UPDATE [5:00 p.m.]: Hans Huseby of Team Foot Works tells New Times that the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in West Palm Beach for Wednesday will go on as scheduled."The West Palm Beach Police Department held a meeting today, evaluated the situation and informed us the event can go on," Huseby says ... More >>
The former director of boys' lockup Thompson Academy, Renza "Craig" Ferguson, resigned under a cloud of suspicion in March. Staff members had made allegations that he was transporting young male inmates off campus and bringing them home to shower. See also: - Our cover story on abuse at Thompson A ... More >>
A handful of middle-aged alleged fraudsters in northern Broward has been charged with a whole bunch of fraud and money laundering, accused by the U.S. Attorney's Office of raising more than $20 million for a fake investment scheme.More than 700 folks were allegedly told they could invest in a compan ... More >>
Update 2, 11:40 a.m.: Added details of the crime to the bottom of the post, including details that were incorrectly reported by police earlier in the day.Update, 9:01 a.m.: Added info about locations of those involved.Original post, 7:48 a.m.:Police haven't released much yet, but something bad happe ... More >>
by quinetSouth Florida's Cuban community raised a bit of an uproar this week over Mercedes-Benz's decision to flash an image of Ernesto Guevara, AKA Che, during a presentation in Las Vegas.The company altered the iconic photo of the Argentine revolutionary so he was sporting the Mercedes logo on ... More >>
The death of a missing Hollywood man who was found 13 feet underwater in a canal inside his Mercedes-Benz convertible has been ruled a suicide, according to the Fort Lauderdale cops.David Senkowsky, 52, was last seen on December 11 in Hollywood, and was found on Friday afternoon while helping ... More >>
Monroe County Sheriff's OfficeJulio Mompeller allegedly delayed a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and his family on their way to a 9/11 ceremony, by pulling out his penis on the highway.An off-duty Florida Highway Patrol trooper says he was on his way to a 9/11 ceremony with his wife and kid when ... More >>
Plaxico BurressEmbattled former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is staying in the Meadowlands.Although Burress was practically begging to become a member of the Miami Dolphins, the team was quick to say it was "absolutely not" interested in having him in the aqua uniform -- so he's ... More >>
PBSOYanelys ChaluIt must've been a chick fight for the ages -- a West Palm Beach man's wife pulls in to a dead end street in her Mercedes-Benz SUV, ready for a fight with the man's girlfriend, who rolls up in her BMW and a loaded .45-caliber handgun.The man's girlfriend, 24-year-old Yanelys Chalu ... More >>
txauction.comSome of Bernie Madoff's junk from his Palm Beach houseIf you've ever wanted to own a fishing vest, jumper cables, or a $169,000 painting that once belonged to Ponzi scheme legend Bernie Madoff, now's your chance.The U.S. Marshals Service is holding a two-day auction on tons of ... More >>
Hoops hero Rumeal Robinson blew a fortune on strippers, got indicted, and left his mom homeless.
Flickr: sledhockeystar7The Lamborghini Gallardo's an awesome car -- just not if your financial officer's driving it.The Housing Authority of New Orleans entrusted its financial books to a South Floridian: Elias Castellanos, who had an accounting firm in Coral Gables and a McMansion in Davie. He a ... More >>
Photo: Google MapsThe Fort Lauderdale intersection that was the site of a traffic fatality early this morningA 59-year-old man was struck and killed by a car just after midnight today on A1A in Fort Lauderdale, according to a police department news release.Daniel Colotte was riding a bicycle nort ... More >>
Socialites say they've been buying their way into Palm Beach's newspaper.
The Palm Beach Daily News, or "Shiny Sheet" as it is known on the island of filthy riches, is one of the most influential small-town newspapers in the country. Millionaire socialites gauge their worth by their appearances in the newspaper, which has a circulation of about 7,000. C ... More >>
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