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John Pacenti

John Pacenti is the Health reporter for The Palm Beach Post. He is a veteran reporter of 25 years who recently worked for the Daily Business Review in Miami covering  justice. He is returning to the Post where he served as a courts and investigative reporter for several years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, John has also worked for The Associated Press, The New Times and The Arizona Daily Star.

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Palm Beach socialite’s daughter jailed, accused of stealing from her
 1:20 p.m. UPDATE: In the latest drama involving 86-year-old Palm Beach socialite Mary Montgomery, her troubled daughter once again has landed behind bars, charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of items from her mother, including a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, her wine collection and her silverware. There’s also $5.54 million in...

Posted: 21 hours ago

1:20 p.m. UPDATE: In the latest drama involving 86-year-old Palm Beach socialite Mary Montgomery, her troubled daughter once again has landed behind bars, charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of items from her mother, including a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, her wine collection and her silverware. There’s also $5.54 million in...
Daughter of Mary Montgomery jailed, accused of stealing from her
 Philanthropist Mary Montgomery’s troubled daughter once again has landed behind bars, charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of items from her mother, including a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, her wine collection and her silverware. There’s also $5.54 million in jewelry missing from Mary Montgomery’s safe, but her daughter...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Philanthropist Mary Montgomery’s troubled daughter once again has landed behind bars, charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of items from her mother, including a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, her wine collection and her silverware. There’s also $5.54 million in jewelry missing from Mary Montgomery’s safe, but her daughter...
Trump steers clear of ‘tax march’ as hundreds protest near Mar-a-Lago
 Several hundred protesters got within sight — and perhaps earshot — of Mar-a-Lago on Saturday afternoon to demand President Donald Trump release his income tax returns as anti-Trump demonstrators participated in a series of nationwide marches. Trump, whose Easter weekend visit is the seventh Palm Beach trip of his presidency...

Posted: 12 days ago

Several hundred protesters got within sight — and perhaps earshot — of Mar-a-Lago on Saturday afternoon to demand President Donald Trump release his income tax returns as anti-Trump demonstrators participated in a series of nationwide marches. Trump, whose Easter weekend visit is the seventh Palm Beach trip of his presidency...
NEW: Wanted con man on the run for 20 years caught in Delray Beach
 In January, the Patriot Ledger — a newspaper in Quincy, Mass., asked in a headline: “Where is Scott Wolas and what is he up to?” wondering whatever happened to the disbarred lawyer wanted for 20 years for scamming people through various enterprises. “We have no idea where he is,” Quincy police Capt. John Dougan...

Posted: 12 days ago

In January, the Patriot Ledger — a newspaper in Quincy, Mass., asked in a headline: “Where is Scott Wolas and what is he up to?” wondering whatever happened to the disbarred lawyer wanted for 20 years for scamming people through various enterprises. “We have no idea where he is,” Quincy police Capt. John Dougan...
UPDATE: Trump in Palm Beach on Saturday as protesters march
 UPDATE: Several hundred protesters got within sight — and perhaps earshot — of Mar-a-Lago on Saturday afternoon to demand President Donald Trump release his income tax returns as anti-Trump demonstrators participated in a series of nationwide marches. Trump, whose Easter weekend visit is the seventh Palm Beach trip of...

Posted: 13 days ago

UPDATE: Several hundred protesters got within sight — and perhaps earshot — of Mar-a-Lago on Saturday afternoon to demand President Donald Trump release his income tax returns as anti-Trump demonstrators participated in a series of nationwide marches. Trump, whose Easter weekend visit is the seventh Palm Beach trip of...
DEA takes action against synthetic pot tied to deaths
As marijuana moves towards legalization throughout the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration took action this week against the dangerous designer products pretending to be a pot substitute — called cannabinoids —  sold at some gas stations, convenience stores and head shops.

Posted: 13 days ago

As marijuana moves towards legalization throughout the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration took action this week against the dangerous designer products pretending to be a pot substitute — called cannabinoids —  sold at some gas stations, convenience stores and head shops.
NEW: Driver charged in I-95 truck wreck; dead tow-truck worker ID’d
 A 69-year-old tow-truck operator is dead and a truck driver faces charges after his tractor-trailer crashed and dangled off an overpass Wednesday, halting traffic on Interstate 95 for hours. Richard Jason Randolph of Boca Raton died when he stepped over the barrier wall of the Congress Avenue overpass while he was trying to secure the tractor-trailer...

Posted: 16 days ago

A 69-year-old tow-truck operator is dead and a truck driver faces charges after his tractor-trailer crashed and dangled off an overpass Wednesday, halting traffic on Interstate 95 for hours. Richard Jason Randolph of Boca Raton died when he stepped over the barrier wall of the Congress Avenue overpass while he was trying to secure the tractor-trailer...
New report says 1 in 5 Americans have cancer-causing HPV
 The human papillomavirus  – or HPV – is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States.  There are 150 distinct types, two of them are responsible – according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – for 70 percent of cervical cancer The CDC announced last week ...

Posted: 16 days ago

The human papillomavirus  – or HPV – is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States.  There are 150 distinct types, two of them are responsible – according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – for 70 percent of cervical cancer The CDC announced last week ...
Chewing gum that detects cancer in development
Who needs fancy scanners, blood tests and X-rays to tell us if we have cancer. Soon, if an Alabama company has its way, all we will need is to chew a stick of gum.

Posted: 16 days ago

Who needs fancy scanners, blood tests and X-rays to tell us if we have cancer. Soon, if an Alabama company has its way, all we will need is to chew a stick of gum.
Tiger attack: Zookeeper’s parents want ‘honest truth’ of why it happened
 Donning decorative cat ears, Stacey Konwiser spoke on video to The Palm Beach Post on the importance of Global Tiger Day in July 2015, explaining the breeding program for big cats at the Palm Beach Zoo. Behind her, looking majestic — even suave resting on some rocks — is a 350-pound Malayan tiger named Hati. This animal would...

Posted: 17 days ago

Donning decorative cat ears, Stacey Konwiser spoke on video to The Palm Beach Post on the importance of Global Tiger Day in July 2015, explaining the breeding program for big cats at the Palm Beach Zoo. Behind her, looking majestic — even suave resting on some rocks — is a 350-pound Malayan tiger named Hati. This animal would...
Attorney for judge’s wife tried to change new rules for guardians
 After years of lobbying state legislators, peppering them with horror stories about incapacitated seniors trapped in court-ordered guardianships, advocates thought they had a solution in hand. Lawmakers passed a bill in the 2016 session that would for the first time give Florida the power to regulate professional guardians appointed...

Posted: 19 days ago

After years of lobbying state legislators, peppering them with horror stories about incapacitated seniors trapped in court-ordered guardianships, advocates thought they had a solution in hand. Lawmakers passed a bill in the 2016 session that would for the first time give Florida the power to regulate professional guardians appointed...