In a controversial decision to allow advertising along trails and greenways in the state parks system, the Department of Environmental Protection on April 3 inked a deal with Bikepath Country Florida, a Fort Myers company whose managing partners include two powerful Tallahassee insiders. See also: ... More >>
A vicious fight at a Florida high school that was captured by a cellphone shows a helpless teacher caught in the violence after trying for several minutes trying to keep the students from going at each other. The over-four minutes video, shot at Gibbs High School in Pinellas County on Tuesday, was ... More >>
On Wednesday, Clearwater Police arrested a man after they found him driving a stolen vehicle. The man was wanted in connection to a break-in at a private residence in Safety Harbor. The home owner's car had been swiped. It was a routine arrest, where they cuffed the perp, threw him in the car, and ... More >>
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott dropped the news that all-new totally unnecessary restrictions on how and where voters can return absentee ballots would be underway soon, further moving his voter suppression crusade along. Aside from messing with a process that didn't need messing with, Scott and Secret ... More >>
Man, Rick Scott loves to screw with voters. It's like a hobby of his (aside from screwing the poor and screwing the environment and screwing the state, in general). First he shortened early voting days, then tried to go after minority voters via an arbitrary and contrived "voter fraud" crusade. An ... More >>
People must really love the crap out of their Dunkin' Donuts, because it evidently makes them go all nutter on employees there when things aren't done just right. Or maybe it's just Florida. Or a combination of the two. Either way, yet another Floridian allegedly went bananas and assaulted a Dunki ... More >>
Back in July, we told you about transgender nursing student Alex Wilson, who was told by administrators at Pinellas Technical Education Centers that she could not use the ladies' restroom and was forced to walk across campus to use a single-person's restroom instead. The school also allegedly threat ... More >>
Pinellas County bus driver John Moody, will not face criminal charges after a brutal beating of a teen boy went down on his bus last month. On the afternoon of July 9, three 15-year-old boys attacked a 13-year-old boy on board a school bus. The three stomped on the boy over twenty times, accordin ... More >>
A man is in a St. Petersburg jail after throwing a piece of concrete at a Hilton Bayfront hotel Wednesday morning. But cops failed to see the reason why he did this. ZOMBIES. And, as we all know from watching The Walking Dead, the best place to hide from the undead is inside a hotel. Also, the ... More >>
A St. Petersburg woman went and bought herself some weed and cocaine from a local drug dealer. The stash was about $50 bucks worth. But she soon realized that fifty dollars for drugs was way over her budget, and that this impulse purchase was now going to leave her broke.So she did the logical thin ... More >>
Last October we told you about Ana Gloria Garcia-Gutierrez, the Pinellas County woman who was arrested for hopping on top of a manatee and riding it like it was a horse. See also: -Accused Manatee Molester Is on the Loose in St. Petersburg -Manatee Molester Ana Gloria Garcia-Gutierrez Arrested ... More >>
It's Wednesday afternoon, the day after Election Tuesday, and Florida is still lagging on declaring a winner between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.SORRY, YOU GUYS. While Obama won reelection after gaining 303 electoral votes, Florida continues to Florida things up by not yet knowing the final tally ... More >>
A set of motions filed Monday night delayed the resentencing of reggae singer Buju Banton on a federal gun charge.One motion again asked for the judge to reconsider resentencing Buju, while the other requested an entirely new trial on all charges based on New Times reporting that indicates a juror m ... More >>
Robert Hagerman just wanted to sit back with a cold one. So he asked his daughter go buy him some beer.She refused.So Hagerman had a perfectly reasonable response to that and called 911 to report her. Hagerman, 56, called the emergency number and told the dispatcher that his daughter was on drugs, ... More >>
According to Pinellas County cops, Julia King, a Dunedin Middle Schooll, was arrested for dealing in stolen property after she stole an iPad from her workplace.What was the big tipoff the cops needed to nab her? She traded in the stolen iPad at the Best Buy down the street for $145. If children ar ... More >>
Our Miami compatriots told you yesterday about Robert Brown, the Tampa children's entertainer arrested this week on charges he was planning on kidnapping a child to rape, murder, and eat him -- quite literally the stuff of nightmares.He claims it was all just fantasy -- which, though it's unseemly, ... More >>
If you've always wanted to work for a company with a shady academic track record and legal headaches, here's your chance. Mavericks High in Palm Springs, the newest in a chain of for-profit charter schools headed by Vice President Joe Biden's brother, is holding a job fair next Monday. Accordin ... More >>
Records show that the Mavericks in Education Florida charter schools, which have a high-profile lobbyist and cheerleader in Frank Biden, are not accredited high schools. This means their graduates may have trouble playing college sports or receiving federally funded grants or scholarships to coll ... More >>
Pinellas County Sheriff's OfficeJosephine SmithWelcome to the age of Twilight, where 22-year-old Josephine Smith thinks she's a vampire and allegedly bit a 69-year-old homeless man sleeping outside a Hooters restaurant.According to an arrest affidavit from the St. Petersburg Police Department, th ... More >>
Pinellas County Sheriff's OfficeIsmael AmbrosioAfter being arrested twice in January 2010, 24-year-old Ismael Ambrosio decided to show his distaste for law enforcement by getting "Fuck the Police" tattooed across the middle of his face.Ambrosio managed to avoid jail for more than a year and a hal ... More >>
Seattle Municipal Archives via Creative Commons"You think that's bad? Let me tell you about my brother's goiter. Your hearing aid is broken? OK -- I'll speak up." Last week, a Clearwater Skyline Chili made headlines when the owner tapped into the post-Casey Anthony verdict fury by banning Pinel ... More >>
eater.comFlorida restaurant bans Casey Anthony jurors No shoes, no shirt, no service. That's usually where restaurant owners draw the line when it comes to turning away hungry patrons. But how about "not welcome" for a "not guilty," verdict?
KendrickMeekdotcomWonder how Meek feels about Bubba supporting Charlie.Is Bubba the Love Sponge swaying next week's election?The syndicated radio host (Bubba the Love Sponge is his real name; he had it legally changed) has been encouraging his listeners, known as "The Bubba Army," to vote for hi ... More >>
The rare Detroit postcard.There's one constant in America when things are looking down: we can always say that at least we're not in Detroit. But now the city famous for having whole blocks of city streets full of empty buildings has enticed a South Florida developer to go north and escape the Mad M ... More >>
Quit flaunting your chin, harlot. You're in Greater Tampa.Let's not get too demoralized over the national media ridiculing our corruption, which is rampant, pervasive, ubiquitous and all-encompassing. It could be worse. We could be in Pinellas County, where county officials are scrambling to cover t ... More >>
The Christian right tries to muscle a Pompano Beach Islamic congregation.
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
A hospital exec takes on the health care mafia and an ER deal involving an accused thief and a couple of insiders
The Graham campaign tries to show its mettle in Hollywood -- Grahamlessly
You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?
You can die HIV-positive in Broward County, and your sexual partners will never know