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BREAKING: Storms dumped more than 2 inches of rain in some areas

Storms that flashed through South Florida on Wednesday dropped record rainfall, shut down the Honda Classic with a relentless drenching, and gusted with winds as high as 30 mph in West Palm Beach. Preliminary estimates show the heaviest downpours were in western parts of Palm Beach County with about 2.5 inches measured at a monitoring station near Jog and Woolbright roads. Royal Palm Beach saw up...
Mulligan’s owner willing to share costs for Lake Worth grease spill

Mulligan’s owner willing to share costs for Lake Worth grease spill

The owner of Mulligan’s Beach House said he’d share the costs the city incurred to clean up a messy food grease spill that happened outside his restaurant on Ocean Boulevard on Sunday afternoon. “They haven’t said one word to me about that,” George Hart said. “But I’d be willing to share the expense because we share the same grease...
F-35 debate about national security — and money — comes to Jupiter

F-35 debate about national security — and money — comes to Jupiter

There’s more at stake than national security in the debate over the F-35 fighter jet. It’s called money. Since 2009, Lockheed Martin and some 1,200 partners — including Pratt & Whitney’s Jupiter campus — have been busy producing the so-called fifth generation fighter plane. They’ve delivered more than 200 of the fighter jets powered by Pratt & Whitney F135 engines...
More than 300 students at 6 Boca schools shuffled to relieve crowding

More than 300 students at 6 Boca schools shuffled to relieve crowding

Children living in more than 60 Boca Raton neighborhoods will be changing schools next year to give the most crowded elementary in the county some relief, the Palm Beach County School Board ruled in its final vote on the matter Wednesday. Calusa Elementary will see its rolls drop by about 160 students when the changes go into effect, but those aren’t the only students who will change campuses...
UPDATE: Seth Adams’ call for help first confused as a joke

UPDATE: Seth Adams’ call for help first confused as a joke

UPDATE 1 P.M.: When Seth Adams called his brother and sister-in-law in May 2012 to tell them he’d been shot by a cop, they hung up on him, thinking he was playing a joke. He called back and they ran outside to find him clinging to life after being shot by Palm Beach County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Custer in the parking lot of One Stop Garden Shop in Loxahatchee Groves, where they lived and...
Renewed push to declare heroin a crisis: Governor hears from Democrats

Renewed push to declare heroin a crisis: Governor hears from Democrats

Citing out-of-control heroin-related hospital costs first detailed by The Palm Beach Post, Florida Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, and the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus are urging Gov. Rick Scott to declare the heroin crisis a public health emergency. Heroin and fentanyl, wrote Braynon, are “wreaking widespread devastation, not only from the ravages of addiction, but...
Palm Beach County home prices hold steady; rental market “on fire”

Palm Beach County home prices hold steady; rental market “on fire”

Palm Beach County’s home prices and sales volumes are in a holding pattern, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches. The median price of a house sold in January was $310,000, down a bit from December but up 9 percent from a year ago. House sales totaled 1,146, also down from December but up from a year ago. The supply-and-demand balance continues...
Katherine Harris, key player in 2000 election, to wed this weekend

Katherine Harris, key player in 2000 election, to wed this weekend

Katherine Harris has put the pressure of politics and the grief of her first husband’s 2013 suicide behind her. She’s found love again — a “blessing” she says she did not expect. On Saturday, in a small chapel in Texas, the former Florida secretary of state — who sealed election 2000 for George W. Bush after a month-long recount — will marry one of Texas&rsquo...
Judge rules fired FAU prof James Tracy’s lawsuit is about ‘right to free speech’

Judge rules fired FAU prof James Tracy’s lawsuit is about ‘right to free speech’

Former Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy (Contributed) BOCA RATON — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Florida Atlantic University’s attempt to dismiss a free-speech lawsuit filed by fired professor James Tracy, best known for his controversial conspiracy claims about the Sandy Hook shooting.
With his new fame, Boynton man proclaims himself Trump’s spokesman

With his new fame, Boynton man proclaims himself Trump’s spokesman

A trek to President Donald Trump’s rally in Melbourne on Saturday turned a middle-aged car salesman from Boynton Beach into a worldwide political talking head, taking it upon himself to spread America’s leader’s message to the world. “I feel that I have to represent him in our movement … I want to bring the positivity about our president to everybody that I can,&rdquo...
Fast food faster: McDonald’s also woos customers with ordering kiosks

Fast food faster: McDonald’s also woos customers with ordering kiosks

Different Big Mac sizes. The the special sauce giveaway. Now, the latest twist at McDonald’s employs technology to make fast food faster. . At least 15 of the county’s McDonald’s restaurants are now offering faster self-order kiosks and table service. As part of the upgrades, the McDonald’s locations have also remodeled their dinning areas in an effort to make the spaces more...
Cheers! Our favorite local Margaritas for National Margarita Day!

Cheers! Our favorite local Margaritas for National Margarita Day!

Today, Feb. 22,  is National Margarita Day! It’s as good an occasion as any for tequila lovers to sip a shaken or stirred, rimmed or unrimmed, fruity or not Margarita. Looking for a nice, frothy one? Try these: DaVinci’s, Boca Raton Cut 432, Delray Beach Cabo Flats at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Cabo Flats celebrates National Margarita Day with El Cabo Margaritas all day...
This popular new West Palm restaurant now open for lunch

This popular new West Palm restaurant now open for lunch

What happens when big-city power lunch meets rustic country flavors in downtown West Palm Beach? You get a plateful of modern Southern love.  This is Chef Lindsay Autry’s aim Wednesday when she introduces lunch service at The Regional Kitchen & Public House. The centerpiece of her simple yet well-varied menu: a proper Southern-style “meat ’n three.” You pick...
Fat Tuesday: Spoto’s Oyster Bar celebrates Mardi Gras-inspired birthday

Fat Tuesday: Spoto’s Oyster Bar celebrates Mardi Gras-inspired birthday

It will be a particularly lively Fat Tuesday at Spoto’s Oyster Bar. The Palm Beach Gardens seafood-centric restaurant has a good reason to celebrate Mardi Gras – it’s Spoto’s 14th anniversary.  The PGA Boulevard restaurant/bar will host a big Fat Tuesday-themed fete on, yes, Tuesday, from 5 to 10 p.m.  “We’ll have a New Orleans menu, a meet-the-chef demo...
NEW: Suspect in West Palm toddler’s death tells man ‘I just shot a baby’

NEW: Suspect in West Palm toddler’s death tells man ‘I just shot a baby’

A drug deal gone bad outside an apartment complex west of the city led to the shooting death of an 18-month old boy in 2014, recently released Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. I’zarion Colin sustained a fatal gunshot while strapped into a child safety seat after his stepfather and the alleged gunman — Devonte Lamar White — wrestled for control of a pistol inside...
Rick Ankiel’s biggest win — getting up after life knocked him down

Rick Ankiel’s biggest win — getting up after life knocked him down

Rick Ankiel isn’t hiding out after dropping the recent bombshell that he drank vodka before pitching in a couple of major league baseball games way back in 2001. The big lefty played in Wednesday’s pro-am at the Honda Classic, whaling away with what he calls an 18-handicap game and getting it right often enough to impress the PGA Tour player in his group, Venezuelan star Jhonattan Vegas...
Palm Beach Post editorial cartoon Feb. 23

Palm Beach Post editorial cartoon Feb. 23

CARTOON VIEW SCOTT STANTIS

POINT OF VIEW Florida needs 5G now

What do smart cities, driverless vehicles, autonomous drones, and instantaneous 3-D downloads all have in common? The need for 5G wireless technology. Under Senate Bill 596 and House Bill 687, which create the Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act, Floridians have the opportunity to bring ultra-fast speeds — speeds that were previously available only through a wired connection &mdash...

Friedman: Meet the five Trump administrations

It should be clear by now that there are five different Trump administrations swirling before our eyes — Trump Entertainment, Trump Cleanup, Trump Crazy, Trump GOP and the Essential Trump — and no one can predict which will define this presidency, let alone make a success of it. Trump Entertainment shows up every day now in the form of an outrageous “alternative fact,” a pugnacious...

Letters Hostile coverage of President Trump is incomprehensible

Hostile coverage is incomprehensible It is difficult for me to comprehend the hostile, negative media coverage of President Donald Trump. Good examples are provided in the column written by Ross Douthat from The New York Times, “Can a hapless White House and a bull market coexist?” (Tuesday). Trump is accused of “outrageous presidential incompetence” and running “a White...
Shane Battier attends first Heat practice in new front office role

Shane Battier attends first Heat practice in new front office role

    Shane Battier returns to the Miami Heat as the director of basketball development and analytics.
Justin Thomas looks to extend early-season hot streak at Honda Classic

Justin Thomas looks to extend early-season hot streak at Honda Classic

For all that Jupiter resident Justin Thomas has accomplished at the age of 23 — four PGA Tour wins, three of them in this still-young season, and a rise to No. 8 in the world — he has one unaccomplished goal he would like to fulfill at the Honda Classic, which begins Thursday at PGA National. “I can’t wait to win on the homeland,” Thomas said Wednesday. That’s homeland...
Boca woman gets 10 years in prison for 2014 deadly drunken crash

Boca woman gets 10 years in prison for 2014 deadly drunken crash

Nearly three years after a Boca Raton woman killed a Boca man in a crash in which authorities say she was drunk and high on cocaine, a Palm Beach County judge on Wednesday sentenced her to more than 10 years in prison. With the 124-month sentence for Kelsey Sue Cooper, 34, on a single charge of DUI manslaughter, Circuit Judge Laura Johnson followed prosecutors’ exact recommendation for the case...
Mardi Gras recipes for a festive Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras recipes for a festive Fat Tuesday

For New Orleans natives like Scott Serpas, Mardi Gras is almost a national holiday. “Mardi Gras,” French for “fat Tuesday,” is traditionally the last chance for merry making before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. This year, Mardi Gras arrives Tuesday, Feb. 28. “Mardi Gras is a big part of my life, always has been. Of course, in New Orleans, we’re always looking...
Dog chases, bites boy walking to school bus stop

Dog chases, bites boy walking to school bus stop

A boy walking to his school bus stop was attacked and bitten by a dog on Tuesday morning. WSB-TV talked to the 11-year-old boy’s mother who said the dog jumped over a fence and bit the boy on the legs in Decatur, Georgia. The boy, Samuel English, said he thought he was going to die.  "I was just saying, 'God, please don't let me die,'" Samuel said. Witnesses say the...
Space travel is measured in light years, but what's a light year anyway?

Space travel is measured in light years, but what's a light year anyway?

Stars and galaxies in outer space are just so far away, it’s hard to comprehend the staggering distances. Scientists have come up with ways to measure space distance that are easier to understand. A light year is one of those space measurements and is similar to how a mile or kilometer measures distance on Earth. Distances in space are so vast, though, that a mile or a kilometer is just too...
Dad pens emotional tribute to 'selfless' wife pregnant with their terminally ill child

Dad pens emotional tribute to 'selfless' wife pregnant with their terminally ill child

Even after learning that her daughter will be born without part of her brain due to a terminal condition, an Oklahoma mother has decided to give birth to the child in order to donate the baby's organs. Keri Young and her husband, Royce, have been sharing their story on social media. The couple's daughter, Eva, has a condition called anencephaly. She is due in May but is only expected to survive for...
2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins watch rising Texas A&M prospect Daeshon Hall

2017 NFL Draft: Dolphins watch rising Texas A&M prospect Daeshon Hall

While most of the hype leading up to this year’s NFL Draft centers around potential No. 1 pick Myles Garrett, the other Texas A&M defensive end deserves consideration as well. Daeshon Hall was right there with Garrett wrecking opposing backfields last season, and while he can’t match everything that makes his former teammate the most coveted pass rusher in this class, there are plenty...
Man throws pork chop at mother when she returns home without cigarettes, police say

Man throws pork chop at mother when she returns home without cigarettes, police say

An Athens, Georgia, man has been charged with simple battery after throwing a pork chop at his mother, police said. The Athens Banner-Herald reported that at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Terry Bernard Ball Jr., 29, was eating at home when he became upset because his mother hadn’t gotten cigarettes for him.​>> Read more trending stories Police said Ball got up, pushed his mother...
Miami Dolphins sign Dan Marino, five other former players to new contracts

Miami Dolphins sign Dan Marino, five other former players to new contracts

Former Miami Hall of Fame quarterbacks Dan Griese and Dan Marino (pictured with legendary Don Shula) officially retired as Dolphins.
Crisis? Maybe, but top FL insurer says severity of AOB claims falling

Crisis? Maybe, but top FL insurer says severity of AOB claims falling

Florida’s largest property insurer says its average cost is going down, not up, for claims associated with what many in the industry call a crisis requiring immediate legislative action, its CEO told analysts Wednesday. That means assignment of benefits, such as when a consumer signs over control of insurance payments to a contractor or other third party. “We saw a little bit uptick...
JUST IN: Foul play not suspected in death of man found in SUV

JUST IN: Foul play not suspected in death of man found in SUV

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a male whose body was found Wednesday inside an SUV west of the city, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. A report of a foul odor led deputies just before 10:30 a.m. to a silver Toyota Tacoma parked on the 2600 block of North Military Trail, near Keiser Unversity, the sheriff’s office said. Inside was a male’s body “in the...
Florida man claims dog shot his girlfriend

Florida man claims dog shot his girlfriend

A man told police that his dog was responsible for shooting his girlfriend while she was sleeping on Tuesday night in Florida. Jacksonville police responded around 11:25 p.m. to the reported shooting at a home in the 2200 block of Patou Drive. Brian Murphy told officers that he let his dog, Diesel, outside after the animal woke him up Tuesday night. When they returned to the bedroom, the room was...
Pro golfer who had heart attack at Honda reunites with doctors, nurses

Pro golfer who had heart attack at Honda reunites with doctors, nurses

PGA golfer Jason Bohn, 43, clearly remembers being wide awake in Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center last year as a cardiologist performed surgery to insert a stent after he suffered a heart attack at the Honda Classic. Bohn said that experience came rushing back as he returned to the hospital Wednesday morning to say thank you to the doctor, nurses and other hospital staff who saved his life during...
Concern over Brightline prompts lawmakers to consider rail regulations

Concern over Brightline prompts lawmakers to consider rail regulations

A House panel on Wednesday got its first glimpse at a proposal to regulate All Aboard Florida’s Brightline passenger train service and other high-speed rail ventures.
Photographer captures moment Florida father delivers baby in car

Photographer captures moment Florida father delivers baby in car

A photographer captured the moment when a Jacksonville, Florida, father delivered his newborn baby in the front seat of his car on the way to the hospital. Jaiden Photography posted the photo of the couple on Wednesday. The photographer said the couple's baby couldn't wait one more minute to come into the world. The newborn's father delivered the baby within minutes of putting his car in park and...
The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things.  That's his appeal to the people who admire and elevate him: "Milo," the personality, is built on the idea of triggering liberals. His Breitbart archives contain a regular...
Jay Z makes history as first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z makes history as first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z, already a history maker, has another accomplishment under his belt: He is the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billboard reported that the rapper was announced with other inductees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, including Max Martin, who has produced hits for Britney Spears, Katy Perry and the Backstreet Boys, among others, as well as Kenneth "Babyface"...
Where’s Rubio? Unknown group wants to know

Where’s Rubio? Unknown group wants to know

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio It’s Wednesday afternoon. Do you know where one of your U.S. senators is?
BREAKING: County wins custody of dog thrown from Blue Heron bridge

BREAKING: County wins custody of dog thrown from Blue Heron bridge

BJ, the dog thrown off the Blue Heron Bridge last month, is one step closer to finding a new home. A Palm Beach County judge granted the county’s Animal Care and Control custody of the 8-year-old pup in a court ruling Wednesday, Animal Care and Control officials said. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail BJ dislocated a leg in the 30-foot fall onto Phil Foster Park the...
Therapist: 90% of addicts in Chatman sober homes openly used drugs

Therapist: 90% of addicts in Chatman sober homes openly used drugs

As many as 90 percent of the addicts who were supposed to be getting treatment while living in sober homes connected to the notorious drug-treatment businesses operated by Kenneth Chatman were openly using drugs, enabling Chatman to continue billing their insurance for millions of dollars in unnecessary drug tests, according to the former clinical treatment director. New details of Chatman’s...
Armed with flotation noodles, Lake Worth residents lobby for pool fix

Armed with flotation noodles, Lake Worth residents lobby for pool fix

One by one, they filed into Lake Worth’s City Hall on Tuesday night, ardent supporters of the municipal pool , most carrying colorful flotation noodles, all with a purpose and the same steely message for city commissioners: don’t let the city’s prized amenity die. After a lively two-hour discussion on the 46-year-old facility and what should be done with...
Here's what's inside the gift bags given to Oscar nominees

Here's what's inside the gift bags given to Oscar nominees

Even if for those that don’t win, Hollywood stars at this year’s Academy Awards are going home with a nominee swag bag filled with various goodies, including a pelvic floor exercise tracker, sweat-absorbing armpit pads and a Hawaiian vacation. The bag is worth six figures and is only available to people nominated in the top 5 categories. Those nominated for Best Supporting Actress...
Police use stun gun on man accused of vandalizing city garden with hammer

Police use stun gun on man accused of vandalizing city garden with hammer

Witnesses were shocked to find a man using a hammer to destroy sculptures at a city garden in Iowa.The incident was reported Tuesday at the Robert D.
Ex-WNBA player: I was bullied for being straight

Ex-WNBA player: I was bullied for being straight

A former WNBA player is raising some eyebrows after making claims she was bullied for being a straight woman in a league that she said is “98 percent” gay. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Candice Wiggins, the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft and 2011 champion who retired in March, told reporters she would have continued playing had it not been for a &ldquo...
FAU researchers develop 15-minute test for Zika

FAU researchers develop 15-minute test for Zika

During last year’s Zika scare, Palm Beach County OB-GYNs griped that pregnant women waited as long as four weeks to get test results from state labs. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University say they have a solution. FAU scientists are working on a quick-and-inexpensive test that would produce results in just 15 minutes and cost $5 or less. FAU said Wednesday that its researchers landed...
Community rallies around family of father, son killed in head-on collision with one another

Community rallies around family of father, son killed in head-on collision with one another

A tight-knit Alabama community is rallying around the family of a father and son who died after they were killed in a head-on collision with one another Saturday morning. A joint funeral was held Wednesday afternoon for Jeffrey Morris Brasher, 50, and Austin Blaine Brasher, 22, both of Fayette, a small city in rural west Alabama. Jeff Brasher, a bread distributor, was on his way to work shortly after...
BREAKING: Number of panthers in Florida wild rises slightly

BREAKING: Number of panthers in Florida wild rises slightly

The estimated number of Florida panthers in the wild has increased slightly, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. The updated population estimate is 120 to 230 adult and sub-adult panthers, according to a new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission. The previous population estimate was 100 to 180 adult and sub-adult panthers in 2014...
Military officials blame Trump hiring freeze for cuts in child care services

Military officials blame Trump hiring freeze for cuts in child care services

Even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to impose a hiring freeze on the federal government as a way to save taxpayer dollars, that move was being directly blamed by some military officials for a reduction in child care services at two Army bases, drawing complaints from veterans groups and Democrats in the Congress. “This closure is a result of staff shortage due to...

How can we get rid of President Trump?

We’re just a month into the Trump presidency, and already so many are wondering: How can we end it? One poll from Public Policy Polling found that as many Americans — 46 percent — favor impeachment of President Donald Trump as oppose it. Ladbrokes, the betting website, offers even odds that Trump will resign or leave office through impeachment before his term ends. There have been...
Scientists find 7 'Earth-sized planets' orbiting star 40 light-years away, NASA says

Scientists find 7 'Earth-sized planets' orbiting star 40 light-years away, NASA says

Forthy light-years from Earth, scientists have discovered seven "Earth-sized planets" in the largest-ever cache of planets found around a single star outside of our solar system. "The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth is not just a matter of if, but when," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters...
Tenet buys Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center real estate from landlord

Tenet buys Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center real estate from landlord

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, or at least the real estate where the hospital operates, has a new owner. Tenet Healthcare paid landlord HCP Inc. $43.4 million for the 282,000-square-foot facility on Burns Road, according to property records. HCP is a California-based real estate investment trust that specializes in medical facilities. The companies also recorded a lease termination that took effect...
NASA to announce 'discovery beyond our solar system'

NASA to announce 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Scientists will share newly discovered information on Wednesday about planets that orbit stars other than Earth's sun at a 1 p.m. news conference hosted by NASA. The announcement that NASA would share findings on a "discovery beyond our solar system" came Monday. The vague nature of the tease prompted speculation that scientist could unveil the discovery of an alien species. However, as...
NEW: Child flown to hospital after being injured at West Palm school

NEW: Child flown to hospital after being injured at West Palm school

A child at Forest Hill Elementary was flown to a hospital Wednesday morning after sustaining an undisclosed injury. Paramedics responded shortly before 11:30 a.m. to the suburban West Palm Beach school in the 5 000 block of Purdy Lane. An injured boy was flown by Trauma Hawk. It was not clear what caused the child’s injury. Check back later for more details.
UPS test launches delivery drone from docking pad on roof of UPS truck

UPS test launches delivery drone from docking pad on roof of UPS truck

UPS is moving closer to adding drones to its delivery fleet. The Atlanta-based company just completed another test on Monday, this time launching a delivery drone from a UPS truck in suburban Tampa, Florida. The roof launch is what makes the latest UPS drone test different from previous ones, officials said. The unmanned aerial vehicle sits on a recharging pad on top of the truck. The driver can put...
Two Palm Beach County resorts earn top honors from Forbes Travel Guide

Two Palm Beach County resorts earn top honors from Forbes Travel Guide

For the second year in a row, two of Palm Beach County’s oceanfront resorts have earned top marks from Forbes Travel Guide.
Brookdale Senior Living, Lake Worth area, cited for roaches, flying insects

Brookdale Senior Living, Lake Worth area, cited for roaches, flying insects

Hundreds of dead and live roaches similar to these  were found in the kitchen and food prep areas at Brookdale Senior Living west of Lake Worth, a state inspection report states.
UPDATE: No flight restrictions yet for possible Trump visit; will he stay in D.C.?

UPDATE: No flight restrictions yet for possible Trump visit; will he stay in D.C.?

By this time last week, Palm Beach County was preparing for a third weekend visit in a row from President Donald Trump.
Boynton Police one of 4 law enforcement agencies in state to do this

Boynton Police one of 4 law enforcement agencies in state to do this

Boynton Beach’s police department is now part of what some might call a prestigious club that’s part of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. And it is only the fourth law enforcement agency in the state to do so. The department met the requirements for the Missing Kids Readiness Project. Boynton joins only Davenport Police, Okaloosa County Airport Police and the Palm Beach...
Thousands forced out by flood waters, Silicon Valley neighborhoods underwater

Thousands forced out by flood waters, Silicon Valley neighborhoods underwater

 Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect in central San Jose, California, as rising flood waters inundate parts of the city, forcing thousands of residents to seek higher ground. Emergency crews went door-to-door in several neighborhoods Tuesday, rescuing stranded residents and drivers, after the Coyote Creek overran its banks, swamping homes and businesses. The National Weather Service called...
Groups boycott business after owner hangs KKK sign

Groups boycott business after owner hangs KKK sign

Several groups plan to boycott a business in Georgia after its owner hung a Ku Klux Klan banner. Boycott advocates spoke Tuesday night at the University of North Georgia campus in Dahlonega. The controversial banner, which read "Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall," was hung early last week from the roof of one of the oldest buildings in the city.  "We don't like...
Boy adopted from Taiwan killed in drive-by shooting

Boy adopted from Taiwan killed in drive-by shooting

A California 8-year-old adopted three years ago from Taiwan was killed Monday night in a drive-by shooting that police are struggling to explain. Jonah Min Hwang, his parents and his adoptive brother were visiting the Pomona home of a family from their church when at least four shots were fired into the house, NBC4 in Los Angeles reported. Jonah, who was struck once in the head, died a short time...
Shoppers expected to save tax refunds this year

Shoppers expected to save tax refunds this year

Nearly half of those expecting tax refunds this year plan to save the money rather than spend it right away, a survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation found.  The survey found that 48 percent of consumers plan to put the money they get from their refund this year into savings. This year’s level is  slightly less than 2016’s record high of 49.2 percent, the...
Julius Thomas passes Miami Dolphins physical required to complete trade

Julius Thomas passes Miami Dolphins physical required to complete trade

Julius Thomas will be the next Miami Dolphins tight end. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) Julius Thomas passed a physical examination necessary to complete a trade to the Miami Dolphins, according to a league source.
JUST IN: PBSO arrests 11 women in Lake Worth prostitution stings

JUST IN: PBSO arrests 11 women in Lake Worth prostitution stings

Eleven women were arrested last week in two prostitution operations in Lake Worth, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Officials with the Lake Worth Community Policing and Street Crimes Unit made the arrests Thursday in undisclosed areas throughout the city. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The women range in age from 18 to 45, jail records show. For several...
Assault weapons do not fall under Second Amendment protection, court rules

Assault weapons do not fall under Second Amendment protection, court rules

A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld a Maryland law that bans 45 kinds of assault weapons and limits a gun magazine to 10 rounds. The ruling, according to a story from The Associated Press, said the guns could be banned under Maryland law because those types of guns are not protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia...
UPDATE: No arrests yet after student threw wood at Trump motorcade

UPDATE: No arrests yet after student threw wood at Trump motorcade

No arrests have been made yet in last week’s incident where a middle-school student threw a block of wood at President Donald Trump’s motorcade, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office told The Palm Beach Post. The youth confessed to throwing the pece of wood, which measured about 2 inches-by-4 inches, at Trump’s motorcade as it moved from Palm Beach International Airport to...
Boynton Beach police chief cancels Town Hall meeting for this week

Boynton Beach police chief cancels Town Hall meeting for this week

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz (center) speaks to members of the media about the city’s recent gun violence Wednesday, January 25, 2017 as Mayor Steven B.
Nanny accused of smoking meth on the job

Nanny accused of smoking meth on the job

A live-in nanny in Oklahoma was arrested after her employer told police she found her passed out and her 3-year-old child missing. Police were called around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday about a possible child abduction.  The child's mother received a call from her older children's school, saying that nobody had picked them up. When she got home, the garage doors were open and her 3-year-old child was missing...
Metrics do not like Miami Heat chances of making playoffs

Metrics do not like Miami Heat chances of making playoffs

    Miami’s Dion Waiters reacts after a dunk in a recent game against the Magic. The Heat have won 14-of-16 and are two games out of a playoff spot.
Retail, residential project coming to Boynton by end of year

Retail, residential project coming to Boynton by end of year

Construction on the retail/residential project 500 Ocean is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, development representatives said. The project, at the southwest corner of Federal Highway and Ocean Avenue, will include a six-story building with 341 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. It will have about 20,000 square feet of commercial space, which includes 6,000 square feet for offices and 14...
NEW: Police investigate Instagram post threatening Boca High students

NEW: Police investigate Instagram post threatening Boca High students

Palm Beach County school police are investigating a threat made via an Instagram post to students at Boca Raton High School, officials said. The post contained “an implied threat of violence” to the students, officials said. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Additional officers were at the school Wednesday, though no other changes were made to campus. Principal...
Number of PBC teachers receiving top rating spikes to 50 percent

Number of PBC teachers receiving top rating spikes to 50 percent

File photo More than half of Palm Beach County’s more than 13,000 public school teachers received a “highly effective” rating last year, and just one earned an “unsatisfactory” rating, newly released state records show.
Dakota Access pipeline: Deadline looms for protesters to leave camp

Dakota Access pipeline: Deadline looms for protesters to leave camp

A deadline for protesters to leave a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp amid fears that an expected rise in water levels could pose a danger to demonstrators is set to pass Wednesday as a relatively small group of protesters vowed to defy the order. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum last week ordered that demonstrators evacuate the Oceti Sakowin protest camp amid fears that quickly melting snow could...
Florida tops nation in AP exam participation at a time when exam’s value questioned

Florida tops nation in AP exam participation at a time when exam’s value questioned

Florida ranks number one in participation on Advance Placement exams during high school and comes in fourth for the percent of high school graduates who have taken and passed at least one AP course, according to a report from the organization that manages the course and its exams, The College Board. The state’s Department of Education also noted that the report indicates the state...
Police search for woman accused of using fake bill to pay for Girl Scout cookies

Police search for woman accused of using fake bill to pay for Girl Scout cookies

It's difficult for many people to resist purchasing Girl Scout cookies when eager girls sell them in front of stores and persistent coworkers encourage support for their children's troops. But one woman might have been better off going without the classic treats. >> Read more trending stories   Police in California are searching for a woman after a Girl Scouts representative in...
NEW: Toddler shot during drug deal; accused killer held without bond

NEW: Toddler shot during drug deal; accused killer held without bond

Little I’zarion Colin was killed during a drug deal in May 2014, recently released Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. The 18-month-old boy was shot while his stepfather and Devonte Lamar White struggled over a gun in the family’s blue Toyota, records state. READ MORE: Family celebrates what would have been boy’s 2nd birthday White, 24, was arrested Tuesday on...
2017 NFL Free Agents: Running back options for Miami Dolphins

2017 NFL Free Agents: Running back options for Miami Dolphins

DeAngelo Williams could be the low-rent backup Miami needs. (Getty Images) Jay Ajayi changed everything for the Dolphins at running back last year.
Comcast launches technician tracking app for customers

Comcast launches technician tracking app for customers

Cable giant Comcast has launched a new feature in its mobile app that allows customers to more closely monitor service appointments by pinpointing when a technician is en-route to their home. The feature, called “Tech ETA,” will notify customers with an estimated 30-minute window in which the technician is expected to arrive as well as the worker’s name and photo. In its announcement...

Trump’s pick for National Security Advisor will need Senate confirmation

While President Donald Trump’s choice of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his National Security Advisor has drawn praise from both political parties, the Trump Administration will have to jump over one more hurdle to put McMaster in that job on a permanent basis, because as a high-ranking military officer, he actually needs the Senate to sign off on his job change. Normally, the position of National...
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