Ah Florida. We have criminals, just like every other state. But we have our own special kind of criminal. Namely, dumb ones. And, because we're never in short supply of dumb criminals, we present to you our latest series of the dumbest Florida criminals of the month. October was special for dumb ... More >>
We know the city fathers and mothers of Palm Beach Gardens are licking their chops at the prospect of luring the Houston Astros to set up a new spring training facility in their burg. We know there may be as much as $100 million in public funds going into the deal. And we know that someone, somewher ... More >>
Tending bar tends to be an extrovert's game. You have to deal with other staff members and chat to dozens, if not hundreds, of customers on a daily basis -- it's almost like being onstage. For the most part, you're not going to find many shy people behind the bar, unless they've learned to get ove ... More >>
Authorities captured a ten-foot albino Burmese python that ate two cats in a Martin County neighborhood. According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, a Salerno resident called them after they spotted the snake in his yard. When cops arrived, they found and nabbed the ten-footer. The regurgitat ... More >>
Florida is currently experiencing an environmental hell. Our rivers and estuaries -- basically, the coast's nurseries for baby sea life -- are being devastated. Blob-like, the deterioration of South Florida's waterways creeps forth inexorably from the chemical dump formerly known as Lake Okeechobe ... More >>
Killer pythons, Herpes Monkeys, kittens with rabies. What else ya got, Florida? Dengue-fever-carrying mosquitoes, you say? Fantastic! As we wrote about last month, the Florida Department of Health confirmed three cases of dengue fever contracted in Florida. And now, it's apparently spreading ... More >>
Well, better start stockpiling cans of OFF! The Florida Department of Health has confirmed three cases of dengue fever contracted in Florida. Dengue fever, which rarely ever hits the U.S., is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that causes fever, headache, muscle pain and a measles-like ... More >>
Here's the deal: West Palm Beach's Downtown Development Authority, with the aid and assistance of WPB City Commissioner Shanon Materio and her family, has put together a summer series of work by two artists and one art dealer. One of the artists, glass sculptor Rick Eggert, is based in Martin Coun ... More >>
In case you forgot, it rained a crapload of buckets yesterday. Some places -- like Delray Beach -- reported as much as 11 inches of rain. And while the day is amazeballs gorgeous this early Friday afternoon, it's probably going to get nasty again very soon. Because, Florida!
Did you know there are already two major pipelines underground that bring in natural gas from other states to our local power plants? There will be a third by 2017, and FPL is currently seeking "Requests for Proposals" from companies that want the job of building it. FPL says the two natural ga ... More >>
John Textor doesn't want to talk to the press."I don't trust any of you," he said to a reporter on a recent weekday afternoon, answering the door of his cloistered Hobe Sound house in a faded green polo shirt, slacks, and sandals.See also:- Digital Domain's student labor plantationThe former CEO of ... More >>
It might be hard to believe from the weather outside, but Autumn 2012 officially began on September 22. But just because we live in the only Zone 10 in the contiguous United States doesn't mean we can get a little taste of fall fun. There are pumpkin patches, hayrides, and harvest-time fun all over ... More >>
Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder is running for Congress. His opponent loves using words like communist, vile, and despicable to describe colleagues he disagrees with.Now Crowder is surprised Rep. Allen West, a fellow Republican, is being mean to him too.
South Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson took to the House floor yesterday and slammed authorities for their inaction in the case of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens 17-year-old who was killed in Martin County last month, calling shooter George Zimmerman "a renegade wannabe policeman neighbo ... More >>
A quick review of the news you may have missed:--The "very suspicious" files: Authorities have released the 911 tapes associated with the February killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Martin County boy who was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. A highlight of the tapes, in ... More >>
As you may have heard once or twice or a million times, Congressman Allen West is switching districts for the 2012 race, moving north to the newly drawn District 18. He already has an avowed general election opponent in Democrat Patrick Murphy, but West could also be up against two Republicans in ... More >>
Jobs, people, jobs.Who says there aren't any jobs out there?If you've got an email address and have managed to avoid being arrested, you can get a job in Palm Beach County (or Martin County) now.All you have to do is capture some alligators.
BSOAnthony MangioneAnthony Mangione, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's South Florida Office since 2007, was arrested today and is being held at the Broward County main jail at the behest of the U.S. Marshals Service. Mangione was the subject of a child pornography investigati ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeFormer Rep. Tim MahoneyFormer South Florida Democratic Congressman Tim Mahoney faces a DUI charge after Palm Beach Gardens cops found him sleeping one off in his car early Saturday morning.As you may remember, Mahoney had a tough time with purported sex scandals ... More >>
Now-former Tamarac Mayor Beth Talabisco had more bad news when she learned who would be presiding over her case: Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who has a reputation as one of the toughest judges on criminal defendants in Broward County. ImperatoImperato is former police officer ... More >>
Warren Newell wants his conviction tossed.There's nothing quite so heartwarming as a convicted political felon crying foul and asking for his hard-earned bribes back. Two former Palm Beach County commissioners are fighting that fight, and their chutzpah is admirable.Warren Newell and Tony Masilot ... More >>
flickr.comA greased pig contest similar to the one the church has been planning.It was supposed to be a pleasant Christian festival, scheduled for this Saturday in Pompano Beach. There are supposed to be a few bounce houses, some face painting, a mechanical bull, a beach volleyball tournament, so ... More >>
Flickr: ramparts54There's no need to trek to the boondocks for your gas.Fox 29 didn't disappoint this morning. As part of their usual repertoire of using minifacts to fill the two-hour morning news segment, they provided loyal readers with some cheap gas prices. This would be nice and useful ... More >>
Flickr: voguemarieNot all the kinky rich guys in America live in Palm Beach County, but they will after Tiger Woods finalizes what looks like a permanent relocation from his scandal-tainted Orlando-area digs. Page2Live is reporting that Woods' business manager has bought a 7,000-square-foot home ... More >>
No, that's not the Buxom Bandit in question. But it is a buxom woman running, which might help you all to recognize the Buxom Bandit, who is officially "on the run" according to Broward Sheriff's Office. She even has a name -- Samara Leneece Seward. The news release says that Seward had planned to ... More >>
Which Is the Lesser of Two Evils?One of the fiercest battles to be waged this election year will be over Amendment 4, a citizens initiative aimed at putting decisions about growth in Florida back into the hands of voters. On November 2, we'll go to the polls, and essentially send our government ... More >>
Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeDalia DippolitoThere are a great many lessons to be learned from the sad story of Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach woman who's accused of paying a hitman (who was actually an undercover agent) to kill her husband.The first is that you shouldn't marry someone on ... More >>
Courtrooms can be such staid places -- so we love it when people treat judicial proceedings as interactive theater events. This January, an environmental activist named Stevie Lowe went to the site of the Barley Barber Swamp, an ancient cypress forest, and locked herself to a tree. The reason? Flori ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeJeffrey Kerlikowske Gil Kerlikowske, chief of the Seattle Police Department, was introduced to the media yesterday as the Obama administration's nominee to lead the Office of Drug Control Policy. Meanwhile, his stepson Jeffrey sits in a Broward County jail cell.Jeffrey Kerlik ... More >>
The hardcore environmentalists at Everglades Earth First sure know how to push FPL's buttons. All year, they've been waging a court battle against construction of a new power plant in Palm Beach County (right across the street from a wildlife refuge!). Today, they picked another fight with the ... More >>
We used to joke about serving a "knuckle sandwich" and washing it down with a cool "can of whoop-ass" (pictured above). But no more. Not since this rash of cuisine-related crime struck Florida. This past week, we've been too scared to enter a Dunkin' Donuts, and only now that our brave sheriff has a ... More >>
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