For a week last October, Hurricane Sandy spun a trail of destruction through cities in seven countries. From Jamaica to New Jersey, the superstorm killed 285 people and caused more than $75 billion in damage. One place it didn't touch, however, was Miami. So it was a bit strange when organizers blam ... More >>
A white '80s Dodge Ram work van idles near the public boat ramp at Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove. The ride has no windows, giving it a Silence of the Lambs vibe. Strapped to the roof is a crude homemade sign that owner Eugene "Jobie" Steppe stenciled with a striking advertisement: "FULL BODY BU ... More >>
Manatees are for looking but not touching. Even people who lack common sense should have learned that after Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez turned herself in for attempting to ride a manatee in the Tampa Bay area.Not everyone got the message. Ryan William Waterman, a 21-year-old Fort Pierce man, has bee ... More >>
Adding a state-of-the-art casino with 1,035 slot machines has turned one of Miami's oldest parimutuel sites into an enormous money maker. Last year, Casino Miami Jai-Alai, located near Miami International Airport, collected $17.3 million in third quarter revenue compared to $1.8 million for the same ... More >>
When it came to food news in 2012, there were some real doozies. From murders committed over a disagreement about a snack, to food fetishist teachers, to frivolous 911 calls, people were really freaking cray-cray this year.I've put together some of the most unfathomable occurrences from the past 362 ... More >>
The savage lands of Dade and Broward counties can be a wild place at times. The Chevy's roar like lions, and bass pounds from their trunks like a foot drop from an elephant. Nigerian-American rapper Uzi was born and raised in South Florida. And all his life, he's had to answer questions about his f ... More >>
Scott Van Duzer made headlines around the world on Sunday when he lifted President Obama off the ground in a back-cracking bear hug that amazingly didn't result in a swift Tasering by Secret Service agents.The hug has resulted in Van Duzer's business becoming the most politically debated pizza shop ... More >>
In an early contender for the campaign trail photo of the year, a power-lifting pizza shop owner in Fort Pierce nearly pulverized President Obama's ribs yesterday when he stopped in during his bus tour of the Sunshine State. Did we mention the owner is a Republican? Amazingly, the Secret Service did ... More >>
What's the most despicable way you can imagine a hospital chain trying to make extra cash? Short of kidnapping people to harvest their organs, it might be performing loads of unnecessary heart surgeries, putting patients at serious risk of death. That's exactly what HCA, the hospital chain founded b ... More >>
Body scanners aren't just found in airports and apparently crack pipes aren't just found between your lips (of the mouth variety anyway).Ronnie Ann Richards was being booked into a St. Lucie County jail when a body scan uncovered an object in her lady parts. Turned out it was a crack pipe.
A Florida woman alleged to have attacked a man after he refused to give her money for crack cocaine was found by police shortly after the incident. Authorities found her covered in blood, but the woman wasn't about to let that be taken as proof that she was behind the attack. She told police that th ... More >>
Once in a while comes along a story so bizarre, so fascinating, that all that needs to be done is some good, old-fashioned reporting of the facts.According to an article in the Digital Journal, on December 18, Mary Ellen Lisee, 45, repeatedly called 911 for help. Her reason, at least the reason s ... More >>
Is there a pastime more Floridian than going completely nuts -- we mean Michael-Douglas-in-Falling-Down-apeshit -- when denied our favorite fast-food product?Florida luminary Terry Lynn Kimbell was really just carrying on a long tradition when he recently called 911 to complain that Tac ... More >>
Terry Lynn Kimbell, 50, of Pinellas County, was in a classic conundrum Tuesday evening: He was drunk and wanted Taco Bell. But by that time of night, Taco Bell was serving its hot, meaty fast food only through the drive-thru, so he decided to walk through it. When employees refused to s ... More >>
We all have our payday rituals. A 63-year-old man in Fort Pierce, for example, liked to hire a few hookers on Friday nights after he got his paycheck -- different ladies every time if he could swing it. Prostitutes can certainly wear a guy out, so the man would fell asleep. He repeatedly awoke to ... More >>
Former Florida Marlins star Miguel Cabrera, who in his rookie season helped the Fish clasp a World Series, has been charged with a DUI and resisting arrest up near his home in Port St. Lucie. It's the latest downfall involving alcohol in the life of the gifted slugger.
Father Thomas Euteneuer, South Florida's top exorcist.Tell us if this sounds a tad familiar, Miami: A clean-cut, best-selling celebrity Catholic priest and author from South Florida gets caught in some monkey business with a lady and loses his job. Ahem, cough, Fathercutie!The difference this tim ... More >>
Hurricane's honey-balsamic wingsThe first Hurricane Grill & Wings premiered in Fort Pierce, Florida, in 1995. Now there are 33 -- the most recent addition having opened yesterday in the Shops at Midtown Miami. The chain, known for five categories of wings and more than 30 dipping sauces, is c ... More >>
This is a little further afield than we usually cover, but it's only a little bit outside of the tri-county area. After all the madness last week, maybe you need a break? The annual Hooked on Music Festival is this Saturday in Fort Pierce, and is put on by Miami-based Brotherly Love Productions. ... More >>
88 Haitians found trying to reach America in a 50-ft sail boat were returned by the Coast Guard. [CBS4]The body of a 21-year-old man wanted for murder in Miami was found dead in a field near Fort Pierce next to the body of his 35-year-old girlfriend. [Herald]A female student at South Dade Senior Hig ... More >>
Who executed a career criminal wanted in connection with a February slaying in Miami? via St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department Miami police were still looking for Travis John Lattimore when he was gunned down in Fort Pierce.That's what the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department is trying t ... More >>
Jesse Stoll's homegrown DubFest brings international reggae legends out of hiding.
via webshotsThe Magic Fingers vibrating beds were without a doubt the classiest motel beds of the '60s and '70s. Sure, anyone could afford a couple hours at a cheap motel, but only the big ballers could spring the extra few quarters to make their bed vibrate. John Joseph Houghtal ... More >>
Having part of his brains blown out won't stop this war vet.
Artist makes mobile art of the immigrant's plight.
Miami's head cop gets sued over FTAA. Plus: The Bicycle Avenger wins the day.
"We are led by nonpark professionals in executing a $400 million bond issue"
The Miami International Film Festival wants to be a Latin movie marketplace
Could this be the next salmon?
Four days at a South Carolina boot camp
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New art space enters our atmosphere
More puppy horror stories.
No Good is on top of the game
"The Art of Hatred: Images of Intolerance in Florida Culture"
A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers
The revolutionary voice of vodou music will not be silenced
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Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys
Balseros and their makeshift rafts have become as much a symbol of Cuban culture as lechon, arroz con frijoles, and the Havana spleef
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