Passed in 2013, Florida's law outlawing texting while driving isn't really so much of a ban as it is a gentle plea to "please don't do that." Cops cannot pull you over solely for texting while driving, and even then the highest fine is just $60. In fact, as of September, when the law had been in e ... More >>
As of last October 1, texting while driving in Florida is illegal. But almost one year after the ban went into effect, it's clear police across the state -- and in Miami-Dade County -- are rarely enforcing the law. Only 352 texting while driving citations have been issued in the county in 2013, a ... More >>
Remember a few years ago when it seemed everyone in Miami was getting spammed text messages by someone promising to buy their "junk car?" Yeah, well the Florida Senate is looking at a way to make it easier for Floridians to get out of receiving spam by adding text messages to the "Do Not Call" regis ... More >>
The knee jerk media reaction to every sketchy shooting in Florida apparently now is to wonder if somehow the "Stand Your Ground" law is involved even when it clearly is not. Look no farther than the local and national response to yesterday's bizarre and tragic shooting in a Tampa Bay-area movie th ... More >>
Tragically, Florida's reputation as a wayward state with hot-headed gun owners is going to stick with us into the new year. A man attending a screening of The Lone Survivor was shot and killed after he got into an argument over texting.
With all the messes surrounding the Miami Dolphins right now, the Richie Incognito seems like ages ago, but NFL investigators haven't forgotten about it. TMZ Sports claims that they got word from a source close to the investigation that the league has collected text messaged between Jonathon Martin ... More >>
Usually texting the wrong number ends up in a bit of embarrassment, but Schquita Alaysha Warren texted the wrong number and ended up behind bars. That's because she thought she was texting a potential John but instead had the number for a police investigator.
If you're texting a link to this story on your iPhone while you sip coffee and weave through morning traffic on the Dolphin Expressway using your knees -- JUST STOP IT. Years of appealing to your common sense clearly hasn't helped, so perhaps you'll respond to the news that beginning today, texting ... More >>
Yesterday the Florida Senate unanimously approved a bill to ban texting while driving. The vote makes it pretty damn likely that the Sunshine State will join 39 others in curbing your right to type witty quips while steering with your crotch.For you teenagers out there who need a translation: GOTDPW ... More >>
David Martin Escamillo, the man arrested this week for causing a panic during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises at the Regal cinema in South Beach, says he never intended to scare his fellow movie goers and was just angry at a man who was texting too much during the screening.
Talk to the Manager, a new text message service, gives diners the opportunity to send complaints and praises directly to a restaurant's manager and owner.The creators of Talk to the Manager launched the business to help restaurants help themselves before unhappy customers slam them on public forum s ... More >>
Richard Steinberg apparently learned very little from Anthony Weiner's downfall. Steinberg, a Democratic member of the Florida House from Miami Beach, has admitted this morning to sending a number of "inappropriate" text messages to a married female prosecutor, starting with this cringeworthy ope ... More >>
Ulises Rodriguez, a 36-year-old former Miami-Dade firefighter, will avoid jail time for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages and pictures to a 17-year-old boy. The boy later turned up dead, though his cause of death has not yet been made known, and Rodriguez played no part in the dea ... More >>
For 26 years, taxpayers have poured hundreds of millions into Doral-based TV and Radio Marti to beam American news into Cuba with the idea that keeping Havana abreast of Florida Marlins' scores will inspire Cubanos to rise up against the Castros. But Fidel is far too wily for that -- the station ... More >>
Johanna FaddisIn 2009, the Homestead City Council wanted to fire City Manager Mike Shehadeh, but Shehadeh wouldn't leave without a good severance package. So the council, being as it is a Miami-Dade government body, decided to hire a private investigator. Shehedah, being as he is a Miami-Dade gov ... More >>
Ulises Rodriguez, a member of the Miami-Dade Fire Department since 2005, has been arrested when a string of lewd text messages were found on the phone of a 17-year-old boy who was found dead late last month.
Gov. Rick Scott delivered terrific news for the state's horny and technologically advanced teenagers today. He's signed a bill that lowers the penalties for minors sending pictures of their junk to each other. Used to be kids could get charged with big-time felonies like distribution of child por ... More >>
What is it it with local traffic ticket lawyers and their misadventures at strip clubs? Back in April, Ticket Clinic lawyer Mark S. Gold sued Goldrush strip club, claiming that the establishment got him drunk and made him run up a $18,930 tab. Now, Bret Lusskin, a Ticket Cricket attorne ... More >>
A month and a half ago, hyperkinetic copyright prankster and Illegal Art label boss Girl Talk (AKA Greg Gillis) revealed that he was "extending his pheremone-soaked North American spree by scheduling another 38 sweaty encounters, including a gig at the Fillmore Miami Beach May 19." Immediately ... More >>
It is about time Florida politicians take up one of the most pressing issues of our time: horny teenagers sending naked pictures of themselves to each other on their cell phones. Technically, if a minor gets caught "sexting" they could be charged with child pornography charges and forced to regis ... More >>
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