Carl Hiaasen: Taken for a ride on the Boondoggle Express aka ‘All Appalled Florida’

“All passenger trains in this country operate deep in the red, and couldn’t exist without heavy government subsidies. AAF wants Floridians to believe that it will be the sole exception, magically turning a profit where all others have failed. In the parlance of the business world, this is known variously as ‘a crock,’ or a ‘steaming crock.’ … Click here to read more

People: Exclusive look at Burt Reynolds’ upcoming memoir

“In his memoir ‘But Enough About Me’, screen legend [and longtime Martin County homeowner] Burt Reynolds tells about his life and and his famous loves, including Dinah Shore, Sally Field and ex-wife Loni Anderson. … Click here to read more

Carl Hiaasen: Gov Rick Scott’s inaugural message – ‘Hey, America, all of you c’mon down’

“’I have a message today to the people of New York, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and others: Move to Florida!’ Such was the sunny welcome put forth by Gov. Rick Scott at his second inaugural last week in Tallahassee. For Hiaasen’s commentary in The Miami Herald … Click here to read more

Individual from North Pole released without incident; Stuart Police remain on ‘good list’

Stuart Officers detained this subject early this morning. After a records check, it was confirmed that the individual was in fact S. Claus from the North Pole … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Burt Reynolds to publish second memoir in fall 2015

“Burt Reynolds, our movie star next door, is set to release a so-called tell-all memoir, titled ‘But Enough About Me,’ in fall 2015 with publishing house G.P. Putnam’s Sons, which will reportedly include a foreword by Burt’s ‘Deliverance’ co-star Jon Voight … Click here to read more

Marvelous makeover: Captain Citrus to get new look as comic book superhero with $1M contract

From The Ledger: The Florida Department of Citrus is in the final stages of negotiations on a roughly $1 million contract with Marvel Worldwide Inc. to create a new Captain Citrus character to market orange juice to pre-teens and teens … Click here to read more

Tiger: ‘I’m damn good at video games’

WPBF reports that while Jupiter Island’s Tiger Woods is recuperating from back surgery, he has perfected a new hobby: “I’m damn good at video games,” he joked. … Click here to read more

USA Today: PSL man arrested by MCSO after bragging, posting selfie with drugs

USA Today reports that 21-year old Taylor Harrison of Port St. Lucie bragged on his Facebook page about his life as a drug dealer and how easy it is for him to sell drugs in front of Martin County Sheriff’s deputies. … Click here to read more

Man arrested for smoking pot in maternity ward at Stuart’s Martin Medical Center

From Gawker: “A nurse in the infant delivery unit at Stuart,’s Martin Medical Center called cops after getting a ‘whiff of spliff,’ according to local weird-news blogger Will Greenlee. That’s when they found reeky Jupiter resident David Bastin, chillin’, after his girlfriend had been admitted to the ward. … Click here to read more

Lindsey Vonn talks Valentine’s Day plans for her and ‘teddy bear’ Tiger Woods

“I’ve been so focused on my surgery, I’m only two and half weeks out so…” Vonn told E! News Friday night at ESPN’s Super Bowl bash in New York City, explaining why she and Jupiter Island boyfriend Tiger Woods don’t have plans for Feb. 14 yet. “He’s a teddy bear,” she said of her golf-star sweetheart … Click here to read more

UPI: Super Bowl-predicting Florida manatee forecasts Denver win

UPI reports that a Florida manatee renowned for his accurate Super Bowl predictions has forecast a win for the Denver Broncos, while his tank mate picked the Seattle Seahawks. … Click here to read more