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Kyle Swenson

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    August 1, 2014

    Chikungunya Hits Second Palm Beach Victim in Boynton Beach Prompting New Alert

    Yesterday, Palm Beach County health officials sent out the alert: a second case of the mosquito-borne, bone-crushing virus everyone is having trouble pronouncing these days has been detected in the area. A single case of Chikungunya contracted locally could have meant anything; this second instance, ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Ex-Owner of Florida Arena Football Team Redirected Franchise Website to Sex Offender Registry, Lawsuit Says

    Usually, you don't see enough high-level punking among grown adults in corporate positions. Bravo. *Slow clap* According to a lawsuit now grinding through the legal system in Chicago, Florida arena-football owner David Pearsall isn't a guy you want to mess with. A former owner with the Arena Footba ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Controversial Boca Raton Golf Course Project Pushed Back Again

    For nearly the last decade, residents up near Boca Raton's Mizner Trail golf course have been fighting a developer's efforts to throw up residential units on a 130-acre swath of green space. These are not your usual NIMBY complaints -- preliminary tests show the ground is possibly soaked through wit ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Brew Wars: Florida Legislators Screwed the Craft Beer Industry

    It's no secret that Florida's craft beer industry is experiencing a bit of a boom -- belated, sure, compared to other states around the nation, but better late than never. This legislative session, your elected representatives have been kicking around legislation that ostensibly would help the indus ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Sunrise PD Using a Secret Device to Monitor Phone Calls, ACLU Says

    If George Orwell and Stan Lee sat down to dream up a superdevice for trashing personal freedom and privacy, they'd probably come up with something like the Stingray. The device, manufactured in Melbourne, Florida, allows police to target suspects based on their cell phone signals. If that isn't en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Has a New Glossy Magazine Called Venice

    When it comes to cities, what separates your desirable A-list locales and the lesser-than B team? Your Denvers from your Grand Rapids? World-class public transportation? Sports teams? Museums? Sure, sure, sure. But what about a big, glossy, superfluous, high-society magazine? If that be the case, th ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: The James Franco Look is Big This Season

    You spoke; we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    March 18, 2014

    Broward Activists Fight Florida Bill Against Boycott of Israeli Universities and Colleges

    No single debate is as overstuffed with bloody history and hot feelings like the Israeli-Palestinian standoff. With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expected to unveil a plan to settle the century-long tug of war this spring, the heat is only rising. And now, stumbling into the picture, here comes ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Frat Bros Gone Bad

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    March 10, 2014

    FIU Muslim Students Find Listening Device in Campus Prayer Room

    The evening was sliding toward midnight, but the students were still hanging out. It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University's Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on t ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Warlocks on the Run

    You spoke; we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    February 27, 2014

    South Florida Philanthropist Is The Second-Largest Donor For Medical Marijuana Push

    Thanks to a lot of hard workers hawking petitions in parking lots, not to mention the shifting pop cultural sands, it looks like Florida has a fighting chance for legalizing medical marijuana. Come November, we'll find out. But as with any political movement, despite best intentions and hopes, it's ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Classic American Stoner Faces in Full Effect

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    February 20, 2014

    The Shrimp Industry is Killing Sea Turtles and the Government Isn't Doing Anything About It, Conservationists Say

    Landlubbers may not be aware of a current epic sea battle: shrimpers v. sea turtles. The reality is that we have very little idea what kind of impact the former has on the latter endangered critters. In part, that's because the federal government is dragging ass about conducting meaningful studies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Our Cover Story: Kids Get Tied Down and Shot Up with Drugs at Broward Treatment Center

    This week, our cover story in the print edition of New Times is a deep look at the abuse -- both mental and physical -- endured by needy kids at the hands of the very adults paid to help them. The Citrus Health Network's Pembroke Pines facility first came to light back in August. At the time, atto ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Something Funny Is Happening Behind the Camera

    You spoke; we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    February 10, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Amish Gangsters Are Prowling the Streets

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    February 6, 2014

    Rogue Lab Tech Taints Thousands of Drug Cases in Florida

    Over the weekend, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement made a troubling announcement that could throw thousands of criminal drug cases into question. According to the department, a rogue chemist working at a crime lab in the Panhandle stole pain pills in large quantities from the Pensacola Regi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Florida Republicans Don't Know the Difference Between New York and New Jersey

    Before we begin, why don't you cue this one up. Now, there we go. So last week was the big lead-up to Super Bowl Sunday, and just about every piece of the cultural machine was calibrated in some way toward the Denver-Seattle head-to-head. Of course, this includes the political realm, where no on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Peyton Manning Ruined Your Cocaine Binge

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    January 31, 2014

    Pill Mill Docs Get Reduced Sentences for Ratting On One Another

    Nothing quite kicked a hole in the social fabric of South Florida than the pill mil craze of the early aughts. Back during the boom, it seemed like every strip mall in the tri-county area packed a pain clinic where you could scoop up weapons-grade pharmaceuticals. Now, after a crack down, we're ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Rick Ross Shooting One Year Later: No Suspects, No New Information

    The time does fly. It was just a year ago today that the thug life fantasies of one of rap's biggest names (not to mention biggest guts, not to mention biggest bullshit artists?) came to life in a blast of gunfire on Fort Lauderdale's poshest street. Rick Ross (aka Ricky Rozay aka the Teflon Don a ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Kanye Nickname Generator Edition

    You spoke; we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale. Note: On Mug-Shot Mondays, we don't put the names associated wit ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    South Florida Is Getting Its Own Burning Man-Type Festival: the Love Burn

    If anything, South Florida knows how to get its freak on. No matter what your particular weird way for getting down is, you can probably find it somewhere in the 305, 954, or 561. Megaclubs? Yup. Fetish parties? Sure. But one piece missing from the local lineup has been a Burning Man-style festival ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Manhunt On for NYE Thief Who Swiped $1,000 Hennessy Bottle

    Evidently there's a sticky-fingered hustler out there who has a taste for only the finest spirits. That, or just some poor smuck had a hot date for New Year's Eve this year and was desperate to impress. Whatever the reason, someone rang in 2014 with a high-priced liquor store snatch that has now occ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Here's a Video of Justin Bieber Getting Arrested in South Beach

    Uh, so unless you're down in your bomb shelter or something, you probably know Justin Bieber got busted this morning for drag racing in Miami Beach. The tween baller was allegedly running and gunning his yellow sports car in a residential part of the beach. Well, here's a video allegedly taken by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: Show Us Your Best Side

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    January 20, 2014

    DJ Carnage Hauled Off Stage at Troubled Club Cinema

    Over the weekend, police busted up a sold-out dance party at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach. The club -- already smack in the middle of a dust-up with the city -- was reportedly raided by almost 30 BSO officers as over 2,500 people watched from the dance floor. They hauled the featured act, DJ Carnage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Country Star Trace Adkins Drunkenly Brawls With Trace Adkins Impersonator on South Florida Cruise Ship

    Because... why not? Meh musical act Country music star Trace Adkins, a big fridge of a guy who always wears black T-shirt's and sings like a zombie, was supposed to be kicking back on a music cruise this week outside of Miami. Instead, he got into a brawl with himself, or at least a Trace Adkins imp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    "LeBroning" is Now a Meme Taking Over the Internet

    LeBron James is a huge flopper. You know it. I know it. No question. The state rests its case. Sure, we now live in a world where the stout warriors of the NBA recklessly and ridiculously toss themselves on the ground like skinny Europeans on the pitch, but 'Bron has everyone else beat. Really, all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Florida's Citrus Groves Might be Wiped Out by Bug First Detected in Broward

    Orange juice -- who doesn't love it? Cold glass in the morning, with a fifth of vodka in the evening. Nature's nectar. Well, can you imagine a world without it? Without oranges at all? Cue the sad music, because that just might be where we're heading, with oranges inching closer to the endangered ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: When Creative Writing Majors Turn to Crime

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    January 10, 2014

    Dania Beach is the Best Neighborhood in Broward, and Here's Why

    Welcome to Dania Beach, the best little burg in all of Broward. All those other straight-laced towns up and down the coast, they have their "attractions," their "travel" "destinations," their "points" "of "interest." But over in Dania, they get down and dirty with a special twist. This city was un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Florida Legislators Try to Blow Up Red Light Camera Program

    Florida's legislators are back on the job now that 2014 is rolling along, and one of the first pieces of business on the agenda is a big one: red light cameras. I know they're a pain, you know they're a pain, and -- surprisingly -- some lawmakers actually have our backs. A new bill floating through ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Coldpocalypse 2014: The Five Stages for a Northern Transplant Living in Florida

    Whew, all right. You're awake. Well, congrats; you made it through the night. Soon, the other survivors will be gathering in the light of day, swapping stories of the previous night's struggle. This was a close one, South Florida, but we made it through. A lot of you SoFla natives are probably goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Mug-Shot Monday: It's Florida; We Don't Wear Shirts in Mug-Shots

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Friday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    January 2, 2014

    Boca Raton Businessman Found Guilty of $100 Mil Stock Fraud

    The old tale is Wall Street sharks screwing over us, the little people. But sometimes the deep-pocketed cannibalize themselves. Case in point, Argyll Equities Inc., a San Diego-based outfit that had a unique way of screwing clients out of their money. And according to federal prosecutors, the guy ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Manatee Body Count: 2013 Shattered All the Records

    Manatees -- those lovable dopey floaters bobbing in the waters around South Florida -- had a really bad 2013. For the first time since scientist began tallying up the number of the animals killed in the wild, the body count broke the 800 mark. Yeah, read that line one more time so it can sink in. ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Mug-Shot Monday: Christmas Edition

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    December 20, 2013

    Five Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas — From Craigslist

    You're screwed. Yup, no question. It might not be your fault. It's been a busy couple of weeks, what with work, family, friends. But here it is the weekend before Christmas, and you haven't bought any gifts yet. Santa's sleigh is empty. The malls this weekend are going to be a Yeezus-tour of sensory ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Mug-Shot Monday: Seinfeld Chest Shaving Tips, Reverse Mullets, Child Stars Gone Wrong

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    December 9, 2013

    Mug-Shot Monday: Basel Leftovers, Abercrombie Master Race, Ghost Rider's Biggest Fan

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    December 6, 2013

    64 Percent of the Jobs Openings in Florida Suck, Study Finds

    Bad news out there for Florida job seekers: according some new number crunching, the Sunshine state is seriously lacking in jobs that pay a living wage. The findings show that for every 13 people looking for good work, there's one position that pays $16.84. The statistics complied by a Seattle-based ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Today: Supreme Court Hearing on Medical Marijuana

    Today is pretty much Super Bowl Sunday for the medical marijuana issues here in Florida, at least for the next year. The state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday over the 75 words proponents want to include on next year's ballot, an initiative that would open the doors for doctors ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Mug-Shot Monday: Thanksgiving Edition

    You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.

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    November 26, 2013

    Ohioans Start Ridiculously Stupid "Come Home LeBron" Campaign

    I didn't throw any batteries at LeBron, but I could probably pick some faces out of a line up. It was December 2, 2010. The Miami Heat were making their first post-Decision trip to Cleveland. To put in mildly, my bruised hometown was still not over King James choice to leave town. Quicken Loans Aren ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 21, 2013
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    November 15, 2013

    Boca Raton Psychic Bilked Client for $100,000, Gambled It Away

    This just keeps happening again and again. This week, Boca Raton Police tossed the cuffs on another psychic accused to using her connection to the spirit realm to line her pockets with cash. Stephanie Thompson -- who did her cosmic business under the name Stephanie Lee -- had a plan of attack that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Don't Get Bitten: We're Running Out of Antivenin for Coral Snakes!

    If you haven't already, add coral snakes to your mental list of Florida critters you don't want to mess with. Hard to miss thanks to their distinct yellow, black, and red pattern, the snakes -- micrurs fulvius to all you nerds out there -- are usually found hanging around the edges of swamps or unde ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    South Florida Nudists Set World Skinny-Dip Record at Haulover Beach

    Well, folks, they did it. They brought back home the title for Uncle Sam. This weekend, if you happened to stroll by Haulover Beach, you probably caught sight of a giant pasty mob of gravity-racked flesh bobbing on the tide. South Florida Free Beaches -- the local group advocating for more clothin ... More >>

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