Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and an enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she has been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
2 days ago | Environmental
There's no question the historic Miami-Dade County Courthouse, completed in 1928, is in bad shape. County commissioners have described the building as "hazardous" and "experiencing corrosion, rust, water intrusion, algae and mold penetration, term...
6 days ago | Police
A new lawsuit filed by the victim says the Broward Sheriff's Office should have never hired McLeod: According to an incident report from St. Lucie County, the rookie deputy was already a suspect in a sexual battery case from 2015.
7 days ago | Marijuana
Florida voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana in late 2016. But for many patients across the state, actually getting medical pot is still almost impossible. In some cases, the state has taken months to approve applications, while suppli...
8 days ago | Longform
For a guy who once had fangs permanently bonded onto his teeth, who rose from a ring of fire for a televised audience of millions, who made the tabloids after spitting a goblet of blood in Donald Trump's face, David Heath is actually kind of a wal...
20 days ago | Police
For almost ten years, Pastor Frank Diaz has been feeding the homeless in Overtown. But beginning last year, he says, he and his volunteers have been repeatedly stopped by Miami Police officers and told they're no longer allowed to hand out food.
26 days ago | Crime
Since 2014, a colony of homeless sex offenders has been rapidly growing by the railroad tracks near Hialeah. Nobody wants them there, including the dozens who call the ramshackle camp home. Everyone, from the Homeless Trust to the ACLU to the coun...