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Cops: Couple Stole Luggage At MIA And FTL

Posted 05.23.2012 | Miami

Think the airlines lost your luggage? Think again. If you're at a South Florida airport, and you can't find your roller bag on the carousel, thieves m...

Mother Shot Children 18 Times, Examiner Says

Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime

A Florida mother shot her four children 18 times before taking her own life, according to the Brevard County medical examiner's findings. In the ea...

WATCH: Piglet Kidnapper Tased By Police

Posted 05.18.2012 | Miami

A pair of two-and-half-month-old potbelly piglets found their way home after being kidnapped by a man who stole their owner's truck on Tuesday. Cha...

Cops: Woman Repeatedly Stabbed Date With SEASHELL

Posted 07.06.2012 | Miami

UPDATE: On June 18, the charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon was dropped against Patricia Wehr. On Tuesday, a 40-year-old Florida dent...

How NOT To Quiet A Neighbor's Bird

Posted 05.16.2012 | Miami

What is it with South Floridians and disputes over loud animals? Less than 2 weeks after a Broward man allegedly hammered, stabbed, and shot up his ne...

Mothers and Mandatory Minimums

Julie Stewart | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime
Julie Stewart

Mothers dispense and believe in justice. But as mothers like Janet Earle have learned the hard way, mandatory sentences that ignore individual circumstances do not deliver justice. They inflict unnecessary pain and misery, and they must be repealed in Florida and across the country.

Man Arrested Over McDonald's Soda Arrested Again At Pizza Hut

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Weird News

Fast food is his quick ticket to jail. Mark Abaire -- charged with a felony last month when he requested a cup for water at McDonald's only to fill...

David Lohr

Florida Woman Accused Of Beating Ex-Boyfriend With Sledgehammer

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.10.2012 | Crime

A Florida woman has been accused in the brutal sledgehammer assault of her ex-boyfriend. Angela Rhodes, 52, beat her ex-boyfriend, 48-year-old Thom...

Child Porn Suspect Stabs Computer With Samurai Sword

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.10.2012 | Weird News

Authorities in Florida are saying a 21-year-old man stabbed his computer with a samurai sword to thwart federal agents who were raiding his home on su...

Cops: White Supremacists Plotted Attack On Orlando City Hall

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Police in Central Florida say members of a white supremacist group were plotting to kill Jews, minorities, and immigrants in the area with plans that ...

'Boom Boom Room' Operator Sentenced

Posted 05.08.2012 | Miami

The accused operator of Oakland Park's notorious "Boom Boom Room" was sentenced to life in federal prison for the sex trafficking of minors and produc...

13-Year-Old Boy Threatens Bus Stop Bullies With Machete

Posted 05.08.2012 | Miami

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday when he allegedly brought a machete to a Fort Myers school bus stop and chased a group of elementary school stud...

263 Seized Dogs Need Your Help!

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

Police raided a Florida residence with 263 dogs -- at least by one count -- found in sickening conditions outside their owner's home. Now animal re...

WATCH: Where Is Ms. Jaxson?

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Two days later, Ms. Jaxson is still missing. The cheekily-named ice cream truck belonging to iconic Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant in Dan...

Bowlers Strike Back Against Armed Alley Robbers

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Weird News

When it comes to defending their lanes, Fort Myers bowlers aren't playing games. On the evening of April 30, three men donned ski masks and entered...

David Lohr

Florida Sheriff Fires Four Deputies For 'Excessive Loafing And Idling'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.03.2012 | Crime

A sheriff in southwest Florida has fired four veteran deputies for violating general orders and policy by shirking their official duties. Accordin...

Man Kills Neighbor's Roosters - Twice

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Clearly, Cedric Leonard Livingston is not a morning person. A neighbor says the 31-year-old Lake Worth man allegedly became enraged by the sound of...

Cops: Woman Attacks Boyfriend Who Racked Up Cable Porn Bill

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

A Hobe Sound man's expensive taste for small screen adult entertainment led to a violent domestic dispute, Martin County Sheriff's officers report. ...

Worst. Grandparents. Ever.

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Kids may be more safe driving with grandparents than mom or dad, but there's an exception to every story: an allegedly intoxicated Florida pair was ar...

Police: Murder Victim's Last Words May Have Saved Lives

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Crime

A grandmother's last words to a grandson accused of stabbing her to death may have spared the rest of her family's lives, police in Florida say. "I...

Catholic School Teacher Allegedly Used Pen Camera To Record Girls Undressing

Posted 04.29.2012 | Crime

A Catholic school teacher is under fire after he allegedly hid a camera in a pen and recorded girls undressing inside a classroom storage closet where...

DUI Suspect To Cops: 'I Had The Runs, I Had To Go'

Posted 04.26.2012 | Weird News

A DUI suspect allegedly fled the scene of an accident, but only to avoid having another one. Barnard W. Cato told police that he bolted for the nea...

Report: Woman Evokes Obama When Cops Stop Her From Fighting Teens

Posted 04.26.2012 | Miami

A Fort Pierce woman evoked the president when shouting expletives at police, who were trying to prevent her from fighting juveniles on a school bus ov...

Cops: Woman Attacks Boyfriend Who Didn't Want Sex

Posted 04.26.2012 | Miami

After a South Florida woman's sexual advances were repeatedly rebuked by her boyfriend, she attacked him before chasing him down the street in his und...

PHOTOS: Florida's HORRIBLE Violence Ranking -- And What It Costs

Posted 06.25.2012 | Miami

This won't surprise you: Florida's a violent place, and so is Miami-Dade. In fact, you're probably getting whacked with a machete while you read t...