Update 3: NORAD and the FAA confirm the plane crashed 14 miles off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica at about 2:15 p.m. Only the pilot and his wife were aboard the flight. Update 2: The AP is reporting that the plane has crashed in Jamaica. FlightAware.com no longer shows the plane on their trac ... More >>
A group calling itself Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (or, FLIMEN) is putting on the full-court press to get legislators to derail HB 851, a bill that would allow all students who have studied in Florida for three consecutive years the opportunity to pay in-state tuition at a state college o ... More >>
Veterans Day is this Monday, November 11 and many restaurants are thanking the people who protect our country with free meals and great deals. All of the deals require valid I.D. and most offers are open to both retired military, veterans, and active members of the U.S. military. Some are even exte ... More >>
Just because the U.S. military remains on high alert during the government shutdown, it doesn't mean they are less affected by it. Essential services for them -- including commissaries -- have been cut off until Congress gets its act together, putting a real crimp in military family budgets. The co ... More >>
A federal appeals court has sided with the Navy after environmental groups challenged its plan to hold undersea warfare training 50 nautical miles off the coast of northeast Florida. The training, the environmental groups contended, will be extremely harmful to whales in the area. Specifically, 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 >>
Jason Simione, the Dania Beach man accused of trying to hire a hit man to off his family and infant son, and for making threats about President Obama, apparently was all ready in case World War III broke out. After Simione was arrested, investigators found his home stockpiled with weapons, ammuniti ... More >>
Jason D. Simione, a 39-year-old Dania Beach man, allegedly stockpiled bomb-making materials, sniper rifles, and ammunition, threatened President Barack Obama and sought to hire a hit man to murder his own wife and infant child. Simione's wife, Megumi Simione, 28, reportedly contacted the Broward Sh ... More >>
See also "Dash to Dubai: An FBI Fugitive Explains Why She Kidnapped Her Daughter and Fled Fort Lauderdale"Leslie Delbecq is a fugitive. She has a most-wanted profile, as do her parents.Since kidnapping her daughter from Fort Lauderdale in August of 2010 and fleeing to Dubai, Delbecq has been pursued ... More >>
Allen West (and the people working for him) get social media. West was named the most engaging Twitter user in Congress a few months ago, and he's gained 20,000 since earning the title, putting him at more than 56,000 followers.His campaign Facebook page has more than 96,000 likes and is getting mor ... More >>
Say what you will about Congressman Allen West, but the guy can come up with really interesting ways of shooting down ideas.When liberal news website ThinkProgress found him outside of what looks like the Cannon House Office Building last week, a reporter asked him what West's opinions were on "a la ... More >>
Congressman Allen West took to Facebook this afternoon to "vehemently condemn" the $10,000 bounty put out by the New Black Panther Party for the "citizen's arrest" of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin.West called the ransom "reprehensible" and called on the Department of Justice t ... More >>
Another GOP presidential debate in Florida last night apparently presented the opportunity for audience members to make asses of themselves on national television again, this time by booing a gay soldier stationed in Iraq.During the Fox News/Google debate in Orlando, a question was given to Rick ... More >>
New Times: You've shown a strong interest in Israel and Israeli politics. My understanding is that you do not favor the two-state solution. Allen West: You mean creation of a Palestinian state? When has there ever been a Palestinian state? Well, if you don't favor the two-state solution, do you ... More >>
Yes, actually, one more thing ... President Obama made just about all the right moves when it came to killing Bin Laden.Take a huge risk and conduct the operation despite having concrete proof that Bin Laden was even in the compound? Check. Conduct a precise ground raid instead of an ai ... More >>
King Abdullah IILast month, this blog reported that a Delray Beach oilman named Harry Sargeant III may have overcharged the U.S. government by more than $200 million while fulfilling military contracts. Now, according to MSNBC.com, Sargeant is being accused of bribing Jordanian government officia ... More >>
This kiss will be interrupted by a community organizer.When will the crazy stop? Rep. Allen West is a man -- a two-hundred-poundish, handsome, intelligent man, with his own ideas, experiences, memories, loves, dislikes, hatreds, prejudices, whathaveyou. He is not a canvas.Yet that's what lots of ... More >>
Surrounded by enemies, but smiling.Tuesday on Coulter Watch, I tried defending SoFla's sexiest pundit for her Q&A performance at last week's CPAC. I stand by my defense. In those twenty minutes, she seemed to honestly wrestle with issues of concern to both her and her audience. And if she cam ... More >>
Three South Floridians made uncommon waves with their opinions on don't ask, don't tell this week. One worried about the military worrying about sex, one decided that male Lady Gaga fans must be gay (which is true, actually), and one worried about the free speech of chaplains. 1. Allen West Wants th ... More >>
"By a show of hands, who wants to be my personal assistant?"If the FBI is to be believed, Adnan El Shukijumah is the terrorist's version of a Cinderella story, having worked his way up from dishwasher to his current rank as director of overseas operations. Granted, this former Miramar resident di ... More >>
courtesy of the Miami DolphinsRicky Williams, Ronnie Brown, and wounded warriorsDespite some public relations issues in the past, I think Ricky Williams is a pretty kickass guy. And no matter what you think of him, yesterday he did a kickass thing:Ricky took fellow Dolphins running back Ronnie Br ... More >>
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols' good-time Charlie
Special forces. National ad campaigns. Watching the backs of the big guys. Meet this Eastern European hottie.
And why nearly all you'll see in 2007 is sequels, prequels, and threequels
Austria sits down with Italy at Josef's.
Evangelista Alright, I've made up my mind. To hell with Clay and Klein -- they're both stuffed-shirted buffoons. I'm going Evangelista. Who is Evangelista? He's Neil Evangelista, a libertarian "purist" who is running against long-time Republican incumbent Clay Shaw and pandering Democratic cha ... More >>
By all appearances, it was just another random Saturday afternoon story assignment. A 3B job on U.S. Rep. John Murtha's remarks at a town hall meeting at Florida International University. Get out there, capture the gist of the speech, talk to a few people, get back and file eight inches of copy. A ... More >>
The color of the newest mecca
A mean-spirited VA medical center director has patient care playing distant second to the bottom line
You weren't duped for a teeny-tiny minute?
Opportunists make a fortune supplying guerrillas and terrorists from South Florida gun shops
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
May 27 - June 2, 1999