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What happened to Isabella? Agencies probe mystery of missing woman

On Tuesday night, a neighbor watched out the window of her condo west of the city as official-looking men wearing powder-blue latex gloves searched Lewis Bennett’s car and questioned him as he stood nearby. Neighbors say they last saw Isabella Hellmann weeks before Bennett, her newlywed husband, says he left with her on a two-week romantic sailing jaunt through the Tropics — one that ended...
Gregg Allman dead at 69: Road warrior played Kravis Center in 2014, SunFest in 2011

Gregg Allman dead at 69: Road warrior played Kravis Center in 2014, SunFest in 2011

Musician Gregg Allman, founder of the Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69, according to his official website. The 69-year-old had been in poor health recently and had a liver transplant in 2010. But that didn't stop the rock icon from taking his music to the people. He was constantly on tour, including a stop at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach in January 2014. He also performed at SunFest...
NEW: Martin, state authorities investigating death of month-old girl

NEW: Martin, state authorities investigating death of month-old girl

Martin County and state authorities are investigating the death of a month-old girl that occurred Wednesday at a home in Jensen Beach. The child’s parents took her to Martin Memorial Hospital North in Stuart after she was found unresponsive, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Doctors attempted to save her life but could not revive her. The child’s father told police the...
BREAKING: ‘Feels-like’ temperature hits 103 in Boca Raton

BREAKING: ‘Feels-like’ temperature hits 103 in Boca Raton

Meteorologists are warning residents to stay hydrated and wear loose-fitted clothing through at least Monday as the heat index topped 100 in parts of Palm Beach County on Saturday. “It’s going to be really hot all weekend long,” said Andrew Hagen, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Miami. STORM 2017: Check out The Post’s preview section It feels hotter than...
NEW: Girl, 3, struck by car in Tequesta, flown to hospital

NEW: Girl, 3, struck by car in Tequesta, flown to hospital

A 3-year-old girl was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center late Friday after a vehicle backed into her, Tequesta Fire Rescue reports. The incident happened at about about 5:45 p.m. on the 100 block of Magnolia Way, south of County Line Road and east of Riverside Drive. The girl was awake and alert when paramedics arrived at the scene, Fire Rescue spokesman Peter Allen said. As of Saturday afternoon...
NEW: Florida woman accused of paying child to have sex with her

NEW: Florida woman accused of paying child to have sex with her

A Port St. Lucie woman is accused of paying a child under the age of 15 up to $300 for sexual encounters, city police said. Rebecca McGraw, 38, was arrested on Thursday and is facing five counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor under the age of 15 by an adult, police say. She admitted to at least five sexual acts with the victim. McGraw remained in the St. Lucie County Jail on Saturday with...
VIDEO: Man wanders around Miami airport naked

VIDEO: Man wanders around Miami airport naked

A man was caught on camera wandering around Miami International Airport naked on Friday.  Someone filmed the incident on their phone and posted it to Twitter, showing the man walking around the terminal wearing only black socks as he waved to people walking by. A woman told WPLG that she saw the man starting to take his shirt off and she “got scared.”  Police officers detained...
Why Gardens is spending $96,450 to clean up a canal

Why Gardens is spending $96,450 to clean up a canal

Mounds of mud and dirt were no match for a man operating a large piece of dredging equipment, digging 10 feet below the surface of the water in the Thompson River Canal Tuesday. The banks of the canal off Military Trail backing up to the residences in PGA Commons had slowly eroded. The canal was shallow, said Louis Johnson, stormwater operations manager. The city had to take action. It won’t...
Commentary: Pull plug or fill pool… but, Lake Worth do something!

Commentary: Pull plug or fill pool… but, Lake Worth do something!

There are some things in life you know are going to take time. Your taxes. A visit to the doctor. A decision on the Lake Worth pool. It feels as if the saga of what to do with the creaky facility has been going on since a one-time peanut farmer named Jimmy Carter was running the country. READ: Lake Worth teen designs prosthetic hand for boy born without one There are those who want to save the 46-year...
NEW: Katharine the Shark has been spotted again; where is she now?

NEW: Katharine the Shark has been spotted again; where is she now?

After swimming up the east coast of Florida since January, Katharine the Shark has moved on from the Sunshine State. The shark pinged Friday morning off the coast of North Carolina, according to the group OCEARCH. Protected shark washes up on beach dead with hook in mouth Katharine has a Twitter account, which on Friday morning announced her new location: “Hello from Cape Lookout - North Carolina...
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m. The event will celebrate the lives of soldiers that have given their lives in service to the country. It will include “a presentation by the ROTC from a local high school and a procession with Bag Pipes to the cemetery’s Veterans Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony,” according to a news...
BREAKING: Driver unaware he had hit, killed 2-year-old boy, police say

BREAKING: Driver unaware he had hit, killed 2-year-old boy, police say

The driver of the vehicle that hit and killed a 2-year-old boy in West Palm Beach on Friday night had just dropped off the toddler’s father at home, city police said Saturday morning. The man, whose name has not been released, wasn’t aware that his Jeep had driven over the child before he drove away, said Sgt. David Lefont, spokesman for West Palm Beach police. Read: LATEST: Woman accused...
LATEST: Woman accused in Delray officer’s death used drugs before crash

LATEST: Woman accused in Delray officer’s death used drugs before crash

The woman accused of DUI manslaughter in the fatal April 8 scooter crash that killed one Delray Beach police officer and injured another had cocaine and marijuana in her system as well as alcohol, according to lab reports sent to the State Attorney’s Office. Lacy Marie Morris, 31, of Sugarloaf Key had a blood-alcohol content of .17, but court documents filed by the State Attorney’s Office...
What new law, rulings mean for Palm Beach County’s 7 on Death Row

What new law, rulings mean for Palm Beach County’s 7 on Death Row

When dozens of law enforcement officers gathered in a Palm Beach County courtroom in March to make sure a convicted West Palm Beach cop killer remained on Death Row, it heralded the beginning of a parade of the county’s most notorious murderers. During the next several months, attorneys representing others who have spent decades on Death Row also will be in circuit court to argue that their...
LATEST: ‘Movie money’ being used to defraud retailers in Martin County

LATEST: ‘Movie money’ being used to defraud retailers in Martin County

The “money” looks real and feels real, but to the right of Benjamin Franklin’s head, the bill read, “For motion picture use only.” Despite the warning, a manager at Forever 21 at the Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach on Wednesday was fooled by the $100 bill used to pay for $93.81 worth of women’s clothing and accessories, according to the Martin County Sheriff&rsquo...
NEW: Authorities to probe second fire in two weeks at Boca luxury home

NEW: Authorities to probe second fire in two weeks at Boca luxury home

City and state officials are investigating the cause of a fire early Saturday at an unoccupied home at the Broken Sound Club that sent flames 40 feet into the air. It was the second fire at the home since May 18, city Fire Rescue officials said early Saturday. City police on patrol saw smoke at about 1 a.m. Saturday and determined it was coming from Broken Sound’s Grand Oaks subdivision near...
UPDATE: Boynton police locate 75-year-old man reported missing earlier

UPDATE: Boynton police locate 75-year-old man reported missing earlier

UPDATE at 8:20 a.m.: Doel Ortiz has been located by police, a spokeswoman said. ORIGINAL POST: City police searched early Saturday for a missing and endangered 75-year-old man. Doel Ortiz was last at seen at about 2:45 a.m. by a clerk in the front lobby of the Holiday Inn Express on Ocean Drive near the intersection of Congress Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Ortiz, who police said suffers from...
Protected shark washes up on beach dead with hook in mouth

Protected shark washes up on beach dead with hook in mouth

A more-than-400-pound tiger shark washed up dead this month north of the Juno Beach Pier with a large hook in its jaw and no outward signs of injury. The sight of the impressive fish lolling in the surf break with curious dogs sniffing at its corpse reignited a debate on fishing for shark from the beach, and what happens when the toothy torpedoes are violently dragged onto terra firma at...
NEW: Man hospitalized after stabbing in Lake Worth

NEW: Man hospitalized after stabbing in Lake Worth

Authorities are investigating a stabbing incident in Lake Worth that sent one man to a hospital Friday night. The stabbing happened just after 7 p.m. near 6th Avenue South and South Dixie Highway. Firefighters arrived on scene and reported one person with a stab wound, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The injured man was flown by Trauma Hawk to a trauma center...
BREAKING: Child, 2, struck, killed by car in West Palm Beach

BREAKING: Child, 2, struck, killed by car in West Palm Beach

A 2-year-old boy died Friday night when he was struck and killed by a vehicle in the north end of the city. The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the 600 block of 59th Street, just west of Broadway. Police initially described the crash as a hit-and-run. However, a driver of a newer model Jeep contacted police and was cooperating with investigators, said Sgt. David Lefont, spokesman for West Palm...
BREAKING: West Palm man arrested in string of storage unit burglaries

BREAKING: West Palm man arrested in string of storage unit burglaries

A Palm Beach County man has been arrested in connection to recent burglaries at storage units in the Hobe Sound area, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Deputies arrested Devarta Jamal Taylor, 25, on Thursday and charged him with the burglary of more that 150 storage units at two separate Hobe Sound sites. A deputy working the midnight shift interrupted Taylor as he was pilfering...
JUST IN: Boynton police officer on paid leave after arrest

JUST IN: Boynton police officer on paid leave after arrest

A Boynton Beach police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest on a charge of domestic battery this week. Vinicius Melo, 34, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday, records show. He was released Thursday on his own recognizance. BREAKING: Man faces homicide, DUI charges in crash that killed stepson “This is an active administrative investigation...
As housing prices surge in Boynton, income levels lag way behind

As housing prices surge in Boynton, income levels lag way behind

Jeff Stvil would rather buy a house with his girlfriend than pay $1,350 a month to a Boynton Beach landlord. And with a price like that — easily a mortgage payment — he figures he’s better off owning. But he can’t find one he can afford. RELATED: Boynton bringing back program to help residents improve homes “I tried to buy a home but it’s too hard for me,&rdquo...
Memorial Day weekend forecast: Barbecue or bust?

Memorial Day weekend forecast: Barbecue or bust?

South Florida’s Memorial Day weekend will be soaked in sunshine, but with the clear skies also comes heat. Temperatures today through Monday will reach highs near 90 degrees with balmy dew points in the mid- to upper 70s. That means the heat index, or “feels like” temperatures, will close in on 100. Overnight lows should only dip into the mid-70s, which is a few degrees above normal...
UPDATE: One girl in custody, one hurt in stabbing near West Palm

UPDATE: One girl in custody, one hurt in stabbing near West Palm

Update 4:45 p.m.: A girl is in custody after she stabbed another girl, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The wounded girl’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Original story: Two people were taken to hospitals Friday afternoon after a reported stabbing west of the city, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Emergency response crews responded just after 3:30 p.m. to...
Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Kasich touts book, weighs in on Trump, Nixon, faith, media

Ohio Gov. John Kasich weighed in on his former Republican presidential nomination rival Donald Trump at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch on Friday — but he spent more time talking about a pair of encounters he had with former President Richard Nixon. Kasich spoke to a sellout crowd of about 700 at the Kravis Center to promote his new book Two Paths: America Divided or United...
Suburban Lake Worth resident, real estate magnate, dead at 94

Suburban Lake Worth resident, real estate magnate, dead at 94

Herbert Platzner with his wife, Marylin in an undated photo. (Palm Beach Post file photo) Herbert Platzner, philanthropist, real estate magnate past president of the Morse Life Health System in Palm Beach and one of the most prominent landlords in Westchester, N.
With Baywatch release, tourism leaders tout Palm Beach County’s beaches

With Baywatch release, tourism leaders tout Palm Beach County’s beaches

Several scenes from the new Baywatch movie were filmed at beaches in southern Palm Beach County, and local tourism officials are hoping to use the film’s release to convince out-of-town travelers the area is the “ultimate beach destination.” In a public relations push launched one-day after the movie’s release, county tourism officials touted 10 of the county’s top beach...
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memmorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memmorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m. The event will celebrate the lives of soldiers that have given their lives in service to the country. It will include “a presentation by the ROTC from a local high school and a procession with Bag Pipes to the cemetery’s Veterans Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony,” according to a news...
Wellington’s infamous clown murder is still unsolved 27 years later

Wellington’s infamous clown murder is still unsolved 27 years later

On a Saturday morning 27 years ago, death knocked on Marlene Warren’s Wellington front door wearing a clown suit. The murder has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years. Here’s a look back at what happened that rainy morning on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 1990. Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre...
Repairs done on sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach

Repairs done on sinkhole outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach

The sinkhole outside of Mar-a-Lago, the private club owned by President Donald Trump, has been repaired and traffic now is flowing as usual on Southern Boulevard near the club’s entrance. Repairs to the 16-square-foot hole that opened Monday required digging with an excavator until the hole was about 10 feet wide and several feet deep and then fixing the 7- to 8-foot-long section of...
BREAKING: Man faces homicide, DUI charges in crash that killed stepson

BREAKING: Man faces homicide, DUI charges in crash that killed stepson

A 44-year-old Port St. Lucie man is accused of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide for the death of his 11-year-old stepson, city police said Friday. Carl Ingraham III was arrested Thursday on eight counts relating to the March 18 crash that killed his stepson Jack Voellm, police said. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Ingraham’s charges also include DUI with serious...
‘Protected’ bike lanes are coming to West Palm … what are they?

‘Protected’ bike lanes are coming to West Palm … what are they?

A specific type of bike lane — called a “protected” or “green” lane — is coming to West Palm Beach, specifically along Cumberland Drive in the Villages with construction starting in November. The bike lane will be set aside from the roadway and the sidewalk by a raised barrier for about a mile from Military Trail to Village Boulevard, said Erik Ferguson, the city&rsquo...
NEW: Teach kids to swim and watch them near water, safety groups say

NEW: Teach kids to swim and watch them near water, safety groups say

Water-safety advocates see a lesson in the drowning deaths of a teen in West Palm Beach and a 6-year-old in Port St. Lucie last week: Teach your children to swim. And while they’re in the pool, keep an eye on them. The 17-year-old boy had never learned to swim but went into the pool, anyway, family members told West Palm Beach investigators. The 6-year-old’s brother and friends didn&rsquo...
Palm Beach County boy’s service dog gets own yearbook photo

Palm Beach County boy’s service dog gets own yearbook photo

  A boy and his dog  have landed in the pages of Frontier Elementary’s yearbook, and mom is so thrilled she’s giving the Palm Beach County school a shout-out on Facebook. Ethan Amara sits in a blue polo, grinning, every hair in place. His service dog, Ketch, a yellow Labrador retriever, sits one school photo away, blue harness in place, also grinning, tongue out. “You want...
Memorial Day has painful side for Korean War-era veteran in Lake Worth

Memorial Day has painful side for Korean War-era veteran in Lake Worth

Albert Graveline has never picked up a weapon. He never set foot on a battlefield or locked eyes with a foreign enemy. Still, as a veteran who spent eight years in the Air Force as a chef and staff sergeant, Graveline, 84, gets choked up on Memorial Day thinking about his role in the military, where he and five brothers served. READ: Lake Worth teen designs prosthetic hand for boy born without one...
Recall case of 84-year-old dragged, killed by car in Boca Wolfie’s lot?

Recall case of 84-year-old dragged, killed by car in Boca Wolfie’s lot?

More than a decade after Jonathan Griffin was sentenced to life in prison for the car-dragging death of an 84-year-old Boca Raton woman in 1999, the former Riviera Beach man on Friday was given the chance to one day live outside prison walls. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer re-sentenced Griffin to 40 years in prison for the death of Ida Mirel. Griffin, who is now 35 and has...
Kids get chance to ride in marine patrol boats, operate radar devices

Kids get chance to ride in marine patrol boats, operate radar devices

Crime scene evidence, K-9 unit and beach patrol are parts of the training planned for students of the Jupiter Police Department’s Junior Police Academy starting June 12. “We want the students to understand that police officers are not people to be afraid of. We are trying to build that bridge,” said Jupiter Police Officer Rob Volpe, one of the academy instructors. About 28 students...
19 photos of young Donald Trump and his family

19 photos of young Donald Trump and his family

It’s a side of the 45th president that is not often seen: Donald Trump as a child, a teen, a young businessman.  Through his social media accounts, Trump over the years has provided his fans and followers with a glimpse of his early life, before he became a wealthy developer, and well before he became known for his hit reality TV show, “The Apprentice.”  In addition...
Report: Video alleges man pulled plug on kids’ bounce house

Report: Video alleges man pulled plug on kids’ bounce house

A Port St. Lucie woman is alleging someone pulled the plug on a bounce house during her child’s birthday party. Local TV station WPEC-12 reported Friday morning that some of the children received medical attention after the bounce house deflated at the party, which took place early this week. The TV station identified the woman in the video as Deborah Romero, who was hosting a birthday party...
BREAKING: Infant dies in Jupiter while in babysitter’s care, DCF says

BREAKING: Infant dies in Jupiter while in babysitter’s care, DCF says

A 4-month-old girl died last week after a babysitter found her unresponsive in a crib, Florida Department of Children and Families records state. That baby and two other children were in the care of a woman who allegedly advertised as a licensed in-home daycare provider in Jupiter, department records indicate. However, the woman, whose name is redacted from records, is not licensed through the Florida...
NEW: Unwelcome sales pitch leads to battery charge for Florida man

NEW: Unwelcome sales pitch leads to battery charge for Florida man

Ernesto Ortiz entered a home in Pahokee Wednesday hoping to make a sale. There was one problem, authorities said: The home’s resident had not invited him in, and apparently wasn’t interested in what he had to say. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Ortiz, 38, of Pahokee, was arrested on charges of burglary with assault and simple battery after he allegedly attacked...
JUST IN: Gardens man accused of attacking woman he says cheated on him

JUST IN: Gardens man accused of attacking woman he says cheated on him

A Palm Beach Gardens man is being held without bond after he stabbed, beat and sexually assaulted a woman he accused of cheating on him, according to an arrest report. John Leonard Young, 47, is facing charges of sexual assault with a weapon or force and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Young used a pocket knife to stab the 36-year-old...
UK lowers security level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

UK lowers security level from ‘critical’ to ‘severe’

Great Britain lowered its security threat level from “critical” to “severe” on Saturday, Prime Minister Theresa May said. >> Read more trending news Earlier, police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night during a concert in Manchester, said they had made two further arrests overnight as they closed in on other...
Cerabino: Time to turn JFK bunker into Trump ‘timout’ bunker?

Cerabino: Time to turn JFK bunker into Trump ‘timout’ bunker?

Now that Palm Beach County is poised to take over the historic John F. Kennedy bunker on Peanut Island, it’s time to start converting it to the Donald J. Trump bunker. If the roller-coaster ride of President Trump’s first four months in office has proven anything, it’s that he and the country may be well served by giving him access to a remote bunker from time to time. Think...
Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

The Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror group, according to The Daily Sabah, a pro-government Turkish newspaper. >> Read more trending news Kanter was detained at a Romanian airport over the weekend because his passport was canceled by Turkey. Kanter documented the experience on Twitter. ...
British Airways says computer glitches causing delays

British Airways says computer glitches causing delays

Computer problems are causing long lines and flight delays for British Airways passengers worldwide, the BBC reported Saturday. Airline officials apologized for the "global system outage" and said they were "working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible." >> Read more trending news  Heathrow Airport said it was "working closely" with British Airways...
Iguana foils robbery at Indiana pet spa

Iguana foils robbery at Indiana pet spa

An Indiana sheriff is thanking an iguana for taking a bite out of crime. >> Read more trending news  Warwick County Sheriff Brett Kruse said someone broke into the Groomingdale’s Pet Spa in Newburgh on Tuesday night and attempted to steal the owner’s pet iguana, Princess Ursula, WFIE reported. Apparently, the iguana had other ideas. “The Iguana took offense to...
Report: Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

Report: Tillerson declines request to hold event marking Ramadan

According to two U.S. officials, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news Since 1999, secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day's fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month. Tillerson...
Afghanistan car bomb explosion kills 18

Afghanistan car bomb explosion kills 18

At least 18 people were killed and six others were injured Saturday in a car bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan, CNN reported Saturday. The attack occurred near a bus station in the city of Khost, said Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry. There has been no claim of responsibility.
Green Bay named country’s ‘drunkest city’

Green Bay named country’s ‘drunkest city’

During the 1960s, Green Bay, Wisconsin, was known as Titletown because of the success of the NFL’s Packers, winners of five league titles and the first two Super Bowls. >> Read more trending news Green Bay can add another title now. According to 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware-based financial news and opinion company, the city is rated as the drunkest city in America. "The excessive...
John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich shows off pop culture savvy on ‘The View’

John Kasich famously referred to himself as the “only adult on the stage” during a presidential debate last year, but the Republican governor of Ohio also knows how to connect with teens, thanks to his pop culture knowledge. >> Read more trending news On Thursday, Kasich appeared on “The View” and gave his opinions about the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud, surprising the...
Man crashes truck into Nevada brothel

Man crashes truck into Nevada brothel

A man backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch early Thursday, crashing it into the front door of the brothel featured in the “CatHouse” reality television show, CBS News reported.  >> Read more trending news Brian Brandt, 40, of Reno, was arrested and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, property destruction and possession...
Missouri bride’s 92-year-old uncle is her ‘something blue’

Missouri bride’s 92-year-old uncle is her ‘something blue’

A Missouri bride wanted to include “something blue” for her wedding earlier this month.  >> Read more trending news She got it in a touching way, as her 92-year-old uncle participated in her service on May 13, in his Marine Corps dress blues. Alison Ferrell of Cape Girardeau wanted to include Bill Lee Eblen in her ceremony. But Eblen, a sergeant in the Marines who served during...
Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Bank forecloses on ‘Extreme Makeover’ homeowner in Michigan

Nearly nine years ago, Arlene Nickless had her home rebuilt on national television. By Monday, she must turn in her keys and leave. >> Read more trending news  Designers with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” — helped by hundreds of volunteers — built her family's home in 2008 after the death of Tim Nickless, her husband of 18 years. But keeping up payments...
Chipotle restaurants caution customers about possible hacks

Chipotle restaurants caution customers about possible hacks

Chipotle Mexican Grill is ramping up its security measures after hackers using malware stole customer payment information in March. >> Read more trending news On Friday, the restaurant chain announced that most of its 2,249 restaurants were affected, company spokesman Chris Arnold said. According to the chain’s website, the breach happened between March 24 and April 18. Malware collected...

Dreyfoos murder suspect admitted he was wanted, but wasn’t arrested

The man accused of fatally shooting two fellow janitors at Dreyfoos School of the Arts met with law enforcement authorities in Colombia as early as 2013 and told them he was wanted for murder but was turned away and not arrested for nearly four years, according to a police report made public Friday. On July 25, 2014, Javier Burgos met with Interpol and Colombian national police officials in Pasto...
Trump’s $40 million creation ‘bigger, better’ than country’s biggest and best

Trump’s $40 million creation ‘bigger, better’ than country’s biggest and best

Editor’s Note: This story originally published on Jan. 5, 2000. ••••••• Helicopters. You spend $40 million to build a golf course the world's richest people will gladly pay $300,000 to join, and what do you get? “All day long it's helicopters,” Donald Trump says. “It’s nuts.”  Trump is relaxed. It's a little more...

Gardens man accused of attacking woman he says cheated on him

A Palm Beach Gardens man is being held without bond after he stabbed, beat and sexually assaulted a woman he accused of cheating on him, according to an arrest report. John Leonard Young, 47, is facing charges of sexual assault with a weapon or force and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. Young used a pocket knife to stab the 36-year-old woman in the abdomen, shoulders, jaw, head and pubic...
LATEST: 2 Florida students dead, 1 hurt after crash on way to graduation

LATEST: 2 Florida students dead, 1 hurt after crash on way to graduation

Two Florida high school students who were on their way to a graduation ceremony died in a car crash on Thursday night. Siblings Frinzi Salgado-Diaz, 15, and Pepe Salgado, 18, died after the 2002 Toyota Corolla they were traveling in, driven by 18-year-old Edilberto Nava-Marcos, was hit by an on-coming vehicle at an intersection in Plant City, according to WFTS. Nava-Marcos, who allegedly entered...
Ariana Grande to leave Boca, return to Manchester for benefit concert

Ariana Grande to leave Boca, return to Manchester for benefit concert

Pop star Ariana Grande, who returned home to Boca Raton after her Manchester, England concert was the site of a deadly terrorist bombing Monday night, will return to Manchester to hold a benefit concert, the singer announced on Twitter. “Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously...
Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert

Ariana Grande has broken her silence and has announced that she will put on a benefit concert for those affected by last week’s terror attack during her Manchester concert. >> Read more trending news Time, date and location information was not released in Friday afternoon’s tweet. The concert will be in honor of those killed and injured and will help raise money for the victims,...
NEW: Huge turtle crosses 4-lane Florida road four times to lay eggs

NEW: Huge turtle crosses 4-lane Florida road four times to lay eggs

A loggerhead turtle crossed a four-lane Key West road four times to lay her eggs -- and she got a helping hand. Key West Police received a report around 5 a.m. on Wednesday that a loggerhead turtle was laying eggs across the street from Smather’s Beach and when they arrived, they found the turtle crossing a busy four-lane road, according to FLKeysNews. The officers blocked traffic for the...
Florida man punches, tackles officer at Universal CityWalk

Florida man punches, tackles officer at Universal CityWalk

A Florida man is accused of attacking a police officer while visiting Universal CityWalk. Daniel Melendez, 21, of Kissimmee, was one of two men who were reportedly “"uncooperative and physically aggressive with other patrons of Universal Studios,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by WKMG. When an Orlando Police officer arrived at the scene and ordered Melendez to leave...
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