The wall: a six-foot stack of blue bricks. The mission: go up and over it, the first hurdle in a 16-part obstacle course. Me: suddenly, surprisingly nervous. The vertical lift has resurrected some anxiety from seventh-grade gym, where the prospect of flinging my pear-shaped, hormone-chemistry set ... More >>
Read Synthetic Marijuna Ban Seems Like A Good Idea, Probably Won't Do MuchThe Broward County Commission has started crafting legislation to ban "bath salts and synthetic cannabinoid herbal incense that mimic illegal drugs." A press release announcing the move included the token Rudy Eugene reference ... 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 >>
March 13 was shaping up to be another day of protests and partying at Fort Peace, Occupy Miami's grungy Overtown safe house. More than a dozen members had shaken off their hangovers and emerged to demonstrate against a bank. But before they could gather their handmade signs and head downtown, the pl ... More >>
Sen. Marco RubioHere's a tip: If you're digging up dirt on a politician, try to find something a little filthier than Sen. Marco Rubio's brother-in-law being convicted of drug-trafficking charges when the senator was a 16-year-old kid.This news, coming from Univision, ranks among Mike Huckabee's ... More >>
Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police2010's meth salesman cop of the year, David Britto (holding plaque).Last year's Officer of the Year from the Boynton Beach Police Department now faces up to life in prison for meth trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Officer David ... More >>
U.S. Department of Justice Sheriff Al Lamberti at last year's Super Bowl security press conference. From left to right: FBI Special Agent in Charge John Gillies, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, ATF Special Agent in Charge Hugo Barrera, Miami Dade Police Department ... More >>
Ritter, Lieberman, and Keechl during the power days.I know that we have been accused of queening it up too much, you, me, and [Ilene] Lieberman, the three queens on the County Commission. But I can't really think of anybody I would rather queen it up with than you. -- Stacy Ritter to Ken ... More >>
Here is artist Charles Fazzino's rendition of the boat parade, coming your way Saturday night (hat tip to Fort Lauderdale activist and photographer Art Seitz for the image). Fazzino. self-described "master of 3-D pop art," is the city's official centennial artist, commissioned by the ... More >>
That's video of a demonstrator from gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church, shot yesterday near Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, where according to reports, the kids were on lockdown. Judging by the other videos, the Westboro folks were outnumbered by an enthusiastic batch of counter-protesters ... More >>
PhotobucketNot Nikki, but a fellow DobermanNikki, the Doberman Pinscher-turned-spokesdog, did not die in vain. The dog whose rescue five years ago was featured on Animal Planet's Miami Police series, died of cancer Sunday. But in the five days since, 270 people from around the world have signed t ... More >>
Hoops hero Rumeal Robinson blew a fortune on strippers, got indicted, and left his mom homeless.
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 >>
I like an afterparty as much I like playing Ms. Pacman. But, just like Ms. Pacman, afterparties have no ending. I love Ms. Pacman, but level after level, ghost after ghost -- they just keep on, until I die. Afterparties are cool but hour after hour, smoke after smoke -- they just keep on, until I le ... More >>
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