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JUST IN: Emergency Lake Okeechobee back-pumping granted to save wildlife

The South Florida Water Management District was granted emergency permission today to back pump clean water into Lake Okeechobee to save animals and plants in bloated water conservation areas. District spokesman Randy Smith, said the district had hoped to avoid the back pumping by opening flood gates that would allow excess water to flow south into Everglades National Park...


Ex-Bak Middle School treasurer arrested on forgery charges

Ex-Bak Middle School treasurer arrested on forgery charges

A former Bak Middle School of the Arts treasurer suspected in the disappearance of more than $66,000 in school money was arrested Friday on check-forgery charges related to the case, nine months after authorities had ruled out criminal charges against her. Cathleen Spring, 53, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail shortly after midnight Friday on charges that she forged signatures on two school...
Dem candidate says he talked to FBI, is ‘not the focus of an investigation’

Dem candidate says he talked to FBI, is ‘not the focus of an investigation’

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at the Florida Democratic Party’s Leadership Blue gathering in Hollywood last week. Tallahassee Mayor and 2018 Democratic governor candidate Andrew Gillum said he spoke to the FBI last week about  corruption allegations in his city and was assured he is “not the focus of an investigation.” The Associated Press reported that the FBI...
NEW: Uber driver, foster parent charged with rape gets October trial

NEW: Uber driver, foster parent charged with rape gets October trial

A trial date is set for Oct. 2 for Gary Timothy Kitchings, the foster parent and Uber driver charged with raping a passenger he drove home from SunFest in May. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Joseph Murphy set the day Friday morning in a hearing that lasted a minute. Early on May 7, Jupiter police arrested Kitchings, 57, on charges of kidnapping, burglary and sexual battery after a 37-year-old woman...
LATEST: Slain Dreyfoos janitor’s sister pays first visit to memorial

LATEST: Slain Dreyfoos janitor’s sister pays first visit to memorial

For the first time, Addie Navarro came to the school where her brother worked, was beloved by students and faculty, and was murdered four years ago this week along with a colleague. She came to sit at the spot where he is honored. She walked Friday in the midday heat across a courtyard at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. As kids lunched at a bench nearby, oblivious, she came to the bench installed...
NEW: In calls from jail, Austin Harrouff wants to be ‘normal kid again’

NEW: In calls from jail, Austin Harrouff wants to be ‘normal kid again’

Fresh off his arrest, accused face-biter Austin Harrouff complained to his parents about adjusting to jail life: He was bored. Lonely. He heard the guards talking about him. They thought he was a monster, he said. “It just sucks. I just want to be a normal kid again,” Harrouff said. The State Attorney’s Office in Martin County this week released hundreds of jail calls between Harrouff...
BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

Federal prosecutors went on the offensive this month, denying allegations that they bowed to pressure from billionaire Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Epstein and his high-priced lawyers at the expense of dozens of teenage girls he sexually abused. In their first public comment since 2007 — when they negotiated a deal that allowed Epstein to escape federal charges — prosecutors filed...
Looking for a new-construction home in heart of Gardens? It’s not easy

Looking for a new-construction home in heart of Gardens? It’s not easy

Buyers looking for a new house centrally located in Palm Beach Gardens have limited choices, and one of the biggest developers in Palm Beach County knows it. Alton, the Kolter Homes development between Donald Ross and Hood roads west of Central Boulevard, is the only new construction of single-family homes in the heart of the city. The two- to six-bedroom houses range in price from the high $500,000s...
Florida homestead law a ‘debtor’s haven’? Not for Beverly Hills dentist

Florida homestead law a ‘debtor’s haven’? Not for Beverly Hills dentist

Facing a $2.1 million court judgment in California, longtime Los Angeles resident Michael Motamed suddenly got a yen to move to Florida, plunking down $1.5 million for an oceanfront condominium in Palm Beach. But attorneys representing a former UCLA pre-med student who suffered horrific injuries in 2012 when Motamed’s Mercedes plowed into her said there was nothing mysterious about...
Your eyes will fry under normal sunglasses during 2017 eclipse, here’s why

Your eyes will fry under normal sunglasses during 2017 eclipse, here’s why

The nation is preparing for the Aug. 21 “Great American” total solar eclipse, which is the first in 99 years to cross coast-to-coast. That means buying special eclipse glasses because normal sun glasses – even those with the darkest lenses – aren’t enough to protect eyes from damaging rays. It’s not that the sun is any stronger...
How does a Pahokee rabbit hunt help kids become NFL football stars?

How does a Pahokee rabbit hunt help kids become NFL football stars?

Filmmaker Patrick Bresnan’s inside look at Pahokee High School’s prom got him his first invitation to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. But it is his follow up, documenting a Pahokee family hunting rabbits as the critters flee burning cane fields, that has opened the door to competing for an Academy Award. “The Rabbit Hunt,” which runs just over 11 minutes with no narration...
Kenny Chesney has mad love for this bar in Delray Beach

Kenny Chesney has mad love for this bar in Delray Beach

Kenny Chesney, the People’s Superstar and country sangin’ legend, showed Palm Beach County a lot of love recently. The multi-award winning artist announced on his Sirius XM radio channel, Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, that Delray’s own Boston’s on the Beach is one of his faves.  In a weekly segment called Kenny Chesney’s Bar at the End of the World, Chesney...
JUST IN: 'A’ rated restaurant officially closes in downtown West Palm Beach

JUST IN: 'A’ rated restaurant officially closes in downtown West Palm Beach

Jardin, the unique restaurant in downtown West Palm Beach has officially closed, according to the eatery’s Facebook page. "It has been a great year meeting so many great chefs from the South Florida area...It has now come time for our chefs and owners to move forward on to new adventures. Jardin has closed its doors, but stay tuned to hear about the new endeavors that our chefs and...
NEW: Boynton woman, 71, reported missing

NEW: Boynton woman, 71, reported missing

A 71-year-old Boynton Beach woman was reported missing Friday night and city police are asking for the public’s help in finding. Police say Diane Lillie was last seen about 7 p.m. at her home on Lake Terrace Drive. She suffers from Schizophrenia, according to police. Lillie was last seen wear a dark blue v-neck sweater and a black pants. She is 5-foot-6, 110 pounds with blonde hair and hazel...
NEW: Woman accused of hiding babies’ body parts arrested in Florida

NEW: Woman accused of hiding babies’ body parts arrested in Florida

A woman wanted in connection with the discovery of babies’ body parts under a home in North Carolina was arrested in Jacksonville on Wednesday.  Police said Bridgette Smith, 31, had a warrant for her arrest for concealing a death, WJXT reports.  In April 2016  Smith’s mother discovered trash bags containing body parts of two babies in a crawl space under her house...
NEW: Florida man caught with credit-card skimmers during traffic stop

NEW: Florida man caught with credit-card skimmers during traffic stop

An Orlando man’s erratic driving brought some him unwanted attention this week from Martin County sheriff’s deputies. Yudiel Bayon Garica’s day only got worse after deputies allegedly found him in possession of a credit-card skimmer, a credit-card reader and more than a dozen stolen credit cards. Garcia, 29, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with possession and transfer...
Resident says PBC has failed to control mosquitoes

Resident says PBC has failed to control mosquitoes

Palm Beach County has not done enough to control a burgeoning mosquito population in rain-soaked northern neighborhoods, says a resident who claims the pests are more numerous now than they have ever been in her 38 years in the Caloosa subdivision northeast of Bee Line Highway. Jean Bacon said the large lots of her neighborhood are dotted with standing water from...
Delray police seek men who injured, robbed elderly woman at Walgreens

Delray police seek men who injured, robbed elderly woman at Walgreens

A surveillance image of two men who allegedly robbed an elderly woman in Delray Beach on Friday, June 23, 2017. Police are looking for the men. (Delray Beach Police Department)   DELRAY BEACH — City police are looking for two men captured on video knocking an elderly woman to the ground and robbing her Friday afternoon at a local Walgreens, the...
Just in: This retailer plans to open in The Gardens Mall

Just in: This retailer plans to open in The Gardens Mall

Kendra Scott, a women’s jewelry retailer, is set to open next month in The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The store, which is tentatively scheduled to open on July 21, will be located on the mall’s lower level outside of Nordstrom. RELATED: Why Park Ave BBQ is going into The Gardens Mall Kendra Scott has one other Palm Beach County location — at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Meanwhile...
NEW: Florida DUI suspect in golf cart asks officer, ‘Do we have to do this?’ 

NEW: Florida DUI suspect in golf cart asks officer, ‘Do we have to do this?’ 

A Florida woman was just trying to get her drink on at the community pool when she had more than just “some wine,” a deputy said.  Joyce Hellkamp Smith, 62, of The Villages, was at the pool before she started driving her golf cart home, according to Villages-News.com.  Smith reportedly was running over curbs, driving in front of oncoming traffic, and went...
NEW: Woman faces neglect charge after heroin needles found near child

NEW: Woman faces neglect charge after heroin needles found near child

A Greenacres-area woman is facing a charge of child neglect after being found in a parked car after using heroin and leaving drug needles within the child’s reach. Melissa Jennings, 38, admitted on the night of March 17 to buying and ingesting heroin before picking up a child, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews treated her for a possible overdose...
Brightline, FPL to partner on biodiesel fuel for trains

Brightline, FPL to partner on biodiesel fuel for trains

Brightline and Florida Power & Light on Friday announced they have inked a two-year deal that will supply the high-speed rail project’s fleet of trains with U.S. sourced biodiesel fuel. Under the contract, FPL will supply 2 million gallons of the fuel per year for Brightline’s fleet. The new Brightline train station in downtown West Palm Beach on May 23, 2017...
NEW: Florida teacher threatens to kill teen hanging out with daughter 

NEW: Florida teacher threatens to kill teen hanging out with daughter 

A Florida teacher allegedly threatened a boy his daughter was hanging out with, deputies said.  Thomas Griffin, 43, of Polk County, was concerned about his daughter’s whereabouts because she wasn’t home as expected late Wednesday night, according to WESH. After checking her location from a cellphone, Griffin discovered his daughter was at the house of a 17-year-old boy, WESH...
Woody Allen lover brings ‘Celebrity Sex Tape’ comedy to Lake Worth

Woody Allen lover brings ‘Celebrity Sex Tape’ comedy to Lake Worth

Keith Black may be a New York math teacher, but his childhood idol has nothing to do with numbers. “When I was growing up, I wanted to be Woody Allen,” Black said of the bespectacled filmmaker. “I was so upset I had 20/20 vision. My proudest moment was when I became nearsighted and got my first pair of eyeglasses.” Well, Black, who’s in his 40s, is living an Allen-esque...
JUST IN: State accuses mental-health counselor of insurance fraud

JUST IN: State accuses mental-health counselor of insurance fraud

A West Palm Beach counselor and life coach is accused of charging a patient for sessions that never happened, authorities disclosed Friday. Michelle Foraker of Mind Renewal Counseling and Coaching charged one of her patients for 17 visits when she only attended seven, the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud said in the probable-cause affidavit for Foraker’s arrest. See who’s been booked...
JUST IN: Florida man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

JUST IN: Florida man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

A Florida man stole a van, jumped on a plane’s wing and tried to board the aircraft that was preparing to taxi down a runway, according to police.  On Tuesday, Gregory A. Hoch, 37, allegedly stole a surveyor’s van after the man got out of it to get his tools, the Lakeland Police Department wrote on Facebook. <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"><...
Job fair to be held next week at West Palm Beach Marriott

Job fair to be held next week at West Palm Beach Marriott

Job seekers will get a chance to meet with over 25 employers at a career fair planned Tuesday (June 27) at the Marriott in West Palm Beach. By Stuart Pilbrow The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott at 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, located just east of Interstate 95. According to organizer jobnewsusa.com, more than 1,000 positions will be available....
Don’t hate! Delray green bike paths nationally recognized for safety

Don’t hate! Delray green bike paths nationally recognized for safety

The bright green bike paths in one of Delray Beach’s northern neighborhoods may not be well-liked by everyone — but they landed the city national recognition. A report by nonprofit research firm Smart Growth America graded cities throughout the United States on a 0-to-100 scale on the implementation of “Complete Streets” policies — an effort to emphasize bicycle and pedestrian...
NEW: What Trump said as he signed new VA accountability act

NEW: What Trump said as he signed new VA accountability act

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, a law that will make it easier to fire Veteran Affairs employees. Below is the full text of Trump’s remarks at the signing ceremony: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you very much, everybody. That's really greatly appreciated.   And thank you to Secretary Shulkin for...
Police: Woman shoplifted $300 in wine and lobster at Palm Beach Publix

Police: Woman shoplifted $300 in wine and lobster at Palm Beach Publix

A woman was arrested after police said she shoplifted nearly $300 worth of wine and lobster tails from Publix in Palm Beach, according to a report. Callie West, 22, told police she took the lobster and wine to show her friends that she was better off financially than she really was, the report said. Police charged her with misdemeanor retail theft, issued her a notice to appear in court and ordered...
Beach horror: Can sandcastles make your kids sick?

Beach horror: Can sandcastles make your kids sick?

Is there anything more wholesome than children building sandcastles on an American beach? Guess again, vacationers. The Environmental Protection Agency and pediatricians have issued warnings that beach sand can contain pollutant and bacteria especially harmful to children. The Palm Beach Post’s news partner, Channel 5, WPTV noted that beaches are occasionally closed because...
NEW: 7 Florida kids found in 'worst living conditions ever seen’ at home

NEW: 7 Florida kids found in 'worst living conditions ever seen’ at home

Police in Daytona Beach arrested two women on Wednesday after they found seven children living in a home covered with urine, feces, bugs and black mold. One officer said the apartment “had the worst living conditions I have ever seen children exposed to,” WKMG reports.  Sisters Shameka Jenkins, 21, and Melida Jenkins, 27 both face charges of child abuse with great harm. ...
WATCH: Trump drives golf cart over green at his course

WATCH: Trump drives golf cart over green at his course

Donald Trump’s no stranger to golf, which makes his recent drive a bit of a head-scratcher. During a recent round at his club in Bedminster, N.J., the president appeared to commit a major golf etiqutte sin by driving his golf cart over the green in a video posted to Twitter — or at least much closer to the green than is usually allowed, in order to avoid damaging the...
JUST IN: Man accused of child abuse for disciplining toddler with belt

JUST IN: Man accused of child abuse for disciplining toddler with belt

A Lake Worth man is accused of hitting a toddler with a belt multiple times, causing open wounds and scars, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Justin Vega, 26, was arrested on June 15 for child abuse without great bodily harm, according to the probable-cause affidavit for his arrest. He was released from the county jail the following day after posting $3,000 bail, according to online...
JUST IN: Florida swimsuit contestant hits rival in head with high heel

JUST IN: Florida swimsuit contestant hits rival in head with high heel

A swimsuit contestant is accused of whacking her rival in the head with a high heel after they exchanged competitive threats during a pageant, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Erica Mize, 24, of Port St. Lucie was charged with battery after striking Sara Shipley, 23, of Jupiter with her shoe, a police report said. Shipley said Mize is her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend but that the...
WATCH: TV helicopter spots missing Florida boy hiding on roof 

WATCH: TV helicopter spots missing Florida boy hiding on roof 

An 11-year-old boy in Hialeah who didn’t want to go to camp hid out on the roof of his house Tuesday, but was found by a TV helicopter.  “My mom is embarrassed,” the boy told said to WSVN. “I didn’t mean to cause any trouble, and I didn’t mean to waste any of the police officers’ time.” The boy told reporters he hid on the roof because he...
Nursery for newborn kittens expands

Nursery for newborn kittens expands

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League this month is expanding its Neonatal Kitten Nursery, a facility that opened last summer to save lives of more newborn kittens that require 24-hour care. The expansion is scheduled to open Monday, June 26. With the expansion, scheduled to open Monday, June 26, the shelter will have additional space for the most at-risk orphans. The nursery can...
Sun sculptures to shine at entries to West Palm Beach

Sun sculptures to shine at entries to West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach will greet you with rays of morning sunshine, starting next year with the city’s latest Art in Public Places addition. The city commission this week approved five gateway works of outdoor art, together titled “Hello Sunshine,” by West Coast art collective Aphidoidea. Each of the city’s five commission districts will get its own cluster of yellow sun rays. Each...
NEW: Florida man throws scooter through window, smashes mailboxes 

NEW: Florida man throws scooter through window, smashes mailboxes 

A Florida man was no Prince Charming when he left a shoe for his ex-girlfriend. Demetrics Bethea White, 25, of Pensacola, started his Tuesday morning by leaving a shoe in his ex-girlfriend’s mailbox — something he allegedly does often, according to the Pensacola News Journal.  White then went from zero to 100 quickly. He allegedly took a scooter and threw it through...
Historic West Palm cemetery getting $20,000 overhaul to arch entryway

Historic West Palm cemetery getting $20,000 overhaul to arch entryway

The dead are getting their due. The city recently approved a $280,000 contract to replace Woodlawn Cemetery’s rusted, chain-link fence with 1,600 feet of better-looking black picket fencing and masonry columns and much of the work is done. But now officials have decided they also need to repair the graceful arched entry to the historic resting place, across from the Norton Museum of Art. The...
JUST IN: Florida man accused of urinating in mouth of girl, 7; assaulting her

JUST IN: Florida man accused of urinating in mouth of girl, 7; assaulting her

A Florida man is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old child and urinating in her mouth, according to authorities.  Sean Michael Allen, 44, of Navarre, allegedly walked around the house naked, making the girl perform sex acts on him and touched her genitals, the Pensacola News Journal reported. The incident reportedly happened in February, but deputies weren’t able...
NEW: Man smuggled guns from Florida into Canada through library 

NEW: Man smuggled guns from Florida into Canada through library 

A man is accused of smuggling approximately 100 handguns from Florida into Canada through a public library. Alexis Vlachos, 40, of Montreal, reportedly bought the guns from a licensed dealer in Tampa and smuggled them into Canada through a Vermont library, according to the CBC.  Haskell Library, which sits on the border of Vermont and Quebec, allows people to enter “without...
WATCH: Gator goes after Florida man trying to take picture

WATCH: Gator goes after Florida man trying to take picture

A guy had a close call with a gator after he strayed from a path to take a better picture.  The man left other hikers on the boardwalk of La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie in Gainesville and encroached on a mother alligator’s space as she was sunbathing, according to Ben Boukari Jr, who posted the video on Facebook.  <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"...
Cool treats for the summer heat: Best local ice cream, gelato and ice pops

Cool treats for the summer heat: Best local ice cream, gelato and ice pops

As temperatures rise, so do cravings for ice cold sweets. Palm Beach County has plenty of options to cool you off, from gelato and frozen margaritas to popsicles and shakes. Here are a few options by city: More than 42 old-fashioned ice creams, yogurts, sorbets and sugarless treats. Palm Beach Ice Cream: Tequesta location: 239 U.S. Highway One, Tequesta, FL 33469  Phone: 561-744-6657...
NEW: Laptops stolen in smash-and-grab burglaries at restaurants

NEW: Laptops stolen in smash-and-grab burglaries at restaurants

City police are investigating two smash-and-grab car burglaries Thursday at two Port St. Lucie restaurants along St. Lucie Boulevard just east of Interstate 95. Officers responded to the Outback Steakhouse north of the boulevard at 8:20 p.m., where a victim reported the driver side window of his Nissan Altima was smashed, said Sgt. Frank Sabol, city police spokesman. A backpack containing a Dell laptop...
Truce in Visit Florida feud? Lawmaker says agency cleaned up its act

Truce in Visit Florida feud? Lawmaker says agency cleaned up its act

House Speaker Richard Corcoran said Visit Florida apparently listened to state lawmakers’ criticism, as the tourism-marketing agency has canceled an auto racing sponsorship and is negotiating for a better deal with an English football club. “It’s clear that Visit Florida has heard us loud and clear and are beginning the process of cleaning up their act and ceasing the waste...
Driver crashes into City Mattress sign, flips over in Boynton Beach

Driver crashes into City Mattress sign, flips over in Boynton Beach

One man was taken to a local hospital this morning after he lost control of his car and crashed into a City Mattress store sign on Boynton Beach Boulevard, police said. Read the latest Breaking News from The Post. The wreck, just north of Congress Avenue, happened at about 8:45 a.m. Boynton Beach Police Officer Ray Thomas said he believes the driver of a Jeep Latitude “passed out at the wheel...
Ted Deutch wants role probing whether Donald Trump obstructed justice

Ted Deutch wants role probing whether Donald Trump obstructed justice

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BboQ3dEyKIg&w=492&h=307] U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and other Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are stepping up efforts to get their committee to look into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in the ongoing probe over Russian influence in the 2016 election. Rep. Ted Deutch,, D-Boca...
Photos show shocked mother after breaking 50-year family history of baby girls

Photos show shocked mother after breaking 50-year family history of baby girls

A Columbus, Georgia, mother’s look of surprise after delivering her second child was caught on camera, and images of her expression are amusing the internet. Today reported that Dara Crouch, and her husband, Eric, 30, chose to keep the gender of her newborn a secret. Already a mother to 3-year-old daughter Neyland, the labor and delivery nurse didn’t know until April 25 that she broke...
Kellyanne Conway and CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spar over Russian election interference question

Kellyanne Conway and CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spar over Russian election interference question

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota and White House counsel Kellyanne Conway shared a tense exchange after Camerota accused Conway of not answering her question about Russian interference. Camerota asked Conway specifically what President Trump’s White House is doing to prevent Russian interference and hacking in American politics. Each time Camerota asked a question, Conway did not respond directly...
Can you help? Couple sought after wedding photos found on flash drive at thrift store

Can you help? Couple sought after wedding photos found on flash drive at thrift store

A Charlotte, North Carolina, woman is desperate to find a couple portrayed in wedding pictures that she found on a flash drive she bought at a local thrift store. Kathy Feaster said she bought the drive at the Community Thrift Store to clean up her computer. When she popped it into the computer, someone’s wedding photos came up. "I was like, 'OMG, these are somebody's wedding pictures,'"...
4-day-old baby left in hot car in Massachusetts

4-day-old baby left in hot car in Massachusetts

A scare happened at a Leominster, Massachusetts, supermarket after a 4-day-old newborn was left locked inside of a hot car while her mother was inside shopping. Mother Sharma Murphy said that on her way to Market Basket supermarket on Friday, she stopped by the fire house to make sure her baby’s car seat was properly installed. Less than an hour later, those firefighters helped rescue...
Unhappy customers caught on camera hitting restaurant owner, daughter over order, police say

Unhappy customers caught on camera hitting restaurant owner, daughter over order, police say

Police in Georgia are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible. Video shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter being beaten by two customers Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia. The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant...
167 McDonald's customers pay it forward to others in drive thru

167 McDonald's customers pay it forward to others in drive thru

More than 100 customers at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Scottsburg, Indiana, generously paid for the meals of the drivers behind them Sunday. WDRB reported that the act began with a regular visitor. ABC News reported that her meal was about $6. “(The customer) saw a dad in the van behind her,” Hunter Hostetler, an employee at the McDonald’s location, told WDRB. “He had...
BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip hop, pop, R&B, movies and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday. Remy Ma, DJ Khaled, New Edition and more  are scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  Here’s what you need to know before the show: What time: 8 p.m. ET What channel: BET, with live streams on BET.com and YouTube.  A backstage live stream will...
FBI to police in Texas: Bigfoot is ‘most wanted fugitive’

FBI to police in Texas: Bigfoot is ‘most wanted fugitive’

Round Rock, Texas, Police Chief Allen Banks has received a special message from the Federal Bureau of Investigation: the Hairy Man seen galavanting around the Round Rock trails is a “most wanted fugitive.” According to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, which has been keeping residents abreast of recent Bigfoot sightings, Round Rock’s top police official got an...
Miami Dolphins’ Andrew Franks goes long, answers questions about that leg

Miami Dolphins’ Andrew Franks goes long, answers questions about that leg

Andrew Franks noticed he was kicking the wrong ball as he swung his leg but didn’t let it deter him. (Getty Images) (Note: This continues a series in Daily Dolphin spotlighting members of the team individually. In addition to reliving highlights and lowlights of the past season for each, we’ll provide analysis and criticism, plus take a look at how each player fits...
8-year-old Florida boy catches 6-foot-long python

8-year-old Florida boy catches 6-foot-long python

An 8-year-old Florida boy teamed up with his father to catch a 6-foot-long python in the Florida Everglades. According to a Friday Facebook post by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Joe Daskam and his father, Steve Daskam spotted the snake while driving down a road one night. Under his Daskam supervision, officials said Joe approached the snake from behind and grabbed it right...
Tornado Facts and Safety

Tornado Facts and Safety

Tornadoes can range in intensity. Wind speeds are measured on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which was implemented in February of 2007: EF0 = 65 – 85 mph winds EF1 = 86 – 110 mph winds EF2 = 111 – 135 mph winds EF3 = 136 – 165 mph winds EF4 = 166 – 200 mph winds EF5 = Over 200 mph winds Tetsuya Theodore "Ted" Fujita (1920-1998) developed the original Fujita Tornado...
Snapchat introduces location-sharing with Snap Map

Snapchat introduces location-sharing with Snap Map

Snapchat is introducing a new way to locate your friends with the Snap Map.  The social media platform announced the news this week, revealing that the location-sharing feature will allow friends to find each other or anyone in the world using its map.  “We've built a whole new way to explore the world! See what's happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure...
Miami Hurricanes basketball: Bruce Brown, Lonnie Walker projected high in 2018 NBA Draft

Miami Hurricanes basketball: Bruce Brown, Lonnie Walker projected high in 2018 NBA Draft

Bruce Brown celebrates with fans after the Hurricanes’ win over 10th-ranked Duke last year. (Miami Herald) Sure, the NBA Draft ended less than 24 hours ago. But it’s never too early to look ahead, and in doing so, the Hurricanes like what they see. NBC Sports’ instant 2018 draft projection includes two players expected to star for Miami this season: sophomore guard ...
Prada paper clip costs more than one-way flight to Mexico

Prada paper clip costs more than one-way flight to Mexico

Prada is known for its Italian luxury fashions. But it’s recently added office supplies to the lineup, and those are just as expensive as some of the brand’s more popular items. »RELATED: Nordstrom selling $85 stone 'wrapped' in leather  The company is selling paper clips, and you can purchase one for a whopping $185.  Described as a money clip on Barney’s website...
Dave George: Heat benefiting from Eastern teams breaking up

Dave George: Heat benefiting from Eastern teams breaking up

The Miami Heat missed out on the playoffs last season by the soul-crushing margin of a tiebreaker, but buck up. That just might be the last thoroughly mopey sentence to be written about this franchise for a while. Even if you’re not wild about Bam Adebayo as Miami’s first-round draft pick on Thursday night, things are looking up. Even if you’re chapped that Pat Riley couldn&rsquo...
9-foot-6, 500-pound sturgeon found at Oregon dam likely 60-70 years old

9-foot-6, 500-pound sturgeon found at Oregon dam likely 60-70 years old

A 9-foot-6 inch sturgeon weighing in at 500 pounds was found pinned Thursday in a radial gate at the Keno Dam in Oregon, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The fish had sustained a head injury at some point and was dead when officials found it. It is believed to have been one of 221 sturgeons moved in 1958 from the Columbia River to Klamath County. At the time, officials were...
Palm Beach County ‘mansion parties’ becoming unruly and problematic

Palm Beach County ‘mansion parties’ becoming unruly and problematic

When Alfred and Jan Malley leave town for the summer, they count on their property manager to keep watch of their $9.87 million house — located in the Estate Section of Palm Beach known for its large mansions. One day this past May, the manager had his family over. Then his children told their friends about the house. And they told their friends. They spread flyers on social media advertising...
Man 'proposes' to girl after proposing to her mother

Man 'proposes' to girl after proposing to her mother

Grant Tribbett planned the perfect day to propose to his girlfriend. After breakfast at their local Cracker Barrel in Fishers, Indiana, Tribbett took his girlfriend, Cassandra Reschar, and Adrianna, her daughter from a previous relationship, to a bridge inside Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. Hiding in the woods was Tribbett’s friend and photographer, Mandi Gilliland, who he asked the previous...
Woman attacked at gas pump, turns tables on would-be robbers, police say

Woman attacked at gas pump, turns tables on would-be robbers, police say

A Memphis, Tennessee, woman turned the tables on a suspect who twice pointed a gun at her during an attempted robbery, police say. According to a police report, the woman was pumping gas Wednesday evening when an unknown man approached her. The suspect put a gun into her side and demanded her money and car keys, the report said. The woman told police she pushed the gun away and turned to face the...
Heat lining up undrafted free agents for summer league team

Heat lining up undrafted free agents for summer league team

Matt Williams is UCF’s all-time leader with 374 3-pointers. . (Courtesy UCF Athletics) MIAMI – The Heat may have decided against purchasing a second-round pick in Thursday’s draft, but that doesn’t mean Miami wasn’t busy adding players today. The post-draft period is always frenzied and Miami filled out its roster for the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues...
America’s 10 biggest and brightest Fourth of July fireworks shows

America’s 10 biggest and brightest Fourth of July fireworks shows

There’s nothing quite like watching fireworks boom among the stars after a day of barbecue and pool time with loved ones in red-white-and-blue gear. If you’re making Fourth of July plans with friends or family this Independence Day, why not head out to some of the country’s biggest and baddest fireworks displays to commemorate the patriotic occasion? Here are 10 of the country&rsquo...
RuPaul, Taraji P. Henson, Lynda Carter, others getting star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

RuPaul, Taraji P. Henson, Lynda Carter, others getting star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The 2018 class for the Hollywood Walk of Fame was announced Thursday, and a number of popular stars are set to have ceremonies. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce named entertainers from music, movies, television and radio as part of this year’s class. Reality TV personalities RuPaul Charles and Simon Cowell are part of the class.  TV stars include actors Anthony Anderson and Taraji P. Henson...
TSA agent stole from passenger's belongings, police say

TSA agent stole from passenger's belongings, police say

A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested after he was accused of stealing money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport in Florida, Orlando police said. Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, was arrested Thursday night. Passenger Kathleen Duddleston entered the TSA checkpoint and was stopped for additional screening, police said. While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA...
Flight attendants recreate Britney Spears' 'Toxic' video

Flight attendants recreate Britney Spears' 'Toxic' video

Flight crew for a Thai airline paid homage to Britney Spears when flight attendants took advantage of an empty airplane and recreated the video for the pop singer’s 2003 hit “Toxic.” >> Read more trending news Four flight attendants for Nok Air danced and sashayed around an empty plane to the beat of Spears’ “Toxic,” mostly without singing or mouthing...
Authorities ID 10-year-old killed by log on Alabama beach

Authorities ID 10-year-old killed by log on Alabama beach

Authorities have identified a 10-year-old boy killed on an Alabama beach this week as Tropical Storm Cindy churned toward shore.  Nolan McCabe, of St. Louis, Missouri, was vacationing in Fort Morgan with his family Wednesday morning when Cindy’s storm surge washed a large log on the beach over the boy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Nolan suffered severe head injuries when...
Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

WASHINGTON — Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried "eyes only" instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that...
Pat Riley is looking for major upgrades to Miami Heat roster but he warns free agency movement could be limited

Pat Riley is looking for major upgrades to Miami Heat roster but he warns free agency movement could be limited

Miami Heat President Pat Riley thinks teams might be more disciplined during free agency this year. MIAMI – Heat President Pat Riley has said several times he is not expecting mass movement during free agency this summer. And if he’s right, it won’t be because he and GM Andy Elisburg sat back and watched the big names come off the board without the Miami...
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