NEW: Police appalled by stifling assisted living facility post-Irma

Elder residents of a West Palm Beach assisted living facility were left sweltering after Hurricane Irma, after the facility lost power and for a day its director refused a city offer of generators to power the air conditioning, according to just-released police reports. Residents of Savannah Court were found sweating on the home’s steamy second floor on Sept. 12 when fire-rescue personnel responded...


Palm Beach County OKs borrowing up to $35 million for debris removal

Palm Beach County OKs borrowing up to $35 million for debris removal

Palm Beach County commissioners approved a $35 million line of credit Tuesday to pay for Hurricane Irma debris removal and to replenish the reserves of the Solid Waste Authority. The line of credit, obtained through Wells Fargo, reflects both the high costs of storm cleanup and the slow pace of reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has yet to pay the state of Florida and...
Sen. Nelson cites Post report, asks FEMA about denied flood claims

Sen. Nelson cites Post report, asks FEMA about denied flood claims

Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson cited reporting by The Palm Beach Post today in announcing he asked Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator William B. Long to take steps to ensure consumers have confidence their National Flood Insurance Program claims from Hurricane Irma are being treated fairly. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. “In reviewing the very high level...
Deputy who shot ex-girlfriend, killed self, got good evaluations

Deputy who shot ex-girlfriend, killed self, got good evaluations

Michael DeMarco, documents show, was an exemplary sheriff’s deputy who consistently earned high marks on his annual evaluations before he stepped out of his patrol car in uniform last week and shot his ex-girlfriend with his service weapon. DeMarco, 55, then killed himself. Yuly Solano, 41, survived the Oct. 12 shooting at the Inlet Harbor Club condominiums and remained in...
John Prince, Lake Ida disaster relief crowds overflow with frustration

John Prince, Lake Ida disaster relief crowds overflow with frustration

Five weeks after the outer bands of Hurricane Irma thrashed Palm Beach County, thousands of people lined up as early as 2 a.m. to apply for disaster food assistance at three county parks. The Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program is designed for those in Florida who aren’t ordinarily eligible for food assistance but lost food or suffered damage from the storm last month. As the sun...
POST TIME: Burt Reynolds wanted to shoot ‘Longest Yard’ in Florida

POST TIME: Burt Reynolds wanted to shoot ‘Longest Yard’ in Florida

Readers: Last week, we started a sports-themed two-parter. Last week: minor-league baseball. This week: football. If that young actor and sex symbol Burt Reynolds hadn’t hooked you by 1974, watching him drive his girlfriend’s sports car into a Palm Beach fountain should have closed the deal. The act would get Burt — actually, his character, former pro quarterback Paul Crewe &mdash...
Brother of deputy in shootings faces federal jewel-theft counts

Brother of deputy in shootings faces federal jewel-theft counts

A man with a family connection to last week’s Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy shooting is charged with defrauding the Wellington jewelry store he once managed out of about $400,000 in merchandise. Frank J. Dunkow, 52, was hit with a federal indictment on Oct. 12, the same day that his brother, Michael Anthony DeMarco, allegedly shot his former girlfriend and then killed himself at a...
NEW: Son of PBSO deputy accused of impersonating officer

NEW: Son of PBSO deputy accused of impersonating officer

The son of a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces charges after he allegedly used his father’s unmarked patrol vehicle to pull his ex-girlfriend’s car over Saturday in Broward County. Christopher Glenn Combs was arrested in suburban Pompano Beach on charges that include impersonating a police officer, armed robbery and false imprisonment. According to an arrest report...
Dalia Dippolito officially checks in to prison

Dalia Dippolito officially checks in to prison

Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach woman whose ill-fated murder plot against her new husband captured Palm Beach County headlines for nearly the past decade, is now officially a prisoner. Florida Department of Corrections records show Dippolito, 34, was processed into the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala on Thursday to begin serving her 16-year prison sentence for a conviction on charges tied...
Trump’s net worth falls, but most billionaires are getting richer

Trump’s net worth falls, but most billionaires are getting richer

The rich are getting richer, thanks in large part to the stock market’s record-breaking run since Donald Trump was elected president. Trump, alas, is getting poorer. According to the annual Forbes 400 list of U.S. billionaires released Tuesday, the president’s net worth plunged by $600 million over the past year. Trump is worth $3.1 billion this year, down from $3.7 billion last...
Trump in Palm Beach: $1 million reimbursement coming, Frankel says

Trump in Palm Beach: $1 million reimbursement coming, Frankel says

Palm Beach County taxpayers will get a $1 million reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of protecting Donald Trump when he stayed in Palm Beach as president-elect. The money was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice last month and announced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, whose district includes Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Frankel and...
PSC regulators say no to FPL nuclear fees without financial analysis

PSC regulators say no to FPL nuclear fees without financial analysis

Without a required feasibility analysis to show that two new proposed nuclear reactors are a good deal for customers, Florida Power & Light Co. cannot collect costs incurred after 2016, the Florida Public Service Commission decided Tuesday. PSC commissioners unanimously agreed with a staff recommendation that because FPL failed to submit a required financial analysis, costs incurred for the two reactors...
Are one-day sales and online discounts killing Black Friday?

Are one-day sales and online discounts killing Black Friday?

American shoppers are buying more of their holiday gifts throughout the year, a shift that could be a blow for retailers looking to boost sales during the busy winter season. Shoppers are less likely to brave the crowds on peak holiday shopping days this year, including Black Friday, according to results of Accenture’s 11th Annual Holiday Shopping Survey. As the popularity of online shopping...
Beam her up; alien-contacted Florida candidate seeks House seat

Beam her up; alien-contacted Florida candidate seeks House seat

We here at the Citizens Against Virtually Everything are uncharacteristically enthusiastic about the candidacy of Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera for a soon-to-be vacant Florida seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. As you might expect, we CAVEs are usually against most things, especially in the political realm, but this next election cycle is promising to put Florida in the sort of national spotlight...
LATEST: Lake Worth teen punches man over beer, steals $12

LATEST: Lake Worth teen punches man over beer, steals $12

A drunken teenager reportedly punched a man who wouldn’t buy him a beer and stole $12 from him early Sunday in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. A deputy saw 18-year-old Alejandro Francisco fighting on the ground with a man shortly after midnight Saturday near Lake Avenue and South F Street. When the Lake Worth teen spotted the deputy he ran, records state....
He won an award for hurricane relief, but couldn’t help Puerto Rico

He won an award for hurricane relief, but couldn’t help Puerto Rico

West Palm Beach resident Scott Lewis was awarded the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award on Tuesday to acknowledge his disaster relief efforts after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. After Irma, his group Eagles Wings Foundation, worked with the American Aid Logistics Network in the Florida Keys to deliver three flatbed trucks of supplies to the community. Related...
Get ready for some spooky fun! Popular Halloween event opens this weekend in West Palm Beach

Get ready for some spooky fun! Popular Halloween event opens this weekend in West Palm Beach

Get the kiddies ready for a spooky good time! The Halloween family event, Spookyville, is opening this weekend in the Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The attraction is intended for children 12 and under and offers a full array of safe trick or treats, scarecrow making, kiddie rides, games, and arts & crafts. It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in...
Christie: PBC school teacher may have answer to post-Hurricane Irma blues

Christie: PBC school teacher may have answer to post-Hurricane Irma blues

John I. Leonard High School teacher Xi Bajipura (standing second from right) hamming it up with other shelter volunteers and residents. (Photo courtesy of Xi Bajipura) As we continue to dig ourselves out from under about 3 million cubic yards of debris, the memories of our time with Hurricane Irma remain fresh on our minds. A friend of mine is fond of saying that many Palm...
NEW: Fingerprint ties man to Dollar Tree store robbery, PBSO says

NEW: Fingerprint ties man to Dollar Tree store robbery, PBSO says

A 25-year-old man faces multiple charges after authorities accused him of robbing a Dollar Tree store this month in suburban West Palm Beach. Xavier J. Davis of Riviera Beach was arrested Monday on one count each of armed robbery, armed burglary, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed firearm. He was being held without bail Tuesday at the Palm Beach County Jail. The Palm Beach County Sheriff&rsquo...
In local beer news, waffles and chainsaws

In local beer news, waffles and chainsaws

This week in local beer news, resident craft brew heads have waffles and chainsaws on the brain. Let me explain:  If you’ve ever had a waffle griddled by Coolinary Café chef Tim Lipman, you may be able to vouch for their addictive qualities. And the craft beer experts at Civil Society Brewing would have to agree.  In fact, the Abacoa-based brewery has created a special waffle-infused...
NEW: Royal Palm convenience store sells winning Florida lottery ticket

NEW: Royal Palm convenience store sells winning Florida lottery ticket

A Royal Palm Beach convenience store sold Tuesday’s only winning Fantasy 5 ticket, the Florida lottery said. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post The 7-Eleven on Southern Boulevard near the intersection with Crestwood Boulevard South sold a ticket with the winning combination of 8-12-15-30-35, the lottery said. It paid $186,037.82.
BREAKING: Riviera Beach head-on collision sends several to hospital

BREAKING: Riviera Beach head-on collision sends several to hospital

Multiple people were taken to a hospital Wednesday morning after a head-on crash in Riviera Beach, city Fire Rescue crews said. The crash happened at about 4 a.m. on Garden Road, though it is unclear exactly where on the road, which stretches south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to just south of Northlake Boulevard. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"...
Mostly cloudy, bigger chance for rain today

Mostly cloudy, bigger chance for rain today

A cold front will stall out across Central Florida by midweek, leading to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms in South Florida the next few afternoons, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies, forecasters say. Tonight, the forecast remains the same with mostly cloudy...
Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife, Caitlan Boyle, was admitted Monday. His email did not specify why she was taken to the hospital. "My wife has been through hell, and she has to be my first priority right...
Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

Fashion designer Donna Karan is "apologetic from the bottom of my heart" and embarrassed about "stupid" remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were "asking for it" by the way they dressed. Her comments on a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault allegations against fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein...
Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Donald Trump at Trump National Doral. (AP photo) ORLANDO – The Miami Heat no longer will hold its charity golf tournament at President Trump’s Doral golf course, a team spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The Heat, which has held the event at Doral the last six years, including four since Trump took it over and renamed it Trump National Doral, will move it to another course...
Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief

Lopez, Anthony, Rodriguez raise $35M for Puerto Rico relief

Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. A spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that the two singers and the retired baseball superstar raised the money in donations, pledges and their own contributions. About $9 million was raised via the Oct. 14 benefit show "One Voice: Somos Live!...
'Nuclear war may break out any moment': North Korea intensifies rhetoric against USA

'Nuclear war may break out any moment': North Korea intensifies rhetoric against USA

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat”...

Man drowned at SeaWorld Aquatica water park over summer

A Georgia man drowned at SeaWorld Orlando's Aquatica water park this past summer. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Florida theme park disclosed 58-year-old Michael Stone's July 16 death in a state report made public Monday. Stone had been a resident at Je'DaDe Personal Care Home in Savannah, Georgia. He and 13 other residents were in Florida for a three-day trip when they went to Aquatica. An...
One in nine American men infected with oral HPV, study finds

One in nine American men infected with oral HPV, study finds

Oral human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. However, men are more at risk than women, with one in nine American males infected, according to a new report published in Annals of Internal of Medicine.  Researchers from Harvard University and other institutions across the country recently conducted a study to determine the difference in prevalence...
Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact. Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based self-driving software company owned by General Motors Co., aims to begin testing in New York City early...

Medicare enrollment options expand, giving seniors more to sort out

Peter Boll, a retiree from Palm Beach Gardens, said he has received at least eight large mailers from insurers for options to sign up for Medicare coverage. “I think the mailman got a hernia carrying them,” Boll, 83, said. “It makes it hard for the average consumer.” Open enrollment for Medicare began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, an important time for more than 4 million beneficiaries...
Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

  Family and friends gathered Monday at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California to bid a final farewell to legendary rocker Tom Petty, People magazine reported. Petty died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 2 at the age of 66. The grounds of the shrine are just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on Sunset Boulevard, and includes a temple, windmill chapel...

Airline delays and cancelations rise due to hurricane

Partly because of Hurricane Harvey, which shut down both major Houston airports for several days, canceled flights surged and delays increased on U.S. airlines in August. The airlines, however, seem to be losing track of fewer bags, and consumer complaints are down from a year ago. The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that the dozen airlines covered in its monthly air travel consumer report...
Celebrity-named seal pups rehabilitated, set free on beach

Celebrity-named seal pups rehabilitated, set free on beach

Two celebrity-named harbor seal pups rescued in Maine earlier this year have been rehabilitated and set free on a Massachusetts beach. "Giseal Bündchen" and "Sealonardo DiCaprio' were released Tuesday on Scusset Beach on Cape Cod by workers at the nonprofit National Marine Life Center. Video shows the seals make their way toward the water after being set free from their cages....
Head of Amazon Studios resigns after harassment charge

Head of Amazon Studios resigns after harassment charge

Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series "Man in the High Castle." Price was put on leave last week and had not been expected to return. An Amazon spokesman confirmed the resignation Tuesday. Albert Cheng, who had been Amazon's COO, will be the interim chief. The accusations...
Two U.S. Navy sailors found dead at same Georgia home days apart

Two U.S. Navy sailors found dead at same Georgia home days apart

Kingsland, Georgia, police are investigating after two U.S. Navy sailors were found dead days apart at a Kings Bay home. Officials say Brian Jarrell, 25, was reported missing by his family after he disappeared during a trip to Orlando. His wife told investigators the family was at Disney World on Wednesday for Jarrell's daughter's birthday when he said he wasn't feeling well and left the park...
UPDATE: Man who died in Fort Pierce house fire ID’d

UPDATE: Man who died in Fort Pierce house fire ID’d

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. : St. Lucie County authorities have identified a man who died Tuesday morning in a house fire near Fort Pierce. The victim was identified as John Sneed, 55. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the sheriff's office said.   An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. One person died overnight during a house fire in Fort Pierce. Our news partners WPTV Channel ...
Chef’s journal: Avocado Grill owner throws 3-day bash amid new debut plans

Chef’s journal: Avocado Grill owner throws 3-day bash amid new debut plans

Avocado Grill will be in full party mode this weekend as the popular downtown restaurant celebrates its third anniversary with a three-day bash. And you can expect the happiest among the revelers will be chef/owner Julien Gremaud.  In fact, by the end of the weekend it’s likely the chef who built a loyal following among local foodies with his fresh, creative dishes will be wearing a crazy...
325-pound Florida woman accused of killing child by sitting on her

325-pound Florida woman accused of killing child by sitting on her

A Florida woman is accused of killing her 9-year-old cousin after the woman sat on the child as a form of punishment.  The 325-pound woman, identified as 64-year-old Veronica Green Posey, was charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, the Pensacola News Journal reported. >> Read more trending news  Posey sat on the girl, Dericka Lindsay, Saturday after she said...
NEW: 5 great things about green markets in Wellington, Royal Palm

NEW: 5 great things about green markets in Wellington, Royal Palm

It’s finally fall in Florida. And although we have yet to experience a shift in temperature that those in the northern U.S. are privy to, we definitely get a shift in atmosphere. My favorite thing about fall in Palm Beach County is the opening of our green markets. In the western communities, we’re blessed with two: Saturdays in Wellington and Sundays in Royal Palm Beach. The Green...
Harvey Weinstein leaves the board of his film company

Harvey Weinstein leaves the board of his film company

Harvey Weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started, more than a week after the firm fired him following allegations of sexual harassment and rape. The Weinstein Co.'s board said in a statement Tuesday that Weinstein had resigned. Weinstein holds a roughly 20 percent stake in his company, according to a person close to Weinstein who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter...
NEW: Florida man, teen rob hotel with ‘cheap knife,’ start high-speed chase

NEW: Florida man, teen rob hotel with ‘cheap knife,’ start high-speed chase

A Florida man and teenager are accused of using a “cheap-looking kitchen knife” to rob a hotel before leading a high-speed chase, according to police.  Jermicheal Jerome “Phoenix” Burgy, 32, of Daytona Beach, reportedly sent a 15-year-old boy into a Holiday Inn Resort to ask for a room Sunday afternoon, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. The teen,...
Judge blocks third version of Trump's travel ban

Judge blocks third version of Trump's travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday blocked a third version of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The ban was scheduled to go into effect at midnight and targeted eight nations, six of which have populations that are majority Muslim. The state of Hawaii, the Muslim Association of Hawaii and others sought a temporary restraining order to stop the travel ban from going into effect, Politico reported...
JUST IN: Drunken Florida woman calls field sobriety exercises ‘fun’ 

JUST IN: Drunken Florida woman calls field sobriety exercises ‘fun’ 

A Florida woman apparently thought her field sobriety exercises were “fun” after she was stopped for suspected drunk driving.  Brandie Lee Walker, 33, of Gainesville, turned the wrong way into traffic Saturday night before an officer pulled her over, The Independent Florida Alligator reported.  Walker was asked for her registration and reportedly struggled to find it...
Man emerges from woods after 10 years, accuses wife of forcing him out of the house

Man emerges from woods after 10 years, accuses wife of forcing him out of the house

A gardener from Birmingham, England says he had no choice, but to flee from his wife of three years, who he blames for forcing him to live in the woods for a decade. That’s according to Emmaus Greenwich, a homeless shelter in London, where Malcolm Applegate finally resurfaced. The 62-year-old man says “the more work I took on, the angrier my wife got – she didn’t like...
NEW: Taser strikes can’t stop accused Boynton burglar; dog bite does

NEW: Taser strikes can’t stop accused Boynton burglar; dog bite does

An armed man was arrested Oct. 12 after he was found hiding inside the clubhouse of a gated community in suburban Boynton Beach, according to an arrest report. When Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies attempted to detain Garrick Arsenio Haughton, 27, he allegedly hit one in the chest, then fled. Deputies deployed their Tasers twice on Haughton but he wasn’t detained until he was bitten...
NEW: Former Florida mayor arrested on new fraud charges 

NEW: Former Florida mayor arrested on new fraud charges 

A former South Florida mayor already being investigated for campaign violations was hit Tuesday on new charges.  Myron Rosner — past mayor of North Miami Beach — was accused of pocketing $150,000 for a proposed development that never saw the light of day, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office.  The $150,000 came from David Rosenbaum, who thought he was investing...
WATCH: Bull runs loose in Brooklyn park

WATCH: Bull runs loose in Brooklyn park

An unexpected guest bull-ied its way through New York on Tuesday. A bull, which was mistakenly identified as a cow, ran loose through New York City’s Brooklyn borough on Tuesday, drawing a crowd of interested spectators, according to WABC. The bull roamed the soccer fields on the south side of Prospect Park and officials attempted to capture the animal using soccer nets. After hours of...
NEW: Photos of horse on its side ignites debate over carriages in Florida

NEW: Photos of horse on its side ignites debate over carriages in Florida

Images of a collapsed horse in downtown St. Augustine are sparking debate over whether horse-drawn carriages are cruel.  Two photos taken Sunday night and posted by Julian Sandoval to Facebook, which appear to have since been removed, showed a horse on its side, WTLV reported.  “I was not talking about the owners, I was not talking about any animal abuse, I was just trying to...
Thank Halley’s Comet for meteor shower that peaks this week

Thank Halley’s Comet for meteor shower that peaks this week

The legendary celestial hunter Orion lends his name to a modest but noteworthy meteor shower that peaks this week in predawn darkness. While the Orionid shower runs from about Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly show will be most robust on Saturday morning, when the greatest number of meteors will slip into Earth’s atmosphere. Check The Palm Beach Post radar map...
Police: Woman who feared deportation drowned 2 boys

Police: Woman who feared deportation drowned 2 boys

Kula Pelima, a native of Liberia who has lived in the U.S. for two decades, called 911 about 3:45 a.m. Monday, fearing that her visa had lapsed, Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said at a news conference. It's not clear why Pelima was worried. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said she entered the United States lawfully, with no known criminal convictions. An officer visited her home early Monday...
NEW: Authorities looking for sex offender who left before Hurricane Irma

NEW: Authorities looking for sex offender who left before Hurricane Irma

Authorities in Florida are searching for a sex offender who they say absconded from supervision before Hurricane Irma. Dominic Portelli disappeared from the Florida Keys shortly before Hurricane Irma came ashore Sept. 10, according to WPLG. Portelli left a residence in Grassy Key and has not returned or registered a new address, which is required by law, WPLG reported. A warrant has been issued...
NEW: Gun stolen during string of Hobe Sound-area vehicle burglaries

NEW: Gun stolen during string of Hobe Sound-area vehicle burglaries

Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating 15 car burglaries that occurred overnight in a gated community just north of Hobe Sound. The burglaries occurred in Mariner Village, south of Cove Road and west of U.S. Highway 1 either late Monday or early Tuesday. In one instance, a gun was stolen, the sheriff’s office said. Burglars also stole loose change and small valuables...
Orlando City soccer player accused of punching cab driver over $57 fare

Orlando City soccer player accused of punching cab driver over $57 fare

A soccer player affiliated with a professional team in Florida was arrested after allegedly punching a cab driver. Benjamin David Polk, 25, of Lake Mary, punched a cab driver in the mouth and knocked out the man’s tooth after becoming upset about the price of the fare on Saturday, Seminole County deputies told WFTV. Polk, a former player for the United Soccer League’s Orlando City...
NEW: Pedestrian struck by freight train in South Florida

NEW: Pedestrian struck by freight train in South Florida

A pedestrian in South Florida was struck by a freight train on Tuesday morning. The crash, which left the pedestrian hospitalized, happened in Aventura along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks on Biscayne Boulevard, according to WPLG. Police said the pedestrian was in critical condition and surrounding roads were closed. Further details regarding the crash haven’t been released. Read...
Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

The cancellation of scheduled TV interviews last week by a hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas shooter raised questions Tuesday about the location of a key witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Jesus Campos "wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing," MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in response to questions from The...
A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. The president, at first, spoke approvingly of the deal, but as conservatives rebelled, the White House insisted Trump actually opposed the plan as a bailout of insurance companies....
NEW: Man says Apple Watch notification saved his life

NEW: Man says Apple Watch notification saved his life

A man says a “stupid lil wrist computer” saved his life.  James Green, a podcaster from New York, posted an image of his Apple Watch to Twitter with a story of how a notification from the HeartWatch app wound up playing a critical role in his health. Green said the watch showed his heart rate was continually over his resting rate while he was sitting at his desk. Between the...
Security guard at Florida school resigns after sending Snapchat messages to student

Security guard at Florida school resigns after sending Snapchat messages to student

A security guard at a Florida school resigned after he allegedly messaged a female  student through Snapchat. Steven Woods, 47, quit his position as a security guard at Edgewater High School in Orlando on Oct. 10 after he was placed on administrative leave for over two weeks over the incident, according to WFTV. “I was hoping to see some of your snaps from today. Specially that pic...
Anthony Scaramucci’s media company asks Twitter to vote on number of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Anthony Scaramucci’s media company asks Twitter to vote on number of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Anthony Scaramucci’s media organization has drawn fire from social media outlets after it tweeted a poll asking “How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?” The organization, The Scaramucci Post, backed by the former White House communications director, removed the tweet as the backlash grew Tuesday morning. While it is generally accepted that 6 million Jews were systematically...
Carrie Fisher once sent producer a cow tongue after friend was allegedly assaulted

Carrie Fisher once sent producer a cow tongue after friend was allegedly assaulted

Apparently, Carrie Fisher wasn’t afraid to take matters into her own hands when it came to getting even. Heather Ross, a longtime friend of the late “Star Wars” actress, opened up to a Tucson, Ariz., radio station about her own experiences with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood following allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. Ross told the station...
LOOK: Woman tests hotel’s pet policy by bringing in a horse 

LOOK: Woman tests hotel’s pet policy by bringing in a horse 

A woman put a hotel’s pet policy to the test when she asked if her horse could come inside.  Lindsey Partridge, 31, was driving down to Kentucky from Canada for a competition and wanted to check into the hotel before heading to the horse park, ABC News reported.  “We left at like 3 in the morning and when we got down there, the hotel is before you get to the horse park,"...
Teen’s death blamed on shopping center entrance in Royal Palm Beach

Teen’s death blamed on shopping center entrance in Royal Palm Beach

A 16-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries while riding her bicycle home from her first night of classes at Royal Palm Beach High School in 2016 because of a flawed design of a shopping center driveway, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. The configuration of the driveway at Village Shoppes Plaza in Royal Palm Beach made it impossible for a driver of a BMW to see...
NEW: West Palm’s art show expanding to Lake Worth this year

NEW: West Palm’s art show expanding to Lake Worth this year

CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show , the nation’s largest outdoor museum show in West Palm Beach, is coming to Lake Worth next month, with 10 artists participating to transform downtown into a giant outdoor museum. “We’re super excited to start with you this year,” Nicole Henry, the show’s founder and curator said Tuesday morning at a 25-minute news conference at...
Charter schools banned from countywide school fair as tensions rise

Charter schools banned from countywide school fair as tensions rise

As Palm Beach County’s public school system showed off some of its most popular school programs to thousands of parents Tuesday, one segment of the public school sector was largely absent: charter schools. For the first time in recent memory, charter school leaders were banned from the school district’s annual “Showcase of Schools” at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The ban...
Florida deputy fired after paying teen he arrested to come to his home 

Florida deputy fired after paying teen he arrested to come to his home 

A deputy in Florida was fired after inviting a teenage woman he had recently arrested and her friend into his home. Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Britt, 45, was fired Monday after working 17 years with the sheriff’s office, Tampa Bay Times A sheriff’s investigation found that Britt attempted to pay the 18-year-old and her friend to come to his home while his daughter...
National anthem protests: Jaguars apologize for 'not comprehending effect' of demonstration

National anthem protests: Jaguars apologize for 'not comprehending effect' of demonstration

The president of the Jacksonville Jaguars sent a letter this month to city officials, apologizing for the team’s kneeling during the national anthem during their Sept. 24 game in London.  The letter, dated Oct. 6, said the team was "remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has on the men and women who continue to serve our country...
NEW: West Palm man accused of raping woman at gunpoint in Riviera

NEW: West Palm man accused of raping woman at gunpoint in Riviera

A woman could feel the gun against her leg while a West Palm Beach man raped her this month, she told Riviera Beach police. If she screamed, 39-year-old David Aaron promised to kill her and anyone who heard her pleas, she said. If she ran, he said he’d shoot through the door. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post Riviera Beach police records detail the woman&rsquo...
Boynton Beach breakfast, lunch restaurant closes

Boynton Beach breakfast, lunch restaurant closes

A breakfast and lunch restaurant in Quantum Village on Gateway Boulevard has closed and the plaza’s landlord is searching for a new tenant. The Egg & I closed about a month ago, said Ed Gray, a broker associate with One Investment Group.  Gray said the group is remarketing the space and reaching out to restaurants and operators.  “There’s a lot of interest...
Father of murdered toddlers says mother shared live video of crime scene

Father of murdered toddlers says mother shared live video of crime scene

Jameel Penn says he learned his boys were in trouble when their mother called him via video chat. Lamora Williams panned around the room, and Penn saw his sons on the floor. “After I seen what I seen, you know I called the police,” Penn said in an interview Sunday. But Lamora Williams’ first call wasn’t to Penn. Longtime friend Neesa Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
This change could keep traffic moving on PGA Boulevard in Gardens

This change could keep traffic moving on PGA Boulevard in Gardens

When a crash or heavy traffic causes backups on PGA Boulevard, a new, automated system will adjust the lights to keep the cars moving. RELATED: Bumper to bumper? Traffic-light fix will speed things along Crews will need to replace cameras at 15 intersections to start using the software. They’ll also put in a separate system that detects what’s happening mid-block, between the lights, a...
LIST: Halloween and fall events in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach

LIST: Halloween and fall events in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach

Here are some of the fun fall events coming up in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach: Movie night and food trucks: 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. at Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. Check out more than 15 food trucks and a special showing of the delightfully creepy “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Information: 561-753-1232 or www.royalpalmbeach...
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for woman shot by PBSO deputy to sue condo complex

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for woman shot by PBSO deputy to sue condo complex

The Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy who shot his ex-girlfriend, then fatally shot himself Thursday, was on duty and used his service weapon, Boynton Beach police confirmed Monday. Meanwhile, an attorney for the victim, Yuly Solano, said Monday night he’s planning lawsuits against the condominium association where the shooting took place and possibly the sheriff’s office. A five-minute...
Family sues Florida East Coast Railway over Jupiter man’s death

Family sues Florida East Coast Railway over Jupiter man’s death

The family of a 73-year-old Jupiter man who was struck and killed by a Florida East Coast Railway train in December has sued the railroad for alleged negligence. In the lawsuit filed Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the family of Salvador Ramos-Campos claims the railroad didn’t take steps to assure pedestrians were safe. Ramos-Campos was killed when he was hit by a northbound train...
Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration, following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. "He didn't want to have even the perception of a conflict of interest with drug companies or, frankly, insurance companies," Trump told Fox...
Donald Trump falls 92 places on Palm Beach-heavy Forbes 400 list

Donald Trump falls 92 places on Palm Beach-heavy Forbes 400 list

President Donald Trump at Palm Beach International Airport in February. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) President and part-time Palm Beach resident  Donald Trump is the 248th wealthiest person in America, down from 156th place last year, in the latest Forbes 400 rankings. As Darrell Hofheinz of The Palm Beach Daily News reports, the latest list is...
Dan Marino in venture to sell tequila in guitar-shape bottle

Dan Marino in venture to sell tequila in guitar-shape bottle

A Delray Beach company is trying to tap the growth in liquor sales with its own tequila brand and an assist from Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino, who is a partner in the venture. The company, Rock N Roll Tequila, actually debuted its product in March. But earlier this month, it signed a distribution deal with Republic National Distributing Company, a pivotal need to make a dent in the annual...
NEW: 3 dead after car goes airborne, smashes into Turnpike tollbooth  

NEW: 3 dead after car goes airborne, smashes into Turnpike tollbooth  

Three people are dead after a crash on the Florida Turnpike ended with a stolen car going airborne and smashing into a tollbooth. The car was likely speeding along the Turnpike near McNab Road in Broward County around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when the accident occurred, Florida Highway Patrol officials told the Miami Herald. All four men inside the car were ejected, with one landing on top of the Cypress...
Homeowner creates amazing Halloween light show, synced with ‘Feel It Still’

Homeowner creates amazing Halloween light show, synced with ‘Feel It Still’

For seven years, Brandon Bullis has combined light and music for an amazing Halloween display and this year is no exception. >> Read more trending news Bullis uses 16,000 lights and computer animation to create “Edwards Landing Lights” almost every night for the Halloween season. This year the show features “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man. The show goes dark one...
Hurricanes Spotlight: Syracuse University 

Hurricanes Spotlight: Syracuse University 

Every week the Palm Beach Post presents “Hurricanes Spotlight” where we will preview the Miami Hurricanes opponent for the week. Week 8 is Syracuse University.  Located in Syracuse, New York Nickname is the Orange Colors are white, orange and blue Total enrollment of 22,000 Founded in 1870 The penultimate member to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013.   Joe Biden...
Hoping for a little churn at the top of the NBA and not the seemingly inevitable Warriors-Cavs rematch

Hoping for a little churn at the top of the NBA and not the seemingly inevitable Warriors-Cavs rematch

  Surely in the minority here, but I’m glad Dwyane Wade is with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the simple reason that it makes the 2018 NBA Finals worth watching. It’s going to be Golden State vs Cleveland again next June. You know that. Every other team in the league knows that, too, though they will try to convince themselves otherwise as the new season kicks...
Arkansas Razorbacks podcast: Hogs just don’t have speed they need

Arkansas Razorbacks podcast: Hogs just don’t have speed they need

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Borderline Erotic podcast, the most-listened-to Razorbacks podcast in the country. In this episode, John Nabors discusses why Arkansas looks so slow as a team, the Auburn series and more nonsense. SEC Country launched the Borderline Erotic Podcast...
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