Like we don't have enough to worry about, now it's forests. According to environmentalists touring the Southeast with the traveling teach-in "The Growing Threat," the creation of enormous plantations of genetically engineered trees -- by corporate interests allied with Big Energy -- poses ecological ... More >>
With his system overloaded with cocaine, amphetamines, morphine, and opiates, William De Jesus went on a bloody spree at a Deerfield Beach RV park in February 2012. He shot and killed a 76-year-old Canadian man, then locked himself inside a trailer with his family. By the time police broke through t ... More >>
We all go through these small-scale personal ceremonies on days like September 11. You might light some candles or call up a buddy whose brother died when the towers tumbled. Terry Jones, the riot-inducing Florida pastor with the 19th-century facial hair and ninth-century sense of religious convic ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale police have charged the owner of an emaciated doberman on charges stemming from an unrelated incident in Polk County. When police investigated social media reports of a starving dog at 1636 Northeast 17th Avenue, they discovered 23-year-old D'Anthony Dontrel Davis -- who had three a ... More >>
A guy who trashed a cop car a couple of times, and then burglarized a home in Polk County decided that he was no ordinary vandal but that he was, in fact, The Joker. And while The Joker from the Batman movies is a demented clown guy that kills people and then laughs maniacally, this real life Joker ... More >>
A Lakeland Police officer thought a woman he pulled over had drugs on her, so he asked her to hand them over by allegedly asking the woman to lift her shirt, pull her bra, and shake her chest. No drugs fell out. Unsatisfied with this turn of events and apparently unconvinced that gravity is a thin ... More >>
A man from Illinois was honeymooning with his new bride in Orlando when he allegedly decided to leave their honeymoon suite at the Omni Hotel in Champions Gate to go pay another woman for sex. The newlywed woman had noticed her man had gone missing and called the cops. She would soon learn that her ... More >>
Creed's debut album, My Own Prison, will be 15 years old in 2012. To celebrate, the band's playing the record and follow-up Human Clay in full as part of intimate two-night engagements around the country in April and May. Hand-wringing and eye-rolling ensued among those with whom County Grind dis ... More >>
Hunting and fishing trips are becoming more popular for vets.Stalking alligators in a swamp is not the only way veterans can bond and heal during outdoor adventures in Florida. In May, the Legislature passed a bill designating certain portions of state forests hunting areas for injured activ ... More >>
The Daily MailA little-known killer is making its way through the southern United States, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail: a "brain-eating amoeba" called Naegleria fowleri. Victims so far include one 16-year-old girl from Florida, Courtney Nash, who reportedly died after swimming ... More >>
randomfartings.blogspot.comYou have to pay for this look in the Polk County jail.The Polk County jail is going to be home to some free-swinging criminals starting in August.According to the Polk Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donna Wood, as part of a cost-cutting measure, the jail will no longer pr ... More >>
Will he smite bad bloggers with his noodly appendage?Could the Sun-Sentinel's corporate overlords at Tribune Co. please explain why Barbara Hijek has a job? Could they please explain why a paper at which honest-to-goodness investigative reporters and serious editorialists were not long ago pressu ... More >>
Sixty souls were apprehended in Polk County over the last week, as Polk's finest spent your tax payer dollars arresting sex-workers and their clients. Among the apprehended were a sex-starved Disney mechanic and a man with breast implants who advertised his services on Backpage.com. (Backpage.com ... More >>
Photo: FDLEEnrique SotoIt takes an especially brutal sex crime to qualify a sex offender as a "predator." The Florida Department of Law Enforcement currently lists eight sexual predators who have absconded -- meaning they're not living at the address in the sex offender registry. Based on th ... More >>
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