Another day, another terrifying crazy animal arrives in Florida. The Daily Mail reported yesterday that a new ant native to South America, called Odontomachus haematodus, had been found across the Gulf Coast. Research conducted by North Carolina State University shows the nonnative species was fou ... More >>
The first dozen headed to Gainesville hospitals last Thursday and Friday. Although the Alachua County Sheriff's Office has yet to release the victims' names or ages, the one thing they certainly had in common was an affinity for Spice. Although the drug typically produces a short high that can most ... More >>
With 4/20 coming this weekend, chances are some of your friends are going to be all, "Woo hoo! 4/20, bro! Let's smoke!" And that's fine, bro. But keep in mind that, while 4/20 is officially pot day, it doesn't mean that it's legal to smoke it for one day. As it stands, you can still get busted in F ... More >>
Michael John Cefola had been driving for days, transporting cargo in his vehicle all the way from California. Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or maybe it was just carelessness. But Cefola couldn't keep his blue Chevy four-door from swerving in and out of the lane on a Gainesville highway. A police ... More >>
Most restaurants in Boca Raton's Mizner Park area are known as genteel establishments where a tony crowd can savor a good meal and a few martinis. But 101 Cantina, the Southern cousin of Gainesville's famous tailgate party place, didn't seem to get that memo. The restaurant, which replaced another ... More >>
Like the sands of the hourglass, these are the beers in our glass... beers from Florida! Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. This week, we'll be looking at an easy drinking beer from central Florida. ... More >>
Delta airlines ended up screwing passengers at the Gainesville Regional Airport on Sunday so that the Florida Gators men's basketball team could get to their game in Connecticut with plenty of time to spare (their game wasn't until Monday night). Problem is, Delta lied to the passengers, telling th ... More >>
The north Florida establishment known for annually hosting Gainesville's largest tailgate party is coming to Boca Raton, setting up shop in the Royal Palm Place space most recently occupied by Dennis Max's The Mexican. While The Mexican recently swapped ownership -- no word on why -- it has retaine ... More >>
There are crimes -- the sort we normally write about; stealing, killing, abusing, drug dealing, and drug abusing. And then there are crimes. That's what Florida man Eric Prokopi was into. His misdeed involved stealing dinosaur fossils, smuggling them into the United States, and then selling them w ... More >>
Some asswipe in Williston, Florida, decided it would be a good idea to bury a two-week-old puppy alive.However, the puppy was found, dug up, and rescued by police, and he appears to be doing fine, making this the most horrible/adorable story you'll hear all day.
See also "Urban Sprawl Kills Endangered Florida Panthers"The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week recovered a "heavily scavenged" panther carcass, marking the sixteenth dead panther recorded by state officials this year. The endangered predator was found on a pi ... More >>
The Palm Beach County School District is all atwitter today over a racist video posted to YouTube by two girls from Santaluces High School. We'll never know what made them think it was a good idea to post a public video on the internet saying, "I don't like black people. They're annoying. They st ... More >>
The damp and swampy expanse of grass just west of us would be a completely imperfect place for a goaty devil. A goat is totally what's lunch in the Everglades. A cerberus with the possessed heads of a gator, dolphin, and manatee with a flamingo dick? That's another story entirely. Gainesv ... More >>
Influential music blog Brooklyn Vegan loves its Florida citrus lately. Just yesterday, it featured fuzz-tastic shoegaze group Band in Heaven's new hallucinogenic, flashback-inducing video for its song "Sludgy Dreams." Today, the national hipster-insider website featured another Palm Beach Count ... More >>
afn.orgLess than three months after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General came to Deerfield Beach to look into its housing authority, its executive director is moving north.Pamela Davis, who's been the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority's executiv ... More >>
I'll be on your wall for the rest of your life!Apparently Gov. Rick Scott's positions on the state's higher-education system isn't impressing all of the students in Florida's public universities.There's now a creative, albeit small, petition with signatures from Gainesville down to Broward of peo ... More >>
FacebookEllas Anthony McDaniel, the son of Bo Diddley (left), after last night's arrest at Occupy Gainesville.A 56-year-old man was arrested last night during a demonstration held by Occupy Gainesville in the Bo Diddley Community Plaza, and of all the people to be arrested, it was the son of ... More >>
The University of Florida Gators are going to Lexington this weekend to face off against the Kentucky Wildcats, and after the Gators blocked three punts in two previous games against the Wildcats, people in Kentucky are bitching bringing up the point that UF may be "cheating" to block punts.To cl ... More >>
chargerchant.wordpress.comIt's all about the ratio.Finally, a pair of Gainesville biologists have discovered another reason for men having ring fingers longer than their index fingers, and as folklore would have it, it's related to sex.The findings of the University of Florida College of Medicine ... More >>
FlickrThe Constitution allows Terry Jones to burn the Qu'ran, but it also gives you the right to call him a flaming asshole.The September 11 Qu'ran burning at the Dove World Outreach Center places the American Civil Liberties Union in an awkward but familiar position: Its desire to protect the fr ... More >>
Current events, currently splayed across a web browser near you, right after you wake up:Jordan Howard Breslaw, in a race for a Broward County judge position, is collecting unemployment benefits. Evidently working as an attorney and a chiropractor isn't paying the bills. Sun-SentinelA wonderful c ... More >>
Flickr: PJC CorsairExpect a decision this month from Knight.Last week, star point guard Brandon Knight's Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest team lost in the state championship to Tallahassee Rickards. This week, he's trying to decide what college basketball program will be his one-year layover en route ... More >>
Rick LemackRichard "Rick" Lemack was this close (642 votes) to becoming the Democratic nominee for Broward Sheriff. In August 2008, the ex-assistant police chief and assistant city manager of Hollywood, Lemack lost to Scott Israel, who then lost to Al Lamberti. We told you last month that Lemack ... More >>
Who you calling a cupcake, cupcake?Tomorrow night's Think Pink Rocks concert at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater in Mizner Park should be full of cupcakes screaming groupie-style at hip-hop artists AKON and Shontelle. But one cupcake in particular will tower over all the rest: the 1500-pound pin ... More >>
Rick LemackRick Lemack, who finished a close second one year ago in the Democratic Primary for Broward Sheriff, is now one of five candidates to be police chief of Gainseville. Lemack was previously an assistant chief in the Hollywood Police Department and an assistant city manager.But in the yea ... More >>
From Stone Groove to Back Door Bamby and all points beyond.
A dedicated scribe recalls the first Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show ever
Less Than Jake is tired of searching for the brand new
What not to ask Tom Gabel of Against Me!
Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
This Sight Still Makes Me Cringe Yeah, I never thought I'd write those words, but I'm feeling it right now for Monday's matchup against Ohio State. Don't get me wrong, I totally understand the Gator haters that David Fleshler wrote about in the Sun-Sentinel this morning (which includes some great ... More >>
From First to Last remembers last year's January First.
Jamming for Jesus
Anarchy and flying French fries collide in the world of Against Me!
Gators fans count the days
Alt-country newcomers send a mint julep postcard from Holopaw
Hot Water Music
Gainesville quartet the Mercury Program moves faster than a turtle's pace
Moonlight Tales, Jazz and Java