Reportedly mistaking a pair of teenage Pokémon Go players parked outside his house early Saturday morning for criminals, a Palm Coast, Florida man opened fire on their vehicle. The teens escaped unscathed. The car, not so much.
This week the Tampa Bay Times published a bonkers story that is so exceptionally Floridian that I have to share it with you all. It features partying, foreclosures, drugs, The Undertaker, racketeering, and a cosmetic surgeon, among other things.
Florida State spent $234 apiece on 265 rings to commemorate the football team’s ability to beat Miami, South Florida, and Florida last season, according to a purchase order provided by the athletic department.
Florida State’s football team didn’t win a national title, conference championship, or bowl game last season, but the players earned a ring anyway for the distinction of being good in Florida. Congratulations to the good Florida team.
On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja on charges of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting death of Corey Jones. Raja shot Jones on the side of a highway in the early hours of October 18, 2015. Jones, an area musician, was returning home from a…
A high school football player is the first person to be criminally charged in a disturbing incident at Florida’s South Fort Myers High School, where between 16 and 25 male students are alleged to have had sex with a 15-year-old female student in a school bathroom. The girl’s family said last week she was previously a…
The shortest distance from Cuba to the United States is about 90 miles across the Florida Strait. By the standards of human-powered sea travel, it’s extremely doable, and it has been done for decades by refugees aboard the most makeshift of watercraft, driven by desperation. In the peak years, tens of thousand of…
The Jaguars’ draft class needs no further analysis. A woman interviewed by a local news station has said all that needs to be said.
For most of you, the day Marco Rubio dropped out of the Republican presidential race is the same day he disappeared from your life, perhaps forever. The same may not be true for me.
What’s the deal with DMVs, am I right?—is probably what this remarkably tenacious woman would be saying if she wasn’t busy kicking the shit out of this particular DMV’s resident cop.
Florida State dismissed quarterback De’Andre Johnson yesterday after video from a Tallahassee bar showed why he was arrested in June for battery. Johnson’s lawyer Jose Baez is now attempting to do damage control, calling the punch an “experience” and also claiming that the woman used a racial slur towards Johnson.
Police charged Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson with battery last month after he allegedly punched a woman in the face at a Tallahassee bar. Legally, it’s still “alleged,” but today the state attorney’s office released a portion of the surveillance footage. It does indeed appear to show Johnson punching a…
An Orange County attorney has said Orlando police used excessive force against his client, a 12-year-old boy accused of breaking into an elementary school, who was badly mauled by a police dog, News 13 reports.
In April, a concerned Florida man pulled into the driveway of sheriff’s deputy, climbed on top of the officer’s SUV, and danced for five minutes to to “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oates and “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp. Once arrested, the Smoking Gun reports that the suspect, Christian Radecki, told police that he was…
Malcolm Brenner is the only man on Earth to achieve international fame for having sex with a dolphin. A former investigative journalist who covered the American Southwest, he remains best known for his 1970's love affair—mostly romantic, briefly sexual—with a bottlenose dolphin named Dolly. Their "courtship," which…
Florida man John Balmer was arrested at a Kmart and charged with possession of meth; it appears Pasco County police might have been tipped off by the 50-year-old's shirt.
Back in November, Gainesville, Fla., police alleged that a man named Phuc Kieu had tried to rape and rob a man. What we didn't know until now is that a few days later, cops discovered that the accuser made up the whole story.
Lots of cities have songs about them. Well, now Jacksonville does too, and it's fucking awesome.