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Woman to 911: ‘I’ve been raped’; Uber driver: ‘She was the aggressor’

The woman is sobbing and hysterical. “I’ve been raped.” “Stop crying, honey,” the 911 dispatcher says. She can’t. She says she’s locked in her bedroom “in case the guy comes back.” And, she says, it was her Uber driver. She knows his name: Gary. But Gary Timothy Kitchings — adoptive father, longtime foster-home “parent...


Louie Bossi coming to Delray, taking over 32 East spot

Louie Bossi coming to Delray, taking over 32 East spot

Downtown Delray Beach is  gaining a new Italian restaurant, Louie Bossi, but losing a venerable establishment: Word is that 32 East will close to make way for the Italian eatery.           
Is saga done? Judge denies bond, Dalia Dippolito heading to prison

Is saga done? Judge denies bond, Dalia Dippolito heading to prison

After eight years, three trials, two sentences and at least one book in the case that sparked both a reality television show and a reality television show defense, the saga of Dalia Dippolito’s 2009 caught-on-camera plot to murder her husband could finally be over. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley in a scathing 24-page ruling on Wednesday denied Dippolito’s request to go free...
NEW: Change to law could bring sex trafficking crackdown, Bondi says

NEW: Change to law could bring sex trafficking crackdown, Bondi says

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined other attorneys general from around the country calling for Congress to pass legislation granting states more power to prosecute online sex trafficking. Read The Post’s complete coverage of human trafficking in Palm Beach County Bondi and other state attorneys general calling for an amendment of Communications Decency Act of 1996, a law passed by Congress...
West Palm Beach’s eclipse expert geeked out for Monday’s sky show

West Palm Beach’s eclipse expert geeked out for Monday’s sky show

Eclipse T-shirt? He has it ready. Special eclipse viewing glasses? In multiple pairs. Weather? Fingers crossed. Beach ball and tennis ball? If he needs them. When Marc Wiskoff leads the eclipse viewing party Monday at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach, he’ll be streaming a live NASA feed showing the eclipse as it sweeps across the country. The feed will...
Border patrol takes three into custody on West Palm street corner

Border patrol takes three into custody on West Palm street corner

For the past two years, Eugenio Augustin Guzaro stood curbside on 44th Street and Broadway in West Palm Beach and waited to secure work as a day laborer. That routine ended Monday afternoon when Augustin Guzaro, 44, and two unidentified men were taken into custody on that same street corner by U.S. Border Patrol agents. A border patrol spokesman confirmed that one of the men was arrested for...
Miami-Dade mayor criticizes Trump as Trump’s AG praises Florida county

Miami-Dade mayor criticizes Trump as Trump’s AG praises Florida county

Attorney General Jeff Sessions commended Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for shedding his jurisdiction’s “sanctuary city” status on a day when Gimenez ripped President Donald Trump for his “ambiguity” about blame for the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Sessions scheduled Wednesday’s visit to highlight the Trump Administration&rsquo...
Palm Beach County Jewish leaders ‘deeply concerned’ over Nazi symbolism

Palm Beach County Jewish leaders ‘deeply concerned’ over Nazi symbolism

To many people, the sight of neo-Nazis openly marching through an American city, particularly some 72 years after Allied forces fought Hitler in World War II, is unfathomable. RELATED: Charlottesville victim’s Florida father:’She died doing what she loved’ But to some members of the local Jewish community, the disturbing events last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. are evidence not...
Florida Gov. Scott says he didn’t serve in Navy ‘to defend neo-Nazis’

Florida Gov. Scott says he didn’t serve in Navy ‘to defend neo-Nazis’

Florida’s governor and attorney general, both strong supporters of President Donald Trump, decried racism and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as reverberations continued Wednesday across the country after a deadly weekend in Charlottesville, Va. “I served in the Navy. My dad served in the Second World War,” Gov. Rick Scott said. “I didn’t serve...
BREAKING: Jupiter boy’s kidnapping tied to custody fight, police say

BREAKING: Jupiter boy’s kidnapping tied to custody fight, police say

An apparent custody battle between a Jupiter boy’s mother and grandfather sparked an Amber Alert last week for the missing 4-year-old, recently released town police records state. But that battle does not include Dominic Caprio’s 58-year-old nanny, Blanca Castro, her attorney argued in court Wednesday. She is the only person arrested so far in the case. “This lady has been taken...
Witnesses may have heard Corey Jones, Gardens cop before shooting

Witnesses may have heard Corey Jones, Gardens cop before shooting

A judge has given the attorneys for former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja permission to interview witnesses who say they heard parts of the 2015 confrontation between Raja and stranded motorist Corey Jones in the moments before Raja shot and killed Jones. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer during a brief hearing Wednesday partially granted a request from defense...
No jumping: Photos a reminder of treacherous waters at Boynton Inlet

No jumping: Photos a reminder of treacherous waters at Boynton Inlet

About a month ago The Palm Beach Post ran photos of youngsters committing what residents may not even know is a crime: Jumping off the sand transfer pump house, the jetty and the bridge at the Boynton Inlet. It sure looks like fun, but it’s illegal per state statute and county ordinance. And, it’s just dangerous. The Post has reported on several near drownings at or near the inlet including ...
Report says LeBron James “100 percent” leaving Cleveland. Should we strike up the Heat talk once again?

Report says LeBron James “100 percent” leaving Cleveland. Should we strike up the Heat talk once again?

A report says LeBron James is “100 percent” leaving Cleveland. Could he return to Miami? (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The Season of LeBron is off and running. Soon after a report that LeBron is “100 percent leaving” Cleveland after the season, another surfaced disputing that as “100 percent false.” Veteran NBA writer Chris Sheridan quoted a league...
Seven fun ways to celebrate total solar eclipse, pop culture style

Seven fun ways to celebrate total solar eclipse, pop culture style

No matter how you celebrate the August 21 total solar eclipse, the rare heavenly occurrence lends itself to some sort of celebration (unless it’s the kind of eclipse that brings the zombie Apocalypse.) If you’re looking for a playlist, here’s a selection of eclipse-related songs, movies and TV shows to get you in the mood for some magical, temporary darkness. Unless there are...
VIRAL: This may be the worst cramp you’ve ever seen

VIRAL: This may be the worst cramp you’ve ever seen

Video documentation of what may be the worst cramp ever recorded has made the rounds on social media. The video shows a clearly struggling California man, Angel Bermudez, in the front seat of a car with his right foot up on the dashboard. Bermudez records as his calf muscles visibly convulse. He attempts to narrate the video through the pain. After nearly 40 seconds of cramping, just when he thought...
NEW: Cleveland Clinic will not return to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for gala

NEW: Cleveland Clinic will not return to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for gala

Another group has pulled an annual fundraiser from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. The Cleveland Clinic, a leading research hospital in the United States with a location in West Palm Beach, confirmed to The Associated Press that it will not host its signature event at Trump’s Palm Beach resort during the coming social season. The move follows the hospital’s recent...
Board will take cash, land for West Boynton High if new homes OK’d

Board will take cash, land for West Boynton High if new homes OK’d

Should thousands of homes go up in the county’s south end, the Palm Beach County School Board does not want to be caught without land on which to build schools, and so Wednesday night it voted 6-1 to accept a  developer’s promise of more than 100 acres and $10 million toward s those needs. The acceptance came with the caveat...
NEW: More details released in death of woman crossing tracks in Delray

NEW: More details released in death of woman crossing tracks in Delray

One year after Robin Landes was struck by a train while bar-hopping along downtown Delray Beach’s liveliest avenue, the city still awaits permission to add safety features that would prevent future tragedies. Meanwhile, more details about the deadly incident, including the fact that Landes’ blood-alcohol level exceeded the limits for driving, were released in official records. Landes,...
Nike tribute — not the shoe company — displayed in latest West Palm mural

Nike tribute — not the shoe company — displayed in latest West Palm mural

Mural artist Jayemaich has brought a touch of the classics to a previously bare wall a stone’s throw from the Kravis Center and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The New York artist has adorned the sides of the Azul Stone building, at the corner of Fern Street and Tamarind Avenue, with a series of three classic figures, David, Nike and Eternal, together titled Vaincre La Mer, which roughly translates...
Man charged in Riviera Beach auto shop owner’s stabbing

Man charged in Riviera Beach auto shop owner’s stabbing

Isaac Louiniste, police say, told his ex-girlfriend he’d harm her family if she didn’t give him some money. And when she refused, authorities allege, he made good on his threat Wednesday by going to her father’s auto repair shop and slashing him. Riviera Beach Police arrested Louiniste, 22, of Lake Worth, overnight, according to Palm Beach Jail records. He’s charged with attempted...
LOOK: Rare two-headed sea turtle found by UCF interns

LOOK: Rare two-headed sea turtle found by UCF interns

A rare two-headed loggerhead turtle was found in Florida Tuesday.  Two interns from the University of Central Florida Turtle Lab discovered the turtle during a nest inventory that to count how many eggs hatched.  “It is rare to find a two-headed turtle but not unheard of,” said Kate Mansfield, an assistant professor at UCF, “We see a number of developmental anomalies each...
West Palm’s new parking meter men/maids will be on three-wheel Segways

West Palm’s new parking meter men/maids will be on three-wheel Segways

Perched on new Segways and wearing snappy new uniforms, West Palm Beach’s meter men and maids have a new assignment: They’ll be “parking ambassadors,” not grim-faced enforcers, said Parking System Administrator Ed Davis, himself a new fixture at city hall. At Davis’ request, the city commission this week approved the purchase of four three-wheeled Segways for its parking...
VIDEO: Blue-haired beer bandit sought by authorities

VIDEO: Blue-haired beer bandit sought by authorities

Authorities are asking for the public’s helping in identifying and locating a blue-haired beer bandit. In a Facebook post, the Sarasota Police Department said that the woman, who sports a blue hairdo, was caught on surveillance footage stealing beer from Wal-Mart twice in July. During the first robbery on July 3, the woman had distinctive blue hair, but during the second robbery on July...
NEW: Florida prisons cancel all visits this weekend, citing security threat

NEW: Florida prisons cancel all visits this weekend, citing security threat

The Florida Department of Corrections has canceled visitation at all Florida prisons for the weekend. Citing a security threat, the FDC announced on Wednesday that it has canceled visitation at all 149 of its facilities on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The FDC said in a statement obtained by the Sentinel that “credible intelligence indicating that small groups...
JUST IN: Swastikas spray painted on South Florida trees

JUST IN: Swastikas spray painted on South Florida trees

Just days removed from the events in Charlottesville, vandals have drawn swastikas on trees along a busy South Florida road. Photos surfaced on social media of the hate symbol spray painted on palm trees near a westbound off-ramp of the Mac Arthur Causeway in Miami on Wednesday, according to WPLG. The swastikas, painted in white, were covered up by paint that matched the color of the tree...
In Boynton, a big push to toughen texting while driving laws

In Boynton, a big push to toughen texting while driving laws

After failing last legislative session to convince colleagues to strengthen driving while texting laws, State Rep. Emily Slosberg is trying again and has south Palm Beach County’s leaders on her side. The Boynton Beach City Commission this week joined other municipalities including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Miami and Pembroke Pines in supporting Slosberg’s efforts to pass a law that would...
VIDEO: Man buys knife at Florida Publix, threatens employees with it

VIDEO: Man buys knife at Florida Publix, threatens employees with it

Police are searching for a man who they say bought a knife at a South Florida Publix and then used it to threaten store employees. The man purchased the 8- to 10-inch butcher knife along with soda and beer on July 27 at a Miramar Publix, the Miami Herald reported. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"...
JUST IN: 9-foot Florida alligator kills woman’s 75-pound dog

JUST IN: 9-foot Florida alligator kills woman’s 75-pound dog

A 9-foot gator killed a woman’s dog in Florida Wednesday afternoon.  The alligator came out of a creek in St. Petersburg and attacked the woman’s dog. It dragged the 75-pound chow mix into the water, deputies said. Deputies couldn’t rescue the dog. A trapper was called and removed the gator from the creek.  Alligators attacking pets happens more frequently than some...
This clothing retailer is closing 3 Palm Beach County stores

This clothing retailer is closing 3 Palm Beach County stores

Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree is closing 3 of its Palm Beach County locations as part of a restructuring effort, according to the company’s website. Gymboree stores at CityPlace, Delray Marketplace, and the Boynton Beach Mall are among 350 stores slated to be closed. The company operates 1,281 retail stores under the Gymboree, Janie and Jack...
Palm Beach Gardens man Ben Carson on Charlottesville, Trump and race

Palm Beach Gardens man Ben Carson on Charlottesville, Trump and race

Palm Beach Gardens resident Ben Carson announcing his support for Donald Trump’s presidential bid at Mar-a-Lago in March 2016. (Meghan McCarthy / Palm Beach Daily News) Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, the Palm Beach Gardens resident who is the only black member of President Donald Trump‘s Cabinet, has defended Trump and recalled...
NEW: Florida woman caught snorting cocaine in middle school pick-up line

NEW: Florida woman caught snorting cocaine in middle school pick-up line

A woman in Fort Myers got arrested on Tuesday when a sheriff’s deputy caught her snorting cocaine in the parent pick-up line at a middle school.  A school resource officer, who is also a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy, spotted Christina Hester, 39, cutting a “white powdery substance” on her iPhone screen with a credit card and using a straw to snort it, WFTX...
NEW: Boynton teen flees in stolen car; crash causes serious injuries

NEW: Boynton teen flees in stolen car; crash causes serious injuries

A Boynton Beach juvenile is facing charges as an adult after he fled a traffic stop in a stolen vehicle, then caused a crash that left one woman with a fractured neck and a brain injury, according to an arrest report. Kevon Petty, 17, is charged with hit-and-run involving serious bodily injury, fleeing and eluding causing injury or death, vehicle theft, driving without a license causing serious injury...
NEW: Boynton man accused of impersonating law-enforcement officer

NEW: Boynton man accused of impersonating law-enforcement officer

While confronting a woman driving through his neighborhood, a Boynton Beach man stepped in front of her vehicle, identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy and warned the woman to stop speeding. But there was at least one issue, Boynton Beach police said: Marc Edward Vanburen was not a law-enforcement officer. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Vanburen, 40, was arrested...
NEW: ‘I will shoot you,’ Jupiter man warns worker near his home

NEW: ‘I will shoot you,’ Jupiter man warns worker near his home

A 70-year-old Jupiter man is accused of threatening a group of men with a gun as they performed work near his home, town police report. Jupiter police arrested Kim Stuart Sowers on Tuesday on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to a police report, he stepped outside of his home on the 500 block of Sonoma Isles Circle and lifted his shirt to show the workers a gun in his...
UPDATE: Palm Springs resident stabs home invader to death

UPDATE: Palm Springs resident stabs home invader to death

A suspected home invader is dead after a homeowner stabbed him early Thursday, Palm Springs police said. The homeowner and another resident had gone out late Wednesday to grab something to eat at a nearby fast-food restaurant, police said. When they returned to the home on Pleasant Place, just west of Davis Road and north of Lake Worth Road, an unknown male reportedly was entering the back of their...
LATEST: Woman arrested for DUI, child unbuckled in car near West Palm

LATEST: Woman arrested for DUI, child unbuckled in car near West Palm

A 31-year-old woman whose blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit as she drove in suburban West Palm Beach with a 3-year-old child unbuckled in the backseat was arrested this weekend, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday, Brandy Lerma of Boynton Beach was driving southbound on Haverhill Road near Belvedere Road when a tow-truck driver noticed she was...
Are you nomophobic? Hint: Has to do with smartphone use

Are you nomophobic? Hint: Has to do with smartphone use

Do you have nomophobia, otherwise known as smartphone separation anxiety? Our high-tech lifestyle has drastically changed the way we live, and for many of us, it’s difficult to stop incessantly checking our phones. We panic when we misplace our phones. The percentage of smartphone users who would actually be classified as addicted is between 10 percent to 12 percent, Dr. David Greenfield, director...
After trashing ‘moral equivalence,’ Rick Scott to have lunch with Donald Trump

After trashing ‘moral equivalence,’ Rick Scott to have lunch with Donald Trump

Gov. Rick Scott with Donald Trump in New York during the presidential transition. Florida Gov. Rick Scott — who on Wednesday said there’s “no moral equivalence” between white supremacists and their opponents — will have lunch today with President Donald Trump, who’s been under fire for his blame-sharing assessment...
PIP: Driver savings up to $1B at stake as Senate bill renews fight

PIP: Driver savings up to $1B at stake as Senate bill renews fight

A Senate bill filed this week sets renewed battle lines for the biggest potential change in Florida car insurance in half a century. At stake: whether Florida drivers can save up to $1 billion a year by not being forced to buy medical coverage many find maddeningly expensive and duplicative of their health insurance, while watching at-fault drivers escape responsibility. SB...
Forecast: Slim chance of rain, heat index could top 105

Forecast: Slim chance of rain, heat index could top 105

The scorching heat continues, with a small chance of rain expected across South Florida, according to the National Weather service. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips Forecasters are calling for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and a 20 percent chance of rain. Expect southeast winds around 5 to 10 mph through this evening. WeatherPlus: Updates from Post weather reporter...
PBC students can watch Monday’s eclipse, but only for 3 minutes, district says

PBC students can watch Monday’s eclipse, but only for 3 minutes, district says

File photo Palm Beach County’s public schools will allow students to view Monday’s solar eclipse with special protective glasses, but the viewing time will be limited to three minutes and students must get parents to sign a permission slip beforehand. The schools will consider any absences and early departures Monday to be excused absences, giving parents additional cover ...
More than 20 arrested for public sex, nudity on Martin County beaches

More than 20 arrested for public sex, nudity on Martin County beaches

More than 20 people have been arrested for allegedly having sex on at least two Martin County beaches recently, according to the sheriff’s office. For two months, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation Mangroves ” after multiple complaints of “lewd behavior” at Joe’s River Park, south Jensen beach. At Bob Graham Beach, just south of Joe&rsquo...
FAU uses new state money to increase summer courses, hire deans

FAU uses new state money to increase summer courses, hire deans

Florida universities are hiring more faculty, providing more scholarships and expanding course offerings and academic counseling with a $121 million boost in funding provided by the Legislature this year. In letters to Gov. Rick Scott, the 12 state university presidents outlined plans for using their shares of $71 million in the “world class faculty and scholar” program and $50 million...
Civil War icons: Honored relics or trouble makers?

Civil War icons: Honored relics or trouble makers?

Shaun Mosier of Loxahatchee says will keep displaying his two Confederate flags — along with his American flag — on his pickup truck. “I’m not doing it to taunt anyone,” he emphasized. “The Confederate flag is a part of of our history. We should honor it,” said Mosier, 31, a Loxahatchee tow truck operator who with his wife Taylor helped...
Taunting or tribute? Locally, Civil War symbols confuse, stir emotions

Taunting or tribute? Locally, Civil War symbols confuse, stir emotions

Shaun Mosier of Loxahatcheesays he will keep displaying his two Confederate flags — along with his American flag — on his pickup truck. Mosier said he isn’t budging despite the flames of the long-running debate over Confederate symbols fanned again from the weekend tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s combative news conference Tuesday. “I&rsquo...
NEW: Florida woman told to slow down breaks out steak knives

NEW: Florida woman told to slow down breaks out steak knives

A Florida woman allegedly brandished an unusual weapon after being told to slow down: steak knives. Police said Jennifer J. Woodruff, 21, of Fruitland Park, nearly hit a man Monday while driving at a high rate of speed in the central Florida town of Lady Lake, Villages-News.com reported.  When the man yelled at her to slow down, police said Woodruff hit the brakes, skidding about 30 feet and...
FHP sending message: No ticket quotas allowed

FHP sending message: No ticket quotas allowed

A prohibition on ticket quotas will become part of training for supervisors and higher-ups in the Florida Highway Patrol, a top highway-safety official told Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet on Wednesday. Terry Rhodes, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said the move is part of a response to a report that Maj. Mark Welch of the patrol’s Troop...
Gert becomes Cat 2 hurricane, three disturbances trek west

Gert becomes Cat 2 hurricane, three disturbances trek west

The tropics are getting a boost this week from a global traveler nurturing three potential cyclones — an unusual number to be crammed together in the Atlantic’s main development region. An upper-level pulse of clouds, rainfall and winds — called the Madden-Julian Oscillation — circles the planet every 30 to 60 days, acting like a chimney to budding tropical disturbances...
AG Jeff Sessions visits Miami to blast Chicago on ‘sanctuary city’ policy

AG Jeff Sessions visits Miami to blast Chicago on ‘sanctuary city’ policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Miami. MIAMI — Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to town to commend Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for cooperating with the federal government by holding jail inmates who have been targeted for deportation, but most of Sessions’ remarks were aimed at Chicago, which is challenging the policy. Sessions...
Denied McDonald’s ice cream, Florida man arms himself with replica AR-15

Denied McDonald’s ice cream, Florida man arms himself with replica AR-15

If you think you get upset when the ice cream machine at McDonald’s is broken, a pair of Florida men likely have you beat. Jerry Henry of Delray Beach was a passenger in Michael Delhomme’s car when the pair received the news that the ice cream machine at a McDonald’s on Linton Boulevard wasn’t working, according to WPLG. Delhomme became upset with the employee who broke...
Christmas in August: Defensive tackle Jon Ford ‘a big gift’ for Miami Hurricanes

Christmas in August: Defensive tackle Jon Ford ‘a big gift’ for Miami Hurricanes

Jon Ford walks off the practice field after his first Hurricanes practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — Safeties coach  Ephraim Banda, the only member of the coaching staff to address the media Thursday, was likely expressing the excitement of the entire group. Defensive tackle  Jon Ford, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound freshman from...
Search continues for 5 soldiers missing after Army Black Hawk crash

Search continues for 5 soldiers missing after Army Black Hawk crash

Officials scoured the waters off the coast of Hawaii for a second night Wednesday in search of five soldiers who were on board a U.S. Army helicopter Tuesday night when it went down during a training exercise. Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were conducting a nighttime training mission around 9:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday when one of the helicopters lost contact with the other, according to the...
Dolphins with ninth worst odds to reach Super Bowl LII

Dolphins with ninth worst odds to reach Super Bowl LII

Place your bets. The odds-makers at SportsBettingDime.com released various odds and prop bets for the 2017 NFL season.  Odds to make the playoffs: 2/1 (13th worst in NFL) Odds to make Super Bowl LII: 85/1 (9th worst in NFL) O/U starts for Jay Cutler: 12.5   “Cutler has not started all 16 games in a season since 2009, and has averaged just over 12 per season since. According...
Johnny Depp surprises patients at British Columbia Children’s Hospital

Johnny Depp surprises patients at British Columbia Children’s Hospital

Captain Jack Sparrow left the high seas for a special meet and greet. But it wasn’t some look-alike. It was Jack Sparrow himself, er, make that Johnny Depp. >> Read more trending news  Depp, who has been known to visit hospitals around the world dressed as his pirate alter ego, stopped by BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Monday to bring smiles to the patients and their families...
Barcelona van attack: Multiple people killed in confirmed terror attack

Barcelona van attack: Multiple people killed in confirmed terror attack

Multiple people have died after a van slammed into pedestrians on Barcelona's popular La Rambla street in what police have deemed to be a terror attack, according to multiple reports. Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalonia police force, confirmed the attack in a Twitter post around 5:10 p.m. local time.

Florida Gators must eliminate red zone issues this season

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s  daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and UF broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. SEC Country’s Jordan McPherson wrote an analysis this week about the Florida offense and what it must do to improve. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Abolverdi and Cardozo discuss the story with McPherson and also...
10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after court denies request for abortion

10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after court denies request for abortion

A 10-year-old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month. Doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital in the northern city of Chandigarh delivered a baby girl through a C-section on Thursday morning, the Indian Express and the BBC reported. The young mother was about seven...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: DT Jon Ford arrives

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: DT Jon Ford arrives

Jon Ford at Thursday’s practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES – The last 2017 signee who had yet to join Hurricanes has done so. Defensive tackle Jon Ford , held up by academic issues, enrolled and Thursday pulled on a No. 96 practice jersey for the first time. Ford, from Fort Lauderdale-Dillard High, was a three-star recruit....
Miami Hurricanes football in talks to play Alabama

Miami Hurricanes football in talks to play Alabama

Mark Richt speaks at the 2017 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte. (The ACC) CORAL GABLES — The Hurricanes could add Alabama to their schedule in 2021, a source confirmed to the Post. News UM is in talks to play the perennial powerhouse was first reported by the Tuscaloosa News. The game would be in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Chik-fil-A Kickoff, televised by ESPN...
Teacher shoots self at Georgia high school, police say

Teacher shoots self at Georgia high school, police say

Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs, Georgia, cancelled classes Thursday morning after an incident involving a teacher, according to Douglas County sheriff’s officials. The officials said a school employee was flown to a hospital after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot at the school. >> Read more trending news No students were involved or injured. Just before 9 a.m., students...
Pair of Seminoles make SI’s Preseason All-American Team

Pair of Seminoles make SI’s Preseason All-American Team

A pair of Florida State Seminoles were named to Sports Illustrated’s Preseason All-American Team.  Safety Derwin James and cornerback Tarvarus McFadden were both selected as first-team honorees. The two were also named to CBSSports.com’s Preseason All-American team. “Will James be the next defensive player to score a Heisman ceremony invite? His sophomore campaign...
Two FSU defenders named to CBSSports.com Preseason All-American Team

Two FSU defenders named to CBSSports.com Preseason All-American Team

Two members of the Florida State Seminoles defense were named to CBSSports.com’s Preseason All-American Team on Wednesday.  Redshirt sophomore safety Derwin James and junior cornerback Tarvarus McFadden were both unanimous first-team selections. The two were also named first-team All-Americans by Sports Illustrated. James missed nearly all of last season with a meniscus injury, but...
Jay Cutler, QB with ‘most to prove’ according to USA Today

Jay Cutler, QB with ‘most to prove’ according to USA Today

Tonight is the night. When the Miami Dolphins take the field in Baltimore for their second exhibition game plenty of eyes will be glued on one person in an aqua, orange and white uniform. The Dolphins’ Jay Cutler tops USA Today’s list of quaretrbacks with the “most to prove” in Week 2 of the preseason.   “Given his eleventh-hour decision to step out of...
Heat projected to finish sixth in Eastern Conference according to ESPN

Heat projected to finish sixth in Eastern Conference according to ESPN

A few weeks ago the Miami Heat were projected to finish seventh in the Eastern Conference (42.5 wins) based on ESPN’s real plus-minus projections. Replacing the computers with human beings helped the Heat in ESPN’s latest preseason projections.  A two days after the release of the complete NBA schedule, ESPN.com’s forecast panel predicts the Heat will finish the season...
Police: Man beats girlfriend after someone eats his brownies

Police: Man beats girlfriend after someone eats his brownies

A Texas man faces multiple charges after police say he beat his girlfriend because someone else ate some of the brownies she had baked for him. Jason Eric Gonzales, 35, of Odessa, is charged with continuous violence/assault against a family member causing bodily injury and retaliation, as well as failure to pay child support, according to KOSA-TV in Odessa.  The news station reported that...
Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem to Dwyane Wade: ‘We’d love to have you’

Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem to Dwyane Wade: ‘We’d love to have you’

Miami’s Udonis Haslem hugs Dwyane Wade after a game last season in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem has some advice – and a message – for his good friend, Dwyane Wade. “My advice to him is, ‘Hey, we’d love to have you but take it one step at a time, take it one day at a time,” Haslem said on the...
Helen Hunt and boyfriend Matthew Carnahan split after 16 years

Helen Hunt and boyfriend Matthew Carnahan split after 16 years

Actress Helen Hunt and boyfriend Matthew Carnahan have broken up after a 16-year relationship, according to reports. >> Read more trending news “She has been split up with Matthew for several months. They had a rocky relationship and many offs and ons over the years. They stayed together as long as they did because of their daughter,” an unnamed source close to the actress told...
Trump calls efforts to remove Confederate monuments 'so foolish'

Trump calls efforts to remove Confederate monuments 'so foolish'

President Donald Trump on Thursday again criticized recent decisions to remove Confederate monuments across the country, calling the moves “so foolish” and the monuments irreplaceable. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Trump wrote in the first of a series of tweets. “You...
Report: LeBron James ‘100 percent’ leaving Cavaliers in 2018

Report: LeBron James ‘100 percent’ leaving Cavaliers in 2018

The idea of LeBron James departing Cleveland again is slowly resembling a possible reality. >> Read more trending news NBA reporter Chris Sheridan, who said James was returning to the Cavaliers two days before the announcement, reports James will wear a new uniform for the 2018-19 NBA season. Kevin O’Connor and Bill Simmons of The Ringer first reported James’ interest in...
Woman caught snorting cocaine in parent pickup line at school, police say

Woman caught snorting cocaine in parent pickup line at school, police say

A Florida woman was arrested Tuesday after a school resource officer at a Fort Myers middle school spotted her snorting cocaine as she sat in the parent pickup line at the school, police said.  WBBH reported that Christina Hester, 39, of Fort Myers, was sitting in her car when a school resource officer, who was standing near a second-floor window, saw her using what appeared to be a credit card...
Conflicting reports, confusion surround LeBron James’ future in Cleveland

Conflicting reports, confusion surround LeBron James’ future in Cleveland

Throughout the past few weeks, NBA sources have commented on LeBron James’ future with the Cleveland Cavaliers more than James himself has. Wednesday was no different. Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com started off Wednesday’s speculation about James’ future by reporting the 2017-2018 season will be James' last season in Cleveland. “He is 100 percent leaving...
Newborn photo shoot like nothing you’ve seen helps find new homes for puppies

Newborn photo shoot like nothing you’ve seen helps find new homes for puppies

A photographer in Virginia is doing her part to help get puppies and their mom adopted.  Kelly Frankenburg, of 11 Sixteen Photography, set up a newborn photo shoot that was a little different than the traditional ones. Frankenburg posed Chihuahua puppies like human newborns and they’re bringing all the feels, ABC News reported.  Paris and her pups are in Frankenburg&rsquo...
Teen takes 3-year-old brother to class with her, internet’s collective heart melts

Teen takes 3-year-old brother to class with her, internet’s collective heart melts

A 17-year-old Texas girl who stepped up during a family emergency has earned praise from social media users across the globe after a tender photo of her with her baby brother went viral.  Candice Curry, of San Antonio, told ABC News that a family emergency kept her and her husband from being able to pick up 3-year-old James from his school on May 25. They called their teen daughter, Stiles...
Powerball jackpot keeps growing after no one cashes in with winning numbers

Powerball jackpot keeps growing after no one cashes in with winning numbers

Everyone had to get up for work Thursday morning since no one won the big jackpot in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. Now the jackpot will roll over for the 19th time and will be an estimated $510 million prize, The Chicago Tribune reported. >> Read more trending news  The cash value will be about $325.2 million. There has been no winner since June 14. If you live in one...
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