On June 10, 2016, Christina Grimmie was shot and killed as she greeted fans following a performance at Orlando’s Plaza Live theater. The shooter was tackled by Grimmie’s brother, Mark, but the man shot himself and died at the scene. Grimmie’s family then launched a wrongful death lawsuit against the venue where she…
Malachi Love-Robinson, a 20-year-old who practiced medicine in Florida without a license and adopted the nickname “Dr. Love,” will spend a year in prison for unrelated fraud charges.
Women’s rights activist Roxcy Bolton died last Wednesday in her home state of Florida. She was 90 years old.
In an outburst aimed at two black colleagues in the Florida Senate, Republican State Sen. Frank Artiles used the N-word to describe six white Republican legislators who he said were responsible for electing Republican Senate President Joe Negron, the Miami Herald reports. During the exchange, Sen. Audrey Gibson (D)…
Hello, I’m writing this from a steaming puddle under my desk, because I just read a pool report about President Donald J. Trump’s visit to a private Catholic school and as an unfortunate result, my eyeballs have melted into my head, which has collapsed into my butt, and I can’t hold my skin upright in my chair any…
Johanne Rahaman is used to being invisible. Before she was a resident, and finally a citizen of the United States, the 47-year-old, Miami-based photographer practiced living under the radar, purposefully unseen. “Invisibility is what I’ve done for so long,” Rahaman told Jezebel. Purposefully or not, it’s that sense of…
A wedding in Punta Gorda, Florida unraveled into chaos when maid of honor Amanda Willis, 23, “drank almost a whole entire bottle of Fireball” within the first hour of the reception and turned drunk and violent.
On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court announced new rulings that have thrown the state’s death penalty process into some confusion that may potentially lead to new sentences for hundreds of inmates.
This story begins as nearly all stories about Florida politics do: with Pitbull, an autotune machine, and a handful of scantily-clad women grinding on Mr. Worldwide as he barks out the words, “sexy beaches, hotels.”
The state of Florida has sentenced Marco Rubio to four more years on the job, a fitting punishment for a miserable senator with one of the worst attendance records in history.
Following the June 12 shooting that left 49 people dead (and many more injured) at Pulse, a landmark gay club in Orlando, Florida, the city has reached a deal to purchase the space for $2.25 million and turn it into a memorial.
Amy Schumer had a rough show in Tampa on Sunday night, during which around 200 people walked out after she started talking about Donald Trump and sexual assault. She’s very, very sorry.
Some good news for voters in the state of Florida: a federal judge has made it so that voters sending in their ballots by mail will now have a chance to fix them to make sure that their vote actually counts.
Hurricane Matthew has been the cause of a slew of bad news, so let’s pause to appreciate a happy narrative. After the storm wrought havoc through Florida, 911 received a call to rescue this fellow from the grille of a car. He is now safe, “standing up and alert,” without any major injuries.
Hurricane Matthew is already responsible for the deaths of more than 280 people in Haiti, and now, strengthened into a Category 4 storm, it is directing itself at Florida’s coast. President Obama has called a state of emergency in both Florida and South Carolina, and officials are urging everyone to evacuate without…
Things are probably pretty confusing right now for Jeb! Bush. His ineffective, occasionally hilarious performance as a Republican primary candidate helped boost the fortunes of one Donald Trump, who may yet become the United States’ first emperor-CEO; later, Trump received the endorsement of Jeb!’s very own son George…
A Florida woman who’s lived in a treehouse for many years is being told to take her home down or risk legal action. Shawnee Chasser, 65, says she’s not budging. “All I know is I’m not taking my treehouse down,” she told the Washington Post.
Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed on Tuesday that there are five new cases of non-travel related Zika, including one in the Tampa Bay area following the very specific travel advisory earlier this month warning visitors and residents to stay out of the Wynwood Arts district in Miami.
Florida police have arrested an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting three women in the last year, nabbing him Thursday after one victim managed to get his license plate number.
In a vanishingly rare bit of good news this week, a federal judge has permanently blocked portions of an anti-abortion law in Florida designed to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood. The money funds health screenings and a dropout prevention program. It doesn’t fund abortions. At all. Ever. As usual.