Ever since police unloaded 115 rounds into a car driven by 22-year-old Palm Beach man Raymond Herisse on Memorial Day weekend two years ago -- a firefight that wounded a half-dozen bystanders and was caught on video -- a key question has been, What triggered that onslaught of firepower? Police waite ... More >>
On Memorial Day Weekend in 2011, Miami Beach police killed a Palm Beach man named Raymond Herisse in a hail of more than 115 bullets, wounding five bystanders in a terrifying scene caught on camera. Two years later, those shootings victims are still trying to figure out what happened that day.Now a ... More >>
After months of battling a recurring bout of cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has died. His vice president, Nicolas Maduro, announced the news on Venezuelan television about a half-hour ago, at 4:30 p.m., CNN reports.His death is likely to lead to political turmoil in a nation he's dominate ... More >>
OK, so those rumors flying around Twitter that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has been brain dead since last weekend may not be true. But that doesn't mean Chavez is recovering well from his latest bout with cancer.Venezuela's vice president confirmed this morning that Chavez is in fact "battling ... More >>
Chances are, when you heard that the GOP-controlled House had finally relented on a deal that kept the nation from plunging Wile E. Coyote-style off a fiscal cliff, you popped a little mental champagne. But even though the compromise prevents huge tax increases and keeps unemployment benefits in pla ... More >>
When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>
In news that's bound to make the budding Mario Batalis of the world giddy with anticipation, Hasbro announced yesterday that they're planning to release a gender neutral version of their Easy-Bake Oven. The changes to the classic toy were prompted by 13-year-old McKenna Pope's Change.org petition. ... More >>
It appears that Connie Mack IV won't even get to return to D.C. as a member of the House spouse's club. His wife, Mary Bono Mack, served in a House district representing Palm Springs, California, and after coming up short in the early vote tally, local media is now painting her Democratic challenger ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the election debacle in Florida.On the last Saturday of early voting, my wife and I stood in a line that went around the ... More >>
With the clock running down on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, it somehow seems like cheating to re-cut past seasons into special editions. Maybe Bourdain's run out of places in the world to visit, maybe he's busy planning bolder itineraries for his upcoming CNN debut. But even though last eveni ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke explains how minorities rise up the ranks of the GOP.During her speech at the National Republican Convention last week, former Secret ... More >>
What stands between Mitt Romney and victory in Florida? Apparently women and minority voters. Barack Obama has hefty advantages in those two demographics according to the latest Time/CNN poll, which shouldn't be too surprising considering his party has found itself embroiled in controversies in the ... More >>
Tropical Storm Isaac now has the vast majority of Florida within its cone of concern, with most models having creep up the west coast early next week. Of course, there's already a disaster planned for Florida's west coast next week: The Republican National Convention in Tampa.However, Tampa Mayor Bo ... More >>
It's not Friday yet, but there's no such thing as too many mugshots right? Miami attracts celebrities like moths to a light bulb, but unfortunately for some of them what happens in Miami doesn't stay in Miami. Miami-Dade's jail camera, AKA the in-house Paparazzi, has caught several celebrities check ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is moving on to greener pastures, and our hearts (and stomachs) will follow the writer, chef, and snarkmeister to CNN when he starts his gig at the cable news giant.For now, however, we have an entire new season of No Reservations to look forward to.Since it's Bourdain's last hurrah ... More >>
UPDATE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Luther Campbell had been denied his certification to coach high school football; in a telephone conversation with Uncle Luke, we misunderstood the result of the state's appeal. He will in fact be allowed to coach. Hooray! We do apolog ... More >>
See also "Obamacare Is American As Apple Pie and Free Speech" and "Obamacare Ruled Constitutional by Supreme Court; Sorry, Pam Bondi."This is nothing even close to Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) erupting into shrieks of joy upon learning of false reports that the individual mandate of the Affordable Car ... More >>
Between the front-page Miami Herald story, the endless meteorologists on the morning news and the Facebook and Twitter-choking freakout by basically everyone you know, you'd think hurricane season had officially arrived. Not quite. But it is going to rain for FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS in Miami.It's the rai ... More >>
Yesterday, CNN ran an interesting article about Southern stereotypes, "The South: Not all Bubbas and Banjos." "The lower right-hand portion of the U.S. of A. is often pigeonholed as a tobacco-spittin', Bible-thumpin', gun-totin' (and worse) backwater," writes Todd Leopold. "So go ahead, fry up the ... More >>
Saturday Night Live dove full-on into the Trayvon Martin case this weekend. Of course, there's not a whole lot humor to be found in the specifics of the case, so instead the show lampooned CNN's Piers Morgan, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (played by host Josh Brolin), and Florida in general (" ... More >>
In our latest example of why we hate politics in Florida because way too many people involved act like children, let us now examine the letters sent between the chairs of the Florida Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Florida this morning over GOP Rep. Allen West's comments about how he he ... More >>
The racist smear campaign against Trayvon Martin has hit a stomach churning low. Gawker reports that a self proclaimed white supremicist using the internet handle "Klanklannon" has hacked into multiple email and social media accounts used by the deceased teen.
Caving to demands voiced by Senator Marco Rubio, Catholic leaders and others, President Obama today announced a compromise on a portion of his health care reform laws that would have required all employers to offer female employees free birth control even if the employer had religious objections. ... More >>
We'd been obsessively tracking the Republican presidential candidates on the campaign trail for weeks when something strange happened. The words coming out of their mouths started to sound like, well, a joke. From statements at debates to sound bytes on CNN, each politician seemed to be subtly pa ... More >>
To hear the story repeated from fine bastions of journalism like the New York Times, NPR, and CNN, you'd be lead to believe that the chimpanzee who played Cheetah, Tarzan's ape companion in the famed 1930s movie series, recently died in an animal sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Don't believe e ... More >>
Two thousand eleven is almost over, and some of us had better years than others. For most, this year seemed like a downer. But, hey, at least you didn't accidentally spend almost $20K at a strip club, get recalled from office, or embarrass yourself on national television. It really could have bee ... More >>
An interview with a globetrotting, news-reporting gay porn star.
Rick Sanchez emerges from a meeting with Mega TV execsLast month, we reported on smoldering rumors that legendarily loquacious news anchor and fallen Hispanic hero Rick Sanchez was joining local Spanish-language channel Mega TV. Those rumors burst into flame days later when he revealed he would a ... More >>
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's campaign has promised that the struggling presidential candidate will make a major announcement tomorrow at, of all place, Scotty's Landing in Coconut Grove. Our first instinct was that he'd be announcing his exit from the race, but that seems unlikely. Word is ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanLast night, 300 VIPs and hundreds of hungry Versailles' diners flooded the intersection of Calle Ocho and SW 36th and 37th Avenues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Miami's most popular Cuban restaurant.
From the unsubstantiated-hearsay-but-come-on-obviously-it's-true category comes news of what could potentially be the best marriage since Michael Jackson and Elvis' daughter: Publicly shamed, fired, and exiled unhinged news anchor Rick Sanchez, meet anything-goes Spanish-language channel Mega ... More >>
YAY HATE GROUPSUpdate 2:54 p.m.: Rick Scott spokesman Lane Wright said there's no day of prayer and no Florida event planned, and that Scott has not committed either way to the Texas event.Texas Gov. Rick Perry invited the 49 other governors to his football-stadium prayerfest spectacular in Augus ... More >>
Brandon K. ThorpGeorge Rekers and a young male escort at Miami International Airport in 2010.Anderson Cooper will examine a "shocking 'experimental therapy' designed to make feminine boys more masculine" on his show at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The story centers around 38-year-old Kirk Murphy, who killed ... More >>
Oh, how we long for the loss of former Congressman Alan Grayson. He was the best source in Florida politics for "Wait, did that really just come out of his crazy mouth?" stories.Luckily, Rep. Allen West has picked up the slack in that department. The loudmouthed Tea Party Republican from Palm Bea ... More >>
Republicans are eager to claim incumbent Senator Bill Nelson's political scalp in the 2012 election, but no clear Republican candidate has emerged yet. State Rep. Adam Hasner, who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach County, has started an exploratory committee but is little known around th ... More >>
via Bay News 9It's in the 80s and perfectly sunny here in Miami, but our state-mates in the central part of Florida aren't enjoying the same good weather. An apparent tornado that ripped through Tampa has left many areas in Central Florida in disarray. But a report carried by numerous national me ... More >>
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
via Pinellas County Sheriff's DepartmentHydra Lacey Jr., the convicted sex offender who killed two St. Petersburg cops today.A horrible week for Florida's police officers turned even worse this afternoon. While thousands gathered in downtown Miami to remember Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth, th ... More >>
Frosty isn't in FloridaThe weather God has set Florida up with an unbelievable tourism PR opportunity: It has snowed in every state in the union except, fittingly, the Sunshine State. Yep, even Hawaii has some snow flakes present on its Mauna Kea volcano, but Florida remains frost free.
Former-Governor Charlie Crist This morning was the first morning in four years when Floridians woke up to someone other than Charlie Crist as our governor. Florida's favorite flip-flopper passed up what would likely be an easy re-election for his doomed independent senate bid, and now he's out of ... More >>
via Flickr fooosco"We got your milk and cookies right here!"Terrorists know how to hit us where it hurts.Al-Qaeda bombed the World Trade Center, two shiny, towering examples of American capitalism. WTC was chosen partially because it was in New York, America's capital, and second because it repre ... More >>
Last time around, presidential hopefuls of both parties came down to the University of Miami to participate in the nation's first primary debates broadcast in Spanish. In 2012, the Republicans will return to Florida for a primary debate, but this one is being sponsored by a group called the "Tea ... More >>
US Marshals Service Wesley Snipes can learn a lot from Martha Stewart. He starts a three-year prison sentence tomorrow in Pennsylvania for tax-related infractions. But rather than accepting his punishment like a man, he bitched to Larry King last night on CNN about how "upset and disappointed tha ... More >>
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