It was Fourth of July in St. Augustine when a cop spotted Raul Reinoso Martinez pushing a beaten-up bike down A1A. A car braked as he cut across the road, and the homeless-looking man angrily slammed on the vehicle's hood. When Officer Todd Smith called the man over he noticed Martinez was carryin ... More >>
Ah, Florida. Sure, we have criminals, just like every other state. But we have our own special kind of criminals. Namely, dumb ones. And, because we're never in short supply of dumb criminals, we present to you our latest series of the dumbest Florida criminals of the month. February was ... More >>
Grandmas are the best. They bake cookies for you. They take you to the park. They babysit you. They give you candy. They sew you nice sweaters. They try to smuggle you out of the country so you can avoid doing prison time. You know, just the best. Well, at least one Florida grandma tried to do th ... More >>
Late last week, the gang over at Gawker channeled a vitriol that's distinct to New York: subway hate. Well, here in South Florida, we may not have any subways, but we sure as hell have a lot of hate. And most of it is home to I-95 -- where everything good and holy in the universe comes to die.
America was the very first country to create a holiday all about being thankful. One of the best ways to do that is to help others have a good Thanksgiving, too. Yet sometimes we all need a little encouragement to get giving. Don't put off giving any longer. Bring a non-perishable food donation to a ... More >>
Remember the ditzy-sounding actress Victoria Jackson? You probably know her as Saturday Night Live's worst cast member of all time. Or if you can remember black-and-white TV, you might recall her fairly ridiculous standup routines on the Tonight Show.Well, if that's all you know of Victoria Jacks ... More >>
BSOBroward Sheriff's Deputy John Blackwelder.Broward Sheriff's Deputy John Blackwelder died in a motorcycle crash shortly after noon on New Year's Day, according to the BSO.The sheriff's office says Blackwelder, 45, was riding his 2010 Honda motorcycle west on East Commercial Boulevard when a ... More >>
heinoushats.blogspot.comIn case you happened to see three people running around Lauderdale Lakes lighting things on fire Monday night, it was apparently a pair of ex-lovers and a third wheel attempting to work out their dispute using the arson method.In the third case in a week involving people l ... More >>
The Pulp will be in Tampa tonight to live-blog the Republican presidential debate, hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express.Eight candidates will take the stage for the debate -- moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer -- from 8 to 10 p.m., and the event will be streamed live online, which you can find he ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale PDCatherine PileggiPolice have arrested the girlfriend of 70-year-old Ronald Vinci in connection with his death last week.Vinci's death, as you may remember, was considered "a suspicious death" by police after his body was found wrapped in duct tape in his Fort Lauderdale mansion ... More >>
whozhe.blogspot.comThe death of 70-year-old Ronald Vinci -- who was found dead and wrapped in duct tape in his Fort Lauderdale mansion -- is being considered "a suspicious death" by police, which we're hoping they usually say when they find a body wrapped in duct tape.Vinci, who earned his millio ... More >>
Mayor Joy CooperOver the past few months, Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Keith London has been in touch with New Times to express his concern about the number and frequency of police and fire department responses involving the personal activities of Mayor Joy Cooper and her family.We have obt ... More >>
Former Tamarac Commissioner Marc Sultanof will turn himself in to the Broward County Jail tomorrow on state corruption charges regarding his involvement with dirty developers Bruce and Shawn Chait and possibly other matters, two informed and reliable sources tell me. Sultanof w ... More >>
Jessica Lobig tried to juggle parenting with a prescription drug habit, and that combination has landed her in jail. The probable-cause affidavit says that just before midnight Thursday, Boynton Beach Police found the 24-year-old mother passed out in her 2007 Honda pickup truck, sweating profusely, ... More >>
Near the beginning of Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, the filmmaker calls upon Wallace Shawn, an actor/writer friend of his, to explain our economic system in terms he could explain, presumably because Shawn is one of the more knowledgeable people Moore knows when it ... More >>
I'm not necessarily saying the two things are related. But with Florida Power & Light, you never know. The utility has ingratiated itself with its state regulators at the Public Service Commission, prompting a corruption investigation at a time when it is also asking for a rate hike and permi ... More >>
Photo: Fort Lauderdale PoliceKyle SmithTwo men suspected of robbing a 71-year-old man last night in Fort Lauderdale led police on a 30-mile high-speed pursuit into Palm Beach County before being arrested near Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach.Kyle Smith, 23, and Ivan Camacho, 24, are in custody on ... More >>
Jerome PeelLike a crappy movie sequel franchise, it seems the souped-up, tricked-out import cars driven recklessly by immature teens and even more stunted 20- and 30-somethings are here to stay. As are tourists, who -- you may have noticed -- like to drive slow enough to savor their South Florida ge ... More >>
It's hard to be a card-carrying, foreign-car-driving, alt-weekly-newspaper-working, Cheez Whiz-loving liberal these days. The conservatives say President Obama's corporate bailouts amount to socialism, and who knows if they're right, because they kind of lost me at the first trillion. So that's why ... More >>
Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams struck again. In his latest think piece sent out to newsrooms across the county, this one titled "Celebrity Crimes Against Humanity," he included a quote that has been attributed Mariah Carey: "When I watch TV and see those poor ki ... More >>
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