When a buddy asks you to do him a solid and pick up something he left somewhere -- no big deal, right? If he lets slide that it's a laptop and there might be some illegal stuff on that laptop, run. Run far.
That was the situation that led to the arrest of a Broward man. What's worse: Obviously it's bad news when anyone gets arrested with child pornography. But when you know that alleged child porn fiend was actually regularly working with kids, the whole situation becomes a stomach-turner.
Police say that was the deal with Daniel Jonathan Gast, a Plantation man who was caught in a law enforcement sting earlier this year, according to federal court documents recently unsealed.More »
The headline was pretty grabby -- woman in a van has to be rescued from the water.
But an update to the story revealed a darker side to the unusual incident.
According to one of the rescuers who came to the van's aid, two of the woman's three children who were in the van were screaming at the men from inside the vehicle that their mother was trying to kill them.More »
U.S. Congressman firebrand nutter Alan Grayson is being accused by his wife of pushing her during a fight over the weekend.
He, of course, is denying the allegations.
In a statement released by the congressman, Grayson says he never touched his wife and says she physically attacked him.More »
And now, she's going to be on this season's Dancing With the Stars.
Because if swimming 103 miles through treacherous man-eating sharks, while battling exhaustion and hypothermia doesn't get you on Dancing With the Stars, NOTHING WILL.More »
This week, our cover story in the print edition of New Times delves into the heinous story of a Hollywood girl who was allegedly stripped, beaten, and held her down by her supposed friends as she was raped by a 19-year-old man.
On November 1, Patricia Montes, 15, and Erica Avery, 16 invited a frenemy over to a home in Hollywood.
What happened next is a horrifying account. A brutal, unprovoked attack, followed by an alleged depraved gang rape that altered the lives of everyone involved.More »
Palm Bay police officers had cornered the man in an area near the courthouse around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning as a negotiator tried to have the man turn himself in.
But, police say, after he reacted in an aggressive manner, authorities were forced to fire.More »
UPDATE, 3/4: The Ambassador of the Dominican Republic has responded to this article. The Ambassador's statement is posted in full at the bottom of this post.
UPDATE 2, 3/4: Mayor Sharief has also issued a response, which is posted below.
On February 23, Enterprise Florida led a group of local politicians and leaders, including Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, as well as local business leaders to the Dominican Republic for a trade mission.
Governor Rick Scott, who had been scheduled to be a part of it, canceled his trip.
But now the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC), a non-profit group that advocates the needs of the Haitian community, is calling out Sharief, and other leaders, for going on the trip.
The group's reason: politicians and leaders that partook in the trade missions to D.R. are sending the message to the Dominican government that it's okay for them to continue their persecution of their Haitian neighbors. Or, at least turn a blind eye to it.More »
In case you've been trapped under something heavy, Arizona is looking to go all-in on being terrible with a proposed bill that would allow business owners of that state to refuse service to gay and lesbian consumers based on religious grounds.
The news of Arizona going all Alabama Circa 1963 is resonating nationwide, including in Wilton Manors, where Mayor Gary Resnick has written and sent a letter to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
In the letter, Resnick asks Brewer to veto SB 1062 and encourages her to lead the way in sending a message that discrimination of any kind is wrong.More »
A preliminary result of Ryan Uhre's autopsy indicates that his death was accidental.
According to the Leon County Medical Examiner, Uhre's death may have been the result of him falling from the second story of the building where his body was discovered last week.
Uhre's body was found on the roof of a building on College Avenue in Tallahassee Tuesday morning.More »