Feel free to keep your doors unlocked from now on, Fort Lauderdale! (*Just kidding; don't do that.) Because of 239 cities with a population greater than 100,000, Fort Lauderdale ranks as the 19th city that invest the most resources in public safety. This, according to NerdWallet.com, which crunche ... More >>
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 >>
Robert Levinson, the longest-held hostage in American history, turns 66 today. The former FBI agent traveled to Kish Island off the coast of Iraq in March of 2007 and went missing. Although the government and the media maintained that Levinson was in the Middle East on private business, the story fi ... More >>
According to its website, The Experts, a Fort Lauderdale company, is "a global provider of IT, engineering, telecom and business process solutions" with operations around the world and "personnel supporting the war fighter abroad and domestic policy at home." Apparently, one of those personnel memb ... More >>
Exhibit 3,304,034,098 of how South American political intrigue crash lands in South Florida: this week, a top-rung Bolivian police official made an appearance in a Fort Lauderdale federal court. Mario Fabricio Ormachea Aliaga - known (no kidding) by the perfect Bond-villain moniker, "the Colonel" ... More >>
The age of 24 hour cable news/Twitter feeds have come smashing together...Via CNN, The Miami Herald had reported that Boston Marathon bombing investigators may have identified a suspect. There had been reports of a possible suspect leaving a black bag at the site of the second explosion via su ... More >>
Last week, we told you about how FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach medical office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and contributor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Melgen also may or may not have provided the senator with underaged Dominican hookers. Then, we told you how the FBI ... More >>
FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach medical office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and contributor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Menendez is part of the eight Democratic and Republican senators who have joined Marco Rubio in putting together an immigration reform bill. The do ... More >>
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials were called to Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday after two separate suspicious white powder incidents. The first powder was discovered on a baggage carousel after some luggage was opened and the mysterious stuff spilled out. The other was found on a ... More >>
Karen Pletz, the former president and CEO of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, was found dead in a Fort Lauderdale condo this morning, according to Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Travis Mandell.Pletz, 64, was indicted in March on 24 charges after allegedly embezzling more ... More >>
broward.orgJihad El Eid (left) is currently a "person of interest" in an FBI investigation.Public employees in Amarillo, Texas, have been wondering why the name of their new traffic engineer, Jihad El Eid, is being brought up in relation to the FBI raid on Southeast Underground Utilities in Plant ... More >>
townmapsusa.comHollywood City Manager Cameron Benson didn't want last night's commission meeting to be his political funeral, so he made the decision to quit during a meeting recess.Benson was taking a lot of heat from Mayor Peter Bober for a few things yesterday -- a $10.3 million budget defici ... More >>
Prosecutors say the six men supported the Taliban in Pakistan.If you believe the feds, the group of local Muslims arrested across South Florida this past weekend were supporters of terrorism and worked to fund those who would kill and kidnap in the name of Islam. The four-count indictment claims ... More >>
Photo by Michael McElroyThe light is dim and smoky inside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8182 in Pompano Beach. Red, white, and blue slogans brighten the low walls and ceilings, urging patrons to "Thank a Vet" and to remember "Freedom Is Not Free." At the far end of the small, bunker-sized roo ... More >>
More pain is forecast in the housing market. All you need to do is look at Broward County Property Appraiser records to see why. There are thousands of properties left over from the housing boom that have neither been foreclosed or short sold. They're saying the bottom might hit in 2012 and th ... More >>
Kevin Simon, former resident of Fort LauderdaleYou can take the man out of South Florida, but you can't take the South Florida out of the man. The country learned that lesson the hard way this week, when former Fort Lauderdale resident, Kevin Theodore Simon, allegedly went berserk on a JetBlue fl ... More >>
Sources tell me the U.S. Attorney's Office will announce the arrest of a Broward County public official as soon as tomorrow. Thomas Correa, a long-time Broward Sheriff's Office sergeant and a former administrator at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is expected to be ind ... More >>
Photo: City of Pompano BeachDennis BeachDennis Beach, city manager of Pompano Beach, wants to put prospective volunteers through a more rigorous training course before allowing them to volunteer on city committees. He hopes that it will help to prevent arrests like the one that occurred Monday, w ... More >>
New Times blogs pounced on Monday's two big stories. Scroll down to check out Juice coverage of the break in the Porsche hit-and-run case. And check out Pulp, where Bob Norman got the scoop on Scott Rothstein's role as an informant in a federal investigation of the Mafia. In other local news:In a ... More >>
Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach this Friday:Former Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an FBI bribery sting. [Miami Herald]Police have identified the man whose remains were found in a box near Jo ... More >>
The story of Ponzi King Scott Rothstein's ties to Fort Lauderdale Chief Frank Adderley wasn't going away. And so the chief just issued a public statement:As the Police Chief and a life long resident of the City of Fort Lauderdale, I associate and have developed relationships with a diverse group of ... More >>
Let's see what's in the news this morning.All these political scandals lately and none involving Hollywood? Well, the City Commission wasn't going to stand for that! Yesterday commissioners fired Gil Martinez, director of their beach community redevelopment agency, after accumulating evidence he ... More >>
Linda Ferrara, a former Cooper City commissioner and longtime School Board appointee and volunteer, was among what is really turning into a rogue's gallery of attendees for the party on the Intracoastal thrown by the FBI in December. Drinking At The Public Trough Funny ... More >>
Robert LevinsonThat election is this June in Iran, pitting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Religious Neanderthal Republic of Iran, against Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a "reformist" who would moderate some of the nation's hard-line policies on human rights and in international diplomacy. That is, he'd ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale developer Sean Michaels is implicated in a corruption scandal in sleepy southern Levy County, Florida that has already led to several indictments, including W.S. "Sammy" Yearty, the dean of the county commission. A federal indictment shows that Mic ... More >>
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Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley struggle through floundering frights
The food? The chef? The wine? Don't take the off ramp.
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The INS's Mary Schneider warned of the terrorist threat, but nobody listened
Siobhan Browne talks about President Clinton's lies, love lost, and the beauty salon
When Gary Weaver disappeared under mysterious circumstances, the authorities eventually gave up.
His wife didn't.