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Two years after Tequesta teens go missing, parents battling in court

The families of two Tequesta teenagers lost at sea in 2015 will mark Monday’s two-year anniversary of their disappearance by preparing to face each other in court. The mother of Perry Cohen filed a lawsuit Friday against four members of Austin Stephanos’ family, alleging that negligence led to the death of her son. Cohen and Stephanos, both 14, were last seen July 24, 2015, motoring a...
NEW: 3 children, 2 adults displaced after fire in Belle Glade

NEW: 3 children, 2 adults displaced after fire in Belle Glade

Three children and two adults were displaced after a fire in Belle Glade Friday evening, according the American Red Cross of Greater Palm Beach and Martin counties. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews were called to an apartment fire on the 500 block of 8th Street, just west of South Main Street and south of Doctor M.L.K Boulevard. When they arrived, firefighters saw smoke coming from one of the apartments...
16-year sentence follows emotional, grueling Dalia Dippolito hearing

16-year sentence follows emotional, grueling Dalia Dippolito hearing

Unless a second round of appeals in her case proves as fruitful as the first, Dalia Dippolito’s infant son could be well into his teens by the time his mother gets out of prison for the 2009 plot to kill her now ex-husband, Michael. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley sentenced the 34-year-old former Boynton Beach newlywed to 16 years in prison for solicitation to commit first-degree...
NEW: West Palm detective featured on ‘Cold Justice’ TV show Saturday

NEW: West Palm detective featured on ‘Cold Justice’ TV show Saturday

Over his nearly two decades with the West Palm Beach Police Department, Detective Aaron Sam has investigated more than 200 deaths and homicides, with his share of unsolved ones. He remembers one he and others feared wouldn’t be solved: It took nearly four years, local, state and federal agencies and patience for an arrest. Two fatal shootings ended up connected to two more in the span of three...
BREAKING: West Palm man gets life in prison for sex trafficking

BREAKING: West Palm man gets life in prison for sex trafficking

A former government contractor with ties to West Palm Beach was sentenced to life in prison Friday on a convictions for sex trafficking and child exploitation while he worked at a U.S. military base in Honduras. Christopher Rennie Glenn was sentenced during an appearance before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. He was convicted in March following a month-long trial in Miami. He was already serving...
NEW: Florida man tells deputies ‘Dr. Rosa Parks’ prescribed medication

NEW: Florida man tells deputies ‘Dr. Rosa Parks’ prescribed medication

During a traffic stop last weekend, Frankie Santos attempted to explain why pills were found in his car, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. He reportedly told deputies he was being treated for a medical condition and prescribed medication by “Dr. Rosa Parks” in West Palm Beach. His explanation was not convincing as deputies ultimately arrested him for possession of a controlled...
NEW: Firefighter accused of stalking, threatening ex-girlfriend’s pal

NEW: Firefighter accused of stalking, threatening ex-girlfriend’s pal

A Riviera Beach firefighter Friday found himself in jail for the second time this year after being accused of threatening to kill a friend of his ex-girlfriend and creating a fake Facebook profile for a member of that man’s family, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Ivan Chong was arrested on Thursday night for one count of aggravated stalking, a sheriff’s report said....
BREAKING NEWS: Dalia Dippolito sentenced to 16 years in prison

BREAKING NEWS: Dalia Dippolito sentenced to 16 years in prison

Dalia Dippolito, the 34-year-old former Boynton Beach newlywed convicted for a second time in the 2009 murder plot to kill her husband, will spend the next 16 years of her life in prison. With his sentence, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied prosecutors’ request for him to exceed the 20-year sentence that Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath previously gave Dippolito in 2011 and rejected...
How to improve West Palm’s municipal golf course? Ideas, but no answers

How to improve West Palm’s municipal golf course? Ideas, but no answers

And the winner is…? Nobody. City commissioners Tuesday heard 90 minutes of presentations by three firms that would rework West Palm’s venerable but downtrodden municipal golf course. When the panel voted which one to select for negotiations, two tied for first. The board members then decided they weren’t impressed with any of the proposals, though. The outcome: The city will talk...
JUST IN: Man killed in hit-and-run was in crash earlier that night

JUST IN: Man killed in hit-and-run was in crash earlier that night

A West Palm Beach man who was killed in a June 30 hit-and-run crash had been in a single-vehicle wreck a few hours before the collision that ended his life, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Corey Justice, 27, had crashed his Toyota truck at Lake Worth Road and Boutwell Road late on June 29, sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said. He and a woman riding with him were taken to...
New fitness gym opening in Lake Worth

New fitness gym opening in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH — Five Star Fitness and Wellness Center is opening a new location in the city Monday. The business has been operating in Boynton Beach the past five years, but will be moving to Lake Worth on 7435 S. Military Trail with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. The center is owned by Ricardo Ranglin, a Lake Worth resident. Five Star Fitness is a personal fitness gym...
LATEST: Plane that crashed in Everglades owned by Lake Worth man

LATEST: Plane that crashed in Everglades owned by Lake Worth man

A small aircraft that crash-landed in the Everglades Thursday is registered to a company in Lake Worth, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. A Cessna 152 aircraft with two unidentified people on board landed on a levee about 6 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said. The aircraft skidded and flipped over into the Everglades. According...
NEW: Crash on Southern Boulevard overpass halts traffic in West Palm

NEW: Crash on Southern Boulevard overpass halts traffic in West Palm

A vehicle crash stopped traffic Friday afternoon on an overpass near Southern Boulevard and South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach police said. The crash took place at about 2 p.m. It was not immediately known anyone was taken to a hospital, city police said. Police closed the overpass to clear the crash scene and were redirecting traffic.
Gander Mountain to lay off all employees at Palm Beach Gardens store

Gander Mountain to lay off all employees at Palm Beach Gardens store

Gander Mountain, an outdoor clothing and gear retailer, announced Thursday it plans to lay off all 59 employees at its Palm Beach Gardens store as part of its bankruptcy and sale to Camping World.  A going out of business sale continues at the Gander Mountain store off of Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens on June 2, 2017. (Richard Graulich / The...
Boynton leaders agree: Condos are out, luxury apartments are in

Boynton leaders agree: Condos are out, luxury apartments are in

The builder of a development going up on the city’s west end may not be able to quench Boynton Beach’s need for homes people can buy, but promised that the apartment complexes it will build instead will be luxurious and half as dense, putting less strain on city roads and services. With that promise in hand, the city commission this past week agreed in a 4-1...
JUST IN: Florida teens caught trying to rob same online seller twice

JUST IN: Florida teens caught trying to rob same online seller twice

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested this week after they allegedly tried to use an online marketplace to rob a man twice, Boynton Beach police said. Police arrested the boys Wednesday after arranging what they thought was a meeting to purchase a cellphone that was being sold through the website OfferUp. The Palm Beach Post is not identifying the teens because they have not been charged as adults. See...
LATEST: West Palm police seek man, 70, missing since Tuesday

LATEST: West Palm police seek man, 70, missing since Tuesday

City police are searching for a missing 70-year-old who could suffer a medical emergency if he fails to take his prescribed medication. James Howard Magee was last seen Tuesday by a neighbor, the West Palm Beach Police Department said. He left his home on 11th Street, just south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, without his medication. Anyone with information about Magee is encouraged to contact the...
Lake Worth city employee dies Thursday night

Lake Worth city employee dies Thursday night

LAKE WORTH — Maxime Ducoste, the city’s assistant director of planning and preservation, died after a short illness Thursday evening, the city said. Ducoste was at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach surrounded by close family and friends. He played a key role in the city’s community sustainability department, the city said. Information regarding services...
Boxer guilty of 2015 murder of MMA fighter in Palm Beach Shores

Boxer guilty of 2015 murder of MMA fighter in Palm Beach Shores

It took a Palm Beach County jury less than three hours Friday to convict Darrell Telisme of first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter Stan Stanisclasse. The jury of 12 began deliberating about 9 a.m. Friday and returned the verdict about noon. The case began Wednesday and ended after Telisme took the stand in his own defense on Thursday. He was the...
Plans for 16-foot, 10-ton underwater replica of Jupiter Lighthouse

Plans for 16-foot, 10-ton underwater replica of Jupiter Lighthouse

A Jupiter-based nonprofit organization is planning to build an underwater 16-foot, 10-ton replica of the Jupiter Lighthouse and donate it to the county as part of the group’s efforts to help marine life by creating artificial reefs in the area. The lighthouse will be in 55 feet of water and more than a mile northeast of the Jupiter Inlet along with 100 other four-ton artificial reefs and a 250-ton...
BREAKING: Suspect named in Mangonia Park murder of convicted killer

BREAKING: Suspect named in Mangonia Park murder of convicted killer

A Loxahatchee man has been linked to the February killing of Gilbert Stokes, according to Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities. Douglas Mackey, 53, is in the Martin County Jail on unrelated drug charges, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities said Friday that he was involved the Feb. 24 death of the Belle Glade man. Details of his involvement were not immediately available....
What were they like? Coach recalls Venus, Serena’s youth in Delray

What were they like? Coach recalls Venus, Serena’s youth in Delray

From the streets of Compton to the courts of Wimbledon. That’s how most people tell the story of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. But that leaves out one important stop: The formative tween years the sisters spent on the pothole-covered hard courts at Pompey Park, honing their staggering fusion of speed and strength in Delray Beach before they went pro. How did two girls from...
NEW: One missing Tequesta teen’s family will sue the other for damages

NEW: One missing Tequesta teen’s family will sue the other for damages

The family of Perry Cohen, one of the two Tequesta teenagers lost at sea in 2015, said Friday it will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the family of the other teen in state court. The announcement, set to be made on the entrance to the Palm Beach County Courthouse, will come just days before the two-year anniversary of the boys’ disappearance. “This lawsuit is about truth, accountability...
Youth in Wellington to help teach residents about trash pickup

Youth in Wellington to help teach residents about trash pickup

Wellington is going door-to-door to remind residents about when they should be putting their trash out each week and the village is getting youngsters involved. Over the next few weeks, youth volunteers will be heading into neighborhoods to put a hanger on their doors detailing the trash pickup schedule.  
JUST IN: PBSO says man vandalized car dealership after crashing car

JUST IN: PBSO says man vandalized car dealership after crashing car

A Lake Park man is accused of vandalizing a suburban West Palm Beach car dealership after seizing control of a car and crashing it, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Willie O’Neal Jr. stripped to his boxer briefs and said someone wanted to kill him after he broke windows and sprayed a fire extinguisher all around the Arrigo Dodge Chrysler dealership on Okeechobee Boulevard between...
Negron: Need- and merit-based aid boosted for Florida college students

Negron: Need- and merit-based aid boosted for Florida college students

Despite the governor’s veto of a wide-ranging higher-education policy bill, Senate President Joe Negron said Wednesday that many of the initiatives embedded in the legislation, including an expansion of Bright Futures scholarships, will still benefit state university and college students as fall terms begin next month. In a memo to senators, Negron, R-Stuart, said a major benefit will be a &ldquo...
Dining review: an Indian lunch buffet worth exploring

Dining review: an Indian lunch buffet worth exploring

I’m not the buffet type. Buffets make it too tempting to clutter one’s plate with a hodgepodge of scoops and flavors, one running into the next. I prefer a more orderly plate, one in which the elements enhance one another.  That said, I had no hesitation to pile all kinds of goodness on my lunch plate recently at Aroma Indian Cuisine. Located in West Palm’s Village Commons plaza...
BREAKING: Motorcyclist, 67, killed in Acreage wreck

BREAKING: Motorcyclist, 67, killed in Acreage wreck

A 67-year-old motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. John Butrico was heading west along Key Lime Boulevard on a 2015 Honda motorcycle at about 10:30 Thursday morning, the sheriff’s office said. He crashed with a 2005 Lincoln Town Car heading north on Hall Boulevard as they went through the intersection. See who&rsquo...
JUST IN: Child calls 911 to tell PBSO man had hit, choked woman

JUST IN: Child calls 911 to tell PBSO man had hit, choked woman

Even after threats of being hit, a 14-year-old child called 911 to say a man was punching and choking a woman, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Following the 911 call, Edvin Lopez, 33 of Greenacres was arrested Saturday on multiple charges, among them domestic battery and child abuse, according to the affidavit showing probable cause for hsi arrest. After a judge set his bond at...
Free of basketball-sized tumor, Lissa the Rhino is a cancer survivor

Free of basketball-sized tumor, Lissa the Rhino is a cancer survivor

Lissa doesn’t need a bright ribbon to designate her a cancer survivor, she’s a rhino after all. Where would she put it? Instead it is what’s absent on Lissa that attests to her battle – unlike her herdmates, Lissa is missing the pointy protuberance that should sit at the end of her snout. Her horn is but a stump. Four years ago, Lissa went under the knife – and hand...
After shooting, ‘Stop the Violence’ basketball tournament in Delray

After shooting, ‘Stop the Violence’ basketball tournament in Delray

Residents of southern Palm Beach County and police officers will gather in Delray Beach on Saturday for a basketball tournament aimed at discouraging gun violence, a timely conversation given a fatal shooting Tuesday night. This is the second year of the “Stop the Violence” tournament, in which men from Delray Beach and Boynton Beach face off on the community’s courts with police...
UPDATE: Waterside condos, retail at U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road closer

UPDATE: Waterside condos, retail at U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road closer

The Jupiter town council gave preliminary approval to the construction of a condominium and commercial use building along with a public dock and plaza on the corner of U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road on Tuesday night. If the plan is approved Aug. 15, the building will feature 15 high-end condos and about 2,500 square feet of commercial space on the first floor for either offices or retail stores. The site...
New 59 single-family home community coming to Lake Worth

New 59 single-family home community coming to Lake Worth

The 12-acre site on 19th Avenue North in Lake Worth has been vacant for years, a giant dumping ground no one enjoys. But that’s about to change as Meritage Homes plans to build a 59 single-home family subdivision, with units expected to cost from the low-to-mid $300,000s to $400,000. “It’s exciting to have a single family home project east of I-95,” Mark Rickards, a land planner...
LATEST: ‘Million Dollar Ho’ arrested in Fort Pierce for prostitution

LATEST: ‘Million Dollar Ho’ arrested in Fort Pierce for prostitution

A Fort Pierce woman who introduced herself to an undercover officer as the “Million Dollar Ho” was arrested Tuesday night, according to an arrest report. Debra Thomes, 49, approached a Fort Pierce police officer who was sitting in an unmarked car in a parking lot at North 13th Street and Avenue D and asked if he wanted a “date,” the report said. Thomes then got into the car...
NEW: Palm Beach Gardens police release names in fatal crash

NEW: Palm Beach Gardens police release names in fatal crash

City police have released the name of the 78-year-old woman killed in a crash near Interstate 95 Tuesday afternoon in Palm Beach Gardens. Marilyn Simundson-Olson of unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens was pronounced dead at the intersection of Military Trail and Kyoto Gardens Drive at 1 p.m. Police said 23-year-old Taylor Heinz drove through a red light in a 2012 Ford Explorer headed north on Military...
In Gardens, more money for police, fire — how much will taxes increase?

In Gardens, more money for police, fire — how much will taxes increase?

Palm Beach Gardens will collect more in taxes this year and use the money to keep up with growth, primarily out west. RELATED: New construction helps fuel property value bump in Palm Beach County The city plans to hire eight more police officers, bringing the force to 120, and two fire code officers. Much of the future growth is concentrated on western Northlake Boulevard. Officials have approved...
NEW: Charges dropped against Matt Elam, former Dwyer, UF football star

NEW: Charges dropped against Matt Elam, former Dwyer, UF football star

Charges have been dropped against Matt Elam, the former Dwyer High and University of Florida football star, according to Palm Beach County court records. Elam, 25, was arrested in May on charges of grand theft and domestic battery after an incident with his girlfriend in Delray Beach. On June 20 the State Attorney’s Office said it has “insufficient evidence” to charge the former...
Social Security plans percolating: Deutch says up tax on higher income

Social Security plans percolating: Deutch says up tax on higher income

With Social Security facing solvency problems in less than 20 years, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, has reintroduced his bill to extend the life of the program by hitting higher-income earners with a payroll tax increase. Don’t expect Deutch’s plan to get anywhere in the Republican-controlled House. His similar bill in the last Congress never got a hearing, and the chairman of the...
NEW: Man accused of sexual battery on girl after baby shows DNA match

NEW: Man accused of sexual battery on girl after baby shows DNA match

A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to her child, city police said. George Simms Jr. was charged for one count of sexual battery and taken into custody in Delray Beach by members of the U.S. Marshals South Regional Fugitive Task Force, said the Boynton Beach Police Department. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. See...
Boxer takes stand in own defense in trial for slaying of MMA fighter

Boxer takes stand in own defense in trial for slaying of MMA fighter

The image of mixed martial arts champion Stan Stanisclasse’s bloody, lifeless body on the floor of his Palm Beach Shores apartment had been on a projector screen at least twice this week before Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Reid Scott showed it to jurors again during closing arguments of Darrell Telisme’s first-degree murder trial. Still, there was something about seeing her...
NEW: Wellington man who injured deputy in crash out of jail

NEW: Wellington man who injured deputy in crash out of jail

A Wellington man accused of rear-ending a Palm Beach County sheriff’s patrol car at more than 100 mph and seriously injuring a deputy was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday after posting a $20,000 bond. Alexander Kokulak, 21, is facing charges of DUI with serious bodily injury and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach...
Openings: Kapow Noodle Bar debuts West Palm Beach location 

Openings: Kapow Noodle Bar debuts West Palm Beach location 

The second location of restaurateur Rodney Mayo’s Kapow Noodle Bar hosted its official (VIP) grand opening in downtown West Palm Beach Thursday night.  With a modernized, generically Asian menu (from Vietnamese wings to Thai style jerky to Peking duck), Kapow has been packing in crowds since its opening in November 2011 in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. The West Palm location...
JUST IN: Jupiter water main break repaired, streets set to open

JUST IN: Jupiter water main break repaired, streets set to open

5:30 P.M. UPDATE: A water main break that shut down the intersection of Toney Penna Drive and Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter has been repaired, according to the town’s Facebook page. The streets are expected to reopen Thursday night. ORIGINAL STORY: A water main break Thursday closed the intersection of Toney Penna Drive and Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, the town’s utilities department said...
PHOTOS: Big Dog Ranch Rescue opens first buildings at new home

PHOTOS: Big Dog Ranch Rescue opens first buildings at new home

Big Dog Ranch was born when Lauree Simmons went on the hunt to bring home one puppy and instead rescued 14 dogs on death row. On a whim she piled them into her car and then boarded them in her garage. That project is now a full-fledged nonprofit that boasts saving nearly 20,000 dogs. This summer it opened the first building of a new home. Big Dog’s new home in Loxahatchee Groves is about 5 miles...
Boca man guilty of leaving scene of cyclist-killing crash

Boca man guilty of leaving scene of cyclist-killing crash

It took Bianca Fichtel more than a year after her June 2014 DUI manslaughter arrest to tell prosecutors that it was her boyfriend, Paul Maida, who was actually driving her Ford F-150 at the time of the April 2014 Boca Raton crash that killed George Morreale. On Thursday, however, it took a Palm Beach County jury just five hours to reject Maida’s claims that his now ex-girlfriend was lying to...
Can Gardens native win $10,000 deciphering emojis for TV audience?

Can Gardens native win $10,000 deciphering emojis for TV audience?

Daphnique Springs is fluent in emoji. RELATED: This is the most popular travel emoji in Florida Not only can the Palm Beach Gardens native decode those ubiquitous images of smiley faces, hand gestures and, yes, poop piles, that populate text messages and social media, she can do it at a speed that’s, well, competitive. And it could earn her $10,000 as one of the first contestants on Emogenius...
The new coffee shop in CityPlace may surprise you

The new coffee shop in CityPlace may surprise you

Wait a minute readers. So y’all know Capital One, right? The financial corporation. The one you may have banked with in the past? They just dropped a Capital One Cafe into West Palm Beach — at CityPlace, directly across from Mellow Mushroom. Yep. They want you to come in, to get comfortable, to hang out in their spot. But would you honestly kick it in a bank? Could...
NEW: Return trip to Publix leads to teen’s arrest on robbery charge

NEW: Return trip to Publix leads to teen’s arrest on robbery charge

A Greenacres-area teenager robbed a Publix employee last week and then was arrested when he returned to the store and the employee called 911 on him, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Christopher Barnes, 18, remained in custody Thursday following his arrest Monday on a robbery charge. Judge Dina Keever-Agrama set his bail at $10,000. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach...
Why is alt-right king Milo Yiannopoulos going on a LGBTQ radio show?

Why is alt-right king Milo Yiannopoulos going on a LGBTQ radio show?

Tom Hantzarides knows why you might hate Milo Yiannopoulos. He’s read the Facebook comments that believe that his decision to host the highly controversial alt-right personality on his local LGBTQ radio show is giving “a platform to bigots.” He’s heard the calls for boycott, and knows that some people feel that hosting provocateur and former Breitbart editor Yiannopoulos...
Justin Bieber banned in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned in Beijing

Pop singer Justin Bieber is now banned in Beijing. >> Read more trending news  Bieber won’t be performing in the Chinese capital due to “bad behavior,” according to a statement from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture. “His series of misbehaviors while living abroad and during his performances in China has caused public resentment,” said the statement...
Disney building the world's first Marvel hotel

Disney building the world's first Marvel hotel

It’s a hotel that Disney is hoping guests will marvel at. >> Read more trending news  Disney’s Hotel New York, a 565-room property near Disneyland Paris’ Disneytown. will be renovated to feature the props, drawings and costumes from Marvel films, television shows and comic books, Travel & Leisure reported. The Art of Marvel will be the first Marvel Comics hotel. It...
Royal style watch: shoulders bare, shorter hair

Royal style watch: shoulders bare, shorter hair

The Royal Fab 4 — Prince William, Duchess Kate and their adorable heirs, George and Charlotte — visited Poland and Germany last week and reminded the world why we need royals. No. 1: They dress up. The Founding Fathers extricated America from the tyranny of King George III 241 years ago, but we can’t seem to extricate ourselves from our own bad taste. One thing we could have learned...

Everything you need to know about Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor

U.S. Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor is a type known as glioblastoma. So what is a glioblastoma? It is a highly malignant form of cancer that spreads quickly and is known to be fed by a large network of blood vessels in the brain, according to this NBC News report. The sad news for the former Republican presidential nominee came out Wednesday after doctors operated on...
Thief smashes Fairfield pizza place’s door, steals cash drawer

Thief smashes Fairfield pizza place’s door, steals cash drawer

A breaking and entering report at Marco’s Pizza at 6330 Pleasant Ave. in Fairfield was posted on the City of Fairfield’s Facebook page Wednesday. The crime occurred around midnight on July 13, according to the city’s post. The person in the video smashed the door to the restaurant and stole the restaurant’s cash drawer before fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The city is asking...
Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' revival

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' revival

It’s official: Ryan Seacrest will return to “American Idol” to serve as host for ABC’s reboot of the singing competition. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday morning’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” “We’ve been talking about it for a little while but I am happy to confirm … with absolute confirmation that Ryan Seacrest is...

The case against spanking. Study finds it leads to mental illness

Think spanking will make your child behave? In fact, a new study discovered that children who receive spankings are more likely to be anti-social, aggressive and suffer from mental health and cognitive difficulties. The study by the University of Texas and the University of Michigan finds the more a child gets spanked — defined by an open hand on the backside —...
The ‘restaurant on wheels’: A guide to food trucks in Palm Beach County

The ‘restaurant on wheels’: A guide to food trucks in Palm Beach County

These so-called food truck rallies are going on somewhere in the county every day of the week. In Wellington, it’s every Thursday night. The biggest, a rally of more than 40 trucks, gathers in Jupiter’s Abacoa once a month.  Food trucks usually specialize in one style of cuisine: It could be sliders or tacos, it could be Pan-Asian fare or Argentine parrillada, it could...
Madonna stops auction of love letter from Tupac, underwear, hairbrush

Madonna stops auction of love letter from Tupac, underwear, hairbrush

A New York judge has ordered a company planning to auction articles belonging to pop star Madonna, including a love letter from rapper Tupac Shakur, a hairbrush, used underwear, and unreleased cassette recordings, to pull 22 items from the auction scheduled for Wednesday, July 19. The Material Girl claimed the items had been stolen from her by a “former friend.” The singer sought...
Hot Dog Day: Who has the best hot dog in Palm Beach County?

Hot Dog Day: Who has the best hot dog in Palm Beach County?

Did you know today is Hot Dog Day? Not to be confused with National Hot Dog Day which is Sunday, July 23. So, before you make the basic ones to celebrate, try one of these local faves. From traditional American hot dogs to Caribbean-inspired sauces, these hot dog spots may have you barking for more. After all, any dog is bound to be a man’s best friend. >> READERS CHOICE: Who...
K & L 98 Hot Pot n’ Grill a unqiue dining experience

K & L 98 Hot Pot n’ Grill a unqiue dining experience

MENU A buffet unlike any other. This self-serve/self-cook concept offers extensive selections — including the expected (seafood, chicken, beef, lamb) to the bizarre (pig intestines and kidneys, pork blood and frog legs). Bowls of vegetables, mushrooms, dumplings, bamboo shoots and other items travel on a conveyor belt that winds around tables for diners to select. Sauces for soups can be created...
Healthy, low-guilt fare at Celis Produce

Healthy, low-guilt fare at Celis Produce

MENU Celis Produce is an organic grocery store that sells produce, pasta, granola and other items. The small market includes a juice bar that serves smoothies, acai bowls and cold-brewed coffee. You won’t get a full meal here (unless you plan on taking your groceries home and cooking them). ATMOSPHERE Celis occupies a storefront along Dixie Highway. The small market is clean and brightly lit...
Wingback chairs warm up every room

Wingback chairs warm up every room

If you have ever lived in an old, drafty house like I have, you totally get why the world needs wingback chairs. Not only do they wrap their arms around you and keep you snuggly warm, they are so stunning that they elevate the style of any room they grace. For me, they are a must-have, a classic I will always want in my own home. Wingback chairs smashed onto the decorating scene in England way back...
Fun, festive dining at Maya’s Mexican Grill

Fun, festive dining at Maya’s Mexican Grill

MENU Wide array of authentic Mexican dishes, including appetizers, soup, salads, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos, quesadillas, chicken, beef, steak, pork and seafood. ATMOSPHERE Festive and inviting, with fun, vibrant colors and furnishings throughout. Every day feels like Cinco de Mayo here. A couple of TV sets hang above the bar for added entertainment. OUR FAVORITE FOOD/PRICE...
How to live (peacefully) with deer in a mountain oasis

How to live (peacefully) with deer in a mountain oasis

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — Leroy and Sally Hall found their slice of paradise on a steep parcel in the Sierra foothills. They love it — and so do the deer. Avid gardeners in their 70s, the Halls turned an acre of weeds outside their back door into a stunning forest garden, brimming with azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and other shade-loving shrubs. In the front of their property, they created...
Hot walls can change your garden for good

Hot walls can change your garden for good

Great theater helps us transcend reality and rise above our everyday vexations. It captures us in a way that is contemplative and inspirational by stimulating brainwaves we often overlook in this frenetic world. Perhaps this is why one hot wall in a room of the house or in a garden can make profound changes to the character of the adjacent space. Hot colors are stimulating to the eye, but nowhere...
Decorating mistakes you can fix in 15 minutes or less (seriously)

Decorating mistakes you can fix in 15 minutes or less (seriously)

Decorating mistakes are so easily made: You buy a sofa without measuring your door clearance, you hang a light too low and bump your head on it, or you paint an entire room in the wrong color without testing it first. Yes, decorating faux pas are a dime a dozen, but most often, they’re not so easily fixed. Whether you have to return a large piece of furniture, call in a plumber or an electrician...
3 TO SEE: Sondheim’s ‘Company,’ kitsch exhibit, children’s book art

3 TO SEE: Sondheim’s ‘Company,’ kitsch exhibit, children’s book art

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 Kitschy culture in...

Natural protection from mosquitos and sun

Being outside in the summer is great, but getting bitten by mosquitoes or getting a sunburn can be serious problems. There are many products out there to prevent these, and more people are seeking ways to reduce the number of chemicals they’re exposed to when using bug spray or sunscreen. The good news is there are naturally based or derived products that can keep people safe. MOSQUITO PROTECTION...
10 ways to dress up your kitchen

10 ways to dress up your kitchen

When it comes to entertaining, it’s common to dress up a dining table to enhance food pairing or to create a decorative table scape. But why not dress up your kitchen and casual dining areas year-round? Many homeowners embrace the opportunity to showcase decorative elements in a creative way. If you are looking for ways to include these elements into your home, here are some creative tips. 1...
Couple collides practicing 'Dirty Dancing' lift before wedding

Couple collides practicing 'Dirty Dancing' lift before wedding

A couple practicing the famed lift from the 1980s classic “Dirty Dancing” found themselves in the hospital after they failed to execute the move and instead knocked each other out, according to multiple reports. The pair, identified by BBC News as Sharon Price and her fiance Andy Price, were practicing a recreation of the final dance scene between Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey outside...
This North Palm Beach restaurant is a must-try neighborhood gem

This North Palm Beach restaurant is a must-try neighborhood gem

Do you think they’ll make it?” a middle-aged man asked his dinner companion during a conversation I happened to overhear inside a small north county restaurant. He was referring to the restaurant, a lovely Thai-sushi spot tucked into an old roadside inn on U.S. Highway 1. The place is a neighborhood gem, but it was virtually empty. The hush allowed me to appreciate the clean lines of the...

Diet Soda Alert: They actually make you fat!

Diet sodas, which Americans guzzle in hopes of reigning in our expanding waistlines, might do more harm than good, a new study has found. The study adds to the growing suspicions of artificial sweeteners linked earlier this year to increased risk for stroke and dementia. The Washington Post today reports that  studies linked artificial sweeteners to increased...
Prince George shows off bashful side on royal tour of Poland  

Prince George shows off bashful side on royal tour of Poland  

Prince William and Duchess Catherine have taken their family to Poland for a royal tour. However, shortly after arriving, it was clear the young Prince George was the one who got all the attention. People reported that the young prince, who will be celebrating his fourth birthday this weekend, was a bit shy stepping off the plane. While his mom and little sister Princess Charlotte were all smiles...
Tweet storm between Ann Coulter, Delta still raging after weekend back and forth

Tweet storm between Ann Coulter, Delta still raging after weekend back and forth

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter continued a war of words against Delta Air Lines on Monday after she was moved from a seat that she had pre-booked and paid extra for. Coulter wanted an aisle seat in the exit row with extra legroom, and reserved such a seat. Atlanta-based Delta moved her to a window seat in the same exit row. Ever since that fateful Saturday night flight, Coulter has unleashed...
Is your age your superpower?

Is your age your superpower?

Let’s say you’re 60 — but as far away from behaving like a codger as you were at 40. Let’s say you see people your age in advertisements — maybe they’re holding hands in clawfoot bathtubs, hoping that the sex-performance drug kicks in, or they’re waiting sadly on the sidelines tending to their arthritis while their grandkids play. Let’s say those images...
Pop star Gwen Stefani sued by injured concertgoer after inviting fans to fill empty seats

Pop star Gwen Stefani sued by injured concertgoer after inviting fans to fill empty seats

Gwen Stefani is in the middle of a messy situation. The former “The Voice” coach and girlfriend of country crooner Blake Shelton is being sued by a woman who said she was injured while attending one of the pop star’s concerts. According to The Charlotte Observer, the plaintiff, Lisa Stricklin, attended Stefani’s Charlotte, North Carolina, show at the PNC Music...
Fox's Shepard Smith: Trump administration deception 'is mind-boggling'

Fox's Shepard Smith: Trump administration deception 'is mind-boggling'

Fox News host Shepard Smith, seemingly frustrated while hosting his afternoon television news program, accused the Trump administration of covering up “numerous lies,” The Huffington Post reported. In an outburst rarely seen from a news anchor, Smith, spoke with colleague Chris Wallace on Friday afternoon. After learning there were more people than previously reported who attended...
Teacher’s philosophy:Why wait to travel?

Teacher’s philosophy:Why wait to travel?

We’ve been asking Post readers if they took a fabulous trip after they retired. Many of you have. But Leslie Millar of Palm Beach Gardens has a different take on retirement road trips. Here’s her letter: “At 64, I am still working as an elementary school teacher — but I have been living my life as if I have been retired for a very long time. Why wait? Unfortunately, I lost...

Cat’s urine drip could mean tail injury, overstretched bladder

Question: My cat, Chuckles got outside recently and we did not find her until the next morning. She ate ravenously when she got home and was happy to see us! She seems fine, but she is moving a little slow and doesn’t hold her tail up or move it like she normally does. Her tail seems to hang. I have seen her licking her backside a lot and when she got up and walked, some little drips of urine...
Floyd Mayweather’s hype: Obama might show up for fight

Floyd Mayweather’s hype: Obama might show up for fight

Boxer Floyd Mayweather continued to hype his upcoming  light-middleweight fight with mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, saying he has some huge surprises in store for the Aug. 26 fight in Las Vegas. >> Read more trending news “Barack Obama may be there. Donald Trump may be there,” Mayweather told TMZ Sports. “I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a star-studded...
Why did Trump compliment French first lady’s figure?

Why did Trump compliment French first lady’s figure?

Brigitte Macron is in great shape. We can all see that. The first lady of France is as buff as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. “You’re in such good shape,” President Trump told her Thursday during his first state visit to France, then he turned to her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron, and repeated: “She’s in such good physical shape.” After Trump nodded...
Brownie McLean: 100 years of fabulous for Palm Beach icon

Brownie McLean: 100 years of fabulous for Palm Beach icon

Even at 100, the queen bee of Palm Beach continues buzzing. “I’m still out every night,” said Brownie McLean on the phone a week before she reached the centenary mark. “”You have to keep moving. You don’t dare slow down.” Not that McLean has ever spent time in the slow lane. Her life reads like an improbable 1950s Hollywood plot: charming orphaned...
Bastille Day 2017: Best restaurants in Palm Beach County to celebrate French holiday

Bastille Day 2017: Best restaurants in Palm Beach County to celebrate French holiday

Bastille Day is celebrated in remembrance of the beginning of the French Revolution. Restaurants around the county are honoring the French holiday with great deals and fun celebrations. The French restaurant in downtown West Palm Beach will host a three-day celebration which kicks off today. The special menu, which is offered Friday and Saturday, includes small plate options of Escargots de Bourgogne...
Stuntman injured on 'The Walking Dead' set declared dead

Stuntman injured on 'The Walking Dead' set declared dead

A stuntman seriously injured on the set of AMC hit “The Walking Dead” has been declared dead. Richard Hawk, coroner for Coweta County, Georgia, confirmed to WSBTV.com that John Bernecker died Wednesday. Bernecker had been seriously injured in a fall and was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital. “They were doing a stunt and something went wrong,” Hawk told...
Ray Romano will play mob lawyer in 'The Irishman' 

Ray Romano will play mob lawyer in 'The Irishman' 

Ray Romano is joining the cast of “The Irishman,” a mobster film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, Variety reported. The film will be produced by Netflix. It is based on a 2004 book by Charles Brandt, “I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters...
Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik criticized for Vogue 'gender-fluidity' cover

Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik criticized for Vogue 'gender-fluidity' cover

For its upcoming August issue, Vogue magazine’s cover is sparking some controversy over its portrayal of model Gigi Hadid and her boyfriend, former One Direction member Zayn Malik, as examples of “gender fluidity,” Buzzfeed reported. The headline teasing the cover story notes that the couple “shops each other’s closets.” They are featured wearing...
Peyton Manning is hilarious in ESPYs skit about his retirement

Peyton Manning is hilarious in ESPYs skit about his retirement

Peyton Manning has a great sense of humor, and he took a few jabs at his retirement Wednesday night when he hosted the ESPYs. The former NFL quarterback recorded a nursing home skit that aired during the ESPN awards show, and his deadpan humor was on the mark as the two-time Super Bowl champion got an assist from his greatest rival: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Manning portrayed himself...
MISSING VERSACE

MISSING VERSACE

Shanon Materio would be the first to say she’s never cared about fashion. Trends? Celebrities? She shrugs her shoulders. When she and her husband, Phil, who own McMow Art Glass in Lake Worth, were asked in 1992 to restore a stained-glass window for an old Miami Beach mansion, the owner’s name meant nothing to her. She knew it started with a “V,” because they inscribed...

CUNANAN’S KILLING SPREE:FBI thought he was in West Palm Beach

Twenty years later and still no one can say what started the strange and deadly saga that riveted the country that summer. Or what the murderer was apparently doing in West Palm Beach days before the final shocking killing. On July 15, 1997, Andrew Cunanan, the 27-year-old playmate of wealthy men, ended a nationwide killing spree by gunning down Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace on the coquina-stone...
The real Kramer: He didn’t play him on ‘Seinfeld,’ but he’s making up for it now

The real Kramer: He didn’t play him on ‘Seinfeld,’ but he’s making up for it now

It’s been nearly 30 years, but the comedian still remembers the conversation. His former neighbor, a successful television writer, had created a sitcom and based one character after the comedian, even giving him his last name. Great, said the comedian — as long as he got to play the part. Nope, sorry, the neighbor said. The part went to another guy — but Kenny Kramer managed...
Just in: Palm Beach Zoo's oldest cat, Sharon, dies

Just in: Palm Beach Zoo's oldest cat, Sharon, dies

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society’s 23-year-old ocelot died today after a battle with kidney disease. The zoo announced Sharon had been under close watch following what appeared to be a mild seizure in mid-May.  “Sharon was the most senior feline in our care, she was very loved, and she will be missed,” said Nancy Nill, the Zoo’s associate curator. Sharon...
Chris Cornell suicide scene photos published as outraged fans vent on social media 

Chris Cornell suicide scene photos published as outraged fans vent on social media 

Fans of musician Chris Cornell think this may have crossed a line. On Wednesday, TMZ shared graphic images of the scene of Cornell’s suicide, and the photos did not go over well with his fans. Pictures from the Detroit hotel room the night the musician died show some of his belongings, including the exercise apparatus he used to end his life. There were also three prescription bottles for prednisone...
National French Fry Day: 4 best restaurants for french fries, including free fries

National French Fry Day: 4 best restaurants for french fries, including free fries

Who doesn’t love a crispy, slightly salty french fry? National French Fry Day is the day to indulge in those greasy mounds of carbo-loading love. And restaurants around the county are offering deals to celebrate the day.  For the lovers of poutine, Chez L’Epicier offers a side of the gooey goodness with their Thursday all-you-can-eat mussels and frites special ($24). The...
Emmy Awards nominations announced in Hollywood with nods to newcomers and old favorites

Emmy Awards nominations announced in Hollywood with nods to newcomers and old favorites

  The 69th annual Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday at the Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood by actors Anna Chumsky, from “Veep,” Shemar Moore from “S.W.A.T and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. The main nominees in the major categories are: Viola Davis in “How to Get Away With Murder” Claire Foy in “The Crown&rdquo...
Blockchain tech: The next thing that will upend the world economy

Blockchain tech: The next thing that will upend the world economy

WASHINGTON — Viagra began life as a treatment for hypertension. Bubble wrap protected greenhouses before it found a home in packaging. Frisbees came from pie tins. The internet was first invented for military purposes. Some products and services take time to find their significant use. So it goes for the core technology underpinning bitcoin, the digital currency that operates on a decentralized...
Go old school and ‘hang tough’ with NKOTB

Go old school and ‘hang tough’ with NKOTB

When they started out in 1984, they were the newbies in the musical world. But the New Kids On The Block took the world by storm and became a mega-popular boy band with more than 80 million records sold worldwide. Fans clamored for more of their music and the “boys” responded with a string of hits that dominated the charts. Though they disbanded in in 1994, they reunited in 2007 and it...
Sam Hunt ready to rock at Perfect Vodka Ampitheatre

Sam Hunt ready to rock at Perfect Vodka Ampitheatre

Sam Hunt has made a name for himself as a country singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist. But he might have been on a gridiron instead of a stage if things had been different. He was a standout player in high school and went on to be the quarterback for the University of Alabama Birmingham. Though he was a great athlete, Hunt’s dreams of playing professionally never materialized. Luckily for...
Shia LaBeouf captured on cam cussing, swearing in drunken meltdown

Shia LaBeouf captured on cam cussing, swearing in drunken meltdown

Actor Shia LaBeouf’s drunken meltdown in Savannah, Georgia on July 8 was caught on a deputy’s body camera. LeBeouf is seen cursing and swearing at officers on the tape and at one point claiming, “I got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with, you stupid (expletive).” The actor was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, but released after posting a $7,000...
When should you take a mental health day off from work?

When should you take a mental health day off from work?

The mental health day used to be known as playing hooky from work, but more employees are realizing that at times it is necessary to take a day and recalibrate. Think of it as stepping off the gas pedal as your car’s RPMs threaten to overheat and blow the engine. Still, how does one decide when it’s time to take that day and when to simply power through? Amy...
A nude Trace Adkins: I ‘shot a woodpecker’ on my house because ‘he woke me up’

A nude Trace Adkins: I ‘shot a woodpecker’ on my house because ‘he woke me up’

Before he went out to play for about 60,000 fans at the CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville on June 9, country star Trace Adkins admitted to breaking the law earlier that day while in the buff. It all started early in the morning when Trace was rudely awakened by wildlife outside his home. “I walked outside this morning in my boots naked and shot a woodpecker who was beating on the end...
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