Andrea Chisholm, Half of "Royal Scottish Couple" on Welfare, Pleads Guilty in Minnesota

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Remember Colin and Andrea Chisholm? The couple owned a yacht, lived in a Lighthouse Point mansion, and touted themselves as Scottish aristocrats, all while collecting public assistance. This past March, they were chased down by the FBI, caught in the Bahamas, extradited to Port Everglades, and summarily arrested.

Not long after, they were sent back to Minnesota, where Hennepin County authorities had accused them of unlawfully obtaining more than $160,000 in welfare. Now, more than four months after being captured and three months New Times peeked into their background, one of them has finally pleaded guilty to "aiding and abetting wrongfully obtaining public assistance."

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Boca Rock Duo Wolfcat Write Pam Bondi a Song About Gay Marriage

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The Sex Pistols railed, "God save the queen/She ain't no human being."

The Dead Kennedys sang, "Blow it out your ass, Ronald Reagan."

And now, here comes Wolfcat, getting all up in the face of our twice-divorced, thrice-married, yet gay-marriage-denying attorney general, asking her (more tunefully than their punk predecessors): "Pam Bondi (Is There Any Love in Your Heart)?"

Wolfcat is a husband-and-wife duo who, like an ultracool and remarkably high-pitched phoenix, rose from the ashes of superfun but now-defunct South Florida bands Freakin' Hott and Zombies! Organize!!


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Florida High Schoolers Sue School District, Sheriff's Office for Missing Prom

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Morgan Kleabir got to spend only five minutes at her high school prom -- not even long enough to take a selfie.
Prom is a time to create either precious memories or future therapy fodder, depending on what clique you run with. But for a group of Jensen Beach High School girls, the event was reason to craft a bizarre lawsuit and file it in federal court.

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Three Teenagers Shot Dead in Palm Beach County; Victims Identified

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In one of the bloodiest incidents in recent Palm Beach County history, three teenagers were murdered Monday in Mangonia Park. Nineteen-year-old Carley Chapman and 17-year-olds Martavious Brown and Se'sawn Danford were shot to death in a Mangonia Park apartment on Australian Avenue, Palm Beach deputies say.

Neighbors reported shooting just after 10 a.m. Monday at the Hampton Court Apartments. When deputies arrived, they discovered Brown and Chapman dead. Danford was wounded and died on the way to the hospital.


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Lynn Rosenthal, Broward Judge Arrested for Crashing Into Cop Car, Says Doctor Gave Wrong Ambien Prescription

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On Wednesday, Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal entered a no-contest plea to a reckless-driving charge after ramming her black BMW SUV into a police car in the Broward County Courthouse parking lot back in May.

Rosenthal, who was not in court while her lawyer entered the plea, was sentenced to three months of probation and 25 hours of community service and ordered to pay restitution.

At the time of her arrest, Rosenthal had admitted to taking Ambien, a prescription sleeping pill, the night before her accident.

Her attorney, Brian Silber, sent out a news release in hopes of explaining Rosenthal's arrest, and so that the "public can put this matter to rest once and for all."

The explanation, according to the release, and to what Silber told New Times, was that Rosenthal was accidentally given the wrong prescription by her physician.

See also: Lynn Rosenthal, Broward Judge Arrested on DUI Charge, Was on Ambien

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Offering a Traffic App

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Being stuck in traffic sucks. But now, instead of having to look up why the traffic in Palm Beach suddenly got so wretched while still driving or waiting for the next update from the radio station, you can get an audio update thanks to a new traffic app.

The PBSO has partnered with the Audible Media Group to offer residents an audio traffic app for their Android or iPhone.

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When Your Medical Marijuana Business Fails, You're Screwed

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Illustration by Colin Hayes
As support for Amendment 2 picks up across the state, Floridians are eager to get their hands in the medical weed industry game. But it's become clear recently that the Republican-controlled Legislature might cap the number of dispensaries and limit the number of people who can cash in.

Consider California. When medical pot was first legalized there, dispensaries popped up everywhere. Voters decided to limit them, and many closed down, leaving would-be entrepreneurs in the dust.

See also: How to Get Rich in the Medical Marijuana Business (or Go Broke Trying)

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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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BSO Conducting "DUI Saturation Patrol" During Fourth of July Weekend

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Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Now that you have your entire day free and know how you plan to celebrate America's butt-kicking of Britain, here's what you need to know:

The Broward Sheriff's Office will be conducting a countywide DUI saturation patrol today and throughout the remainder of the holiday weekend.

Officers from the BSO, along with the DUI Task Force, will be actively enforcing DUI laws and identifying impaired drivers all across the county today, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Florida Man Trashed in Tell-All Book by Former Mother-in-Law, Lawsuit Says

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A short list of the worst ways to get back at an ex: poison the goldfish, glitter-bomb the car (shit never vacuums up), and here's a new one: Have your mom write a tell-all book, then ship the skinny out to everyone in his or her life.

That's the scenario laid out in a lawsuit recently filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Local John Scott claims that his ex's mom used his marital Hiroshima as fodder for a book, painting Scott as a deadbeat a-hole with defamatory information.

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