Ernest Valdes stands on top of the ring's ropes and uses his championship belt as a mirror. He primps into the gold plastic's reflection, making sure his hair -- oil-spill slick with leave-in conditioner -- is perfectly in place. Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" blasts through the speakers of the Port ... More >>
Between 2003 and 2012, 1,539 pedestrians died while walking along the streets of South Florida. That's more pedestrian deaths in any other major metro area except for New York and Los Angeles. So, sadly, it's not much of a surprise that Miami has been ranked the fourth most dangerous metro area for ... More >>
A common problem for working mothers in Florida is that strip clubs tend not to offer on-site child care for the dancers' children. Of course, working mothers should never leave their children alone at a hotel while they're at their job, no matter what their occupation. Brittany Renee Roman, 21, w ... More >>
Marco Rubio was campaigning with Mitt Romney in Central Florida on Saturday when he got the call that every parent fears: his 12-year-old daughter Amanda had been airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital after being involved in a golf cart accident.Luckily, Amanda has now been released from the hospit ... More >>
Nothing like a good ol' political sex scandal to start the week off right.State Rep. Mike Horner, a Republican from Kissimmee, now finds himself connected to an ongoing prostitution and racketeering case. While investigating charges that a man was running a brothel out of his house, Horner's name po ... More >>
Earlier this year, we asked the question, "How do you know you're a real Miamian?" Which obviously got us thinking: How do you know when you're a real Floridan?This is a state full of retirees and transients. Even if you were born here, there's a good chance your parents probably weren't. So how doe ... More >>
Dude ... Why are there so many people here? Every time we go to Churchill's Pub (or The Electric Pickle or Grand Central or Treehouse or Mansion), it's such a mission even getting an alcoholic beverage. (Not to mention scamming our way into the back of the band's van.) Just to score some face tim ... More >>
David Groover, an elementary school principal in Osceola County, has been arrested on charges of providing methamphetamine and GHB to undercover cops. The 43-year-old educator now faces charges on multiple drug-related crimes. It's not his first run in with the law while serving as principal. While ... More >>
A Florida teacher is in hot water after administrating some hot sauce-based discipline.Lillian Gomez, a special needs teacher at Sunrise Elementary School in Kissimme, Florida, had a problem with some of her autistic students eating the crayons. So, she decided to dip the crayons in hot sauce. Sh ... More >>
A late entry in the race for the title of 2011's most depressingly, shake-your-faith in humanity, horrible shell of a human: Christopher P. Smith, 32, of Kissimmee, Florida. Smith's twisted tale is one of adultery, manipulation, and, most sickening of all, pedophilia, according to police.Margaret ... More >>
via Groger.net [NSFW]Have you ever been to a nudist resort? Those hoping to be amongst unclothed young things might be a little overwhelmed by the sight of wrinkled flesh. Apparently, America's nudist community is alarmed that its membership is graying and is now desperately trying to attract you ... More >>
Forbes thinks that one of the best ways to lead America out of it's mounting debt is to spark long-term financial growth, and they think encouraging entrepreneurship among minorities is one of the best ways to generate that growth. Of course, like everything Forbes.com does, they've accompanied t ... More >>
USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton came to Kissimmee last week to highlight the Obama Administration's priorities for improving school meals and the health of children across the nation. Thornton claimed the Administration was committed to "rapid pas ... More >>
via WHECJuan Fonseca may be the worst mailman in the world. He's charged with snorting cocaine while on the job, driving his truck with his feet, stealing money out of Christmas cards, swiping Netflix rentals, and, oh yeah, delivering drugs along his route.The Kissimmee, Florida, postal worker f ... More >>
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Overriding minimum wage guarantees at MIA
Personal financial embarrassments and allegations of sexual impropriety have done nothing to spoil Derrick Miller's political fortunes in Opa-locka
These days it's tough even to make a claim on the properties you left behind in Cuba
Before heading off to Washington for confirmation as Secretary of the Air Force, State Sen. Daryl Jones got involved in one last bond deal. The money was very good, but the backwash could be very bad.
For South Florida bluegrass fans, it's not just music, it's life
Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.
Indonesian crab-eating macaques are favored by medical researchers. But if Miami primate dealer Matthew Block's late-August shipment was bound for the lab, it never got that far.