Rick Scott may have opened the door to what would be quite the dynamic duo of derpness at the top. Scott told a Tampa-area radio station that he would be cool with considering former Rep. Allen West as his next lieutenant governor. Actually, Scott basically just gave a polite answer when asked abou ... More >>
As far as identity thieves go, Coral Springs resident Dorothy Boulin is among the scummiest.Last week, Boulin was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation for running a scam that pilfered the social security numbers of U.S. Marines and filed fraudulent tax claims in their names.Co ... More >>
Last month, Terry Jones (the "Burn a Quran Day" guy) hung President Barack Obama in effigy on the front lawn of the Dove World Outreach Center, the Gainesville church where he was the pastor until late last year. It earned him a few calls from the Secret Service and an IRS complaint that said his ch ... More >>
A panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Thursday shot down Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton's appeal on federal drug charges. The judges also reversed the lower court's decision to throw out a gun charge. Now the same judge who decided there wasn't enough  ... More >>
Scott W. RothsteinThe gifts of prison sentences keep coming, thanks to Scott Rothstein.Debra Villegas, the second in command for Rothstein's gigantic Ponzi scheme, surrendered to her new home at a minimum-security federal prison last week to begin her ten-year sentence.Villegas, now 44, pleaded g ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonIf you hit Cinema Paradiso's Italia Film Festa this past weekend you might have been lucky enough to catch Come Undone, a steamy flick about an adulterous affair set in Milan. After seeing it in December, Village Voice reviewer Nick Pinkerton wrote: "The hot sex has the rhythm ... More >>
Alan MendelsohnAlan Mendelsohn -- the Hollywood ophthalmologist, GOP fundraiser, lobbyist, and adviser to former Gov. Charlie Crist -- will be sentenced in federal court today after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge in December.Mendelsohn's conspiracy charge specifically claimed scheming to ... More >>
Firefighters at Port Everglades need a new hose and pump system to fight potential oil tank fires like this one, but the purchasing of the system has been plagued with problems.If you're like most people and you don't watch a lot of local TV news, then you probably missed Carmel Cafiero's fine re ... More >>
Here's an outrageous piece of video, courtesy of Acts of Sedition.com. It's from last night's Deerfield Beach Commission meeting. You'll see City Attorney Andy Maurodis talking to the commissioners about his failure to get any response from his requests for financial records from Arlington Park Fami ... More >>
Hold your fire, save your ammo, and belly up to the bar at the Lodge.
Embattled Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter staged a not-for-media-consumption town hall-style meeting Wednesday at a Tamarac condo community, seeking to sway constituents toward believing her explanation of the Mutual Benefits scandal. Not the version in newspapers and blogs. And it actually seemed ... More >>
Even by Florida's loose ethical standards, Palm Beach mayoral contender C. Gerald Goldsmith has a corrupt past that should make his candidacy a joke. Goldsmith, who served on the Palm Beach town council back in the mid-1990s, survived the Feb. 3 election ... More >>
Ministry says farewell in a gesture of animosity and spite
Inside the "Rejuvenation Centers" at the heart of the nation's largest illegal steroid and HGH operation
Michael's Kitchen has moved on, leaving the charred remains of a lot of goodwill in Hollywood
A slick L.A. movie producer gets slammed in the subtropics
Janitors go jobless for months, and students don't give a damn
The plan includes playing footsie with a controversial land baron and paving over a piece of the Everglades
The strange saga of a religious advertising campaign begins and ends in Fort Lauderdale.
Seven years ago, Detective Jack Makler helped New Times catch a double-dealing Gypsy cop. Now he's accused of the same crime.
Shooters owner John Wile is known for suits -- both the bathing and legal sorts
Meet Hollywood's Donald Tobkin: caring M.D., feared lawyer, accused felon
The charismatic lawyer and power broker took one last lap in a New River mansion during his run from the law
A mercenary knocks, almost everybody talks, and a new light shines on two mysterious deaths
The Politics of Profit
A casino's comin' to Hollywood. It's a big gamble.
With bigger pots at stake in the track poker rooms, the workaday pros are lining up to get in
A lush idyllic chunk of the Everglades was transformed by bulldozers and a huge tree-eating juggernaut
A former university official could do time, while the school's ex-prez gets a free ride
Big-ticket casino deals plus a messy internal power struggle equals even more legal woes for the Seminole tribe
The story of a Hollywood couple's love and death is heart-rending. It should also spur change.
The biggest, baddest bloviators in town match witlessness in our Columnist Poetry Slam
The plan to build Merry Place could rekindle an inner-city dream
Sean Cononie has revolutionized SoFla homeless care. So why are the bureaucrats snubbing him?
Getting down and dirty with Broward's school janitors
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.
The battle for the soul of the Graves Museum isn't over yet, and Gypsy Graves herself is back in the trenches
The government wants his money. The judiciary wants him disbarred. So what's F. Lee Bailey's next move? Sue the bastards!
Getting rid of those folks with buckets equals getting rid of one of the county's better homeless-assistance programs.
The trial of former Florida House Speaker Bo Johnson reveals the unseemly roles of Broward's taxi mogul Jesse Gaddis and lobbyist Tom Panza.
American Heritage School survives despite near financial collapse, angry neighbors, and a questionable relationship with a Plantation politician
America gave Franco Nicoletti opportunities and riches beyond belief. But it didn't give him a conscience.
On the trail of the elusive (yet surprisingly TV- friendly) Pastor Bob, fallen man of God and new South Florida resident
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