2017 hurricane season was intense, deadly

In August, the waters of the equatorial Pacific cooled, quieting powerful western gales that act as a balm to the tropical Atlantic during hurricane season. The atmosphere took advantage of the lull, whipping quickly into a violent lather that crashed three Category 4 storms into the U.S., created the longest lived 185-mph hurricane in recorded history and drowned Houston in a tropical broth 5-feet...


UPDATE: 18-year-old arrested in Caloosa Park slaying held without bond

UPDATE: 18-year-old arrested in Caloosa Park slaying held without bond

UPDATE: Judge Jaimie Goodman ordered Sinceer Priest, 18, to be held without bond at his first court appearance Thursday morning, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. ORIGINAL STORY: An 18-year-old West Palm Beach man has become the second person arrested in the shooting death of a man Sunday in Caloosa Park, Boynton Beach police said Wednesday night. Sinceer Priest, 18, was taken into...
Woman wins Palm Beach annual Turkey Trot for the first time

Woman wins Palm Beach annual Turkey Trot for the first time

It was a historic day for the Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot as a woman led the way across the finish line for the first time in the history of the annual 5K race. Anne-Marie Blaney of Ocala also set a record for with her winning time of 16:54 and a mile pace of 5:26. Blaney, 24, runs for Hansons-Brooks Olympic Development program in Rochester, Mich. After the race, she headed to her...
Dire warning: We’ll suffer more 90-degree days, climate report says

Dire warning: We’ll suffer more 90-degree days, climate report says

Double the number of scorching hot days and whipsaw bouts of overwhelming rain and debilitating drought could mar South Florida’s future if more efforts aren’t made to mitigate climate change, according to a federal study released this month. The Climate Science Special Report, which is overseen by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is produced every four years and is a far-reaching...
Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry on 17-point underdogs: ‘I don’t care about Vegas.’

Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry on 17-point underdogs: ‘I don’t care about Vegas.’

Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins makes the catch for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) DAVIE — Before the season, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry predicted his team would sweep the New England Patriots this season, a prediction that looks even more difficult...
Number of bullets Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock fired revealed

Number of bullets Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock fired revealed

The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds. The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was aware of the previously unreported figure because his department’s forensics lab...
NEW: Judge to allow woman’s confession in ex-boyfriend’s fatal stabbing

NEW: Judge to allow woman’s confession in ex-boyfriend’s fatal stabbing

Melanie Eam’s confession of the fatal stabbing of her ex-boyfriend will be allowed during her trial for second-degree murder, a Palm Beach County judge ruled Wednesday. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley’s ruling comes after two separate hearings at which Eam’s lawyer, Bruce Lehr of Miami, fought to suppress the confession. He argued that Eam was not read her Miranda Rights when questioned...
As teams and contractor clash, work still not done at new ballpark

As teams and contractor clash, work still not done at new ballpark

When players and staff for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals first arrived at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in February, they were asked to be patient: Their new $152 million shared spring training complex in West Palm Beach wasn’t quite finished. What they may not have known was that a lot of the work hadn’t been done properly, the result of corners cut by work...
Four Palm Beach County judges among 24 vying for federal judgeships

Four Palm Beach County judges among 24 vying for federal judgeships

Four Palm Beach County circuit judges and a West Palm Beach-based appellate court judge are among 24 lawyers who will be interviewed next week for five openings on the federal bench in South Florida. Circuit judges John Kastrenakes and Dina Keever-Agrama, both former federal prosecutors, along with fellow judges Jeffrey Colbath and Meenu Sasser will be interviewed by the Federal Judicial Nominating...
Reverse mortgages: Evict woman, 92, over 27¢? Why some see a crisis

Reverse mortgages: Evict woman, 92, over 27¢? Why some see a crisis

Actor and pitchman Tom Selleck, among others, has helped persuade more than 1 million seniors in markets like Palm Beach County that reverse mortgages are not “too good to be true.” But a federal agency overseen by Housing Secretary Ben Carson of Palm Beach Gardens says an insurance program backing reverse mortgages is “losing money and can no longer remain viable in its present...
NEW: Defense says Austin Harrouff’s ‘Dr. Phil’ interview tapes incomplete

NEW: Defense says Austin Harrouff’s ‘Dr. Phil’ interview tapes incomplete

The defense attorneys for Austin Harrouff, the 20-year-old Jupiter man charged with killing two people and biting one of their faces in Martin County last year, say that the interviews between their client and TV’s Dr. Phil McGraw that have been provided to the court are not complete, according to court records. Attorney Nellie King wrote in a motion this week that the extended interview...
Coast Guard encountered more than 1,200 boats during Trump’s 2017 stays

Coast Guard encountered more than 1,200 boats during Trump’s 2017 stays

More than 1,200 boaters off Palm Beach County had their day interrupted earlier this year by an encounter with a Coast Guard boat letting them know they’d gotten a little too close to the president of the United States. As President Trump returned to South Florida on Tuesday evening for the long Thanksgiving weekend, the first of potentially several winter visits, the Coast Guard activated its...
Palm Beach County sends $1 million, 100 tons of goods to Maria victims

Palm Beach County sends $1 million, 100 tons of goods to Maria victims

Palm Beach County Cares, a coalition of local aid groups, has delivered more than 200,000 pounds of goods to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were both devastated by Hurricane Maria in September. “We had intended to close up the effort on November 12 but were approached by a group with close to 600,000 pounds in the Florida area which they have been trying to get shipped to Puerto...
Patrick Cassidy thankful Boca play gave him time with brother David

Patrick Cassidy thankful Boca play gave him time with brother David

Until recently, Patrick Cassidy assumed that he was coming to Boca Raton’s The Wick Theatre as “an homage to my dad,” late Broadway and television star Jack, who originated the role Patrick is playing in the theater’s production of “She Loves Me.” But after a sad but revelatory week here in South Florida, he believes the plan involved another Cassidy &mdash...
Chance of showers, storms today before clearing late

Chance of showers, storms today before clearing late

As a cold front approaches the area this morning, forecasters say there’s a potential for strong to even severe storms overnight before rain chances fade away later today. » Check The Palm Beach Post radar map The National Weather Service calls for a mostly cloudy sky and a 60 percent chance of showers this morning and early afternoon, with the possibility of stronger storms currently...
UPDATE: Missing West Palm man found safe

UPDATE: Missing West Palm man found safe

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m.: Pierre Borgelin has been found and is safe, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. ORIGINAL STORY: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding a 93-year-old West Palm Beach man who is considered possibly endangered. Pierre Borgelin, 93, was last seen walking away from the 1900 block of South Military Trail at 5 p.m. today. He has...
Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

Search ends for 3 US sailors missing in Navy aircraft crash

A search ended Friday for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed two days earlier, the navy said. The C-2A "Greyhound" transport aircraft was traveling to the USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed. Eight people were rescued quickly and are in good condition, but Japanese and U.S. ships and aircraft had continued searching for the others. The Navy's 7th...
UPDATE: Suspicious packages at Royal Palm Walmart deemed harmless

UPDATE: Suspicious packages at Royal Palm Walmart deemed harmless

Police evacuated a Walmart Supercenter in Royal Palm Beach late Thursday after two suspicious packages were discovered on the premises, turning out hundreds of shoppers who had hoped to get an early jump on Black Friday sales, authorities said. The packages were determined to be harmless, and the Walmart was expected to reopen by 11 p.m., about two hours after the shutdown, the sheriff’s office...
NEW: Florida teen, grandmother missing, may be endangered

NEW: Florida teen, grandmother missing, may be endangered

Authorities are searching for a 15-year-old Florida boy and his grandmother after they were last seen ijn Neptune Beach. Logan Mott, 15, and Kristina French, 53, may be in a silver 2015 Dodge Dart with a license plate number of DLLT42, according to authorities. Mott and French have been missing since at least Wednesday, WJAX reported. The boy’s mother said Eric Mott, her ex-husband and Logan&rsquo...
AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to cooperate with Mueller's investigation or negotiate a deal for himself. Flynn's legal team communicated the...
Trump’s Thanksgiving message: ‘We’re really winning’

Trump’s Thanksgiving message: ‘We’re really winning’

Waking to balmy temperatures in his palm tree-lined Winter White House, President Donald Trump began Thanksgiving Day warming up his fingers on Twitter before moving on to a video conference with troops overseas. He rounded out the morning with a visit to the local Coast Guard station and squeezed in a round of afternoon golf at the Trump International Golf Club before the skies opened up with the...
Caught on camera: Teacher arrested, accused of doing cocaine in the classroom

Caught on camera: Teacher arrested, accused of doing cocaine in the classroom

A high school English teacher has been arrested after she was secretly filmed by her students while appearing to cut up and snort what police suspect to be cocaine in an empty classroom, WGN9 reports. Samantha Cox, 24, was taken away from Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, in handcuffs after students showed the video to their principal, who informed the authorities. Junior Will Rogers...
Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out

Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out

Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off, retailers are counting on a lift from a better economy. But they're also looking beyond economic data and mapping out ways to pick up sales from other retailers as Amazon expands its reach. That can mean opening earlier...

Loose pigs wander near interstate in Florida following crash

Florida drivers are being warned to watch out for the possibility of escaped pigs on a busy interstate following a crash between two trucks that let the livestock loose. The Times-Union of Jacksonville reports that two semi-tractor trailer trucks were traveling south on I-95 in northeast Florida just before 4 a.m. when they collided. The Highway Patrol said one of the trucks carrying the pigs veered...
Trump in Palm Beach: What’s on the president’s Thanksgiving menu?

Trump in Palm Beach: What’s on the president’s Thanksgiving menu?

A spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump said the first family will have Thanksgiving dinner at Mar-a-Lago with family and friends tonight.  Here’s what’s on the menu: turkey stuffing mashed potatoes and gravy sweet potatoes with marshmallows variety of baked goods local produce and cheeses red snapper Florida stone crab Trump also tweeted a four-minute video on topics including...
Rollover crash on Turnpike in Jupiter leaves 5 hurt

Rollover crash on Turnpike in Jupiter leaves 5 hurt

A rollover crash snarled southbound traffic for about an hour this morning on Florida’s Turnpike near Jupiter, authories said. A car flipped over about 11 a.m. while traveling south on the Turnpike north of Indiantown Road. The crash shut down all southbound lanes for about an hour, according to a Florida Highway Patrol dispatcher. Two adults and three children were transported to an area hospital...
Arizona mother gives birth in SUV, drives herself to hospital with toddler in backseat

Arizona mother gives birth in SUV, drives herself to hospital with toddler in backseat

Mothers are known for being good at multitasking, but an Arizona woman took it to a whole new level. When Shannon Geise, 31, woke up just after midnight on Nov. 7 to painful contractions and her water breaking, the mother of four told azcentral.com she thought she had time to make it to the hospital for the birth of her son. The baby, already named Sebastian, had other ideas. Geise was going...
NEW: So-called ‘voodoo priest’ arrested in death of ‘Ollie the pit bull’

NEW: So-called ‘voodoo priest’ arrested in death of ‘Ollie the pit bull’

A man, who Hollywood, Fla., detectives believe fatally stabbed and left a pit bull named Ollie in a suitcase, is behind bars. Brendan Evans, 31, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty Wednesday.  Hollywood police said that DNA evidence left on the suitcase is what linked Evans to the Oct. 11 crime, where Ollie was found behind an abandoned building with 30 stab wounds and died days later...
NEW: Boil-water order lifted for two Wellington neighborhoods

NEW: Boil-water order lifted for two Wellington neighborhoods

It’s a happy Thanksgiving for residents of two Wellington neighborhoods, after a boil-water order was lifted this morning following a water main break earlier this week. The Wellington’s Edge and Polo Lakes communities have been under the order since Monday afternoon, when Wellington Public Works crews first found the water main break along westbound Forest Hill Boulevard near the Mall...
NEW: Fire at Lake Park Target won’t affect store opening

NEW: Fire at Lake Park Target won’t affect store opening

Crews responded to a fire at a Target store on Congress Avenue and Northlake Boulevard early Thursday morning, but the store is still scheduled to open Thanksgiving evening.  Just after 4 a.m., fire trucks and other emergency vehicles responded to the Lake Park Target.  The fire was put out, but there has been no update on the cause or the extent of the damage.  Target was...
We’ll have a soggy Thanksgiving, then a nice punch of cool, dry air

We’ll have a soggy Thanksgiving, then a nice punch of cool, dry air

A weekend only the Sunshine State can summon in late November is in the forecast, but first, South Florida must endure a soggy Thanksgiving and damp Black Friday. An area of low pressure forming in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to push into the state today , pulling a cold front through the Peninsula that will help initiate showers that may drop up to an inch of rain in parts of Palm Beach County...
Free gift-wrapping at The Gardens Mall? Here’s where to find it.

Free gift-wrapping at The Gardens Mall? Here’s where to find it.

After a day of holiday shopping at The Gardens Mall, you breathe a sigh of relief that the hard work of picking the perfect present for each person on your Christmas list is finished. RELATED: The Gardens Mall is launching a new text concierge service for shoppers Then you realize you still have to wrap every gift that’s going under the tree in a way that won’t make your mom or significant...
What’s that snowy-looking weed covering South Florida lawns?

What’s that snowy-looking weed covering South Florida lawns?

As snow begins its silent fall in more frigid climes, South Florida gets its own tropical version of the white and fluffy stuff. The pusley plant, nicknamed “Florida snow” because of the pale blanket it spreads on lawns and swales, thrives during autumn and can easily get a foothold in grass stressed by insects, improper mowing or disease. Its delicate funnel-shaped flowers of white, pink...
Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported the threat Wednesday after Barton, a North Texas Republican, apologized for a nude photo of him that circulated on social media. The photo of Barton...
Tweets, work, golf: President Trump back in Florida groove

Tweets, work, golf: President Trump back in Florida groove

Although he’s been away from Mar-a-Lago for more than seven months, it didn’t take President Donald Trump very long on Wednesday to get back into the familiar rhythms of South Florida presidential life: setting Twitter ablaze before sunrise, conducting some official business and visiting his nearby golf course. The president is back at his tropical White House for the first time since...
PBSO seeks help finding missing Boynton woman

PBSO seeks help finding missing Boynton woman

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for help in finding a missing Boynton Beach woman they say may be endangered. Authorities say Marie Moreau, 47, was last seen leaving her home on Kendria Cove Terrace at about 7 a.m. today. She stands 5-foot-6, has black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a light blue robe. The sheriff’s office asks anyone who sees or talks with Moreau...

12 of 14 nursing home deaths after Irma ruled homicides

Authorities say the deaths of 12 of the 14 Florida nursing home patients who died after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides. The Sun Sentinel reports that autopsy results from the Broward County medical examiner's office were released Wednesday. No arrests have been made. Police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman says the investigation will continue and part of that will be determining who should be...
Florida man ‘fed up’ with reckless drivers causes crash at intersection

Florida man ‘fed up’ with reckless drivers causes crash at intersection

A man in Central Florida who was “fed up” with people driving dangerously through an intersection took matters into his own hands and purposefully caused a head-on collision, police said. Bruce Homer, 61, faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and reckless driving with personal injury.  Homer told police in Clermont, Fla., that he caused the crash because &ldquo...
Reporter finds black widow spider nestled in Christmas tree at grocery store

Reporter finds black widow spider nestled in Christmas tree at grocery store

A news reporter in San Antonio made a potentially dangerous discovery in a Christmas tree at a local grocery store: a black widow spider. San Antonio-Express reporter Paul Stephen was shopping at an HEB grocery store Tuesday when he picked up a small Christmas tree and noticed the venomous arachnid, according to the newspaper. "I saw the spider, snapped the requisite Instagram pic, put it...
UPDATE: Roads reopen near Boynton, driver of stolen car at-large

UPDATE: Roads reopen near Boynton, driver of stolen car at-large

The driver of a stolen vehicle remained at-large near Boynton Beach Wednesday as Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies continued to search for the man into the night. Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said deputies attempted to stop a reportedly stolen vehicle in suburban Boynton Beach around 6 p.m. Deputies saw the four-door silver Mercedes enter the gated community Casa Brera...

Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win

Oregon's appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed him chocolate milk, engage him in "tummy time" and isolate him from the family to treat what they said were troublesome behaviors. The ruling, however, let stand the Board of Psychologist Examiner's emergency order...
NEW: Man shot in Boynton Beach, taken to hospital

NEW: Man shot in Boynton Beach, taken to hospital

A man is in the hospital after a shooting in Boynton Beach, according to city police. Officers were called to the parking lot on the 1000 block of West Gateway Boulevard, across the street from the Publix plaza and just west of Interstate-95. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital to treat his injuries. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Police have not shutdown the roads,...
NEW: More than 4,000 athletes in Wellington this week for field hockey

NEW: More than 4,000 athletes in Wellington this week for field hockey

As Palm Beach County residents tuck into their turkey and mashed potatoes, thousands of athletes will take to the fields at the International Polo Club as a massive field hockey tournament returns to Wellington this weekend. The National Hockey Festival bills itself as the world’s largest field hockey tournament, with 4,000 participants in more than 600 games, and thousands of spectators, according...
Uber customers torn between scandals and service

Uber customers torn between scandals and service

Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals. Its latest misbehavior involving a data breach cover-up revealed this week could be the impetus for people to ride elsewhere — or keep looking the other way. Hackers were able to steal data for 57 million riders and drivers, and Uber concealed it for a year after paying...
Trump in Palm Beach: President ends 5-hour golf trip, returns to Mar-a-Lago

Trump in Palm Beach: President ends 5-hour golf trip, returns to Mar-a-Lago

President Trump and his wife Melania and son Barron arrived at Palm Beach International Airport about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday to begin their Thanksgiving holiday. The president, who is visiting his Mar-a-Lago estate for the first time since April, was briefed early this morning on a Navy crash into the sea near Japan and fired off some pre-sunrise tweets blasting UCLA basketball dad Lamar...
Jupiter saw big drop in reported serious crimes for first half of 2017

Jupiter saw big drop in reported serious crimes for first half of 2017

The number of reported serious crimes dropped about 11 percent in Jupiter in the first six months of this year compared to last year, despite several high-profile offenses. Serious crimes include murder, rape, arson and aggravated assault. Not included are crimes such as retail theft, driving under the influence and trespassing. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for the weekly Jupiter newsletter That 11 percent...
Glitch closes US 1 bridge - the one planned for replacement -- in Jupiter 

Glitch closes US 1 bridge - the one planned for replacement -- in Jupiter 

The U.S. 1 bridge in Jupiter, the one planned for a $120 million replacement in about four years, was closed to traffic Wednesday for about one-half hour. Traffic was blocked in both directions from 12:09 - 12:35 p.m., according to the Florida Department of Transportation. See the full story about the new bridge in The Palm Beach Post. FDOT officials are working to determine the cause for the...
Palm Beach County hotel occupancy climbs after Hurricane Irma

Palm Beach County hotel occupancy climbs after Hurricane Irma

Hotel occupancy in Palm Beach County climbed by 15.8 percent in October, an increase local tourism leaders say was likely caused by the lingering impacts of Hurricane Irma. As residents and business owners in the Florida Keys continue to deal with damage caused by the Sept. 10 storm, some tourists have opted to find new accommodations in other parts of the state. That shift helped keep Palm Beach...
Earth and Sugar pop-up in Palm Beach: sweets with a solid Instagram following

Earth and Sugar pop-up in Palm Beach: sweets with a solid Instagram following

One of the hottest cake designers in South Florida is preparing to “pop up” in Palm Beach next month. Janderyn Makris of Earth and Sugar will join the new eclectic stream of businesses at The Royal Poinciana Plaza.   Makris, whose supremely Instagram-able designs have caught the eye of Brides magazine and national wedding bloggers, expects to open her shop in mid-December with...
Need a pumpkin or pecan pie? Get in line with the rest in Lake Worth

Need a pumpkin or pecan pie? Get in line with the rest in Lake Worth

Jeannie Hadley’s hands are full. The Lake Worth resident walks slowly to her sporty Kia Soul carrying a bunch of pies — apple, pumpkin, blueberry, pecan, German chocolate — she bought from Upper Crust. “I try to get something everyone likes,” said Hadley, 60. “I’ve been coming here for 30 years because they make good pies and they’re really nice.&rdquo...
Post office crowded? This Boynton-area store can ship that package

Post office crowded? This Boynton-area store can ship that package

Candles. Ornaments. Bath bombs. Greeting cards. And … a post office? This isn’t your grandmother’s Hallmark store. In a time when online shopping and shipping are on the rise, Michele’s Hallmark , which has been in Village Square at Golf plaza on Woolbright Road for more than 30 years, continues to flourish under owner Michele Maresca’s leadership...
Immigrant workers protest Trump’s decision to end TPS

Immigrant workers protest Trump’s decision to end TPS

Over 300 immigrant workers and protesters of different backgrounds gathered near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club Tuesday to protest the administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. “It’s inhumane given the conditions where we’re sending these people back to,” Unite Here press secretary Rachel  Gumpert said. &ldquo...
JUST IN: Five arrested in paintball incident at West Palm park

JUST IN: Five arrested in paintball incident at West Palm park

As four men and a juvenile drove near a city park Tuesday, they laughed as they fired shots from a paintball gun at a man laying under a gazebo, covering him with blue paint, West Palm Beach police said. Police officers, however, weren’t amused. They detained the men and the juvenile after pulling their white Buick over. The men involved were identified as Cordell Robinson, 22, Donnell Perry...
These grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day

These grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day

If you forgot a key ingredient for your Thanksgiving feast, don’t fret. Several grocery store chains are open on Thanksgiving Day.  Many have limited hours, so it is important to shop early. Here’s a list of the stores that are open for the holiday, and those that will keep their doors closed: Target: Open 6 p.m. to midnight. Walmart: Open, check local store for hours. Fresh...
Trump in Palm Beach: Golf course visit re-establishes Florida rhythm

Trump in Palm Beach: Golf course visit re-establishes Florida rhythm

After more than seven months away from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, President Donald Trump quickly returned to his familiar South Florida rhythms this morning by visiting his nearby Trump International Golf Club. The presidential motorcade arrived at the club on Summit Boulevard in unincorporated West Palm Beach at 9:26 a.m. The White House didn’t immediately confirm whether Trump...
New city park taking shape at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

New city park taking shape at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

A new city park at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is expected to open during spring training — about a year late. The 12-acre park will be called Lincoln Park, a tribute to a now-defunct Negro Leagues field in the north end of the city that in the 1940 and ’50s hosted Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson and other stars. The public park, paid for by the Washington Nationals and Houston...
LATEST: Passengers aboard cruise ship treated for injuries

LATEST: Passengers aboard cruise ship treated for injuries

Two passengers were medevaced from a cruise ship in Port Everglades on Tuesday. Two passengers aboard the cruise ship Coral Princess received assistance at the request of the ship’s crew, the Coast Guard said in a news release. A 45-foot response boat and 33-foot response boat with EMS were deployed from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue to tend to a 73-year-old man who had internal bleeding...
Turkey dinner for 45,000? Tradition with heart hits 25-year milestone

Turkey dinner for 45,000? Tradition with heart hits 25-year milestone

The numbers are staggering: 4,000 volunteers making 45,000 Thanksgiving meals in a matter of days in a vacant field behind a firehouse. The Big Heart Brigade undertaking is so enormous, one has to see the operation to fully appreciate its scope. And this year marks the 25th anniversary, sealing its place as a Palm Beach County tradition. The Big Heart Brigade comes to the rescue other times throughout...
NEW: Lake Worth couple accused of selling drugs in front of children

NEW: Lake Worth couple accused of selling drugs in front of children

A suburban Lake Worth couple was arrested during the past week on allegations they sold heroin and cocaine out of their home in the presence of children. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Irvin Lamothe, 34, on Nov. 16 on charges that include trafficking in heroin, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during a felony. Dashna Lamothe...
Trump in Palm Beach: Briefing on Navy crash, pre-dawn tweetstorm

Trump in Palm Beach: Briefing on Navy crash, pre-dawn tweetstorm

A man stands guard on the grounds of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate this morning. PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump, visiting his Mar-a-Lago estate for the first time since April, was briefed early this morning on a Navy air crash into the sea near Japan and fired off some pre-sunrise tweets blasting UCLA basketball dad LaVar Ball and...
Taste of dry season in sight with punch of winter air

Taste of dry season in sight with punch of winter air

The dry season officially began last month, but it’s been a soggy start with most of Palm Beach County seeing nearly an inch of rain more than what’s normal for November. Much of Palm Beach County is about an inch above normal for November rainfall. Thanksgiving Day through early Saturday will only add to the rain accumulation. Chances of showers are running between a 30 to...
It’s a real headache correcting ‘Tampon Tax’ in red-state Florida

It’s a real headache correcting ‘Tampon Tax’ in red-state Florida

Normally, the email bulletins sent from the Florida Department of Revenue are dry and uninspiring. You have to be a tax wonk to care. And even then, maybe not. Recently, the department has issued guidance on such topics as: “Payments for the Purchase and Lease of Items Used for the Operation or Maintenance of a Municipally-Owned Golf Course” and another gem about “the indexed tax...
JUST IN: Boynton man gets 5-year sentence for running over girlfriend

JUST IN: Boynton man gets 5-year sentence for running over girlfriend

A man who Boynton Beach police say knocked his live-in girlfriend unconscious and rolled his car over her in 2016 has been sentenced to five years in prison, court records show. Joseph Anthony Costa, 39, who originally was charged with attempted first-degree murder, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder, as well a second charge of domestic battery on Nov. 15, records show. See who&rsquo...
Maltz Jupiter stages South Florida premiere of ‘Newsies’ musical

Maltz Jupiter stages South Florida premiere of ‘Newsies’ musical

Twenty-five years ago, after producing a string of hit animated musicals, Disney Pictures tried pumping new life into the live-action musical with “Newsies.” Featuring songs by Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast”), it told the history-based tale of an 1899 paperboys’ strike against the New York newspaper owned by stingy Joseph...
Odyssey Middle’s closing affects gifted kids at other schools

Odyssey Middle’s closing affects gifted kids at other schools

Odyssey Middle School is closing at the end of the year because it failed to fill its desks. One of the complaints from parents who chose to send their children elsewhere: Odyssey didn’t have a gifted program. As long as Odyssey in Boynton Beach stood without a gifted program, district policy let students go to the nearest middle schools that had gifted programs instead. Odyssey’s boundaries...
Scripps researchers: there’s better way to make a flu vaccine

Scripps researchers: there’s better way to make a flu vaccine

Like master safe-crackers, scientists and researchers worldwide try to dial up the combination to fight one of the most cunning viruses known to man: influenza. If they are lucky, in any given season, they might get it half right half of the time, according to spot studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu is an elusive little bug. It adapts. It mutates. It kills — especially...
NEW: Trump takes aim at LaVar Ball, NFL in tweets sent from Palm Beach

NEW: Trump takes aim at LaVar Ball, NFL in tweets sent from Palm Beach

President Donald Trump took to Twitter the morning during his first full day in Palm Beach to share his thoughts on NBA personality LaVar Ball and the NFL. In a trio of tweets sent around 5:30 a.m., Trump addressed LaVar Ball, the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, as well as a rumored NFL rule change that would keep players in the locker room during the National Anthem. Trump and Ball have engaged...
Trump in Palm Beach: Feeling the love at PBIA, hearing a curious futon claim

Trump in Palm Beach: Feeling the love at PBIA, hearing a curious futon claim

President Donald Trump greets supporters as first lady Melania Trump looks on at Palm Beach International Airport on Tuesday night. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump is back at his Mar-a-Lago estate today after an absence of more than seven months. The president, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron...
JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers laid a wreath outside Kennedy's childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and there were speeches from officials, such as former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. The event also included a 21-gun salute by an honor guard. The...
Partly sunny Wednesday, but rain coming on Thanksgiving

Partly sunny Wednesday, but rain coming on Thanksgiving

In addition to turkey and pumpkin pie, strong thunderstorms may be on the menu for Thanksgiving in South Florida, according to the National Weather Service. The rain will likely continue into Black Friday, thanks to a stalled cold front and Gulf low pressure system. Download The Post’s WeatherPlus app On Wednesday, expect partly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and a 20 percent chance of...
FPL, Audubon launch Solar Sanctuary program to boost habitat

FPL, Audubon launch Solar Sanctuary program to boost habitat

Florida Power & Light Co. and Audubon Florida Wednesday announced a new “Solar Sanctuary” partnership to enhance FPL’s solar power plant sites by providing thousands of acres of habitat for native plants, birds and pollinators such as bumblebees and butterflies. FPL and Audubon Florida are working with the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Florida Native Plant Society, Wildlife Habitat...
AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina

AR-15 raffled off by youth football league in North Carolina

A raffle to give away an AR-15 was streamed live on Facebook with the Optimist pee wee football team from Stanley, North Carolina. The money was to help the team go on a trip and players were encouraged to thank those who bought a ticket to possibly win the AR-15. "It just blew my mind, right," a father, Brandon Jenkins, said. Willard Whitted is a gun owner, but he said this was a bad idea...
Trump in Palm Beach: President and family begin holiday at Mar-a-Lago

Trump in Palm Beach: President and family begin holiday at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump arrived at Mar-a-Lago at 6:29 p.m. after leaving Washington aboard Air Force One just before 4 p.m.   Before boarding a flight to Palm Beach International Airport, the president pardoned the national turkey and then stated support for embattled GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. He appeared energized by a crowd of more than 100 supporters who welcomed him and first...
Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist JoAnn Geffen said. No further details were immediately...
Trump in Palm Beach: President devotes 18 minutes to well-wishers at airport

Trump in Palm Beach: President devotes 18 minutes to well-wishers at airport

President Donald Trump arrived at Mar-a-Lago Tuesday night for a Thanksgiving visit and appeared energized by a crowd of more than 100 supporters who welcomed him and first lady Melania Trump at Palm Beach International Airport. Trump’s visit, which is scheduled to run through Sunday, is his first trip to his Palm Beach estate since April. In a few of his previous visits, Trump briefly...
Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor. Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because she was part of a group "conditioned to stay silent." Douglas included the revelation in...
Animal activists disrupt Utah governor's turkey pardon

Animal activists disrupt Utah governor's turkey pardon

Two animal-rights activists disrupted the Utah governor's Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey Tuesday, rushing the podium and shouting as the CEO of a turkey plant spoke to a crowd of mostly children. The two men rushed past Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the 40-pound turkey named "Grateful" sitting placidly on a table nearby, demanding to speak to the CEO and shouting "Show us all the barns!"...
Firefighters help paramedic beat up estranged wife's friend, police say

Firefighters help paramedic beat up estranged wife's friend, police say

Two firefighters and a paramedic are facing charges after authorities accused them of breaking into a home in Eustis, Florida, Monday night and assaulting the people inside. Police said the victim told her husband, the paramedic, that their marriage was over and he had to move out a few weeks ago. Investigators said Michael Amedeo got two of his firefighter friends, Michael Downs and Cody Wages...
As Trump motorcade passes, politics play out along Southern Boulevard

As Trump motorcade passes, politics play out along Southern Boulevard

A tableau of U.S. politics played out along Southern Boulevard Tuesday evening as President Donald Trump’s motorcade carried him from Palm Beach International Airport to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The president will be in Palm Beach through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Because the motorcade inevitably travels along Southern, sidewalks lining the road are gathering points...
Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

Inmate dies after meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth. Two of the balloons ruptured in Powell's...
Killer details brutal murder, final minutes of NY jogger in police video

Killer details brutal murder, final minutes of NY jogger in police video

The accused killer of New York jogger Karina Vetrano was in court Monday, and a videotaped confession detailed the violent final moments of Vetrano’s life as her family listened and sobbed, the New York Post reported. Chanel Lewis, 21, calmly confessed to killing Vetrano on Aug. 2, 2016 in a video that was played during a pre-trial hearing Monday to determine if it will be admissible...
LSU football podcast: Derrius Guice will put Texas A&M “to sleep” with over 200 yards

LSU football podcast: Derrius Guice will put Texas A&M “to sleep” with over 200 yards

LSU football is the No. 1 topic of discussion every day on SEC Country’s  One Team, One Podcast. Host  Carter ‘The Power” Bryant lays out why Tigers record-setting running back Derrius Guice will have a massive game against Texas A&M in what could be his final game in Tiger Stadium. Also, Bryant shares if Guice...
Texas Tech-Texas football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (November 24th, 2017)

Texas Tech-Texas football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (November 24th, 2017)

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are traveling to Austin, Texas to take on the Texas Longhorns, and everything is on the line. The Longhorns are 6-5. They’ve already made their bowl game. There isn’t too much more to be gained there, other than the potential for an eight win season in Tom Herman’s first season. For Texas Tech, this game means everything. The Red Raiders are...
Convicted child sex trafficker gets 472-year sentence

Convicted child sex trafficker gets 472-year sentence

A Colorado man convicted as a child sex trafficker was sentenced to 472 years in prison Tuesday, KDVR reported. It was the longest sentence for a human trafficking case in U.S. history. Brock Franklin, 31, was found guilty of 30 counts, including soliciting for child prostitution, sexual assault and kidnapping in March. He was one of seven people indicted by a Colorado grand jury in 2015, KDVR...
Tom Baker to make cameo appearance in lost 'Doctor Who' episode

Tom Baker to make cameo appearance in lost 'Doctor Who' episode

Tom Baker, who starred in “Doctor Who” from 1974 to 1981, is returning to the BBC’s cult television series in a cameo role in a completed version of an episode that was never finished, the New Musical Express reported. Baker, 83, will appear in “Shada,” an episode that was left unfinished 38 years ago. Baker starred as the fourth Doctor in the long-running series...
Utah missionaries assemble 350,000 meals for needy

Utah missionaries assemble 350,000 meals for needy

Missionaries in Provo wore red and blue hairnets, sang songs and rang cowbells as they assembled more than 350,000 Thanksgiving meals to donate to the Utah Food Bank, The Deseret News reported. The ingredients to make the apple pie oats kits -- Scottish oats, puffed rice, dehydrated apple bits and nutmeg -- were contributed by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and organizers...
Texas state trooper killed during traffic stop

Texas state trooper killed during traffic stop

A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Thursday, WFAA reported. Damon Allen, 41, was a 15-year veteran of the Texas Highway Patrol. He was shot and killed at about 4 p.m. on Interstate 45 just south of Fairfield, WFAA reported.  The Texas Department of Public Safety said Allen had pulled over the suspect's vehicle for a traffic violation at about 3:45 p.m. After...
Troopers: Naked couple crashes car while having sex; baby was in back seat

Troopers: Naked couple crashes car while having sex; baby was in back seat

A naked couple, having sex in their car while their baby was in the back seat, crashed while driving, the Washington State Patrol said. The man was driving on Highway 7 near La Grande in Pierce County, naked and having sex with a woman who also was naked, when he missed a curve, went off the road and struck a tree, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said. The crash occurred Wednesday at 6 p...
What Matt Luke said after leading Ole Miss to an upset win

What Matt Luke said after leading Ole Miss to an upset win

It was a huge win for Matt Luke and the Ole Miss program on Thursday night. After an up-and-down year, the Rebels ended the season on a high note, coming away with a 31-28 win over rival Mississippi State. Afterwards the players were elated and thrilled that they were able to potentially send their coach out in style. And in speaking with ESPN afterwards, Luke was very grateful for the...
Sheriff: Michigan deputy run down by car during police pursuit

Sheriff: Michigan deputy run down by car during police pursuit

A Michigan deputy with 22 years of experience was killed early Thursday morning when he was hit by a man driving a vehicle who was fleeing police, the Detroit Free Press reported. Deputy Eric Overall, 50, died when he was “deliberately ran down” after putting down “stop sticks” to slow down the suspect’s vehicle, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department...
Florida basketball: Offensive barrage lifts Gators over Stanford

Florida basketball: Offensive barrage lifts Gators over Stanford

The Florida men’s basketball team said it received a needed wake-up call on Sunday against New Hampshire. Their final tune-up game before a three-game stretch in the Phil Knight Invitational in reality became a struggle after opening the year with back-to-back games with more than 100 points. Against Stanford on Thursday, the Gators returned back to their high-scoring...
WATCH: After winning Egg Bowl, Matt Luke thanks Ole Miss fans, sings Hotty Toddy

WATCH: After winning Egg Bowl, Matt Luke thanks Ole Miss fans, sings Hotty Toddy

Thursday may have been Matt Luke’s final game as Ole Miss coach. So after winning the Egg Bowl over rival Mississippi State, he made sure to thank the many fans that traveled to Starkville and stayed till the end. After getting a Gatorade bath from his team, Luke went over to the corner where a contingent of Ole Miss fans were celebrating. He personally thanked them for...
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