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Thousands from Jupiter to Boca pause to watch total solar eclipse

The moon threw some shade on Palm Beach County Monday afternoon, but those hoping for celestial drama had to settle for a slight but distinct dimming of the afternoon sun and maybe a crick in the neck. The far bigger spectacle was the sight of tens of thousands of people from Jupiter to Boca Raton pausing their quotidian activities for an hour or more to stand outside in the blistering heat to...
JUST IN: Woman sells fentanyl as heroin, faces attempted murder charge

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

A Fort Pierce woman is facing an attempted murder charge after she sold fentanyl to a man who then overdosed, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. After the man collapsed in front of her, Rebecca Lindsey Miggins allegedly left the hotel room they were in without either assisting the man or calling for help. Miggins, 32, allegedly sold the drugs to the man claiming it was heroin...
NEW: Downtown Boca Mizner 200 high-rises approved after concessions

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

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

JUST IN: West Palm removes Confederate monument from city cemetery

It didn’t take even 24 hours for the city to make good on its promise to remove a monument to the Confederate dead from West Palm Beach’s city-owned Woodlawn Cemetery. At midday Tuesday, workers carved the monument out. Mayor Jeri Muoio had said Monday that the city would remove the 10-foot-tall “In memory of our Confederate Soldiers” fixture, which is owned by the Daughters...
Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal to end 29-year career

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal to end 29-year career

The longest-serving judge on Palm Beach County’s circuit bench has announced he will retire at the end of the year. Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal this month announced he will leave the bench on Dec. 31 after more than 29 years of service. “While I look forward to my upcoming retirement, I will miss no longer being a member of the outstanding judiciary of the 15th Judicial Circuit,&rdquo...
NEW: Heaviest rains in Palm Beach County now likely Thursday, NWS says

NEW: Heaviest rains in Palm Beach County now likely Thursday, NWS says

Tuesday’s deluge was delayed, but it’s coming, forecasters said at midday. While instances of heavy rain still were possible across Palm Beach County Tuesday, it now appeared the heaviest rainfall will be Thursday, the National Weather Service’s Miami office said. “Today and Wednesday will have the chance for some heavy rainfall from showers and thunderstorms, but...
UPDATE: Wellington’s Town Square Plaza (CVS, jewelry store) starts work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A West Palm Beach woman was killed late Saturday after an argument with a man at an apartment complex, city police said. Marsheka Velasquez, 33, was shot to death at Presidential Golfview Condominiums off North Congress Avenue following an argument with 24-year-old Melvin Young, police said. Both Velasquez and Young appeared to have been armed with guns. It is unclear whether anyone will face charges...
BREAKING: Fatal hit-and-run victim was PBSO deputy’s son

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

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

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

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

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

A family of four lost its service dog and its home in a fire early Tuesday, city Fire Rescue authorities said. The fire broke out at a Sandalwood Lakes North townhouse on Heritage Way off Village Boulevard near Palm Beach Lakes High School, authorities said, killing the family’s service dog. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail It’s unclear whether anyone was injured...
Rep. Brian Mast hosts Thursday town halls in Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, Stuart

Rep. Brian Mast hosts Thursday town halls in Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, Stuart

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Stuart, fields questions at a town hall meeting in Stuart in June. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, will host town hall meetings in Port St. Lucie, Jupiter and Stuart on Thursday. Mast’s last town hall, in June, drew hundreds of constituents angry about Mast’s support for a GOP plan to overhaul Obamacare...
JUST IN: Theft scheme targeted Home Depot stores; man faces charges

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

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

BREAKING: Pedestrian hit by vehicle west of Lantana

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning southeast of the village limits, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities said. The wreck happened near Aquarius Boulevard and Brady Lane, in the Lakes of Sherbrooke community west of Florida’s Turnpike and north of Lantana Road. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries was not immediately known. Rescue crews encouraged drivers to avoid...
Tonight: Mike Pence joins Donald Trump in Arizona, heads to South Florida

Tonight: Mike Pence joins Donald Trump in Arizona, heads to South Florida

Vice President Mike Pence attends a morning service at the Church By the Glades in Coral Springs in March. (Michael Ares / The Palm Beach Post) Vice President Mike Pence is returning to South Florida. The White House announced late Monday night that Pence will travel to Arizona today to join President Donald Trump at a rally in Phoenix. Afterward, Pence ...
NEW: West Palm woman, Lantana man plead guilty to pickax robberies

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

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

LATEST: Wellington man accused of menacing bicyclists with Bentley

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

Police: Desperate to see eclipse, Florida car thief stops to buy mask

The solar eclipse transfixed the nation today, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens in Palm Beach County and across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police, as one 22-year-old found out in Central Florida. Jocsan...
NEW: Rains expected today could bring 2 to 4 inches this week

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

That tropical system hovering just off the southeast Florida coast will make things wet and windy starting later today, and likely all week, the National Weather Service’s Miami office said Monday. Scattered showers and thudnerstorms will continue to develop across South Florida “through the late morning hours,” the weather service said in a short-term forecast issued this morning...
Cerabino: Shadowing the people of the eclipse in West Palm Beach

Cerabino: Shadowing the people of the eclipse in West Palm Beach

Solar eclipse diary from downtown West Palm Beach: *** 1:00 p.m. — Patricia Perano with her tripod-mounted Canon camera sits outside the Subculture Coffee shop on Clematis Street. “When the eclipse comes, I’m going to photograph the people and the shadows to see if I can find something artful in this.” 1:09 p.m. — At the check-out desk inside the Mandel Public Library...
In West Palm Beach, eclipse glasses are the holy grail

In West Palm Beach, eclipse glasses are the holy grail

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

NEW: Boynton man facing attempted murder charge booked into jail

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

Death penalty trial begins in 1987 Lake Worth murder

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

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

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

Cloud cover doesn’t dampen spirits of Jupiter eclipse fans

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

BREAKING: Jupiter police seek suspect in attempted bank robbery

Jupiter police need the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob a bank Monday afternoon. The man walked into the Wells Fargo Bank in Jupiter West Plaza on West Indiantown Road west of Central Boulevard at about 12:55 p.m. and implied to a bank teller that he had a weapon, police said. He then asked the teller for money. Police said the man left the bank without any money and...
NEW: 8-year-old fatally ejected during South Florida car crash

NEW: 8-year-old fatally ejected during South Florida car crash

An 8-year-old girl died this morning after being ejected from her family’s minivan during a car accident on her way to school.   The child, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was flown to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Miami Herald.  The girl’s mother, who was driving the vehicle, was also taken to...
Florida woman admits showing pornography to child

Florida woman admits showing pornography to child

A Florida woman is accused of showing pornography to children. Police say Brianna Ricks, 19, of Alachua County showed pornographic images on her cellphone to children between the ages on 9 and 17, according to the Gainesville Sun. When confronted by authorities, Ricks admitted that she showed the video and photos, which came from social media, to a minor on Friday. Other minors also reported...
Racegoer turns 40-cent bet into $259,573 at Florida track

Racegoer turns 40-cent bet into $259,573 at Florida track

A racegoer who placed a 40-cent bet at a Florida racetrack was rewarded with a $259,573.34 payoff. The unidentified person bought a ticket that includes six numbers, which represent a horse in each of the final six races of the day at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, according to the Orlando Sentinel. All six horses on the ticket won their races Saturday, resulting in the jackpot for the lucky...
LATEST: Jupiter road-rage suspect tells FHP shooting pickup was ‘stupid’

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

Michael Shepherd knew shooting into a pickup on Interstate 95 was “stupid.” But the 49-year-old was in a “cat and mouse game” with John Trevor Whiting early Friday and wanted Whiting in his Chevrolet pickup to back off, the Jupiter man told Florida Highway Patrol investigators. So Shepherd “fire(d) a shot across his bow” from a Subaru Outback SUV while he drove...
Solar eclipse 2017 puts sleepy town of Franklin, N.C., on the map

Solar eclipse 2017 puts sleepy town of Franklin, N.C., on the map

Not since the days of biblical Noah have so many longed to see the sun. Here Comes the Sun was not just a Beatles anthem. It was a wish, a prayer, a hope for so many, not just in western North Carolina, but across a 70-mile-wide swath of sky from the beaches of Oregon to the shores of South Carolina. In the past week, 60 percent chance of showers at eclipse time in Franklin, N.C., eventually fell...
NEW: JetBlue flight to PBIA lands in Raleigh after pilot reports smoke

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

A JetBlue flight headed to West Palm Beach from New York’s LaGuardia Airport was diverted to North Carolina after the crew reported a possible mechanical issue, according to JetBlue. Flight 461, which was intended to land at 10:20 this morning, landed safely at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and was redirected “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a release from...
NEW: West Palm to remove Confederate monument; ‘We lost our patience’

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

The mayor said Monday the city will remove a 10-foot-tall memorial to Confederate soldiers that’s stood at Woodlawn Cemetery for decades but recently joined others nationwide as symbols of a wound that has not healed. The city’s move came just one day after the marker was found Sunday afternoon to have been vandalized. The structure was erected in 1941 by the Daughters of the Confederacy...
LATEST: Florida family’s house repainted after slur: ‘It’s small, but our hearts are full’

LATEST: Florida family’s house repainted after slur: ‘It’s small, but our hearts are full’

A Florida family woke up Friday morning to a racial slur spray-painted across their home.  Dayna and James White, of Citrus Hills, had their home vandalized with big, red letters that read “No” followed by the N-word, according to the Citrus County Chronicle.  “It was appalling. It was literally disgusting," Dayna White, 51, told BayNews9. “It took...
Many PBC schools are largely empty today as kids stay home for eclipse

Many PBC schools are largely empty today as kids stay home for eclipse

File photo Classrooms sat mostly empty in many public schools across Palm Beach County this morning as parents kept their children home in anticipation of today’s solar eclipse. Teachers reported widespread absences in their classrooms today, with some saying only a handful of kids showed up this morning. The school district gave parents the option to keep...
NEW: South Florida Uber driver suing company over firearm policy 

NEW: South Florida Uber driver suing company over firearm policy 

A South Florida Uber driver is suing the company over its firearm policy.  Jose Mejia, 28, drives for Uber part-time and says he doesn’t feel safe without his gun, WPLG reports. However, Uber bans drivers and passengers from carrying guns, even if the firearms are legally registered. “I'm not able to protect myself or defend myself, and remember we have regular cars -- there's...
PHOTOS: Plane crashes, catches fire on Florida bridge

PHOTOS: Plane crashes, catches fire on Florida bridge

A single-engine plane crashed and caught fire on the Flagler Beach Bridge Sunday evening.  Pilot, Stevan Locki, 35, of Fort Lauderdale, and his passenger, Brandi Lee Bishop, 34, of Miami, did not sustain any injuries during the accident, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en"...
BREAKING: Teen reportedly fired stun gun at Park Vista football game

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

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

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

UPDATE: With plastic glasses and homemade viewers crafted out of cereal boxes in hand, about 30 people gathered outside the Lake Park Library to see the total solar eclipse Monday afternoon. UPDATE: Sharing solar eclipse safety glasses, grilling chicken and generally just having a blast at the waterfront, several hundred lunar watchers gathered at DuBois Park in Jupiter...
Will potential Democratic governor candidate cash in on the eclipse?

Will potential Democratic governor candidate cash in on the eclipse?

Trial lawyer and potential Democratic governor candidate John Morgan is promoting eclipse-viewing safety, and offering his firm’s services if things go bad. Trial lawyer and potential Florida Democratic candidate for governor John Morgan is cautioning people to be safe when viewing today’s solar eclipse — and promoting his firm’s litigatory...
NEW: Deputy shoots 100-pound bulldog after it attacks Florida woman

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

A Martin County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an American Bulldog early Monday after it viciously attacked a woman who was taking him for a walk, Sheriff William Snyder said. The dog — a 4-year-old named Otto — attempted to attack a rabbit and pulled the woman walking him to the ground. After she fell, the dog began mauling her, according to a sheriff’s report. Emergency...
NEW: 1 critically injured, 13 dogs dead after explosion in Florida house

NEW: 1 critically injured, 13 dogs dead after explosion in Florida house

Two houses caught on fire in Pasco County Sunday leaving one person critically injured and 13 dogs dead, according to authorities.  A house in Port Richey exploded after authorities believe a generator in a garage sparked a flame. That house and the neighbor’s house caught on fire, WTSP reported.  One person was flown to a trauma center where the individual is being treated for...
Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

Turtle lovers and shoppers meet at The Gardens Mall

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

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

Two toddlers, two guns and 49 bullets sat in a silver Chevrolet Cavalier last week while the driver sped away from a home where someone reportedly fired a gun, city police records state. It’s unclear who exactly fired that shot late Tuesday at a home on Northeast 20th Avenue, but authorities determined six-time convicted felon Cleavon Allen should not have been there. Allen, who told police...
Police: Thief uses forklift to steal ATM from Florida bank

Police: Thief uses forklift to steal ATM from Florida bank

Authorities are searching for a suspect who they say stole an ATM machine using a forklift taken from a nearby construction site.  Hialeah police say that someone removed the ATM from its foundation at a Bank of American branch across the street from the work site, according to WPLG. The theft occurred around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The ATM was found a short time after the burglary with all of its...
JUST IN: Powerball jumps to $700 million

JUST IN: Powerball jumps to $700 million

Go buy your tickets! Powerball jackpot has climbed to a grand prize of $700 million, and is now the largest jackpot in the country and the second largest in the game’s history.  The drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. The lucky winners can decide to get paid in 30 annual installments, or take a lump-sum cash payment of an estimated $443.3 million.  Winners must claim...
NEW: 5 students hospitalized after school van crashes, flips on first day 

NEW: 5 students hospitalized after school van crashes, flips on first day 

A van filled with students overturned in Miami on Monday following a crash that sent several teens to the hospital. The students, who attend the Terra Environmental Research Institute, were on the way home from their first day of school when the van was hit by a white Nissan Sentra, CBS4 reported.  The Happy Kids Transportation van flipped onto its side and the driver, Katiuska Buergo...
21st charity moves event from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

21st charity moves event from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

The list keeps growing. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation announced today it was moving a planned fashion show luncheon from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. That brings to 21 the number of charities that have decided to leave Mar-a-Lago in recent months, many in the past week. Nineteen of those organizations held events there during the last social season. The Boca Raton...
Florida man caught rolling blunt allegedly punches off-duty female deputy

Florida man caught rolling blunt allegedly punches off-duty female deputy

A Florida man allegedly punched an off-duty sergeant after being confronted for rolling a blunt in public.  Neil Zabierek, 46, of East Naples, was found with synthetic marijuana and a pipe in his pocket following an altercation during which he allegedly punched a female sergeant in the face and wrestled her to the ground, according to the Naples Daily News.  The off-duty sergeant told...
BREAKING: West Palm begins removing Confederate monument from cemetery

BREAKING: West Palm begins removing Confederate monument from cemetery

City officials on Tuesday began removing the defaced Confederate monument from Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach. The action comes one day after Mayor Jeri Muoio said the city would pay to remove the 10-foot-tall monument to Confederate soldiers, which is owned by the Daughters of the Confederacy. Want to read the full story? Click here.
Ecstasy pills shaped to look like Donald Trump seized by German police

Ecstasy pills shaped to look like Donald Trump seized by German police

Authorities in Germany seized thousands of bright orange ecstasy pills over the weekend, each shaped and stamped to look like President Donald Trump. Police in Osnabruck, a city in northwest Germany, said in a news release that officers stopped a Peugeot 307 around 9 p.m. Saturday as it was traveling toward Hanover on the A30. Inside the car, officers said they found a 51-year-old Austrian man and...
WATCH: Thief steals bag with $30K in cash, jewelry from man pumping gas

WATCH: Thief steals bag with $30K in cash, jewelry from man pumping gas

Police are searching for a thief who stole $30,000 worth of jewelry and cash from a man pumping gas.  The incident happened on Aug. 17 around 4:30 p.m. at a Chevron gas station in Lauderhill, according to WPLG.  Police said the man was filling up his tank when the thief opened the passenger side door and stole the bag from the front seat, WPLG reported.  The man was on his...
NEW: Florida landlord fatally shoots tenant during eviction argument 

NEW: Florida landlord fatally shoots tenant during eviction argument 

An eviction turned deadly after a Florida landlord fatally shot a tenant Friday night.  Ryan Wilder, 32, of Winter Springs, is facing first-degree murder charges and being held without bond after police say he shot and killed Kenneth Palicki, 47, according to the Miami Herald.  Palicki and his girlfriend Colleen Lyons were living at a house in the Florida Keys, owned by Wilder&rsquo...
JUST IN: FIU freshman killed while crossing street near campus

JUST IN: FIU freshman killed while crossing street near campus

A Florida college student was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street near the school’s main campus in Miami on Sunday morning “This tragedy reminds us how precious and fragile life is,” Florida International University tweeted late Sunday afternoon. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="...
NEW: Florida man, 71, gets life in prison for molesting child

NEW: Florida man, 71, gets life in prison for molesting child

A man in Cape Coral was sentenced to life in prison for sexually battering a child, according to the State Attorney’s Office.  Sergio Oliveros, 71, was arrested in April 2016 after the 11-year-old’s family visited his home and caught him molesting the child, WBBH reports.  He got released from the Lee County Jail two days later on a $300,000 bond, but was later found guilty...
Under plan, Boynton police station to move north, library to be razed

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

The Town Square redevelopment team failed to impress city leaders Monday night after unveiling their latest site plan for the 16 acres of land off Boynton Beach Boulevard, and instead left the commissioners calling for more imagination. However, city staff did get approval from the commissioners to start planning for a $10 million, two-story District Energy Plant on site, which would provide cold...
JUST IN: Florida woman accused of stealing $354K from her employer

JUST IN: Florida woman accused of stealing $354K from her employer

A Florida woman is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her own employer. Elizabeth Thomas, 29, of Fernandina Beach, allegedly stole $354,000 while working as a secretary for Coastal Building Systems, according to WJXT. The owner of the company, Kerry Killen, told Nassau County detectives that Thomas stole $100,000 from his company from January to May.  The alleged...
Woman hit by car, killed while watching eclipse; 1 injured

Woman hit by car, killed while watching eclipse; 1 injured

A 23-year-old woman died and a second woman was injured Monday when a driver lost control of her car and struck them while they watched the solar eclipse in Kentucky, according to multiple reports. Authorities told WLKY that Alyssa Noble, 38, lost control of her car while driving on Main Street in Hyden on Monday afternoon, striking a utility pole and a pair of women who were watching the eclipse...
NEW: Florida mom leaves kids in hot car while she drinks at a bar, police say

NEW: Florida mom leaves kids in hot car while she drinks at a bar, police say

A Florida mother left her two children unattended in a car Sunday while she went inside a bar to drink, police say.  Larissa Rivera, 28, is facing charges of leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle, according to WESH.  The children, 4 and 5, were found inside a silver Ford Focus outside the Butikin Bar on International Boulevard in Orlando. The car was running with the keys...
NEW: Florida man dies after he’s sucker punched at gas station

NEW: Florida man dies after he’s sucker punched at gas station

A 62-year-old man died after he was sucker punched while sitting outside a gas station in the Florida Keys, news reports say.   Steven Sanderson, who is homeless, was outside a Chevron station on Friday night when Fred R. Hauch, 53, hit him, the FlKeyNews reports. Sanderson struck his head when he fell to the ground; he died on Sunday at a Miami hospital.  Sanderson was speaking poorly...
Alleged car thief in Florida stops to buy welder’s mask to watch eclipse

Alleged car thief in Florida stops to buy welder’s mask to watch eclipse

The solar eclipse transfixed the nation Monday, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police, as one 22-year-old found out in Central Florida. Jocsan Feliciano Rosado stopped at...
What is Trump’s plan for Afghanistan?

What is Trump’s plan for Afghanistan?

President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from Fort Myer on Monday night. “I am here tonight to lay out our path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia,” he said.  The United States “must seek an honorable and enduring outcome” worthy of the sacrifices that have been made. The consequences of a rapid exit are “both predictable and unacceptable.” Trump said...

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by car in Lantana

A pedestrian was flown to a trauma center Monday night after being struck by a vehicle on South Dixie Highway in Lantana, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The injured man was found on the roadway at the intersection with Sterns Street. The crash took place around 8:15 p.m. » Get the latest breaking news at PalmBeachPost.com
Humorous warning to protect horses during eclipse goes viral

Humorous warning to protect horses during eclipse goes viral

An animal rescue organization in Florida had a humorous solution for protecting horses during Monday’s solar eclipse, and it has gotten plenty of support online. Heartland Rescue Ranch of Panama City shared a photo of a horse with a bra strapped around its face, covering its eyes, KDVR reported. The original Facebook post has been shared more than 180,000 times since Aug. 17. Staring at...
Missouri newlyweds say ‘I do’ during eclipse

Missouri newlyweds say ‘I do’ during eclipse

For newlyweds Samantha and Cameron Kuhn, Monday’s marriage was out of this world. The couple celebrated their wedding vows with family and friends within the path of totality of the solar eclipse that crossed the United States. “Being able to do the wedding on the day of the solar eclipse couldn’t be any more perfect,” bride Samantha Kuhn, 28, told ABC News. Their wedding...
Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

UPDATE Aug. 21 at 6:08 p.m.:The shooter was identified as Nathaniel Richmond, the father of Ma’Lik Richmond, according to Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin.  Ma’Lik Richmond served around 10 months in a juvenile prison after he and another high school football player were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party.  WHIO reported that Hanlin told The...
Looking for a job? Boynton Beach to host job fair

Looking for a job? Boynton Beach to host job fair

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

Baby named Eclipse born in South Carolina

It was inevitable, perhaps. A baby born Monday in South Carolina was named after the Great American Eclipse. Eclipse Alizebeth Eubanks was born at 8:04 a.m. on Monday at Greenville Memorial Hospital, WSPA reported. The child weighs 6 pounds, 3 ounces and is about 19 inches long, WSPA reported. Her parents are Freedom and Michael Eubanks. Freedom Eubanks, of Spartanburg, was not due to deliver...
Eclipse causes strange shadows during totality

Eclipse causes strange shadows during totality

While people were gazing upward to witness Monday’s spectacular solar eclipse, shadows on the ground were just as fascinating. Some of them even looked like crescents. According to World Book, in the minute or two before and after the sun is totally blocked, people may notice thin stripes of dark and light shadows moving rapidly, as if in waves. They are called shadow bands or snake bands...
Boynton Beach resident on eclipse: ‘Unbelievable sight’

Boynton Beach resident on eclipse: ‘Unbelievable sight’

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

Jupiter bank robbed; suspect sought

Photo of bank robber (Jupiter police) The Jupiter Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify an individual responsible for an attempted  bank robbery that occurred at 6735 West Indiantown Rd. (Wells Fargo Bank) around 12:55 p.m. on Monday. The suspect entered the bank and approached the bank teller, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded money from...
Famous Norman Rockwell study drawing of umpires fetches $1.68M at auction

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

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

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

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