Valarie Joaceus looks beat. Inside her tidy living room in North Lauderdale, the blinds drawn tight against the July sun's bite, she's slumped on a leather couch, a heavy-set, middle-aged mom overloaded with worry. Joaceus' two sons -- 26-year-old Jonathan and 25-year-old Gregory -- have had their t ... More >>
Rick Scott officially kicked off his tour of Florida car dealerships reelection campaign yesterday at a Volkswagen dealership in Jacksonville. He and some Republican supporters chanted his campaign slogan, "Let's keep working!" Today at noon, when Scott comes to an AutoNation dealership in Greenacr ... More >>
A Boca Raton man tried to sneak his girlfriend into the half-way house he was staying at by stuffing her into a duffel bag, like that tiny Chinese dude in the Ocean Eleven movies. The man, Jared Mustrat, had been staying at the Boca House, a sober living half-way house for men. Per the rules, Boca ... More >>
Here we go, Heat fans.Now that the regular season is over, and the Miami Heat competed a team-best 66-win season, and all the media-myth created nonsense about LeBron James being a choker is over and done with, and all the media-myth created nonsense about Heat fans being the worst fanbase in the NB ... More >>
Today former U.S. Rep. Allen West posted threatening-sounding messages on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, suggesting that Florida Atlantic University students had harassed his wife, Angela Graham-West, a trustee at the school. This afternoon via phone, Graham-West explained what prompted his mess ... More >>
New Times Broward Palm Beach editor Chuck Strouse and managing editor Deirdra Funcheon almost came to blows over this week's feature story, Balloon Boy 2012: Three years after the hoax, Falcon Heene fronts a metal band. What follows is a stolen transcript of a conversation the two had over IM. Ch ... More >>
Photos by Adele HamptonFormer Godfather's Pizza CEO and current Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hailed in the media as the winner of Tuesday night's debate -- and as a likely frontrunner for the candidacy -- because he does nothing more than say "nine-nine-nine" and talk ab ... More >>
FlickrWe've got a breaking story in suburban Boynton Beach where just after 6 a.m., a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office deputy had a confrontation that ended in a man's shooting death.At the moment, details are sketchy, but it appears the deputy was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the ... More >>
Together, Sam Borkson, of Plantation, and Arturo "Tury" Sandoval III are the creative minds behind "Friends With You," a Miami-based artist collaborative producing a peculiar brand of modern art. As of late, FWY has been getting plenty of attention from the international art community and internati ... More >>
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic-rental-car industry keeps rolling.
Friendly law enforcement officers become the weapons of rival destruction in the gypsy tribal wars
Call of Duty 4 hits maybe a little too close to home
The South Florida Dubs go scrapingly low
An exhibition of the dance master's sets and costumes levitates above the MoCA boards
Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites.
I've Never Seen 'Em Fing
If Gretsas ruled the world
They're cool. They're coifed. They're tightly wrapped. And they kick ass with a cue stick.
Q and Not U break into sonic sweat
Margate's rock 'n' roll troika turns the 'burbs up to 11
Big-ticket casino deals plus a messy internal power struggle equals even more legal woes for the Seminole tribe
The man who changed skateboarding forever skates in Hollywood -- Florida, not California
LTJ Bukem takes a pragmatic view of the co-opting of drum 'n' bass by corporate America
A Kite Is a Victim takes the slow road
Forget strip malls, condos, and highways. Loxahatchee Groves is a place of dirt roads, wild pets, and eccentric residents.
Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.
Coming soon to a courtroom near you: dueling conspiracy theories that pit Fort Lauderdale's finest against their political bosses. One certain verdict: There's a price to pay for tangling with civic activist Sonny Irons.
March 19-25, 1998