In November 2012, Michael Dunn, a white man, got into a confrontation with four black teens at a gas station over loud music playing in their SUV. Dunn ended up pulling out a gun and firing several shots into the vehicle. One of the bullets struck and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Now, News4Jax ... More >>
When Florida Highway Patrol officers pulled over an erratically swerving gray Camaro yesterday outside of St. Augustine, they figured they had a standard DUI on their hands. The driver, 63-year-old Leslie Richard Newton, had in fact been boozing and driving, the FHP says -- but that's not the main r ... More >>
In today's economy it sure can be hard to romantic. Candle-lit dinners, boxes of chocolate, and a dozen roses aren't cheap. Sure, there're ways to save money, but there are just some things you should never do, even in the name of love.Number one: Don't steal flowers placed on someone's grave in a c ... More >>
Meat had not passed the lips of Jacksonville City Council member Don Redman for thirty-five years. That's not even a euphemism. Dude has been a solid vegetarian for three-and-a-half decades. Proving however that not all vegetarians are bleeding heart hippies, he decided to break his long-standing no ... More >>
A new restaurant needs to catch the eye of would-be diners quickly. Naming dishes is so important that consultants and PR people make full-time jobs out of this activity. So, maybe the owners of Lola's Burrito Joint in Jacksonville should have pulled out their wallet and hired a professional while c ... More >>
Yesterday at a McDonald's restaurant in Pooler, Georgia a woman died and nine people had to be taken to the hospital after inhaling toxic fumes inside the restaurant.I know what you're thinking, and no, the chemical fumes were not coming from the kitchen. So far, police believe chemicals from c ... More >>
It's no secret that we're big fans of Shroud Eater and we completely resent their criminal lack of recorded goodies for us to enjoy. Last year's EP has done a good job of keeping us entertained. But we are gonna need a full-length effort soon! Until then, we'll have to binge on the live version ... More >>
via Daily TokerA three-year-old boy in Jacksonville, Fl has been suspended from preschool for bringing 20 grams of marijuana to class and showing it to another student who then promptly ratted him out. That's definitely a whole new kind of show and tell.
Why would anyone hold up a 7-Eleven? They bring so much frozen joy to the world.In today's roundup of crimes and various horrible things: a delivery man is held hostage in his own truck, two men hold up a 7-Eleven (no Slurpees were harmed), pipes burst, moms cry, and water is contaminated.
No 'fro, 'Mo' or otherwise, at this show Many know Daryl Hance as the right hand man to Mofro frontman JJ Grey. Now, Hance -- the quiet and sincere dude who sits calmly on stage, eyes closed with his Fender, weaving its electricity masterfully through the band's deep, front porch soul gro ... More >>
News flash: Your Marlins baseball club is building a new stadium that will cost taxpayers $4.7 bagillion and, far more tragically, will probably not be sponsored by Jimmy Buffett's crappy beer. via MLB.comIn happier news, they will also drop the "Florida" from their name -- as if they were ... More >>
When Miami/Ft Lauderdale label Florida Boy Intertainment's publicist called us Here at Crossfade we support music from Florida as a whole, so when Da Pretty Boyz' people contacted us, we said sure, set up an interview. Da Pretty Boyz represent Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida and are ... More >>
via organictakeover.comThe Be Organic takeover team are (left to right) Roosevelt Desir, Chad Cherry, Kirk Nelson, and Andre WalkerBe Organic (click) are four chefs whose mission it is to spread the gospel of the organic lifestyle, its health, emotional, and monetary benefits.September 2nd they e ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-Balart dropped out of contention yesterday, so Gov. Charlie Crist will interview two more possible candidates for Florida's temporary senator: Rep. Jennifer Carroll and University of North Florida President John Delaney. Carroll's name was first mentioned last week, and she ... More >>
The Dolphins won their first preseason game, against Jacksonville, 12-9. [NBCMiami]Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami premiered to 2.7 million viewers, the highest ratings for a premiere on E! since The Anna Nicole Show. Let's hope the Kardashians' show ends better than Smith's. [TVbtN]Some ... More >>
via Dean812's flickrDeaths where valium and xanax were found in the body are on the rise. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiners district still leads the state in the number of autopsies where heroine and cocaine were found, but the amount of deaths linked to pharmaceutical abuse remains&nb ... More >>
Here's a brand new video from ArtOfficial live from Tobacco Road performing the song "Architect." Art Official are playing tonight in Atlantic Beach with Saltwater Grass from Jacksonville, but if you don't make it to that show they have a string of dates booked from now through September. ... More >>
I don't know if you've been following the recent mess going on in the New York State legislature, but one of the key figures behind it reportedly considering a run for Mel Martinez's soon-to-be vacated senate seat. Lucky us!Tom Galisano is the billionaire founder of Paychex, a payroll proc ... More >>
via Brookings InstituteFlorida is the only state that starts with an FHere's the bad news: According to a new study of the 100 most populous metro areas in America by the Brookings Institution, the Miami area, including the rest of South Florida, is one of the 20 economically weakest metro areas in ... More >>
LocalAlleged cat killer Tyler Weinman will be released from jail on bail Wednesday. He'll remain under house arrest and be monitored with a tracking bracelet. [Herald]Donte' Stallworth got only 30 days in jail for manslaughter, which is, um, not a whole lot of time for slaughtering a man. ... More >>
Rep. Corrine Brown strikes me as a relatively fearless politician. Which is why it's not out of character that she's thrown her hat in as a possible candidate for the Democratic nomination for Florida's open senate seat, even if it means challenging front runner, family friend, and colleag ... More >>
The image of Miami Hurricane reliever Rene Guerra's glove getting knocked off of his hand by a crushed line-drive à la Charlie Brown perfectly summarized the Florida Gators' crushing victory Saturday. Briefly, and it was very brief, the Canes held a 2-0 lead, but the Gators rallied and ... More >>
Area 7's new Avant-Garde Series will kick off May 16 wth "Girls in Bands," an event promoting acts that feature an experimental, noise, and/or indie sound and have at least one female member. The bands hail from across Florida, including Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando. Curious Hair will open the s ... More >>
photo by Tom Falcone, via victoryrecords.comIf you've got a hankering for some independent pop music, the Talent Farm has you covered this Friday. Philadelphia natives the Scenic, who recently signed to Victory Records, are currently touring the U.S. promoting their latest album, Find Yourself Here. ... More >>
Just a couple of weeks into his new gig as Florida International University basketball coach, Isiah Thomas is already beginning to exhibit his world-famous people-person charm.High school forward and Jacksonville native Chris Rozier had been offered a b-ball scholarship to FIU before Thomas got ther ... More >>
The Dolphins Pre-Season scheduled was announced today, and they won't be playing teams from that far away. They'll match up against the two other Florida franchises, Carolina and New Orleans. The exact dates aren't set in stone, but this gives you a general idea. Aug. 14-18 ... vs. Jacksonville at ... More >>
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