Detectives are set to announce who they believe to be the suspect in the 1989 disappearance of Tiffany Sessions, a University of Florida student. The Sessions case has been one of Florida's most notorious unsolved crimes, but now the Alachua County Sheriff's Office is poised to announce that Paul R ... More >>
Police are investigating the role an Oakland Park Waffle House played in the fatal shooting of Nicholas Romondo Walker that occurred on I-95. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, around 6:40 a.m. Sunday, drivers called 911 to report shots fired on the highway. BSO deputies found a silver Buic ... More >>
The information swirling around about the Rick Ross shooting right now is fat on rumor, light on facts. But among the speculation passing from mouth to mouth is that the gunfire directed at the rap mogul was connected to his well-publicized beef with the Gangster Disciples, a Chicago-based gangbange ... More >>
Newly minted Broward Sheriff Scott Israel isn't screwing around. First he gets into office and starts firing people willy-nilly, and now this. Israel has suspended Broward Sheriff's Officers Lt. Dave Benjamin and Det. Jeff Poole. The reason for the suspensions: The Scott Rothstein effect.
The motto of the Broward Sheriff's Office could be "if it's uncomfortable, don't talk about it." The death of an inmate by suicide, with plenty of warning signs, in a Broward jail? Silence. The federal investigation into Lt. David Benjamin, who ferried Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein to his getaw ... More >>
Myles Dowling of Newton Massachusetts was arrested for robbing a PNC Bank in Boca Raton last week, according to an FBI criminal complaint filed in federal court. The complaint says Dowling demanded money from the tellers using a black revolver handgun, and then took off in a four-door 2000 Honda Ci ... More >>
See also "DEP Getting Weaker Under Rick Scott" and "EPA Wants to Know if Herschel Vinyard Lied on His Resume"The number-two man at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the son of lobbyists who represent clients with huge environmental stakes in Florida.Jeff Littlejohn, deputy secret ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's Office Lt. Eric Wright turned himself in on Friday on charges of fraud and 14 counts of grand theft after he was accused of working side jobs while he was technically on duty as a supervisor at least ten times between August 2010 and May 2011.In addition to working only fractions o ... More >>
UPDATE, 3:26 p.m.: Received a statement from Broward College. Modified the post accordingly.A developing story from Gossip Extra: Apparently, a police leadership class at Broward College's central campus was dismissed early today after "what appeared to be child porn popped up on the instructor's co ... More >>
We made a brief post last night announcing the arrest of Boynton Beach Mayor Jose Rodriguez on three criminal charges -- including one felony -- and now that we've had a chance to check out the probable-cause affidavit, we'll let you know what happened.According to the report from the Palm Beach ... More >>
Boynton Beach Mayor Jose Angel Rodriguez was arrested today on three charges -- one of them a felony -- alleging he used his power as mayor to prevent authorities from investigating an abuse incident he was allegedly involved in."The probable-cause affidavit states and alleges that Boynton Beach ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeKevin PisanoFort Lauderdale Police Officer Kevin Pisano was arrested at 11:20 p.m. yesterday after allegedly delivering prescription pills -- while in his police uniform, sitting in his marked police car -- to a confidential informant across the street from the New Times o ... More >>
Broward Teachers UnionPat SanteramoPat Santeramo, president of the Broward Teacher's Union, is currently under investigation by the Broward State Attorney's Office and the Broward Sheriff's Office, according to a spokesman from the State Attorney's Office.Additionally, a spokesman from the Browar ... More >>
broward.orgJihad El Eid (left) is currently a "person of interest" in an FBI investigation.Public employees in Amarillo, Texas, have been wondering why the name of their new traffic engineer, Jihad El Eid, is being brought up in relation to the FBI raid on Southeast Underground Utilities in Plant ... More >>
democraticunderground.comHarry Sargeant III (center) in between his buddies Charlie Crist (left) and Jordan's King Abdullah II. (right)Harry Sargeant III -- the energy mogul, Delray Beach billionaire, and former Florida Republican Party finance chairman -- is under investigation by the Department ... More >>
townmapsusa.comHollywood City Manager Cameron Benson didn't want last night's commission meeting to be his political funeral, so he made the decision to quit during a meeting recess.Benson was taking a lot of heat from Mayor Peter Bober for a few things yesterday -- a $10.3 million budget defici ... More >>
The White House BoysThe White House at the Dozier SchoolThere probably are no real ghosts in this world, but some places are haunted anyway. One of them is the Arthur G. Dozier School For Boys, which has existed for a century just outside of a greasy mosquito-cloud of a town called Marianna, in a ... More >>
The Miami HeraldCameron BensonCameron Benson has worked for the City of Hollywood since 1995 and as city manager since 2002. Historically, he has shunned attention -- newspapers are still referencing interviews he gave in 1995 -- despite periodic allegations of questionable behavior.He's known ar ... More >>
Joe Angelo isn't a criminal.Joe Angelo lost his race for the mayorship of Wilton Manors on Tuesday against incumbent Gary Reznick. His loss was due, at least in part, to a series of editorials in the Island City News by publisher Steve Kelley. The articles claimed Angelo was able to "elude prosec ... More >>
Photo: WMPDCan Perez hold on to his job as police chief?Richard Perez apparently thinks offensive racial stereotypes are hi-larious, but he's not laughing as hard lately since the South Florida Times revealed a series of racially offensive emails that were circulated by the Wilton Manors Police C ... More >>
FlickrMaldonado's Internal Affairs file contains allegations that he had sex with known prostitutes.During his eight years as a Fort Lauderdale cop, Jason Maldonado has had several episodes that could have cost him his career. It now appears Maldonado's luck is running out. A reliable source indi ... More >>
Flickr: Brooks ElliottFort Lauderdale police are looking closely at the Skolnik campaign's dustup with a web designer; was it really about money?For a man who claims to be a victim, Stephen Smith has behaved very strangely. The webmaster seized the domains of Broward Circuit Court Judge Peter Sko ... More >>
Tuesday's local headlines:Art and physical education teachers at roughly a dozen Broward County schools have been asked to accept a paycheck half the size of the one they get now. It's the latest, desperate effort by school administrators to balance the district's budget. [Sun-Sentinel]Another ca ... More >>
Here's what's happening in South Florida news this Monday morning:Scott Rothstein is said to have hired Mafia associates on the pretext of needing their help shredding documents that could damage the investigation into his Ponzi scheme, but while they took the money, the mobsters never destroyed ... More >>
Mahoney: Fulla baloneyGuess the Christian Defense Coalition hasn't been reading the Juice lately.If they had, they would have figured out that the fatal shooting of Tite Sufra and Stephen Ocean in Boynton Beach on January 30 probably had exactly nothing to do with the fact that they were evangeli ... More >>
For four months, the Boynton Beach Police Department has been investigating the Platinum Showgirls strip club on North Federal Highway, and tonight they swooped in. According to a just-issued department release, some 50 police officers have swarmed the club in what spokeswoman Stephanie Slater is ca ... More >>
A 49-year-old man named Scott Michael Barry, whose last known residence was in Broward County, was identified yesterday as the man found dead this weekend in a Pasco County lake. From the St. Petersburg Times: Neighbors along Wagon Wheel Lane found the body floating face down in the lake Saturday mo ... More >>
The Weather Underground talked of peace, but FBI agents say members also planned a cop killing.
Flickr user: paul79ufFort Lauderdale police are investigating a possible suicide on the beach near Sunrise Boulevard and A1A this morning. Details are extremely scarce at this point, but here's what Sgt. Patrick Hart says they know:Police got a call reporting that a person had been found on the b ... More >>
A law firm retained by Deerfield Beach to evaluate reports of ethics violations has opened an investigation into the conduct of the city's vice mayor, Sylvia Ferguson -- formerly Sylvia Poitier. But the same firm dismissed three other ethics complaints against Ferguson, saying they failed the "prima ... More >>
Marc Goldstone and Joe Truhe, formerly the two lead attorneys for the North Broward Hospital District, are being investigated for possible criminal charges of practicing law without a license, according to a source with knowledge of the case.The attorneys were fired in mid-May amid allegations by th ... More >>
deerfield-beach.comSylvia PoitierSylvia Poitier should have known she was being watched. If not by criminal investigators, then at least by the guy in Deerfield Beach who tends to show them the way. "Mark this day -- mark this day well" is the characteristically immodest headline for yesterday's blo ... More >>
The Federal Aviation Administration has been investigating Gulfstream International Airlines in Fort Lauderdale ever since operator error was blamed for the February 12 crash of a flight bound for Buffalo, N.Y. The regional operator has come under fire for allegedly falsifying flight logs and lettin ... More >>
Okay, I say a couple nice things about departed Sun-Sentinel reporter John Holland and the knives start flying. The Holland haters bring up an eight-year-old correction which one commenter calls "the longest and most embarrassing front-page retraction in the Sun-Sentinel's history." I remember that ... More >>
Al Capellini takes the Nixon route against his rival on the commission
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As the case against John Mark Karr disintegrates, attention turns to CU prof Michael Tracey, who's fingered false suspects in the past.
To catch a few johns, cops get down and dirty in Boca.
Florida INS director Dan Cadman fooled Congress; then his bosses promoted him
A Coconut Creek supervisor bought lawn chemicals from his Mob-connected bookie. Sound weird? We thought so.