Apparently, laser pointers are huge problem for both local law enforcement and the FBI. Nope, not your high school physics teacher who just realized she had a red LED light on her forehead the entire time some smart-ass was asking when the class would be "learning about lasers." Not your cat that ca ... More >>
Ever find yourself complaining about how expensive parking is in Fort Lauderdale? Of course you do. Parking is enough of a pain in the ass to begin with; then you have to put a dent in your bank account to do it. But take heart! Because it's not as bad as you think it is. Turns out, people livi ... More >>
The woman behind the largest case of fortunetelling fraud ever to hit a courtroom has finally been sentenced. Rose Marks, the Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale psychic accused to bilking her longtime clients using a bag of tricks and mental manipulation common among fortunetellers, will go to prison for ... More >>
With his system overloaded with cocaine, amphetamines, morphine, and opiates, William De Jesus went on a bloody spree at a Deerfield Beach RV park in February 2012. He shot and killed a 76-year-old Canadian man, then locked himself inside a trailer with his family. By the time police broke through t ... More >>
A Florida man was sentenced to 24 years in prison in Brooklyn federal court Thursday after he was found guilty of being part of plot to murder Long Island Judge Joseph Bianco and prosecutor Lara Treinis Gatz, then preserve their heads in formaldehyde as souvenirs. Dejvid Mirkovic, 38, of Lake Wort ... More >>
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In April of 1986, the body of Daisy Ricard was found in a secluded wooded area in Hialeah. She had been shot in the head by two different .22 caliber pistols. The following day, the body of her boyfriend, Ramon Alvero, was discovered in the trunk of a car about a mile away from where Daisy had been ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeSuper featherweight Brandon Hollis, who had a man sit on him yesterday before he went to jail.Here's one way of ending an armed robbery when the guy with the gun is 5-foot-5, 128 pounds -- sit on him.That's what happened with 18-year-old Brandon Hollis' armed robbery a ... More >>
bnet.comJust like Jim Cramer doesn't have access to stock from Iron Man, John Mattera didn't have access to multiple things he was allegedly selling.As they say in South Florida: another day, another alleged multimillion-dollar scam.John Mattera, 50, was arrested at his Fort Lauderdale home yeste ... More >>
The SlutWalk movement is finally coming to South Florida.SlutWalk South Florida has started to develop its online presence, hand out fliers, and begin planning demonstrations to curb sexual assaults and the blame sometimes associated with sexual-assault victims.There's no precise date set for Sou ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsMustafa Lee (left) and Francisco HenriquezTwo men have been arrested in the weekend shooting in South Beach of an off-duty detective from the New York City Police Department after one of the men dropped by Broward General Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound.Mustafa Co ... 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 >>
Harvey.Denise Harvey, a 42-year-old woman, did a very, very bad thing. In 2006, she had sex with a 16-year-old boy.Why's it a bad thing? Because Denise Harvey lives in Florida. If Denise Harvey lived just a few hours north -- in Alabama or Georgia -- having sex with a 16-year-old wouldn't be cons ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
flickr.comSleeping with the enemy.The Dolphins are probably going to try to fill some holes in the defensive line or the linebacking corps in tonight's NFL draft. Coaches, executives, draftologists, and fans with nothing better to do will pour over notes and highlight reels from players all over ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Downtown Jewish Center ChabadSouth Florida's Jewish community just can't catch a break. First Bernie Madoff, now an alleged Ponzi scheme by Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein -- what gives?Madoff lured Jewish friends at the Palm Beach Country Club to be investors in his Po ... More >>
The Weather Underground talked of peace, but FBI agents say members also planned a cop killing.
miamiarchdiocese.orgKnighted by the Miami Archdiocese, Michael Bienes may have to duel with the government's new witness.Manhattan accountant Frank DiPascali confessed this week to his role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, and he just might be the snitch that federal prosecutors have been wait ... More >>
What's with Boynton Beach suddenly becoming a hot spot for South Florida crime? Early yesterday, a couple of exhausted Canadian tourists trying to drive through the night to South Beach, pulled off on I-95 at Boynton Beach Boulevard, then parked at a closed gas station so they could switch drivers, ... More >>
Bad news for Madoff associates -- some of whom reside in Broward and Palm Beach Counties -- who were hoping Bernie would take his secrets to the grave. Hot from the AP wire:A lawyer for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme says the financier told him during a 4 1/2-hour prison interview plenty o ... More >>
Yes, we're all furious about the Wall Street culture of deception and cheating that has pushed this country to the brink of economic collapse, but maybe it's time to put down our torches and pitchforks so we can think this through. Or at least that's the impulse I got after learning of the verdict i ... More >>
If you're grading the souls of fraudsters on a curve, Steven Green scores as the most sympathetic in a class full of flunkers. Green gave generously to charities for the developmentally disabled, as well as to those that assisted gay men with AIDS or struggling with addiction. He even made a documen ... More >>
Federal authorities seized Bernie Madoff's yacht in Fort Lauderdale yesterday and then took control of the home his wife owns in Palm Beach. U.S. marshals described "using an element of surprise" to grab Madoff's property, but if you're a Madoff investor, you might describe it as coming, oh, like si ... More >>
A study published last month by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group lead by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, says that not only do lax gun laws lead to more murders, higher crime rates, and more law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, guns from those states are used more often in ... More >>
Drug counselor Richard Entriken swam a little too easily in a sea of sharks.
Cerrella You can read about the Katherine Harris-Bill Nelson debate here and here, but it wasn't much to see. Nelson was, as always, predictable and plodding, the political equivalent of the old crab scuttling on the bottom of the sea. Harris, as the Sun-Sentinel noted, didn't embarrass herself, r ... More >>
For the old cat burglars, all that's left is a movie script, a book proposal, and undying hatred for one another
Meet John Mamone -- devoted father, Mafia soldier, government witness
After a severely flawed trial, Michael Rivera was convicted of killing a little girl. New DNA evidence may help him.
Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.