Jim Hayward

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Alleged car thief in Florida stops to buy welder’s mask to watch eclipse
 The solar eclipse transfixed the nation Monday, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police, as one 22-year-old found...

Posted: 4 hours ago

The solar eclipse transfixed the nation Monday, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police, as one 22-year-old found...
Police: Desperate to see eclipse, Florida car thief stops to buy mask
 The solar eclipse transfixed the nation today, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens in Palm Beach County and across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police...

Posted: 5 hours ago

The solar eclipse transfixed the nation today, from Donald Trump at the White House, to ordinary citizens in Palm Beach County and across the country taking time out of their jobs to stop and view the celestial show. But perhaps it's best not to become too distracted by the eclipse, especially when you're being tailed by police...
UPDATE: Heavy rain continuing, likely through evening
 UPDATE, 2 p.m.: Bands of thunderstorms continue to move in a north-northwesterly direction throughout Palm Beach County, according to Palm Beach Post radar. Currently, they are strongest in southern Palm Beach County. The National Weather Service predicts there will be a 50 percent chance of storms and thunderstorms for the remainder of the...

Posted: a day ago

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: Bands of thunderstorms continue to move in a north-northwesterly direction throughout Palm Beach County, according to Palm Beach Post radar. Currently, they are strongest in southern Palm Beach County. The National Weather Service predicts there will be a 50 percent chance of storms and thunderstorms for the remainder of the...
USS Indianapolis discovered after 72 years 
 The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank during the final days of World War II, has been found 18,000 feet below the north Pacific Ocean. The discovery was made Friday by a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, according to the billionaire’s website. "To be able to honor...

Posted: 2 days ago

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank during the final days of World War II, has been found 18,000 feet below the north Pacific Ocean. The discovery was made Friday by a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, according to the billionaire’s website. "To be able to honor...
After 72 years, USS Indianapolis discovered 18,000 feet below Pacific
 The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank during the final days of World War II, has been found 18,000 feet below the North Pacific Ocean, CNN reports. The discovery was made Friday by a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. "To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis...

Posted: 2 days ago

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank during the final days of World War II, has been found 18,000 feet below the North Pacific Ocean, CNN reports. The discovery was made Friday by a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. "To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis...
JUST IN: Martin deputy's quick action saves K-9 partner
 Some quick action by a Martin County deputy likely saved the life of his partner, a 5-year-old K-9 officer named Kaspar, according to the sheriff's office. When Deputy Ron Manganiello noticed that Kaspar was suffering from serious internal distress today, he rushed him to a veterinarian. He underwent immediate surgery, which revealed a large...

Posted: 3 days ago

Some quick action by a Martin County deputy likely saved the life of his partner, a 5-year-old K-9 officer named Kaspar, according to the sheriff's office. When Deputy Ron Manganiello noticed that Kaspar was suffering from serious internal distress today, he rushed him to a veterinarian. He underwent immediate surgery, which revealed a large...
Chance of rain down to 20% today in PBC, but more storms brewing
 Thunderstorms continue to be possible across South Florida, according to the National Weather service, but the chance of rain in Palm Beach County is just 20 percent today. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips The Palm Beach County forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the mid-90s. Expect southeast winds around...

Posted: 3 days ago

Thunderstorms continue to be possible across South Florida, according to the National Weather service, but the chance of rain in Palm Beach County is just 20 percent today. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips The Palm Beach County forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the mid-90s. Expect southeast winds around...
Forecast: Slim chance of rain, heat index could top 105
 The scorching heat continues, with a small chance of rain expected across South Florida, according to the National Weather service. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips Forecasters are calling for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and a 20 percent chance of rain. Expect southeast winds around 5 to 10 mph through this...

Posted: 4 days ago

The scorching heat continues, with a small chance of rain expected across South Florida, according to the National Weather service. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips Forecasters are calling for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and a 20 percent chance of rain. Expect southeast winds around 5 to 10 mph through this...
Forecast calls for another 90-degree day in PB County
 Today is forecast to once again be partly sunny with highs in the low 90s and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather service. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips The high on Sunday at Palm Beach International Airport was 91, following Saturday’s high of 94. Miami hit 95 on...

Posted: 7 days ago

Today is forecast to once again be partly sunny with highs in the low 90s and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather service. RELATED: Beat the heat with these hot weather tips The high on Sunday at Palm Beach International Airport was 91, following Saturday’s high of 94. Miami hit 95 on...
Forecast: Scorching temps, 30 percent chance of rain in PBC
 Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Southerly winds are expected to reach 5 to 10 mph, becoming southwesterly tonight. Today should be partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms...

Posted: 9 days ago

Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Southerly winds are expected to reach 5 to 10 mph, becoming southwesterly tonight. Today should be partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms...
Celebrity chef severely burned in explosion returns home to Boca after 50 days in hospital
 Chef Ralph Pagano, badly burned in a kitchen explosion in the Bahamas in June, was released Thursday from a Miami hospital but still faces a painful road to recovery at his Boca Raton home, The Miami Herald reports.  Pagano spent 50 days at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center after suffering second- and third-degree...

Posted: 9 days ago

Chef Ralph Pagano, badly burned in a kitchen explosion in the Bahamas in June, was released Thursday from a Miami hospital but still faces a painful road to recovery at his Boca Raton home, The Miami Herald reports.  Pagano spent 50 days at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center after suffering second- and third-degree...