Yesterday, a private group called the Florida Nativity Scene Committee was installing a manger display in the Capitol in Tallahassee. The Miami Herald reported that another group, Reclaim Christ for Christmas, intends to add the Three Wise Men. The ACLU warned that by allowing private groups to se ... More >>
According to a report, DNA that matches FSU star quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston has been found in a sample taken from the underwear of a Tallahassee woman who has accused him of sexual assault. The report also says the State Attorney's Office investigating the case has been in conta ... More >>
For legislators - especially the ones looking to earn tough-on-crime points - it's open season on sex offenders. Following a Sun Sentinel investigation that found a high number of re-offenders among the worst of the worst, Tallahassee has elbowed everything else to the side, clamoring to find new wa ... More >>
Early in the morning on August 10, Christina West was pulled over by police after crashing her vehicle on the roads of Tallahassee. A video affixed to the cop cars captured the bust and exposed what may be one of the most violent and horrifying DUI stops in recent state history. Cops ripped the 44- ... More >>
Over in Tallahassee, your state legislators are hard at work deciding whether your bongs and glass pieces should be deemed illegal. As we told you earlier this year, House Bill 49 would basically ban the sale of bongs in the state. Much like fireworks, you'd have to cross state lines to get your h ... More >>
Last week we gave you a heads up about some new legislation in Tallahassee that might throw up roadblocks for recreational smokers. Rep. Darryl Rouson has put up a bill that will ban the sale of bongs and glass smoking pieces throughout the Sunshine State. Florida's legislature has come down hard on ... More >>
On Monday, cops raided the home of Cathy Jordan, president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, and seized all her pot after a government employee who was visiting a neighbor spotted some marijuana plants on her property. Turns out, Jordan has Lou Gehrig's disease and uses the marijuana as treat ... More >>
A note to anyone contemplating taking a state job in Tallahassee: You will probably have to work in Tallahassee.For the second time this week, a Florida official has resigned to be "closer to home" or some such thing: Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson submitted his resignation yesterday, saying ... More >>
Once in a blue moon, even the most cynical among us find cause to celebrate. This year's legislative session in Tallahassee provided some unexpected victories for the little guys and defeats for the corporate interests that normally enjoy free rein in Florida. Two of the most shocking losers of 2 ... More >>
A bizarre showdown is unfolding in Tallahassee this week. Advocates for parents -- including the Florida PTA and Parents Across America -- are lobbying vehemently against a bill that's supposed to "empower them."The proposed legislation would let parents vote to turn a failing public school ... More >>
Merick Lewin, the Republican state House candidate from Davie whose family runs the 1-800-411-PAIN Referral Service, has raised $96,000 for his campaign-- far outpacing all of his competitors in District 97.Unsurprisingly,roughly 30 percent of Lewin's donations come from healthcare professionals ... More >>
After an audit of Deerfield Beach festivals declaring that three then-city commissioners secured scores of tickets to the city's mango festival "to garner political support" -- and the ensuing complaints filed by city activist Chaz Stevens -- those three former commissioners earned a trip to Tall ... More >>
As state legislators consider tougher regulations for companies that refer car accident victims to chiropractors and lawyers, one powerful Broward referral service has a family member gunning for a seat in Tallahassee.State House candidate Merick Lewin is a little-known Republican seeking to ... More >>
Beck, teaching.Glenn Beck has endorsed Allen West for the presidency. Also, he's endorsed Michelle Bachmann for veep, Ron Paul for Treasury Secretary, and "Rambo for everything else." (America must hope Beck would rethink the latter notion if he sees the last John Rambo flick.) This came during t ... More >>
Associated Press Wild Art: Rick Scott's omnipresent security guards (in what one reader called "Blackwater-style" beige vests) couldn't protect him from the catcalls and boos hurled at him by the crowd at this parade in Tallahassee.UPDATED: The pill mill problem in Broward County may have ju ... More >>
Coming up on April 15 is a local conference on political corruption that will have among its speakers dubious former state Sen. Steve Geller, Broward County Judge Ken "Mr. JenJen" Gottlieb, and lobbyist/fake ethics champion Norm Ostrau.With folks like that on board, there should be no shortage of co ... More >>
Lyndell Davis, a 48-year-old suspect in a 23-year-old rape case.U.S. Marshals surrounded 48-year-old Lyndell Davis as he did yard work in front of a Tallahassee home on Wednesday, and arrested him for the rape and robbery of a 16-year-old girl in Miami, which he allegedly committed 23 years ago.& ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.No. 90: Pork Buns From Umi Fish Bar Grill It goes without saying that Sou ... More >>
[UPDATE: Stacy Ritter has posted a somewhat surreal YouTube video press release on the elections commission charges. See it above. Caution: There's a weird kung fu movie lag between the audio and video.] The Florida Elections Commission found probable cause this morning to ... More >>
Honorary FSU alumni?In honor of 4/20, now "universally known as the annual date of celebration for those with pot smoking countercultural pride," the Daily Beast has ranked the top 40 most toked-up cities across America. And it comes as only a mild surprise that our state capital, Tallahassee, sc ... More >>
Flickr User: MonteCristoScene of the crime: the state capitol in TallahasseeSure, it's unfair to focus entirely on what did not happen in a legislative session, and with all the economic troubles, this one was going to be grueling no matter what. But even grading against a curve of extremely low exp ... More >>
Arduin and Ericks with Jeb BushOne of the GOP's top tax experts is under investigation for her own homestead tax exemption. The Pulp has learned that the Broward Property Appraisers Office is investigating the homestead exemption on a Fort Lauderdale home owned ... More >>
The bill that would have overhauled tattoo regulation in Florida is dead. The two factions of state tattooists, who had earlier this month waged an epic, expletive-laden battle in the comments thread of this Juice post, are now on the same team, or soon to be. And together, they will work toward a b ... More >>
The legislative session, marking the real advent of springtime in Florida, begins in Tallahassee this week. And the busiest bees working the capital are the lobbyists, who are buzzing about, putting their noses in everything they can, spreading their demon seed far and wide. If you d ... More >>
Newspapers will shrink as veterans are forced out the door
Aren't you happy you get to shovel money into the shiny new machines?
Get Free or Die Tryin': The Mixtape Volume 2 (Landspeed)
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal
Forget Joel Daves. Lois Frankel rules.
Wisecracking Democrats in Tallahassee were steamrollered during the presidential contest. But they didn't take it lying down.
Saving Private Smith
While negotiating a $21 million contract with Broward County, Unisys swept a $100 million health-insurance mess right under the rug.