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Judge bars death penalty in Boca Raton case that could test state law

Setting up what could be the first-ever test of part of Florida’s new death penalty laws, a Palm Beach County judge on Friday barred prosecutors from seeking a death sentence in a Boca Raton murder case from May because they missed a crucial filing deadline. Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes’ potential landmark ruling Friday in the case of Tashane Chantiloupe comes just days after his attorney...
Cerabino: Our Gov. Scott is a sexual-harassment warrior in training

Cerabino: Our Gov. Scott is a sexual-harassment warrior in training

Gov. Rick Scott planted his flag this week on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. He won’t stand for it, no he won’t. “It is absolutely disgusting to hear the numerous accounts of sexual harassment happening across the country,” Scott said. “Everyone deserves to work in an environment that is safe and free from any form of harassment.” Scott’s...

Horses helping people — and vice versa — in Jupiter Farms

Wearing blue boots and toting feed buckets to the four horses in the remodeled wooden barn at Nature Speaks, Inc., Rachel Ibarra is exactly where she wants to be. Once the owner of a public relations company, Ibarra and her husband Tracy bring together recovering horses with children diagnosed with autism and other disorders. They are applying for grants to start a program to unite the horses with...
NEW: FIU suspends fraternity, sorority events after FSU death

NEW: FIU suspends fraternity, sorority events after FSU death

The president of Florida International University said in a letter to students and employees Friday that as of Jan. 1 all Greek life will be suspended for at least a month, the Miami Herald reported. Mark Rosenberg cited "growing concerns" in the wake of deaths of fraternity pledges at campuses nationwide, including Florida State University. He praised FIU's Greek leaders, saying they...
JUST IN: Woman dies at Miami clinic getting Brazilian butt lift

JUST IN: Woman dies at Miami clinic getting Brazilian butt lift

The family of a 40-year-old woman from Louisiana is asking questions after she died Thursday at a Miami-Dade cosmetic center during a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift, WSVN reports. Kizzy London died Thursday at Kendall Regional Medical Center after being rushed there from West Dade Surgery Center, hospital officials said. She is survived by her husband of more than 20 years, plus 1-year-old...
Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

Manafort’s restrictions transferred to Palm Beach Gardens home

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is one step closer to being released from house arrest in Virginia and waiting out his trial at his home in Palm Beach Gardens. In an order signed Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she was satisfied that the $10 million in property Manafort agreed to forfeit would be available if he failed to appear in court. Before...
LATEST: Armed man wanted for robbery at Game Stop in suburban Boca

LATEST: Armed man wanted for robbery at Game Stop in suburban Boca

An armed man walked into a Game Stop in suburban Boca Raton on Monday, then left after allegedly stealing two games, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The robbery occurred at the Game Stop at Glades and Lyons roads. » Get the latest Breaking News at PalmBeachPost.com The man stole PlayStation 4 and 7 PlayStation games before leaving through the front door, PBSO said...
Brightline’s Orlando extension wins federal approval

Brightline’s Orlando extension wins federal approval

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has won approval from federal transportation officials to extend its passenger rail service north to Orlando, clearing the way for the private rail venture to begin construction on its second phase connecting West Palm Beach and central Florida. Brightline said it plans to begin construction on the northern extension early next year. On Monday, the company will...
NEW: PBSO seeks woman who tried to use stolen credit cards at Kohl’s

NEW: PBSO seeks woman who tried to use stolen credit cards at Kohl’s

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman who allegedly attempted to use stolen credit cards Sunday at a Kohl’s department store in Lake Park. The credit cards were stolen from an unidentified victim earlier on Sunday during a robbery at a Publix Super Market on Military Trail near Community Drive in suburban West Palm Beach. The woman was then caught on surveillance-camera...
BREAKING: Palm Tran bus lost tire because technican took phone call

BREAKING: Palm Tran bus lost tire because technican took phone call

A Goodyear technician was distracted by a phone call and did not properly tighten a Palm Tran bus tire that later flew off its axle and caused crashes on Interstate 95 last week in Boynton Beach, a Palm Tran spokesman said Friday. Palm Tran has observed the interruption in a surveillance-camera video, seeing the worker put the lug nuts on the tire but not torque them at all, spokesman Joe Harrington...
Neighbors want beached 35-foot houseboat in Jupiter hauled away

Neighbors want beached 35-foot houseboat in Jupiter hauled away

A 35-foot houseboat has washed ashore near Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter, and some residents want the “eyesore” hauled away. “They should give the owner a reasonable amount of time, maybe seven days. But that boat is dangerous. It needs to be removed,” said Tom Kataras, a boater who lives in Jupiter Cove. READ: Jupiter residents want junk boats littering Jupiter waterways...
FAA: No aviators violated Trump flight restrictions last weekend

FAA: No aviators violated Trump flight restrictions last weekend

Aviators appear to be getting the message about flight restrictions during President Donald Trump’s stays at the Mar-a-Lago compound in Palm Beach. Just five aircraft violated the zones during the president’s nearly weeklong Thanksgiving visit, and none during his stay last weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Friday. That was the first goose egg since Trump began...
Bill Koch’s son Wyatt sues ex-fiancee to get $250K ring back

Bill Koch’s son Wyatt sues ex-fiancee to get $250K ring back

Billionaire Bill Koch’s son Wyatt is no longer engaged, and he wants the quarter-million dollar ring back from his ex-fiancee. Lawyers filed a civil lawsuit on Wyatt Koch’s behalf Tuesday to attempt to force Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb to return the expensive piece of jewelry. “The ring is wrongfully detained by (Slocumb),” the lawsuit says. “She received the ring...
Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey still fighting to clear O.J. Simpson’s name

Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey still fighting to clear O.J. Simpson’s name

Sitting at the head of a massive wooden table in a lawyer’s conference room, famed attorney F. Lee Bailey portrays himself as a doctor trying to cure the nation of its 23-year-old plague of O.J. Simpson-loathing. “I get them to listen in groups, but I think the inoculation wears off after a while,” the former West Palm Beach lawyer and Manalapan resident says with...
LATEST: West Palm police respond to surge in overdoses with arrests

LATEST: West Palm police respond to surge in overdoses with arrests

Drug overdoses are booming in West Palm Beach, and city police are fighting back. With two weeks left in 2017, city Fire Rescue crews have responded to 705 overdose calls. That compares to 447 overdoses in the city in all of 2016, an increase of nearly 60 percent. Law-enforcement authorities answered with Operation Pocket Change, a nine-month effort targeting people connected to opioid sales and related...
LATEST: Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

LATEST: Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

As officers cleared the scene of a Friday evening disturbance, Sgt. Widy Jean’s thoughts wandered back to the party he had spotted outside a home south of Cherry Hills. He turned to a woman nearby. The Riddick twin? he asked. Probably, she said. The Heart of Boynton’s dead are often celebrated in loved ones’ yards before the next day’s funeral, and in hours it would be Kunta...
North Palm Beach police dog dies after unexpected medical event

North Palm Beach police dog dies after unexpected medical event

Village police said goodbye to four-legged officer Cole after the K9 died of complications from emergency surgery last week, the department said on Facebook. Cole, badge #638, underwent surgery for an “unexpected medical event,” police said. He served the department for nine years with Officer James Kaminski. The 9-year-old German shepherd died 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Police use K9 officers...
Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Lake Worth church celebrates, reflects on 90 years in business

Our Savior Lutheran, the church across the street from Lake Worth High School, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary as several former members and friends visited. “There was lots of hugs, tears, smiles and warm embraces,” said Stephen Wipperman, church pastor. “It was delightful for everyone.” The church was started in 1927 with about a group of 25 people. “We built...
Need a last-minute gift? Check our local holiday gift guide

Need a last-minute gift? Check our local holiday gift guide

As you fill out your last-minute holiday shopping list, consider handcrafted and unique gift options available at small, locally owned businesses here in Palm Beach County. Locally produced holiday gifts have grown in popularity since 2010, when American Express began encouraging shoppers to visit small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, a growing number of shoppers plan to...
Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

Inside or outside, dog attacks can sometimes be fast and inexplicable

On Thanksgiving afternoon, about 2 p.m., Nailande White, known as “Lucy,” was walking her two dogs in the Emerald Lakes development on Sixth Avenue South. Layla, a 5-year-old schnauzer Chihuahua mix, and Oreo, a 1-year-old Chihuahua-French bulldog mix, were on their way home. Suddenly, Lucy, a 28-year-old PetSmart groomer in Delray Beach, spotted Lesi, a 3½-year-old boxer mix sniffing...
NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

NEW: This section of Forest Hill in Wellington is getting resurfaced

A section of Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington is slated for overnight resurfacing work starting this weekend. The road from south of the Dunkin Donuts near Wellington Trace to just south of Essex Drive will be milled and resurfaced starting from 6 p.m. Sunday to 5:30 a.m. Monday, then from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Friday, said Village Manager Jim Barnes. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post&rsquo...
NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

NEW: Doctor accused of prescribing drugs without exams arrested again

A 73-year-old doctor who was arrested in April for prescribing pain killers for cash and whose medical license suspended in October was arrested again this week, according to authorities. Peter Katz, who practices family medicine in Boynton Beach, was arrested Wednesday on charges of unlawful prescription and fraud, among others. The arrest comes after the Florida Department of Health issued an emergency...
New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

New alert suggests Trump’s holiday visit to Palm Beach to start Dec. 22

All signs point to President Donald Trump returning to Palm Beach for Christmas — but it appears his stay might not begin until Dec. 22. After issuing an alert Thursday to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach starting Dec. 20, the Federal Aviation Administration today sent a new alert for Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. No times have been provided yet. Although the White House is mum on...
BREAKING: Ed Eissey dies at 89; steered Palm Beach State College

BREAKING: Ed Eissey dies at 89; steered Palm Beach State College

“You can’t sneak the dawn past a Lebanese rooster,” Ed Eissey would say. His high-energy, hand-shaking, joke-telling, limelight-seeking style alienated some but won him legions of loyal supporters. He didn’t care either way. He was a shameless cheerleader for the place where he was both a student and its third president: Palm Beach State College. Edward Michael Eissey died...
NEW: Boynton woman’s family not surprised husband arrested in murder

NEW: Boynton woman’s family not surprised husband arrested in murder

Alvin Mayers wasn’t surprised his son-in-law was arrested in his daughter’s June murder. He’s just relieved it finally happened. Euri Jenkins, 31, was arrested Thursday on a first-degree murder charge in his wife’s June 29 killing. He appeared Friday morning at a brief hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail before Judge Carolina Shepherd.She ordered Jenkins held without bond...
Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 million

Delray’s eight new lifeguard towers will cost taxpayers $1.1 million

DELRAY BEACH — The city’s shorelines are getting the crème de la crème of lifeguard towers — durable and good-looking with enhanced features such as solar panels —but it’s going to cost taxpayers about $1.1 million. And that price tag was a tough sell for some city leaders. “This is a condominium price that we’re paying for a small...
VIDEO: Fire Rescue save dog from fire at condo west of Delray

VIDEO: Fire Rescue save dog from fire at condo west of Delray

A joyful pup was reunited with its owner Thursday night after Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews rescued the dog from a condominium fire west of Delray Beach that left six people homeless. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Capri Cmd Video, Share the excitement and joy as owner reunites with her...
JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

JUST IN: Two hospitalized after car left running in Gardens garage

Two people were hospitalized Friday morning after a car was left running in a garage at PGA National since Thursday night, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue said. The car had been running at the Thornton Drive home since 10 p.m. Thursday and the people were taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center for carbon monoxide poisoning, Deputy Chief Shon Broedell said.
Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Popular indoor playground to close at Downtown at The Gardens

Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe, a popular gathering spot at Downtown at The Gardens, will close its doors this month. The company announced on its Facebook page that its last day of business is Dec. 27. It is offering 25 percent off holiday retail purchases. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe,” the post said. “We thank...
NEW: Husband of woman killed at front door near Boynton arrested

NEW: Husband of woman killed at front door near Boynton arrested

The husband of a woman who was shot and killed in her home near Boynton Beach this summer has been arrested in connection with her death, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Euri Jenkins was arrested Thursday by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies assigned to the the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Manny Puri, assistant chief deputy U.S. marshal. Jenkins, who was booked into the...
Derelict vessel washes ashore at Jupiter’s ‘Boating Graveyard’

Derelict vessel washes ashore at Jupiter’s ‘Boating Graveyard’

An abandoned houseboat, one of many derelict vessels Jupiter residents have complained about  floating and sunk in Jupiter waterways, has washed ashore at Burt Reynolds Park West. The beige houseboat, about 35 feet long, was anchored Thursday afternoon about 100 feet off shore, just north of the public boat docks.  An orange tag issued by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department...
Scott wins at least temporary victory on Supreme Court appointments

Scott wins at least temporary victory on Supreme Court appointments

Saying it is too soon to rule on the issue, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a high-profile case about whether Gov. Rick Scott or his successor has the power to appoint replacements for three justices whose terms end as Scott’s tenure comes to a close. Thursday’s decision — which a dissenting justice asserted sets up a “constitutional crisis” — isn&rsquo...
State group to weigh $1.2 billion bond request for Brightline project

State group to weigh $1.2 billion bond request for Brightline project

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will ask a state financing group on Monday for permission to issue $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the construction of the second phase of its passenger-rail project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The Florida Development Finance Corp. has called an emergency meeting in Jacksonville to discuss Brightline’s request...
NEW: Another delay for proposed airstrip community in Wellington

NEW: Another delay for proposed airstrip community in Wellington

Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Adjustments Board on Wednesday postponed reviewing the master plan of a controversial proposal that would marry the village’s equestrian and aviation lifestyles in one neighborhood.  The postponement was made at the request of the developers behind Flying Cow Ranch, which would bring homes, barns and small planes to a 150-acre property south of the...
Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday season

Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday season

A record-breaking 107.3 million Americans are expected to hit the road for Christmas and New Year’s Day, marking the highest level ever recorded by AAA and the ninth consecutive year of holiday travel growth, according to the auto club’s annual forecast released Thursday. Holiday travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1 is expected to grow by 3.1 percent this year, an increase AAA said is driven...
NEW: Will Trump spend holidays at Mar-a-Lago? Looks like it

NEW: Will Trump spend holidays at Mar-a-Lago? Looks like it

The Federal Aviation Administration this afternoon issued an alert to pilots of “VIP Movement” in Palm Beach between Dec. 20 and Jan. 2. Although the White House is mum on President Trump’s holiday plans, the FAA’s VIP alerts for Palm Beach County are a strong indicator of a presidential visit. It will be Trump’s tenth presidential visit to Palm Beach and second...
Baseball, turtle, superhero-themed holiday trees for a cause? You bet

Baseball, turtle, superhero-themed holiday trees for a cause? You bet

A festive, holiday tree-decorating contest is making the season brighter for hundreds of children who are spending it away from their families. RELATED: Villages of Hope gives former foster kids a future Step into the lobby of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and you’ll be surrounded by 20 Christmas trees and Hanukkah bushes that would make Martha Stewart proud. The hospital staff and volunteers...
This store is closing in CityPlace

This store is closing in CityPlace

Charming Charlie, a fashion jewelry, handbags, and gift retailer, is closing its doors in CityPlace. The Houston-based company said it plans to close the store in the coming weeks and is offering 40 to 60 percent off items, according to an email sent to customers in the area on Wednesday. The retailer, which has more than 375 stores in the U.S. and Canada, said this month that it planned close a number...
In #MeToo moment, ‘not me’ defense works uniquely for President Trump

In #MeToo moment, ‘not me’ defense works uniquely for President Trump

They have fallen, one after another, like great trees in the face of some powerful wind. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Actor Kevin Spacey. NBC broadcaster Matt Lauer. Talk show host Charlie Rose. Michigan congressman John Conyers. U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota. And on Tuesday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Each of those powerful men – and a long and growing list...
JUST IN: Man suffering from dementia missing near West Palm, PBSO says

JUST IN: Man suffering from dementia missing near West Palm, PBSO says

A 64-year-old man authorities say is suffering from dementia is missing from his home in suburban West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Bonito Mondestin left his residence on the 1500 block of Quail Drive in the Westgate neighborhood between 3 and 6 a.m. Thursday. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown zippered jacket...
JUST IN: Teen shot at in suburban Palm Beach Gardens, PBSO says

JUST IN: Teen shot at in suburban Palm Beach Gardens, PBSO says

A 16-year-old male was shot at — but not hit — Thursday morning near Grove Park Elementary School just south of Palm Beach Gardens, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting took place at Military Train and Investment Lane, the spokesman said. Authorities were in the area after the shooting talking with the victim and gathering information. It was...
EXCLUSIVE: New Alton clubhouse opening in Palm Beach Gardens (PHOTOS)

EXCLUSIVE: New Alton clubhouse opening in Palm Beach Gardens (PHOTOS)

Soon, residents of a new community in Palm Beach Gardens “three miles to everywhere” will also be just a short walk or bike ride to the gym. The clubhouse for Alton, a Kolter development off Donald Ross Road, officially opens for residents Monday. The club at the corner of Grandiflora and Alton Roads is primarily a gym, with free weights, multipurpose machines, exercise bikes and...
3,000 Lake Worth utility customers lose power for 2 hours today

3,000 Lake Worth utility customers lose power for 2 hours today

Lake Worth experienced a power outage Thursday morning that affected 3,000 customers after a car hit a pole onLake Worth Road between Gulf Stream and Davis Road, the city said. The outage occurred at 6:31a.m. The electric utility dispatched a team which temporary fixed and restored power to all customers by 8:31 a.m. Further repairs will be carried out later today, the city said. “We sincerely...
Palm Beach billionaire’s favorite pastime: driving his kids to school

Palm Beach billionaire’s favorite pastime: driving his kids to school

Billionaire developer and real estate tycoon Jeff Greene has the means to do just about anything he wants with his life. He’s been approached about running for governor of Florida and, while he hasn’t shut the door on that opportunity, Greene told a Palm Beach audience Wednesday there’s something else he finds much more fulfilling. One of his greatest pleasures is driving...
UPDATE: Palm Beach police seek man who tried to break into 50-foot yacht

UPDATE: Palm Beach police seek man who tried to break into 50-foot yacht

2:50 UPDATE: The search for the man who attempted to break into a large yacht near the Sailfish Club is still underway, said police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick. 10:20 a.m. UPDATE: Palm Beach police used PBSO helicopters and canines to search for a man who tried to break into a 1938 50-foot yacht near the Sailfish Club early Thursday, said Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin. The boat’s captain...
NEW: Man faces trafficking charges as fentanyl, pills found in locker

NEW: Man faces trafficking charges as fentanyl, pills found in locker

A Wellington man is facing drug trafficking charges after investigators found stashes of drugs including fentanyl, cocaine, Adderall and marijuana in a storage locker he rented in suburban Boca Raton, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Jason Daniel Miller, 39, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail and faces multiple drug trafficking charges and multiple charges of drug posession...
NEW: DUI manslaughter convict, on loose for 14 years, back in PBC Jail

NEW: DUI manslaughter convict, on loose for 14 years, back in PBC Jail

More than 14 years late for the start of his prison sentence, Trent Albury has arrived in the Palm Beach County Jail. The now-44-year-old was convicted in 2001 in the May 26, 2000, death of 44-year-old Dawn Sheppard in suburban West Palm Beach. Prosecutors said he was high on the “date rape” drug GHB when he ran a red light and killed the married mother of two. Royal Bahamian Police arrested...
UPDATE: Power restored to Palm Beach State after Palm Springs crash

UPDATE: Power restored to Palm Beach State after Palm Springs crash

Three thousand Lake Worth Utility customers, including some of Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus, were without power Thursday morning after a car crashed into a utility pole on Lake Worth Road, authorities said. The multi-vehicle wreck happened at about 6:30 a.m. between Military Trail and Congress Avenue, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities said. No one was injured in the crash...
Precious photos show Santa visiting infants at Ohio hospital

Precious photos show Santa visiting infants at Ohio hospital

Santa Claus made a special trip to an Ohio hospital to spread Christmas love to babies in the newborn intensive care unit. At Akron Children’s Hospital, 66 families received a special visit from St. Nick, who held the infants and chatted with the babies’ older siblings, WJW reported. The hospital posted some of the photographs on its Facebook page.  The touching photos were...
Watch: Coyote attacks dog in suburban Chicago yard

Watch: Coyote attacks dog in suburban Chicago yard

An Illinois couple posted a scary video that showed their dog being attacked by a coyote. It happened very quickly in the Chicago suburb of Northfield, WGN reported. Boozer, a cairn terrier, was outside when a coyote rushed in and circled it. The coyote then attacked, biting the 14-pound dog’s head and dragging it around the back yard. The couple's home surveillance camera captured the...
California swimmer hospitalized after sea lion bites him on the arm

California swimmer hospitalized after sea lion bites him on the arm

A California man was hospitalized after being bitten on the arm by a sea lion in the waters off San Francisco, The Los Angeles Times reported. The attack occurred Thursday near Aquatic Park, San Francisco police said. The man had been swimming when the sea lion approached him. The man said he felt threatened and began splashing water at the animal, Officer Matthew Reiter said during a news conference...
Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Female Democrat pulls out of House race amid sexual misconduct accusations

Andrea Ramsey, a Kansas Democrat running for a House seat in 2018, has dropped out of the race amid sexual misconduct accusations, according to the Kansas City Star. The retired businesswoman — who was considered one of the Democratic Party’s brightest political prospects — was hoping to challenge Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas’ 3rd District in the 2018 midterm...
Ex-wife of NBA star Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder

Ex-wife of NBA star Lorenzen Wright arrested in connection to his murder

The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was arrested and jailed in California on Friday night.  Sherra Wright-Robinson was arrested in her Riverside, California, home Friday. Jail records show she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 9:28 p.m. PT. No charges are listed. Deborah Marion, Wright's mother, said authorities told her Wright-Robinson will...
Grandmother, granddaughter graduate together from college

Grandmother, granddaughter graduate together from college

For the first time in its 150-year history, Chicago State University awarded diplomas to a grandmother and granddaughter during the same ceremony, WLS reported. Belinda Berry, 62, and Karea Berry, 25, both walked across the stage at the Jones Convocation Center on Thursday to accept their diplomas.  Grandma graduated at the top of her class with a 3.8 grade-point average in business. Her...
Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Report: Toronto billionaire, wife found dead at their home

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CTV reported Saturday. The Toronto Police Service is investigating the deaths as "suspicious." During a news conference Friday, Constable David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies. Hopkinson said police, fire units and ambulance responded to a "medical complaint"...
Taco Bell to add self-serve ordering kiosks

Taco Bell to add self-serve ordering kiosks

Taco Bell is ready to give its customers more access in 2018. The fast-food chain will be increasing its digital presence and will add self-serve ordering kiosks, The Orange County Register reported. Taco Bell, which operates more than 6,700 restaurants, said it has reached an agreement with its franchisees to fund new services that provide customers and employees with “frictionless digital...
Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Ryan Lochte’s son and fiancee are clearly the lights of his life, and a new photo of his bouncing baby boy is proving that. Lochte, 33, regularly gushes about his 6-month-old son Caiden Zane and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid on his Instagram page. The highly decorated Olympic swimmer said he’s grateful for a fresh start after landing in hot water for his drunken behavior at the Rio Olympics...
Apple wants to know your heart rate, for science

Apple wants to know your heart rate, for science

Apple’s trying out something entirely new: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually...
Working and playing with plants helps cope with illness, disabilities

Working and playing with plants helps cope with illness, disabilities

ST. LOUIS — Half-reclined and wrapped in a shawl, Lauren Underhill spins a sprig of red-blossomed pineapple sage with her left thumb and index finger. Under the shawl, a catheter tube connects to a vein infusing her bloodstream with a cocktail of anti-cancer drugs. Underhill, who has stage 4 colon cancer, spends up to five hours at the Siteman Cancer Center south of St. Louis during such appointments...
How to decide when home remedies are better than antibiotics

How to decide when home remedies are better than antibiotics

For parents, it can be hard to tell whether your child’s illness requires antibiotics or if there are other ways to effectively treat his or her symptoms. To prevent overuse of these drugs, it’s important to know when home remedies can be used instead of antibiotics. “If your child has an ear infection, consider using over-the-counter pain relievers in place of antibiotics,&rdquo...
Keep your holidays happy by letting go of food guilt

Keep your holidays happy by letting go of food guilt

Every year around holiday time, there’s an influx of articles about how to stick to your healthy eating goals and resist temptation. You may read about how to say no to second helpings, stop gobbling up fat-laden appetizers or alternate alcoholic drinks with sparkling water to combat calories. That advice is practical, but it focuses too much on what not to do. It could end up making you feel...
Shopping for health care online? The odds are stacked against you

Shopping for health care online? The odds are stacked against you

The internet is great place to shop for plane tickets, laundry detergent, artisan jewelry and pretty much anything else you might ever want to buy. But a new report says there’s one big exception — health care. If you expect the World Wide Web to help you figure out how much you’ll need to pay to get your hip replaced, a painful joint isn’t your only problem. And if you think...
Billie Lourd shares photo of mom Carrie Fisher, honoring ‘Star Wars, her last movie

Billie Lourd shares photo of mom Carrie Fisher, honoring ‘Star Wars, her last movie

Billie Lourd is remembering her late mother, Carrie Fisher, in a touching Instagram post. >> Read more trending news  The touching photo Lourd shared Friday shows the pair clinging to each other on the red carpet of a recent movie premiere. The mother and daughter starred in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” back in 2015, and now Fisher’s last movie, “Star Wars: The...
Post reporters win anti-fraud coalition’s award for sober home coverage

Post reporters win anti-fraud coalition’s award for sober home coverage

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, a Washington-based policy and research group, awarded its inaugural journalism award for fraud reporting to The Palm Beach Post for its work on fraud in the sober-home industry. Post investigative reporters Pat Beall and Christine Stapleton accepted the award Tuesday at the coalition’s annual meeting in Washington. The coalition praised The Post’s...
Riverbend Park’s $3 million renovation still missing its main feature

Riverbend Park’s $3 million renovation still missing its main feature

Disappointment was the reaction Samantha Livas had when she pulled into the new paved parking lot at Riverbend Park, part of the $3 million renovation completed six weeks ago. “Where’s the place to rent a kayak?” she asked a couple unloading their bicycles from their car trunk. When told the concession stand was gone, she turned to her passengers in the back seat and frowned. That...
6 reasons why you're not losing weight – even though you're trying

6 reasons why you're not losing weight – even though you're trying

How many friends or colleagues have said to you they're trying to lose weight in the past week? Or perhaps you're that friend or co-worker. We often tell others – and ourselves – that we're aiming to shed a few pounds, but we don't see the results we'd like. If this describes you, you're certainly not alone. The latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

Death, arrest of drug ‘kings’ dent Boynton’s epidemic - for now

As officers cleared the scene of a Friday evening disturbance, Sgt. Widy Jean’s thoughts wandered back to the party he had spotted outside a home south of Cherry Hills. He turned to a woman nearby. The Riddick twin? he asked. Probably, she said. Kunta and Kelcey Riddick, both 40, controlled the northwest Boynton Beach neighborhood’s drug trade for decades, or at least between stints in...
Palm Beach couple arrested on multiple drug charges

Palm Beach couple arrested on multiple drug charges

A Palm Beach couple was arrested Dec. 7 on various drug charges including possession and sale of hashish and marijuana after police responded to a complaint from a neighbor in their condominium building.  According to an arrest report, police were alerted when a neighbor of Garrett Kaler, 34, and Lydia Caruso, 25, called and alleged that Kaler was using narcotics in the presence of...
The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

The story behind West Palm’s longest mural, among its most colorful

“Hybrid Infinity,” the latest outdoor art to adorn a downtown structure, brings color to CityPlace’s Hibiscus Garage along Quadrille Boulevard. The mural, which stretches 581 feet on the garage’s east facade, was hand-painted in three weeks by artist Frankie Cihi. Cihi’s website describes her as a half-Japanese, half-American artist who moved back to Tokyo after receiving...
5 Hallmark holiday movies that feature a piece of the South

5 Hallmark holiday movies that feature a piece of the South

Made for watching by the roaring fire, cocoa in hand, slippers on feet, the delightful, wintry scenes of Hallmark Channel holiday movies are not typically fit for Southern settings. It only makes sense: how are you going to have the Christmas Festival of Ice and similar “Winter Wonderland” themes set in Charlotte, or Atlanta or Rocky Top, Tennessee? What's surprising is that...
Anonymous donor pays $40,000 in layaway bills at Walmart

Anonymous donor pays $40,000 in layaway bills at Walmart

“Santa B” has struck again, and more than 200 families received a wonderful Christmas gift. For the second straight year, an anonymous donor paid for all of the items on layaway for 200 families at a Pennsylvania Walmart, WJAC reported.  According to the staff of the Walmart store in Everett, “Santa B” paid more than $40,000 of layaway items. Last year, the same donor...
Priest gets probation in Turnpike ‘road rage’ gun case

Priest gets probation in Turnpike ‘road rage’ gun case

The Episcopal priest accused of waving a gun July 5 in a road-rage incident on Florida’s Turnpike pleaded no contest Friday to a lesser charge and was sentenced to one year of probation. The Rev. William Rian Adams, 35, of Fletcher, North Carolina, was charged with pointing a semi-automatic Glock 22 — a 15-round, .40-caliber pistol — from his red 2014 Corvette at Sharon Hughes, 54...
JUST IN: Drug crackdown leads to West Palm opioid arrests

JUST IN: Drug crackdown leads to West Palm opioid arrests

An opioid investigation by West Palm Beach police has led to “multiple” arrests of people who authorities say were panhandling on city streets, officers said Friday. Authorities said those arrested were selling opioids such as fentanyl and heroin and used the money they collected to support their drug habits. It was not immediately clear how many people were arrested. A news conference...
Florida man stranded on lake fountain after stolen swan boat drifts away

Florida man stranded on lake fountain after stolen swan boat drifts away

Firefighters rescued a Florida man early Friday who was stranded on Lake Eola’s  iconic Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain after the swan-shaped paddle boat he allegedly stole drifted away, the Orlando Police Department said. Police said they were dispatched to an unknown trouble call shortly after 3:45 a.m. when a person at the Post Parkside apartments reported that a man who was standing...
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