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Trump supporters say GOP Congress has no excuse but to “deliver”

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, was dressed for a celebration, but he sounded keenly aware of the pressure congressional Republicans will face when Donald Trump becomes president at noon on Friday. “We have the biggest opportunity in the world,” said a tuxedo-clad Rooney on Wednesday night as he and his wife prepared to enter Gov. Rick Scott’s “Florida Sunshine Ball&rdquo...
Jupiter Farms teens get peek inside Florida Sunshine Ball in D.C.

Jupiter Farms teens get peek inside Florida Sunshine Ball in D.C.

Rileigh and Keelie Hanley are learning how to work a room. The 15-year-old twins from Jupiter Farms made their way around the Florida Sunshine Ball on Wednesday night with cameras in tow, snapping photos as some of the state’s biggest political names gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump’s inauguration. They’re attending...
Record number of guns being found at airport checkpoints

Record number of guns being found at airport checkpoints

More guns are being found at airport security checkpoints than ever before, the Transportation Security Administration said this week. Nearly 3,400 firearms were found in carry-on bags by TSA screeners throughout the U.S. last year — nine guns per day. It’s a 28 percent increase from about 2,600 the year before. And of the guns found this year, about 83 percent were loaded, TSA social...
Read these! Local letters to President-elect Trump 

Read these! Local letters to President-elect Trump 

We asked our readers: If you could address President-elect Trump, what would you say about your hopes for his presidency? How do you want him to govern?   Are you excited? Cautiously optimistic? Worried?    We received more than 70 replies. Almost 62 percent expressed disapproval of the president-elect and apprehension of what is to come. About 27 percent came from supporters of...
Trump celebrates wedding anniversary two days after becoming president

Trump celebrates wedding anniversary two days after becoming president

Whatever else you say about our soon-to-be inaugurated president, one thing’s for sure: Donald Trump knows how to give anniversary gifts. For the tenth anniversary of his Palm Beach wedding to his wife, Melania, he presented her with a blinding 25-carat diamond ring, far blingier than her huge 12-carat engagement ring. For their 12th anniversary Sunday, she will acquire the title...
Magistrate orders seized goods returned to sheriff’s deputy

Magistrate orders seized goods returned to sheriff’s deputy

Roughly a week after a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy watched his household goods — including his TV, clothes, golf clubs and car — hauled away to help a West Palm Beach man he shot and paralyzed, a federal magistrate on Wednesday ordered that his belongings be returned to him. Saying Sgt. Adams Lin proved that having his possessions sold at auction would leave him destitute...
Braves supporters cry foul, claim PBC tomahawk-chopped local project

Braves supporters cry foul, claim PBC tomahawk-chopped local project

They had been hoping to celebrate the way all Atlanta Braves fans do, with a victorious tomahawk chop. Instead, supporters of a plan to bring the Braves back to Palm Beach County are pointing fingers after the popular Major League Baseball team decided earlier this week to focus on Sarasota County as its next spring training home. “Dismayed to hear that Palm Beach lost the Atlanta Braves to...
Woman claims dogs can fly before throwing pup off Riviera bridge

Woman claims dogs can fly before throwing pup off Riviera bridge

Before she threw a dog 30 feet off the Blue Heron Boulevard Bridge, a woman claimed dogs could fly, witnesses told Palm Beach County sheriff’s officials Wednesday afternoon. Authorities took the woman to a hospital for a mental-health evaluation. She likely will face animal-cruelty charges, the sheriff’s office said. The 8-year-old dog, a black and white Jack Russell terrier mix,...
Closing in on 100th birthday, Delray employee says it’s time to retire

Closing in on 100th birthday, Delray employee says it’s time to retire

Scattered throughout Fred Sergio’s waterfront home are dozens of hand-whittled wooden canes, each a piece of the past half-century of Delray Beach’s history. Sergio will celebrate his 100th birthday Tuesday — and amazingly, his retirement from the city as grounds supervisor at at Miller Park. When asked to recall memories of his time managing the cluster of Little League baseball...
Cerabino: Help me, Donald. Trumping up The Beach Boys

Cerabino: Help me, Donald. Trumping up The Beach Boys

At first, I thought it was strange that The Beach Boys, that quintessential California band, was the featured musical act at Wednesday night’s Florida Sunshine Ball, one of the kickoff parties leading up to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump. The Beach Boys, or what’s left of them, are certainly getting on in age. Mike Love and Bruce Johnston are both in their mid-70s, and resemble...
Dave George: One month out, Honda Classic ready for spotlight

Dave George: One month out, Honda Classic ready for spotlight

The Honda Classic is a little more than a month away, and this time it has the South Florida golf stage all to itself because of Doral’s departure from the PGA Tour schedule. That undoubtedly is good news for the Honda when it comes to drawing more fans from Miami-Dade County, who represented just 3 percent of last year’s total attendance, and it should help in pointing sponsors in this...
Jarvis Landry contract status should be easy call for Miami Dolphins

Jarvis Landry contract status should be easy call for Miami Dolphins

Someone’s going to pay Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins better make sure it’s them. For the first time in nearly a decade, the organization looks like it’s making meaningful strides toward being a contender. There’s no scenario in which that progress continues without Landry. There can be some nitpicking on his game, some of it fair, but he’s the best offensive player on the...
Prince-inspired fashions in West Palm Beach on display for 3 days only

Prince-inspired fashions in West Palm Beach on display for 3 days only

When Prince died suddenly last April, he was rightly lauded for his groundbreaking music, guitar mastery, and his provocative blending of genres. But Minneapolis’ favorite son was more than a mere musician - he was a true style visionary whose fearless and pioneering fashion challenged gender norms and set a visual tone as daring as his songs. “I think when you look at his entire...
Let’s go! Best festivals of 2017 in Palm Beach County

Let’s go! Best festivals of 2017 in Palm Beach County

Here is a guide to the major community festivals in Palm Beach County this year.  This year’s theme is New Orleans, so expect beads, gumbo, Mardi Gras revelry and performances from Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with the usual midway rides, ice shows and, of course, the racing pigs. When: Open now until Jan. 29 Where: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern...
Openings: La Masseria brings regional Italian eats to PGA’s dining drag

Openings: La Masseria brings regional Italian eats to PGA’s dining drag

PGA Boulevard will get a fancy, regional Italian restaurant Saturday night when La Masseria hosts an invitation-only party to celebrate its debut.  An outpost of a popular New York theater-district restaurant and its midtown Manhattan sibling, La Masseria opens to the public early next week on Palm Beach Gardens’ main drag.  Located in the same western PGA plaza that houses ...
Almost 100, South Florida man says it’s time to retire

Almost 100, South Florida man says it’s time to retire

Scattered throughout Fred Sergio’s waterfront home in South Florida are dozens of hand-whittled wooden canes, each a piece of the past half-century of Delray Beach’s history. Sergio will celebrate his 100th birthday Tuesday — and amazingly, his retirement from the city as grounds supervisor at Miller Park. When asked to recall memories of his time managing the cluster of Little...
Waitress moved to tears after receiving $1,000 tip

Waitress moved to tears after receiving $1,000 tip

A 20-year old waitress from Canada was shocked and moved to tears last Saturday when a customer left her a $1,000 tip for a dinner that cost $87.15, ABC News reported. Jennifer Peitsch is a waitress at Mongo's Grill in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was working an unusually busy shift, which meant longer waits for customers and added anxiety for the waitress. A table with a woman and three teenagers was...
Bacon keeps sizzle in 109-year-old woman’s life

Bacon keeps sizzle in 109-year-old woman’s life

A 109-year-old woman from southern Illinois says living a clean life has a lot to do with her longevity. And a love for bacon doesn’t hurt, either.
Vermont CEO paying employees to go to Women’s March

Vermont CEO paying employees to go to Women’s March

The co-owner of a Vermont-based company offered her employees two nights in a hotel and airfare up to $250 to walk with her in a protest Saturday in Washington, D.C., The Huffington Post reported. >>Complete coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration  Donna Carpenter, the CEO and co-owner of Burton Snowboards, told Cosmopolitan that she plans to be at this weekend’s Women&rsquo...
3 killed when car hits pedestrians on Australian street

3 killed when car hits pedestrians on Australian street

A man deliberately drove into a pedestrian-filled street in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Officials told The Associated Press that the incident was not terrorist-related. Early Friday afternoon, a man was seen driving in erratic circles in the middle of a major intersection in downtown Melbourne, officials said. The driver then...
Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): IT’S HERE LATEST NEWS Today’s the day for President-elect Trump and Vice-President-elect Pence.

Letters: There will be justice for Corey Jones, not for Trayvon Martin

Justice for Jones; none for Trayvon Thank God, there will be justice for Corey Jones. How sad that we will never see justice for Trayvon Martin. NORMA LEWIS, BOYNTON BEACH Goodman’s points bear repeating As a freelance journalist, I couldn’t agree more with Howard Goodman. In his article, “Real journalism vital in ‘fake news’ time” (Sunday), Goodman homes in on...
Palm Beach Post editorial cartoon: Jan. 21

Palm Beach Post editorial cartoon: Jan. 21

CARTOON VIEW JACK OHMAN
Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s self-revealing final act

Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s self-revealing final act

Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were, in part, overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and, in part, by Obama’s own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic or sentimental about Obama’s last acts. Commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, one of the great traitors of our time, is finger-in-the-eye willfulness. Obama...

POINT OF VIEW Proposed oil and gas legislation misguided policy

During the 2017 Florida legislative session, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) expects to see a number of bills filed dealing with the onshore oil and gas industry, including two misguided bills already filed: House Bill 35 by Rep. Evan Jenne, D-Hollywood, and Senate Bill 98 by Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale. The debate is not new in Tallahassee; however, there has been a real lack of science-driven...
Rekha Basu: Obama let us in; Trump is anyone’s guess

Rekha Basu: Obama let us in; Trump is anyone’s guess

Nearly 10 years ago, Barack Obama sat down with a group of Des Moines Register writers and editors to pitch his credentials for the Democratic nomination for president. It was June 18, 2007, and Obama was a first-term U.S. senator from Illinois. His demeanor was youthful, and his closely cropped hair was black, both underscoring his relative lack of experience. But it was another prominent feature...
'A Dog's Purpose' premiere canceled as video of possible abuse investigated

'A Dog's Purpose' premiere canceled as video of possible abuse investigated

A day after continued fallout from a video that surfaced on set, the premiere for the film "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled. The video in question was obtained by celebrity gossip site TMZ. It shows a German shepherd named Hercules struggling with a trainer as people on set appear to try to guide the dog into a pool of water rigged to create the effect of rushing waves. The cancellation...
Florida woman used photocopied $20 bills at Walmart, Applebee’s

Florida woman used photocopied $20 bills at Walmart, Applebee’s

A woman in northern Florida got arrested after she tried to use paper photocopies of $20 bills at a Walmart and an Applebee’s.  According to Lake City police, Brandi Harden, 30, went to a Walmart on Jan. 14 and gave the cashier five of the fake bills to purchase items, the Gainesville Sun reports. When the Walmart employee questioned Harden she fled the store. She was caught...
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 99-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 99-95 victory over the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, loses control of the ball as he goes up for a shot against Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder during Thursday’s game.
Family seeking closure, wants mother's body out of car submerged in Sacramento River

Family seeking closure, wants mother's body out of car submerged in Sacramento River

A family is grieving and asking for help days after their matriarch died in her car after it somehow became submerged in the Sacramento River. KTXL reported that the Sacramento Sheriff's Department said it believes Nichelle Johnson, 48, was driving her car Sunday and may have driven her car into the river on the foggy night. KXTV reported that Johnson was driving to help her sister get settled in...

Girls basketball: Wellington survives Palm Beach Gardens’ rally

After building a double-digit lead, Wellington was saved by the buzzer. Trailing by 16 points with less than a minute on the clock, sixth-ranked Palm Beach Gardens (15-7) mounted a ferocious comeback, going on a 12-0 run to end the game but falling short in a 53-47 loss to No. 4 Wellington (17-3) in Palm Beach Gardens on Thursday night. With the victory, the Wolverines clinched the No. 1 seed in the...

Soccer: Saint John Paul girls advance to district final

Danille Farinas scored two goals, helping the top-seeded Saint John Paul Academy girls soccer team edge third-seeded Yeshiva in a District 12-1A semifinal Thursday night in Boca Raton. Saint John Paul II Academy (13-6-2) advances to play the winner of Jupiter Christian vs. Lake Worth Christian in tonight’s district final. BOYS Royal Palm Beach 0, Boynton Beach 0: The Wildcats (16-4-6) and Tigers...
Air Force One transition report shows Trump's plane was once Paul Allen's

Air Force One transition report shows Trump's plane was once Paul Allen's

When asked what they miss most about the presidency, former presidents often say Air Force One. But CBS News reports that, for Trump, the transition from one wide-body plane to a wider-bodied plane might be considered a downgrade. CBS News compared the history of Air Force One to that of Trump’s plane. Their analysis revealed Trump’s plane once belonged to Microsoft...
Boys basketball: No. 4 Wellington holds off No. 10 Royal Palm Beach

Boys basketball: No. 4 Wellington holds off No. 10 Royal Palm Beach

Trent Frazier has been Wellington’s go-to player all season, and he proved it again Thursday night against Royal Palm Beach. The senior guard scored a game-high 31 points, and added five rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Wolverines to a 62-58 victory over No. 10 Royal Palm Beach. The Wolverines rallied from a third-quarter deficit and held off upset-minded Royal Palm Beach to improve to 17-3...
Georgia fugitive accused of killing wife found dead in Vietnam

Georgia fugitive accused of killing wife found dead in Vietnam

Nearly two months after he allegedly killed his estranged wife, a DeKalb County, Georgia man was found dead in Vietnam, police said Thursday. >> Read more trending stories  Orlando Raymond Price was found dead in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Jan. 11, according to Major S.R. Fore with DeKalb police. The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam notified police this week of Price’s death, but the cause has not...
Helicopter video shows take down of accused Orlando cop killer

Helicopter video shows take down of accused Orlando cop killer

The Orlando Police Department released helicopter video Thursday of the take down of Markeith Loyd, who is accused of shooting and killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend before gunning down Lt. Debra Clayton in a Walmart parking lot. >> Read more trending stories  Loyd was arrested Tuesday night at an abandoned home in the Carver Shores area following a nine-day manhunt. ...
Report: Palm Beach Trump visits will be hardship for airports, firms

Report: Palm Beach Trump visits will be hardship for airports, firms

When President Donald Trump, set to be sworn in Friday, is vacationing at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, the Lantana airport will be shut down and general aviation at a dozen airports from Martin County to Fort Lauderdale, including Palm Beach International, will be severely hampered, Palm Beach County’s airports director says in a report. Those restrictions that could force some private...
Florida minister is stopping traffic in DC with custom Trump-mobile

Florida minister is stopping traffic in DC with custom Trump-mobile

Traffic here is already good and jacked up, with authorities closing streets close to Friday’s parade route. The site of a 7,500-pound, 29-foot-long rolling contraption cobbled together from two Mercedes Benz station wagons and a 1962 Chrysler Imperial and tricked out with Donald Trump gear isn’t helping. >> Read more trending stories  But the rolling traffic...
Ivanka Trump shuts down first lady rumors

Ivanka Trump shuts down first lady rumors

Ivanka Trump sat down with ABC News for a "20/20" interview to set the record straight on her role in her father's White House. When interviewer Deborah Roberts asked about her reaction to claims that she's "going to be, essentially, the real first lady," the president-elect's daughter said, "Well, I think that's an inappropriate observation." "There's...
Heat center Hassan Whiteside putting up All-Star numbers, but will coaches vote him in as reserve?

Heat center Hassan Whiteside putting up All-Star numbers, but will coaches vote him in as reserve?

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, left, and guard Goran Dragic, right, wait to go back into the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Oct.
Dalia Dippolito’s third trial set to begin in June

Dalia Dippolito’s third trial set to begin in June

The first Friday in June will mark the start of jury selection in what will be Dalia Dippolito’s third trial in the case surrounding her caught-on-camera alleged plot to kill her then husband, Michael. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley issued an order Thursday setting Dippolito’s retrial for June 2. The notice comes more than a month after Kelley declared a mistrial in Dippolito’s second...
The CityPlace restaurant where every day is National Cheese Lovers Day 

The CityPlace restaurant where every day is National Cheese Lovers Day 

Cheese lovers, today is your national holiday. There may be other, more pressing news breaking today, but none of it as appetizing as pecorino al tartufo or wine-soaked queso de Murcia or creamy, nutty gorgonzola dolce. Those are cheeses from far-flung regions, and they’re ready to mingle on your customized cheese board at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grille, the CityPlace restaurant that takes...
Trump starts Inauguration festivities with Lincoln Memorial concert

Trump starts Inauguration festivities with Lincoln Memorial concert

President-Elect Donald Trump vowed to push with ahead with “real change” when he becomes President on Friday, telling a crowd at the Lincoln Memorial that he was ready to follow through on his campaign pledge to “Make America Great Again.” “We all got tired of seeing what was happening,” Mr. Trump said. “And we wanted change – real change.” &ldquo...
Inauguration: King’s Academy races to make Trump inaugural concert

Inauguration: King’s Academy races to make Trump inaugural concert

Back in 1989 during presidential inauguration ceremonies for George H.W. Bush, two South Florida boys, Tim Popadic and David Loveland, were lucky enough to be part of a King’s Academy group chosen to perform. Twenty-eight years later, their children, Graham Popadic and Abby Loveland, also King's Academy students, earned the same honor, performing Thursday during the "Voices of the People"...
NASA to explore valuable, metal space rock worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA to explore valuable, metal space rock worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is setting its sights on a large, metal asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.  The U.S. space agency and researchers at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration want to get a closer look at the space rock, named Psyche, because they believe it’s made of valuable metals, such as nickel, iron, and gold. The asteroid measures 124 miles in diameter...

NASA to explore valuable metal space rock worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is setting its sights on a large, metal asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter.  The U.S. space agency and researchers at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration want to get a closer look at the space rock, named Psyche, because they believe it’s made of valuable metals, such as nickel, iron, and gold. But, even if scientists wanted to harness...
A look back at presidential inaugurations: Past performers, attendance numbers

A look back at presidential inaugurations: Past performers, attendance numbers

Presidential inaugurations didn’t always mean booking A-list celebrity performers and garnering over a million attendees.  In fact, former president George W. Bush attracted an approximate total of 700,000 attendees for both of his inaugurations combined. Nearly 900,000 people are expected to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony and inaugural parade on Friday...
Of festivities planned for Trump inauguration, pot giveaway is unique