Six same-sex couples are taking the State of Florida to court for the right to marry, Equality Florida Institute announced on Tuesday. The lawsuit claims that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, denying couples legal protections and overall equality that nongay married couples have. ... More >>
Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge on Wednesday after she lied during a bail hearing following George's arrest for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Shellie was facing a felony charge that would have put her behind bars fo ... More >>
On Saturday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Donald Trump over his involvement with Trump University -- basically, expensive seminars that promised students they'd learn about real estate and investing. The AG alleges the program was a fraudulent get-rich-quick scheme, and is seekin ... More >>
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 >>
Scott Prouty's rich! Well, kinda. Scott Prouty can finally get outta debt! That's better. Five days ago, after more than 1,000 articles appeared showing how local man Scott Prouty helped vanquish the Romnoms once and for all with his commando camera skills, he set up a legal fund to battle any ... More >>
What's the best way to top off a middling and Dave Matthews Band-filled career of harrumphs and hair gel? Sue a charity. The recently retired Andy Roddick, who went to high school in Boca Raton and was the sport's most stalwart bro, has done just that.
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 >>
(EDIT, 2:20 p.m.: Jose Lambiet is reporting Faulk doesn't even own the condo anymore because the condo association bought it from him after a deal in 2010.)PNC Bank filed a foreclosure complaint late last month on the Pompano Beach condo of Marshall Faulk, the former St. Louis Rams running back who ... 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 >>
Margate political powerhouse and consummate deal maker Jack Tobin, who died Tuesday at the age of 69, will be laid to rest Friday. He's remembered with near reverence by many who knew him, even those who also knew the rather unseemly nature of his long political career as a state legislator, Ma ... 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
A priceless Fort Lauderdale property is sold on the cheap, and it's not the economy, stupid
Michael's Kitchen has moved on, leaving the charred remains of a lot of goodwill in Hollywood
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.
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
There isn't much going on in Campbell Scott's latest project
A mercenary knocks, almost everybody talks, and a new light shines on two mysterious deaths
A casino's comin' to Hollywood. It's a big gamble.
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
Proposed payment of millions to a wealthy clan amounts to nothing more than stealing from taxpayers for the Bush boys' political gain
Sean Cononie has revolutionized SoFla homeless care. So why are the bureaucrats snubbing him?
Getting down and dirty with Broward's school janitors
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!
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