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Race for rollout of self-driving cars in Florida is on

Now that self-driving cars are hitting the road for testing, the race to have a widespread roll-out in Florida is on. How and when that vision might become a reality was the central topic of a Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center on Wednesday morning. RELATED: Are self-driving cars the solution to Gardens’ traffic headaches? Connected vehicles...
Florida Senate aims to add grower licenses under its medical pot plan

Florida Senate aims to add grower licenses under its medical pot plan

More growers, access to treatment for snowbirds and greater flexibility in the relationship between patients and doctors are among the items likely to be included in a Senate proposal to carry out a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November to broadly legalize medical marijuana. The Senate Health Policy Committee held a workshop Wednesday on the implementation of Amendment 2, which garnered...
Florida House bill would let governor pick administrative judges

Florida House bill would let governor pick administrative judges

One case involved a tiny horse track where an employee waved a red rag to start a “race” between two aging nags. Another centered on whether pari-mutuels could continue to offer popular “designated-player” poker-style games at card rooms throughout the state. And a third focused on a dispute between a public hospital system and an industry giant over building a new medical...
Liquor moves step closer to being sold in grocery, big-box stores

Liquor moves step closer to being sold in grocery, big-box stores

Florida’s decades-old prohibition on liquor being sold alongside groceries and other retail goods moved closer to repeal Wednesday as a massive lobbying battle continued. The so called “liquor wall” bill (HB 81) narrowly advanced out of the House Commerce Committee in a 15-13 vote — sending the measure to the House floor — after being amended to more closely resemble...
FREE JACK NICKLAUS ICE CREAM at Downtown Abacoa on Friday night!

FREE JACK NICKLAUS ICE CREAM at Downtown Abacoa on Friday night!

  A partnership between Downtown Abacoa and Nicklaus Design and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation is being celebrated with free ice cream Friday night in Jupiter’s Abacoa. A new mini-golf course in Downtown Abacoa is being designed by Nicklaus Design. The 100 free pints of Nicklaus ice cream are planned to be given away at Downtown Abacoa between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Advanced...
Citing Palm Beach County, Nelson urges lawmakers to save funding for opioid epidemic

Citing Palm Beach County, Nelson urges lawmakers to save funding for opioid epidemic

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson took to the Senate floor today to urge his colleagues not to take up any legislation that would reduce money and efforts  to combat the nation’s growing opioid epidemic.
TurtleFest is Saturday in Juno Beach

TurtleFest is Saturday in Juno Beach

The 14th Annual TurtleFest at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is planned for Saturday, Mar. 25 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. About 10,000 people are expected at the LMC on the east side of U.S. 1 just north of Donald Ross Road. More info at marinelife.org/turtlefest. Activities include: raffles and ocean-friendly activities (including seaside yoga and...
BREAKING: Man faces homicide charge in 2016 St. Lucie slaying

BREAKING: Man faces homicide charge in 2016 St. Lucie slaying

A 20-year-old man already in police custody has been arrested in connection to a 2016 homicide in Port St. Lucie, city police said Wednesday. Police and deputies from the U.S. Marshals Regional Task Force arrested Hunter Thomas Boesch of Port St. Lucie in the February 2016 shooting death of 29-year-old Beau Hartman. Boesch was arrested at the St. Lucie County Jail where he is in custody on unrelated...
Looking for a job? Boynton Beach is hosting a career fair

Looking for a job? Boynton Beach is hosting a career fair

This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.
How a nonprofit chairman is helping the homeless in Palm Beach County

How a nonprofit chairman is helping the homeless in Palm Beach County

The Lord’s Place Chairman Mark Montgomery (left), with his family, daughter, Madelyn; wife, Ashlyn and son, Marshal.
Timetable announced for $40 million Lake Worth pothole repair project

Timetable announced for $40 million Lake Worth pothole repair project

During the next four years, there should be fewer potholes in Lake Worth. Construction on the $40 million roadway project to repair the city’s crumbling streets should start by September, Brian Shields, the city’s water utility director and engineer, told city commissioners Tuesday night. “This fall expect to see a lot of construction work in all four districts,” Shields said...
Bicyclists open fire on Tampa officer after traffic stop

Bicyclists open fire on Tampa officer after traffic stop

A gun fight erupted between an officer and two bicyclists after a Tuesday traffic stop, according to WFTS. One man was taken into custody by Tampa police, who are on the lookout for the other. No injuries were reported. Police went door-to-door overnight, breaking into abandoned homes, in hopes of finding the second suspect, according to WFTS. Israel Magwood, 19, was arrested but isn’t...
South Florida police dog competition honors late Boynton Beach officer

South Florida police dog competition honors late Boynton Beach officer

Six years ago, Boynton Beach Police held the first South Florida Police K9 Competition with hopes of raising money to buy a police dog to be partnered with officer Joe Crowder. The department succeeded, and Crowder gained a partner with Daxxx, a German Shepherd. The two went on to track down about two dozen criminals. On Saturday, the department will host the sixth competition, where more than 40...
Florida man leads police to his house, tries to flush marijuana

Florida man leads police to his house, tries to flush marijuana

A Florida man seemed to be in a hurry to throw his drugs down the drain earlier this week. According to NWF Daily News, the unnamed 54-year-old was driving nearly 30 mph above the limit in a school zone when Fort Walton Beach police tried to stop his vehicle Monday. The man, who was on probation, came to a stop before driving off and leading an officer on a high-speed chase through residential...
Florida woman spits on deputy, bites uncle, claims she’s royalty

Florida woman spits on deputy, bites uncle, claims she’s royalty

A Florida woman’s mouth got her in trouble with the law three times in one day. According to the Pensacola News Journal, 23-year-old Angela Christine Millikin of Gulf Breeze is accused of biting her uncle during an altercation Tuesday. When deputies from the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a woman leaving the scene of an attack, they arrived to find Millikin, who...
Florida woman who hit teen over head with coffee pot sentenced

Florida woman who hit teen over head with coffee pot sentenced

A Florida woman is facing 30 years in prison following an attack on a teenager that involved a coffee pot. According to WESH, 51-year-old Jazmin Mendez of Melbourne allegedly smashed the pot over the head of a 15-year-old boy who was under her guardianship on Sunday. A police report obtained by WESH states that Mendez then took the broken glass on the handle of the coffee pot and cut the teenager&rsquo...
NEW: Palm Beach County homeless population up 11.5 percent since 2015

NEW: Palm Beach County homeless population up 11.5 percent since 2015

A recent count identified 1,607 Palm Beach County “indivuduals and families” as homeless, up 11.5 percent from a count two years ago, county officials said Wednesday. However, the count found “chronic” homelessness was down 49 percent. The number of veterans who are homeless also was down 62 percent. Outreach teams went into wooded areas, searched abandoned buildings and alleyways...
EXCLUSIVE: Dad wants Cash Me Outside girl out of Hollywood, in therapy

EXCLUSIVE: Dad wants Cash Me Outside girl out of Hollywood, in therapy

Around this time a year ago, Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Ira Peskowitz stood in a greeting card aisle, fingers trembling as he fumbled through rows of pink and purple birthday wishes to find something pretty for a little girl with eyes like his. Months before the six words she uttered on a Dr. Phil episode propelled her to internet infamy, Danielle Peskowitz Bregoli reluctantly...
BREAKING: Wreck stalls traffic on Southern Boulevard

BREAKING: Wreck stalls traffic on Southern Boulevard

Traffic was stalled on Southern Boulevard on Wednesday morning following a wreck near Jog Road. Check back for details on this breaking story.
JUST IN: Ten cars, one boat burglarized in repair-shop parking lot

JUST IN: Ten cars, one boat burglarized in repair-shop parking lot

Ten cars and a boat were burglarized during the weekend in a repair-shop parking lot off U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie police said Wednesday. Nine of the cars were unlocked and the boat was “unsecured” in the lot at DNB Auto and Boat Repair on Southeast Village Green Drive. Burglars used a coat hanger to open the one locked car, police said. Tools were taken from the boat and a guitar from one...
Lake Worth woman, 27, files suit against ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl’s mom

Lake Worth woman, 27, files suit against ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl’s mom

A Lake Worth woman has filed a lawsuit against the mother of Danielle Bregoli, known as the “Cash Me Outside” girl from Boynton Beach, and accuses the 13-year-old of assaulting her in February. Kimberly Peterson, 27, and her attorney Gary Lesser filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Danielle’s mother Barbara Ann Bregoli. They are asking for damages in excess of $15,000. Peterson claims...
UPDATE: Ex-PBSO deputy bonds out of jail on patient-brokering charges

UPDATE: Ex-PBSO deputy bonds out of jail on patient-brokering charges

A former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy arrested Tuesday on patient-brokering charges has been released from the county jail. West Palm Beach police say Robert “Bobby” Simeone, 46, posted $45,000 bond late Tuesday, hours after his arrest. He is accused of paying two sober home owners hundreds of dollars a week to send their residents last year to his center, Epiphany’s...
Lake Worth sees jump in overdose and opioid calls for service

Lake Worth sees jump in overdose and opioid calls for service

LAKE WORTH — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue received 1,000 more calls for service in fiscal year 2016 in Lake Worth, mostly because of the opioid and overdose crisis that’s been sweeping the county, City Commissioners were told Tuesday night. The number of opioid-related and overdose calls in Lake Worth increased from 442 in fiscal year 2015 to 644 in 2016, Matt Gafney, Fire Rescue&rsquo...
New Irish pub opening at Boynton’s Renaissance Commons

New Irish pub opening at Boynton’s Renaissance Commons

After nearly two years of vacancy, the spot that was formerly Corcoran’s Tavern and Grill in Boynton’s Renaissance Commons will soon open as Spring Brothers Irish Pub. Sophie Spring owns the restaurant, and expects to open doors by the end of March. On the menu are: burgers; hot dogs; sandwiches; salads and “Spring Brothers Classics” such as fish and chips, shepherd’s...
NOW: Jupiter victim’s girlfriend ‘in and out of shock’ since slaying

NOW: Jupiter victim’s girlfriend ‘in and out of shock’ since slaying

Moments after Jupiter triple-homicide suspect Christopher Vasata was wheeled out of the courtroom Wednesday, Keri Baynham bravely stood up before the crowd, teary-eyed but poised, to talk about her lost love. “I feel like my heart was ripped from my chest,” Baynham, a Fort Lauderdale native, stuttered to say about Sean Henry, her boyfriend of 2 1/2 years who was shot to death Feb. 5. &ldquo...
In Boca, Roger Stone promotes his Trump book, denies Russia collusion

In Boca, Roger Stone promotes his Trump book, denies Russia collusion

Roger Stone speaks to members of the conservative group America First at the Boca Raton Marriott on Tuesday.
NEW: Violent sexual predator didn’t register address, may be at large

NEW: Violent sexual predator didn’t register address, may be at large

A 65-year-old man considered to be a sexually violent predator and who has a history of carrying firearms failed to register with probation officers after his release from prison and could be at large in St. Lucie County, authorities said. Have you seen them? Wanted fugitives in Palm Beach County Ernest Reigh was released March 1 from a Florida prison after serving 15 years for possession of an unregistered...
LATEST: Plea change expected in teen’s drug-fueled home invasion case

LATEST: Plea change expected in teen’s drug-fueled home invasion case

A Martin County teen accused of jumping through the window of a Stuart home during a drug-fueled attack on a woman and her son last summer is expected to change his plea from not guilty during a court hearing next month. Nico Gallo, 19, is scheduled to have a plea hearing April 25, according to Martin County court records. He initially pleaded not guilty to charges related to an alleged attack Aug...
BREAKING: Latest credit-card skimmer found at 7-Eleven gas station

BREAKING: Latest credit-card skimmer found at 7-Eleven gas station

A credit-card skimmer was found at a gas station at one of the city’s busiest intersections, Stuart police said Tuesday. Read the latest Breaking News from The Post Police discovered the skimmer at the 7-Eleven at Kanner Highway and Monterey Road. The police department is asking for anyone who bought gasoline at this gas station with a credit card to check their bank statements for any unauthorized...
BREAKING: Lake Worth man accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old

BREAKING: Lake Worth man accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old

A Lake Worth man is being held without bond in the Palm Beach County Jail after he allegedly raped an 8-year-old child, according to an arrest report. The child sustained injuries during the assault and was taken by ambulance to an unidentified hospital for treatment. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Mario Gaspar-Jacinto, 23, is facing a charge of sexual assault against...
Is this Booking.com commercial “teacher-bashing”? A PBC teacher thinks so

Is this Booking.com commercial “teacher-bashing”? A PBC teacher thinks so

A screen shot from Booking.com’s “kindergarten” commercial By now, millions of people probably have seen Booking.
UPDATE: Deputies 'could see drug particles in the air' during heroin bust

UPDATE: Deputies 'could see drug particles in the air' during heroin bust

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: When the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office conducted their heroin drug bust Tuesday night, they “could see drug particles in the air,” Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. Considered “the largest heroin-related drug bust in the history of the sheriff’s office,” deputies confiscated more than $300...
Longtime Trump adviser Stone disputes claim of Russian influence

Longtime Trump adviser Stone disputes claim of Russian influence

Longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone’s latest book-selling tour also has become a reputation-defending mission. Stone’s name came up frequently during Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, of California, used his opening statement to note Stone’s communications with...
New Seminole gambling deal passes House panel, but many hurdles remain

New Seminole gambling deal passes House panel, but many hurdles remain

A key House committee Tuesday approved a gambling measure aimed at creating a new agreement with the Seminole Tribe, though a tribe representative recently called the proposal a “non-starter” and major differences remain with the Senate. The proposal (HB 7037) would continue to allow the tribe to have exclusive rights to operate “banked” card games, such as blackjack, at five...

Florida House Republicans target so-called ‘sanctuary cities’

Amid heated debate over illegal immigration and the rights of undocumented immigrants, a Florida House panel approved a measure Tuesday to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities.” The bill (HB 697) by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, would require local governments and universities to comply with federal immigration laws and would impose stiff penalties on those that declare themselves sanctuaries...
Life ‘unpredictable’ under Trump for local immigrants, attorneys say

Life ‘unpredictable’ under Trump for local immigrants, attorneys say

“Unpredictable.” In one word, that’s how Boca Raton attorney Isabel Castillo described President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Castillo, speaking Tuesday as part of a panel at Palm Beach State College’s Spanish Language Celebration, said it’s difficult to give people legal advice when the president’s immigration policy changes so frequently. It&rsquo...
Former deputy, state House candidate faces patient brokering charges

Former deputy, state House candidate faces patient brokering charges

A former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy who left to open a West Palm Beach drug treatment center was arrested Tuesday on 15 counts of patient brokering. Robert “Bobby” Simeone, 46, owner of Epiphany’s Treatment Center and an unsuccessful 2016 candidate for state House, was the latest person arrested by the State Attorney’s Sober Home Task Force, which now ...
New Lake Worth commissioners stress working for all residents

New Lake Worth commissioners stress working for all residents

New City Commissioners Omari Hardy (second from left) and Herman Robinson (second from right) were sworn in Tuesday afternoon.
Timeline: Jupiter triple shootings on Feb. 5 to arrest on Mar. 20

Timeline: Jupiter triple shootings on Feb. 5 to arrest on Mar. 20

Jupiter police arrested the suspect six weeks after the shooting in Jupiter River Estates Probable cause affidavit Here’s the timeline showing the events leading to Monday’s arrest of Jupiter resident Christopher Vasata, 24, on charges of three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first degree murder with a firearm, and one count of a felon in possession of a firearm or...
Miami Dolphins make big donation to Perry Cohen Jupiter High project

Miami Dolphins make big donation to Perry Cohen Jupiter High project

(Courtesy of Perry Cohen Foundation) The Miami Dolphins Foundation has pledged $25,000to the Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter Community High School. The overall goal is to transform an existing storm-water retention pond at the front of the school on Military Trail into a wetlands habitat and outdoor classroom. See full story in The Palm Beach Post. “We are extremely grateful...
Jupiter triple murder timeline: How it has unfolded

Jupiter triple murder timeline: How it has unfolded

- Sunday, Feb. 5, 10:34 p.m.: Near the end of a Super Bowl party, shots are fired in the Jupiter River Estates neighborhood, north of Toney Penna Drive and east of Maplewood Drive, in Jupiter. Kelli J. Doherty, 20, of Tequesta; Brandi El-Salhy, 24, of Gainesville; and Sean P. Henry, 26, of Jupiter are shot and killed at 1105 Mohawk St. - About six minutes after the shooting, Palm Beach...
UPDATE: Air-rifle shooting spree took man from Stuart to Palm Beach

UPDATE: Air-rifle shooting spree took man from Stuart to Palm Beach

A Stuart man caused thousands of dollars of damage to at least 15 government buildings, schools and private businesses in Palm Beach and Martin counties during recent shooting sprees, authorities said Tuesday in announcing his arrest. Investigators say Nathan Fiorella, 32, used a high-powered air rifle in the shootings, which extended all the way from the Martin County Courthouse to Royal Palm Way...
Cerabino: Throwing book at Trump over his Florida golf course outings

Cerabino: Throwing book at Trump over his Florida golf course outings

The next time President Donald Trump comes to Mar-a-Lago for a weekend, he needs to take an outing to one of Palm Beach County’s public libraries. It will really help to clear thing up. I’ll explain. The way things stand now, it appears that President Trump is playing a lot of golf. But he’s not. It’s probably fake news, or maybe just alternative golf. But he’s definitely...
This local library is a hot spot for national reporters covering Trump

This local library is a hot spot for national reporters covering Trump

The hottest spot in Palm Beach County for national news reporters covering President Donald Trump isn’t one of the many hot restaurants in West Palm Beach’s Dixie Dining Corridor. It also isn’t one of Palm Beach island’s swanky eateries, or one of downtown Lake Worth’s quirky hangouts. No, the best place to spot members of the traveling press pool...
Here’s what to do in Boynton Beach while school is out

Here’s what to do in Boynton Beach while school is out

(Left to right) Brady Ferguson, 6, Jake Smart, 10, his sister Sarah Smart, 15, and Riley Ferguson, 4, enjoy splashing in the intracoastal waterway in Ocean Inlet Park near the Boynton Inlet on July 11, 2015.

Senate seeks to swap end of insurer tax credit by cutting lease tax

The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday unanimously supported SB 378, which would eliminate a premium-tax credit for insurers. Under the change made Tuesday, the bill would also offer a 1 percentage-point reduction in a commercial lease tax for businesses, a tax cut that Gov. Rick Scott has supported. Bill sponsor Anitere Flores, R-Miami, said that if the insurance industry...

Spring break in Gardens: Three free or nearly-free activities for kids and teens

This picture of the carousel at Downtown at the Gardens by Jody Lane was a finalist in the digital manipulation category of Palm Beach Gardens’ first photo contest.
Monica Lewinsky to speak at Boca Jewish Community Center event

Monica Lewinsky to speak at Boca Jewish Community Center event

Monica Lewinsky, taken on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) BOCA RATON — Monica Lewinsky, who rose to fame in the late 1990s after an affair with then-President Bill Clinton, will be the keynote speaker at an April event at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center near Boca Raton.
JUST IN: Girl, 16, missing in Martin County

JUST IN: Girl, 16, missing in Martin County

A 16-year-old girl is missing from Martin County, according to the sheriff’s office. Syam Soeng was last seen near the Jensen Beach mall, also known as Treasure Coast Square, Wednesday afternoon wearing black shorts, black shoes and a black hoodie. The sheriff’s office said she has black hair with “distinctive blonde ends.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Martin...
JUST IN: Southern Boulevard crash kills worker on road

JUST IN: Southern Boulevard crash kills worker on road

A 25-year-old man is dead after a crash on Southern Boulevard near West Palm Beach Wednesday morning, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Marquet Robinson, of West Palm Beach, was putting out traffic cones behind a work truck and trailer in the extreme right lane of eastbound Southern Boulevard, near Jog Road, just before 8 a.m. Investigators said the trailer had...
Hobe Sound wildfire threatens home; firefighters put it out

Hobe Sound wildfire threatens home; firefighters put it out

A home in Hobe Sound was saved by firefighters from a wildfire earlier this afternoon. The fire was in the vicinity of Federal Highway, south of Mariner Sands Road and north of Seabranch Boulevard. The home which was under threat was along Southeast Fiddlewood Lane. The fire, which was inside the gutters, was started due to pine needles and dead leaf litter. Firefighters with Martin County and Florida...
UPDATE: Girl, 2, dead after pulled from pool, no charges at this time

UPDATE: Girl, 2, dead after pulled from pool, no charges at this time

A 2-year-old girl is dead after she was found floating in a family pool in Port St. Lucie, according to city police. First responders were called to the 500 block of Seahouse Drive, just north of Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard and east of Florida’s Turnpike, to a drowning. The mother told investigators she had gone out to run errands and left her daughter, Mia Sanchez, with her father in...
Wellington Amphitheater to host concert, movie

Wellington Amphitheater to host concert, movie

A concert and a movie highlight Thursday and Friday night at the Wellington Amphitheater. A Jimi Hendrix tribute band will take the stage Thursday at 6:30 p.
WATCH: Florida Aquarium returned turtles to sea after long rehabilitation

WATCH: Florida Aquarium returned turtles to sea after long rehabilitation

Two turtles, who needed different recoveries, went home together Monday.  Rosemary and Ginger, loggerhead turtles, were released back into the ocean by The Florida Aquarium, the Tampa Bay Times reported.  Rosemary suffered life-threatening conditions when the Brevard Zoo found her, the Times reported.  Now, after receiving fluids, antibiotics and a blood transfusion, she...
Florida man gets arrested at ‘Beauty and the Beast’ showing 

Florida man gets arrested at ‘Beauty and the Beast’ showing 

It’s a tale as old as time: A grown man gets arrested for being drunk at a showing of “Beauty and the Beast.” Adam Jockell, 32, was trying to get his Disney princess on when he became a disturbance to those looking to experience the magic at a St. Augustine movie theater, police said.  At first Jockell was a real prince charming when he complimented a girl’s costume...
Boca not budging: Says $24 million golf course deal is a good idea

Boca not budging: Says $24 million golf course deal is a good idea

Boca Raton is on its way to spending $24 million to purchase developer-owned Ocean Breeze Golf Club in the city’s north end. But $24 million — an asking price that isn’t sitting well with some residents — won’t be the only large sum spent on the golf course, according to Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District officials. TRENDING NOW: Dad wants ‘Cash Me Outside&rsquo...
JUST IN: South Florida family of 5 dies in car accident

JUST IN: South Florida family of 5 dies in car accident

A Florida family of 5 died near Gainesville in a horrific car wreck on Sunday, police said. The Russell family from Hollywood was returning from a trip to Georgia when their 2016 Chrysler 200 swerved off I-75 and hit a tractor-trailer stopped on the side of the highway, according to the Gainesville Sun.  "What we believe is that it was possibly driver fatigue. That's what the thinking...
JUST IN: Nightclub confrontation, police chase ends in man’s arrest

JUST IN: Nightclub confrontation, police chase ends in man’s arrest

A night out for a suburban West Palm Beach man ended with his being thrown out of a nightclub and arrested following a chase by police, Palm Springs police said. Samuel Soto, 45, is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest without violence. Soto was booked into the Palm Beach Jail on Saturday and released the following day on $6,000 bail....

Sports & Recreation

The Sandhill Crane Golf Club will host PGA Junior League Golf for boys and girls age 16 and under beginning in April. All skill levels welcome, kids will learn and play with instruction from PGA pro Sherri Pla using a fun scramble format for competition. Season runs April 1-July 31, $350 fee includes team jersey, bag tag, T-shirt, loaner clubs and range balls. Register online until April 1 at pghajlg...
Student actors can take workshops, audition at Jupiter Maltz Theatre

Student actors can take workshops, audition at Jupiter Maltz Theatre

Lottery selections will be announced after 3 p.m. March 31 for the school district’s Choice and Career Options programs. Selections are made by computer-generated lottery, and parents will be notified by email of the results. Maltz Jupiter Theatre will hold its eighth annual First Step to Stardom audition day beginning at 9 a.m. April 22. The day will feature casting for professional productions...
Boca Promise’s ‘I AM 1’ movement brings mental illness to light

Boca Promise’s ‘I AM 1’ movement brings mental illness to light

One mom lost a son to bipolar disorder. Another mourns two siblings who fell to depression. A third grieves for two daughters who had mental illness. Their heartbreaking stories, along with many others, are shared in a video recently launched by the “I AM 1” movement of Boca Raton Promise (BRP). The opening features mom Rita Thrasher, the founder of BRP, who lost two daughters to mental...

Turner sketch lower in value because of subjects

Dear Helaine and Joe: I have a Marjorie Turner pencil sketch. I know she was known for painting dogs, but this is a sketch of a girl and an older woman dated 1913. Paper is watermarked “M” and “France.” Can you suggest a value for this piece? Thank you, P. M. Dear P. M.: Sometimes it is difficult to answer questions such as this one because in this case, so little is known...
Dreyfoos School of the Arts plans fundraising event for band students

Dreyfoos School of the Arts plans fundraising event for band students

DREYFOOS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Band Aid, a benefit for the Band Department, will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 6 at EMKO, 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Music students will perform at the event, and a portion of the proceeds from EMKO’s Jereve Restaurant will go to the band. Attendees should mention the school when making dining reservations at 561-227-3511. SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH Information...
Supercharge spring peas naturally

Supercharge spring peas naturally

Few vegetables are as welcome as spring edible podded peas after a long cold winter. Sweet snap peas and flat snow peas are delicious when grown in the cool season in the warmer Western zones. Later sowing can be troublesome here because peas aren’t fond of drier, hotter seasons. Plant them early that way flowers and pods are forming while it’s still relatively cool and moist. Timing is...
Student actors can take workshops, audition at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Student actors can take workshops, audition at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOLS ALLAMANDA ELEMENTARY Kindergarten Round Up is 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 5 in the school cafeteria. Parents and their incoming kindergartners are invited to see the school, meet the teachers and register for the upcoming school year. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible. Call 561-803-7200 for more information. PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY Kindergarten...

Woman fails to make clean getaway with stolen laundry detergent pods

PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE THEFT A woman entered a business in the 200 block of U.S. 1 and began filling the large white purse she was carrying with laundry detergent. The store manager notified police as the woman left the store and gave them a description of her and the direction she was traveling. Officers stopped the woman about a block away and asked if she had just come from the store, to which...
Decorating with shades of pink

Decorating with shades of pink

Pink is one of those colors that you can dress up or down, and use all year long. Despite what many people may think, pink is more than just a feminine color. From the runways to home decor, pink remains one of the most popular accent colors. THE FOUNDATION OF PINK Pink comes in all different shades and tones. Many darker pinks have undertones of blue, which is why some of the deeper tones come to...
Dwyer High valedictorian made top spot her goal in ninth grade

Dwyer High valedictorian made top spot her goal in ninth grade

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Julia VanCora, 18 If you’re about to enter high school and already have a goal of graduating as valedictorian of your school, Julia VanCora wants to let you in on a little secret. Make sure to squeeze some fun into your studies. VanCora should know because she is honored to serve as the 2017 valedictorian for William T. Dwyer High School. It’s a title that this 18-year-old...
Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

Kayla Bryant and Chloe Kovelesky of Boca Raton have qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals taking place at the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia April 2 on the eve of the Masters Tournament. Among the top 80 performers nationwide, Kayla is a 2016 USGA Florida State Champion and three-time local tour champion, and Chloe plays on the South Florida PGA Challenge Tour. Both girls play together...
Atlantic High valedictorian hopes to fight cancer

Atlantic High valedictorian hopes to fight cancer

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Suraj Padala, 18 Suraj Padala’s goal is to pursue a career in medicine to become an oncologist so he can provide a positive impact on other people’s lives. “Cancer can be a very devastating disease and I would like the opportunity to help families who have been affected by it when I am older,” Padala said. The 18-year-old is valedictorian of Atlantic High...
Milagro Center: Helping to enrich lives of disadvantaged children

Milagro Center: Helping to enrich lives of disadvantaged children

What is the Milagro Center? Milagro Center was founded in 1997 by several local visionary leaders motivated by the desire for community service centered on providing arts experiences to the economically-challenged neighborhood children. Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, motivates children and teens to “reach for the stars” while being confronted by the many adverse...
April 6 marks centennial of U.S. role in World War 1

April 6 marks centennial of U.S. role in World War 1

Readers: Next month marks the centennial of America’s involvement in “the war to end all wars.” We all know how that worked out. On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined allies France, Russia and the United Kingdom to fight in what would be called “the Great War.” That was changed to World War I, by necessity, when we got World War II. More than 2 million U.S. soldiers would...
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