Jennifer Berman, who until last month was married to one of the most prominent real estate brokers in Palm Beach County, shot her two teenage children and herself Monday afternoon after warning, "It was the best thing for the family." Reeling from a December divorce from 51-year-old Richard Berman, ... More >>
Porter Fisher, the former Biogenesis employee who provided documents to Miami New Times to help blow open the massive Major League Basbeball PED scandal, stored boxes of documents related to the case in the trunk of his Toyota Camry. This past March, while Fisher was getting a spray tan in Boca Rato ... More >>
Seantrel Henderson came to the Miami Hurricanes as one of the most celebrated and heavily recruited offensive tackles. In Sunday's game against Georgia Tech, Henderson sat out the game -- yet again -- for unspecified team rules violations, and it looked like the Canes hardly missed him. His colleg ... More >>
We wonder if she saw it coming. Rose Marks, a 62-year-old South Florida "psychic," was found guilty of 14 fraud counts yesterday. The gypsy matriarch swindled Ft. Lauderdale and New York residents out of nearly $25 million, the Palm Beach Post reports. Marks had a brilliant idea: If you can convinc ... More >>
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has pretty much admitted she values money more than justice. Bondi has come under fire for having the execution of a cold-blooded killer and rapist who committed ghastly crimes in Miami-Dade county postponed so that she could instead attend a lavish fundraiser th ... More >>
Despite reports that the Miami Heat would not use the NBA's amnesty clause this offseason, several Heat beat reporters are tweeting that Mike Miller's agent has been informed that the veteran would be waived under the rule.
It's no longer "Flash," "D-Wade," or "MV3." If you're going to address Dwyane Wade informally, now you have to do so by his new self-appointed nickname: WOW. Yes, WOW, as in Way of Wade.Don't feel blasphemous if you think it's a little odd, because even LeBron James thinks it's corny.
While talk of the Tea Party dominated coverage of the 2010 election, the group's influence took a massive nose dive in 2012 and the very term "tea party" just doesn't carry the same weight it once did. So leaders of the South Florida Tea Party have decided to change its name. The group will now be c ... More >>
There's been a lot of interesting rumors about the job prospects of various former University of MIami head coaches this week, but man, oh man, this one just hurts. Randy Shannon is rumored to be in contention to become the next defensive coordinator for the Florida State Seminoles, and nothing ... More >>
Much like a gossip blog, the Miami Hurricanes have been chugging along with scandals, crime and epic fails for the past few years, so head coach Al Golden pretty much hit it on the head when he said, "It's been TMZ since I've been here."
We're not sure how much newspaper endorsements even matter anymore, but The Sun-Sentinel dropped a bomb this morning by endorsing Mitt Romney. This comes after years of endorsing the Democratic presidential candidate, and despite the fact the paper serves Broward County, the most solidly Democratic ... More >>
It's always awkward when a new college football head coach comes to town, especially for the players who were recruited by the previous guy.Two upperclassmen with the Miami Hurricanes, both recruited by fired coach Randy Shannon, have quit in the past month, leading to speculation that Al Golden is ... More >>
The Dolphins lost the "suck for Luck" contest, and didn't even come close to winning the Peyton Manning, but boy they sure did come in first place in the David Gerrard invitational. And, that might not be the worst thing ever. Sports Illustrated writer Peter King claims that Gerrard is looking ... More >>
Chad Ochocinco Johnson promised he'd go back to his old loudmouthed, impulsive ways when he became a Dolphin, and he's keeping that promise.Johnson says that if he doesn't make the Dolphins' final squad, he'll consider a career in porn.Oh, and he also said he's been hanging out with Kiss frontm ... More >>
When it comes to finding a home for your small business, there are a lot of factors to consider: the cost of rent, where your customers are located, how much space you need. But it's also worth trying to figure out if your neighbors run a drug lab full of unstable, highly flammable chemicals that co ... More >>
Sup, bro? You totally into that crazy SUPing? You know, that stand-up paddleboarding? Well, the Conservation Commission Marine Patrol is about to cramp your style and issue a ticket if you decide to SUP in certain areas without a life jacket.
All of our moms' dirty little secret is out: they're all busy reading Fifty Shades of Grey, an S&M-tinged trilogy of erotic fiction. The graphic prose in the series has caused some Florida library systems to ban the books, even as they're topping the New York Times' best sellers list, ... More >>
via Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeChristopher RaphaelEven in a state notorious for its poop crime, a young South Floridian named Christopher Raphael has set a new low bar for fecal offenses by allegedly assaulting his girlfriend with a handful of shit. The Palm Beach Post reports the 24-year-ol ... More >>
The unsung victims of the bizarre display of capitalism we call Black Friday? The hundreds of thousands of retail workers who have their Thanksgiving marred by having to get show up to work later that night to prepare.A worker at a Target in Palm Beach was so exhausted after working her Black Fri ... More >>
Finally, just when it mattered the least, when a win couldn't possibly do anything to change the fortunes of this season, this coaching staff, or this fan base's hopes, the Dolphins FINALLY pulled off a victory.Somehow, someway, led by one of the marionette puppets from Team America QB Matt Moore ... More >>
via Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeCarl Paul was arrested yesterday for filming police during a traffic stop.According to some cops right here in South Florida, the simple act of pointing a camera at a police officer on the job is a crime. Here's the absurd theory: In Florida, it's illegal to record ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell wonders when Jacory Harris will get his due.The sports media in South Florida is really one-sided. None of the ... More >>
How best to celebrate the opening of a taxpayer-manhandling new ballpark that looks like the grotesque lovechild of the '70s spaceship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a cheap toaster oven? How about a new logo that's the hideous mutant spawn of the Mets' emblem and that time your kind ... More >>
So the Dolphins have picked up undrafted rookie Pat Devlin, and Tyler Thigpen has officially packed his bags for Buffalo, leaving Chad Henne as the top man in Miami, for now. The QB hunt is still on, though, and rumors about a trade for Kyle Orton are flying, but the team still has its eye on Car ... More >>
Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden has a fever, and the only cure is more quarterbacks. The 'Canes didn't draft a single QB this year, and Golden will only have three slingers at his disposal next season (only two of whom are actual options). Yet, he imagines a day where the team has as many as six ... More >>
Miami Hurricanes linebacker Ramon Buchanon's arrest on felony charges in Coconut Grove last month may have put a dent on the team's recent clean image, but the felony charges against him will be dropped assuming he completes a pre-trial diversion program. Buchanon had previously been reinstat ... More >>
It may not being showing too much on the college field lately, but the University of Miami still has a knack for sending its players to the NFL. In fact, nine former 'Canes have been invited to the NFL scouting combine. That's more than any other school except for North Carolina. They're sending ... More >>
We all love a bargain, but when it comes to things that we inject in our face maybe its best to pay for quality service. An unnamed Kendall woman wanted to save a few bucks on Botox injections, so she traveled up to Boca Raton twice a year for eight years to get pumped up by Nora Patricia Hidalgo ... More >>
It's not much of a secret that a diet heavy in fast food isn't good for you, but Americans continue to shovel burgers and fries down their maws as much as ever (We can't help it, they're so delicious). However, with obesity an ever growing concern, you'd think it would only be a matter of time un ... More >>
It's not exactly news that fans of different sports teams hate each other's guts, but usually those teams play in the same league. The continuing war of words between Miami DolFans and Alabama's Crimson Tide nation is a bit absurd considering one team is professional and the other is college and ... More >>
In the past 50 years, there have been only three private universities with football teams that matter: Notre Dame, USC, and, of course, Miami. Notre Dame has a rabid fan base and lots of history, USC has history too and benefits from the NFL's absence in L.A., and Miami pulled itself ou ... More >>
Via Optical Illusion's FlickrRising up from a rather sleepy 2008, 2009 was a banner year for social media in Miami. Heck, social media became so important, the Miami New Times decided to hire a local freelance writer to dish on the scene! Here's an overview:1. ClubsSocial Media Club South Florida ... More >>
Police across South Florida are on the hunt for a Miami man this morning suspected of gunning down four relatives at a Thanksgiving party in Jupiter last night.via CBS 12Paul Michael MerhigePaul Michael Merhige, a 35-year-old with no significant police record, is suspected of walking into a party ... More >>
You know a candidate is really serious about painting himself as a hardcore conservative when he tries to place himself to the right of Right Wing Deity Ronald Reagan. But that's exactly what Marco Rubio did today, by declaring that the Gipper's support of the Immigration Reform and Control ... More >>
Ridiculous civil limitation in the vague name of security never makes us smile, but one state has now literally outlawed smiling in the name of safety. Virginia has forbidden anyone from cracking a smile in driver's license photos because it interferes with facial recognition technology.The Palm Be ... More >>
Image via City LimitsCity Limits goes dark April 10.The last show at City Limits in Delray Beach will take place on April 10, featuring the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso. The club announced officially yesterday that it was closing. At least Palm Beach County still has Respectable St. Cafe, in West ... More >>
Back when an unconfirmed rumor hit Deadspin that Dwyane Wade's soon-to-be ex-wife Siohvaughn went haywire with a baseball bat on his MVP trophy, we predicted that this was just the begining of a series of nasty rumors. Unfortunately for Dwyane, we were right. Wade's former business partner Baron Ric ... More >>
Murder trials, drug busts, hurricane warnings and robberies may continue to grab the "If It Bleeds, It Leads"-headlines but 2008 was a year of events that will continue to affect us well past the changing of the calendar year. Riptide counts down the biggest new stories of 2008. 10. Murder Free ... More >>
The Marlins keep beating each other up, and they like it that way.
County jail officials finally decide to get serious about a highly contagious disease
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Publisher busted over the Boss
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