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NEW: West Palm to remove Confederate monument; ‘We lost our patience’

The mayor said Monday the city will remove a 10-foot-tall memorial to Confederate soldiers that’s stood at Woodlawn Cemetery for decades but recently joined others nationwide as symbols of a wound that has not healed. The city’s move came just one day after the marker was found Sunday afternoon to have been vandalized. The structure was erected in 1941 by the Daughters of the Confederacy...
UDATE: Boat dock complete at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan

UDATE: Boat dock complete at restaurant partly owned by Michael Jordan

The boat docks and the red and black 1000 NORTH sign with the Jupiter Lighthouse logo are in place at the waterfront restaurant partly owned by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan. A winter opening is planned for the waterfront restaurant on the Loxahatchee River, just north of Burt Reynolds Park on U.S. 1. The 350-foot-long docks will open to the public for temporary docking. Jordan, who has a part-time...
JUST IN: Woman sells fentanyl as heroin, faces attempted murder charge

JUST IN: Woman sells fentanyl as heroin, faces attempted murder charge

A Fort Pierce woman is facing an attempted murder charge after she sold fentanyl to a man who then overdosed, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. After the man collapsed in front of her, Rebecca Lindsey Miggins allegedly left the hotel room they were in without either assisting the man or calling for help. Miggins, 32, allegedly sold the drugs to the man claiming it was heroin...
Dining review: Tasty tacos, streetfood are a hit at Lilo’s in Lake Worth

Dining review: Tasty tacos, streetfood are a hit at Lilo’s in Lake Worth

Located on a prime corner of downtown Lake Worth, Lilo’s Streetfood and Bar is the sister restaurant to Lilo’s All American Cafe in Delray Beach. There is an inviting beachy vibe as you enter the eatery with walls painted ocean blue and tables with accents of white. It has that neighborhood feel with it’s bar located in the center of the restaurant. Even during a week...
This local resort is having a “flash sale” on rooms, golf packages

This local resort is having a “flash sale” on rooms, golf packages

PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens will hold  a “flash sale” this week offering discounts of up to 25 percent off rooms and “stay-and-play golf packages.” The Championship Course. Contributed The resort said the deals will be available between for stays between Aug. 28 and May 15, 2018.  The sale starts on Wednesday (Aug....
NEW: Downtown Boca Mizner 200 high-rises approved after concessions

NEW: Downtown Boca Mizner 200 high-rises approved after concessions

A luxury high-rise condominium complex planned in downtown Boca Raton got a nod from city officials Monday after developers agreed to several changes based on criticism from neighbors. Mizner 200, a 1 million-plus square foot complex planned at 200 Southeast Mizner Boulevard near Mizner Park, was unanimously approved by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, which just last month sent...
JUST IN: West Palm removes Confederate monument from city cemetery

JUST IN: West Palm removes Confederate monument from city cemetery

It didn’t take even 24 hours for the city to make good on its promise to remove a monument to the Confederate dead from West Palm Beach’s city-owned Woodlawn Cemetery. At midday Tuesday, workers carved the monument out. Mayor Jeri Muoio had said Monday that the city would remove the 10-foot-tall “In memory of our Confederate Soldiers” fixture, which is owned by the Daughters...
UPDATE: Wellington’s Town Square Plaza (CVS, jewelry store) starts work

UPDATE: Wellington’s Town Square Plaza (CVS, jewelry store) starts work

Construction has begun in Wellington’s Town Square Plaza where the Provident Jewelry store will be moving to the east end and CVS will have a store. Workers are building the tower next to where the jewelry store will be headed. It’s just an aesthetic upgrade for the shopping center, said Bob Basehart, Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Building director. Work has not begun on the...
Nation’s ‘School Lunch Fairy’ to help kids’ lunch debts is from Wellington

Nation’s ‘School Lunch Fairy’ to help kids’ lunch debts is from Wellington

Christian Cordon-Cano recently heard a radio segment about “school lunch shaming” — a practice where some public schools make a spectacle of throwing meals in the trash for kids that have outstanding debts. The response from most who hear that is “I hope someone does something about that.” Instead, Cordon-Cano, a 17-year-old King’s Academy senior, said “I&rsquo...
LATEST: Infant’s death day after trip to hospital for cough faces probe

LATEST: Infant’s death day after trip to hospital for cough faces probe

An infant died this month less than one day after he went to a hospital with breathing problems and was released with only eye drops, according to Florida Department of Children and Families records. The nearly 5-month-old boy had been coughing Aug. 10 and struggling to breathe, prompting his parents to take him to Wellington Regional Medical Center, DCF records state. Doctors released him from the...
LATEST: Woman shot to death at West Palm Beach apartment complex

LATEST: Woman shot to death at West Palm Beach apartment complex

A West Palm Beach woman was killed late Saturday after an argument with a man at an apartment complex, city police said. Marsheka Velasquez, 33, was shot to death at Presidential Golfview Condominiums off North Congress Avenue following an argument with 24-year-old Melvin Young, police said. Both Velasquez and Young appeared to have been armed with guns. It is unclear whether anyone will face charges...
Under plan, Boynton police station to move north, library to be razed

Under plan, Boynton police station to move north, library to be razed

The Town Square redevelopment team failed to impress city leaders Monday night after unveiling their latest site plan for the 16 acres of land off Boynton Beach Boulevard, and instead left the commissioners calling for more imagination. However, city staff did get approval from the commissioners to start planning for a $10 million, two-story District Energy Plant on site, which would provide cold...
BREAKING: Fatal hit-and-run victim was PBSO deputy’s son

BREAKING: Fatal hit-and-run victim was PBSO deputy’s son

An Acreage man facing vehicular homicide charges after he allegedly rear-ended a car at a high rate of speed early Monday did nothing to help the other driver and even wondered aloud how the man could have died, according to a Palm Beach County sheriff’s report said. “I killed someone!” Jacob T. Gordon, 21, said while crying when told Jason Laux, 23, had died in the crash, the report...
BREAKING: Two kids left alone in hot car; Boynton woman arrested

BREAKING: Two kids left alone in hot car; Boynton woman arrested

A Boynton Beach-area woman reportedly left two young kids alone Saturday afternoon in a hot car while she was inside a clothing store at Boynton Lakes Plaza. City police say they found a 1-year-old and an 8-year-old shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday in a black Mercedes SUV parked in a lot near the intersection of Hypoluxo Road and Congress Avenue. The windows were rolled up and the car was turned off...
BREAKING: West Palm fire displaces family of four, kills service dog

BREAKING: West Palm fire displaces family of four, kills service dog

A family of four lost its service dog and its home in a fire early Tuesday, city Fire Rescue authorities said. The fire broke out at a Sandalwood Lakes North townhouse on Heritage Way off Village Boulevard near Palm Beach Lakes High School, authorities said, killing the family’s service dog. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail It’s unclear whether anyone was injured...
JUST IN: Theft scheme targeted Home Depot stores; man faces charges

JUST IN: Theft scheme targeted Home Depot stores; man faces charges

A Loxahatchee man is facing charges of fraud and retail theft after he and an accomplice allegedly schemed to steal thousands of dollars from Home Depots throughout Palm Beach County as well as Martin and St. Lucie counties, according to an arrest report. Michael Johnson Hunnewell, 29, is facing seven counts of retail theft of $300 or more and fraud under $20,000. He was being held at the Palm Beach...
BREAKING: Pedestrian hit by vehicle west of Lantana

BREAKING: Pedestrian hit by vehicle west of Lantana

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning southeast of the village limits, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities said. The wreck happened near Aquarius Boulevard and Brady Lane, in the Lakes of Sherbrooke community west of Florida’s Turnpike and north of Lantana Road. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries was not immediately known. Rescue crews encouraged drivers to avoid...
NEW: West Palm woman, Lantana man plead guilty to pickax robberies

NEW: West Palm woman, Lantana man plead guilty to pickax robberies

Four people, including a West Palm Beach woman and a Lantana man, have plead guilty to federal charges of taking part in a string of smash-and-grab burglaries and robberies in Palm Beach County and Port St. Lucie, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Victoria Mia DeJesus, 20, of West Palm Beach plead guilty to receiving stolen firearms and two counts of interference with commerce by threats...
LATEST: Wellington man accused of menacing bicyclists with Bentley

LATEST: Wellington man accused of menacing bicyclists with Bentley

A Wellington man is facing two counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly menaced three bicyclists with his Bentley, according to an arrest report. One of the bicyclists is a veteran Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, records show. Richard Pitera, 59, was booked Aug. 15 into the Palm Beach County Jail and released two days later on $20,000 bond. The incident took place May 18. The...

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by car in Lantana

A pedestrian was flown to a trauma center Monday night after being struck by a vehicle on South Dixie Highway in Lantana, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The injured man was found on the roadway at the intersection with Sterns Street. The crash took place around 8:15 p.m. » Get the latest breaking news at PalmBeachPost.com
NEW: Rains expected today could bring 2 to 4 inches this week

NEW: Rains expected today could bring 2 to 4 inches this week

That tropical system hovering just off the southeast Florida coast will make things wet and windy starting later today, and likely all week, the National Weather Service’s Miami office said Monday. Scattered showers and thudnerstorms will continue to develop across South Florida “through the late morning hours,” the weather service said in a short-term forecast issued this morning...
NEW: Solar eclipse amazes, but just another day at the office at FPL

NEW: Solar eclipse amazes, but just another day at the office at FPL

It amazed much of the country, but Monday’s total solar eclipse was another day at the office for Florida Power & Light Co. Since FPL generates just 1 percent of its electricity from solar power, the eclipse had no impact on the utility’s ability to meet the demand for electricity. It was similar to a cloudy day. Florida’s new solar law expected to boost business usage At 2:49 p...
Thousands from Jupiter to Boca pause to watch total solar eclipse

Thousands from Jupiter to Boca pause to watch total solar eclipse

The moon threw some shade on Palm Beach County Monday afternoon, but those hoping for celestial drama had to settle for a slight but distinct dimming of the afternoon sun and maybe a crick in the neck. The far bigger spectacle was the sight of tens of thousands of people from Jupiter to Boca Raton pausing their quotidian activities for an hour or more to stand outside in the blistering heat to...
Looking for a job? Boynton Beach to host job fair

Looking for a job? Boynton Beach to host job fair

Looking for a job? The city is hosting a Town Square Boynton Beach Community Job Fair on Tuesday, at the Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave.  Town Square is about 16 acres of land east of Interstate 95 off Boynton Beach Boulevard that will be redeveloped through a public-private partnership. The area includes the historic high school, City Hall and the police station. Full-time, part-time...
In West Palm Beach, eclipse glasses are the holy grail

In West Palm Beach, eclipse glasses are the holy grail

Deirdre Krause of Loxahatchee went online at 6 a.m. Monday to reserve eclipse glasses for her grandchildren so they could witness the once-in-a-lifetime solar spectacle. She drove the half-hour to West Palm Beach to pick up the glasses, then back to Loxahatchee to retrieve her four grandchildren and bring them back to West Palm for the eclipse festivities at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium...
NEW: Boynton man facing attempted murder charge booked into jail

NEW: Boynton man facing attempted murder charge booked into jail

A Boynton Beach man arrested in Georgia last week in connection with the shooting of a 24-year-old man is expected to make a bond appearance Tuesday morning. Derrick Michael Todd, 22, is facing attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm charges and was booked Monday morning into the Palm Beach County Jail. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Todd and Roland Joseph...
Death penalty trial begins in 1987 Lake Worth murder

Death penalty trial begins in 1987 Lake Worth murder

It was Martha Jo Bailey’s first day on the job at the Denny’s on U.S. 1 in Lantana, hardly a good time for a friend to call the restaurant and tell her that her little sister, 27-year-old Dana Fader, was missing. “I said ‘I can’t do this right now,’” Bailey told a Palm Beach County jury Monday, the first day of a death penalty trial for 50-year-old Rodney...
NEW: Loxhatchee man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal hit-and-run

NEW: Loxhatchee man arrested after fleeing scene of fatal hit-and-run

A Loxahatchee man is facing vehicular homicide charges after he allegedly rear-ended a car at a high rate of speed early Monday, then fled the scene without rendering aid, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Jacob T. Gordon, 21, is facing charges of vehicular homicide, hit-and-run in a crash causing death, DUI with property damage, driving without a license in a crash causing...
Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

Cloud cover made Monday’s the eclipse tough to see at Juno Beach Pier, but dozens showed up (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Sharing eclipse safety glasses, grilling chicken and generally just having a blast at the waterfront, several hundred lunar watchers gathered at DuBois Park on Monday afternoon for the rare celestial event. Read full coverage in The Palm Beach Post. “It’s...
BREAKING: Jupiter police seek suspect in attempted bank robbery

BREAKING: Jupiter police seek suspect in attempted bank robbery

Jupiter police need the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob a bank Monday afternoon. The man walked into the Wells Fargo Bank in Jupiter West Plaza on West Indiantown Road west of Central Boulevard at about 12:55 p.m. and implied to a bank teller that he had a weapon, police said. He then asked the teller for money. Police said the man left the bank without any money and...
Boynton Beach resident on eclipse: ‘Unbelievable sight’

Boynton Beach resident on eclipse: ‘Unbelievable sight’

After looking through special glasses at the sun while standing outside the Boynton Beach library, resident Andy Baskin struggled to describe the view.  “It was pretty cool. I guess really, there’s no words to express,” the 67-year-old said. “What words would fit that?” Baskin joined dozens of others Monday spending a few moments looking through glasses shared...
Jupiter bank robbed; suspect sought

Jupiter bank robbed; suspect sought

Photo of bank robber (Jupiter police) The Jupiter Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify an individual responsible for an attempted  bank robbery that occurred at 6735 West Indiantown Rd. (Wells Fargo Bank) around 12:55 p.m. on Monday. The suspect entered the bank and approached the bank teller, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded money from...
LATEST: Jupiter road-rage suspect tells FHP shooting pickup was ‘stupid’

LATEST: Jupiter road-rage suspect tells FHP shooting pickup was ‘stupid’

Michael Shepherd knew shooting into a pickup on Interstate 95 was “stupid.” But the 49-year-old was in a “cat and mouse game” with John Trevor Whiting early Friday and wanted Whiting in his Chevrolet pickup to back off, the Jupiter man told Florida Highway Patrol investigators. So Shepherd “fire(d) a shot across his bow” from a Subaru Outback SUV while he drove...
NEW: JetBlue flight to PBIA lands in Raleigh after pilot reports smoke

NEW: JetBlue flight to PBIA lands in Raleigh after pilot reports smoke

A JetBlue flight headed to West Palm Beach from New York’s LaGuardia Airport was diverted to North Carolina after the crew reported a possible mechanical issue, according to JetBlue. Flight 461, which was intended to land at 10:20 this morning, landed safely at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and was redirected “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a release from...
JUST IN: Roaches lead to closing of Hooters, Wendy’s and Rocky’s bistro

JUST IN: Roaches lead to closing of Hooters, Wendy’s and Rocky’s bistro

State inspectors temporarily shut down three restaurants — a Hooters, a Wendy’s and Rocky’s Italian Bistro — in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach last week for high-priority violations involving roaches or flying insects and numerous other violations. Hooters, 2020 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach was cited Friday for five high-priority violations including...
Leslie Jones: She tweeted “Game of Thrones” from West Palm Beach hotel

Leslie Jones: She tweeted “Game of Thrones” from West Palm Beach hotel

Where was “Saturday Night Live” star and “Game of Thrones” fanatic Leslie Jones doing her weekly GoT tweets from Sunday night? A West Palm Beach hotel. And before regaling fans with her weekly Twitter impressions of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” she made a brief but lasting impression on cancer survivor and activist Barbara Abernathy during...
BREAKING: Teen reportedly fired stun gun at Park Vista football game

BREAKING: Teen reportedly fired stun gun at Park Vista football game

A West Palm Beach teen was arrested Friday night after she reportedly fired a stun gun while at the Park Vista High School football game, school police records show. A teacher told a school officer during the preseason game against Pahokee High School that he’d seen a girl with bright pink hair set off a stun gun. MORE: RB Washington powers Pahokee past Park Vista in preseason HS football The...
LATEST: How Palm Beach County watched today’s solar eclipse

LATEST: How Palm Beach County watched today’s solar eclipse

UPDATE: With plastic glasses and homemade viewers crafted out of cereal boxes in hand, about 30 people gathered outside the Lake Park Library to see the total solar eclipse Monday afternoon. UPDATE: Sharing solar eclipse safety glasses, grilling chicken and generally just having a blast at the waterfront, several hundred lunar watchers gathered at DuBois Park in Jupiter...
What are the seven best cities for hipsters in Palm Beach County?

What are the seven best cities for hipsters in Palm Beach County?

On the surface, Palm Beach County, with its tony island dwellers and western horse set, doesn’t automatically come to mind as a haven for hipsters, the authenticity-conscious connoisseurs of carefully curated experiences. But there are corners of the county providing places to eat, drink and do stuff with a youthful, iconoclastic flavor. The words “curated” and “artisanal&rdquo...
Photos: When Jerry Lewis made a really bad movie in Palm Beach County

Photos: When Jerry Lewis made a really bad movie in Palm Beach County

Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, was no stranger to South Florida. He made one of his best movies here — “The Bellboy” was shot at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel. When he made one in Palm Beach County, though, it was one of his worst. And Palm Beach County didn’t make it easy for him, either. In 1979, he came here to star in and direct &ldquo...
NEW: Deputy shoots 100-pound bulldog after it attacks Florida woman

NEW: Deputy shoots 100-pound bulldog after it attacks Florida woman

A Martin County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an American Bulldog early Monday after it viciously attacked a woman who was taking him for a walk, Sheriff William Snyder said. The dog — a 4-year-old named Otto — attempted to attack a rabbit and pulled the woman walking him to the ground. After she fell, the dog began mauling her, according to a sheriff’s report. Emergency...
Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

Hundreds of sea turtle lovers and shoppers gathered Saturday at The Gardens Mall to learn about and contribute to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to help sea turtles. The free event was from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Court of the mall. Some merchants donated a portion of their sales on Saturday to LMC. Marian is a sea turtle patient at Loggerhead Marinelife Center    ...
LATEST: Two kids, two guns, slew of bullets in car linked to shooting

LATEST: Two kids, two guns, slew of bullets in car linked to shooting

Two toddlers, two guns and 49 bullets sat in a silver Chevrolet Cavalier last week while the driver sped away from a home where someone reportedly fired a gun, city police records state. It’s unclear who exactly fired that shot late Tuesday at a home on Northeast 20th Avenue, but authorities determined six-time convicted felon Cleavon Allen should not have been there. Allen, who told police...
NEW: Lindsey Lohan’s stepmom hospitalized after she threatened police

NEW: Lindsey Lohan’s stepmom hospitalized after she threatened police

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: Kate Major Lohan, the stepmother of actress Lindsey Lohan, called 911 after an argument she had with her husband, Michael Lohan, claiming he took their children. She told dispatchers that if the Boca Raton police didn’t find them, “she would kill us all,” according to a police report. Major Lohan told dispatchers that her husband had punched her in the face and...
Anquan Boldin retiring after 14 seasons in NFL

Anquan Boldin retiring after 14 seasons in NFL

Anquan Boldin’s football career has come to an abrupt end. Less than two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills, the former Pahokee and Florida State University standout has decided to retire after 14 seasons in the National Football League, according to ESPN. During his NFL career, Boldin put up Hall of Fame numbers: 1,076 receptions for 13,779 yards. He ranks ninth on the NFL career list...
Protesters march to Mar-a-Lago, denounce Trump comments

Protesters march to Mar-a-Lago, denounce Trump comments

Men and women from Palm Beach and Martin counties came together Sunday to march toward Mar-a-Lago and protest Donald Trump’s recent comments about the racially-charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week. The 70 or so people in attendance chanted “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A” as they crossed the Intracoastal Waterway on Southern Boulevard. “Rule number one is...
New study: Do millennials think classic movies are ‘boring’?

New study: Do millennials think classic movies are ‘boring’?

One more thing millennials reportedly don’t like: classic movies. According to a report in the New York Post, a new study by Fye.com has found that less than 25 percent of millennials polled had seen a movie from the 1940s or 1950s in its entirety. It rises slightly — to a third — when it comes to the movies from the 1960s. RELATED: The 27 things millennials hate (and the one thing...
Famous Norman Rockwell study drawing of umpires fetches $1.68M at auction

Famous Norman Rockwell study drawing of umpires fetches $1.68M at auction

An original study drawing of a famous illustration by Norman Rockwell sold for $1.68 million Sunday night in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Sports auction. The 1948 study, or preliminary work, for “Tough Call,” which was used as the April 23, 1949, cover of The Saturday Evening Post, belonged to the family of John “Beans” Reardon, an umpire who was the primary...
Britney Spears proves she really can sing with impromptu live song at Vegas show

Britney Spears proves she really can sing with impromptu live song at Vegas show

Pop star Britney Spears is tired of all the criticism over lip-syncing during her live Las Vegas shows. Spears set the record straight over the weekend, singing the southern classic “Something to Talk About” live onstage with a band accompanying her. After telling the audience she’d been thinking about it for sometime, she explained why she decided to belt one out. “I&rsquo...
New eating disorders program provides low-cost treatment, support

New eating disorders program provides low-cost treatment, support

Johanna Kandel spent a decade of her formative years battling — and eventually recovering from — her eating disorder. Now 38, she’s spent every day since October 2000 — when she founded The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness — helping others battle theirs. The nonprofit organization’s latest venture is one that Kandel, a West Palm Beach native, has long dreamed...
Seven tips to help you graduate from college in four years

Seven tips to help you graduate from college in four years

SEATTLE — It may sound counterintuitive, but freshmen college students who take a full load of reasonably demanding courses are more likely to graduate from college on time. That’s part of the message Western Washington University has been conveying to its students in a campaign called “15 to Finish,” which encourages students to work hard from the outset. Nationally, only...
Camp at a Virginia college shows girls a future in STEM

Camp at a Virginia college shows girls a future in STEM

Jhalak Singh slipped her boat, created out of aluminum foil, into a plastic container filled with water. Then she watched as Amber Smith-St. Louis began to fill it with blue marbles, counting aloud each time one dropped in. The little boat didn’t sink under the weight of the marbles. Turns out Jhalak had fashioned a pretty strong little craft, so Smith-St. Louis kept going. Jhalak raised her...
How to shop for a back-to-school computer

How to shop for a back-to-school computer

It’s back-to-school shopping season, so it might be time to shop for a laptop. But with so many different types and ever-updated models, how to know what’s best? Here are some things to think through. — What will the laptop be used for? A student going into graphic design, for example, might use it for different things than a budding engineer or someone who only needs Word. Tercius...
Comedy genius Jerry Lewis has died at 91

Comedy genius Jerry Lewis has died at 91

Legendary comedian, brash entertainer,  zany actor and dedicated humanitarian Jerry Lewis has died in Las Vegas at the age of 91. He died at his home at 9:15 a.m. , according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by his agent, Variety reported. Lewis was born Joseph Levitch in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to show business parents and made his professional debut at the age of 5...
Madonna celebrates turning 59, posting first family pic with all six kids

Madonna celebrates turning 59, posting first family pic with all six kids

Photographed for the very first time! Pop star Madonna shared a debut family portrait Friday that featured her and all six of her children. The Material Girl posted the photo on Instagram following her 59th birthday party at a two-day, gypsy-themed celebration in Italy. From top left Rocco, 17,  David, 11, and Mercy James, 11, to the right of Madonna. From bottom left, Lourdes, 20, kneeling along...
New biography about David Bowie reveals details of his wild life

New biography about David Bowie reveals details of his wild life

An upcoming biography of David Bowie reveals new details about the singer’s life, including some strange propositions, NME reported. “David Bowie: A Life” will be released Sept. 12. Written by Dylan Jones, the biography is described as “intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn” about Bowie, who died Jan. 11, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. In the book, groupie...
Taylor Swift wipes social media accounts; website goes dark

Taylor Swift wipes social media accounts; website goes dark

Taylor Swift has wiped her social media accounts clean, and fans of the singer are trying to figure out why, Billboard reported. On average, Swift has put out a new album every two years since her debut in 2006. Her last album, however -- “1989” -- was released in October 2014. Friday morning, fans noticed that Swift had deleted her Twitter avatar and header, along...
Former Yankees star Derek Jeter, wife welcome first child 

Former Yankees star Derek Jeter, wife welcome first child 

Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was called “The Captain” during his major-league career. Now he can be called a dad. Jeter’s wife Hannah gave birth to a girl, Bella Raine Jeter, on Thursday, according to the verified Twitter account of The Players’ Tribune, which was founded by Jeter in 2014. The Jeters were married in July 2016, and Hannah Jeter announced her...

Dogs with missing teeth should get X-rays

Question: My dog just had a dental procedure under anesthesia and they called and asked me to have X-rays done because he had two missing teeth. I explained that he never had those teeth from birth and didn’t need X-rays. They tried to get me to do them, but I guess I didn’t understand and I thought he didn’t really need them. I picked him up later, and when I got home, one of my...
Study: Drinkers more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia

Study: Drinkers more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia

SAN DIEGO — The University of California, San Diego claims in a new study that certain people who regularly consume moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol are more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia and other cognitive problems compared to people who don’t drink at all. The long-term study was largely based on white, middle-class men and women living in Rancho Bernardo, a master-planned...
What our Google searches reveal about the drug epidemic

What our Google searches reveal about the drug epidemic

The country’s ongoing drug epidemic, which claimed more than 59,000 lives last year, has left its trace on just about every aspect of American life: politics, religion, family, justice, birth and death. While most of us are familiar, by now, with the annual drumbeat of official statistics from places like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, online search data offers a window into...
Students create innovative devices to solve vexing medical problems

Students create innovative devices to solve vexing medical problems

SEATTLE — Last year, there was a national outcry after the price skyrocketed for a medical-injection device that counteracts the life-threatening symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. But for a team of students at the University of Washington, the price jumps for the EpiPen signaled an opportunity — a chance to invent a cheaper device that could do the same thing, only better. The team&rsquo...
For rural veterans, new approaches to health care

For rural veterans, new approaches to health care

REDWATER, Texas — On this long drive, across two state lines and endless fields of corn and cattle, Lynn Graham thinks about how it may be the quality of life, not the quantity, that matters. Graham, 55, has stage 4 liver and colon cancer. It is an 85-mile drive, cutting through Arkansas on mostly country roads, to the closest U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center in Shreveport,...
Still sleepy every morning? You may need a sleep test

Still sleepy every morning? You may need a sleep test

Dear Mayo Clinic: I get between eight and nine hours of sleep most nights but still feel groggy in the morning. Would a sleep study help me figure out why I’m never rested? A: A sleep test may be beneficial. However, before you seek medical attention, consider several things about sleepiness. The most common cause of sleepiness is not sleeping long enough. Getting enough restful sleep is crucial...
These two national retailers could be coming to Lantana 

These two national retailers could be coming to Lantana 

The developers of the Water Tower Commons project at the former A.G. Holley State Hospital site on Lantana Road updated town officials this week on the stores they hope to bring in.  The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is expected to be under construction by January, Mike Langolf said on behalf of developer Ken Endelson. Other national retailers the team is in talks with are Marshalls and Ulta...
What Disney theme park food did ‘MasterChef’ Shaun O’Neale crave as kid?

What Disney theme park food did ‘MasterChef’ Shaun O’Neale crave as kid?

Shaun O’Neale is one of America’s hottest celebrity chefs, thanks to his win on season 7 of Fox’s “MasterChef” last fall. The former Floridian also happens to be a Disney buff who grew up with a powerful Disney food memory: He craved the giant turkey leg sold at the Magic Kingdom. “I’d beg my parents to let me have that damn turkey leg!” he laughed in...
Last total solar eclipse 1918: What was Palm Beach County like then?

Last total solar eclipse 1918: What was Palm Beach County like then?

The country was gripped by fear, suspicion, paranoia and threats from abroad. And then the afternoon turned unnaturally dark, and the moon blotted out the sun. RELATED: Complete eclipse coverage from the Post’s Kim Miller The year was not 2017. It was 1918 — the last time a total solar eclipse cast a shadow across the entire width of the mainland United States. “All America Stops...
What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody’s talking about?

What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody’s talking about?

Keep your umbra, penumbra and antumbra. Same with shadow bands, and Baily’s Beads, too. When it comes to contagious catchphrases that have become part of the dialogue during this season of eclipse fever, the best has to be “The Path of Totality.” We just can’t shut up about it. It’s like we’ve become a nation of overnight astrophysicists. For the...
Shawn Mendes to headline return of ‘MTV Unplugged’

Shawn Mendes to headline return of ‘MTV Unplugged’

“MTV Unplugged” is returning to television, and Shawn Mendes will be the first singer to appear on the show, Variety reported. Mendes will appear in the season premiere in a performance shot at Los Angeles’ Theater at Ace Hotel. The show will air on Sept. 8, Variety reported. Mendes currently holds the No. 1 spot in Top 40 radio with his single, “Nothing Holdin’...
NEW: A third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

NEW: A third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

Three major philanthropic organizations said Thursday they are pulling their events from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, with one already in discussions to move its 2018 fundraiser to another A-list oceanfront setting. Thursday afternoon, the Cleveland Clinic and American Cancer Society announced they were leaving the president’s Palm Beach estate. » COMPLETE COVERAGE:...
Seven fun ways to celebrate total solar eclipse, pop culture style

Seven fun ways to celebrate total solar eclipse, pop culture style

No matter how you celebrate the August 21 total solar eclipse, the rare heavenly occurrence lends itself to some sort of celebration (unless it’s the kind of eclipse that brings the zombie Apocalypse.) If you’re looking for a playlist, here’s a selection of eclipse-related songs, movies and TV shows to get you in the mood for some magical, temporary darkness. Unless there are...
West Palm Beach’s eclipse expert geeked out for Monday’s sky show

West Palm Beach’s eclipse expert geeked out for Monday’s sky show

Eclipse T-shirt? He has it ready. Special eclipse viewing glasses? In multiple pairs. Weather? Fingers crossed. Beach ball and tennis ball? If he needs them. When Marc Wiskoff leads the eclipse viewing party Monday at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach, he’ll be streaming a live NASA feed showing the eclipse as it sweeps across the country. The feed will...
3 TO SEE: Fashion exhibit; ‘Alice in Wonderland’; acoustic concert

3 TO SEE: Fashion exhibit; ‘Alice in Wonderland’; acoustic concert

It’s almost the weekend – time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas – one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. FREE Classic fashion photography...
What celebrity music legend was booted from a West Palm Beach bar?

What celebrity music legend was booted from a West Palm Beach bar?

One afternoon in 1956, a young musician had time to kill between shows in West Palm Beach. So, he took a stroll downtown looking for some liquid refreshment. When he ambled into Dude Dodge’s Marine Show Bar at the corner of South Dixie Highway and Evernia Street, he ordered a beer.
Why is ex-NFL cheerleader performing on stage in Palm Beach Gardens?

Why is ex-NFL cheerleader performing on stage in Palm Beach Gardens?

“I see my story,” Sandy Gelfound says, “as ‘Rocky’ meets ‘Annie’ meets ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ meets ‘Cinderella.’” That’s a perfect, intriguing description of Gelfound’s “true-ish, Jewish” autobiographical one-woman show “The Kosher Cheerleader,” running at the PGA Arts Center until Aug. 27 It&rsquo...
Taking pictures of sex offenders convinced artist to make Glades home

Taking pictures of sex offenders convinced artist to make Glades home

Sofia Valiente leads the way through sticky black muck to the lone tree left amid miles of shoulder-high sugar cane, glowing a hallucinogenic green in the blistering noon sun. Get lost here in Belle Glade’s cane fields and rescue would require a helicopter, if our phones had signals to call 911, which they don’t. But Valiente is an assured guide. We approach an ancient-looking cypress...
T.G.I. Friday’s a great spot any day of the week

T.G.I. Friday’s a great spot any day of the week

MENU American-style comfort food. Appetizers, soup, salads, burgers, sandwiches, chicken, steaks, ribs, seafood, pasta, desserts. ATMOSPHERE Fun and inviting, with retro red-and-white decor and warm lighting that makes any day feel like a Friday. There are plenty of booths, tables and high-tops in the large eatery, which also has an elegant bar with TVs. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE I opted for the sizzling...
Val Kilmer makes rare appearance during Doc Holliday tribute in Tombstone

Val Kilmer makes rare appearance during Doc Holliday tribute in Tombstone

Val Kilmer made a rare public appearance to help mark the birthday of the real-life man who helped make Kilmer a star. Kilmer was in Tombstone for the “Doc Holli-Days” that help celebrate the life of Doc Holliday, The Associated Press reported. Kilmer portrayed Holliday in the 1993 film “Tombstone.” >> Read more trending news Kilmer, sporting a cowboy hat and sunglasses...
Dog park news: My dog is in love with this dog lake!

Dog park news: My dog is in love with this dog lake!

There’s a dog park in Dania Beach with a lake so clear that it looks like a natural spring. You’ll be tempted to jump in with your pup. Tigertail Lake South Dog Park is a gated section on the south side of Tigertail Lake in Dania Beach. What’s cool about it being a lake is the space is smaller than a dog beach so it’s easier to chase after your four-legged friend...
Woodstock anniversary: Two ‘hippies’ remember the mud, music, drugs

Woodstock anniversary: Two ‘hippies’ remember the mud, music, drugs

August 15 marks the 48th anniversary of the festival concert by which all rock concerts will forever be measured. In August 1969, some 500,000 hardy souls appeared at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, to attend three days of peace, love and rock, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. In 2004, on the 35th anniversary, we found two Palm Beach Post “hippies” who were there &mdash...
Is Vanity Fair right to trash Mar-a-Lago’s architectural style?

Is Vanity Fair right to trash Mar-a-Lago’s architectural style?

In a recent online Vanity Fair article about the bucolic character of Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Trump is spending his 17-day vacation, the magazine took a swipe at Palm Beach. Trump, cloistered in his private club in the town, hasn’t changed its quiet, horse-country flavor, said the writer. “It isn’t faux cosmopolitan, like Trump Tower, or a...
Study: Energy drinks could lead to drug addiction, alcoholism

Study: Energy drinks could lead to drug addiction, alcoholism

Could that Red Bull or Monster be a gateway drug? Researchers at University of Maryland discovered young adults who regularly consumed highly caffeinated energy drinks, and sustained that consumption over time, were significantly more likely to use cocaine, abuse prescription stimulants, and be at risk for alcoholism. “The results suggest that energy drink users might be at heightened risk for...
Widow: Early PSA testing could have saved husband

Widow: Early PSA testing could have saved husband

It’s been more than three years since she lost him, but not a day passes that Adriana Somberg doesn’t miss her late husband Reed Somberg. His energy. His adventurousness. His passion for life. “He was my everything,” she says of the helicopter and airplane pilot who died at 59. Now, the 52-year-old widow is dedicated to helping other men avoid the same fate as her spouse of...
India Hicks wants to make you look ‘interesting’

India Hicks wants to make you look ‘interesting’

In a hotel ballroom filled with adorable women dressed in adorable outfits, India Hicks takes the stage. Already, her ambassadors — the women who have invested in her company and will take a cut from selling Hicks’ line of handbags, belts, hats, wallets, scarves, jewelry and whatever else she dreams up — are hollering. And we do mean hollering. If only Hillary had been this well-received...
Happy birthday, Steve Martin: Wild & crazy photos before he was famous

Happy birthday, Steve Martin: Wild & crazy photos before he was famous

Happy birthday, Steve Martin! The polymath actor-comedian-author-playwright-art collector is 72 years old on Monday, Aug. 14. We found some old photos of him from 1976 early in his career. He’d been on the Tonight Show, but had yet to star in a movie or make a comedy album. As these photos show, though, he was already a wild and crazy guy. In an interview between his 1976 shows in Miami...
This family’s amazing 37-year tradition on the first day of school

This family’s amazing 37-year tradition on the first day of school

Four years ago, Katie Scalisi not only celebrated her official First Day of School as a kindergartner, but cemented her place in a now 37-year-old tradition. The tradition of five girls, the first day of school and one blue dress. In 1981, Katie’s grandmother Joyce Johnston of Lantana bought a pretty blue and white dress for her daughter Nicole to wear on her first day of school. And...
Dave Grohl spotted in crowd at Metallica concert

Dave Grohl spotted in crowd at Metallica concert

No VIP suite or private box for him. Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters, was with the rest of Metallica fandom at a recent concert in Pasadena, NME reported. The former drummer for Nirvana has spoken out about being a fan of the heavy metal legends, telling Creative Loafing that he’s “a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die.” >> Read more trending news Grohl said...
Get crazy: 'Jersey Shore' cast reveals date for reunion show

Get crazy: 'Jersey Shore' cast reveals date for reunion show

Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the “Jersey Shore” gang have set a date for their return to television. On Friday, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino went on Instagram to reveal the premiere date for their reunion docu-series: Aug. 20, on E!, People reported. “Love my roomies forever,” Polizzi wrote in a post...
Kevin Durant apologizes for critical comments about India

Kevin Durant apologizes for critical comments about India

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant tweeted an apology Friday for saying that India is “20 years behind” and other comments critical of the country, Fox News reported. The comments stemmed from an interview Durant gave Thursday to the sports website the Atlantic, Durant recently visited India and was blunt about the culture shock he experienced. It’s a country that&rsquo...
Bulldozers threaten Beatles monument in Mongolia

Bulldozers threaten Beatles monument in Mongolia

A statue of the Beatles in the capital city of Mongolia may be at risk because of construction at the site of the tribute, but protesters are asking officials to let it be and are looking for some help from city officials. The statue of the iconic rock ’n’ roll group is located in Ulaanbaatar. It’s a bas-relief structure that was built to commemorate the transition of the former...
Doctor on demand: How app culture is reviving the house call

Doctor on demand: How app culture is reviving the house call

Alison Mintzer and her family were on a flight from New York to Los Angeles when her daughter complained that she felt sick. By the time they landed, Mintzer’s normally uncomplaining 6-year-old said that her neck and ears hurt. When a fever soon followed, it was enough to convince her parents that she needed to see a doctor. Thousands of miles from their pediatrician, and unable to find one...
Doctors don’t provide enough information about drug side effects

Doctors don’t provide enough information about drug side effects

Several months ago I developed a stomachache after taking an over-the-counter medication for symptoms suggesting acid reflux. When I told the doctor about my reaction, she said the medication, which she had prescribed, should not have caused my stomachache. But the Food and Drug Administration lists stomach pain and upset stomach as among the drug’s possible side effects. The episode reminded...
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