Paula Crews, a suburban mom with short black hair, dumps a stick of butter into a double boiler and stirs in her secret ingredient. Her 24-year-old son, John, waits expectantly at the white Formica counter in their West Broward kitchen, watching while his mom mixes the butter into a pot of melted ch ... More >>
It's becoming increasingly apparent that Fort Lauderdale is the most awesome place on Earth. In the past few weeks, we've seen different national outlets taking notice of the Venice of America and ranking Fort Lauderdale high in some important categories, such as greenest midsized city, best downto ... More >>
Suburbs don't get much tidier than Coral Springs. The boxy patch of West Broward is made up of neighborhoods of modest ranch homes planted evenly on shady, manicured lawns. It's Mayberry 2.0, a David Lynch movie before shit goes bad. Behind the front door of one such modest suburban house is a liv ... More >>
There are a good six months before Election Day, and Scott is not holding back on attacking Charlie Crist. He's also not holding back on how much money he's willing to spend doing it, nor in what language. Scott is eyeing a full-on campaign of wooing Hispanic voters by launching a second Spanish-la ... More >>
A little past 2 a.m. early Sunday morning Jada Wright was driving south on the I-275 in Tampa. When she looked over in the northbound lanes on the other side of the concrete barrier, she saw a white Ford Expedition traveling parallel to her on the wrong side of the highway. "What is he doing? Am I ... More >>
Well, that's apparently all she wrote for the "Hip Hop Conservative." Rep. Trey Radel is expected to resign from congress, a spokesperson for the congressman says. Radel, who reps the 19th Congressional District in the Fort Myers-Naples area, was arrested on October 29 for "unlawfully, knowingly a ... More >>
Before she rode the YOLO ethos to its tragic end, Kayla Mendoza was a standard-issue middle schooler with a quirky sense of humor and an interest in older guys. At least those are the memories one friend is hauling up out of the past today as Mendoza's name fills the headlines. Katelyn Stone was sh ... More >>
Albert T. Lambert, a 52-year-old emergency room doctor at Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, overdosed on drugs yesterday just before police could arrest him for the murder of his ex-wife, Kimberly Lindsey, a nurse at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Police records also ment ... More >>
Here's some Trader Joe's-related good news and bad news for your Friday. The good news: Southeast Florida finally has a Trader Joe's. The store officially opened at 8 a.m. today, October 18 with a ceremonial lei cutting. The bad news: This particular Trader Joe's is in Pinecrest, a tony suburb, l ... More >>
A Fort Myers man decided he'd teach his dope dealer a lesson when her mom yelled at him by turning her in to police. He had an ironclad plot against her too. Clear and irrefutable evidence that would surely put her behind bars in no time. The man's evidence that she was a dope dealer and should be ... More >>
Samuel Little is not the guy you'd want to bump into alone in a dark alley. A hulking former boxer armed with a cold glare, on paper he's a career criminal with a rap sheet stretching across 24 states. Police now believe Little was actually a vicious serial killer who preyed on lost women and prosti ... More >>
Remember when Charlie Crist used to be a Republican? Well Charlie Crist does. And he thinks it used to be pretty great. And then Barack Obama went and hugged him and got his government take over stank all over Crist and ruined a perfectly good Republican. Because of this treachery, the GOP brande ... More >>
Are you addicted to drugs? Will you be anywhere near Boca Raton tomorrow? Do you want $300? If so, say no more, drug person, because Barbara Harris has an answer.Harris runs Project Prevention, a nonprofit that's gone all over the country giving drug addicts $300 each -- to get sterilized. She says ... More >>
While it's not clear if a Republican can beat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November, the fight for the Republican nomination has no shortage of interesting rhetorical maneuverings.The most recent spat between George LeMieux and Rep. Connie Mack started over a web ad the LeMieux campaign released t ... More >>
Last week was a momentous one for Sheriff Al Lamberti. Lamberti's director of law enforcement, Col. Rick Frey, rather abruptly retired. And then in a late-hour Friday news bomb, it was announced that Lamberti had fired Larry Strain, BSO's director of purchasing, and suspended (with pay) John C ... More >>
It seems we're getting inundated in these parts with chain burger joints. First came Five Guys, then Elevation Burger, and now Boardwalk says it'll open 50 stores in Florida. So that got us thinking: Which chain burger joints should also be heading to South Florida?Below is a list of the top burger ... More >>
Last week, we broke you the news that a woman arrested on felony animal cruelty charges was still working as a greyhound trainer in Florida. In 2002, Ursula O'Donnell sent greyhounds in her care from Palm Beach, Naples, and Orlando to an Alabama man who shot and buried them, according to a state in ... More >>
Authorities found the bodies of more than 2,000 greyhounds buried on an 18-acre property. Most had gun shot wounds in the head and neck.A woman arrested on felony charges for helping kill more than 2,000 greyhounds from all over the state has been training racing dogs again in Florida as recently ... More >>
Flickr: E.S. HunterJim Greer with his wife at a 2008 Sarah Palin rally in Fort Myers In a Florida Republican Party in which Charlie Crist is a mere mortal, there can be no saving his handpicked party chair, Jim Greer. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Greer will resign his leadership post in ... More >>
Flickr User: Geoff CoeAnthony SwarzakSince the Major League Baseball debut of Fort Lauderdale native Anthony Swarzak, Southport Raw Bar has turned into the best place in South Florida to watch a Minnesota Twins game. At least on every fifth day.On days when Swarzak starts, as he did Wednesday, a ban ... More >>
A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries cover-up.
Maybe Rush Limbaugh doesn't spend enough time in his Palm Beach home. Because clearly, there's no path back to political relevance for the Republican Party that does not include winning back Florida. And yet the two figures who have the most credibility on that front, governors Jeb Bush and Charlie ... More >>
Revelations of a state bill and a mysterious "guild" have spooked Florida tattooistsFor a bill that aimed to overhaul Florida's regulation of the tattoo industry, it sure was quiet. Stealthy, almost. Senate Bill 1130, sponsored by Hallandale Beach Sen. Eleanor Sobel, was introduced February 2. It cr ... More >>
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist faced off with David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press a few minutes ago. Crist started by stressing the importance of bipartisan support for President Obama's stimulus package, then ended by... well... essentially withdrawing his own support for the package.Host Gregory beg ... More >>
Rappers from this region stepped up their game exponentially, and the entire country responded
Be all that you can be — in war games with almost-real assault weapons
Bigamy charges and dozens of busts for sham marriages.It must be South Florida.
Bruce Carlton Jordan After calling a reporter a horse's ass yesterday, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush asked a very pertinent question: Why now? Why are allegations that Crist is gay reaching the news now? Bush would have you believe it's because of evil Democratic operatives, apparently possessed by ... More >>
Yes, God takes over WPLG-Channel 10 after the Jimmy Kimmel show goes off the air. Well, not God per se, but a facsimile by the name of Bill Keller, a convicted felon. Keller -- a middle-aged fellow with burnt orange hair, a burnt orange face, burnt orange glasses, and sometimes a burnt orange suit - ... More >>
The Post's Andrew Marra, in our Story of the Day, tells us that domestic violence charges have been dropped against Yanni, which is welcome news at the Pulp. (Most people run his mug shot, but I prefer to remember him as he was). The Pulp hates abuse as much as anybody, but this story never added ... More >>
From the "What The Hell Do I Know" file, the Herald story about the FDLE chief's e-mails in the Bay County boot camp death case caused the special prosecutor to take the FDLE off the case. You may recall that I derided the story as overplayed and overstated, saying the e-mails, while newsworthy, wer ... More >>
That temporary tattoo could be with you for a long, long time
The Sun-Sentinel goes off the record for trains and buses
The Fort Lauderdale Andre's Steakhouse doesn't quite measure up to its predecessors
The Libertarians' slate is full this fall. So how come they're not out stumping for votes?
After seven years of planning and mucho spending, the Belle Glade Business Park still has nary a tenant
Flat out Super TransAtlantic
Commissioner Lori Parrish opposed a rent increase for small airlines. A major supporter is a lobbyist for the airlines. You figure it out.
In barely two seasons, the management has run the Miami Fusion into the ground. The fans are not pleased.
The recent bust of a Hollywood importer sheds light on an illegal reptile trade that has adventurous smugglers making easy money