On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and a broad face, with small dark eyes set above a prom ... More >>
On Monday, the Broward Sheriff's Office had to put the cuffs on one of their own. An arrest among the ranks of law enforcement is always bad enough, but the crime Deputy Ted Arboleda is accused of is particularly grimey: swapping sex in exchange for looking the other way on a probation violation.
Dunkin' Donuts has been in the spotlight lately. Broward resident Taylor Chapman threw a shit-fit, because she claimed she was entitled to receive free food when, in accordance with store policy, she was not given a receipt at the time of purchase. Rather than freeload as a normal person would, th ... More >>
See also "DEA Storms Synthetic Pot Distribution Sites Across Florida" and "Synthetic Marijuana Ban Seems Like a Good Idea, Probably Won't Do Much"The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday launched a massive nationwide campaign aimed at distributors of herbal incense, or synthetic pot. All sai ... More >>
How mad is Rep. Connie Mack at Barack Obama? So mad. And Big Socialist Barry is going to be on a tour of Florida in the next few days, so it looks like Mack decided to get all hopped up on scotch and 5-Hour Energy drinks and write a really mean letter to him in the newspaper.Can't confirm the scotch ... More >>
Copper in Coral Springs. Lead in Deerfield. Styrene in Dania Beach. These are just a few of the cases that turn up with a quick search of the Environmental Protection Agency's new Toxic Release Inventory database.The database, consisting of toxic disposals from 2010, allows users to search by zip ... More >>
BallotpediaMatt Hudson, R-NaplesThe U.S. Geological Survey estimates that there are about 370 million barrels of undiscovered oil under South Florida -- and State Representative Mark Hudson (R-Naples) wants to go looking for it.Specifically, he wants to go back to old plugged or dry wells and giv ... More >>
Question: How much money can three Palm Beach County scam artists make by convincing old people there are new government regulations that ban traditional toilet paper?Answer: Around $1 million, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Mary Moore, 54, Joseph Nouerand, 52, and Christopher Lincoln, 4 ... More >>
Rep. Allen West's campaign submitted its quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission at the end of the week, and he scored a few grand from the political action committees of a few companies that think it's a good idea to keep West in office, including Bailout Bank of America and Hall ... More >>
Mayor Joy CooperOver the past few months, Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Keith London has been in touch with New Times to express his concern about the number and frequency of police and fire department responses involving the personal activities of Mayor Joy Cooper and her family.We have obt ... More >>
Rubio, a darling of Big Oil.Four months ago, as oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and threatened Panhandle beaches, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio stubbornly defended his support for offshore drilling."The issue of offshore drilling is not going ... More >>
Photo: BSOThis unidentified man collapsed dramatically, while his buddy grabbed the cash.I guess it's too much to expect aspiring actors to make their money the honest way, by performing Hamlet on the sidewalk, where passersby could put a tip in a jar. Rather, they're plying their trade in a Nort ... More >>
Photo: BSOThis unidentified man collapsed dramatically while his buddy grabbed the cash.I guess it's too much to expect aspiring actors to make their money the honest way, by performing Hamlet on the sidewalk, where passersby could put a tip in a jar. Rather, they're plying their trade in a North ... More >>
In the past couple of years, boat owners Erick Kelesceny, John Egizi, and Todd Jessup kept on filling up their boats' gas tanks like they always had, with unleaded fuel. What they didn't realize was that, since at least 2006, the big oil companies had been taking a chemical called methyl tertiary-bu ... More >>
Deep Down South takes the road less traveled and finds itself far ahead of the pack
Jeez, can we just embrace the electric car already?
That moaning sound? It's the ghost of César Ritz.
Eat like a mogul at luxurious Solu
Adam Hasner is one courageous politician. When the Republican state rep from Delray Beach heard Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez call George W. Bush names at the U.N., he just had to do something to support America, the president, and his brother. So he bravely penned a letter asking the state to can ... More >>
The big investigation among this week's Big Three newspapers was the Palm Beach Post's look at abuse of the federal government's food stamp program after Wilma. Good work by Kathleen Chapman, but I don't know about the headline "Real need or unchecked greed?" Anybody who would wait in ridiculous li ... More >>
Nardozzi Two of the nastiest crimes of the year occurred during the past week and both have Riviera Beach connections. First, on Saturday, Miss Florida Basketball runner-up Christi Nardozzi was savagely beaten after a game against a Riviera Beach team in Port St. Lucie. Post reporter Jamey Eisenberg ... More >>
This Is Your Brain on Video Bedlam
Kevin Moore's case raises questions about executing the mentally disabled
In the past 15 years, at least 14 newspaper hawkers have been killed on the job and 29 more have been injured
Riding shotgun with Broward County's tiny but angry peace movement
If only our man in Washington would stay there
Proposed payment of millions to a wealthy clan amounts to nothing more than stealing from taxpayers for the Bush boys' political gain
Wackenhut Corp.'s days as a South Florida firm are over, but its legacy lives on
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image
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Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
Develop heart problems and a fondness for drink. Have your trailer condemned and hit the street. Nothing to it.
The owners wanted to open a fun store in downtown Fort Lauderdale. After three burglaries in a month, the novelty wore off.
Welcome to Riviera Beach, home of slums, violent crime, a police department in turmoil, political hit lists, union busters, angry ex-wives, junkyard insurrections, and Zedrick Dwayne Barber, South Florida's most-investigated cop
Part CEO, part shaman, Seminole leader James Billie has his tribe charging toward economic independence.
Tracking animals in the Everglades is a tiring, maddening business. Which is just how a decreasing number of hunters like it.