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UPDATE: Police ID man killed in West Palm shooting, 2 others injured

Update 10:55 a.m.: City police have identified a man killed in a shooting in West Palm Beach Friday afternoon, injuring two others. At around 4 p.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of Sapodilla Avenue, where 56-year-old Daniel Boynton was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Dennis Hardiman Jr. with West Palm Beach Police. Officers found two other victims with gunshot wounds. One...
Hop on over to Lake Worth Beach’s Bonfire on Friday

Hop on over to Lake Worth Beach’s Bonfire on Friday

The Lake Worth Beach Bonfire started in 1997 as a low-key event, attended mostly by locals. The event has certainly changed over the years. “Now it has grown in not only size, but popularity,” said Lauren Bennett, Lake Worth’s Assistant Leisure Services Director. “Not only are we the only beach in the county that hosts bonfires, but also one of the few beaches in the state...
Lake Worth nixes woman’s plan to turn property into hotel, music, bar

Lake Worth nixes woman’s plan to turn property into hotel, music, bar

Mary Sisoian went before Lake Worth’s City Commission this past week with a request. She wanted to rezone her site at 18 S. Palmway Drive, property records show she bought for $525,000 in 2005, from medium density multi-family residential to downtown. On Oct. 4, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board approved Sisoian running a bed and breakfast from the location. READ: How will Lake Worth&rsquo...
Three fun things happening in Lake Worth

Three fun things happening in Lake Worth

1. Art Meets Jazz on J Street Exhibition in Gallery, through Feb. 6, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street.Check out Jazz on J Street inspired photography, sketch art, fine and mixed media artwork. 2. Paint Your Wagon, Lake Worth Playhouse, 713, Lake Avenue. In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the...
Trump protesters mark one-year anniversary with South Ocean shutdown

Trump protesters mark one-year anniversary with South Ocean shutdown

Usually known as a scenic and tranquil stretch of oceanfront mansions and palm trees, South Ocean Boulevard took on a far different look Saturday when it was briefly taken over by hundreds of feisty marchers protesting President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Holding colorful signs and yelling into bullhorns with chants like “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Donald Trump has got to go,&rsquo...
JUST IN: 12-year-old boy shot in Boynton Beach

JUST IN: 12-year-old boy shot in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was injured in a shooting at the 1000 block of Northwest Fourth Street. Witnesses told authorities that a gold or tan SUV pulled to the front of the Cherry Hill Mini Market around 2:45 p.m. Three men exited the car and allegedly started shooting at unknown men standing in the area. The gunfire struck the child, who was down the street...
Checkpoints, barriers removed near Mar-a-Lago after Trump cancels trip

Checkpoints, barriers removed near Mar-a-Lago after Trump cancels trip

All checkpoint and barricades were removed in the area of Mar-a-Lago after President Donald Trump cancelled his trip to Palm Beach. Trump will be staying in Washington D.C. due to the federal government shutdown, but the fundraiser in his honor at Mar-a-Lago will still go on Saturday night. According to the Town of Palm Beach, traffic patterns have returned to normal after a day of...
Shutdown nixes Trump visit; party goes on with son Eric headlining

Shutdown nixes Trump visit; party goes on with son Eric headlining

The federal government shutdown led President Donald Trump to cancel plans to celebrate the anniversary of his first year in office at a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. As of Saturday evening, the fundraiser was still set to go on with presidential son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel as headliners. About...
PHOTOS: Hundreds of bikers take part in Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers

PHOTOS: Hundreds of bikers take part in Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers

About 500 bikers packed into the area around Wellington’s Village Hall on Saturday morning before heading out on an 85-mile ride to raise money for Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County. The eighth annual Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers motorcycle ride took participants on a route up Forest Hill Boulevard to Southern Boulevard, out to the Pahokee Marina for a quick break, and then back...
Mar-a-Lago fundraiser to go on as scheduled; Trump stays in D.C.

Mar-a-Lago fundraiser to go on as scheduled; Trump stays in D.C.

President Donald Trump will not attend a $100,000-per-couple political fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach tonight because of the federal government shutdown. “There is no plan to go to Florida while there is a shutdown,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Palm Beach Post. The fundraiser will go on with presidential son Eric Trump, his wife Lara...
Eric Trump says dad would be ‘hugely impeded’ if Dems take Congress

Eric Trump says dad would be ‘hugely impeded’ if Dems take Congress

Eric Trump and wife Lara speaking to Republican activists at the West Palm Beach Marriott today. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post) WEST PALM BEACH — Eric Trump thanked local Republican activists for their grass-roots efforts today and warned that his father’s agenda would be “hugely, hugely impeded” if the GOP loses its majorities in...
How fast is a petaflop in new weather supercomputer? (HINT: Very fast)

How fast is a petaflop in new weather supercomputer? (HINT: Very fast)

The Earth’s atmosphere is under an increasingly fine-tuned microscope, analyzed with bygone weather balloons still launched twice daily to pioneering satellites that capture the dazzling dances of frosted cloud tops. It’s all in an effort to predict Mother Nature’s next move — whether tropical cyclone or Alberta clipper — but can fall short if the cornucopia of data feeds...
NEW: Star polo player’s sons carry on legacy with wine label

NEW: Star polo player’s sons carry on legacy with wine label

A wine label with its roots in Wellington’s championship polo community is gaining a following in the village, thanks in part to its amiable ambassadors: the polo-playing sons of the late Carlos Gracida Sr., one of the best players the sport has ever seen. Gracida Legacy Wine will be featured at The Grille Fashion Cuisine restaurant’s monthly wine pairing dinner on Thursday. Presenting...
There’s plenty rhyme, reason in these Deadline Limerick submissions

There’s plenty rhyme, reason in these Deadline Limerick submissions

OK, enough limericks. I need a break. I’m starting to see five-line ditties in my sleep. Several days ago, I used this column and the annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival as an excuse to challenge readers to come up with “deadline limericks” — ones that play off the news. And I wrote that in a future column I would publish some of your clever offerings. Some of you, like Dave...
Shutdown: Some Senate Dems from Trump states vote with GOP; Florida’s Bill Nelson does not

Shutdown: Some Senate Dems from Trump states vote with GOP; Florida’s Bill Nelson does not

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (left) supported a short-term spending measure to avert a federal government shutdown; Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson was opposed. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Five Democratic senators from states that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 broke with party leadership late Friday and voted for a spending plan to avert a federal...
JUST IN: Third person hit by Brightline train since debut last week

JUST IN: Third person hit by Brightline train since debut last week

For the third time in the week since the Brightline train started its service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, a person has been hit by the passenger train, according to Fort Lauderdale police. Detective Tracy Figone, public information officer for the police department said, a pedestrian attempted to cross the train tracks at Northeast 3rd Avenue and North Flagler Drive when the gates were...
Boynton towing issues: City loses car involved in 2016 attack on woman

Boynton towing issues: City loses car involved in 2016 attack on woman

Joseph Costa pushed his girlfriend to the ground and jumped into his blue 2011 Chevy Cruze. He revved the engine, backed the car up and drove over her. He drove forward, dragging the woman under the car, witnesses told Boynton Beach police. Officers had Costa in cuffs, and an attempted murder case. But about two months later they learned they didn’t have a main piece...
Scientologists ‘committed fraud upon the court’ West Palm lawyer claims

Scientologists ‘committed fraud upon the court’ West Palm lawyer claims

In a move that could help scores of people who claim they have been duped by the Church of Scientology, a West Palm Beach lawyer on Friday asked a federal judge to rule that the controversial sect committed a fraud upon the court and shouldn’t be allowed to resolve disputes behind closed doors. In court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, attorney Theodore Babbitt contends...
Death penalty trial begins in 2013 death of man who answered escort ad

Death penalty trial begins in 2013 death of man who answered escort ad

As Gustavo Mora Falsetti Cabral’s widow cried silently in a Palm Beach County courtroom, a prosecutor on Friday described the final harrowing moments of Cabral’s life. After he answered an escort ad on the website Backpage.com, Assistant State Attorney Aleathea McRoberts explained to a jury, Cabral was robbed, kidnapped and tortured until someone — either Jefty Joseph or Ilmart Christophe...
Trump puts off Palm Beach trip as budget scrap risks shutdown

Trump puts off Palm Beach trip as budget scrap risks shutdown

One casualty of a budget brawl Friday turned out to be President Donald Trump’s scheduled trip to Palm Beach, as talks in the nation’s capital staggered close to the slippery ledge of a government shutdown. Trump scrapped plans to fly in to Palm Beach International Airport on Friday night to visit his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. But a Federal Aviation Administration alert suggested...
UPDATE: All northbound Turnpike lanes reopen in Palm City

UPDATE: All northbound Turnpike lanes reopen in Palm City

Update 6:25 p.m.: All northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike have reopened, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. Update 6:15 p.m.: One lane of northbound Florida’s Turnpike has reopened as authorities continue to investigate a rollover crash in Palm City, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that one person sustained minor injuries. Original...
UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Delray Beach crash

UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Delray Beach crash

A 46-year-old Lake Worth man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred in Delray Beach early Sunday. Police say that Allen L. Mitchell was struck by a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m Sunday as he attempted to cross in the 1600 block of West Atlantic Avenue. Mitchell was not in the crosswalk when he was struck by an eastbound Nissan Sentra, police said. He died at Delray Medical...
Gardens cop joins top tier of law enforcement as FBI Academy grad

Gardens cop joins top tier of law enforcement as FBI Academy grad

A Palm Beach Gardens officer who discovered his passion for police work in a teen career exploration program joined the upper echelon of law enforcement when he graduated from the FBI National Academy in December. RELATED: Boynton chief joins elite group to graduate from FBI National Academy Maj. Paul Rogers, 37, handed off his responsibilities to head to the academy in Quantico, Va. He took upper-level...
NEW: Jupiter teen beaten, robbed in botched marijuana deal; 5 arrested

NEW: Jupiter teen beaten, robbed in botched marijuana deal; 5 arrested

A Jupiter High School student looking to buy marijuana was robbed and beaten last month by five other teenagers, barely a block from where an 18-year-old was killed in 2015. The Dec. 27 armed battery on Third Street south of Indiantown Road started with a Snapchat from the 15-year-old student asking about buying marijuana, town police records state. The would-be dealer didn’t have anything to...
Federal suit claims Palm Beach Gardens man was real estate “racketeer”

Federal suit claims Palm Beach Gardens man was real estate “racketeer”

While Tamara Filippova sat in her house in Siberia, her son-in-law in Palm Beach Gardens used her name to create a real estate world that defrauded her of more than $8 million, her lawyers say in a federal lawsuit filed this week. The 21-count, 158-page suit against Ilia Mogilevsky, which cites the federal Civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), claims “a pattern of...
A night at Mar-a-Lago: The blow-out bash by Trump’s booster club

A night at Mar-a-Lago: The blow-out bash by Trump’s booster club

On the eve of a potential government shutdown, hundreds of people decked out in patriotic colors shrugged off the crisis in Washington and gathered Thursday at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach to celebrate the first anniversary of his inauguration. More than 900 people attended the Red, White & Blue Celebration for “we the people,” two days before the...
House Speaker: Florida lawmakers to weigh oversight of high-speed rail

House Speaker: Florida lawmakers to weigh oversight of high-speed rail

House Speaker Richard Corcoran said a push by some lawmakers for state oversight of high-speed passenger rail will get consideration during this year’s legislative session. But he offered little detail, as opponents want to put the brakes on a controversial new rail service in South Florida following a second recent death on the tracks. »RELATED: The latest in Florida political news Corcoran...
NEW: Lawyers for teen girl killed in crash appeal tossing of Lyft suit

NEW: Lawyers for teen girl killed in crash appeal tossing of Lyft suit

Lawyers for the parents of 13-year-old Karenine Saint Louis, killed in a July crash, have appealed a judge’s ruling that Lyft can’t be held responsible for driving her to a friend’s house. According to police reports and court documents, early on July 9, the honor student stuffed her bed with pillows and sneaked out of her suburban Boynton Beach home. A Lyft driver took her to the...
Brightline train accident 911 call: Cyclist didn’t stop for train

Brightline train accident 911 call: Cyclist didn’t stop for train

Two 911 calls reporting Wednesday’s fatal Brightline train accident were released Friday by Boynton Beach Police. One call is from a witness and the second is from a Florida East Coast Railway dispatcher. A northbound Brightline train struck and killed Jeffrey King, 51, at Ocean Avenue. The witness, who did not give his name, said “there was a train coming...
Former PBC Fire Rescue chief Collins says he wants his job back

Former PBC Fire Rescue chief Collins says he wants his job back

Former Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeffrey Collins, who resigned in the aftermath of sexual harassment and retaliation complaints that have rocked the department, said Friday he wants his job back. During a 22-minute press conference at the law offices of his attorneys in Boca Raton, Collins, a 21-year veteran of the department, said County Administrator Verdenia Baker forced him out as &ldquo...
Trump’s Year One: There’s much more to his time in Palm Beach than just golf

Trump’s Year One: There’s much more to his time in Palm Beach than just golf

President Donald Trump is gaining fast on John F. Kennedy for most time spent here by a commander-in-chief. Approaching Saturday’s one-year anniversary of his taking the oath of office, Trump has spent about 10 percent of his presidency in Palm Beach County. Through last weekend, the president had made 11 visits totalling about 37 days in Palm Beach County. Most of that time has been...
NEW: Rubio seeks federal help to prevent train deaths

NEW: Rubio seeks federal help to prevent train deaths

Following recent fatal accidents involving Florida’s Brightline train, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to “work with Brightline, the Florida Department of Transportation, local governments and the surrounding communities to implement appropriate safety measures and confirm proper infrastructure is in place to avoid future fatal accidents.&rdquo...
50 percent graduation rate belies PBC charter schools’ successes

50 percent graduation rate belies PBC charter schools’ successes

The 50 percent graduation rate posted by Palm Beach County’s 14 charter high schools may sound abysmal, but it is a 10 percentage-point gain over the year before and proved to be the rising tide that helped to raise the district’s overall graduation rate to a record high. The number also belies what’s happening at the individual schools. Five charter schools got more than 90...
UPDATE: Trump cancels Palm Beach trip today; roads remain closed

UPDATE: Trump cancels Palm Beach trip today; roads remain closed

President Donald Trump will not make a planned trip to Mar-a-Lago today because of a looming federal government shutdown, a White House official told The Palm Beach Post this morning. But the White House has not ruled out a Trump arrival on Saturday, when the president is scheduled to headline a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago for his 2020 re-election campaign. A new Federal Aviation...
NEW: Mom of man killed in ‘pipe plug’ accident near Boynton files suit

NEW: Mom of man killed in ‘pipe plug’ accident near Boynton files suit

The mother of a man killed in a “freak accident” in suburban Boynton Beach in November filed a lawsuit demanding the item that fatally injured her son be made available: A pipe plug. Lynda Dillon filed suit last week requesting that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Sunbelt Rentals, the owner of the plug, and The Plumbing Experts, Inc., the company her son worked for, must...
Second person arrested in ‘bizarre’ Palm Springs child abuse case

Second person arrested in ‘bizarre’ Palm Springs child abuse case

A second person has been arrested in the reported handcuffing of a 12-year-old to an animal crate last fall in a Palm Springs home. Casey Dersa, 32 of Palm Springs, faces kidnapping and aggravated child abuse charges stemming from an investigation that began in October. She was booked Wednesday morning into the Palm Beach County Jail and released that night on a $15,000 surety bond. Her husband...
How will Lake Worth’s road repairs affect street painting festival?

How will Lake Worth’s road repairs affect street painting festival?

Lake Worth is in the middle of a $40 million road project and some of the work has stirred up some questions. “The only concern I have is related to dust,” Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell said. “Keep throwing water down.” Another query came from Commissioner Andy Amoroso, who wanted to know when work would start on 2nd Avenue South — one of the streets near the city’s...
This month’s cold blasts notable for low temps

This month’s cold blasts notable for low temps

Palm Beach County temperatures plummeted into the 30s early Thursday, defying forecasters’ warmer predictions and marking the first time since 2014 that the official reading in West Palm Beach sank below 40 degrees twice in one month. The temperature at Palm Beach International Airport bottomed out at 39 degrees near dawn Thursday. That followed a 38-degree morning on Jan. 4. According to National...
JUST IN: Crash on northbound I-95 closes several lanes near Jupiter

JUST IN: Crash on northbound I-95 closes several lanes near Jupiter

A crash has closed several lanes of traffic on northbound Interstate-95 near Jupiter Thursday night, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. A crash just north of Indiantown Road has closed several lanes of the interstate as trauma helicopters are responding to the scene, according to authorities. Fire rescue officials said to “avoid area if possible.” Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue...

Money for Gardens storm shelter, Glades roads clear early hurdles

Bills that would provide millions of dollars for several projects in Palm Beach County on advanced out of two House appropriations subcommittees on Thursday. “It was a successful week for Palm Beach County,” said Rebecca de la Rosa, the county’s legislative affairs director via email. “I am appreciative of the collaboration between the Palm Beach County Delegation.” »...
Nouman Raja files ‘Stand Your Ground’ claim in Corey Jones shooting

Nouman Raja files ‘Stand Your Ground’ claim in Corey Jones shooting

Calling it “a classic case of self-defense,” lawyers for former Palm Beach Gardens Officer Nouman Raja are asking a judge to dismiss manslaughter and attempted murder charges against him for the October 2015 shooting death of 31-year-old stranded motorist Corey Jones. Raja’s lawyers in court documents filed Thursday are asking Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer to dismiss...
Sportcaster, former NFL player Ahmad Rashad selling Gardens home

Sportcaster, former NFL player Ahmad Rashad selling Gardens home

Former Minnesota Viking and NBC sportscaster Ahmad Rashad has put his Palm Beach Gardens home on the market, realtor.com reports. Rashad is listing his 3-bedroom, 4 1/2-bathroom house in Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club for $740,000. The home has a two-car garage and a pool that’s surrounded by thick landscaping for privacy, but the landscaping could be trimmed for views of one of...
NEW: 1 dead, five injured in crash near Palm Springs, road closed

NEW: 1 dead, five injured in crash near Palm Springs, road closed

One person is dead and five are in the hospital after a crash near Palm Springs Thursday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to a multiple-vehicle crash near Melaleuca Lane and Congress Avenue at 5 p.m. Several people were trapped inside a vehicle that was on fire, according to Capt. Albert Borroto, the spokesperson for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. One person was...
Palm Beach developer admits to lying to bankroll Vero condo project

Palm Beach developer admits to lying to bankroll Vero condo project

A 74-year-old developer who operated from offices in Palm Beach faces a possible five-year prison sentence after admitting to a federal judge on Thursday that he submitted phony documents to banks to keep an oceanfront condominium project in Vero Beach afloat. Once facing eight counts of bank fraud, George Heaton pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit the offense...
Florida lawmakers advance new loan type sought by payday-loan industry

Florida lawmakers advance new loan type sought by payday-loan industry

Florida lawmakers have started moving forward with a proposal to revamp rules for the payday-loan industry, allowing customers to borrow larger amounts of money over longer periods of time. The House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee unanimously approved the changes Wednesday, a day after a Senate committee backed the Senate version. The proposal, in part, would allow a new type of “installment&rdquo...
Cerabino: In immigration debate, Florida’s Rubio should find his voice

Cerabino: In immigration debate, Florida’s Rubio should find his voice

This would be a great time for Marco Rubio to start talking about his parents again. I’ll admit, I’ve grown weary over the years hearing the junior U.S. senator from Florida find a way in speeches to include the biographical detail that he comes from humble beginnings. “I live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the...
NEW: Here’s why hundreds of bikers will be in Wellington this weekend

NEW: Here’s why hundreds of bikers will be in Wellington this weekend

An 85-mile fundraising motorcycle ride will bring hundreds of bikers to Wellington on Saturday morning. The seventh annual Cruizin’ for Crime Stoppers ride launches from the area around Village Hall, with “kickstands up” at 10:30 a.m. “This is our major fundraiser for rewards, so we’ve got to do it to the top,” Crime Stoppers board of directors president Anthony...
Photos: Over 200 manatees keeping warm at FPL plant in Riviera Beach

Photos: Over 200 manatees keeping warm at FPL plant in Riviera Beach

On cold winter days, Florida Power & Light Company’s observation deck at Manatee Lagoon is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from the power plant in Riviera Beach. Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, is a free Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. Over two hundred manatees were...
NEW: Man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Jupiter Walmart

NEW: Man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Jupiter Walmart

Police arrested a man at a Jupiter Walmart on Thursday night after he allegedly left a 7-year-old in his car while he went inside the store and shoplifted. Around 8 p.m., a loss prevention officer spotted Derek Kingsland, 29, in the store on Indiantown Road “looking around suspiciously” with his shopping cart, the arrest report stated. Kingsland attempted to purchase $48 worth of items...
JUST IN: Juvenile falls from top of Jupiter lighthouse, police say

JUST IN: Juvenile falls from top of Jupiter lighthouse, police say

Police responded to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on Friday morning after a young male fell from the building, according to Kristen Rightler with Jupiter Police. The incident happened around 10:30 a.m., and the juvenile was airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Police: Maine man punches himself in face to avoid sobriety test 

Police: Maine man punches himself in face to avoid sobriety test 

Police have accused a Maine man of punching himself several times in the face to avoid a Breathalyzer test, The Bangor Daily News reported. Police suspected Brian Fogg, 27, of Belfast, to be intoxicated when they were called to a residence on Jan. 13 and found Fogg’s vehicle stuck in a ditch, police said. Belfast police said Fogg and a homeowner had gotten into an argument, and Fogg...
College student dies after on-campus shooting at Wake Forest

College student dies after on-campus shooting at Wake Forest

A 21-year-old student from Winston-Salem State University was shot and killed early Saturday after a fight broke out during a party at Wake Forest University, police said. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m., WXII reported. It took place on campus during a Delta Sigma Theta sorority party at The Barn, police said. Najee Ali Baker, 21, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound, where...
Pizza shop owner sues when store confused for one where assault occurred

Pizza shop owner sues when store confused for one where assault occurred

A Pennsylvania pizza shop is being targeted, but its owner says it is a case of mistaken identity. Customers upset about a viral video in which a former manager allegedly assaulted a woman have been calling Original Milano's in Oakland -- but the video was taken at Pizza Milano. Ben Sciulli is the owner of the Original Milano's Pizza. He wants to make it clear that his family business is not affiliated...
TV film crew arrested for allegedly trying to bring fake explosive to airport

TV film crew arrested for allegedly trying to bring fake explosive to airport

Television film crew members were arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday for allegedly trying to pass a piece of luggage containing “all the makings of an improvised explosive device,” ABC News reported. The film crew members, who claimed to be working the CNBC show “Staten Island Hustle,” were detained by Transportation Security Administration officials...
These big cities didn't make Amazon's HQ cut

These big cities didn't make Amazon's HQ cut

Plenty of big cities aren’t on Amazon’s long short list of 20 places it’s still considering for a second headquarters and 50,000 high-paying jobs. While the Seattle-based giant kept Atlanta in the running, here are some of the notable cities that aren’t: Phoenix San Diego Charlotte Detroit Cincinnati San Francisco Houston Montreal Kansas City
Autopsy report: Roy Halladay had drugs in system when plane crashed

Autopsy report: Roy Halladay had drugs in system when plane crashed

An autopsy on former major-leaguer Roy Halladay showed that he had amphetamines, morphine and a sleep aid in his system when he died in a plane crash off the west coast of Florida, The Tampa Bay Times reported Friday. Halladay, 40, died Nov. 7 from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s Office. The two-time Cy Young...
Massachusetts couple accidentally donates savings hidden in a soup can

Massachusetts couple accidentally donates savings hidden in a soup can

Amanda Mattuchio said her parents use a fake can of Campbell's Tomato Soup to hide their cash. Unfortunately, they stored it alongside real soup cans in their kitchen. “The bottom would unscrew and it had $2,500 in it and it was a combination of $100 and $50 bills,” she said. “The neighbor upstairs asked them if they had any canned goods they wanted to donate to the senior center...

Ibuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should you be worried?

In recent decades, prompted by concerns that men’s sperm quality is declining, researchers have looked at things they suspect of potentially disrupting the body’s endocrine system - from chemicals in water bottles to WiFi laptops to wearing tight underwear instead of boxers. You can add ibuprofen to the list. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
Lifestyle changes for better blood pressure

Lifestyle changes for better blood pressure

If you’re worried about high blood pressure, there are some things you can do beyond taking appropriate medication. The American Heart Association (AHA) points to some not-so-difficult lifestyle changes to delay or lower high pressure and reduce the risk of illnesses associated with it, such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Here’s some of what the AHA recommends: - Get regular...
So what’s high blood pressure?

So what’s high blood pressure?

When headlines about new blood pressure guidelines pinged across my phone recently, I remembered a man my inpatient team had admitted to the hospital not long ago. He had gotten up in the middle of the night to use the toilet and passed out, hitting his head on the floor. The first people to find him described him twitching, so he initially got a battery of tests to determine whether he was having...
5 reasons not to diet in 2018, and what to do instead

5 reasons not to diet in 2018, and what to do instead

January, a.k.a. National Dieting Month, is once again upon us. Before you sign up for another a restrictive eating plan that has been designed by someone who doesn’t even know you, here are five reasons to opt out of diet culture this year. 1. Diets don’t work. Anyone who says they have found the proven way to lose weight and keep it off is selling snake oil, and counting on repeat customers...
Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season alters mass in this state

Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season alters mass in this state

Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord's Prayer. The diocese is also discouraging parishioners from shaking hands while greeting each other during the passing of the...
Trump in Palm Beach: President could be back in town Saturday afternoon

Trump in Palm Beach: President could be back in town Saturday afternoon

After pushing back his plans to visit Palm Beach with a federal government shutdown looming Friday evening, Donald Trump is now expected to be at his island resort by Saturday afternoon, according to new advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued the “VIP Movement Notification” that will be in effect from Saturday at 2 p.m. until Sunday at 9 p.m. The advisory...
Palm Springs police looking for hit-run driver who struck pedestrian

Palm Springs police looking for hit-run driver who struck pedestrian

Palm Springs police need the public’s help in finding a driver who seriously injured a pedestrian then fled the scene. The crash took place Wednesday at around 6:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of S. Military Trail, according to a police spokesman. The victim, a 50-year-old man, was walking eastbound crossing Military Trail when he was struck by a dark-colored pick-up truck traveling in the northbound...
Deputies: Florida man tries to order burrito from bank, gets charged with DUI

Deputies: Florida man tries to order burrito from bank, gets charged with DUI

Police in Florida arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after authorities said he attempted to order a burrito from a Bank of America after confusing it for a Taco Bell, according to multiple reports. Records from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office show authorities arrested Douglas Jon Francisco, 28, on Wednesday. The manager of the Bank...
NEW: New York Jets wide receiver arrested on slew of charges in South Florida

NEW: New York Jets wide receiver arrested on slew of charges in South Florida

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested in Sunrise, Fla., on Friday after police said he fled from officers and threatened to sexually assault an officer’s wife.  Sunrise police said at around 2 p.m. the 24-year-old NFL player was driving 105 mph in a 45 mph zone when officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on him on North Flamingo Road, WPLG reports.  Anderson...
NEW: Officials balk, say Westlake’s plan creates opening for more homes

NEW: Officials balk, say Westlake’s plan creates opening for more homes

A glimpse at the potential of massive growth for the fledgling city of Westlake didn’t look good to a regional planning council Friday. “They’re trying to build Fort Lauderdale in The Acreage, and we absolutely cannot sustain that under any scenario,” said Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay, who is a member of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Westlake, represented...
White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

Far-right extremists – particularly white supremacists – were responsible for more than half of the deaths attributed to extremists in the United States last year, according to a report issued this week by the Anti-Defamation League. Twenty of the 34 extremist-related killings in 2017 were carried out by far-right extremists, more than double the number that group was responsible for in...
Flu virus spread by breathing, study finds

Flu virus spread by breathing, study finds

Most people believe that the influenza virus is spread through the coughs and sneezes of infected people, but new research published Thursday suggests that the flu virus is spread more easily than previously thought. Medical professionals believe that the virus is spread most often by “droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk,” according to the Centers for Disease Control...
2 arrested after infant, 4-year-old dumped along freezing roads

2 arrested after infant, 4-year-old dumped along freezing roads

Authorities have captured two teens they say stole an SUV with two children inside before abandoning them in below freezing temperatures. Khyree Swift, 17, and an unidentified 16-year-old have been charged with kidnapping, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators said they tracked a stolen iPad to the home of one of the suspects, WSB-TV reported. Swift was arrested Friday...
Voice your opinion at West Palm’s upcoming Safe Streets Summit

Voice your opinion at West Palm’s upcoming Safe Streets Summit

1. Safe Streets Summit. The 5th Annual Safe Streets Summit, Feb. 1 and 2 at City Hall and the Hilton West Palm Beach respectively, brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff and community partners to elevate efforts to implement safe and fair facilities for all modes of transportation. The conference will highlight the tools and elements that can help our residents love where...
West Palm police officer arrested for theft

West Palm police officer arrested for theft

A West Palm Beach police officer has been arrested after she allegedly stole cash during a criminal investigation. Officer Crystal Homic, 34, of Royal Palm Beach, surrendered at the Palm Beach County Jail Friday to face charges of theft and official misconduct. She was placed on administrative leave after police investigators alleged that she took $100 from a man who was arrested in December...
5 questions every woman in her 40s should ask her doctor

5 questions every woman in her 40s should ask her doctor

Women who are in their 40s are in many cases reaching a new stage in their lives. Your children may be more independent, and you might have a well-established career. It can also be a time of change, when it's easier to gain weight, and you may start to see the first signs of menopause. Being informed about the changes you may face during your 40s is an important way to protect your health for many...
NEW: Man accused of leaving 3 children alone in Boynton park

NEW: Man accused of leaving 3 children alone in Boynton park

A 38-year-old man faces criminal charges after he allegedly left three young children unattended at a Boynton Beach park. Police arrested Antwan Willingham on Jan. 12 on three counts of child neglect. He remained in the custody at the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday in lieu of $15,000 bail. Jail records do not list a current address for Willingham. A 28-year-old woman told police she left the...
NEW: Brightline to add safety ambassadors, more signs at key crossings

NEW: Brightline to add safety ambassadors, more signs at key crossings

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline on Friday announced new safety and public education initiatives it plans to implement in the coming days amid mounting calls from state representatives to review recent deaths involving the private rail venture’s trains. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Friday joined the list of lawmakers urging federal transportation officials to evaluate whether proper...
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