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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...
Ryan to unveil new health care effort at Breakers in Palm Beach

Ryan to unveil new health care effort at Breakers in Palm Beach

Days after the Republican-controlled House failed to enact a health care overhaul bill backed by President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will unveil a new health care effort at a retreat with Republican donors on Thursday and Friday at The Breakers in Palm Beach. The gathering was confirmed to The Palm Beach Post by a Republican source on Wednesday. RELATED: Complete President Trump coverage...
JUST IN: Man dead after thrown from I-95 ramp in motorcycle crash

JUST IN: Man dead after thrown from I-95 ramp in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old is dead after he was thrown from an Interstate 95 ramp when his motorcycle crashed Tuesday night in West Palm Beach, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jaquari McCormick of West Palm Beach was on the southbound exit ramp to Palm Beach International Airport just before 9:30 p.m. As he drove the 2004 Suzuki on the curved part of the ramp, the motorcycle sideswiped the concrete barrier...
Florida House pitches $297 million in tax cuts, half what Scott wanted

Florida House pitches $297 million in tax cuts, half what Scott wanted

A wide-ranging $296.8 million tax cut package from the House would eliminate sales taxes on diapers and feminine hygiene products, offer tax “holidays” for purchasing school and hurricane supplies and trim a commercial lease tax. The package, introduced Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee, is smaller than the $618 million collection of tax cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott. The...
Surprise! Wellington cancer survivor, 8, gets day with Astros pitcher

Surprise! Wellington cancer survivor, 8, gets day with Astros pitcher

Drew Dawson got all of it. The toss from Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. smacked off the 8-year-old’s bat up the middle of the field and he was already running. He finished a full sprint rounding the bases with a slide into home and a big smile on his face. McCullers joked that he hung a change-up and Drew’s mother, Tristan Dawson, called it Drew’s “victory lap&rdquo...
NEW: Lake Park man pleads guilty to trying to help ISIS

NEW: Lake Park man pleads guilty to trying to help ISIS

One of three Palm Beach County men charged in July with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges. Dayne Christian, 32, of Lake Park, pleaded guilty in federal court in West Palm Beach to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, in connection with what FBI agents said was a failed plot to help the...
Police identify infant who died due to unknown reasons

Police identify infant who died due to unknown reasons

An infant who was found dead under unknown circumstances was identified Wednesday by Fort Pierce Police. The boy was identified as Aiden Leslie, who was 5 months old. Aiden was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center unconscious and unresponsive on Sunday night. He was later transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he died Tuesday. The investigation into the infant’s death is...
4th DCA: Warrant needed to search car’s ‘black box’

4th DCA: Warrant needed to search car’s ‘black box’

In what is likely a first-of-its-kind case in Florida, a divided appeals court Wednesday said authorities needed a warrant before they could download information recorded in a car’s “black box.” The ruling by a panel of the West Palm Beach-based 4th District Court of Appeal approved a defendant’s request to suppress evidence that police retrieved from such a device in 2013...
Man on Boynton Beach stabbing victim: ‘Pray for her’

Man on Boynton Beach stabbing victim: ‘Pray for her’

La Costa in Boynton Beach. Photo taken March 29, 2017 by Alexandra Seltzer Shannon Habegger was watching television inside her La Costa apartment Tuesday night when she heard someone yelling.
Grand opening is Saturday for new Jupiter restaurant on mini-golf course

Grand opening is Saturday for new Jupiter restaurant on mini-golf course

The bar at Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) A bar with 15 television screens, a restaurant with seating for 82 customers and a 3,500-gallon salt water fish tank are part of the expansion of the Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf restaurant,  scheduled to have it’s grand opening at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1. The menu, which now includes ice cream, burgers and beer and wine...
Florida House offers enactment plan that limits medical marijuana use

Florida House offers enactment plan that limits medical marijuana use

Pledging that it is only a start, a Florida House panel gave a thumbs-up Tuesday to a medical-marijuana proposal castigated by supporters of a constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis for a broad swath of patients with debilitating conditions. The House Health Quality Subcommittee overwhelmingly approved the measure (HB 1397), sponsored by House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, with just one...
Scammer who flipped on PBSO deputy gets 11 years in prison

Scammer who flipped on PBSO deputy gets 11 years in prison

A 47-year-old Wellington man, who helped federal prosecutors build an identity theft case against a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, on Wednesday was sentenced for his own involvement in the scam, as well as a home rental scam. Kesner Joaseus, 47, was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a rental scam, to be followed by an additional two years in prison for his role in an identity...
What we loved at these restaurants in Boca Raton 

What we loved at these restaurants in Boca Raton 

Our Palm Beach Post writers anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. We have rounded up the best neighborhood eats in Boca Raton and tell you why they liked each one! Reason To Go: The huge menu proves there’s something for everyone, especially when it’s tough to agree on a desired cuisine. It’s also located in Town...
UPDATE: Two dead at West Palm shooting scene; police chief on scene

UPDATE: Two dead at West Palm shooting scene; police chief on scene

3:35 p.m. UPDATE: According to a West Palm Beach Police spokesman, the 911 call involving a shooting that killed two people came from inside the apartment at Caribbean Villas. It’s not known whether the caller was among the victims. Sergeant Dave Lefont, police spokesman, said today’s fatal shooting isn’t related to other shootings in the area recently. So far in March, 12 people...
There’s a new Italian restaurant opening in Boynton’s Las Ventanas

There’s a new Italian restaurant opening in Boynton’s Las Ventanas

Father and son restaurateurs Steven Pellegrino Sr. and Steven Pellegrino Jr. are the latest to give Boynton Beach’s Las Ventanas a try. On April 12, they will open Baciami (Italian for ‘kiss me’) Italiano in the spot formerly known as Lucertola Ristorante & Birreria and before that, Bad Ragaz Restaurant & Bar. You might be familiar with the Pellegrinos’ other restaurants in...
NEW: Delray road reopened after suspicious packages declared safe

NEW: Delray road reopened after suspicious packages declared safe

3:15 p.m. UPDATE: Atlantic Avenue has now reopened after the two suspicious packages were declared safe by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s bomb disposal unit. The packages forced westbound Atlantic to be closed near Military Trail for more than two hours. 2:10 p.m. UPDATE: There are two suspicious packages at the Walgreens at Atlantic Avenue and Military Trail, according to Delray...
Lake Worth makes $38,000 of improvements to Domino Park

Lake Worth makes $38,000 of improvements to Domino Park

The tiny parcel of land, next to the train tracks on South G Street and in the southwestern part of Lake Worth that won’t appear in any city brochures, is finally getting an official purpose. For years, nearby residents have used the site between South 8th and 9th avenues to hang out, play dominoes, checkers, host picnics. They bring their own chairs and tables, turning the site into their own...
Wawa to open another South Florida store this week

Wawa to open another South Florida store this week

Wawa, a family-owned chain of convenience stores known for its fanatical following, will hold a grand opening celebration on Thursday for its newest store in Port St.
Last call for late booze in Boca? Bars say ban would be ‘catastrophic’

Last call for late booze in Boca? Bars say ban would be ‘catastrophic’

Managers, owners and employees of two late-night lounges on Tuesday evening plead with Boca Raton officials, who are considering scaling back alcohol-sale hours citywide to 2 a.m. Most businesses in Boca Raton are already restricted from selling alcohol between the hours of 2-7 a.m. But two Boca businesses — Nippers on Military trail east of Town Center mall and Blue Martini Lounge in the Town...
LATEST: Highly ranked equestrian charged with battery on deputy

LATEST: Highly ranked equestrian charged with battery on deputy

A highly ranked equestrian show jumper was arrested last week after an altercation with a woman ended with the jumper hitting a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, according to an arrest report. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Conor Swail, an Irish-born jumper ranked 41st in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping standings, was charged with domestic battery, resisting...
NEW: Delray legal eagle joins Boca firm known for HOA, condo law

NEW: Delray legal eagle joins Boca firm known for HOA, condo law

Delray Beach legal eagle Michael Weiner is joining forces with a Boca Raton law firm renowned for its prowess in homeowners and condominium law. Sachs, Sax & Caplan will be the new home for the longtime zoning, land use and administrative law attorney. RELATED: West Palm Beach attorney elected Florida Bar president for 2018 Weiner, 68, is a ubiquitous figure at municipal hearings on behalf of real...
Dwyer-nominated teacher sought by FBI on child porn charges

Dwyer-nominated teacher sought by FBI on child porn charges

A manhunt is underway for a lauded Palm Beach County middle-school teacher who authorities say went on the run in the face of federal charges that he produced and received child pornography, FBI officials announced Wednesday. The victims in the case are multiple, and at least a handful are confirmed to be students in the county’s public schools, Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said...
NEW: ‘Excited delirium,’ not bullets, killed man in August shooting

NEW: ‘Excited delirium,’ not bullets, killed man in August shooting

An Acreage man whose body was found outside a North Palm Beach home Aug. 1 died from “excited delirium due to cocaine use,” not gunshot wounds, according to a Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released Tuesday. A West Palm Beach man fired shots at Kristopher Lyewfong, 36, shortly before he suffered the seizure that killed him. However, Fednel David, 21, will not...
Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

NFL wide receiver, Reggie Wayne is auctioning his ′67 Ford Mustang Custom GT Fastback at Barrett-Jackson’s 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction. The three-day event is April 6 to 8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Let’s get thing out of the way. Will the football star attend the three-day event? A Barrett-Jackson publicist could not confirm Wayne&rsquo...
JUST IN: School bus crashes in Lake Worth

JUST IN: School bus crashes in Lake Worth

A school bus crashed in the north end of the city Wednesday morning, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The crash took place at at Worthmore Drive and North East Coast Street, west of Dixie Highway and just south of the West Palm Beach border. The crash was reported just before 7:45 a.m. It was not immediately known whether anyone was injured. Check back for details on this breaking story.
UPDATE: Twins’ bodies kept in tub before being burned in brush fire

UPDATE: Twins’ bodies kept in tub before being burned in brush fire

Brandon and Brian Allen’s lifeless bodies lay in a West Palm Beach bathtub for nearly 24 hours before their accused killers dumped them along the Beeline Highway and burned them beyond recognition, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records show. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The 21-year-old twins met with their roommates the evening of March 14 in their apartment...
Report: Tractor-trailer crash closes Boca Raton I-95 ramp

Report: Tractor-trailer crash closes Boca Raton I-95 ramp

The exit ramp to Congress Avenue off Interstate 95 is blocked Wednesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. A tractor-trailer wreck closed the ramp, according to The Post’s news partner WPTV NewsChannel 5. The wreck happened shortly before 6:45 a.m., FHP said. Officials listed the wreck as a “serious accident” on the highway patrol’s website. It is unclear...
Palm Beach County considers czar, spending $1 million in opioid fight

Palm Beach County considers czar, spending $1 million in opioid fight

Palm Beach County commissioners will consider a variety of options next Tuesday to combat the rampaging opioid epidemic, including the hiring of a senior-level administrative staffer, creating two new positions with the Medical Examiner’s Office and pouring $1 million into a range of treatment programs. Those options are among the recommendations of a 72-page report outlining the scope of the...
PHOTOS: Celebrities you didn’t know attended Palm Beach Film Festival

PHOTOS: Celebrities you didn’t know attended Palm Beach Film Festival

With the Palm Beach International Film Festival beginning today, March 29, we thought we’d look back at the celebrities you probably didn’t realize attended the festival since the mid-’90s. This year’s honoree, Connie Francis, joins a long line of luminaries. Michael Jackson was the surprise guest at the 2003 film festival gala in Boca Raton. Florida native Faye Dunaway...

Florida House scales back school vouchers plan

A wide-ranging school choice bill was stripped down before passing a key subcommittee Tuesday, but the shape of the final legislation is still in flux as it nears the House floor. The proposal (HB 15), filed by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, began the day as a bill that would touch the state’s three major school-choice programs. But after a pair of amendments offered by Sullivan, the...
West Boca will make Chinese president feel right at home next week

West Boca will make Chinese president feel right at home next week

BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 19: Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before their meeting at at the Great Hall of the People on March 19, 2017 in Beijing, China.
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...
UPDATE: Police identify person of interest in Boynton stabbing

UPDATE: Police identify person of interest in Boynton stabbing

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: A man who was pacing in the La Costa complex, who only identified himself as Scott, said the victim “didn’t deserve this.” For more on the reaction of neighbors near the complex, click here. 12:15 p.m. UPDATE: Boynton Beach Police announced they have identified a person of interest in a stabbing Tuesday. According to a police spokeswoman, officers are searching...
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. This was...
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...
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...
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.
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...
‘Get Out’ writer and director Jordan Peele honored with director of the year award

‘Get Out’ writer and director Jordan Peele honored with director of the year award

Jordan Peele, writer and director of the brilliant socially conscious horror film “Get Out,” is being honored as Director of the Year at CinemaCon, the gathering of the National Association of Theatre Owners, happening March 30 in Las Vegas. “With the phenomenon known as ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele has instantaneously become a force to reckon with as a gifted and enormously...
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