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 >>
In the wake of a bullying scandal that rocked the Miami Dolphins last season, the team has gone and hired an ex-FBI agent who worked in a joint terrorism task force to head its locker-room security. According to NFL.com, the Fins have signed 23-year FBI veteran Joe Cicini as their locker-room secur ... More >>
A woman says a worker on a Holland America cruise ship raped her, beat her up, and tried to throw her into the ocean on Valentine's Day. The MS Nieuw Amsterdam had departed from Port Everglades and was sailing off the coast of Roatan, Honduras when the attack happened. According to authorities, th ... More >>
A man shot and killed by an FBI agent in Orlando shortly before midnight Tuesday was apparently being questioned about the Boston Bombings. According to a report by Orlando's WFTV the suspect is 26-year old Ibragim Todashev. Todashev's friend told a WFTV reporter that he was getting ready to fly ... More >>
A 35-year-old Fort Lauderdale firefighter has been arrested on extortion charges after, police say, he illegally recorded a conversation and tried to use it as leverage to get information out of union president William Humpherey about a criminal investigation.Steven Loleski was held on $51,000 bond ... More >>
South Florida is a grifter's paradise. And the latest con to emerge in this skeezy swampland is as brazen as it is complex: staging car accidents. Earlier this week, the FBI announced that at least ten people have been sentenced in a West Palm Beach court for their role in the scheme. ... More >>
The FBI announced a $5,000 reward yesterday for information leading to the arrest of a man they say robbed a Pembroke Pines Wells Fargo bank on March 29.Police say the man fled on a dark-colored sport bike with the money stuffed in a black backpack. The backpack then opened on Interstate 75 and d ... More >>
A graph contends the more devout a Muslim is, the more likely he is to be violent. An instructional document saying that in Islam, "war is the rule and peace is only temporary." The paperwork sounds like propaganda produced by Joe Kaufman or U.S. Rep. Allen West. But the documents were used to tr ... More >>
As we noted earlier this month, there are plenty of weird and awful ways to die on a cruise ship. Now falling can be added to the list of lethal hazards.Broward Sheriff Office investigators on Monday combed over Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas after a 47-year-old w ... More >>
Consult the internet for less fabric.A Jacksonville man named Christopher Chaney has been identified by the FBI as the man who graced the interwebs with nude photos of actress Scarlett Johansson.He also faces 121 years in prison for allegedly doing so.In a news conference this afternoon, the FBI ... More >>
Update: Mangione pleaded not guilty to all counts. He "showed no emotion" in court, according to the Miami Herald. The head law enforcement official for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in South Florida, Anthony Mangione, has been indicted in federal court on counts of transporting, ... More >>
FBIThe FBI has confirmed that Lacoochee's Dougherty siblings -- who've been on the run since shooting at a Zephyrhills cop on August 4 -- were captured in Colorado today.Lee Grace Dougherty, a 29-year-old stripper; Ryan Edward Dougherty, a 21-year-old sex offender; and Dylan Dougherty Stanley, th ... More >>
csmonitor.comOne year in prison down, only 49 more to go!Four more people were charged late last week for their alleged roles in the Ponzi scheme of former Fort Lauderdale lawyer and scam-man extraordinaire Scott Rothstein.The U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Friday that Howard Kusnick, 58 ... More >>
Time to talk about Amendment 8 real quick. Vote for it. Amendment 8 is the one that is going to give Florida school boards a little more flexibility on class sizes that were mandated by the 2002 class-size amendment. Since then the legislature has appropriated about $18 billion to fund tha ... More >>
This past week saw a series of headline-friendly bank robberies in South Florida. Two of them involved bomb threats scribbled on notes, in which the offenders were arrested within minutes of the attempted robberies. The most recent, at the BankAtlantic branch on Fairway Drive in Deerfield, was mo ... More >>
On Monday, Fort Lauderdale police found the man they've been looking for -- Marquous Daunte Deyounks (left). He's accused of trying to kill a woman he'd just gotten involved with, back on July 14. A verbal dispute escalated, and Deyounks allegedly produced a knife and sliced up his new girlf ... More >>
Here's what in the local news this morning:Local targets of the FBI corruption sting were apparently unimpressed by the case that was made against them. The same day that former Broward County School Board member Beverly Gallagher entered a not guilty plea to selling her office, former Miramar Co ... More >>
The Weather Underground talked of peace, but FBI agents say members also planned a cop killing.
Hace ocho años, alquien mató a Al Sicherer. Sigue la busqueda de su asesino.
If you believe the FBI, the late daredevil Evel Knievel made it a habit of harassing his rivals. He even ordered his enemies to be beaten, especially if they wouldn't back down from challenging his records. That's according to a 290-page file on Knievel released by the FBI earlier this year.&nb ... More >>
Logic goes out with the intrigue in ho-hum "thriller" Traitor
The Liberty City Seven leader was never boring
How two FBI mercenaries cashed in on the Liberty City Seven terrorism case
Looting the Treasury was never so easy
Assistant Hollywood Police Chief Louis Granteed contacted me to rebut the post below. I told him that I'd take down what he said and print it straight from his mouth. In a nutshell, he defended both himself and the department in light of the recent FBI's mafia sting operation that took down four vet ... More >>
Joe Carnahan's overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself
What was really behind Farris Hassan's trip to Iraq? Ask his father, who has a fascinating and checkered past.
A rogue FBI agent, tons of smuggled drugs, a wife in search of her husband's corpse
In the bank robbing business, these guys are the best. They're also the most wanted.
Stephen Jordi planned to blow up abortion clinics. Does that make him a terrorist?
Meet John Mamone -- devoted father, Mafia soldier, government witness
Forget the Mob ties, says ex-cop Clay, and send me to City Hall
A Miramar family gets the full suspect treatment
Wackenhut Corp.'s days as a South Florida firm are over, but its legacy lives on
A boiler-room denizen describes a hustling career
Media madness at disease central is no joke
The FBI doesn't want you to know about Mel Ruth
FBI Agent David Farrall
Carnival doesn't just neglect passengers who claim to be victims of sexual assault. It attempts to shut them up.
A former probation officer once saw the IRA as killers and the FBI as heroes. All that's changed now, as he investigates the Irish gun-smuggling case.
Battling cancer and investigating a botched federal investigation, mobster Vinnie Ciraolo is fighting to clear his name
When Jerry Sullivan was arrested for criminal behavior, he chose to blame an unexpected source: the FBI