Neither land nor rescue craft was in sight. An hour after his 21-foot catamaran had plummeted 2,100 feet to the bottom of the sea, bulky Seattle boat broker Sandy Williamson was treading water in six-foot swells 15 miles off Miami. Just a few inches away, Corey Whittaker, a wiry and bearded 29-year ... More >>
Joseph Dragojevich scuba dove into a 510-foot sunken Navy ship, the USS Spiegel Grove, on Thursday and hasn't been seen since, according to the Coast Guard. The ship became an artificial reef after it had been sunk in 2002. A search party has been looking for Dragojevich since his friend reported ... More >>
Several Haitian immigrants were smuggled in to the shores of Palm Beach Wednesday morning, investigators say. One of them, a 14-year-old girl, was found dead on the beach. The U.S. Coast Guard, and a Palm Beach County Sheriff's helicopter searched the waters for the vessel that had smuggled them i ... More >>
Yesterday, the Sun Sentinel ran a front page feature story on Larry Lawton, a local celebrity jewel thief selling his tale of criminality and incarceration in a new book called Gangster Redemption, but left out just one key fact. Larry Lawton just wants to masturbate in prison in peace.
It looks like Fleet Week went kaput thanks to the government sequestration, meaning that Navy battleships and crazy aerobatic airplanes won't be coming to Port Everglades this year. However, local organizers are still planning to use local military personnel to have Fleet Week, so all is not lost. ... More >>
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A recent round of job cuts at the Department of Environmental Protection has stoked the wrath of environmentalists. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Wednesday issued a statement blasting the DEP's decision to lay off 26 employees from the agency's Southwest District Office w ... More >>
On Friday, Rico Jerome Miller and Wardell Hall, both of the Bahamas, pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle six people into Florida.One would think that the craziest part of the story is that Miller and Wardell managed to sink the 22-foot vessel and had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. It's n ... More >>
See also: Directors of Fort Lauderdale Airport Security Unlicensed; Company Ignored It, Investigators Say.Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry tried to downplay an investigation into the unlicensed managers of the company overseeing security at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport an ... More >>
Late on Tuesday night, a boat belonging to Guma Aguiar washed up on Fort Lauderdale beach, engines running, the cell phone and wallet of the Floridian Jewish multimillionaire reportedly still onboard. Since then, people have speculated: Was it a dead-of-night escape plot to keep his mother from decl ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThe future of "Occupy?"Some organizers with Occupy Fort Lauderdale are debating whether to hold a demonstration at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show next weekend, possibly by banding together a flotilla of small boats and kayaks and peacefully floating by the marina.But a few days ag ... More >>
NBC Universal Last week my favorite cheftestant, Hugh, was sent packing for his mayo as science project (which is ironic because I always thought of mayo as more "weird science" than condiment). That leaves Mary Sue, Floyd, Traci and Naomi to duke it out for spots in next week's finale. Q ... More >>
Miche RattoHere in Florida we're really good at a lot of things. Topping the list we have: growing indoor marijuana, staging car accidents, and throwing children in jail. And boy are we good at all of those things.To learn more about the awesome state you live in click the image.
Russell Pearce and other illegal-immigration populists rely on misleading, right-wing reports to scapegoat immigrants and terrify penny-pinched Americans.
From JupiterInletDistrict.orgThe inlet where rough seas tossed Tom Henry from his charter fishing boat.Following the death Friday of charter fisherman Tom Henry, questions have been raised about whether the Jupiter Inlet presents a particularly hazardous location for boating in South Florida.But ... More >>
Photo by the Coast GuardThese days, politicians are probably better off in a sex scandal than tied to BP. That's why state Sen. Dan Gelber, who's running for attorney general, just can't seem to shake his connection to the company responsible for wrecking the Gulf.Gelber, a Democrat from Miami Be ... More >>
Sen. George LeMieux is beginning to doubt whether this Barack Obama fellow really is the Chosen One. Because if he were, Obama would be standing on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, parting the sea. Oil to the left. Saltwater to the right. And his people (Americans) would be free.Seriously, what's w ... More >>
He was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. That and two bits won't get you a cup of coffee.
101 Haitian refugees sailed north full of hope. They got screwed.
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When a man bites City Hall in court, our columnist takes the stand
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After the submarine got to Florida, everything went wrong
Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry
Miami's main man takes the helm at Winterfest
Stephen Jordi planned to blow up abortion clinics. Does that make him a terrorist?
Behind South Florida's golden crab industry is the story of a family proud but divided
Antarctica comes to the Palm Beach Photographic Centre
In which New Times sets out to find the roots of a rootless burg
Magazine mogul David Pecker rates public agencies' response to the Boca debacle
Gay Eagle Scout Mark LaFontaine nudged the Broward school board to historic heights
Waking the Dead
A reporter tags along as a South Florida PI searches for a missing trawler in Cuba, then finishes the job by battling with the boat's owner
For years Everett Hobby has net-fished offshore for ballyhoo. Only recently has he been considered a criminal for doing so.
The Palm Beach County school police force is charged with protecting schoolchildren, not endangering its female officers