Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a humble boy from Pahokee who overcame a stubborn stutter to become one of the greatest country music stars of all time, died early Sunday morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was 85. Tillis’ daughter, singer and songwriter Pam Tillis, posted on her Facebook page Sunday that the death was “sudden and unexpected,” although he had battled...


JUST IN: 30-year fugitive draws FBI attention in 1984 Glades murder

JUST IN: 30-year fugitive draws FBI attention in 1984 Glades murder

Authorities are searching for a now-63-year-old man wanted in a three-decade-old Belle Glade murder. In a wanted poster circulated this week, the FBI says Juan Dios Garza was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Oct. 21, 1984, shooting in which Ricardo Chavez, 24, died and his brother, Juan, then 25, was seriously injured. See who’s been booked into the...
EXCLUSIVE: Bank of America said to delay marijuana ID cards

EXCLUSIVE: Bank of America said to delay marijuana ID cards

Want a medical marijuana ID card? After getting a doctor’s permission, you’ll need to mail a paper check to Tallahassee and wait about 30 days. State officials say that issuing tens of thousands of ID cards is being slowed in part by Bank of America’s refusal to touch online payments for medical marijuana cards. NEW: Palm Beach County’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens...
Black leadership caucus dissolves under Riviera official’s leadership

Black leadership caucus dissolves under Riviera official’s leadership

Addie Greene founded the Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials in 2003 with the best intentions. A county commissioner at the time, and a former state representative, she recalled this week that when she first walked into the state Capitol, she knew nothing of the legislative process. She never had a class in debating or any other skills needed to succeed as a lawmaker. “I felt...
Woman’s frustrating housing ordeal exposes Boynton’s crime issue

Woman’s frustrating housing ordeal exposes Boynton’s crime issue

Lasendra Wilson has asked Boynton Beach officials to install speed bumps on Northwest 12th Avenue — but not to slow drivers or make it safer for children to cross the street. “It’s hard to do a drive-by if you have speed bumps in the neighborhood,” Wilson told city commissioners in October. Wilson, a married mother of three, has owned her home in the Cherry Hills neighborhood...
SWA accused of delaying minority study until after trash contracts set

SWA accused of delaying minority study until after trash contracts set

Firms owned by women and minorities may not be assured of getting a piece of garbage hauling contracts worth as much as $450 million from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority because it has failed to respond promptly to a study that found women- and minority-owned firms have not had a fair shot at SWA contracts in recent years. That’s the contention of County Commissioner Mack Bernard...
BREAKING: PBSO says gang members arrested in killings linked to MS-13

BREAKING: PBSO says gang members arrested in killings linked to MS-13

Ties to the MS-13 gang inspired Victor Fuentes and five teenagers to rob Hispanic men across Lake Worth. But it was a “demon,” the 20-year-old El Salvador citizen said, that made him pull the trigger and kill two men. In the last two weeks Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities, with assistance from federal law-enforcement agencies, have linked a string of killings, shootings and...
Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Booming high-end residential waterfront development in Jupiter is starting to make its way up the coast to Stuart. Construction is expected to begin early next year on Seminole Bluff, a four-story complex with 20 condominiums starting at about $900,000 each on the St. Lucie River. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for the weekly Jupiter newsletter Twenty more condos, with about 4,300 square feet of retail...
Cerabino: Women put the squeeze on boob leading Florida’s Democratic Party

Cerabino: Women put the squeeze on boob leading Florida’s Democratic Party

Turn yourselves in, guys. No use waiting. There’s no hiding out from this one. They’re going to find you. Men-Are-Pigs-Gate is in full bloom, and the way things are going, there will be many more carcasses of once-powerful men littering the gutters of politics, commerce and the arts before it’s settled. Get out in front of it, fellas. Surrender before you get caught. It&rsquo...
Best strategy for struggling Dolphins is to start working on 2018

Best strategy for struggling Dolphins is to start working on 2018

It was supposed to be Heartbreak Hill for the Miami Dolphins from Thanksgiving on. That’s how the 2017 schedule looked, anyway, with New England twice in the space of three weeks and Kansas City on Christmas Eve and a couple of brawls with Buffalo thrown in there, too. The Dolphins didn’t make it to the hill, though, to test their strength and stamina. Instead they have face-planted on...
Miami Dolphins’ best chance at magical turnaround is with Matt Moore, not Jay Cutler

Miami Dolphins’ best chance at magical turnaround is with Matt Moore, not Jay Cutler

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore led a comeback which fell short against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. (Andres Leiva / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI GARDENS — It is an extreme longshot, almost so unlikely to happen it’s not worth discussing, but we will. If the Miami Dolphins are to make the playoffs, despite a 4-6 record after a disheartening...
Lane Kiffin’s improbable FAU Owls dancing into C-USA championship game

Lane Kiffin’s improbable FAU Owls dancing into C-USA championship game

Only the Lane Kiffin era at Florida Atlantic would see school president Dr. John Kelly dancing in the locker room after a big win. Now that FAU (8-3, 7-0) is Conference USA East champions after a 52-24 Shula Bowl win Saturday night over FIU, Kelly and the Owls were free to celebrate however they wanted. Photo gallery from Shula Bowl More FAU coverage “It’s big just to know that everybody...
Jameis Winston’s former FSU teammate says accusations ‘are just not true’

Jameis Winston’s former FSU teammate says accusations ‘are just not true’

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby says he was in the Uber car the night Jameis Winston allegedly groped the female driver and the accusations against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback “are just not true.” Winston is under investigation by the NFL for reportedly grabbing a female driver between her legs on March 13, 2016, after she picked him up in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...
Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Holiday lights glistened in the background and the moon sparkled above 13-year-old Isabella Paciletti as she zipped around an outdoor ice-skating rink at Saturday’s opening of Hoffman’s Chocolates’ 27th Annual Winter Wonderland. “It’s fun to have the rink outside in Florida since it’s not that cold,” Isabella, of Greenacres, said catching her breath as she...
NEW: Protesters decry alleged animal abuse at Monkey Jungle

NEW: Protesters decry alleged animal abuse at Monkey Jungle

Closed since Hurricane Irma caused damage in September, Monkey Jungle is still drawing crowds. Unfortunately for the southern Miami-Dade County tourist attraction, the 50 people who showed up Sunday were there to protest what have been called "abysmal" conditions in which hundreds of animals live. A former employee recently accused the 80-year-old wildlife park of abusing its animals. Sunday's...
Couple sue after police mistake hibiscus for pot in drug bust

Couple sue after police mistake hibiscus for pot in drug bust

A plant mistaken for marijuana led to a Butler County couple suing their police department for a wrongful drug bust. Audrey and Edward Cramer talked about that incident on Thursday as they announced the lawsuit. The Cramers said it all started when their insurance agent came to their Buffalo Township home for a property damage claim and took pictures of hibiscus plants. The agent thought they...
Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior with stylist

Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior with stylist

Ryan Seacrest pre-emptively denied an accusation by an anonymous E! hair stylist who said the entertainer acted inappropriately. “Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her,” Seacrest said Friday. “If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly...
White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars. In an analysis to be released Monday, the Council of Economic Advisers says the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate. The council said a 2016 private study estimated that prescription opioid overdoes, abuse and dependence in the U.S. in 2013 cost...
Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

Honda is recalling some 800,000 Odyssey minivans because of an issue with seat latches that can tip the seats forward if they’re not correctly latched, the car maker said Saturday. Honda said the seats in Odysseys from model years 2011 to 2017 may tip forward if not properly latched after the seats are adjusted from side-to-side or re-installing after a seat removal. Honda offered instructions...
Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race as full-time driver

Patrick crashes in final NASCAR race as full-time driver

Danica Patrick climbed out of her burning, smoke-filled, wrecked race car and trudged toward pit road. She pulled off her gloves and helmet in frustration before being taken to the infield care center. It was a much earlier exit than Patrick wanted in her final NASCAR race as a full-time driver. "There's still racing in my future," she said. "I still have a thousand miles to go."...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends for Jupiter park

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends for Jupiter park

County health officials have lifted a no-swimming advisory that was issued last week for Dubois Park, the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department reported Sunday. The advisory had been in effect since Tuesday, when the Florida Department of Health’s Palm Beach County office reported high levels of bacteria at the both the Dubois Park lagoon and the Ocean Inlet Park Beach in Ocean Ridge...
Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death

Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death

A look at reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis, who died Sunday at age 85. ___ Blake Shelton, on Twitter: — He did his best to try and keep my head on straight. I looked up to Mel more than he could've possibly known. A talented songwriter. An incredible entertainer. And a funny funny guy. It has been a couple years since I saw him last. I deeply regret that now. — He once...
NEW: One displaced by electrical incident at Indiantown home

NEW: One displaced by electrical incident at Indiantown home

One person has been displaced by an electrical incident at a house Sunday morning in western Martin County, according to the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Emergency crews responded to reports of a house fire on Divot Drive in Indiantown. Firefighters found no fire upon their arrival, Martin County Fire Rescue Bureau Chief Dan Harshburger said. No one was injured, but volunteers from the...
Motlow first Seminole Tribe member to score for Florida St.

Motlow first Seminole Tribe member to score for Florida St.

Justin Motlow accomplished something on Saturday that has never happened in the 71-year history of Florida State football. Motlow, who is a preferred walk-on, is the first member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to score a touchdown for Florida State. His 12-yard catch from J.J. Cosentino with 8:38 remaining in the fourth quarter was part of the Seminoles' 77-6 win over Delaware State . "That...
Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore

Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore

President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject Moore in the Dec. 12 election even if that could mean ceding the seat to a Democrat...
Florida woman, 65, kills husband, hides his duct-taped body in closet, police say 

Florida woman, 65, kills husband, hides his duct-taped body in closet, police say 

A 65-year-old Florida woman is accused of murdering her husband and then hiding his duct-taped body behind a brick wall she built inside a closet.  Barbara Wozniak, of Shalimar, was charged with second-degree murder Friday night while she was already in the Okaloosa County jail on another charge of tampering with evidence. Deputies made the discovery on the night of Nov. 15 when they were called...
Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa served for decades as Mugabe's enforcer — a role that gave him a reputation for being astute, ruthless and effective at...
Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report Sunday in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent in his New York apartment. She said the film producer and director Brett Ratner, who has also been accused...
Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump's tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump's involvement in winning the players' release in comments to ESPN. "Who?" LaVar Ball told ESPN on Friday, when asked about Trump's involvement in the matter. "What was he over there...
LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell made history Saturday night as she was elected New Orleans’ first female mayor, the Times-Picayune reported. Cantrell defeated fellow Democrat and former Judge Desiree Charbonnet to become the 51st mayor in a city that will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its founding 2018. Cantrell, a city councilwoman, got 60 percent of the votes over Charbonnet, according...
Party time! Junior throws epic retirement party after finale

Party time! Junior throws epic retirement party after finale

Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, he grabbed another cold one. It was easy enough to keep happy hour rolling since the beer cooler was stashed on the trunk of his Chevrolet. Earnhardt passed the brews around to his crew members. One by one, they huddled like frat...
Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold. The Republican Senate candidate has long stood with them, and now, as he faces accusations of sexual impropriety including the molestation of a 14-year-old girl, they are...
South Florida hotel employee run over, killed during carjacking

South Florida hotel employee run over, killed during carjacking

A South Florida hotel employee died Saturday afternoon while trying to stop a man from stealing a shuttle bus, news agencies are reporting. The Courtyard Marriott employee in Coral Gables was unloading luggage when Edward William Reid jumped into the driver’s seat, WPLG reported. The employee tried to stop Reid from leaving, but was run over and killed. WPLG identified the employee as ...
Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital

Television and music star David Cassidy remains in a Florida hospital where he is dealing with multiple organ failure. Publicist JoAnn Geffen said Sunday in an email that there is "no update" on the medical status of the "Partridge Family" star. Cassidy had been taken to the hospital on Wednesday. Geffen told The Associated Press on Saturday that he was in a private room, conscious...
Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

When you’re out and about on your pre-turkey errands this week, keep an eye out for Rod Stewart, who tipped off his Twitter followers as to his Palm Beach whereabouts. Tweeting a video apology to friends Roger Daltrey and Alistair Morrison, he wrote “While I’m on holiday and couldn’t be with Roger Daltrey & Alistair Morrison at the Adoration Trilogy unveiling...
Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. President Donald Trump was inside the White House during the Sunday morning incident. The Secret Service tweeted at about 8 a.m. Sunday that someone tried to jump a row of metal bike racks that are being used to create a second row of...
TMZ: David Cassidy reported to be in critical condition

TMZ: David Cassidy reported to be in critical condition

Entertainment website TMZ is reporting that entertainer David Cassidy is in a Florida hospital in critical condition. TMZ reports that Cassidy, 67, was taken to an undisclosed hospital in Florida on Wednesday, suffering from organ failure.  Cassidy’s representative told E! News Saturday afternoon that Cassidy is “currently conscious and surrounded by family.” Cassidy...
Forecast: Sunny day, but showers expected tonight in PB County

Forecast: Sunny day, but showers expected tonight in PB County

Expect sunny skies with highs in the low 80s today in Palm Beach County before clouds and showers arrive this evening, National Weather Service forecasters say. Tonight is forecast to be partly cloudy, then mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows will drop into the mid-60s. Check for storms with our live radar Westerly winds around 5 to 10 mph should become northwesterly tonight....
Hires, promotions in Palm Beach County business, non-profits

Hires, promotions in Palm Beach County business, non-profits

COMMUNITY SERVICE The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County has named Selena Smith executive manager. Smith is principal of Quad S Solutions. She has held executive-level positions with companies and nonprofits including Roger Dean Stadium, Palm Beach Kennel Club, HomeSafe and Families First of Palm Beach County. Smith is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County and has served on...
President Trump in Palm Beach: Season 2 begins this week

President Trump in Palm Beach: Season 2 begins this week

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania outside Trump International Golf Club watching the Palm Beach Central band on Feb. 5 before a Super Bowl party. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump is expected to return to Mar-a-Lago this week to kick off another season of golfing and governing. The 2017-18 Winter White House season...
Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Social media users are slamming actress and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham after she defended one of the show’s producers, Murray Miller, following allegations that he raped a teen actress, Page Six reports. “Life comes at you fast @lenadunham,” S.E. Cupp tweeted with a screenshot of one of Dunham's previous tweets, which reads, “Things women lie...
FAU locks up Conference USA East title, Shula Bowl

FAU locks up Conference USA East title, Shula Bowl

For the first time in program history, Florida Atlantic will play for a Conference USA title. Not only did the Owls bring the Don Shula Bowl trophy back to Boca Raton with a 52-24 rout of Florida International (6-4, 4-3), FAU also will host North Texas in the conference title game on Dec. 2. On FAU’s senior night, fifth-year wide receiver Kalib Woods continued a hot streak with seven catches...
Revolving restaurant had no protections to stop boy's death, lawsuit says

Revolving restaurant had no protections to stop boy's death, lawsuit says

The company accused of negligence after a 5-year-old died at the Sun Dial restaurant had no comment Friday about a lawsuit filed against it. “Due to the pending litigation, we are not commenting on the matter,” Marriott International, Inc. spokesman Jeff Flaherty told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email.  The parents of Charlie Holt, who died from a head injury after...
NEW: Florida moped riders under 21 would need helmet under proposed law

NEW: Florida moped riders under 21 would need helmet under proposed law

The days of young adults in Florida under age 21 tooling around on mopeds and scooters without helmets may be numbered.  A bill filed in late September passed the state Senate’s transportation committee Tuesday and is on track for a vote on the Senate floor, the Gainesville Sun reports.  Under the current law, those 16 and older do not need to wear a helmet while riding or operating...
Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Arizona senator was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa offstage Friday after speaking at a town hall session for aerospace company workers. He apparently didn't know the microphone attached to his lapel...
JUST IN: One hurt in three-vehicle crash in Wellington

JUST IN: One hurt in three-vehicle crash in Wellington

One person is hurt after a three-vehicle crash in Wellington, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The incident happened on Stribling Way and State Road 7 on Saturday night. The injured person is being airlifted to the hospital, Fire Rescue said.
Bodies of rapper Bambino Gold, cousin found, police say

Bodies of rapper Bambino Gold, cousin found, police say

The bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin have been found in Alabama, according to authorities. The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name is Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in Macon County, Alabama, the sheriff confirmed. The bodies were found Friday night and Saturday, according to a report by WTVM , a Columbus television station. The first body was discovered in a wooded...
NEW: Florida man wanted for slaying of unborn baby, shooting pregnant woman

NEW: Florida man wanted for slaying of unborn baby, shooting pregnant woman

When a 27-year-old pregnant woman was shot three times in the upper torso on Nov. 3, doctors were forced to deliver the baby because her functions were shutting down. Heidy Bowen, who was eight months pregnant, remains hospitalized but her baby died after 12 days.  Miami-Dade police released a wanted poster Friday seeking Wayne Collier, 28, on charges of murder and attempted murder, the...
US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday that he and Trump have had conversations about such a scenario and that...
NEW: Two injured in stabbing in West Palm Beach

NEW: Two injured in stabbing in West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Police are investigating a stabbing that took place Saturday afternoon. Two adult females were reportedly involved in an altercation along the 1400 block of North Tamarind Ave. around 3:10 p.m., according to police. Several other people joined in the altercation after the women started fighting and two adult females were taken to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries...
Florida man covered in facial tattoos arrested in car theft, police say

Florida man covered in facial tattoos arrested in car theft, police say

Marion County deputies, with the help of their K-9, helped find a car theft suspect covered in facial tattoos who was sought by Putnam County authorities, investigators said. Deputies said they noticed a stolen 2005 Hyundai Saturday as it pulled into the parking lot of the Queens Garden Resort in Ocala. Robert Wade Hardister, 26, got out of the car and ran, deputies said.  Deputy Matthew Hooper...
JUST IN: 3 families displaced by apartment fire in West Palm

JUST IN: 3 families displaced by apartment fire in West Palm

A fire broke out at a multi-unit apartment in West Palm Beach displacing 16 residents, including 11 children, according to the American Red Cross. The blaze started around 11:55 p.m. Friday night at an apartment complex on Rosewood Villa Lane. Volunteers from Red Cross are coordinating emergency aid for the three families affected.
NEW: Boynton man allegedly sold drugs with child in car, fled police

NEW: Boynton man allegedly sold drugs with child in car, fled police

A man in Boynton Beach was arrested on Wednesday after police said he sold drugs at a home with a young girl in the car, and then fled from officers. Detectives arrived at a home in Lantana on Hibiscus drive in response to a Crime Stoppers complaint that Jose Reyes, 33, was selling crack cocaine, marijuana and heroin. Officers saw Reyes leave the home and enter a red Chevrolet Impala with a girl,...
Ann Wedgeworth, 'Evening Shade,' 'Three's Company' star, dead at 83

Ann Wedgeworth, 'Evening Shade,' 'Three's Company' star, dead at 83

Ann Wedgeworth, a stage and television star best known for her roles on "Evening Shade" and "Three's Company," has died at the age of 83. Wedgeworth died Wednesday, according to a family post on Twitter. >> Read more trending news  Wedgeworth first made her mark on Broadway, where she won a Tony for her role in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two," Extra reported...
Lawsuit: Woman claims Brazilian butt lift left her paralyzed

Lawsuit: Woman claims Brazilian butt lift left her paralyzed

A nurse from Oklahoma is suing a plastic surgery center in Texas and her surgeon after she said a procedure has left her permanently paralyzed. Rolanda Hutton, 44, went to the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in January for a Brazilian butt lift, WFAA reported. What was supposed to be an outpatient procedure turned into a nightmare for Hutton.   When Hutton awakened from the procedure, she...
Story labeling PBSO chief deputy as racist is fake news

Story labeling PBSO chief deputy as racist is fake news

For the past three weeks, one of PBSO’s top cops has been one of the most hated people on Facebook. “He is the seed of his father, the devil,” a man from Jacksonville wrote. “I’m literally sick to my stomach,” one woman posted. “Take to his neighborhood,” said a man from New Jersey. “Embarrassing him, his family and community until he can&rsquo...
Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys

Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys

Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week. Displaced residents. Damaged homes. Downed trees. Debris piles. It clearly affected NASCAR's most popular driver, who has a second home in Key West. Earnhardt took time to address the storm's aftermath while disclosing plans to race in the second-tier Xfinity Series...
Documents: Montana congressman misled investigators after assaulting reporter

Documents: Montana congressman misled investigators after assaulting reporter

A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected in May, claiming that “liberal media” were “trying to make a story,” the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday, citing audio and documents. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in an audio interview after the attack that reporter Ben Jacobs of The...

Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism for trivializing sexual harassment and sexual assault. William O'Neill's original post on Friday criticized "the dogs of war" calling for Democratic Sen. Al Franken...

Florida authorities still searching for 3 escaped inmates

After scouring a wooded area authorities in Florida are still searching for three county jail inmates who managed to escape. The Tallahassee Democrat reported Saturday that indications are that the three inmates who escaped from the Wakulla County jail are no longer in the area. Investigators are now scouring the trio's contacts within the past few months and reaching out to friends and family. As...

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda says it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. It says the Odyssey's second-row seat may tip forward...

Federal judge orders Florida to treat sick inmates

Florida may have to pay millions to treat as many as 20,000 inmates after a federal judge ruled state prison officials failed to properly care for felons infected with the hepatitis C virus. The Miami Herald reported U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker on Friday ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to treat inmates who test positive for the viral infection with direct acting antiviral drugs...
Mom of man arrested in Gardens Mall shooting :’He’s not a problem child’

Mom of man arrested in Gardens Mall shooting :’He’s not a problem child’

A man arrested in a shooting outside The Gardens Mall on Friday was ordered by a judge to be held on a $20,000 bond Saturday morning. Dimitri Virginia, 23, of Riviera Beach, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, firing a weapon in public, and a weapon offense for bringing a missile into a dwelling. County Circuit Judge Joseph Marx ordered Virginia not to...
Trump fires back after LaVar Ball minimizes role in getting UCLA players released

Trump fires back after LaVar Ball minimizes role in getting UCLA players released

LaVar Ball downplayed President Donald Trump’s role in having his son and two other UCLA basketball players released from custody after a shoplifting incident in China, ESPN reported.  In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trump responded that he “should have left them in jail.” “Who? What was (Trump) over there for? Don’t tell me nothing,” Ball told...
Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

A bright, blingy display of modern pop art fashionable with celebrities is on display at the Onessimo Fine Art Gallery this month. Paris Hilton, Gloria Estefan and Lil’ Kim have commissioned works from Kfir Moyal, a Miami-based artist who embellishes famous faces with Swarovski crystals, according to a news release.  Queen Elizabeth and J.K. Rowling have owned the work of ...
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, the co-founder of the rock ’n’ roll group AC/DC, died Saturday, Rolling Stone reported and the band announced on its website. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, which forced his retirement from the band that he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. "Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that...
Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president

Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president

Thousands of Zimbabwe residents marched in the streets of Harare on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, CNN reported. The protests in the capital city occurred days after the 93-year-old president was put under house arrest by the army, which also detained some of his key political allies. Mugabe has been Zimbabwe’s president since 1987. People waved Zimbabwean...
Florida church posts warning: 'This is not a gun-free zone'

Florida church posts warning: 'This is not a gun-free zone'

Members of a Florida church congregation will not turn the other cheek to those who might wish them harm. They are armed and ready to retaliate. That is according to a sign outside the River of Tampa Bay Church in Tampa, which warns in all capital letters that the sanctuary “is not a gun-free zone.” The sign continues with a deadly warning: “We are heavily armed -- any attempt will...
Like black licorice? It could land you in the hospital, FDA warns

Like black licorice? It could land you in the hospital, FDA warns

Black licorice looks innocent enough. But eat enough of those sticks or candies, and you could suffer the consequences. We’re not talking about weight gain or tooth decay. We’re talking bonafide, serious health issues like arrhythmia, reports the FDA. Blame it on one ingredient. Glycyrrhizin, the sweetening compound derived from licorice root, can cause your potassium levels to decrease...
JUST IN: Four injured in crash on Lake Worth Road near Turnpike

JUST IN: Four injured in crash on Lake Worth Road near Turnpike

Four people were injured in a crash on Lake Worth Road near Florida’s Turnpike Friday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to the 7900 block of Lake Worth Road to a two-vehicle crash at 10 p.m. Four people suffered injuries from the crash —including one person with traumatic injuries —and were taken to local hospitals. The extent of the injuries...
Clear and and dry weather should make for good meteor shower viewing

Clear and and dry weather should make for good meteor shower viewing

Saturday is forecast to be mostly sunny, becoming partly cloudy this evening with no chance of rain, National Weather Service forecasters say. Weekend forecast: Will cold front disappoint? The weekend promises good conditions for viewing the Leonids meteor shower. The event peaks at pre-dawn Saturday, when the moon will be new and the skies expected to be clear. Download The Post’s WeatherPlus...
Aly Raisman calls out sexual assault victim shamers, Gabby Douglas apologizes for response

Aly Raisman calls out sexual assault victim shamers, Gabby Douglas apologizes for response

Aly Raisman is responding to those who blame sexual assault victims. Raisman, who just came forward with her own story of sexual abuse, shared a note on Twitter Friday in which she slammed people who question why victims do not come forward. “Just to be clear… Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her...
NEW: Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash on Haverhill Road

NEW: Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash on Haverhill Road

A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital after a vehicle crash east of Greenacres Friday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. First responders were called to the intersection of Summit Pines Boulevard and Haverhill Road, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, where a motorcycle and a vehicle crashed. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The motorcyclist was flown...
UPDATE: 12-year-old boy, missing since Friday morning, returns home

UPDATE: 12-year-old boy, missing since Friday morning, returns home

UPDATE: A 12-year-old boy, who left his home near West Palm Beach Friday morning and had not been seen since, returned home Friday night, according to The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Original story: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 12-year-old boy who left his home near West Palm Beach Friday morning. Lawrence Lubin was last seen leaving his...
Parents sue over boy's death in rotating Atlanta restaurant

Parents sue over boy's death in rotating Atlanta restaurant

The family of a 5-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of a hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. Attorney Joseph Fried filed suit Wednesday for Rebecca and Michael Holt of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose son Charlie died April 14. "What started out as the best family trip, turned into the worst nightmare," Rebecca Holt...
Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The Moscow meeting in June, which has not been previously disclosed, is now under scrutiny by investigators who want to know why...
Student Snapchatted high-speed police chase that exceed 100 mph

Student Snapchatted high-speed police chase that exceed 100 mph

A University of Georgia student was arrested early Thursday morning after a high-speed chase in Athens. According to police, Hunter Ty Wilkerson, 19, reached speeds of 110 mph during the chase before he was eventually taken into custody. They said he was speeding because he had just stolen five traffic signs off the UGA campus. Athens-Clarke County police got involved when they noticed Wilkerson going...
Boynton police chief wants outside review of 2014 chase, beatings

Boynton police chief wants outside review of 2014 chase, beatings

City Police Chief Jeffrey Katz wants to hire an outside expert to review the actions of all officers involved in a 2014 chase and beating of a car’s driver and two passengers — a case already investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that ended with the felony convictions of two city officers who could remain on paid administrative leave for months. “I think it’s...

3 inmates escape from Florida county jail

Authorities in Florida say they're searching for three county jail inmates who managed to escape. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the escape occurred early Friday morning at the Wakulla County jail. The sheriff's office says Joel Cooper, Donald Cotterman and Casey Brandon managed to break through the ceiling of the facility's law library and then make their way to freedom across the building's...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

A “no-swimming” advisory issued this week for Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge has been lifted, state health officials said Friday. A similar advisory for Dubois Park in Jupiter, however, remains in effect, since bacteria levels in the water remain high. Samples must be under 70 colonies for the advisories to be lifted, the Florida Department of Health said. It was unclear what caused the...
One arrested in alleged animal abuse at Okeechobee dairy

One arrested in alleged animal abuse at Okeechobee dairy

One man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into alleged animal cruelty at Larson Dairy, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Helias Cruz, 49, is charged with one count of kicking an animal. Warrants have been issued for three other employees in the wake of an undercover video from activist group Animal Recovery Mission, or ARM. Owner Jacob Larson assisted...
The 3-Pointer: What we learned from Auburn basketball’s win over Hofstra

The 3-Pointer: What we learned from Auburn basketball’s win over Hofstra

Auburn basketball’s final game in the Charleston Classic was valuable stepping stone in the right direction as the holidays approach. The Tigers didn’t put together a stellar first half, but it could have been far, far worse. Auburn shot well from the field early, but also allowed Hofstra to score 50 first-half points. That’s not great for fending off critics...
West Virginia QB Will Grier undergoes successful surgery on injured finger

West Virginia QB Will Grier undergoes successful surgery on injured finger

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier successfully underwent surgery on his injured finger Sunday, according to a Twitter post from Grier’s wife. Grier sustained a finger injury during the first half of West Virginia’s 28-14 loss to Texas on Nov. 18. He did not return to the game following the injury and was later ruled out for the remainder of the regular season...
Sean McDermott hasn’t decided on Bills’ starting QB next game, but still confident in Nathan Peterman

Sean McDermott hasn’t decided on Bills’ starting QB next game, but still confident in Nathan Peterman

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott surely knew that he would be getting questions about his starting quarterback situation. The Bills came into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a 5-4 record, but McDermott decided to make a change at quarterback earlier in the week. They had lost two consecutive games, and got trounced 47-10 by the New Orleans Saints. ...
American Music Awards 2017: Winners list

American Music Awards 2017: Winners list

The 2017 American Music Awards aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Between performances from Pink, Kelly Clarkson,  Khaled,Christina Aguilera and others, some musicians were honored with awards. Bruno Mars is sure to win at least one AMA, as he leads with eight nominations. Ed Sheeran and Drake have a good chance to take home awards too. They each have five nominations...
On this day: Baylor upsets No. 5 Oklahoma behind Robert Griffin III’s sensational performance

On this day: Baylor upsets No. 5 Oklahoma behind Robert Griffin III’s sensational performance

Oklahoma football has long been a heavyweight in the Big 12 conference. Six years ago today, it was Baylor’s turn to stun the Sooners. The Bears captured one of their biggest wins in program history on Nov. 19, 2011 with a 45-38 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III solidified his Heisman Trophy campaign with 479 passing yards and...
Lamar Jackson could become third player in NCAA history to hit these milestones

Lamar Jackson could become third player in NCAA history to hit these milestones

Lamar Jackson is awesome. We know this. After winning the Heisman Trophy last season, he’s been similarly impressive in 2017. Jackson has 40 touchdowns this year. He also leads the nation in total offense, and he has a chance to join an exclusive club if he racks up 182 more rushing yards and 344 more passing yards. Seems like a pretty safe bet: Jackson dominated Syracuse...
Big 12 DieHards Newcomer of Week 12: Skylar Thompson dominates

Big 12 DieHards Newcomer of Week 12: Skylar Thompson dominates

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Newcomer of the Week. There were a number of exciting performances across the Big 12 from newcomers, but one stood apart.   Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards: Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Gladney ...
DieHards Big 12 Offensive/Special Teams Player of Week 12: Byron Pringle explodes

DieHards Big 12 Offensive/Special Teams Player of Week 12: Byron Pringle explodes

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Player of the Week. Normally, we separate the offensive and special teams player awards into separate categories. However, one player dominated both categories this week.  Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards:  Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle ...
DieHards Big 12 Defensive Player of Week 12: Jeff Gladney blankets Texas Tech

DieHards Big 12 Defensive Player of Week 12: Jeff Gladney blankets Texas Tech

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Defensive Player of the Week. There were a number of exciting performances across the Big 12 from defensive players, but one stood apart.   Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards: Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Gladney...
Cowboys RB Darren McFadden healthy scratch against Eagles

Cowboys RB Darren McFadden healthy scratch against Eagles

The Dallas Cowboys have decided not to play running back Darren McFadden against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a healthy scratch which means that the Cowboys will rely on running back Alfred Morris to carry the load as their No. 1 running back on Sunday Night Football. McFadden was active for the first time this season against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. With running...
Florida basketball: After three home wins, the real test now begins

Florida basketball: After three home wins, the real test now begins

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After New Hampshire took a one-point lead midway through the second half, Florida’s Jalen Hudson decided to take command of the game. With a head full of steam, Hudson charged down the court and let off a one-handed dunk. Two possessions later, Hudson took a pass from KeVaughn Allen, was fouled as he drove to the rim and sank both of his free ...
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