After Irma: Palm Beach’s weeklong shutdown challenged, defended

Looking to restock his refrigerator three days after Hurricane Irma tore through Palm Beach County, attorney Richard Ryles headed to the Publix in Palm Beach. But, like scores of mainland residents discovered in the aftermath of the storm, the wealthy island was off-limits to nearly everyone who didn’t live or work in the tony town — not just during the storm but for seven days...


Lessons from Wilma: How county got key stoplights running after Irma

Lessons from Wilma: How county got key stoplights running after Irma

Hurricane Irma’s mammoth winds and relentless rain knocked out traffic lights at 600 of Palm Beach County’s 1,200 intersections, leaving employees on a hunt for backup until Florida Power & Light could put them back on the grid. They found 15 generators and deployed them at some of the 125 most critical intersections. The last time they had to do this? Twelve years ago. Hurricane...
Florida Keys: Local rum maker needs your help cleaning up paradise after Irma

Florida Keys: Local rum maker needs your help cleaning up paradise after Irma

Many of us think of Key West as a small piece of paradise. The second we see that blue wall of water, a weight is lifted from our shoulders. But for Ben Etheridge, who was born and raised in Royal Palm Beach and now owns Black Coral Rum distillery, the sight was different. In fact, it was the exact opposite because his most recent trip to “paradise” came after...
After Irma: Why planting the right tree in the right place matters

After Irma: Why planting the right tree in the right place matters

Trimming trees before hurricane season is a necessary pain that South Florida homeowners know, or should know, well. It goes doubly so for Florida Power & Light. The Juno Beach-based company, which operates more than 45,000 miles of overhead power lines surrounded by about 7 million trees, says it chops away limbs and brush from about 15,000 miles of lines each year, and in the last 10 years, has...
West Palm man wants dogs back; county claims he left them during Irma

West Palm man wants dogs back; county claims he left them during Irma

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control took away Joseph Licata’s three dogs two weeks ago, alleging he abandoned them with Hurricane Irma approaching. Licata, desperate to get his dogs back, argues he didn’t abandon them. Rather, he was on vacation in London, a trip he planned for a year, and enlisted a friend to give them food and water and take them inside if the storm got close....
Bond set at $50,000 for man charged in Boynton attempted homicide

Bond set at $50,000 for man charged in Boynton attempted homicide

The morning after 26-year-old Odny Norzius was arrested in the August shooting of a woman in Boynton Beach, he faced his immediate fate before a circuit court judge: a $50,000 bond set for charges including attempted second degree murder and potential house arrest. The defendant stands accused on charges that he robbed and attempted to kill a 32-year-old pedestrian after police say she refused to...
Relay the dog returns home after almost two years on the road

Relay the dog returns home after almost two years on the road

After being missing for almost two years, traveling more than 1,200 miles and at least 22 hours in the car, Relay the dog is finally home. The energetic Jack Russell terrier/German Sheppard mix was greeted by her 18-year-old owner, Richard Moneck, who was all smiles Friday night as the lovable pup was hand-delivered back to her West Palm Beach home. “All my troubles went away,” Richard...
Southern Boulevard could see ‘highway level’ traffic as the west grows

Southern Boulevard could see ‘highway level’ traffic as the west grows

With massive growth expected in the western communities over the next two decades, state and local planners face a big question: How will Southern Boulevard handle the load? State engineers and consultants have been working on the answer for the past two years as part of the State Road 80 Corridor Action Plan, a study to develop steps to help the county’s primary east-west thoroughfare...
Mosquitos carrying Zika, other deadly viruses, could breed in much of U.S., CDC says 

Mosquitos carrying Zika, other deadly viruses, could breed in much of U.S., CDC says 

Up to 75 percent of the contiguous United States may provide suitable conditions for several species of disease-spreading mosquitoes according to a new study by CDC researchers. The recent study, published in the Public Journal of Entomology, found 71 percent of counties in the 48 contiguous states were suitable for the aegypti species and 75 percent could support albopictus species. Researchers...
Editorial: 25-story One Flagler too much for West Palm waterfront

Editorial: 25-story One Flagler too much for West Palm waterfront

It looks beautiful in the drawings. The proposed One Flagler in West Palm Beach — designed by renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, of New York’s Freedom Tower — is less an office tower than a work of art: tiered, slender, luminous, yet restrained. The tower’s developers, The Related Cos., admirably intend to preserve the handsome and historic First Church of Christ...
Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross bristled at Donald Trump’s recent remarks degrading NFL players who protest during the national anthem. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, defended the players in his organization who have protested during the national anthem and called for a different tone from President...
Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned. He hasn't always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view. As he has learned more about concussions and has seen his father, Hall of Famer...
Respectable Street’s 30th Anniversary Party: How club transformed West Palm

Respectable Street’s 30th Anniversary Party: How club transformed West Palm

When Rodney Mayo, then 24, returned to West Palm Beach from California’s Occidental College, he brought back with him a new love for the alternative music he discovered in Los Angeles. Finding nowhere locally to experience that sound, he decided that Salvation Army building, bordered by other closed buildings and a corner store, would be the perfect place for the club and cafe he wanted to open...
Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout on Saturday before a game against the Texas Rangers, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. Maxwell's teammates stood in a line...
Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

A two-sport athlete from Jacksonville died last week after collapsing in his high school's weight room. Ben Johnson was pronounced dead Thursday, two days after he was rushed to the hospital. Johnson suffered cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage, the Florida Times-Union reported. He was a sophmore at Fleming Island High School. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death...
Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

Federal agencies grappled Saturday with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns remained without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said meals and water and supplies were being delivered...
Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills kneel during the singing of the national anthem before the 2016 opener at Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) EAST RUTHERFORD — In the wake of controversial comments by President Donald Trump criticizing NFL players who protest perceived injustices by kneeling during the national anthem, 44 percent...
Rick Shaw, first South Florida DJ to play the Beatles, dies at 78

Rick Shaw, first South Florida DJ to play the Beatles, dies at 78

Rick Shaw, a radio veteran of more than 50 years and the first disc jockey in South Florida to play the Beatles, has died at age 78. Shaw, a Cooper City resident who spent 46 years as a DJ in Miami, passed away on Friday, the Miami Herald reported. Shaw began his DJ career in 1956 in St. Louis, coming to Miami in 1960. While working for WQAM in 1964, Shaw was the first radio DJ in South Florida...
Megyn Kelly’s getting ready for new morning show, hopes for a Trump-free zone

Megyn Kelly’s getting ready for new morning show, hopes for a Trump-free zone

Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers. The former Fox News Channel star and Donald Trump foil debuts her talk show at 9 a.m. EDT, nestled into the four-hour “Today” show block and competing in most of the country with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest’s “Live!&rdquo...
Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

North Carolina State finally has a statement win in Dave Doeren's fifth year as coach. The Wolfpack broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked teams Saturday, defeating No. 12 Florida State 27-21. It is Doeren's first victory in nine attempts since he took over in 2013. "We beat a lot of teams that people think we should beat, and knocked on the door with a ton of teams and didn't finish. Now we...
Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

It's been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn't been able to get in touch with his parents who live there. While the Houston Astros designated hitter plays with a heavy heart and prays that his family is OK in the wake of the massive storm, Beltran and his wife, Jessica, pledged to donate $1 million to relief efforts. Beltran is one of many Puerto Rican...
After Irma: Palm Beach County couple raising money for St. Maarten

After Irma: Palm Beach County couple raising money for St. Maarten

A Palm Beach County couple is helping raise money for the people of St. Maarten after the island was slammed by Hurricane Irma. After getting in contact with some island residents, Donnamarie Pardi of Jupiter learned about the damage caused by the Category 5 storm. RJ and Donnamarie Pardi also reside in St. Maarten. After Hurricane Irma: Get the latest updates Now the couple is working with Gabi Amato...
US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior." "This mission is a demonstration...
Commentary: Why didn’t Equifax protect your data?

Commentary: Why didn’t Equifax protect your data?

When the credit-reporting agency Equifax announced this month that hackers had accessed the accounts of 143 million of its customers — over 40 percent of the population of the United States — it was another example of how little power consumers have over their own money and personal information. Indeed, it unfolded in a familiar way: Equifax isn’t communicating with its customers...
Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren't protesting

Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren't protesting

An undercover St. Louis police officer and an Air Force lieutenant who lives in the neighborhood were among several people who say they were forcibly arrested last weekend in the city even though they were not participating in protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black suspect. About 120 people were arrested — most for failing to disperse — about two...
Roger Goodell calls Trump’s attack on NFL players’ protests ‘divisive’

Roger Goodell calls Trump’s attack on NFL players’ protests ‘divisive’

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has called President Donald Trump’s comments on NFL players’ national anthem protests, “divisive.” "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in a statement Saturday morning. “There is no better example than the...
Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter's investment group. Conine said Saturday he was told he won't be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World Series and has been a special assistant to the president since 2008. Also being fired are Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, who had the same...
The Latest: Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic should watch Maria

The Latest: Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic should watch Maria

The Latest on Maria (all times local): 4:55 p.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says people along the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic coasts should watch the progress of Maria. The storm is about 285 miles (460 kilometers) east of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. The hurricane center said Saturday that tropical storm or hurricane watches may be needed for a portion of the Carolinas or Mid-Atlantic...
Aaron Carter checks into rehab after turbulent few months

Aaron Carter checks into rehab after turbulent few months

Aaron Carter told his fans Friday night on Twitter that he would be “disappearing for a while.” The singer and former teen heartthrob Carter tweeted the news shortly after checking into rehab. Carter’s publicist confirmed the news in a statement to People. “Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness,” Carter’s representative...
Death toll climbs to 10 in Puerto Rico as Maria avoids U.S. coast

Death toll climbs to 10 in Puerto Rico as Maria avoids U.S. coast

4 p.m. UPDATE: The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is now at least 10. That number includes two police officers who drowned in floodwaters in the western town of Aguada. The number of deaths is expected to climb as officials from remote towns continue to check in with officials in San Juan. FULL COVERAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Related: Puerto...
Substitute teacher fired after teaching third-graders Nazi salute

Substitute teacher fired after teaching third-graders Nazi salute

A substitute teacher in Vermont is out of a job after she reportedly taught a group of 3rd graders a Nazi salute. In a letter to parents, Franklin West Supervisory Union Superintendent Ned Kirsch wrote that a long-term substitute was released after demonstrating the Nazi salute to students at Georgia Elementary & Middle School in Georgia, Vermont, local paper Seven Days reports. Kirsch wrote...
The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is sticking by his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem and is brushing off a rebuke from the commissioner of the National Football League. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem...
Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a "bum." Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would...
Ryan Seacrest blaming Mariah Carey for bombing New Year’s Eve performance

Ryan Seacrest blaming Mariah Carey for bombing New Year’s Eve performance

Almost ten months after Mariah Carey’s infamous New Year’s Eve debacle, Ryan Seacrest is coming to the crew’s defense after the singer placed the blame for the mishap on Dick Clark Productions. “What was going through my head [in that moment] was and is: That crew, that team, that staff is the best in the business,” Seacrest recalled during in interview...
The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City has spewed a cloud of vapor with some ash about a mile (2 kilometers) into the air, but experts said it was not related to the quakes. The 17,797-foot (5,426-meter) volcano has been periodically erupting since 1994. Saturday's emissions come shortly after three powerful quakes that together have...
Trump: McCain ‘never had any intention’ of backing latest health care bill

Trump: McCain ‘never had any intention’ of backing latest health care bill

President Donald Trump took a shot at U.S. Sen. John McCain early Saturday in a series of tweets, saying the Arizona Republican “never had any intention” of voting for the latest GOP health care bill. McCain’s rejection of the Graham-Cassidy proposal effectively ends the party's chances at repealing Obamacare -- for now. >> Read more trending news McCain “let Arizona...
Rough seas, high chance of rain today in Palm Beach County

Rough seas, high chance of rain today in Palm Beach County

There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today in Palm Beach County, according to the National Weather Service. Today is forecast to be partly sunny in the morning, becoming mostly cloudy. Expect highs in the upper 80s. Check for storms with our live radar Northeast winds should be around 10-15 mph into the evening. Tonight is forecast to be mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance...
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration's response but called for the emergency loosening of rules long blamed for condemning the U.S. territory to second-class status. In northwest Puerto Rico, people began returning to their homes after a spillway eased pressure on a dam that cracked after more than...
J-Lo, other stars add pleas for relief to Puerto Rico

J-Lo, other stars add pleas for relief to Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez said Thursday night that she still hasn’t heard from her family in Puerto Rico – two days after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island and left millions without power, People reported. Maria’s 155-mph winds ripped trees from the ground, tore roofs from buildings, and caused massive flooding. >> Read more trending news Lopez, 48, is one of several celebrities...
Katrina victim says FEMA demanded money back 7 years later

Katrina victim says FEMA demanded money back 7 years later

A Florida woman said she was forced to pay back thousands of dollars she received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina. >> Read more trending news  Deborah Campbell said the IRS came after her seven years after she got the money. "We were guaranteed that this was not needed to be repaid," the Jacksonville resident said.  But Campbell said that...
Texas students told ‘It’s the law’ to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Texas students told ‘It’s the law’ to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

A presentation telling students that they have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance because it's the law has caused controversy at a Texas high school, the Houston Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news  Juniors and seniors at Midland High School were given a presentation on the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month, with a slide saying it's the law to stand during...
Police: New Orleans mayoral candidate facing lewd conduct charge

Police: New Orleans mayoral candidate facing lewd conduct charge

A New Orleans mayoral candidate was arrested on a charge of lewd conduct after police said he was found with his pants pulled down in the back of an Uber in Santa Monica, Calif., Nola.com reported. >> Read more trending news Frank Scurlock was picked up on a charge of public masturbation in February, police said. Terry White, a deputy city attorney in Santa Monica, confirmed Friday...
Floridians may qualify for food benefits after Irma

Floridians may qualify for food benefits after Irma

Floridians struggling with the aftereffects of Hurricane Irma could be eligible for help buying food. >> Read more trending news  Officials say households that may not normally be eligible under SNAP rules may qualify for two months of benefits through USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. To be eligible, a family's income must be under the disaster limits and...
New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of Matias Romero in...
Frida, the hero rescue dog, saves 12 following Mexico earthquake

Frida, the hero rescue dog, saves 12 following Mexico earthquake

Frida, a rescue dog from the Mexican navy’s Canine Unit, has made headlines due to her heroic efforts following the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico City on Tuesday.   The Los Angeles Times reported that the 7-year-old Labrador has saved more than 50 people since joining the Mexican navy. Throughout her career, Frida has recovered 52 people, 12 of which were alive, in various...
BREAKING: Man arrested in Boynton Beach attempted homicide

BREAKING: Man arrested in Boynton Beach attempted homicide

A 26-year-old man was arrested for the attempted homicide of a woman in Boynton Beach in August, according to city police. Investigators say Odny Norzius shot a woman on the 400 block of Northeast 11th Avenue, just east of North Seacrest Boulevard and north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on Aug. 6. The woman was shot in her right thigh, shoulder and face. The woman, who’s name...
Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president impose the new, targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries it says refuse to share sufficient information with the U.S. or haven't taken necessary...
FEMA: Boynton, other recovery centers extend hours starting Saturday

FEMA: Boynton, other recovery centers extend hours starting Saturday

Effective Saturday, the operating hours of the disaster recovery center in Boynton Beach and all other centers are being extended by three hours a day to assist more people, federal officials said. The new operating hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., said Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman Nate Custer. Those affected by the storm must register to receive federal and state assistance, Custer said...
The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign trip to Alabama (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players...
Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

Sanders' speech to the influential California nurses' union in San Francisco came shortly after Republican Sen. John McCain announced he would vote "no" on the latest GOP effort to roll back President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law. Sanders praised McCain for following his conscience, but he said the fight to preserve — and expand — access to health care is far from...
Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

Elderly deaths: Call for generators in Florida nursing homes

After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place new rules that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators capable of providing backup power for four...
Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family, is reportedly pregnant, according to TMZ. The website, which first reported the news, cited “multiple sources close” to the reality TV star. Jenner, 20, and her boyfriend of five months, rapper Travis Scott, 25, have been telling their friends the news, according to TMZ’s Friday story. TMZ said it could not verify it...
Why Boynton didn’t have the sewage problem after Irma that Delray had

Why Boynton didn’t have the sewage problem after Irma that Delray had

After Hurricane Irma hit Palm Beach County, Delray Beach workers had a messy situation on their hands: They had to keep sewage from spilling into the streets because the wind knocked out almost all of the sewage pumps. The Post’s Lulu Ramadan reported that residents were asked to limit flushing the toilet, running the shower or using the washing machine. Luckily for Boynton Beach...
Uninvited early visitor delays Lake Worth’s new book store opening

Uninvited early visitor delays Lake Worth’s new book store opening

Last month I wrote a column on Book Cellar , a new upscale store planning to open this month on 801 Lake Avenue, a vacant site way too long. But after Hurricane Irma hit Palm Beach County, I wondered if the opening date got pushed back, so I called Tamara Ayraud, one of the co-owners, to find out. Good news is the site, which had shutters, didn’t suffer any damages...
Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

Have you seen this dog? Mexicans search for missing pets

Jack is a small white dog who lives in Mexico City and has been missing since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake startled both humans and their pets when it struck early Tuesday afternoon. "I got lost in the earthquake!!!" a sign with his picture taped to a tree exclaims. Around Mexico's capital are scattered signs for missing pets, mostly dogs, who their owners believe got scared and escaped in...
NEW: Repaving could take 6 weeks in this Wellington neighborhood

NEW: Repaving could take 6 weeks in this Wellington neighborhood

The streets of one Wellington neighborhood are getting some fresh pavement. The resurfacing project in Sugar Pond Manor started Sept. 21, and is expected to be completed in about six weeks, according to a village news release. Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The roads will be open during construction, but residents should expect some delays. These streets will be repaved as part...
Why did Riviera axe city manager? No one, including him, seems to know

Why did Riviera axe city manager? No one, including him, seems to know

Days after he led Riviera Beach through its Hurricane Irma preparations and recovery, a 3-2 majority of the city council fired new City Manager Jonathan E. Evans without explanation or discussion. Late in the Sept. 20 council meeting, council member Terence Davis moved to fire Evans for what he said were performance reasons and council members Dawn Pardo and Lynne Hubbard agreed. None of the three...
Takeaways from Boynton Beach police chief's town hall meeting

Takeaways from Boynton Beach police chief's town hall meeting

Lyndell Thomas is a filmmaker and wants to teach the kids in Boynton Beach that there are jobs behind the camera instead of just in front of it.  He tells the kids, “there’s more than just sports.” He came to Police Chief Jeffrey Katz’s town hall meeting Thursday and asked the crowd how he could further deliver his message. By the end of the meeting he had several...
Funeral home burglar stole, wore dead man’s burial suit, police say

Funeral home burglar stole, wore dead man’s burial suit, police say

A Kentucky man is accused of burglarizing a funeral home and stealing from a dead man awaiting burial, according to police. James Neal Sullivan, 35, of Cecilia, is charged with third-degree burglary in the Sept. 13 incident at Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield, a small city about 75 miles southwest of Louisville. The Leitchfield Police reported that a man broke into the funeral home around...
'Face of evil': Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

'Face of evil': Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

A California man who killed eight people at a hair salon in 2011 was sentenced to life without parole Friday in a courtroom packed with sobbing victims' relatives, who shared vivid memories of their loved ones and wished the shooter a painful end in prison. Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, received eight consecutive life terms for the murders of his hairstylist ex-wife, her co-workers...
ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters

ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man. The suit accuses police of misconduct by using chemical weapons, interfering with video of police activity and violating...
After Irma, nursing home worker fired after seeking help on Facebook

After Irma, nursing home worker fired after seeking help on Facebook

The day after Hurricane Irma roared through South Florida, Kathyleen Sherrod was called in to work to her part-time job as a nursing assistant at Signature HealthCare of Palm Beach, a 120-bed nursing home off Lake Worth Road near Greenacres. She arrived to see dozens of elderly residents sweltering in the heat. She assumed that might be understandable in the immediate hours after Irma had knocked...
Report: Jane Holzer dishes on Kennedy in Palm Beach

Report: Jane Holzer dishes on Kennedy in Palm Beach

Jane Holzer, perhaps Palm Beach’s most famous homegrown celebrity, is as candid as ever in her interview with Kevin Sessums in his new online magazine kevinsessums.com. The Andy Warhol confidante known as Baby Jane Holzer during her Factory days is now a canny real estate magnate with significant holdings on Worth Avenue and a prominent contemporary art collector. She was the subject of...
Florida man arrested after falsely claiming bombs planted at 3 restaurants

Florida man arrested after falsely claiming bombs planted at 3 restaurants

A man in the Miami area called 911 last week and told dispatchers he planted bombs at three restaurants, hoping to be killed, police said.  Demond James, 39, said “you have 30 minutes” and when questioned where the restaurants were, he replied “You’re pushing my patience, ma’am,” WPLG reports. Once James identified the three restaurants, police...
Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax linked people to a fake online site that mimicked the link for its own site on its massive Sept. 7 security breach that affected 143 million Americans. After the breach, which involved Social Security numbers and other key identifying information, Equifax set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, that directed people to information on the hacking incident and links to sign up for free credit...
Initial Irma report confirms hurricane-force gusts in Palm Beach County

Initial Irma report confirms hurricane-force gusts in Palm Beach County

The National Weather Service in Miami released its initial Hurricane Irma report that confirms Palm Beach County felt hurricane-force gusts with near hurricane-sustained winds as the storm ripped up Florida’s west coast. The report mostly details information from Broward, Miami-Dade and Collier counties, but does officially confirm sustained wind speeds of...
Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Former FBI director James Comey was heckled and jeered throughout a speech at Howard University Friday by a group of protesters chanting "no justice, no peace'' — a loud, contentious standoff that didn't end until he finished his remarks. The scene — a former senior government official being shouted down and trying to speak over angry demonstrators — marked a...
Palm Beach Gardens residents’ St. John home survives Irma, Maria

Palm Beach Gardens residents’ St. John home survives Irma, Maria

Thia Muilenburg had to wait two long days to find out whether her husband, Rafael, survived Hurricane Irma in their house on Saint John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rafael made it through the Category 5 storm, which later struck the Florida Keys and Southwest Florida while spreading across nearly the whole state. Two weeks later, another dangerous storm, then-Category 5 Hurricane Maria, passed by the...
Tuesday vote: After years, will Lake Worth lower its millage rate?

Tuesday vote: After years, will Lake Worth lower its millage rate?

If it doesn’t work the first time, try again. At a Lake Worth budget hearing in July, Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell proposed reducing the city’s millage rate by a quarter, but the gesture was opposed 3-1, with Mayor Pam Triolo absent. So, at Tuesday’s city commission meeting and first public hearing to set the rate, Maxwell made the appeal once more, emphasizing that Lake Worth has become...
Lake Worth teacher organizes dinner for power lineman

Lake Worth teacher organizes dinner for power lineman

On Sept. 15, Meredith Abrams, a North Grade Elementary teacher in Lake Worth, was giving out water, Gatorade and candy bars to the lineman working tirelessly to restore the power in the city. “I had to find something to keep me busy,” she said. “It was very rewarding.” The next day Abrams saw a Hurricane Irma linemen restoration page on Facebook. She immediately joined and...
NEW: Stolen tire, children lead Florida cops to $14K worth of meth

NEW: Stolen tire, children lead Florida cops to $14K worth of meth

The theft of a tire and witness from children led Fort Myers police officers to confiscate about $14,000 worth of methamphetamine. Police arrested Edey Cardenas, 20, and Sean Russette, 24, in the Sept. 14 incident, News-Press reports.  It all started when a woman called officers to report that her left front tire was stolen while her car was parked behind her workplace.   The victim&rsquo...
Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price's travel and review the justification made by Price and his...
Clerk suspended 2 weeks at Circle K after shooting robbery suspect

Clerk suspended 2 weeks at Circle K after shooting robbery suspect

It happened in less than 30 seconds. In that instant, Jennifer Wertz thought about her three young children and her disabled mother she cares for at home. Then, Wertz pulled the gun from her pocket, readied it and shot the man pointing a gun in her face where she was working Monday at Circle K. "I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck,” Wertz told KOAT. “We are not to chase...
Palm Beach County’s U.S. 1 makeover — big changes in the works

Palm Beach County’s U.S. 1 makeover — big changes in the works

When the United States numbered highway system was established in 1926, U.S. 1 became the main traffic artery from Miami to Maine. Since then, Interstate 95 has replaced the coastal highway as the speedier mode of transportation. Most of the 42-mile roadway in Palm Beach County now features commercial businesses, billboards and plenty of unappetizing stoplights. But from Boca Raton to Tequesta, U...
Ex-Baylor president: Some women 'make themselves victims'

Ex-Baylor president: Some women 'make themselves victims'

A court filing this week reveals that the former interim president of Baylor University referred to some women who said they had been sexually assaulted as willing victims, amid lingering allegations that the nation's largest Baptist school repeatedly mishandled or stifled claims of sexual and physical abuse. The remark came in an email exchange last year between David Garland and a Baylor administrator...
Energy worker loses wedding ring restoring power in Florida, good samaritan returns it

Energy worker loses wedding ring restoring power in Florida, good samaritan returns it

An Indiana man who traveled all the way to Florida to restore power after Hurricane Irma had his lost wedding ring returned to him---thanks to a good samaritan and fellow energy worker.  Michael White, who was working in Hernando County as a lineman for Duke Energy, noticed his wedding ring was gone while he was on his way back home to see his wife in Indiana, WKMG reports.  "I was...

WATCH: Florida calls on Luke Del Rio to save the day, he promptly throws INT

If you’re a Florida fan, you’re probably getting a little numb to the pain of watching your quarterbacks at this point. Seeing Luke Del Rio enter for Feleipe Franks doesn’t exactly provide a remedy. Well, Del Rio wasted no time proving that almost as soon as he stepped foot onto the field for the Gators in Saturday night’s game against Kentucky. With...

College GameDay announces week 5 destination

College GameDay has its week 5 destination.. On the Penn State-Iowa broadcast, Chris Fowler announced  that GameDay would be headed to Blacksburg, Virginia, as No. 13 Virginia Tech takes on No. 2 Clemson. It will be a huge game for Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech, as Clemson has looked like one of the best teams in the country. Hopefully, they play a lot of Enter Sandman...

Saquon Barkley breaks off another ridiculous run vs. Iowa

In a prime time game in front of a national audience, Saquon Barkley did what he does best. He broke off another ridiculous, jaw-dropping run that shows why he’s on the short list of Heisman candidates this season. On a 1st down, Barkley looked like he was about to step out of bounds after gaining 11 yards. But he somehow stayed in bounds and kept his left knee from hitting the ground...

Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson rushes for 5 TDs against Missouri, ties FBS record for 2017 season

It has been quite the night for Kerryon Johnson, as the Auburn running back has rushed for five touchdowns in the Tigers demolishing of Missouri. Johnson, the backup to Kamryn Pettway, started for the Tigers as Pettway was a little banged up following last week’s game against Mercer. He made Missouri pay immediately, rushing for two touchdowns less than three minutes...

ESPN’s College GameDay coming for Virginia Tech-Clemson

It’s official. During the Penn State-Iowa telecast Saturday night, ESPN broadcasters Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit announced  College GameDay will he headed to Blacksburg, Va, next week for when Virginia Tech faces Clemson. The post ESPN’s College GameDay coming for Virginia Tech-Clemson appeared first on Diehards.

Clemson football: Defense proves its mettle once again vs. Boston College

On Friday, I wrote that Clemson couldn’t let Boston College hang around. The offense needed to come out and do everything it could to put the Eagles away early to avoid a late-game situation where a loss potentially could occur. Well, it looks like the Tigers didn’t listen. Through three quarters, the score was knotted at 7 apiece. Clemson managed to wake up in the final period...

VOTE: Who should be Michigan’s starting QB? John O’Korn or Wilton Speight?

Michigan has a quarterback controversy after Saturday’s 28-10 win at Purdue. Starting QB Wilton Speight left the game with an injury as John O’Korn stepped. O’Korn passed for 270 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception as the Wolverines outscored Purdue 21-0 in the second half of No. 8 Michigan’s road win. Michigan doesn’t play until Saturday, Oct...

TCU owns 3rd-most road wins since 2009 following upset of Oklahoma State

TCU’s upset-victory over No. 6 Oklahoma State on Saturday propelled the Horned Frogs further up on the list of road warriors in college football. The 44-31 win in Stillwater for No. 16 TCU was the team’s 35th road-victory since 2009 – the third most of such for any team during the stretch. The lastest victorious road trip for the Horned Frogs has been...

Miami’s roller-coaster win was a fitting end to an unusual 3 weeks

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Mark Walton was in tears the first time his ankle forced him to make his way to the sideline. The Miami running back was well on his way to a career day when a rolled ankle left him with a sort of pain he said he’d never before experienced. “I didn’t know what to expect. I thought a lot of things,” Walton said after an eventual...

Mississippi State fans melt down on Twitter after falling behind big to Georgia

Last week, Mississippi State had one of the most impressive wins of the season thus far. This week, the Bulldogs certainly haven’t been able to follow that up. Georgia led Mississippi State 31-3 late at the end of the third quarter on Saturday in what had been a one-sided contest to that point. Mississippi State was coming off a 37-7 win over LSU that moved the Bulldogs...

WATCH: Tyrie Cleveland left wide open on sideline, scores 45-yard TD

There’s a wide receiver being open, and then there is what Florida’s Tyrie Cleveland was against Kentucky on Saturday. On a 4th-and-3 and the Gators going for it, the Wildcats forgot to account for Cleveland, who was wide open on the sidelines and raced 45 yards for the touchdown. The touchdown tied the score at 14-14 in the second quarter. Want to see exactly how wide open...

LOOK: Florida’s Vosean Joesph ejected for targeting, appears to flip off Kentucky fans on the way out

Florida is down another linebacker, after Vosean Joesph was ejected following a targeting penatly on Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson. The hit happened in the second quarter, and it was pretty clearly targeting. Former Florida quarterback Austin Appleby disagreed with the call. On the way out of the stadium, Joesph proceeded to flip off Kentucky fans. https://twitter.com/DarrellMHughes/status/911758645259419648...

Florida’s LB depth thinned even further by Vosean Joseph targeting ejection vs. Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Florida went from potentially swinging the momentum in its favor late in the second quarter to nearly giving it right back to Kentucky on linebacker Vosean Joseph’s targeting penalty and ejection. As Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson went to slide down after a short gain, Joseph continued his pursuit and collided with Johnson’s helmet...
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