Victims of Alleged Pouncey Brothers Assault Announce They're Filing Lawsuit

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A man with two knots on his forehead and a chipped tooth spoke to the media on Tuesday evening about filing, along with two other people, a lawsuit against Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his twin brother, Maurkice.

On Saturday, New Times broke the story of Riquan James, 24, better-known as Ricky Vasquez, who took to Instagram saying he got swung on by the big brothers.

"All I can remember," he says in a series of videos, some of which have since been deleted, "is standing in a crowded club and this big guy keeps hitting me in my back, I look at him, and I'm like, OK, he's obviously turned up. And he just keeps hitting me. I ignore it. I keep ignoring the guy -- he's calling me a faggot. I realize that there's two of the guys. Now they're both in my face. The next thing I know, Honey tries to break it up. One of them punches Honey in the face, the other one punches me or the same one, I don't know. Security comes."

See also: Mike Pouncey and Brother Assaulted Man at Cameo Nightclub Last Night, Victim Claim

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Dwyane Wade Announces Return to the Heat in the Coolest Way Possible

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Dwyane Wade is officially back with the Miami Heat, and he decided to make the announcement in the coolest way possible.

Heat fans are still mostly livid over LeBron James' departure. Especially with the way he did it -- via an article in Sports Illustrated that never mentions Heat fans, and then with taking to social media with the hashtag #LaFamilia.

Since Friday, that hashtag has come to mean, more than anything, LeBron's close friends and entourage and not Cavaliers fans or even his own immediate family. It's a hashtag that has fueled resentment and anger throughout Miami Heat Nation, given the recent reports that it was LeBron's "familia" that staged his departure from the get-go.

But on Tuesday afternoon, Wade took to Instagram and introduced his own hashtag: #HeatLifer

See also: Six Reasons the Miami Heat Will Thrive Without LeBron James

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Palm Beach County Drinking Water Being Flushed With Chlorine Until August

Hey there, Palm Beach County. Notice how when you turn on the tap, your kitchen suddenly smells like a swimming pool?

That's because, as of Monday, county officials are having chlorine flushed through the pipes in a disinfection process that'll last until August.

Palm Beach County Water Utilities will be using the chlorine to flush out the pipes of about 500,000 residents.

See also: Palm Beach County Agrees to Import Trash for Money

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More Burmese Pythons Are Being Born Throughout Florida

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It looks like our long statewide nightmare of having giant snakes roaming the wilderness and eating everything is far from over.

According to the folks over at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, more and more Burmese python eggs are hatching in Southwest Florida.

And while the conservancy is now trying to track the baby snakes to learn their behavior and study their patterns, one truth remains: These suckers aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

See also: 2013 Python Challenge: Few Reptiles, Many TV Crews

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Says It's No Surprise Florida Cops Were Linked to KKK

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The Ku Klux Klan on parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
The nickname of Fruitland Park, Florida, might be "The Friendly City," but something sinister is lurking behind the Lake County city's fa├žade of Southern hospitality.

Deputy Police Chief and Fire Chief David Borst stepped down last Thursday after the FBI confronted him with evidence that he was involved in the Ku Klux Klan -- the white supremacist group that emerged following the Civil War and is known for its conical hats.

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Who's Giving Money to Florida's Medical Marijuana Campaigns?

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With a November ballot initiative teed up for medical marijuana, the camps working both sides of the issue are now deep in the trenches, trying to lure voters. Cold, hard cash is obviously powering the efforts, which begs the question: Where's the money coming from?

In both camps, big-money donors are footing most of the bill. But in terms of the pro-pot movement, two main funders are being underwritten by thousands of contributors from across the state -- moms and pops and potheads opening their wallets for $50 and $100 donations.

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Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Loses 2014 MLB Home Run Derby in Style

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Oh, Giancarlo. That power.

Last night, the rest of baseball-watching America figured out what we already knew: Giancarlo Stanton is pretty much the strongest dude in the sport.

So what if our beloved fauxhawk-wearing monster didn't win the Home Run Derby -- that honor would go to Yoenis Cespedes, the Cuban-born Oakland A's player who hit 30 homers over three rounds, becoming only the second player ever to win the derby in back-to-back years.

Giancarlo Stanton won the internet instead.

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Fort Lauderdale Woman Claims She Was Drugged While Drinking With Dennis Rodman

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Dennis Rodman is once again in the news, and, as it is with Rodman, that's not a good thing.

According to a report by TMZ, Rodman was named in a Fort Lauderdale Police report by a woman who says she was drugged last week while drinking with Rodman at a hotel.

Apparently, Angela Torre, 22, says she met up with Rodman and a buddy at the Ocean Manor Resort Hotel on July 1.

See also: Dennis Rodman: From Basketball Bad Boy to Dubious Diplomat

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Fort Lauderdale Named Second-Most-Exciting Place in Florida

Another day, another reminder that Fort Lauderdale is awesome.

While the Venice of America has been hitting the top rankings in national surveys, it was about time the city was placed against other cities in its own state.

And, thanks to real estate blog Movoto, Fort Lauderdale ranks as the number-two most exciting place in the Sunshine State, behind only Miami Beach (which is debatable).

See also: Fort Lauderdale Named Seventh "Most Exciting" Midsized City

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Louis Salgar Murder: Details Emerge on Suspect Who Shut Down Palm Beach

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In 1996, Raul Reinosa was arrested in Duval County for armed robbery.
It was Fourth of July in St. Augustine when a cop spotted Raul Reinoso Martinez pushing a beaten-up bike down A1A. A car braked as he cut across the road, and the homeless-looking man angrily slammed on the vehicle's hood.

When Officer Todd Smith called the man over, he noticed Martinez was carrying a small bayonet and knife in his pants. He started talking about how much he loved the officer and loved God. He also mentioned spending some time in Miami.

See also: Louis Salgar, Miami Punk Musician and Bartender, Murdered

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