Ah, Florida. Another day, another crapload of cocaine washing up in our waters. This time, however, the cocaine didn't just appear out of nowhere. This load was caught in a Coast Guard Operation off the Gulf of Mexico. And the op, called Operation Martillo -- Operation Hammer! -- yielded more th ... More >>
Florida tends to remain on the receiving end of many a cruel joke, due to its comically unfortunate shape, its geographic positioning, the subtropical heat, and its weirdo populace. (Us!) Those of us who live here know how to take it. Heck, we're laughing the loudest -- when we're not coming up wi ... More >>
Capt. Jason Johnson, of Triple J Charters, who had taken a charter out for some yellow tail snapper fishing, spotted a great white shark about six miles south of Key West on Wednesday morning. Johnson described the shark as "docile" and "very curious." So it's totally okay to take your kids up to ... More >>
Oh hey, Broward County. If there are sudden whispers in your office about a possible deadly chemical leak or some other man-made terror disaster, it's only a rumor. So no need to hide under your desk. The Port Everglades Department and Emergency Management Division are conducting a "weapons of mass ... More >>
It was a fine vision, and a simple one.Someday, you'd be able to walk or bike from the Pond Apple Slough in Fort Lauderdale all the way west, along the New River Canal, out to Weston and the Glades. See also: How to Bike to the Everglades Without DyingShould have been easy: The county is flat a ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale Police have released some new details from their investigation of Guma Aguiar's disappearance. They have narrowed down the time he left his house in Fort Lauderdale to about 6:57 p.m. and say he almost certainly boarded the boat alone.According to a release from Det. Travis Mandell, ... More >>
Here's a suggestion for those of you wondering where you should spend your summer vacation -- how about a wonderful cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas? This mega-ship sails out of Port Everglades and boasts Top Chef Texas alum Molly Brandt as chef de cuisine of its exclusive ... More >>
snuzzy.comDon't run over manatees with your spaceship either.Due to new rules from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the impending manatee season in Broward County, the Natural Resources Planning and Management Division would like to remind you not to slice up sea cows wit ... More >>
Firefighters at Port Everglades need a new hose and pump system to fight potential oil tank fires like this one, but the purchasing of the system has been plagued with problems.If you're like most people and you don't watch a lot of local TV news, then you probably missed Carmel Cafiero's fine re ... More >>
The Maltese Falcon stands for something, and it's something you can't afford.Sometime this week, a giant, floating, three-masted metaphor will arrive in Port Everglades. Specifically, it's the Maltese Falcon, one of the world's largest and most expensive private boats. The 289-foot ship is every ... More >>
In mid-November, the world's largest cruise ship arrived at its new home in Port Everglades to throngs of cheering fans. Soon it embarked on its maiden voyage, a cruise of the Caribbean -- including a stop at Labadee, Haiti, an isolated hamlet just miles from the cholera and destruction of Port-a ... More >>
Entering Ketchikan at daybreak.The most exciting thing in Dania Beach -- not counting jai-alai -- is probably the officers' training facility at the headquarters of American Maritime Officers (AMO), a merchant marine union providing the crew for freight and military ships around the world.In 1991 ... More >>
5. Joe's Cafe, 1913 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale; 954-760-5637. This is the second coming of the late, lamented Joe Bel-Aire's, a late-night haunt that used to be the first neon sign you'd see when you left Port Everglades. Almost a decade ago, the legendary structure was leveled to make wa ... More >>
Flickr: RCI Genesis (photo by STX Europe)The Oasis of the Seas, the world's biggest cruise ship, which has just docked in Port Everglades. A metaphor of a different of age, construction of the Oasis of the Seas began during a time in American history when it was still a good idea to flip Florida ... More >>
A county selection committee today chose a Brazillian firm called Cepemar Environmental Services to take over the tank field at Port Everglades. It's a big deal -- and already reeks of undue influence by a key lobbyist. The firm, represented by lobbyist Bernie Friedma ... More >>
They've been known as the Dunkin' Bandits, and Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti tried to cast them as cold-blooded thugs, but maybe the Dunkin No-Nuts would be the most appropriate name for this band of spineless poseurs who got their rocks off shooting random, unarmed people.Turns out these are not even ... More >>
MOA's Cuban show is an edgy but comfortable mix of Calle Ocho and New Havana
Can Jack Bauer escape certain death from an oncoming tanker?
The script of "Invasion of the Beach" passion play is getting a little worn around the edges.
Soulive! The smokin' NYC trio is hip to the future of soul.
Sailors seek, um, companionship on Himmarshee
A crusading cabbie, an ambiguous law, capitalism at work
Remembering Nina's last South Florida stand
Goodbye, Left Bank and Burt & Jack's. Hello, new Canyon venture.
Once a Winn-Dixie, always a Winn-Dixie?
Broward commissioners are spending big bucks on an unlikely airport-growth scheme
A nightclub in the fast lane, a newspaper in the slow one, and a Brazilian with his thumb out
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
Having a little pun
Port Everglades firefighters say they have no intention of joining Broward County's larger force
October 1 - 7, 1998
Port Everglades pilots are fighting to retain power and a first-class wage
Two Broward superpowers are squabbling over legal black eyes and personal vendettas. For taxpayers it's a $400,000 feud worth watching.
April 2-8, 1998