Apparently trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. by stuffing bags of it up one's rectum is something the feds are on to. So the next logical step was to try to stuff coke into hollowed-out coconuts and smuggle them in that way, because coconuts is not a person's rectum.
Unfortunately for three me ... More >>
For the heat and hyperbole, who knew it was going to be this bad? But it is.
The Great Python Hunt of 2013 may have been the greatest publicity stunt in the history of the Everglades. When the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission sent us its first python news release months ago, we wrote an intro ... More >>
Let's talk about beer and grub at Humid Life Stadium (where the Miami Dolphins play) for a sec.
In recent years, the trend in American sports stadiums has been a shift away from the "foodservice" grade staples of my youth, such as stale pretzels and dirty water hot dogs whose only function is as s ... More >>
One month from now, something very unusual -- and very, very Florida -- will occur in the Everglades, representing a metaphoric clash of man and beast: the Burmese python challenge. Its requests are simple. Kill as many snakes as you can.
No, no, no. Don't worry. You don't need a hunting license o ... More >>
Most of us rejoiced earlier this year when Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced a new set of restrictions on the much loathed, much feared, much hyped Burmese python. But six months after the feds announced a ban on the importation and interstate sale of Burmese pythons and th ... More >>
Along with agitated residents and the entire city government of Pembroke Pines, here's another addition to the list of opponents to the planned immigration detention facility in Southwest Ranches: the local branch of the Sierra Club.The group released a formal resolution today opposing the constr ... More >>
It's no secret that Burmese pythons have been wreaking havoc in the Everglades, but the extent of their destruction has been hard to grasp. A new study provides some of the first hard statistics on how these invasive reptiles are altering the food chain, and the numbers are downright scary.Betwee ... More >>
These masts don't mix well with, say, a flight to Albuquerque.The Maltese Falcon, the world's largest sailing yacht and also a giant floating metaphor for the financial collapse, has pulled into Port Everglades, tucked away unceremoniously in a spot far from the riffraff and almost unseen unless ... More >>
Smoke filled Fort Lauderdale skylineWhat's that smell? Yesterday and this morning, many South Floridians woke up to the smoky stench of a brush fire blazing in the Everglades. The fire, destroying over 28,000 acres, has been burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve since April 26th, reports S ... More >>
Land Ad from 1910This is the lede of a real estate ad in the old Miami Metropolis newspaper published on September 3, 1910. It was placed by William Marshall, a land speculator who would go on to become Fort Lauderdale's first mayor when it was incorporated on March 28, 1911 -- one hundred years ... More >>
The latest PR splash for the South Florida Tea Party pairs the conservative activists with a strange bedfellow, the New York Times. Even weirder, the much-ridiculed protest group appears to have chosen a worthy cause. Tomorrow, the activists plan to protest Charlie Crist's $536 million ... More >>
Edmundo Velasquez is the name of the 49-year-old man whose plane crashed Sunday in the Everglades of West Broward. A resident of Oviedo, Velasquez's plane was found partially submerged, roughly 200 feet north of I-75. Here's the news release from Broward Sheriff's Office.And here's a link to the 911 ... More >>