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Trump in Palm Beach: President’s helicopter arrives. Will he use it?

A huge Air Force transport plane flew over Mar-a-Lago Sunday afternoon before landing at Palm Beach International Airport where it delivered the presidential helicopter. But the delivery of the helicopter does not mean that President Donald Trump will use it to fly back and forth to Mar-a-Lago, where a new helipad was built on the back lawn of the estate. The helicopter, along with his black armored...
NEW: Protesters decry alleged animal abuse at Monkey Jungle

NEW: Protesters decry alleged animal abuse at Monkey Jungle

Closed since Hurricane Irma caused damage in September, Monkey Jungle is still drawing crowds. Unfortunately for the southern Miami-Dade County tourist attraction, the 50 people who showed up Sunday were there to protest what have been called "abysmal" conditions in which hundreds of animals live. A former employee recently accused the 80-year-old wildlife park of abusing its animals. Sunday's...
UPDATE: Toddler dies after being found in suburban Boca pond

UPDATE: Toddler dies after being found in suburban Boca pond

A toddler pulled from a pond in a suburban Boca Raton development Sunday afternoon has died, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Teri Barbera, director of public information for the sheriff’s office, said detectives are investigating the events that led to the child ending up in the pond. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews were called to the Meadow Lakes at Boca Raton...
Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a humble boy from Pahokee who overcame a stubborn stutter to become one of the greatest country music stars of all time, died early Sunday morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was 85. Tillis’ daughter, singer and songwriter Pam Tillis, posted on her Facebook page Sunday that the death was “sudden and unexpected,” although he had battled...
NEW: One displaced by electrical incident at Indiantown home

NEW: One displaced by electrical incident at Indiantown home

One person has been displaced by an electrical incident at a house Sunday morning in western Martin County, according to the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Emergency crews responded to reports of a house fire on Divot Drive in Indiantown. Firefighters found no fire upon their arrival, Martin County Fire Rescue Bureau Chief Dan Harshburger said. No one was injured, but volunteers from the...
Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Holiday lights glistened in the background and the moon sparkled above 13-year-old Isabella Paciletti as she zipped around an outdoor ice-skating rink at Saturday’s opening of Hoffman’s Chocolates’ 27th Annual Winter Wonderland. “It’s fun to have the rink outside in Florida since it’s not that cold,” Isabella, of Greenacres, said catching her breath as she...
Trump in Palm Beach: Wall of school buses to protect the president

Trump in Palm Beach: Wall of school buses to protect the president

Among the arsenal being assembled to protect President Donald Trump when he arrives next week for Thanksgiving are…school buses. The yellow school buses are parked end-to-end along a fence at Palm Beach International Airport where Air Force One is parked while the president is in town. The buses were also used in 2013 when President Obama visited Palm Beach County. Presumably, the buses would...
Jameis Winston’s former FSU teammate says accusations ‘are just not true’

Jameis Winston’s former FSU teammate says accusations ‘are just not true’

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby says he was in the Uber car the night Jameis Winston allegedly groped the female driver and the accusations against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback “are just not true.” Winston is under investigation by the NFL for reportedly grabbing a female driver between her legs on March 13, 2016, after she picked him up in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...
President Trump in Palm Beach: Season 2 begins this week

President Trump in Palm Beach: Season 2 begins this week

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania outside Trump International Golf Club watching the Palm Beach Central band on Feb. 5 before a Super Bowl party. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump is expected to return to Mar-a-Lago this week to kick off another season of golfing and governing. The 2017-18 Winter White House season...
NEW: Florida moped riders under 21 would need helmet under proposed law

NEW: Florida moped riders under 21 would need helmet under proposed law

The days of young adults in Florida under age 21 tooling around on mopeds and scooters without helmets may be numbered.  A bill filed in late September passed the state Senate’s transportation committee Tuesday and is on track for a vote on the Senate floor, the Gainesville Sun reports.  Under the current law, those 16 and older do not need to wear a helmet while riding or operating...
JUST IN: One hurt in three-vehicle crash in Wellington

JUST IN: One hurt in three-vehicle crash in Wellington

One person is hurt after a three-vehicle crash in Wellington, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The incident happened on Stribling Way and State Road 7 on Saturday night. The injured person is being airlifted to the hospital, Fire Rescue said.
NEW: Florida man wanted for slaying of unborn baby, shooting pregnant woman

NEW: Florida man wanted for slaying of unborn baby, shooting pregnant woman

When a 27-year-old pregnant woman was shot three times in the upper torso on Nov. 3, doctors were forced to deliver the baby because her functions were shutting down. Heidy Bowen, who was eight months pregnant, remains hospitalized but her baby died after 12 days.  Miami-Dade police released a wanted poster Friday seeking Wayne Collier, 28, on charges of murder and attempted murder, the...
NEW: Trump extends his Thanksgiving stay in Palm Beach

NEW: Trump extends his Thanksgiving stay in Palm Beach

President Donald Trump is expected to extend his stay for Thanksgiving in Palm Beach, according to a new advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration that was issued late Saturday afternoon. Trump is expected to arrive roughly around 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 21 and leave around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 26th, according to the “VIP Movement Notification” that was issued by the FAA. » COMPLETE...
Story labeling PBSO chief deputy as racist is fake news

Story labeling PBSO chief deputy as racist is fake news

For the past three weeks, one of PBSO’s top cops has been one of the most hated people on Facebook. “He is the seed of his father, the devil,” a man from Jacksonville wrote. “I’m literally sick to my stomach,” one woman posted. “Take to his neighborhood,” said a man from New Jersey. “Embarrassing him, his family and community until he can&rsquo...
Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

Gardens gallery is showing pop art sought by celebrities [PHOTOS]

A bright, blingy display of modern pop art fashionable with celebrities is on display at the Onessimo Fine Art Gallery this month. Paris Hilton, Gloria Estefan and Lil’ Kim have commissioned works from Kfir Moyal, a Miami-based artist who embellishes famous faces with Swarovski crystals, according to a news release.  Queen Elizabeth and J.K. Rowling have owned the work of ...
Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Trendy luxury waterfront housing heads upstream from Jupiter to Stuart

Booming high-end residential waterfront development in Jupiter is starting to make its way up the coast to Stuart. Construction is expected to begin early next year on Seminole Bluff, a four-story complex with 20 condominiums starting at about $900,000 each on the St. Lucie River. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for the weekly Jupiter newsletter Twenty more condos, with about 4,300 square feet of retail...
SWA accused of delaying minority study until after trash contracts set

SWA accused of delaying minority study until after trash contracts set

Firms owned by women and minorities may not be assured of getting a piece of garbage hauling contracts worth as much as $450 million from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority because it has failed to respond promptly to a study that found women- and minority-owned firms have not had a fair shot at SWA contracts in recent years. That’s the contention of County Commissioner Mack Bernard...
Woman’s frustrating housing ordeal exposes Boynton’s crime issue

Woman’s frustrating housing ordeal exposes Boynton’s crime issue

Lasendra Wilson has asked Boynton Beach officials to install speed bumps on Northwest 12th Avenue — but not to slow drivers or make it safer for children to cross the street. “It’s hard to do a drive-by if you have speed bumps in the neighborhood,” Wilson told city commissioners in October. Wilson, a married mother of three, has owned her home in the Cherry Hills neighborhood...
Cerabino: Women put the squeeze on boob leading Florida’s Democratic Party

Cerabino: Women put the squeeze on boob leading Florida’s Democratic Party

Turn yourselves in, guys. No use waiting. There’s no hiding out from this one. They’re going to find you. Men-Are-Pigs-Gate is in full bloom, and the way things are going, there will be many more carcasses of once-powerful men littering the gutters of politics, commerce and the arts before it’s settled. Get out in front of it, fellas. Surrender before you get caught. It&rsquo...
JUST IN: Four injured in crash on Lake Worth Road near Turnpike

JUST IN: Four injured in crash on Lake Worth Road near Turnpike

Four people were injured in a crash on Lake Worth Road near Florida’s Turnpike Friday evening, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Crews were called to the 7900 block of Lake Worth Road to a two-vehicle crash at 10 p.m. Four people suffered injuries from the crash —including one person with traumatic injuries —and were taken to local hospitals. The extent of the injuries...
UPDATE: 12-year-old boy, missing since Friday morning, returns home

UPDATE: 12-year-old boy, missing since Friday morning, returns home

UPDATE: A 12-year-old boy, who left his home near West Palm Beach Friday morning and had not been seen since, returned home Friday night, according to The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Original story: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 12-year-old boy who left his home near West Palm Beach Friday morning. Lawrence Lubin was last seen leaving his...
Boynton police chief wants outside review of 2014 chase, beatings

Boynton police chief wants outside review of 2014 chase, beatings

City Police Chief Jeffrey Katz wants to hire an outside expert to review the actions of all officers involved in a 2014 chase and beating of a car’s driver and two passengers — a case already investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that ended with the felony convictions of two city officers who could remain on paid administrative leave for months. “I think it’s...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

A “no-swimming” advisory issued this week for Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge has been lifted, state health officials said Friday. A similar advisory for Dubois Park in Jupiter, however, remains in effect, since bacteria levels in the water remain high. Samples must be under 70 colonies for the advisories to be lifted, the Florida Department of Health said. It was unclear what caused the...
Russian yacht docks in port; Will Putin friend pay Trump a visit?

Russian yacht docks in port; Will Putin friend pay Trump a visit?

Days before President Trump flies into town for Thanksgiving, one of the world’s most expensive yachts, owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, sailed into the Port of Palm Beach Friday afternoon. The 533-foot Eclipse, valued at $400 million to $500 million, comes equipped with a pool, helipad, submarine and room for a crew of 92, according to marine websites. It made its way past The...
NEW: Riviera Beach police search for endangered 25-year-old man

NEW: Riviera Beach police search for endangered 25-year-old man

Riviera Beach police are searching for a 25-year-old man who was last seen at the beginning of November. Abelson Jean-Gilles is a client of Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, a private nonprofit organization that assists people with disabilities become self-sufficient, and has not been seen or heard from seen Nov. 2. When his apartment was checked that day, he was not there and appeared to have left...
Lantana boy’s death has school principal ‘smiling and crying’

Lantana boy’s death has school principal ‘smiling and crying’

A day before he died, 8-year-old LeAndre Desronvil greeted his elementary-school principal in his typical fashion — a running start followed by a tight bear hug and a toothy grin. “He would look at you with that smile that was like no other smile,” said Marie A. Turchiaro, the principal at Palm Beach Maritime Academy for the past 17 years. “It just lit up a room. I&rsquo...
Jupiter driver in crash that killed two paramedics gets new court date

Jupiter driver in crash that killed two paramedics gets new court date

The driver prosecutors was was drunk when he caused the June crash that killed two paramedics appeared briefly in court Friday was a judge reset a hearing in his case to January. Genaro De la Cruz Ajqui, 39, of Jupiter, is now at the Palm Beach County jail on DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and other charges tied to the June 1 crash that killed Lahiri Garcia, 51, and Paul Besaw, 36. Both men...
Teachers union head says Avossa made false charge against him in critical email

Teachers union head says Avossa made false charge against him in critical email

The leader of Palm Beach County’s teachers union says that Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa leveled a false accusation against him when he blasted him for “hostile tactics” in an email Wednesday. In the email, Avossa accused Justin Katz, the union’s recently elected president, of selectively editing videos of the school district’s negotiations with the teachers...
Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

On Saturday, over 700 people participated in St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where they raised over $70,000 for cancer treatment and research.  Hundreds were up bright and early at Flagler Shore to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Some walked alone while others formed teams. One of the top 5 fundraising teams was Hispanics for St. Jude, started by the ...
Taking a leap in Wellington: Bounce house sensory therapy for kids

Taking a leap in Wellington: Bounce house sensory therapy for kids

A new form of occupational therapy with a fun twist for children is coming to Wellington. Therapy Jump, a New Jersey-based practice with locations along the east coast, uses bounce houses to provide occupational therapy to children ages 2-12 with special needs, while giving them the opportunity to develop emotional and social skills, said Miriam Skydell, the program’s founder. RELATED: Identifying...
UPDATE: Police confirm shooting outside of Gardens Mall, 1 in custody

UPDATE: Police confirm shooting outside of Gardens Mall, 1 in custody

One person was taken into in custody and another person was unharmed after a shooting and car crash outside The Gardens Mall on Friday afternoon, city police said. Palm Beach Gardens police were called to the Macy’s parking lot on the south side of the mall at 2 p.m. to reports of a shooting. A white Audi with several bullet holes was found crashed nearby on Gardens Parkway, on the north side...
NEW: Florida man charged with sexual battery on a child

NEW: Florida man charged with sexual battery on a child

A months-long investigation led to the arrest Thursday of a 40-year-old Stuart man on a charge of sexual battery on a child, city police announced Thursday. Police say that Manuel Thomas Rios Jr.’s victim was under the age of 12. He also faces charges of aggravated battery, child abuse and committing lewd acts. He was book into the Martin County Jail and his bond amount was set at $850,000....
NEW: Palm Springs man accused of possessing child porn

NEW: Palm Springs man accused of possessing child porn

A Palm Springs man is accused of uploading multiple images depicting child pornography to his cellphone, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Alex Meza, 23, was arrested Wednesday as the result of a South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation that began in September. According to an arrest report, officials from Google notified authorities that several files...
Report, NFL investigating Jameis Winston for allegedly groping Uber driver in 2016 

Report, NFL investigating Jameis Winston for allegedly groping Uber driver in 2016 

The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, BuzzFeed News reports.  Lisa Friel, a member of the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, sent a letter to the female Uber drive Thursday confirming that the NFL is looking into the matter, according to the report. ...
NEW: Teens accused of selling oxycodone, fentanyl at St. Lucie school

NEW: Teens accused of selling oxycodone, fentanyl at St. Lucie school

Two male students from Fort Pierce Central High School were arrested Thursday for attempting to sell oxycodone and fentanyl on campus, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said. The teens, ages 17 and 16, were in possession of two prescription fentanyl patches and “an assortment of white pills weighing almost half a pound,” among them oxycodone, in a large resealable plastic bag...
Black leadership caucus dissolves under Riviera official’s leadership

Black leadership caucus dissolves under Riviera official’s leadership

Addie Greene founded the Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials in 2003 with the best intentions. A county commissioner at the time, and a former state representative, she recalled this week that when she first walked into the state Capitol, she knew nothing of the legislative process. She never had a class in debating or any other skills needed to succeed as a lawmaker. “I felt...
NEW: Russian couple’s spat reveals financial deals, disputes, lawsuits

NEW: Russian couple’s spat reveals financial deals, disputes, lawsuits

When Natalia Mogilevsky was charged on Veterans Day with biting her husband’s wrist at their BallenIsles Country Club home, it let the world in on a tale of divorce filings, allegations of adultery, corporate spying and financial double-dealing, all nested together like the figures inside a Russian Matryoshka doll. The Palm Beach Gardens woman appeared the next morning in front of a judge. Also...
Russian seller of $450M da Vinci is Palm Beach property owner

Russian seller of $450M da Vinci is Palm Beach property owner

Russian billionaire and Palm Beach property owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is about $400 million richer today, thanks to the record-breaking $450.3 million sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi on Wednesday at Christie’s in New York. The remaining $50 million and change went to fees. The portrait, a depiction of Christ, is the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, Christie&rsquo...
Bullying hotlines go down at 3 schools; officials scramble for fix

Bullying hotlines go down at 3 schools; officials scramble for fix

The posters across Spanish River High’s campus have touted a bullying hotline for as long as Natalia Galicza can recall. Been bullied? This is a number to call for help. They mentioned it at a class assembly, put the number up on a PowerPoint presentation. But this fall, the co-editor of the student newspaper was tipped that the hotline was dead and had been for a while. So Galicza gave the...
BREAKING: Gas leak brings evacuation of Loxahatchee middle school

BREAKING: Gas leak brings evacuation of Loxahatchee middle school

A gas leak Friday morning led to the brief evacuation of Osceola Creek Middle School, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The leak was reported at about 11 a.m., Fire Rescue said on its Twitter page. Crews found quickly found the source of the leak and stopped the flow of gas. Readings inside the school were normal after the leak was capped, and students were expected to be returned to clas shortly...
Why did a neon green fern spark an environmental, government showdown?

Why did a neon green fern spark an environmental, government showdown?

A wild fight over a snarling fern threatened the status of the last remaining piece of the northern Everglades in Palm Beach County, but a compromise in the year-long battle promises salvation for the emerald gem in Florida’s river of grass. The dispute — one with a uniquely Florida flavor — was between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Boynton sergeant second city officer guilty of felony in 2014 case

Boynton sergeant second city officer guilty of felony in 2014 case

Flanked by fellow officers, a shaken Boynton Beach Sgt. Philip Antico left the federal courthouse on Friday as a convicted felon, his roughly 15-year career in law enforcement in tatters. After deliberating for roughly 8½ hours over two days, a jury found the 37-year-old officer guilty of obstruction of justice for lying to FBI agents when they asked him if he helped officers change their reports...
Restoration Hardware to open at CityPlace on Sunday — get a glimpse here

Restoration Hardware to open at CityPlace on Sunday — get a glimpse here

The 80,000-square-foot Restoration Hardware gallery that will mark the gateway to the city’s growing downtown will open its doors to the public for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 19, ending more than a decade of debate over what should rise on the prime piece of real estate. The site was originally pegged for a 200,000-square-foot office building, but after a failed bit to...
NEW: Jupiter’s new town manager is from southeast Texas town

NEW: Jupiter’s new town manager is from southeast Texas town

Matt Benoit, city manager of Huntsville, Texas, was tentatively named as the new town manager for Jupiter on Thursday night. The Jupiter town council voted unanimously to negotiate a salary and benefit package with Benoit, 43, a native of Denver. If an agreement is reached, that will come back to the Jupiter town council for a final vote. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter...
JUST IN: 30-year fugitive draws FBI attention in 1984 Glades murder

JUST IN: 30-year fugitive draws FBI attention in 1984 Glades murder

Authorities are searching for a now-63-year-old man wanted in a three-decade-old Belle Glade murder. In a wanted poster circulated this week, the FBI says Juan Dios Garza was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Oct. 21, 1984, shooting in which Ricardo Chavez, 24, died and his brother, Juan, then 25, was seriously injured. See who’s been booked into the...
JUST IN: Two injured when Palm Tran bus, vehicle crash in Palm Springs

JUST IN: Two injured when Palm Tran bus, vehicle crash in Palm Springs

Two people were injured Friday morning when a Palm Tran bus and a vehicle crashed in Palm Springs, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The wreck took place at Congress Avenue and Second Avenue North, just west of Interstate 95. Both people were taken to hospitals, said Capt. Albert Borroto, Fire Rescue spokesman.
BREAKING: PBSO says gang members arrested in killings linked to MS-13

BREAKING: PBSO says gang members arrested in killings linked to MS-13

Ties to the MS-13 gang inspired Victor Fuentes and five teenagers to rob Hispanic men across Lake Worth. But it was a “demon,” the 20-year-old El Salvador citizen said, that made him pull the trigger and kill two men. In the last two weeks Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities, with assistance from federal law-enforcement agencies, have linked a string of killings, shootings and...
BREAKING: Man shot to death in Boynton Beach

BREAKING: Man shot to death in Boynton Beach

A man was shot and killed Sunday night at a Boynton Beach park where an estimated 50 people had assembled. The man, who was not identified by Boynton Beach Police, was found shortly after 8 p.m. when police responded to a call of shots fired at Caloosa Park, 1300 S.W. 35th Ave. Officers saw about 50 people quickly dispersing from a basketball court at the park, according to Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends for Jupiter park

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends for Jupiter park

County health officials have lifted a no-swimming advisory that was issued last week for Dubois Park, the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department reported Sunday. The advisory had been in effect since Tuesday, when the Florida Department of Health’s Palm Beach County office reported high levels of bacteria at the both the Dubois Park lagoon and the Ocean Inlet Park Beach in Ocean Ridge...
Police: Florida woman kills husband, hides his duct taped body in closet

Police: Florida woman kills husband, hides his duct taped body in closet

A 65-year-old Florida woman was arrested and accused of murdering her husband and then hiding his duct-taped body behind a brick wall she built inside a closet.  Barbara Wozniak, of Shalimar, was charged with second-degree murder Friday night while she was already in the Okaloosa County jail on another charge of tampering with evidence. Deputies made the discovery on Nov. 15 when they...
‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dead at 91

Earle Hyman, the actor best known for playing Russell Huxtable, Bill Cosby’s wise father on “The Cosby Show,” died Friday. He was 91. Hyman died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., his nephew, Rick Ferguson, told The Hollywood Reporter. Hyman played Othello on stage, was a regular on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for his performance as Oscar in the...
Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses pay tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses pay tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

The Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses paid tribute to Malcolm Young, the AC/DC rhythm guitarist who died Saturday at age 64. Both bands dedicated songs during their respective concerts to Young, who died three years after being diagnosed with dementia. The Foo Fighters opened its concert in Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival with a blistering version of the 1977 A/C song, “Let There...
Florida woman, 65, kills husband, hides his duct-taped body in closet, police say 

Florida woman, 65, kills husband, hides his duct-taped body in closet, police say 

A 65-year-old Florida woman is accused of murdering her husband and then hiding his duct-taped body behind a brick wall she built inside a closet.  Barbara Wozniak, of Shalimar, was charged with second-degree murder Friday night while she was already in the Okaloosa County jail on another charge of tampering with evidence. Deputies made the discovery on the night of Nov. 15 when they were called...
LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell elected first female mayor of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell made history Saturday night as she was elected New Orleans’ first female mayor, the Times-Picayune reported. Cantrell defeated fellow Democrat and former Judge Desiree Charbonnet to become the 51st mayor in a city that will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its founding 2018. Cantrell, a city councilwoman, got 60 percent of the votes over Charbonnet, according...
Country music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning in Ocala, Florida, according to his publicist, Don Murry Grubbs. He was 85. In his six-decade career, the singer recorded more than 60 albums, had three dozen Top 10 singles and wrote several hit songs that are now regarded as classics, the Tennessean reported. During the 1960s, Tillis’ songs charted for several artists, with...
South Florida hotel employee run over, killed during carjacking

South Florida hotel employee run over, killed during carjacking

A South Florida hotel employee died Saturday afternoon while trying to stop a man from stealing a shuttle bus, news agencies are reporting. The Courtyard Marriott employee in Coral Gables was unloading luggage when Edward William Reid jumped into the driver’s seat, WPLG reported. The employee tried to stop Reid from leaving, but was run over and killed. WPLG identified the employee as ...
Watch: Chance The Rapper spoofs NHL in ‘SNL’ skit

Watch: Chance The Rapper spoofs NHL in ‘SNL’ skit

Chance The Rapper does not like hockey. In a word, he was “cold.” In a hilarious skit on “Saturday Night Live,” the rapper plays an NBA sideline reporter, Laslo Holmes, pressed into duty as a rinkside reporter for a game between the New York Rangers and the Edmonton Oilers. “It’s very cold all around here,” Chance The Rapper said during Saturday night&rsquo...
Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Carl Spackler is back. Bill Murray played the hilarious golf course groundskeeper in “Caddyshack,” determined to keep a pesky gopher from ruining his lush fairways. He will play a similar role in “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle Murray’s Extra Innings,” an unscripted series that debuts Monday on Facebook, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show will stream on Mondays...
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe addresses nation, defies resignation expectations

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe addresses nation, defies resignation expectations

In an address on state television Sunday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe  defied expectations he would resign, Reuters reported. The 93-year-old, who has led the country since it gained independence in 1980 from Great Britain, pledged to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the ruling party had removed him as its leader hours earlier. ZANU-PF had given Mugabe less than...
NEW: Two injured in stabbing in West Palm Beach

NEW: Two injured in stabbing in West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Police are investigating a stabbing that took place Saturday afternoon. Two adult females were reportedly involved in an altercation along the 1400 block of North Tamarind Ave. around 3:10 p.m., according to police. Several other people joined in the altercation after the women started fighting and two adult females were taken to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries...
JUST IN: 3 families displaced by apartment fire in West Palm

JUST IN: 3 families displaced by apartment fire in West Palm

A fire broke out at a multi-unit apartment in West Palm Beach displacing 16 residents, including 11 children, according to the American Red Cross. The blaze started around 11:55 p.m. Friday night at an apartment complex on Rosewood Villa Lane. Volunteers from Red Cross are coordinating emergency aid for the three families affected.
NEW: Boynton man allegedly sold drugs with child in car, fled police

NEW: Boynton man allegedly sold drugs with child in car, fled police

A man in Boynton Beach was arrested on Wednesday after police said he sold drugs at a home with a young girl in the car, and then fled from officers. Detectives arrived at a home in Lantana on Hibiscus drive in response to a Crime Stoppers complaint that Jose Reyes, 33, was selling crack cocaine, marijuana and heroin. Officers saw Reyes leave the home and enter a red Chevrolet Impala with a girl,...
Documents: Montana congressman misled investigators after assaulting reporter

Documents: Montana congressman misled investigators after assaulting reporter

A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected in May, claiming that “liberal media” were “trying to make a story,” the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday, citing audio and documents. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in an audio interview after the attack that reporter Ben Jacobs of The...
Mom of man arrested in Gardens Mall shooting :’He’s not a problem child’

Mom of man arrested in Gardens Mall shooting :’He’s not a problem child’

A man arrested in a shooting outside The Gardens Mall on Friday was ordered by a judge to be held on a $20,000 bond Saturday morning. Dimitri Virginia, 23, of Riviera Beach, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, firing a weapon in public, and a weapon offense for bringing a missile into a dwelling. County Circuit Judge Joseph Marx ordered Virginia not to...
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, the co-founder of the rock ’n’ roll group AC/DC, died Saturday, Rolling Stone reported and the band announced on its website. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, which forced his retirement from the band that he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. "Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that...
Texas residents find mail dumped near sewer drain

Texas residents find mail dumped near sewer drain

Residents in a Texas neighborhood are angry that their mail apparently has been going down the drain. Brenda Tisdale was walking her dogs in a southwest neighborhood in Mesquite when she noticed a few clean, white pieces of paper in a sewer drain, KTVT reported. “I was thinking, ‘that’s where all of our mail has gone,’” Tisdale told KTVT. She said she found...
Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president

Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president

Thousands of Zimbabwe residents marched in the streets of Harare on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, CNN reported. The protests in the capital city occurred days after the 93-year-old president was put under house arrest by the army, which also detained some of his key political allies. Mugabe has been Zimbabwe’s president since 1987. People waved Zimbabwean...
Happy birthday: Co-workers buy car for fellow employee 

Happy birthday: Co-workers buy car for fellow employee 

A Michigan man will never forget his 19th birthday, thanks to the generosity of his co-workers, WJRT reported. Noah Robinson had been riding his bicycle to work from Saginaw to Kochville Township, pedaling the 6 ½ miles in 45 minutes regardless of the weather conditions. He works in the shipping department at Glastender and lives with his grandmother after growing up in the care of a guardian...
Indiana boy carves wooden toys for needy children

Indiana boy carves wooden toys for needy children

A 10-year-old Indiana boy is building toys from scratch to help children in need enjoy the holiday season, WISH reported. Zander Hite of Greenwood took the advice of his grandfather, Darl Hite, who gave the boy a $20 bill last winter and told him to make a difference this holiday season. Zander bought two slabs of wood to build toy cars, WISH reported. “I played with them when I was little...
Former Washington State high school employee accused of rape

Former Washington State high school employee accused of rape

A former employee at a Washington State high school was charged Thursday afternoon with allegedly raping a 15-year-old student. Kristal M. Gamble, 33, was employed as an office assistant at Kent Meridian High School when she allegedly initiated an illegal sexual relationship with a boy last spring. According to Detective Melanie Robinson, the boy’s parents allegedly found sexual photos...
Drug-filled drone crashes at Arizona prison

Drug-filled drone crashes at Arizona prison

A drone crashed at an Arizona prison in September, and officials found drugs and cellphones aboard the vehicle, The Arizona Republic reported.  The drone crashed in a yard accessible only to corrections officers. The Arizona Department of Corrections said Thursday it is still trying to determine who was behind the delivery Sept. 24 delivery. It was the first known incident involving a drone...
Cleveland zoo shows off new otter pups

Cleveland zoo shows off new otter pups

Three male otter pups made their public debut at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Friday, WKYC reported. Zoo officials said the pups were born on Sept. 24 to Bitzy and Kibble. Baby otters are born with their eyes closed and need a few weeks to learn how to swim, meaning they'll be ready to join their parents, Bitzy and Kibble, on exhibit in The RainForest in the coming weeks. The zoo now has seven...
Pennsylvania man accused of urinating on toys on store shelf

Pennsylvania man accused of urinating on toys on store shelf

A Pennsylvania man is accused of urinating on toys and other items in a store.  Police said David Pacoe, 74, was captured on surveillance video urinating on a shelf inside Playthings, Etc. in Butler on Nov. 2.  “It's not very nice at all and it's a toy store. You shouldn't have to worry about having security and guards or anything of that nature,” shopper Donna Bush...
Ohio woman burned by coffee in break room spat

Ohio woman burned by coffee in break room spat

An Ohio woman suffered “significant burns” when another woman threw a cup of hot coffee on her in a break room at the YWCA, according to a Dayton Police report.  Officers and a medic were dispatched to the YWCA in Dayton at 5:25 p.m. Thursday on a report of an aggravated assault.  The two women involved in the altercation are residents at the YWCA, police said. The injured...
Louisiana veteran entertains motorists with saxophone

Louisiana veteran entertains motorists with saxophone

A Vietnam War veteran has become a fixture for music lovers in his Louisiana town. Donald Givens plays saxophone for several hours daily in his gazebo at his Monroe residence. His yard is located near the corner of two overpasses and commuters can listen to his daily jam sessions, the News-Star reported. Strangers pull up to his home and ask Givens to play, sometimes handing the 67-year-old money...
Stolen Van Halen guitar returned to Hard Rock Cafe in Texas

Stolen Van Halen guitar returned to Hard Rock Cafe in Texas

A guitar owned by rock ’n’ roll legend Eddie Van Halen worth more than $100,000 was recovered Friday, hours after it was stolen from a Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio, Texas, KSAT reported. The guitar, nicknamed “Frankenstrat,” had been reported stolen around 1 a.m. Friday. It was returned later in the day, but it is unclear how the restaurant was able to retrieve the instrument...
Florida church posts warning: 'This is not a gun-free zone'

Florida church posts warning: 'This is not a gun-free zone'

Members of a Florida church congregation will not turn the other cheek to those who might wish them harm. They are armed and ready to retaliate. That is according to a sign outside the River of Tampa Bay Church in Tampa, which warns in all capital letters that the sanctuary “is not a gun-free zone.” The sign continues with a deadly warning: “We are heavily armed -- any attempt will...
Like black licorice? It could land you in the hospital, FDA warns

Like black licorice? It could land you in the hospital, FDA warns

Black licorice looks innocent enough. But eat enough of those sticks or candies, and you could suffer the consequences. We’re not talking about weight gain or tooth decay. We’re talking bonafide, serious health issues like arrhythmia, reports the FDA. Blame it on one ingredient. Glycyrrhizin, the sweetening compound derived from licorice root, can cause your potassium levels to decrease...
The graying of America is stretching local tax dollars

The graying of America is stretching local tax dollars

WASHINGTON - More and more these days, when paramedics in Fairfax, Virginia, respond to emergency calls, they find an older person who has fallen, broken a bone or suffered a heart attack. Meanwhile in nearby Montgomery County, Maryland, authorities are investigating an increasing number of elder-abuse cases and crimes targeting senior citizens. In Chicago, New York City and elsewhere, more money...

Hormone therapy might help lower risk of Alzheimer’s

Introducing hormone treatment for women in early stages of menopause might help decrease their risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. For women, a drop in hormones during midlife may have some influence on developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Also, general brain volume gradually declines with advancing age, but the decline is faster in people who experience more cognitive decline...
Millennials embrace nursing careers – in time to replace baby boomers

Millennials embrace nursing careers – in time to replace baby boomers

The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurse. Yet young adults who are part of the millennial generation are nearly twice as likely as baby boomers were to choose the nursing profession, according to a recent study. These young people, born between 1982 and 2000, are also 60 percent more likely to become registered...
Americans avoid planning for serious illness

Americans avoid planning for serious illness

“I’ll deal with it tomorrow. The perpetual tomorrow.” That’s what one person told a pollster, encapsulating how Americans avoid planning ahead for serious illness and death. While the vast majority of Americans say it’s important to write down their medical wishes in case they become seriously ill, only a third have done so, according to the poll, released Thursday by...
Leonid meteor shower 2017: Here’s how to see this weekend’s celestial spectacle

Leonid meteor shower 2017: Here’s how to see this weekend’s celestial spectacle

If you're looking for a shooting star to grant you a wish, this weekend may just be your lucky opportunity. The Leonid meteor shower will peak this weekend, providing ideal viewing conditions for millions across the United States. With clear skies predicted by meteorologists in many parts of the country, even amateur stargazers should be able to catch a glimpse of the cosmic spectacle. Experts say...
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