A SWAT team put down a gunman who forced the lock down of the Moore Justice Center in Viera, as well as Viera High School, and Viera Charter School in Brevard County on Friday afternoon. Palm Bay police officers had cornered the man in an area near the courthouse around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning as ... More >>
Over the weekend, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement made a troubling announcement that could throw thousands of criminal drug cases into question. According to the department, a rogue chemist working at a crime lab in the Panhandle stole pain pills in large quantities from the Pensacola Regi ... More >>
Three men who manufactured and then sold phony body armor at gun shows in Florida have been arrested, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center. According to ballistics tests done on the fake armor, the jackets offered no ballistics protection. So, i ... More >>
For years now, it's been easy to see if a sex offender lives near you -- an online database of registered offenders addresses has been publicly available since 1997. Now, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has also made it easy to see if a sex offender is going to school with you -- or volu ... More >>
The wall: a six-foot stack of blue bricks. The mission: go up and over it, the first hurdle in a 16-part obstacle course. Me: suddenly, surprisingly nervous. The vertical lift has resurrected some anxiety from seventh-grade gym, where the prospect of flinging my pear-shaped, hormone-chemistry set ... More >>
Since July 16, protestors calling themselves the "Dream Defenders" have been occupying the state capitol building to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal and push for the repeal of Florida's Stand Your Ground laws. Harry Belafonte has joined the cause and Jay-Z is boycotting Florida in solidarity. ... More >>
Voter fraud in Florida? OH DO TELL. Two ex-employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, which the GOPers hired to register voters prior to the November elections, were charged with a third-degree felony after they admitted they forged voter-registration forms, according to the Florida Department of La ... More >>
Deaths in Florida caused by oxycodone dropped nearly 18 percent, yet the pain drug remains one of the top killers in the state, according to a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.The report, released Wednesday, shows that deaths from benzodiazepines jumped 13 percent in 2011 and we ... More >>
Camille Brown was arrested and charged with extortion after she demanded the family that founded the Pembroke Pines-based Claire's stores pay her millions. Brown claimed she had embarrassing documents in her possession and said she would go public unless the Rowland Schaefer family forked over ... More >>
Everybody is getting their collective jimmies rustled over the allegations that Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll was caught having a lesbian liaison with aide Bibi Ramos and then fired Carletha Cole, the woman who discovered them. Everyone's honed in on the lady-on-lady action, but there are way, way shadi ... More >>
Last week, we told you about how Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo called out TV reporter Mike Deeson for "sloppy, trashy Tampa TV reporting." He said Deeson was misrepresenting accusations that former Gov. Charlie Crist paid to cover up gay affairs, making it sound like the charges were coming ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you about the latest allegations that Charlie Crist paid men to cover up gay affairs and about how they weren't coming from anyone who'd actually investigated anything. They were coming from a lawyer in the Jim Greer corruption trial -- and now all the drama is seeping int ... More >>
According to this week's New Times, the best place to spy on cops in Palm Beach County is a website called PBSOTalk.com. It's the rare spot on the interwebs where police officers can gripe about high-profile murder cases and pill-popping lieutenants without fear of losing their jobs.Founded by forme ... More >>
The Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators Registry is a mess. In August 2011, there were 2,129 sex offenders who were either dead or had been deported still listed in the statewide database as living in Florida communities, according to a new study led by the University of ... More >>
South Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson took to the House floor yesterday and slammed authorities for their inaction in the case of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens 17-year-old who was killed in Martin County last month, calling shooter George Zimmerman "a renegade wannabe policeman neighbo ... More >>
Twenty-two days after 17-year-old Miami Gardens boy Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice announced late Monday night that they will be investigating his death at the hands of 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, according to t ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsKenia Quiala BosqueAllegedly for sale: Kenia Quiala Bosque's 8-month-old boy. $7,000 or best offer.On Saturday night, someone phoned up the Monroe County Sheriff's Office to tell them Bosque, 30, was about to meet a man in Miami to sell her kid to him.According to the Fl ... More >>
When the former Hollywood city manager found out he was under investigation for possible shady dealings involving the delivery of a city-owned generator to his dad after Hurricane Wilma, he went to discuss it in one of the brighter symbols of his tenure: the multimillion-dollar ArtsPark at the ce ... More >>
UPDATE 2: We've checked out the information about Edgar Bushey; find it after the jump.UPDATE: The scene is reportedly clear, and the surrounding streets will reopen. Police in West Palm Beach are investigating reports of a suspicious U-Haul truck on Banyan Boulevard.According to the Palm Beach C ... More >>
Florida Department of Law EnforcementFrank LawrenceConvicted sex offender and kiddie porn collector Frank Lawrence was sentenced to eight years in prison today, stemming from charges that came about when a Palm Beach County librarian caught him checking out some naked dudes on the net and printin ... More >>
Florida Department of Law EnforcementFrederick Barrett in 1978 (left) and todayConvicted murderer Frederick Barrett was captured this morning by the U.S. Marshals Service, nearly 32 years after he hopped a few fences at the Union Correctional Institution in Raiford during a power outage and d ... More >>
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is looking into former Lauderdale Lakes finance director Larry Tibbs for allegedly taking sick leave money he didn't deserve, while former City Manager Anita Fain-Taylor -- who's been accused by commissioners of providing them with fraudulent informat ... More >>
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now investigating Sheriff Al Lamberti's Super Bowl adventure with his then-15-year-old son, Nick. Though I think there are far more important matters to investigate, this is a good thing. Lamberti kicks back on his radio show with S ... More >>
For those pining for arrests coming from the statewide grand jury investigation, all hope isn't lost. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which served as the investigative arm of the grand jury, has compiled all kinds of intelligence during the investigation and could produce charges in the ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsHi, Mom!Florida has the nickname "Heaven's Waiting Room" for a reason. Many snowbirds end up making the final trek to our sandy shores to live the rest of their lives in luxury. During that time, many fall sick with various illnesses -- including dementia.Back i ... More >>
propertyroom.comSeveral local police departments are bringing in extra money by auctioning off the goods left in their evidence rooms. Police auctions have long been a great place to "steal back" some nice loot cheap (plus there's always a chance it has cocaine hidden inside), but a new website, ... More >>
Photo: FDLEEnrique SotoIt takes an especially brutal sex crime to qualify a sex offender as a "predator." The Florida Department of Law Enforcement currently lists eight sexual predators who have absconded -- meaning they're not living at the address in the sex offender registry. Based on th ... More >>
Your daily spin through the local headlines:Even with Broward County School Board member Beverly Gallagher on her way to prison, there are indications that the investigation has only just begun, as the district's legal office is being asked by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to provide ... More >>
Photo: Florida Department of Law EnforcementRandy YoungWhere's a sex offender to live in South Florida? Well, judging by the restrictive policies in Broward cities, they should live somewhere else. They just didn't plan on a GPS-wielding sleuth like Randy Young, a former sex offender who places h ... More >>
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If Ken Jenne were like most cops, he'd be investigated for being friends with felons who give him money
A public seminar on the evils of marijuana. An activist claiming pot saved his life. Someone was arrested.
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While negotiating a $21 million contract with Broward County, Unisys swept a $100 million health-insurance mess right under the rug.
The North Palm Beach Public Safety Department has earned a reputation as a hotbed of bad behavior. Now the state is investigating.