Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on March 3, 2011, 16-year-old Susan Jackson returned to the Vanguard School in Lake Wales after a trip to Starbucks with a classmate. The girls' dorm monitor, Kami Land, had driven them in her car to the coffee shop and then dropped them off near Boyd Hall, their dorm at the ... More >>
As ever, Florida is at the center of Election Day for dubious reasons. This time around, it's basically because no other state has spent more on elections this year than the Sunshine State. All told, the 2014 election cycle has raised a whopping $345 million, reports the Miami Herald. And accord ... More >>
Happy Earth Day, Florida! We're all gonna die! Yes, today is the day we're supposed to be conserving, planting trees, turning off the lights, and collecting all that recycling. But the reality is, things are not looking as green as they should in the Sunshine State. Florida is a land literally nam ... More >>
Steve Drain, a University of South Florida alumnus, might be taking over Westboro Baptist Church. Drain, who used to be an atheist and once set out to expose the hate-mongering church, became enamored with Westboro and became one of Fred Phelps Sr.'s closest disciples. Drain went so far as to mov ... More >>
The woman CIA director David Petraeus had an affair with was in Florida on Wednesday as a panelist for a modern military conference held at the University of South Florida. Because, of course. Paula Broadwell, the woman that singlehandedly caused Patraeus' downfall, spoke at a panel about how to w ... More >>
The University of South Florida is reporting that an armed intruder has been spotted near the College of Medicine in the USF Health Center. Students have been advised to avoid the area. The Tampa Bay Times reports that USF police got a call around 1:40 Friday afternoon about a man with a firearm ... More >>
"Can't anybody here play this game?" -- Baseball manager Casey Stengel, about the 1962 New York Mets, whose 120 losses are the most by any MLB team in one season in the 20th century. See also: - Chick-fil-A Stadium: FAU Considered Homophobic Firm Hapless Florida Atlantic University president Mary ... More >>
Fuck you, Jared. The Subway chain has a new advertising campaign -- the "Harlem Shake." But unlike the unremitting charm of the Jared Campaign, the sandwich king just can't seem to get this one right. (Or at least a recent lawsuit alleges.)
Our neck of the woods will be a little more lawless than usual this weekend, thanks to the Republicans over in Tampa.At 10:30 this morning, nearly 100 deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office will gather at a substation in Weston before piling in for the drive across Alligator Alley. They, like po ... More >>
See also "Six Ways to Avoid Red Light Cameras" and "Red Light Cameras May Increase Fatalities" A single-red light camera in Davie could save the city $177,000 the first year and more than $800,000 over five years. In Coral Springs, the numbers are more dramatic: $220,000 in savin ... More >>
Everyone knows red light cameras suck. But now a new study from the University of South Florida indicates that they might actually be dangerous and lead to an increase in red-light-running fatality rates in cities that use them.The research, published in the Florida Public Health Review, tore apa ... More >>
Though a Rasmussen poll released Monday showed Newt Gingrich well ahead of the rest of the Republican presidential field, a Univision/ABC News poll released this morning revealed Florida's Latino voters overwhelmingly favor former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.Of those polled, 49 percent went fo ... More >>
Michael Bennett Chef Michael Bennett, writing his cookbook. Chef Michael Bennett is a native Floridian, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a passionate chef who truly believes in cooking creatively and making a meal memorable for his guests. Chef Bennett loves his ... More >>
There's a conference under way in West Palm Beach called "Rx for Change: Targeting Prescription Drug Abuse." One of the major talking points is the staggering number of accidental deaths related to prescription drug abuse: seven every day in Florida. That's more than the number of car-crash death ... More >>
Photo by kwalk628 via flickrSo your unemployment checks have stopped flowing in and you've been forced to move back home into the basement of your parents' house. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the finer things in life! Your microscopic budget may not cover a Rolls Royce or Rolex, but that doe ... More >>
B. BrownOil off of Port Everglades Yesterday, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht captain was boating about 12.5 miles offshore from Port Everglades when he and his passengers noticed the oil slick pictured above. According to the captain, the slick was about a half-mile long. It was unlike anyth ... More >>
Flickr: GoOrangeAndBlueBrombacher has been stingy with opposing batters.Stephanie Brombacher, a Pembroke Pines native who starred at American Heritage High, threw a perfect game yesterday in the Florida Gators' 10-0 victory over the University of South Florida. It was the first perfect game for a ... More >>
The University of South Florida residence halls have been the sight of two bizarre, terrifying sex crimes in the past three months, both involving young men who were visiting the school. Last week a 23-year-old woman was allegedly raped in her sleep by a man who was a friend of a friend. This while ... More >>
(left to right): Manjunath Pendakur, John F. Pritchett, Bob Newmark, Robert Rabil: Yet another peace effort.Florida Atlantic University just can't leave well enough alone. It's been much too long since the school was accused of harboring terrorists -- but a day without anti-Muslim hysteria is a d ... More >>
Photo by Ben NorthernNow we know college kids suck at the Showcase Showdown That's right: $7 (seven dollars). And yet seven in every ten students at the University of South Florida said, "Meh." That, apparently, is too much to pay for the use of a car for one hour, a price that includes gas and ... More >>
Photo by Bob Fiallo It's hard to understand how Maikon Bonani, the star kicker for the University of South Florida, could have possibly forgotten to lock the door of the gondola on the Skyride at Busch Gardens in Tampa. After all, that was his job. It's doubly perplexing that after realizing hi ... More >>
New memo from the Sun-Sentinel. Ladies and gentleman, newspaper's management lexicon gets a fairly new title: "Social Media Coordinator." It's all about Twitter and Facebook and what not. And the SMC for the newspaper is Chris Tiedje. Here's the memo: Several weeks ago, Seth Liss ... More >>
Da REAList is not Plies' meditation on Platonic realism; it's mostly just demonstrably false braggadocio and sentimental hooey. (He could have eliminated this confusion by calling it Da REALest.) The main problem is that a July Hip Hop DX report showed that despite his claims to be a lifelong thug, ... More >>
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Don Black fills the Internet with hate and calls for a revolution to split the country along racial lines