The war of attrition between advocates for and opponents against medical marijuana in Florida entered another chapter this week, after the Florida Police Chiefs Association put out a media release on the dangers of medical weed legalization. In the statement, the FPCA cited studies and stats showin ... More >>
Last week, we told you about how you needed to go ahead and not crash on Alligator Alley, because Broward was going to discontinue its one ambulance service into the stretch of highway due to budget cuts. Well, good news. You can crash on Alligator Alley all you want now, but only for a year. Afte ... More >>
Broward County has decided to stop its ambulance service on the one stretch of highway in South Florida with the least amount of lighting, where people statistically travel way past the speed limit, and where alligators, panthers, and snakes reside just off to the side of the road. Alligator Alley ... More >>
The Palm Beach food scene wouldn't be what it is today without the Coniglio family and its most notable family member - number 16 on our Tastemakers list - Frank Coniglio, co-owner for a string of Florida establishments that includes Palm Beach Island's Cucina dell'Arte, Nick & Johnnie's and Cha Cha ... More >>
Looks like the Florida Sheriffs Task Force's crackdown on underaged drinking during spring break was a success. And by success, we mean craploads of arrests were made, drugs were seized, and fewer visits to the emergency room were made by underaged kids who had been iced one too many times by their ... More >>
A Miramar man kept hearing a rattling noise coming from his AC unit. So he went outside to investigate the issue and ran into a bit of a problem. And by "problem," we mean he accidentally stepped on one of the world's most deadliest serpents. And by "a bit," we mean the snake bit his foot. Robert ... More >>
John Askins spent 24 years in Miami investigating staged accidents, fake injury claims, and other car insurance fraud before going on to head the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud. He retired from government in September but followed this month's new personal injury protection (PIP) reform bill ... More >>
Israel Rosado was discharged from the emergency room at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce on December 17 but told a cop working an off-duty detail at the hospital that he wasn't leaving until he got a free meal.Police say that between that statement and his trip to jail, Rosado pull ... More >>
While it may be exaggeration to say he wants Florida's "pill mills" to stay open, Rick Scott has smacked down a whole bunch of rules that would regulate and monitor their activity. First he announced a freeze on new rules that would help the state crack down on fly-by-night clinics, then he disba ... More >>
Nine students--some pregnant--and two staff members were hospitalized Friday afternoon when a student attacked another student with pepper spray at Seagull Alternative High School, says the Broward County school board. "The perpetrator has been arrested, there's been a suspension, and an expulsion i ... More >>
Benton Lineau is the name of the man who was driving a gold Lincoln Navigator last night, when he was shot in the chest, say Boynton Beach Police. The 23-year-old, who crashed into a home on the 2000 block of Northeast 3rd Street, died later at Delray Trauma Center.Police were investigating that sho ... More >>
Jean-Carlo Baptist told police that he was tired and trying to sleep after working a night job, when his 11-week-old daughter wouldn't stop crying. His wife was working at Walgreens at the time. Baptist had told paramedics that his daughter had fallen out of bed, but after questioning by Boynton Bea ... More >>
Here's a cut-and-paste press release about where and when you can -- finally -- get the swine flu vaccine. Officials at the Broward County Health Department announced Broward County's first H1N1 Vaccination Clinic which shall be open to all members of the public starting Monday, November 30, 2009 ... More >>
Flickr User: lady_meiA cat owner who sued Imperial Point Animal Hospital for malpractice lost her case in Broward court last month. Now she is requesting a hearing in the court of public opinion, where all of us are jurors.Below is a "before" shot of the cat at issue in this case, named Lupita. Two ... More >>
After eight weeks in trial, a Broward jury absolved several doctors, nurses, and Memorial Hospital West of any wrongdoing in treating Lisa Strong, who lost her forearms and lower legs in a battle to overcome complications from kidney stones. Strong, a 44-year-old mother of two, sought ... More >>
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Bringing Out the Dead
Thanks to the Red Cross, more than 130,000 Hollywood residents are without a primary hurricane shelter