Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and a self-identifying and enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she graduated from the University of Florida with a major in journalism. She has been a finalist for the Scripps Howard Ernie Pyle Award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and is the winner of a national Society for Features Journalism award.
2 days ago | Politics
According to a recently departed staffer, Wayne Messam's campaign team didn't receive their paychecks Monday as expected. As a result, multiple staffers have resigned this week, the source says.
2 days ago | Broward News
The Broward County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a situation where deputies pepper-sprayed, punched, and slammed into the ground at least two teens Thursday afternoon near J.P. Taravella High School. Videos of the incident began rapidl...
6 days ago | Politics
Democratic presidential candidate Wayne Messam has condemned Joe Biden, who has been accused of inappropriately touching women. But during his tenure as mayor of Miramar, Messam supported two top city administrators who have also been accused...
10 days ago | Crime
A new analysis by the American Addiction Centers determined there have been 877 meth labs in Florida over the past decade. The company has released an interactive map for people to see how far they live from sites formerly used to manufacture meth...
11 days ago | Politics
Besides the public's opposition to arming teachers, there's plenty of evidence it can be downright dangerous. New Times has identified a litany of troubling incidents involving Florida educators and guns, including many that have gone previously u...
12 days ago | Politics
On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union cautioned immigrants and people of color about traveling to Florida. The travel advisory comes in response to two "anti-sanctuary" bills currently moving through the state Legislature.