Lee County

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Dropping Acid in the Everglades: Fracking War Drags On in Collier County

    The battle over oil drilling in the Everglades rolls on, having taken several new turns since mid-June, when officials with the Department of Environmental Protection tried to bully Collier County officials into dropping a lawsuit over a controversial oil-drilling operation in the Big Cypress Swamp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Florida Lawmakers Move to Let Fracking Companies Keep Secrets About Toxic Chemicals They'll Pump Into Ground

    Bills that throw a cloak of secrecy over fracking operations in Florida passed out of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee Tuesday. The measures exempt from public disclosure the chemicals used in the process, which are rich in toxins. See also: - Florida Fracking: Sen. Jeff Clem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Record Manatee Kill: Hundreds of Deaths Bode Ill for Florida (Video)

    It's not even November yet, and a record number of manatees has died this year. The total of 769 is more than has perished in any year since record keeping began, according to the Save the Manatee Club. More than 100 of them were babies. Almost 300 of them died after a toixoc red tide near Fort My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Florida Sheriff Doesn't Want Ludacris to Perform Because He Says the "N-Word" Too Much

    Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott is walking that fine Donald Trumpian line of being kinda racist without coming out and saying totally racist things. Basically, Scott doesn't think it would be a swell idea to have hip-hop artist Ludacris perform at Florida Gulf Coast University's Eaglepalooza this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Florida Man Punches Deputy Who Was Releasing Him From Jail

    A Florida inmate was about to be set free from the Lee County Jail when he decided that this would be a good time as any to go ahead and punch the deputy releasing him. After he punched the officer several times in the back, the cop turned and pulled out a Taser and instructed the inmate to calm d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Florida Fracking: Sen. Jeff Clemens Says Name Your Poison

    Name yer poison. Especially if you're messing with chemicals that have the potential to contaminate Florida's groundwater supply. That's the intent of legislation filed by State Sen. Jeff Clemens, which would create a registry of chemicals used by companies fracking for oil in the Sunshine State. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Florida Man Pees On Cop's Sandwich

    Christopher Brennan didn't like being put inside a Lee County deputy's patrol car after cops were called in to investigate a disturbance at a Fort Myers resort at nearly 2 Monday morning. So Brennan thought he'd bemoan this treatment. And by "bemoan this treatment," we mean he unzipped his pants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Florida Changes Standardized Test Grading System, Everybody Fails

    The state's release of preliminary results of FCAT testing has put Florida education reporters in a tizzy the past few days, and there have been impressive stories written all over the place about the debacle. In case you don't want to wade through a million inches of copy to understand the crazines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Birther Looking for Joe Arpaio Treatment From Florida Sheriff Over Obama's Birth Certificate

    cynical-c.comI found it, guys. We can all go home now.​Birther-ism apparently isn't dead, as Jerome Corsi -- head bullshitter of the Obama "fake birth certificate" movement -- has still found enough brain-dead people to believe that the president is a Muslim from Indonesia.In Arizona, Stephen Lemo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Lost Your House? The Worst Is Yet To Come.

    ​Yesterday, the St. Petersburg Times published a terrifying little story that somebody should have written years ago, informing the Floridian public of the awful things that could befall them even after they've foreclosed on their tanking mortgages, and given their housekeys to the banks.The banks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Immigration Raid Included Eight Broward Residents, But Details Are Hard to Come By

    ICE​"Criminal Alien." That's the phrase that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses for anyone who has come into the country illegally and committed a crime, be it a DUI or aggravated murder. ICE makes it a top priority to remove "those who come to the United States to prey upon o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Lee County Taxi Drivers Facing Background Checks

    Photo courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsDo you know who's driving your family around?​Last week, we brought you the story of taxi drivers who must wear socks. This week is a little bit different.According to, Lee County is considering giving cabdrivers background checks.Wait... what?!

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Morning Juice: Forgotten Orioles Leaving, Ninja Thieves Franchise Begins?

    An excited fan of the Fort Lauderdale Ninja Thieves!Orioles May Leave, Opening Door for Thieves Team officials for the Orioles snuck out of Broward County yesterday for a secretive meeting with Lee County leaders. Over lunch at a Perkins, they discussed the possibility of the Orioles moving to Fort ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
  • News

    August 28, 2008

    Blood Diamonds

    Violent South American thieves are stealing millions in precious gems ... and getting away with it

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    Judging Ana

    Broward Judge Gardiner's alleged relationships with defense lawyers and prosecutors raises troubling questions

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Mayor's Boy

    You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2006

    Someone Has To Die Tonight, Again

    I don't pretend to really understand my friend Jim Greenhill's relationship with the teenage killer Kevin Foster. I do know that he visited Foster dozens of times on Death Row. And I know that Jim shared with Foster his own homicidal fantasies involving his parents and wife. And I know that after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2006

    Yanni Is Freed!

    The Post's Andrew Marra, in our Story of the Day, tells us that domestic violence charges have been dropped against Yanni, which is welcome news at the Pulp. (Most people run his mug shot, but I prefer to remember him as he was). The Pulp hates abuse as much as anybody, but this story never added ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2006

    Someone Has To Die Tonight

    From the "What The Hell Do I Know" file, the Herald story about the FDLE chief's e-mails in the Bay County boot camp death case caused the special prosecutor to take the FDLE off the case. You may recall that I derided the story as overplayed and overstated, saying the e-mails, while newsworthy, wer ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Black Keys

    Black Keys between the White Stripes

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Lean and Mean

    Blues-punk? You've never seen its ILCK.

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    The Double Life of Nick the Cop

    Born into a Gypsy life of crime, he's now busting them for their cons. Or is he?

  • News

    February 26, 1998

    Cleared for Takeoff

    If Fort Lauderdale wants to keep the Baltimore Orioles in town for spring training, it just needs to come up with $36 million