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NEW: Gov. Scott signs boating bill prompted by Tequesta teens’ loss at sea

Governor Rick Scott signed 16 bills into law Tuesday, including a measure aimed at increasing boater safety and another stemming from a debate about legal fees in public-records cases. Scott signed a bill (HB 711) that will expand a discount on registration fees for recreational boat owners who have locator beacons. The issue stems from the July 2015 disappearance of Austin Stephanos and Perry...


Ariana Grande’s boyfriend: Who is Mac Miller?

Ariana Grande’s boyfriend: Who is Mac Miller?

When Ariana Grande returned from Manchester, England earlier today, after the tragic fatal bombing at a show on Monday that killed 22 people, she was greeted at Boca Raton Airport by her boyfriend, Mac Miller. Some fast facts about Miller: *Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, is a rapper raised in Pittsburgh who came to fame as a highly successful indie artist with his 2011 album...
Update: Collapsed pipe caused sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Update: Collapsed pipe caused sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

The sinkhole that opened up outside President Donald Trump’sMar-a-Lago Club on Monday might not be fixed until Thursday, an official said. The 4-foot by 4-foot hole opened on Southern Boulevard across the street from the club’s south entrance. Crews continued digging the hole with an excavator Monday until it was about 10 feet wide and several feet deep. The sinkhole was...
BREAKING: One dead, 2 in ER after diving incident at Riviera Marina

BREAKING: One dead, 2 in ER after diving incident at Riviera Marina

A man is dead and two other people hospitalized after a diving incident Tuesday afternoon at the Riviera Beach Marina, city Fire Rescue crews said. Read more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post The two people who were injured are being treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center, fire crews said. An employee at Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures in Lake Park confirmed the incident happened...
Is this the last extension of temporary protected status for Haitians?

Is this the last extension of temporary protected status for Haitians?

Temporary “protected status” has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday said “after a careful review of the current conditions in Haiti and conversations with the Haitian government,” he has agreed to extend...
Target data breach: Settlement called largest ever with Fla., states

Target data breach: Settlement called largest ever with Fla., states

Retailer Target agreed to improve data security and pay 47 states including Florida $18.5 million, officials said Tuesday. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman called it an “important win” and said it was the largest multi-state settlement to date related to a data breach. “This data breach jeopardized the financial information of millions of Target customers in Florida and...
Social media helps Wellington woman find endangered pet parrot Noodle

Social media helps Wellington woman find endangered pet parrot Noodle

Erica Bayes was on her feet from sunrise to sunset four days in a row looking for her missing pet parrot in Wellington, but social media ended up being the biggest factor in finding her endangered Queen of Bavaria Conure last week. Bayes felt helpless when one of her dogs bumped open the kitchen door and Noodle took flight for the first time. For four days, she was up at 4 a.m. and estimated she walked...
World Turtle Day: Watch a baby sea turtle as it makes its way to the ocean

World Turtle Day: Watch a baby sea turtle as it makes its way to the ocean

It’s turtle time! Today is World Turtle Day. Each year on May 23, the American Tortoise Rescue organization host this day to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises around the world. We pay tribute to turtles by sharing staff photos and videos taken throughout the years. Enjoy! Oh, and some social media love too. A turtle hatchling on Midtown Beach  tries to make its...
It’s confusing when Hustler store takes over Christian bookstore

It’s confusing when Hustler store takes over Christian bookstore

As a full-service local newspaper columnist I consider it my calling to do what I can to make this a more enlightened community. But I’m not sure I can fix this one. The idea that on a daily basis, would-be seekers of divine inspiration would be perusing the aisles of battery-operated gadgets, furry handcuffs, and “latex rear view mini skirts” in search of a new King James version...
Editorial: Convene special session to set medical marijuana rules

Editorial: Convene special session to set medical marijuana rules

A commanding majority of Florida voters – 71.3 percent — said in no uncertain terms in November that they wanted access to medical marijuana to relieve a wide range of painful and debilitating conditions. Amendment 2 outperformed Donald Trump on the ballot by nearly 2 million votes. The measure carried in every one of Florida’s 67 counties, even the most conservative. In Palm Beach...
Hurricanes legend, football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dead at 48

Hurricanes legend, football Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dead at 48

Former University of Miami All-American and a member of the 1989 national championship team Cortez Kennedy, also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Tuesday at the age of 48, according to the Orlando Police Department. No cause of death has been given. Orlando police confirmed to ESPN that “they are investigating Kennedy’s death,” but also said “there is nothing...
Former PA BBQ in Tequesta being replaced with casual dining spot

Former PA BBQ in Tequesta being replaced with casual dining spot

Charles Modica, the Hobe Sound resident who owns Suni Sands, Love Street and the Rustic Inn Crabhouse restaurant in Jupiter, has bought his fourth parcel — which adds up to about 19 acres in north county. Refurbishing is under way for a fall opening of the former Park Avenue BBQ & Grille on U.S. 1 in Tequesta. The new restaurant will be called Lou’s Bar & Grill. “There’s a...
10 adventures for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend

10 adventures for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend

I’ve already received dozens of calls and texts from friends and family asking me for Memorial Day weekend ideas. So, I’ve decided to put together a list of fun, relaxing and thrilling activities near Palm Beach County.  But first, let’s thank all the men and women who lost their lives to ensure our safety. It is thanks to them that we are able to celebrate our freedom...
Near record-heat precedes storms, severe weather threat

Near record-heat precedes storms, severe weather threat

Palm Beach County temperatures will soar Wednesday ahead of a front that is threatening damaging winds, thunderstorms and hail beginning early that evening through overnight. National Weather Service forecasters are calling for a daytime high of 94 degrees in West Palm Beach, which is warm even by August standards, and 7 degrees above what’s normal for late May. If the mercury meets the 94 mark...
Post Time: Memorial Day; we salute local man who saved lives in WWII

Post Time: Memorial Day; we salute local man who saved lives in WWII

Readers: Memorial Day is Monday. Unlike Veterans Day, designed to honor all who served, Memorial Day is intended to salute those who died in service. But we’re going to cheat a little to tell a story that came to us in April. It’s from the daughter of a Jupiter man who’s a hero not because he died in battle — he died at 95 in January— but because of the people who, thanks...
Roy Talmo, former First American Bank chairman, dies at 85

Roy Talmo, former First American Bank chairman, dies at 85

Roy W. Talmo, a prominent business leader and banker whose aggressive growth of Lake Worth-based First American Bank and Trust created a financial powerhouse that also became the state’s largest commercial bank failure of its time, has died. He was 85. In an obituary published in The Palm Beach Post on Sunday, Talmo was described as having died peacefully on April 7 in Palm Beach County. The...
BREAKING: 1 injured in motorcycle crash near Loxahatchee

BREAKING: 1 injured in motorcycle crash near Loxahatchee

One person is injured after a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck near Loxahatchee Tuesday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. First responders were called to the intersection of Northlake Boulevard and Hall Boulevard, just east of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, where a motorcycle and a truck collided after 9 p.m. The crash caused a fire on at least one of the vehicles and one...
NEW: Car crashes into tree in Lake Park, injuries unknown

NEW: Car crashes into tree in Lake Park, injuries unknown

A vehicle crashed into a tree in Lake Park Tuesday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to the intersection of Northlake Boulevard and Crescent Drive, just west of the U.S. 1 after 8 p.m., where they found a car heavily damaged after it hit a tree. At this time it is unclear how many people may have been in the vehicle at the time of the crash and if there are any...
NEW: Man accused of assaulting prostitutes, abandoning them in Glades

NEW: Man accused of assaulting prostitutes, abandoning them in Glades

A Pahokee man is being held on $900,000 bail at the Palm Beach County Jail and is accused of sexually assaulting three prostitutes, according to multiple arrest reports. Two of the women were picked up around Lake Worth and West Palm Beach, assaulted and then dumped off and stranded in western Palm Beach County. Auvern Wilbon, 55, is facing three counts each of sexual assault and false imprisonment...
GL Homes gets ITID backing for Acreage-Ag Reserve swap

GL Homes gets ITID backing for Acreage-Ag Reserve swap

GL Homes’ plan to preserve land outside of Palm Beach County’s Agricultural Reserve in exchange for permission to build more in it “cannot be ignored and should be seriously considered,” the president of the Indian Trail Improvement District’s board of supervisors wrote to Palm Beach County commissioners. “After listening to GL’s proposal, the board unanimously...
NEW: Man in clown makeup, bladed glove accused in fatal attack

NEW: Man in clown makeup, bladed glove accused in fatal attack

A man wearing white clown makeup and a glove with blades on the end of each finger has been arrested after police say he fatally stabbed another man outside a Denver restaurant. Christian Lee Guzlow, 36, is accused in the death of a 29-year-old man he allegedly attacked early Tuesday, according to The Denver Post.  Police say witnesses told them the two men began arguing at a store when Guzlow...
New record for Trump: lawsuits seeking public records soar

New record for Trump: lawsuits seeking public records soar

Perhaps in an attempt to find the truth behind what President Trump has decried as “fake news,” requests for government documents under the Freedom of Information Act have soared since he took office, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Syracuse University.
JUST IN: Trajectory of suicidal man’s bullet fatally wounds girlfriend

JUST IN: Trajectory of suicidal man’s bullet fatally wounds girlfriend

A man was trying to commit suicide, but ended up fatally wounding his girlfriend instead, prosecutors believe.  Prosecutors say Victor Sibson, 21, shot himself in the head, but the bullet exited his skull and hit his girlfriend Brittany-Mae Haag, according to KTVA.   The couple was brought to the hospital on April 19 and Haag, 22, succumbed to wounds to her vital organs, KTVA reported...
NEW: Florida mayor in hot water after joking about pointing gun at media

NEW: Florida mayor in hot water after joking about pointing gun at media

A Florida mayor’s joke about firing blanks from a machine gun at the media has landed him in hot water.   Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who joked about pointing the gun at reporters as part of a military exercise, said he has told that same joke before but it didn’t get much criticism until he told it again at a Special Operations Industry Conference last week, according...
Deli dissolve: Rappy’s closes, reopens as Park Place Deli

Deli dissolve: Rappy’s closes, reopens as Park Place Deli

Just five months after it opened in Boca Raton, Rappy’s, the modernized Jewish deli of restaurateur Burt Rapoport’s dreams, will close Wednesday. It will reopen under new management Thursday as Park Place Deli, a more affordable spot focused on deli classics, Rapoport’s Restaurant Group announced Tuesday.  Rapoport has brought in veteran deli man Lance Hirschhorn to operate...
Theives steal valuable tools from Florida church group

Theives steal valuable tools from Florida church group

Theives made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of tools from a Florida church group. Pedal Power Bicycle Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland provides and repairs bicycles for people who can’t afford them, according to WTSP.  Some time between Thursday and Saturday, leaders of the Pedal Power Bicycle Ministry told WTSP that over $5,000 worth of bike supplies...

Ex-Everglades Foundation staffer named as Florida environmental chief

With Gov. Rick Scott describing him as “passionate about the environment,” Noah Valenstein was named Tuesday as Florida’s next environmental secretary after a short interview with Scott and members of the state Cabinet. Valenstein, a former Scott aide who is executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, will take over at the Department of Environmental Protection...
NEW: Florida woman slaps store employees for taking too long

NEW: Florida woman slaps store employees for taking too long

A Florida woman is accused of slapping store employees after she thought her purchase was taking too long. Diane D. Thompson, 45, was shopping in a Ross Department Store when she became upset at the time it took the store’s manager to ring her up, leading her to slap the man, according to the Gainesville Sun. The manger’s computer had crashed while he was trying to verify funds with...
FIRST LOOK: Inside WPB’s new Brightline train station

FIRST LOOK: Inside WPB’s new Brightline train station

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline on Tuesday unveiled the inside of its West Palm Beach station, offering the first glimpse at how passengers will move from the building’s ticketing turnstiles to its shaded train platform. Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the station’s security area, “Good to Go” cafe, and two passenger waiting lounges, but officials said...
NEW: Coast Guard called to stop speeding boat with no driver

NEW: Coast Guard called to stop speeding boat with no driver

The Coast Guard got an unusual call Sunday when a boat was spotted running at full throttle off the coast of Florida with no one at the wheel. The boat, which had a full tank of gas, was seen speeding in the Gulf of Mexico about a mile from Big Carlos Pass, according to WBBH. The helm of the boat was stuck to the right, causing the boat to make right-hand circles. When Coast Guard crews arrived...
VIDEO: Police release footage from Boca teacher-student kissing case

VIDEO: Police release footage from Boca teacher-student kissing case

City police released a copy of a video involving a Boca Raton teacher who was arrested in February for allegedly kissing a 10-year-old student. Brian Kornbluth, 29, was sentenced to one year of probation after he pleaded guilty to a charge of battery. Police say Kornbluth was caught on a camera as he kissed a 10-year-old, fifth-grade boy on Feb. 9 in an empty classroom at the Somerset Academy. The...
NEW: Undocumented immigrant breaks into home, gets in bed with woman

NEW: Undocumented immigrant breaks into home, gets in bed with woman

An undocumented immigrant is accused of breaking into a woman’s home, getting into bed with her and making threats. Juan Arteaga-Orozco, 36, of Haines City, allegedly got into bed with the female victim early Sunday morning, according to WFTS. When the woman woke and realized Arteaga-Orozco was in bed with her, she got up, ran and screamed for help while Arteaga-Orozco followed. Arteaga-Orozco...
NEW: Two linked to prostitution ring face human trafficking charges

NEW: Two linked to prostitution ring face human trafficking charges

Two men allegedly connected to a prostitution ring stretching from Palm Beach County to Martin County have been arrested Friday on human trafficking and other charges. Joel Gomez-Chilel, 35, and Byron Estrada, 28, both of Palm Springs, are at least the ninth and 10th persons in Palm Beach County to be accused of human trafficking, described as modern-day slavery. Many of the women forced into prostitution...
NEW: Florida woman made herself at home in someone else’s oceanfront mansion

NEW: Florida woman made herself at home in someone else’s oceanfront mansion

A Florida woman, who claimed “she’s God,” was arrested Thursday for living in a $1.3 million beach mansion that wasn’t hers, police said.  Franchesca Pacheco, 36, of Kissimmee, claimed “angels bought her a mansion and paid for her vehicle, a brand new $45,000 van,” Melbourne Police Chief Dan Duncan told WKMG.  Pacheco allegedly “got into the...
JUST IN: Man ‘dared’ United crews to ‘drag him off’ flight

JUST IN: Man ‘dared’ United crews to ‘drag him off’ flight

People aboard a United Airlines plane chanted “lock him up” as a “disruptive man” was escorted off a flight, authorities said.  The flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was reportedly delayed for hours Sunday because the man allegedly commandeered a row of seats and wouldn’t get out of a seat that wasn’t his, NBC4 reported.  <div></div>...
JUST IN: Florida woman makes Guinness World Record for unique reason

JUST IN: Florida woman makes Guinness World Record for unique reason

A Florida woman has made the Guinness Book of World Records and she is “tickled pink.”  Cindy Dunlow, of Marion County, earned her spot in the book for having the largest collection of flamingo-related items, Ocala.com reported.  <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]...
Why is Lake Worth being honored?

Why is Lake Worth being honored?

LAKE WORTH — Earlier this month the city received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, which the city said shows it’s meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. This award tested the city’s budget against nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. To qualify for the award Lake Worth&rsquo...
NEW: Child, 5, forced to drink toilet water told ‘snitches get switched’ 

NEW: Child, 5, forced to drink toilet water told ‘snitches get switched’ 

A 5-year-old boy’s parents are behind bars after the child was allegedly forced to drink toilet water and mouthwash when thirsty, police said.  An investigation was sparked after the New Mexico boy was reportedly hospitalized after being drunk off the mouthwash and had dozens of visible injuries, KOB reported.  Tyriese Howard and his live-in girlfriend, Breya Allen, appeared...
BREAKING: Judge sets bond for NFL player Matt Elam following arrest

BREAKING: Judge sets bond for NFL player Matt Elam following arrest

9:45 a.m. UPDATE: Judge Dina Keever-Agrama on Tuesday morning set Matt Elam’s bail at a total of $4,000 on the two counts the NFL player is facing. Agrama also ruled at a first-appearance hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail that Elam have no contact with the girlfriend. Elam, who played five seasons for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens after standout careers at Dwyer High School in Palm Beach...
LOOK: Florida man drives on highway with hood covering windshield 

LOOK: Florida man drives on highway with hood covering windshield 

You never know what you are going to see while driving on a Florida highway. In a viral video, a man is seen driving an SUV on a Florida roadway with the hood covering the windshield, according to WKMG.  “I saw him looking like an old lady, hovered up there, just looking through a small slit in the hood trying to make his way down Highway 50 for well over a mile,” Rocky Walsh...

Bitters: What exactly they are, and how to use them in cocktails and more

Think of bitters like the spice rack of the cocktail world. That's the first thing Hunter Bryant, bar manager at Haven in Tampa, tells me when I sidle up to the restaurant's bar on a recent weekday for a Bitters 101 lesson. It instantly helps me understand the allure of the alcoholic extracts.  Like most people, I was familiar with bitters, those mysterious dark dashes of potent liquid gingerly...
'Dancing With the Stars' crowns new winner

'Dancing With the Stars' crowns new winner

Congratulations to Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater, the new winners of "Dancing With the Stars." Jennings came into night two of the two-part finale on the top of the leaderboard. On Monday night, he and partner Slater performed two back-to-back flawless routines that left the judges and audience on their feet. He first performed a flawless Viennese waltz followed by a funky freestyle...
Monica Lewinsky rips Roger Ailes for launching 'culture of exploitation'

Monica Lewinsky rips Roger Ailes for launching 'culture of exploitation'

Monica Lewinsky penned an op-ed piece in the New York Times ripping former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who died last week. She opened her piece by saying her words are not meant to be another obituary for Ailes, but "I hope, instead, an obituary for the culture he purveyed — a culture that affected me profoundly and personally,” she wrote. She continued, “Just two years...
Trump leaves Middle East with hope for peace, but no plan for it

Trump leaves Middle East with hope for peace, but no plan for it

In case there was any doubt, President Donald Trump made it exceedingly clear: He wants a deal. “I intend to do everything I can,” he said on Tuesday.   Moreover, he left after a 28-hour visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank convinced that he has partners in peace after meeting with the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Opinion: Trump’s policies weaken womens’ health around the world

When video surfaced last fall of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault, outrage erupted. But if Trump’s words about women were offensive, his policies are incomparably more consequential — and may cost more lives than in any other area of his governance. Yes, the phrase “war on women” may seem hyperbolic, but it also reflects the devastating impact of Trump’s policies...
Katz Yeshiva High students win first place in Earth Day challenge

Katz Yeshiva High students win first place in Earth Day challenge

CALUSA ELEMENTARY “Shrek: The Musical, Jr.” will be performed by third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at 6 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. The school is at 2051 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton. SEA STAR WALDORF SCHOOL The school has been accepted into the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America as a developing member. The private nonprofit school, formerly called Sea Star Initiative, offers...
For casual, fun dining try Bar Fusion Taphouse

For casual, fun dining try Bar Fusion Taphouse

MENU Appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, wraps, tacos, paninis, seafood, chicken, steak, desserts. ATMOSPHERE Family-friendly sports restaurant and bar with an emphasis on fun. There are pool tables, dart boards and arcade games for all ages, and more than 40 TV sets broadcasting sporting events. There’s a full bar and weekly poker, trivia and karaoke contests. A spacious outdoor...

Sports & Recreation

NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY The North Palm Beach Rowing Club will observe National Learn to Row Day with an open house at Bert Winters Park in Juno Beach on June 3. Open to ages 12 and up, attendees can learn more about the programs, camps, coaching, and the basics and techniques of rowing on a machine. Also, tour the club’s boathouse and top it off with a fun row on the Intracoastal. Come to...
North blotter: Woman’s neighbor spray-paints property line, makes threats with hammer

North blotter: Woman’s neighbor spray-paints property line, makes threats with hammer

FORT PIERCE POLICE DISORDERLY INTOXICATION Police were advised of a woman creating a disturbance in the 700 block of Hernando Street. The complainant said the woman threatened to hit her with a hammer. She said the woman had been in her backyard earlier, spray-painting her grass. An officer spoke to the 51-year-old woman, who appeared intoxicated. She said she had been spray-painting the property...
Take a drive to hear talk about American auto industry

Take a drive to hear talk about American auto industry

Calling all train engineers! Celebrate the new train table at the Delray Beach Public Library — and do it in your pajamas! PJs and trains will be the theme at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. There will be stories, songs and train play time. Kids can even take their own trains to the event. Bedtime snacks will be served. Preregistration is required. Call the...
Social Security: Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day

Social Security: Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives in defense of freedom. Part of how we honor service members is the way we provide Social Security benefits. The unexpected loss of a family member is a difficult experience...
3 Things: Free ballet, an Irish play, Glass Quest 2017

3 Things: Free ballet, an Irish play, Glass Quest 2017

It’s almost the weekend – time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas – one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. FREE Ballet in Boca Let&rsquo...
South blotter: Man caught with heroin in Boynton Beach park

South blotter: Man caught with heroin in Boynton Beach park

BOYNTON BEACH POLICE DRUGS Police encountered a man loitering in a park in the 1000 block of North Seacrest Boulevard at 1:55 a.m. He tried to flee, throwing a large bag on the ground. As officers subdued the man, he struck one of them in the face. The bag was recovered. Inside were 60 capsules and two small bags of heroin. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail. A man in the 200 block...
The Volen Center: A lifeline for the elderly, disabled adults

The Volen Center: A lifeline for the elderly, disabled adults

What is the Volen Center? When seniors don’t have transportation, they can’t get medical care; when they don’t have activities, it affects their physical and mental health; many don’t get proper nutrition, and the caretakers for those with dementia often have nowhere to turn for counseling. With three locations — two in Boca Raton and one in Delray Beach — the Volen...
Martin County summer reading program kicks off Saturday

Martin County summer reading program kicks off Saturday

Meanwhile, summer is sizzling in the Martin County Library System. The Build a Better World summer reading program kicks off Saturday for readers of all ages. Youngsters up to the fifth grade can track their reading and earn free books, prizes and an invitation to the finale party. Teens can submit book reviews to earn volunteer hours and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Adult readers can enter...
Hurricane Grill offers fast-casual fare with a ‘beachy’ vibe

Hurricane Grill offers fast-casual fare with a ‘beachy’ vibe

MENU Hurricane Wings offers the usual sports bar menu that includes wings, burgers and other sandwiches as well as salads. ATMOSPHERE Definitely casual, with a makeshift beach scene out front that features beach chairs and sand. Felt a little odd considering one looks out onto a parking lot. An oversized game of Jenga kept some patrons entertained, and there was a young woman going around making balloon...
Student honored for creating a database of online opportunities

Student honored for creating a database of online opportunities

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Renee Runge, 18 Conversations with friends who needed community service hours but didn’t know where or how to find them led high school senior Renee Runge to create a database with hundreds of online opportunities at their fingertips. In recognition of her innovative thinking, Runge was selected the Palm Beach County School District’s 2016–17 Outstanding Student...
Valedictorian Perla Cervantes puts heart into book reading, friends

Valedictorian Perla Cervantes puts heart into book reading, friends

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Perla Cervantes, 18 The valedictorian at Glades Central High School this year isn’t just a teenager who snagged a fancy title for her graduation. Perla Cervantes enjoys venturing out of her comfort zone and aims to learn something new every single day. And one of the ways she does this is through book reading. She’s even turned her father’s old, broken-down van...
Norton unveils summer lineup for Art After Dark

Norton unveils summer lineup for Art After Dark

The Norton Museum’s Art After Dark summer program is a colorful collage – a discussion with acclaimed Korean artist Yeondoo Jung, a tribute and celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album, French culture and more. “One of the fun things about Art After Dark and the Norton is that programs are always changing,” says Mariela Acuna, the...
Central blotter: Prostitute changes her mind and offers refund, angering customer

Central blotter: Prostitute changes her mind and offers refund, angering customer

LANTANA POLICE BATTERY Police were notified of a woman outside an establishment in the 200 block of North Third Street who was claiming she had been attacked. An officer found the woman, who had blood on her hand. She told him she was a “working girl” and had just been attacked by a customer. She said she was in the man’s red minivan in a parking lot, and had already been paid to...
Seven county libraries to offer summer lunches, snacks

Seven county libraries to offer summer lunches, snacks

Palm Beach County is partnering with the school district to serve free, nutritious lunches and snacks to children during the summer at seven library branches this summer. The service, for children up through age 18, begins June 6 and runs through July 28 — excluding holidays and weekends. The Summer Food Service will be provided in geographic locations where 50 percent or more of students qualify...
Palm Beach Central High’s Interact Club donates to Operation Gratitude

Palm Beach Central High’s Interact Club donates to Operation Gratitude

SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH Erika Woerner-Goldrich has been named the High School Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the Palm Beach County Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Science teacher Kevin Lasagna was a guest presenter at the annual Florida Marine Science Educators’ Association conference at St. John’s River State College in St. Augustine. His presentation, “Shining Light on Ocean...
William T. Dwyer High students win Congressional Medals

William T. Dwyer High students win Congressional Medals

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY The annual book swap is being organized. Anyone may drop off books in the main school office, 10300 Allamanda Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. As students turn in books, they will receive a ticket to swap for new-to-them books June 1-2. Call 561-803-7200 with any questions. Families are invited to attend Barnes...
Savor Mediterranean dishes at Falafel House

Savor Mediterranean dishes at Falafel House

MENU Authentic Mediterranean food with lots of choices, including shawarma (shredded chicken with Mediterranean seasonings), pita grill sandwiches, several types of knishes and much more. ATMOSPHERE This is a no-frills, order-at-the-counter, casual-as-it-gets kind of place. It’s tucked inside a nondescript shopping center, but the food is anything but dull. OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE The falafel...
NFL loosens up celebration dance rule

NFL loosens up celebration dance rule

The National Football League is relaxing some rules around celebration dances for players, according to an announcement from Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday. “We know that you love the spontaneous displays of emotion that come after a spectacular touchdown," Goodell said a letter to fans. “And players have told us they want more freedom to be able to express themselves...
Manchester explosion: Here’s what we know about the victims

Manchester explosion: Here’s what we know about the victims

Authorities continue  to sort out what happened Monday night when a man who police believe was a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside an arena in Manchester, England. The explosion happened moments after the conclusion of a concert by pop star Ariana Grande. At least 22 have been confirmed dead and 59 injured as of 2:30 a.m. ET Tuesday.
Amanda Seyfried is in love with being mom

Amanda Seyfried is in love with being mom

In March, Amanda Seyfried and husband, Thomas Sadoski, welcomed their first daughter together. And it’s been a dream come true for the new mother, according to a red carpet interview with E! Online. “Man, I love being a mother... I love my family so much. I couldn’t, like, be more in awe of my life right now,” she told a reporter from the website at the debut for the &ldquo...
Theresa May upgrades UK terror threat to highest possible level

Theresa May upgrades UK terror threat to highest possible level

In the wake of yesterday’s suicide bombing in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned the United Kingdom that another attack may be “highly likely,” if not “imminent.” May also announced that the nation had raised the national terror threat level to its highest possible level: critical. The prime minister also announced that military units would be deployed...
School staff members caught on camera fighting in classroom

School staff members caught on camera fighting in classroom

A teacher and a paraprofessional were caught on camera fighting in front of students at Stone Mountain Middle School on Friday. Video shows at least two students trying to break up the fight, but it didn’t work. Another staff member had to intervene to stop the two adults from punching each other. “I mean that’s not a good example in front of kids. That was just bad,” parent...

2017 Manchester Bombing: Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi reacts

The May 22 attack in Manchester, England was sobering for Jay Ajayi. (Getty Images) DAVIE–Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was dismayed by Monday’s deadly explosion in Manchester, England, which is about a four-hour drive from where he grew up in London.
Netflix nabs Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna film pitched by Twitter users

Netflix nabs Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna film pitched by Twitter users

It’s happening! Netflix just scored a deal to produce a movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o -- a concept created by Black Twitter.  According to Entertainment Weekly, the project was just made official during a negotiation session at the Cannes Film Festival this week, but the idea originally started brewing on social media in April.  It began when one Twitter ...
Deep in the details of the Trump 2018 budget plan

Deep in the details of the Trump 2018 budget plan

While some of the plans proposed in President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 seem unlikely to be approved by the Congress, the document sets out a unique road map of how the Trump Administration views a variety of functions within the federal government, and what items the White House would like to get rid of – big and small. Here are eight things you might have missed in...
Tom Cruise confirms ‘Top Gun’ sequel is in the works

Tom Cruise confirms ‘Top Gun’ sequel is in the works

It’s official and straight from Maverick’s mouth. Despite reports about a sequel to the 1986 Naval airplane action/drama film circling for years, Tom Cruise has not confirmed it’s happening until he was asked about it on “Sunrise,” Australia's morning talk show Wednesday local time. “It's true, yeah it's true,” Cruise said. “You know what? I'm going...
Police: Manhunt underway for killers who lured 2 people in Craigslist-type transaction

Police: Manhunt underway for killers who lured 2 people in Craigslist-type transaction

A multiagency manhunt is underway for the people who allegedly killed two men during a robbery in Georgia. Sheriff Joe Chapman said the two men were lured to Clegg Farm Road in Social Circle, Georgia, on Monday to be robbed. They ended up being shot. Tire marks can be seen where a truck veered off the road and crashed into the fence. Investigators said the victims had posted something on a website...
Veteran Trinity Christian baseball team ready for state semifinals

Veteran Trinity Christian baseball team ready for state semifinals

Six Trinity Christian senior baseball players crossed the stage for graduation Tuesday night. They didn’t have any time to celebrate, though. After graduation, they and the rest of the reigning state champion Warriors baseball team traveled to Fort Myers to play in the Class 2A semifinals against Jacksonville-Christ’s Church Academy at 4 p.m. today. “We’re leaving tonight,...
Elderly man memorializes wife by continuing her blanket sewing charity

Elderly man memorializes wife by continuing her blanket sewing charity

An elderly man is keeping his wife’s memory alive by sewing blankets for those in need. “I just felt there was a need,” said Clayton Shelburne, 88, of Zionsville, Ind. “I enjoy doing it. If my wife was here, she would be happy I’m doing this too.” For 10 years, Clayton and his wife, Delores, spent their free time making blankets to donate to different organizations...
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