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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...
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...
FORECAST: Storms could bring 3-plus inches of rain to PB County

FORECAST: Storms could bring 3-plus inches of rain to PB County

That tropical system hovering just off the southeast Florida coast will make things wet and windy starting Tuesday, and likely all week, the National Weather Service’s Miami office said Monday. The weather service gives a 60 percent chance that 3 inches or more will fall across the region through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Rain was expected to move in as early as Monday night, weather service meteorologist...
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...
Kravis Center becomes 20th organization to leave Mar-a-Lago

Kravis Center becomes 20th organization to leave Mar-a-Lago

The Kravis Center late Sunday became the 20th organization to cancel a charity event scheduled for President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Its annual wine auction, a fundraiser for the Kravis Center, will be Feb. 1 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, officials announced this morning. "The executive committee of the Kravis Center’s board met this morning and formalized...
NEW: Suit alleges PBSO deputies, nurse used excessive force on inmate

NEW: Suit alleges PBSO deputies, nurse used excessive force on inmate

Four Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies and a jail nurse held a handcuffed inmate down on the ground to the point of nearly killing him in 2013, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week. Timothy Dillon had to be resuscitated after he was restrained by deputies William Wheeler, George McMahon, Samuel Blanco and Lavonte Chastine along with nurse Elton Butler after a medical check on Aug...
NEW: Lindsey Lohan’s stepmom hospitalized after she threatened police

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

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: Kate Major Lohan, the stepmother of actress Lindsey Lohan, called 911 after an argument she had with her husband, Michael Lohan, claiming he took their children. She told dispatchers that if the Boca Raton police didn’t find them, “she would kill us all,” according to a police report. Major Lohan told dispatchers that her husband had punched her in the face and...
Charities bail on Mar-a-Lago after Trump Charlottesville comments

Charities bail on Mar-a-Lago after Trump Charlottesville comments

“Where is everybody?” The main Mar-a-Lago ballroom, shown here before a 2016 Palm Beach County GOP dinner, could be empty for much of the 2017-18 social season. PALM BEACH — Two more charities announced Sunday they won’t hold their annual fundraisers at President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago Club and the Kravis Center added its name...
Last-minute checklist for eclipse day: What you need to know right now

Last-minute checklist for eclipse day: What you need to know right now

It’s the celestial event of the century, and we’ll see 80 percent of it. The solar eclipse happens Monday, starting about 1:30 p.m., and Palm Beach County will see a sun that’s more than three-quarters obscured by the moon. Here’s what you need to know at the last minute. Don’t have glasses? Don’t look up. Just don’t. The danger of damaging your vision is...
Jupiter semi-trailer crash sends one person to hospital

Jupiter semi-trailer crash sends one person to hospital

One person is hospitalized following a crash involving a semi-trailer truck and a car in Jupiter. The crash occurred near Center Street and Alternate A1A in Jupiter shortly before noon. One injured person was taken to a local hospital, said Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto. Both the person’s identity and condition is unknown.
NEW: Palm Beach Zoo gala, MorseLife luncheon leaving Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

NEW: Palm Beach Zoo gala, MorseLife luncheon leaving Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

And then there were two. Or maybe four, depending on what happens when a couple of boards meet this week. Today, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and MorseLife both announced a change of venue for their annual Palm Beach fundraisers, from the Mar-a-Lago Club to – well, not the Mar-a-Lago Club. That brings to 19 the number of charities that have decided to leave Mar-a-Lago in recent...
Orange line marks center of eclipse through funky arts town

Orange line marks center of eclipse through funky arts town

As eclipse mania hit a fever pitch in Carbondale over the weekend, a small arts village about 10 miles south with an orange line painted through it popped a cold one and waited. Makanda, pronounced muh-CAN-duh, has become famous of late because Dave Dardis painted a line through his Rainmaker Art Studio designating the exact location of the center of today’s total solar eclipse as...
Death penalty: Rick Scott yanks prosecutor from case of two slain Kissimmee police officers

Death penalty: Rick Scott yanks prosecutor from case of two slain Kissimmee police officers

Gov. Rick Scott wants a prosecutor who supports the death penalty to handle the case of two slain Kissimmee police officers. Gov. Rick Scott has removed a Central Florida prosecutor who opposes the death penalty from the case involving the slayings of two Kissimmee police officers. Scott issued an executive order Saturday night replacing State Attorney ...
LATEST: Kissimmee Police looking for person of interest in police shooting 

LATEST: Kissimmee Police looking for person of interest in police shooting 

Kissimmee Police are searching for a person of interest in a shooting that killed two police officers Friday night.  Maribel Gonzales King is not a suspect in the crime, they reported, but said she is known to frequent the McLaren Circle area where the crime occurred. Sgt. Sam Howard, 36, and Officer Matthew Baxter, 27,  were shot when they responded to suspicious person call in an area...
The best spots to watch the solar eclipse in Palm Beach County

The best spots to watch the solar eclipse in Palm Beach County

Across Palm Beach County, museums, libraries and outdoor venues will be the main viewing spots for solar eclipse fans Monday. In Jupiter, how to build a pin-hole projector to watch the eclipse, obtain protective sunglasses and watch from the waterfront — free and open to the public — are planned for the mega celestial event. Jupiter resident Josh Smith bought about 50 protective...
Editorial: UF made the right call denying ‘alt-right’ leader’s rally

Editorial: UF made the right call denying ‘alt-right’ leader’s rally

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs, citing serious concerns about the safety and security of students, last week denied a white nationalist leader’s request to rent space for a speech on the campus. Fuchs’ decision, which was a surprise reversal from just days prior, was understandable. It was also right. We don’t come to this decision lightly. As an editorial board, we,...
Christie commentary: For kids, Internet can be a dark, dangerous place

Christie commentary: For kids, Internet can be a dark, dangerous place

Kids can, and will do the darnedest, most dangerous things. These things can make us laugh at how silly they are. That is, until a child is hurt. And then there is an almost immediate reaction: “Well, that wouldn’t happen with my child.” Sure it can. Especially in this day and age of Internet accessibility, and kids — even those in elementary school — carrying smartphones...
After 72 years, USS Indianapolis discovered 18,000 feet below Pacific

After 72 years, USS Indianapolis discovered 18,000 feet below Pacific

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank during the final days of World War II, has been found 18,000 feet below the North Pacific Ocean, CNN reports. The discovery was made Friday by a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. "To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship...
UPDATE: Preservation Foundation, H.O.W. pull events from Mar-a-Lago

UPDATE: Preservation Foundation, H.O.W. pull events from Mar-a-Lago

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and H.O.W. appear to be the latest nonprofits to pull an event from the Mar-a-Lago Club, the Palm Beach winter home of President Donald Trump. The Preservation Foundation, which celebrates and protects the architectural and cultural heritage of Palm Beach, planned to host a dance in March at the club, which has long been an oasis for charities and their...
Pilgrims flock to path of totality for Great American Eclipse of 2017

Pilgrims flock to path of totality for Great American Eclipse of 2017

In the darkness of a country night, on the fringes of this small southern Illinois town, Hugh DeNeal pauses, searching his tired brain for the next word he wanted to use in a sentence he just started a moment ago. He estimates he’s slept three hours in four days, head down on crossed arms in his garage silk screen workshop where he rushes to meet an immovable deadline set by an...
LATEST: Jupiter man’s bond set at $7,500 after road rage shooting

LATEST: Jupiter man’s bond set at $7,500 after road rage shooting

A 49-year-old Jupiter resident who was arrested Friday on three charges after shooting at another driver on Interstate 95 was given a $7,500 bond Saturday morning at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office court. Michael Allen Shepherd was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging a firearm into a vehicle, according to a Florida Highway...
BREAKING: Man shot in West Palm Beach mobile home park

BREAKING: Man shot in West Palm Beach mobile home park

An adult male was shot Saturday morning at Holiday Ranch Mobile Home Park in West Palm Beach, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews responded at 10:11 a.m. to the shooting at the 4600 block of Holiday Circle South. The victim was transported to a local trauma center. Reportedly the shooting was an accidental discharge. Check back later for a more detailed story
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 was 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...
Recent high school graduate, athlete killed in fight, police say

Recent high school graduate, athlete killed in fight, police say

A former star athlete at Georgia’s Paulding County High School was shot and killed Friday in a subdivision after a fight, police in Dallas, Georgia, said.  Tommy Lee Robinson, 18, had just left a football game at the school when he went to the Ivy Trace subdivision, Dallas police Capt. Bill Gorman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A fight broke out at a home and Robinson was shot and...
LATEST: Florida police officers stop to play ball after responding to call

LATEST: Florida police officers stop to play ball after responding to call

As football season approaches, two police officers in Orlando were able to break out their football skills after responding to a call. The Orlando Police Department shared photographs on Facebook of two officers playing football with a child. The officers had just finished handling a call when they spotted the child playing football in the street and decided to join in. The photos show the officers...
NEW: South Florida woman points gun at family in latest road rage incident 

NEW: South Florida woman points gun at family in latest road rage incident 

A Florida woman was arrested after she pointed a gun at a family late Saturday night.  Christina Bonner, 29, of Northeast Miami-Dade, had a child and another passenger in the car when she started tailgating a man on U.S. 1 in Key Largo, according to the Miami Herald.  As she passed him, Bonner then pointed a gun at the 44-year-old North Miami man, who had his wife and child in the car...
JUST IN: Unverified glasses cause Florida school to ditch eclipse-watching plans

JUST IN: Unverified glasses cause Florida school to ditch eclipse-watching plans

Students at a Florida school had their solar eclipse watching plans  nixed after it was determined that their solar glasses aren’t verified. Community Day School in Sarasota ordered 150 solar glasses from Amazon, but were forced to throw the glasses out after receiving a warning from Amazon that the glasses were not verified, according to WFTS. The school is working to put together...
Mother arrested after 16-month-old overdoses, authorities say

Mother arrested after 16-month-old overdoses, authorities say

An Indiana mother is facing charges after authorities said her 16-month-old son overdosed on opiates and had to be revived with naloxone, according to multiple reports. Daisha Clark, 26, was arrested last week after her cousin took her son to Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, The Star Press reported. She initially tried to talk her cousin out of the trip, a Yorktown police officer wrote in a ...
Navy plans operation pause, calls for review of collisions in the Pacific

Navy plans operation pause, calls for review of collisions in the Pacific

The U.S. Navy will take a one-day operational pause in the coming weeks to “ensure we are taking all appropriate immediate measure to enhance the Navy’s safe and effective operation around the world,” Navy Adm. John Richardson, who is chief of naval operations, said on Monday. The pause was announced on the same day officials said they were launching a broad investigation into...
JUST IN: Florida man dies after playing in waves at the beach

JUST IN: Florida man dies after playing in waves at the beach

A Florida man died during a trip to the beach on Sunday. The 65-year-old Port Orange man — whose name had not been released as of Monday morning — was waist-deep in the water at Frank Rendon Park in Daytona Beach Shores when he became unresponsive and needed to be pulled from the water, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. CPR was performed on the man before he was...
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