You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myPalmBeachPost.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myPalmBeachPost.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myPalmBeachPost.com.

PBSO arrests mom who allegedly made up story of daughter’s kidnapping

A West Palm Beach mother whom deputies say was so drunk she lost track of her 6-year-old daughter’s whereabouts is being held after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said she lied about the incident. Deputies say the woman told them the girl had been kidnapped, causing PBSO to issue an Amber Alert and begin a search to find the child. Maria Irias, 29, is facing two charges...
Trump budget could gut meals for seniors, but not Meals on Wheels

Trump budget could gut meals for seniors, but not Meals on Wheels

While some Meals on Wheels programs are caught in the cross-hairs of billions of dollars of proposed spending cuts, a Palm Beach County program delivering hot meals without any government money is thriving. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be affected. Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches is preparing for a sharp increase in demand for services if the federal government guts money for the...
Constituents as divided on Obamacare repeal as congressional lawmakers

Constituents as divided on Obamacare repeal as congressional lawmakers

President Donald Trump not so long ago remarked, “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated,” and its complexities came back to bite the House plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act 64 days into his term. The core compaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed in a staggering defeat under crossfire from very different directions: From conservative GOP members who thought...
Miffed neighbors say Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner have 'ruined the neighborhood'

Miffed neighbors say Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner have 'ruined the neighborhood'

Neighbors of first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, held a meeting last week to complain that the new arrivals in D.C. weren’t doing their part to make things livable for others in the neighborhood. Even though former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama live a short distance away, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also lives nearby, neighbors...

I couldn’t save my daughter

County aide ‘knew who to call’ but couldn’t stop death from addition
Special Presentation
Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court

Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court

A judge says a lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife may be tossed out of federal court. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra last week issued an order raising questions about whether federal court was the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit. The judge gave the plaintiffs 10 days to file a revised lawsuit or he said he would dismiss the complaint...
Despite high scores, many minority students passed over for AP classes

Despite high scores, many minority students passed over for AP classes

Black and Hispanic students with promising test scores are far less likely than similarly skilled white students to be enrolled in college-level classes in Palm Beach County’s public high schools, a disparity that school district leaders blame in part on “implicit bias” in the schools. Black male juniors and seniors whose test scores indicate they could do well in college-level courses...
Tragedy pushes family to brink of homelessness before help arrives

Tragedy pushes family to brink of homelessness before help arrives

Only a handful of the glitterati who will gather Saturday night for the Mayor’s Ball at the Palm Beach County Convention Center will have met Carnell Olofin. In suits and sequin, they will exchange pleasantries and smiles, secure and happy in the knowledge that, again, their efforts have raised lots of money to combat homelessness. But they, like most people, probably don’t know what homelessness...
Lake Worth’s master plan: The place where artists, live, work, play

Lake Worth’s master plan: The place where artists, live, work, play

Tuesday’s City Commission meeting was a special one for many residents as two new commissioners — Herman Robinson and Omari Hardy — were sworn in, ushering what many in Lake Worth hope is a new polticial era. Both men, nattily dressed in jackets and ties — thanked their supporters while promising to work for all residents. They got huge ovations in what has become a newly energized...
Jupiter murder mystery: 7 key questions about the triple-homicide

Jupiter murder mystery: 7 key questions about the triple-homicide

Questions, theories and just plain guesses are swirling about what happened at 1105 Mohawk Street on Feb. 5, the night three people in their 20s were slain there. Christopher Vasata faces three counts of first-degree murder as well as charges for other felonies in the shooting deaths of Kelli J. Doherty, 20, of Tequesta, Brandi El-Salhy, 24, of Gainesville and Sean P. Henry, 26, of Jupiter. Charles...
Three Palm Beach County hoops standouts headed to Beantown

Three Palm Beach County hoops standouts headed to Beantown

Three of the top girls basketball players from Palm Beach County will trade the beach for Boston Commons this fall. Boca Raton’s Rachel Levy will play for Harvard next season, while her teammate Grace Marko and Cardinal Newman’s Milan Morris will both suit up for Boston College. Morris is the Post’s Small Schools Girls Basketball Player of the Year, and Levy and Marko are the Post&rsquo...
The 2017 PrideFest of the Palm Beaches Parade in Lake Worth

The 2017 PrideFest of the Palm Beaches Parade in Lake Worth

Montana visitor killed in shooting on Las Vegas Strip bus

Montana visitor killed in shooting on Las Vegas Strip bus

A man visiting from Montana was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle and shut down the Strip for hours, authorities said Sunday. The Clark County coroner's office identified the victim as Gary Breitling, 57, of Sidney, Montana. He died at a hospital shortly after the gunfire was reported Saturday. Police have not released information on the suspect...

US gas prices down a penny over 2 weeks, to $2.34 a gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dipped about a penny nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.34. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the price drop comes as crude oil prices also slipped during the same period. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.01 a gallon Friday. The lowest was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at...

USF football player in stable condition after shooting

A University of South Florida football player was injured from a shooting. The University of South Florida said in a statement Sunday that safety Hassan Childs was in stable condition. The statement says that no one else was injured from the shooting that took place off campus and that Tampa police detectives were investigating. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/2nXmUN3 ) reports that the shooting...
'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot

'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot

Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "Power Rangers" and "CHIPS," producing both successful and underwhelming results. On the high end, Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" continued enchanting audiences in its second weekend in theaters, easily topping...

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A Manatee County Sheriff's Office report says Steele was driving a sprint car when his vehicle's left front wheel struck the right rear wheel...

EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the executive order to be signed Tuesday will undo the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, an environmental regulation that restricts greenhouse gas emissions at...

Conditions in Fla. favorable for more wildfires

The smell of smoke is in downtown Orlando. On Sunday, a brush fire caused a part of State Road 528 to be shut down between Orlando and the Space Coast. A fire burned last week near the north-central Florida town of Bunnell and another one destroyed 10 homes near Jacksonville. Parts of Florida are under a drought, and firefighters worry that dry conditions, strong winds and low humidity are increasing...
Boat Show Last Day: Where to find largest yacht, other things to know

Boat Show Last Day: Where to find largest yacht, other things to know

Sunday is the last day of the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show. Here’s where to find the largest yacht and other things to know The show runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Tickets are $22 for adults, $12 for children ages 6 to 15. Children under 6 enter free. It features more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories, including clothing. Now, for the largest superyacht...
Sunny Sunday in store for Palm Beach County

Sunny Sunday in store for Palm Beach County

The National Weather Service predicts another warm, fine in South Florida, with a maximum temperature in the low 80s today., with with an east wind 7 to 13 mph.. This evening will see the mercury drop into the low 60s overnight into Monday. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are also forecast to see fine conditions, with mostly sunny days and temperatures reaching the low 80s.
Community Business: What is Palm Beach Gardens-based Labor Finders?

Community Business: What is Palm Beach Gardens-based Labor Finders?

Since 1999, Jeffrey Burnett has been at the helm of Labor Finders, a Palm Beach Gardens-based franchiser that is the country’s oldest and largest privately-held industrial labor staffing firm. Burnett’s father Newt Burnett founded the company in 1975, and Burnett took it to the next level. It has almost 200 offices in 26 states. Name: Jeffrey Burnett Age: 53 Hometown: North Palm Beach...
BREAKING: 2 victims of Jupiter Farms crash ID’d

BREAKING: 2 victims of Jupiter Farms crash ID’d

A man and a woman died Saturday afternoon following a wreck on the Beeline Highway, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The man and woman were driving in a small SUV west of Pratt Whitney Road when their vehicle crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer carrying liquid oxygen about 2:40 p.m., said Teri Barbera, sheriff’s spokeswoman. The truck had just finished filling its tanks...
Self-driving cars: Uber suspends program after Arizona crash

Self-driving cars: Uber suspends program after Arizona crash

A rollover crash in Arizona has led Uber Technologies Inc. to suspend its self-driving car program there while it investigates what happened, an Uber spokesman said Saturday.
JUST IN: PBSO arrests 11 men in Greenacres prostitution sweep

JUST IN: PBSO arrests 11 men in Greenacres prostitution sweep

Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies arrested 11 men Friday in a prostitution sweep in the city, a spokeswoman said. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The men range in age from 20 to 54 and all face a charge of soliciting another to commit prostitution. The operation happened on the 3600 block of South Military Trail, along the Greenacres-Palm Springs border north of...
BREAKING: One of two missing Lake Worth girls found safe

BREAKING: One of two missing Lake Worth girls found safe

One of the two missing Lake Worth girls have been found, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said Saturday. Isabel Espinoza-Funez, 12, is safe and has been brought back to her family. Latavia Austin, 13, is still missing. The girls hadn’t been seen since Thursday at about 6 a.m. Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News The girls are known to have left together from...
JUST IN: Diaper bag full of stolen vodka, tequila lands woman in jail

JUST IN: Diaper bag full of stolen vodka, tequila lands woman in jail

A 21-year-old Palm Beach County woman was arrested Friday for stuffing a diaper bag with hundreds of dollars worth of Ciroc Vodka and Patron Tequila at a liquor store, then trying to leave without paying, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Loss-prevention officers at Total Wine & More at Federal Highway and Britt Road in Jensen Beach watched as Tarlexus Lurry stuffed the diaper bag with...
Boynton Beach’s firefighters raise more than $30,000 for MDA

Boynton Beach’s firefighters raise more than $30,000 for MDA

Staff photo by Richard Graulich 08/29/08 Palm Beach Post WEST PALM BEACH – Firefighter Paramedic Sergio Jatoba holds out his boot for donations for the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) With donations from the public, Boynton Beach Fire Rescue and members of the Boynton Beach Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1891 raised more than $30,000 in February...
BREAKING: One flown to hospital after two cars crash in Hobe Sound

BREAKING: One flown to hospital after two cars crash in Hobe Sound

One person was flown to a hospital Saturday morning following a two-car crash that also left three other people injured, according to Martin County Fire Rescue. The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. on Bridge Road near 138th Street, west of Federal Highway. The other three people were driven to hospitals, a Fire Rescue spokesman said.
BREAKING: Child hit by car in Fort Pierce, flown to hospital

BREAKING: Child hit by car in Fort Pierce, flown to hospital

A child was flown to a hospital Saturday morning after being hit by a car, the St. Lucie County Fire District said. District officials were called to the intersection of Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue at about 10:40 a.m. The child was flown to a pediatric trauma center, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
JUST IN: Gas leak capped in Boca neighborhood; workers struck pipe

JUST IN: Gas leak capped in Boca neighborhood; workers struck pipe

A city Fire Rescue crew was at the scene of a gas leak Saturday morning in a neighborhood south of Spanish River Boulevard. The leak happened in the 800 block of Northeast 35th Street, between Dixie and Federal highways. Construction workers hit a small gas line. Boca Raton Police spokeswoman Officer Sandra Boonenberg said there is little impact on traffic. Fire Rescue spokesman Bob Lemons said the...
LATEST: Man accused of using stolen ID to get restaurant job

LATEST: Man accused of using stolen ID to get restaurant job

A 26-year-old suburban Palm Beach Gardens man is accused of stealing another person’s identity and using that information to obtain employment. Now Victorino Lopez Mendez may face deportation to his native Guatemala. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Juno Beach police Thursday arrested Lopez Mendez on charges of using counterfeit personal identification and fraudulent...
NEW: Man who laundered money for pill mills gets 70 months in prison

NEW: Man who laundered money for pill mills gets 70 months in prison

A federal court has sentenced a Colorado man to 70 months in prison for his role in a $13.5 million money-laundering conspiracy involving more than 2 million dosages of oxycodone at pill mills in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Jonathan Sendor, 60, of Aurora, Colo., received his sentence Friday in Miami, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. He pleaded guilty in January. See who’s been booked...
BREAKING: Woman shot in arm east of Greenacres; gunman at large

BREAKING: Woman shot in arm east of Greenacres; gunman at large

Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that left one woman injured Saturday morning just east of Greenacres, a spokeswoman said. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The shooting, possibly a drive-by, happened just before 5 a.m. in the 2300 block of Avenida Madrid Oste at the Casa Del Monte mobile-home park, north of Forest Hill Boulevard and...
Developer raising money to honor late Boynton officer at city dog park

Developer raising money to honor late Boynton officer at city dog park

(JKM Developers) Example of sculpture The developers who built Boynton Beach’s first dog park want to change the park’s name to honor a city police officer who died in December.
LATEST: Seven questions - and answers - about Jupiter’s triple homicide

LATEST: Seven questions - and answers - about Jupiter’s triple homicide

Questions, theories and just plain guesses are swirling about what happened at 1105 Mohawk Street on Feb. 5, the night three people in their 20s were slain there. Christopher Vasata faces three counts of first-degree murder as well as charges for other felonies in the shooting deaths of Kelli J. Doherty, 20, of Tequesta, Brandi El-Salhy, 24, of Gainesville and Sean P. Henry, 26, of Jupiter. Charles...
Sunny weekend in store for Palm Beach County

Sunny weekend in store for Palm Beach County

The National Weather Service predicts a fine, warm start to the weekend in South Florida, with a maximum temperature in the low 80s today. It’s expected to be a breezy one today, with an east wind 9 to 14 mph and potential gusts as high as 18 mph. This evening will see the mercury drop into the low 60s overnight into Sunday. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are also forecast to see fine conditions...
Improv night for couples to be held at Boynton Beach brewery

Improv night for couples to be held at Boynton Beach brewery

A sampler of fresh-brewed beers at Due South Brewing Company in Boynton Beach. (Bill Ingram/Palm Beach Post) How will do you think you know your significant other?
LATEST: Fort Pierce woman in critical condition following car crash

LATEST: Fort Pierce woman in critical condition following car crash

A Fort Pierce woman was in critcial condition Friday after a crash involving two cars Thursday evening north of the city. Floricia Pollidore, 26, was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center with critical injuries following a crash at about 5 p.m. Thursday on Kings Highway, north of Angle Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. She was a passenger in a 2001 Ford Explorer driven by Sheena Pollidore...
Melania Trump makes cameo as Palm Beach County GOP raises money at Mar-a-Lago

Melania Trump makes cameo as Palm Beach County GOP raises money at Mar-a-Lago

Melania Trump leaves a VIP reception before the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club Friday in Palm Beach.
Cerabino: Holy cow! Baseball a training ground for making porn movies?

Cerabino: Holy cow! Baseball a training ground for making porn movies?

I was surprised to learn that the former video coordinator with the Miami Marlins thinks that his baseball experience has helped him become a better producer of pornographic movies. Cullen McRae told The Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi that his old job, making baseball videos, has been valuable experience for his new job, making porn videos. “Baseball in a strange way has really helped me...
BREAKING: Publix near Greenacres sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket

BREAKING: Publix near Greenacres sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket

A Publix Super Market west of the city sold one of three winning tickets statewide in Friday’s Fantasy 5 drawing, the Florida Lottery said. The ticket bore the number combination of 3-19-23-24-36 and paid $73,791.36, the lottery said. It was sold at the Publix in the Nassau Square shopping center on Lake Worth Road just east of Florida’s Turnpike. The other winning tickets were sold in...
Using glass art to promote literacy in Lake Worth

Using glass art to promote literacy in Lake Worth

McMow Art Glass is trying to help bridge the gap between art and literacy in Lake Worth with BiblioArte and the Little Free Library project. On Monday, April 10, McMow will kick off the city’s BiblioArte week, which aims to promote literacy through art. The event is scheduled from 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the intersection of C Street and 5th Ave. North. Taylor Materio, McMow’s creative director...
Candidates helping voters vote? Legislator pushes to make it illegal

Candidates helping voters vote? Legislator pushes to make it illegal

State Rep. Emily Slosberg has proposed legislation to make it illegal for candidates to go into people’s homes and help them fill out their vote-by-mail ballot, closing a loophole revealed in a recent Palm Beach Post investigation. Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, cited The Post’s story when she proposed an amendment Wednesday to make the practice a third-degree felony. But she withdrew the amendment...
McCray-DeVoursney runoff in Boynton ‘boiling down’ along racial lines

McCray-DeVoursney runoff in Boynton ‘boiling down’ along racial lines

Minister Bernard Wright thinks Dr. James DeVoursney is qualified enough to trust him as his dermatologist, but not enough to vote for the doctor to represent him as his city commissioner. That job should remain with a black man — specifically Vice Mayor Mack McCray — said Wright, who recently posted the opinion on his Facebook page, leading to it being shared and widely discussed. &ldquo...

FAU among 8 Florida universities short on mental health counselors

Eight of the 12 state universities fall below minimum staffing levels for mental-health counselors as the need for counseling services grows on campuses, a new report shows. The university system’s Board of Governors, which has asked for a $7 million increase in mental-health funding in the 2017-2018 budget, will receive an update on the counseling issue during the coming week, as state lawmakers...
St. Lucie Rep. Pigman charged with DUI on turnpike near Fort Pierce

St. Lucie Rep. Pigman charged with DUI on turnpike near Fort Pierce

With a blood-alcohol level nearly double the legal limit, state Rep. Cary Pigman was charged with drunken driving after a traffic stop on Florida’s Turnpike several hours after a House session Thursday, according to a police report. Pigman, 58, an Avon Park Republican, was charged with driving under the influence by the Florida Highway Patrol after being pulled over at 10:44 p.m. near the Fort...
NEW: Motorcycle crash closes several lanes of Boynton Beach Blvd.

NEW: Motorcycle crash closes several lanes of Boynton Beach Blvd.

A crash has closed several lanes on Boynton Beach Boulevard, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of Boynton Beach Boulevard are closed at Florida’s Turnpike after a motorcycle and vehicle crashed. The condition of the motorcyclist and occupants in the vehicle are unknown at this time. Check back for more on this story.
GOP’s Rooney: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land forever now…We blew it’

GOP’s Rooney: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land forever now…We blew it’

“Obamacare is the law of the land forever now,” a fuming U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said Friday after House Republicans failed to enact — or even bring to a vote — a long-promised health care overhaul. Rooney, elected in 2008 to a Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional district, voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010, then watched his party campaign over the...
NEW: Individual wanted for stealing car in Lake Park

NEW: Individual wanted for stealing car in Lake Park

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify an individual who stole a car from a residence in Lake Park Monday. The unknown person made his or her way into an unlocked F150 truck and took a purse from an undisclosed residence in the town, according to surveillance video from at the home. The purse had several items including a GM key fob, the sheriff’s...
Feeding Florida seeks $5 million from state to distribute produce

Feeding Florida seeks $5 million from state to distribute produce

Florida produces an abundance of produce, from sweet corn to bell peppers and watermelons, yet an estimated one-fifth of it is wasted. “About 20 percent of the crops never make it into the supply chain,” said Robin Safley, executive director of Feeding Florida, the non-profit’s network of 14 food distribution banks. That 20 percent is either cosmetically blemished or doesn&rsquo...
County construction hiring roars back, drops unemployment rate

County construction hiring roars back, drops unemployment rate

Palm Beach County construction employment, missing in action for much of the economic recovery, finally is on the rebound. The number of construction jobs in the county jumped by 10.1 percent, or 3,300 positions, from February 2016 to February 2017, CareerSource Palm Beach County said Friday. That follows a 9.6 percent increase from January 2016 to January 2017. While large-scale homebuilding has...
GOP’s Tom Rooney: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land forever now…We blew it’

GOP’s Tom Rooney: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land forever now…We blew it’

“Obamacare is the law of the land forever now,” a fuming U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said today after House Republicans failed to enact — or even bring to a vote — a long-promised health care overhaul.
Boca considers new alcohol-sale hours ban… would it hurt businesses?

Boca considers new alcohol-sale hours ban… would it hurt businesses?

Carlos Ber’s sports bar-style lounge on Military Trail east of Town Center Mall has operated as a late-night destination for nearly 30 years — long before Boca Raton annexed that portion of the city from Palm Beach County. That’s the reason Ber’s lounge Nippers can sell alcohol until 5 a.m., unlike Boca Raton’s other businesses. But if a proposed ordinance is successful...
Two famous links to U.S. history docked in Jupiter’s Harbourside port

Two famous links to U.S. history docked in Jupiter’s Harbourside port

Replicas of two ships Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 are on display at Harbourside Place in Jupiter until Wednesday. The 65-foot Nina and 85-foot Pinta, both made of Brazilian iron wood, each carried about two dozen sailors. Food and livestock were kept on deck during the voyages from Spain. The sailors slept on deck. “They were hearty young men,” said Nina First Mate...
Melissa McKinlay begins fundraising for 2018 commission re-election bid

Melissa McKinlay begins fundraising for 2018 commission re-election bid

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay on election night in 2014 (Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post) Democratic Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who quietly opened a re-election campaign for her western-county District 6 seat earlier this month, has begun hitting up supporters for campaign cash.
Florida drivers reportedly have windows shot out by BB gun

Florida drivers reportedly have windows shot out by BB gun

Three Florida drivers say they were shot at while driving in Tampa on Friday morning. According to WFTS, two of the drivers, who knew each other, each reported that their vehicles had been shot at by an apparent BB gun. Walter Drakeford, one of the unknown shooters’ victims, was driving on I-75 near the Mendoza Bridge overpass in Manatee County when he heard something strike his vehicle...
Dems seeking Trump visitor logs call bill ‘MAR-A-LAGO Act’

Dems seeking Trump visitor logs call bill ‘MAR-A-LAGO Act’

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach is the target of Democratic legislation in Washington.
Florida man arrested after attempted kidnapping at Walmart

Florida man arrested after attempted kidnapping at Walmart

An attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl that was caught on camera at a Walmart in Osceola County resulted in an arrest during a traffic stop Thursday. Luis Davila-Quinones, 44, was arrested after he was identified by the victim, according to WESH. Surveillance footage from the Walmart parking lot showed the girl running away from Davila-Quinones’ car. Davila-Quinones ordered the...
NEW: University mourns squirrel, throws memorial service

NEW: University mourns squirrel, throws memorial service

A university is mourning the lost of their beloved squirrel that brought its students good luck.  The squirrel with a white nose and whtie tail was well known on the University of Houston campus, according to KTRK. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With sadness, we share that an unusual...
Santino says she broke rules in election but still fit to be judge

Santino says she broke rules in election but still fit to be judge

Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino on Friday admitted she violated two judicial canons during the November election by blasting her opponent for representing “murderers, rapists, child molesters and other criminals” but insisted she is qualified to remain on the bench. In a response to formal charges a judicial watchdog group filed against her with the Florida Supreme Court this month...
WATCH: Florida man steals from Walmart, uses cart as getaway vehicle

WATCH: Florida man steals from Walmart, uses cart as getaway vehicle

While most people would use a car to flee a crime scene, a Florida man who allegedly stole from Walmart used a shopping cart to make his getaway, according to police.  The crime happened March 16 at a Walmart in Seminole. The suspect loaded up a cart with $650 worth of merchandise, including laundry detergent, snow crab and a closet organizer, WFTS reported.  Surveillance video shows...
JUST IN: Famous DJ, South Florida woman get catty over name

JUST IN: Famous DJ, South Florida woman get catty over name

Things are getting catty between a famous DJ and a South Florida woman.  The EDM star Deadmau5 and Emma Bassiri, of Fort Lauderdale, have their claws out over the name “Meowingtons,” according to the Miami New Times.  Bassiri is suing Deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, over her trademarked name Meowingtons, which is a one-stop shop for cat-themed clothing...
Florida teens arrested after nearly running over deputy

Florida teens arrested after nearly running over deputy

Three Central Florida teenagers were arrested Wednesday night after allegedly nearly running over a deputy. An off-duty deputy was working at a subdivision in Orange County when he noticed an SUV suspiciously driving around and stopping at houses, according to WESH. He approached the vehicle and questioned the three teenagers. When the deputy asked for the driver’s license, the teenager...
Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

Naked group stages disruption by notorious Auschwitz gate

A group of 11 people took off their clothes, killed a sheep and chained themselves together by the main gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz before being detained by police, officials said Friday. A spokesman for the Auschwitz memorial, Bartosz Bartyzel, told The Associated Press their motives were not clear as they briefly stood and then sat down by the notorious "Arbeit Macht...
$1.99 gas in Palm Beach County — yes, Wawa has it… for now

$1.99 gas in Palm Beach County — yes, Wawa has it… for now

When Wawa opened its first three stores in Palm Beach County on Thursday, there were a ton of giveaways — food tastings, free coffee and gift cards. The biggest gift of all, however, wasn’t anything you could eat or drink — cheap gas. Wawa, the popular convenience store with the slavishly loyal following, is selling gas for $1.99 at its two Palm Springs stores and the new Riviera...
Russo and Litt vie for final seat on Gardens council in runoff

Russo and Litt vie for final seat on Gardens council in runoff

A new Palm Beach Gardens City Council member elected Tuesday will almost certainly need to deal with residents’ concerns about sober homes and the proper spending of $30 million in sales tax money. Voters will decide who that is in a runoff election for a three-year term for the Group 5 seat. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rachelle Litt, a 61-year-old pharmacist who lives in PGA National, and...
Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Gypsy’ soars with powerhouse performance by Vicki Lewis

Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Gypsy’ soars with powerhouse performance by Vicki Lewis

There are many ways for a performance to tower over a production, and physical height is the least of them. Consider instead five-foot-one-inch Vicki Lewis, who looms over the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s “Gypsy” with raw ferocity as Mama Rose Hovick, the ultimate stage mother, who pimps her previously ignored daughter into becoming the celebrated striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee. Longtime...
WATCH: Florida man eats pancakes in road, blocks traffic

WATCH: Florida man eats pancakes in road, blocks traffic

One Florida man, perhaps inspired by the advertising tagline, “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” decided to sit in the middle of a busy road to eat pancakes.  Kiaron Thomas, 21, sat shirtless on a Lakeland crosswalk with a chair and small TV tray table Tuesday. He looked unbothered by the cars zooming past while adding more syrup to his pancakes. ...
NEW: Yachts on sale but big deal Friday is Show Management purchase

NEW: Yachts on sale but big deal Friday is Show Management purchase

Superyachts and sportfishing boats took a back seat to different type of industry business Friday when Show Management, the company that manages the Palm Beach International Boat Show, announced it was being acquired by a London-based publishing and events company. And Viking Yacht Co. announced it was building marine center in Riviera Beach. The 130,000 square-foot facility will house marine industry...
Noise and fear of low flying choppers in Lantana have residents fuming

Noise and fear of low flying choppers in Lantana have residents fuming

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, just another noisy helicopter. That’s how many residents who live in Lake Osborne Estates, a residential community near the Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana, feel about the helicopters they say routinely fly and hover dangerously close to their homes during training exercises. “Things rattle, things fall off...
NEW: Florida woman used stolen ID to buy breast implants

NEW: Florida woman used stolen ID to buy breast implants

Police are searching for a Florida woman who they believe stole a credit card and used it for more than $11,000 worth of plastic surgery.  Lakeland police said Nyaira Thomas, 20, of Lake Wales, bought breast implants, a butt lift and lip injections all on another woman’s dime, WFTS reported.  The credit card belongs to a woman from Illinois who had no idea her identity was stolen,...
Two New York Yankees swapped wives 44 years ago. Still married?

Two New York Yankees swapped wives 44 years ago. Still married?

One of baseball’s biggest blockbuster trades was announced to the world 44 years ago this month at old Fort Lauderdale Stadium — and it involved more than just players. Fritz Peterson and his close friend, fellow New York Yankees pitcher Mike Kekich, had swapped wives — and children and dogs. RELATED: SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL PHOTOS RELATED: WHY IS EX-MIAMI MARLIN WORKING IN ADULT...
JUST IN: U-shaped skyscraper might be coming to America

JUST IN: U-shaped skyscraper might be coming to America

A unique U-shaped building that could be the longest in the world might be coming to the United States. Plans for building “The Big Bend” could redefine the Manhattan skyline, according to CBS News.  “If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan,” design...
NEW: Nurse accused of ‘doctor shopping’ to stockpile sleeping pills

NEW: Nurse accused of ‘doctor shopping’ to stockpile sleeping pills

A suburban Boca Raton nurse fraudulently obtained large amounts of sleeping pills and painkillers by “doctor shopping,” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in arresting her Thursday. Authorities say Michelle Gutchess, 46, sought treatment from at least 10 doctors at the same time and filled 87 prescriptions, obtaining large amounts of controlled substances, primarily Ambien...
NEW: ‘Monster’ lizard captured in Florida backyard 

NEW: ‘Monster’ lizard captured in Florida backyard 

Floridians are used to lizards scurrying past them or chilling by pools.   However, what one Florida woman found sunbathing in her backyard is being compared by some to a dragon or monster of sorts.  Julie Weiss, of Cape Coral, said wildlife trappers captured a 4-foot-long Nile monitor lizard that was nesting near her yard, WBBH reported.  Weiss told WBBH the creature used to walk...
Police: Couple overdoses, passes out in Boynton with toddlers in car

Police: Couple overdoses, passes out in Boynton with toddlers in car

Tiffany Tapper and Matthew Anderson were on their way to the home of Tapper’s parent Thursday night with their two toddlers in the backseat when the couple passed out from drugs with Tapper at the wheel, police say. A passerby spotted Tapper and Anderson unconscious in the car at Interstate 95 and Gateway Boulevard. Anderson, 27, told police he passed out from taking suboxone, a drug he&rsquo...
LATEST: Man chases Chinese restaurant owner with knife, seeking drugs

LATEST: Man chases Chinese restaurant owner with knife, seeking drugs

A 22-year-old man landed in jail Wenesday after sheriff’s deputies say he chased the owner of a Chinese restaurant with a knife. Kristian Santiago of Belle Glade walked into the Peking Place Restaurant at Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., masked with a blue bandana, according to a police report made public Thursday. He then went into the kitchen to approach...
WATCH: Florida man steals meat from Publix

WATCH: Florida man steals meat from Publix

This could be called a high-steaks robbery. According to a release from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, authorities are looking for a man caught on camera stealing steaks from a South Florida Publix. Deputies say that the man, donning “a short salt-and-pepper haircut,” a black shirt, black pants and black Nike shoes, stole from the meat department of a Weston Publix on Feb. 5...
NEW: Florida sinkhole caused by unexpected culprits 

NEW: Florida sinkhole caused by unexpected culprits 

The culprits behind a 7-foot-deep Florida sinkhole might not be what you’d expect. It seems beavers appear to be behind the Walton County hole that has closed a road by Alligator Lake,  according to Northwest Florida Daily News.  "We've always had problems with beavers where we don't have a bridge," Chance Powell, an engineer for Walton County, told the Daily News...
Weeks after facing firing, ex-Boca High teacher happy to be back in classroom

Weeks after facing firing, ex-Boca High teacher happy to be back in classroom

After nearly being fired, former Boca Raton High School teacher Samantha Major says she is happy to have returned to the classroom at Spanish River High School.

Florida jobless rate flat even though state lost jobs

Florida lost 5,000 jobs in February while the state's overall unemployment rate remains unchanged. State officials announced Friday that the jobless rate remained 5 percent last month. That's higher than the overall national unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. After leading the nation in job growth in January, however, Florida lost jobs. Still Florida's overall job growth rate in the past year has been...
WATCH: Spring breakers abuse sea creatures to get drunk 

WATCH: Spring breakers abuse sea creatures to get drunk 

Spring breakers have taken “fun” a little too far by using sea creatures to help them to get drunk.  The rowdy Instagram account known as Total Frat Move asked college students to send in their funniest pictures and videos.  This is what they got: “The horseshoe crab chug”  “The shark shotgun” Somewhere between the typical beer bong...
Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California Sen. Kamala Harris, Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Rhode Island Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse all said they believe the Denver-based appeals court judge has ruled too often against workers and in favor of corporations. New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall...
Rachel Dolezal: The problem was that she lied about racial identity

Rachel Dolezal: The problem was that she lied about racial identity

Editor’s Note: Rachel Dolezal became an international story when the former NAACP chapter president from Spokane, Wash., who said she identified as a black person, was revealed to have white parents. Two years later, she says she is struggling financially after the scandal. Here is the commentary piece Leslie Gray Streeter wrote in June 2015 about Dolezal. RELATED: RACHEL DOLEZAL STRUGGLES TWO...
Running back Devin ‘Motor’ Singletary looks to power FAU offense again

Running back Devin ‘Motor’ Singletary looks to power FAU offense again

Take away the shoulder pads, the cleats, and the helmet with “Find A Way” engraved on the back and Devin Singletary appears to be nothing more than a short, meek college student. Once the equipment comes back on, you have one of the top offensive weapons in Conference USA. Generously listed at 5-foot-9, the running back known as “Motor” — both for his long scores and...
Gator eats golfer’s ball on Florida course

Gator eats golfer’s ball on Florida course

Gator sightings on Florida golf courses are fairly common for most residents, but one golfer didn’t intend on his golf ball becoming a snack for one. Daniel McNamara caught the alligator eating his golf ball Saturday, news partner WPTV Channel 5 reports. McNamara told WPTV he was on his third hole at Long Marsh Golf Course in Rotonda West, Florida, when his ball hit a gator sitting on the...
Madonna’s twins get first Barbie dolls, singer posts video

Madonna’s twins get first Barbie dolls, singer posts video

Madonna’s twins got their first Barbie dolls this weekend and the entertainer is sharing it with the world. >> Read more trending news The “Material Girl” posted adorable video of newly adopted twin daughters, Estere and Stelle playing with the dolls. In the short video posted on Instagram, the girls sang the Finger Family song in unison while sitting on their beds. As they...
With Justise Winslow turning 21 on Sunday, Erik Spoelstra knows there’s still plenty of time, room for growth

With Justise Winslow turning 21 on Sunday, Erik Spoelstra knows there’s still plenty of time, room for growth

BOSTON — Need a reminder of just how much room Justise Winslow has to grow as a basketball player?
Heat hold morning shootaround before early Sunday game for first time this season — why?

Heat hold morning shootaround before early Sunday game for first time this season — why?

BOSTON — With less than three weeks remaining in the regular season, the Heat’s playoff chances hang in the balance.
2017 NFL free agents: Best defensive tackles left for Miami Dolphins

2017 NFL free agents: Best defensive tackles left for Miami Dolphins

Johnathan Hankins is among the best defensive tackles still available. (Getty Images) If the Dolphins aren’t ready to install Jordan Phillips as their new starting defensive tackle–maybe they are–they still have options available in free agency.
Idaho woman blames car crash on deer-chasing Bigfoot

Idaho woman blames car crash on deer-chasing Bigfoot

A northern Idaho woman blamed a car crash with a deer on a Sasquatch sighting last week. >> Read more trending news The woman told police she collided with the deer after spotting a Bigfoot on a highway near Potlatch near the Washington border, according to NBC Montana. The woman said the Sasquatch was chasing the deer Wednesday night along the side of the road, and as she watched the creature...
Royal Palm Beach Community Band to perform free show

Royal Palm Beach Community Band to perform free show

The Royal Palm Beach Community Band is gearing up for its spring concert, which is scheduled for 7 p.
More Stories