So it's go-time for Sunshine State supporters of medicinal smoking. For the first time, Floridians are going to polling places weighing a choice on the legalization of marijuana. By this time next week, Florida's weedscape could look drastically different -- or unfortunately the same. With such a po ... More >>
Upstairs at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, past smiling employees at the front desk and cubicles full of researchers and staffers, lies a secluded room behind a password-protected door. Inside, unmoving taxidermies of bears, snakes, and birds stand next to rows of sterile bones, s ... More >>
In something of an ironic move, voters who are registered independents are banding together -- to protest Florida's closed primary system, which allows registered Republicans to pick a Republican candidate and Democrats to pick a Democratic candidate but leaves registered independents out of the gam ... More >>
Meet the newest threat to Florida's face. The Argentine Black and White Tegu Lizard -- native to Argentina and parts of South America -- was found in Florida first back in the early 2000s. Thanks to an ability to withstand cold and reproduce rapidly, the lizards aren't going away -- the Florida Fi ... More >>
You may want to reconsider getting that divorce because it's gonna cost you a crapload of money. The reason: Florida is the most expensive place to get a divorce in the U.S. According to a national database from FindTheBest.com, getting divorced is not only expensive, it's a pain in the ass too. ... More >>
If you've ever been to the Panhandle, it was probably during spring break. That's the one week per year in which Pensacola and Panama City become tourist hot spots. After the college hordes leave, those cities are again discarded and forgotten by out-of-towners like so many Natty Ice cans on soft, s ... More >>
It's been four years since the BP Deep Water Horizon disaster where an oil rig explosion in the Gulf killed 11 workers and triggered the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. This brought upon $1.3 billion in criminal fines, and manslaughter charges on the oil company, as well as multiple government s ... More >>
In 2007, 15-year-old Amber White was parasailing in Pompano Beach with her sister when winds picked up, the tow line broke, and White slammed into a building and died. Last year, 17-year-old Alexis Fairchild was parasailing in Panama City when again winds picked up, the line snapped, and she and her ... More >>
Before we begin, why don't you cue this one up. Now, there we go. So last week was the big lead-up to Super Bowl Sunday, and just about every piece of the cultural machine was calibrated in some way toward the Denver-Seattle head-to-head. Of course, this includes the political realm, where no on ... More >>
You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.
Last week, two inmates were able to escape the Florida prison system by having some papers forged that allowed them early release. And while the two men were eventually caught, authorities have found themselves with a kind of conundrum: These aren't the only guys trying to get out of prison using t ... More >>
The two convicts that were released from a Florida prison by accident were caught over the weekend, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were found at a Coconut Grove Motor Inn in Panama City Beach on Saturday evening and were immediately taken into ... More >>
Traffic on Florida's highways can be a pain in the ass. What with all the bad drivers, the poor weather, the congested lanes and things falling from the sky and exploding on the road. A drone that flew out of Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City crashed into US 98 on Thursday morning. The crash c ... More >>
Florida got the Earth Day festivities kicked off early with some good old fashioned litigation. Over the weekend, Florida joined Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana is suing BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit, filed by State Attorney General Pam Bondi in United S ... More >>
The Bill Nelson-Connie Mack race is pretty much America's most closely watched Senate race. And now incumbent Nelson -- the Democrat -- and Mack -- the Republican -- have agreed to the only confirmed statewide televised debate on October 17. The showdown will take place at Nova Southeastern Univers ... More >>
According to multiple sources reporting to Politico, Republican Florida Rep. Steve Southerland, Panama City, went to Israel on a fact-finding mission last year with a bunch of GOP freshmen congressmen and then went swimming while others went skinny dipping at the place Jesus supposedly walked on wat ... More >>
Ten relatively obscure species found in the Sunshine State have landed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a legal tussle.The black rail, the Georgia blind salamander, a siltsnail, and the purple skimmer are among the animals that Fish and Wildlife has failed to adequately protect, accor ... More >>
Whenever anyone reports on Congressman Allen West saying something ridiculous, he likes to declare that it makes him "the number-one target of the Democrat Party of the United States of America" because they hate freedom, Abraham Lincoln, and people who tell the truth.But a Politico story& ... More >>
cinema-suicide.comFaces of Death: A crappy movie that makes videos of people dying very scary.Thanks to the Florida lawmakers' successful bid to legislate morality in the state's public records law, we may never know how 18-year-old Eric Perez died in the hands of state workers.Perez died about a ... More >>
Florida Governor's OfficeSlick Rick catches his own BP Special.On the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster that spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Rick Scott celebrated by going fishing.Sounds strange, but Slick Rick didn't have much choice. He favors ... More >>
In a recent survey of the most dangerous spring break destinations in the country, Fort Lauderdale -- birthplace of the modern spring break -- didn't even crack the top ten. West Palm Beach ranked fifth and Miami was tenth. The survey, conducted by the website lawyer website avvo.com, looked at c ... More >>
This is the video from the school board shooting in Panama City. It's chilling to the bone, but one question stands out: Why didn't security guards knock this homicidal idiot off before he got off so many shots? (Gimmesamore in the comments says the guard is a hero and for the record ... 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 >>
flickr.comA greyhound that raced frequently at the Palm Beach Kennel Club over the last two years tested positive for cocaine at least once while racing in South Florida.The dog, a 70-pound black male named Tempo Super Stud, raced in 12 races in Palm Beach between August 2008 and September 2009, ... More >>
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Try as it might, Fort Lauderdale can't shake some diehard seasonal partiers
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It's Black Male Mugshot Day at the Miami Herald, apparently. Dominating the web site are mugshots of two youths accused of committing armed robberies. They are immortalized in short Web article by Natalie P. McNeal. They are accused of, first, committing a "string" of robberies, then later in the a ... More >>
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Yeah, Jeb's boys saved the Miami Blue. But since then, it's been open season on the environment.
Volunteers spend millions of hours trying to rescue sea turtles. So how come so few people care about busting poachers?
The West Palm alt-rock scene mourns one of its favorite sons