Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and an enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she has been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
2 days ago | Crime
On May 1, detectives with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children were assigned a case involving a 14-year-old girl. After downloading the contents of the girl's iPhone 8, the investigators found what they were looking for: a series of ...
5 days ago | News
South Florida entrepreneur Carla Berkowitz was flipping through the Miami Herald's Tropic magazine one morning in 1997 when she came across an article about teenage chess players. The story, written by John Dorschner, chronicled the lives of stude...
7 days ago | Traffic
We've all been there: It's 8 a.m. Monday morning, and you're sitting in standstill traffic on I-95 or the Turnpike or the Dolphin Expressway, wishing you were still asleep. Some jagweed cuts you off at the exit ramp, you hit every red light therea...
8 days ago | Education
At universities across the nation, female professors have long complained about being paid less than their male colleagues. Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows their concerns are justified: As of 2015, male professors made an average ...
8 days ago | Health
Last June, Juan Rivero's family moved him to Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a highly rated nursing home in Little Havana. At 80 years old, Rivero had severe dementia, renal disease, and acute respiratory problems requiring oxygen treatm...
13 days ago | Health
At last count, 28.2 million Americans don't have health insurance. That staggering number doesn't include people who technically have insurance but are too cash-strapped to pay their deductibles, out-of-network charges, and copays. Thanks to the U...