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Nicole Simpson’s ex-boyfriend: ‘I felt so guilty, that he had beaten her, because of me…’

When Keith Zlomsowitch saw the blonde across the Aspen ski slopes in the early winter of 1992, “I turned to my friend and said, ‘That’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen,’” he remembers. Before long, he’d made his way over to chat her up, and that night he had dinner with her and her young kids and the friend with whom they were staying. As he got...
Commuters, not tourists, key to Brightline as Orlando pushed to 2020

Commuters, not tourists, key to Brightline as Orlando pushed to 2020

When the first Brightline trains leave the station this summer, expect more commuters than vacationers to fill the seats. All Aboard Florida’s Brightline is on the verge of launching its passenger train service between West Palm Beach and Miami on Henry Flagler’s historic railroad corridor, but officials say it could be three years before the company starts shuttling passengers north...
16-year sentence follows emotional, grueling Dalia Dippolito hearing

16-year sentence follows emotional, grueling Dalia Dippolito hearing

Unless a second round of appeals in her case proves as fruitful as the first, Dalia Dippolito’s infant son could be well into his teens by the time his mother gets out of prison for the 2009 plot to kill her now ex-husband, Michael. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley sentenced the 34-year-old former Boynton Beach newlywed to 16 years in prison for solicitation to commit first-degree...
NEW: West Palm detective featured on ‘Cold Justice’ TV show Saturday

NEW: West Palm detective featured on ‘Cold Justice’ TV show Saturday

Over his nearly two decades with the West Palm Beach Police Department, Detective Aaron Sam has investigated more than 200 deaths and homicides, with his share of unsolved ones. He remembers one he and others feared wouldn’t be solved: It took nearly four years, local, state and federal agencies and patience for an arrest. Two fatal shootings ended up connected to two more in the span of three...
BREAKING: West Palm man gets life in prison for sex trafficking

BREAKING: West Palm man gets life in prison for sex trafficking

A former government contractor with ties to West Palm Beach was sentenced to life in prison Friday on a convictions for sex trafficking and child exploitation while he worked at a U.S. military base in Honduras. Christopher Rennie Glenn was sentenced during an appearance before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. He was convicted in March following a month-long trial in Miami. He was already serving...
Remember that yucky algae bloom last year? It’s back, and in Lake O

Remember that yucky algae bloom last year? It’s back, and in Lake O

A large algae bloom is growing on Lake Okeechobee with recent rains and high temperatures adding to the spread. Tests are still being conducted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to determine whether the algae is toxic, but it is not an immediate threat to the St. Lucie or Caloosahatchee estuaries because no lake water is being discharged at this time. The bloom was first identified...
NEW: Florida man tells deputies ‘Dr. Rosa Parks’ prescribed medication

NEW: Florida man tells deputies ‘Dr. Rosa Parks’ prescribed medication

During a traffic stop last weekend, Frankie Santos attempted to explain why pills were found in his car, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. He reportedly told deputies he was being treated for a medical condition and prescribed medication by “Dr. Rosa Parks” in West Palm Beach. His explanation was not convincing as deputies ultimately arrested him for possession of a controlled...
NEW: Firefighter accused of stalking, threatening ex-girlfriend’s pal

NEW: Firefighter accused of stalking, threatening ex-girlfriend’s pal

A Riviera Beach firefighter Friday found himself in jail for the second time this year after being accused of threatening to kill a friend of his ex-girlfriend and creating a fake Facebook profile for a member of that man’s family, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Ivan Chong was arrested on Thursday night for one count of aggravated stalking, a sheriff’s report said....
BREAKING NEWS: Dalia Dippolito sentenced to 16 years in prison

BREAKING NEWS: Dalia Dippolito sentenced to 16 years in prison

Dalia Dippolito, the 34-year-old former Boynton Beach newlywed convicted for a second time in the 2009 murder plot to kill her husband, will spend the next 16 years of her life in prison. With his sentence, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied prosecutors’ request for him to exceed the 20-year sentence that Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath previously gave Dippolito in 2011 and rejected...
JUST IN: Man killed in hit-and-run was in crash earlier that night

JUST IN: Man killed in hit-and-run was in crash earlier that night

A West Palm Beach man who was killed in a June 30 hit-and-run crash had been in a single-vehicle wreck a few hours before the collision that ended his life, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Corey Justice, 27, had crashed his Toyota truck at Lake Worth Road and Boutwell Road late on June 29, sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said. He and a woman riding with him were taken to...
New fitness gym opening in Lake Worth

New fitness gym opening in Lake Worth

LAKE WORTH — Five Star Fitness and Wellness Center is opening a new location in the city Monday. The business has been operating in Boynton Beach the past five years, but will be moving to Lake Worth on 7435 S. Military Trail with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. The center is owned by Ricardo Ranglin, a Lake Worth resident. Five Star Fitness is a personal fitness gym...
Woman used dating site to bilk Florida man out of $300,000, police say

Woman used dating site to bilk Florida man out of $300,000, police say

A Florida man was looking for companionship, but now he’s a lot lighter in the wallet after being tricked out of $300,000, police said.   An 85-year-old Pembroke Pines man started dating Nancy Guy, 45, after meeting her on a dating site. Guy claimed to be a dress maker who needed money, according to the Miami Herald.  <div></div><br><div id="fb-root"...
LATEST: Plane that crashed in Everglades owned by Lake Worth man

LATEST: Plane that crashed in Everglades owned by Lake Worth man

A small aircraft that crash-landed in the Everglades Thursday is registered to a company in Lake Worth, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. A Cessna 152 aircraft with two unidentified people on board landed on a levee about 6 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said. The aircraft skidded and flipped over into the Everglades. According...
NEW: Crash on Southern Boulevard overpass halts traffic in West Palm

NEW: Crash on Southern Boulevard overpass halts traffic in West Palm

A vehicle crash stopped traffic Friday afternoon on an overpass near Southern Boulevard and South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach police said. The crash took place at about 2 p.m. It was not immediately known anyone was taken to a hospital, city police said. Police closed the overpass to clear the crash scene and were redirecting traffic.
Boynton leaders agree: Condos are out, luxury apartments are in

Boynton leaders agree: Condos are out, luxury apartments are in

The builder of a development going up on the city’s west end may not be able to quench Boynton Beach’s need for homes people can buy, but promised that the apartment complexes it will build instead will be luxurious and half as dense, putting less strain on city roads and services. With that promise in hand, the city commission this past week agreed in a 4-1...
JUST IN: Florida teens caught trying to rob same online seller twice

JUST IN: Florida teens caught trying to rob same online seller twice

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested this week after they allegedly tried to use an online marketplace to rob a man twice, Boynton Beach police said. Police arrested the boys Wednesday after arranging what they thought was a meeting to purchase a cellphone that was being sold through the website OfferUp. The Palm Beach Post is not identifying the teens because they have not been charged as adults. See...
LATEST: West Palm police seek man, 70, missing since Tuesday

LATEST: West Palm police seek man, 70, missing since Tuesday

City police are searching for a missing 70-year-old who could suffer a medical emergency if he fails to take his prescribed medication. James Howard Magee was last seen Tuesday by a neighbor, the West Palm Beach Police Department said. He left his home on 11th Street, just south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, without his medication. Anyone with information about Magee is encouraged to contact the...
Trump shake-up: Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci both have Palm Beach County ties

Trump shake-up: Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci both have Palm Beach County ties

Sean Spicer, left, and Anthony Scaramucci Sean Spicer resigned as President Donald Trump‘s communications director, reportedly because he disagreed with Trump  naming Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Like part-time Palm Beacher Trump, both Spicer and Scaramucci have Palm Beach County connections. Spicer worked for...
Lake Worth city employee dies Thursday night

Lake Worth city employee dies Thursday night

LAKE WORTH — Maxime Ducoste, the city’s assistant director of planning and preservation, died after a short illness Thursday evening, the city said. Ducoste was at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach surrounded by close family and friends. He played a key role in the city’s community sustainability department, the city said. Information regarding services...
Spicer, Scaramucci have Palm Beach County connections

Spicer, Scaramucci have Palm Beach County connections

Of course the key players in Friday’s White House personnel shake-up have Palm Beach County connections. President and part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump tapped financier Anthony Scaramucci to be White House communications director Friday, triggering the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. Scaramucci and a colleague opened an office of New York-based SkyBridge Capital in Palm...
Boxer guilty of 2015 murder of MMA fighter in Palm Beach Shores

Boxer guilty of 2015 murder of MMA fighter in Palm Beach Shores

It took a Palm Beach County jury less than three hours Friday to convict Darrell Telisme of first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter Stan Stanisclasse. The jury of 12 began deliberating about 9 a.m. Friday and returned the verdict about noon. The case began Wednesday and ended after Telisme took the stand in his own defense on Thursday. He was the...
BREAKING: Suspect named in Mangonia Park murder of convicted killer

BREAKING: Suspect named in Mangonia Park murder of convicted killer

A Loxahatchee man has been linked to the February killing of Gilbert Stokes, according to Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities. Douglas Mackey, 53, is in the Martin County Jail on unrelated drug charges, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities said Friday that he was involved the Feb. 24 death of the Belle Glade man. Details of his involvement were not immediately available....
Great American Eclipse: Economic boon or bust for towns in path?

Great American Eclipse: Economic boon or bust for towns in path?

The tiny town of Herculaneum, Mo., canceled the Fourth of July this year. It’s saving its celebrations for the Super Bowl of celestial events — a total solar eclipse that will turn the Mississippi River-hugging burg of 4,000 dark for a full two minutes, 32 seconds on Aug. 21. Scores of cities from Oregon to South Carolina are planted in the 70-mile wide path of totality...
NEW: One missing Tequesta teen’s family will sue the other for damages

NEW: One missing Tequesta teen’s family will sue the other for damages

The family of Perry Cohen, one of the two Tequesta teenagers lost at sea in 2015, said Friday it will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the family of the other teen in state court. The announcement, set to be made on the entrance to the Palm Beach County Courthouse, will come just days before the two-year anniversary of the boys’ disappearance. “This lawsuit is about truth, accountability...
NEW: PBSO deputy pleads not guilty to slew of child porn charges

NEW: PBSO deputy pleads not guilty to slew of child porn charges

The Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy arrested on 30 counts of possessing child pornography has pleaded not guilty to the charges, court records show. Adam Godbey, 38, was arrested last month after authorities found sexually explicit pictures and videos of children on his laptop and cellphone. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday, records show. West Palm Beach police seized multiple...
JUST IN: PBSO says man vandalized car dealership after crashing car

JUST IN: PBSO says man vandalized car dealership after crashing car

A Lake Park man is accused of vandalizing a suburban West Palm Beach car dealership after seizing control of a car and crashing it, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Willie O’Neal Jr. stripped to his boxer briefs and said someone wanted to kill him after he broke windows and sprayed a fire extinguisher all around the Arrigo Dodge Chrysler dealership on Okeechobee Boulevard between...
Conservative guerilla videographer James O’Keefe heading to Palm Beach County

Conservative guerilla videographer James O’Keefe heading to Palm Beach County

Guerilla videographer James O’Keefe will headline the Palm Beach County GOP’s annual Lobsterfest next month. Conservative activist James O’Keefe — whose Project Veritas Action has released controversial undercover videos targeting CNN, the  Hillary Clinton campaign and the liberal group ACORN — will keynote the...
Negron: Need- and merit-based aid boosted for Florida college students

Negron: Need- and merit-based aid boosted for Florida college students

Despite the governor’s veto of a wide-ranging higher-education policy bill, Senate President Joe Negron said Wednesday that many of the initiatives embedded in the legislation, including an expansion of Bright Futures scholarships, will still benefit state university and college students as fall terms begin next month. In a memo to senators, Negron, R-Stuart, said a major benefit will be a &ldquo...
Scott files defense for outgoing appointment of Supreme Court justices

Scott files defense for outgoing appointment of Supreme Court justices

Dismissing concerns of a constitutional crisis, lawyers for Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a petition that seeks to bar Scott from appointing three new justices on his last day in office. In a 38-page reply to a filing last month by a pair of voting rights organizations, Scott’s office said the League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause jumped...
BREAKING: Motorcyclist, 67, killed in Acreage wreck

BREAKING: Motorcyclist, 67, killed in Acreage wreck

A 67-year-old motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. John Butrico was heading west along Key Lime Boulevard on a 2015 Honda motorcycle at about 10:30 Thursday morning, the sheriff’s office said. He crashed with a 2005 Lincoln Town Car heading north on Hall Boulevard as they went through the intersection. See who&rsquo...
JUST IN: Child calls 911 to tell PBSO man had hit, choked woman

JUST IN: Child calls 911 to tell PBSO man had hit, choked woman

Even after threats of being hit, a 14-year-old child called 911 to say a man was punching and choking a woman, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Following the 911 call, Edvin Lopez, 33 of Greenacres was arrested Saturday on multiple charges, among them domestic battery and child abuse, according to the affidavit showing probable cause for hsi arrest. After a judge set his bond at...
Free of basketball-sized tumor, Lissa the Rhino is a cancer survivor

Free of basketball-sized tumor, Lissa the Rhino is a cancer survivor

Lissa doesn’t need a bright ribbon to designate her a cancer survivor, she’s a rhino after all. Where would she put it? Instead it is what’s absent on Lissa that attests to her battle – unlike her herdmates, Lissa is missing the pointy protuberance that should sit at the end of her snout. Her horn is but a stump. Four years ago, Lissa went under the knife – and hand...
After shooting, ‘Stop the Violence’ basketball tournament in Delray

After shooting, ‘Stop the Violence’ basketball tournament in Delray

Residents of southern Palm Beach County and police officers will gather in Delray Beach on Saturday for a basketball tournament aimed at discouraging gun violence, a timely conversation given a fatal shooting Tuesday night. This is the second year of the “Stop the Violence” tournament, in which men from Delray Beach and Boynton Beach face off on the community’s courts with police...
New 59 single-family home community coming to Lake Worth

New 59 single-family home community coming to Lake Worth

The 12-acre site on 19th Avenue North in Lake Worth has been vacant for years, a giant dumping ground no one enjoys. But that’s about to change as Meritage Homes plans to build a 59 single-home family subdivision, with units expected to cost from the low-to-mid $300,000s to $400,000. “It’s exciting to have a single family home project east of I-95,” Mark Rickards, a land planner...
LATEST: ‘Million Dollar Ho’ arrested in Fort Pierce for prostitution

LATEST: ‘Million Dollar Ho’ arrested in Fort Pierce for prostitution

A Fort Pierce woman who introduced herself to an undercover officer as the “Million Dollar Ho” was arrested Tuesday night, according to an arrest report. Debra Thomes, 49, approached a Fort Pierce police officer who was sitting in an unmarked car in a parking lot at North 13th Street and Avenue D and asked if he wanted a “date,” the report said. Thomes then got into the car...
NEW: Palm Beach Gardens police release names in fatal crash

NEW: Palm Beach Gardens police release names in fatal crash

City police have released the name of the 78-year-old woman killed in a crash near Interstate 95 Tuesday afternoon in Palm Beach Gardens. Marilyn Simundson-Olson of unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens was pronounced dead at the intersection of Military Trail and Kyoto Gardens Drive at 1 p.m. Police said 23-year-old Taylor Heinz drove through a red light in a 2012 Ford Explorer headed north on Military...
In Gardens, more money for police, fire — how much will taxes increase?

In Gardens, more money for police, fire — how much will taxes increase?

Palm Beach Gardens will collect more in taxes this year and use the money to keep up with growth, primarily out west. RELATED: New construction helps fuel property value bump in Palm Beach County The city plans to hire eight more police officers, bringing the force to 120, and two fire code officers. Much of the future growth is concentrated on western Northlake Boulevard. Officials have approved...
NEW: Charges dropped against Matt Elam, former Dwyer, UF football star

NEW: Charges dropped against Matt Elam, former Dwyer, UF football star

Charges have been dropped against Matt Elam, the former Dwyer High and University of Florida football star, according to Palm Beach County court records. Elam, 25, was arrested in May on charges of grand theft and domestic battery after an incident with his girlfriend in Delray Beach. On June 20 the State Attorney’s Office said it has “insufficient evidence” to charge the former...

SFWMD chief Antonacci picked to lead Enterprise Florida

Described by Gov. Rick Scott as someone who can “get deals done,” South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Pete Antonacci has been tapped as the next leader of the business-recruitment agency Enterprise Florida. Enterprise Florida’s executive committee Wednesday unanimously approved a recommendation by agency Vice Chairman Stan Connally to offer the president and...
NEW: Florida doesn’t have much choice in saying no to O.J. Simpson return

NEW: Florida doesn’t have much choice in saying no to O.J. Simpson return

Florida corrections officials are preparing for the potential return of Nevada parolee O.J. Simpson. “We are aware of his potential relocation to Florida,” Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Michelle Glady said Thursday. “Pursuant to the Interstate Commission on Adult Offender Supervision, if Nevada’s request meets all criteria, Florida must accept...
Social Security plans percolating: Deutch says up tax on higher income

Social Security plans percolating: Deutch says up tax on higher income

With Social Security facing solvency problems in less than 20 years, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, has reintroduced his bill to extend the life of the program by hitting higher-income earners with a payroll tax increase. Don’t expect Deutch’s plan to get anywhere in the Republican-controlled House. His similar bill in the last Congress never got a hearing, and the chairman of the...
What Florida says about O.J. Simpson’s potential return

What Florida says about O.J. Simpson’s potential return

A CNN image of O.J. Simpson at his Nevada parole hearing. O.J. Simpson was granted parole by a Nevada board today, paving the way for his possible return to Florida. Simpson lived in Kendall after he was acquitted of murder charges for the 1994 deaths of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman. He was jailed on armed robbery charges in Nevada...
NEW: Man accused of sexual battery on girl after baby shows DNA match

NEW: Man accused of sexual battery on girl after baby shows DNA match

A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl after DNA evidence linked him to her child, city police said. George Simms Jr. was charged for one count of sexual battery and taken into custody in Delray Beach by members of the U.S. Marshals South Regional Fugitive Task Force, said the Boynton Beach Police Department. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. See...
Trump’s 2008 mansion sale to Russian is part of investigation: report

Trump’s 2008 mansion sale to Russian is part of investigation: report

President Donald Trump’s2008 sale of a Palm Beach mansion to a Russian oligarch is now part of the investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. Mueller’s team has expanded its investigation to include business transactions conducted by Trump and some of his “associates,” including his former campaign manager...
Boxer takes stand in own defense in trial for slaying of MMA fighter

Boxer takes stand in own defense in trial for slaying of MMA fighter

The image of mixed martial arts champion Stan Stanisclasse’s bloody, lifeless body on the floor of his Palm Beach Shores apartment had been on a projector screen at least twice this week before Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Reid Scott showed it to jurors again during closing arguments of Darrell Telisme’s first-degree murder trial. Still, there was something about seeing her...
NEW: Wellington man who injured deputy in crash out of jail

NEW: Wellington man who injured deputy in crash out of jail

A Wellington man accused of rear-ending a Palm Beach County sheriff’s patrol car at more than 100 mph and seriously injuring a deputy was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday after posting a $20,000 bond. Alexander Kokulak, 21, is facing charges of DUI with serious bodily injury and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach...
Baker Co. commissioner reaches out to McKinlay on opioids

Baker Co. commissioner reaches out to McKinlay on opioids

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay Baker County Commissioner Cathy Rhoden reached out to Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay for tips on how to start an opioids task force, an email exchange between the two commissioners shows. “Our county, Baker County, is heavy into meth addiction and now we are seeing heroin move in,” Rhoden wrote to...
Mast rips media in roundtable discussion

Mast rips media in roundtable discussion

Rep. Brian Mast Forget Russia. Forget WikiLeaks and its document dumps. Forget, even, all of those undocumented residents who, according to President Donald Trump, voted illegally and cost him the popular vote. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, said the press was “the greatest saboteur” in the 2016 election. Mast, whose district includes northern...
JUST IN: Jupiter water main break repaired, streets set to open

JUST IN: Jupiter water main break repaired, streets set to open

5:30 P.M. UPDATE: A water main break that shut down the intersection of Toney Penna Drive and Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter has been repaired, according to the town’s Facebook page. The streets are expected to reopen Thursday night. ORIGINAL STORY: A water main break Thursday closed the intersection of Toney Penna Drive and Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, the town’s utilities department said...
Trump touts ‘America first,’ until he needs cheap labor at Mar-a-Lago

Trump touts ‘America first,’ until he needs cheap labor at Mar-a-Lago

In case you haven’t noticed, our governor, Rick Scott, is obsessed with jobs. He loves talking about his devotion to putting people to work in Florida. “I travel the state every day and I can say the most important thing we can do is give people a job,” Scott said earlier this year in South Florida while on one of his “job tours” of the state. When Scott isn’t job-touring...
NEW: 3 children, 2 adults displaced after fire in Belle Glade

NEW: 3 children, 2 adults displaced after fire in Belle Glade

Three children and two adults were displaced after a fire in Belle Glade Friday evening, according the American Red Cross of Greater Palm Beach and Martin counties. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews were called to an apartment fire on the 500 block of 8th Street, just west of South Main Street and south of Doctor M.L.K Boulevard. When they arrived, firefighters saw smoke coming from one of the apartments...
Two years after Tequesta teens go missing, parents battling in court

Two years after Tequesta teens go missing, parents battling in court

The families of two Tequesta teenagers lost at sea in 2015 will mark Monday’s two-year anniversary of their disappearance by preparing to face each other in court. The mother of Perry Cohen filed a lawsuit Friday against four members of Austin Stephanos’ family, alleging that negligence led to the death of her son. Cohen and Stephanos, both 14, were last seen July 24, 2015, motoring a...
How to improve West Palm’s municipal golf course? Ideas, but no answers

How to improve West Palm’s municipal golf course? Ideas, but no answers

And the winner is…? Nobody. City commissioners Tuesday heard 90 minutes of presentations by three firms that would rework West Palm’s venerable but downtrodden municipal golf course. When the panel voted which one to select for negotiations, two tied for first. The board members then decided they weren’t impressed with any of the proposals, though. The outcome: The city will talk...
Cops: Mom out 'clubbing' left daughter, 11, to ask neighbors for food

Cops: Mom out 'clubbing' left daughter, 11, to ask neighbors for food

Meara Fisher said didn’t want to call the cops at first when her neighbor’s 11-year-old daughter came to her apartment in Marietta, Georgia, and asked for food. She said didn’t want to make a bad situation worse. So Fisher said she instead made the girl all she had: toast and noodles. The girl said her mother, Deborah Ann Oats, was out clubbing, but would be back in 15 minutes...
LOOK: Florida woman’s dog so malnourished that its ribs, spine showing 

LOOK: Florida woman’s dog so malnourished that its ribs, spine showing 

A Florida woman’s dog was so malnourished one could count its ribs and see its spinal column. The woman tried to cover up her abuse and neglect of the animal by having her friend report the dog as an unknown stray, but a microchip revealed the 4-year-old pup belonged to Brittany Osborne, of Sarasota, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. <div></div><...
Florida woman stole $80K from boyfriend’s mother healing from leg amputation

Florida woman stole $80K from boyfriend’s mother healing from leg amputation

A woman in Sarasota County allegedly stole more than $82,000 from her deceased boyfriend’s mother who was recovering from a leg amputation, deputies say.  The 73-year-old mother granted Carrie Stanfield, 36, the power of attorney to attend civil hearings  over a settlement check of $96,000 following the death of her son, the Herald Tribune reports. The Sarasota County Sheriff&rsquo...
Sean Spicer resigns, Sarah Huckabee Sanders named next White House press secretary

Sean Spicer resigns, Sarah Huckabee Sanders named next White House press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned from his post Friday morning, six months and one day after taking the position. In a message posted to Twitter Friday afternoon, Spicer said he will continue to serve as press secretary through August. “It's been an honor (and) a privilege to serve (President Donald Trump and) this amazing country,” he wrote. Deputy White House press secretary...
Plans for 16-foot, 10-ton underwater replica of Jupiter Lighthouse

Plans for 16-foot, 10-ton underwater replica of Jupiter Lighthouse

A Jupiter-based nonprofit organization is planning to build an underwater 16-foot, 10-ton replica of the Jupiter Lighthouse and donate it to the county as part of the group’s efforts to help marine life by creating artificial reefs in the area. The lighthouse will be in 55 feet of water and more than a mile northeast of the Jupiter Inlet along with 100 other four-ton artificial reefs and a 250-ton...
NEW: Florida deputy fired after taking naked pictures on duty, report says

NEW: Florida deputy fired after taking naked pictures on duty, report says

An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy who was fired on Wednesday reportedly took photos of himself partially naked while on duty at the county courthouse.  Sheriff’s Lt. Macen LeVan, an 18-year veteran recently assigned to the county courthouse, allegedly took 125 inappropriate photos with his agency cell phone, a sheriff’s office spokesman said to TC Palm.  Internal...
What were they like? Coach recalls Venus, Serena’s youth in Delray

What were they like? Coach recalls Venus, Serena’s youth in Delray

From the streets of Compton to the courts of Wimbledon. That’s how most people tell the story of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. But that leaves out one important stop: The formative tween years the sisters spent on the pothole-covered hard courts at Pompey Park, honing their staggering fusion of speed and strength in Delray Beach before they went pro. How did two girls from...
JUST IN: Florida woman, 93, attacked in ‘disturbing’ carjacking 

JUST IN: Florida woman, 93, attacked in ‘disturbing’ carjacking 

A 93-year-old Florida woman was knocked to the ground and dragged about 20 feet after two men carjacked her vehicle, authorities said.  Maraquita Steinmetz, of DeLand, was in the St. Peter’s Catholic church parking lot when Darius Matthews, 20, and David Leo Perkins III, 21, allegedly attacked her, according to the police report.  “It’s disturbing on a lot of levels,&rdquo...
NEW: Florida mom allegedly kept mass quantities of drugs in 5-year-old’s room

NEW: Florida mom allegedly kept mass quantities of drugs in 5-year-old’s room

A Florida mom, who allegedly dealt drugs out of her house, was also storing lots of painkillers and marijuana in her 5-year-old son’s bedroom.  Flagler County deputies arrived at Yuumi Obama’s Palm Coast house early Thursday morning with a search warrant and found “200 painkillers, 300-plus grams of marijuana and several thousand dollars in cash” in the child&rsquo...
Youth in Wellington to help teach residents about trash pickup

Youth in Wellington to help teach residents about trash pickup

Wellington is going door-to-door to remind residents about when they should be putting their trash out each week and the village is getting youngsters involved. Over the next few weeks, youth volunteers will be heading into neighborhoods to put a hanger on their doors detailing the trash pickup schedule.  
NEW: Florida teacher accused of unlawful sex with student in classroom closet 

NEW: Florida teacher accused of unlawful sex with student in classroom closet 

A Florida high school band teacher was arrested on five counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor after the teen told the school principal the two had sexual contact in a closet on school grounds, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.   The teacher, Jon North, of Lake County, admitted to having a text relationship with the student -- reported to be 16 or 17 -- that turned...
Florida man live streams his ‘crash parade’ while recklessly driving down beach

Florida man live streams his ‘crash parade’ while recklessly driving down beach

A Florida man recklessly drove down the beach from Clearwater to Caladesi Island while streaming the spectacle live on Facebook.  Ryan Stiles, 27, plowed down beach chairs and umbrellas as he yelled, “crash parade.” Luckily no one was injured, according to the Clearwater Police Department.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><...
Nicole Brown Simpson’s ex-beau, now in Jupiter, recalled O.J. stalking

Nicole Brown Simpson’s ex-beau, now in Jupiter, recalled O.J. stalking

Keith Zlomsowitch was driving in to Dorrian’s Red Hand, the West Palm Beach restaurant of which he’s a partner, when he found out that O.J. Simpson has been granted parole in Nevada. And while Zlomsowitch, who dated Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole off and on a few years before her 1994 murder and testified before the grand jury when the former Hall of Fame football player was accused...
Earthquake off Greek, Turkish coasts kills 2

Earthquake off Greek, Turkish coasts kills 2

An earthquake that measured 6.7 on the RIchter Scale hit the Greek island of Kos early Friday, killed two people and killing dozens more, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The quake’s epicenter was 10.1 miles east-northeast of the island in the Aegean Sea, according to US Geological Survey officials. Surveillance footage from a shop in Bodrum, Turkey, shows the moment an earthquake...
Sources: US to ban Americans’ travel to N. Korea

Sources: US to ban Americans’ travel to N. Korea

U.S. officials Friday said the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea. >> Read more trending news The Associated Press, citing anonymous sources, said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to implement a “geographical travel restriction” for North Korea, which would make the use of U.S. passports to enter that country illegal. Sources...
UPDATE: Police push to charge teens who filmed, mocked man drowning in pond

UPDATE: Police push to charge teens who filmed, mocked man drowning in pond

Update 2:30 p.m.: Cocoa police said the teenagers accused of filming and not helping a 31-year-old man who drowned could now face charges, WFTV reports.  Although the State Attorney’s Office said they could not charge the teens because there is no “Good Samaritan” law in Florida, police recommend charges under a statue that states a person who witnesses a death must report...
Connecticut girl mauled by pit bull

Connecticut girl mauled by pit bull

A 10-year-old Connecticut girl was in serious condition at Bridgeport Hospital after being mauled by a pit bull, News12 Connecticut reported. >> Read more trending news  Glaribel Rodriguez had to undergo extensive plastic surgery to her face, leg and abdomen, according to her father, Alberto Rodriguez. Police said the 70-pound pit bull, which was being watched by the Rodriguez family for...
UPDATE: Waterside condos, retail at U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road closer

UPDATE: Waterside condos, retail at U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road closer

The Jupiter town council gave preliminary approval to the construction of a condominium and commercial use building along with a public dock and plaza on the corner of U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road on Tuesday night. If the plan is approved Aug. 15, the building will feature 15 high-end condos and about 2,500 square feet of commercial space on the first floor for either offices or retail stores. The site...
Minnesota couple moves up wedding so bride’s mom with Alzheimer’s can attend

Minnesota couple moves up wedding so bride’s mom with Alzheimer’s can attend

A Minnesota couple moved up their wedding one year so the bride’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, could enjoy the ceremony. >> Read more trending news Days after their engagement this summer, Stephanie Gefroh and Bryan Fish were married in a backyard ceremony at her mother’s residence in Devil’s Lake , North Dakota. Gefroh’s mother Susan -- a onetime day care...
Justin Bieber banned in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned in Beijing

Pop singer Justin Bieber is now banned in Beijing. >> Read more trending news  Bieber won’t be performing in the Chinese capital due to “bad behavior,” according to a statement from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture. “His series of misbehaviors while living abroad and during his performances in China has caused public resentment,” said the statement...
Police: Man shoots Facebook Live while recklessly driving on Florida beach

Police: Man shoots Facebook Live while recklessly driving on Florida beach

Police arrested a 27-year-old man after they said he drove recklessly on a stretch of beach on the west coast of Florida and streamed it on Facebook Live, WFTS reported. >> Read more trending news Clearwater police arrested Ryan Stiles after he allegedly drove on the beach from Clearwater to Caladesi Island. A Facebook Live video shows Stiles driving a Jeep and drinking what appears to be alcohol...
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