Sure, the Skunk Ape doesn't actually exist, but damn do we love some Florida folklore. Several people pulled off a road recently in Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County to catch a glimpse of what they thought was the elusive Skunk Ape, Florida's very own and very smelly version of Big Foot.
Tacos are a delicious concoction of tortilla, meats and cheeses. Harmonicas are a bluesy free-reed wind instrument. It is best to never mix the two up. The consequences could be dire.
What did you do this weekend? Unless you masterminded an international art theft caper or got into a fistfight with Mike Tyson over his love of Phil Collins, Jason Wayo can probably beat your story.The 34-year-old Sarasota County native was in court yesterday to answer charges that he went on an ... More >>
Dr George Kenney, a high school principal in Florida, hypnotized Wesley McKinley, a 16-year-old student, in his office. The next day the male student was found dead, the victim of an apparent suicide by means of drug overdose. Now Kenney has been suspended as police and the school board attempt t ... 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 >>
Elsa Dempsey has seen a penis and she will never be the same. One day while taking a walk down a remote area of Venice, Florida's Caspersen beach she encountered a man swimming in the water completely nude. She was so startled by the site of a stranger's junk she's now embarked a one-woman campai ... More >>
Some parents are never prosecuted. Antonio Balta got 20 years.
VancityallieMiami-Dade Homicide Detectives are investigating the death of a wealthy Sarasota building contractor found dead on the ocean floor this morning. Daniel Robert Pochedley went missing while diving for lobster near Haulover Beach just before 11 a.m. After a caller reported an abandon ... More >>
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
Can the courts order a wronged father to keep quiet? David Ziskind doesn't think so.