Jim Hayward

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Poll: Majority of Florida voters doesn't want assault weapons ban
 Despite the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, a majority of Florida voters are against prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, according to a recent poll. The poll was conducted Oct. 5-11 by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida. On Oct. 1, a man who once lived in Florida opened...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Despite the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, a majority of Florida voters are against prohibiting the sale of assault weapons, according to a recent poll. The poll was conducted Oct. 5-11 by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida. On Oct. 1, a man who once lived in Florida opened...
Forecast: Breezy day, high chance for rain
 There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and scattered thunderstorms today and tonight in Palm Beach County, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar Expect partly sunny skies today, becoming mostly cloudy tonight, forecasters say. Download The Post’s WeatherPlus app Today’s high should...

Posted: 22 hours ago

There’s a 60 percent chance of showers and scattered thunderstorms today and tonight in Palm Beach County, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar Expect partly sunny skies today, becoming mostly cloudy tonight, forecasters say. Download The Post’s WeatherPlus app Today’s high should...
NEW: Another Irma-damaged welcome sign missing in the Keys
 A copycat thief has apparently struck in the Florida Keys. A second town's welcome sign has gone missing after being damaged by Hurricane Irma. The sign welcoming drivers to Tavernier in the Upper Keys disappeared over the weekend, FLKeysNews.com reported. The news came just days after the iconic Key West welcome sign was returned. That...

Posted: a day ago

A copycat thief has apparently struck in the Florida Keys. A second town's welcome sign has gone missing after being damaged by Hurricane Irma. The sign welcoming drivers to Tavernier in the Upper Keys disappeared over the weekend, FLKeysNews.com reported. The news came just days after the iconic Key West welcome sign was returned. That...
Mostly cloudy, bigger chance for rain today
 A cold front will stall out across Central Florida by midweek, leading to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms in South Florida the next few afternoons, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies, forecasters...

Posted: 2 days ago

A cold front will stall out across Central Florida by midweek, leading to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms in South Florida the next few afternoons, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon under mostly cloudy skies, forecasters...
Forecast: Heat continues, chance of rain drops
 Expect temperatures to remain in the upper 80s today in Palm Beach County under partly sunny skies, though the chance of showers will drop to 20 percent, according to the National Weather Service forecast. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips Easterly winds around 5 to 10 mph should taper off tonight to 5 mph. Download The Post&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Expect temperatures to remain in the upper 80s today in Palm Beach County under partly sunny skies, though the chance of showers will drop to 20 percent, according to the National Weather Service forecast. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips Easterly winds around 5 to 10 mph should taper off tonight to 5 mph. Download The Post&rsquo...
NEW: 50,000 line up in Miami for Hurricane Irma food stamps; PB County starts Tuesday
 Despite the opressive heat, a massive crowd estimated at more than 50,000 showed up today at Miami's Tropical Park to apply for special food stamps made available to victims of Hurricane Irma. The temperature soared to 89 by mid-afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Officials told the Miami Herald that they will continue to...

Posted: 5 days ago

Despite the opressive heat, a massive crowd estimated at more than 50,000 showed up today at Miami's Tropical Park to apply for special food stamps made available to victims of Hurricane Irma. The temperature soared to 89 by mid-afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Officials told the Miami Herald that they will continue to...
Forecast: No relief from heat, 40% chance of rain
 Temperatures in the upper 80s will prevail again today in Palm Beach County under partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 40 percent chance of rain during the day, dropping to 20 percent in the evening. Download...

Posted: 6 days ago

Temperatures in the upper 80s will prevail again today in Palm Beach County under partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 40 percent chance of rain during the day, dropping to 20 percent in the evening. Download...
After Hurricane Irma: Keys tourism push includes images of damage
 On the one-month anniversary of Hurricane Irma's landfall in the Keys, the area's tourism bureau posted a video showing the destruction caused by the storm. It was a unique way to draw visitors back to the resilient island chain at the southern tip of Florida. "This is a very unusual approach because I don’t think any tourism agency...

Posted: 6 days ago

On the one-month anniversary of Hurricane Irma's landfall in the Keys, the area's tourism bureau posted a video showing the destruction caused by the storm. It was a unique way to draw visitors back to the resilient island chain at the southern tip of Florida. "This is a very unusual approach because I don’t think any tourism agency...
UPDATE: Category 3 Hurricane Ophelia targets Ireland, UK
  The United Kingdom and Ireland are bracing for wind gusts up to 80 mph as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia approach the British
            Isles, 
            The Associated Press reports. Ireland’s Met Eireann weather service issued a “status red” warning for the western Irish counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare,
      ...

Posted: 6 days ago

The United Kingdom and Ireland are bracing for wind gusts up to 80 mph as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia approach the British Isles, The Associated Press reports. Ireland’s Met Eireann weather service issued a “status red” warning for the western Irish counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare, ...
Rain continues: Showers in forecast for Friday
 Wet weather will continue Friday in Palm Beach County with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 60 percent chance of rain during the day, dropping slighly to 50 percent in the evening...

Posted: 8 days ago

Wet weather will continue Friday in Palm Beach County with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Check for storms with our live radar There’s a 60 percent chance of rain during the day, dropping slighly to 50 percent in the evening...
NEW: Lost after Hurricane Irma, Key West's welcome sign found
 Key West's iconic "Welcome to Paradise USA" sign, which was damaged and turned up missing after Hurricane Irma, will soon once again greet visitors to the Conch Republic. "The sign is now safe and sound" and being refurbished, the Rotary Club of Key West announced today on Facebook. Key West police presented the sign to ...

Posted: 8 days ago

Key West's iconic "Welcome to Paradise USA" sign, which was damaged and turned up missing after Hurricane Irma, will soon once again greet visitors to the Conch Republic. "The sign is now safe and sound" and being refurbished, the Rotary Club of Key West announced today on Facebook. Key West police presented the sign to ...