Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was arrested for firing a warning shot to ward off her abusive estranged husband, may now be looking at 60 years in prison because of a weird law that would add 20 years to each charge. The Florida Times-Union is reporting that the Office of State Attorney A ... More >>
Sure there's crime everywhere, but it takes a truly soulless character to steal from a Girl Scout. Nevertheless, that's what happened this past Sunday, February 9, when two teens robbed a troop of Girl Scouts selling cookies outside the Winn Dixie at 3260 Davie Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. That's rig ... More >>
Police responded to reports of a man who claimed to have a bomb strapped to his body at a bank on Dania Beach Boulevard. Police were called about a man trying to hold up the Chase Bank at 300 E. Dania Beach Blvd. by claiming he had a bomb at around 11:51 Friday morning. The Broward Sheriff's Offi ... More >>
Florida sure does love its guns. So much so that's it's on pace to break some of its own records in gun sales. According to figures done by the state, around 800,000 background checks for guns will have been conducted by year's end. In 2007, that figure was around 400,000. HIGH FIVE, FLORIDA! LET ... More >>
Welcome to Deerfield Beach, the best neighborhood in Broward. Back in 1890, a group of people settled in a field where countless deer roamed, so they named it Deerfield, duh, right? Well, come some 40 years later, tourism was down, and the people of Deerfield decided now might be a good time to ment ... More >>
New Belgium beers are coming to officially coming to South Florida and when they officially do on July 29, they will be as commonplace as Coors Light. It brings a whole new meaning to "tap the Rockies." But that is to be expected of America's third largest production craft brewery, which joined for ... More >>
Aldi, the global supermarket chain that features low-frills shopping with a focus on savings over amenities, is planning an expansion in the South Florida market. The chain, which has markets in Australia, throughout Europe, and in the United States, is expanding into Delray Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, ... More >>
Eating out tends to have negative effects on the size of your wallet. And while cooking at home tends to have positive impacts on your cash flow -- and waistline -- it can eat away at your free time. If you're broke and too busy, lazy, or culinarily challenged to cook at home, we have a list of the ... More >>
Obsessed with saving money using coupons but aren't into the paper cuts from clipping or squinting at tiny ads on your smartphone? Lakeland-based Publix in March plans to roll out a new digital coupon service that will allow shoppers to preselect discounts on the company's website before heading to ... More >>
Last month's New Times Pairings brought an opportunity to sample an abundance of tasty food and drink from around South Florida. Among the liquid offerings was something of a "sneak peek" of Hatuey beer, a new "old" favorite. Though the brand was born in 1914 in Cuba and introduced to the U.S. in ... More >>
In the wake of Oceana's recent report on South Florida fish fraud, Clean Plate Charlie had a chat with Cod & Capers' owner Steve Gyland to learn more about how to buy fresh fish. These tips are from a guy who's been working with the ocean's bounty for more than three decades.Gyland began his car ... More >>
enlightenedwomen.orgThelma & Louise: A lot more plot, a lot less cocaineYou know you have a bad plan when it involves shooting up cocaine and ripping off an old lady to buy some cordless drills.That's what Boynton Beach police are saying Chelsea Garber, 25, of Boynton Beach, and Carissa Hardi ... More >>
The intersection of A1A and Evans St, near where James Purdue was shot by BSO deputiesUpdate 12:30 p.m.: Perdue was also facing charges of probation violation relating to a drug-possession case from July 2009. Sunrise police found Perdue with unprescribed Alprazolam (Xanax), used to treat anxiety ... More >>
JayneanddSO much better than hospital food!Jennifer Reed is a South Florida pastry chef and proprietor of the Sugar Monkey. Each week, she shares her thoughts about life, food, and the people who make it. Stranded in my house for a weekend after surgery seemed like a real bummer. Could I turn tha ... More >>
Flickr: J.DoyonPhotographyThe first time I heard Chaz Stevens' name, it was preceded by the words "Stay away from." I was talking to a person involved in Deerfield Beach politics, and that person was concerned that my interest in the subject would lead to an encounter with the man behind the curt ... More >>
deerfield-beach.comPeggy NolandA few hours before she takes her place at the dais and asks commissioners to strike down the Deerfield Beach ethics code, Mayor Peggy Noland rolled a shopping cart through the aisles of Winn-Dixie and spoke with Juice about why the code has to go. In short, because ... More >>
Why I'd never skewer La Brochette
Rush, Naugle, Loria... and, hey, what's going on in the criminal justice system?
Abe & Louie's got lost on the way south
The McMahan clan tries a new way to attack our "Daddy's Girl" bombshell -- by dive-bombing Wikipedia
Laws? The Riviera Beach mayor doesn't need laws.
The Christian right tries to muscle a Pompano Beach Islamic congregation.
Memorial Day mayhem in Miami
The Art of Moving Butts brings cool-cat underground to downtown Lauderdale.
In a Lake Worth trailer park, it's just as if Hurricane Jeanne roared through yesterday
No Robin Hood in these woods. Just big hearts, tough times, plenty of soul, and keep the Ice Light comin'
In the bank robbing business, these guys are the best. They're also the most wanted.
The cops tagged amputee Duane Brown as one of "America's Most Wanted," but now he's fighting back
A suburban mom terrifies an anchorwoman and shakes up a town
Two companies wage a never-sanguine war for your bodily fluid
Will the GWAR debacle make South Florida-bound bands put on the tourin' brakes?
Developer Milton Jones confronts Sistrunk's segregation-induced funk
State workers are cutting down homeowners' citrus trees to save Florida's fruit industry. It's a South Florida chain saw massacre.
Letters for February 24, 2000
For years Harry Rogers ran the eccentric Malibu East diner. Now that he's gone, three former employees are waging an ownership battle that may destroy his legacy.
Welcome to Riviera Beach, home of slums, violent crime, a police department in turmoil, political hit lists, union busters, angry ex-wives, junkyard insurrections, and Zedrick Dwayne Barber, South Florida's most-investigated cop
Part CEO, part shaman, Seminole leader James Billie has his tribe charging toward economic independence.