It would seem that corporal punishment and Florida would go hand in hand because derpy-derp!And now, thanks to Marion County, they do! Last September, Carol Ely, incoming School Board member and former principal at Ocala's Shady Hill Elementary, came up with the fantastic idea of having kids who ac ... More >>
Preparing for the vice presidential debate Thursday in Kentucky, Paul Ryan was in Fort Lauderdale yesterday with his mom, Betty Douglas. Indeed, the 78-year-old made the campaign's nine millionth campaign fundraising call. Well, I am sick and tired of moms in this election. Just a few months ag ... More >>
Good news, Marion County kids! Paddling might be making a return to your school! Yay! Carol Ely, an incoming School Board member and former principal, wants to bring corporal punishment back to Marion County schools. And apparently she's going hard to the hoop to make it happen. A principal at Oca ... More >>
Better get a candy lineup ready. Delvis Rodriguez-Ramos, a 21-year-old homeless man, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for stealing a Twix and a Snickers from an Ocala, Florida, store. The total price for both candies: $2. We're not sure which is the bigger outrage here: the punishment, or the ... More >>
A note to anyone contemplating taking a state job in Tallahassee: You will probably have to work in Tallahassee.For the second time this week, a Florida official has resigned to be "closer to home" or some such thing: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson submitted his resignation yesterday, saying ... More >>
The parking lot at Sawgrass Recreation Park was pretty much flooded by a fast-moving storm that dumped several inches of rain in a matter of minutes, but that didn't stop a large crowd of people from heading over to the gateway to the Everglades for a taste of traditional deep-south cuisine and a ch ... More >>
Newt Gingrich's campaign for the Republican presidential campaign is over. Done-zo. Finished. The guy is walking around his home state wearing a Mitt Romney sticker.But the former speaker of the House isn't even close to concluding the dealings surrounding his campaign, as documents filed over the w ... More >>
Marion County Sheriff's OfficeMichael McClintock, who allegedly told the cops it was the 11-year-old girl trying to have sex with him.Michael McClintock, 21, found out a pretty successful method of being held without bond on a capital sex-battery charge -- by allegedly telling the cops he was ... More >>
Ocala Police DepartmentKenneth Martin Sarsony doesn't always poop, but when he does, he apparently prefers to be in a learning environment.We're not sure who the first person was who asked the cops, "Hey, can we get a video of that guy taking a poop at the middle school?" but we can tell you the ... More >>
Ocala Police DepartmentThis guy, allegedly Kenneth Sarsony, pooped several times outside a middle-school classroom.The cops caught the crapper -- Ocala police say 23-year-old Kenneth Martin Sarsony is the man they believe pooped outside a middle-school classroom on four occasions.The incidents st ... More >>
UPDATE: Police believe they have caught the pooper.The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a perpetual pooper who keeps leaving his dumps outside of the same middle-school classroom.According to the Ocala cops, someone phoned in a report on September 6 that there w ... More >>
Attention, Florida: Today is the last day to legally buck a bronco, hump a horse, grope a goat, or perform any other activities related to barnyard bangin'.Senate Bill 344, which bans "sexual contact" and "sexual conduct" with animals, goes into effect on Saturday.Unfortunately for animal sexers, ... More >>
collider.comMachete Danny Trejo did not committ any of the machete attacks in Florida this month.After Florida's seventh reported machete attack this month, it may seem as if we may have a few too many Jason Voorhees wannabes here in the Sunshine State.We don't know what the obsession is with try ... More >>
Choose to give your money to make an extremely uncomfortable advertising campaign.Only in Florida -- where the government prefers to privatize anti-abortion license plates.Florida's "Choose Life" license plates, created by Ocala-based Choose Life Inc., started popping up on bumpers since the legi ... More >>
Being a doctor in Florida these days is risky business, and pill mill doctors aren't the only ones who should be worried about being on the wrong side of the law. A proposal being debated in Tallahassee would slap big-time fines on any doctor who asks a patient whether he owns a gun.A s ... More >>
photo: Deirdra FuncheonDaniel Ramos in the new digs. After months of anticipation (and a few delays), the new farm-to-table eatery Market 17 is now open on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant is no small undertaking. All dishes are prepared from scratch. It serves ostrich. It makes cev ... More >>
Click here to see more photos of food from the Broward County Fair.For half a century, Rene Piche has been bringing delicious fried food to fairgoers throughout the country and even Canada. Piche, who claims to be the inventor of fried dough, will be one of the many food vendors found at the Brow ... More >>
It seems SoFla is taking a page from the Rudy Giuliani playbook, trying every which way to get homeless people off of our streets and out of our sight. To that end, three initiatives have been proposed in three cities in recent weeks.Two weeks ago, Palm Beach County unveiled a plan to dissuade d ... More >>
-- Ken Keechl, the outgoing Broward mayor, is getting some love on Facebook. Hey, it was good while it lasted. -- Speaking of former elected officials, Stephanie Kraft continues to lurk. She was spotted at the election victory party in Coral Springs for several politicians including A ... More >>
flickr.comThough certain Florida politicians would have you believe they are dutifully "protecting" marriage with laws preventing gay people from legally marrying, a new list of America's 50 Divorce Capitals has more cities from the Sunshine State than anywhere else.The website, The Daily Beast, ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeLawrence Hunt has been charged with second-degree murder.L.C. Swain Middle School teacher Calvin Williams, 41, was allegedly shot and killed this May by a lover who believed Williams had HIV.The lover, Lawrence Hunt, 20, told police he fired his gun because Willi ... More >>
Until lately, Dr. Harold Jonas didn't have a demand problem. He had attracted so much national interest for the counseling and training services he offered through Sober.com, the real problem was supplying those services to struggling addicts and aspiring recovery specialists who for financial reas ... More >>
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