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On his way to prom, this Gardens teen Fire Explorer saved two lives

A Stuart teen became a hero on his way to prom last April when he stopped to get two people out of their crashed car seconds before it burst into flames. RELATED: Gardens Fire Explorer awarded for life-saving action at Tequesta fire Evan Travers was driving with his girlfriend when the car in front of him veered across Kanner Highway, hit a light post and slammed into a tree. RELATED: Teens raise...
NEW: No bond for man facing murder charge after wife vanishes at sea

NEW: No bond for man facing murder charge after wife vanishes at sea

Lewis Bennett faced a judge Wednesday for the first time since being charged with murdering his wife. On Tuesday, at the same time Bennett was pleading guilty on coin-theft charges, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged that he killed Isabella Hellmann in May in international waters west of the Bahamas and south of Key West, then deliberately sank his catamaran in an attempt to stage...
Why some Palm Beach County schools have classroom doors that don’t lock

Why some Palm Beach County schools have classroom doors that don’t lock

Eight classrooms at Lake Worth Middle School have doors into the hallway that cannot be locked from the inside. Should an intruder barge onto campus, teachers in those rooms are supposed to file their children into the hallway and then seek shelter in a neighboring classroom with doors that can be secured. And even though staff raised the flag about it in the wake of their own shooting tragedy &ndash...
Jupiter officials debate need for lobbyist to promote projects

Jupiter officials debate need for lobbyist to promote projects

A lobbyist may soon be added to the town payroll. Facing big spending items like $35 million for a new town hall/police station, a paid lobbyist could help represent the town in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. and bring home state and federal dollars, said Councilman Ilan Kaufer. “We need to investigate all revenue sources,” Kaufer said. Councilman Jim Kuretski, recalling the town&rsquo...
NEW: Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer institute

NEW: Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer institute

The town council approved the expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center Foshay Cancer Center on Tuesday night. The new 55,000-square-foot addition is planned to be called the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. The project near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town’s largest employer. Not enough parking, insufficient drainage and a lack of notification...
NEW: Search for Boynton Beach police chief officially begins

NEW: Search for Boynton Beach police chief officially begins

The search for Boynton Beach’s next police chief has officially begun. The position was posted Feb. 13 on the Strategic Government Resources website. Those interested have until April 2 to apply, according to the post. Whoever is chosen will lead 155 officers, 53 non-sworn employees and operate a $30.4 million budget. The salary range...
NEW: Artist creates inspirational mural on Boynton Beach building

NEW: Artist creates inspirational mural on Boynton Beach building

The side of a building on East Ocean Avenue is now a little brighter and even inspirational thanks to Northwood Village artist Craig McInnis . McInnis, a freelance artist, spent a couple of weeks creating the “Set Free” mural, which he completed Feb. 13. It’s on the building at 636 E. Ocean Ave., where Leeward Luxury is. The...
Boynton Beach things to do: Coffee with a cop, Dr. Seuss reading

Boynton Beach things to do: Coffee with a cop, Dr. Seuss reading

Things to do this weekend in Boynton Beach 1- Coffee With a Cop The Boynton Beach Police Department is hosting this free event at McDonald’s on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at 1810 S. Federal Highway. Residents can meet with police officers and ask questions, voice concerns and get to know them. 2- Boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 54 is hosting a free boating class Saturday...
NEW: Police say Hugo Selva, Boynton shooting victim had sold marijuana

NEW: Police say Hugo Selva, Boynton shooting victim had sold marijuana

City police Wednesday confirmed that Hugo Steven Selva, shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Feb. 7 on Interstate 95, was the gunman in a shooting in a Boynton Beach neighborhood early that morning. The 21-year-old victim didn’t merely know Silva, city records show. He told police that a few years earlier, the two had sold marijuana to each other. The victim, Anthony...
NEW: Bond denied for retired PBSO deputy accused of killing son-in-law

NEW: Bond denied for retired PBSO deputy accused of killing son-in-law

A retired Palm Beach County deputy facing a first-degree murder charge will be held without bail, a judge ruled Wednesday morning. Authorities say Carlton Nebergall Jr. fatally shot his son-in-law Jacob Lodge late Sunday in The Acreage. He appeared before Judge Dina Keever Agrama at a brief hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail. VIDEO ONLINE: See the retired PBSO deputy’s bond hearing Nebergall...
Billy Graham in West Palm Beach: What he said at 1997 graduation

Billy Graham in West Palm Beach: What he said at 1997 graduation

Editor’s note: One of The Rev. Billy Graham’s final visits to Palm Beach County came on Saturday, April 26, 1997, when he spoke at the spring commencement for what was then known as Palm Beach Atlantic College. Here is Post staff writer Joel Engelhardt’s story from the event, at what is now Palm Beach Atlantic University. - To an audience of 530 graduates Saturday, the Rev. Billy...
NEW: Two people removed from racketeering lawsuit against Gardens man

NEW: Two people removed from racketeering lawsuit against Gardens man

Two people have been dismissed as defendants in a federal racketeering lawsuit against a Palm Beach Gardens man. The 21-count suit filed on behalf of Ilia Mogilevsky’s mother-in-law, Tamara Filippova of eastern Siberia, claims Mogilevsky — in collusion with local business partners, lawyers, notaries public and others also named as defendants — defrauded Filippova out of more than...
Here’s where speed tables will go on Sandpiper in Royal Palm Beach

Here’s where speed tables will go on Sandpiper in Royal Palm Beach

Work is beginning to build the first speed tables in Royal Palm Beach along a portion of busy Sandpiper Avenue. Signs warn residents of upcoming lane closures, and the road is closed to all but local traffic.  A document posted Tuesday on the village’s website shows where each of the 11 speed tables will be placed beginning just east Royal Palm Beach Boulevard through just south of Heron...
Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

Eleven seminarians from the St. Vincent dePaul (SVDP) Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach competed in the 18th annual Father O’Malley Invitational Basketball Tournament in Illinois Jan. 26-28. After facing off against 16 other seminary teams from around the country and winning four consecutive games, SVDP took home the first championship trophy in school history, defeating Mundelein Seminary...

Concealed gun spotted as man, neighbor scuffle over parking spot

WEST PALM BEACH FRAUD A woman in the 400 block of South Mangonia Circle told police that someone stole and cashed her retirement check. She provided a copy of the check, which had a forged signature. AFFRAY Police were called to the area of Fourth Street and Sapodilla Avenue, where a fight had broken out. When officers arrived, people scattered. One casualty in the melee was a person who was pepper...
Saint Juliana Catholic School math students score high in competition

Saint Juliana Catholic School math students score high in competition

SAINT JULIANA CATHOLIC SCHOOL Students recently participated in the Perennial Math Tournament hosted by The Weiss School in Palm Beach Gardens. Sixth-grader Michael O’Donnell placed third in his age group. Eighth-grader Maxson Hernandez-Trujillo placed second and eighth-grader Christopher Tarafa placed first in their age group. In the team division, one Shamrocks sixth-grade team placed third...
St. Lucie County Education Foundation honors educators at gala

St. Lucie County Education Foundation honors educators at gala

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS THE WEISS SCHOOL An open house will begin at 8:15 a.m. Friday. RSVP to Pam Tripp at 561-209-2474 or ptripp@weissschool.org ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY The school and the Kiwanis of North Palm Beach are co-sponsoring the third annual Strive Five for the Hive 5K Run, 3K Walk at 8 a.m. March 11 at The Gardens Mall. The first 300 registered participants will receive a dry-fit race shirt...
Casual Italian dining makes Sazio popular spot

Casual Italian dining makes Sazio popular spot

MENU The offerings are simple — appetizers, pizzas, salads, soups, pastas and sandwiches and wraps — each category boasting traditional favorites and items unique to the house. There are also homemade desserts, like cannolis. ATMOSPHERE The half-indoor half-outdoor dining space reminds me of a small, cozy home’s front patio or porch, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors welcoming an...

County PTA/PTSA hosts presentation Tuesday on technology, child safety

BOCA RATON HIGH The Drama Department will present the romantic comedy “Sweet Charity” at 7 p.m. March 1-3, and 2 p.m. March 3-4. General-admission tickets are $10; VIP reserved seating is $15. A group rate for 20 or more is available at $9. For more information, call 561-338-1533 or go to www.bocadrama.com. BRIEFLY The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting applications...

Woman with suspended license is cited, drives away, gets arrested

PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE THEFT A man and a woman entered a store in the 3100 block of Northlake Boulevard. Once inside the man selected a shopping basket and began loading it with various items including electronic grooming devices and body wash. He then walked out of the store with the woman without paying. The store’s manager was able to give police a detailed description of the couple and...

Catalytic converter stolen from car’s engine

BOCA RATON POLICE VEHICLE BURGLARY Windows were smashed on vehicles parked in the 5100 block of Town Center Circle. One victim reported a wallet stolen. Someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the 5900 block of Town Bay Drive and removed a wallet left in plain view on the front passenger seat. A burglar stole a purse left under the front passenger seat and cash from the glove compartment of an unlocked...
MidiCi brings cool vibe to pizza restaurant

MidiCi brings cool vibe to pizza restaurant

MENU MidiCi bills itself as “the Neapolitan pizza company,” so thin-crust pies are the star of the show. Pizza prices range from $8.45 to $14.25. MidiCi serves a standard margherita pie, along with specialty pizzas with toppings such as shrimp or chicken pesto. The menu also includes salads, cheese plates and meat plates. MidiCi serves beer, wine and coffee. ATMOSPHERE MidiCi is a hipper-than-usual...
Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center 

Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center 

The town council approved the expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center Foshay Cancer Center on Tuesday night. The new 55,000-square-foot addition is planned to be called the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. The project near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town’s largest employer. Not enough parking, insufficient drainage...
BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 21, killed outside community center

BREAKING: Boynton police ID man, 21, killed outside community center

8:30 a.m. UPDATE: Damas Ilceus, 21, was shot and killed Tuesday night outside the Ezell Hester Community Center, Boynton Beach police confirmed. Officers responded to a shots fired call shortly before 7:30 p.m. They found the Boynton Beach resident fatally shot. It was the first confirmed homicide of 2018 in Boynton Beach. Anyone with information is asked to call Boynton Beach Police at 561-732-8116...
Scott holds Parkland shooting meetings; House rejects assault gun ban

Scott holds Parkland shooting meetings; House rejects assault gun ban

A flurry of meetings took place in Florida’s capital on Tuesday in response to last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with dozens of leaders in education, law enforcement, and mental health pouring into the city to participate in a trio of workshops organized by Gov. Rick Scott. Some of those same leaders were to later attend a round-table discussion hosted...
West Boca students walk 12 miles to Douglas: ‘We had to do something’

West Boca students walk 12 miles to Douglas: ‘We had to do something’

For 17 minutes at West Boca Raton High School on Tuesday, the campus fell silent to honor 17 killed in a high school shooting 10 miles away. But within seconds, the halls were consumed by the roaring sound of students leaving in droves and chanting in support of fallen classmates. About 90 percent of West Boca High’s students walked out Tuesday, hundreds of them making the roughly 12 mile, four-hour...
Why does the Boynton mayor want two Chambers of Commerce?

Why does the Boynton mayor want two Chambers of Commerce?

Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant planned to close his law practice to become the president of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce and even had the county’s ethics commission look into it to make sure he wasn’t crossing any lines. The ethics commission gave the OK in January — with some rules. But the chamber’s board members hit the brakes. Grant said he thinks the...
NEW: Why part of Wellington Dog Park will temporarily close

NEW: Why part of Wellington Dog Park will temporarily close

Portions of the Wellington Dog Park will close temporarily as village crews complete long-planned pathways. Signs posted at the popular spot alert dog owners that the southern portions of the park will begin to close this week with work ongoing through mid-March. The park tentatively will reopen March 26, weather permitting, according to a village news release. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The...
NEW: Man who survived Jupiter triple murder sentenced for guns, drugs

NEW: Man who survived Jupiter triple murder sentenced for guns, drugs

Charles Vorpagel, the man who escaped a triple murder on Super Bowl Sunday in Jupiter on 2017, has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison on drug and weapon charges. Vorpagel, who faced up to life in prison, was sentenced Friday on federal charges for possession of a firearm, possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm “in furtherance of a drug-trafficking...
Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

Golf’s dilemma: Bear Trap excitement is high, but is etiquette too low?

When thousands of tipsy fans pack into the party pavilion of the popular Bear Trap at the Honda Classic, it’s nearly impossible to completely quiet them as the pros tackle one of the toughest stretches on the PGA Tour.  The Herculean task has become more difficult as the hospitality venues around the 17th hole alone have grown from 10,000 square feet in 2007 to more than 80,000 square feet...
Tom Rooney: Family the factor in leaving Congress; may run for judge

Tom Rooney: Family the factor in leaving Congress; may run for judge

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said guilt about missing time with his family was a big factor in his decision not to seek a sixth term in Congress this year. Rooney said he hasn’t decided what he wants do when his term expires in January, but he mentioned the possibility of running for elections as a judge in Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit, which is composed of Martin, St. Lucie...
NEW: Retired PBSO deputy ‘belligerent’ before shooting, daughter says

NEW: Retired PBSO deputy ‘belligerent’ before shooting, daughter says

On Sunday night, 36-year-old Jacob Lodge met with his estranged wife, Katrina Nebergall, outside the home she shared with her father in The Acreage to exchange their children’s clothes, as they had done several times during their separation. Nebergall said in a statement that her husband was calm until she noticed a startled look on his face as he watched the front door of the home: Her 61-year-old...
Republican Trump critic Jetta ends challenge of U.S. Rep. Frankel

Republican Trump critic Jetta ends challenge of U.S. Rep. Frankel

Delray Beach businessman Kurt Jetta faced long odds in his 2018 campaign for Congress. He hoped to win the Republican nomination in District 21 as a critic of President Donald Trump. If he succeeded in that, he faced the tough task of unseating three-term U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, in a heavily Democratic district. »RELATED: The latest in Florida political news Jetta concluded...
Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman’s husband ‘intentionally’ sank boat

Prosecutors: Missing Delray woman’s husband ‘intentionally’ sank boat

Lewis Bennett murdered his wife, Isabella Hellmann, on the high seas in May, then deliberately sank his catamaran in an ultimately failed attempt to stage an accident, prosecutors allege in a federal complaint issued Tuesday, the same morning Bennett was sentenced in Miami on related coin-theft charges. The complaint, charging him with second-degree murder, never says how investigators believe...
Douglas students, Pulse survivors join forces, head to Tally

Douglas students, Pulse survivors join forces, head to Tally

A group of students boarded two buses in Parkland this afternoon and are headed for Tallahassee to try to get legislators to consider changes in Florida’s gun laws. The roughly 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, four survivors from the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and members of news organizations left about 1:45 p.m. from a mall not far from the school, site of...
The unique way Royal Palm High is raising cancer awareness this week

The unique way Royal Palm High is raising cancer awareness this week

Something special is happening this week at Royal Palm Beach High School. Not to say special things don’t happen there all the time. But students, staff and teachers are pausing each day this week to honor those lost to and who continue to battle cancer, while raising money for the American Cancer Society. Taking place at the same time each day, the Moment of Hope serves as a reminder and a...
PHOTOS: Wellington hosts first Lakeside Family Fun Day

PHOTOS: Wellington hosts first Lakeside Family Fun Day

Wellington on Saturday held the first of several free events designed to bring more attention to Lake Wellington and the recreational opportunities it offers. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington news The Lakeside Family Fun Days and Family Fun Nights run through the end of April. The next Fun Day is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10. The events take place along...
THINGS TO DO: Puerto Rico update, free movie in Wellington, Royal Palm

THINGS TO DO: Puerto Rico update, free movie in Wellington, Royal Palm

Learn about Puerto Rico recovery efforts: The Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host an event Thursday that includes a presentation on how the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is taking steps to help law enforcement officers in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. at Asador Patagonia, 675 Royal...
NEW: PBSO IDs two of three people killed on Belvedere Road

NEW: PBSO IDs two of three people killed on Belvedere Road

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has identified two of the three people who died Monday after a crash and a shooting on Belvedere Road in suburban West Palm Beach. Chauncey Christian, 21, and Jerry Dunois, 20, were killed in the noontime incident that closed traffic on both sides of Florida’s Turnpike for more than five hours. The third person who died was a juvenile whom the sheriff...
National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

Palm Beach Gardens attorney Lauren Baer is among the candidates singled out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to receive extra campaign support for meeting organizational and fundraising goals in the run up to this fall’s pivotal mid-term elections. Baer is taking on U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, the Palm City Republican who represents Florida District 18, which encompasses Martin,...
EXCLUSIVE: Husband of woman missing at sea facing homicide charge

EXCLUSIVE: Husband of woman missing at sea facing homicide charge

The husband of a suburban Delray Beach woman who vanished at sea since May is facing a second-degree homicide charge, his lawyer, Marc Shiner, confirmed Tuesday. Lewis Bennett, the husband of the missing Isabella Hellmann, had been scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Miami on charges related to coins stolen from a yacht in the Caribbean. He was sentenced to seven months in prison...
‘Black Panther’ fans: ‘The nation is so divided. This gives us hope.’

‘Black Panther’ fans: ‘The nation is so divided. This gives us hope.’

“What are y’all wearing to ‘Black Panther?’” The call went out weeks ago across social media, particularly on Twitter, about the premiere of director Ryan Coogler’s highly-anticipated cinematic version of Marvel’s King T’Challa and the fantastical kingdom of Wakanda. Immediately, fans, whether readers of the original comic, followers of the Marvel Cinematic...
Local officials in West Palm Beach call for tighter gun controls

Local officials in West Palm Beach call for tighter gun controls

Hannah Karcinell, a survivor of the shooting last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, said that in the days following the massacre, her emotions went up and down. “I just sat in my room and cried or watched TV, or was numb or in shock, and then was getting flashbacks,” she said. So she invited friends over for comfort. “We had a couple of laughs and would go back and forth...
BREAKING: Boynton man killed in I-95 motorcycle crash in Lake Worth

BREAKING: Boynton man killed in I-95 motorcycle crash in Lake Worth

A Boynton Beach man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a disabled vehicle late Monday on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Frank Petagno, 46, was heading south on I-95 north of Sixth Avenue South shortly before 11 p.m. on his 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle. Authorities said two vehicles crashed in front of Petagno, and one of the vehicles was left disabled in the outside lane. Petagno...
Trump departs PBIA after press pool driver replaced because he had gun

Trump departs PBIA after press pool driver replaced because he had gun

President Donald Trump wrapped up Presidents Day weekend at Mar-a-Lago on Monday by signalling cautious support for a bill to improve federal gun background checks, visiting his golf club and Twitter-blasting former President Barack Obama over Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The president, who departed from his normal routine by not playing golf on Saturday or Sunday, spent about 4½...
Five-term U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election in 2018

Five-term U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney will not seek re-election in 2018

Five-term U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, announced Monday he will not seek re-election this year — a decision his brother believes was partly influenced by the June shooting at a practice of the Republican congressional baseball team. “I’m shocked,” said Peter Feaman, Florida’s Republican National Committeeman and a Boynton Beach resident. “I’m dismayed...
After Broward shooting, local parents wonder: Should I homeschool?

After Broward shooting, local parents wonder: Should I homeschool?

Forgive me for speaking on behalf of the masses. But I’m positive that thought ran through the mind of every parent who, like me, watched frantic mothers and fathers searching for their children in the carnage of a Valentine’s Day afternoon, some of whom listened helplessly as their sons and daughters hid from bullets as their classmates and teachers were massacred. Logically, I knew that...
Sneaky ways to save money on your next road trip

Sneaky ways to save money on your next road trip

You hop in the car with a few friends or the family and a mere 1,000 miles later you're down $400 when you only intended to spend $150. What happened? Probably just a few overruns on the road trip budget. With a little effort, you'll find it's just as simple and sometimes even more pleasant to take a road trip that will save you hundreds. Credit Donkey shared the secret to saving money on road trips...
Don't try this at home: Top home repairs that aren't DIY

Don't try this at home: Top home repairs that aren't DIY

Everyone wants to feel self-sufficient, and even those with deep pockets find it's a good idea to stick to some kind of home maintenance budget. If you chuckled at the thought of having "deep pockets," you're probably even more concerned with controlling costs on the home front. But frugal isn't always better, even if you have monster DIY skills. "When it comes to doing your own home...
SunFest 2018 lineup: Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and more big acts!

SunFest 2018 lineup: Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and more big acts!

Pitbull, Nick Jonas, DNCE with Joe Jonas, Incubus, Zedd, Logic, Living Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Toots and the Maytals and Billy Idol are among the entertainment acts announced Wednesday morning for the 35th anniversary edition of SunFest on the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront from May 3 - 6. Pitbull, Zedd, Logic, Rae Sremmurd, Incubus, Nick Jonas...
Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Former first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a shoutout Monday to the new Marvel superhero film, “Black Panther.” “Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team!” she tweeted. “Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find...
3 TO SEE: Street Painting Festival, ‘Gatsby’ ballet, modernist play

3 TO SEE: Street Painting Festival, ‘Gatsby’ ballet, modernist play

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

This year’s London Fashion Week ended with the biggest name in fashion meeting the biggest name in London. >> Read more trending news  Queen Elizabeth II made quite the splash Tuesday as she sat next to Vogue’s infamous editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in the queen’s historic appearance at a fashion show. Her Majesty came dressed to impress in a pastel blue coat and jacket...
These are the records 'Black Panther' has smashed so far

These are the records 'Black Panther' has smashed so far

“Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  >> Read more trending news  That wasn’t the only success the film saw. It also made history for Marvel, on social media and beyond. Here’s a list...
Which rock celebrity got a key to the city from West Palm Beach mayor?

Which rock celebrity got a key to the city from West Palm Beach mayor?

A lot of weird things have happened in city politics over the years in West Palm Beach. But this is still one of the weirdest: The day in February 2010 when then-mayor Lois Frankel gave a key to the city to Ozzy Osbourne. No, we don’t know exactly why. But it rocked. The Black Sabbath singer, reality TV star and the man who put the Ozz in Ozzfest was visiting Palm Beach County to sign copies...
Sylvester Stallone assures fans he is 'alive and well' after death hoax goes viral

Sylvester Stallone assures fans he is 'alive and well' after death hoax goes viral

Actor Sylvester Stallone is the victim of a death hoax. A rumor claiming that the 71-year-old actor had passed away recently surfaced on social media — and he was not happy about it. >> Read more trending news  Stallone took to Twitter to express his annoyance. “Please ignore the stupidity,” the “Rocky” star tweeted Monday. “Alive...
R. Kelly evicted from Atlanta homes, owes $30K, court documents show

R. Kelly evicted from Atlanta homes, owes $30K, court documents show

Filings with the magistrate court of Fulton County from Feb. 13 show that the Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two homes in Atlanta. The  R&B singer was renting houses in the city’s Johns Creek neighborhood. The documents show that Kelly owes SB Property Management Global, LLC more than $31,000 in past due rent payments.   >> Read more trending...
How he mastered the track of life

How he mastered the track of life

The next sedentary period in Richard Klein’s life will be the first. Sure, he may be 90 — but when he says, “I feel like I’m 39,” one believes him. After all, he and Miriam, his wife of nearly 62 years, rarely sit still. At least five days a week, the couple train in the fitness center at the Tower at MorseLife — where they’ve lived since September. And when...
BAFTA Film Awards 2018: See the complete winners list

BAFTA Film Awards 2018: See the complete winners list

Check out which films, stars and directors won big Sunday at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards in London.  Best film: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Outstanding British film: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer: "I Am Not a Witch," Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan...
WATCH: Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game baffles viewers

WATCH: Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game baffles viewers

Grammy award-winning recording artist Fergie was tasked with the pre-game national anthem for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. On paper, that sounds like a great choice, but many viewers thought it could have gone better. Critics pointed out that Fergie’s voice was oddly erratic during the anthem. One sequence even led Warriors forward Draymond Green to burst out in laughter...
Why car horns, planes and sirens might be bad for your heart

Why car horns, planes and sirens might be bad for your heart

The roar of a jet plane, the rumble of a big rig, that shrill scream from the siren of a speeding emergency vehicle: The common but loud noises that keep you awake at night and agitate you throughout the day may have a notable effect on your cardiovascular health, experts say. Researchers say noise pollution may increase the risk of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension and...
A cancer ‘vaccine’ is completely eliminating tumors in mice

A cancer ‘vaccine’ is completely eliminating tumors in mice

A new cancer treatment experiment at Stanford University that used immune-stimulators to target tumors in mice had remarkably encouraging results. After injecting a combination of two immune boosters directly into solid mouse tumors, the research team said the vaccination eliminated all traces of the specifically targeted cancer from the animal’s entire body — including metastases that...
Bacteria in milk, beef may be linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Bacteria in milk, beef may be linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Milk is good for bones, but joints are another story for some people, according to a new study. A strain of bacteria commonly found in milk and beef may be a trigger for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in individuals who are genetically at risk, according to researchers at the University of Central Florida. The bacteria — mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, or MAP — is...
The verdict is in on whether standing desks help you lose weight

The verdict is in on whether standing desks help you lose weight

Are standing desks really doing us any good? That question has divided workplaces since sitting started going out of fashion about five years ago. Our sedentary lifestyles were killing us, so standing, the thinking went, was the logical antidote. Sitting too long has been associated with diabetes, hypertension, some forms of cancer, anxiety and a generally greater probability of early death. However...
My grandmother was Italian. Why aren’t my genes Italian?

My grandmother was Italian. Why aren’t my genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You’ve sent off your awkwardly collected saliva sample, and you’re awaiting your results. If your experience is anything like that of me and my mom, you may find surprises — not the dramatic “switched at birth” kind, but results that are really different from what you expected. My mom, Carmen Grayson...
6 house upgrades to do now for a better listing price later

6 house upgrades to do now for a better listing price later

Whether you want to flip your house in a few months or you just want to use your remodel money wisely, the most beneficial home upgrades are not a matter of chance. And they "aren't particularly sexy," according to Bank Rate's Holden Lewis.  Except for a minor kitchen remodel, according to Remodeling magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, you'll gain the highest returns from...
3 TO SEE: Attacca Quartet, Spady festival, Morikami exhibit

3 TO SEE: Attacca Quartet, Spady festival, Morikami exhibit

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
Jack Black plays Palm Beach County’s ex-con polka king in Netflix film

Jack Black plays Palm Beach County’s ex-con polka king in Netflix film

The Polka King learned to rap in prison. Jan Lewan, a Polish immigrant now living in Palm Springs, became the king of American polka music in the 1980s and ’90s. Along the way, he picked up a few other titles. Grammy nominee, millionaire, friend of Pope John Paul II, con man, convicted felon. And more recently, he became the subject of a Netflix movie starring Jack Black called “The...
Mr. Incredible stays home? ‘Incredibles 2’ Olympic-sized teaser trailer drops

Mr. Incredible stays home? ‘Incredibles 2’ Olympic-sized teaser trailer drops

The Olympics were the perfect venue for Disney and Pixar to release their latest installment of “The Incredibles” franchise. And if you’ve seen any of the teaser images, they’re starting to make sense. >> Read more trending news  Recently, they’ve teased fans with Mr. Incredible, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, at an ironing board. We also know where the super suits...
Smashing Pumpkins reunite for tour

Smashing Pumpkins reunite for tour

The Smashing Pumpkins will return to the stage this summer with their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. The “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Pumpkins’ formation and will highlight music from the group’s inception through 2000, with material from “Gish...
Going to the Okeechobee Music Festival? Here are some etiquette tips you should follow

Going to the Okeechobee Music Festival? Here are some etiquette tips you should follow

The time has come for Okeechobee Music Festival, the ‘Coachella’ of the East Coast. But before you put on your best fringed outfit and head to the middle of nowhere, there’s some festival etiquette you to need to know. A festivalgoer’s best friend is deodorant. If Florida is known for one thing, it’s the heat. Mix that with being outside and dancing all day...
How to hear a never-released Jimi Hendrix rendition of ‘Hear My Train’

How to hear a never-released Jimi Hendrix rendition of ‘Hear My Train’

Get ready to hear another side of Jimi Hendrix.  The legendary guitarist is being memorialized on “Both Sides of the Sky” (out March 9), which features 13 studio recordings he made 1968-1970 — 10 of which were never before released. A freewheeling, never-before-heard rendition of “Hear My Train A Comin', ” recorded in New...
Old clump of hair found in book. Turns out to be George Washington’s

Old clump of hair found in book. Turns out to be George Washington’s

The next time you're standing in a motel bathroom staring at the previous guest's hair inside the drain consider: From whence came this hair? What great things might its owner have done, or go on to do? Do I really want to rid the world of this hair? Should I not rather keep it and preserve it? Might history not demand I keep this hair? Think carefully, and remember this story - of George Washington's...
7 spring break road trips for college kids (inspired by movies)

7 spring break road trips for college kids (inspired by movies)

Whether you're a genuine college kid taking a break from the books or you're a few years out and trying to recapture those carefree days, it's time for some spring break inspiration. Why not take a cue from a cinematic adventure? Let's just start by getting “Dirty Grandpa”(2016), starring Robert De Niro and Zac Ephron, out of the way. If you haven't been introduced to the time-honored...
WPTV-Channel 5 meteorologist and morning anchor have surprise side job

WPTV-Channel 5 meteorologist and morning anchor have surprise side job

OMG babies, amiright? They’re so ridiculously cute, with their little fat arms and legs, their teeny tiny socks and shoes, and their sweet baby smell. They’re ridiculously adorable that it’s almost impossible not to reach into their strollers and just give them a kiss, or squeeze their little baby hands. It’s almost impossible. But WPTV-News Channel 5 meteorologist and father...
Omarosa says U.S. would be 'begging' for Trump's return if Mike Pence became president

Omarosa says U.S. would be 'begging' for Trump's return if Mike Pence became president

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide who quickly transitioned to the CBS reality show “Celebrity Big Brother,” dropped more bombshells on the program, this time sharing a warning about Vice President Mike Pence. The woman who became a household name on “The Apprentice” told her reality show housemates on Monday’s episode that they ought to think...
Fresh, fast fare at Prep Kitchen Grab & Go

Fresh, fast fare at Prep Kitchen Grab & Go

MENU A simple, one-page menu offers a $6 soup of the day, $10 salads, $12 sandwiches and $5 desserts. Top a salad with grilled herb chicken or seared salmon for $4; with sliced avocado for $2. Salads and sandwiches offer great options for vegetarians. ATMOSPHERE While “Grab and Go” suggests it’s strictly takeout, that’s not the case. The restaurant is a bright, open, airy space...
An affair with artwork

An affair with artwork

Settling into our cottage has been a long and languid journey. It started with the Great Purge, when Dan and I let go of many of the furnishings that filled our larger home in Atchison, Kan. Because our cottage is so small, we could only keep the things we loved most. For Dan, it was all those books. For me, it was artwork (and dishes, but that’s a story for another day). Even though I had miles...
In home décor, orange is the new black

In home décor, orange is the new black

Perhaps surprisingly, orange is one of the most versatile colors. Whether as an accent color or the foundation of your color scheme, orange is a color that can lend itself to both formal and casual settings. WHY ORANGE? Orange is a warm color that can truly go a long way to help warm up a space. Unlike red, which the color orange is often compared to, orange is subtler, while still being a warm color...
Start the gardening year off right with florists’ flapjacks

Start the gardening year off right with florists’ flapjacks

This year, all the haute florists will sell flapjacks. Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is the hottest red plant going, despite its preference for arid climates. Their peculiar shapes are added to the most impossible companions in holiday and gift plants. You’ll see flapjacks added for color with orchids and moss, set into dense pots of house plants and holiday wreaths. Though beautiful at first, eventually...
Florida Sunshine, gold lantern to the woodland garden

Florida Sunshine, gold lantern to the woodland garden

If the frigid winter has you crying for some Florida sunshine, you are not alone. In the past few months, I have moved to Hamilton, Ga., and have been furiously planting hollies, camellias, conifers, and a few other select evergreens to start giving the bones to my new landscape. After days on end of high teens and low 20s, I couldn’t be happier with Florida Sunshine a selection of the native...
House with 3-sided fireplace, vaulted wine cellar, heated dog kennel

House with 3-sided fireplace, vaulted wine cellar, heated dog kennel

CLOVIS, Calif. — Perched in the foothills northeast of Clovis is a custom home built with blue spruce logs from British Columbia. Three 18-wheelers hauled the wood to Sugarloaf Ranch in 1998 when the owner started building his dream home on about 2 1/2 acres of his 40-acre property. The ranch is in a gated development of nine homes off Millerton Road, southeast of Table Mountain Casino. No detail...
Shrimpers offers dining with waterfront view

Shrimpers offers dining with waterfront view

MENU Appetizers, soup, salad, raw bar, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, steak, chicken, pasta. ATMOSPHERE Fun, open-air bar and grill with a tropical vibe, it overlooks Manatee Pocket in the St. Lucie River. There’s a full bar and plenty of comfortable tables inside and out, offering spectacular waterfront views and a memorable dining experience. OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE We started with an appetizer...
How to achieve a happy and healthy home, according to feng shui

How to achieve a happy and healthy home, according to feng shui

Times change — 20 years ago, people saw yoga as a strange practice with no tangible physical benefits. Since then, we’ve been so widely exposed to its positive effects both on the body and mental health that it’s become as mainstream as green juice. Similarly, the ancient Chinese spatial laws of feng shui in houses have only proliferated, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Marie Kondo among...
Tessa Thompson to star as notorious jewel thief Doris Payne in upcoming biopic

Tessa Thompson to star as notorious jewel thief Doris Payne in upcoming biopic

Actress Tessa Thompson will star in an upcoming biopic of international jewel thief and metro Atlanta resident Doris Payne, according to Variety. >> Read more trending news  Payne, 87, has stolen approximately $2 million worth of jewelry and other items over her six-decade career. She was last arrested in July 2017, after she was accused of stealing $86.22 worth of merchandise...
Boynton Beach woman wins more than $1 million with scratch-off ticket

Boynton Beach woman wins more than $1 million with scratch-off ticket

A Boynton Beach woman won more than $1 million by playing the Florida Lottery, according to a news release. Hilaria Granados, 40, played the Flamingo Multiplier scratch-off game and won a $2 million top prize. She chose to receive her money as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,510,000.  Granados bought her $10 ticket at Los Primos Grocery, 400 South Dixie Highway, in Lake Worth...
See which celebrities attended party at 1000 North restaurant, part-owned by Michael Jordan

See which celebrities attended party at 1000 North restaurant, part-owned by Michael Jordan

Before the Feb. 12 opening of 1000 North, the new Jupiter restaurant partly-owned by Micheal Jordan and Ernie Els, hosted a birthday party.  That party was for Burt Reynolds’ 82nd birthday which was Sunday, Feb. 11. The star’s personal friends, some who are partners at 1000 North, attended the intimate gathering.  Some of the star-studded guests included, musician Kid Rock...
The crucial move that changed my mother’s life — and gave me peace

The crucial move that changed my mother’s life — and gave me peace

Mother was intelligent. Elegant. Fierce. A former educator. Above all, a mother. A woman you didn’t dare challenge. Mother was exceptional and complicated. She was in control. Until she wasn’t. Rock bottom was in August, the day she called the police on her caregiver, who was trying to bathe her at my request. I stood in her independent living studio apartment, as my sister screamed at...
Why are Jay Leno and Tim Allen coming to Boca Raton?

Why are Jay Leno and Tim Allen coming to Boca Raton?

Start your engines! An over-the-top car show and party is coming to Boca Raton Feb. 23 through 25 with celebrity car collectors Jay Leno and Tim Allen in tow.  The 12th Annual Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance is a three-day extravaganza with events at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport and the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Aficionados and auto enthusiasts from...
WATCH: Police officers rescue freezing puppy found under Florida bridge

WATCH: Police officers rescue freezing puppy found under Florida bridge

Police in Daytona Beach, Florida, released video of two animal control officers rescuing a pit bull puppy who was left under a bridge in freezing temperatures. In the video posted on the Daytona Beach Police Department’s Facebook page, you can see the puppy shaking uncontrollably because she was so cold. The animal control officers did everything they could to warm her up. >>...
Wendy Williams calls Meghan Markle a ‘random princess,’ says she applied for a job with show

Wendy Williams calls Meghan Markle a ‘random princess,’ says she applied for a job with show

Meghan Markle reportedly once applied for a job at “The Wendy Williams Show.” >> Read more trending news  Wendy Williams made the claim on a recent edition of her show while she was interviewing an actress from a series that Markle had once appeared on: “90210.” AnnaLynne McCord was chatting about Markle’s guest-starring stint on the CW show. While McCord...
Wife’s CPR saved husband’s life

Wife’s CPR saved husband’s life

Thomas Schinske has no memory of the night his wife saved his life. Angela Schinske wishes she could erase from her brain the Dec. 30, 2016 image of her lifeless, unconscious husband on their bedroom floor. “I just know what she’s told me,” says Schinske, 36. “It was so awful. I really thought I was going to lose him,” says Angela, 35, of the man with whom she’ll...
Maltz Jupiter mounts ‘Inspector Calls’ with melodramatic flourish

Maltz Jupiter mounts ‘Inspector Calls’ with melodramatic flourish

Police procedurals have long filled the broadcast airwaves, but in 1945 – before television took over our living rooms – playwright J. B. Priestley employed an inspector’s interrogation of an upper-class British family to plumb the socio-political implications of their shared guilt over a young woman driven to take her own life. If that sounds heavy, it is, but at the Maltz Jupiter...
Singer Vic Damone dies at 89

Singer Vic Damone dies at 89

Legendary pop and big band singer Vic Damone, who Frank Sinatra once said had “the best pipes in the business,” died Sunday, family members confirmed Monday to Fox News. He was 89. Family members told Fox News that Damone died surrounded by family at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.
Victoria Beckham says there is no Spice Girls tour

Victoria Beckham says there is no Spice Girls tour

Despite reports of a Spice Girls reunion that involved world tour plans, Victoria Beckham says it’s not happening. “I’m not going on tour,” Beckham told Vogue UK. “The girls aren’t going on tour.” >> Read more trending news  Former Spice Girls member Emma Bunton posted a photo on Instagram with Beckham, Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Melanie...
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