NEW: Tempers flare at Flagler Shore meeting in West Palm

Tempers flared Saturday at a public meeting about the city’s controversial Flagler Shore project, as angry opponents lambasted city officials for closing off two lanes of Flagler Drive since October for pedestrians and bikes. Most people behaved politely during the two-hour event, which was held on one block of Flagler Shore, at the end of Datura Street, where about 100 residents offered...


BREAKING: Ed Eissey dies at 89; steered Palm Beach State College

BREAKING: Ed Eissey dies at 89; steered Palm Beach State College

“You can’t sneak the dawn past a Lebanese rooster,” Ed Eissey would say. His high-energy, hand-shaking, joke-telling, limelight-seeking style alienated some but won him legions of loyal supporters. He didn’t care either way. He was a shameless cheerleader for the place where he was both a student and its third president: Palm Beach State College. Edward Michael Eissey died...
Are cats taking over John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth?

Are cats taking over John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth?

You can call Susan Carmichael the Feral Cat Woman. She has been rescuing the four-legged cuties for years. Carmichael, founder of Florida’s Forgotten Felines, a group that cares and feeds cats in Palm Beach County, has over 58 colonies and takes care of more than 700 cats. Carmichael, 71, says she has about 10 cats at her Lantana home. It’s probably more. “I do foster cats as well...
Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

On Thanksgiving afternoon, about 2 p.m., Nailande White, known as “Lucy,” was walking her two dogs in the Emerald Lakes development on Sixth Avenue South. Layla, a 5-year-old schnauzer Chihuahua mix, and Oreo, a 1-year-old Chihuahua-French bulldog mix, were on their way home. Suddenly, Lucy, a 28-year-old PetSmart groomer in Delray Beach, spotted Lesi, a 3½-year-old boxer mix sniffing...
‘A forever fight’: In local town, battle lines are drawn on dirt roads

‘A forever fight’: In local town, battle lines are drawn on dirt roads

Residents of this small, rural town thrive on the serenity and privacy it offers. But after recent controversy over Loxahatchee Groves’ roads, some are drawing a line in the dirt about maintenance — and how to pay for it. Maintaining the roads has been an issue since before the town was incorporated in 2007, but previous dust-ups turned testier in the days after Hurricane Irma whipped...
Re-imagined Apple Store big hit after reopening at Gardens Mall

Re-imagined Apple Store big hit after reopening at Gardens Mall

The sleek, rebooted Apple Store at The Gardens Mall reopened to a throng of about 75 people eager to get their tech fix Saturday morning. The 8,300-square-foot Apple Store is now the largest in Palm Beach County. Among its biggest fans: the 10 and younger set. Patrick Welsh, 6, tested out the Apple TV 4K while his dad, Mike, held Patrick’s iPad protected by an orange case. Before the store closed...
NEW: Port St. Lucie high school student saves motorcyclist’s life

NEW: Port St. Lucie high school student saves motorcyclist’s life

A senior at Port St. Lucie High School helped save a 66-year-old man’s life after he rushed to his aid at the scene of an accident. On Dec. 13, Robert Golden, 18, was on his way home from school about 2 p.m. when he saw a motorcycle and PT cruiser collide at Lennard Road and Walton Road in Port St. Lucie. “I saw the motorcyclist go up the air and slam down on the ground,&rdquo...
Horses helping people — and vice versa — in Jupiter Farms

Horses helping people — and vice versa — in Jupiter Farms

Wearing blue boots and toting feed buckets to the four horses in the remodeled wooden barn at Nature Speaks, Inc., Rachel Ibarra is exactly where she wants to be. Once the owner of a public relations company, Ibarra and her husband Tracy bring together recovering horses with children diagnosed with autism and other disorders. They are applying for grants to start a program to unite the horses...
LATEST: Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

LATEST: Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

As officers cleared the scene of a Friday evening disturbance, Sgt. Widy Jean’s thoughts wandered back to the party he had spotted outside a home south of Cherry Hills. He turned to a woman nearby. The Riddick twin? he asked. Probably, she said. The Heart of Boynton’s dead are often celebrated in loved ones’ yards before the next day’s funeral, and in hours it would be Kunta...
EXCLUSIVE: Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey still fighting to clear O.J. Simpson’s name

EXCLUSIVE: Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey still fighting to clear O.J. Simpson’s name

Sitting at the head of a massive wooden table in a lawyer’s conference room, famed attorney F. Lee Bailey portrays himself as a doctor trying to cure the nation of its 23-year plague of O.J. Simpson-loathing. “I get them to listen in groups, but I think the inoculation wears off after a while,” the former West Palm Beach lawyer and Manalapan resident says with a rueful...
Cerabino: Our Gov. Scott is a sexual-harassment warrior in training

Cerabino: Our Gov. Scott is a sexual-harassment warrior in training

Gov. Rick Scott planted his flag this week on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. He won’t stand for it, no he won’t. “It is absolutely disgusting to hear the numerous accounts of sexual harassment happening across the country,” Scott said. “Everyone deserves to work in an environment that is safe and free from any form of harassment.” Scott’s...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins feeling confident ahead of trip to Buffalo

Post staff predictions: Dolphins feeling confident ahead of trip to Buffalo

What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins travel to Buffalo to face the Bills in Week 15? Miami Dolphins cheerleaders in against Tennessee Titans during their NFL game Sunday October 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) STAFF PREDICTIONS Joe Schad, Beat writer The greatest concern, of course, is Bills running back...
New brew pub set to open in downtown West Palm on Monday

New brew pub set to open in downtown West Palm on Monday

The big, snazzy sign outside the upcoming West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault may be brand new, but its vintage lettering gives the place an instantly iconic flair. Inside, as the staff puts the finishing touches on what will be an upscale brew pub, brew master Joel Kodner monitors the six fermentation tanks that nurture the brewery’s first batches of beer. West Palm Brewery is expected to open...
Season to Share: Help a family in need

Season to Share: Help a family in need

The Palm Beach Post launched its annual holiday campaign, Season to Share, in 1995. Each year, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the paper and website tell the stories of more than a dozen struggling families who have been nominated by local charitable organizations. Readers are invited to contribute money, merchandise and services to help them. Thank you for sharing.
JUST IN: Fire damages Belle Glade home, sends resident packing

JUST IN: Fire damages Belle Glade home, sends resident packing

A house fire in Belle Glade this morning has put one person out of a home, the American Red Cross local chapter reports. The fire happened at a home on Northwest 11th Street and did enough damage to make the place unsafe for anyone to live there. The Red Cross is helping the resident with temporary shelter, food and clothing.
After the video: Dairy association tries to counter abuse allegations

After the video: Dairy association tries to counter abuse allegations

Florida’s dairy industry has been in an unwanted spotlight since the Nov. 9 release of surveillance videos showing workers kicking cows at Larson Dairy in Okeechobee County. The image portrayed is far from that of cows grazing in idyllic pastures and has the potential to harm both milk sales and economic stability of the industry. RELATED: Three Okeechobee dairy workers arrested in animal abuse...
Who was the man taking pictures at this Lake Worth house?

Who was the man taking pictures at this Lake Worth house?

Christina Blanco and her husband, Roger Gonzalez, were having lunch at their Lake Worth home recently. While eating, Blanco, 32, saw a man, late 20s, early 30s, approaching their 1112 North D Street home they’ve shared for two years and taking pictures of their place on his cell phone. Gonzalez, 31, went to the door and asked the man, who was wearing an ID card around his neck, what he was doing...
Forecasters predict ‘dry and benign weather,’ warmer temps

Forecasters predict ‘dry and benign weather,’ warmer temps

An area of high pressure will continue to bring “dry and benign weather conditions” across South Florida for the next several days, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are gradually warming back up to normal. The overight forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies in Palm Beach County with lows in the mid-60s. Expect easterly winds around 5 mph. Download The Post&rsquo...
Five takeaways: Josh Richardson’s career high helps Heat hold off Clippers, go above .500

Five takeaways: Josh Richardson’s career high helps Heat hold off Clippers, go above .500

Los Angeles Clippers guard C.J. Williams shoots between Miami Heat defenders Bam Adebayo and Tyler Johnson during Saturday’s game in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) MIAMI – Pat Riley saw something in Erik Spoelstra long before anybody else. So in 2008, when Riley decided to concentrate on his executive duties and end his Hall of Fame coaching career, he chose Spoelstra ...
NEW: $23,000 reward in shooting death of Florida 2-year-old

NEW: $23,000 reward in shooting death of Florida 2-year-old

A $23,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy who was sitting with his mother in the courtyard of a south Miami-Dade apartment complex Friday night. A stray bullet killed Cornelle Williams-Thomas at the Arthur Mays Villas public housing complex. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez urged the public to come forward and identify...
Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump's transition organization. But the investigators did not directly request the records from Trump's still-existing transition group...
Man pushed Iraq veteran to ground, stole service dog

Man pushed Iraq veteran to ground, stole service dog

An Iraq veteran says a man pushed her to the icy ground and stole her service dog. Ashley McCall relies on her 65-pound service dog Jax to help with her anxiety and depression, but that constant source of joy and happiness was suddenly swiped from her Thursday afternoon. She says a man started asking questions about Jax while she was getting ready to put him in the car behind her Concord, New Hampshire...
NEW: South Florida internet scam ring linked to terror group

NEW: South Florida internet scam ring linked to terror group

Federal authorities are looking for the mastermind of a $94 million South Florida internet scheme they say was used to finance the radical Muslim group Hezbollah, sources say. Roda Taher, 38, paid "money mules" to establish shell companies with bank accounts in South Florida that were used to launder money from lottery, inheritance and other email-hacking scams, the Miami Herald reported...
NEW: FIorida UPS driver accused of stealing iPhone he just delivered

NEW: FIorida UPS driver accused of stealing iPhone he just delivered

A Florida man lost his job with UPS and faces grand theft charges after a homeowner's surveillance video caught him stealing an iPhone he just delivered hours earlier, police say.  Jason Christopher Mohn, 47, was caught Tuesday taking the package from a woman's porch, stuffing it under his shirt and running off around two hours after it was delivered, ABC Action News in Tampa reported. A...
John McEnroe to return to Delray Beach tennis event in February

John McEnroe to return to Delray Beach tennis event in February

A tennis legend will take the court in Delray Beach next year. John McEnroe, an International Tennis Hall of Famer and 17-time Grand Slam champion, will compete at the ATP Champions Tour event from Feb. 16-18 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, according to a press release. “I look forward to returning to Delray Beach for another ATP Champions Tour event,” McEnroe said in the...
Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same email as apology

Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same email as apology

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has issued an apology to his newsletter subscribers for his sexual misconduct against women, but he confounded some by ending his message with a recipe for a "holiday-inspired breakfast." Batali was immediately blasted on social media for including in the Friday email the "Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls" recipe after his apology for making "many mistakes...
No. 6 Miami remains undefeated, downs GW 59-50

No. 6 Miami remains undefeated, downs GW 59-50

Miami coach Jim Larranaga is staying on the Hurricanes while they keep piling up wins. Dewan Huell had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 6 Miami used a fast start to beat George Washington 59-50 on Saturday. One of six remaining unbeaten teams in Division 1 entering the weekend, the Hurricanes (9-0) ripped off 13 of the game's first 15 points on their way to a 21-point lead. The scrappy Colonials...
Police: Florida man drives through bedroom with 3 children inside

Police: Florida man drives through bedroom with 3 children inside

A Florida man is facing a charge of reckless driving after plowing through a bedroom with three children inside early Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Johnny Woodberry, 44, was driving a 2005 Cadillac in Cocoa around 2 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and drove into the house, troopers told WFTV. >> Read more trending news  The three children were asleep inside...

California man gets stuck in chimney during burglary attempt

Authorities say a Northern California man tried to burglarize a business by entering through the chimney only to become stuck. Police in the Sacramento-area city of Citrus Heights said Friday that 32-year-old Jesse Berube was uninjured but now faces one count of burglary. According to police, Berube slid down the chimney of the business Wednesday and then found himself lodged inside. The Rocklin man...
Massive California wildfire triggers new wave of evacuations

Massive California wildfire triggers new wave of evacuations

New evacuations were called on Saturday as surging winds drove an enormous wildfire toward a wealthy enclave in the coastal foothills northwest of Los Angeles. The mandatory evacuations around Montecito and neighboring Summerland came as winds that had eased a day earlier raged back at around 30 mph (48 kph) with gusts to about 60 mph (97 kph). A portion of Santa Barbara city also is under mandatory...
Amid changing political winds, Florida Gov. mulls next move

Amid changing political winds, Florida Gov. mulls next move

For more than a year, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has engaged in a guessing game about his political future: Will he challenge U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2018? President Donald Trump has already publicly called on Scott to run, but Scott again this week insisted he had not made up his mind. And he sidestepped questions about whether the upset win of Democrat Doug Jones in the neighboring state of Alabama...
Report: CDC given list of 'forbidden' words for budget

Report: CDC given list of 'forbidden' words for budget

The Trump administration has issued a list of seven words and phrases that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are "forbidden" from using in documents related to next year's budget, The Washington Post reported Friday.The list of banned words includes: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based and science-based, according to The Washington...

Florida stone crab season off to a slow start

Florida's stone crab season has been disappointing so far, with retailers unable to procure more than a couple pounds of the delectable crustacean claws. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that since the season opened on Oct. 15 crab traps have been coming up mostly empty. State wildlife officials say the crabs are driven by cold fronts, and that there hasn't been a significant one in the Florida...
NEW: West Palm man accused of beating teen, flaying his skin

NEW: West Palm man accused of beating teen, flaying his skin

A West Palm Beach man was arrested on Wednesday after deputies said he beat a 13-year-old and flayed the teen’s skin after he saw writing on his hand. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Jermaine Gully, 34, faces charges of child abuse and child neglect in the incident that left the victim with multiple injuries. Click here for more local crime news Deputies said Gully...
Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lorenzen Wright, who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA. Police...
Texas man gets 52-year sentence for beheading wife

Texas man gets 52-year sentence for beheading wife

A Texas man was sentenced to 52 years in prison Friday in the decapitation death of his wife, the Waco Herald-Tribune reported. Davie Dauzat, 24, pleaded guilty to murder in Waco’s 54th State District Court. In August, a judge rejected a proposed plea agreement that would have given Dauzat a 50-year sentence for killing his wife, Natasha Dauzat, 21, on Aug. 25, 2016. Authorities said...

Florida moves to control booming, invasive iguanas

With burrowing iguanas showing up in people's toilets and damaging expensive sewer lines, Florida wildlife managers are stepping up efforts to control the state's booming population of the wild, invasive reptiles. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has hired a trapper to try and control the iguana population on public land in the Florida Keys. It is also holding workshops to teach...
Georgia student discovers birth brother attended same college, had same major

Georgia student discovers birth brother attended same college, had same major

The slogan for purchasing a DNA test kit on the genealogy website Ancestry.com is "Open a world of possibilities." >> Read more trending newsFor a Georgia college junior, a DNA test earlier this week opened up his family history and helped him connect to a long-lost sibling and his birth parents. Kieron Christian Graham, 20, is majoring in political science at Kennesaw State University...
Carrie Fisher’s dog recognized her in new ‘Star Wars’ film

Carrie Fisher’s dog recognized her in new ‘Star Wars’ film

Carrie Fisher may be dead almost a year, but her dog still remembers the actress, New Musical Express reported. Fisher, who died last Dec. 27 at age 60, starred in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which opened in theaters Thursday. Fisher’s dog, Gary, attended the premiere of the film on Thursday at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Gary watched the movie while sitting...
Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Andrea Ramsey, a Kansas Democrat running for a House seat in 2018, has dropped out of the race amid sexual misconduct accusations, according to the Kansas City Star. The retired businesswoman — who was considered one of the Democratic Party’s brightest political prospects — was hoping to challenge Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas’ 3rd District in the 2018 midterm...
Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CTV reported Saturday. The Toronto Police Service is investigating the deaths as "suspicious." During a news conference Friday, Constable David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies. Hopkinson said police, fire units and ambulance responded to a "medical complaint"...
Community offers support as 94-year-old Florida woman arrested during eviction celebrates birthday

Community offers support as 94-year-old Florida woman arrested during eviction celebrates birthday

After spending two nights in jail in Lake County, Florida, on a trespassing charge filed when she refused to leave her apartment during an eviction, Juanita Fitzgerald was glad to spend her 94th birthday somewhere else. Fitzgerald was placed in a Eustis patrol car Tuesday after repeatedly refusing to leave the lobby of Franklin House. At one point, she reportedly told officers that if they wanted...
Cool spell over: Expect sunny weekend forecast for PBC

Cool spell over: Expect sunny weekend forecast for PBC

A sunny and warmer weekend is in store for South Florida, according to the National Weather Service. The highs should near 80 while lows shouldn’t dip below the 60s, with no rain in the forecast. Tonight is forecast to be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s and light, variable winds. Download The Post’s WeatherPlus app Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and...
NEW: FIU suspends fraternity, sorority events after FSU death

NEW: FIU suspends fraternity, sorority events after FSU death

The president of Florida International University said in a letter to students and employees Friday that as of Jan. 1 all Greek life will be suspended for at least a month, the Miami Herald reported. Mark Rosenberg cited "growing concerns" in the wake of deaths of fraternity pledges at campuses nationwide, including Florida State University. He praised FIU's Greek leaders, saying they...
JUST IN: Woman dies at Miami clinic getting Brazilian butt lift

JUST IN: Woman dies at Miami clinic getting Brazilian butt lift

The family of a 40-year-old woman from Louisiana is asking questions after she died Thursday at a Miami-Dade cosmetic center during a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift, WSVN reports. Kizzy London died Thursday at Kendall Regional Medical Center after being rushed there from West Dade Surgery Center, hospital officials said. She is survived by her husband of more than 20 years, plus 1-year-old...
Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is one step closer to being released from house arrest in Virginia and waiting out his trial at his home in Palm Beach Gardens. In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she was satisfied that the $10 million in property Manafort agreed to forfeit would be available if he failed to appear in court. Before...
Early forecast: Above-average hurricane season in 2018

Early forecast: Above-average hurricane season in 2018

An unforgettable parade of deadly and destructive hurricanes ripped across the Atlantic in 2017, making it, by one measure, the seventh-strongest season on record. Early projections are that another active year looms in 2018. An analysis released Wednesday by Colorado State University’s Philip Klotzbach outlined five scenarios for next year, the two most likely of which would produce an above-normal...
LATEST: Armed man wanted for robbery at Game Stop in suburban Boca

LATEST: Armed man wanted for robbery at Game Stop in suburban Boca

An armed man walked into a Game Stop in suburban Boca Raton on Monday, then left after allegedly stealing two games, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The robbery occurred at the Game Stop at Glades and Lyons roads. » Get the latest Breaking News at PalmBeachPost.com The man stole PlayStation 4 and 7 PlayStation games before leaving through the front door, PBSO said...
Brightline’s Orlando extension wins federal approval

Brightline’s Orlando extension wins federal approval

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has won approval from federal transportation officials to extend its passenger rail service north to Orlando, clearing the way for the private rail venture to begin construction on its second phase connecting West Palm Beach and central Florida. Brightline said it plans to begin construction on the northern extension early next year. On Monday, the company will...
NEW: PBSO seeks woman who tried to use stolen credit cards at Kohl’s

NEW: PBSO seeks woman who tried to use stolen credit cards at Kohl’s

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman who allegedly attempted to use stolen credit cards Sunday at a Kohl’s department store in Lake Park. The credit cards were stolen from an unidentified victim earlier on Sunday during a robbery at a Publix Super Market on Military Trail near Community Drive in suburban West Palm Beach. The woman was then caught on surveillance-camera...
Judge bars death penalty in Boca Raton case that could test state law

Judge bars death penalty in Boca Raton case that could test state law

Setting up what could be the first-ever test of part of Florida’s new death penalty laws, a Palm Beach County judge on Friday barred prosecutors from seeking a death sentence in a Boca Raton murder case from May because they missed a crucial filing deadline. Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes’ potential landmark ruling Friday in the case of Tashane Chantiloupe comes just days after his attorney...
Trumps’ White House Christmas reception brings the merry and bright

Trumps’ White House Christmas reception brings the merry and bright

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Let me tell you that the White House appears to be doing exactly the same, if the holiday decorations I saw Thursday at a reception there were any indication. The overall scheme of the decorations, overseen by first lady Melania Trump, were in the white mood, although there was a dash of sparkling gold that dazzled in the State Room. White sparkling branches...
BREAKING: Palm Tran bus lost tire because technican took phone call

BREAKING: Palm Tran bus lost tire because technican took phone call

A Goodyear technician was distracted by a phone call and did not properly tighten a Palm Tran bus tire that later flew off its axle and caused crashes on Interstate 95 last week in Boynton Beach, a Palm Tran spokesman said Friday. Palm Tran has observed the interruption in a surveillance-camera video, seeing the worker put the lug nuts on the tire but not torque them at all, spokesman Joe Harrington...

Florida Gov. and House speaker reach deal over lottery

The administration of Gov. Rick Scott has reached a deal that should end a legal battle over the Florida Lottery. The state's lottery department agreed last week to change a massive new contract that had been challenged by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. A copy of the new agreement shows the state is dropping a proposal to significantly increase the number of automated ticket machines around the state...
Neighbors want beached 35-foot houseboat in Jupiter hauled away

Neighbors want beached 35-foot houseboat in Jupiter hauled away

A 35-foot houseboat has washed ashore near Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter, and some residents want the “eyesore” hauled away. “They should give the owner a reasonable amount of time, maybe seven days. But that boat is dangerous. It needs to be removed,” said Tom Kataras, a boater who lives in Jupiter Cove. READ: Jupiter residents want junk boats littering Jupiter waterways...
FAA: No aviators violated Trump flight restrictions last weekend

FAA: No aviators violated Trump flight restrictions last weekend

Aviators appear to be getting the message about flight restrictions during President Donald Trump’s stays at the Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach. Just five aircraft violated the zones during the president’s nearly weeklong Thanksgiving visit, and none during his stay last weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Friday. That was the first goose egg since Trump began...
Bill Koch’s son Wyatt sues ex-fiancee to get $250K ring back

Bill Koch’s son Wyatt sues ex-fiancee to get $250K ring back

Billionaire Bill Koch’s son Wyatt is no longer engaged, and he wants the quarter-million dollar ring back from his ex-fiancee. Lawyers filed a civil lawsuit on Wyatt Koch’s behalf Tuesday to attempt to force Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb to return the expensive piece of jewelry. “The ring is wrongfully detained by (Slocumb),” the lawsuit says. “She received the ring...
Post reporters win anti-fraud coalition’s award for sober home coverage

Post reporters win anti-fraud coalition’s award for sober home coverage

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a Washington-based policy and research group, awarded its inaugural journalism award for fraud reporting to The Palm Beach Post for its work on fraud in the sober-home industry. Post investigative reporters Pat Beall and Christine Stapleton accepted the award Tuesday at the coalition’s annual meeting in Washington. The coalition praised The Post’s...
Riverbend Park’s $3 million renovation still missing its main feature

Riverbend Park’s $3 million renovation still missing its main feature

Disappointment was the reaction Samantha Livas had when she pulled into the new paved parking lot at Riverbend Park, part of the $3 million renovation completed six weeks ago. “Where’s the place to rent a kayak?” she asked a couple unloading their bicycles from their car trunk. When told the concession stand was gone, she turned to her passengers in the back seat and frowned. That...
Column: Smooth on the field, Jeter struggles in front office

Column: Smooth on the field, Jeter struggles in front office

Derek Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. His charisma made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could seemingly do no wrong, even in the media cauldron that is New York City. Which makes Derek Jeter, The Baseball Executive, all the more baffling. How has a guy who rarely took a wrong step during his long career as the Yankees shortstop and captain managed to...

Paul Manafort nears release from house arrest

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is one step closer to being released from house arrest after putting up enough property to satisfy a $10 million bond. Barring a paperwork issue, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says she will allow Manafort's release from his home in Virginia where he's been confined since his Oct. 30 arrest. Manafort and longtime associate Rick...
SolarTech Universal to expand workforce in Riviera Beach

SolarTech Universal to expand workforce in Riviera Beach

SolarTech Universal, Florida’s only solar photovoltaic panel manufacturer, is growing and plans to hire up to 100 additional employees in 2018, including those needed to staff a new facility in Puerto Rico. The company founded in 2012 began production in 2015 at an 85,000-square-foot facility in Riviera Beach. Plant manager Paul Roraff said the 45-employee company is now looking to hire 30 more...
North Palm Beach police dog dies after unexpected medical event

North Palm Beach police dog dies after unexpected medical event

Village police said goodbye to four-legged officer Cole after the K9 died of complications from emergency surgery last week, the department said on Facebook. Cole, badge #638, underwent surgery for an “unexpected medical event,” police said. He served the department for nine years with Officer James Kaminski. The 9-year-old German shepherd died 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Police use K9 officers...
Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Our Savior Lutheran, the church across the street from Lake Worth High School, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary as several former members and friends visited. “There was lots of hugs, tears, smiles and warm embraces,” said Stephen Wipperman, church pastor. “It was delightful for everyone.” The church was started in 1927 with about a group of 25 people. “We built...
Need a last-minute gift? Check our local holiday gift guide

Need a last-minute gift? Check our local holiday gift guide

As you fill out your last-minute holiday shopping list, consider handcrafted and unique gift options available at small, locally owned businesses here in Palm Beach County. Locally produced holiday gifts have grown in popularity since 2010, when American Express began encouraging shoppers to visit small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, a growing number of shoppers plan to...
NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

A section of Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington is slated for overnight resurfacing work starting this weekend. The road from south of the Dunkin Donuts near Wellington Trace to just south of Essex Drive will be milled and resurfaced starting from 6 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Monday, then from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Friday, said Village Manager Jim Barnes. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post&rsquo...
NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

A 73-year-old doctor who was arrested in April for prescribing pain killers for cash and whose medical license suspended in October was arrested again this week, according to authorities. Peter Katz, who practices family medicine in Boynton Beach, was arrested Wednesday on charges of unlawful prescription and fraud, among others. The arrest comes after the Florida Department of Health issued an emergency...
The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

“Hybrid Infinity,” the latest outdoor art to adorn a downtown structure, brings color to CityPlace’s Hibiscus Garage along Quadrille Boulevard. The mural, which stretches 581 feet on the garage’s east facade, was hand-painted in three weeks by artist Frankie Cihi. Cihi’s website describes her as a half-Japanese, half-American artist who moved back to Tokyo after receiving...
New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

All signs point to President Donald Trump returning to Palm Beach for Christmas — but it appears his stay might not begin until Dec. 22. After issuing an alert Thursday to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach starting Dec. 20, the Federal Aviation Administration today sent a new alert for Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. No times have been provided yet. Although the White House is mum on...
Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Not in the mood to cook on Christmas eve or Christmas day? These restaurants have you covered. Here are a few of the best dining offerings around Palm Beach County. Prices are listed without the expected tax and tip. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, in downtown West Palm is offering a special order-and-take Christmas dinner option. The prepared meal includes an Australian leg...
Priest gets probation in Turnpike ‘road rage’ gun case

Priest gets probation in Turnpike ‘road rage’ gun case

The Episcopal priest accused of waving a gun July 5 in a road-rage incident on Florida’s Turnpike pleaded no contest Friday to a lesser charge and was sentenced to one year of probation. The Rev. William Rian Adams, 35, of Fletcher, North Carolina, was charged with pointing a semi-automatic Glock 22 — a 15-round, .40-caliber pistol — from his red 2014 Corvette at Sharon Hughes, 54...
NEW: Boynton woman’s family not surprised husband arrested in murder

NEW: Boynton woman’s family not surprised husband arrested in murder

Alvin Mayers wasn’t surprised his son-in-law was arrested in his daughter’s June murder. He’s just relieved it finally happened. Euri Jenkins, 31, was arrested Thursday on a first-degree murder charge in his wife’s June 29 killing. He appeared Friday morning at a brief hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail before Judge Carolina Shepherd.She ordered Jenkins held without bond...
Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 million

Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 million

DELRAY BEACH — The city’s shorelines are getting the crème de la crème of lifeguard towers — durable and good-looking with enhanced features such as solar panels —but it’s going to cost taxpayers about $1.1 million. And that price tag was a tough sell for some city leaders. “This is a condominium price that we’re paying for a small...
JUST IN: Drug crackdown leads to West Palm opioid arrests

JUST IN: Drug crackdown leads to West Palm opioid arrests

An opioid investigation by West Palm Beach police has led to “multiple” arrests of people who authorities say were panhandling on city streets, officers said Friday. Authorities said those arrested were selling opioids such as fentanyl and heroin and used the money they collected to support their drug habits. It was not immediately clear how many people were arrested. A news conference...
Farm and dine: 3 can’t-miss events at Swank Farms this season

Farm and dine: 3 can’t-miss events at Swank Farms this season

Some years ago, Darrin and Jodi Swank expanded the functions of their Loxahatchee Groves farm to include seasonal, chef-driven, Sunday feasts. This season, they’ve expanded even further to host a new “Master Chef” dinner series on Saturday nights during the growing season. And they’ve also added a casual Sunday brunch series.  This promises to be a busy season beneath...
VIDEO: Fire Rescue save dog from fire at condo west of Delray

VIDEO: Fire Rescue save dog from fire at condo west of Delray

A joyful pup was reunited with its owner Thursday night after Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews rescued the dog from a condominium fire west of Delray Beach that left six people homeless. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Capri Cmd Video, Share the excitement and joy as owner reunites with her...
JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

Two people were hospitalized Friday morning after a car was left running in a garage at PGA National since Thursday night, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue said. The car had been running at the Thornton Drive home since 10 p.m. Thursday and the people were taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center for carbon monoxide poisoning, Deputy Chief Shon Broedell said.
Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, a popular gathering spot at Downtown at The Gardens, will close its doors this month. The company announced on its Facebook page that its last day of business is Dec. 27. It is offering 25 percent off holiday retail purchases. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe,” the post said. “We thank...
Study: Flagler Shore not clogging traffic on downtown waterfront

Study: Flagler Shore not clogging traffic on downtown waterfront

The city has fielded plenty of complaints about its pilot project to give half of Flagler Drive back to pedestrians and cyclists. There have been calls to city hall, while social media sites where downtowners gather online, and our letters-to-the-editor columns, also have served as sounding boards for those who hate the public art, hate the road barriers and fear Flagler Shore: From...
Cowboys face officiating nemesis who blew Dez Bryant catch call

Cowboys face officiating nemesis who blew Dez Bryant catch call

Dallas Cowboys fans only identify NFL official Gene Steratore with one moment in their esteemed history: the Dez Bryant catch against the Green Bay Packers in Jan. 2015. On Sunday, Steratore will be officiating his first Cowboys game since ruling that Bryant hadn’t completed the process of the catch and costing Dallas a chance to advance to the NFC Championship...
Report: Gus Malzahn was concerned that a ‘loss to the Crimson Tide would cost him his job’

Report: Gus Malzahn was concerned that a ‘loss to the Crimson Tide would cost him his job’

It all worked out in the end for Gus Malzahn and Auburn. They ended up winning the SEC West, kept their coach from bolting to Arkansas, and agreed to a new 7-year, $49 million deal. But it all could’ve ended very differently had he lost to Alabama. According to a report from Kevin Scarbinsky o f AL.com, Malzahn was very concerned with the Alabama game beyond...
FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt gives biggest reason why Alabama will beat Clemson in Sugar Bowl

FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt gives biggest reason why Alabama will beat Clemson in Sugar Bowl

Joel Klatt is big on Alabama’s chances to beat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, and he explained why in a clip released by FOX Sports’ college football Twitter account Sunday. Many observers are eager to see what the latest chapter of Alabama vs. Clemson will bring. We’ve seen thrilling matchups the past two years with the highest stakes possible, and many...
Pope Francis criticizes journalists for reporting old scandals

Pope Francis criticizes journalists for reporting old scandals

Pope Francis rebuked journalists that report old scandals and sensationalize the news, calling it “a very serious sin” that hurts the involved parties, CBS News reported, citing an Associated Press story. On the eve of his 81st birthday Saturday, the pontiff said journalists should remember to provide precise, complete and correct information while avoiding one-sided reports...
Joel Klatt says Clemson won’t beat Alabama because of ‘inconsistent’ quarterback play

Joel Klatt says Clemson won’t beat Alabama because of ‘inconsistent’ quarterback play

A No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoffs has yet to win the National Championship. Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt doesn’t like Clemson’s chances of breaking that trend this year. Klatt argued Sunday morning that Clemson will struggle to beat Alabama in the two program’s third playoff matchup in as many years because they no longer have former Heisman Trophy...
NFL taking over investigation into Panthers owner Jerry Richardson

NFL taking over investigation into Panthers owner Jerry Richardson

The NFL is taking over an investigation into Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network on Sunday. The team announced that it was looking into allegations on Friday but offered no specifics on the nature of the misconduct that was reported. And despite a statement that they had the...
As Heat await MRI results on James Johnson’s ankle, Erik Spoelstra will start mulling options

As Heat await MRI results on James Johnson’s ankle, Erik Spoelstra will start mulling options

Clippers forward Sam Dekker looks to pass as Miami forward James Johnson defends Saturday. Johnson was injured during the game while covering Dekker. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) MIAMI – James Johnson will have an MRI on his right ankle today after being injured during Saturday’s victory over the Clippers and it appears the Heat starting power forward, and tri-captain...
Missouri head coach Barry Odom says former Sooners on staff ‘relish’ chance to play Texas in bowl game

Missouri head coach Barry Odom says former Sooners on staff ‘relish’ chance to play Texas in bowl game

A former Big 12 conference matchup will be renewed on Dec. 27 when Missouri faces Texas in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston. Missouri and Texas have not faced each other on the gridiron since 2011 — the Tigers’ final season in the conference before departing for the SEC. But the matchup on the field won’t be the only rivalry present. Missouri&rsquo...
Marvin Lewis on his way out of Cincinnati

Marvin Lewis on his way out of Cincinnati

Season No. 15 will be Marvin Lewis’ last in Cincinnati. The long-time Bengals head coach is planning to leave at the conclusion of this season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Lewis plans to pursue other opportunities. Lewis is currently the secondly longest tenured coach in the NFL (15 seasons). New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is first. All 22...
3 quarterback options for Florida coach Dan Mullen

3 quarterback options for Florida coach Dan Mullen

Florida coach Dan Mullen is on the market for a quarterback following Matt Corral‘s de-commitment Thursday. The dead period begins Monday and the early signing period is Wednesday, so this isn’t the ideal time to be shopping around for a signal caller. The majority of top QB recruits are already committed to a school and many of them will be early enrollees, so...
Report: TCU offensive analyst David Gru to join Sonny Dykes at SMU

Report: TCU offensive analyst David Gru to join Sonny Dykes at SMU

TCU offensive analyst David Gru is reportedly following a former colleague to Dallas. According to the Football Scoop, Gru will join former TCU offensive analyst Sonny Dykes at SMU in time for the 2018 season. Dykes and Gru both spent their first year with TCU in the same capacity during the 2017 regular season. Dykes was named SMU’s head coach on Dec. 11, replacing...
Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy take part in spirited debate about value of bowl games

Booger McFarland, Greg McElroy take part in spirited debate about value of bowl games

Booger McFarland and Greg McElroy participated in a spirited exchange on Twitter about the value of bowl games. On Sunday, McFarland started the discussion by writing that he “would like to advocate cutting down the number of bowl games.” The ESPN analyst argued that the current number is “way too many” and he wondered if college football’s bowl...
Wisconsin football: Early signing period should benefit Badgers in big way

Wisconsin football: Early signing period should benefit Badgers in big way

MADISON, Wis. — When the NCAA adopted an early signing period this offseason for Division I football, there were questions about how it would impact the recruiting cycles for every program in the country. That signing period, which runs from Wednesday through Friday, is days away. And while plenty of unknowns remain, this much is clear: It should mean far less chaos for...
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