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Atmospheric quirk protects Florida during busy hurricane seasons

An atmospheric bubble wrap of cooler ocean temperatures and lofty crosswinds is shielding Florida during active hurricane periods, limiting Mother Nature’s wrath near shore even as she rages in the open ocean, a new study found.
Volunteers gather produce that would be plowed under; ‘it’s crazy.’

Volunteers gather produce that would be plowed under; ‘it’s crazy.’

Madeline Erwich and Ariana Fernandez waited to board their buses, their arms laden with peppers. They intended to eat them. Even though they were the misshapen or discolored kinds that the big stores reject but which many families would be glad to have. The two Palm Beach Atlantic University students knew they likely never will find themselves in those straits. The gleaning event, which involved PBAU...
Bloomberg’s daughter, Peggy Adams team up to rescue dogs from PR

Bloomberg’s daughter, Peggy Adams team up to rescue dogs from PR

Thirty scared, stray mutts living in poverty on the tiny island of Vieques off the west coast of Puerto Rico were loaded onto a private jet owned by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the eighth richest man in the world, and flown to Palm Beach International Airport on Monday to begin their lives as the luckiest dogs in the world. “I do it because I can,” said Georgina Bloomberg, 33, the daughter...

Repaving project on S.R. 7 west of Delray kicks off this week

The rough road from Boca Raton to Delray Beach is going to get a little smoother as crews begin repaving a stretch of State Road 7 this week. The $4.7 million construction project, which kicks off Jan. 17, will resurface the road from north of Clint Moore Road to Atlantic Avenue. It’s the first of two phases planned by the Florida Department of Transportation to repave State Road 7 from Clint...
Boynton Beach officials to vote Tuesday on buying police body cameras

Boynton Beach officials to vote Tuesday on buying police body cameras

Boynton Beach’s elected officials are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to buy 80 body cameras for the police department’s officers to wear. If approved, officers would start wearing the cameras by March, according to city documents. Training would start in February. “By having a (body warn camera) program, the department has the opportunity to provide the full unedited version...
UPDATE: False killer whales stranded in Everglades National Park

UPDATE: False killer whales stranded in Everglades National Park

Wildlife officials reported they were unable to save dozens of false killer whales reported found stranded over the weekend. NOAA Fisheries said a total of 95 whales were spotted in distress in a remote location near Hog Key, an island on the western boundary of Everglades National Park, by a bystander on Saturday. She said a rescue team was able to reach the whales on Sunday, but were not able to...
Widow of Pulse nightclub attacker Mateen arrested

Widow of Pulse nightclub attacker Mateen arrested

The widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has been arrested in California on charges of obstruction of justice and providing material support to a terrorist organization - seven months after her husband gunned down 49 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. According to the U.S. Attorney for Middle Florida, Noor Salman, will make her initial appearance in a federal courtroom in...
UPDATE: One of three hurt Thursday in Acreage crash has died

UPDATE: One of three hurt Thursday in Acreage crash has died

One of three people hurt Thursday morning in a crash in The Acreage has died, authorities said Monday. Alford Scardina, 34, died Friday, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s update said. About 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Thomas Cifrodella, 36, was headed southbound on Avocado Boulevard in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt with passenger Angel Digiovanni, 29, when he “entered the intersection through...
Still no bond for woman police say drove SUV into Palm Springs store

Still no bond for woman police say drove SUV into Palm Springs store

There’s still no bond for a Wellington woman police say drove her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs. Shinobia Montoria Wright, 26, was to appear Monday before Palm Beach County Judge Paul A. Damico. But authorities said she still was hospitalized.  Charges against Wright include aggravated battery, battery, burglary, criminal mischief over $1,000 and reckless driving. Wright...
Man held in Pennsylvania in fatal Palm Beach County hit and run

Man held in Pennsylvania in fatal Palm Beach County hit and run

Whoever knocked the life out of Chauncey Jevon Williams, as the 38-year-old tried to cross Okeechobee Boulevard on Labor Day weekend, didn’t stop to help, or even see what he’d hit, investigators said. Now, authorities say they’ve tracked down the suspected killer to a Pennsylvania jail. Zane Nathan Smith, 42, is being held without bail in Easton, Pa., on the New Jersey line about...
South Florida snow anniversary remembered, It was COLD, Snow foolin’

South Florida snow anniversary remembered, It was COLD, Snow foolin’

Forty years ago this week, the atmosphere rose like a tent pole off the coast of California, pushing high pressure deep into the frigid reaches of northern Canada and sending potent arctic air plummeting to the tropics. The unusual pattern turned the polar jet stream into a twisting river of powerful winds sweeping south over the warm Gulf of Mexico and into South Florida where climate history was...
PBC teacher who took leave says he’s being blocked from union president run

PBC teacher who took leave says he’s being blocked from union president run

Justin Katz teaches at Park Vista High School A high school teacher and Boynton Beach city commissioner says leaders of the Palm Beach County teachers union are blocking him from running for union president because he took a leave of absence to care for a dying relative two years ago.
Final vote Tuesday for 35-unit waterfront development in Jupiter

Final vote Tuesday for 35-unit waterfront development in Jupiter

Building a 35-unit townhouse development on the Intracoastal Waterway is up for final approval at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. town council meeting. Prices for the units at Water Pointe, each about 1,500 square feet, should start at about $400,000-$500,000, according to local Realtors and developers. The vacant 4-acre site on the west side of U.S. 1 is the former Elks Lodge 2469. The lodge opened in the...
Pavilion, playground, fish tank almost ready at Jupiter A1A mini-golf

Pavilion, playground, fish tank almost ready at Jupiter A1A mini-golf

A 3,500-gallon salt water fish tank, a restaurant/bar with 15 flat screen televisions, an open pavilion available for rent and an outdoor playground are highlights of the $700,000 plan to update the Lighthouse Cove Adventure mini-golf course in Jupiter’s Inlet Village. “When we first opened, we weren’t sure what the needs of the community were. Our customers have told us this is...
Cinquez Dog Park construction expected to start this spring in Jupiter

Cinquez Dog Park construction expected to start this spring in Jupiter

Construction is expected to start this spring of a new dog park at Cinquez Park. Plans for the first phase, expected to take about eight months and cost about $2.5 million, calls for the dog park, shaded areas, picnic tables, lighting, walking trails, fencing, landscaping, bicycle racks and removal of non-native plants. Future plans, which would require additional money, call for a community garden...
UPDATE: PBSO says missing 93-year-old man found safe

UPDATE: PBSO says missing 93-year-old man found safe

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says it has located Theodore Fuller. Fuller went missing last night, but has been found safe. On Sunday night, police were asking the public for help finding the 93-year-old man after he wandered away from his suburban West Palm Beach home. Theodore Frederick Fuller, who has severe dementia, had last been seen at 6:22 p.m. walking away from his home at 4373...
Burglary suspect crashes during pursuit, injuring three

Burglary suspect crashes during pursuit, injuring three

Three people were injured Sunday morning when a burglary suspect slammed into a car at an intersection in Riviera Beach. Riviera Beach police said the suspect is Bradley Kelly, Jr., 25, a homeless man who has family in Riviera Beach. Police said one of the city’s license plate readers spotted his car at the scene of a 9 a.m. burglary in the 3000 block of Avenue O. At about 10:30 a.m., officers...
JUST IN: No bond for 52-year-old accused of West Palm shooting

JUST IN: No bond for 52-year-old accused of West Palm shooting

A 52-year-old West Palm Beach woman arrested in connection with a December shooting was given no bond this morning during a hearing in front of 15th Circuit Judge Jessica Ticktin. Rosa Lee Jackson was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at about 3 a.m. Saturday. Charges listed on the booking document include homicide - murder first degree premeditated, and marijuana possession not more than 20...
Bond hearing for accused T-Mobile store crash driver rescheduled

Bond hearing for accused T-Mobile store crash driver rescheduled

A Wellington woman who is accused of driving her SUV into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs did not appear at a court hearing this morning, but is expected to see a judge Monday. Shinobia Montoria Wright, 26, was scheduled for a bond hearing Sunday, but private attorney Leonard Feuer requested the case be reset for Monday. Feuer did not want to comment about the charges against his client, which...
Lake Worth set to unveil Solar Energy Project next month

Lake Worth set to unveil Solar Energy Project next month

LAKE WORTH — The city has rescheduled the curtain raiser for its  Solar Energy Project for Feb. 28, according to City Manager Michael Bornstein. The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 11 but had to be scrapped after Hurricane Matthew’s march through Palm Beach County. The project has taken a 63-acre landfill off Washington Avenue, just a few blocks west of South Dixie Highway...
All Aboard’s Brightline train to begin tests on tracks this week

All Aboard’s Brightline train to begin tests on tracks this week

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline rail service will start testing its first passenger train this week along a 9-mile stretch of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks that runs from West Palm Beach to Lantana. But a planned quiet zone to silence train horns along the route will not be in place before the company begins testing the 489-foot-long train and its on-board systems, Brightline officials...
Rick Scott, party host, says Trump presidency ‘a new opportunity for Florida’

Rick Scott, party host, says Trump presidency ‘a new opportunity for Florida’

Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York in November and posted this selfie on his Twitter account.
Can’t find a Valentine’s Day date in Lake Worth? How about your kid?

Can’t find a Valentine’s Day date in Lake Worth? How about your kid?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but if you don’t have a date, how about getting all dressed up and spending the night with that special little someone — your son or daughter? The city’s eighth annual Daddy-Daughter & Mother-Son Date Night is scheduled for Feb. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Lake Worth Casino Ballroom, 10 South Ocean Boulevard. There’s dinner, music...
UPDATE: Jupiter Farms teen dies in dirt bike crash

UPDATE: Jupiter Farms teen dies in dirt bike crash

A 17-year-old Jupiter Farms boy died after being thrown from a dirt bike in a head-on collision just after midnight this morning. Liam Maclachlan was riding a Yamaha dirt bike south in the northbound lane of Alexander Run in Jupiter Farms when he crashed into an oncoming pickup truck, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Maclachlan was thrown from the bike to the side of the...
VIDEO: Jupiter police called to two theft calls at cellphone stores

VIDEO: Jupiter police called to two theft calls at cellphone stores

Town police are investigating two theft cases Friday night at cellphone stores near Indiantown Road and Central Boulevard. One crime happened at the Sprint store in Green Turtle Plaza on Indiantown just west of Central. The other was at the Metro PCS at the Country Corner convenience store on Central just south of Indiantown, a police dispatcher told The Palm Beach Post on Saturday. The...
NEW: Bradshaw sworn in for fourth term as Palm Beach County sheriff

NEW: Bradshaw sworn in for fourth term as Palm Beach County sheriff

Ric Bradshaw was sworn in for the fourth time Saturday morning as Palm Beach County’s sheriff, calling the post “an honor” and telling those on hand he hopes “to be your sheriff for a long time to come.” The ceremony took place at an employee picnic, and was live-streamed on the sheriff’s Facebook page. Bradshaw, 68, called the past 12 years “incredible&rdquo...
Lake Worth City Commission candidate to host fundraiser

Lake Worth City Commission candidate to host fundraiser

Herman Robinson LAKE WORTH — Herman Robinson, a long-time community organizer, is scheduled to host a fundraiser on Jan.
Rick Scott: Trump inaugural a ‘new opportunity for Florida’

Rick Scott: Trump inaugural a ‘new opportunity for Florida’

As part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the nation’s 45th president on Friday, Gov. Rick Scott and other top Florida Republicans are heading to Washington, D.C., for days of celebration. Scott is hosting a “Florida Sunshine Ball” on Wednesday night and a watch party at a restaurant along the inaugural parade route on Friday. The governor’s wife, Ann...
VIDEO: Palm Beach Gardens cellphone repair store burglarized

VIDEO: Palm Beach Gardens cellphone repair store burglarized

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is investigating an early morning break-in of an iFixYouri store in the city’s PGA Plaza. The store’s manager, who did not want to be named, said the police called at about 6 a.m. to tell him the store’s alarm went off and someone had broken in. The manager said surveillance video shows two men using a sledge hammer to break the glass...
UPDATE: High risk of rip currents at area beaches through Monday

UPDATE: High risk of rip currents at area beaches through Monday

3:20 p.m. UPDATE: There will be a high risk of rip currents off Palm Beach County beaches throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, the National Weather Service said Saturday afternoon. Winds will blow from the east through Monday, with some gusting as strong as 20 mph, helping to fuel the currents. Those heading into the Atlantic to swim or surf are urged to use beaches with lifeguards...
Jupiter Medical Center’s $87 million in donations — where’d it come from?

Jupiter Medical Center’s $87 million in donations — where’d it come from?

About $87 million — that’s more than Jupiter’s annual budget — has been donated in the past three years to Jupiter Medical Center, putting it in the same fund-raising league with other major American hospitals. “We are no longer a small hospital due to the generosity of the philanthropists that made these contributions,” said Liv Vesely, president of the JMC Foundation...
UPDATE: State drops stalking charges against Gardens man

UPDATE: State drops stalking charges against Gardens man

January 2017 UPDATE: Court records show charges against Christopher Saltzburg were dropped after he completed the terms of a pre-trial diversion program. Two counts of stalking were formally dismissed in November 2016. Original story, May 2016: A Jupiter man upset that the mother of his children left him and was seeing someone new, went through garbage, sent emails to their employers and...
NEW: Machete-wielding husband accused of sexually assaulting wife

NEW: Machete-wielding husband accused of sexually assaulting wife

When Bairon Ramirez-Lopez came home Wednesday afternoon, he heard his pregnant wife talking to another man on the phone and became enraged, believing she was having an affair, a court document states. See who was recently booked into the Palm Beach County Jail That’s when he grabbed her, pulled her into the bedroom of their home in the Westgate neighborhood west of the city and forced her to...
BREAKING: West Palm-area stabbing victim expected to survive attack

BREAKING: West Palm-area stabbing victim expected to survive attack

8:20 a.m. UPDATE: The victim in Saturday’s early-morning stabbing is expected to survive, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The unidentified man was found bleeding in the 1100 block of Osceola Drive, near Genessee Avenue, in the Westgate neighborhood west of the city limits. The sheriff’s office said it did not yet know a motive for the stabbing. Anyone who witnessed it...
Live theater producers bringing off-Broadway shows to Gardens

Live theater producers bringing off-Broadway shows to Gardens

Two producers of off-Broadway shows are bringing live theater to a Palm Beach Gardens plaza that has struggled to attract tenants in recent years. Phil Roger Roy and Dana Matthow agreed to a multi-year lease for two theaters at the former PGA Cinemax in Loehmann’s Plaza at 4076 PGA Blvd. The theaters are being converted into live production spaces. Facebook users, follow Post on Gardens for...
UPDATE: Bond set at $28,000 for accused Boynton bank robber

UPDATE: Bond set at $28,000 for accused Boynton bank robber

10:45 a.m. Saturday UPDATE: A Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge on Saturday morning ordered that the man accused of robbing a Boynton Beach bank Friday night be held on a $28,000 bond. Dale Espinoza of Riviera Beach is facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, reckless display of a firearm and grand theft. The 37-year-old was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail just after midnight...
BREAKING: Worker dies after fall from Wellington village hall roof

BREAKING: Worker dies after fall from Wellington village hall roof

A maintenance worker died Friday at Village Hall when he slipped and fell while power-washing the building’s roof, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Thomas Hollihan, 57, of Loxahatchee stepped out of a lift basket to get to an area that was difficult to reach, the sheriff’s office said. A witness saw him slip and fall 30 feet from the roof. The incident happened shortly...
Court stays trial of Kimberly Lucas in Jupiter tot’s drowning

Court stays trial of Kimberly Lucas in Jupiter tot’s drowning

With myriad questions swirling around Florida’s capital punishment law, the 4th District Court of Appeal has stayed the upcoming trial of Kimberly Lucas, who could be sentenced to death if convicted of drowning her former Jupiter partner’s 2-year-old daughter and trying to kill her 10-year-old son. The Florida Attorney General’s Office asked the appeals court to delay the Jan. 26...
UPDATE: T-Mobile crash driver still in hospital; couldn’t appear in court

UPDATE: T-Mobile crash driver still in hospital; couldn’t appear in court

A Wellington woman who told police she was having a “bad day” allegedly went on a rampage Thursday at a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, according to an arrest report. Shinobia Montoria Wright is accused of driving her SUV into the store, smashing glass displays with a squeegee and then attacking a store employee. Wright, 26, is facing charges of aggravated battery, battery, burglary...
Jury fails to reach a verdict in trial of 15-year-old in fatal Boca crash

Jury fails to reach a verdict in trial of 15-year-old in fatal Boca crash

A Palm Beach County jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict Friday in the case of a Deerfield Beach teen charged with vehicular homicide, fleeing and eluding and driving without a license in a November 2015 Boca Raton crash that killed a 46-year-old mother of two. Circuit Judge Charles Burton declared a mistrial Friday for Wesley Brown, who was just 15 when prosecutors say he sped a...
Prosecutors content with local jury to try Dalia Dippolito a 3rd time

Prosecutors content with local jury to try Dalia Dippolito a 3rd time

Prosecutors will not take the unprecedented step of asking a judge for a change of venue in the upcoming third trial of Dalia Dippolito. The news comes just days after Dippolito’s lawyers said they would like to keep the 34-year-old’s trial in Palm Beach County, the same position prosecutors took last month before a hopelessly split jury couldn’t decide if Dippolito was guilty...
Palm Beach County Attorney: lifeguards package must go back to talks

Palm Beach County Attorney: lifeguards package must go back to talks

A Palm Beach County Commission package of improved pay and benefits for lifeguards, which failed Tuesday in a 3-3 tie, won’t come back to the commission, at least not right away, County Attorney Denise Nieman has told commissioners. State law, Nieman wrote Friday, requires that the issue go back to County Administrator Verdenia Baker for a new round of bargaining. “To be clear, this item...
Despite pill mill arrest, doctor free to get into drug rehab business

Despite pill mill arrest, doctor free to get into drug rehab business

When investigators with the Florida Department of Health and Broward County Sheriff’s Office descended on a Pompano Beach pain clinic in 2012 to search for evidence of crime, Dr. Donald Willems was ready to talk. The osteopathic physician admitted to signing blank prescriptions for powerful painkillers such as oxycodone. He admitted to letting a clinic manager fill them out, for patients he...
Report: Delray man drank alcohol for 8 hours before fatal hit-and-run

Report: Delray man drank alcohol for 8 hours before fatal hit-and-run

A Delray Beach man accused of killing a Broward County bicyclist during a hit-and-run crash New Year’s Day was drinking for about eight hours before the incident took place, according to an arrest report. Philip George Varsam, 28, was being held at the Broward County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and is facing two hit-and-run charges including failure to remain at a crash involving death. »...
Birds flock to new spring training ballpark in West Palm Beach

Birds flock to new spring training ballpark in West Palm Beach

The St. Louis Cardinals won’t be the only birds visiting The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches this spring. Chances are baseball fans attending Houston Astros and Washington Nationals games at the $148 million spring training complex south of 45th Street in West Palm Beach will see plenty of crows, too. And common grackles and seagulls and perhaps even great egrets, great blue heron and bald...
At the fair, popular old-time photo booth has special meaning

At the fair, popular old-time photo booth has special meaning

April Stewart took pictures of a 6-foot-5, 18-year-old and his family in western garb at their South Florida Fair old-time photo booth on opening day Friday. What’s so special about that? Well, she’s been doing it every year since he was a 2-year-old toddler. Read: Palm Beach Post’s full coverage of the fair — videos, photos, stories Stewart and her family have always manned...
While U.S. traffic deaths rise, is Palm Beach County on decline?

While U.S. traffic deaths rise, is Palm Beach County on decline?

It appears a deadly trend on U.S. roads is continuing — but it may not extend to Palm Beach County. Traffic deaths rose nationwide in the first nine months of 2016, after an already historic rise the year before, according to early estimates released Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, early estimates indicate fatalities may actually be down for Palm Beach...
Deputy wants his pets back after seizure to pay $22 million judgment

Deputy wants his pets back after seizure to pay $22 million judgment

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Sgt. Adams Lin didn’t just lose his car and furniture last week when his personal belongings were seized to pay a West Palm Beach man he shot, leaving him paralyzed. He lost his two dogs, his cat and an aquarium filled with fish. In court papers filed Thursday, Lin asked a federal magistrate to order the return of his pets and other belongings before they are...
Cerabino: When it comes to barnyard news, here’s your goat-to guy

Cerabino: When it comes to barnyard news, here’s your goat-to guy

I thought I had a worthy piece of goat news, so I called Jonny Waldman. If you have goat news, Waldman’s your guy. For more than five years, the 38-year-old man from Boulder, Colorado, has been diligently collecting and writing a monthly roundup of news about goats, something he calls “Major Goat News.” “I’m a goat watchdog,” Waldman told me. “Somebody&rsquo...
Video: Massive gator spotted at Florida reserve

Video: Massive gator spotted at Florida reserve

The police department in Lakeland posted a video to Facebook Monday morning showing a giant gator taking a stroll at a nature reserve.  In the video you can see the massive reptile calmly crossing a grass pathway before it walks back into a sea of bushes.  The gator doesn’t seem to flinch as four people with cameras film his appearance.  The Lakeland Police Department said in...
NEW: Man wanted in fatal PBC crash held without bail in Pennsylvania

NEW: Man wanted in fatal PBC crash held without bail in Pennsylvania

A man wanted in Palm Beach County on a felony charge was held without bail on Friday in a Pennsylvania courthouse. Zane Smith, 42, initially faced $10,000 bail in Easton, Penn., on theft charges in a December arrest.  Police later learned that Smith had an arrest warrant issued by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on a charge involving a fatal crash, Lehigh Valley Live reports...
Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Remember the iconic muscle car driven by Burt Reynolds in the kitchy yet classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? Who wouldn't want to own a Trans-Am just like it? Bidders will get their chance Friday at an auction in Arizona, MSN Autos reports.  A listing for the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale shows a Pro-Touring Firebird owned by Reynolds and built by Restore a Muscle Car...
School social media director fired after correcting student's misspelled tweet

School social media director fired after correcting student's misspelled tweet

Katie Nash was managing the Twitter feed for the Frederick County Public Schools. On Jan. 5, one student tweeted to the school’s account, @FCPSMaryland, asking to close schools “tammarow.” The tweet drew more than 1,000 retweets and likes and even earned a hashtag, #KatiefromFCPS, according to the News-Post.  Nash and the student exchanged other tweets and the student insisted...
Photos: Ailing worker rescued from top of Gardens water tower

Photos: Ailing worker rescued from top of Gardens water tower

An ailing Seacoast Utilities maintenance worker was taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after being rescued from atop the company’s water tower. The man had a medical emergency while working inside the tower silo and was unable to get down on his own, said Deputy Chief Shon Broedell, spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. Crews from Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue and Palm Beach County...
Tuna, star of the Amazing Acro-Cats, dies of cancer

Tuna, star of the Amazing Acro-Cats, dies of cancer

The cowbell won't sound quite the same now that Tuna, the star of the Amazing Acro-Cats cat circus, has died.Happy Cats Haven posted the news Friday on its Facebook page: "To all our fans of Tuna and The Rock Cats and the Amazing Acro-Cats, it's with many tears that we let you know that Samantha Martin's star kitty Tuna crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday from cancer." Tuna had recently...
Report: Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration concert

Report: Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration concert

Holliday retweeted The Wrap's report on her Twitter account.In a letter addressed to "my beloved LGBT community," Holliday explained why she initially accepted the invitation to perform at the inauguration, saying she wanted to perform for the people, not for Trump. But after a vocal backlash, Holliday has decided not to perform.  According to The Associated Press, Holliday was referred...
Wellington woman having ‘bad day’ drives SUV into T-Mobile store

Wellington woman having ‘bad day’ drives SUV into T-Mobile store

Staff writer Alexandra Seltzer contributed to this story. A Wellington woman who told police she was having a “bad day” allegedly went on a rampage Thursday at a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, according to an arrest report. Shinobia Montoria Wright, 26, is accused of driving her SUV into the store, smashing glass displays with a squeegee and then attacking a store employee. Wright is...
Machete-wielding Florida man accused of sexually assaulting wife

Machete-wielding Florida man accused of sexually assaulting wife

When Bairon Ramirez-Lopez came home Wednesday afternoon, he heard his pregnant wife talking to another man on the phone and became enraged, believing she was having an affair, a court document states. That’s when he grabbed her, pulled her into the bedroom of their home and forced her to have sex, according to an affidavit by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. He now stands...
NEW: West Palm woman, 52, confesses to December shooting

NEW: West Palm woman, 52, confesses to December shooting

City police arrested a 52-year-old West Palm Beach woman overnight in connection to a December shooting. Rosa Lee Jackson was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at about 3 a.m. on a charge of attempted homicide. Download our PostNOW app for the latest Breaking News. Jackson is accused of shooting a woman once in the back in the 600 block of 48th Street. She was arrested near that location, police...
What to see when West Palm’s new spring training ballpark opens

What to see when West Palm’s new spring training ballpark opens

Ballpark of the Palm Beaches opens to the public in a month. For city officials, the major league baseball complex off Haverhill Road brings big league teams for the first time since 1997 when the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos played their final games at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium. It will fill thousands of hotel rooms and restaurant seats, not to mention filling ballpark seats with tourists...
Jack Daniel’s introduces coffee product

Jack Daniel’s introduces coffee product

Millions of people sip Jack Daniel's. Now, the makers of the Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey product want you to sip in the morning. But not whiskey — coffee. The Lynchburg, Tennessee, distillery announced a partnership with World of Coffee to release Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee. On its website, Jack Daniel’s notes that the coffee will be available in an 8.8-ounce collectible...
Cat survives being tied up, burned with gasoline in Indiana cornfield

Cat survives being tied up, burned with gasoline in Indiana cornfield

Police have made an arrest after the discovery of a female cat found burned and tied up in a cornfield in Lafayette, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County Indiana said on its Facebook page Thursday that on Wednesday night, the cat was found tied up with rope, doused in gasoline and set on fire.   WXIN reported that animal welfare workers think the...
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