Wrongly imprisoned. Reborn behind bars. It's not quite Shawshank Redemption, but when Tony Galeota walked out of a Panama City jail cell May 23, it was still a small serving of justice. Galeota is no angelic Andy Dufresne, the main character in Shawshank who serves two decades behind bars for a cri ... More >>
When Riptide first saw headlines about "Pad Gardner," our initial thought process went like this: "Please don't be from Florida, please don't be from Florida ... CRAP!" Then, we thought, "Please be a joke, please be a joke ... CRAP!"Yes, Pad Gardner is from Panama City, Florida, and no, his dream to ... More >>
On March 1, students who tried to log on to the Internet using the free Wi-Fi network on Florida State University's Panama City campus found themselves automatically redirected to an infamous Internet shock site called Meatspin.com. In case you're unfamiliar, the site does not feature a 24-ounce por ... More >>
In January, I wrote about an amazing high-tech submarine race to the bottom of the ocean. In the story, I mentioned how a Hialeah strip club called Porky's had once been the staging ground for an incredible plot to smuggle Colombian cocaine to California in a Russian sub.Then, at the end of August, ... More >>
You know that show Storage Wars where people bid on the contents of unpaid storage units? Well, imagine a situation like that, except the winning bidder finds out he's bought a storage unit that contains the remains -- including hearts, lungs, and 10 brains -- that had belonged to over 100 people. Y ... More >>
Watching porn at work is a fireable offense in most offices, but it could land you behind bars if you work with children. Marcus Antonio Howard, 37, a public school bus driver in Panama City, Florida now stands accused of four counts of showing obscene material to a minor after he couldn't k ... More >>
The flames of hate rarely relight a dimming flicker of love, but L.B. Williams of Panama City decided to stage a fake KKK-style cross burning in his front yard as a last-ditch effort to get his wife to call off their planned divorce. Instead, the bizarre romantic scheme ended with Williams b ... More >>
photo by Logan FazioLincoln Road zombie walks got nothin' on real life in Florida.Time for a little Halloween honesty: Florida is terrifying. Serial killers Ted Bundy and Gary Ray Bowles have stalked our towns. Prehistoric, sharp-fanged creatures circle our swamps and oceans, hungry for blood. Real- ... More >>
via News HeraldSomeone call up Pixar, because boy do we have a situation definitively calling out for some sort of animated movie treatment here in Florida. You see, a female wolf has been hanging around the yard of Panama City resident Nathan Didier. The reason? D ... More >>
Back in July, Panama City, Florida teen Jacob Hendershot was missing for weeks before his naked body was found dead inside a storm drain. Now one of four suspects in the case claims she's a vampire."Since I was like 12 every fiber in my body basically everything, I know this is going to be crazy, ... More >>
via NWF Daily NewsSo a man crashed his pickup truck into a Waffle House after trying to run over his wife. Of course, it happened in Florida. And, of course, it happened in Panama City Beach, the crown jewel of the Redneck Riviera. PCB, baby!
The mother of "Beiyanka Moore" is suing a local pron company for allegedly using her daughter in a movie entitled "Cum Fiesta"Child porn is a cut-and-dry legal situation, but rare cases where an underage performer deceives otherwise legitimate producers of adult pornography by producing forged le ... More >>
It's that time of year when college students across the country take a break from their busy schedules of binge-drinking in hoodies and sweatpants in dorms and frat houses to change it up and binge-drink in bikinis on beaches. Yes, it's spring break. As always, South Florida attracts its fair sha ... More >>
In today's round up of the federal executive branch aspirations of Florida Republicans: Marco Rubio says he wouldn't accept an offer to be the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 2012. Meanwhile, his mentor Jeb Bush yet again denied he'd mount a presidential bid in 2012, but leaves the door ... More >>
Florida's constitution strictly forbids gays from marrying, but what about the Sunshine State's straights? They're obviously doing such a fine job of upholding the sanctity of marriage, right? Apparently not so. The Daily Beast has compiled a list of "the 50 cities with the worst divorce rates," ... More >>
Dumb things people have said since the baller signed with the Heat.
LeBron James tore a hole in the fabric of the universe when he announced on live television he was joining the Miami Heat. And wow, did people say some really dumb/crazy things about it. Here's our compendium, in roughly chronological form, of the looniest and most mind-melting quotes from the Su ... More >>
Who comes to Miami during spring break? Driving around the beach the past two weeks would suggest it's mainly dumb post-pubescent kids in furry boots and microscopic bikinis. But maybe we're being too hard on our vacationers. The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages announced earlier this wee ... More >>
There's more than enough weird things that happen here in Miami-Dade, but sometimes it seems we're downright sane compared to the rest of Florida. WTF Florida is our new weekly survey of all the weirdness our Peninsula has to offer. American Idol Comes to Mickey Mouse LandAmerican Idol skipped ov ... More >>
A lounge-loving throwback.
And finds his way from lawless to legit.
Wake up, cat lovers!
Our suggestions for navigating the 13th installment of the Vans Warped Tour
SoBe Wine and Food is baaaack
In: Sasha and Digweed, the Sagamore, public transportation. Out: DJ Irie.
Council of the Sun builds an audience through positivity and "meta hop"
Miami's non-Muslim mullahs are ready to forgive Castro's accused 2000 assassins
What is the Urban Latin sound?
Latin alternative music is showing signs of sustainable development
Los Rabanes go global with the Panama City style
Posada Carriles is in jail -- again -- for plotting against Castro. And again, he's sure it's Castro's fault.
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz
Is it a harmless political party, or is it a cult?
Was Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega really a drug trafficker? Or is it possible he was set up by the U.S. government? Try asking a few dozen people who should know.
In a popular Keys diving spot, marine researchers find two species of algae that tend to favor polluted waters
Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists
To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?