Mitchell Igelko is probably the world's worst neighbor. His reign of terror was caught on tape in 2012, and it's left a slew of Kendall families in fear. Some of his alleged crimes: egging houses, killing lawns, firebombing a boat. In December of last year, the South Florida businessman was sentence ... More >>
After getting busted for cocaine possession and doing a stint at an outpatient rehab facility, Southwest Florida congressman Trey Radel is back to work on Capitol Hill as if nothing happened. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, a well-known and often outspoken Republican figure in Radel's district, how ... More >>
In terms of humor, telling people that their water is tainted with "dihydorgen monoxide" is about on par with telling someone their epidermis is showing, but the dumb joke got two popular Southwest Florida country music radio hosts suspended.
Remember those ridiculously long lines on Election Day? Well, according to a new analysis about 201,000 Floridians were so frustrated they gave up and got out of line before actually casting their ballot. That's a relatively small number of the 8.4 million Floridians who did vote, but in a president ... More >>
The sight of the image of America's first black president juxtaposed next to a Confederate flag may be jarring to some, but 16-year-old Lee County resident Ryan Turner, the founder of the grassroots "Rednecks for Obama" movement (or something), says the use of the images together is meant to show th ... More >>
Earlier this week, firefighters had to deal with four separate brush fires in four straight days in the Lehigh Acres area of Lee County. Don't worry though, a serial arsonist is not on the lose in Southwest Florida. Authorities believe they know who's to blame for starting the flames: squirrels. Yes ... More >>
What ultimately sets man apart from the rest of the animal kingdom is our ability to attract mates in ways others than hooting, hollering and making other loud noises. We have highly evolved strategies like pick up lines, paying for drinks, and buying fancy cars and clothes to impress women.Appar ... More >>
Next time you have a few minutes to burn in Palm City, Florida, why not book a leisurely afternoon at Negrohead Point? No? Perhaps a relaxing drive over Negro Jim Hammock Bridge near Moore Haven would calm your nerves. Then you could hop up to Jefferson County to cool off in Negro Cove, or s ... More >>
Here's a cautionary tale for all the amateur erotic self-portraitists out there (and let's be honest, that's just about anyone under 30 nowadays). A Bonita Springs woman arrived at her office one day and found topless photos of herself in the office fax machine. Thing is, she swears she neve ... More >>
Here's a staggering statistic from the continued fallout of Florida's real estate bust: 18 percent of homes in Florida, or nearly one in five, sit empty. That's a 62 percent increase in empty homes in the past ten years, and the surplus of inventory on the market ensures that home prices are ... More >>
The life of a female body building champion is full of extremes. When they're on stage with their muscles bulging, posing suit sparkling, and audience captivated, they must feel they're invincible. That they can crush any of life's problems with their rippling muscles as easily as they could sure ... More >>
Vicki Lukis Fourteen years after New Times chronicled her free fall out of public office and into the slammer, Vicki Lukis has won her redemption. On Monday, federal Judge John Steele of the U.S. District Court in Lee County vacated her 1997 conviction on honest services fraud. Her case was a fas ... More >>
Do I get five years in the slammer for posting this? Thanks to a law championed by a former Miami-Dade Police officer, two Florida men face up to five years in prison for photos allegedly showing gang signs posted to their MySpace accounts. The whole thing is ridiculous. Taxpa ... More >>
Jazella Moore, wife of Fort Myers Beach's ex-town manager. The town manager of Fort Myers Beach was fired because it was discovered his new wife has a career as a MILF porn star. The funny thing is that, by all acounts, Scott Janke was a competent, responsible manager and that the town council had n ... More >>
Gov. Charlie Crist announced today that two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Florida: a 17-year-old teenage girl who attended Hallendale High School in Broward County and an elementary school boy in Lee County. Earlier, we reported that the 20 suspected cases of H1N1 in Miami-Dade all came ... More >>
Riptide is live today from Ft. Myers, Florida for Barack Obama's first visit to Florida as President of the United States of America. He'll be continuing the themes from his stop in Elkhart, Indiana and his first press conference last night, talking up the need for a stimulus package. The event wi ... More >>
Obligatory debate fact check. [USA Today] Democrats today are holding press conferences (at Parrot Jungle!) where they're expected to make allegations claiming Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart was funneled money by an indicted Puerto Rican Senator. [Naked Politics] In blog land Babalu Blog is claiming Jo ... More >>
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
Snap out of it, 4/20 revelers: Florida legislators want to stomp on your buzz.
Florida moves into the number two spot when it comes to grow houses
Three kids from suburban Miami found a clever way to relieve their boredom: They launched an attack on a police station
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Accused of bribery and public corruption, this power pair finds that love and justice prevail
Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.
Want to know more about Jeb Bush? The machinations of Florida's Republican party? Vomiting? Get on the bus.