registered sex offender. A 10-year-old girl says he groped her. And her story sounded familiar to at least two other girls.Photo: ... More >>
Ronald Belisario was just 16 years old when he was signed to the Florida Marlins in 1999. The right-handed pitcher from Venezuela worked his way through baseball's farm teams, missing the 2005 and 2006 seasons due to surgery, then landing in the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league system. This yea ... More >>
A vintage punk reunion at Churchill's this weekend
Trustees at the state's biggest black church and its pastor are at odds and heading for court.
Was Andrew Foster's drama club a clique for creative students — or a cult?
Once More With Brass
A voodoo ceremony in the 'burbs? Who'da thunk it?
Three little South Florida girls make costly bids to be America's next tennis champ
Two complementary urban shows don't quite add up to a whole.
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
Competitive marlin fishers do lots of drinking, tell lots of tales, and, oh yes, sometimes they catch fish.
Cohiba Brasserie defies all categories save one: fantastic
Pipin Ferreras and his wife, Audrey, challenged the deadly sea. They lost.
A group of intrepid wahines is trying to take charge of its sport
At the nation's premier polo grounds, a row of ficus separates rich from poor
Supreme Beings of Leisure: an empire in recline
With aching back and heavy heart, Adam & Eve sell off some of Palm Beach County's finest junk
DJ Stryke plots a local dance music timeline
Italian DJ duo Racoon is tuned for maximum chillage
Slammin' Sammy keeps hitting, but his Broward County foundation whiffs
Bankruptcy allows a Fort Lauderdale trade school to stage a walkout
Conservationist Paul Reillo has waged a one-man campaign to save Dominica's parrots from extinction
Alex Pittock didn't ask for a forklift to practically amputate his hand, he didn't ask for the money he got in a settlement, and he certainly didn't ask for his family to fall apart around him