Three self-proclaimed Florida Panhandle "rednecks" done caught themselves a 277-pound bull shark using nothing but a baseball bat, their bare hands, and common sense. The perfectly redneck-named Cody Harlan, Jonathan Cook, and Robert Trutt went fishing for pompano off Okaloosa Island on Thursday mo ... More >>
My brain exploded with excitement earlier this week. The catalyst: A help-wanted ad on Craigslist from a nonprofit in Pensacola for a Bigfoot researcher. The necessary qualifications were stringent, and the job duties exhaustive. Not only was the chosen researcher expected t ... More >>
Ten relatively obscure species found in the Sunshine State have landed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a legal tussle.The black rail, the Georgia blind salamander, a siltsnail, and the purple skimmer are among the animals that Fish and Wildlife has failed to adequately protect, accor ... More >>
In Dallas, something magical happened -- an In-N-Out Burger opened. And one overly enthused diner, Danielle Delnnocentes, is crying over it. "I can come and get a double-double any time I want. It's been eight years since I've had that opportunity." With two 100 percent fresh beef patties in ... More >>
A drawing by Haitian artist Jean Cadet.Collecting and showing prisoner art is Carol Strick's second career. It started when she left her job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1994, where she worked making faience reproductions for the Ancient Egyptian collection. Her husband had di ... More >>
Flickr: HD Action PhotographyA boatload of amberjacks caught by a charter fishing boat off the Panhandle coast.It's been a discouraging week to be a South Floridian, so it's high time we renew our Panning for Gold series, in which we attempt to prove that ours is the (slightly) superior civilizat ... More >>
Flickr:jeffcocopsConsidering we sent our own Sheriff to prison a few years ago, we Broward folks probably shouldn't snicker to loud about the scandal that's swallowed a law enforcement community in the Florida Panhandle. Then again...oh...what the hell? Okaloosa County, you've baked a dish we jus ... More >>
Flickr: hans hendriksenIf it comes to an ethnic turf war in the Panhandle, bet on the Mongols.Who says the Florida Panhandle is not a culturally diverse place? Certainly not the 22-year-old Mongolian man who had the distinct cultural honor of being beaten by a pack of Ukrainians who then sped awa ... More >>
It would be one thing if a South Florida paper was heralding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek as the frontrunner in the U.S. Senate's Democratic primary for 2010. It's a far more auspicious thing that a Tampa Bay paper is making that claim, albeit with some hesitation. Along with Orlando, Jacksonville and th ... More >>
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Despite well-documented injustice, a Pembroke Pines youth remains in jail
Living like a pauper himself, a young man from Broward is trying to save Haiti's children
Competitive marlin fishers do lots of drinking, tell lots of tales, and, oh yes, sometimes they catch fish.
Iron and Wine proves that you don't have to be a hick to play the banjo
The saga of would-be liberal crusader and ex-con James "Elmo" Spaulding proves that anyone can get a second chance in America. And a third. And maybe even a fourth.