Most of us rejoiced earlier this year when Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced a new set of restrictions on the much loathed, much feared, much hyped Burmese python. But six months after the feds announced a ban on the importation and interstate sale of Burmese pythons and th ... More >>
It worked just like comedian Mitch Hedberg said it did -- "I like the FedEx guy, 'cause he's a drug dealer, and he don't even know it. And he's always on time."And now 31-year-old Marco Ceja-Moreno is going to prison.Ceja-Moreno pleaded guilty yesterday to drug distribution charges, according to the ... More >>
My first memory of a cell phone at the dinner table was a friend of my older brother's, "Joe." He always managed to drop by when my brother was otherwise occupied -- cleaning fish guts off his hands after fishing, whatever -- and Joe would have to kill time at my family's kitchen table. This usually ... More >>
A 41-year-old Boca Raton man was indicted on federal mail-fraud charges Friday after authorities say he got free shipping for his internet businesses by setting up accounts with UPS, DHL, and FedEx and saying he was a representative of businesses such as Target, Walmart, and Apple, according to p ... More >>
Oneal Morris was arrested in Miami last November on charges that she gave back-room plastic surgery to several people using mixtures of super glue, cement, mineral oil, and Fix-a-Flat tire fluid. She told Entertainment Tonight that "I really am innocent or whatever," and Miami court records indic ... More >>
Five-time MLB All-Star catcher Benito Santiago was "disoriented and did not know where he was at" when he was arrested next to Fort Lauderdale High School late last month, according to court documents.The former Marlins catcher, who now lives in Fort Lauderdale, was accused of hot-boxing his Merc ... More >>
How to Eat Crawfish - PSA from Loyola Motion Design on Vimeo."It's early in the season for crawfish," said Clif Smith of Crawfish Company of Central Florida. "We're very busy and could run a little short," he told Clean Plate Charlie in between taking orders for tomorrow's Mardi Gras festivities. De ... More >>
Elijah Caleb Tan via FlickrTo circumcise or not to circumcise? That's a question that few people ever ponder -- until their little bundle of joy is about to arrive and it's a boy. For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has said that "the existing scientific evidence is not sufficient to ... More >>
Last Friday, the FedEx guy came by my house with a rather large box from Cushman's Fruit. As I signed for it, I noted that it was addressed to my husband, so I left it unopened.When he came home, I told him someone sent him fruit. We opened the box to find no gift card, no sender name (on box or ... More >>
Photos by Robert SietsemaThis is where the barbecue addiction begins.Right around 9 o'clock last night, a cheer was raised in the kitchen. The overworked FedEx folk had finally delivered the barbecue.It was Texas barbecue, and for one of the ten individuals staying in our home for the holidays&nb ... More >>
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times.The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.Neither government officials nor God's a ... More >>
Ann Coulter is either cynical or crazy. I'm hoping for the latter, because I'd hate to think my home state contains anyone willing to dissemble as freely and viciously as she does in her latest column -- a hot mess of half-assertions and quarter-truths too sloppy to illuminate anything even in th ... More >>
"Stephanie," in an ad for her escort servicesJimmy Dac Ho lived a troubled life with a gun on his belt, first as a Lauderhill police officer and, until yesterday afternoon, as a member of the Florida Atlantic University police force. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for the Broward Sheriff's Office b ... More >>
Flickr: anita gtThe government of Guatemala has issued a public protest based on immigration officials' actions in Riviera Beach.A Guatemalan immigrant in Jupiter is facing deportation after Federal Express employees in Riviera Beach opened a package, inspected its contents, then reported a possi ... More >>
South Florida papers refer to John Patrick Fravel (pictured) as a "Coral Springs man," while to upstate New York papers, he's a "Salina man." In fact, the real Fravel appears to be a modern version of the carpetbagger: According to police, he finds a mark, fleeces him, then leaves town one step ahea ... More >>
You say you want United Auto Insurance to pay your medical bills? Be ready to go to war.
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Mystery and memory shine upon those with their Hearts in the right places
William Ash calls himself Mister Madam, but in the South Florida gay community, this ex-con's name is mud
Shore to Door Seafood
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A Halloween show that's 100 percent local, original, and -- surprise! -- good
Letters for August 3, 2000
With a little smoke, a few mirrors, and an ego big enough to reach California, Craig Marquardo wants to build his own movie-making empire in South Florida
Seven years ago Bill Wetzel got testicular cancer and became sterile. Luckily he had already made a deposit at the sperm bank.
Jimmy Sabatino scammed millions of dollars' worth of goods and services by claiming he was a Hollywood player. But the self-described Mafia kid played too rough when he threatened to kill President Clinton.
The recent bust of a Hollywood importer sheds light on an illegal reptile trade that has adventurous smugglers making easy money
South Florida is at the heart of the internet gambling boom -- and of the war to stop it
Tracking animals in the Everglades is a tiring, maddening business. Which is just how a decreasing number of hunters like it.