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Still no bond for woman police say drove SUV into Palm Springs store

There’s still no bond for a Wellington woman police say drove her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs. Shinobia Montoria Wright, 26, was to appear Monday before Palm Beach County Judge Paul A. Damico. But authorities said she still was hospitalized.  Charges against Wright include aggravated battery, battery, burglary, criminal mischief over $1,000 and reckless driving. Wright...
Volunteers gather produce that would be plowed under; ‘it’s crazy.’

Volunteers gather produce that would be plowed under; ‘it’s crazy.’

Madeline Erwich and Ariana Fernandez waited to board their buses, their arms laden with peppers. They intended to eat them. Even though they were the misshapen or discolored kinds that the big stores reject but which many families would be glad to have. The two Palm Beach Atlantic University students knew they likely never will find themselves in those straits. The gleaning event, which involved PBAU...

Repaving project on S.R. 7 west of Delray kicks off this week

The rough road from Boca Raton to Delray Beach is going to get a little smoother as crews begin repaving a stretch of State Road 7 this week. The $4.7 million construction project, which kicks off Jan. 17, will resurface the road from north of Clint Moore Road to Atlantic Avenue. It’s the first of two phases planned by the Florida Department of Transportation to repave State Road 7 from Clint...
Boynton Beach officials to vote Tuesday on buying police body cameras

Boynton Beach officials to vote Tuesday on buying police body cameras

Boynton Beach’s elected officials are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to buy 80 body cameras for the police department’s officers to wear. If approved, officers would start wearing the cameras by March, according to city documents. Training would start in February. “By having a (body warn camera) program, the department has the opportunity to provide the full unedited version...
UPDATE: One of three hurt Thursday in Acreage crash has died

UPDATE: One of three hurt Thursday in Acreage crash has died

One of three people hurt Thursday morning in a crash in The Acreage has died, authorities said Monday. Alford Scardina, 34, died Friday, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s update said. About 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Thomas Cifrodella, 36, was headed southbound on Avocado Boulevard in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt with passenger Angel Digiovanni, 29, when he “entered the intersection through...
Man held in Pennsylvania in fatal Palm Beach County hit and run

Man held in Pennsylvania in fatal Palm Beach County hit and run

Whoever knocked the life out of Chauncey Jevon Williams, as the 38-year-old tried to cross Okeechobee Boulevard on Labor Day weekend, didn’t stop to help, or even see what he’d hit, investigators said. Now, authorities say they’ve tracked down the suspected killer to a Pennsylvania jail. Zane Nathan Smith, 42, is being held without bail in Easton, Pa., on the New Jersey line about...
Final vote Tuesday for 35-unit waterfront development in Jupiter

Final vote Tuesday for 35-unit waterfront development in Jupiter

Building a 35-unit townhouse development on the Intracoastal Waterway is up for final approval at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. town council meeting. Prices for the units at Water Pointe, each about 1,500 square feet, should start at about $400,000-$500,000, according to local Realtors and developers. The vacant 4-acre site on the west side of U.S. 1 is the former Elks Lodge 2469. The lodge opened in the...
Pavilion, playground, fish tank almost ready at Jupiter A1A mini-golf

Pavilion, playground, fish tank almost ready at Jupiter A1A mini-golf

A 3,500-gallon salt water fish tank, a restaurant/bar with 15 flat screen televisions, an open pavilion available for rent and an outdoor playground are highlights of the $700,000 plan to update the Lighthouse Cove Adventure mini-golf course in Jupiter’s Inlet Village. “When we first opened, we weren’t sure what the needs of the community were. Our customers have told us this is...
Cinquez Dog Park construction expected to start this spring in Jupiter

Cinquez Dog Park construction expected to start this spring in Jupiter

Construction is expected to start this spring of a new dog park at Cinquez Park. Plans for the first phase, expected to take about eight months and cost about $2.5 million, calls for the dog park, shaded areas, picnic tables, lighting, walking trails, fencing, landscaping, bicycle racks and removal of non-native plants. Future plans, which would require additional money, call for a community garden...
UPDATE: PBSO says missing 93-year-old man found safe

UPDATE: PBSO says missing 93-year-old man found safe

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says it has located Theodore Fuller. Fuller went missing last night, but has been found safe. On Sunday night, police were asking the public for help finding the 93-year-old man after he wandered away from his suburban West Palm Beach home. Theodore Frederick Fuller, who has severe dementia, had last been seen at 6:22 p.m. walking away from his home at 4373...
Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Remember the iconic muscle car driven by Burt Reynolds in the kitchy yet classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? Who wouldn't want to own a Trans-Am just like it? Bidders will get their chance Friday at an auction in Arizona, MSN Autos reports.  A listing for the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale shows a Pro-Touring Firebird owned by Reynolds and built by Restore a Muscle Car and...
Burglary suspect crashes during pursuit, injuring three

Burglary suspect crashes during pursuit, injuring three

Three people were injured Sunday morning when a burglary suspect slammed into a car at an intersection in Riviera Beach. Riviera Beach police said the suspect is Bradley Kelly, Jr., 25, a homeless man who has family in Riviera Beach. Police said one of the city’s license plate readers spotted his car at the scene of a 9 a.m. burglary in the 3000 block of Avenue O. At about 10:30 a.m., officers...
Bond hearing for accused T-Mobile store crash driver rescheduled

Bond hearing for accused T-Mobile store crash driver rescheduled

A Wellington woman who is accused of driving her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs did not appear at a court hearing this morning, but is expected to see a judge Monday. Shinobia Montoria Wright, 26, was scheduled for a bond hearing Sunday, but private attorney Leonard Feuer requested the case be reset for Monday. Feuer did not want to comment about the charges against his client, which...
Lake Worth set to unveil Solar Energy Project next month

Lake Worth set to unveil Solar Energy Project next month

LAKE WORTH — The city has rescheduled the curtain raiser for its  Solar Energy Project for Feb. 28, according to City Manager Michael Bornstein. The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 11 but had to be scrapped after Hurricane Matthew’s march through Palm Beach County. The project has taken a 63-acre landfill off Washington Avenue, just a few blocks west of South Dixie Highway...
Can’t find a Valentine’s Day date in Lake Worth? How about your kid?

Can’t find a Valentine’s Day date in Lake Worth? How about your kid?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but if you don’t have a date, how about getting all dressed up and spending the night with that special little someone — your son or daughter? The city’s eighth annual Daddy-Daughter & Mother-Son Date Night is scheduled for Feb. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Lake Worth Casino Ballroom, 10 South Ocean Boulevard. There’s dinner, music...
UPDATE: Jupiter Farms teen dies in dirt bike crash

UPDATE: Jupiter Farms teen dies in dirt bike crash

A 17-year-old Jupiter Farms boy died after being thrown from a dirt bike in a head-on collision just after midnight this morning. Liam Maclachlan was riding a Yamaha dirt bike south in the northbound lane of Alexander Run in Jupiter Farms when he crashed into an oncoming pickup truck, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Maclachlan was thrown from the bike to the side of the...
VIDEO: Jupiter police called to two theft calls at cellphone stores

VIDEO: Jupiter police called to two theft calls at cellphone stores

Town police are investigating two theft cases Friday night at cellphone stores near Indiantown Road and Central Boulevard. One crime happened at the Sprint store in Green Turtle Plaza on Indiantown just west of Central. The other was at the Metro PCS at the Country Corner convenience store on Central just south of Indiantown, a police dispatcher told The Palm Beach Post on Saturday. The...
Photos: Ailing worker rescued from top of Gardens water tower

Photos: Ailing worker rescued from top of Gardens water tower

An ailing Seacoast Utilities maintenance worker was taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after being rescued from atop the company’s water tower. The man had a medical emergency while working inside the tower silo and was unable to get down on his own, said Deputy Chief Shon Broedell, spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. Crews from Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue and Palm Beach County...
Lake Worth City Commission candidate to host fundraiser

Lake Worth City Commission candidate to host fundraiser

Herman Robinson LAKE WORTH — Herman Robinson, a long-time community organizer, is scheduled to host a fundraiser on Jan.
NEW: West Palm woman, 52, confesses to December shooting

NEW: West Palm woman, 52, confesses to December shooting

City police arrested a 52-year-old West Palm Beach woman overnight in connection to a December shooting. Rosa Lee Jackson was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at about 3 a.m. on a charge of attempted homicide. Download our PostNOW app for the latest Breaking News. Jackson is accused of shooting a woman once in the back in the 600 block of 48th Street. She was arrested near that location, police...
VIDEO: Palm Beach Gardens cellphone repair store burglarized

VIDEO: Palm Beach Gardens cellphone repair store burglarized

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is investigating an early morning break-in of an iFixYouri store in the city’s PGA Plaza. The store’s manager, who did not want to be named, said the police called at about 6 a.m. to tell him the store’s alarm went off and someone had broken in. The manager said surveillance video shows two men using a sledge hammer to break the glass...
What to see when West Palm’s new spring training ballpark opens

What to see when West Palm’s new spring training ballpark opens

Ballpark of the Palm Beaches opens to the public in a month. For city officials, the major league baseball complex off Haverhill Road brings big league teams for the first time since 1997 when the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos played their final games at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium. It will fill thousands of hotel rooms and restaurant seats, not to mention filling ballpark seats with tourists...
Jupiter Medical Center’s $87 million in donations — where’d it come from?

Jupiter Medical Center’s $87 million in donations — where’d it come from?

About $87 million — that’s more than Jupiter’s annual budget — has been donated in the past three years to Jupiter Medical Center, putting it in the same fund-raising league with other major American hospitals. “We are no longer a small hospital due to the generosity of the philanthropists that made these contributions,” said Liv Vesely, president of the JMC Foundation...
UPDATE: State drops stalking charges against Gardens man

UPDATE: State drops stalking charges against Gardens man

January 2017 UPDATE: Court records show charges against Christopher Saltzburg were dropped after he completed the terms of a pre-trial diversion program. Two counts of stalking were formally dismissed in November 2016. Original story, May 2016: A Jupiter man upset that the mother of his children left him and was seeing someone new, went through garbage, sent emails to their employers and...
NEW: Machete-wielding husband accused of sexually assaulting wife

NEW: Machete-wielding husband accused of sexually assaulting wife

When Bairon Ramirez-Lopez came home Wednesday afternoon, he heard his pregnant wife talking to another man on the phone and became enraged, believing she was having an affair, a court document states. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail That’s when he grabbed her, pulled her into the bedroom of their home in the Westgate neighborhood west of the city and forced her to...
BREAKING: West Palm-area stabbing victim expected to survive attack

BREAKING: West Palm-area stabbing victim expected to survive attack

8:20 a.m. UPDATE: The victim in Saturday’s early-morning stabbing is expected to survive, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The unidentified man was found bleeding in the 1100 block of Osceola Drive, near Genessee Avenue, in the Westgate neighborhood west of the city limits. The sheriff’s office said it did not yet know a motive for the stabbing. Anyone who witnessed it...
Live theater producers bringing off-Broadway shows to Gardens

Live theater producers bringing off-Broadway shows to Gardens

Two producers of off-Broadway shows are bringing live theater to a Palm Beach Gardens plaza that has struggled to attract tenants in recent years. Phil Roger Roy and Dana Matthow agreed to a multi-year lease for two theaters at the former PGA Cinemax in Loehmann’s Plaza at 4076 PGA Blvd. The theaters are being converted into live production spaces. Facebook users, follow Post on Gardens for...
UPDATE: Bond set at $28,000 for accused Boynton bank robber

UPDATE: Bond set at $28,000 for accused Boynton bank robber

10:45 a.m. Saturday UPDATE: A Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge on Saturday morning ordered that the man accused of robbing a Boynton Beach bank Friday night be held on a $28,000 bond. Dale Espinoza of Riviera Beach is facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, reckless display of a firearm and grand theft. The 37-year-old was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail just after midnight...
Update: Still no ruling from state on stripping Pahokee of state championship

Update: Still no ruling from state on stripping Pahokee of state championship

Update: 11:30 a.m. ET, Jan. 16, 2017 The Florida High School Athletic Association did not issue a formal ruling Friday that it was stripping Pahokee of the Class 1A state football championship it won last month, as was expected.  School District of Palm Beach County spokeswoman Kathy Burstein said Friday she had not heard from the FHSAA, while the organization did not respond to a request for...
BREAKING: Worker dies after fall from Wellington village hall roof

BREAKING: Worker dies after fall from Wellington village hall roof

A maintenance worker died Friday at Village Hall when he slipped and fell while power-washing the building’s roof, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Thomas Hollihan, 57, of Loxahatchee stepped out of a lift basket to get to an area that was difficult to reach, the sheriff’s office said. A witness saw him slip and fall 30 feet from the roof. The incident happened shortly...
UPDATE: T-Mobile crash driver still in hospital; couldn’t appear in court

UPDATE: T-Mobile crash driver still in hospital; couldn’t appear in court

A Wellington woman who told police she was having a “bad day” allegedly went on a rampage Thursday at a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, according to an arrest report. Shinobia Montoria Wright is accused of driving her SUV into the store, smashing glass displays with a squeegee and then attacking a store employee. Wright, 26, is facing charges of aggravated battery, battery, burglary...
Jury fails to reach a verdict in trial of 15-year-old in fatal Boca crash

Jury fails to reach a verdict in trial of 15-year-old in fatal Boca crash

A Palm Beach County jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict Friday in the case of a Deerfield Beach teen charged with vehicular homicide, fleeing and eluding and driving without a license in a November 2015 Boca Raton crash that killed a 46-year-old mother of two. Circuit Judge Charles Burton declared a mistrial Friday for Wesley Brown, who was just 15 when prosecutors say he sped a...
Prosecutors content with local jury to try Dalia Dippolito a 3rd time

Prosecutors content with local jury to try Dalia Dippolito a 3rd time

Prosecutors will not take the unprecedented step of asking a judge for a change of venue in the upcoming third trial of Dalia Dippolito. The news comes just days after Dippolito’s lawyers said they would like to keep the 34-year-old’s trial in Palm Beach County, the same position prosecutors took last month before a hopelessly split jury couldn’t decide if Dippolito was guilty...
Birds flock to new spring training ballpark in West Palm Beach

Birds flock to new spring training ballpark in West Palm Beach

The St. Louis Cardinals won’t be the only birds visiting The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches this spring. Chances are baseball fans attending Houston Astros and Washington Nationals games at the $148 million spring training complex south of 45th Street in West Palm Beach will see plenty of crows, too. And common grackles and seagulls and perhaps even great egrets, great blue heron and bald...
At the fair, popular old-time photo booth has special meaning

At the fair, popular old-time photo booth has special meaning

April Stewart took pictures of a 6-foot-5, 18-year-old and his family in western garb at their South Florida Fair old-time photo booth on opening day Friday. What’s so special about that? Well, she’s been doing it every year since he was a 2-year-old toddler. Read: Palm Beach Post’s full coverage of the fair — videos, photos, stories Stewart and her family have always manned...
JUST IN: Ailing worker rescued from top of Gardens water tower

JUST IN: Ailing worker rescued from top of Gardens water tower

5 p.m. UPDATE: The Seacoast Utilities maintenance worker who took ill atop the company’s water tower has been lowered to the ground and will be taken to a hospital, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue said. The extent of the man’s injuries was undetermined late Friday, Deputy Chief Shon Broedelll said. Crews used high-angle equipment and a stokes basket to lower the worker. The rescue took...
JUST IN: Former teacher sentenced to 5 years on child porn charges

JUST IN: Former teacher sentenced to 5 years on child porn charges

A Jupiter resident who formerly taught history at Centennial High School was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for trying to receive child pornography, the U.S. Justice Department announced Friday. U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg sentenced Daniel Tyler Morgan, 30, to 60 months to be followed by five years of supervised release. According to court records, Morgan was teaching at the Port...
PBAU nears finish line for new athletic complex

PBAU nears finish line for new athletic complex

Palm Beach Atlantic is a growing presence at 3401 Parker Ave., where the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus nears completion of its $7.4 million Rinker Sports Center, soon to house a number of the university’s programs. The 32,000-square-foot building, to be finished by late summer, will have offices, locker rooms, training area, a strength and conditioning room and meeting space for...
In West Palm Beach, bridge construction to the island is never over

In West Palm Beach, bridge construction to the island is never over

As the Florida Department of Transportation nears completion of the Flagler Memorial Bridge replacement, it is preparing to start on the Southern Boulevard Bridge and its little sister stretch next to the southern White House, Mar-a-Lago. Barbara Kelleher, FDOT’s public information director for the Southern project, said the Secret Service did contact the agency to ask about the construction...

Palm Beach County’s first CycleBar will open in Donald Ross Village in Palm Beach Gardens in March.
South Florida Fair opens! 9 reasons you have to go

South Florida Fair opens! 9 reasons you have to go

The great thing about the new year isn’t just the “new you” that comes with it. It’s the South Florida Fair — in all its deep-fried, carnival-ride glory — from today, Jan. 13 to 29. Adult admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children’s admission is $5 in advance, $8 at the gate. Seniors, 60 and older, can get in for $7 in advance, $9...
JUST IN: Former Israeli soldier accused of biting St. Mary’s nurse

JUST IN: Former Israeli soldier accused of biting St. Mary’s nurse

A former member of the Israeli Defense Force is charged with biting a nurse in the emergency room at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Joshua Trachtenberg, 30, suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome and is undergoing drug treatment at the Wellness Center of Palm Beach. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail He arrived at the hospital unconscious Wednesday night, but came to...
Coming soon: Lake Worth has big plans for its first Garlic Fest

Coming soon: Lake Worth has big plans for its first Garlic Fest

Lake Worth is about to stink. But that’s a good thing. The 18th annual Garlic Fest, a three-day festival about all things garlic, is moving to John Prince Park, just west of Lake Worth on Palm Beach County-owned land for the first time after spending the past 17 years in downtown Delray Beach. The festival will be held Feb. 10-12 on the 726-acre site. Delray’s loss is definitely Lake Worth&rsquo...
EXCLUSIVE: Braves pursuing stadium plan in PBC, but who will pay?

EXCLUSIVE: Braves pursuing stadium plan in PBC, but who will pay?

As the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals prepare to open their $148 million spring training facility in West Palm Beach, business and government leaders in central Palm Beach County are buzzing with optimism over a new plan for an Atlanta Braves spring training complex in John Prince Park near Lake Worth. A Braves representative showed area municipal and business leaders in December a rendering...
Should it be illegal for teens to text and drive? Lawmaker says yes

Should it be illegal for teens to text and drive? Lawmaker says yes

New state Rep. Emily Slosberg takes teen driver safety personally. Her sister, Dori, was 14 years old when she was killed in a horrific crash in 1996 that took the lives of four other people and injured seven others — including Emily. Every person involved in the crash was a teenager. The wreck spurred their father, Irv Slosberg, to spend 12 years in the state Legislature and start the Dori...
Name of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago reminds man of parents’ old Ocean Ridge hotel

Name of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago reminds man of parents’ old Ocean Ridge hotel

While prepping for the unveiling of an historical marker at what is commonly known as the Boynton Beach Inlet, Janet DeVries noticed two words inscribed on the plaque: Mar Lago. “I found it so confusing when I first discovered it,” said DeVries, the immediate past president of the Boynton Beach Historical Society. “What is that? A typo?” She questioned if Mar Lago should have...
BREAKING: Lifeguard bit by shark off Jensen Beach

BREAKING: Lifeguard bit by shark off Jensen Beach

A lifeguard was bit by a shark Friday morning at Jensen Beach, Martin County officials said. MORE: Great white shark, Katherine, returns to Florida waters The Martin County Ocean Rescue lifeguard was paddling when the shark — it is unclear what kind — bit his hand. The lifeguard sustained minor injuries from the bite, officials said. MORE: South Florida man survives shark attack Swimming...
Community center moving in after Bx Beer Depot moves out in Lake Worth

Community center moving in after Bx Beer Depot moves out in Lake Worth

When Bx Beer Depot opened on Lake Worth’s South J Street in May, the owners had big plans for the site, including partnering with neighboring businesses to make the block a hip destination. That didn’t work out for the home brew supply store and brewpub. Bx Beer Depot closed this past month after only seven months. “I was very surprised,” said Ryan...
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. in Boynton Beach this weekend

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. in Boynton Beach this weekend

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Landmark Memorial at Currie Park on N. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach Saturday, May 21, 2016.
This West Palm restaurant offers the best wine program in the county

This West Palm restaurant offers the best wine program in the county

Palm Beach Post Food Editor, Liz Balmaseda picked the best and brightest in dining for 2016 in the Critic’s Choice Awards. The selections are based on her 2016 dining experiences. Thanks to Marcello Fiorentino’s love of wine, his La Sirena restaurant is now considered a global wine destination. For the second consecutive year, the county’s premier Italian restaurant snagged a rare...
Photos, video: Boynton, Delray boats named ‘best’ in holiday parade

Photos, video: Boynton, Delray boats named ‘best’ in holiday parade

Handout: Boynton Beach CRA One of the best parts of the holiday season in south Palm Beach County is the Boynton Beach and Delray Beach holiday boat parade.
NEW: TV stolen from Boynton nursing home; resident’s son arrested

NEW: TV stolen from Boynton nursing home; resident’s son arrested

An 82-year-old assisted living home resident’s television was stolen out of his room Sunday afternoon, city police said. The culprit? The son of another resident at Regal Park Assisted Living Home, city police said. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Harold Hosep Kilav, 38, told police he has a drug addiction. That’s why he took the TV from a resident’s room...
JUST IN: Person injured after scooter, car wreck near West Palm

JUST IN: Person injured after scooter, car wreck near West Palm

One person was taken to a trauma center Friday morning after a scooter and a car wrecked in suburban West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. Crews found the person in the roadway near Military Trail and Woodstock Drive, just west of the city limits.
Here’s how to get FREE Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for a year

Here’s how to get FREE Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for a year

Dunkin Donuts will celebrate the opening of its new Loxahatchee location on Jan. 21, and the first 100 guests in line at 11 a.m. will get FREE coffee for a year.  The first guests in line will also get to meet former Miami Dolphins players Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas and Mercury Morris. A flyer announcing the event notes that “certain restrictions apply” when it comes to the coffee...
NEW: Boca-area grandmother missing for weeks; family pleads for return

NEW: Boca-area grandmother missing for weeks; family pleads for return

Loraine “Lori” Feliciano-Pino had planned a weeklong trip with her family for Christmas before she went missing. The Boca Raton-area resident’s newly married son and his wife, her daughter and her son-in-law who live in Orlando with their two daughters and her husband were all headed north to celebrate the holidays. All of her gifts were bought and ready to hand out to the little...
BREAKING: Garbage truck, 3 vehicles wreck near South Florida Fair

BREAKING: Garbage truck, 3 vehicles wreck near South Florida Fair

Four vehicles, including a Waste Management truck, crashed Friday morning just east of the South Florida Fair, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The wreck happened near where Lyons Road turns to Sansbury Way, east of the village at the intersection of Southern Boulevard, Fire Rescue said. Officials said to expect traffic delays.
NEW: West Palm man accused of strangling woman holding infant

NEW: West Palm man accused of strangling woman holding infant

A woman was holding an infant early Wednesday when a West Palm Beach man reportedly choked her, police records show. Christopher Linton, 20, is facing battery by strangulation and child abuse charges. He was released Thursday from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting $6,000 bail, according to court records. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Linton and the woman were fighting...
JUST IN: Woman, boyfriend accused of stealing from lifelong neighbor

JUST IN: Woman, boyfriend accused of stealing from lifelong neighbor

A Lantana-area man on probation for a grand theft conviction is back in the Palm Beach County Jail accused of another case of grand theft, according to a police report. The man’s girlfriend was also arrested after she allegedly stole money and jewelry from a lifelong friend and neighbor on or about Christmas Day. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Christian Joseph Barrios...
EXCLUSIVE: Ice rink banned skater for Iraqi heritage, suit says

EXCLUSIVE: Ice rink banned skater for Iraqi heritage, suit says

The Olympic dream of a Broward County ice skater has turned into an ugly dispute that has spawned a discrimination and defamation lawsuit against the West Palm Beach skating rink where she once practiced. Angela Aldahwi, a dual citizen of both the United States and Iraq, has filed suit against Palm Beach Ice Works in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, alleging that her daughter, Hyaat Aldahwi, was barred...
NEW: Toddler left alone in hot, unlocked van; West Palm woman arrested

NEW: Toddler left alone in hot, unlocked van; West Palm woman arrested

A 2-year-old girl, dripping with sweat on a hot October day, stretched out her arms for a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy to hold her. The little girl had been alone in an unlocked minivan for nearly 20 minutes, sheriff’s records show. A deputy found the crying girl standing up in the van parked outside a grocery store just west of Palm Springs. The van’s front windows were only...
Report: Delray man drank alcohol for 8 hours before fatal hit-and-run

Report: Delray man drank alcohol for 8 hours before fatal hit-and-run

A Delray Beach man accused of killing a Broward County bicyclist during a hit-and-run crash New Year’s Day was drinking for about eight hours before the incident took place, according to an arrest report. Philip George Varsam, 28, is being held at the Broward County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and is facing two hit-and-run charges including failure to remain at a crash involving death. »...
NEW: Two pelicans tangled in fishing line rescued from dock

NEW: Two pelicans tangled in fishing line rescued from dock

Two pelicans were rescued Thursday after Martin County marine deputies found them tangled in fishing line. » Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News Marine Deputy Jeff Read and Deputy John Howell found the pelicans bound together near a boat ramp. The birds were bound together by thick fishing line and a large hook, the sheriff’s office said. The deputies were able to...
This is one of the best lunch deals in Palm Beach County!

This is one of the best lunch deals in Palm Beach County!

Palm Beach Post Food Editor, Liz Balmaseda picked the best and brightest in dining for 2016 in the Critic’s Choice Awards. The selections are based on her 2016 dining experiences. Three words about this restaurant’s value power: the lunch buffet. Think of it as a Latin-style “meat and three” instead of an all-you-can-eat situation. On any given day, you might find freshly roasted...
BREAKING: Fire breaks out at home in Stuart Yacht club

BREAKING: Fire breaks out at home in Stuart Yacht club

A fire tore through a two-story home early Friday in the Stuart Yacht and County Club, Martin County Fire Rescue said. Crews were alerted to the fire at about 4 a.m. when the home’s fire alarm sounded. When crews arrived at the home in the 3200 block of Southeast Fairway East, they found flames in the back of the house, Fire Rescue said. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County...
UPDATE: Puppies found in pillowcase in Loxahatchee were stolen

UPDATE: Puppies found in pillowcase in Loxahatchee were stolen

The six newborn puppies found in a tied-up pillowcase in Loxahatchee on Tuesday were just a few of the 10 puppies stolen from a local breeder, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control said. On Tuesday morning, an individual called Animal Care and Control saying they found six puppies left on a dirt road along 50th Street, near Sycamore Drive. When officials arrived, one of the puppies was deceased...

BREAKING: 3 injured in crash near South Florida Fairgrounds

Three people were injured in a crash near the South Florida Fairgrounds Thursday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews responded to the intersection of Sansbury Way and Belvedere Road to a two-vehicle crash at 8:30 p.m. At the scene, occupants were found trapped inside a vehicle and fire fighters used the jaws of life to cut the individuals out. One of the three individuals injured...
Ex-public defender turned prosecutor knew nothing of Miller’s arrest

Ex-public defender turned prosecutor knew nothing of Miller’s arrest

A former assistant public defender, now a key leader in Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s administration, denied on Thursday any knowledge of a drug investigation and arrest of one of her former clients once convicted of murder. In a rare move, Chief Assistant State Attorney Adrienne Ellis entered a courtroom Thursday as the primary witness in Jesse Miller’s quest to keep...

POINT OF VIEW ‘Open carry’ bill an invitation to the Wild West

Florida Sen. Greg Steube’s “open carry” bill (SB 140) has no place in a civil society. Floridians already have the right to a concealed weapons permit, and we can proudly march around the woods with firearms during deer season for the cost of a hunting license. The only reason to display guns in public is to threaten and intimidate others. Steube, R-Sarasota, and supporters would...
Remembering Britney: Delray nonprofit for teen killed in Haiti opens

Remembering Britney: Delray nonprofit for teen killed in Haiti opens

Thursday was the seven-year anniversary of the day Len Gengel lost his daughter Britney, a Lynn University student killed in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. But it’s not the only anniversary Gengel observes this month. It’s been four years since an orphanage was built in an impoverished area of the Caribbean country in honor of Britney. And Gengel will likely celebrate another anniversary...