NEW: Double murder brings 60-year sentence for teen killer

Legends. That’s how the families of Andrew Laudano and Ricky Miner wanted everyone in a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday to remember them. In the moments before Circuit Judge Laura Johnson sentenced the men’s 14-year-old killer to 60 years in prison for gunning them down in a 2015 west Boynton robbery, it was important for their families — especially Laudano’s brothers...


BREAKING: PBSO deputy accused of stealing dead man’s pain medicine

BREAKING: PBSO deputy accused of stealing dead man’s pain medicine

A Palm Beach Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy is accused of stealing a dead man’s pain medication following a welfare check at the man’s house in the days after Hurricane Irma. Deputy Jason Cooke took a total of 60 pills — a combination of pain pills, muscle relaxers and anti-psychotic medication — on Sept. 12 from a residence on Lombardy Street in suburban Boynton...
Quarles guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Santaluces schoolmate

Quarles guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Santaluces schoolmate

In the minutes after a Palm Beach County jury announced they had a verdict in Frank Quarles’ murder trial, bowed heads stretched across both sides of the courtroom. In the back, two men who came with Quarles’ family lowered their heads in prayer, hoping that jurors would find Quarles guilty only of manslaughter in the Feb. 8, 2012 shooting death of fellow Santaluces High student Michael...
NEW: Riviera Beach picks manager without interview; then he quits

NEW: Riviera Beach picks manager without interview; then he quits

The three Riviera Beach City Council members who fired the city manager last month voted Wednesday night to hire as interim city manager someone they neither interviewed nor vetted. And he withdrew from contention the next day, after media reports about his past. Council members Lynne Hubbard, Terence “TD” Davis and Dawn Pardo voted to hire James A. Poag, a former internal auditor...
NEW: 3 men arrested in shooting after white nationalist speech at UF

NEW: 3 men arrested in shooting after white nationalist speech at UF

Three men were arrested near Gainesville on Thursday in connection to a shooting incident after Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida, deputies said.  William Henry Fears, 30, Colton Gene Fears, 28, and Tyler Tenbrink, 29, all from Texas, each face charges of attempted homicide, according to the arrest report. Tenbrink faces an additional charge of possession of a weapon...
For sale: CityPlace Tower?

For sale: CityPlace Tower?

One of three Class A office buildings in West Palm Beach is about to hit the market, again, real estate sources say. CityPlace Tower at 525 Okeechobee Blvd. reportedly will be put up for sale soon, only three years after its current owner, Property Group Partners, bought the office building for $150 million, or more than $500 per square foot. The 18-story trophy tower, built in 2008 by Crocker and...
Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Good news for north county boaters, motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders: A new $120 million drawbridge is planned over the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park. Boaters will have a higher bridge to pass under. Motorists won’t have to stop as often to wait for the draw bridge to open and close. Bicycle riders will have seven-foot wide lanes. Pedestrians get eight-foot-wide...
New data reveals three Boynton locations with highest crashes

New data reveals three Boynton locations with highest crashes

Straight A student Karenine Saint Louis, 13, wasn’t wearing a seat belt one day this summer when the Ford F-150 truck she sat in crashed west of Lantana, killing her. And neither was Jeremy Standridge , 26, this past year when he lost control of his pickup, crashed it on Congress Avenue, north of Lantana Road and then died. Peter Olivier...
Westlake builder stresses affordable housing, down-payment help

Westlake builder stresses affordable housing, down-payment help

The massive new Westlake development in western Palm Beach County will entice middle-class home buyers with down-payment grants of 3 percent of the purchase price, builder Minto Communities said this week. The funding source for the program already is raising some eyebrows: Minto Communities said it will impose a $1,500 fee on every sale and resale in Westlake, where 4,500 homes are planned to be...
Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

A member of the Palm Beach County Planning Commission has resigned, citing frustration with large-scale development projects that have been recommended by the commission. Domenic R. Guarnagia’s resignation comes two months before the Planning Commission takes up a controversial development proposal from GL Homes, which wants the county to change the rules of its Agricultural Reserve so GL can...
Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Residents are fed up with the traffic mess that flourishes every morning in front of Dwyer High. They say it’s ripe for a wreck - a scenario that could also endanger students who cluster nearby waiting for buses. The stacking at Dwyer creates blind spots where drivers are traveling the posted 45 mph, he said. Bus stops near Grandiflora and Military make traffic control more complicated. The...
PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

A new Tri-Rail station on PGA Boulevard is at the center of future redevelopment projects and could be the remedy to commuters sitting in bottlenecks on I-95. Residents hunched over maps and sketched out their ideas for the future station at a workshop hosted by the city and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Thursday night at City Hall. Midtown resident Jimmy Collamore said the station could...
This Florida restaurant was named one of the best in the U.S.

This Florida restaurant was named one of the best in the U.S.

This may be worth a road trip! You really don’t need to travel far to enjoy some of the best food in the United States. Victoria & Albert’s, located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, was voted as the second best restaurant in America among Trip Advisor’s 2017 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in their Traveler’s Choice Awards.  The fine-dining restaurant...
For Greenacres WWII vet about to turn 100, getting old is ‘not great’

For Greenacres WWII vet about to turn 100, getting old is ‘not great’

Sitting in front of his two-bedroom Greenacres townhome on Fernley Drive, the one where he’s lived since the early 1980s, Edward Sicard stares intently and slowly reflects on what it’ll feel like to turn 100 on Nov. 1. “It’s not great,” Sicard says, somewhat sharply. “When you get old, all your friends are gone. All your childhood is gone. I think it’s very...
Indictment of FBI informant complicates West Palm terrorism case

Indictment of FBI informant complicates West Palm terrorism case

Attorney Donnie Murrell was driving to the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce in June when his cell phone rang and he was asked to head back to West Palm Beach to represent a Palm Beach County man charged with wire fraud. He had no idea what he was about to get into. This week, four months after he agreed to represent career con artist Mohammed Agbareia on what appeared to be routine charges in an...
In love, Lake Worth woman gave online stranger $1 million, lost it all

In love, Lake Worth woman gave online stranger $1 million, lost it all

After placing her profile on an online dating site seven years ago, Debby Montgomery deleted most of the responses. “The guys were losers,” she recalled. “Some asked for money within a week of meeting online.” But when she logged on to the site on November 14, 2010, one message spoke to her soul. “I am in search of a long term relationship that…hopefully will...
White nationalist rally in Gainesville was storm that fizzled

White nationalist rally in Gainesville was storm that fizzled

So “Hurricane Spencer” turned out to be a Category Zero. Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who reveled in the notoriety he created by speaking at the University of Florida last week, craved the dread he had created in the state. Gov. Rick Scott had issued a state of emergency days before his speech. Security costs for this exercise in free speech were predicted to be $600,000. Spencer...
At John Prince Park, yes, there are really some who need hurricane aid

At John Prince Park, yes, there are really some who need hurricane aid

People talk about the long lines outside John Prince Memorial Park this week during the Hurricane Irma food aid event. Sure, thousands of cars were snaked around Congress Avenue, onto Linton Boulevard, then back onto Interstate 95 as folks waited for hours to get inside the park to pick up their stamps. There’s also been lip service paid to the expensive cars waiting, with some people saying...
Boom and bust in Boynton: As one area thrives, another struggles

Boom and bust in Boynton: As one area thrives, another struggles

Looking pensively in the distance at a skyline of condos in Boynton Beach, Willie Aikens stands at Northeast Ninth Avenue and Northeast First Street and struggles to understand why there’s so much undeveloped land with “no trespassing” signs surrounding him. Those condo buildings are less than a mile away, but in Aikens’ mind, they might as well be in a different city. Near...
NEW: Developer plans shops, restaurants, senior care in Royal Palm

NEW: Developer plans shops, restaurants, senior care in Royal Palm

A long-stagnant piece of land has given birth to a new neighborhood during the past year — and there’s more to come, with commercial development set to bring more businesses to the already bustling Southern Boulevard corridor through the western communities. The Cypress Key project includes the townhouses and single-family homes behind it and sits just east of the Publix shopping...
Measuring hurricanes hard when gauges go down, as they did during Irma

Measuring hurricanes hard when gauges go down, as they did during Irma

As Hurricane Irma bullied ashore, walloping the Florida Keys and blitzing the southeast coast, the nation’s primary weather gauges tasked with measuring the rampage went dark. Either complete failure, or loss of multiple functions, occurred at eight sights monitored by the National Weather Service office in Miami. The two official gauges-of-record in the Keys also died during the storm. And...
UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in West Palm Beach shootings

UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in West Palm Beach shootings

One person is dead and three people is injured after a shooting in West Palm Beach Friday evening. At 7:38 p.m., city police officers and fire rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Sapodilla Avenue, just north of the Palm Beach County courthouse. Two individuals had injuries that were not life threatening, according to West Palm Beach Police Spokesman David Lefont. An hour later, police were...
FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday. It will be the second shingles vaccine in the U.S. market. Merck launched the first one in 2006. Studies paid for by Glaxo found it prevents shingles in about 90 percent of people....
Need a good reason to eat at Five Guys on Saturday? Here's one

Need a good reason to eat at Five Guys on Saturday? Here's one

There’s a really good reason to eat at a Five Guys restaurant Saturday. The franchise is hosting a fundraiser all day and hopes to raise at least $20,000 to give to the YMCA in Puerto Rico for hurricane relief. Newk’s Eatery in Palm Beach Gardens is also involved.  The Five Guys locations in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward counties are all participating....
NEW: First home closes in ‘agri-hood’ Arden as new home-builder added

NEW: First home closes in ‘agri-hood’ Arden as new home-builder added

A new development with an agricultural twist west of Lion Country Safari on Southern Boulevard hit two milestones Friday. The first home sale in Arden closed Friday, the same day project developer Freehold Communities announced a new home-builder has signed on. Joining Ryan Homes in building Arden’s first phase is Kennedy Homes, which will offer six single and two-story models ranging in size...
Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting laptops and other...
Sub shop to close, reopen at another location in Boynton Beach

Sub shop to close, reopen at another location in Boynton Beach

Restaurants in Riverwalk Plaza are starting to move out now that the center at Woolbright Road and Federal Highway will soon undergo a renovation that includes some demolition and a 10-story residential building. Primo Hoagies, a sub shop that opened in 2014, will close starting Monday.  The shop is moving to Cross Creek center at 1313 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. across...
Breaking tradition, former presidents sparring with Trump

Breaking tradition, former presidents sparring with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidents are shedding a traditional reluctance to criticize their successors, unleashing pointed attacks on the Trump White House and the commander in chief — but without mentioning him by name. Remarks on the same day by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama raise the prospect that more dissenters will follow in defiance of President Donald Trump...
Poll: Majority of Florida voters doesn't want assault weapons ban

Poll: Majority of Florida voters doesn't want assault weapons ban

Despite the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, a majority of Florida voters are against prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, according to a recent poll. The poll was conducted Oct. 5-11 by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida. On Oct. 1, a man who once lived in Florida opened fire on a Country music concert from the 32nd floor of a Las...
JUST IN: Gardens man gets 33 months for Palm Springs bank robbery

JUST IN: Gardens man gets 33 months for Palm Springs bank robbery

A 41-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man will spend the next few years in federal prison for robbing a Palm Springs bank this year, according to court documents. George Luis Murillo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for a Bank of America branch robbery in April. In June, Murillo signed a plea deal instead of going to trial. Once he is released, he will be under supervised release for three...
US says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

US says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two more U.S. government workers have been confirmed to be victims of invisible attacks in Cuba, the United States said Friday, raising the total to 24. The tally has inched upward since the U.S. first disclosed in August that embassy workers and their families in Havana had been harmed by unexplained, mysterious incidents affecting their health. The Trump administration later...
It’s all about amour at Loic, upcoming West Palm French bakery-cafe

It’s all about amour at Loic, upcoming West Palm French bakery-cafe

Loic Autret figures he’s on his second or third life, which partly explains why he’s so over-the-top about the bakery/bar/cafe he’s about to open in downtown West Palm near the corner of South Dixie Highway and Hibiscus Street. Tours of duty in Iraq and Cambodia left the French former paratrooper and minesweeper scarred with memories of long hospital stays, but ebullient about his...
Florida teacher accused of having sex with girl, 15, multiple times at school

Florida teacher accused of having sex with girl, 15, multiple times at school

An Oviedo, Florida, teacher who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl was arrested Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Kealing said Jaclyn Truman, 30, had sexual contact last year with a 15-year-old Paul J. Hagerty High School student multiple times at school. “Investigators conducted a recorded interview...
BREAKING: Boynton man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl

BREAKING: Boynton man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl

A suburban Boynton Beach man arrested in May for human trafficking has pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to a court documents filed Friday. Marco Orrego, 31, pleaded to one count each of sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography, records show. Prosecutors and attorneys for Orrego have agreed to a sentence of 20 years on each count to run concurrently. A judge must still...
FPL asks PSC to agree new Dania Beach plant is needed

FPL asks PSC to agree new Dania Beach plant is needed

Florida Power & Light wants to build another natural gas-fired plant, but first the Florida Public Service Commission has to agree that the proposed Dania Beach Clean Energy Center Unit 7 is needed. On Friday, Juno Beach-based FPL filed a formal petition asking the PSC to affirmatively determine that a modernized $888 million 1,163 megawatt facility on the site of FPL’s existing Lauderdale plant...
Italian town offers people $2,350 to move there

Italian town offers people $2,350 to move there

The views are picturesque from the panoramic terraces of the homes winding atop each other. The Baroque architecture and maze of alleyways through the medieval town of Candela, in Italy’s Puglia district, were once part of a thriving tourist destination with a robust population of more than 8,000 people in the 1990s. Now, about 2,700 people live there. Nicola Gatta, mayor of Candela, came up...
UPDATE: West Palm Beach shooting injuring woman appears accidental

UPDATE: West Palm Beach shooting injuring woman appears accidental

4:20 p.m. UPDATE: After West Palm Beach police’s preliminary investigation, they believe the shooting was accidental. Police said the shooting appeared to have happened inside the residence on Bunker Road. Police Spokesman Sgt. David Lefont said the woman’s injuries are not life threatening. Officers continue to investigate the shooting. 3:35 p.m. UPDATE: West Palm Beach Fire Rescue said...
NEW: Florida woman gets injured in robbery, threatens to sue homeowner

NEW: Florida woman gets injured in robbery, threatens to sue homeowner

A woman in the Tampa area allegedly stole items from a home on Sunday and then threatened to sue the owner when she got hurt.  Pasco County Sheriff deputies said Julie Upright stole 42 loading decorative blocks that were in the yard of the home, Bay News 9 reports. The victim said the stolen blocks were worth $10 each and part of a remodeling project, according to Bay News 9. He caught Upright...
Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

A malfunctioning gate on the PGA Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway caused traffic headaches in the city this afternoon. The Florida Department of Transportation received an alert of a problem with the gate at 1:12 p.m. Friday. The issue caused delays for boat and vehicle traffic. A repair crew is at the bridge troubleshooting, FDOT said. A few miles to the south, lanes remain closed...
NEW: South Florida Lyft driver being held without bond after sexual battery arrest

NEW: South Florida Lyft driver being held without bond after sexual battery arrest

A South Florida Lyft driver is being held without bond after being arrested for the sexual battery of a 16-year-old male.  Julio Perez, 43, appeared in court Friday where a Miami-Dade judge ruled that no bond be set until he’s transported back to Broward County to face his charges, WPLG reported.  The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon after Perez, of Hialeah, picked up the young...
Why Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will be in Atlantis next week

Why Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will be in Atlantis next week

Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will play the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County’s annual fund-raising event Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard. Tickets are $45, with the luncheon including food, music and a raffle of luxury gift bags. RSVPs are required online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling 561-968-4123. Copeland...
LATEST: O.J. Simpson still plans to live in Florida 

LATEST: O.J. Simpson still plans to live in Florida 

O.J. Simpson still plans to move to Florida, but if he does, it may take a bit more time. After being released from prison almost three weeks ago, Simpson, who served nine years for armed robbery and related charges, is still in Nevada. The former football star can’t leave unless his his parole documentation to move out of Nevada is submitted and approved, the Naples Daily News reported...
Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favor tighter laws as they have for several years, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The massive...
Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general. The administration also insisted it's long past time...
UPDATE: Florida child lied about creepy clown attack, deputies say

UPDATE: Florida child lied about creepy clown attack, deputies say

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office still stands behind its warning to evil clowns, but says none are actually terrorizing its neighborhoods. In a post shared on Tuesday, deputies said an 11-year-old boy claimed a clown popped out and tried to grab him. The child said he fended off his attacker with a selfie stick.  While the story was creepy and concerning, deputies say it also...
NEW: Florida man breaks into bulldozer, leaves key clue behind

NEW: Florida man breaks into bulldozer, leaves key clue behind

A Florida man said he has “no memory” of committing a crime and might have gotten away with it if not for one small thing he left behind. Mark Moses, 65, of Big Pine Key, was arrested Thursday morning after he burglarized a bulldozer, WPLG reported.  The owner of the bulldozer company called deputies after finding the machinery with a broken windshield and mirrors. The owner...
Family’s dog thought to be euthanized turns up at former vet employee’s house

Family’s dog thought to be euthanized turns up at former vet employee’s house

The Levys grieved twice for Caesar. The family’s beloved miniature pinscher suffered from chronic health conditions and was taken to the Briarwood Veterinary Hospital to be euthanized, according to The Star-Ledger. However, five months later the family got an anonymous tip that the dog was still alive and living with the vet technician. "You charge me to put him down and then sneak...
JUST IN: Port St. Lucie man missing since Monday; police seek clues

JUST IN: Port St. Lucie man missing since Monday; police seek clues

A 42-year-old Port St. Lucie man has gone missing since Monday and city police are asking for the public’s help in finding him. Alexander Ward was last seen in the early morning hours Monday. He called his family to report that his vehicle broke down as he was driving back to Port St. Lucie from Clearwater. No contact has been made since, police said. Ward is described as being 5 feet 10 inches...
DC court blocks for now immigrant teen's access to abortion

DC court blocks for now immigrant teen's access to abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling Friday that the government should be given time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of its custody. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its ruling a few hours after...
GL Homes mounts email campaign for its Ag Reserve development plan

GL Homes mounts email campaign for its Ag Reserve development plan

Palm Beach County commissioners are getting an earful — actually, an email in-box full — from backers of a controversial GL Homes development plan. The developer has asked county residents to let county commissioners know they support the builder’s plan to preserve 4,900 acres in The Acreage/Loxahatchee area in exchange for a rule change that would allow it to build more on land...
4 soldiers killed in ambush: Where is Niger and what are U.S. troops doing there?

4 soldiers killed in ambush: Where is Niger and what are U.S. troops doing there?

Questions remain in the aftermath of an ambush attack on a group including U.S. Army soldiers in Niger that left four American service members dead on Oct. 4. Defense Department officials said Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29 and Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, were killed in an attack during an advise-and-assist mission in southwestern Niger. The...
LOOK: Woman gives officer ‘Sorry I tried to bite you’ cake 

LOOK: Woman gives officer ‘Sorry I tried to bite you’ cake 

A woman’s sweet apology is going viral. Celina Dally of Louisiana was drinking at a wine tasting before passing out in a friend’s car, according to WGNO. Her friend became concerned and called authorities,  but when Dally woke up, she was in jail, according to KATC.  The criminal justice major at McNeese State was arrested for public intoxication and assaulting a police...
NEW: Florida man arrested; bombs, ammo, school maps found in home

NEW: Florida man arrested; bombs, ammo, school maps found in home

A Florida man was arrested after homemade bombs, an AK-47 gun, ammunition and school maps were discovered inside his bedroom.   Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Thursday deputies were set to search the home Randall Drake, 24, of Dunedin, shared with his parents for a child pornography investigation. But during a search of Drake’s bedroom on Wednesday, detectives found explosives...
Report: South Florida teacher fired for throwing X-rated party in classroom

Report: South Florida teacher fired for throwing X-rated party in classroom

A dance teacher in Miami-Dade was fired for allegedly throwing a surprise party with X-rated decorations and favors at school. Parents told WSVN that the teacher works at Mater Lakes Academy, a charter school for grades six through 12. The party took place in the teacher’s classroom after school on Wednesday, with students as young as 11 years old.  A mother of one of the students told...
A skeptical dad and his daughter go ghost-busting through the South

A skeptical dad and his daughter go ghost-busting through the South

Eight ghost tours over 10 days in three of America’s most haunted cities. Surely, the apparitional odds would be in our favor, my teen-aged daughter and I assumed when planning our July road trip to St. Augustine, Savannah and Charleston. On foot, bus and horse-drawn carriage, we roamed by night through graveyards lined with crumbling tombstones, musty houses full of tragic histories and streets...
Electric vehicles: What has to happen to increase popularity?

Electric vehicles: What has to happen to increase popularity?

Electric vehicles ride quietly, will run without gasoline and can be “filled-up” at a charging station at home. So why do they make up well below 1 percent of the 250 million vehicles on the road in the U.S.? The higher up-front cost of an EV along with “range anxiety” about how far a vehicle can travel on a charge are among the top reasons why consumers reject electric vehicles...
NEW: Pregnant woman almost dies after baby kicks hole in womb

NEW: Pregnant woman almost dies after baby kicks hole in womb

A woman in China nearly died when her unborn child kicked so hard its tiny legs made a hole through her womb.  On Oct. 2, the mother, named Zhang, said she started to experience stomach pain at 35 weeks pregnant, the New York Post reports. She thought it was just an upset stomach, but when the pain became extreme she went to the emergency room. Doctors made a shocking discovery when they performed...
NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — has been proposed in Jupiter. “The townhouses are close to restaurants, the beach and recreational amenities. The buildings have front porches. We’re building a nice, quaint, walkable community,” said Troy Holloway, a planner for the project to be called Inlet Waters. The 2,000-square-foot...
NEW: Man in custody fled to Jamaica after West Palm sex abuse claims

NEW: Man in custody fled to Jamaica after West Palm sex abuse claims

After nearly seven years of sexual abuse at the hands of a man driving the child to school, that child spoke up. As soon as West Palm Beach police learned of those allegations about Norman Henry, the man at the center of the alleged abuse fled the country. MORE: West Palm man, 58, arrested in sexual assault of child, 5 Nearly a year after Henry reportedly fled to Jamaica, the 68-year-old is back in...
Mother, 1-year-old lose limbs trying to crawl under train

Mother, 1-year-old lose limbs trying to crawl under train

A mother lost her leg and her 1-year-old son’s arm was sliced off when they tried to crawl under a train in Clayton County, Georgia. >> Read more trending news  Kate Brown, 28, had two other children with her when they approached the stopped train on their walk home Thursday, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said. The other children weren’t injured, police said...
4 Michigan city council members take knee during Pledge of Allegiance

4 Michigan city council members take knee during Pledge of Allegiance

Four members of the 11-member city council in Ann Arbor, Michigan, took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance before Monday night’s meeting, MLive reported. Sumi Kailasapathy, a third-term council member, took a page out of NFL players’ playbooks and decided to make a statement protesting social injustice. Kailasapathy asked several City Council members to join her in the protest...
NEW: Jupiter police ID drivers killed, injured in late Thursday crash

NEW: Jupiter police ID drivers killed, injured in late Thursday crash

A 26-year-old Tequesta man was killed and a 47-year-old Lake Park woman was critically injured in a crash late Thursday on Alternate State Road A1A, Jupiter police said. Jon A. Markee died when his blue four-door Hyundai rear-ended a blue Mitsubishi SUV driven by Velicia Metayer-Noel while both were traveling south in the middle lane of Alternate A1A just south of Frederick Small Road at about 10...
BREAKING: Body washes ashore near Ocean Ridge

BREAKING: Body washes ashore near Ocean Ridge

A body washed ashore Friday morning near Ocean Ridge, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The body, described by PBSO as that of a black male, was found on the the 6000 block of Old Ocean Avenue, not far from where a 21-year-old was reported missing early Thursday. Authorities said the body matches the description of Amantay Brown but could not immediately confirm whether it was him...
Cub Scout kicked out of den for questioning lawmaker about gun control, comments about black people

Cub Scout kicked out of den for questioning lawmaker about gun control, comments about black people

A Cub Scout in Colorado was kicked out of his den, allegedly for asking pointed questions to a state senator during a meeting organized by the Boy Scouts, The Denver Post reported. On Oct., 9, Ames Mayfield, 11, a fifth-grader and a Scout for five years, asked Colorado Sen. Vicki Marble questions about gun control and about comments she made about the mortality rates among black people at a 2013...
Why Florida’s winter will be warmer and drier than normal

Why Florida’s winter will be warmer and drier than normal

A warmer, drier winter is forecast for the Sunshine State as a drowsy La Niña awakens from a summer slumber. The forecast, which will disappoint those hoping for a break in a 3-year run of above-normal temperatures statewide, was released Thursday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center as part of its 2017-2018 winter outlook.
UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by cement truck near Greenacres Target

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by cement truck near Greenacres Target

A pedestrian was killed early Friday after being hit by a cement truck on Lake Worth Road, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Greenacres Fire Rescue authorities said. The man was walking south across Lake Worth Road as the truck headed west shortly after 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm Beach Post As the truck passed the man, who authorities have...
Man loses gold teeth, iPhone, $400 in drug deal gone bad, PBSO says

Man loses gold teeth, iPhone, $400 in drug deal gone bad, PBSO says

A Miami-Dade County man had hoped to buy marijuana during a recent visit to Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Instead, he found himself being robbed by gang members of $400 cash, his iPhone and his removable gold teeth, according to authorities. The sheriff’s office arrested Justin J. Salcedo, 23, of suburban Boynton Beach on Tuesday, alleging that...
Nickelodeon fires ‘The Loud House’ creator over sexual harassment allegations

Nickelodeon fires ‘The Loud House’ creator over sexual harassment allegations

Nickelodeon fired the creator of its animated show “The Loud House” after he was accused of sexual harassment, CNN reported. Chris Savino was suspended earlier this week after several women came forward with allegations against the animator, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon,” a network spokesman said in a statement...
Forecast: Breezy day, high chance for rain

Forecast: Breezy day, high chance for rain

There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and scattered thunderstorms today and tonight in Palm Beach County, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar Expect partly sunny skies today, becoming mostly cloudy tonight, forecasters say. Download The Post’s WeatherPlus app Today’s high should reach the mid-80s, while tonight’s low willl be in...
Peace lasts at UF during white nationalist’s speech

Peace lasts at UF during white nationalist’s speech

He came. He spoke. He got heckled. He left. And then, for the first time in weeks, students, teachers and administrators across the University of Florida could exhale. A speech by a white nationalist — a key figure in the August demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., in which one person died and several others were injured — took place on campus Thursday with little violence beyond a...
Vegas homeowners remove shooting-themed Halloween display

Vegas homeowners remove shooting-themed Halloween display

The owners of a Las Vegas home have removed a Halloween display featuring the gravestones of the recent mass shooting victims after neighbors and social media users found it distasteful. The front yard display included a faux cemetery with 58 headstones reading “RIP” for each person who lost their life in the tragedy. Each gravestone was decorated with a tiny American flag, and a...
3-month-old girl among 84 rescued in sex trafficking sting

3-month-old girl among 84 rescued in sex trafficking sting

A 3-month-old girl and her 5-year-old sister were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this month’s FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, CNN reported. In announcing details of Operation Cross Country XI, FBI officials said 82 other juveniles were rescued during a nationwide sweep last week. The FBI said 120 people were arrested. In the case of the two sisters...
Playboy features first transgender Playmate

Playboy features first transgender Playmate

Ines Rau became the first transgender Playmate, as the French model is in a pictorial and centerfold for the magazine’s November/December issue, the magazine announced. Rau previously appeared in the magazine’s May 2014 A-Z issue. “It’s how I celebrated my coming out, actually,” Rau told the magazine. “I took that chance, and then I signed with an agency...
White nationalist at UF: Two arrested, five injured surrounding Richard Spencer speech

White nationalist at UF: Two arrested, five injured surrounding Richard Spencer speech

Follow the latest news on white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville: Two people were arrested and five people injured in the hours surrounding white nationalist Richard Spencer’s talk on the University of Florida’s campus Thursday, according to authorities.  Sean Brijmohan, 28, of Orlando, faces charges of possessing a firearm on...
Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from...
Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles have launched an investigation of Harvey Weinstein involving a possible sexual assault in 2013, authorities said Thursday. Detectives have interviewed a possible victim who recently reported she was sexually assaulted by the film mogul, police spokesman Sal Ramirez said. He said he could not answer any questions about where the incident took place or...
Tonight’s matchup: Miami Heat face Indiana Pacers in home opener without Hassan Whiteside

Tonight’s matchup: Miami Heat face Indiana Pacers in home opener without Hassan Whiteside

INDIANA PACERS VS. MIAMI HEAT When: Wednesday, 8 p.m. Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish) Records: Indiana 1-1, Miami 0-1 Heat coach Erik Spoelstra reacts to a play during a game against the Indiana Pacers last season. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS Pacers F: Thaddeus Young F: Domantas Sabonis...
NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting the top players in the 2018 NFL Draft (10/21/2017)

NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting the top players in the 2018 NFL Draft (10/21/2017)

As the NFL season begins, some fans will already be looking for future stars for the 2018 NFL Draft. So it’s time to break out an early NFL mock draft. The top of this year’s draft figures to be dominated by quarterbacks, with guys such as USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley also figures to go early on. Below...
Alabama football-Tennessee: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 game (October 21, 2017)

Alabama football-Tennessee: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 game (October 21, 2017)

Alabama football continues its SEC grind with a home matchup against Tennessee on Saturday night. Find information below on game time, TV channel and how to watch online. The Crimson Tide pounded Arkansas 41-9 on homecoming Saturday night to improve to 7-0 on the season, including 4-0 in SEC play. On Sunday, Alabama checked in as the unanimous No. 1 in both the latest  ...
Alabama-Tennessee football: Betting odds, picks for Week 8 (10/21/2017)

Alabama-Tennessee football: Betting odds, picks for Week 8 (10/21/2017)

Alabama is a 34.5-point favorite over Tennessee. Think about that for a second: Alabama could win 42-10 and that still wouldn’t be enough to cover. This thing is going to get ugly pretty fast. Tennessee just doesn’t have much talent this year. The Volunteers are 13th in the SEC in total offense and haven’t scored a touchdown in their last 10 quarters of play...
Arkansas-Auburn: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 (October 21, 2017)

Arkansas-Auburn: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 (October 21, 2017)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arkansas-Auburn football game Saturday matches two teams coming off difficult losses in SEC play. The Razorbacks will host the Tigers on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and information on how to watch online below. This will be the first SEC home game for the Hogs (2-4, 0-3 SEC) after dropping their first three conference games...
Kentucky-Mississippi State: Betting odds, picks for Week 8 (October 21, 2017) game

Kentucky-Mississippi State: Betting odds, picks for Week 8 (October 21, 2017) game

Kentucky and Mississippi State face off at 4 p.m. ET Saturday in a game that will have implications in the race for the SEC East title. Mississippi State is an 11.5-point favorite over Kentucky, according to MyBookie.ag. The over/under for combined points is 54.5. Last year, Kentucky beat Mississippi State, 40-38, in Lexington. Joe Mussatto: I was surprised to see Mississippi...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins primed for revenge against Jets on Sunday

Post staff predictions: Dolphins primed for revenge against Jets on Sunday

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6) directs the offensive line during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File) What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins host the AFC East-rival New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium? STAFF PREDICTIONS Joe Schad, Beat...
Penn State-Michigan: Betting odds, picks for Week 8 (10/21/2017) game

Penn State-Michigan: Betting odds, picks for Week 8 (10/21/2017) game

Penn State and Michigan will face off in a huge Big Ten East game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 21. Penn State is nearly a double-digit favorite. Find full odds and our picks for the game below. Penn State, ranked No. 2 in the rankings, is a strong favorite against Michigan. According to MyBookie, the Nittany Lions are 9.5-point favorites against Michigan. The over/under...
Michigan State-Indiana football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (October 21, 2017)

Michigan State-Indiana football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (October 21, 2017)

Michigan State and Indiana meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Find the game time, TV channel how to watch online information, odds and picks below. The No. 18 Spartans (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) will host Indiana (3-3, 0-3) over their homecoming weekend in a Big Ten East matchup. Coach Mark Dantonio’s Michigan State team will look to avenge a 24-21 overtime road...
USC-Notre Dame football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (Oct. 21, 2017)

USC-Notre Dame football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (Oct. 21, 2017)

USC and Notre Dame meet in a battle of top-20 teams and rivalry that dates back to the 1920s on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Find game time, TV channel, live stream, odds and picks information below. No. 11 USC (6-1, 4-1) and No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1) have produced plenty of classics over the many decades the rivalry has covered since their first meeting in 1926 ( remember...
Notre Dame-USC: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (October 21, 2017)

Notre Dame-USC: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (October 21, 2017)

Notre Dame and USC meet in a Saturday night game that could potentially determine either team’s ultimate playoff fate on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Find the TV channel, time, live stream, odds, and pick information below. Date: Saturday, October 21 Time: 7:30 p.m. TV Channel: NBC Online Stream:  NBCSports.com Pick: Notre Dame 35.3-34.7 (from...
Wake Forest-Georgia Tech football score: Live updates, stats (October 21, 2017)

Wake Forest-Georgia Tech football score: Live updates, stats (October 21, 2017)

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-2 overall, 1-2 in ACC play) head to Atlanta, Georgia to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-1) in a ACC clash on Saturday. Wake Forest is coming off a bye week and is looking to bounce back from its 28-14 defeat at Clemson on Oct. 7. Georgia Tech lost its first game in ACC play on Oct. 14 in a 25-24 defeat at Miami. Stay here...
Wake Forest-Georgia Tech: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 (10/21/2017) game

Wake Forest-Georgia Tech: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 8 (10/21/2017) game

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-2 overall, 1-2 in ACC play) travel to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-1) in a battle of ACC teams on Saturday. Wake Forest is coming off a bye week and is looking to bounce back from its 28-14 defeat at Clemson on Oct. 7. Georgia Tech lost its first game in ACC play on Oct. 14 in a 25-24 defeat at Miami. Find the game time...
Minnesota-Illinois football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (October 21, 2017)

Minnesota-Illinois football: TV channel, time, live stream, odds, picks (October 21, 2017)

Minnesota and Illinois will meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below. Minnesota dropped to 0-3 in the Big Ten after its 30-27 home loss to Michigan State last weekend. The Golden Gophers ran through their nonconference schedule unblemished — beating Buffalo, Oregon State and Middle Tennessee — but have since...
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