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Paul Manafort subpoenaed to testify about attempts to influence U.S. election

After Post report, PBC schools may be barred from pressuring students not to speak

Lake Worth High School freshman Miguel Cardenas says administrators pulled him from class to ask him not to speak at a county school board meeting in January. He spoke anyway. “You don’t let anything stop you, especially fear,” he said later. Palm Beach County public school officials would be barred from discouraging people from speaking at public school board meetings...


Temperatures will feel like 108, and may trigger heat advisory

Temperatures will feel like 108, and may trigger heat advisory

A combination punch of high pressure and moist ocean air has the National Weather Service on alert today, watching for sizzling temperatures that might trigger a heat advisory. Coastal areas of Palm Beach County could climb to 93 degrees with temperatures inland closer to the mid-90s. But it’s the soggy air carried ashore by the sea breeze that’s going to hike the “feels...
NEW: Hundreds mark 2 years since ‘the boys’ vanished from Jupiter Inlet

NEW: Hundreds mark 2 years since ‘the boys’ vanished from Jupiter Inlet

About 200 people met under a fiery sunset Monday at the Jupiter Inlet to mark two years that “the boys” vanished into the Atlantic Ocean. “It could have happened to anyone. You can’t blame them or the families. We are all daredevils at some point in our lives,” said Lauren Zaremski, a Palm Beach Gardens resident and former 5th-grade teacher at Franklin Academy. Memorials...
BREAKING: State Road 7 extension approved despite West Palm opposition

BREAKING: State Road 7 extension approved despite West Palm opposition

West Palm Beach lost a major battle Monday to prevent extension of State Road 7 along the western border of Grassy Waters Preserve, the wetlands that filters much of the city’s drinking water. In authorizing the 4.1-mile project, to extend the road from north of Okeechobee Boulevard to Northlake Boulevard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dismissed the city’s environmental concerns, saying...
Waterfront tower plan gets hearing; two commissioners ask for other options

Waterfront tower plan gets hearing; two commissioners ask for other options

One Flagler (artist’s rendering) City staff press its plan to rewrite downtown zoning to accommodate Related Cos.’ proposal for a 25-story tower at the First Church of Christ, Scientist site. Addressing of polite crowd of 200 packing the city hall auditorium, Development Services Director Rick Greene countered arguments that the proposed creation of an Okeechobee...
BREAKING: Woman killed after being struck by Brightline train

BREAKING: Woman killed after being struck by Brightline train

A woman was struck and killed by a Brightline train Monday afternoon as it traveled through Boca Raton on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, a police spokeswoman said. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. between 20th and 28th Street near Dixie Highway. It is being investigated as an apparent suicide, Boca Raton Police Spokeswoman Jessica Desir said. Desir said she did not know which direction...
Former coach sues: Boynton cop put gun to my head, broke dialysis port

Former coach sues: Boynton cop put gun to my head, broke dialysis port

A former volunteer youth football coach is suing the city and a police officer, claiming that the officer pointed a gun at his face and arrested him without a reason four years ago, and damaged the coach’s dialysis port in the process. Bennie Robinson says he and a friend were driving two players home after East Boynton Wildcats football practice Aug. 11, 2013. When they pulled into a driveway...
JUST IN: Delray officer hurt in Keys wreck returns to work

JUST IN: Delray officer hurt in Keys wreck returns to work

The Delray Beach police officer who was injured in an April crash in Key West that killed another officer has returned to work. Officer Bernenda Marc returned to light duty about two weeks ago, Delray Beach police spokeswoman Dani Moschella said. Marc, 25, spent a week in a Miami hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the April 8 wreck in Key West that killed Officer Christine Braswell, 40...
BREAKING: Barber shot to death near West Palm remembered as ‘man’s man’

BREAKING: Barber shot to death near West Palm remembered as ‘man’s man’

Before school each year, John Roland would bring his supplies and set up a makeshift barbershop from a relative’s Delray Beach home. Kids would roll in to get a free haircut from the 49-year-old man who never ran out of encouraging words. “He was a man’s man,” said his daughter, Ericka Roland. “He made everybody feel welcome.” Roland was shot Sunday morning at the...
Palm Beach County home prices hit $345,000, highest level in a decade

Palm Beach County home prices hit $345,000, highest level in a decade

Palm Beach County home prices reached their highest level in nearly a decade in June, when the median price of houses sold by Realtors rose to $345,000. The typical sale price jumped nearly 8 percent from a year ago, a robust level of appreciation that’s renewing boomtime concerns about housing affordability in Palm Beach County. READ ALSO: Palm Beach mansion prices bounce back The county&rsquo...
Soured on Sea World? Join the chase to see orcas in the wild

Soured on Sea World? Join the chase to see orcas in the wild

You’ve soured on Sea World and want to see Orcas in the wild instead? By all means, do so. Just beware, you will have to go to the other end of the continent and you won’t get anywhere as close as you will in a theme park tank. Once you see them in their natural environment, however, you’ll find it was worth the effort and expense — and it will change the way you think of animals...
Lovely local lemonades to quench your thirst from the summer heat

Lovely local lemonades to quench your thirst from the summer heat

Who doesn’t love refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day. And we are talking about the drink, people, not Beyoncé’s album. Although that can quench your thirst for hot music any day!  Most lemonades traditionally are made from lemon juice, water and sweetened with cane sugar or honey. The ones we found around town went a step further to include flavors like lemongrass...
Kyrie Irving may get what he’s wishing for and then regret it

Kyrie Irving may get what he’s wishing for and then regret it

Not everybody was thrilled with Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors last summer, but at least it was clear what he was after. A championship. A partnership with a team capable of winning several of them, in fact. A super team. Well, Kyrie Irving isn’t interested in being part of a super team any more. He wants to be Superman, period, the prime force in some new situation. That is...
Miami Heat now have 16 on roster for next season after signing guards Matt Williams, Derrick Walton Jr.

Miami Heat now have 16 on roster for next season after signing guards Matt Williams, Derrick Walton Jr.

Matt Williams signed with the Heat on Monday. (Photo courtesy of the Miami Heat) MIAMI — The Heat have added a few more new faces to their roster. Miami announced Monday that it signed 6-foot-5 shooting guard Matt Williams, who impressed with his 3-point shooting on the Heat’s summer league team, and point guard Derrick Walton Jr., who played for the Magic’s summer league...
BREAKING: All lanes of Flagler Memorial Bridge to reopen Monday

BREAKING: All lanes of Flagler Memorial Bridge to reopen Monday

All four lanes of the Flagler Memorial Bridge will reopen Monday, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Tuesday in a tweet. This is a developing story. Check back for details as they become available.
Downtown RR crossing work means be careful

Downtown RR crossing work means be careful

This caution from All Aboard Florida: BRIGHTLINE TO CONTINUE UPGRADING SIGNAL SYSTEM ON FEC RAILWAY   What:    Brightline will continue to make upgrades to the signal system within the FEC Railway through West Palm Beach. While the signal update is underway, off-duty officers and safety personnel will be stationed at the crossings to ensure the safety of motorists...
Giant snail that looks like a rabbit gets mixed feelings from Twitter users

Giant snail that looks like a rabbit gets mixed feelings from Twitter users

A snail that looks like a rabbit has Twitter users questioning everything.  The madness started when user madds shared the picture of the snail, which she refers to as snabbit, on Sunday.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Please. My rabbit. He's very sick. <a href="https://t.co/MSejV0hvtn"...
Where are retirees moving? Latest study probably won’t surprise you

Where are retirees moving? Latest study probably won’t surprise you

The Sunshine State is continuing its reputation as being the crème de la crème for retirees. Florida ranked first place in a study by SmartAsset that looked at where retirees — which they defined as those 60 and older — are moving. Next in the lineup  are Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina and Oregon. SmartAsset came up with the results...
Heat advisory for portions of South Florida as heat index soars to 111

Heat advisory for portions of South Florida as heat index soars to 111

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for portions of South Florida with the “feels like” temperatures hitting 111 degrees. While western areas of Palm Beach County could reach a heat index of 108 today, it’s Collier County that has meteorologists most concerned. Areas around Everglades City on the southwest coast of the state could hit a...
VIDEO: Thieves steal over $1K worth of rifles, shotguns at Bass Pro Shops

VIDEO: Thieves steal over $1K worth of rifles, shotguns at Bass Pro Shops

Dozens of high powered rifles and shotguns were stolen at Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach on Thursday night, Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputies said.  Store surveillance video shows four suspects breaking into the store, smashing display cases, and stealing more than a dozen guns--all worth thousands of dollars, WPLG reports.    The burglars got into the store by cutting...
NEW: Florida woman grabs child by his hair, slaps him outside grocery store

NEW: Florida woman grabs child by his hair, slaps him outside grocery store

A Florida woman is accused of grabbing a 2-year-old boy by his hair and slapping him outside a grocery store.  Several people told deputies that they saw the woman, who was identified as 60-year-old Cindy Wood, abuse the child, according to WFTS.  Wood, of Ocala, allegedly was outside an Aldi Supermarket when she grabbed the child, hit him with “a closed fist several times...
Boca sends $1B Mizner 200 downtown project back to drawing board

Boca sends $1B Mizner 200 downtown project back to drawing board

A rendering of Mizner 200 (Courtesy of City of Boca Raton) BOCA RATON — The plan to build luxury condominium high-rises near Mizner Park in downtown Boca Raton will need to be tweaked before it can secure city approval, a Boca Raton board said Monday. Mizner 200 is too massive and doesn’t fit the city’s architectural guidelines, said the city’s Community...
BREAKING: Bicyclist hit by car near West Palm Beach

BREAKING: Bicyclist hit by car near West Palm Beach

A bicyclist was hit by a car early Tuesday outside of the city limits, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews said. The wreck happened near the intersection of Skees and Belvedere roads, crews said. The extent of the bicyclist’s injuries was not immediately known.
NEW: Florida teen wins $26K a year for life from $1 scratch-off

NEW: Florida teen wins $26K a year for life from $1 scratch-off

A Florida teen’s future just got a little brighter. Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, bought a $1 scratch-off ticket from a Publix in Orlando and won $26,000 a year for life.  The Florida Lottery announced Monday that she was the winner of the $500-a-week-for-life Scratch-Off game, which just launched on July 3.  Rather than taking the $500-a-week allotment, she went for the annual bump. ...
Democratic governor candidates Gillum, Graham, King coming to West Palm Beach

Democratic governor candidates Gillum, Graham, King coming to West Palm Beach

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, businessman Chris King and former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham before a Democratic candidate forum in Hollywood June 17. The three leading Democratic candidates for Florida governor — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and businessman Chris King — will appear at a Forum...
BREAKING: One injured in northbound I-95 crash in Jupiter

BREAKING: One injured in northbound I-95 crash in Jupiter

One person was injured Tuesday morning in a crash on northbound Interstate 95 near Indiantown Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky said a tractor-trailer struck the back of another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Jupiter Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Wysocky said. The wreck was reported just before 7 a.m.
NEW: Three face charges after reported Boca Teeca car break-ins

NEW: Three face charges after reported Boca Teeca car break-ins

Three man face loitering charges after city police scoured the area near Boca Teeca Condominium following reports of car break-ins early Monday. The men were booked Monday afternoon into the Palm Beach County Jail after an hours-long search near Northwest 67th Street and Northwest Second Avenue. MORE: 3 in custody after car burglaries in Boca Teeca Jerome Fields Jr., 23, of Lake Park, faces charges...
NEW: Driver flees after causing I-95 crash, chased down by witnesses

NEW: Driver flees after causing I-95 crash, chased down by witnesses

A Delray Beach man whose reckless driving on Interstate 95 caused a rollover crash injuring three people was arrested after witnesses chased the fleeing driver, according to an arrest report. Taylor Strainge, 28, is facing charges of hit-and-run in a crash involving injuries and knowingly driving with a suspended licence. He was arrested Saturday and released Sunday from the Palm Beach County Jail...
JUST IN: Man found killed behind house in West Palm historic district

JUST IN: Man found killed behind house in West Palm historic district

A man was found shot to death early Tuesday at a home in the Northwood Hills Historic District, city police said. Police found the man’s body shortly before 2 a.m. behind a light-colored home in the 3800 block of Westview Avenue, just north of 36th Street. They removed the body just after 8 a.m. RELATED: The Palm Beach Post’s homicide tracker Police are investigating the man’s death...
Tall, waterview office tower in WPB will get some love

Tall, waterview office tower in WPB will get some love

One Clearlake Centre A West Palm Beach office building has traded hands, and its new owners vow to pour money into making the property more attractive to tenants. One Clearlake Centre just sold to Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, in partnerhip with CREC, a Miami-based real estate company. The 18-story, 218,461-square-foot  tower is at 250 S. Australian...
NEW: Man stabbed west of Greenacres taken to hospital

NEW: Man stabbed west of Greenacres taken to hospital

A man is in the hospital after a stabbing west of Greenacres Monday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to the 9000 block of Lantern Drive, south of Lake Worth Road just west of Lyons Road, where a man was reportedly stabbed just after 9 p.m. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital for his injuries. His condition is unknown. At this time, it’s unknown...
Flowers, friends and family mark 2 years since “the boys” left Jupiter

Flowers, friends and family mark 2 years since “the boys” left Jupiter

About 200 people met under a fiery sunset Monday at the Jupiter Inlet to mark two years that “the boys” vanished into the Atlantic Ocean. The memorial comes two years to the day Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos motored out of the often-unforgiving Jupiter Inlet in a 19-foot-boat on a Friday afternoon and into a powerful offshore storm. See the full...
Perry Cohen’s mom: “We are not alone”

Perry Cohen’s mom: “We are not alone”

Pamela and Perry Cohen From Perry Cohen’s mother Pamela, posted today on the Perry Cohen Foundation facebook page on the night marking the second year of her son going missing from the Jupiter Inlet: Tonight our family and close friends will sit on the beach where Perry grew up very close to the inlet where he and Austin departed on their last journey and watch others...
Some of the best tacos in town just got better because full bar

Some of the best tacos in town just got better because full bar

Once upon a time, JimmyChangas was one of West Palm Beach’s best kept secrets. The quaint takeout spot that lived across the street from Wells Fargo on Banyan Blvd. was a go-to for locals, professionals and even Serena Williams. But lately, it’s seem that the secret’s out.  Some West Palmers knew it was just a matter of time, while others... well, others may be surprised...
JUST IN: Florida couple tries to sell gator tail after man kills animal

JUST IN: Florida couple tries to sell gator tail after man kills animal

A Florida couple face felony charges after authorities say they tried to sell the tail of an alligator after the man killed the animal. Shaun Edward Sparks, 33, of Lakeland, is accused of intentionally killing a small gator, then cutting off the tail and taking it home to show his girlfriend, Christy Vincent, 27, according to the Lakeland Ledger. The Florida FIsh and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
Trump promises truly great healthcare if Senate acts

Trump promises truly great healthcare if Senate acts

President Trump promised “truly great healthcare” a day ahead of possible Senate vote  but said “so far Senate Republicans have not done their job in ending the Obamacare nightmare.” The challenge will be persuading people like a 60-year-old in Palm Beach County making $20,000 a year why it’s great if his net premiums rise 96 percent in 2020...
Ditch fuel standards? Drivers say no in poll but yes to SUVs, trucks

Ditch fuel standards? Drivers say no in poll but yes to SUVs, trucks

A consumer poll released Monday finds 79 percent support for raising fuel economy standards to 42 miles per gallon by 2025, but the auto industry points out in a time of relatively cheap gas SUVs, vans and trucks are moving off lots a good bit faster than fuel-sipping cars. Auto makers say federal standards are losing touch with what drivers actually choose at the dealer....
BREAKING: Man dies after losing control of motorcycle, hitting tree

BREAKING: Man dies after losing control of motorcycle, hitting tree

A Pompano Beach man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a tree west of State Road 7 on Saturday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Rafael Silva, 26, wasn’t wearing a helmet when he drove his 2013 BMW 1000 RR southbound on Ponderosa Drive, the sheriff’s office said. He was speeding down the road when he drove off the west shoulder, crossed the sidewalk...
National chain restaurant is moving into former Wendy’s in Tequesta

National chain restaurant is moving into former Wendy’s in Tequesta

Formerly Wendy’s restaurant, the building in Countyline Plaza in Tequesta has been vacant since December. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) The 3,400-square-foot restaurant is being renovated and will open by the end of the year as a new Dunkin’ Donuts, said Trish Naya Norene, the executive director of Countyline Plaza on the southwest corner of Countyline Road and U.S. 1...
Flakka user gets life in prison for Riviera Beach fatal beating

Flakka user gets life in prison for Riviera Beach fatal beating

The man who beat an 82-year-old Riviera Beach grandmother during a flakka-fueled rage will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge has ruled. A jury in May convicted Derren Morrison of first-degree murder in the death of Louise Clinton, who died three months after the beating by Morrison in what appeared to be a random act of violence — a stranger who knocks on a Riviera Beach door and...
Florida man to officer: ‘I get naked when I get really happy or really sad’

Florida man to officer: ‘I get naked when I get really happy or really sad’

Most people smile when they are really happy or cry when they are really sad, but one Florida man claims that those emotions cause him to get naked. John Walter Lee Gill, 47, allegedly walked along the sidewalk outside of the Kenwood Village Inn in St. Petersburg completely naked on Wednesday, according to The Smoking Gun. A Pinellas County arrest report said that Gill, who lives at the motel, dropped...
Tropical Storm Don and Hurricane Hilary, why neither is political

Tropical Storm Don and Hurricane Hilary, why neither is political

Tropical Storm Don roared to life last week, making as much noise for its wind speed as its name. Hurricane Hilary was named in the Pacific on Saturday. It was just a coincidence. Neither has anything to do with politics. Find out why below. Related: Tropical Storm Don: Presidential namesake or coincidence. Hurricane Hilary is expected to become a major storm of Category 3 or higher in the Pacific...
LOOK: Man takes joyride on back of Google Maps car

LOOK: Man takes joyride on back of Google Maps car

A viral tweet shows a man in Brazil having a little fun with a Google Maps car. A pair of photographs posted on Twitter on Sunday show a man in Brazil climbing on top of a car used to provide street views for Google Maps. » Florida man calls 911, reports fake shooting in attempt to find his phone, police say The photos were taken in September 2011 while the vehicle traveled in Japeri, Rio...
This national company is hiring in South Florida

This national company is hiring in South Florida

AT&T said Monday it plans to fill nearly 60 retail and call center jobs in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The open positions are for call center sales representatives and retail sales consultants. Retail sales jobs are at stores across South Florida, including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. The call center jobs are based at facilities in Sunrise and Miami...
NEW: Boynton man arrested in crash that seriously injured FAU student

NEW: Boynton man arrested in crash that seriously injured FAU student

A Boynton Beach man was arrested Friday for allegedly fleeing the scene of a pedestrian crash that left an FAU student with serious head injuries, according to an arrest report. David Paul Blum, 51, is facing a charge of hit-and-run in a crash involving serious injury and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday after posting a $30,000 bond. See who’s been booked into the Palm...
BREAKING: People taken to hospital after getting sick on American Airlines

BREAKING: People taken to hospital after getting sick on American Airlines

Several people on an American Airlines flight from San Antonio, Texas, to Miami International were taken to a hospital Monday after becoming ill, news reports state.  WSVN reported that three people were taken to the University of Miami hospital around 11 a.m., and another person had reported not feeling well.  Airline officials are investigating to try to find out what caused them to...
WATCH: Naked man climbs crane in Florida, throws 100-pound weights off it

WATCH: Naked man climbs crane in Florida, throws 100-pound weights off it

A naked man climbed a 300-foot construction crane in Florida and threw objects off it Sunday morning, police said.  Travis Bernard, 27, ventured up the heavy machinery in Hollywood around 3 a.m. and wouldn’t come down until 1:40 p.m., the Miami Herald reported. <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js...
NEW: Florida man asked neighbors for salt, then held them hostage 

NEW: Florida man asked neighbors for salt, then held them hostage 

An elderly Florida couple was held hostage by their neighbor who asked to borrow a cup of salt on Friday, authorities said.  Louis and Irene Rosen, of Tamarac, invited their neighbor’s son, Leonard Benitez, inside to give him salt. But, Benitez then threatened the couple with a knife and gun, a Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman told WPLG.  Benitez, 45, reportedly demanded...
Bold Prediction: Dolphins have top-10 offense 

Bold Prediction: Dolphins have top-10 offense 

In 1995, the Miami Dolphins’ offense was led by Hall-of-Famer quarterback Dan Marino and Hall-of-Fame coach Don Shula. That offense was the eighth best in the NFL averaging 357.2 yards per game.  Fast-forward 22 years. Ryan Tannehill is the quarterback and Adam Gase is man calling the plays. But in that two decades since Marino and Shula, no Dolphins’ offense has broken the top-10...
Paul Manafort subpoenaed to testify about attempts to influence U.S. election

Paul Manafort subpoenaed to testify about attempts to influence U.S. election

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday night issued a subpoena to compel President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to testify publicly Wednesday. A spokesperson for Manafort previously confirmed to CNN that he had received a request to testify on Wednesday. In a statement released Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee said Manafort was subpoenaed to testify about...
Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions 

Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions 

 President Donald Trump launched another public assault Tuesday morning on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, questioning why the Justice Department chief has not done more to investigate alleged "crimes" by Hillary Clinton and those who have leaked information to the media.   "Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes...
Bond is back: Daniel Craig comes back as 007

Bond is back: Daniel Craig comes back as 007

Craig, Daniel Craig. The latest in the line of actors who have portrayed super spy James Bond will take another crack at the iconic role, the New York Times is reporting. >> Read more trending news Craig, who was rumored to be stepping down, is proving them all wrong and will be in at least one more film set to be released in November 2019. The untitled film will be written by Neal Purvis and...
Relive Giancarlo Stanton’s two home runs from Monday night

Relive Giancarlo Stanton’s two home runs from Monday night

Giancarlo Stanton can’t be stopped right now.  Deep in the heart of Texas, Stanton crushed two more home runs on Monday night against the Texas Rangers. He now has 32 home runs in 2017, which is tied for the major league lead with the Yankees’ Aaron Judge. He also has 11 homers in the month of July, which broke his own Marlins’ record for most home runs in July. Take a look...
Trump White House tests a nation’s capacity for outrage

Trump White House tests a nation’s capacity for outrage

Remember that time President George W. Bush told his attorney general to investigate Al Gore for his “crimes”? Or President Barack Obama called for a Justice Department prosecution of John McCain?   Neither did that, of course, nor has any president in modern times sought to prosecute the candidate he beat at the ballot box. But when President Donald Trump publicly declared last...
Joanna Gaines will not leave 'Fixer Upper' to focus on cosmetics line

Joanna Gaines will not leave 'Fixer Upper' to focus on cosmetics line

Joanna Gaines has been addressing rumors about her relationship to her husband, Chip Gaines, and her career in the last few months. However, one rumor in particular prompted her to take to social media and make a public statement. >> Read more trending news Joanna Gaines posted on her Facebook page Friday to address rumors that she’s leaving HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” to...
Constant pressure didn’t faze Deondre Francois in 2016

Constant pressure didn’t faze Deondre Francois in 2016

Anyone who followed Florida State last year knows that quarterback Deondre Francois is one tough dude. At least a couple times a game, Francois took a monstrous hit from an oncoming rusher and fans wondered if the redshirt sophomore would be able to get up and continue. Like a champ, he did, which wasn’t the only demoralizing part for opposing defenses. Not only did he fight through the big...
Teacher convicted of sex with student sues him for damaging her reputation

Teacher convicted of sex with student sues him for damaging her reputation

A California teacher who was jailed for having sex with a student is reportedly suing the pupil for damaging her reputation. Former Arroyo Grande High School teacher Tara Stumph, 36, is claiming that the 16-year-old boy she had a sexual relationship with for a year defamed her “to various classmates, family and other members of the community,” according to the San Luis Obispo...
Man sentenced for beating child to death over missing shoe

Man sentenced for beating child to death over missing shoe

A London man could spend the rest of his life behind  bars after being found guilty of beating his girlfriend’s son to death over a lost shoe last November. Authorities said Marvyn Iheanacho beat Alex Malcom, 5, so severely that he died. Witnesses said that they heard a child, with a scared voice, saying “sorry,” along with what was described as loud banging and a man yelling...
Check this out: British soccer star Harry Kane makes 50-yard field goal look easy

Check this out: British soccer star Harry Kane makes 50-yard field goal look easy

Someone needs to give Harry Kane an NFL tryout. The British soccer star, who is a member of England’s national team, should think about a career in the NFL when he gets tired of kicking a soccer ball under a goalpost. He posted a video on his Instagram of him nailing a 50-yard field goal perfectly through the uprights at the New York Giants practice facility.  That looked way to easy for...
Byron Maxwell became a shutdown corner in the second half of 2016

Byron Maxwell became a shutdown corner in the second half of 2016

Byron Maxwell had a resurgence in the second half of the 2016 season.  According to Pro Football Focus, he was the best in the NFL at allowing the fewest yards when passes were thrown his way. From week 10-17, Maxwell’s yards allowed per coverage snap feel from 1.09 yards to .55 yards. In lament’s terms that means when a pass was thrown in the direction of Maxwell the opposing...
College student faces child sex charges for alleged 'relationship' with 14-year-old boy

College student faces child sex charges for alleged 'relationship' with 14-year-old boy

A 20-year-old North Carolina woman is in jail after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy she met through a mutual friend. Taylor Ashton Moseley, a student at East Carolina University, faces multiple charges, according to Surf City police, WWAY reported. She was placed under a $225,000 bond. Police said the boy and Moseley met a Surf City bar called JM&rsquo...
McCain’s return to Senate injects momentum into GOP health care battle

McCain’s return to Senate injects momentum into GOP health care battle

  The Senate Republican drive to pass a sweeping rewrite of the nation's health-care laws took another unexpected turn late Monday when the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced he would return to Washington for a planned Tuesday vote.   McCain, who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, could provide a critical vote to open debate on the GOP bill...
Sunrise Report: Gordon Hayward discusses visit with Heat

Sunrise Report: Gordon Hayward discusses visit with Heat

Here are five things you should know to start your Tuesday off right... Gordon Hayward joined an episode of The Woj Pod with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday where he discussed the details of his meeting with the Miami Heat.  The Heat’s meeting with Hayward and his wife, Robyn, included president Pat Riley, general manager Andy Elisburg, CEO Nick Arison and Heat executive...
Microsoft announces Paint will be available, but through store

Microsoft announces Paint will be available, but through store

For those who were mourning the loss of a basic, but beloved computer painting program, there’s good news. Microsoft says it will be keeping its popular Paint program, The Guardian reported. Complaints hit social media after Microsoft announced that it was depreciating the 32-year-old drawing program, signaling its potential future demise. The company announced that the program will be available...
Jeff Sessions: What to know about his relationship with Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions: What to know about his relationship with Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has reportedly discussed with White House advisers firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a story from the Associated Press.  Trump, who has seemed to grow increasing angry with Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, referred to Sessions as “beleaguered” in a tweet on Monday...
Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly

Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly

President Donald Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and some confidants are floating prospects who could take his place were he to resign or be fired, according to people familiar with the talks.   Members of Trump's circle, including White House officials, have increasingly raised the question among themselves in...
Trump, Republicans keep trying to turn conversation to Clinton

Trump, Republicans keep trying to turn conversation to Clinton

The national political debate is consumed with allegations of collusion with a foreign government, playing dirty in the election and giving preferential treatment to family and friends.   Familiar charges, no doubt, but there is a twist: In each of these cases, President Donald Trump and his allies are making the accusations, and their target is Hillary Clinton — the Democrat vanquished...
Lucky Whitehead cut from Dallas Cowboys after link to shoplifting arrest

Lucky Whitehead cut from Dallas Cowboys after link to shoplifting arrest

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead has been cut, sources tell All22.com. WFAA-TV reporter Joe Trahan was the first to report the third-year receiver had been let go. The news came just minutes after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Dave Rich, Whitehead’s agent, said it was near logistically impossible for Whitehead to have committed a June 22 shoplifting for which...
Congress seeks more power over sanctions with Russia bill

Congress seeks more power over sanctions with Russia bill

Congress is poised to give itself new powers over the administration's ability to roll back sanctions aimed at Russia, the latest evidence of lawmakers' continuing distrust of President Donald Trump's handling of the United States' relationship with Moscow.   The House and Senate are expected to pass a bill as soon as this week that includes language giving Congress 30 days to review and...
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