After some embarrassing losses in the midterm elections, the Florida Democratic party is full of some finger pointing and infighting at the moment, but the party's State Chairwoman Allison Tant is sick of it. She told the News Service of Florida that, "the bed-wetters need to shut up, and we need ... More >>
After ranking all 34 cities within Miami-Dade County, we couldn't help but wonder where the major cities of Florida would stack up. So we decided to answer that question ourselves, naturally. Because what fun is the internet without arbitrary rankings? So we assembled a list of Florida's most nota ... More >>
This is not a test. Hide your family. Sell all of your belongings for canned food and weaponry. Prepare yourself for utmost destruction. The year's first tropical disturbance is churning just off the coast of Florida, and the time has come to PANIC! Wait, what's that? It's basically just a big rain ... More >>
Ebony Wilkerson has been identified as the pregnant woman who drove a minivan with her three children inside into the Atlantic Ocean off of Daytona Beach earlier this week. The 32-year-old South Carolina woman has now been charged with attempted murder as more details of the incident come forward. ... More >>
Dramatic footage of the aftermath of a pregnant woman driving her Honda Odyssey into the sea with her three children inside has surface. Little is known yet about the woman's identity or what lead to her driving into the ocean.
Candace Long just wanted to party. It was her birthday, after all. And she wasn't going to let her babysitting job -- or the frigid temperatures Florida had plunged into -- stop her. Indeed, even after her solitary party had ended, and she was in cuffs for child neglect, she was still ready to go, g ... More >>
Prior to yesterday, most Floridians' experience with the Richter scale was limited to the former Universal Studios attraction, Earthquake: The Big One. At around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a rare, 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck outside Cuba leaving residents of the seismically stable country -- and ... More >>
In Daytona Beach, just a few miles away from Johnny Rockets and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, a teeny restaurant serves pupusas, pastelitos, and mondongo from a mobile home. At $5 a pair, the pupusas at Chucherias Hondureñas are the best I've had in quite awhile. A yellow-tinged disk made with maize ... More >>
We've all been in that situation when our body's saying let's go, but our heart is saying, "Wait a minute, we don't actually have a place to have sex right now." That didn't stop Vincent Ewell, 18, and Lindsay Longbottom, 19, of Daytona Beach. They decided to break into a school to have sex, and th ... More >>
Life as a fitness competitor ain't easy. Ever heard of the phrase "no pain no gain"? Yeah, that. Clean eating, vigorous gym-going and tirelessly healthy lifestyle choices are not easy things to maintain. With the Fitness Universe competition happening all weekend here in Miami, we thought we'd spea ... More >>
Rarely do you get to witness someone at the very beginning of their meteoric rise. Last time we probably got to see this was when Crystal Castles played small shows at Churchill's Pub and Pawn Shop before hitting it big. Or when Justice was just a couple of French dudes who came to Miami to spin dur ... More >>
Daylan Holloman had a bit of species identity confusion this week at a Daytona Beach 7-Eleven. For reasons he couldn't remember, Holloman called 911, and when police showed up, he told them he was a monkey and stripped naked in some sort of attempt to prove his point.
Congratulations, we're 119th!Gallup has once again released its annual Well-Being Index, and of the country's 189 metropolitan statistical areas, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano area came in 119th. Which still isn't that great, but it's a stark improvement from our 146th ranking in 2011.
We in Miami, bitch. And we're beer-bongin' Coors Light at 11 a.m. on South Beach while riding a stolen DecoBike with our tits out, a brand-new bleeding tattoo disappearing into the crack of that fat ass, and a gut full of Starburst, naked Hooters wings, and Jell-o shots. That's why, according t ... More >>
Attention, computer-buying public of Florida: If a man approaches you in the parking lot of a Best Buy with a convoluted tale about needing money to get home and a strangely discounted iPad for sale, it's almost certainly too good to be true.A woman in Daytona Beach learned this the hard way after f ... More >>
For Joleen Crisp and her 65-year-old associate Renter Pete Atwood, it's all meth all the time. Police found the duo cooking meth in a Daytona Beach Shores motel just hours before Crisp, 32, was scheduled to appear in court for previous charges on making meth.
Remember the good ol' days when the Florida Marlins played at Sun Life and the blinding sight of tens of thousands of empty orange seats mocked the athletes toiling inside the echoing, empty stadium?It was throwback day in Miami Gardens on Saturday, as Canes fans -- still burned by a horrific beatdo ... More >>
See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games," "Introducing Your Florida Athletes," "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"The bad news for Team USA so far seems to be Michael Phelps' embarrassing start at the London 2012 Olympics. But the good news is Florid ... More >>
How hot is it this week in Florida? So f'ing hot that sweat-crazed home owners are holding their air conditioning repairmen at gunpoint until they get the damn things working again. At least that's what police say happened up near Daytona Beach, when a 54-year-old man held a repairman hostage while ... More >>
English rock band The Duke Spirit is due to open for Jane's Addiction at the Fillmore Miami Beach this Friday. But right now, singer Leila Moss and her crew are lost somewhere outside of Daytona Beach with an angry gas station attendant on their tail. "We have no idea where we are," singer Moss tol ... More >>
Sometimes we really worry about the state of Florida's youth. Kids today are so dumb they can't even get high correctly.A 15-year-old boy in Daytona Beach, Florida, recently got in trouble for stealing a tomato plant, which he only swiped because he thought it was a marijuana plant.
Justina Threadgill, the owner of an assisted living facility in Daytona Beach, Florida, found herself the victim of a vicious, near-fatal attack all because she talked with an accent and refused to fix the cable TV in one of her client's rooms. 49-year-old Thomas Clifton Wilkes now faces ch ... More >>
via WSVNJust imagine the possible tourism campaign: "Visit Florida's Beaches: The nicest places to get run over in the world."Yes, for the second time in a month, another tourist visiting the state has been run over by a public vehicle. This incident occurred in Daytona and involves a part-time l ... More >>
Apparently, when it comes to agriculture and civil rights, Florida just can't do anything right. In the new book, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, journalist Barry Estabrook traces the history of the tomato and discusses the ecological and human co ... More >>
It's that time of year when college students across the country take a break from their busy schedules of binge-drinking in hoodies and sweatpants in dorms and frat houses to change it up and binge-drink in bikinis on beaches. Yes, it's spring break. As always, South Florida attracts its fair sha ... More >>
Photo by gadget.co.zaSensors that eliminate blind spots set the basis of a concept that would make driving for the blind possibleYes, you read right: The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech have just announced that they're working together to build a car that a blind person can dri ... More >>
via iscreamrecords.comThe '90s were full of bands who put the "hard" in "hardcore," but Skarhead, repping the outer boroughs of New York City, gave many of them a run for their tough-guy money. The band started originally as a side project, formed by members of Madball and Subzero, along with not ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week, Luke explains why famous rappers such as Lil Wayne and T.I. get caught with illegal guns.Earlier this month, Lil Wayne began a ... More >>
Bet On This Being A WinnerSteve Martorano of the famous Café Martorano on Oakland Park Boulevard, brings his brash Italian fare to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this February with the opening of Martorano's -- a 7,400-square-foot restaurant with inside and outside seating for approxi ... More >>
Bay News 9There's more than enough weird things that happen here in Miami-Dade, but sometimes it seems we're downright sane compared to the rest of Florida. WTF Florida is our new weekly survey of all the weirdness our Peninsula has to offer. Florida's Oldest SnowballIt rarely snows here in ... More >>
Some of the county-level Repulican party organizations have been mumbling not-so-nice things about Gov. Charlie Crist, but yesterday the Volusia County GOP passed a motion censuring him. Among Crist's crimes: Appointing Democrats to political positions, appointing so-called liberal ... More >>
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First things first: M.Dot's name has nothing to do with either Michigan's or Maryland's Department of Transportation. But it could, especially when you consider this DJ's moniker does, in fact, have something to do with moving large groups of the public. In fact, it might take the DOT from both s ... More >>
Via Gina, Flickr CCTime Magazine has a burning question: What's up with all the horny female teachers in Florida? The publication ran a story a couple days ago, inspired by Maria Guzman Hernandez. You know, the 32-year-old Hialeah teacher who was arrested for allegedly seducing a 15-year-old boy las ... More >>
Prior to the advent of astro-drink Tang and its evil twin Sunny D, Florida was the undisputed Bordeaux of the breakfast drink game. These days though, our prime regional product isn't O.J. alone. We've been forced by circumstance (a.k.a. evil, artificial orange drinks) to diversify into such th ... More >>
Remember Nonpoint, the local groove-based hard rock act? They had that hit single, "Bullet With a Name," a couple years back? Well, they may be forgetting their lil' ol' fans in South Florida at the moment. The band boasts real mainstream success, having landed on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart ... More >>
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