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 >>
In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
Environmental groups made up of 350 South Florida, 350.org, Sierra Club, and CREDO will hold a news conference outside of Florida Sen. Bill Nelson's office Monday to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. Congress is a mere four votes away from passing a bill that would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. ... More >>
Paula Deen is going on tour, y'all. And she's stopping in Florida. Paula Deen Ventures has just announced that the cook and entrepreneur will set out on a 20-show nationwide tour, starting in June 2014. Although dates are still being announced, several Florida cities are listed, with Orlando and Cl ... More >>
President Barack Obama left South Florida on Thursday night after attending a fund raiser at the home of former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, but not before being greeted by dozens of people protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline. Protesters, some wearing costumes representing everything that's wro ... More >>
An Escambia County man was shot by sheriff's deputies in the driveway of his home after he went to get a cigarette out of his mother's car. Roy Middleton, 60, was hospitalized after being shot in the leg at about 2:42 a.m. Saturday. "It was like a firing squad," he said from his hospital bed. "Bul ... More >>
The City of Brotherly Love became the City of Homebrewers this past weekend, when over 3,400 of the hobbyists descended upon Philadelphia for the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference. This yearly event is the pinnacle of competitive brewing, where homebrewers vie for bronze, silver, and gold ... More >>
Republican donor Jay Odom, a Panhandle developer who was a key person in the downfall of former House Speaker Ray Sansom, because Odom wanted a new plane hangar, has been indicted on charges of violating federal campaign finance laws. Derp. The federal indictment alleges that Odom, 56, laundered ... More >>
My brain exploded with excitement earlier this week. The catalyst: A help-wanted ad on Craigslist from a nonprofit in Pensacola for a Bigfoot researcher. The necessary qualifications were stringent, and the job duties exhaustive. Not only was the chosen researcher expected t ... More >>
Florida Department of TransportationDon't talk to this guy if you want to be president.If you plan on running for president, don't go anywhere near Florida Gov. Rick Scott.In an interview on Pensacola-based NewsRadio 1620-AM this morning, host Rob Williams mentioned that the last time Scott came ... More >>
Newell's official county commissioner headshotLook out, workforce. He's back.Warren Newell has made yet another awful, awful mistake.First, the former Palm Beach County commissioner pocketed half a million dollars in secret land deals. That's a no-no. In 2007, he pleaded guilty, earning himself f ... More >>
A check written from a greyhound trainer to a man who confessed to shooting and burying thousands of dogs.A national anti-dog-racing group has officially requested that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigate whether the state has the authority to revoke the license of ... More >>
Authorities found the bodies of more than 2,000 greyhounds buried on an 18-acre property. Most had gun shot wounds in the head and neck.A woman arrested on felony charges for helping kill more than 2,000 greyhounds from all over the state has been training racing dogs again in Florida as recently ... More >>
Scenes from the life of a racing greyhound.
Finally, justice. Or at least a taste of it. Larry Seidlin, the weeping Anna Nicole Smith judge who has chiseled more than a half million dollars from an elderly widow in his condo building, has been removed from the woman's will. Or I should say Seidlin's wife and daughter are off ... More >>
Seidlin, crying for Anna Nicole, now faces an elderly abuse investigation. In a disturbing development in the Larry Seidlin saga, the judge now faces a complaint of elderly abuse from the niece and caretaker of the elderly woman he has already been accused of financially exploiting. ... More >>
A "double" what? Sorry, I don't speak French. Just check out the Strategic Vision poll released yesterday on Florida's 2010 U.S. Senate race. It attaches numbers to some obvious truths, such as Gov. Charlie Crist getting 54 percent of the votes against other prospective candidates in a Republican pr ... More >>
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The government wants his money. The judiciary wants him disbarred. So what's F. Lee Bailey's next move? Sue the bastards!
How Jim Kane transformed himself from a special-interest lobbyist into a lobbyist who's also Florida's best-known political pollster
The trial of former Florida House Speaker Bo Johnson reveals the unseemly roles of Broward's taxi mogul Jesse Gaddis and lobbyist Tom Panza.
Fed up with fear of infection and bored with the Internet, a new generation of swingers reinvents South Florida's sexual underworld