A man was bending genders and the law when he showed up to a PNC bank in Sebastian, Florida this week dressed in women's clothes complete with a handgun in his purse. While his lacy pink sweater and matching pink, fuzzy slippers suggested something casual, the man meant business and demanded cash fr ... More >>
Florida may have a reputation for being the weirdest state in the nation, but apparently our collective taste in porn is pretty damn boring.Porn search engine PornMD.com collected its most-used search terms over the past six months and broke them down geographically by American states and internatio ... More >>
If regular mosquitoes are like chihuahuas, small ankle-biting little buggers, then gallinippers would be pit bulls. They're twenty times the size of a regular mosquito, and have mouthparts so strong they can pierce through clothing. Their eggs can lie dormant for years, but scientists warn that weat ... More >>
Florida's economy might not exactly be fully recovered, but one of our main industries broke a record last year. Tourists spent a combined $71.8 billion in Florida in 2012. That's an all-time record, and a 6.8 percent increase from 2011, which was also a record year.
State Senator Audrey Gibson, a Democrat out of Jacksonville, has caught the ire of gun right groups after introducing a bill that would require anyone who wishes to buy ammunition in Florida to complete an anger management class. The bill would also require a three day waiting period for the sale of ... More >>
Rick Scott's supposed plan to derail voter fraud in Florida resulted in nothing but long lines and the discovery of very little voter fraud. But now it seems there was at least one case of fraud in the past presidential election: a convicted felon wore an "I Voted" sticker to a meeting with her ... More >>
Disney World: Where dreams come true. Florida: Where dreams of equal marriage are crushed. Well, for now, at least. Ah, Florida... we have such a happy place nestled right in the bosom of our state, but all around us, gay couples are advocating for the right to marry. How can we be truly happy i ... More >>
Ever had a sinking feeling that something isn't quite right while surveying the beers at your grocery store? Sure, the selection is fine -- maybe not as many local craft beers as you'd like to see, but hey, this is Miami after all. But wait. Why are all the beers SO SMALL?Turns out there's a 45-year ... More >>
Florida's legislature is not famous for passing competent, legally sound bills. (Remember when they tried to forbid doctors from talking to patients about guns and the courts were like, "LOL! First Amendment. No." Good times.)Still, it takes a particularly dumb law to simultaneously piss off all of ... More >>
Finally! Frivolous legislation out of Tallahassee we can finally get behind!State Sen. Darren Soto, an Orlando-area Democrat, has filed legislation that would keep Florida on daylight-saving time (DST) all year long.
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a new PR campaign intended to help draw businesses to Florida, and because Scott can't do one single thing without generating controversy critics are attacking the logo design used in the PR push as sexist.
This much, at least, is clear: Around 5 a.m. this morning, someone opened fire on a Rolls -Royce on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. More than a dozen shots were fired, and the Rolls ended up careening into the front of a restaurant.Now for the real question: Was Rick Ross in the car? Witnesse ... More >>
Always careful to take up practical, non-partisan causes instead of throwing partisan bombs, Sen. Bill Nelson has made Florida's invasive python problem one of his key issues. So now the man we've dubbed Senator Spacesnakes is actually taking on the problem directly. He's joining Florida's controver ... More >>
Yesterday it was confirmed that 2012 was indeed the hottest year on record in the Lower 48, and yes maybe global warming may mean doom and gloom for the future of humanity.But don't worry. There's a cute side to the story. Thanks to a warmer winter, fewer manatees died in Florida waters this year th ... More >>
Does slogging around a foreboding, swampy wilderness searching for man-hungry pythons that can grow longer than a city block sound like your idea of a fun weekend? For hundreds of people from around the country, the answer is a resounding yes.More than 400 souls who have apparently never seen cinema ... More >>
As far as things found floating in Biscayne Bay, yesterday's discovery of a headless goat and some decapitated roosters was pretty tame. So why are we acting like this is a thing that doesn't happen all the time here?
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 >>
Here's the truth about the war on drugs: You can pass new laws. You can carry out police stings. You can put people behind bars. You can squash one growing probably, like Florida did with pill mills. And, yet, even after all of that people are still going to find ways to abuse drugs.See, heroin deat ... More >>
Florida -- and Broward County in particular -- used to be America's illicit pain pill capital until Florida politicians actually got around to drafting laws that effectively stamped out the problem. That hasn't stopped the pill heads of the South from getting their fix, though. The problem has now j ... More >>
Florida voters have pulled a Charlie Crist-esque turnaround on gay marriage one month after several states passed LGBT equality measures. But Sunshine State voters still can't get behind another big winner in November's elections -- the marijuana legalization measures in Colorado and Washington.That ... More >>
In a state of 19.1 million people, only about 50,000 bothered to vote in the online contest to pick the next design of Florida's default license plate. Probably because all of them were pretty bland and boring. Anyway, we now have a winner and it might have been our favorite from the batch of four.
Florida is on pace to become the first state to issue its one millionth active concealed carry permit sometime next week, as more than 167,000 permits are issued each year. Florida has already issued more concealed carry permits than any other state, and is set to become the first to break the one m ... More >>
You'd think with all our good weather and miles of sandy beaches, Floridians would have extra reason to stay healthy, but no. According to the latest edition of United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings, Florida is only ranked the 34th most healthy state in the nation. Of course, we are o ... More >>
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the state agency that's in charge of inspecting all Florida restaurants for cleanliness and food safety, announced updates to the statewide Food Code.The new code, which goes into effect January 1, 2013, will improve the inspectio ... More >>
After last month's electoral loss, the Republican Party is desperately trying to make it self over as a Hispanic friendly group, but the fact that a group representing Hispanic Republican voters in Florida has now filed a lawsuit against Reince Priebus, the national GOP chair with a name that ... More >>
It's a common scene in prison movies set in the deep South: A line of inmates, chained together and decked out in bright orange jumpsuits, dutifully picking up trash or digging a ditch by the side of a dusty road as a shotgun-toting sheriff watches over them through tinted aviator sunglasses.The cha ... More >>
Some votes are still being counted in Florida, but you can finally color in the state with the faintest shade of light blue. Mitt Romney's campaign has just released a statement finally acknowledging that they've lost Florida.
This past Sunday, members of B.R.E.W. FIU hosted their first annual Biscayne Brewers Bash in the pavilion of the Kovens Conference Center overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. The event hosted 15 local brewers serving over 40 different micro-brews. There was also a booth for beer bread and beer butter ... More >>
It's Election Day, which means your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook feeds are full of pictures of people waiting in long lines to vote, their shiny new "I Voted" stickers, and, occasionally, their actual ballots.So, as a friendly reminder, we'd just like to reiterate that it's totally illega ... More >>
The joke about telling voters on the other side that they can vote the day after the election is almost as old as democracy itself, but this is Florida, and democracy here sometimes does look like a joke.Indeed, 12,525 people living in Pinellas County, Florida got a robocall this morning from their ... More >>
With a week to go before the presidential election, Florida is by far the largest swing state still up for grabs. A new CNN poll this morning finds Romney and Obama in a virtual tie for the Sunshine State's 29 electoral votes. So who in Florida will break the deadlock and pick our next president? Wi ... More >>
Oh hey Northeast, how you doing? Oh, you're about to get a hurricane. It's a Category One. That's cute. We totally didn't even hear about it. Oh, wait, that's all we're hearing about right now.Listen, we're kind of jealous. A hurricane comes towards Florida and it gets maybe a 30 second mention on C ... More >>
If the South is the Bible Belt, Florida is the Bizarre Belt. With entire blogs and news sites devoted to the oddities that often occur in our little piece of paradise -- few would argue that we reign supreme as far as freakishness. And this weirdness, of course, also applies to food. Read also: - D ... More >>
Just under one million Floridians have already cast their ballots in the presidential elections, and the number is closing in on the 10 percent total mark of all Florida registered voters. So far, though, Republicans have turned in more absentee ballots than Democrats, but their absentee advantage i ... More >>
If you're an average Floridian, you would have consumed exactly 27.8 gallons of beer in the 2011. That sort of sounds like a lot, but it turns out that compared to other states, Florida only ranks 33rd when it comes to per capita beer consumption according to a new report from the Beer Institute.&nb ... More >>
Big things are happening at Schnebly Miami Brewing Company. First the beer appeared at LoKal Burgers and Beer, then a short time later at World of Beer-Dadeland. Now: across Florida. Late last month, Miami-Dade's first craft brewery signed a distribution contract with Doral-based Gold Coast Beverage ... More >>
After Genting Group's aggressive push to shove gambling down the throat of the Florida legislature this year failed spectacularly, gambling interests have taken a more low key approach to eventually opening the sunshine state to more gaming. They may be looking to put a constitutional amendment on t ... More >>
Florida uses the federal government like a sugar daddy. The Sunshine State leads the other 49 in both the total amount of money and the money-per-capita it received from the feds in 2011. That doesn't even include that high-speed train we didn't get.According to a CNBC analysis, Florida received $57 ... More >>
When it comes to the economy Florida consumers have been muttering "Oh man, I hate that stupid thing" for the past five or so years, but according to numbers released today Florida' consumer confidence has hit its highest level in five year. Which means Floridians are feeling more optimistic than th ... More >>
According to a new report, 58.6 percent of Florida adults could be obese by 2030. Not just packing a few extra pounds, not just overweight, but obese with a big, round, voluptuous capital "O." According to the Trust for America's Health annual "F as in Fat" report, if obesity trends continue on thei ... More >>
Updated: It has been confirmed that Trader Joe's is opening in Pinecrest. Read: Trader Joe's is Coming to Pinecrest.Trader Joe's, the grocer that features cheap wine, employees in Hawaiian shirts, and a crazed fan base, might be coming to Pinecrest.Read Also: Trader Joe's Replies to Palm Beach Garde ... More >>
Saturday Night Live premiered its 38th season over the weekend, and as expected in an election year, kicked the political comedy into overdrive. Aside from the debut of a new Obama impersonator and a riff on Clint Eastwood's empty chair obsessions, the show got into some Florida specific (well, kind ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's Department of State recently amassed a list of 180,000 possible non-citizens who were registered to vote in Florida. Eventually that list was whittled down to 2,600, and even many on that list were found to be actual citizens.Turns out so far only a single person on that list of re ... More >>
Between July 1 of last year and July 31 of this year, only 11,365 new voters have registered as Democrats in Florida. In that same time, 128,039 new Republicans have registered to vote in the state. While Democrats still have more registered voters in the state, the trend marks a historic change in ... More >>
A Florida teenager is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the dick. Obviously, all of Florida is hoping and praying that this genius will recover and one day be able to procreate.The incident happened early Thursday morning in Port St. Lucie. Police arrived at the local hospital to che ... 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 >>