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Palm Beach County ‘mansion parties’ becoming unruly and problematic

When Alfred and Jan Malley leave town for the summer, they count on their property manager to keep watch of their $9.87 million house — located in the Estate Section of Palm Beach known for its large mansions. One day this past May, the manager had his family over. Then his children told their friends about the house. And they told their friends. They spread flyers on social media advertising...
VIDEO: Detectives find home drenched in feces where PBC baby starved to death

VIDEO: Detectives find home drenched in feces where PBC baby starved to death

Tayla Aleman’s temperature was 90.4 degrees when she arrived at the emergency room, the ER doctor told sheriff’s detectives hours after the 13-month-old died from starvation, according to court documents obtained by The Palm Beach Post. Palms West Hospital workers tried to resuscitate Tayla, already cold to the touch, but to no avail. She was pronounced dead 10 minutes later. Her...
U.S. Rep. Mast to headline for controversial California congressman

U.S. Rep. Mast to headline for controversial California congressman

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast is headlining a fundraiser Sunday for a California congressman who has drawn criticism for pro-Russia comments and for suggesting the United States should work with ISIS against mutual enemies. Mast, a Palm City Republican who lost both legs serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, is one of several Republicans in Congress seen as vulnerable by Democrats in their quest to recapture...
Mother of Palm Beach drowning victim recalls ‘spunky, loving’ baby girl

Mother of Palm Beach drowning victim recalls ‘spunky, loving’ baby girl

“Baby Emma,” the 1-year-old girl who drowned Wednesday at a Palm Beach home, was fond of the water and had been learning to swim, said her mother, Amber Healy. “She was a spunky, crazy, most loving little baby girl,” Healy, 28, of Palm Springs, said today. “She loved to get in the pool and could jump off the steps and swim a couple of feet. We were teaching her.&rdquo...
Jupiter man’s dog-surfing business is booming (we’re not kidding)

Jupiter man’s dog-surfing business is booming (we’re not kidding)

When you teach dogs to surf, patience is the key. “Sometimes they jump off the board. They leap on my head. A few take off down the beach. But they calm down. That’s part of the fun,” said Sam Chiet, a Jupiter Farms resident who charges $30 for 30 minutes to teach canines how to ride the waves at Carlin Park. Chiet, a 2014 graduate of Jupiter High School, and his mother Shellie,...
WATCH: Gator goes after Florida man trying to take picture

WATCH: Gator goes after Florida man trying to take picture

A guy had a close call with a gator after he strayed from a path to take a better picture.  The man left other hikers on the boardwalk of La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie in Gainesville and encroached on a mother alligator’s space as she was sunbathing, according to Ben Boukari Jr, who posted the video on Facebook.  <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"...
JUST IN: Coast Guard searching for missing 50-year-old diver

JUST IN: Coast Guard searching for missing 50-year-old diver

Coast Guard crews are searching for a 50-year-old male diver who failed to surface Saturday half a mile east of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. A Fort Lauderdale Coast Guard boat crew and a Miami Coast Guard helicopter crew are conducting the search in conjunction with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Coast...
Florida homestead law a ‘debtor’s haven’? Not for Beverly Hills dentist

Florida homestead law a ‘debtor’s haven’? Not for Beverly Hills dentist

Facing a $2.1 million court judgment in California, longtime Los Angeles resident Michael Motamed suddenly got a yen to move to Florida, plunking down $1.5 million for an oceanfront condominium in Palm Beach. But attorneys representing a former UCLA pre-med student who suffered horrific injuries in 2012 when Motamed’s Mercedes plowed into her said there was nothing mysterious about...
BREAKING: Car crashes into West Palm Beach house, driver extricated

BREAKING: Car crashes into West Palm Beach house, driver extricated

A woman had to be extricated from her car after it crashed into a home in the 2700 block of Genesse Avenue Saturday, Fire Rescue spokesman Albert Borroto said. The crash happened shortly before noon and extrication tools were used to cut the driver, who was trapped, from her car, Borroto said. The driver was taken to a local trauma center to be treated for injuries. A building inspector is determining...
JUST IN: Tanker truck crash causes fuel spill near U.S. 27

JUST IN: Tanker truck crash causes fuel spill near U.S. 27

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded early Saturday to a rollover crash near U.S. 27 and Okeelanta Road in South Bay. The truck hit a Florida Power & Light Co. pole and caused a fuel spill. Fire Rescue spokesman Albert Borroto said the driver of the truck was not injured in the 6:30 a.m. crash. FPL, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Fire Rescue crews are still on scene monitoring...
BREAKING: Two people taken to hospital after bus-SUV crash

BREAKING: Two people taken to hospital after bus-SUV crash

Two people were taken to area hospitals Saturday morning after a crash involving an SUV and a Palm Tran bus near Southern Boulevard and Australian Avenue, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Spokesman Albert Borroto said. Crews responded to the crash at about 8:40 a.m. and the vehicles were heavily damaged, Borroto said. An update on the condition of the two people who were injured was not immediately available...
Cerabino: Gov. Scott’s citrus canker veto makes state a deadbeat debtor

Cerabino: Gov. Scott’s citrus canker veto makes state a deadbeat debtor

When it comes to deadbeat debtors, it’s hard to beat the state of Florida. If you don’t believe me, ask the hundreds of thousands of Florida homeowners who’ve been waiting for more than a decade to be fairly compensated for the more than half-million healthy backyard orange, grapefruit, lime and lemon trees that were chopped down by the state during its ill-fated Citrus Canker Eradication...
Best places to see the 2017 solar eclipse, it’s all about the weather

Best places to see the 2017 solar eclipse, it’s all about the weather

At no other time in history has the summer climatology of a narrow strip of land spanning from the salt marshes of South Carolina to the rugged coast of Oregon been under such scrutiny. In a 70-mile wide path on Aug. 21, day will turn to night as the moon slips between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow that will create the first total solar eclipse to travel sea to shining sea in...
Woman, 65, earns PBSC degree just before dying from cancer

Woman, 65, earns PBSC degree just before dying from cancer

The story of Sharene Smith and how she earned her long-awaited bachelor’s degree at the golden age of 65 is the stuff of four-hanky Hallmark Channel movies. Smith, a Michigan native, graduated from Palm Beach State College in suburban Lake Worth in December, earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management . “It meant everything to her,&rdquo...
Trump card: Democrat Bill Nelson invokes president 7 times in money plea

Trump card: Democrat Bill Nelson invokes president 7 times in money plea

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump are teaming up against Sen. Bill Nelson, says Nelson in a new fundraising appeal. When President Donald Trump paused at a Miami rally last week to urge Florida Gov. Rick Scott to run for U.S. Senate next year, he pretty much wrote Sen. Bill Nelson‘s next fundraising appeal to...
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County hosts school supply and backpack drive

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County hosts school supply and backpack drive

Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County show off their new backpack donated by Tropical Shipping in last year’s school supply drive. (contributed) Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is hosting a school supply and backpack drive, from now through July 21, to benefit club children and keep them on track for academic success. Every year, Boys &...

High school students showcase robotics skills at FPL

The 3-foot-tall robots with multicolored wires raced around the tile floor. They picked up neon yellow Wiffle Balls and shot them into a 10-foot-tall basket. They hung suspended from a rope while music pumped through the Florida Power & Light Co. cafeteria. All while being controlled by the teenagers who built them. Nearly three weeks after the last day of school, students from six high schools in...
NEW: Boynton woman, 71, reported missing

NEW: Boynton woman, 71, reported missing

A 71-year-old Boynton Beach woman was reported missing Friday night and city police are asking for the public’s help in finding. Police say Diane Lillie was last seen about 7 p.m. at her home on Lake Terrace Drive. She suffers from Schizophrenia, according to police. Lillie was last seen wear a dark blue v-neck sweater and a black pants. She is 5-foot-6, 110 pounds with blonde hair and hazel...
Ex-Bak Middle School treasurer arrested on forgery charges

Ex-Bak Middle School treasurer arrested on forgery charges

A former Bak Middle School of the Arts treasurer suspected in the disappearance of more than $66,000 in school money was arrested Friday on check-forgery charges related to the case, nine months after authorities had ruled out criminal charges against her. Cathleen Spring, 53, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail shortly after midnight Friday on charges that she forged signatures on two school...
NEW: Wellington Idol winner suffers knife wounds in village robbery

NEW: Wellington Idol winner suffers knife wounds in village robbery

A former Wellington Idol winner sustained knife wounds on her hand when a man tackled her and took her purse in the parking lot of a Wellington Chase Bank on Wednesday morning, she told the Palm Beach Post. Jessica Leow, 23, was leaving the bank on the corner of Greenview Shores Boulevard and Wellington Trace at about 11:15 a.m. when she noticed a man walking toward her. Not thinking anything of it...
Kenny Chesney has mad love for this bar in Delray Beach

Kenny Chesney has mad love for this bar in Delray Beach

Kenny Chesney, the People’s Superstar and country sangin’ legend, showed Palm Beach County a lot of love recently. The multi-award winning artist announced on his Sirius XM radio channel, Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, that Delray’s own Boston’s on the Beach is one of his faves.  In a weekly segment called Kenny Chesney’s Bar at the End of the World...
NEW: Woman accused of hiding babies’ body parts arrested in Florida

NEW: Woman accused of hiding babies’ body parts arrested in Florida

A woman wanted in connection with the discovery of babies’ body parts under a home in North Carolina was arrested in Jacksonville on Wednesday.  Police said Bridgette Smith, 31, had a warrant for her arrest for concealing a death, WJXT reports.  In April 2016  Smith’s mother discovered trash bags containing body parts of two babies in a crawl space under her house...
Mosquito population — and complaints — up; aerial spraying to begin

Mosquito population — and complaints — up; aerial spraying to begin

Palm Beach County is getting bitten on both ends of its mosquito control program, with one resident saying the county has not done enough to control the burgeoning population while another has raised concerns about a chemical used when the county does spray. Jean Bacon said standing water from recent heavy rains has spawned a bumper crop of biting bugs that are posing an increasing health threat to...
County won’t rely on Red Cross volunteers to man hurricane shelters

County won’t rely on Red Cross volunteers to man hurricane shelters

An “urgent request” for hundreds of Palm Beach County employees to train for hurricane shelter duties was made this week following a decision to end the county’s dependence on Red Cross volunteers during storm emergencies. Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker said in an email to employees Thursday that teams of trained county workers will partner with school district staff...
Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll ‘fight for Florida’ in Washington next week

Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll ‘fight for Florida’ in Washington next week

Florida Gov. Rick Scott during a January visit to Washington for President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll visit Washington next week to “fight for Florida” on the details of a Senate health care bill. Scott  joins Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in publicly professing wariness over...
Resident says PBC has failed to control mosquitoes

Resident says PBC has failed to control mosquitoes

Palm Beach County has not done enough to control a burgeoning mosquito population in rain-soaked northern neighborhoods, says a resident who claims the pests are more numerous now than they have ever been in her 38 years in the Caloosa subdivision northeast of Bee Line Highway. Jean Bacon said the large lots of her neighborhood are dotted with standing water from...
Delray police seek men who injured, robbed elderly woman at Walgreens

Delray police seek men who injured, robbed elderly woman at Walgreens

A surveillance image of two men who allegedly robbed an elderly woman in Delray Beach on Friday, June 23, 2017. Police are looking for the men. (Delray Beach Police Department)   DELRAY BEACH — City police are looking for two men captured on video knocking an elderly woman to the ground and robbing her Friday afternoon at a local Walgreens, the...
Just in: This retailer plans to open in The Gardens Mall

Just in: This retailer plans to open in The Gardens Mall

Kendra Scott, a women’s jewelry retailer, is set to open next month in The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The store, which is tentatively scheduled to open on July 21, will be located on the mall’s lower level outside of Nordstrom. RELATED: Why Park Ave BBQ is going into The Gardens Mall Kendra Scott has one other Palm Beach County location — at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Meanwhile...
Dem candidate says he talked to FBI, is ‘not the focus of an investigation’

Dem candidate says he talked to FBI, is ‘not the focus of an investigation’

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at the Florida Democratic Party’s Leadership Blue gathering in Hollywood last week. Tallahassee Mayor and 2018 Democratic governor candidate Andrew Gillum said he spoke to the FBI last week about  corruption allegations in his city and was assured he is “not the focus of an investigation.” The Associated Press reported that the FBI...
NEW: Woman faces neglect charge after heroin needles found near child

NEW: Woman faces neglect charge after heroin needles found near child

A Greenacres-area woman is facing a charge of child neglect after being found in a parked car after using heroin and leaving drug needles within the child’s reach. Melissa Jennings, 38, admitted on the night of March 17 to buying and ingesting heroin before picking up a child, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews treated her for a possible overdose...
LATEST: Slain Dreyfoos janitor’s sister pays first visit to memorial

LATEST: Slain Dreyfoos janitor’s sister pays first visit to memorial

For the first time, Addie Navarro came to the school where her brother worked, was beloved by students and faculty, and was murdered four years ago this week along with a colleague. She came to sit at the spot where he is honored. She walked Friday in the midday heat across a courtyard at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. As kids lunched at a bench nearby, oblivious, she came to the bench installed...
Woody Allen lover brings ‘Celebrity Sex Tape’ comedy to Lake Worth

Woody Allen lover brings ‘Celebrity Sex Tape’ comedy to Lake Worth

Keith Black may be a New York math teacher, but his childhood idol has nothing to do with numbers. “When I was growing up, I wanted to be Woody Allen,” Black said of the bespectacled filmmaker. “I was so upset I had 20/20 vision. My proudest moment was when I became nearsighted and got my first pair of eyeglasses.” Well, Black, who’s in his 40s, is living an Allen-esque...
JUST IN: State accuses mental-health counselor of insurance fraud

JUST IN: State accuses mental-health counselor of insurance fraud

A West Palm Beach counselor and life coach is accused of charging a patient for sessions that never happened, authorities disclosed Friday. Michelle Foraker of Mind Renewal Counseling and Coaching charged one of her patients for 17 visits when she only attended seven, the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud said in the probable-cause affidavit for Foraker’s arrest. See who’s been booked...
Police: Woman shoplifted $300 in wine and lobster at Palm Beach Publix

Police: Woman shoplifted $300 in wine and lobster at Palm Beach Publix

A woman was arrested after police said she shoplifted nearly $300 worth of wine and lobster tails from Publix in Palm Beach, according to a report. Callie West, 22, told police she took the lobster and wine to show her friends that she was better off financially than she really was, the report said. Police charged her with misdemeanor retail theft, issued her a notice to appear in court and ordered...
JUST IN: Man accused of child abuse for disciplining toddler with belt

JUST IN: Man accused of child abuse for disciplining toddler with belt

A Lake Worth man is accused of hitting a toddler with a belt multiple times, causing open wounds and scars, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Justin Vega, 26, was arrested on June 15 for child abuse without great bodily harm, according to the probable-cause affidavit for his arrest. He was released from the county jail the following day after posting $3,000 bail, according to online...
JUST IN: Florida swimsuit contestant hits rival in head with high heel

JUST IN: Florida swimsuit contestant hits rival in head with high heel

A swimsuit contestant is accused of whacking her rival in the head with a high heel after they exchanged competitive threats during a pageant, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Erica Mize, 24, of Port St. Lucie was charged with battery after striking Sara Shipley, 23, of Jupiter with her shoe, a police report said. Shipley said Mize is her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend but that the...
Nursery for newborn kittens expands

Nursery for newborn kittens expands

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League this month is expanding its Neonatal Kitten Nursery, a facility that opened last summer to save lives of more newborn kittens that require 24-hour care. The expansion is scheduled to open Monday, June 26. With the expansion, scheduled to open Monday, June 26, the shelter will have additional space for the most at-risk orphans. The nursery can...
NEW: Uber driver, foster parent charged with rape gets October trial

NEW: Uber driver, foster parent charged with rape gets October trial

A trial date is set for Oct. 2 for Gary Timothy Kitchings, the foster parent and Uber driver charged with raping a passenger he drove home from SunFest in May. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Joseph Murphy set the day Friday morning in a hearing that lasted a minute. Early on May 7, Jupiter police arrested Kitchings, 57, on charges of kidnapping, burglary and sexual battery after a 37-year-old woman...
NEW: Laptops stolen in smash-and-grab burglaries at restaurants

NEW: Laptops stolen in smash-and-grab burglaries at restaurants

City police are investigating two smash-and-grab car burglaries Thursday at two Port St. Lucie restaurants along St. Lucie Boulevard just east of Interstate 95. Officers responded to the Outback Steakhouse north of the boulevard at 8:20 p.m., where a victim reported the driver side window of his Nissan Altima was smashed, said Sgt. Frank Sabol, city police spokesman. A backpack containing a Dell laptop...
Driver crashes into City Mattress sign, flips over in Boynton Beach

Driver crashes into City Mattress sign, flips over in Boynton Beach

One man was taken to a local hospital this morning after he lost control of his car and crashed into a City Mattress store sign on Boynton Beach Boulevard, police said. Read the latest Breaking News from The Post. The wreck, just north of Congress Avenue, happened at about 8:45 a.m. Boynton Beach Police Officer Ray Thomas said he believes the driver of a Jeep Latitude “passed out at the wheel...
NEW: In calls from jail, Austin Harrouff wants to be ‘normal kid again’

NEW: In calls from jail, Austin Harrouff wants to be ‘normal kid again’

Fresh off his arrest, accused face-biter Austin Harrouff complained to his parents about adjusting to jail life: He was bored. Lonely. He heard the guards talking about him. They thought he was a monster, he said. “It just sucks. I just want to be a normal kid again,” Harrouff said. The State Attorney’s Office in Martin County this week released hundreds of jail calls between Harrouff...
Ted Deutch wants role probing whether Donald Trump obstructed justice

Ted Deutch wants role probing whether Donald Trump obstructed justice

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BboQ3dEyKIg&w=492&h=307] U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and other Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are stepping up efforts to get their committee to look into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in the ongoing probe over Russian influence in the 2016 election. Rep. Ted Deutch,, D-Boca...
JUST IN: Belle Glade apartment fire forces two from home

JUST IN: Belle Glade apartment fire forces two from home

An apartment fire early Friday forced two people from their Belle Glade home, the American Red Cross said. Red Cross volunteers responded to the fire on Northwest 10th Street and are helping the people with emergency needs. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.
How does a Pahokee rabbit hunt help kids become NFL football stars?

How does a Pahokee rabbit hunt help kids become NFL football stars?

Filmmaker Patrick Bresnan’s inside look at Pahokee High School’s prom got him his first invitation to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. But it is his follow up, documenting a Pahokee family hunting rabbits as the critters flee burning cane fields, that has opened the door to competing for an Academy Award. “The Rabbit Hunt,” which runs just over 11 minutes with no narration...
LATEST: ‘Not your luck day,’ West Palm police say attacker warned man

LATEST: ‘Not your luck day,’ West Palm police say attacker warned man

With a folding knife in hand, Keith Etheridge approached as another man walked outside Wednesday to retrieve his mail, according to West Palm Beach police. “This is not your lucky day,” Etheridge told the man, adding a racial slur, according to a police arrest report made public Thursday. Etheridge’s day ended with his arrest on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...
He overdosed twice in 24 hours, then came back to thank his rescuers

He overdosed twice in 24 hours, then came back to thank his rescuers

While responding to drug-overdose calls several times a day, it’s not unheard of for paramedics to save the life of one person only to have that same person overdose again within 24 hours. But it is rare for that person to get sober, and then want to meet the team that saved his life. It happened with Steve Sundquist in Boynton Beach. One day in March he was found in a car and paramedics...
JUST IN: Six area Fantasy 5 winners this week; payouts top $500,000

JUST IN: Six area Fantasy 5 winners this week; payouts top $500,000

Six winning Fantasy 5 tickets have been sold since Sunday in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, bringing the lucky players a combined $519,942.52 in prizes, Florida Lottery records show. The two most recent winning tickets were sold Thursday in Port St. Lucie and Boca Raton, the Florida Lottery said. All four winners statewide claimed $47,701.71 for winning numbers 2-18-22-25-33. The Port St...
Appeals judges hear arguments in deputy’s shooting of Dontrell Stephens

Appeals judges hear arguments in deputy’s shooting of Dontrell Stephens

Using a legal tactic that has protected the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office before, the agency’s attorney on Friday asked a federal appeals court to throw out a $22.4 million verdict for shooting victim Dontrell Stephens because the jury wasn’t asked if sheriff’s Sgt. Adams Lin made a simple mistake when he opened fire on the unarmed man. “Our defense was always that...
NEW: Coast Guard medevacs man, 52, from cruise ship

NEW: Coast Guard medevacs man, 52, from cruise ship

A 52-year-old man was medevacked from the Carnival Pride cruise ship 50 miles east of St. Augustine early Saturday after experiencing symptoms of shock, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said the Jacksonville Command Center received notification about the man at 11:15 p.m. Friday and an MH-60 helicopter crew arrived on the scene at 1:40 a.m. Saturday. The man was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital...
BREAKING: 1 killed, 1 injured after plane crashes into Florida daycare

BREAKING: 1 killed, 1 injured after plane crashes into Florida daycare

A small plane crashed into an empty daycare building in Fort Myers Saturday morning, killing one person and injuring another, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The Piper PA 28 aircraft crashed right after it took off in a nearby airfield around 8 a.m., Lee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The crash caused a fire, leading to major damage to the building.  It...
Infant needing transplant aided by Arkansas T-shirt company

Infant needing transplant aided by Arkansas T-shirt company

An 8-month old baby from Arkansas in need of a liver transplant is being helped by a T-shirt manufacturer who is raising money to help cover expenses. >> Read more trending news  Amelia Fowler was diagnosed with biliary atresia four days after her birth, KTHV reported. Doctors told Amelia’s parents, Jack and Mary Lu Fowler, that a liver transplant  was the child’s...
Wisconsin boy burned after park slide 'explodes'

Wisconsin boy burned after park slide 'explodes'

A Wisconsin boy suffered second-degree burns on a slide in a park, WISN reported. >> Read more trending news  The family of Giuseppe Storniolo, 9, of West Allis, said the slide “exploded” after spontaneously bubbling. “I was about to get off and it just started to happen and it came up shaking,” Storniolo said. “I never saw any cracks on it or no...
London tower blocks evacuated over fire concerns

London tower blocks evacuated over fire concerns

Thousands of residents in a north London housing complex were evacuated from their apartments Friday night after fire checks revealed the buildings were unsafe, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news The checks were done in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14. Residents, along with their children and pets were removed from five tower blocks and headed to a local sports center...
Hugh Grant offering reward for WWII vet's lost medals

Hugh Grant offering reward for WWII vet's lost medals

Actor Hugh Grant is offering a $1,100 reward for the return of a blind British World War II veterans medals after the 95-year-old man lost them at a service station. >> Read more trending news D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944. Barlow, who was a corporal when Allied forces attacked the French coast, attended this year’s Memorial in Normandy, the Manchester...
'Flower man' steals the show at Wisconsin wedding

'Flower man' steals the show at Wisconsin wedding

Traditional weddings usually include a flower girl and a ring bearer. But nuptials last week in Wisconsin included a flower man -- and he did his job so well, he nearly stole the attention from the bride. >> Read more trending news Andria Farthing got married in Madison on June 17. For her flower girl, she chose her 28-year-old cousin, Patrick Casey. The two relatives were close as children...
2 arrested in 30-person brawl after N.Y. high school graduation

2 arrested in 30-person brawl after N.Y. high school graduation

A high school graduation ceremony in upstate New York ended with a brawl that injured one police officer and led to the arrest of two teenagers, the Albany Times Union reported. >> Read more trending news The brawl outside Watervliet High School in suburban Albany on Thursday night required four police agencies to respond before it was under control, police said. Police arrested 18-year-old...
Nebraska mom begs thieves to return Porsche tires used for memorial

Nebraska mom begs thieves to return Porsche tires used for memorial

A Nebraska woman is making an appeal to thieves who stole the Porsche tires she had built as a memorial to her late son. >> Read more trending news Angel Pike and her son Ben built the memorial in April to honor Mike Pike, who died in his sleep four years ago, KETV reported.  The stone in Pike’s front yard in Omaha reads “Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the...
Human toe stolen from Yukon bar returned, with apology

Human toe stolen from Yukon bar returned, with apology

There’s good news afoot -- the toe stolen from the Downtown Hotel Sourdough Saloon in the Yukon has been returned to its rightful owner, along with a letter of apology. >> Read more trending news “We’re happy as clams about it,” Sue Taylor told the Alaska Dispatch News.Taylor is a “toe captain” at the bar in Dawson City. The mummified human toe that...
TV crew's SUV stolen while they filmed story about crime

TV crew's SUV stolen while they filmed story about crime

A television news crew in New Mexico, gathering footage for a story about crime, became part of the story Friday when a thief stole the station’s SUV, the Albuquerque Journal reported. >> Read more trending news KOB news director Michelle Donaldson said her crew was filming in downtown Albuquerque and watched as the vehicle was stolen. The story the crew was shooting footage for was about...
Colorado fire department honors 5-year-old who saved mom’s life

Colorado fire department honors 5-year-old who saved mom’s life

A 5-year-old Colorado boy was made an honorary member of his local fire department Wednesday after he dialed 911 when his mother needed medical attention, the Journal-Advocate reported. >> Read more trending news Xander Carpenter was given a special tour of the Sterling Fire Department, was given his own special uniform for the inspection,  took a ride in Tower 18 and also helped put out...
California woman finds frog in her salad

California woman finds frog in her salad

A California woman found an unpleasant addition to her salad earlier this month, as she uncovered a dead frog nestled inside the lettuce. >> Read more trending news  Shawna Cepeda was dining at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina and noticed her salad had a bitter taste, according to a Yelp review she posted on June 13. She began stirring the salad and found the frog...
BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

BET Awards 2017: What time, what channel, who is nominated, performing

Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip hop, pop, R&B, movies and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday. Remy Ma, DJ Khaled, New Edition and more  are scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.  Here’s what you need to know before the show: What time: 8 p.m. ET What channel: BET, with live streams on BET.com and YouTube.  A backstage live stream will...
NEW: Florida man caught with credit-card skimmers during traffic stop

NEW: Florida man caught with credit-card skimmers during traffic stop

An Orlando man’s erratic driving brought some him unwanted attention this week from Martin County sheriff’s deputies. Yudiel Bayon Garica’s day only got worse after deputies allegedly found him in possession of a credit-card skimmer, a credit-card reader and more than a dozen stolen credit cards. Garcia, 29, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with possession and transfer...
TSA agent stole from passenger's belongings, police say

TSA agent stole from passenger's belongings, police say

A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested after he was accused of stealing money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport in Florida, Orlando police said. Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, was arrested Thursday night. Passenger Kathleen Duddleston entered the TSA checkpoint and was stopped for additional screening, police said. While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA...
NEW: Florida DUI suspect in golf cart asks officer, ‘Do we have to do this?’ 

NEW: Florida DUI suspect in golf cart asks officer, ‘Do we have to do this?’ 

A Florida woman was just trying to get her drink on at the community pool when she had more than just “some wine,” a deputy said.  Joyce Hellkamp Smith, 62, of The Villages, was at the pool before she started driving her golf cart home, according to Villages-News.com.  Smith reportedly was running over curbs, driving in front of oncoming traffic, and went...
NEW: Florida teacher threatens to kill teen hanging out with daughter 

NEW: Florida teacher threatens to kill teen hanging out with daughter 

A Florida teacher allegedly threatened a boy his daughter was hanging out with, deputies said.  Thomas Griffin, 43, of Polk County, was concerned about his daughter’s whereabouts because she wasn’t home as expected late Wednesday night, according to WESH. After checking her location from a cellphone, Griffin discovered his daughter was at the house of a 17-year-old boy, WESH...
JUST IN: Florida man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

JUST IN: Florida man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

A Florida man stole a van, jumped on a plane’s wing and tried to board the aircraft that was preparing to taxi down a runway, according to police.  On Tuesday, Gregory A. Hoch, 37, allegedly stole a surveyor’s van after the man got out of it to get his tools, the Lakeland Police Department wrote on Facebook. <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"><...
Don’t hate! Delray green bike paths nationally recognized for safety

Don’t hate! Delray green bike paths nationally recognized for safety

The bright green bike paths in one of Delray Beach’s northern neighborhoods may not be well-liked by everyone — but they landed the city national recognition. A report by nonprofit research firm Smart Growth America graded cities throughout the United States on a 0-to-100 scale on the implementation of “Complete Streets” policies — an effort to emphasize bicycle and pedestrian...
NEW: 7 Florida kids found in 'worst living conditions ever seen’ at home

NEW: 7 Florida kids found in 'worst living conditions ever seen’ at home

Police in Daytona Beach arrested two women on Wednesday after they found seven children living in a home covered with urine, feces, bugs and black mold. One officer said the apartment “had the worst living conditions I have ever seen children exposed to,” WKMG reports.  Sisters Shameka Jenkins, 21, and Melida Jenkins, 27 both face charges of child abuse with great harm. ...
WATCH: TV helicopter spots missing Florida boy hiding on roof 

WATCH: TV helicopter spots missing Florida boy hiding on roof 

An 11-year-old boy in Hialeah who didn’t want to go to camp hid out on the roof of his house Tuesday, but was found by a TV helicopter.  “My mom is embarrassed,” the boy told said to WSVN. “I didn’t mean to cause any trouble, and I didn’t mean to waste any of the police officers’ time.” The boy told reporters he hid on the roof because he...
Sun sculptures to shine at entries to West Palm Beach

Sun sculptures to shine at entries to West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach will greet you with rays of morning sunshine, starting next year with the city’s latest Art in Public Places addition. The city commission this week approved five gateway works of outdoor art, together titled “Hello Sunshine,” by West Coast art collective Aphidoidea. Each of the city’s five commission districts will get its own cluster of yellow sun rays. Each...
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