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Long waits, traffic jams at last day of Florida for Food program

Six-hour waits on Dixie Highway, Congress Avenue and Lantana Road greeted applicants as the sun came up Saturday, the last day for the Food for Florida Program. “We got here at 6 a.m. Traffic already way backed up. My wife said we should have been here at 2 a.m. I should have listened to her,” said Peter Gastrons as he and his wife Alice sat in southbound gridlock on Dixie Highway, just...

Barge hits Palmetto Park Bridge, all lanes over ICW closed

The Palmetto Park Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway was closed in both directions tonight after being struck by a commercial tug pushing a barge, Boca Ration police said. No injuries were reported. But the bridge is closed tonight as inspectors assess the damage.
White Out: Downtown park turns white for outdoor charity dinner party

White Out: Downtown park turns white for outdoor charity dinner party

The green grass of the Meyer Amphitheater was covered in white Saturday night when more than 500 people converged for the annual Dreyofoos in White charity dinner. All of the guests wore white outfits and hosted their own al fresco dinners, sitting at tables elaborately decorated with different themes — from New York City’s Central Park to Halloween-themed skeletons and skulls. &ldquo...
Artist defends Moonfest Trump poster: ‘It wasn’t a play to stir the pot’

Artist defends Moonfest Trump poster: ‘It wasn’t a play to stir the pot’

Controversy arose on social media this week over this year’s Moonfest’s poster—which depicted President Donald Trump in a haunting form. But the artist behind the picture defends his work for the annual West Palm Beach Halloween festival. Craig McInnis, a freelance artist, said the idea of Trump on the poster came up when he and other Moonfest events workers were brainstorming ideas...
NEW: Boca Raton Police seek suspect shooting BB gun from vehicle

NEW: Boca Raton Police seek suspect shooting BB gun from vehicle

Boca Raton police are seeking information about a recent rash of BB gun shootings on the city’s east side. Police have received three reports since Thursday of incidents where people were struck by BBs as they were eating outdoors, walking or waiting at a bus stop. Police believe a suspect fired a BB gun in all three cases from a vehicle, believed to be a white Dodge Charger with a plastic cover...
Indictment of FBI informant complicates West Palm terrorism case

Indictment of FBI informant complicates West Palm terrorism case

Attorney Donnie Murrell was driving to the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce in June when his cell phone rang and he was asked to head back to West Palm Beach to represent a Palm Beach County man charged with wire fraud. He had no idea what he was about to get into. This week, four months after he agreed to represent career con artist Mohammed Agbareia on what appeared to be routine charges in an...
In love, Lake Worth woman gave online stranger $1 million, lost it all

In love, Lake Worth woman gave online stranger $1 million, lost it all

After placing her profile on an online dating site seven years ago, Debby Montgomery deleted most of the responses. “The guys were losers,” she recalled. “Some asked for money within a week of meeting online.” But when she logged on to the site on November 14, 2010, one message spoke to her soul. “I am in search of a long term relationship that…hopefully will...
White nationalist rally in Gainesville was storm that fizzled

White nationalist rally in Gainesville was storm that fizzled

So “Hurricane Spencer” turned out to be a Category Zero. Richard Spencer, the white nationalist who reveled in the notoriety he created by speaking at the University of Florida last week, craved the dread he had created in the state. Gov. Rick Scott had issued a state of emergency days before his speech. Security costs for this exercise in free speech were predicted to be $600,000. Spencer...
At John Prince Park, yes, there are really some who need hurricane aid

At John Prince Park, yes, there are really some who need hurricane aid

People talk about the long lines outside John Prince Memorial Park this week during the Hurricane Irma food aid event. Sure, thousands of cars were snaked around Congress Avenue, onto Lantana Road, then back onto Interstate 95 as folks waited for hours to get inside the park to pick up their stamps. There’s also been lip service paid to the expensive cars waiting, with some people saying, &ldquo...
NEW: Developer plans shops, restaurants, senior care in Royal Palm

NEW: Developer plans shops, restaurants, senior care in Royal Palm

A long-stagnant piece of land has given birth to a new neighborhood during the past year — and there’s more to come, with commercial development set to bring more businesses to the already bustling Southern Boulevard corridor through the western communities. The Cypress Key project includes the townhouses and single-family homes behind it and sits just east of the Publix shopping...
Boom and bust in Boynton: As one area thrives, another struggles

Boom and bust in Boynton: As one area thrives, another struggles

Looking pensively in the distance at a skyline of condos in Boynton Beach, Willie Aikens stands at Northeast Ninth Avenue and Northeast First Street and struggles to understand why there’s so much undeveloped land with “no trespassing” signs surrounding him. Those condo buildings are less than a mile away, but in Aikens’ mind, they might as well be in a different city. Near...
Measuring hurricanes hard when gauges go down, as they did during Irma

Measuring hurricanes hard when gauges go down, as they did during Irma

As Hurricane Irma bullied ashore, walloping the Florida Keys and blitzing the southeast coast, the nation’s primary weather gauges tasked with measuring the rampage went dark. Either complete failure, or loss of multiple functions, occurred at eight sights monitored by the National Weather Service office in Miami. The two official gauges-of-record in the Keys also died during the storm. And...
NEW: Double murder brings 60-year sentence for teen killer

NEW: Double murder brings 60-year sentence for teen killer

Legends. That’s how the families of Andrew Laudano and Ricky Miner wanted everyone in a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday to remember them. In the moments before Circuit Judge Laura Johnson sentenced the men’s 14-year-old killer to 60 years in prison for gunning them down in a 2015 west Boynton robbery, it was important for their families — especially Laudano’s brothers...
PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

PGA Boulevard train station will be at center of Gardens redevelopment

A new Tri-Rail station on PGA Boulevard is at the center of future redevelopment projects and could be the remedy to commuters sitting in bottlenecks on I-95. Residents hunched over maps and sketched out their ideas for the future station at a workshop hosted by the city and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Thursday night at City Hall. Midtown resident Jimmy Collamore said the station could...
Eat at Five Guys today and aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Eat at Five Guys today and aid Puerto Rico hurricane relief

There’s a really good reason to eat at a Five Guys restaurant Saturday. The franchise is hosting a fundraiser all day and hopes to raise at least $20,000 to give to the YMCA in Puerto Rico for hurricane relief. Newk’s Eatery in Palm Beach Gardens is also involved.  The Five Guys locations in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Broward counties are all participating.  Thirty...
NEW: First home closes in ‘agri-hood’ Arden as new home-builder added

NEW: First home closes in ‘agri-hood’ Arden as new home-builder added

A new development with an agricultural twist west of Lion Country Safari on Southern Boulevard hit two milestones Friday. The first home sale in Arden closed Friday, the same day project developer Freehold Communities announced a new home-builder has signed on. Joining Ryan Homes in building Arden’s first phase is Kennedy Homes, which will offer six single and two-story models ranging in size...
Poll: Majority of Florida voters doesn't want assault weapons ban

Poll: Majority of Florida voters doesn't want assault weapons ban

Despite the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, a majority of Florida voters are against prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, according to a recent poll. The poll was conducted Oct. 5-11 by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida. On Oct. 1, a man who once lived in Florida opened fire on a Country music concert from the 32nd floor of a Las...
JUST IN: Gardens man gets 33 months for Palm Springs bank robbery

JUST IN: Gardens man gets 33 months for Palm Springs bank robbery

A 41-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man will spend the next few years in federal prison for robbing a Palm Springs bank this year, according to court documents. George Luis Murillo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for a Bank of America branch robbery in April. In June, Murillo signed a plea deal instead of going to trial. Once he is released, he will be under supervised release for three...
For Greenacres WWII vet about to turn 100, getting old is ‘not great’

For Greenacres WWII vet about to turn 100, getting old is ‘not great’

Sitting in front of his two-bedroom Greenacres townhome on Fernley Drive, the one where he’s lived since the early 1980s, Edward Sicard stares intently and slowly reflects on what it’ll feel like to turn 100 on Nov. 1. “It’s not great,” Sicard says, somewhat sharply. “When you get old, all your friends are gone. All your childhood is gone. I think it’s very...
BREAKING: Boynton man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl

BREAKING: Boynton man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl

A suburban Boynton Beach man arrested in May for human trafficking has pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to a court documents filed Friday. Marco Orrego, 31, pleaded to one count each of sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography, records show. Prosecutors and attorneys for Orrego have agreed to a sentence of 20 years on each count to run concurrently. A judge must still...
Cops: PBG teacher admitted she made class judge 9-year-old’s behavior

Cops: PBG teacher admitted she made class judge 9-year-old’s behavior

A Palm Beach Gardens teacher accused in a lawsuit of making her students vote on whether a 9-year-old boy was “annoying” admitted to telling her class to judge the boy’s behavior, saying she believed the tactic would make him behave, police records show. Marsh Pointe Elementary teacher Julie Salvatoriello told police last year that the boy, who was later diagnosed with autism...
Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Why all the traffic congestion at Dwyer High? And what’s being done?

Residents are fed up with the traffic mess that flourishes every morning in front of Dwyer High. They say it’s ripe for a wreck - a scenario that could also endanger students who cluster nearby waiting for buses. The stacking at Dwyer creates blind spots where drivers are traveling the posted 45 mph, he said. Bus stops near Grandiflora and Military make traffic control more complicated. The...
UPDATE: West Palm Beach shooting injuring woman appears accidental

UPDATE: West Palm Beach shooting injuring woman appears accidental

4:20 p.m. UPDATE: After West Palm Beach police’s preliminary investigation, they believe the shooting was accidental. Police said the shooting appeared to have happened inside the residence on Bunker Road. Police Spokesman Sgt. David Lefont said the woman’s injuries are not life threatening. Officers continue to investigate the shooting. 3:35 p.m. UPDATE: West Palm Beach Fire Rescue said...
Quarles guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Santaluces schoolmate

Quarles guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Santaluces schoolmate

In the minutes after a Palm Beach County jury announced they had a verdict in Frank Quarles’ murder trial, bowed heads stretched across both sides of the courtroom. In the back, two men who came with Quarles’ family lowered their heads in prayer, hoping that jurors would find Quarles guilty only of manslaughter in the Feb. 8, 2012 shooting death of fellow Santaluces High student Michael...
Break out the sweaters: Forecast is for lower temperatures next week

Break out the sweaters: Forecast is for lower temperatures next week

A punch of cold air will whip through South Florida next week, dropping temperatures to lows not seen since spring. National Weather Service forecasters in Miami are predicting overnight Wednesday to dip into the 60s at the coast and plunge into the 50s in western Palm Beach County, while Thursday’s daytime high may struggle to reach 80 degrees. With the first seasonal offering of cooler, drier...
Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

Commuters beware: PGA Boulevard drawbridge gate is malfunctioning

A malfunctioning gate on the PGA Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway caused traffic headaches in the city this afternoon. The Florida Department of Transportation received an alert of a problem with the gate at 1:12 p.m. Friday. The issue caused delays for boat and vehicle traffic. A repair crew is at the bridge troubleshooting, FDOT said. A few miles to the south, lanes remain closed...
Why Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will be in Atlantis next week

Why Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will be in Atlantis next week

Jazz pianist Copeland Davis will play the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County’s annual fund-raising event Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard. Tickets are $45, with the luncheon including food, music and a raffle of luxury gift bags. RSVPs are required online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling 561-968-4123. Copeland...
Anti-Trump group plans 1st protest of season but not at Mar-a-Lago

Anti-Trump group plans 1st protest of season but not at Mar-a-Lago

During President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to Palm Beach last season, Bingham Island became a hot spot for protests, supporter rallies and media. Now the small island near the southern entrance to Palm Beach is filled with cranes, barricades and construction equipment — leaving no room for groups that might have set up shop there. Where will they go? The first group to announce a...
New data reveals three Boynton locations with highest crashes

New data reveals three Boynton locations with highest crashes

Straight A student Karenine Saint Louis, 13, wasn’t wearing a seat belt one day this summer when the Ford F-150 truck she sat in crashed west of Lantana, killing her. And neither was Jeremy Standridge , 26, this past year when he lost control of his pickup, crashed it on Congress Avenue, north of Lantana Road and then died. Peter Olivier...
JUST IN: Port St. Lucie man missing since Monday; police seek clues

JUST IN: Port St. Lucie man missing since Monday; police seek clues

A 42-year-old Port St. Lucie man has gone missing since Monday and city police are asking for the public’s help in finding him. Alexander Ward was last seen in the early morning hours Monday. He called his family to report that his vehicle broke down as he was driving back to Port St. Lucie from Clearwater. No contact has been made since, police said. Ward is described as being 5 feet 10 inches...
GL Homes mounts email campaign for its Ag Reserve development plan

GL Homes mounts email campaign for its Ag Reserve development plan

Palm Beach County commissioners are getting an earful — actually, an email in-box full — from backers of a controversial GL Homes development plan. The developer has asked county residents to let county commissioners know they support the builder’s plan to preserve 4,900 acres in The Acreage/Loxahatchee area in exchange for a rule change that would allow it to build more on land...
Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

Planning commissioner quits, citing GL Homes plan, other development

A member of the Palm Beach County Planning Commission has resigned, citing frustration with large-scale development projects that have been recommended by the commission. Domenic R. Guarnagia’s resignation comes two months before the Planning Commission takes up a controversial development proposal from GL Homes, which wants the county to change the rules of its Agricultural Reserve so GL can...
Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?

Good news for north county boaters, motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders: A new $120 million drawbridge is planned over the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park. Boaters will have a higher bridge to pass under. Motorists won’t have to stop as often to wait for the draw bridge to open and close. Bicycle riders will have seven-foot wide lanes. Pedestrians get eight-foot-wide...
BREAKING: PBSO deputy accused of stealing dead man’s pain medicine

BREAKING: PBSO deputy accused of stealing dead man’s pain medicine

A Palm Beach Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy is accused of stealing a dead man’s pain medication following a welfare check at the man’s house in the days after Hurricane Irma. Deputy Jason Cooke took a total of 60 pills — a combination of pain pills, muscle relaxers and anti-psychotic medication — on Sept. 12 from a residence on Lombardy Street in suburban Boynton...
NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront

More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — has been proposed in Jupiter. “The townhouses are close to restaurants, the beach and recreational amenities. The buildings have front porches. We’re building a nice, quaint, walkable community,” said Troy Holloway, a planner for the project to be called Inlet Waters. The 2,000-square-foot...
NEW: Man in custody fled to Jamaica after West Palm sex abuse claims

NEW: Man in custody fled to Jamaica after West Palm sex abuse claims

After nearly seven years of sexual abuse at the hands of a man driving the child to school, that child spoke up. As soon as West Palm Beach police learned of those allegations about Norman Henry, the man at the center of the alleged abuse fled the country. MORE: West Palm man, 58, arrested in sexual assault of child, 5 Nearly a year after Henry reportedly fled to Jamaica, the 68-year-old is back in...
NEW: Jupiter police ID drivers killed, injured in late Thursday crash

NEW: Jupiter police ID drivers killed, injured in late Thursday crash

A 26-year-old Tequesta man was killed and a 47-year-old Lake Park woman was critically injured in a crash late Thursday on Alternate State Road A1A, Jupiter police said. Jon A. Markee died when his blue four-door Hyundai rear-ended a blue Mitsubishi SUV driven by Velicia Metayer-Noel while both were traveling south in the middle lane of Alternate A1A just south of Frederick Small Road at about 10...
BREAKING: Body washes ashore near Ocean Ridge

BREAKING: Body washes ashore near Ocean Ridge

A body washed ashore Friday morning near Ocean Ridge, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The body, described by PBSO as that of a black male, was found on the the 6000 block of Old Ocean Avenue, not far from where a 21-year-old was reported missing early Thursday. Authorities said the body matches the description of Amantay Brown but could not immediately confirm whether it was him...
LATEST: Nearly 3 pounds of date rape drug shipped to Lantana business

LATEST: Nearly 3 pounds of date rape drug shipped to Lantana business

A federal agent hand-delivered nearly 3 pounds of the “date rape drug” last week to a suburban Boynton Beach man who called himself “John Smith,” town police records state. Authorities intercepted the cardboard box with 2.7 pounds of “liquid ecstasy,” or gamma butyrolactone, this month at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. It’d been sent from...
Why Florida’s winter will be warmer and drier than normal

Why Florida’s winter will be warmer and drier than normal

A warmer, drier winter is forecast for the Sunshine State as a drowsy La Niña awakens from a summer slumber. The forecast, which will disappoint those hoping for a break in a 3-year run of above-normal temperatures statewide, was released Thursday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center as part of its 2017-2018 winter outlook.
UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by cement truck near Greenacres Target

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by cement truck near Greenacres Target

A pedestrian was killed early Friday after being hit by a cement truck on Lake Worth Road, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Greenacres Fire Rescue authorities said. The man was walking south across Lake Worth Road as the truck headed west shortly after 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm Beach Post As the truck passed the man, who authorities have...
Man loses gold teeth, iPhone, $400 in drug deal gone bad, PBSO says

Man loses gold teeth, iPhone, $400 in drug deal gone bad, PBSO says

A Miami-Dade County man had hoped to buy marijuana during a recent visit to Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Instead, he found himself being robbed by gang members of $400 cash, his iPhone and his removable gold teeth, according to authorities. The sheriff’s office arrested Justin J. Salcedo, 23, of suburban Boynton Beach on Tuesday, alleging that...
White nationalist at UF: Two arrested, five injured surrounding Richard Spencer speech

White nationalist at UF: Two arrested, five injured surrounding Richard Spencer speech

Follow the latest news on white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville: Two people were arrested and five people injured in the hours surrounding white nationalist Richard Spencer’s talk on the University of Florida’s campus Thursday, according to authorities.  Sean Brijmohan, 28, of Orlando, faces charges of possessing a firearm on...
#MeToo: 12 years later, Boca teacher’s sex abuse victims speak out

#MeToo: 12 years later, Boca teacher’s sex abuse victims speak out

Two of the four girls allegedly molested 12 years ago by a Boca Raton elementary teacher broke their silence Thursday to encourage other victims of sexual abuse to speak out, too. Invoking this week’s #MeToo movement on social media — in which women who have faced sexual harrassment or sexual assault are sharing their experiences to underscore the problem’s pervasiveness &mdash...
UPDATE: Sober home task force arrests six; total now tops 40

UPDATE: Sober home task force arrests six; total now tops 40

The Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force arrested six sober home operators on patient brokering charges Thursday, including one who once worked for the Florida Association of Recovery Residences — the state contracted non-profit that certifies sober homes. All of the arrests are byproducts of cases filed earlier this year against the owners of treatment centers accused of paying sober...
Cerabino: ‘Senator Death’ puts happy face on nursing home fatalities

Cerabino: ‘Senator Death’ puts happy face on nursing home fatalities

I knew that state Sen. Dennis Baxley was a death enthusiast, but until recently, I underestimated his passion. Baxley’s a funeral director by trade who dabbles in lawmaking on the side. The state’s 2005 “stand your ground” gun law is his baby. It’s a big reason for the 31 percent uptick in gun homicides in Florida since it was enacted, according to a study published...
NEW: PBSO deputy arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft

NEW: PBSO deputy arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday, according to authorities. Jason Cooke, who has worked for the sheriff’s office since 2009, was arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft. It’s unclear when or where in Palm Beach County the alleged crime happened. Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Cooke covers District 6, which is west of Boynton...
Accused killer clown’s husband to ABC: She’s ‘falsely accused’

Accused killer clown’s husband to ABC: She’s ‘falsely accused’

The husband of a woman arrested in a notorious Wellington cold case told a national news show his wife is “falsely accused” of the crime. “This is very serious and very unfair,” Michael Warren told ABC’s “20/20” about his wife Sheila Keen-Warren’s alleged role in the 1990 shooting death of his then-wife, Marlene Warren, by a person dressed...
A-ha's stripped down version of ‘Take On Me’ is hauntingly beautiful

A-ha's stripped down version of ‘Take On Me’ is hauntingly beautiful

“Take On Me” by A-ha is one of the 1980s’ most remembered songs, not only for its fast-paced beat but also because of that iconic video, which featured a pencil-sketch animation theme (called rotoscoping) and live action featuring lead singer Morten Harket and his then-girlfriend, actress Bunty Bailey. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in October 1985 and won six awards at...
5 former presidents appear at hurricane relief concert

5 former presidents appear at hurricane relief concert

All five living former Presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday, as they appeared at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for hurricane relief efforts, CNN reported. Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama attended “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” on the campus of Texas A&M University. President...
Air Force may recall up to 1,000 retired pilots

Air Force may recall up to 1,000 retired pilots

The U.S. Air Force may recall as many as 1,000 retired military pilots to active duty because of an executive order signed Friday by President Donald Trump,  ABC News reported. By law, only 25 retired pilots can be recalled through voluntary programs to serve in any one branch of military service, but Trump’s executive order removes that limit, ABC News reported. The order expands...
Trump intends to release classified documents about JFK assassination

Trump intends to release classified documents about JFK assassination

In a tweet Saturday morning, President Donald Trump said he will allow classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to be released, “subject to the receipt of further information.” Trump is facing an Oct. 26 deadline mandated by Congress for the public release of the secret documents, which include FBI and CIA files, CNN reported. "Subject...
New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia marks 40th year

New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia marks 40th year

The New River Gorge Bridge is celebrating its 40th anniversary Saturday, and this year’s Bridge Day will be a banner event for the West Virginia span. The bridge officially opened on Oct. 22, 1977. It is 876 feet from the span to the surface of the New River Gorge, “They invited all of West Virginia to come and see this new amazing bridge and its amazing balance between engineering...
Father’s dying wish fulfilled as his 7 daughters stage wedding ceremony

Father’s dying wish fulfilled as his 7 daughters stage wedding ceremony

Seven brides for one dying father. An Ohio man was granted his final wish shortly before he died from brain cancer, as he got to give away his seven daughters in a bridal ceremony. William L. “Willie” Shelton died on Oct. 16 at the age of 44. Only one of his daughters is married, but all seven of them decided to create a ceremony so the former U.S. Army sergeant could experience the...
UPDATE: Man killed in West Palm Beach shootings, 3 injured

UPDATE: Man killed in West Palm Beach shootings, 3 injured

One man died and three others were injured after two separate shootings took place in West Palm Beach on Friday night. West Palm Beach police have identified the deceased victim as 24-year-old Marquell Larrice Green. At 8:45 p.m., officers responded to a neighborhood near North Sapodilla Avenue and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and found Green dead at the scene and another person injured, according to...
‘Game of Thrones’ actor Peter Dinklage, wife Erica Schmidt celebrate birth of 2nd child

‘Game of Thrones’ actor Peter Dinklage, wife Erica Schmidt celebrate birth of 2nd child

“Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage and his wife, Erica Schmidt, welcomed their second child, Us Weekly reported Friday. It is the second child for the couple. Their daughter was born in 2011, Us Weekly reported. The couple did not publicly confirm the second pregnancy, but Us Weekly confirmed they were spotted with their newborn at a concert in September. Dinkage plays the part...
Texas carnival worker charged with operating ride while intoxicated

Texas carnival worker charged with operating ride while intoxicated

A carnival worker at an eastern Texas festival was arrested Thursday night and charged with assembling or operating an amusement ride while intoxicated, KLTV reported. Gilmer police arrested Darrell Wayne Clayton, 63, after responding to a complaint at the East Texas Yamboree, KLTV reported. Clayton was given a Breathalyzer test, and police confirmed that Clayton was above the legal limit...
No water or power? No problem for addicts using drugs in treatment

No water or power? No problem for addicts using drugs in treatment

Addicts living in sober homes operated by Bradley Vercosa complained that sometimes there was no running water, electricity, sheets, bowls or pillows but they stayed anyway because they paid no rent and were allowed to use drugs, according to a police report. Vercosa, 50, of Wellington, was one of six people arrested Thursday and charged with patient brokering, which includes accepting referral...
Honolulu bans smokers in cars when children are present

Honolulu bans smokers in cars when children are present

Smoking in a car in Honolulu can bring a hefty fine if there are children in the vehicle, KHON reported. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Honolulu City Council passed a bill that would make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle if someone under 18 is in inside. The ban also extends to electronic cigarettes, KHON reported. First offenders would be fined $100, and the fee jumps to $200 if a smoker...
Court: Cross shaped monument honoring WWI vets ruled unconstitutional

Court: Cross shaped monument honoring WWI vets ruled unconstitutional

A 40-foot Latin cross-shaped monument in Maryland, built nearly a century ago to honor soldiers who died during World War I, has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court, CNN reported The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday by a 2-1 margin that the 92-year-old structure was in violation of the First Amendment because it is on public land at a busy intersection...
Georgia man, 93, eats lunch daily next to photo of late wife 

Georgia man, 93, eats lunch daily next to photo of late wife 

A 93-year-old man from Georgia lost his wife four years ago, but he still has a daily lunch date with her. Clarence Purvis takes a picture of his late wife, Carolyn, and sets up her photograph at a table of their favorite eatery, Smith’s Restaurant in Reidsville, WTOC reported. “She was always with me when we were livin',” Purvis told WTOC. “She's with me now." Purvis...
Australia receives ‘unprecedented’ letter from North Korea

Australia receives ‘unprecedented’ letter from North Korea

In an unusual step, North Korea has sent an open letter addressed to parliaments in several countries, declaring itself a “full-fledged nuclear power” and accusing President Donald Trump of “trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster,” CNN reported. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called the letter, dated Sept. 28, “unprecedented” and...
Massachusetts man arrested for dragging badly beaten dog

Massachusetts man arrested for dragging badly beaten dog

A Massachusetts man accused of beating a dog so severely it was coughing blood and limping was arrested for animal cruelty, authorities said.  Police say, Mark Rodney Hurd, 22, of Everett left the dog in critical condition Friday. Officers said they arrived at a home to find Hurd dragging the pit bull down the driveway after the abuse had been reported to them.  “It's extremely disappointing...
‘Underwear bomber’ sues US government over treatment in prison

‘Underwear bomber’ sues US government over treatment in prison

The “underwear bomber” has filed legal briefs against the United States government, protesting his treatment in federal prison. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria, who is serving life sentences after his conviction for his failed attempted to set off a bomb on an international flight near Detroit in 2009, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Attorney General...
Police: Man uses fishing line to steal change from car washes

Police: Man uses fishing line to steal change from car washes

Ohio police are looking for a man who they say is reeling in money illegally from local car washes, WKBN reported. According to Boardman police, a man used a $20 bill attached to a fishing line to steal hundreds of dollars in change from car wash coin box machines. Police said that according to surveillance camera video, the suspect is as a white man in his 50s or 60s, heavyset, balding...
How to control and manage your blood pressure

How to control and manage your blood pressure

Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure, even if you’re taking blood pressure medication. Here’s what you can do: Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control...
Why one California county went surgery shopping

Why one California county went surgery shopping

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Retiree Leslie Robinson-Stone and her husband enjoyed a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to a luxury resort — all thanks to the county she worked for. The couple also received more than a thousand dollars in spending money and a personal concierge, who attended to their every need. For Santa Barbara County, it was money well spent: Sending Robinson-Stone 250 miles...

Out-of-pocket costs keeps pricey new cholesterol drugs out of reach

Access to powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs is so tightly controlled and patients’ out-of-pocket costs are so high that fewer than a third of people whose doctors prescribe the drugs get them, a new study found. While highly effective, the new drugs cost as much as $14,000 annually, leading some insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to require doctors to get preapproval for them. For...
Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?

Why do people give blood after disasters, but not during blood drives?

It happens after very disaster, whether natural or human-made. Before the floods recede or the crime tape is removed, hundreds will line up to donate their blood. Less than 24 hours after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a line of people twisted from a blood center around several city blocks. According to one woman’s tweet, it took seven hours or more to get to the front of the line. Time and...
Is your child afraid of shots? 7 things you can do to tame the fear

Is your child afraid of shots? 7 things you can do to tame the fear

For the second year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is telling doctors not to give patients FluMist, the nasal spray flu vaccine, and that’s a problem for kids and adults who are scared of needles. Kids’ reactions to shots may range from a mild anxiety to a full-blown meltdown, say area pediatricians. How many kids experience a fear of shots at some time in their lives? &ldquo...
UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in West Palm Beach shootings

UPDATE: 1 dead, 3 injured in West Palm Beach shootings

One person is dead and three people is injured after a shooting in West Palm Beach Friday evening. At 7:38 p.m., city police officers and fire rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Sapodilla Avenue, just north of the Palm Beach County courthouse. Two individuals had injuries that were not life threatening, according to West Palm Beach Police Spokesman David Lefont. An hour later, police were...
Sub shop to close, reopen at another location in Boynton Beach

Sub shop to close, reopen at another location in Boynton Beach

Restaurants in Riverwalk Plaza are starting to move out now that the center at Woolbright Road and Federal Highway will soon undergo a renovation that includes some demolition and a 10-story residential building. Primo Hoagies, a sub shop that opened in 2014, will close starting Monday.  The shop is moving to Cross Creek center at 1313 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. across...
Sugar can fuel cancerous cells, study says

Sugar can fuel cancerous cells, study says

Different types of foods have been linked to cancer, including saturated fats and processed meats. Now, scientists say sugar can fuel the disease, too.  Researchers from universities in Belgium recently conducted a nine-year experiment, published in Nature Communications, that revealed how sugar stimulates the growth of tumors.  They explained that healthy cells receive energy...
It’s all about amour at Loic, upcoming West Palm French bakery-cafe

It’s all about amour at Loic, upcoming West Palm French bakery-cafe

Loic Autret figures he’s on his second or third life, which partly explains why he’s so over-the-top about the bakery/bar/cafe he’s about to open in downtown West Palm near the corner of South Dixie Highway and Hibiscus Street. Tours of duty in Iraq and Cambodia left the French former paratrooper and minesweeper scarred with memories of long hospital stays, but ebullient about his...
Police: 2 arrested after leaving baby in car to commit burglary

Police: 2 arrested after leaving baby in car to commit burglary

Authorities arrested a man and a woman on charges of burglary and child endangering after they were accused of leaving a 1-year-old child in a vehicle while they robbed a woman. Butler County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 600 block of Granada Avenue in Lemon Twp. at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a burglary. The woman at the home told deputies that an unknown man came...
NEW: Florida woman gets injured in robbery, threatens to sue homeowner

NEW: Florida woman gets injured in robbery, threatens to sue homeowner

A woman in the Tampa area allegedly stole items from a home on Sunday and then threatened to sue the owner when she got hurt.  Pasco County Sheriff deputies said Julie Upright stole 42 loading decorative blocks that were in the yard of the home, Bay News 9 reports. The victim said the stolen blocks were worth $10 each and part of a remodeling project, according to Bay News 9. He caught Upright...
NEW: Riviera Beach picks manager without interview; then he quits

NEW: Riviera Beach picks manager without interview; then he quits

The three Riviera Beach City Council members who fired the city manager last month voted Wednesday night to hire as interim city manager someone they neither interviewed nor vetted. And he withdrew from contention the next day, after media reports about his past. Council members Lynne Hubbard, Terence “TD” Davis and Dawn Pardo voted to hire James A. Poag, a former internal auditor...
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