Fort Lauderdale Man Busted for Selling Alcohol Illegally at 4 A.M. on a Monday

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A modern-day speakeasy.
Speakeasies began sprouting up in the 1920s when a ban on alcohol prompted the sale of bootlegged liquor in clandestine bars. Nowadays your chances of stumbling into a speakeasy have significantly decreased, since Prohibition ended in the '30s.

But last Monday, Fort Lauderdale Police shut down the closest thing to it -- a loud party where a man was illegally selling alcohol.

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Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" Mendoza's Criminal Investigation Is in "Final Stages," FHP Says

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Kayla Mendoza
New Times began calling Florida Highway Patrol in late February for an update on Kayla Mendoza's criminal investigation. After all, it had been almost four months since Mendoza Tweeted "2 Drunk 2 Care," went behind the wheel, and caused a head-on collision that killed 21-year-old best friends Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante on the Sawgrass Expressway last November.

Since then, the families of Catronio and Ferrante have filed wrongful-death suits against Mendoza, her boyfriend who owned the car, and the restaurant that reportedly sold the 20-year-old alcoholic drinks, Tijuana Taxi Co.

Previously, Sgt. Mark Wysocky of Florida Highway Patrol would only tell New Times that the case was still a pending investigation. But after yesterday's blog post, he called to elaborate.

See also: Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" Mendoza: No Charges Yet in Wrong-Way Crash

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Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" Mendoza: No Charges Yet in Wrong-Way Crash

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The self-proclaimed "pothead princess."
The lives of three young women, all in their early 20s, unexpectedly intersected on the westbound lanes of the Sawgrass Expressway last November 17. Twenty-one-year-old best friends Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante were in a red Toyota heading west at 1:45 a.m. Meanwhile, 20-year-old Kayla Mendoza approached driving her boyfriend's white Hyundai at speeds up to 80 miles per hour, traveling east in the westbound lanes.

The young women collided a quarter mile from the University Drive exit in Coral Springs. The case drew worldwide attention when it was revealed that Mendoza had Tweeted "2 drunk 2 care" shortly before the collision.

Now, almost four months after that ill-fated night, Mendoza has still not been criminally charged.

See also: Alleged Killer Kayla Mendoza Tweets "2 Drunk 2 Care" Before Causing Horrific Accident

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Flagler High School Principal Arrested for Rape

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Flagler High School Principal Peter Nicholson has been arrested after allegedly raping a female employee at the charter school.

According to Broward Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit detectives, Nicholson, 55, sexually assaulted the victim back on October 26 during working hours at the school, located on 1951 W. Copans Road in Pompano Beach.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a rape charge.

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Florida Man With Spider Tattoo on His Face Is Now Wanted by Police

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Last week, our sister paper had a story about a Florida man so terrified of spiders, he decided to get a giant tattoo of one on his face.

As a sort of inked-up reverse psychology that he'll probably regret when he's an old man. Or when he tries to grow a beard.

Well, now there's an important update on Spider-Face Guy: He's being sought by police because he's wanted on a felony charge.

It shouldn't take cops long to get to him, unless he disappears into a crowd of people with giant spider tattoos on their faces. Then the cops are totally screwed.

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Margate Man Tried to Kill Lover's Husband With a Pipe Bomb, Feds Say

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On Tuesday, a West Palm Beach federal jury heard all about a Margate man's masterful plot to try and murder his lover's husband by blowing him up with a homemade iPhone-controlled car bomb he learned how to build from watching YouTube.

Shockingly, things did not go according to plan.

Richard Heyn, 47, is now facing up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

Despite a mountain of evidence, such as surveillance footage, internet history, and DNA, Heyn is denying the charges.

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Florida Man Hops Out of Car to Knock Down 70-Year-Old at Crosswalk

Friend to the elderly.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a huge d-bag.

John McNally, 43, is no friend to the elderly, and he probably hates dogs, little kids, baseball, the Olympics, and America too. The Boca Raton resident was out driving with his wife and 4-year-old daughter on Sunday when he flipped his wig in what is probably the worst road-rage incident we've seen in some time.

See also: Florida Man Bites Neighbor's Ear Off Over a Cigarette

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Ryan Uhre: What We Know So Far About the FSU Student's Disappearance and Death

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Police are still awaiting the autopsy results of Weston native and FSU student, Ryan Uhre, whose body was discovered on the rooftop of a building in Tallahassee on Wednesday after he had vanished for nearly two weeks.

Uhre's disappearance has been a high-profile case, hitting close to home and coming to a sudden and tragic ending.

The story is also intriguing, as the reasons Uhre disappeared remain a mystery. And since police found no evidence of foul play, questions also remain as to how the FSU student may have died, or how he may have ended up on a rooftop above a bar.

See also: Missing FSU Student Ryan Uhre's Body Found

It's a seemingly impenetrable case with many questions. Here's a recap of what we know so far:

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Tyler Hadley, Man Who Killed Parents With Hammer and Then Threw a Party, Changes Plea

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via Tyler Hadley's Facebook
Tyler Hadley, the 17-year old Port St. Lucie man who killed both of his parents with a hammer, and then immediately threw a house party, has changed his plea to no contest on Wednesday.

The plea means Hadley could face 25 years-to-life in prison.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, say that they might ask the judge for consecutive sentences, meaning Hadley would spend 50 years in jail before he was eligible for parole.

See also: Tyler Hadley, Accused of Killing Parents With Hammer: "They Deserved It"

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Hollywood Man Says Television Voices Told Him to Kill Girlfriend on Valentine's Day

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via Facebook
The voices coming from the television in room 108 of the Grand Hotel in Dania Beach told Carlos Cadavid to murder his girlfriend.

That's what Cadavid, 23, told homicide detectives after he fessed up to shooting to death his girlfriend of four days on Valentine's Day. After he shot and killed 23-year-old Krizia Nunez, Cadavid then arranged her body to make it appear like a suicide.

He then waited a half an hour before calling anyone.

See also: Hollywood Man Staged Girlfriend's Murder to Look Like Suicide on Valentine's Day

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