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Delaney defeats Klug for second year in row, keeps Jupiter seat

Incumbent Ron Delaney narrowly won Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug. “We ran an honest campaign. We did not do any negative campaigning. I just told the truth,” said Delaney, who spent Tuesday night at his Egret Cove home with his family. Klug, who was at a campaign gathering at Cheeseburgers and More restaurant on Indiantown...
Movie producer and famed architect could team for ‘tent site’ project

Movie producer and famed architect could team for ‘tent site’ project

The city’s most prominent gateway location for development — the ‘tent site’ at Okeechobee Boulevard and South Dixie Highway — is once again a glint in developers’ eyes, despite the fact West Palm has held off on offering up the property while consultants figure out how to fix downtown’s worsening traffic. The latest to jump in ahead of any formal bidding...
Jupiter High student earns top honors at Harvard debate tournament

Jupiter High student earns top honors at Harvard debate tournament

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS JUPITER HIGH Haleigh McGirt competed at the Harvard University High School Speech and Debate Tournament recently and walked off with top honors as the Program Oral Interpretation champion. ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY Kindergarten Round Up is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria. Parents and their incoming kindergartners are invited to see the school, meet the teachers...
Boynton Beach High valedictorian sets sights on aerospace engineering

Boynton Beach High valedictorian sets sights on aerospace engineering

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Samuel Midden, 17 Samuel Midden started freshman year at the rank of 45. His goal was to eventually be in the top 10 percent of his class at Boynton Beach High School. After some key adjustments, he realized at the beginning of junior year that he could actually not just be in the top, but be the top of his class. Working hard and studying, he moved up to the top spot in the last...
Wellington High theater students to stage ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

Wellington High theater students to stage ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

WELLINGTON HIGH Theater students will present the musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7 p.m. April 6-8. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students. DREYFOOS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Band Aid, a benefit for the Band Department, will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 6 at EMKO, 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Music students will perform at the event, and a portion of the proceeds...
Mother-daughter team the faces behind Martin County Rocks

Mother-daughter team the faces behind Martin County Rocks

MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS: Cindy Wiley-Rhude, 44; Kaitlynn Byrne, 23 A little paint and a tiny rock has gone a lot further than Cindy Wiley-Rhude and her daughter Kaitlynn Byrne could have ever dreamed. The mother-daughter duo started painting and hiding rocks shortly after Wiley-Rhude’s sisters visited for Thanksgiving last year. While visiting, Wiley-Rhude’s sisters told them about the game...
Hectic schedule helps Suncoast valedictorian maintain balance

Hectic schedule helps Suncoast valedictorian maintain balance

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Jacqueline Chen, 18 For those high-schoolers who blame their schedules on why their grades might not be so great, check out what Jacqueline Chen does each and every day. Chen is an 18-year-old who takes advanced classes at Suncoast Community High School and spends her nights studying as much as she can before she dozes off to sleep. She’s a dancer – experienced in ballet...
West Palm school celebrates rich history on 50th birthday

West Palm school celebrates rich history on 50th birthday

In 1997, Leslie Millar entered the halls of Wynnebrook Elementary not knowing it would be her home for the next 20 years. From the beginning, Miller found herself immersed in a school culture that prided itself on meeting the needs of its students. If a child came to school and couldn’t see the board, the faculty made sure the child was taken to the eye doctor to get glasses. If children needed...
Enjoy casual breakfast, lunch at Rick’s Diner

Enjoy casual breakfast, lunch at Rick’s Diner

MENU Breakfast includes omelettes, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, eggs benedict, country fried steak; lunch includes soup, salads, burgers, Philly cheese steak, chicken, hot dogs, sandwiches, wraps. ATMOSPHERE Airy and casual, with neon signs hearkening back to the 1950s and local nature photography on display. There are plenty of tables for dining, and a big-screen TV...
Enjoy authentic ‘cue tastes at Pig-Sty BBQ

Enjoy authentic ‘cue tastes at Pig-Sty BBQ

MENU Made-from-scratch barbecue with several choices, including salmon, pastrami, chicken, turkey, sausage and brisket. There’s a pit master on site to ensure authenticity. Warning: Certain items are only available on specific days (call or check the website for the food calendar). ATMOSPHERE This homey restaurant belies its locale in an off-the-beaten path shopping plaza. Inside, it’s...

Sports & Recreation

F.O.R.C.E. Off-Road Mountain Biking will host a cycling time trial at West Delray Regional Park April 9; compete to complete the 4.7-mile course in as short a time as possible. $40 12-month membership fee includes a T-shirt and a $5 discount is available by preregistering at www.forcemtb.org. The park is located at the western end of Atlantic Avenue, west of State Road 7/U.S. 441. “Saturdays...

Handgun discharges, strikes hand of man displaying it to friends

BOCA RATON POLICE HOME BURGLARY Someone entered an open garage at a residence in the 4500 block of North Ocean Boulevard and stole a Specialized Roubaix bicycle. TRESPASSING Police arrested a 62-year-old man in the 1900 block of North Federal Highway after he returned to a property from which he had been given a trespass warning. He also was charged with public consumption of an alcoholic beverage...
Small plates, big taste at Lilo’s Streetfood & Bar

Small plates, big taste at Lilo’s Streetfood & Bar

MENU Lilo’s Streetfood & Bar is a small-plates place that serves hipster grub, including tacos and sliders. The most expensive item on the menu is the $14 lobster tail. Most plates cost $3 to $6, but you’ll probably need two or three or four plates to fill up. There’s a full bar. ATMOSPHERE Cool and casual. Lilo’s took the space long occupied by Rotelli’s, the pasta place...

Woman goes into bank for quarters, someone steals her dirty laundry

WEST PALM BEACH POLICE ROBBERY Two men in a tan Honda Accord stopped in the 400 block of 56th Street to ask for information from a man. As he approached the vehicle, the passenger grabbed the man’s gold necklace. The necklace broke, but the robber took the gold-and-diamond charm, valued at $1,000. DISORDERLY INTOXICATION Police were called to the 4700 block of Broadway regarding a man who needed...
Spanish River High theater students bring ‘Rock of Ages’ to stage

Spanish River High theater students bring ‘Rock of Ages’ to stage

SPANISH RIVER HIGH The Theater Arts Department presents “Rock of Ages” at 7 p.m. April 21 and 22, with a 2 p.m. show on April 23. For information or to buy tickets, visit www.spanishrivertheater.org CHRISTA MCAULIFFE MIDDLE The Chorus will present a spring musical program at 6 p.m. today at the school, 6500 Le Chalet Blvd., Boynton Beach. Admission is free. BRIEFLY Lottery selections will...

Man cooking turkey in charcoal pit accuses HOA board member of assault

PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE THEFT After chatting with a security officer, a man walked over to a nearby sunglasses display rack, selected two pairs and strolled out of the store in the 3100 block of PGA Boulevard. A review of the shopping center’s surveillance showed the man exiting the facility, getting into a car and driving away. Though the footage allowed officers to get a good look at the...
BREAKING: Woman stabbed in Boynton Beach, police search for suspect

BREAKING: Woman stabbed in Boynton Beach, police search for suspect

A woman is in critical condition after being stabbed in Boynton Beach Tuesday night, according to police. The unidentified woman was stabbed several times by an unknown male in a condominium in the La Costa community, just north off of east Gateway Boulevard and Congress Avenue, at about 8 p.m. The woman was taken to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert. Anyone with information is asked to call...
Wellington approves proposal for second hotel in village

Wellington approves proposal for second hotel in village

Wellington looks like it is going to get a second hotel. The Wellington Village Council unanimously approved a motion Tuesday night to allow a hotel near the Mall at Wellington Green where previously only the Hampton Inn and Suites was permitted. The hotel, which is expected to be a Fairfield Inn, can be five stories and have 125 rooms. Birch Development would build the hotel and it would be managed...
Delaney wins council seat over Klug in Jupiter

Delaney wins council seat over Klug in Jupiter

Ron Delaney Incumbent Ron Delaney narrowly won Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug. “We ran an honest campaign. We did not do any negative campaigning. I just told the truth,” said Delaney, who spent Tuesday night at his Egret Cove home with his family. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.  
Delaney wins race for Jupiter town council against Klug

Delaney wins race for Jupiter town council against Klug

Ron Delaney Ron Delaney narrowly has won the race to in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug. Delaney has about 51 percent compared to Klug’s 49 percent, according to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office.  Stay with The Palm Beach Post for more election results.
Delaney off to early lead in Jupiter council election

Delaney off to early lead in Jupiter council election

  Ron Delaney has jumped off to a lead over Ben Klug in early absentee ballots in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat. Delaney has about 59 percent compared to Klug’s 41 percent of absentee ballots, the only ones that have been counted so far by the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office. Stay with The Palm Beach Post for election...
Litt touts organization, experience in defeating Russo in Gardens race

Litt touts organization, experience in defeating Russo in Gardens race

Pharmacist Rachelle Litt soundly beat political scion Joe Russo Jr. for the City Council Group 5 seat Tuesday. It had been a tight race between Litt, 61, who lives in PGA National, and Russo Jr., 27, a Midtown resident who is executive director of Palm Beach Tech and son of longtime council member Joe Russo. Litt attributed the win to a well organized campaign and to the advantage she had over...
Incumbent McCray wins Boynton runoff in huge voter turnout

Incumbent McCray wins Boynton runoff in huge voter turnout

A bigger turnout for Tuesday’s runoff than Election Day two weeks ago played into incumbent Mack McCray’s favor in the Boynton Beach commission race. McCray, a licensed funeral director who works in Broward County, beat political newcomer Dr. James DeVoursney, a Boynton Beach dermatologist, to represent District 2 residents. “They are letting people know that politics in Boynton...
Buzzy Avocado Grill to open Palm Beach Gardens location

Buzzy Avocado Grill to open Palm Beach Gardens location

Julien Gremaud is ready to gobble up Palm Beach Gardens. The chef/owner of downtown West Palm Beach’s lively Avocado Grill says he will open a second, larger restaurant inside the Downtown at the Gardens plaza. His goal: to open the second Avocado Grill location this fall as season begins to rev up.  Gremaud, who will take over the former RA Sushi space at the south end of the...
JUST IN: Three injured in vehicle, pedestrian crash near Greenacres

JUST IN: Three injured in vehicle, pedestrian crash near Greenacres

Three people were injured after a crash involving several vehicles and a pedestrian west of Greenacres, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. At 3:40 p.m., crews were called to the intersection of Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Purdy Lane, just south of Forest Hill Boulevard, where three vehicles and a pedestrian were involved in a crash. One male was flown by Trauma Hawk for his injuries to...
Lake Worth art gallery site back on market after $895,000 deal fizzles

Lake Worth art gallery site back on market after $895,000 deal fizzles

In the real estate business, it never pays to get your hopes up. Deals can fall apart quicker than you can say, “let’s shake on it.” Take the 705-707 Lucerne Avenue site that’s been up for sale for $895,000 since last year and which houses The Art Shop, a picture framing supply store, and the Bruce Webber Gallery. Recently it appeared as if the owners — Bruce and his...
Cassie Ortiz, 16, sings her way to American Equestrians Got Talent win

Cassie Ortiz, 16, sings her way to American Equestrians Got Talent win

Everyone knows that equestrians can ride horses but many of them also have other talents. They’ve been showing them off all season during the third annual American Equestrians Got Talent competition that ended this month. Dressage rider Cassie Ortiz, 16, won in the finale, showing off her pipes and collecting a check for $10,000 on March 19, according to a news release. In her first performance...
DCF: Family of 5-month-old child who died ‘familiar’ to system

DCF: Family of 5-month-old child who died ‘familiar’ to system

6 p.m., UPDATE: The Department of Children and Families said the family of the five-month-old who died under unknown circumstances is “familiar to the child welfare system,” but would not go into details at this time. Secretary Mike Carroll said in a statement the department has opened an investigation to “examine the circumstances that led to this tragic loss.” “We are...
Successful Wellington Equestrian season ending soon

Successful Wellington Equestrian season ending soon

The arrival of spring means the Winter Equestrian Festival will soon be coming to an end for the year. But there is still a final weekend of events at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and a couple more weeks at the International Polo Club before many of the seasonal residents pack up their horses and head out of town. In many ways it was a historic year for the sport locally. READ: Local...
JUST IN: Teen killed in Riviera Beach shooting

JUST IN: Teen killed in Riviera Beach shooting

A 17-year-old male died Monday night as the result of gunshots exchanged between the occupants of two cars, Riviera Beach police report. The teen was identified as Jaquavis Major. He was one of two shooting victims taken to a hospital by private transport. A 20-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said. The shooting happened at about 9:45 p...
‘Cash Me Outside’: Run-in in Lake Worth brings girl battery charge

‘Cash Me Outside’: Run-in in Lake Worth brings girl battery charge

The girl arrested after a February altercation which also involved the “Cash Me Outside” teen was ordered held on home detention and charged with aggravated battery Tuesday afternoon. Her attorney entered a plea of not guilty to the charge, which stemmed from a physical dispute Feb. 26 during Lake Worth’s Street Painting Festival. The juvenile was accompanied on the night of the...
House panel pulls high-speed rail bill, Brightline takes victory lap

House panel pulls high-speed rail bill, Brightline takes victory lap

A House committee abruptly postponed its vote Tuesday on a proposed bill regulating high-speed passenger trains like All Aboard Florida’s Brightline, raising questions about the future of the legislation. The bill, HB 269, was to be taken up by the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee during a morning meeting, but Rep. Brad Drake, R-Eucheeanna, announced in the final minutes that it...
UPDATE: Suspect arrested after manhunt ordered held without bond

UPDATE: Suspect arrested after manhunt ordered held without bond

A man whom officers from several law-enforcement agencies on Monday chased by air, land and water across two counties had his bond revoked Tuesday. Victor Anthony Peel, the target of a manhunt through Martin and Palm Beach counties, will be held without bail at the Martin County Jail, Circuit Judge Lawrence M. Mirman ruled Tuesday. He was wanted on a warrant for armed, masked burglary. Judge Darren...
This Lake Worth resident needs your vote…but for what?

This Lake Worth resident needs your vote…but for what?

South Grade Elementary school teacher Rebecca Hinson is hoping to win a $25,000 grant for her small book publishing business.
UPDATE: Police identify man fatally shot in West Palm Beach

UPDATE: Police identify man fatally shot in West Palm Beach

5:45 p.m. UPDATE: Police identified the man shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in West Palm Beach as 29-year-old Andre Upperman. 3 p.m. UPDATE: The lockdown has been lifted at Roosevelt Elementary and Middle schools following the fatal shooting in West Palm Beach on Tuesday. One person died and a second sustained gunshot wounds in an incident at a home on Grant Avenue in the city’s north end...
NEW: Florida teen gets mental-health review after hiding gun in woods

NEW: Florida teen gets mental-health review after hiding gun in woods

A teen in Port St. Lucie was detained for a mental-health evaluation Tuesday morning after police found a gun that he ditched in the woods, city police said. Get the latest Breaking News from The Post The teen, whose name and age were not disclosed, was taken into custody after police and St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies responded to the East Port Plaza shopping center at U.S. 1 and Walton...
Editorial: ‘Safety’ bill nothing more than effort to snuff Brightline

Editorial: ‘Safety’ bill nothing more than effort to snuff Brightline

A bill called the “Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act,” wending through the Florida Legislature, hit a roadblock Tuesday morning when it was pulled from the agenda of a House subcommittee. That’s a good thing because the bill is misnamed. It should be the “Stop Brightline in Its Tracks Act.” The legislation is aimed, of course, at the soon-to-debut high-speed...
Clerk stole exotic dancer license fees, Inspector General finds

Clerk stole exotic dancer license fees, Inspector General finds

A Palm Beach County clerk took advantage of lax accounting — and the traditional way exotic dancers collect their earnings — to embezzle more than $25,000, the county’s Inspector General said Tuesday. Public Safety Department worker Anita Pedemey cooked books to skim from the $75 fees dancers pay for required photo identification cards, usually with cash...
Okeechobee Steakhouse’s waiter retires tomorrow after 42 years of steaks, greetings

Okeechobee Steakhouse’s waiter retires tomorrow after 42 years of steaks, greetings

It was a detail that spoke volumes: a steakhouse waiter who presented his business card with his tableside greeting. Nestled into Booth 61 at Okeechobee Steakhouse, unaware of its romantic ghosts, a customer might glance at Wesley Thomas’ personalized card and capture the essence of the place. It was gracious. It was professional.  There was Thomas, in person and in print, a silver-crested...
BREAKING: FHP trooper fatally shoots man on I-95 in Delray

BREAKING: FHP trooper fatally shoots man on I-95 in Delray

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper fatally shot a 56-year-old man early Sunday on Interstate 95 near Atlantic Avenue. The man, David Eric Ufferman of Delray Beach, was walking along I-95, FHP said. He fought with an FHP who had approached him, according to a statement issued Tuesday morning. The trooper deployed his electrical weapon, which was ineffective. He then shot Ufferman, FHP said. The man was...
Corey Jones slaying trial set for October; Raja lawyers want more time

Corey Jones slaying trial set for October; Raja lawyers want more time

A judge has set an October trial date for Nouman Raja, the former Palm Beach Gardens police officer accused of manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted murder in the October 2015 shooting death of Corey Jones. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer in a hearing Tuesday told attorneys in Raja’s case to be prepared to begin jury selection on Oct. 30, just two weeks after...
House subcommittee postpones vote on high-speed rail bill

House subcommittee postpones vote on high-speed rail bill

UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.: A citizen’s group opposing All Aboard Florida’s Brightline service has released a statement following today’s meeting.
Editorial: Litt, Klug, McCray best picks in today’s runoffs

Editorial: Litt, Klug, McCray best picks in today’s runoffs

Today’s three municipal runoff elections have one thing in common: issues that come with the next phase of growth management. For Boynton Beach, it’s reinvigorating and redeveloping a problem area that is the “heart” of the city. For Palm Beach Gardens, it is bringing proposed far-flung communities smoothly into the city. And for Jupiter, it’s finding a compromise for...
GMA’s Amy Robach on breast cancer: ‘The last thing I expected to hear’

GMA’s Amy Robach on breast cancer: ‘The last thing I expected to hear’

She didn’t want to do it. Even now, Amy Robach admits that she initially nixed the idea of doing a live mammogram on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” on which she was then a correspondent, because “I truly had no history in my family that it would be possible, let alone probable” that she had breast cancer. But when colleague and cancer survivor Robin Roberts &ldquo...
Man, 62, shoots, kills wife with dementia

Man, 62, shoots, kills wife with dementia

Pamela Kruspe wanted to die, her husband of 42 years told police, and she wanted him to kill her. On Monday evening, after years of watching her deteriorate from dementia, Stephen Kruspe did just that, an arrest report made public by the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts states. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Kruspe, who previously worked as the keeper of the Jupiter Inlet...
JUST IN: Man throws steel-toed boots at police officer, lands in jail

JUST IN: Man throws steel-toed boots at police officer, lands in jail

A West Palm Beach man landed himself in jail Sunday after he threw steel-toed boots at an officer who was investigating a reported assault by his girlfriend. Donovan Poole, 23, faces charges of battery, aggravated battery on an officer and possession of heroin. He remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Tuesday with his bail set at $3,500. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County...
Gov. Scott takes aim at House Speaker Corcoran over legal work

Gov. Scott takes aim at House Speaker Corcoran over legal work

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday upped his personal battle with House Speaker Richard Corcoran about the future of the state’s business-recruitment agency. Kim McDougal, Scott’s chief of staff, sent a memo to state agency heads directing a review of legal contracts in response to a Tampa Bay Times report last week that Enterprise Florida has contracted with Broad & Cassel, a law firm...
Would President Trump be jealous of the perks on ‘Air Horse One’?

Would President Trump be jealous of the perks on ‘Air Horse One’?

Editor’s Note: Sure, President Donald Trump’s got Air Force One. (And even his own private plane, Trump Force One.) But even he might be jealous of the accommodations on Air Horse One, which flies horses in and out of Palm Beach County during the height of the equestrian and horse racing season. Here is Staci Sturrock’s story from February 2015: It’s boarding time for the Boeing...
Boynton, Gardens, Jupiter voters head to polls in city council runoffs

Boynton, Gardens, Jupiter voters head to polls in city council runoffs

Light turnout at Independence Middle School in Abacoa for the Jupiter Town Council runoff election is reported, and there were no lines to vote at St. Peter’s Church on Central Blvd. this afternoon. But Some Jupiter precincts are reporting voter turnout in today’s contest between Ben Klug and Ron Delaney as high — or higher — than in the March 14 election. Palm Beach County...
The Thing to Have: at Sailfish Marina

The Thing to Have: at Sailfish Marina

The place: Sailfish Marina, Singer Island Why you’re there: One really doesn’t come to Sailfish Marina for the food. That’s the least memorable part of the visit to a place where charter yachts gleam in the sun, water taxis are ready to shuttle beach-goers to Peanut Island, live music drifts in the breeze and kids feed the ravenous crevalle jack swimming below the dock. The...
Butterfly exhibit coming to South Florida Science Center

Butterfly exhibit coming to South Florida Science Center

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium plans to unveil an interactive exhibit on butterflies just in time for the long summer break. The “Amazing Butterflies” exhibit will be on display from May 6 through Sept. 29. According to the science center the exhibit features the entire lifecycle of the butterfly. “Visitors will experience the challenges of being a caterpillar...
UPDATE: Armed confrontation ends in shooting in West Palm

UPDATE: Armed confrontation ends in shooting in West Palm

UPDATE, 6:15 a.m.: City police confirmed an armed confrontation between two men led to a shooting Monday night. One man shot the other shortly after 10 p.m. near 13th and Tamarind Avenue, leaving the victim with non-life threatening injuries. The shooter was not injured, police said. The investigation is ongoing, though police are not searching for suspects in connection to the case. ORIGINAL POST...
Water Tower Commons’ 1st announced store? Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Water Tower Commons’ 1st announced store? Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

The developers of the incoming Water Tower Commons project attended the Lantana Town Council meeting Monday to request changes to already-approved plans, some of which have to do with signage, specifically for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The market, which will also have a pharmacy, is the first business to be publicly named for the site on Lantana Road, where the A.G. Holley State Hospital sat...
NEW: Person hit by vehicle west of Lantana flown to hospital

NEW: Person hit by vehicle west of Lantana flown to hospital

One person was taken to the hospital after being hit by vehicle west of Lantana, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. An unidentified pedestrian was hit by an car near Lantana Road and Strawberry Lakes Circle, just east of Jog Road. The pedestrian was found by crews in the roadway and flown to a nearby hospital by the Trauma Hawk helicopter, Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said.
Trump to return for sixth time, this time with Chinese president

Trump to return for sixth time, this time with Chinese president

President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach next week, according to Lantana Police Chief Sean Scheller. Scheller made the announcement Monday at the Lantana Town Council meeting, and said the Chinese president plans to stay at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan. He will be in town April 6 (Thursday) and 7 (Friday). RELATED...
Florida Senate delays school testing bill amid GOP rift

Florida Senate delays school testing bill amid GOP rift

Republican divisions on standardized testing temporarily scuttled a bill aimed at cutting back on the number of exams students face in public schools, though Senate leaders said they believed a vote Monday would not completely derail action on the issue. The Senate Education Committee voted narrowly Monday to postpone action on the measure (SB 926), one of several dealing with testing during this...

House plan would end state pay for university foundations’ staff

The Florida House is pushing for $164 million in budget cuts in its initial higher-education budgets. Under a plan outlined by the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Monday, universities would see a $110 million cut, while state colleges would face $61 million in reductions. Small increases in other higher-education programs, including workforce education and private colleges, lowers...
House committee backs revamping Florida trauma hospital system

House committee backs revamping Florida trauma hospital system

After years of hospital-industry legal battles about opening new trauma centers, a Florida House panel Monday approved a bill that would repeal limits on the numbers of trauma facilities across the state. The vote by the House Health Innovation Subcommittee would eliminate a system that allows a maximum of 44 trauma centers statewide and also caps the numbers in 19 different regions. RELATED: Complete...
Cerabino: Are you ready to pedal? It’s Bike-To-Work Week.

Cerabino: Are you ready to pedal? It’s Bike-To-Work Week.

This is Bike-To-Work Week in West Palm Beach. I know. It’s easy to miss. It looks like another Drive-Your-Car-To-Work Week, but trust me. It’s all about bicycles this week. “We are trying to promote alternative transportation,” said Ellen Ostrowski, who runs the city’s Transportation Management Initiative. West Palm Beach has done quite a bit already to promote bicycling...
West Palm joins county in seeking U.S. money for Trump security costs

West Palm joins county in seeking U.S. money for Trump security costs

Standing within sight of President Donald Trump’s weekend White House at Mar-a-Lago, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, urged Trump Monday to “step up” and help Palm Beach County taxpayers recover as much as $5.8 million in expenses associated with the president’s frequent visits here. Frankel was joined by West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, who said cyberattacks and...
Prison lieutenant gets three years in prison for exorting inmate

Prison lieutenant gets three years in prison for exorting inmate

A former Florida Department of Corrections lieutenant was sentenced to three years in prison and two years’ probation Monday, weeks after a jury convicted him of shaking down an inmate suspected of selling prescription drugs at a work release center. Erik Boe, 36, was convicted of one count each of threats or extortion and unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior in a February 2013...
PBSO arrests juvenile involved in ‘Cash me Outside’ altercation

PBSO arrests juvenile involved in ‘Cash me Outside’ altercation

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a juvenile allegedly involved in an altercation Feb. 26 outside a Lake Worth bar while accompanied by the infamous “Cash me Ousside” teen. The unidentified girl has been charged with aggravated battery and confessed to taking part in the attack during the annual Street Painting Festival. She was brought to the Juvenile Detention...
Struggling Village Baptist takes shelter under Family Church umbrella

Struggling Village Baptist takes shelter under Family Church umbrella

Village Baptist, struggling to hold its ground with diminishing membership and resources, will take shelter under the umbrella of fast-expanding Family Church, a West Palm institution that has absorbed several Palm Beach County churches in recent years. The membership of Village voted 82 to 40 on Sunday to partner with Family, which plans to pump $1.5 million into repairs to the church, whose 37-acre...
West Palm law firm picks up trash in Wellington to commemorate 90th year

West Palm law firm picks up trash in Wellington to commemorate 90th year

A West Palm Beach law firm picked up trash in Wellington as part of its 90th anniversary community service projects earlier this month.
Mind the gap: Flagler Bridge lane closure coming

Mind the gap: Flagler Bridge lane closure coming

This word, from the Florida Department of Transportation: The Flagler Memorial Bridge will have nightly lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, April 3, to Wednesday, April 5, with closures alternating between eastbound and westbound lanes. One lane will remain open during this time. Flaggers will direct traffic as work is done on the roadway, sidewalk and span locks. The Flagler...
Project at old A.G. Holley site in Lantana to feature public art

Project at old A.G. Holley site in Lantana to feature public art

At the request of Mayor David Stewart, the development team of Water Tower Commons — the commercial and residential project at the old A.G. Holley State Hospital site — agreed Monday night to incorporate public art into its plan. Lantana Town Manager Debbie Manzo will work with the development team to determine what the art will be. Stewart said he has learned developments with public...
NEW: Firefighters put out house fire in Greenacres

NEW: Firefighters put out house fire in Greenacres

Crews put out a fire in a Greenacres mobile home park Monday afternoon, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. A 3:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a home on the 1500 block of 62nd Drive South, north of Forest Hill Boulevard and east of Jog Road, in the Casa Del Monte Mobile Home Park. The fire was found in the carport of the home and put out quickly, according to Capt. Albert Borroto. There...
UPDATE: New details after manhunt ends in arrest near Gardens

UPDATE: New details after manhunt ends in arrest near Gardens

UPDATE, 11: p.m.: Authorities were able to locate Victor Peel after hours of searching thanks to thermal-imaging camera on a drone, investigators said during a press conference broadcast by Palm Beach Post newspartners WPTV NewsChannel 5. With the help of a drone and West Palm Beach police air boats investigators were able to reach Peel who was on an island and hiding deep thick reeds and grass. When...
NEW: Lake Worth sneaker girls take first step to reality show stardom

NEW: Lake Worth sneaker girls take first step to reality show stardom

Chicks With Kicks, the upcoming interactive sneaker store in the works for downtown Lake Worth, today signed a deal with a California video production company to shoot a demo reel that will be pitched to several networks for a potential reality show. The company, Fly on the Wall Entertainment, is responsible for more than 2,000 hours of reality show programs, including the long-running “Big...
PBSO: Second of two missing Lake Worth girls found

PBSO: Second of two missing Lake Worth girls found

3:40 p.m. UPDATE: Latavia Austin has been found, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. ORIGINAL STORY: One of the two missing Lake Worth girls have been found, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said Saturday. Isabel Espinoza-Funez, 12, is safe and has been brought back to her family. Latavia Austin, 13, is still missing. The girls hadn’t been seen since Thursday...
Boca woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Boca woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

A Boca Raton woman was arrested Friday on a disorderly intoxication charge at Mar-a-Lago after Palm Beach police said she tried to rush toward a Secret Service-restricted zone inside the club and was talking to empty cars. Amanda Ayres Kerwin, 37, is charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors, according to a police report. The report said a Mar-a-Lago...
Jupiter residents complain alot, but will they vote on Tuesday?

Jupiter residents complain alot, but will they vote on Tuesday?

Indiantown Road traffic is one of many issues facing Jupiter (Photo/Lannis Waters) “Complaining on Facebook is easy. We live in such a lovely place. Too many people take it for granted,” said Jupiter resident Cheryl Schneider, one of many locals who want a big turnout in Tuesday’s runoff Jupiter town council election between Ron Delaney and Ben Klug.. See the full story in The Palm...
Boynton mayor: Why are we still paying when red light cams are off

Boynton mayor: Why are we still paying when red light cams are off

Even though the city is no longer giving out red light camera tickets, Boynton paid $5,769 in February on legal fees for the tickets. Mayor Steven Grant mentioned the legal fees at this past week’s City Commission meeting. He asked for City Attorney Jim Cherof to total up all the outstanding red light camera tickets by the end of March so the commission can decide if they still want the tickets...
This Delray Beach restaurant landed on OpenTable’s Top 100 Hot Spots in nation

This Delray Beach restaurant landed on OpenTable’s Top 100 Hot Spots in nation

Mural at El Camino (15 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach) (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post) DELRAY BEACH — Turns out this hipster taquería isn’t just a favorite for locals, it’s nationally recognized.
Suburban Lake Worth neighborhood under boil-water order

Suburban Lake Worth neighborhood under boil-water order

A water main break in the Lake Osborne neighborhood caused a water system to be shut down and a boil-water order to be issued, according to the Palm Beach County Health Department. Customers of the Lake Osborne Waterworks in the area of Lake Geneva Drive and Crest Drive in suburban Lake Worth will be asked to boil their water until a bacteriological survey can be completed, health officials said....
Builder reveals name of first store for Lantana’s Water Tower Commons

Builder reveals name of first store for Lantana’s Water Tower Commons

Rendering of Water Tower Commons at the former A.G. Holley site in Lantana. (Handout: Mike Langolf) A Walmart Neighborhood Market is one of the businesses that plans to open in Water Tower Commons in Lantana, according to town documents.
Commentary: Big issues in Jupiter, so will today’s runoff get votes?

Commentary: Big issues in Jupiter, so will today’s runoff get votes?

Many Jupiter voters who cast ballots today want other residents to vote in the runoff between Ron Delaney and Ben Klug for town council. “Complaining on Facebook is easy. We live in such a lovely place. Too many people take it for granted,” said Jupiter resident Cheryl Schneider, one of many locals who want a big turnout. Development, beaches, crime, bridges, parks, rivers, boats, traffic...
BREAKING: Cyclist hit by car in Wellington

BREAKING: Cyclist hit by car in Wellington

A person riding a bicycle got struck by a car in Wellington on Monday afternoon, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reports. The incident happened around 1 p.m. on the 12000 block of Forest Hill Boulevard near the Wellington Amphitheater. Heavy delays are expected in the area as crews try to clear the scene. Officials called for a helicopter to take the person, identified as a male, to a nearby hospital...

Dr. Oz will make a guest appearance at this Boca film festival screening

Dr. Mehmet Oz of ABC Television fame addressing guest at the Palm Beach Gardens Mall Saturday April 02, 2016, in Palm Beach Gardens.
Hoffman’s plans Easter factory tour; egg hunt

Hoffman’s plans Easter factory tour; egg hunt

Hoffman’s Chocolates plans to hold a “Hoppy Easter Celebration” on April 8 at its Greenacres chocolate factory, shoppe and ice cream parlour. The celebration will include Eastr egg hunts, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, food trucks, entertainment and other family-friendly activities. Here is the schedule of events: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Chocolate Factory...
President Trump’s immigration ban likely to be big topic at PBSC forum

President Trump’s immigration ban likely to be big topic at PBSC forum

People protesting against President Trump’s ban on immigrants returning from a list of seven countries at the Palm Beach International Airport earlier this year.
Acreage Facebook group finds more than one thousands lost pets a year

Acreage Facebook group finds more than one thousands lost pets a year

A growing Acreage non-profit that has nearly 11,000 members in a Facebook group and reunites more than 1,000 pets with their owners every year all started with one lost dog. Gail Bass created “Loxahatchee Lost and Found Pets” in 2012 to help find a neighbor’s dog named Daisy. The dog was never found, but she thought the group could help find other pets in the sprawling, rural area...
West Palm woman saying goodbye to man when she was murdered

West Palm woman saying goodbye to man when she was murdered

A 21-year-old woman was preparing to leave town and saying goodbye to her former roommate when the man inexplicably stabbed her repeatedly Saturday morning in a home in unincorporated West Palm Beach, according to an arrest report released Monday. Randy Herman Jr., 24, is facing a first-degree murder charge and is being held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail in connection with Brooke Preston&rsquo...
BREAKING: Mom accused of making false kidnapping report out of jail

BREAKING: Mom accused of making false kidnapping report out of jail

8:30 a.m. Tuesday UPDATE: A Greenacres woman accused of falsely telling authorities that her daughter had been kidnapped is free on bond. Maria Irias was released from the Palm Beach County Jail late Monday after posting $4,000 bail. Irias, 29, faces two charges of child neglect without great bodily harm and making a false police report. Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies said on Saturday...
Mix cocktails with the masters at this Boca craft spirits festival

Mix cocktails with the masters at this Boca craft spirits festival

(Palm Beach Post file photo by Thomas Cordy) BOCA RATON — Mixed drinks, fine dining and an introduction to South Florida’s cocktail culture are just a few of the features of Mixology, the second annual cocktail-themed event at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater.
West Palm writer has special friendship with celebrity Robert Wagner

West Palm writer has special friendship with celebrity Robert Wagner

It took 10 magical minutes in Norma Shearer’s boudoir, and that was it: Robert J. Wagner was a goner. “Stardust fell on me,” the actor says. “I was 7 years old, and I’ve kept that picture of her in my mind all these years.” There she was, sitting up in bed — all regal, blond, porcelain and powdered. Shearer was the mother of his classmate, Irving Thalberg...
PBSO: Woman, 54, dies in Boynton crash after hitting tree

PBSO: Woman, 54, dies in Boynton crash after hitting tree

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released the name of a woman who died in a crash in Boynton Beach on Sunday morning. Maria Martindale, 54, of Boynton Beach, died in the crash on the intersection of Hypoluxo Road and Lantern Key Drive at 11:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office said. Martindale was driving westbound on Hypoluxo Road when she hit the center of the median then swerved around...
Delray Beach is connecting its neighborhoods through this interactive artwork

Delray Beach is connecting its neighborhoods through this interactive artwork

Fifteen chairs designed by artist Agata Ren will be placed throughout Delray Beach in an effort to spread public art throughout the entire city, included less-frequented neighborhoods outside the downtown.
Employee at West Palm Publix accused of stealing from co-worker

Employee at West Palm Publix accused of stealing from co-worker

A West Palm Beach man is accused of stealing a fellow Publix employee’s credit cards then running up charges at a Walmart, according to an arrest report. Jornan Diaz, 18, is facing nine counts of fraud and one larceny count and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail March 16 after posting a $30,000 bond. » Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News The alleged victim...
NEW: Greyhounds’ positive drug tests costs trainer license

NEW: Greyhounds’ positive drug tests costs trainer license

A greyhound trainer based at the Palm Beach Kennel Club had his license revoked this month after state investigators found 24 instances where dogs under his care tested positive for drugs before races in 2016. Yoanly Savon’s license was revoked March 8 by the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The division oversees horse, dog...
UPDATE: No bond for suspect in 2016 Boca murder of Jupiter man

UPDATE: No bond for suspect in 2016 Boca murder of Jupiter man

9:55 a.m. UPDATE: A judge has given no bond to a suspect in a 2016 Boca Raton fatal shooting. Matthew Lewis, who refused twice to appear Monday before Judge Caroline Shepherd, will continue to be held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder. ORIGINAL STORY: A man believed to be a suspect in a 2016 fatal shooting in Boca Raton has been transported to Palm Beach County Jail...
Photos: When a masked Michael Jackson shopped West Palm, Gardens malls

Photos: When a masked Michael Jackson shopped West Palm, Gardens malls

Editor’s Note: This week, the Palm Beach International Film Festival begins. The festival has attracted a lot of high-wattage stars over the years, but nothing like the night in 2003 when The King Of Pop crashed the party. Rumors had swirled for months that Michael Jackson had been house-hunting in the area (We could have been Neverland East!). He was spotted on the island at Sprinkles Ice Cream...
FHP investigating fatal crash on I-95 in Fort Pierce

FHP investigating fatal crash on I-95 in Fort Pierce

A fatal crash on southbound Interstate 95 early Monday has prompted authorities to close a rest area in St. Lucie County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash, near mile marker 132 in Fort Pierce, was reported shortly before 4:40 a.m. Check our live traffic map to plan your commute. FHP’s traffic incidents website said a rest area on the southbound side of I-95 was closed and drivers...
Gardens gas station sells Fantasy 5 winner

Gardens gas station sells Fantasy 5 winner

Someone who purchased a lottery ticket in Palm Beach Gardens will wake up to a surprise this morning. The Cumberland Farms gas station on North Military Trail sold the lucky Fantasy 5 ticket, one of three which hit the jackpot. Download our PostNOW app for the latest Breaking News. Selecting all five numbers, 1-3-7-23-27, netted the winners $62,122.34 apiece, according to the Florida Lottery.
BREAKING: Pedestrian struck by car on I-95 in West Palm

BREAKING: Pedestrian struck by car on I-95 in West Palm

A pedestrian was struck by a car on Interstate 95 tonight, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said. The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. on Interstate 95 at Southern Boulevard. The victim was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Further details about the accident weren’t available.
PHOTOS: PrideFest of the Palm Beaches Parade in Lake Worth

PHOTOS: PrideFest of the Palm Beaches Parade in Lake Worth

Royal Palm Beach Community Band to perform free show

Royal Palm Beach Community Band to perform free show

The Royal Palm Beach Community Band is gearing up for its spring concert, which is scheduled for 7 p.
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