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 hours ago | Traffic
Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the MacArthur Causeway, you ball up your fists and inexplicably honk your horn, because Miami logic dictates you must. As you let out a guttural cry, a Jet Ski zips past you in the water. Your first inkling —...
1 day ago | News
In his Southern twang, 36-year-old Chris Emerson explained he had totaled his truck, split from his wife, and "just had a bad rough patch." Riding his horse Trigger from South Carolina to Florida, he couldn't pass through a city without someone ta...
8 days ago | News
In the fall of 2015, a Florida woman boarded the Carnival Breeze with her 15-year-old daughter and set sail for the Caribbean. It was October 3, the last leg of the eight-day voyage. As she had done several nights of the cruise, the girl stopped b...
9 days ago | Police
When Charles Kinsey, an unarmed behavioral technician assisting an autistic client, was shot by a North Miami Police officer last summer, critics immediately assailed the department's training procedures. Those cries only intensified when news bro...
11 days ago | Crime
On a sweltering September morning last year, Adrian Henriquez and five friends hopped onto a yacht he'd chartered and set out for an afternoon cruise on Biscayne Bay. The group planned to shoot footage for an upcoming music video. Shortly after th...
14 days ago | News
Esteban Santiago has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to NBC News.