A US combat vet from South Florida with two tours of duty in Afghanistan under his belt is unfortunately stuck in another tough spot. On April 1, Andrew Tahmooressi steered his black Ford pickup over the border into Mexico. Now a month later, he's reportedly chained to a cot in a Mexican prison, fac ... More >>
Allen West, one-term congressman, Tea Party darling, and crusader against anything he deems "un-American," doesn't like Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad. Not one bit. The... um... "distinguished gentleman" from South Florida blogged not once -- but twice -- about the Coke ad. According to West's first blo ... More >>
Alligator wrestler John Carlos Martinez, a lifelong animal lover and a character on the reality show Gator Boys, died on September 3, New Times has learned. He was 30 years old. The show focuses on "the only bare-hand nuisance animal trapping company in Florida" -- guys who trap gators with their ... More >>
A Florida man was sentenced to 24 years in prison in Brooklyn federal court Thursday after he was found guilty of being part of plot to murder Long Island Judge Joseph Bianco and prosecutor Lara Treinis Gatz, then preserve their heads in formaldehyde as souvenirs. Dejvid Mirkovic, 38, of Lake Wort ... More >>
As part of a global day of action, over 1,300 protestors turned up to Miami's Omni/ Adrienne Arscht Metro station to take part in the worldwide March Against Monsanto. Organizers say more than two million people took part in rallies across more than 400 cities spread throughout 52 countries -- muc ... More >>
One of the most iconic photos to emerge from Monday's tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon is that of a man in a cowboy hat, rushing a victim who has had his legs blown off to safety. The man in the cowboy hat is Carlos Arredondo. He is an anti-war activist who was at the race to honor his dead s ... More >>
Disgraced ex-military man and confessed torturer Allen West's sell-by date is long past. His 15 minutes should have been up when he conceded defeat in his race for reelection in Florida's 18th Congressional district last fall, after playing the victim card through a petulant few weeks of post-E ... More >>
Round three of the presidential debates was last night. And people who went in expecting to have their asses blown off with the two candidates going at each other for a final climactic showdown were mildly disappointed. No asses were blown off here, unfortunately. The main take-aways from the deba ... More >>
David Britto, federal fugitive, has been in Brazil for two weeks.Boynton Beach cop/alleged meth trafficker/federal fugitive David Britto has been on the run since August 24, and according to a filing submitted yesterday by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Britto hopped on a flight to Brazil that same ... More >>
Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police2010's meth salesman cop of the year, David Britto (holding plaque).Last year's Officer of the Year from the Boynton Beach Police Department now faces up to life in prison for meth trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.Officer David ... More >>
If you haven't already been drinking Rush Limbaugh's Kool-Aid, now's your chance.Limbaugh, the conservative talk-show host and Palm Beach resident, has started his own line of bottled iced tea called Two if by Tea.Branded by Boca Raton-based Karhl Holdings LLC, a 12-pack of Rush's sauce -- includ ... 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 >>
Nicole DannaBen Lubin, owner of the Blind Monk Wine and Tapas Bar in West Palm Beach.With more than 300 bottles under his roof, Blind Monk owner Ben Lubin certainly knows his wine. But for someone who has neither owned nor managed -- never mind opened -- any sort of establishment in his 33 y ... More >>
Nicole DannaThe Blind Monk in West Palm Beach will be hosting the Kessler-Koehler Evening of Film "After Party" from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday.Here's a great recipe.Take a bar chock full of great wine; mix with a hearty helping of tapas; add three equal parts lifelong friendship; and add a doub ... More >>
John Fry is facing John Howes in a runoff for a Broward County Judge right now, but ten years ago, that must have seemed like an impossibility. He had lost his job as a Margate cop and was facing criminal charges for, as the Miami Herald put it at the time, participating in an arrest ... More >>
Hernandez, on his feet a year after the shooting.The wheels of justice often turn at an agonizingly slow pace. Two years after 29-year-old BSO officer Maury Hernandez was shot in the head by a felon on parole, his lawyer, Lance Block, sent the first formal complaint and two discovery requests to ... More >>
I don't reckon there's many of you who remember Oliver Sipple. He was the troubled gay man who never wanted to be famous -- and wasn't, really -- even though he deserved to be. If for no other reason than for his knack for accidental encounters with major historical figures. Like Harvey Milk and Ger ... More >>
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The government wants his money. The judiciary wants him disbarred. So what's F. Lee Bailey's next move? Sue the bastards!